⛵ Humane society makeover

PLUS: tortoise racing, library rock, and your construction report

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Good Tuesday Morning. This is Fishers Digest. To quote Rick Carlisle Sunday night “Pacers and Racers”. This upcoming weekend is looking good 🏀 🏎️ 

In today’s digest:

  • The old Humane Society is getting a makeover

  • Touch-a-truck is today

  • Memorial Day Weekend Guide

  • Construction report

— Written by Lindsey Watson and Skyler Braun

This issue is 1,663 words, a 5-minute read.

The Digest

The old Humane Society building is finally being put to use

Ah yes, good mems at this building. But man they were due for an upgrade. In 2021, they moved to Fishers at 106th Street/Hague Road and the old building has been left empty since then.

The County plans to turn the building into modern offices for three government departments: Household and Hazardous Waste, Soil and Water District, and Weights and Measures. There’s no timeline set but once final approvals are in place, construction will start. This is part of a broader effort to revitalize Noblesville with the Reimagine Pleasant Street project

Touch a Truck 🚒 

The Fishers Touch-a-Truck event is today, May 21 from 4:30-7:30 pm at the NPD Amphitheater.

There will be live demonstrations like K-9 exercises, road paving, and tons of kids activities at this family-friendly event. Check out the excavators, mowers, loaders, and plows up close and personal. Answer burning questions such as, “what happens to water after it goes down the drain?”

Oh, and there will be food vendors, inflatables, and a monster truck too! Count us in. You can sign the waiver early here (which is ONLY needed to do the inflatables).

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The Happenings

What are these rocks and why are they stacked like this?

That’s for you to find out and upgrade your Knowledge at the ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday (05/22) from 4-7 pm at the Fishers Library. If you can’t make it, we’ll update you Friday 😄 

Zoopolis: Tortoise Racing 🏁

This is another one of those “exactly what it sounds like” events. The Zoo will be racing tortoises on Wednesday (05/22) at 11:30 am sharp. Because… racing. Learn more.

Girls night out at BluePeppermint Boutique

BluePeppermint Boutique will be hosting a Girls Night Out shopping event where you can take advantage of 25% off clothing and shoes while you sip complimentary wine. Hawley Trucker Hat Bar will also be there creating custom hats for you. Is this not the best mid-week slump bump? Wednesday (05/22) from 5-8 pm.

Support teachers by drinking 🍺 

Every pint you drink at Sun King this Thursday = $1 in the bank for Teachers Treasures, which helps local schools in Marion county. As good of a reason as any to get some drinks in!

Your Memorial Day weekend guide ☀️ 

Bust out your white pants and goggles, there is no shortage of things to do this weekend. If you have family and friends in town, or are trying to decide what you should be up to this weekend. Look no further. Lindsey here to break it all down for you:

2024 Memorial Day Ceremony

May 27 @10-11AM [FREE] - at Nickel Plate District. Take part in a ceremony to honor our brave service men and women followed by a stroll along Central Green and the Amphitheater to view the new light pole banners honoring local veterans and active duty service members in the Fishers community.

The American Legion 500 Festival Memorial Service

May 24 @ 12PM [FREE] - Honor our nation’s fallen heroes with a wreath laying ceremony, enjoy the posting of colors by Indiana’s Joint Service Color Guard, and hear performances by the Capital City Chorus and the Indiana National Guard’s 38th Infantry Division Band.

Geist Waterfront Park

May 25 from Dawn to Dusk [FREE] - open to Fishers residents. Reminder: Memorial Day is considered “peak hours” and is free for Fishers residents and $25 for non-residents.

Piazza Geist Farmers Market

May 25 @ 9-3 [FREE] Browse delicious market goods with a free coffee, sample their BBQ bacon cheeseburger sliders, and let kids do a free craft. You can also pre-order your holiday grill bundle here & save $20.

Taco Tuesday (but on Friday)

Books & Brews will be offering $1.50 beef or bean tacos on Friday, May 24. While you’re there, grab yourself a $3 book or enjoy one of their in-house board games.

