⛵️ An old highway home

PLUS: St. Patty's Weekend, Edgar Allan Poe, and your weekend preview

Good Friday Morning. This is Fishers Digest. Wishing you a safe and joyful St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Remember — drinking and driving ain’t cool. And say hi if you see me around!

☁️ Today's weather: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54°.
☀️ Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 59°
☀️ Sunday: Sunny, with a high of 45°

In today’s digest:

  • Have you heard of this house?

  • Edgar Allan Poe vibes

  • St. Patty’s Day weekend guide

  • Weekend preview

🍻🍀 Happy early Birthday to Carter Barnes! May your weekend be as lucky as we are to have you. Cheers!

🚧 Sorry for the confusion on Tuesday. There is already a roundabout at 106th Street and Cumberland Road. It seems my brain is wired to automatically think construction = roundabout. I may need to get checked. They are building a bridge in the area. Thank you to those who pointed it out!

This issue is 1,645 words, a 5-minute read.

The Digest

Have you heard of the old Kincaid House? 

Rendering of the Kincaid House at the roundabout near IKEA

It’s one of the oldest buildings in Fishers built the same year the Civil War started (1861). So it’s been around the block. Literally too, as it’s been moved a few times and now sits here near I-69. At one point, the city had plans to use the house as a centerpiece for the roundabout near IKEA. There were even plans to renovate it and have it be an info center!

That never happened though, and you can still see it today as you drive north on I-69.

So why am I telling you this right now? The Fishers Historical Society is hosting a webinar on April 7th with Bob Kincaid, who used to live in the house. If you’re interested in learning more about its history, you can sign up to join for free.

Go Deeper: If you can’t wait, you can go down a major rabbit hole with this by looking up “Kincaid House in Fishers” on Facebook. There are all sorts of groups and communities dedicated to the house.

When is the community center opening?

Rendering of how the community center will look on the existing land. Pretty neat!

The new Fishers Community Center will open in October 2025. They broke ground earlier this week with the help of some tiny helpers at Hoosier Road Elementary.

The land donated by the Johnson Family will have the street it lives on aptly named “Johnson Farm Way”. There will be a dog park, walking track, indoor pool, Cafe by Sahm’s, basketball courts, pickleball courts, a gym, and much more.

A fun fact is that it’s nicely located about 10 minutes from most points in Fishers, which is great because it’s mainly for Fishers residents. For that reason, the city doesn’t expect it to be a high-traffic area and has decided not to include any road work alongside it. So Hoosier Road and 121st Street will remain the same.

🌑 Edgar Allan Poe Vibes*

You won't want to miss this Edgar Allan Poe-themed speakeasy. Especially if you’re a fan of dark moods, vibes, and a good time. It’s a one-day event happening in Carmel, and only a few slots remain—it’s already almost sold out.

Poe historians will retell his most famous stories with themed drinks to match each story. It’s a night to rave about with comedy, drama, and experience all in one. Secure your tickets here.

This is a sponsored post.

The Happenings

Weekend preview 📆 🍀 

I’ve compiled everything you need to know for St. Patrick’s Day weekend here. You bet I included the best tent parties to go to and kid-friendly events to boot. Cheers!

> The Indy Runners club is hosting a beer run half marathon. No kids, no strollers, no one under 21. Saturday (03/16) at 10 am. (link)

> Cars and coffee are back, baby. Graham Rahal (Indy Car driver) owns the only local Ducati dealership and a performance shop. Get donuts, coffee, and see cool cars and bikes. Saturday (03/16) at 9 am.(link)

> There’s an estate sale happening at 9 am today near Geist. (link)

> Music Bingo at Pinheads hosted by Studio Live Indy. Tonight at 7 pm. (link)

Mark your calendars 🗓️ 

Here are a few events to mark early on the calendar.

Weed wrangle

This volunteer event gets a green thumbs-up. 👍🏻💚 Hamilton County Invasives mission is kicking back up with spring near. They help protect our city and county from harmful, invasive plants and trees. Yes. Bradford Pears are invasive and on their hit list. List of upcoming wrangles here.

Shoot guns, support kids

This is the single most Indiana fundraiser I have ever come across. The first annual Clays for a Cause is a shooting challenge and fundraiser for the Salvation Army. Your good shooting will help send 500 at-risk Hoosier kids to camp this summer. It happens on May 31st at the Indiana Gun Club. Early registration here

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Nothing in this section is sponsored. It’s just something you should know.

