Carmel in brief — July 4, 2018


Correction – In the June 26 edition of Current in Carmel, the year that bodybuilders Taylor and Steve Dilk and graduated from Carmel High School was incorrect. They graduated in 2011.

ROSA winner named – The Carmel Rotary Club named Stephen Terry as the 2018 ROSA winner. The Rotary Outstanding Service Award is given to a non-rotarian who is recognized for outstanding community service. Terry, 95, is a Rhodes Scholar, Marine and lawyer. He volunteered at the Carmel Clay Public Library, Little Sisters of the Poor, Carmel Plan Commission and at the Carmel High School Top 25 dinner as an inspirational speaker. Terry will ride on the Rotary float during the Centier Bank CarmelFest Parade on July 4. He also will receive a plaque at the Rotary Plaza on the Monon Trail and the club will make a donation to the Rotary Foundation in Terry’s name.

Former coach hired — Tod Windlan, the former girls basketball coach at Carmel High School who was dismissed in a controversial decision, has been named the head girls basketball coach at Greencastle High School.

CHPC façade grants – The City of Carmel’s Historic Preservation Commission will offer façade grants for historic properties in 2018 and will introduce the program to prospective applicants at public information sessions at 6 p.m. July 9 and 12 in the Caucus Room at City Hall. Owner-occupants of eligible properties will be eligible to receive the grants, which are intended to support substantial rehabilitation work that preserves the character-defining features of buildings that are at least 50 years old.  Property owners can determine whether their properties are qualified for grants by accessing the online version of the noted survey at

Girl Scout volunteer honored – Lori Wickstrom, a member of the Carmel West Service Unit, has received the Girl Scouts of the United States of America’s Thanks Badge. Wickstrom has volunteered for more than 19 years for Girl Scouts of Central Indiana and is serving her third term as service unit manager for the Carmel West Service Unit. She also serves as a council facilitator, mentoring new and experienced volunteers.

Donation to 4-H – Hamilton County 4-H has received a donation of $2,500 on behalf of Kevin Kiser as part of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program. The program has given more than $29 million to farming communities since its inception, including more than $3 million in 2018. Each year, farmers enter for a chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a nonprofit they care about in their community.

College news – Carmel resident Andrew Needler recently graduated from Charleston Southern University.

Torchbearer nominations sought – The Indiana Commission for Women is seeking nominations for the 2018 Torchbearer Awards, the state’s most prestigious recognition of women. Recipients are selected from a pool of publicly nominated candidates who have overcome adversity, made extraordinary contributions, or demonstrated achievement in their professional careers, community leadership and public service. For a nomination form, visit and type torchbearer in the search box. Nominations are due by July 6.

Celebrations series – The Museum of Miniature Houses presents its Celebrations of Creativity and Craftsmanship series on Wednesdays at noon. The next session, Create Your Own Mini Art, will be held July 11. All ages are welcome to come and create a 2d or 3D work. Materials and instruction will be provided, including stencils to create miniature furniture. Since these workshops have become quite popular, reservations are suggested. Call 317-575-9466 to reserve a spot.

Adults only waterpark events – The Waterpark at the Monon Community Center will host Monon Mixers from 8 to 10 p.m. on July 12 and Aug. 2. The events cost $10 per person and include adults-only access to all the waterpark’s features including the lazy river, adventure slides and FlowRider. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase in addition to concessions. Participants must register online at

Bastille Day event – Alliance Francaise recently relocated to Carmel and will host a Bastille Day celebration to introduce itself to the city. The event will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. July 14 at Sophia Square. Festivities will include music, food, wine and fireworks at dusk.

Free Constitution sessions – The Constitution Party will host a series of free sessions on the Constitution. Sessions will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month from now through July at Old National Banking Center, 385 S. Main St., Zionsville. Nick Frecker will lead the series and will be using The Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution by Brion McClanahan. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the sessions.

Visiting author series – Meet Beatriz Williams from 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 17 at the Carmel Clay Public Library Program Room. Williams is the author of A Hundred Summers, The Secret Life of Violet Grant, and other works of historical fiction. Book sales and signings will follow a presentation by Williams. Register by calling 317-814-3984.

Author visit and raffle – Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore, 5619 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis, will host author Christina June in conversation with Bella Simons from 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 24. Signed books and baskets of swag will be raffled off following a Q&A session. Proceeds will benefit Riley Hospital for Children.

Lemonade stand – Meridian Title Corporation, 3850 Priority Way South Dr., Suite 120, Indianapolis, will host its annual Alex’s Lemonade Stand from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 27. Hot dogs and chips will be served. Donations will be accepted on the day of the event and can also be made online at Proceeds benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which funds cancer research.

Golf tournament – River Glen Country Club, 12010 Clubhouse Dr., Fishers, will host the Earl D. Hoover Memorial Charity Golf Tournament from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 28. Proceeds will benefit the Jefferson Awards Foundation, an organization that promotes public service through education and awards. For more, visit

Cycling exhibit – Cycling Through History is now open at the Monon Depot, 211 First St. SW. The exhibit showcases historic bikes, including a high-wheeler, an antique tandem bicycle, a 1930s Elgin, a Schwinn Krate and more. The museum is open Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m., Saturdays 1 to 4 p.m, and Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. The exhibit runs through July 29.

Lugar Series seeks applicants – The Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series is accepting applications for its 29th annual class. The Lugar Series mission is to increase the number and influence of Republican women in governmental positions at all levels. Applicants should have demonstrated leadership skills in their fields of work or community service. Applications are due Aug. 1 and are available by visiting or by calling 317-536-6900.

First Responders at Conner Prairie – Conner Prairie will host First Responders Day on Aug. 4. First Responders with valid ID will receive free admission into the park and their guests will receive a 50 percent discount. Special programming will be offered and an opening ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. For more details, visit

Creative writers’ meetings – Carmel Creative Writers wants to give writers of all levels and genres the opportunity to network, learn and share. Join us for our meetings on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Hoosier Salon, 22 N. Range Line Rd. Guest speakers, a yearly anthology, and input on your writing samples are all part of our meetings. For more information, email

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 or call 317-564-8349.

Ladies tea – Fellowship in Christ Church, 310 N. Range Line Rd., will host Coffee, Tea, and Thee for ladies from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays. This is open to all women in the community and there is no cost to attend.

Tai Chi classes – The Monon Center will offer Tai Chi classes and practice sessions this summer. Classes are offered from 1 to 2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays beginning July 2. Cost is $80 for the summer session. Practice sessions are from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Mondays beginning July 2. Cost is $70 for the session. To register, visit and enter Tai Chi into the search box.

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 is held at Old National Bank, 1430 S. Range Line Rd. For more, visit

New licensing agreement – Carmel-based Blue Horseshoe, a global software and services firm specializing in supply chain and logistics, has announced an agreement with Microsoft for the licensing of Blue Horseshoe’s Advanced Warehousing and Transportation Solutions. This technology will help Microsoft enhance advanced supply chain functionality within Microsoft Dynamics 365.

New nail salon coming – Clay Terrace will welcome Anthony Vince Nail Spa this summer with their first location in Indiana. Services will include manicure and pedicure offerings, massages, waxing, facials and more, as well as special packages just for children, including princess manicures and pedicures. Anthony Vince Nail Spa will be located directly next to Old Navy and Gymboree.

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