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  • Read the articles to find details of local businesses and events.
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Nickel Plate Arts Festival

The Nickel Plate Arts Festival will be from May 29 - June 28, packed with art exhibits, sales and celebration from every corner of the county.

The opening reception will be held on the Arts Campus of the Nickel Plate on June 6 from 6-9 pl with live music and refreshments.

In Fishers the art exhibits in Town Hall, participate in "Make and Take" activities or check out the craft beer tastings at Conner Prairie, visit a photo exhibition at the Ambassador House or visit Noblesville Square for a Pop Up Art Sale and Activities

For those with a sweet tooth the Annual St. Micheal's Episcopal Church Strawberry Festival in the Carmel Arts and Design District.

One could also enjoy the Blue Arrow Dinner Train to restaurants along the line in Noblesville, Atlanta and Tipton.

Cicero will unveil their murral and Cicero will showing off their rain barrel art.

 
Noblesville Summer Concert

Noblesville Summer Concert Schedule has been released, make sure to mark your calendar for great music and a lot of fun.

  • May 29, Dillion Park - Living Proof
  • June 5, Dillion Park n - The Bishops
  • June 12, Dillion Park - Seth Bradley
  • June 19, Dillon Park - Dave & Rae
  • June 26, Dillon Park - My Yellow Rickshaw
  • July 10, Forest Park - Zanna Doo
  • July 17, Forest Park - Jordan Carter
  • July 24, Forest Park - 8 Miles High
  • July 31, Forest Park - Paul Butler
The concerts are free, bring your lawn chairs and dinner/snacks.  Concerts start at 7 p.m.

 
Annual Motorcycle Ride

The Carmel Fire Department Local #4444 is holding the annual Hoosier Burn Camp Motorcycle Ride on Wednesday May 28th.  Riders will meet at the Carmel Fire Department Headquarters at Civic Square.

Registration is from 7:00 - 8:40 am and riders will depart at 8:50 am for the Hoosier Burn Camp at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Indiana.

Riders are asked to donate $30 per bike to HBC, which includes a t-shirt, while supplies last.

HBC is a non-profit organization offering summer camps for young men and women, 8-18 years of age, from Indiana that have experienced injuries from burns or have been treated for bury related injuries.

Camp is free to the families of burn victims, as it is funded by donations.

 
Nine Things to Avoid When Buying a Home

The spring and summer housing marketing has started and we were fortunate that Ted Stiner from Approved Mortgage Corp at 600 E Carmel Drive #268 in Carmel shared Nine Things to AVoid When Buying a Home.

Follow some of these tips to avoid getting declined or having your interest rates rise.

  • Do not quit your job- This includes retiring or becoming self-employed.  You are pre-qualified by your lender based on your job with your current employer and any change to that standing can affect your loan.
  • Do not change banks or bank accounts - You want your bank history to show stability, switching banks or transferring money from one account to another can send the wrong signal to a mortgage loan officer.
  • Do not buy anything you have to finance before buying your home - This includes furniture, appliances, vehicles, or any other form of transportation.  Barring a cash transaction, the financing of any big-ticket items can increase your debt-to-income ration negatively.
  • Do not be late on your credit card payments or charge excessively - Being late on your credit card payments can lower your credit score, which might affect you're standing with your lender.  You need a track record of financial responsibility to show you can manage your money.
  • Do not make large deposits into your bank accounts you cannot explain - Mortgage lenders like your down payment funds to be in your bank account for at least two months.  When money seems to appear out of nowhere, you can run the risk of a lender second-guessing you financial standing.
  • Do not use cash for your earnest money deposit - For your earnest money deposit, use a check to develop a paper trail.  You want to be able to track everything, if need be.  Furthermore, make sure you are issuing your earnest payment to reputable third party.
  • Do not co-sign on a loan for anyone - Even if you are not the one making the payments on the loan, you are responsible party on the loan, and it can increase your debt-to-income ratio.
  • Do not have inquiries into your credit - Looking for new credit translated into higher risk for lenders because it appears you are bringing on more debt.  However, if your inquiries are related to your mortgage search, it usually does not affect your credit score, as the assumption is you are rate shopping.
  • Do not lie on your application - Use common sense.  Things like leaving out your debts or inflating your income will affect your ability to even qualify for a loan, and if you cannot qualify for a loan you will never be able to buy a home.

 
Carmel Top 10 For Best City for Kids

Parents want the best for their kids and offer the every possible advantage.  With thei in mind, Liveability.com has named Carmel a Top 10 Best City for Kids, 2014.

Cities with high concentration of school-age children where analyzed by childhood mortality rate, health insurance coverage, crime rates and the percentage of restaurants that feature kids' menus.

They also considered the number of parks, playgrounds, libraries and recreational venues geared for children.

Carmel has highly rated schools, a low crime rate, environmentally friendly leaders and a large percentage of restaurants that cater to kids.  Also with more than 500 acres of parkland, walking trails and bike paths, kids have a wide variety of health activities.

 
Fisher's Farmers Market

Join the fun at the Fisher's Farmers Market, Saturdays from 8:30- noon at the Fishers Train Station Yard, May 24th through the last weekend of September.  Please see the video below for highlights.

 
Memorial Day Ceremony

The City of Carmel will hold their annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Friday, May 23rd at 9 am.

The ceremony is to remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.  The public is invited to attend.  Light refreshments will be provided.

The ceremony will be held at the Carmel Clay Veterans Memorial Plaza with the Tarkington Theater as the rain location.

The ceremony will include remarks by City Attorney Douglas Hancy and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Clay Township Trustee, Doug Callahan with students from Midwest Academy in Carmel.  The keynote speaker will be Mr Robert Spanogle, National adjutant of the American Legion for 26 ears of his 36 years on staff of the American Legion.

Members of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars will participate in a flag raising ceremony and all attending will have the opportunity to place flowers at the Memorial to commemorate all military veterans.

 
Chyten Educational Services

The end of the semester is just around the corner for many of the schools in our county.  If you have a student who could use a little help to end the semester with all the stress of the holiday, we suggest that you contact Chyten.  Chyten is  a great service for those students who might need some help with a difficult subject in school or wants to get some help before a big test, like the SAT.

Find out about their different services by clicking the video below.

 
United Way Seeks Volunteers

After a disaster you will notice a group of people who are there quickly to volunteer.  This doesn't just happen, it is organized by other volunteers.  United Way of Central Indiana is now recruiting people in Hamilton County to be ready for that work and giving them the training they will need to respond when necessary.

The training will take place on Tuesday, June 10th, from 2-5 pm.  This will be to prepare and operate a Volunteer Reception Center in case of a disaster in Hamilton County.

Additional volunteers are needed from 2-5 pm on Wednesday, June 11th for a mock exercie of setting up a Volunteer Reception Center.

Both trainings will take place at Hamilton County Fairgrounds, 2003 Pleasant Street, Noblesville.

For additional questions please contact Joan Isaac at 317-417-7213 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
Hamilton County History

A great place to visit while we are waiting for the winter to be over with is the Hamilton County Historic Society History Museum. Learn about the history of the county and the people who founded our great towns. You can also visit the counties "first" jail as well as see the house that the sheriff lived in. Here are some fun facts to see at the History Museum:

Hamilton County Historical Society History Museum

810 Conner Street, Noblesville Indiana 46060


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