Carmel in brief – November 23, 2021 • Current edition


Military Veterans Hall of Fame – The Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame accepts nominations for the Class of 2022 until August 1, 2022. To be eligible, the nominee must be born in Indiana, have entered military service in the Indiana, have lived in Indiana for at least five years and have no felony convictions. A nomination form is available at To find out more about the organization or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit

CCHS Holiday Tales – The Carmel Clay Historical Society will be hosting storytelling and more on December 3-4 at the Monon Depot, 211 1st St. SW. The holiday event will feature readings from “The Polar Express”, treats and hot chocolate. For more information or to order tickets, visit

CCPR expands online accessibility – Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation deployed UserWay, an accessibility widget that delivers an inclusive web experience. Website visitors can personalize their experience with a variety of visual aids and the ability to choose from over 30 language settings. The widget, which can be found in the lower right corner of any page on the CCPR website and is available on mobile devices, gives users the freedom and flexibility to tailor digital content to their unique needs. UserWay extends CCPR’s efforts to make all experiences, spaces and offerings as inclusive as possible to meet the diverse needs of the community.

The American lawyer was sworn in –Zachary A. Myers was sworn in Nov. 15 as the United States attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, which includes Carmel. President Joe Biden has appointed the veteran federal prosecutor to the post of US prosecutor, and it was unanimously confirmed by the US Senate. Myers previously served as the Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Maryland, where he served since 2014. Myers grew up in Indianapolis.

DAR local chapter sponsors essay competitions – The Horseshoe Prairie section of the National Association of the Girls of the American Revolution sponsors two essay contests on American history. The deadline to submit essays is November 5. Students in grades 5 to 12 in Hamilton County are eligible. For essay contest rules and submission details, contact the President of DAR American History at

Set of vacation ideas programs – The Hamilton County Extension Homemakers’ Holiday Ideas program is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. November 17 at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds OV Winks Building, 2003, Pleasant St., Noblesville. Doors open at 5.30 p.m. The program includes demonstrations, light refreshments, entertainment and crafts. The price is $ 10 and tropical clothing is encouraged. Pre-registration is required by November 12 by contacting the Purdue Extension Department at 317-776-0854. Face coverings are recommended but not required and social distancing encouraged.

Invasive Species Trade Program – The Hamilton County Invasives Partnership and the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District offer an invasive species exchange program. For a limited time and while supplies last, landowners can show proof of an invasive species elimination on their Hamilton County property and receive a free five gallon native species specimen from a value over $ 50. The three native species available for trade are American hornbeam, hop charm, and tulip poplar. Invasive species include callused pear, burning bush, Japanese barberry, and Norwegian maple. Learn more at

Teen muralist wanted – Carmel Clay Public Library is soliciting designs from teenage artists for a mural for the new teen space in the renovated main library. Youth in grades 9 to 12 who live or attend school in Carmel are invited to submit their concepts to the library until December 15th. The winning artist will receive a $ 2,000 scholarship and his work will be transformed into a wall covering that will become the bold focal point for the new space. Full details of the competition are available at

Glühwein Gallop will debut – The Carmel Christkindlmarkt will host its first Glühwein Gallop 5K from 10:30 a.m. to noon on December 4. The route will start and end at the Christkindlmarkt festival in Carter Green, take the Monon Trail, and pass shops along Main Street and Range Line Route. The event will include a costume contest. At the end of the race, those 21 and over will receive a ticket for a free serving of Glühwein or beer. Register at

Centier Bank honored – Centier Bank was recognized as the second “best bank to work for” in the United States by American Banker and No. 1 in Indiana. American Banker builds the list based on extensive employee surveys and reviews employer benefits and policies. The publication assesses a company’s volunteerism and charitable contributions, as well as the philosophy of leadership, recruitment and diversity – among other areas – as determining factors. Learn more at and

Commercial bank rental – Merchants Bank of Indiana has hired Janette Milborn as the head of cash management, based in Carmel. Prior to joining Merchants, Milborn most recently served as Director of Commercial Relations for JPMorgan Chase Bank in the Bloomington and Indianapolis areas. In his new role at Merchants Bank, Milborn will be responsible for working alongside businesses to manage cash flow needs, use technology to streamline banking operations and mitigate fraud. Milborn graduated from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University.

Appointments to the Board of Directors of Community First Bank – Community First Bank of Indiana recently announced that Matthew Murphy III, Dr. Stacy Atkinson and John C. Hingst are the new members of the board of directors of the bank and its holding company, Community First Financial Corporation. Murphy is the Founder and Chief Consultant at Emboss Partners in Indianapolis and has resided in Marion County for over 40 years. Atkinson is the Chancellor of Ivy Tech Hamilton County. Hingst is President of Mid-America Beverage, with 10 years of experience in the beer distribution industry.

Mass vaccination clinic – The Hamilton County Health Department has reopened its mass vaccination clinic at 4H Fairgrounds in Noblesville. The hours are from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Only those who are 65 or older as well as those 18 and older with underlying medical conditions or who live or work in high-risk environments are eligible for a Pfizer recall. Appointments are welcome, but appointments are preferred. To register, visit


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