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Fishers Dad of the Year: Todd Fandrei

Writer / Jon Shoulders Photographer / Amy Payne From Todd Fandrei’s perspective as a father of two boys, he feels parenting is all about striking a balance. “The biggest challenge is realizing that it’s their life,” he says. “You have to know when to push them and when not to push them. It’s walking that fine line of trying not to push them into something just because I think they should do it and letting them truly experience something for themselves. It’s trying to step back and not always trying to give them the answers and sometimes letting them figure ...

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Order Up: Portillo’s Officially Announces Fishers Restaurant

The Chicagoland restaurant brand unveils plans for new location. (CHICAGO; May 11, 2017) – Portillo’s, the fast casual concept known for its menu of Chicago-style favorites, proudly announces details on its newest location at 9201 E 116th St. in Fishers, IN. The company – which currently owns and operates 48 locations – also plans to open three new restaurants in the coming months. “Over the years, we’ve had a lot of requests for expansion in Indiana,” says Portillo’s CEO Keith Kinsey. “At Portillo’s, we’re lucky to have a passionate fan base throughout the state, and in the Fishers’ community in ...

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Indiana Native Holly Davidson to Manage Fishers IKEA

Seasoned Regional Retailer to Lead Indianapolis-area Store Opening Fall 2017 CONSHOHOCKEN, PA – IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced the appointment of Holly Davidson as manager of its future Indianapolis-area store opening Fall 2017 in Fishers, IN. Until IKEA Fishers opens as the 45th U.S. IKEA store and first in Indiana, customers can shop at the Cincinnati-area store in West Chester, OH; Chicago-area IKEA Bolingbrook and IKEA Schaumburg or online at IKEA-USA.com. “We are very excited about opening an Indianapolis-area store, where there are many IKEA customers as well as others who may not know us yet, but ...

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Fishers Music Works Reignites Performers

Writters  / Jocelyn Vare & Connie Nimmo Photography  /  Fishers Music Works Marc Feeney, 40, is a Fishers resident with a passion for music. It all started when he was young, Feeney recalls dusting off a forgotten cornet hidden in his grandmother’s farmhouse attic. Intrigue set in and he tried to play the old horn. With a little determination and a lot of practice, he joined the fifth grade band at his elementary school. “I loved making music because it was a fun challenge that set off new fireworks in my head,” Feeney says. Music poured from his trumpet throughout ...

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Who’s Transforming Women Into Healthier, Happier Beings?

Writer / Janet Striebel Wouldn’t it be great if women could work out in a fitness studio where they could feel comfortable wearing a t-shirt and yoga pants instead of designer shorts and a matching sports bra? A non-judgmental place where only women are working out with continuous help from an experienced personal trainer who modifies every exercise, every workout, every session, every week. This place already exists in Fishers. It’s called Fit Chicks! and is in the new Kroger plaza off Olio Road. Fit Chicks is celebrating its 5-year anniversary in the community because it’s a program that really ...

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A Perfect Match

Beloved Brides Boutique expands to bigger space in Fishers Writer & Photographer / Allison Yates When Carmel High School graduate Alyssa Kelley went to study fashion design at the Art Institute of Indianapolis, she never imaged she’d open up her own bridal shop. When studying, she naturally gravitated towards formal wear and had internships at two different bridal shops in Indianapolis — she realized this industry was where she belonged. It’s funny, she admits, because she herself, “never wears formal wear.” She may not be wearing formal gowns on a daily basis, but as the owner of Beloved Brides, she’s ...

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“The Greatest Spectacle in Cycling”

CycleBar is an indoor cycling franchise that features an IMAX type theater with incredible sound.  Enjoy getting into the holiday spirit and shape with music, FREE give-away, shopping and friends.  #MakingMemories #MakingADifference #CycleToIndy500 CycleBar Trader’s Point opened it doors in April of 2016.  This May, Cyclebar Trader’s Point will launch The Greatest Spectacle in Cycling May 1- 24th.  The member that rides the MOST miles during this time will win 2 tickets to the Indy 500.  The 2nd place winner will win 2 tickets to the IPL 500 Festival Parade (500Festival.com).   We will follow the riders success with a leaderboard ...

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2017 Fishers Dad of the Year Finalists

You’ve sent in your nominations, and now it’s time to decide the Dad of the Year! The following are finalists for 2017 Fishers Dad of the Year. Visit atfishers.com to cast your vote for the winner. The deadline to vote is May 12, and you can vote once daily until then. Andrew Soley Nominated by Brianna Soley, who says: Andrew is such a great Dad who always chooses time with our family over anything else. He loves to play with our daughter, and even when he has long days at work he still finds energy to be present with us ...

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FHS Winter Guard Competes In International Competition

Writer / Demi Lawrence Fishers High School’s winter guard team of 22 students placed 6th out of more than 300 schools at the Winter Guard International World Championships competition in Dayton, Ohio on April 6-8. WGI brings hundreds of students together every year from around the country, and even from around the world, to perform and compete in several minute-long shows involving a mix of choreography, flag throwing, riffle throwing and much more. This placement alone is enough to turn heads in the winter guard world, but considering that this was FHS’s first appearance at WGI, it made the honor ...

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Eye-Catching Jewelry: Dana Bain

Writer / Jessica Lollino Photographer / Brian Brosmer Dana Bain brings a blend of L.A. edge and SoCal bliss to the wrists and necks of the people of Indianapolis and abroad. Her jewelry line, july twenty two (J22 for short), is a boutiquey bit of ethereal and inspired pieces meant to reflect the uniqueness of its wearer. Handcrafted and entirely original, Dana’s designs are those pieces you wear that get attention and compliments. Her eclectic pieces are inspired by both the people in her life and the places she’s been. The july twenty two boho bands make you want to load ...

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