Carmel in brief – June 29, 2020 • Current edition



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 complete the two mile course. To participate, contact Bec Hunter at [email protected] or call 317-407-1445.

CFD chief joins the board of directors –Carmel Fire Department Chief David Haboush has joined the Indiana Health Fund board of directors. Through contributions from individuals, businesses, businesses and community service organizations as well as foundation grants, the IHF strives to repay the medical debt of eligible families and individuals at no cost to them. Haboush worked with IHF Vice President and Board Member Richard M. Markoff to create the Carmel Firefighter Leadership Program.

Volleyball champion – Carmel High School rookie Berit Van Beynen was part of the Boiler Juniors 13s volleyball team that won an AAU national championship on June 21 in Orlando. The team won the 13th Open Division. The achievement marked the club’s third national championship. The team finished the season with an 81-14 record.

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 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 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 about 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 about

Open – Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard opened 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 test sites on


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