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Truckers on strike

Good Friday Morning. This is Fishers Digest. The local newsletter reminding you that today is National Quitters Day. But you’re not a quitter! If you made a new year resolution, at least wait until tomorrow to quit so you’re not part of a statistic 🤣

🌧️ Today’s weather: Rainy, with a high near 45°
🌨️ Saturday: Snow, with a high near 25°
🌨️ Sunday: Possibly snow and windy with a very cold high of 14°

In today’s digest:

  • US Foods strike
  • Sports bettors rejoice
  • Live music lists drop
  • New doughnut shop

This issue is 1,669 words, a 5-minute read.

The Digest

US Foods employees on strike

Truckers on strike

Fishers has a US Foods distribution center. It’s a huge building on 126th Street that’s easy to miss if you aren’t looking for it. Employees from Fishers US Foods and Chicago have been protesting the past few days. In their demands letter, they outline the usual strike-worthy causes. Poor wages, cutting healthcare, and poor safety.

Why it matters: US Foods supplies food to local school systems, daycares, and more. Truckers refusing to do deliveries means typical shipments may not arrive on time, if they do at all. This will obviously put these businesses in a bind until the contract negotiations are sorted.

Sports bettors rejoice 🎰

✋Who remembers the days you would go to any major sporting event and have little to zero cell service? Fishers is paying ~200k/year for the next 10 years to make sure that doesn’t happen at the new event center. The Public Board of Works and Safety signed this at their most recent meeting. The main purpose for these meetings is for the mayor’s office to approve any contract over $50k.

Now we need DraftKings or FanDuel to add minor league hockey and indoor football to their eligible sports for the sweet in-person betting.

Quick HSE schools updates

January’s HSE School board update was a big one. Here’s a highlight reel of what you need to know:

New board member roles voted on:

  • President: Juanita Albright
  • Vice President: Ben Orr
  • Board Secretary: Suzanne Thomas

Other highlights:

  • Meetings are now at 6 pm every month
  • A grant is being used to create a daycare for HSES employees
  • 5 superintendent candidates have made it through the first round. The board hopes to offer a contract later this month. As a reminder, the school’s previous superintendent left in the middle of her term.

Our friend LarryinFishers covers these topics well if you want to go deeper.

Hot, juicy, lobster 🦞*

Lobster Escargot

Yep. I’m talking about the Lobster Escargot from HC Tavern. It’s no secret that the lobster wars are heating up in Fishers. But one of them stands above the rest.

Each lobster claw is dunked in garlic butter, havarti cheese and served with crispy Tuscan bread. It’s the real deal. In fact, we’ll go on the record and say it’s the best appetizer in Indiana. 

If you haven’t tried it, you need to. It’s easy to make a reservation, click here and choose a time that works for you.

The Happenings

Weekend preview 📆

Here are a few events for all the inside kitties, who are thinking hell no I’m not going out in 10-degree weather.

> The secret comedy show happening this weekend has sold out. However, you can still sign up for the waitlist. You never know! But if you do miss out on this, there’s plenty of comedy happening at Helium comedy club downtown.

> Love a good thriller? This Saturday, you and your partner can work together as a pair of detectives in a live-action version of Clue. Happens at Northview Church. Tickets here.

> If you want to learn how to add a personal touch to your handwritten notes, try a calligraphy class! Schoolhouse Cafe is hosting a beginner workshop. You’ll be using a dip pen and sumi ink that will have you writing better than any printed paper can. Tickets here.

> We have hyped up the library before for the sheer amount of cool equipment they have. Well, there’s a few spots left this Saturday to learn how to use their video equipment and become a film director. Free. Register here.

> The world’s basketball team, The Harlem Globetrotters, perform at Gainbridge Fieldhouse this Sunday. Enjoy rim-rattling dunks, their famous 4-point shot, and side-splitting comedy. Get tickets here.

MLK Day is Monday. You can learn more about the ongoing food drive and community activities here!

> Live music lists have been moved to the bottom of this email due to size!

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Rapid Fire Hits

Quick headlines and things to know from all around 🌐

The original operator of the Colts scoreboard is retiring. Since 1984 (the year the Colts moved to Indianapolis), he has been the only person to operate it. He did not miss a single game in 40 years. That is some true dedication to the team.

Quote: “I proudly will say it. I’ll put it on a coffee mug. I’m all for local government until it’s stupid, and that is stupid”. – Senator Aaron Freeman on Indy’s “no-turn-on-red” policy last April. A few days ago, he did good on his word and did in fact introduce a bill to revert this policy.

Reason 1001 on why you should not use a gas station car wash: they may randomly combust. On Wednesday, the attached carwash at 96th Street’s Circle K caught on fire. Fishers Fire and PD are still investigating what happened.

