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Good Wednesday morning. Welcome to Fishers Digest, your personal news butler. We hand-deliver the top-shelf stuff on a silver platter. (let me know what you’re having in the feedback below)

🌤️ Today’s weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85°.

In today’s digest:

  • Flat Fork Flip
  • MOTW strikes again
  • Slimming meds
  • A correction

In the last issue, there was an issue with the construction updates for the week link. My bad for that. Here’s the correct link if you want to read the full report. Please forgive me 🙏

This issue is 902 words, a 4-minute read. (breaking records this week)

The Digest

Flat Fork Flip

One big thing: The Fishers Plan commission will meet today to approve rezoning 2 lots (see above) to build up to 220 single-family homes.

Recap: In June, Ryan Homes developers laid out grand visions for a Flat Fork PUD — a blend of commercial hotspots with new homes. But people had concerns.

  • Would it bring too much traffic?
  • What will happen to my home value?
  • Why go commercial in the middle of neighborhoods?

The community’s feedback was clear: remove the commercial component. A staggering 240 change.org signatures and a few months of meetings. That is no joke. The 2024 Fishers Budget had barely three people speak up during public comment, which is millions of our tax dollars.

Present day: The commercial element is now gone. The plan now solely focuses on residential homes, and the vote should pass for final approval tonight. Early congrats to those who pushed to make this happen! 💪

Community power

MOTW Coffee Instagram

Last week, I interviewed Sajjad Shah (you can view pieces of the interview with him here). He is the owner of MOTW Coffee on 116th Street.

The day after our interview, MOTW posted a fundraiser on their Instagram. They wanted to raise money for a frequent customer who lives with Autism and walks to work next door every day.

In just 21 minutes, they blew past their goal of $3,000. They ended up raising almost $7,500 in addition to the e-bike. Preston’s reaction is priceless, and MOTW continues to set an example for businesses giving back to the community they serve.

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The Happenings


On Monday, I mentioned keeping an eye out for the sold-out Fall Festival tickets possibly dropping. IT HAPPENED! Lol

  • Get your tickets here before they sell out again.

The Fall Festival is a 5-day, kid-friendly event held next week at the Fishers Agripark. Entry is $3 if you live in Fishers and buying tickets in advance is required.

Fishers tapping into drop/hype culture is epic and I’m here for it.

Headless Horseman Festival: Dive into spooky delights from the Haunted Hayride to the Trail of Terror! Catch live shows, play ghoulish games, and explore the Bizarre Bazaar. Everyone’s invited…including the Horseman himself 🤣 Tickets here.

🍻 Blind Tiger Bootleggers Join the library at HEPL to learn all about bootleggers and blind tigers in the prohibition days of Hamilton County. Registration required. Happens at Four Day Ray Brewery.

Calling all content creators. A new maker space in downtown Noblesville has opened. Targeting small and medium-sized businesses looking for a space to do video/content creation. Join tonight for a free cocktail hour to see the space.

This month’s Storywalk can be found at Billericay Park until October 31st. In partnership with the library, walk the park and read the book “Halloween is Coming”. Park here.

Oktoberfest MashCraft Fishers. Live Music and traditional Oktoberfest activities. Details here

No need to leave Indy for the Bourbon Trail. At least, for tonight anyway. The Vogue’s annual bourbon-tasting event. Tickets here.

Continuing the hype train. Fishers is about to be the home to the FIRST alcohol-free bar and coffee shop in the state. Memento Zero Proof is a way to celebrate, socialize, and connect without the limitations or consequences of alcohol. Learn more here.

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

Quick hits

Slimming medications like Ozempic are becoming an airline’s best friend. United estimates that the average passenger losing 10 pounds would save them a staggering $80 million a year. We may be ending the era of peanuts and pretzels for super greens and fruit cups 🫡

Deadline for voter registration in Indiana is less than one week away. Learn more at the County website on how and where to vote.

✂️ Watch: The Nickel Plate ribbon cuttingceremony from last Monday. The $20m trail has been open for about a month and connects 106th Street to 96th Street. This officially completes the Fishers portion of the trail, which will eventually go all the way down to the State Fair Grounds.


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