Carmel in brief – September 21, 2020 • Current edition


Christkind Essay Competition – The Carmel Christkindlmarkt is holding an essay competition to select the Christkind for the holiday festival. The competition is open to high school and college students who must submit an essay of at least 500 words, 2 to 3 photos and commit to making at least 20 two-hour appearances at the festival between November 20 and December 24. . See contest details on

CCSH Annual Meeting – All are invited to attend the Carmel Clay Historical Society Annual Meeting at noon on October 17 at the Wilfong Pavilion in Founders Park, 11675 Hazel Dell Pkwy. During the meeting, CCHS will share an update on the new museum. Managing Director Deb Gangstad will also present a review of the year as well as what lies ahead for 2022.

Car free day – Carmel Bikeshare joins IndyGO and Pacers Bikeshare to offer free rides on Car Free Day, scheduled for September 22. For the annual event, all workers in central Indiana – even those who work from home – are encouraged to make the online pledge to be car free or light car free on Car Free Day, and to keep this commitment by working from home or commuting to work by carpooling, carpooling, biking, busing and walking. Visit the Bike Carmel Facebook page to get a code for a free ride. A celebration of Car Free Day is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on September 22 at Carmel’s Midtown Plaza.

Republican interns – The Indiana Senate Republican Caucus is offering paid internships in the spring semester in its communications, information technology, legal, legislative and policy offices during the 2022 session of the Indiana General Assembly . Qualified applicants can be of any major and must be at least a second year college student. Recent university graduates, as well as graduate students and law students, are also encouraged to apply. Interns earn a stipend of $ 750 every two weeks and benefit from scholarships and college credits, professional development, community engagement and networking. Apply by October 31 at

Ivy Tech Registration – Ivy Tech Community College will host express registration from September 27 to October 1 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. During the event, potential students will complete their registration process and register for courses that will begin on October 20. People without an appointment are welcome and no appointment is necessary. During their session, participants will receive assistance with assessment, meeting with an advisor and registering for courses. Learn more at

Young Artists Competition – Junior Achievement is hosting a Young Artist Contest for Kindergarten to Grade 12 students to create a design that illustrates the definition of “love”. The winning artwork will be on the JA Holiday Ornament. The winners will be announced on November 1st. Submit artwork until October 15 at

Roundabout tour – The Town of Carmel and Bike Carmel will host the first roundabout tour at 8 a.m. on September 25. The event will have two distance options, 25 miles and 50 miles, with a cost of $ 45 for the 25 mile option and $ 65 for the 50 mile option. Routes will be capped at 100 runners for the 25 mile route and 50 for the 50 mile route. The Roundabout Ride will begin and end at Midtown Plaza where an after-ride meal will be served with music and a free Sun King Brewing Company beer. Register on

Teen muralist wanted – Carmel Clay Public Library is soliciting designs from teenage artists for a mural for the new teen space in the renovated main library. Youth in grades 9 to 12 who live or attend school in Carmel are invited to submit their concepts to the library until December 15th. The winning artist will receive a $ 2,000 scholarship and his work will be transformed into a wall covering that will become the bold focal point for the new space. Full details of the competition are available at

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 – 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 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.

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 at Registration is compulsory.

Stretch Zone coming soon – Stretch Zone, which offers practitioner-assisted stretching, will open this fall at Carmel City Center. Stretch Zone, which is co-owned by former Purdue University and NFL quarterback Drew Brees, will be adjacent to Matt the Miller’s Tavern at 31 W. City Center Drive. Trained stretching practitioners guide participants through a series of dynamic stretches aimed at increasing mobility and muscle function. Stretch Zone will be open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Appointed president – Carmel-based Milestone Home Lending, one of Newrez’s joint venture partners, has appointed Brittany Wineinger as president. Milestone Home Lending is a mortgage joint venture formed in 2018 by Newrez and CENTURY 21 Scheetz. Wineinger joins Milestone Home Lending with over 10 years of experience in the mortgage industry. For the past five years, she has worked at Farm Credit Mid-America, most recently as Assistant Vice President of Customer Experience. For more information, visit

Bee-friendly grocery store – Friends of the Earth, a nonprofit advocacy group, announced that Giant Eagle – the parent company of Market District – was America’s first bee-friendly grocery retailer for its efforts to protect pollinators from toxic pesticides . Learn more about the ranking

Amanda’s market – Amanda’s Exchange is having its second Amanda Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 25. Over 40 local artisans and vintage vendors will sell their wares in the large parking lot surrounding Amanda’s Exchange, 715 E. Carmel Dr. The event is free to attend and open to the public. There will be a giveaway and fundraiser to benefit Resource, a free pantry run by volunteers serving Hamilton County youth.

Vaccination clinics in companies – The Hamilton County Health Department offers onsite COVID-19 vaccination clinics to businesses in Hamilton County. Companies should only consider running a workplace vaccination program if they have enough space to set up a clinic while maintaining social distancing throughout the process from screening to post-observation. vaccination. Companies interested in setting up an on-site clinic can contact Chris Walker at [email protected] or by calling 317-776-8500.

Elective proceedings suspended – IU Health has temporarily suspended all inpatient elective surgeries and procedures in response to the growing number of COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalization. The suspension will relieve pressure on healthcare teams and free up space for critically ill patients. The hospital notifies elective surgery patients of the suspension, which will be monitored continuously and extended as needed on an ongoing basis for periods of two weeks.

Blood donation needed – The Versiti Blood Center of Indiana is launching an emergency appeal for blood donations. As the available blood supply has fallen to extremely low levels, communities across the state face a potential crisis with less than a day of vital blood supply available. Due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Versiti’s mobile blood drives have declined by more than 16,000 units of blood this year, with more than 4,500 units in Indiana alone. Versiti Blood Center has a location in Carmel at 726 Adams St. Suite 150. Make an appointment by calling 317-916-5150 or visit

Walking to end Alzheimer’s disease – The Indianapolis Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease is scheduled for October 2 at 10:30 am at IUPUI’s Michael A. Carroll Stadium, 1001 W. New York St. in Indianapolis. An online participation option will also be available. As part of a partnership with Indy Eleven, each pre-registered participant will receive a ticket to the match that evening. Register for the 2 Mile Walk at


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