Weekly recap

Here’s what readers clicked the most last week 🏆️

  • 2024 solar eclipse simulator (link)
  • Mansion Society is crashed by unsavory wedding party (link)
  • Fishers Fire Department’s hilarious social media (link)
  • Hamilton County’s $60k remote control lawn mower (link)
  • How to play Euchre (link)

Local business

New doughnut shop coming to Fishers 🍩

Parlor doughnuts grand opening is February 9th. You’ll find them at 13588 Bent Grass Lane right off SR 37. They’re local to Indiana and are well-known for their “layered donuts” which can come in vegan, keto-friendly, and gluten-friendly options.

They are also hiring 20 team members between now and February 9th. You can apply here.

📲 Want to see your business here? Email me to get a highlight. It’s free!

Nothing in this section is sponsored. It’s just something you should know.

Live Music

🎶 Live Music – Fishers

Stella Luna | Britton Tavern | 10 pm
Dave & Rae | Parks Place Pub | 8 pm
The Doo | Ale Emporium | 8:30 pm
DJ night | Daniel’s Vineyard | 7 pm

Sam King | HC Tavern | 11 am

🎶 Live Music – Indy

Shvdy Rollins + Brandon Lott | LO-FI Lounge | 7:00 pm
The Cold Stares | Hi-FI Indianapolis | 9:00 pm
Micro Wrestling All Stars | 8 Seconds Saloon |
Brothers Footman | Ale Emporium (Greenwood) | 8:30 pm
Karma | Ale Emporium (Indianapolis) | 8:30 pm
Adrian Taylor | Tin Roof | 6:30 pm
Willie Warwick | Tin Roof | 10:30 pm
Sustain music festival | Melody Inn | 7:00 pm
Toy Factory | That Place Bar & Grill | 10:00 pm
Tsuruda w/ Mirror Maze, Hajimari, highfives & KennyHz | Mousetrap | 9:00 pm
VocalEase • Jazz Edition | The Jazz Kitchen | 7:00 pm & 9:30 pm
Ski Lodge Silent Disco | The Vogue Theatre | 9:00 pm
Harebrained Comedy’s Standup Showcase | White Rabbit Cabaret | 8:00 pm
Jukebox Luke | The Bluebird Nightclub | 9:00 pm
Cody Fry: Live with the ISO | Hilbert Circle Theatre | 9:00 pm
Trivia Night | Kip’s Pub | 12:00 am
Dance Kaleidoscope Divas A-New | Schrott Center for the Arts | 7:00 pm
Piano Show | Brick House Dueling Pianos | 9:00 pm
Tight Rope Band | Mikie’s Pub | 9:00 pm
Live rock n roll | State Street Pub | 9:00 pm


Sabbath | Hi-FI Indianapolis | 9:00 pm
Broken Reins | 8 Seconds Saloon
DJ c-buck | Tin Roof | 5:30 pm
Willie Traywick | Tin Roof | 10:30 pm
Punk rock night | Melody Inn | 8:00 pm
Tyler Poe and Volunteer Railroad Band | That Place Bar & Grill | 10:00 pm
Jameron & MooseTooth  | Mousetrap | 9:00 pm
Tierney Sutton + Tamir Hendelman | The Jazz Kitchen | 7:00 pm & 9:30 pm
Gimme Gimme Disco | The Vogue Theatre | 9:00 pm
The Burlesque Bingo Bango Show | White Rabbit Cabaret | 9:00 pm
New Day Rising and more | Hossier Dome | 6:30 pm
6 Foot Blonde | The Bluebird Nightclub | 9:00 pm
Cody Fry: Live with the ISO | Hilbert Circle Theatre | 9:00 pm
Resurrection: A Journey Tribute – Still They Ride Tour | Clyde Theatre | 8:00 pm
Dance Kaleidoscope Divas A-New | Schrott Center for the Arts | 7:00 pm
Piano Show | Brick House Dueling Pianos | 8:00 pm
Fareway | Mikie’s Pub | 10:00 pm
THAT 90’S BAND | Sidelines Sports Pub | 9:00 pm
Billy and The Tall Boys | The Chaparral Sports Bar and Grill | 9:00 pm


DJ Action Jackson | Tin Roof | 9:00 pm
Audio Hyjinx and more | Melody Inn | 7:00 pm
Acoustic Bluegrass Open Jam | Mousetrap | 8:00 pm
Bluewater Kings Band Showcase | The Jazz Kitchen | 6:00 pm
R&B vs Hip-Hop Day Party | The Vogue Theatre | 3:00 pm
The Sunday Show! | Black Circle | 8:00 PM
The Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular | Old National Centre | 7:00 pm
Prices | The Bluebird Nightclub | 9:00 pm
Dance Kaleidoscope Divas A-New | Schrott Center for the Arts | 2:00 pm
Special Guest Musicians | Brick House Dueling Pianos


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