⛵️ Where to find Morels

PLUS: basketball, guide to the eclipse, and more

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Good Friday Morning. This is Fishers Digest. Good news for some of you: this may be the last issue we talk about the eclipse 🌒 

In today’s digest:

  • Basketball champions

  • Morel hunting

  • Weekend preview

  • Complete guide to the total solar eclipse

This issue is 1,946 words, a big one (to make up for no issue on Tuesday ❤️)

The Digest

Class 4a champs

Final score: Fishers 65-56 Ben Davis

For the first time in school history, the Fishers Boys' Basketball team are your 2024 State Champions. Here’s a 30-minute behind-the-scenes documentary of their season leading up to last Saturday’s Championship. Congratulations, Tigers!

Morel Hunting

2024 user reported sightings

It’s mushroom hunting season! Morel’s love to start popping up when ground temps stay around 50°, which should be soon. Sightings are already being reported so strap in and get ready.

There are four types of Morels that can grow in Indiana: black, half-free, white, and tulip. Blacks are what you’re looking for if you go this weekend. Hunters won’t usually share their spots, but here are some general recommendations to find them:

Start by looking around dead elm trees. South-facing hills and areas where water could stand for at least a day are also good. Fort Ben, Brown County, and Morgan-Monroe State Park are your best bets. Just make sure you respect any signage of preserved land or private property.

Use The Morel Sightings app to see where they are being reported and figure out a game plan that works for you. Good luck 🍄 

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The Happenings

Weekend preview 📆 

🏀 How to watch Purdue’s Final Four game

Whether you like ‘em or not it’s our duty as the basketball state to support our teams. The 2024 Men's Final Four is (1) Purdue against (11) NC State. Here's how you can watch:

  • Time: 6:09 p.m. ET

  • Date: Saturday, Apr. 6

  • TV channel: TBS/TNT/truTV

  • Streaming: March Madness Live

  • Location: State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona

  • Where to watch: Parks Place Pub, Ale Emporium, Mashcraft

Spring Recycling Day ♻️ 

If you’re looking to declutter while doing it responsibly, this is it! This is a nice event because you can bring things that are harder to recycle. Computers, paint, oil, aerosols—you name it—they probably take it. Saturday (03/06) at Billericay Park from 8am-1 pm. Learn more here.

Flower stand 💐 

Today is the first day of the year for the honor flower stand at Double Dog Farm and Floral. Every Friday until mid-May, you’ll find beautiful hand-made bouquets on a stand for your purchase. As the name implies, it’s the honor system and they accept cash, venmo, or paypal. You’ll find the stand at 9505 Sargent Road, Indianapolis, IN from 9 am to dusk.

🏎️ Drift on in

Spring is back with Murphy’s Pubhouse first car show of the year. Show off your sweet ride at on Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm. Expect brunch, live music, and hundreds of cars for you to enjoy locally.

 🕶️ Eclipse Preview

Credit: The Great American Eclipse

Millions of people will be coming to the Greater Indy area on Monday. Imagine the Indy 500, Superbowl, and Taylor Swift all happening at the same time and that might give you an idea. Make sure you’re prepared!

Times

The sky will begin to change around 1:50 pm with totality at 3:06 pm. Fishers will have 3m 39s of totality

Glasses

Here’s where to get some:

  • The Fishers Library has a boatload of them for free

  • Fishers Digest will have some at FoxGardin Family on Monday

  • Your local eye store. They love this kind of stuff

  • Amazon

Where to view the eclipse

I put together a handy-dandy guide for this below. You’ll also find traffic updates and more 👇️ 

📲 Want to see your business here? Email me to get a highlight. It’s free!

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 🌐 

There’s a new graffiti mural on the Nickel Plate Trail celebrating the eclipse on Monday. (link)

This is what you need to know about the 96th Street and Allisonville Road roundabout construction (link)

Saks Fifth Avenue will be gone by the end of the year at the Keystone Mall (link)

This Reddit thread has the tea 🍵 on which businesses people in Indy avoid. Spoiler: half of them are car dealerships. (link)

An IMPD officer was arrested for abusing his position. (link)

This is the only guide you need for the eclipse on Monday. (link)

Bloomrank is a new local Fishers Business that’s changing how local service business is done. (link)

Last week’s recap

Here’s what readers clicked the most last week 🏆️

  • Who Mayor Fadness supports for governor in this op-ed (link)

  • Fishers Elementary is getting a $45 million renovation (link)

  • How to do the Fishers Flag Crawl (link)

Guest Posts

❌ 🌳 Hamilton County Invasives

Invasive species are non-native species that harm our environment, health, and economy. But green is good, right? Not always. The first greening bushes in many woods are the honeysuckle. And the white-blooming trees everywhere are likely Callery Pear. Yes, these are the trees that smell. 

These non-native species do not support our native insects and caterpillars. Fewer insects mean less food for baby birds, so fewer birds and butterflies. While an airport might be happy about that, our environment is not. 

Here’s a few more fun facts for you:

  • 83% of invasive plants in green spaces come from our home landscapes

  • 42% of threatened or endangered species are at risk because of invasives

  • Economic damages from invasive species in the US are over $138 billion annually.

So what can you do? A few things.

  1. Check for invasive species on your property and remove them. 

  2. Volunteer for a weed wrangle. The next one is the Cheeney Creek Weed Wrangle, which you can sign up for at Volunteer Fishers.

If you have a large property, HIP can also come out and give you an assessment. You can contact them at [email protected].

