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New service to connect Indy residents to Hamilton county jobs

For several years, Hamilton County residents have enjoyed commuter bus service from Carmel and Fishers to downtown Indianapolis. Now, Marion County residents with far northside jobs also have an opportunity to take a commuter bus to work. A new transportation link from Indianapolis to Fishers and Carmel with shuttles to workplaces is designed to improve access to jobs.

MTE students and CHS junior aid natural disaster victims

The Mohawk Trails Student Council and fifth-grade classes worked with Sara Spence, junior, to run a Comfort Kit Drive that provided aid to natural disaster victims. Students raised more than $300 and collected almost 600 items for the kits to be donated to the American Red Cross.

CHS student finishes first in state fashion competition

Greg Dugdale, Carmel High School advanced fashion student, earned first in the Family Career and Community Leaders of America state competition, and will be representing Indiana at the national competition. His entry was a fashion garment made from recycled material.

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FHS earns second in state competition – The Fishers High School Speech team placed second in the AAA category of the state competition this past weekend. FHS had 18 students named state semifinalists and seven named state finalists. Finalists included Lincoln Clauss and Sami White (first place memorized duo), Jake Rura (first place declamation), Sami White (first place original performance), Duyen Ngyuen (second place discussion), Kristin McSweeney and Sean Delaney (third place, scripted duo), Lincoln Clauss (third place humorous interpretation) and Dustin Meeks (sixth place humorous interpretation).

Fall Creek Intermediate raises $3,473 for Riley Hospital for Children – From March 19–23, Fall Creek Intermediate Student Council organized a fundraiser drive for the school’s spirit week. FCI students and families donated money for Kids Caring and Sharing for Riley Hospital for Children. Spirit Days consisted of Lounge/Hat Day, Decades Day, Twin/Triplet Day, Mix-Match Day and Falcon Spirit Day.

Expedite board game now ready for preorder Expedite, a board game developed by Fishers residents Vaughn Paxton, Brent Douthit and Travis Koldus, and featured in the March 20 edition of Current in Fishers, is now available for preorder online via Kickstarter. To read about Expedite, read our cover story “Roll of the Dice.” To preorder the game, visit www.kickstarter.com and search for Expedite.

Changes in absentee voting – New this year for voters wishing to cast an absentee/early ballot in person must enter the Government andJudicialCenter through the west doors of the building, back by the plaza area. No longer can voters come in the front doors onEighth Street for voting purposes. Absentee voting is available 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to May 4; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 28 and May 5; and 8 a.m. to noon May 7.

Commuter lines expand to Fishers, Carmel – The Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority has announced fares for a new reverse-commute shuttle-bus service from park-and-ride lots inCarmel and Fishers. Each one-way trip will cost $3, or $1 for riders with a valid, stamped IndyGo transfer pass issued the same day. The routes will originate in downtownIndianapolis at the intersection ofPennsylvania andOhio streets, and head to the park-and-ride lots at the Carmel Meijer and at106th Street andLantern Road in Fishers. Riders will transfer to shuttles that will transport them to more than two dozen destinations.

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New Belfry show coming to stage soon – “12 Angry Men,” directed by Karla Ries, will open April 13 at the Belfry Theatre, 10690 Greenfield Ave., Noblesville. Stand witness to the charged claustrophobic atmosphere as 12 men bring their life experiences into the jury room where the life of one accused boy rests in their hands. Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. April 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28 and 2 p.m. April 22 and 29. Tickets for this performance are $15 for adults and $12 for children ages 12 and younger. Seating is limited and reservations are required and can be made by calling 773-1085, or online at www.thebelfrytheatre.com.

Changes in absentee voting – New this year for voters wishing to cast an absentee/early ballot in person must enter the Government and Judicial Center through the west doors of the building, back by the plaza area. No longer can voters come in the front doors on Eighth Street for voting purposes. Absentee voting is available 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to May 4; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 28 and May 5; and 8 a.m. to noon May 7.

Commuter lines expand to Fishers, Carmel – The Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority has announced fares for a new reverse-commute shuttle-bus service from park-and-ride lots in Carmel and Fishers. Each one-way trip will cost $3, or $1 for riders with a valid, stamped IndyGo transfer pass issued the same day. The routes will originate in downtown Indianapolis at the intersection of Pennsylvania and Ohio streets, and head to the park-and-ride lots at the Carmel Meijer and at 106th Street and Lantern Road in Fishers. Riders will transfer to shuttles that will transport them to more than two dozen destinations.

Spring break movie marathon – The Hamilton North Public Library Cicero Branch, 209 W. Brinton St., will host a movie marathon from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Movies include “The Adventures of Tintin,” PG, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; “The Muppets,” PG, 12:30 to 2:15 p.m.; and “The Three Musketeers,” PG-13. The marathon, which includes free popcorn, will take place in meeting rooms A and B. For information, visit www.hnpl.lib.in.us or call Emily at 984-5623.

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