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Meet Your Neighbor: Veteran Scott Sobczak

Meet Your Neighbor: Veteran Scott Sobczak

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.   On September 20, 1975, President General Ford signed a bill...

Meet Your Neighbor: Diwali Celebration

Meet Your Neighbor: Diwali Celebration

Deepavali (otherwise known as Diwali) is the festival of lights. Deepa means "light," and Aavali means "a row of." Diwali is celebrated over five days and is one of the most famous Hindu festivals.   This year, Diwali will be celebrated on Thursday, November 4 and...

Fishers Frights: Heady Hollow

Fishers Frights: Heady Hollow

At the banks of Allisonville Road and 126th Street lies a 198-year-old Fishers mystery. Tucked into the woods like an afternoon fog, Heady Hollow is an enigma that many have tried to unravel, but none have been successful. As legend has it, Heady Hollow was once home...

Meet Your Neighbor: Nature First

Meet Your Neighbor: Nature First

Every first grader in Hamilton Southeastern Schools has the unique opportunity to visit Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve once a semester. Perhaps one of the more memorable parts of their learning adventure lies in interacting with Amy Risinger and Susan Davis, Fishers...

Fishers Frights: Trittipo Family Bombings

Fishers Frights: Trittipo Family Bombings

In the 1890s, one Fishers family earned a distinction few people at the time, and likely any resident of Fishers since, have had: survived multiple bomb attacks.  An article from the Hamilton East Public Library by Hamilton County Historian David Heighway chronicles...

Meet Your Neighbor: HSE’s Latino Student Union

Meet Your Neighbor: HSE’s Latino Student Union

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month, and to celebrate, we sat down with Hamilton Southeastern High School’s Latino Student Union (LSU). Made up of students and their advisors, Mindy Baker and Tricia Laughlin, the club celebrates the...

Fishers History: The Ambassador House

Fishers History: The Ambassador House

The Historic Ambassador House is a Fishers Parks hidden gem. Located on 106th Street & Eller Road, you might miss it if you aren’t looking for it. Head up the path on Eller Road and you’ll come face-to-face with a beautiful home surrounded by stunning landscape...

Meet Your Neighbor: The Coaches Behind the Mudsock Game

Meet Your Neighbor: The Coaches Behind the Mudsock Game

Mudsock week is perhaps one of the most unique and connection-building times of the year for Hamilton Southeastern High School (HSE) and Fishers High School (FHS) fall sports. Over the course of this week, soccer, volleyball, tennis, and football teams all compete for...

Meet Your Neighbor: Brooke Daniel

Meet Your Neighbor: Brooke Daniel

The Fishers AgriPark, located at the corner of 113th Street and Florida Road, is now home to new HSE Teacher-in-Residence, Brooke Daniel. The 33-acre public farm owned and managed by Fishers Parks will soon be a hub for study trips among students, with Daniel to guide...

Meet Your Neighbor: Thrive Social Club

Meet Your Neighbor: Thrive Social Club

The “cliff” is something that all parents of young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) worry about, and Fishers’ resident Mari Kennedy was no exception. Falling off the “cliff” refers to when an individual with a disability loses their...

Meet Your Neighbor: Jennifer Suskovich

Meet Your Neighbor: Jennifer Suskovich

As our world changes rapidly around us, HSE’s classrooms and learning environments have been following suit. Meet the Fishers Maker Playground’s new Teacher-in-Residence, Jennifer Suskovich. As one of two new teachers-in-residence with the new Fishers Parks and HSE...

Meet Your Neighbor: Noreen Nowak, Gold Star Family Member

Meet Your Neighbor: Noreen Nowak, Gold Star Family Member

On November 8, 2004, Robert (Bobby) Paul Warns II, a corporal with Marine Corps Company 2/24, was killed alongside four of his comrades in an IED blast while on patrol in Iraq. From that point, the lives of his family, including his aunt, Noreen Nowak, were changed...

Meet Your Neighbor: Sergeant Cesar Rodriguez

Meet Your Neighbor: Sergeant Cesar Rodriguez

Sergeant Cesar Rodriguez has been a member of the Fishers Police Department since 2011. Throughout his time with the department, he has served many roles, such as ERT, Field Training Officer, Honor Guard Member, and Evidence Technician. Since last July, his title has...

Meet Your Neighbor: Alhuda Mosque

Meet Your Neighbor: Alhuda Mosque

This summer, the Al Huda Foundation opened Al Huda Masjid off of Lantern Road near the Nickel Plate District. After three years of planning, the largest congregation of Muslims in the state opened the new $8.8 million mosque. Led by the imam (religious leader) Nasser...

Meet Your Neighbor: Noah Malone

Meet Your Neighbor: Noah Malone

Meet Noah Malone, recent high school grad, Fishers resident, track and field star, and member of Team USA for the 2021 Summer Paralympics. With a 100-meter dash (¼ of a lap around the track) of 10.74 seconds and a 400-meter dash (1 lap around the track) of 49.38...

