INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — We’re just days away from one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year.
Of course, the day after Thanksgiving is Black Friday, and then there’s Small Business Saturday, where you’re encouraged to shop local.
The city of Fishers is celebrating that day by kicking off its Shop Fishers Holiday Series, which will run until Dec. 31.
Stephanie Perry, assistant director of community and public relations for the city, joined “Indy Style” Tuesday to talk about how to support Fishers businesses for Small Business Saturday.
For more information, visit thisisfishers.com/shop-fishers.
It’s a CLASSIC food menu, with a twist— and truly, something for everyone.
In our kitchen this morning, we meet Pinheads & Alley’s Alehouse Executive Chef Logan Schmidt, along with Bar and Restaurant Manager Mark Strawn— together, they share the deliciousness of Omelettes, Cocktails and more!
About Pinheads & Alley’s Alehouse:
- Our menu includes classic food with a twist, with fresh ingredients
- Our facility includes 32 bowling lanes, 2 private bowling suites, a luxury arcade, private banquet room, restaurant, 4 bars, as well as a patio & 4 sand volleyball courts
- We host everything from corporate events to fundraisers to birthday parties & also special events such as live music, kid events such as Princesses & Super Heroes, Bowling with Santa, & regular local favorite events like Music Bingo
- We have many COVID procedures in place to give our guests some comfort in visiting our location
To learn more, visit bowlatpinheads.com.
SEGMENT IS SPONSORED BY PINHEADS & ALLEY’S ALEHOUSE
FISHERS, Ind. (WISH) — Veterans Day this year looked a lot different because of the pandemic. For the first time, the City of Fishers hosted their Veterans Day ceremony virtually.
When the city was originally planning their Veterans Day program they thought the event would be packed with hundreds of people. Because of the pandemic they had to go virtual this year.
Fishers is proud of their veteran community. If you drove through Fishers near city hall Wednesday you were greeted with dozens of flags and pictures of local veterans. What you didn’t see was a large crowd. The pandemic meant no in-person Veterans Day ceremony. Air Force veteran Julia Erb said while she’s disappointed about the changes, it didn’t change the pride she has of her service that she carries with her in her heart and on her chest.
“This is a cherished pin, it’s probably all that I have left of my military pins,” said Erb.
She has an honorary pin she and many other veterans received from Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness last Veterans Day honoring their service. She joined the Air Force when she was just 19 years old in 1971. It was a time when a woman’s role in the military was limited. The pin is a symbol of how far the country has come.
“When I walked off the base for the last time I was told not to wear my uniform. People were not accepting anything military at the time,” she said.
Vietnam Navy veteran El Ahlwardt also received one of those pins. He said while he understands the community’s disappointment, he said people don’t have to wait until Veterans Day to honor a veteran.
They’ve done something that not very many people have. For that reason they’re worthy of recognition,” said Ahlwardt.
Erb said that recognition means everything to her.
“People saying thank you for the time you served, It makes it easier for me to stand out in public and say I’m a veteran. That is something I couldn’t do for years,” said Erb.
The Fishers Pop-Up Concert Series, brought to you by Fishers Parks, is coming to the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater.
Presented by IU Health Saxony, these free shows will offer something for everyone in a first come, first served limited-capacity outdoor setting with social distancing measures in place due to COVID-19 recommendations.
Toy Factory: 2 Shows 1 Night! Friday, July 24: SHOW 1- 6:30-8 p.m. SHOW 2- 8:30-10 p.m. Toy Factory is a high-energy, non-stop party! Come enjoy their full-throttle spins on popular songs you know and love. Toy Factory is a local favorite, they always bring the beat and won’t stop until you move your feet!
Huckleberry Funk: 2 Shows 1 Night! Friday, August 21: SHOW 1- 6:30-8 p.m. SHOW 2- 8:30-10 p.m. Huckleberry Funk is a dynamic Funk, R&B and Soul band based in Bloomington. Their recently sold-out live show at the HI-FI and several others has earned them a reputation as one of the most exciting and entertaining live performances in the Midwest. At the heart of a Huckleberry Funk show, the audience can expect powerhouse vocals, extraordinary guitar solos, a touch of east coast horns, and rock-solid grooves.
8th Annual Fishers Blues Fest Friday and Saturday, September 4-5 from 7 – 11 p.m. End the summer with Fishers Blues Fest, a Fishers Labor Day tradition! The free, two-night event includes performances by renowned local and nationally award-winning blues artists. Artist lineup will be announced soon at www.npdamp.com.
- Capacity will be limited
- Face masks strongly recommended
- Patrons will be required to sit within the pre-determined socially distant seating arrangements
- Hand sanitizer and hand-washing stations will be available throughout the venue
- Vendor lines will require 6-foot spacing between each guest
For more information on the shows visit, npdamp.com.
Code Ninjas in Fishers, Indiana
FISHERS, Ind. (WISH) – Code Ninjas is a new after school program for kids between 7 and 14 years old. It promotes Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. The students, better known as ninjas, are learning all about coding.
Mason and Kale Ormes are brothers and said coding is a lot of fun and will help them in the future.
“I want to be a Youtuber so it might help me a little bit,” said Mason Ormes.
Kale Ormes added, “I know different coding stuff before, but I never really knew this kind of stuff so I just started enjoying it.”
Aayush Gupta, 7, is one of the youngest members of Code Ninja. “I would like to learn coding because it’s fun and it’s kind of good,” he said.
Code Ninjas is a franchise with locations across the country. Cathi Canfield helped opened a facility in Carmel this spring and a facility in Fishers in July. She told News 8 that the program helped her daughter.
“Life skills like critical thinking and problem solving and more confidence in her ability to learn and create something on her own,” Canfield said.
Students are creating video games to understand coding. They advance in the program through levels similar to Taekwondo. Each ninja will get to create their own video game app by the end of the program.
“They’re enjoying what they’re doing and if they’re a creative person we encourage them to be more creative,” said program director, Chris Curiel. “We want them to learn these concepts.”
“I see that the way the world is going there’s so much technology,” said Sandeep Gupta, Aayush’s father. “You can’t live without technology nowadays so I think if you start learning something at this age I think this has a great future.”
Code Ninjas Junior begins in October that targets children between 5 and 7 years old. A third location in Zionsville, Indiana will be opening in 2020.
FISHERS (Inside INdiana Business) — Three communities in Indiana made the top 100 list of best places to live in the entire country but only one made the top ten list. Fishers was judged by Money magazine as the third best place to live in the United States. It came in behind Clarksville, Tennessee and Round Rock, Texas.
According to MONEY.com, the list was compiled using data points such as economic health, cost of living, public education, and ease of living and amenities. The magazine says it set out to find places where affordability goes hand in hand with a high quality of life.
“I’m incredibly proud that our city has once again been recognized as one of the best places to live in the nation,” said Mayor Scott Fadness. “This honor is truly a reflection of the residents, businesses, schools, and organizations that make Fishers the smart, vibrant, and entrepreneurial city that it is.”
To create MONEY’s Best Places to Live ranking, the publication looked only at places with populations of 50,000 or greater. Places with 300,000 or more people were broken down into neighborhoods. And because of that new geography category, Eagle Creek was added to the list. The area around Eagle Creek reservoir, park and golf course is ranked as 32nd best place to live. Fort Wayne also made the list, coming in at No. 72.
Click here to learn more about the methodology and to see which communities made the list.