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Good Tuesday Morning. This is Fishers Digest. The newsletter that makes local news feel like an easy-to-follow recipe.

⛅️ Today’s weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 46°.

In today’s digest:

  • The missed email

  • Valeweekend

  • Pop-up health studio

This issue is 1,288 words, a 4-minute read.

The Digest

The email that might delay a Fishers HQ

In case you missed it, Michael Andretti’s bid to join F1 was rejected.

One key point made for denying the Andretti team’s bid to join F1: they didn’t respond to a request to meet in person. It turns out, that request from F1 was actually just an email. And even more unfortunate, it was sent to Andretti’s spam. So the team never saw it. Here’s the full quote from F1:

“Having had the opportunity to consider the applicant’s responses together with our own deliberations, we subsequently wrote to the applicant on 12 December 2023 extending an invitation to an in-person meeting at our offices in order for the applicant to present its application, but the applicant did not take us up on this offer.”

– F1 Racing Statement

I’m not in the business of rumors, but it’s possible to believe part of their $200m HQ being built in Fishers was banking on their bid to join F1 being accepted. The reason the construction has stalled is unrelated (see: lawsuit), but it does make you wonder if they’ll continue.

2024 Farmers Market Applications

Vendor applications end for the 2024 Farmer’s Market this Sunday. If you’re a food entrepreneur looking to grow your new business, this is the place to be. To view the full list of previous vendors and to apply for this year, go to the Play Fishers website.

And if you’re craving going to a market, here are a few going on this winter!

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Spray-Net Before and After

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The Happenings

> Make a charcuterie board with a partner this Thursday at Wasson’s Nursery. Tickets here.

> Is Alexa ignoring you? Tech Tuesday is a 2-hour event happening this afternoon at the Fishers library. Bring your electronic that are giving you a hard time and they’ll try and get you sorted. (link)

> February’s Coffee and Conversation hosted by Launch Fishers is this Thursday. Network with other businesses and professionals in Fishers with a nice cuppa joe. Free. Learn more.

🎭️ I received such good feedback about the One Man, Two Guvnor’s event last weekend that I’m making sure no one else misses it! Don’t miss your chance this Thursday-Sunday to see this comedy performance right here in Fishers. The last one sold out. Tickets here.

Valentine’s Weekend

It’s all fun and games until it’s Friday at 5 with no plans for your lover. Here’s a few ideas to prevent that! If you want to learn more, simply search each on Google.

🤍 Take them on a train ride on the Nickel Plate Express! Tickets are very limited and almost sold out.

❤️‍🩹 For those riding solo, there’s a lonely-hearts version of the train ride happening right after.

🤎 The Heart Hike at Ritchey Woods happens Saturday. This is a self-guided walk with signs to find all the heart shapes in nature.

💙 Make a hand-made letterpress valentine at Indiana Artisan in Carmel. This is a free make-and-take event hosted at their gallery from 4-8 pm.

🧡 Watch the Purdue vs IU game this Saturday, ideally somewhere local.

Live Music

DJ C-Buck| Tin Roof | 5 PM
DJ Gomez & DJ Naggaroth | Melody Inn | 8 PM
Dan Nix Big Band | The Jazz Kitchen | 7 PM

Ethan and Joey | Tin Roof | 9 PM
Art & Soul | The Jazz Kitchen | 7 PM

Zac Hill on the Patio | Parks Place Pub | 6 PM
Knox | HI-FI Indianapolis | 9 PM
Pom Teddy | Tin Roof | 10 PM
The Hammer & The Hatchet | Duke’s Indy | 7 PM
Beethoven and Brahms | Hilbert Circle Theatre | 11 AM
Steven Alexander Jones | Chatterbox Jazz Club | 8 PM
Tyler Hubbard with Austin Williams | Clyde Theater | 8 PM

To view the full list of live music happening this week, check out our weekly update.


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

Live Trivia | Books & Brews | 7:30 PM
Live Trivia | Pinheads | PM

Hambone’s Trivia Night | Memento Zero Proof | 7 PM
Trivia Night | CR Heroes | 7:30 PM

Rapid Fire Hits

Quick headlines and things to know from all around 🌐

The HSE School Board has released the contract for the new superintendent. The contract is for the next 3 years, with a base salary of $215,270. A public hearing will be held on February 21st at 6 pm at 13485 Cumberland Road, Fishers, IN 46038. You can read the whole contract here.

IMPD is trying to figure out why people shot by officers are increasing. And they’re hiring a research partner to help them do it. (link)

Victoria Spartz will file for reelection for Congress. Last year, she said she would not do this so she could spend more time with her family. (link)

Last week, Elmo started the week posting on X (Twitter) asking how everyone was doing. It blew up and received over 200 million views and 20k comments of people telling Elmo mostly one thing: they’re not well. He ended the week getting jumped by Larry David on National TV.

> That said, Fishers has its own health department and has many mental health resources available to you. You can check them out here.

The NBA All Stars LED Court looks insane. It’s like playing basketball on a tv.

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Local Business

Keith Lee

Chicken n Pickle in game

The developer Thompson Thrift is on a tear with their announcements. This week, it’s the official land sale to Chicken n’ Pickle. It will be 1.5 acres of pickleball, yard games, sports bar, and more.

Pop-up health studio

Business Furniture + Co. has announced the future opening of a limited-time pop-up healthcare studio, Healing Mindset. It will be on the second floor of the Mindset building on Maple Street in downtown Fishers. They plan to showcase innovative healthcare-oriented furniture designs across the 3,700 sq ft space. Check out their announcement here!

Construction this week

Fishers Construction

Only one big thing to note this week:

  • On March 1st, 146th Street/Allisonville Road will be closed for 3 months. A roundabout and overpass will be built while it’s closed. Look out for detour markers in the coming weeks and use the below image to view it on a map. Details here.

Read the full report here.

Allisonville Road Detour

Read the full report here.


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