Carmel in brief — October 15, 2019

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Best Halloween displays — Current Publishing is looking to feature some of the best Halloween displays in Carmel. Send suggestions to editor Ann Marie Shambaugh at annmarie@youarecurrent.com.   

Veterans invited – Carmel High School, 520 E. Main St., will hold a Veterans Day convocation at 10 a.m. Nov. 11. The program includes patriotic music, speeches by students, veteran recognition and lunch for veterans in attendance. Veterans are asked to begin arriving at 9:30 a.m. to be seated prior to students entering.

Family friendly city – Personal finance website WalletHub ranked Carmel as the third best place to live in Indiana for families. WalletHub compared more than 70 cities across 21 key indicators of family-friendliness, ranging from median family income to school system quality to housing affordability. Fishers and Zionsville ranked first and second, respectively. See the full report at wallethub.com/edu/best-places-to-live-in-indiana-for-families/37635/.

Keady, Keyes to speak – The Carmel High School  athletics department will host “An Evening with Gene Keady & Leroy Keyes” at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 in the CHS auditorium at 520 E. Main St. The legendary figures of Purdue athletics will appear in a conversation moderated by Purdue color commentator and football great Pete Quinn. Tickets are $15 and all are general admission. Proceeds will go to the Carmel High School Backpack Program, which provides food on the weekends for CHS students who qualify through the counseling office. Tickets for the event can be purchased at https://gofan.co/app/events/68381.

Scouts honor Carmel residents – The Central Indiana Boy Scouts of America program provider, Crossroads of America Council recently hosted its 35th annual Scouting Awards Dinner at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Nancy and Bobby “Slick” Leonard of Carmel received the Thomas W. Moses Good Scout Award, which honors individuals who exemplify Scouting values and have made a significant contribution to their community. Carmel resident Natalie Maenhout, council training volunteer, received a Silver Beaver Award, the highest volunteer recognition the council can bestow.

Trail closure – The Hagan-Burke Trail is closed at Lowes Way through the winter as construction crews work to extend Lowes Way to Range Line Road. A detour route is available along the Monon Trail and 146th Street.

Mini houses events – The Museum of Miniature Houses at 111 E. Main St. will present wood carver David Schotter, who will demonstrate his work as part of the Celebrations of Creativity and Craftsmanship series at noon Oct. 23. Admission is free.

Moms in Prayer – Several Moms in Prayer groups meet throughout Carmel to pray regularly for Carmel Clay Schools students, teachers and events. The nondenominational international ministry aims to cover every child and school in prayer. Find groups that pray for specific schools and learn how to join at momsinprayer.org.

ISP accepting applications – The Indiana State Police is accepting applications for the 80th Recruit Academy. Individuals who are interested a career as an Indiana State Trooper must apply online at in.gov/isp/2368.htm. This website will provide a detailed synopsis of the application process as well as information on additional career opportunities with the Indiana State Police. Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. Nov. 3.

Trick-or-treating hours – The City of Carmel does not set an official time for trick-or-treating, but suggested hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. Carmel police will provide extra patrols throughout the city during that time.

Death by Chocolate – The Death by Chocolate fundraiser supporting Cherish will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 21 at The Meeting House, 2000 E. New Market St. in Carmel. Guests can enjoy chocolate and beverage samples from local restaurants and businesses. The event will also include raffles, a wine pull and more. Tickets start at $45. Learn more at cerishcac.org.

INDOT offering scholarships– INDOT is offering civil engineering students scholarships of up to $3,125 per semester and paid employment during summer breaks and upon graduation. Students must be accepted or enrolled full time in one of Indiana’s certified civil engineering schools and apply using the form at INDOTScholarship.IN.gov. Applications for the 2020-2021 school year must be submitted by Dec. 31.

White River plan open house – An open house will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at Wilfong Pavilion at Founder’s Park, 11675 Hazel Dell Pkway., to discuss how Carmel and Conner Prairie fit into the White River Vision Plan. Representatives from the Carmel City Council, Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation, Hamilton County Parks, Conner Prairie and Hamilton County Tourism will present information. RSVP is not required.

CCHS annual meeting – Members of the Carmel Clay Historical Society are invited to attend the annual meeting of the general membership from 1 to 2 p.m. Oct. 20 on the lower level of Woodland Terrace, 698 Pro-Med Lane. Executive Director Deb Gangstad will share a Year in Review and what is in store for 2020. Members present will vote on the slate of officers and board members. The public is welcome to attend the meeting.

Indiana House seeks interns – Hamilton County lawmakers are inviting college students and recent graduates to apply for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program, which takes place during the 2020 legislative session at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. The positions are full-time, Monday through Friday, lasting from January through mid-March. Interns receive biweekly compensation of $750 and can earn academic credit. Learn more and apply by Oct. 31 at IndianaHouseRepublicans.com/internship.

Newcomers Club – Newcomers Club of Carmel, a nonprofit social club, connects its members with friends, engages in fun activities and explores the community. Monthly activities include a welcome coffee, a luncheon event and 32 interest group meetings. Membership represents Carmel, Westfield, Fishers, Noblesville, Zionsville and Indianapolis. For more, visit carmelnewcomers.com or call 317-564-8349.

Centier tops list again – For each of the past seven years, Centier Bank has ranked among American Banker’s “Best Banks to Work For” list, and for the second consecutive year, Centier was recognized as the top-ranked bank in Indiana. Centier Bank also ranked sixth nationwide in American Banker’s overall rankings, a significant jump from last year’s 10th spot. The publication ranked banks nationwide, evaluating volunteering and charitable contributions, as well as leadership philosophy, recruitment and diversity, among other factors. For more information on American Banker’s rankings, visit americanbanker.com.

Highest household incomes – UnitedStatesZipCodes.org recently released a ranking of ZIP codes in Indiana with the highest household income based on Census Bureau data for cities with a population of 60,000 or more. Carmel’s 46033 ZIP code ranked second in the state at $124,712. Only Zionsville’s 46077 ZIP code ranked higher at $128,642. Carmel’s 46032 ZIP code ranked ninth at $97,184. Learn more at unitedstateszipcodes.org/rankings/zips-in-in/median_household_income.

Cruise night – Local Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative franchise owner, will present Italy/Greece Cruise Night at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at Papa Fattoush, 15 E. Main St. Attendees will learn about cruising through the Mediterranean. The event is free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, email Julie Flaherty at Julie.Flaherty@cruiseplanners.com.

Census Bureau looking for workers—The U.S. Census Bureau is looking for applicants for 2020 census work in Boone and Hamilton counties. Job types include clerks, census field supervisors, census takers and office operations supervisors, ranging in pay from $14.50 to $20 an hour. Interested applicants can apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs.

Pedal Perks – The Pedal Perks program is returning for its third year, with Hamilton County businesses offering deals to bike riders. The program runs from through Oct. 31 and has more than 30 businesses offering specials for customers who show proof of their ride. For more information or a full list of participants visit pedalperks.org.

Hearing loss group – The newly-formed Indianapolis Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America holds meetings from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month at Irvington Public Library, 5625 E. Washington St. in Indianapolis. Learn more at hlaa-indianapolis.org.


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