Meet Your Neighbor: Fishers Local Heroes

Meet Your Neighbor: Fishers Local Heroes

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, local heroes have stepped up to serve others in Fishers. From first responders to healthcare workers, volunteers to teachers, everyday heroes have inspired us through the last year and a half.   At this...

Meet Your Neighbor: Naptown Hepcats

Meet Your Neighbor: Naptown Hepcats

The local band Naptown Hepcats will be performing at this year's Spark!Fishers festival ignited by First Internet Bank on Saturday, June 26! You can find them on the Main Stage at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater sponsored by Ed Martin Toyota and Nissan at 3...

Meet Your Neighbor: Mark Rouse

Meet Your Neighbor: Mark Rouse

Mark Rouse was declared legally blind by his ophthalmologist, Dr. Raj Maturi, in 2015. He was disturbed, and he thought he’d never be able to paint again.  After years of multiple painful and tedious treatments with Dr. Maturi, Rouse's vision improved. Now, he’s...

Meet Your Neighbors: Dads of Fishers

Meet Your Neighbors: Dads of Fishers

Father’s Day is this Sunday, and to celebrate all of the awesome father figures in our lives, we asked a few local dads #AroundFishers what they love about being a father. Read below to learn more about the dads of Fishers for this Father’s Day! Garrett Dewald Where...

National Garden Week: Advice from Gardening Experts

National Garden Week: Advice from Gardening Experts

Ready to exercise your green thumb? National Garden Week is here!  From June 6 to 12, National Garden Week honors and appreciates all of the wonders that a garden can provide. From growing fresh fruits and vegetables to beautifying our community and neighborhoods,...

Meet Your Neighbor: Spark!Fishers Committee Members

Meet Your Neighbor: Spark!Fishers Committee Members

Spark!Fishers ignited by First Internet Bank returns in 2021 with an expanded, weeklong celebration from Tuesday, June 22 to Saturday, June 26. The event will kick off with a concert on Tuesday, June 22, and the celebration will continue all week ending with a Street...

Returning to Fishers After Graduation

Returning to Fishers After Graduation

It is that time of year where our local seniors trade in their high school textbooks for tassels and move on to new adventures—college, careers, military service, world travel, and starting families of their own. And while many find a new town to call home, there are...

Meet Your Neighbor: Chris Tucker, Fishers Veteran Talks Mental Health

Meet Your Neighbor: Chris Tucker, Fishers Veteran Talks Mental Health

In 2003, Fishers resident Chris Tucker had just finished his freshman year of college at Indiana University and was looking for a way to pay for his tuition. He decided to sign up for the U.S. Army Infantry since he could fit it into summers, not miss school, and it...

Meet Your Neighbor: EMS Duty Officers

Meet Your Neighbor: EMS Duty Officers

Join the community during Mental Health Awareness Month in creating a Stigma Free Fishers through events, community stories, and educational opportunities all month long.  Learn more at thisisfishers.com/MentalHealthMonth and share how you are bringing awareness to...

Mental Health Monday: Meet the Bring Change to Mind Club

Mental Health Monday: Meet the Bring Change to Mind Club

Join the community during Mental Health Awareness Month in creating a Stigma Free Fishers through events, community stories, and educational opportunities all month long. Learn more at thisisfishers.com/MentalHealthMonth and share how you are bringing awareness to...

Meet Your Neighbor: Lincoln the Log

Meet Your Neighbor: Lincoln the Log

Earlier this year, Fishers Parks set out on a mission to find the perfect Fishers Parks mascot to represent our department. We quickly looked to our community for ideas on what types of objects or animals could best represent us and the wide variety of events and...

Meet Your Neighbors: The Men Behind Mental Health in Fishers

Meet Your Neighbors: The Men Behind Mental Health in Fishers

Join the community during Mental Health Awareness Month in creating a Stigma Free Fishers through events, community stories, and educational opportunities all month long. Learn more at thisisfishers.com/MentalHealthMonth and share how you are bringing awareness to...

Meet Your Neighbor: Why Do You Volunteer

Meet Your Neighbor: Why Do You Volunteer

April is National Volunteer Month and the city's Keep Fishers Beautiful initiative, so This is Fishers asked some of our volunteers why they choose to donate their time and talent to the Fishers community.JOHN BIERMAN “The Fishers community offers so much to its...

Non-profit Staff of the Year Winner: Jennifer Miller

Non-profit Staff of the Year Winner: Jennifer Miller

In honor of National Volunteer Week, Fishers celebrates the dedicated individuals who have donated their time and talent to our community with our 2021 City of Service Awards celebration. Winners were nominated by the community and selected by the Fishers City Council...

Essential Workers of the Year Winners: Jesse & Deb McDaniel

Essential Workers of the Year Winners: Jesse & Deb McDaniel

In honor of National Volunteer Week, Fishers celebrates the essential workers who have donated their time and talent to our community with our 2021 City of Service Awards celebration. Winners were nominated by the community and selected by the Fishers City Council...

