📰 Newsletter Archive: Final Boss of Roundabouts

An AI image rendering showing an example of what a roundabout could look like

Good Tuesday Morning. This is Fishers Digest. The local newsletter that gives you the same feeling as opening your bank account on payday.

☀️ Today’s weather: Sunny, with a high near 69°.

Heads up. The statewide tornado siren testing is at 10:15 this morning. You can learn everything you need to about this week and the testing here. They canceled last friday’s test because of bad weather.

In today’s digest:

  • Thanks Chief!
  • 116th/Olio Roundabout
  • St Paddy’s Day

This issue is 1,581 words, a 5-minute read.

The Digest

Thank you for your service, Chief Arusa 🚒

Fire Chief Steve Orusa will not keep his position this year. After 14 years of service to the City of Fishers, he announced his retirement.

So what’s next for Fishers? Recruitment time. The next few months will be a time for fresh change says Mayor Fadness. Chief Steve Orusa has committed to delaying his official retirement until a transition can happen sometime this Fall. Thank you for everything you have done for the community Chief, cheers! 🍻

Final boss of roundabouts

An AI image rendering showing an example of what a roundabout could look like

This is not a real rendering. I jokingly asked AI to make the most difficult-to-use roundabout it could think of. Enjoy.

Most of the major intersections in Fishers are being “roundaboutified”. And the last bastion of normal intersections may soon fall.

The Indy MPO is looking for projects to be funded by Summer 2027. One project on that list is building a roundabout at 116th and Olio. They think the current intersection is a safety concern. Which I think almost everyone would agree with. The roundabout would have two lanes on each side, with three going north from the south.

They’re looking for public comments on it, which you can provide at [email protected]. Or by mail to 200 East Washington Street, Suite 2322, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Or by phone to their voicemail line at 317-327-8601.

Also on the list is building a pedestrian bridge on the Nickel Plate Trail that passes over Keystone. You can provide feedback for that too if you like, but it’s not in Fishers, just connects with the trail.

Special thanks to reader and local Henok Cronin for finding this one.

A Family Haven

A front view of a home in Thorpe Creek Fishers Indiana

Remember that stunning home Kelly Dather pre-showed last week? Well, it’s officially on the market now, and it’s everything we’ve been waiting for.

This 5-bedroom, 5-bath luxury pad sprawls over 5,000 square feet. It’s the dream setup for a family haven. From its renovated kitchen to beautiful hardscaping, it truly needs nothing and is move-in ready.

Now’s your chance to see it in person. Reach out to Kelly Dather and snag a spot for a private walkthrough. Or see it here on his website The Kelly Dather Real Estate Group | KW Indy Metro Northeast | Fishers, IN | 317-496-9308

This is a sponsored post*

The Happenings

🐝 Beekeeping 101 at the Fishers Agripark hosted by the North Central Indiana Beekeepers Club. This is part 1 of a 2-part session, with part 2 being next month. Saturday (3/16) from 2 – 3:30 pm at the Fishers Agripark.

Fun fact: In 2019, a Senate bill made it illegal for cities to ban beekeeping. If you’ve ever thought about having bees, check your HOA bylaws and read this Fishers city ordinance. As long as you follow those rules, you can maybe have bees. Just please make sure. I don’t want to become a witness for a bee trial 😂

> If you’re looking for your next employment opportunity, there will be an open house on Thursday at Grace Church. Vendors and employers will provide resume assistance, job-seeking tips, and more.

St. Patrick’s Day ☘️

Choose your adventure for the weekend.

I have wee folk wandering with me

There is plenty to do with your kids that do not involve drinking. Here’s a few:

  • The greening of the canal kicks off St. Patrick’s Day weekend activities. Thursday (3/14) at 5 pm at Ohio Street Canal Basin.
  • The Shamrock Drop in Westfield on Saturday.
  • Ride the Shamrock Express (Nickel Plate Train).
  • The St. Patricks Day Parade on Friday minus the tent party.

I’m here for the beers 🍺

Murphy’s Pubhouse is hosting a 3-day sham-rockin party from Friday to Sunday. Kegs and Eggs for breakfast on Saturday. The Indy 500 Gordon Pipers-Horse Shoe Pipes and Drums are playing at lunchtime. Live music all Saturday and Sunday from local artists.

Salt at Geist is hosting a ticketed tent party Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Local artists will be playing live music, and basketball will be on all the TVs.