Chimpanzee exhibit opening? 🙈 

Map of the new exhibit

After much anticipation, 9600 sq ft of the zoo will be the largest chimpanzee exhibit in the U.S.! We can’t wait to see Indy’s 21 happy chimps enjoy their new habitat. It’s supposed to open up this Memorial Day Weekend. Visit the Zoo Website for updates.

INDY 500 Events 🎟 

May 24 - Miller Light Carb Day 8 AM-6 PM

May 25 - Legends Day 8 AM-3 PM

May 26 - Indy 500 Race Day; Gates open @ 6AM- 4PM

Coors Light Snake Pit ; Gates opens @ 6AM, venue opens @ 7AM

Pacers Games 🎟 

After cooking the Knicks at their own stadium, they’re playing the Boston Celtics this week for the Semi-Finals.

Game 3: Saturday, May 25, at Indiana, 8:30 p.m., ABC

Game 4: Monday, May 27, at Indiana, 8 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2

🎭️ Two-show Tuesday

Your two weekly shows:

> Marlon Wayans at Helium Comedy Club this Friday/Saturday. Tickets here.

> The Fishers Community Choir tonight at the Hub and Spoke building at 7:30 pm. Free!

Local Business

Hello Meijer

New renderings of the Meijer that’s going in just north of Schoolhouse 7 Cafe were released. It’s big, and yes — it will include a gas station.

Bonus: I get emails from time to time asking what’s up with Hy-Vee: I have no idea. There still isn’t an update on the city’s site and last I was told, ball is in Hy-Vee’s court to make this happen.

Goodbye piles of paper 👋 

Would you rather:

  1. Carry a backpack full of paper medical records every time you needed to take your child to a doctor

  2. Bring your phone and have access to everything from the above

If you chose option 2, let me introduce you to local residents Jean Ross and Jim McIntosh, who were recently featured in the IBJ for creating that option. Their app, Primary Record, is a medical recordkeeping app that centralizes and digitizes medical information. It makes it easy for you, your family, and your doctors to get better care by being organized. It’s always great to see local innovation winning, so check them out if this is something you’d use!

Want to work for the city?

The City of Fishers currently has jobs posted ranging from interns, mechanics, public health nurses, parks department coordinators, and more. Salaries are listed for every position. Everyone I speak with that works for the city speaks highly of it. And some city jobs were given a $1000+ raise yesterday 👀 Tell them Fishers Digest sent you if you apply!

PS: Do you want to see more jobs like these posted here?

Rapid Fire Hits

Quick headlines and things to know from all around 🌐 

If you watched the Pacers vs Knicks game 7, you might have noticed the entire broadcast was centered on the Knicks. Well, it definitely was.(Awful Announcing)

This Redditor shares a way to get access to the intercom system for the Indy Car racers this Sunday (Reddit)

The Fishers Boys Volleyball team is heading to state finals this Friday. Good luck to you! (The Reporter)

These are the top 10 American restaurants in Fishers based on reviews (Fishers Digest)

24/7 Pickleball made it’s way to City Council yesterday for approval — and they loved it except for one thing. They were pretty stressed about what the landscaping and parking lot will look like. Watch it here (YouTube)

Watch FPD use a heatseeking drone to find someone hiding in a field (Fishers Digest)

Scott Mclaughlin is this year’s pole racer. Which means he starts in the first position (Racer)

Survey says…

It would seem that 72% of you don’t agree with the judge in Fort Wayne ruling a taco a sandwich 🤣 

Construction This Week

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

  • Developer said construction will start on 141st/SR 37 shortly after one of the lanes on 146th/Allisonville Road roundabout project open up. Which should be mid-June

  • 141st and Promise Road roundabout construction will start this Summer. This is a Noblesville project

  • A map view of all the roads being resurfaced right now

  • Sweet Briar neighborhood is on the list this week to get sidewalk updates

If you prefer a map view, this map usually has where construction is happening. It’s usually accurate!

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