⛵️ We summoned Kevin

PLUS: Fishers is exploding, e.coli found, and your weekend preview

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Good Friday Morning. This is Fishers Digest. The Kevin of local news. Loved by most who come across it 🦚 

In today’s digest:

  • Kevin showed up at our house

  • Fishers is exploding

  • Geist Park E.coli found

  • Weekend preview

— Written by Lindsey Watson and Skyler Braun

🚨 If you use Yahoo email, there’s a really good chance you did not get Tuesday’s newsletter. If that happened, you can read it online here. It might give you some context in today’s issue.

🍰 Happy belated birthday to Ava!!

This issue is 1,241 words, a 4-minute read.

The Digest

We summoned Kevin LOL 🦚 

Well well well. Hey Kevin 👋 

You can’t make this up. All it took for Kevin the Peacock to show up in our backyard was asking who the heck he was last Tuesday.

Turns out, Kevin has a deep Fishers lore and thanks to the help of readers Stacey, Mike, Marianne, Tiffany, Kelly, and Facebook this is it:

No one really knows for sure where Kevin came from, but he appeared in Rolling Knoll neighborhood about a year ago. He managed to survive winter (which neighbors were worried about), and now continues to wander Fishers. Presumably in search of a peahen. Kevin is most welcome here, and the Fishers Police confirmed this yesterday.

You can keep track of him and help report sightings of him on his Facebook page (you need to be logged in or this will error) 😂 See you around Kevin 👋 

Fishers, Carmel, and Hamilton County are exploding 🧨 

A Redditor made an original map showing US Census data for the newest 100k cities in America. Surprise! Fishers made the list, alongside Carmel (it’s showing Carmel is in California on the map which is wrong).

And you know what this means, another award is getting added to Russell’s belt on our website.

Geist Greenway ribbon = cut ⛳️

The Fishers Running Club helped cut the ribbon first

For those of you with a -37 zip code, this trail is your version of the Nickel Plate Trail. It’s a five mile stretch that connects many neighborhoods and parks together for a fun way to see the east side + Geist.

The last step to the Greenway is transplanting the Bell Ford Bridge from Seymour, IN to Geist Park which should be done sometime next year. Speaking of that park...

Avoid Geist Park’s water this weekend — E.coli 🤮 

PSA: Geist Park (10800 Florida Road) tested for higher than normal E.coli this week. You can view all the locations that are regularly tested here.

This is not Geist Waterfront Park, which the health department says tested fine. The city planned Lū'au is still happening tomorrow.

Home preview: Hits the market next week*

This is it — a beautiful and affordable 4 bed, 2.5 bath located just outside Fishers in the lovely Emerald Springs.

The home was built in 2005, which was a ✨golden✨ year for home building in our area. So you can buy with confidence. Highly recommend reaching out to Kelly by calling today if you want to get the details on this home at The Kelly Dather Real Estate Group | KW Indy Metro Northeast | Fishers, IN | 317-827-2066

The Happenings

Weekend preview 📆

ICYMI from Tuesday’s issue:

> There is a .5k in Broad Ripple. Yes, that’s .3 miles.
> The Indy Pride parade is tomorrow in downtown Indy
> The Pallidiscope shows in Carmel are now open again

How Swifties can help our local pups

Right now, you can bid on two primo Taylor Swift concert tickets that directly support the Humane Society for Hamilton county. Current bid is up to 15K, but you can also just buy the tix outright if you have 30K laying around. Anything for the kittens, right?

The charity event Wine, Wags, and Whiskers is happening this Saturday, June 8 from 6-9. Here’s where you can bid on the pair of suite tickets for her sold out Nov. 1 concert.

FYI — Xmas in 6 months 🎄 

If you have design chops, you should submit a design for the 2025 Carmel Christkindl Glühwein mug. Designs are due June 30th, and winners will be picked in August. If your design wins, you’ll get $1000 cash, mugs from 2025/2024, and you’ll be a part of the opening ceremonies. Check it out and submit a design here!

Happy hour just got yappier

If your furry friend is craving a night out, bring them to “Yappy Hour” at The Yard tonight from 6-8PM. Leashed pups will enjoy some socializing & DJ music, and hoomans can taste special “Shackbugers” from Shake Shack. Sounds like a solid night of tail-wagging fun.

Coming Soon 🔜 

IKEA bringin’ grad the purest test in life skills

So you’re a recent graduate. But can you assemble a piece of IKEA furniture? This might be harder than those recent finals 😆

IKEA Fishers will host a special event for grads on June 22 from 11 AM- 5PM. There will be free hot dogs, activities, and a furniture assembly contest. First to assemble a table (hint: it’s actually just screwing in the legs), wins an IKEA gift card! And all participants get to keep their table too. Register for free here.

🎶 Live Music

Keanu Reeves will rock out at the Indy State Fair

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What can’t this man do?! Keanu Reeves is the bassist for the alt rock band Dogstar. And they’ll be performing at the Indy state fair on August 8th. 

The band will take stage to promote their newly released album “Somewhere Between the Power Lines and the Palmtrees”. Dogstar last released an album 20 years ago. Concerts are free with paid fair admission. Grab your tickets here.

Farmers Market shows

List of market shows in June

Saturday’s Farmers Market show is Jenna & Joel.

Not up for the market this weekend? Check out our complete live music venues list on our site below 👇️

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 🌐 

The pool inside Lucas Oil is officially complete, and it looks amazing. Take a look. (WTHR)

The Fishers Event Center officially has a website and new logo (Fishers Event Center)

Fishers student Talia Harris is a stand-out All Star at Fishers High School (You are Current)

City Government Academy applications are open for the Fall 2024 session. I was a part of the Spring class and it was a ton of fun. This is a must try if you live here. (Fishers Gov)

Justice was served to the Kiddie Academy employee who abused a toddler (WTHR)

Sometimes local news scans get us fishing related news. And here’s a good one: a magnet fisher in NYC reeled in a safe with 100k in cash. Imagine finding that in Geist! (Fox 5)

Weekly recap

Here’s what readers clicked the most last week 🏆️

  • Five low-key restaurants you probably haven’t tried yet (link)

  • Nickel Plate Railroad bikes are in (link)

  • All the splashpads in Indy this summer (link)

  • HSE has free meals this summer (link)

Local Business

Piedra coming to Fishers 🇲🇽 

It might be fair to say Arechiga Restaurant Group is the kingpin of Hamilton County Mexican restaurants. Here’s what’s under their belt:

  • Verde

  • Salsa Verde

  • Casa Santa

  • Los Agaves Grill

  • Quesa Tacos

  • Piedra

And now Piedra. Which will be coming to The Union at Fishers sometime in 2026.

Thanks!

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