What if we had a lazy river?

PLUS: meet our new writer, how to do mother’s day, and your construction report

Good Tuesday Morning. This is Fishers Digest. Adult peer pressure is hearing your neighbor mowing their lawn. Thanks to the reader who sent this in 🤣

In today’s digest:

  • Say hey to our new writer
  • The lazy river that almost was a thing
  • How to do Mother’s Day
  • Construction report

🍰 Happy Birthday to my dad, Dave!

— Written by Lindsey Watson and Skyler Braun

This issue is 1,324 words, a 4.5-minute read.

The Digest

Say hey to Fishers Digest’s new wordsmith, Lindsey 👋

Please welcome the newest writer for Fishers Digest, Lindsey! She will bring the firepower this newsletter needs to continue to grow and serve you and the community. She’s a master storyteller + former English teacher turned full-time mom. Even better is that she’s written local content before, so she has all the skills.

She’s already been jazzing up your content. 50% of last week’s newsletters were written by her 😉 If you see Lindsey around, please say hey! You can also email her at [email protected].

Will Fishers be getting a lazy river? 🤔


The answer is no. But that didn’t stop the developers of CityWalk from trying! At yesterday’s groundbreaking, Mayor Fadness shared that the original proposal included a lazy river, over 10 stories, and a few other things that were tapered down 😂

CityWalk will still be the tallest building in Fishers at seven stories, edging out First Internet Bank’s six. This means it will easily become a landmark downtown.

There are no projected opening dates yet, but the project is fully funded and has all the necessary approvals. Check out their website for pictures and videos of what’s to come!

Hamilton Soil and Water wants to help you get rid of your trees

As a resident of Hamilton County, you are eligible for up to $400 to help remove Bradford Pear trees off your property. Why are they doing this? Because these are an invasive species and cause huge problems for our ecosystem — essentially they are evicting native trees and, in turn, eradicating our biodiversity. Kinda important.

Deer won’t eat them, and bees and wildlife continue to spread their seeds everywhere. It’s sort of up to us to help nature along at this point. 🪓

Applying to get funding is easy, and available on their website here!

Charm at every corner*

Picture of a corner home in Saxony in Fishers

Welcome to 13487 Molique Blvd, where Saxony style and maintenance-free magic meet 🤝  Not only is this home gorgeous with its wide-plank hardwood and warm colors — it’s perfectly situated.

By car you’re next to I-69, Hamilton Town Center, and HSE Schools. Walking, you’re minutes away from Saxony Beach, shops, and walking trails. Heck, your kid could even walk to school from here.

Being a townhome, you can forget about things like yard work and exterior maintenance. Your only job is to own it, build equity, and love it (you will). When you see the master suite complete with a new walk-in shower, you’ll have a hard time saying no. 

If you’re interested in living in this beautiful corner lot, you’ll want to contact Stephanie Cook with the Kelly Dather Real Estate Group. More pics and contact info here.

The Happenings

Election day 🎟️

Vintage Voting Poster

Ready to vote? I hope so! Voting for today’s Primary Election will be from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at your assigned polling location.

How do you find your voting location? Go to the Indiana voter’s site, click “Get Voting Status”, fill in your information, and you will get all of the details you need. Including locations, who you are voting for, and more.

How to get Mother’s Day right 💐

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12. There is a LOT going on to celebrate that special lady in your life, so don’t hold back. Would she prefer a cabaret jazz brunch at Feinstein’s, afternoon tea at Cake Bake Shop, or pottery painting at Kiln Creations?

Here’s a handy list of local restaurants offering Mother’s Day Brunch. Book NOW because Mother’s Day is famously the busiest day of the year for restaurants.

And don’t forget to support a local biz when spoiling her with a gift too. Personalllllly, I’m hoping for a Penn & Beech candle, myself 🙂 https://www.pennandbeech.com/ – Lindsey

Geist Golf Ladies League 🏌️‍♀️

The yearly Geist Golf Ladies League starts soon! You’ll play nine holes every Wednesday and Thursday at 6 pm every week until September. Join if:

  • You want to meet new people
  • You are a casual or first time player wanting to learn
  • A lady

Don’t miss this one. I hear it’s a riot. Learn more on their Geist Golf site.

Race Car Drivers 🤝 Accessibility Carnival

Meet IndyCar drivers and support children with disabilities at TherAplay’s Horsepower Carnival! You will enjoy sensory-friendly activities, carnival games in the arena, a meet-and-greet with Indy drivers, and a stroll through the horse barns. Wednesday, 05/08. Tickets are available here.

Rosé and Roses 🍾🌹

A very classic combination. Get your ticket to the 21+ Rose and Roses event at Connor Prairie, which includes wine tastings with Oliver Winery, mindfulness meditation, yoga, flower arrangements, and goat milk soap take-homes. Friday, 05/10. Tickets here.

🎭️ Two-show Tuesday

Your two weekly shows:

> Shrek the Musical Jr. will be performed at the Theater at the Fort starting this Thursday. Tickets here.

> Where there’s a will, a student play at HSE this weekend. Tickets here.

Leaving soon:

> The Forbidden Broadway at The Center for Performing Arts. Tickets.

> Anastasia at the Civic Theatre. Tickets.

Local Business

Bookmark this database

Happy hour is returning to Indiana on July 1! Yes, we know we already mentioned this a while back, but we found something cool. Check it out below.

See the Happy Hour Database

More context: The House voted to approve the return of happy hours back in March, and later Gov. Eric Holcomb signed the bill into law again at (where else?), a bar — the Whistle Stop Inn to be exact.

The Happy Hour Finder filters restaurants and pubs by name, address, or day of the week. Cheers to saving money and time searching.

Rapid Fire Hits

Quick headlines and things to know from all around 🌐

After your feedback, live music venues are available on the website for free. Simply click the city you want to go to, and you’ll get a list of every single live music venue in that area. 🙂 (Fishers Digest)

Sam Ash is going out of business after 100 years. Their Castleton location was the only one in Indiana. They’re currently running store closing sales, and all sales will be final. Their address is 8284 Center Run Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46250.

Eli Lilly became a jersey partner of the Indiana Fever last week. Does anyone else feel like their current jerseys make it seem like their team is the “Indiana Salesforce”? Here’s what they look like.

Registration is open for the Library’s Summer Reading Program,

Anna Rohrer, 23 weeks pregnant, proved that even moms-to-be are superhuman when she won the Indianapolis 500 Festival Mini Marathon on Saturday, beating out 7,900 other female runners.


Last Friday, I listed a few of the amazing things about May. A few of you responded with more additions:

  • The Pacers are moving on in the Playoffs 🏀
  • Mother’s Day (cannot believe I missed this one, sorry moms!)
  • Putting your boat in the water

Construction This Week

Fishers Construction Logo

Here’s a high-level. If you’re new here, these are only recent changes to the weekly reports Fishers sends out.

  • Britton Park Road (South of the fork) and Trade Center Drive are being rebuilt. Signage regarding traffic restrictions is up, and restrictions will begin on Thursday, May 9.
  • 96th Street/Allisonville is the root of traffic frustration right now. The city website has some tips on detours.
  • 106th Street between Cumberland Road and Hamilton Pass will be closed until October

Make sure to check out our Fishers Construction page for the latest updates.


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