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Good Friday Morning. This is Fishers Digest. The local Fishers newsletter that gives you all the info you need to start planning your new year’s resolutions. 🪩

⛅️ Today’s weather: Partly sunny, with a high near 55°.

In today’s digest:

  • Community Center
  • Volunteering is booming
  • Weekend preview

This issue is 1,238 words, a 4.5-minute read.

The Digest

Community Center

The final phases for the Fishers Community Center are here. The plans (see here) were approved by the city’s plan commission on Wednesday. The last step is a vote by City Council on December 18th.

Missed our last update? Here’s a quick one: This is a $60m project that will include both free and paid amenities for residents. Office space, gyms, pools, daycares, dog park, cafes, you name it. If a zombie apocalypse ever happened, this is where I would go.

Volunteering boom

As we finish out 2023, the team at Fishers who run the volunteering program shared some very interesting stats. Here’s a highlight reel of what you’ve accomplished:

  • About 5% of the city registered to volunteer (5,484)
  • Over 100 non-profits participate
  • Total volunteer hours to date: 10,252.53
  • Estimated value created in volunteer labor: $326,030.45 🤯

When you volunteer through the city, your hours are tracked. Every year, the city holds an award ceremony for top volunteers. My favorite part of this is there was a previous #1 volunteer who wanted to stay anonymous for their award. That is some serious commitment to service.

If you want to learn more, you can sign up through the city site here.

Office craze

Data from HBR

There’s currently an arms-race for more office space in Indy and Fishers. This is especially the case in high-demand areas. Offices in the Nickel Plate District are fully leased, with growing waitlists.

The otherside: Remote work boomed because of COVID and has steadily balanced out since. Executives are pushing for more in-office work. But they also recognize that remote work isn’t going away.

What’s next: A significant amount of development is coming to the Fishers District over the next few years. Nearly all of them include some type of commercial space. With one, the Union at Fishers District, promising 60,000 square feet of office space. Sheesh.

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Local Business

Here is a holiday gift guide from This is Fishers spotlighting local. Read it here.

We had the opportunity to try Yak & Yeti Himalayan Cuisine this week. It’s 🔥

A new burger joint is opening at SR 37/131st this spring. Wayback Burger claims to be one of the fastest growing burger joints in the country. They’re famous for their cheeeeesy burgers served with inverted buns.

Cooper and Cow Steakhouse will open December 11 at 5 pm.

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

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The Happenings

Mic’d up weekend preview

The HSE Schools Choir teams have two holiday spectaculars tonight.

🔵 HSE Choir is sold out. Fishers Digest readers were notified before that!

🔴 FHS Choir has a few tickets left. Grab them if you’re interested!

If you missed out, there’s many more low-cost music events happening next week for both Fishers and HSE. (link)

  • Butler choir and wind ensembleRejoice” happens tonight and Saturday night. This is a free, open to the public event. It’s an absolute masterpiece and one of those events that you leave thinking how was this free? Learn more.
  • The Holiday Porchfest in Carmel happens Saturday from 2-4 pm in midtown. There will be plenty of food and bev vendors for adults and kids. Learn more.
  • Carmel Christkindlmarkt will have music as always throughout the day.

Everything else 📆

🏃+ 🎅🏻 +‍ 🧝 = The Jingle Bell run at Conner Prairie. You get to sweat in an elf, Santa, etc. costume. The mission for this run supports arthritis foundations. And guess what? They have already smashed their goals. Tickets here.

🏠️ Hub & Spoke is hosting a holiday open house art and design lovers. If you haven’t been, this place is a must see. Cash bar.

🍪 If you are a CCC (certified cookie connoisseur) then you’re invited to the (cookie) bar crawl on Saturday at the library. Bring your best baked good. Learn more.

The festival of trees at the Circle Center Mall is now open. View 75 decorated trees, supported by the Indiana Historical Society.

Weekend Sports

Colts @ Bengals on Sunday 1 pm

Pacers @ Pistons on Monday

🎶 Live Music

Midwest Originals | Wolfies Geist
Cosmic Situation | Ale Emporium | 8:30 pm
Dave & Rae | Parks Place Pub | 8 pm
Trial by Fire | Britton Tavern | 10 pm
Music Bingo | Pinheads | 7 pm
Big Bill Taylor | American Legion Post 470 | 7 pm

Dream Slice | Ale Emporium | 8:30 pm
Tyler Robling Band | Britton Tavern | 10 pm

Klark Whitson | HC Tavern | 11 am
The 78s | Daniel’s Vineyard | 1 pm

Rapid Fire

Here’s a few things we came across this week that made us LOL or were interesting.

What’s going on at 141st and SR 37? (link)

A redditor points out searching “United States” on Google shows a picture of Indianapolis (link)

Indianapolis made the list for AirBnB’s top 2024 destinations. There is something hilarious about seeing Indiana next to Warsaw, Osaka, Kyoto, Buenos Aires, Rome, and more. (link)

Mcdonald’s is opening up a new Starbucks competitor named Cosmcs. The very first location will open later this month in Chicago.

The average life expectancy in Fishers is 84 years old. That’s the oldest out of any Indy Metro area. Some of the lowest are neighborhoods in Indy, where they can be as low as 68 years. Dive into what health orgs are trying to do about it here.

Weekly recap

Here’s what readers clicked the most last week 🏆️

  • Map of 5g towers and their locations in neighborhoods (link)
  • Fall Creek Woods Natural Park closed for season (link)
  • Man with 3 warrants arrested in Fishers (link)
  • Man gets progressively more Indiana from ChatGPT (link)


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