📰 Newsletter archive: Balloons ahoy!

Good Wednesday morning. This is Fishers Digest, your personal Fishers newsletter drive-thru window.

We got your daily news with a large side of memes comin’ right up.

🌦️ Today’s weather: 40% chance of T-storms blessing us with rain. High near 85°.

In today’s digest:

  • Some folklore
  • Starlink
  • Balloon festival

This issue is 776 words, a 3-minute read.

The Digest

wtf is a pukwudjie

They’re troll-like, goblin-like, or human-like monsters. Depending on who you ask. They’re also small and mischievous. If you annoy them, you might find yourself pushed off a cliff, shot with fiery arrows, or even have your children stolen.

The pukwudjie’s near us? Yeah, those are in Anderson at Mounds State Park.

You might be scratching your head. Why are we telling you this? Local Fishers author Mark Randall wrote a book about ALL the Indiana folklore you’d want to know. Here’s a great cover story if you want to learn more about his journey with Indiana’s magical creatures ✨ 

Did you catch it? 🌌 

Image credit: Alan Dyer/Stocktrek Images via Getty Images

Last night, if you looked up ~9:30 pm. You would have seen something like this. These are Elon Musk’s “Starlink satellite trains”. Star-gazers have dubbed these a menace, but they are pretty cool if you’re lucky enough to catch them.

Miebach consulting

An update to our previous issue. The Fishers Redevelopment Plan Commission approved Miebach Consulting’s HQ move to Fishers. This means the city will provide some $ for training. The 22 new employees they guaranteed to hire will be paid ~$52/hr in exchange (amongst other things). Not bad!

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The Happenings

Food drive

The Food for Thought food drive asks for donations for the next few days. Donations will help stock local pantries. Their goal is to support students and families within HSE Schools. If you have a student you can send them to school to donate with the following:

  • Grades PreK-4: boxed oatmeal or boxed fruit snacks
  • Grades 5-8: granola bars or Belvita bars
  • Grades 9-12: Ramen noodles or mac and cheese cups

Balloon Festival 🎈 

The largest balloon festival in Indiana is set to kick off this Friday. And it’s right here in Fishers at Conner Prairie. The Jupiter Flights Festival is a weekend FULL of flights and competitions. I’m serious. Every morning and night, there will be balloons in the sky.

Shout-out to two of our readers, Lynn and Curtis, who are hot-air balloonists and invited us to come out. During the event, they’ll be flying in their balloon, the Oompa Loompa. Make sure you say hi 👋 

Story Walk

September’s story walk kicks off today. Books are broken up into large signs alongside a quarter-mile path. This month’s park is at “How to Grow an Apple Pie” @ Cumberland Park.

Baby Elephant 🐘 

On Labor Day, the Indianapolis Zoo welcomed a brand-new calf. Here’s what’s interesting: This elephant is the first in the world to be born through second-generation artificial insemination. Basically, she AND her mom were born through the process.

🎶 Live Music

  • Snarky Puppy | Friday, Sept 8 | 7 pm | NPD AMP
  • Russell Dickerson (with David J) | Sunday, Sept 10 | NPD AMP | Russell is a big headliner closing the Summer concert series. His music is country pop with elements of R&B.

Have an event, live music, or similar coming up? Email us to get featured here.

Construction this week

Fishers Construction

Here’s a high-level overview of what’s going on this week:

  • The Nickel Plate Trail between 106th/Hague Road is done. Planning with Indianapolis to connect the cities at 96th/Hague Road.
  • 106th/Hoosier road is closed until ~November while a roundabout is built
  • The trail on 106th between Allisonville/Hague Road is closed until tomorrow
  • Road closures announced for the Geist Half

Read the full report here.


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