King Jugg is hosting a tent party with a one or two day cover. Your cover includes one beer. Live music all weekend long. Cover purchased at the door.

Daniel’s Vineyard is hosting a ticketed Saturday tent party at their vineyard.

If you want to travel downtown Indianapolis for the big parade, it starts on Friday at 9:30 am. Parade and 5k details here.

🎭️ Theatre

For your theatre roundup, 3 new shows are officially starting this week.

> The HSEHS Guys and Dolls musical performance. Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, it’s an oddball romantic comedy.

> Driving Miss Daisy starts this weekend at the Civic Theatre in Carmel.

> Spamilton starts this weekend at the Butler Arts and Events Center.

Civil Meetings

The Board of Public Safety meets today at 9 a.m. at the City Services Building (12175 Visionary Way). The agenda includes approving a 1.6 million contract for beautifying 96th Street, changing a one-way stop to a three-way stop, and more.

The Fishers Armed Services Commission meets at 4 pm at 10 Municipal Drive tonight. They are hosting a public ceremony on Friday, March 29. The program will honor veterans and their families who served during the Vietnam War.

The HSE School Board meets Wednesday at 6 pm at the HSE admin building.

The Planned Unit Development Commission meets Wednesday at Launch Fishers (12175 Visionary Way) at 5 pm. It’s the same agenda as last week (it got canceled last minute). They are looking to approve site plans for a new 106th street development. It will have a drive-thru Java House and outdoor Biergarten.

🎶 Live Music

Hired Gun | Tin Roof | 9pm
NAP DNB presents school night | Melody Inn | 8pm
JoySwing Jazz Orchestra | The Jazz Kitchen | 7pm
Beartooth  | Old National Centre | 6:30pm
Two Step Tuesday with Coldhearts | Duke’s Indy | 7pm
Marielle Sellars & Jay Jones | Apres Jack’s | 7:30pm

Anxious, Koyo & One Step Closer | HI-FI Indianapolis | 7pm
DJ Action Jackson | Tin Roof | 5pm
The Dollyrots | | Melody Inn | 7pm
Joy Westbrook | The Jazz Kitchen | 7pm

Pom Teddy | Tin Roof | 11pm 
Best Noodles in Town, Openface, Sunset etc | Melody Inn | 7pm
Altered Thurzdaze w/ Minnesota | The Mousetrap | 9pm
Latin Dance Party | The Jazz Kitchen | 6pm
Paul Oakenfold | The Vogue Theatre | 8pm
Beartooth | Clyde Theatre | 6:30pm
Disney Princess | Clowes Memorial Hall | 7pm
Max Raabe & Palast Orchester | Schrott Center for the Arts | 7:30pm
The Music of Billy Joel and Elton John | Paramount Theatre | 7pm
Cody Lee Moomey | Duke’s Indy | 7pm
Phil Pierle | Dugout Bar | 7pm
Jett Haddix | Kitley Inn | 8pm
Natalie Marque & Company | Apres Jack’s | 7:30pm

📱Check out our Instagram for more live music.

🎰 Trivia

General Trivia | Mashcraft | 7 PM
Trivia Night w/ Party Play Indy | Parks Place Pub | 7 PM

Live Trivia | Daniel’s Vineyard | 6 PM
Disney Trivia | Parks Place Pub | 7 PM
Live Trivia | Books & Brews | 7:30 PM
Live Trivia | Pinheads | 7 PM

Hambone Trivia | Memento Zero Proof
Trivia Night | CR Heroes | 7:30 PM
Trivia Night | Pearl Street | 7 PM

Rapid Fire Hits

Quick headlines and things to know from all around 🌐

The Fishers Tigers Basketball team continues to blaze through the competition. They beat Kokomo last Saturday in front of an 8,500-person crowd to take home the regional title. The team is now 3 games away from a possible state championship.

New business applications in Indiana continue to rise.

These are the best places to take your dog in the summer. Parks, restaurants, and events. (link)

Here is how to prepare for severe weather week in Indiana. (link)

Construction This Week

Something no local wants to hear. Another intersection is closing down. Luckily it should only be about 6 months if everything cooperates. Here’s what’s new:

  • 106th Street and Cumberland Road will be closed next week for the construction of a roundabout. It will be closed until mid October.

🔥 Go deeper with the full report here.


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