Carmel in brief — July 27, 2021


Church burglary — Multiple people are wanted for questioning related to a burglary at St. Elizabeth Seton Church at 10655 Haverstick Road, in Carmel. The burglary occurred at approximately 12:35 a.m. July 7. Anyone with information about the people pictured should contact the Carmel Police Dept. at 317-571-2500 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477. Reference CPD case number 21-47931.

Coxhall Gardens construction — The Children’s Garden at Coxhall Gardens, 11677 Town Rd. in Carmel, is under construction, leading to the closure of some areas of the park. Visitors are asked to use caution around the construction area.

Learn about solar panel benefits — Indiana residents and business owners can learn how the federal tax credit of 26 percent has been extended through 2022 for installing solar panels on houses, farm structures and places of business during the next Zoom meeting of Solarize East Central Indiana. The free meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. July 28 and include a 30-minute presentation followed by an hour for questions. Register at or by sending an email to or [email protected].

Military Veterans Hall of Fame — The Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame is accepting applications for its 2021 class to be inducted in the Hall of Fame. The deadline for applicants to be considered as an inductee is Aug. 1. Nominees must have been born in Indiana, entered military service from Indiana or lived in Indiana for a minimum of five years. They must also have received an honorable discharge from U.S. military service and have no felony convictions. To nominate a veteran, visit

Golf fundraiser — AECOM Hunt will hold its annual charity golf outing on Sept. 9 to support the Assistance League of Indianapolis. Organizers are accepting sponsorships and donations. Learn more at

Pups & Pints — Clay Terrace is hosting the fifth annual Pups & Pints series from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. the third Friday of each month through October at the shopping center’s dog park, 14395 Clay Terrace Blvd. Participants can socialize with other dog owners at the free event and purchase beer from Bier Brewery. Water will be available for the pups.

Bike sharing resumes — The Carmel Bike Share program has relaunched under a new vendor, Movatic. To access the bikes, users must download an app from Movatic. The bikes cost $1.50 per half hour to rent with a cap of $24 for up to a 24-hour period. A $30 annual fee includes unlimited rides under one hour, with additional hours being charged at $1.50 per half-hour to a maximum of $24 for up to a 24-hour period.

Pedal Perks — Hamilton County Tourism’s Pedal Perks promotion returned this month for its fourth year. The goal is to incentivize locals and visitors to explore Hamilton County by bicycle. From May 1 through Oct. 31, more than 30 participating Hamilton County businesses are offering deals and discounts redeemable on a smartphone. Visit to learn more and register.

Host families needed — ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is looking for local families to host students ages 15 to 18 for the next academic year. Students come from all over the world and have received scholarships to study in the U.S. To learn more or fill out an application to become a host family, call 1-800-736-1760 or visit

Weed Wranglers — The Hamilton County Invasive Species Partnership will debut Weed Wranglers events this year to remove invasive species at 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 at Registration is required.

White River cleanup — The City of Carmel is encouraging corporate and community volunteers to register for the White River Cleanup scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 13. After the cleanup, volunteers can relax in an onsite shelter while listening to live music and enjoying complementary same-day general admission to Conner Prairie. Concessions will be available for purchase, and volunteers will receive a free T-shirt while supplies last. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited. Sign up at

New branch manager — Dana Howard has been appointed branch manager of Centier Bank’s Carmel branch. She joined Centier in May after spending more than 20 years in customer service in the health and banking industries. Howard resides in Indianapolis with her husband, Les, and their two children. Learn more at

Downsizing virtual series — Applegate & Dillman Elder Law will host a free two-part virtual series about downsizing in the hot housing market. The sessions will be at 11 a.m. Aug. 10 and Aug. 24. RSVP by emailing [email protected] or calling 317-492-9569.

Diabetes prevention — Franciscan Health’s year-long diabetes prevention program will begin on July 20 and be conducted in a virtual setting. The program follows guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that are proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Groups meet for 16 weekly sessions and six monthly follow-up sessions with a trained lifestyle coach. Cost is $300 if not covered by medical insurance. Register by emailing [email protected] to receive a link to join the first virtual session.