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  • NHCCC luncheon meeting features an inside look at Heights schools
    9/22/2018 The September luncheon meeting of the Northern Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce, conducted at the high school’s Anthony “Tony” Cook Media Center, featured a behind-the-scenes look at how Hamilton Heights School Corporation is transforming its learning environment, creating more opportunities for student achievement, and how the collaboration between the corporation and community engagement impacts student success.
    Dr. Arrowood, who has been at the helm of the corporation for the past five years, is passionate about Heights, its students, faculty, and staff. Long viewed as a “best kept secret” in Hamilton County, Dr. Arrowood and his leadership team have set out to change that. “We want people to know as much and be as enthusiastic about the corporation as we are,” said Dr. Arrowood, a graduate of Hamilton Heights, who is also a parent to one Heights’ graduate and another currently enrolled.
  • Hamilton Co. honored with statewide award for energy savings solar project
    9/22/2018 The Association of Indiana Counties’ awarded Hamilton County the “2018 County Achievement Award” on Wednesday for its Energy Savings Solar Project, which creates an estimated gross savings of $25 million on county government energy bills over the life of the contract.
    The project involved converting many of the county buildings from electric to gas heat as well as the installation of solar panels. The program utilizes the Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract process which is allowed by state law. This allows the county to receive rebates involving over-produced electricity from its energy provider over a 30-year span.
  • Noblesville actress connects audiences with ‘Our Town’
    9/22/2018 Have you ever wondered how actors remember all of their lines? 
    How do they deliver flawlessly night after night? Does it get easier? Are there moments that their mind goes blank? Does a live audience make them nervous?
    As show producer of The Belfry Theatre’s “Our Town” drama, which is in its second weekend of an eight-show run, I had the opportunity on Friday morning to have a conversation with Noblesville’s Susan Hill. She plays the role of Stage Manager in the play, celebrating its 80th year and which continues through Sept. 30 at the Noblesville theater. Tickets are still available.
  • 9/22/2018 Noblesville Schools announced on Tuesday that the district will host a “Hero Night” to honor the many community organizations, individuals and businesses who supported Noblesville Schools during the May 25 shooting at Noblesville West Middle School.
    The Hero Night event will be held Sept. 25 at 5 p.m. in conjunction with the Noblesville East/West football game at Beaver Materials Field in Noblesville.
    Hero honorees will enjoy free game admission, tailgate refreshments and a recognition program. The district is encouraging the general community to attend the game and celebrate the honorees.
  • Atlanta New Earth Festival: ‘History on Wheels’ Joins Lineup
    9/21/2018 Atlanta’s New Earth Festival—which brings nearly 100,000 visitors each year to the town of just 750—will take place on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event, which dates back 45 years, will feature over 500 vendors selling handmade art, jewelry and other items. As usual, expect locals to setup yard-sales along SR 19 near the town of Atlanta.
    Over 100 food vendors will also be on site and live music is scheduled throughout the festival.
    There will also be a new exibit at this year’s festival—the Indiana Historical Society announced its ‘History on Wheels’ exhibit will be included the lineup. The 53-foot double-expandable semi-trailer and traveling exhibit will be free and open to the public during the festivals regular hours. Festival guests can find the mobile museum in Dolles Park, just south of Main St. in Atlanta.
  • 9/21/2018 The City of Westfield, in partnership with Westfield Washington Schools, released on Thursday the initial statistics on the district’s new police substation initiative. At the heart of the program, the city and the school district says, is an increased police presence at all Westfield schools.  
    “Getting our police officers strategically into the schools is key to improving overall school safety,” said Westfield Mayor Andy Cook.  “We know visible officers and their vehicles serve as a crime deterrent. Their presence is also a great resource for teachers, administrators, and students.”
    This summer, Westfield Washington Schools announced a series of security changes, including enhanced background checks and the partnership with Westfield Police to create substation space within WWS school buildings.
  • 9/21/2018 The Noblesville Chamber of Commerce will be offering two opportunities for the public to learn more about the upcoming school decisions on this November’s ballot.
    The Chamber Luncheon at Harbour Trees Golf Club, set for Sept. 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., will feature the Superintendent of Noblesville Schools, Dr. Beth Niedermeyer, as she reviews the district’s referendum proposal and takes questions.
    Niedermeyer will cover school funding, the specific school safety measures the district would like to pursue, why high-quality teachers are leaving Noblesville for neighbor districts, and how much the referendum will potentially cost voters.
    Later that same evening, the Chamber is inviting the public to attend a Noblesville School Board Candidate Forum from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Noblesville City Hall to learn more about the seven candidates vying for two school board vacancies.
  • 9/21/2018 Fishers United Methodist Church will host a ‘Dan’s Fish Fry’ on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the church located next to Portillo’s and across the street from Top Golf, at 9691 116th St. The church will be serving all-you-can-eat fish and chicken, plus sides and desserts, from 4:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
    Drive thru service is available, as well as carry out and dine-in. The price for adults is $11, children ages 6-12 are $6.50, and children age 5 and under free. All proceeds benefit the Fishers UMC “Come To Me Food Pantry” and Mission Teams.
    The “Come To Me Food Pantry” has been open for 11 years and serves needy families in all of Hamilton County. 50 percent of the pantry clients are from Noblesville, 25 percent from Fishers, and the remainder from throughout the county.
  • 9/21/2018 A Hamilton County city was recently honored when the Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence were presented.
    The city of Carmel's Urban Forestry Program was one of several programs honored around the state and the only one in Hamilton County. The program directs the city’s landscaping efforts through new private development and manages existing greenspace health throughout all city-owned properties and right-of-ways.
    In 2017, Carmel Urban Forestry staff worked with Duke Energy in implementing a plant growth regulator experiment on approximately 50 shade trees under power lines on West Main Street. These plant growth regulators reduce the growth of canopy trees and strengthen root systems.
  • Noblesville Brewfest keeps our community pool afloat
    9/21/2018 Noblesville Brewfest organizers are loving Saturday’s weather forecast of partly sunny with a high of 68 F. 
    Perfect weather for knocking down a few cold ones with friends at Forest Park, while jamming to live music by local band Poparazzi, playing a game of cornhole and chowing down on tasty grub from local food trucks.
    The Noblesville Brewfest & Wine Garden is from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday in Forest Park.
    Guests pay $40 in advance or $50 at the door for four hours of sampling a choice of more than 250 beers and more than 50 wines while raising money to keep our wonderful Forest Park Aquatic Center open for another pool season.
    “Corn hole games are back after a year hiatus,” said Greg Baker, the Brewfest’s director and a volunteer with Friends of Central Pool, a nonprofit that operates the aquatic center. 
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