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Community New Year’s Resolutions

Community New Year’s Resolutions

In honor of the new year, we asked members of our community for their 2021 resolutions. Here’s what they had to say: "In this very tumultuous time for so many, it is difficult for me to choose just ONE New Year's resolution. I am in a new teaching position this year...

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Meet Your Neighbor: The Grinch

Meet Your Neighbor: The Grinch

He's as cuddly as a cactus and as charming as an eel, but we love him anyway! The Grinch took a break from the Fishers Santa Parade to talk with This is Fishers about some of his local favorites and what he's been up to all year.Q&A NEIGHBORHOOD: “I tend to stay...

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Meet Your Neighbor: Holiday Traditions

Meet Your Neighbor: Holiday Traditions

Whether it is lighting the menorah, decorating sugar cookies, or celebrating the Chinese New Year, we all have our favorite winter traditions—many of which stem from our own childhood and family histories. While the holidays might look a bit different this year and...

Meet Your Neighbor: Veteran George Stavropoulos

Meet Your Neighbor: Veteran George Stavropoulos

The City of Fishers honors all our local heroes who courageously served our country in the armed forces. To all the servicemembers past and present, thank you for your service, sacrifice, and support.   This Veterans Day, meet a local Fishers veteran who selflessly...

Fishers Frights: Highland Cemetery

Fishers Frights: Highland Cemetery

Hamilton County Historian, David Heighway spoke to us about the grave robberies that took place in the early 1900s at Highland Cemetery, formerly known as Beaver Cemetery. After watching, you’ll wonder how many bodies are actually left...

Fishers Frights: Conner Prairie

Fishers Frights: Conner Prairie

The Conner House at Conner Prairie is one of the oldest buildings in Fishers, so we decided to visit. We spoke with Kim McCann and she told us stories of possible echoes from the past that can still be heard today. 

Fishers Frights: The Ghost of Cheeney Creek

Fishers Frights: The Ghost of Cheeney Creek

The debate whether ghosts are real or not has gone on for decades. Sometimes, things move without reason or you hear a creak in the middle of the night, but for author Madalyn Kinsey, her ghost wanted to be the main character in her story.  Madalyn is the author of...

Fishers Frights: Gallery 116

Fishers Frights: Gallery 116

Gallery 116 used to be the old Fishers Town Hall and before that, the old Manship Farm. Owner Tracy Gritter speaks on spooky encounters her and her employees have experienced. With such a deep-rooted history, was something paranormal left behind? 

Meet Your Neighbor: Headless Horseman

Meet Your Neighbor: Headless Horseman

If you like adventure and haunted hayrides, you might know me from my namesake Headless Horseman festival at Conner Prairie every October!Q&A NEIGHBORHOOD: West Fishers at Conner Prairie. "In the fall, their autumnal grounds full of brilliant colors of orange,...

Volunteer Spotlight: Mudsock Youth Athletics Coaches

Volunteer Spotlight: Mudsock Youth Athletics Coaches

Mudsock Youth Athletics (formerly S.P.O.R.T.S.) is a local, community-based, volunteer-run organization offering several different sports to both boys and girls including Baseball/Softball, Basketball, Cheer, Football, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Track/XC,...

Department Feature: Fishers Police Department

Department Feature: Fishers Police Department

Protect. Serve. Adapt. These are the goals that the Fishers Police Department (FPD) strives to meet every day as they work to keep our community safe. And, their efforts have not gone unnoticed. Earlier this year, Fishers was ranked #3 in the 20 Safest Cities in...

Fishers’ Nonprofit Volunteer of the Year: Tom Rich

Fishers’ Nonprofit Volunteer of the Year: Tom Rich

It’s a sunny Tuesday afternoon, and Tom Rich is busy installing new artwork at The Art Gallery at City Hall, a free public art gallery maintained by the local nonprofit organization, Fishers Arts Council. As President of Fishers Arts Council, Rich spends countless...

Department Highlight: Department of Human Resources

Department Highlight: Department of Human Resources

While the City of Fishers’ Department of Human Resources (HR) is comprised of only a few staff members, their team is truly made up of the more than 450 employees who work for “Team Fishers.” From recruiting, hiring, and onboarding new employees, to administering...

Getting to Know: The Engineering Department

Getting to Know: The Engineering Department

When people think of city government, they usually think of people such as the Mayor, the Police Department, the Fire Department, and the Department of Public Works (DPW). Some people might not think of engineers working out of City Hall. However, their role is...

Economic Development Department Spotlight

Economic Development Department Spotlight

With the rapid growth and development in Fishers over the past several years, the City of Fishers’ Department of Economic Development has been hard at work building and sustaining our smart, vibrant, and entrepreneurial city. The impact of the department’s work can be...

Getting to Know: The Department of Public Works

Getting to Know: The Department of Public Works

The City of Fishers Department of Public Works (DPW) is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of all municipal assets. The impact of their work is felt throughout the entire community, from the streets, to the parks, to the schools, and beyond. “Citizens might...

Age-Friendly Fishers: Fishers supports and welcomes all ages

Age-Friendly Fishers: Fishers supports and welcomes all ages

In 2018, Fishers was the first city in Indiana to be to join AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, an affiliate of the WHO Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities. An Age-Friendly Community supports and values its citizens while actively engaging...

EASY BREATHING

EASY BREATHING

HSE SCHOOLS AWARDED WITH THE 2018 CLEAN AIR AWARD FROM THE NATIONAL AIR FILTRATION ASSOCIATION If you’re not someone who suffers from allergies or other respiratory issues, you may not consciously think about the cleanliness of the air you breathe every day. In 2018,...

Meet Your Neighbor: Amira Ali

Meet Your Neighbor: Amira Ali

Amira Ali is working to bring the diverse communities of Fishers together. Ali is a founding member and vice president of the Fishers Multi-Faith Community for Compassion (FMCC). FMCC is a local nonprofit organization that works to provide opportunities to learn about...

Meet your neighbor: Lisa Knowles

Meet your neighbor: Lisa Knowles

Lisa Knowles is an ambassador for giving back to your community. She’s involved in numerous community organizations and initiatives and believes there’s no better way to learn what’s happening locally than by getting involved. “If there’s something that you’re...

Meet your neighbor: Chris Lingner

Meet your neighbor: Chris Lingner

Chris Lingner hasn’t lived in Fishers for long, but he’s wasted no time immersing himself in the local community. A Founding Company Member at the Indianapolis Ballet, Lingner moved into The Depot at Nickel Plate with his wife in 2018. Later that year, he became one...

Community Cookbook: Peanut Butter Chicken

Community Cookbook: Peanut Butter Chicken

This summer, we are on a mission to connect our community, and what better way to do so than through food! We asked residents to share your favorite recipes with us, and you didn’t disappoint!