Carmel in brief — October 29, 2019


Halloween safety – The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging parents of trick-or-treaters to check the Sex Offender Registry to know which houses to avoid on Halloween. In Hamilton County 126 people are on the registry with another 67 traveling to the county to work. View the registry at

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.

Colts viewing party – The City of Carmel is partnering with the Indianapolis Colts to present a watch party of the Nov. 3 Colts game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Colts in Motion traveling museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Colts cheerleaders will be available for photos and autographs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The game begins at 1 p.m. Food and beverages from several area Carmel restaurants and food trucks will be available. The party is at Midtown Plaza, 365 Monon Trail.

Recorder receives award – The Association of Indiana Counties announced that Hamilton County Recorder Jennifer Hayden received the 2019 Outstanding Recorder Award. The award recognized Hayden’s contributions made to county government throughout her years of public service. AIC President Stacey O’Day, right, presents the award to Hamilton County Recorder Jennifer Hayden.

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.

Brooke’s Place breakfast – Brooke’s Place will hold its seventh annual Legacy of Hope breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Nov. 21 at the 502 East Event Centre in Carmel. At this no-cost event, guests can a hot breakfast while making a difference in the lives of bereaved youth. During the event, which coincides with National Children’s Grief Awareness Day, Brooke’s Place will mark its 20th year of providing grief support services to the youth of Central Indiana and celebrating the individuals who have helped along the way. For more information, visit

Winter Market – The Carmel Winter Market is under way from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at the Wire Factory, 510 3rd Ave. SW. Vendor offerings include flavored oils, homemade noodles, baked goods and much more. Learn more at

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.

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 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.

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

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 Applications for the 2020-2021

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

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 or call 317-564-8349.

Style Swap returns – Style Swap 2019 will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Indiana Design Center, 200 S. Range Line Rd. Women can purchase tickets for $55 to $75 to swap clothes with one another at an event that also includes food, drink, music and networking. Learn more at

Best Buddies finalist – Chris Thornton, director planning for Carmel-based Verizon authorized retailer TCC, has been named a finalist for the Best Buddies Indiana Champion of the Year awards program. The recipient of the Champion of the Year award will be the finalist who raises the most funds to create opportunities and programs within schools and jobs for the organization’s participants. The winner will be announced at the organization’s gala on Nov. 9. Tickets purchased for the event will go to the selected finalist’s campaign totals. To support Thornton’s fundraising effort for the Best Buddies program, visit

Holiday preview shopping – Carmel City Center, on the southwest corner of City Center Drive and Range Line Road, will present a holiday preview shopping event from 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 2. Visitors can kick-start their holiday shopping with the locally owned merchants at Carmel City Center while sipping on wine and apple cider sangria at four of the participating Shops.

Dealership honored again – Terry Lee Genesis/Hyundai has been named one of the 2019 Automotive News Best Dealerships To Work For. The program measures workplace satisfaction, talent retention and excellent care of employees through a confidential survey of employers and employees. This marks the third year for the dealership, which stands alone as the only BDTWF recipient in Indiana.

Firm adds attorney – Hollingsworth Roberts Means has added attorney Michelle Baldwin Skaggs to its expanding law firm. With more than 20 years of professional experience, Skaggs will lead HRM’s Estate Planning & Elder Law Practice Group within HRM’s Divorce & Family Law and Business Law teams, working from the firm’s Carmel office.

Jiffy Lube honored for art – Jiffy Lube of Indiana recently received the Americans for the Arts’ national Arts and Business Partnership Award, one of only 10 U.S. companies honored and the first company in Indianapolis to receive this award. Jiffy Lube of Indiana’s “Every Part Matters” project started as a way to cover up graffiti at a local store and has progressed into partnership with the Arts Council of Indianapolis. In addition to supporting and hiring local artists, they’ve also created a new apprentice program that will give paid experience to emerging artists. Two of the murals are in Carmel.

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

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

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