Carmel in brief — October 22, 2019

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Best Halloween displays — Current Publishing is looking to feature some of the best Halloween displays in Carmel. Send suggestions to editor Ann Marie Shambaugh at annmarie@youarecurrent.com.   

Carmel resident completes jump school – Army Private Second-Class Sean Carroll, son of Jack and Michelle Carroll of Carmel, recently completed Airborne Jump School, held at Ft. Benning, Ga.

Carroll is currently stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska, as part of the Engineer Brigade, Airborne Division.

Veterans invited – Carmel High School, 520 E. Main St., will hold a Veterans Day convocation at 10 a.m. Nov. 11. The program includes patriotic music, speeches by students, veteran recognition and lunch for veterans in attendance. Veterans are asked to begin arriving at 9:30 a.m. to be seated prior to students entering.

Family friendly city – Personal finance website WalletHub ranked Carmel as the third best place to live in Indiana for families. WalletHub compared more than 70 cities across 21 key indicators of family-friendliness, ranging from median family income to school system quality to housing affordability. Fishers and Zionsville ranked first and second, respectively. See the full report at wallethub.com/edu/best-places-to-live-in-indiana-for-families/37635/.

Trail closure – The Hagan-Burke Trail is closed at Lowes Way through the winter as construction crews work to extend Lowes Way to Range Line Road. A detour route is available along the Monon Trail and 146th Street.

ISP accepting applications – The Indiana State Police is accepting applications for the 80th Recruit Academy. Individuals who are interested a career as an Indiana State Trooper must apply online at in.gov/isp/2368.htm. This website will provide a detailed synopsis of the application process as well as information on additional career opportunities with the Indiana State Police. Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. Nov. 3.

Trick-or-treating hours – The City of Carmel does not set an official time for trick-or-treating, but suggested hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. Carmel police will provide extra patrols throughout the city during that time.

Death by Chocolate – The Death by Chocolate fundraiser supporting Cherish will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 21 at The Meeting House, 2000 E. New Market St. in Carmel. Guests can enjoy chocolate and beverage samples from local restaurants and businesses. The event will also include raffles, a wine pull and more. Tickets start at $45. Learn more at cerishcac.org.

INDOT offering scholarships– INDOT is offering civil engineering students scholarships of up to $3,125 per semester and paid employment during summer breaks and upon graduation. Students must be accepted or enrolled full time in one of Indiana’s certified civil engineering schools and apply using the form at INDOTScholarship.IN.gov. Applications for the 2020-2021

Indiana House seeks interns – Hamilton County lawmakers are inviting college students and recent graduates to apply for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program, which takes place during the 2020 legislative session at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. The positions are full-time, Monday through Friday, lasting from January through mid-March. Interns receive biweekly compensation of $750 and can earn academic credit. Learn more and apply by Oct. 31 at IndianaHouseRepublicans.com/internship.

Newcomers Club – Newcomers Club of Carmel, a nonprofit social club, connects its members with friends, engages in fun activities and explores the community. Monthly activities include a welcome coffee, a luncheon event and 32 interest group meetings. Membership represents Carmel, Westfield, Fishers, Noblesville, Zionsville and Indianapolis. For more, visit carmelnewcomers.com or call 317-564-8349.

Centier tops list again – For each of the past seven years, Centier Bank has ranked among American Banker’s “Best Banks to Work For” list, and for the second consecutive year, Centier was recognized as the top-ranked bank in Indiana. Centier Bank also ranked sixth nationwide in American Banker’s overall rankings, a significant jump from last year’s 10th spot. The publication ranked banks nationwide, evaluating volunteering and charitable contributions, as well as leadership philosophy, recruitment and diversity, among other factors. For more information on American Banker’s rankings, visit americanbanker.com.

Highest household incomes – UnitedStatesZipCodes.org recently released a ranking of ZIP codes in Indiana with the highest household income based on Census Bureau data for cities with a population of 60,000 or more. Carmel’s 46033 ZIP code ranked second in the state at $124,712. Only Zionsville’s 46077 ZIP code ranked higher at $128,642. Carmel’s 46032 ZIP code ranked ninth at $97,184. Learn more at unitedstateszipcodes.org/rankings/zips-in-in/median_household_income.

Cruise night – Local Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative franchise owner, will present Italy/Greece Cruise Night at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at Papa Fattoush, 15 E. Main St. Attendees will learn about cruising through the Mediterranean. The event is free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, email Julie Flaherty at Julie.Flaherty@cruiseplanners.com.

Census Bureau looking for workers—The U.S. Census Bureau is looking for applicants for 2020 census work in Boone and Hamilton counties. Job types include clerks, census field supervisors, census takers and office operations supervisors, ranging in pay from $14.50 to $20 an hour. Interested applicants can apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs.

Pedal Perks – The Pedal Perks program is returning for its third year, with Hamilton County businesses offering deals to bike riders. The program runs from through Oct. 31 and has more than 30 businesses offering specials for customers who show proof of their ride. For more information or a full list of participants visit pedalperks.org.

Hearing loss group – The newly-formed Indianapolis Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America holds meetings from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month at Irvington Public Library, 5625 E. Washington St. in Indianapolis. Learn more at hlaa-indianapolis.org.

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