Carmel in brief – July 13, 2020 • Current edition


Correction – A story about kidney donation in the July 6 edition of Current in Carmel incorrectly stated that Dave Clark’s sister received a kidney donation 21 years ago. Sue Clark’s sister was the recipient of this kidney donation.

Democratic Club Café – “Coffee with the Club” hosted by the Carmel Democratic Club is scheduled for July 24 from 9 am to 11 am on the patio of Java House, 145 W. Elm St. in Midtown Plaza. The event provides the opportunity to experience coffee, friendship and conversation while supporting a local business.

Town hall meeting – Carmel City Councilor Adam Aasen will hold his first town hall for the Southeast District in Carmel at 6 p.m. on July 14. The free event will take place at the Brookshire Golf Clubhouse, 12120 Brookshire Pkwy. Aasen will provide an update on council actions, new road construction, crime figures, upcoming events and developments with the parks department. Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard and Carmel Police Department Chief Jim Barlow and representatives of the Carmel Street Department will all be on hand to make a presentation and answer questions. The event will be recorded and viewable on

Appointment of the working group – Governor Eric Holcomb has appointed Peter Schubert, resident of Carmel, director of the Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energies and professor at IUPUI, to the working group on the development of energy policies for the 21st century. Schubert’s term of office runs until July 1, 2023.

Hansen Legacy Foundation Golf Outlet Kit – The Evan R. Hansen Legacy Foundation’s third annual golf outing is scheduled for July 24 at the Pebble Brook Golf Club in Noblesville. This year’s goal is to fully fund a perpetual scholarship of $ 3,200 to Guerin Catholic High School. Organizers hope to raise $ 64,000. Details of the event, registration and sponsorship opportunities are available at

Grants awarded – Tru Direction, Inc. recently awarded $ 1,000 scholarships to four students for the 2021-22 academic year, including students of Carmel Conner E. Porter and John Wrightsman, both of whom will be attending Purdue University. The scholarships can be used for any expense for a college, university, trade school or technical school. Learn more about the scholarship program at

Military Veterans Hall of Fame – The Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for its 2021 Class to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. The deadline for applicants to be considered inducted is August 1, 2021. Applicants must be born in Indiana, entered military service from Indiana, or have lived in Indiana for at least five years. They must also have received an honorable discharge from US military service and have no felony convictions. To nominate a veteran, visit

Golf fundraising – AECOM Hunt will hold its annual charity golf outing on September 9 in support of the Indianapolis Assistance League. The organizers accept sponsorships and donations. Learn more about

Puppies & Pints – Clay Terrace hosts the fifth annual Pups & Pints ​​Series from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the third Friday of each month through October at the Mall’s Dog Park, 14395 Clay Terrace Blvd. Participants can socialize with other dog owners at the free event and purchase beer at the Bier Brewery. Water will be available for the puppies.

Bike sharing resumes – The Carmel Bike Share program has been relaunched under a new supplier, Movatic. To access the bikes, users need to download an app from Movatic. Bikes cost $ 1.50 per half hour to rent with a cap of $ 24 for a maximum period of 24 hours. An annual fee of $ 30 includes unlimited rides under an hour, with overtime billed at $ 1.50 per half hour to a maximum of $ 24 for a period of up to 24 hours.

Advantages of the pedal – Hamilton County Tourism’s Pedal Perks promotion returned this month for its fourth year. The goal is to encourage locals and visitors to explore Hamilton County by bike. From May 1 to October 31, more than 30 participating Hamilton County businesses are offering offers and discounts redeemable on a smartphone. Visit to find out more and register.

Need for host families – ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is looking for local families to welcome students aged 15 to 18 for the next academic year. Students come from all over the world and have received scholarships to study in the United States. To learn more or to complete an application to become a foster family, call 1-800-736-1760 or visit

HCSWCD Photo Contest – Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District is accepting entries for the seventh annual Hamilton County Amateur Photographers Photography Competition in the youth and adult categories. Each participant can submit up to five entries presenting the theme of the competition – the renewal of nature. Digital files and registration forms must be submitted by June 29th. New this year, the winners of the People’s Choice Award in each category will receive a prize of $ 50. A panel of judges will choose additional winners for a total of four winners to be honored. The photos will be on display at the Hamilton County 4-H Fair July 15-19. To learn more, visit

Weed hunters – The Hamilton County Invasive Species Partnership will be launching Weed Wranglers events to eliminate invasive species in various locations this year. Volunteers will learn how to manage a targeted invasive species and work as part of a collaborative effort to improve a natural area. Learn more about Registration is compulsory.

June Home Sales – Carmel experienced a rapidly changing residential real estate market in June. Carmel homes have left the market 76.5% faster than in June 2020, according to FC Tucker Company, selling in just eight days on average. The average selling price of a Carmel home increased 19.6% to $ 527,368 from the same period last year. The average price per square foot of a home in Carmel also rose, up 18.3% to $ 190.58.

Free budgeting course – Centier Bank launched a free online course on budgeting through Centier To You, the bank’s financial education series. The course includes budgeting worksheets for those just starting out and tips for consumers looking to change their existing budgets. Learn more about

Labor exchange – Ivy Tech Foundation recently received a grant of $ 196,000 from the Hamilton County Community Foundation to support relief and response efforts in Hamilton County through workforce development opportunities. The grant, from the IU Health Communities Impact Investment Project Fund, will support immediate labor needs related to COVID-19, such as short-term training programs for workers in high-wage, high-demand fields. The grant will also provide scholarships to local students to support additional short-term certificate programs in Ivy Tech Hamilton County.

Osteria Carmel will open this fall – Celebrity chef Fabio Viviani will be opening the Osteria Carmel in the Carmel Market District this fall. The restaurant will offer authentic Italian cuisine and handcrafted cocktails. Hiring is underway for 50 positions, including the chef team, management, waiters, bartenders and more. Learn more about

New room website – OneZone Chamber of Commerce launched a new website at The new website features evolving content to connect members, provide relevant resources, and promote local events and advocacy. The update is part of the chamber’s efforts to change the image of OneZone to OneZone Chamber of Commerce.

Filet Tuesdays – Filet Tuesdays are back in Hamilton County, with area restaurants offering discounts on breaded pork tenderloin sandwiches Tuesday through July 27. Customers must use a smartphone to take advantage of the offer at participating restaurants. Learn more about

OneZone in the spotlight – The OneZone Chamber of Commerce received the Innovation Excellence Award for work associated with its Developer Insight Group program at the Indiana Chamber Executives Association annual conference in June. In addition, Chamber President Jack Russell has received his ICEA Certified Professional Accreditation.

Prevention of diabetes – Franciscan Health’s one-year diabetes prevention program will begin on July 20 and take place in a virtual environment. The program follows guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that are proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Groups meet for 16 weekly sessions and six monthly follow-up sessions with a trained lifestyle coach. The cost is $ 300 if not covered by medical insurance. Register by emailing [email protected] to receive a link to join the first virtual session.

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