New Home Listing in Rosegate, an American Senior Community

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Glow In The Park Tomorrow!

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Who wants to glow in the dark in the park? Saturday, September 13th, come out to the Nickel Plate District downtown Fishers to take part in the Glow in the Park event! This unique event is from 9 to 11 p.m. and … Continue reading

Blackhawk Winery 1st Annual Harvest Festival

Come one, come all! This one is for all of you wine enthusiasts out there! On September 13th, Blackhawk Winery will be holding their First Annual Harvest Festival! Doors will be open from 1pm to 8pm. Tickets can be purchased by clicking HERE or in person.

Blackhawk Winery is an up-and-coming winery located in northwestern Hamilton County owned and operated by John and Deb Miller. The winery opened its doors in 2011 to unveil a 5-acre field and 2500 square feet of production area to accommodate not only the process of making the wine, but a tasting area as well.

The festival will include live country music from the Eddie Van Zant band from 2pm to 7pm. Also featured will be an array of venders such as Mary Kay Cosmetics, Pursenology, and Oragami Owl. Other wineries will be in attendance as well. These include Cardinal Flight Wine Trail, Traders Point Winery, Madison County Winery and Vineyard, and Harmony Winery.

Food will be catered by J&M Smokehouse. Beef brisket, pulled pork, chicken, and other delicious side dishes will grace the menu. With each ticket purchased, two sodas or waters will be included. More beverages will be available for purchase, and of course, there will be wine available for tasting and purchase by the glass or the bottle.

Visit Blackhawk Winery to keep up with their other events and great wines!

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ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL???

That’s right football fans; it’s that time of the year again! As coach, Chuck Pagano readies the Indianapolis Colts to battle the Denver Broncos this Sunday, we are preparing our stomachs for the buffet that is expected with tailgating. If you always struggle with what food to make or where all the fun happens during Colts games, we have your answers!

Tailgate food, of course, is all about preparing your buffet in advance. One of my family’s favorite finger foods to have is my world-famous Hawaiian Sandwiches. These easy-to-make sandwiches combine ham, Swiss cheese, and a super secret sauce on a Hawaiian roll. Recipe to follow along with a few others so keep reading! For more fan favorite tailgate recipes you can visit the Food Network website here.

Touchdown Town is one of the great perks that come with tailgating outside Lucas Oil Stadium. This tailgate utopia includes a plethora of food trucks, flat screen televisions to ensure you don’t miss a second of pregame coverage, PLAY60 Zones to see how you match up with your favorite NFL players, and if you’re lucky enough to run into the Colts Cheerleaders, you might just go home with a picture or autograph. This is a family friendly area that everyone needs to check out!

For more information on when Touchdown Town is open to the public, Colt’s Fan Club and all the other numerous activities during games, visit the Colts website.

For a FREE refrigerator magnet of the Colt’s schedule as well as Notre Dame, IU, and Purdue, contact me here and leave your address in the comments section. Or message me on Facebook and I would be happy to send you one! As a BONUS, it also includes the schedule for Sunday and Monday Night Football games!

GO COLTS!

 

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Hawaiian Sandwiches
– Hawaiian sandwich buns
– Sliced deli ham – any flavor will do!
– Sliced baby Swiss cheese – cut in quarters
– 1 stick of butter
– 1 heaping tablespoon of Dijon mustard
– 1 heaping tablespoon of minced onion
– 1 tablespoon of poppy seeds
Slice buns and layer backing dish with the bottoms. Layer one slice cheese, ham and another slice of cheese, and then top of bun. Melt butter and add, mustard, minced onion and poppy seeds. Generously brush mixture over the top of sandwiches. Bake at 375 until lightly brown and cheese is melting. Approximately 12-15 minutes.

 

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Tomato/Mozzarella Bites
– Grape or cherry tomatoes – cut in half to make bite size if necessary
– Mozzarella balls or fresh mozzarella cut into bite size pieces
– Fresh basil
– Balsamic vinegar
On a tooth pick, layer grape tomato, basil and mozzarella – place on serving dish or Tupperware container for traveling. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and serve. Super quick, super easy, and super good!

Have You Heard? A New Beer In Town!

Indiana beer king, Sun King Brewery, has announced its plan to open its second brewery in Fishers! This Hoosier-native-built brewery looks forward to becoming a destination downtown Fishers during the revitalization and developments being made there.

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And, Sun King won’t only serve as a brewery, but will also include a beer garden, tasting room and other amenities to enjoy. They even plan to have tours to view barley and hops being grown on site. Currently residing only in its Capital Avenue location downtown Indy, this five-year-old brewery has notched its belt as the second-largest brewery in Indiana. Its beer can be found on tap and in cans in hundreds of locations in Central Indiana.

The goal for Sun King is to open this new downtown Fishers location by next summer, with a large space to accommodate up to 400 patrons. The biking and jogging path slated to be built along Kincaid Drive, connecting 106th Street to the new brewery, will allow easy access for Fishers residents to bike, stop in and taste test the brews. Sun King also wanted access to interstate systems to transport its brews around Central Indiana, so the downtown Fishers location was a perfect fit.

Next summer is sure to be fun with all new places to enjoy downtown Fishers! 

 

Community Outreach: For the Hearts of School Kids

The Fishers Department of Fire and Emergency Services is partnering with HSE Schools in a fundraising project to purchase trauma kits for over 1,000 Hamilton Southeastern School District classrooms.

How can you be a part of this great outreach program to “Protect the Heart of Fishers?”