Rapid Fire Hits

Quick headlines and things to know from all around 🌐 

A car meet got so big that the Fishers Police chief sent a memo to the media and community about it. The organizers responded, saying they never meant for it to turn out that way. (link)

I know, I won’t proliferate more Eclipse info, but it’s interesting to read how local businesses in Hamilton County taking advantage of it (IBJ link)

This house in Indianapolis is made out of shipping containers. They claim it’s the first of its kind. Whether it is or isn’t, it’s a badass-looking house. (link)

Class of 2025 students at HSE and Fishers are special. They will be the first to graduate in Fishers (keyword here) at the new event center on June 7th, 2025. (link)

Good luck to the Fishers Basketball team vs Crown Point tomorrow! Do us proud and take care of business. (link)

You can signup for a March Madness challenge bracket today, with Selection Sunday starting this weekend. (link)

Weekly recap

Here’s what readers clicked the most this week 🏆️

  • 116th Street and Olio Road roundabout proposal (link)

  • Best places to take your dog in Fishers (link)

  • Andretti HQ designs and official project restart (link)

  • Google Map street view of 116th First Internet Bank (link)

  • Fishers’ goal of over 250 cameras by the end of the year (link)

Live Music

Your best bet is any of the tent parties happening across town. Some of the local artists you’re used to will be there. They won’t be on this list, so check our St. Patrick’s Day weekend guide to find the party you want to go to.

Friday
BIG 80’s | Britton Tavern | 10pm
That 90s Band | Ale Emporium | 8:30pm
Margo Cilker | LO-FI Lounge | 7pm
Circles Around The Sun, Mikaela Davis and Southern Star | HI-FI Indianapolis | 9pm
Drew Crawley | Tin Roof | 6:30pm
Nick Vallese | Tin Roof | 11:30pm
Hillbilly Happy Hour | Melody Inn | 7pm
Whydah, Dose Rose, No Antics | Melody Inn | 9pm
Recoil | That Place bar & Grill | 10pm
Barefuzz w/ Sunny Side Down | The Mousetrap | 8pm
Alex Bugnon | The Jazz Kitchen | 7pm & 10pm
The Dandy Warhols | The Vogue Theatre | 8pm
Ruben de Ronde | Black Circle | 8pm
Liquid Strange | Old National Centre | 9pm
Oceano with Hive | Hoosier Dome | 6:30pm
Southern Bridges | Mikie’s Pub | 9:30pm
Cody Johnson | Gainbridge Fieldhouse | 7:30pm
The Roundups | Duke’s Indy | 8pm
Music Bingo | McGilvery’s Pub & Eatery Speedway | 7:30pm
My Yellow Rickshaw | The Bulldog Hub | 8pm
The Real Groove Git’rz | The Kitley Inn 

Saturday
Litsoul | Britton Tavern | 10pm
Sass | King Jugg | 12pm
D&k music | King Jugg | 3pm
Corey cox | King Jugg | 6pm
Andrea Von Kampen | LO-FI Lounge | 7pm
The Castellows | HI-FI Indianapolis | 9pm
Dillon James | 8 Seconds Saloon
DJ C-Buck | Tin Roof | 5:30pm
Matt Waters | Tin Roof | 6pm
Nick Vallese | Tin Roof | 10:30pm
Tim Goodin & Jordan Lee King | Duke’s Indy | 8pm
Punk Rock Night | Melody Inn | 8pm
The Brothers Footman | That Place bar & Grill | 10pm
Sneezy + The Snozzberries | The Mousetrap | 9pm 
Alex Bugnon | The Jazz Kitchen | 7pm & 10pm
Ted Yoder Band | Indy Folk Series | 7pm
Led Zeppelin2 | The Vogue Theatre | 9pm
Blind Fury | Black Circle | 7pm
KAIVON  | Old National Centre | 9pm
Frankie Moreno and Tony Desare | Hilbert Circle Theatre | 5:30pm
Spanky’s Clubhouse | Mikie’s Pub | 9:30pm
Ethan and The Strangers | McGilvery’s Pub & Eatery Speedway | 
Mike & The Boys | The Bulldog Hub | 1pm
Tyler Poe and The Volunteer Railroad | The Bulldog Hub | 4pm
Clayton Anderson | The Bulldog Hub | 7pm
Band Savvy | The Kitley Inn | 
Rebecca Meldrum | Apres Jack’s | 8pm

Sunday
Endless summer band | King Jugg | 3pm
Danny Frazier band | King Jugg | 6pm
Mihali | HI-FI Indianapolis | 8pm
Pom Teddy | Tin Roof | 4pm
DJ C-Buck | Tin Roof | 8pm
Moosetooth, EL Bisonte(Louisville) and more | Melody Inn | 6pm
Tinsley Ellis | The Jazz Kitchen | 6:30pm
R&B vs Hip-Hop Day Party | The Vogue Theatre | 3pm
JP Saxe  | Old National Centre | 8pm
T.J The DJ | McGilvery’s Pub & Eatery Speedway | 
Shane Rodimel | The Bulldog Hub | 12pm
Dream Slice | The Bulldog Hub | 3pm
Nelda Hustler | The Bulldog Hub | 7pm
Cosmic Situation | The Kitley Inn

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