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Christmas lights

Good Tuesday Morning. This is Fishers Digest. The local Fishers newsletter that will be leaving donuts out for Santa this year. Why? Because they’re a dollar for a dozen today at Krispy Kreme 🤩

☀️ Today’s weather: Sunny, with a high near 46°.

In today’s digest:

  • Winter pickleball
  • Light viewings
  • Rapid fire hits

This issue is 1,028 words, a 4 minute read. Last week to participate!

The Digest

☃️ Winter Pickleball

Pro tip: Pickleball is fun. It’s so fun that you should know it’s still possible to play in the winter. So here’s a list we compiled on good places to play indoors during the winter:

  • Lifetime Fitness at Castle Creek has beginner leagues all the way to advanced. The newest beginner clinic starts Dec 13th
  • Community Sports and Wellness in Pendleton also has beginner leagues. And some other fun programs like “cardio Pickleball”
  • Zip City downtown has a massive number of courts and a beginner league starting December 14th.
  • IRC has some courts, but they aren’t as “all-in” on pickleball like the others are

It’s happening

trash continued

About a month ago, 15% of the readers of this newsletter filled out a poll. It was a simple question: Should trash be managed by the city? To give you an idea, typically between 1-3% of readers will fill in a poll.

So yeah. It was pretty significant. I ended up mentioning this in November’s City Council meeting, where the mayor let us know that the city is indeed looking at options. They plan to have something in front of the council by early next year.

Now is the time for you to give your feedback on your experience to the CITY. Review the questions and submit here!

The current library director, Edra Waterman, announced they are leaving the Fishers/Noblesville. December 22 will be her last day. She plans to take on the Anderson library in a similar role.

The HEPL Board of Trustees will be meeting today at the Noblesville location at 4 to discuss hiring a new library CEO.

Hot…juicy… LOBSTER*

Lobster Escargot

Yep. I’m talking about the Lobster Escargot from HC Tavern. 

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

I am telling you this for a few reasons. Number 1: If you haven’t tried it, you need to. Number 2: You can get a 20% bonus gift card with a gift card purchase of $125+.

If you plan to eat at any of their fine establishments over the next year, this is a MUST purchase. That 20% can get you a Lobster Escargot for free.

Offer ends December 31st.

This is a sponsored post.

🎄 Local Business Lights

Christmas lights

The next 10 days are full of clearish skies and weirdly warm temps. The ideal combination for going out and looking at lights. Here’s a few of the top events around Indy for lights:

Christmas Nights of Lights at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Drivable

Merry Prairie Holiday at Conner Prairie Walkable

Circle of Lights at Monument Circle. FREE! Walkable and drivable

Winterfields at Newfields. Walkable

Christmas at the Zoo. Walkable

While it’s fun to play the game without a guidebook, it never hurts to have it on hand. In fact, I’d even say this is even better than just a standard guidebook. It’s a listing of resident-submitted light displays in Hamilton County. You get a description, location, and even a preview. Some homes have radio stations to tune into. Check it out here! You can probably hit ~10 houses an hour.

❯ But what do you think? Where are the absolute must-see places? Reply to this email to let me know!

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

The Happenings

🎅 This is the last week to drop off letters to Santa. If you want a reply anyway. He’s shutting down shop on December 15th to finish working on whatever Santa works on nowadays. Drop them off here📍 8654 E 116th St, Fishers, IN 46038

There are many low-cost concerts going on this week at both Fishers and HSE. Find them all here to support the schools!

The library has your back with drop-ins all week for making gift tag stencils. That’s the kind of skill and tool that keeps on giving all week. Free and no registration required!

Civil Meetings

Board of Public Works meets today at city court chambers at 9 am. Here are a few items on the agenda:

  • Revoke more 5g tower approvals
  • A landscape contract to rip up turf on all roundabouts and replace it with rocks, mulch, trees, etc.
  • A $4.4m consulting contract for helping the city with all things pre-opening for the event center.

Full agenda here.

Advisory Committee on Disability meets at today at Launch Fishers 5:30 pm. Arrive at 4:45 to meet the Indy Fuel Mascot Nitro. They plan to make a special announcement.

Full agenda here.

Armed Services Commission meets today at Fishers Pavilion Conference Center at 4 pm.

Rapid Fire Hits

Quick headlines and things to know from all around 🌐

If you haven’t seen the banners throughout this email, this is the last week to participate on our holiday referral giveaway. The winner scores $150 in local gift cards. All you need to do is refer people to the newsletter using your unique link. I’m rooting for you 👊

Carmel’s Christkindlmarkt won USA Today’s top holiday market in America. For the fourth year in a row.

  • 🏄‍♂️ The distant surf vibes cousin to Carmel, Carmel-by-the-Sea, made the top 10 of Travel and Leisure’s best Christmas towns. Yes, this is a real place.

The Great American Songbook Foundation is planning to build a national-scale museum in Carmel. (link)

An interview with the mayor on how he runs his administration. (link)

Volunteer Fishers

We shared some mind-blowing stats last week for the good work people in Fishers are doing. If you missed them, catch up here! There’s always a need for more hands, so the city shared the opportunities that need the most help right now.

  • Cookies with Characters Volunteer (link)
  • Holiday Wrapping Paper Pop Up Volunteer (link)
  • Deliver Holiday Care Packages with The Shepherd’s Center (link)
  • Good Samaritan Network Holiday Volunteer (link)
  • Mentor with Youth Mentoring Initiative (link)

👋 Hey! Do you mind taking a quick survey? I’m trying to understand the following:

Construction This Week

Fishers Construction

Nothing new for a second week in a row. Existing projects are continuing on, with some like the 106th/Hoosier Road roundabout hopefully done by the end of the year. Read the full report here.


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