Carmel in brief – June 22, 2020 • Current edition


The CHS finished 3rd in the golf final – The Carmel High School Boys’ Golf Team placed third on June 16 in the IHSAA State Final at Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel. Sam Booth was weak for the Greyhounds with a 76-76 for a total of 152. Center Grove won with a total of 606 strokes over two days, one stroke less than Guérin Catholic with 607. Carmel was third at 612. Les Greyhounds have won the previous two state titles in 2018 and 2019. The 2020 boys’ golf season has been called off amid the covid19 pandemic.

The CHS duo fall in the semi-finals of the doubles – Carmel High School junior Hallie Reeves and sophomore Alexa Lewis lost to Delta’s Tynan Dishman and Maggie Manor 6-3, 6-1 on June 12 in the IHSAA State Doubles Semi-Finals at North Central. Reeves and Lewis finished 27-2 in first place in the doubles.

Military tribute to the parade – Past and current military personnel are encouraged to participate in the Centier Bank CarmelFest Parade on July 5 as part of the Military Tribute Grand Final. Military family members are also welcome to participate, including those who have someone who is currently on duty or who has lost a loved one on duty. Vehicles will be available for those who cannot walk the two miles. To participate, contact Bec Hunter at [email protected] or call 317-407-1445.

Republicans unite – The Carmel-Clay GOP Club invites all Republicans to an informal social gathering to connect with other Republicans from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on June 23 on the second floor of the Sun King Distillery, 351 Monon Blvd. The event will be in the form of an open house. There will be no guest speaker or fundraiser. A cash bar will be available.

Date of the marathon fixed – The 12th Carmel Marathon Weekend will take place on April 9, 2022. The event has been selected to participate in the Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Ranking Qualifying Series, the world’s premier system for ranking marathons by age group. The AbbottWMM Wanda World Ranking by Age Group includes a one-year qualifying period during which athletes from nine distinct age groups can compete in marathons around the world to earn ranking points. At the end of the qualifying period, the top ranked riders from each age group will be invited to the AbbottWMM Wanda World Championships by age group.

Communication competition winners – Three applications from Carmel High School students won first place in different categories of the High School Communications Contest sponsored by the National Federation of Women of the Press. The Carmel Winners are: Chloe San, Double Truck Arrangement; Riley Terbush, graphic illustration / photo; and Archit Kalra, environment. The awards were announced May 15 on Zoom.

Solar Energy Webinar – The Hamilton County Solar Co-Op is hosting free webinars to provide information on the basics of solar power and how the technology protects against rising electricity bills. Attendees will learn how to take advantage of net metering and the federal tax credit this year and how the co-op is making the switch to solar easier by offering technical support and group rates. The next webinar will be on June 24 at 6:30 pm Register at or send an email request to [email protected]

Stop the bleeding formation – Hamilton County Health Unit will be hosting a free Stop the Bleed class from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on June 24. Participants will learn how to apply direct pressure to a bleeding wound, how to heal a bleeding wound, and how to apply a tourniquet. Space is limited. Those interested can register at

Induction of the honorary society – Eleanor Thompson of Carmel was recently inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, the oldest multidisciplinary academic honor society in the country. Thompson was initiated at the University of North Alabama. Thompson is one of more than 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni who are introduced to Phi Kappa Phi each year.

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 of less than an hour, with overtime billed at $ 1.50 per half hour to a maximum of $ 24 for a maximum period of 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 learn more and to register.

Need for host families – ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is looking for local families to host 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 Photographic 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 this year to eliminate invasive species in various locations. 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 at Registration is compulsory.

Spectrum arrives at Clay Terrace – Spectrum, which offers devices and accessories compatible with Spectrum Mobile, will open at Clay Terrace this summer. The store will be next to T-Mobile and Bella Pizza. Learn more at

Open – Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard was scheduled to open June 21 at 110 W. Main St. in Carmel. Rita’s Italian ice cream is freshly made each day and available in a rotating daily selection of over 90 flavors. The new location has a walk-in window, the first in the area, for guests to enjoy treats as they stroll through the neighborhood.

Franciscan retreat – Peter Murphy, Vice President and COO of Franciscan Health Mooresville and Franciscan Health Carmel, retired on June 4 after 26 years of service. Joining Franciscan in 1990, he worked at St. James Health in Chicago Heights as Executive Vice President / COO and then as Division President and CEO until 2008. He moved in central Indiana in 2013 and has been in his current position since that time. . In retirement, Murphy plans to stay busy traveling between St. Louis and Mexico and spending more time with family and friends.

State to shut down COVID testing sites –– The Indiana Department of Health will close COVID-19 testing sites operated by OptumServe Health Services effective June 30, now that a strong community-led testing network is in place, including pharmacies, providers, clinics and local health services. As of May 6, 2020, more than 541,000 free COVID-19 tests have been provided on OptumServe sites. Find COVID-19 testing sites on

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