Carmel in Brief — November 1, 2022 • Current Editions


Carmel Early Voting Sites – Early voting is underway at several sites in Hamilton County. In Carmel, voters can vote in advance from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on November 2 and 3 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on November 4 and 5 at Mercy Road Church, 2381 Pointe Pkwy. and the Jill Perelman Pavilion, 3000 W. 116th St. Learn more about—In person.

HCSO mourns the loss of Snoop – Snoop, a K-9 patrol with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, died Oct. 25 after battling medical issues for several months. The German Shepherd was born in the Czech Republic on March 18, 2020 and had been trained in narcotics detection, obedience, tracking and criminal arrest. His master was Deputy Patrick Traphagan. HCSO is planning a memorial to commemorate Snoop’s life. A date has not been announced.

Free event for veterans – The second Hamilton County Veterans Booth will be from 3-6 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Boys & Girls Club, 1700 Conner St. in Noblesville. The event is free for veterans and their immediate family members and will include a meal, games and help with applying for benefits, securing employment, financial counseling and other services. RSVP welcome but not required [email protected] or 317-503-2524.

Suspect wanted – The Carmel Police Department is investigating an Oct. 9 robbery at Best Buy at 10025 N. Michigan Rd. The individual pictured is suspected of stealing three Apple Watches from the store before leaving the area in a white SUV approximately 4:40 p.m. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to contact CPD at 317-571-2500 or Crime Stoppers. from central Indiana at 317-262-8477. Reference CPD file number 2022-64636.

A Catholic scholar will visit Carmel — Catholic scholar George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Center for Ethics and Public Policy in Washington, will speak on the Vatican’s second ecumenical council, known as Vatican II, at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at Notre Dame Church. -Lady of Mount Carmel, 14598 Oak Ridge Road. in Carmel. The event, open to the public, will end with a signing session. Weigel’s new book, “To Sanctify the World,” examines modern Catholic history, including Vatican II.

Round table on the civil war – Joe Bellas, 2005-06 Gilder Lehrman Ohio American History Teacher of the Year and organizer of the Stillwater Civil War Roundtable, will be the Hamilton County Civil War Roundtable speaker November 9 at Carmel City Hall, 1 Civic Square. He will present on “Bloodbath in the Bluegrass”. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event is open to the public.

Gala for the benefit of the RMHCCIN — Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana is hosting its annual gala, “Taste, Together,” co-presented by McDonald’s and Riley Children’s Health, at 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at the 502 East Event Center, 502 E. Carmel Dr. in Carmel. The event will celebrate 40 years of RMHCCIN and benefit from its mission to keep families together and close to the care they need by providing a supportive home away from home for families of children receiving medical care in hospitals. of the Indianapolis area. Buy your tickets before October 28 at

Nominations of the best and the brightest – Junior Achievement of Central Indiana is seeking nominations for its 19th annual Indy’s Best and Brightest event, presented by KPMG LLP. The event will honor 100 of central Indiana’s most outstanding young professionals, ages 40 and under, in 10 industry categories. Visit until November 4 to make a nomination.

Need for bicentenary ambassadors – Sophomores and juniors interested in history and community can apply to serve as Hamilton County Bicentennial Ambassadors through a program sponsored by the Hamilton County 2023 Bicentennial Committee. student ambassadors will serve as a bridge between the past and the future through conversation and public engagement from January to December 2023. Apply online until November 30 at

Skating tickets available – Tickets for the Ice at Carter Green are on sale. The rink will be open from November 19 to February 26, 2023. Skating sessions last 90 minutes, unless otherwise indicated on the skating session schedule. The cost per daily session is $10 for adults and youth 11 and up, $8 for children 10 and under. Skates can be rented for $4 per person. Buy tickets and learn more about

Princess Program Applications – The 500 Festival is accepting applications for the 2023 500 Festival Princess program. Applications are available at The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. on January 8, 2023. The program offers 33 women from Indiana colleges and universities the opportunity to make an impact during their college years as ambassadors for Festival 500 and its mission to enrich lives and positively. impact the community. Each 500 Festival Princess will also receive a $1,000 scholarship.

