Wednesday, March 24, 2021 4:00 AM
March has come, is almost gone and brought some great spring weather with it so far. It was another busy week in Hamilton County.
MAIN STREET PRODUCTIONS will present the comedy, “Squabbles,” opening Thursday and continuing through March 28 at Westfield Playhouse, 220 N. Union St., Westfield.
The play is directed by Doug Davis. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinees. Tickets are $17, adults; $15, 62 and older and students with ID; free for active military and veterans with ID. For reservations, visit www.westfieldplayhouse.org.
HAMILTON HEIGHTS will be among school districts in Hamilton County to participate in “Week of Walk-ins” the week of March 22 to raise awareness and stop current bills making their way through Indiana Legislature that would have a harmful impact to public education institutions throughout Indiana.
Hamilton Heights joins schools across the state who are advocating on behalf of their students, passing resolutions, and taking other actions related to HB 1005 and SB 413, that if passed, will divert public tax dollars to private schools. “We support our students and the 94% of students who attend public schools in Indiana and oppose any legislation that does not benefit public education in Indiana,” said Jennifer Luce, HHSC Data & Curriculum Integration Specialist and HHCTA President.
HOOSIERS SEEKING a better-paying job can use the state’s new Hoosier Talent Network website to match to 1 of more than 135,000 job openings, according to State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville).
Goodrich said the Indiana Department of Workforce Development’s new online tool located at in.gov/dwd connects individuals searching for work directly to employers in their desired location. Companies that are hiring can also use the website to connect with candidates.
NOBLESVILLE MAYOR Chris Jensen spent some time to address questions about the new logo for Noblesville. Discussions about a new logo began because the one at the time, which was 10 years old, lacked scalability and notion that Noblesville is looking to the future and open for economic vitality, Jensen explained. Hamilton County also began using a very similar design, which, Jensen said, made it difficult to distinguish between the county and city.
In October, the city held a survey on the City of Noblesville Facebook Page open to the public with four logo options to get a sense of which direction the public would like to go. Based on the feedback received, about half of the public vote preferred a simpler logo. Jensen said they took that input from community members as well as community partners like the Chamber, Nickel Plate Arts, Main Street and the Preservation Alliance, and reviewed several versions and alternatives before deciding on the new logo. This streamlined logo features an “N” for Noblesville surrounded by the celebrated square brick star, unlike any other community.
JUST AFTER 7 a.m. on Monday, March 15, 2021, the Noblesville Fire Department (NFD) responded to an apartment fire at 137 Lions Creek Court South. Engine 78, which is housed less than a mile away, was the first unit to arrive. Crews were met with heavy smoke and fire extending from the ground level apartment to the roof line. Crews were able to make an aggressive transitional attack and contain the fire damage to the apartments at the north end of the building. There were no injuries to citizens or firefighters. One Noblesville police officer was treated for smoke inhalation. The cause and origin of the fire are still under investigation.
GAYLOR ELECTRIC announced their work on Amazon Project Rose has earned the company a national Excellence in Construction® Eagle Award (EIC), presented during ABC Convention 2021 in Grapevine, Texas. The EIC awards program is the industry’s leading competition that honors both general and specialty contractors for their world-class, safe, and innovative construction projects. This project received 1st place in the Electrical Construction over $10 million category.
HAMILTON COUNTY Elections Administrator Beth Sheller completed a Certificate in Election Administration, Technology, and Security (CEATS) through Ball State University on March 5. The program, in cooperation with the Secretary of State’s office and the Indiana Election Division, serves to professionalize interest in election administration, provide instruction and troubleshooting on various voting systems, provide information on technology, security, election personnel training, management, election law and election day reporting. Sheller received a scholarship from the Secretary of State’s office to cover the cost of tuition.
THE CITY OF Carmel’s official municipal golf course, Brookshire Golf Club, will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year with a new logo, upgrades to the 18-hole public golf course and new features to the two-year-old Brookshire Clubhouse.
Established in 1971, the golf course – located east of Keystone Parkway near 116th Street and Gray Road – is marking its 50th anniversary season and the first unofficial round of golf ever played on June 25, 1971. The City purchased this golf course in 2007 in order to preserve it as a public amenity, rather than being replaced by private development.
THE EMPLOYER SUPPORT of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR) through the Department of Defense recently recognized County Surveyor Kenton Ward with its Seven Seals Award. ESGR is the lead U.S. Defense Department program promoting cooperation and understanding between civilian employers and their National Guard and Reserve employees.
Ward was nominated for the award by Sgt. First Class Scott Dykes, a Section Corner Technician in the surveyor’s office and a member of the Army National Guard. Dykes recently returned from a nine-month deployment to Kuwait.
THERE WILL BE a free community-wide watch party at Federal Hill Commons, 175 Logan Street to celebrate Indiana as the exclusive tournament site and enjoy the collegiate basketball games being played in the opening round on Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 12-8 p.m. In addition to the basketball games on a large LED screen, the event includes City of Noblesville-themed giveaways, oversized games like Jenga and Connect 4, food trucks, a DJ, photo stations, and Indy Beer Taps – along with Pop-a-Shot and a cornhole tournament sponsored by Wings, Etc. As part of the overall health and safety plan for the event, groups will be in seating pods with heaters and hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout the park.
THE ARBOR DAY Foundation has named Carmel, Indiana a Tree City of the World. Tree Cities of the World is a program founded by The Arbor Day Foundation and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to recognize cities around the globe that have committed to growing and maintaining their urban forest. Through this recognition, Carmel will join a network of like-minded cities who recognize the importance of trees in building healthy, resilient and happy cities.
Carmel has earned recognition in the Foundation’s second year of the program. To join Tree Cities of the World, Carmel has pledged their commitment by meeting five program standards that show their dedication and determination towards planting and conserving trees for a greener future.
THE MORSE WATERWAYS Association (MWA) is organizing its 17th annual lake clean-up on Saturday, July 17 from 8 a.m. until noon. Volunteers are needed along the waterfront, in the water at the shoreline, and on boats and personal watercraft to gather the debris and bring it to Red Bridge Park for removal. Boats/personal watercraft of any type are needed and appreciated.
All residents are encouraged to remove and haul larger logs and debris from in front of their property or elsewhere to the southernmost dock at Red Bridge Park, just south of the kayak launch. They may be delivered as early as Thursday, July 15, and must be securely tied to the dock or shore so they cannot float out.
The annual clean-up, conducted the 3rd Saturday in July, is a collaborative effort among the MWA, Town of Cicero, and many volunteers who take part in the effort each year. To participate in this half day beautification effort that benefits all who live around the lake and/or for more information, contact Art Hall (email@example.com), Dave Vanette (firstname.lastname@example.org) or email@example.com.
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