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Fishers Freedom Festival Announcement

A Statement from the Fishers Freedom Festival President Don Dragoo After 29 years of providing a long-standing tradition for Fishers residents and families, it with great sadness that the Fishers Freedom Festival announces the immediate ceasing of the Fishers Freedom Festival event held annually that celebrates Independence Day. In August, Fishers City Council with the support of Mayor Fadness decided to discontinue all grant money and in-kind services to the festival when they selected 13 organizations to split $331,000. Due to large financial challenges for 2018, the festival is forced to terminate future efforts and the 2017 Fishers Freedom Festival ...

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Business Spotlight: Christine Kingery Events

Writer / Christy Heitger-Ewing When Christine Kingery attended IUPUI, she studied in the tourism, conventions and event management program. Internships provided excellent experience. For instance, she coordinated the 2008 500 Festival Parade. While interning at the Indiana State Museum, she also got a taste of wedding coordination and learned just how much she enjoyed helping brides create magical memories. Several years ago, Kingery landed a job at a local law firm as a human resources coordinator planning special events. One day a secretary at the firm asked Kingery to coordinate her daughter’s wedding. Kingery eagerly jumped on board. “My job ...

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Joyful Noise

Fishers Community Chorus debuts Christmas concert Dec. 2 Writer & Photographer / Jocelyn Vare It’s never too early to get into the holiday spirit . It is perfectly acceptable to install your outdoor Christmas lights in early November. It’s okay to purchase tinsel while pumpkins are still on display. And, according to 60 people in Fishers, it is a joy to sing Christmas carols in August. The participants of the Fishers Community Chorus have been rehearsing for an all-new Christmas concert since the summer. They are preparing for a December holiday performance that will be a first for the Fishers ...

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When the Smoke Clears

Ron Lipps retires after 21 years with the Fishers Fire Department Writer / Matt Keating Photography provided by Fishers Fire Department After serving as a firefighter for 21 years, Ron Lipps retired from the Fishers Fire Department at the end of October. What he will miss the most about leaving the job is the wonderful people he has met over the last two decades. “This job is very relationship-based, and I have developed some wonderful relationships with the people in Fishers,” Lipps says. “I’ve learned that if you try to be confrontational, you will not win a lot of friends ...

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Target Practice

Topgolf swings into Fishers with games, food and fun Writer / Jon Shoulders Photography provided by Brian Brosmer & Topgolf Fishers Topgolf, a restaurant, entertainment and golfing venue with more than 30 locations nationwide, opened its first Indiana location on October 13 and is now in full swing on 116th Street in Fishers across from IKEA and Portillo’s. The 65,000-square-foot, all-ages complex features more than 100 climate-controlled hitting bays on three levels where guests can play computerized golf games using balls equipped with microchips. Topgolf hired 500 full-time and part-time employees to staff the facility, which offers membership packages and ...

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Race for the Cure

Fishers resident bikes 100 miles to honor mother’s memory Writer / Jane VanOsdol Photographer / Amy Payne A life-changing event at the age of 12 set Kyle Vannoni on a path he continues to run. That year his mother, Peggy, lost her years-long battle with breast cancer. A few months later in October their hometown of Terre Haute held its first-ever Wabash Valley Race for the Cure. Vannoni’s father, Paul, suggested that he and Kyle run the race together. Twenty-one years later, Kyle has not missed one race. Their team has since grown to include about 80 members and is ...

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Hoosier Hospitality

Hoosier Road Elementary Collects Donations for Hurricane Harvey Victims Writer / Matt Keating Photographer / Brian Brosmer Hoosier Road Elementary, Fishers, recently came through in a big way for Braeburn Elementary, a public school in Houston, Texas, hit by Hurricane Harvey. Hoosier Road Elementary (HRE) collected a large variety of materials the school desperately needs. Students and staff at Braeburn Elementary, which has students from Pre-K through 5th grade, had to relocate to an abandoned high school building and were in need of supplies for an elementary school setting. So, HRE packed a semi-truck filled with supplies to help students ...

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Nothing Bundt Cakes

New Cake Boutique Celebrates Grand Opening in Fishers Writer / Suzanne Huntzinger Photographer / Jamie Sangar It’s guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth. Nothing Bundt Cakes puts a new spin on the same old cakes and cupcakes, and it just opened. Right in the heart of Fishers’ retail district, adjacent to Five Guys and Target, the new Bundt cake boutique will wow you as soon as you walk through the door. If you haven’t had the pleasure already of trying a sample from owners Curt and Lisa Roberts’ Fishers location, stop in and try a sample of a Bundt cake ...

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What’s Your Beef?

Portillo’s Celebrates Grand Opening in Fishers Writer / Jon Shoulders Photographer / Jamie Sangar Indy residents no longer need to drive north for hours if the craving for a Portillo’s all-beef, Chicago-style hot dog or Italian beef happens to strike. The Chicago-based restaurant chain, founded in 1963 and now with more than 50 stores nationwide, officially opened its 9,000-square-foot Fishers eatery at 116th Street and I-69 on September 28, and Chief Executive Officer Keith Kinsey says the timing was perfect for Indy to be the latest in Portillo’s growing list of locations. “We started looking at Indianapolis probably 18 months ...

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A Step Forward

IU Health Saxony seeks to improve knee replacement outcomes with new gait laboratory Writer / Jon Shoulders Dr. R. Michael Meneghini, director of orthopedics and joint replacement at IU Health Saxony Hospital in Fishers, says the completion of the hospital’s new Kinematics Gait Laboratory represents a substantial step in the right direction toward improving the quality and effectiveness of knee replacement surgery – not only for local patients, but also throughout the world. “Kinematics is a fancy word for how the knee moves, and its normal and abnormal motions,” Meneghini says. “We’re going to watch people walk, and how their ...

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