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Come out to Ben and Ari’s on Saturday, September 13th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Putt-ing Out the Fire, a family-fun event! Putt-ing Out the Fire features unlimited miniature golf, a dunk tank, a kids area and food. Texas Roadhouse will be serving up hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and drinks from noon to 2 p.m.

Click here for advanced tickets. Adult pre-sale tickets are $12 (or $15 at the door); children (age 12 and under) pre-sale tickets are $10 (or $12 at the door).

All event proceeds help purchase trauma kits for the classrooms of our local school children. Most school incidents are over before the emergency personnel arrive at the school, so this partnership aims at giving every classroom in the HSE School District the supplies they need in the event of a traumatic injuries, allowing for quick attention and care that currently isn’t able to be done.

Enjoy this family-friendly event for a GREAT cause!

What To Do? Make Plans To Enjoy Events Downtown Fishers!

Need some entertainment plans tonight and through the weekend? 
 
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In addition to local favorite eateries, here’s a little of what’s going on downtown Fishers. Call your friends and make plans to enjoy these free activities!
 
Thursday, July 17th:
-Thursday Night Concert, Maggie Rose, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Nickel Plate District Amphitheater. Maggie is a country artist and writer, with her album Cut To Impress, having written almost half of the songs on her album.
 
Friday, July 18th:
-Art in Town Hall, Flava Fresh, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Town Hall Lobby. This exhibition, fourteen years in the making, is an annual juried, multiple art presentation series of contemporary art.
 
-Amp After Dark Concert Series, Torn, from 9 to 11 p.m. at Nickel Plate District Amphitheater
 
Saturday, July 19th:
-Fishers Farmers Market, from 8 a.m. to noon, at Nickel Plate District Amphitheater, including nearly 40 high quality vendors offering fresh produce, specialty foods, flowers, baked goods, coffee and hot food. 
 
-Beehive – A Musical Concert, from 7 to  9 p.m. @ Nickel Plate District Amphitheater, featuring quick-paced, hit songs from 1960s girl groups. The concert will also feature Lauren Lowrey (morning anchor on WISH-TV) as a special guest artist.
 
Enjoy these great (and completely free!) events downtown Fishers!

 

Check Out the Fishers Freedom Festival!

The 26th annual Fishers Freedom Festival will be held on Saturday, June 28th and Sunday, June 29th. The Festival has countless free events taking place all weekend for families to enjoy.

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Here’s a little overview:

SATURDAY:

-6:15 a.m.: 5K Run registration
-8 a.m.: 5K Run begins
-8:45 a.m.: Free Kiddie Run registration for children ages 9 and under
– 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Business tents open
-9 a.m. to 8 p.m.: Arts & Crafts vendors open
-10 a.m.: Opening ceremonies, royal court crowning, Kids Firefighter Combat Challenge, food vendors open
-All day: live music, disc dog tournament, children and teen tents, dunk tank, climbing wall, water balloon launch, food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, good vendors, free game booths, entertainment tent, silent auction, kids sports zone, photo booth
-12 p.m.: Fishers Police Department & Hamilton County Law Enforcement K-9 Demonstration
-2 p.m.: Indiana Starfire Cloggers
-3:45 p.m.: Bullet Proof Soul Band

SUNDAY:

-8 a.m.: Disc Dog and Firefighter Combat registrations
-9:30 a.m.: Children’s Parade lineup begins at Holland Park (One Park Drive). Decorate your bikes, trikes, strollers and wagons for this fun parade. Best decorated awards will be given. This year’s theme is “Keep Fishers Beautiful.”
-10 a.m.: Parade begins on Ellipse Parkway around Holland Park. Children will receive a goodie bag for participating.
-10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Business tents and food vendors open
-All day: live music, disc dog tournament, children and teen tents, dunk tank, climbing wall, water balloon launch, food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, good vendors, free game booths, entertainment tent, silent auction, kids sports zone, photo booth
-11 a.m. to 8 p.m.: Arts & Crafts vendors open
-12 p.m.: Chad Mills & the Upright Willies Band
-1 p.m.: Mudsock Jazz and Dixieland Band
-2:30 p.m.: G. Scotten Talent
-4 p.m.: Fishers Freedom Festival Parade (downtown Fishers along 116th Street)
-6:30 p.m.: Big Daddy Caddy Band
-Dusk: Fireworks

And, as a free event, please consider donating to the Food Drive and BMO Harris Bank School Supply Drive. Items to consider donating are: backpacks, books or puzzles to donate for our Food Drive and BMO Harris Bank School Supply Drive. These donations help people in need within our community! Grocery carts will be located throughout the park for donations. 

Enjoy the weekend!

Shop Local. Check Out the Farmers Markets!

Each Saturday, farmers around the area fill markets with locally grown fruits, vegetables, homemade cookies, pies, crafts, art and more. Artisans bring their crafts and local vendors feature their specialties.

We can start our Saturday mornings with a stroll through the downtown markets, shaking hands and talking with those who have harvested the food, prepared it and crafted the artistic designs. It takes the notion of “shop local” to the grassroots level.

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Check out the farmers markets around us:

Fishers Farmers Market: Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon located at the Nickel Plate Park in front of the Fishers Amphitheater.

Saxony Farmers Market: Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon at Saxony located at 131st Street and Olio Road in Fishers. Each week,  enjoy acoustic music or demonstrations.

Noblesville Farmers Market: Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon located in the Riverview Hospital overflow parking lot at the intersection of SR 32 and SR 19 in Noblesville.

Enjoy shopping these markets and supporting our local farmers and artisans!