📰 Newsletter archive: No More Monkey Business

Good Friday morning. This is Fishers Digest, the local newsletter that is so super serious. I got too many comments about how fun, easy to read, and enjoyable this newsletter is. So no more monkey business.

☀️ Today’s weather: Sunny, with a high near 67° (I just want to point out this is a 20-degree difference from just two days ago. Thanks Indiana)

In today’s digest:

  • Jumanji in Indy
  • Unfortunate news
  • Weekend preview
  • Quiz time

I want to know more about you 🫵 For the next few issues, I’m going to ask some questions. Would you take the time to answer? Should only take a second.

This issue is 1,158 words, a 4.5-minute read.

The Digest


One big thing: Indiana is one of the few states where it is no problem to own a monkey. And one got loose this week.

On Wednesday night, IMPD posted on X (Twitter) that there was a monkey on the loose on the east side of Indy. It turned into a full-on monkeyhunt, and a few locals reported some interesting things:

“It ran up at my garage, pinned me against the door, and I had to take a stool and put it between me and the monkey to kind of dodge the monkey away until I got into the house,”

– a local resident

“It came into my garage and held my hand”

– FB comment

Momo (the monkey’s name) was safely caught Thursday am 👏 Here’s a photo circulating of MoMo during his great adventure.

Momo enjoying a cold one before going back to captivity

Exotic animal law in Indiana

Monkeys are legal to own in Indiana. They are not on the list of exotic animals you need a permit for. Most states typically have rules for owning them. To name a few reasons: they’re smart, they can share diseases with humans, and they are known to attack strangers. Oof. Here are even crazier animals that are perfectly legal to own:

  • Bears (any kind)
  • Wolves
  • Tigers
  • Crocodiles
  • Squirrels (many types, including the flying kind (editors note: WTF 🤣)
  • Beavers
  • And more

If you own any of the above animals (or know someone who does) and live in Fishers, Carmel, or Noblesville please reach out if you’re interested in sharing how and why.

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The Happenings

Weekend Preview

It’s Christmas in October! Join the craft fair to support the Fishers Tiger Band on their mission to play at the Macy’s Day Parade. Over 135 vendors will face a jury in a friendly competition. Happens Saturday. Learn more.

Potters Bridge Festival The Farmers Market is gone. I can’t fix that. But fear not — Potter’s Bridge Festival is here! Enjoy a day of live music, food booths, arts, crafts, and more. Happens Saturday at… Potter’s Bridge. 11 am – 5 pm. Free.

OktoberFest is on in Carmel for humans. Live Music, food, games, you know the drill. Except of course it’s all german centered. 6 – 10 pm at the Carmel City Center.

Barktoberfest is on in Westfield for dogs 😂 Bring your furry friend in their Halloween costume to participate in the contest. There will be an agility course and lots of vendors. Don’t have a furry friend yet? Come adopt one! Learn more.

The Headless Horseman 40th anniversary at Connor Praire this weekend.

🎶 Live Music

Revery | Britton Tavern | 10 pm
Tim Neuman | Parks Place Pub | 8 pm
Zach Day Band | Ale Emporium | 8:30 pm
Five After Midnight | Wolfies
Peace Water Winery | All days

Broken Reins | Britton Tavern | 10 pm
Billy and the Tall Boys | Ale Emporium | 11 pm
Oktober Fest Beerbarrel Boys | Mashcraft | 5:30 pm

The 78s | Daniel’s Vineyard | 1 – 4 pm

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

Quick hits

Here’s what readers clicked the most this week:

  • MashCraft’s Oktober Fest
  • Fishers (and Indiana’s) first alcohol-free bar and coffee shop
  • Where Buffett Parkway got its name
  • Hamilton County real estate info

Quiz time!

I want to play a game. cue evil laugh. Answer the questions to see how well you’ve retained Fishers Digest this week.

  1. What is the median home sale price in Hamilton County?
  2. Which school band was selected to play at the Macy’s Day parade?
  3. What is the $ amount being charged to the school to find a new superintendent?
  4. Who did I interview last week?
  5. Why is Fishers Digest the best local? newsletter

Ok, you don’t have to answer the last one. Answers at the bottom.

Birthday Freebies. Yeah yeah, I know. A lot of restaurants and places have these. But here’s a few good ones:

  • CRG (Rize, Livery, Stone Creek are the closest) gives you a free dessert
  • Nicey Treat — Free treat on your bday

What are your favorites/little-known surprises? Reply to share!

Community Alert

We do our best to avoid news that might be too controversial or dark. But I want to commit to keeping you informed: the 2018 Noblesville middle school shooter has been released to his home in Fishers, near FHS. Juvenile law left prosecutors with few options. Many families, children, and friends were hurt by this incident. Here are some community resources available to you if you need them.


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  1. What is the median home sale price in Hamilton County? $430,000
  2. Which school band was selected to play at the Macy’s day parade? Fishers HS Tiger Band
  3. What is the $ amount being charged to the school to find a new superintendent? $15,000
  4. Who did I interview last week? Sajjad Shah,MOTW
  5. Why is Fishers Digest the best local newsletter? I hope you think this. But if not, leave feedback below to tell me how it could be better.

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