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!

Fishers Freedom Festival Needs Volunteers!

This year marks the 26th annual Fishers Freedom Festival at Holland Park. This family-fun weekend event attracts over 50,000 attendees from Hamilton County and beyond.

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The non-profit event is largely a success with the help of volunteers like you! The Fishers Freedom Festival is looking for help from Thursday June 26th through June 29th. Volunteers can work a variety of shifts, including areas such as the 5K Walk/Run, Arts & Crafts Area, Business and Game Tent, Children’s Parade, Food Drive, Registration Tent, Parking, and Festival Shirt and Necklace Sales.

Also, if you have a student who needs community service hours for school, this is a great opportunity to earn those hours!

If you have time to volunteer, contact the Festival at info@fishersfreedomfestival.org to learn where you could be of help. And, be sure you mark your calendar to attend this Fishers event June 28th and 29th.

About the Fishers Freedom Festival

The mission of the Fishers Freedom Festival is to encourage fellowship through civic partnerships and citizen involvement by creating a safe environment, developing needed community services, promoting family integrity and striving to improve the quality of life for every resident by investing in human potential.

 

Need 1.. Make 2… Recipes That Are Perfect for Storing or Sharing

With many recipes you need a dash of this spice, maybe half a cup of this, a tablespoon of that and by the end you have a lot of leftover ingredients freezermealsthat will inevitably go bad.  Why not the next time you are whipping up something delicious in the kitchen go ahead and double the recipe.  The amount of time you are adding to your task is almost non-noticeable but the result will be.  Below are some of my favorite meals that you can either freeze for later or bring to your elderly neighbor, cousin who just had a baby, or your child’s teacher.  I’ve even frozen meals in advance to give to people… so often during funerals, births, etc many people bring meals to a family, to the point they end up wasting food.  Bringing a home cooked meal that’s frozen allows them to use it when they actually need it.  I’d love to hear some of your favorite, easy to store meals.!

* Chicken Potpie Bowls: This one I will make in small, aluminum foil bowls that come packaged with lids. By using dishes that are disposable it takes the pressure off of the meal recipient to wash and return the dishware.

* Lasagna Primavera: This recipe is one of my favorites because even after pulling it out of the freezer and cooking it the ingredients and vegetables still taste fresh!

* Grown Up Prosciutto and Cheddar Pockets: This is the perfect take on the “hot-pocket” but with real wholesome ingredients.  This is ideal to make if you or a friend is a busy mom to keep stored in the freezer for a quick lunch or dinner.

* Breakfast Burritos: Having a healthy, frozen breakfast is a working moms best friend!

Open Houses This Weekend: You Really Have to Be There!

How many of you have ordered a pair of shoes, sunglasses, t-shirt, etc from a very reputable online store only to find that it didn’t quite openhousesbethfit or wasn’t exactly what you had imagined.  The same can be said for house shopping.  Pictures and videos are a great way to get an idea of how a house looks but until you see it in person you can never fully appreciate all that it has to offer or how you “fit” into the home.  Often times people will overlook a house based simply upon the pictures taken and the accompanying description but the truth is it could have been a dark cloudy day when the photos were snapped and the description could be just a generic write up.  Unless the overall structure is not what you are looking for I suggest the only way to rule out a home is to go see it and the best way to get the full vibe is by attending the open house.

This Sunday (the first Sunday in Spring) is the perfect time to get a jump start on open houses by visiting all 3 of the open houses hosted by Beth Guthrie Realty.  Not only will you be able to be able to see what these houses have to offer but all 3 of these homes are breath-taking and offer a unique quality.

* The first open house will take place from 12-2 at 1936 Heathrow Drive in Columbus IN.  This beautiful lakefront home is spacious and luxurious.  If offers all of the amenities of a 5 star hotel with the homey feel that we all crave.

*The next open house will also be from 12-2 at 11877 Ledgestone Circle in Fishers, IN.  Not unlike the first, this house has an ideal location in the heart of the ever-desirable town of Fishers.  With over 4,200 square feet in this elegantly designed home the house offers something for everyone in the family.

*Last but certainly not least is the third open house from 3-5 at 4492 Braedonwood in Indianapolis.  This 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom condo in the Holcomb Estate is the perfect retreat from the city and offers multiple updates and is move in ready.

If you have any questions about any of these homes or any others on my website please feel free to contact me.  I look forward to seeing you all this Sunday!

How to Make Your Home Stand Out Among The Competition

With the weather getting warmer (hopefully) the housing market is going to start booming.  Spring is the unofficial kick-off for most houseforsalepmpeople to list their homes.  With this being said, if you are planning to put your home on the market during this desirable time there are a few things you will want to do to ensure that your home stands out among the others!

*First of all you will want to focus on your curb appeal.  The inside of your home could be immaculately beautiful but it doesn’t do a bit of good if you can’t get people interested from the outside.  This can be as simple as keeping your grass trimmed and kids toys hidden in the garage.

*A fresh coat of paint on the front door and maybe shutters will make a big impact on a small budget.  Paint is a very useful tool when it comes to staging your home to sell.

*With the amount of home shopping that takes place now on the internet you need to make a good impression online.  This is especially essential in the photos taken for the website.  While most people tend to straighten up their clutter and clean their home before an open house they often overlook the importance of doing this for the photos as well.  Putting out some fresh flowers on the counter or displaying an eye catching table scape will go a long way in catching a prospective buyers eye.  If decorating isn’t really your thing you may want to consider a professional home stager to use their expertise!

*Last but not least and possibly the most important: Price your home to sell.  This may seem obvious but a lot of times people assume that their home is worth more than it is or are hoping to make a larger profit than is reasonably feasible.  And while it is certainly ultimately your decision as to what you list your home at it is interesting to note that dated listings don’t generally sell for their list price so waiting for that one buyer who may pay your asking price is pretty risky.

If you follow these simple rules than your house should have no problem selling in this market! If you are interested in listing your home please contact me and we can begin to work on a plan together.  I look forward to hearing from you!

The Top 5 Reasons You Won’t Want to Miss This Open House

kim1 Beth Guthrie Realty is holding an open house this Sunday from 12:00-2:00 at 920 Kimlough Circle in Indianapolis.  And while I could list countless reasons why you should definitely not miss seeing this beautiful one of a kind home I have narrowed my list down to three!

*First off the house is beautiful… and not that standard, cookie cutter beauty but the kind of charm that only comes with fine craftsmanship, unique wood working, and great attention to detail.  From the stylish kitchen cabinets to the elegant fireplace this home accommodates all types of styles.

*The next most notable thing about this home is its location.  Not only just the geographical location of in the desirable subdivision of Windcombe but also in the fact that it is situated in a cul-de-sac which means very low traffic.kim2  This is ideal with kids or pets in the house.  In accordance with location it is also in the Washington school district!

*Last but not least is the affordability for a house of this size and quality.  Homes like these are selling for much more in similar areas and chances are when spring finally (hopefully) rolls around this house won’t last long on the market.

So come out and take a look around yourself and you will be able to then fully appreciate all that this house has to offer! We look forward to seeing you there!