Carmel in brief- May 31, 2016


Road closure – Lakeshore Drive East between 96th Street and 106th Street will be closed beginning June 6 for rehabilitation of the bridge over Carmel Creek. The closure is expected to last 100 days. The signed detour will consist of 106th Street, Gray Road and 96th Street.

Lane restrictions – Westfield Boulevard will have lane restrictions between 99th and 98th streets beginning May 31 for construction of a left turn lane for the Sunrise on the Monon Project. Work is expected to be complete by June 30. For more information, contact the City of Carmel Engineering Dept. at 317-571-2441.

American citizen – Stefanie Sharp of Carmel became an American citizen on May 19. She is from Fröttstädt, Germany, and has lived in Carmel for seven years with her husband, Scott Sharp, a pilot with Shuttle America. Witnessing the ceremony were Scott’s parents, Tom and Kay Sharp of Hilton Head Island, and his brother, Michael Sharp of Chicago. Stefanie works in the human resources department of The National Bank of Indianapolis.

Wear Orange – Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is holding an event beginning at noon June 2 at Founders Park, 11675 Hazel Dell Parkway in Carmel in coordination with National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Attendees are encouraged to wear orange to show support. The event will include snacks, activities for kids, a speaker and more. Learn more at

Local author to speak – The Carmel Clay Historical Society presents local author Phil Dunlap at 7 p.m. June 7 at the Carmel Clay Public Library. Dunlap has recreated the Old West in his 11 novels and he will share his writing process, the challenges he faces, and his inspiration for bringing the Old West to life.

Young artists featured – From now through June 26, two seniors from Carmel High School will be featured artists at the Children’s Art Gallery. Dana Wang and Tiffany Xie were selected to display art from their four years at the high school. A Meet the Artist night will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on June 11.

College news – Benjamin Gardner and Lindsay Lehman recently graduated from Hope College. Rachel Dilk and Luke Thomas graduated from Manchester University. Thomas Martin, Ashley Merryman, and Rachel Aziz graduated from the IU School of Dentistry. Tori Sullivan has been named the 2016 Diocesan Leadership Scholarship winner by The Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana.

Scholarship awarded – The United States Tennis Association Midwest Section has awarded Zach Hennessey of Carmel High School the 2016 Hooked on Tennis USTA/Midwest Section scholarship.

Population growth – The U.S. Census Bureau has reported that the city gaining the most people in the state over the year July 2014 through July 2015 was Indianapolis, whose population rose by 4,121 people to 853,173 over the period. Indianapolis was followed by Fishers with 2,145 to 88,658, Ft. Wayne with 1,986 to 260,326, Carmel with 1,847 to 88,716 and Bloomington with 615 to 84,067.

Junior police academy – The Hamilton County Junior Law Enforcement Academy is accepting applications. The academy is a one-day program for kids who might be interested in law enforcement. Students will spend the day learning about emergency response, take a ride in a police car and more. The academy will be held from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 17 at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds. To register, contact

Endurance race registration – Registration is open for the second annual 8-Hour Dream Endurance Race to be held at noon July 23 at Butler’s Hinkle Fieldhouse. Registration is limited to 250 individual runners and 100 teams of eight people or less. Cost starts at $85 for individual runners. For more information or to register, visit