Category: Cover Stories

The duo Ty and Isaac rehearse for Porchfest. (Photo by Allison Mayer)

PorchFest

Carmel’s newest festival will bring live music to neighbors’ front yards By Adam Aasen Carmel’s historic downtown will be transformed into an outdoor music festival on Sept. 14. And this inaugural free event –...

Doreen Squire Ficara sits inside her home in Carmel. (Photo by Dawn Pearson)

Carmel’s English rose

A look into the life of Doreen Squire Ficara By Dawn Pearson It would take an entire edition of the Current, and maybe more, to list Doreen Squire Ficara’s activities and what she has...

Josh Kaufman performs at the State Fair earlier this month. (Photo by Sara Crawford)

Josh Kaufman: Back home in Indiana 

By Tonya Burton On Aug. 14, after a family vacation to Florida, Josh Kaufman arrived at the Carmel Palladium for an interview, wearing his signature fedora, a polo shirt, and skinny jeans. “Well, it’s...

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A place to worship

New churches, temples and mosques show Carmel is becoming more diverse By Kristen Yates Carmel was once known by another name, Bethlehem, when in 1837 four men settled here. Many of these people were...

Carmel High School soccer players huddle together on the field. Out of thousands of students, only a few make the team. (Photo by Jerry Seiler)

Cut! Now What?

The sports dilemma at the largest high school in Indiana By Julie Osborne The best of the best. This is Carmel High School sports. 130 state championships proves it. But, what about the rest,...

Construction on U.S. 31 has affected nearby businesses (Photo by Mitch Zheng)

Take #31Bites for Carmel

Mayor, city leaders pledge to help businesses during U.S. 31 construction By Sophie Pappas Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard has been hitting the gym several times a week, and using his handy Fitbit bracelet to...

Owner of Agave, Alejandro Hernadez, says his restaurant is “all good” now. (Photo by Zach Ross)

Problem solved

After several people were sent to the hospital for salmonella, Agave Bar and Grill is making a comeback. By Sophie Pappas At Agave Bar and Grill on East Main Street in Carmel, diners have...