Carmel in brief — December 5, 2017


Theft investigation – The Carmel Police Dept. is searching for an individual in reference to an auto theft investigation. He was observed operating a white Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab truck. Anyone with information on the suspect or individual is asked to contact CPD Investigations Division at 317-571-2500 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.

Jury duty scam – A scam involving the threat of arrest for missing jury duty is hitting central Indiana. A victim answers the telephone and the caller says a warrant is being issued for not appearing for jury duty. The caller may give the name of a courthouse employee, a deputy, or a name similar to an employee. The victim is then told to pay money to avoid arrest. These calls are fake – courts do not operate this way. Contact would be made by regular mail.

Governor appointment – Gov. Eric J. Holcomb has appointed Carmel resident Thomas McGowan to the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority Board of Directors.

Santa at Clay Terrace – Santa Claus will usher in the holiday season at Clay Terrace in his house in front of Dick’s Sporting Goods during retail hours from now through Dec. 24. For more, visit

Museum of Miniature Houses events – The Museum of Miniature Houses has several upcoming holiday events. Holiday Decorating Workshop for Children will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 9. Children can make a variety of simple holiday crafts. Visitors can drop in at any time. The Annual Candlelight Tour will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 9. This is a rare opportunity to see the museum at night.

Educator honor roll – The Carmel Education Foundation’s Thank an Educator Honor Roll allows donors to make a contribution in the name of a favorite teacher, bus driver or other school employee. CEF will send the employee a personalized letter and Honor Roll certificate. To donate, visit and type CEF Honor Roll in the search box.

Christmas cookies and crafts – Cornerstone Lutheran Church, 4850 E. Main St., will host Christmas Cookies & Crafts from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 9.  Fill cans with cookies of your choice in the Cookie Walk. Other baked goods, crafts, and new-but-never-used items are also available. If you have questions, call 317-844-2329.

Town hall meeting – State Legislators Todd Huston (R-Fishers), Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis), John Ruckelshaus (R-Indianapolis) and Victoria Spartz (R-Noblesville) will host a town hall meeting at 10 a.m. Dec. 9, at Fishers City Hall, 1 Municipal Dr.

Recycle holiday lights – From now through Jan. 11, The Carmel Clay Schools Green Teams, along with Carmel Utilities, Tech Recyclers and White’s Ace Hardware are working together to offer a holiday light recycling drive for Carmel residents. Residents may recycle used holiday lights at White’s Ace Hardware, 731 S. Range Line Rd. In addition, the Carmel Clay Schools Green Teams will be offering recycling at the individual schools.

Envirothon contest now open – Registration is now open for high school students to sign up for this spring’s Central Region Envirothon contest hosted by the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District. Each team will study resource problems in five environmental areas. Teams may consist of members from a variety of organizations: clubs at school, Scouts, home schooled students, and 4-H Clubs. The deadline for Envirothon coaches to register their teams is Feb. 23. For more, visit or contact Ginger Davis at 317-773-2181.

Overwinter plants – There are important benefits to allowing plants and flowers to remain in place during the winter. Dried seed heads provide food for birds during the cold weather months. In addition, dead plants provide a habitat for beneficial insects to hibernate and lay eggs throughout the winter. For more tips about preparing your garden for the winter, call the Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District office at 317-773-2181 or visit

Winter Market opens – The Carmel Winter Market has begun the season in a new location. It is at The Wire Factory, 510 3rd Ave. SW. The new location has more space, which means more vendors. Among the newest vendors are Dandy Breeze Creamery (milk and chocolate milk), Eagle Creek Apiary (honey), and Risin’ Creek Creamery (goat cheese). The market is open on from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays through February.

Free meditation class – Sahaja Meditation Indiana presents a free mediation class at 7 p.m. on Fridays. Learn to reduce stress and experience inner peace through meditation. The class will be held at Old National Bank, 1430 S. Range Line Rd. For more, visit

Legislative breakfast – OneZone will hold its Legislative Breakfast Series kickoff from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Dec. 8 at Conner Prairie. Kevin Brinegar, Indiana Chamber President and CEO, will present a preview of the upcoming legislative session. Cost is $18 for members, $25 for non-members. Register online by Dec. 6 at

Acquisition and name change – Carmel-based Mainstreet Health Investments Inc. has announced the intention to rebrand as Invesque Inc. The rebranding coincides with the recent announcement by the company of the acquisition of Care Investment Trust, LLC. The new brand will complement the company’s growth strategy, while establishing a unique identity to avoid confusion with other companies with similar names.

Lifetime Achievement award given – Fanning Howey has announced that chairman of the board Dan Mader received the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE). The Lifetime Achievement Award is the most prestigious professional award bestowed to A4LE members. The award honors individuals who make significant, lasting contributions to the educational facility planning industry throughout their careers.

Fiber-Ready designation – AT&T has announced that the Indiana Design Center is certified as being AT&T Fiber Ready. This marks the first time that an Indiana location dedicated to design professionals has been deemed Fiber Ready. The AT&T Fiber Ready designation helps economic development leaders more effectively position their communities for site selection by emphasizing the availability of high-speed, fiber-based services.

Expansion announced – Innovative Health Solutions, Inc. (IHS), a developer of non-narcotic, non-surgical pain treatments and devices, has announced plans to expand its operations in central Indiana, with plans to create up to 32 new, high-wage jobs by 2019. Currently functioning at near-capacity between its offices at 829 S. Adams St. in Versailles and at 11550 N. Meridian St. in Carmel, the company plans to maintain its Versailles headquarters and expand into a larger office in central Indiana early next year.

New VP named – Busey Wealth Management is pleased to welcome Jeane Kehl as vice president & Private Client manager, working out of our 11550 N. Meridian, Suite 100 location.


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