To learn more check out the HIP website https://www.hcinvasives.org/

✍️ Dorrie, a reader of Fishers Digest, wrote this post. Thank you Dorrie! - SB

Live Music

The list is growing! New to live music lists are places like Carmel 🤘 

Friday
Opening Day | Ale Emporium | 8:30pm
The Doo | Britton Tavern | 10pm
Magic Beans w/ Stardust Social Club | Mousetrap
My Yellow Rickshaw | Parks Place Pub | 8pm
Matt Bennett | Tin Roof | 4pm
🎸 Morgan Wallen | Lucas Oil Stadium | 6pm
Rittz | HI-FI | 7pm
Rock Garage | Melody Inn | 7pm
Bayem | LO-FI Lounge | 7pm
Tad Robinson & Friends | The Jazz Kitchen | 7pm
Marauda | The Vogue Theatre | 7pm
Savage Master | Black Circle | 7pm
Deadfoot, Kinzie Siks, Deluxe Taxi, and more | Hoosier Dome | 7pm
Brett Wiscons | Cobblestone | 7pm
Callejera / Seventh Cloud Society | Healer | 7pm
Whobilados | Grand Junction Brewing Co. | 7pm
City Deacons | Four Finger Distillery North | 7pm
Tege Holt | Urban Vines Winery & Brewery | 7pm
Who’s Bad | Feinstein's at Hotel Carmichael | 7:30pm
Kenny Barron | Schrott Center for the Arts | 7:30pm
Wyatt Massingille | Duke’s Indy | 8pm
Beach Fossils with friends Nation of Language | Old National Centre | 8pm
The Wood Brothers | Old National Centre | 8pm
Sethfest featuring Durand Jones with Hyper Tensions & Busman’s Holiday | White Rabbit Cabaret | 8pm
Hadestown | Clowes Memorial Hall | 8pm
Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto | Hilbert Circle Theatre | 8pm
Typical Summer | Four Finger Distillery North | 8pm
Crawpuppies | Ale Emporium Indianapolis | 8:30pm
Elijah Zane | State Street Pub | 9pm
Band | Nippers Grill & Tap | 9pm
Tad Robinson & Friends | The Jazz Kitchen | 9:30pm
Live Jazz | Chatterbox Jazz Club | 9:30pm
Stella Luna | Mikie's Pub | 9:30pm
Cowboy Co. | Tin Roof | 10:30pm
Molly Levette | The Rathskeller | 11pm
2000’s Party | Howl at the Moon
Spankys Clubhouse | That Place Bar & Grill | All Day

Saturday
90 Proof | That Place Bar & Grill | All Day
Beautiful Ammunition | Hopwood Cellars Winery & William Rose Distillery | 2pm
Brad Kleinschmidt | Urban Vines Winery & Brewery | 3pm
DJ Action Jackson | Tin Roof | 5:30pm
Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto | Hilbert Circle Theatre | 5:30pm
Tyler Booth | 8 Seconds Saloon | 6pm
The Sparrow and The Crow | LO-FI Lounge | 7pm
Steve Allee Big Band | The Jazz Kitchen | 7pm
Self God Tour | Black Circle | 7pm
Matt Record | Cobblestone | 7pm
Bel and the Bad Wolves | Four Finger Distillery North | 7pm
Red Tailed Hawk | Urban Vines Winery & Brewery | 7pm
Orchard Keepers / The Stuporwaffles / Sonors | Healer | 7pm
Etta May and the Southern Fried Chicks | Paramount Theatre | 7:30pm
Who’s Bad | Feinstein's at Hotel Carmichael | 7:30pm
Team Edward vs Team Jacob Eclipse Silent Disco | The Vogue Theatre | 8pm
Punk Rock Night | Melody Inn | 8pm
Nick Dittmeier | Duke’s Indy | 8pm
RADO w/ Seselia | Mousetrap | 8pm
Acoustic Bluegrass Open Jam | Mousetrap | 8pm
Yuri | Old National Centre | 8pm
Ross Lynch & Rocky Lynch present The Driver Era: Live On Tour | Old National Centre | 8pm
Benito Dibartoli | The Rathskeller | 8pm
3:1 | Apres Jack’s | 8pm
Valley of the Sun w/ Dead Runes | State Street Pub | 8pm
Ladies Night | Georgia Street Rhythm and Blues | 8pm
Traci & Jimmy | Four Finger Distillery North | 8pm
The Wood Brothers with Jobi Riccio | Clyde Theatre | 9pm
Indigo De Souza | HI-FI | 9pm
Steve Allee Big Band | The Jazz Kitchen | 9:30pm
Live Jazz | Chatterbox Jazz Club | 9:30pm
JDP Band | Mikie's Pub | 9:30pm
Dream Slice | Britton Tavern | 10pm
Cowboy Co. | Tin Roof | 10:30pm

Sunday
Sam King | HC Tavern | 11am
Metal Matinee - Early Moods & More | Black Circle | 3pm
Keith Rea | Urban Vines Winery & Brewery | 3pm
Drag Night At The Vogue - 80s Theme Edition | The Vogue Theatre | 4:30pm
Freddie Hubbard Tribute feat Pharez Whitted, Derrick Gardner + John Raymond | The Jazz Kitchen | 5:30pm
Scotty Bratcher & Danny Frazier | King Jugg | 6:30pm
If Not For Me | Hoosier Dome | 6:30pm
Jethro Easyfields Band | Melody Inn | 7pm
Ghosts: Do You Believe? | Old National Centre | 8pm
George Clanton | HI-FI | 8pm
Freddie Hubbard Tribute feat Pharez Whitted, Derrick Gardner + John Raymond | The Jazz Kitchen | 8pm
The Sunday Show | Slippery Noodle Inn | 8pm
Live Jazz | Chatterbox Jazz Club | 8pm
DJ Action Jackson | Tin Roof | 9pm
Chris Buhalis | Old Town Tavern

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