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Beaches, pools opening this weekend
Grab your big beach towel and head for the fun and sun. It's opening weekend at the local beaches and pools.

All have lifeguards on duty, and unless otherwise noted, locations open on Saturday.

Friday, May 22, 2015
Adding an Edge to Morse Beach
Morse Park and Beach is adding a splash of adventure to its popular beach attraction this summer.

The Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with Edge Adventures, a small aquatics recreation company based out of South Carolina, to bring a new Aqua Adventure Park to the beach.

The system of connectable inflatables, including multiple slides, a kiddie pool and trampoline, was designed uniquely for Morse Park and Beach.

The Aqua Adventure Park is the first of its kind for a public park in central Indiana.

Friday, May 22, 2015
Memorial Day weekend ceremonies abound
In Hamilton County, an array of Memorial Day ceremonies will be offered beginning today.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Kiwanis Club decorates for Memorial Day
American flags decorate the Hamilton County Courthouse Square this Memorial Day weekend thanks to the Noblesville Noon Kiwanis Club.

Kiwanians this afternoon placed 199 Memorial Flags around the Historic Courthouse in memory of and in honor of loved ones.

Names were placed on laminated cards and placed on each flag. The flags will remain around the Square all weekend and will be removed on Tuesday.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Ivy Tech freezes tuition
Ivy Tech Community College announced plans today to freeze tuition for those students who remain enrolled continuously from term to term starting with the fall 2015 semester and also for those students who enroll in 30+ credit hours combined for the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 terms.

The Ivy Tech Community College Hamilton County Campus is in its first school year in Noblesville.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Parking task force seeks public input
Is the current two-hour parking limit in downtown Noblesville not enough time for visitors who want to shop and dine on the Square?

Is there adequate accessible parking for people with disabilities? And should visitors' parking be separate from downtown employees' parking?

The City of Noblesville Parking Task Force met Wednesday afternoon at City Hall to discuss public responses from a parking survey and to make changes to the survey for redistribution.

Interested folks can offer their input during the task force's next two public meetings, at 4 p.m. June 10 and 15, at City Hall.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Fishers Mayor's Night Out rescheduled for June 4
he Mayor's Night Out event scheduled for tonight at Fishers High School has been postponed until June 4.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Noblesville IMPD officer arrested for drunk driving
Christopher M. White, 32, Noblesville, an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer, was charged with operating while intoxicated in an incident in Hamilton County early today.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Noblesville Mini Marathon this weekend will benefit Boys & Girls Club
Participants can still register for the Noblesville Mini Marathon this weekend.

In its second year, the fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville kicks off at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Hare Chevrolet Field, 300 N. 17th St., Noblesville, northeast of Boys & Girls Club Community Center.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Sheriff to present forum for teens
Hamilton County Sheriff Mark Bowen invites the community to an educational forum, "Dangerous Teen Trends," on Tuesday that will focus on the choices that teens face, including information on trending drugs.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Furniture made with love
Greg Adams calls it a "love nest."

Originally, it was going to be a day bed, but the space wasn't large enough.

The piece is among the Noblesville resident's handmade rustic willow furniture that is on display through May at the Judge Stone House on the Nickel Plate Arts Campus in downtown Noblesville.

Adams' pieces are part of Indiana Artisan's showcase of furniture and other home décor pieces at the campus, 107 S. Eighth St., Noblesville.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Blessing of the bakery
Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear welcomed the city's newest business, Boden's Bakery at 185 Sheridan Road, with a ribbon cutting on Friday.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Floors to Your Home is a family business
Floors to Your Home has opened a new 23,000-square-foot retail store at 1680 Prosperity Drive, Noblesville.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Walk on in to the new carpet store
City of Noblesville officials have welcomed Georgia Direct Carpet to 15887 Cumberland Road, Noblesville, with a ribbon-cutting of the business.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Westfield receives excellence in GIS award
Westfield's informatics department has been recognized by the Indiana Geographic Information Council for its work to educate the public about development within the city.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Volunteers live to serve
Six volunteers and two organizations were recognized today during the 2015 City of Noblesville Volunteer Awards.

The awards ceremony gives the city an opportunity to recognize volunteers who oftentimes serve the community "under the radar," said Cindy Benedict, Noblesville's community engagement manager, who announced the individual winners during the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce breakfast at Mustard Seed Gardens in Noblesville.

Here are this year's recipients...

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Fireworks Festival needs donations, volunteers for July 4 family-friendly event
Noblesville Fourth of July Planning Committee is in need of financial donations and volunteers for the 2015 Noblesville Fireworks Festival.

The July 4 festival costs about $33,000, funded solely by sponsorships and donations.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Sweet downtown location for Frozen Yogurt Shop
While her 5-month-old baby pug named "Rooskie" inspired the name and mascot for Amber Scollick's Sweet Roo's Frozen Yogurt Shop, it was Scollick's connection to the community and her motivation to give back that led her to open the downtown Noblesville store.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Noblesville names Teacher of the Year
Noblesville Schools, in collaboration with the Noblesville Education Foundation, has named Bethany Robinson their Teacher of the Year for 2015.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Aiming to get kids active
Students at Stony Creek Elementary are letting arrows fly this week in gym class.

Through this Thursday, third-, fourth- and fifth-graders are practicing archery during their 40-minute gym rotations. With five targets set up in the school gym, students are being taught how to load a bow, aim and take fire.

The archery program was brought to Stony Creek Elementary and Noble Crossing Elementary by Noblesville School Resource Officer Lonnie Guith, whose son, Owen Guith, is a fifth-grader at Stony Creek.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Koteewi Range is Indiana's largest
Hamilton County Parks and Recreation's Koteewi Range Sport and Target Archery Center will have a grand opening for the community from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 6 at 22735 Essig Ave.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Blame falls on in-house 'pit cover'
A covering constructed by the Westfield High School auditorium director and students is responsible for the high school's stage collapse last month, said Westfield police and school officials in a press conference on Tuesday.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Kicking Cancer Dash has special meaning for students, friends
Two Noblesville teachers who are currently battling cancer were honored Sunday during a 5K Kicking Cancer Dash and one-mile Fun Run.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Fishers mayor announces leadership changes
Today, Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness announced leadership changes expected to take place over the next couple months. Leah McGrath has accepted a deputy mayor position and Tom Dickey, the director of community development, is leaving the organization to rejoin the private sector.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
'Pit lid' created in-house, was not properly reinforced
An unsecured covering constructed by the Westfield High School auditorium director and students is responsible for the high school's stage collapse last month.

According to Westfield police and school officials, the orchestra pit lid was not properly secured or reinforced during the time of Westfield High School's musical performance of "American Pie."

Students suffered serious injuries in the event on April 23. Sixteen of the 17 injured students have returned to school.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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