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At least 11 county schools to participate in Walk to School Day
Drivers should pay extra caution and watch out for walkers and bicyclers before and after school this Wednesday.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Freedom Indiana issues statement on passage of Carmel human rights ordinance
Freedom Indiana, the statewide grassroots organization pushing to update Indiana laws against discrimination to include gay and transgender Hoosiers, issued the following statement in response to the Carmel City Council voting tonight to approve a human rights ordinance that protects gay and transgender people from discrimination.
Monday, October 5, 2015
Chamber goes '80s for 80th
Guests were invited to put up on their best eighties garb and dance the night away at the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce's 80th Anniversary Celebration Friday night at Purgatory Golf Club in Noblesville.

Monday, October 5, 2015
CanStruction helps local food pantries
Cans and boxes of food have turned into works of art around downtown Noblesville.

Noblesville Main Street's third annual CanStruction, the Hamilton County food pantries fundraiser, kicked off this weekend with creations on display through Sunday.

This year's CanStruction highlights some of the upcoming events the city has to offer.

Monday, October 5, 2015
Proud Heritage Picnic returns
Though Saturday's forecast wasn't perfect picnic weather, the rain and cold didn't dampen the fun and spirit at the Proud Heritage Picnic.

The event - which took place at Southside Park, located in the Southwest Quadrant of Old Town Noblesville - returned for the first time since 2012 as part of a revitalization effort for the area.

The Gathering, a small church located on Walnut Street, was instrumental in starting the event back up for the community.

DeerCreek Church was responsible for the picnic from 2005-2012.

Monday, October 5, 2015
Pleasant Street 14-Day road closure to begin today for roundabout
Beginning today, Pleasant Street will be closed for 14 days from Mercantile Boulevard to Union Chapel Road in Noblesville, for construction of the south half of a roundabout, part of the third step in Phase I of the Presley Boulevard extension.
Monday, October 5, 2015
Hay-man, scarecrows are for the birds
Noblesville Main Street's 2015 Scarecrow Contest kicked off last week with a dozen entries, now displayed around the Courthouse Square in downtown Noblesville.

Winners of the contest were announced over the weekend.

Monday, October 5, 2015
Meeting notes
Here are this week's meetings.
Monday, October 5, 2015
Fire Station breakfast kicks off fire prevention week
The Noblesville Fire Department kicked off Fire Prevention Week, which starts today, with an all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday morning at the downtown Noblesville Fire Department
Monday, October 5, 2015
Fall Festival on the Square
Hundreds of people turned out Friday night for the annual First Friday Fall Festival on the Courthouse Square in Noblesville.
Monday, October 5, 2015
2 Blue Ribbon Schools: Oak Trace, OLMC recognized nationally
What is a National Blue Ribbon School?

Just ask 9-year-old Dominic Parisi.

"We take time to teach our kids the right things to do. And we have fun in our learning," said the fourth-grader at Oak Trace Elementary in Westfield.

What's he like about his school? "People care about each other," he said.

Oak Trace, where his mom, Kristen Parisi, is assistant principal, is one of two schools in Hamilton County this week designated as 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

Saturday, October 3, 2015
New Riverwalk Depot pocket park opens
Noblesville officials unveiled the creation of Riverwalk Depot, the city's first pocket park, on Friday.

Using an irregular piece of vacant land, the Depot is a placemaking and beautification initiative in Downtown Noblesville.

Previously a gravel lot and a turnaround zone for utility trucks near the Duke Energy substation and Bolden's Dry Cleaners, this 0.15-acre parcel now serves as a trailhead for the intersection of the White River Greenway and the Riverwalk.

"This pocket park will create another unique Downtown Noblesville spot and continues the overall growth of quality of life amenities to the downtown area," Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear said.

The design of the park is to integrate art with function.

Saturday, October 3, 2015
Music, arts, crafts Saturday at Potter's Bridge Fall Festival
The historic Potter's Bridge is the backdrop for the annual Potter's Bridge Fall Festival.

The event is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Potter's Bridge Park, 19401 Allisonville Road, Noblesville.

Friday, October 2, 2015
NFD's pancake breakfast Saturday kicks off Fire Prevention Week
Each October, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) sponsors a fire prevention campaign to highlight the importance of fire safety education.
Friday, October 2, 2015
Soup's on: Eateries cook up their best potages for annual contest
Noblesville Main Street's Soup Cook-Off is tonight on the Courthouse Square.

It's when local restaurants compete to be the "best soup in town."

The community is invited to taste the eateries' soups for $1 per sample or $3 per cup of choice, then cast a vote for their favorite, everything from Chicken Tortilla to Cheese and Broccoli.

Friday, October 2, 2015
Noblesville mom's big dream: Lil Bloomers
Shauna Metzger said working as a clerk for the Noblesville Township Trustees office inspired her to open her own children's boutique in downtown Noblesville.

Lil Bloomers Children's Boutique, which will have a ribbon cutting today and is open for business all weekend, will have an official grand opening celebration on Sunday.

Friday, October 2, 2015
50 balloons for 50 years
Family Development Services, a Head Start organization in Hamilton County, celebrated the National Head Start Association's 50th anniversary on Thursday with students and teachers releasing 50 balloons from the Noblesville location.
Friday, October 2, 2015
Big Daddy Caddy to play Saturday at Proud Heritage Picnic
The community is invited to the Proud Heritage Picnic, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Southside Park in Noblesville.
Friday, October 2, 2015
UMC invites community to all-you-can-eat fish, chicken fry on Friday
The community is invited to the First United Methodist Church's annual Fish and Chicken Fry, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the church, 20151 E. Monument St., Noblesville.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Fall means pumpkin patch fun at Stonycreek Farm
Pumpkins and hayrides can only mean one thing - the fall season has officially started at Stonycreek Farm.

The 43rd annual Stonycreek Farm Pumpkin Harvest Festival runs through Oct. 31.

"We are the original (pumpkin festival) in the area, and we have people coming out with their kids and grandkids," Stonycreek Farm owner Loren Schmierer said. "We have third generations that come out and pick pumpkins so we enjoy seeing that."

In addition to picking pumpkins, the farm also offers a number of entertainment and activities for all ages.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Let the great pumpkin festivals begin
It's officially pumpkin season in the Hamilton County area, and pumpkin vendors ready for the season.

Here are more details about the local pumpkin festivals and other festivals in the area.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Council hears opinions on elevator rezone
The Noblesville Common Council has heard the public's opinion regarding the possible rezoning of Noblesville's historic grain elevator site on South Eighth Street in downtown Noblesville.

The current owner of the site wants to change the zoning from an industrial zoning to downtown zoning.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Want to be a reserve officer?
Area residents interested in becoming a sheriff reserve deputy are invited to learn more at an open house informational meeting, at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, 18100 Cumberland Road, Noblesville.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Westfield tasting event on Thursday will fund school playground
Tickets are still available for Savor Westfield, a tasting event and fundraiser for Oak Trace Elementary School.

The event is 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at The Bridgewater Club, 3535 E. 161st St.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Northern HC Chamber talks advertising
Members of the Northern Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce discussed the changing advertising and public relations landscape at their September luncheon.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

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