The Cutest Dogs in the State – Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, Indiana Destination Development Corp. and Indiana’s First Dog, Henry, are looking for adorable dogs in great locations across the state through the Visit Indiana Cutest Dog Photo Contest. A different winner will be selected each week for a year. Each winning dog will receive a rating from Indiana’s First Dog, an exclusive “More to Find in Indiana” dog bandana, a feature as one of Indiana’s Cutest Dogs on Social Media Visit Indiana . To enter, upload a photo or video of your dog to Instagram, tag @VisitIndiana and use the hashtag #DogsINIndiana. Entries must include the location where the photo was taken.

Sidewalk repair grant funds available – In 2020, the Carmel City Council implemented a Sidewalk Repair Grant Program to help keep the city’s residential sidewalks safe and healthy. This program was originally funded by a non-reversible fund of $50,000 and funds are still available for homeowners to apply for sidewalk repair assistance. The fund assists residents who own and occupy their homes with the cost of repairing/replacing sidewalks and removing trees on their private property that affect sidewalks by reimbursing up to 50% of the cost of the project, up to at $3,000. Find out more and apply at

Arts & Culture Digital Passport – The recently launched Indiana Arts & Culture Digital Passport encourages visitors to discover new places and enjoy some of Indiana’s creative spaces. Register online for the passport and receive personalized pricing to visit multiple destinations across the state. Visitors must check in from a smartphone at one of the designated passport locations. Participants earn more by visiting more places. For more information, visit or follow Visit Indiana on social media at @VisitIndiana on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Hamilton County Democratic Women’s Reunions– The Hamilton County Women Democrats meet every third Saturday of the month at the Delaware Township Trustee Building 9090 E. 131st, Fishers. Conversations start at 9:30 a.m., meeting is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. All women in Hamilton County are welcome.

Monthly meeting of beekeepers – The North Central Beekeepers Club meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Cool Creek Nature Center, 2000 E. 151st St. in Westfield. Meetings are free for all levels of beekeepers located north of Indianapolis. People interested in becoming beekeepers are welcome. For more information, visit

Hiring from Community First Bank – Community First Bank of Indiana has hired Mark Malin as director of leadership and people development. Prior to joining the bank, Malin was multi-site manager at Northview Church. He also spent 34 years as the founding senior pastor of Oakbrook Ministries, a multi-site church based in Kokomo. Outside of ministry, Malin has spent many years consulting with private sector professionals and organizations to discover their unique gifts and realize their leadership potential.

Centier launches HSA – Centier Bank has launched a health savings account in its range of banking products to help individuals as well as businesses to maximize their savings on health and medical costs. The Centier Bank HSA, powered by Lively, is an interest-bearing account that helps consumers save for medical expenses. The Centier Bank HSA is available for individuals and employers. Learn more about

Holiday Preview Shopping Event – Carmel Downtown Stores will host a holiday preview shopping event from 2-6 p.m. on Nov. 5. Visitors can start their holiday shopping with merchants in downtown Carmel while sipping wine and peppermint white russians at four of the participating stores. Shoppers can also enjoy live music from Select Sound students at Carmel High School, who will sing from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Many stores will be offering holiday sales and promotions. Learn more about

SMC partners with OneZone – OneZone Chamber announced that SMC is its newest leadership investor. SMC Corporation manufactures pneumatic equipment and machine parts that play a vital role in automating various industries, from robots and other devices needed to automate manufacturing and assembly processes from factory production lines to equipment inspection machines used for medical and semiconductor manufacturing equipment. Learn more about

Updated blood donation guidelines – The American Red Cross invites those who have spent time in the UK, Ireland or France and have never tried to donate blood due to concerns about variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD ) – linked to mad cow disease – to donate blood and help save lives. Recently, the US Food and Drug Administration updated its vCJD blood donor eligibility guidelines, eliminating deferral for those who spent time in the UK, Ireland and France between 1980 and 2001. In line with FDA changes, the Red Cross began accepting October .3 donations from people who have never tried to donate blood before due to previous donation criteria. Find out more and make an appointment at

Hospice volunteers wanted – Brighton Hospice in Carmel is looking for volunteers to help office staff with various office tasks such as organizing admissions paperwork, filing, preparing and sending mail, answering telephones , stocking supplies and helping with special projects and events. The hours and days of this volunteer opportunity are flexible and training will be provided. For more information, contact Katresha Taylor, Volunteer Coordinator, by calling 317-798-2160 or emailing [email protected].


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