City of Service Awards: City of Fishers Award Winners

City of Service Awards: City of Fishers Award Winners

In honor of National Volunteer Week, Fishers celebrates the dedicated individuals who have donated their time and talent to our community with our 2021 City of Service Awards celebration. Winners were nominated by the community and selected by the Fishers City Council...

Community Servant of the Year Winners: Anitha & Vani Sharma

Community Servant of the Year Winners: Anitha & Vani Sharma

In honor of National Volunteer Week, Fishers celebrates the dedicated individuals who have donated their time and talent to our community with our 2021 City of Service Awards celebration. Winners for this award, Community Servant of the Year, were nominated by the...

City of Service Award Winners: Jamison Vance & Michael Zahm

City of Service Award Winners: Jamison Vance & Michael Zahm

In honor of National Volunteer Week, Fishers celebrates the dedicated individuals who have donated their time and talent to our community with our 2021 City of Service Awards celebration. Winners for this award were nominated by the community and selected by the...

Keeping Fishers Beautiful Year-Round: Juan Puente

Keeping Fishers Beautiful Year-Round: Juan Puente

As our community comes together to celebrate April Sustainability Month with our monthlong Keep Fishers Beautiful celebration, there is a dedicated team that works year-round to keep our community beautiful and vibrant. On any given day, Fishers Department of Public...

Spring Holiday Celebrations Around Fishers

Spring Holiday Celebrations Around Fishers

The snow is melting, flowers are blooming, and the days are getting warmer. It must be spring! Cultures around the globe have different traditions for welcoming the new season, from festivals to parades. We asked Fishers residents to share their most treasured spring...

Meet Your Neighbor: Delisa Watson

Meet Your Neighbor: Delisa Watson

THEY SAY ENERGY IS CONTAGIOUS. If true, you should catch Delisa Watson’s positive energy! For the past twelve years, Delisa has woken up at 3:30 a.m. to fill the roles of Store Community Ambassador and Associate Union Steward, as well as serve customers in the Kroger...

Meet Your Neighbor: Maddie Long

Meet Your Neighbor: Maddie Long

In honor of Fishers’ celebration of National Disability Awareness Month, we’re featuring community stories related to disability and inclusion every Wednesday throughout March. Learn more about the celebration and how you can be an ally for disability...

A Glimpse Into the Past: The Kincaid House

A Glimpse Into the Past: The Kincaid House

When driving down Interstate 69, you’ve probably taken notice of the 19th-century brick farmhouse sticking out amongst the modern landscape of office buildings and bustling retail centers. Though it may appear out of place, this house embodies the rich history of...

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

In honor of International Women’s Day, we asked some of the female small business leaders in our community for one piece of advice they’ve received from a female mentor that they want to share with other women. Here’s what they had to say:Roz Harris Owner, Fit Chicks!...

Meet Your Neighbor: Tisha Nagel

Meet Your Neighbor: Tisha Nagel

Tisha Nagel, the artist behind Quilty Therapy, recently completed a stunning project based on the colors and design of the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater. Nagel said she took notice of the building in the summer of 2020 after passing by multiple times before....

Taking Time to Enjoy the Little Things

Taking Time to Enjoy the Little Things

If there’s anything learned from this last year, I think it was to slow down. To smell the roses, to read more books at bedtime, to just enjoy the little things… When we first “shut down” in March 2020,  I remember I didn’t think it would last very long, but I took it...

Meet Your Neighbor: Local Musician Marc Williams

Meet Your Neighbor: Local Musician Marc Williams

Marc Williams, also known as Mr. Kinetik, is the Assistant Principal of Fall Creek Intermediate school by day and a local DJ and musician by night. He has been an educator for over a decade and has been at the HSE school district since August 2015. While being an...

4 Tips for Planning a Cozy Night In

4 Tips for Planning a Cozy Night In

What are the things that come into your mind when you hear the word “cozy night in?” Warmth, blankets, layers, softness, flickering candles, a fireplace, warm drinks, togetherness…. Despite the cold weather and social distancing keeping us home, there are still so...

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...

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! For this Meet your Neighbor, 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...

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 holiday 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: Breanne Rose

Meet Your Neighbor: Breanne Rose

*The City of Fishers is excited to announce the return of its Apparel Design Contest! We’ll be collecting submissions from residents of all ages and skill levels. The winning design(s) will be included on apparel sold in our online store and will win a $250 gift card....

Meet Your Neighbor: Jill Lehman

Meet Your Neighbor: Jill Lehman

Jill Lehman is the founder and managing consultant at High Frequency Arts (HFA) located inside the Hub & Spoke building. Her goal of founding High Frequency Arts is simple, she wants Fishers residents and businesses to have more exposure and access to art by...

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.   Meet a local Fishers veteran who selflessly served our...

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!