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Discovery Station Provides Hands-On Learning at Conner Prairie

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Indiana’s only Smithsonian Affiliate, Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, has just raised the bar for educational play in their newly redesigned Discovery Station and Craft Corner. Families with children ages 8 and under will enjoy the newly opened space, redesigned with learning and exploring in mind. My family attended the members preview Friday morning, and […]

Holland Park is Central for Fun

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Holland Park is the town of Fishers oldest park, and it remains one of its most popular. Located just north of 116th Street in the center of town, it’s within walking distance for many residents. The community building has been renovated recently, with the addition of upgraded restrooms and family restrooms. The park building hosts […]

Free Family Fun Events in Fishers

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The town of Fishers has recently been named one of the safest places to live in the country, as well as one of the healthiest in the state of Indiana. There’s no denying that the amenities in Fishers make family life that much richer, and as the weather gets better, the town offers even more […]

Brooks School Road Park in Fishers Indiana

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Residents in the popular Sandstone subdivision live within walking distance of one of the best parks in Hamilton County. Brooks School Road park has just about everything neighborhood park could offer. Located on Brooks School Road, just north of 116th Street, this 16.5 acre park boasts two ADA playgrounds. One is geared for children 2-5 […]

Making Milestones Special: Rita’s Backyard Tea Room and Garden Center

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Many Fishers residents pass by Rita’s Backyard Tea Room and Garden Center  every day on 116th, and those who stop are treated to lush gardens, unique gifts and so much more. I’ve passed the garden shop for years, but only visited this weekend when my daughter’s Girl Scout troop scheduled an event in the tea […]

Big Night for Indiana Roller Derby

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Last night, my family and I attended a roller derby bout at The Forum in Fishers. It was the kids’ first experience with roller derby and my first men’s bout. There are a lot of rules and strategy in roller derby, but the basic breakdown is pretty simple. A bout consists of two 30-minute periods, […]

Conner Kids Club: Big Kid Fun on the Prairie

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My family has always enjoyed Conner Prairie Interactive History Park in the spring, but this week we got to enjoy it in a whole new way. My kids were able to attend the Conner Kids: Cartoons program, hosted by local author/artist Adam Seif.  Conner Kids Club is programming designed for school age kids (graduates of […]

Running Paths in Fishers

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The ground is finally starting to thaw, and it seems like people are out in force running and walking. After a long winter on the treadmill, walking on the pavement feels very, very good.  Personally, any day that it’s over 35 I try to get outside for a walk, even if it’s just for 10 […]

Two Central Indiana Cities Rank As America’s Safest Suburbs

Fishers One of America's Safest Suburbs

Two Central Indiana cities topped the list of America’s Safest Suburbs, with Carmel, Indiana coming in first place. This comes as no surprise to those of us who live and leave our cars unlocked in Hamilton County suburbs. Still, it’s always nice to see the data backing up our feelings of security. Using crime data […]

Bouncing of the Walls? Bounce Here Instead

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Winter 2014 has guaranteed one thing- kids and adults alike have spent too much time inside. My kids have literally been bouncing off our walls at home, so an open bounce session at Bounce U in Fishers  was recently the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Even if you’re a repeat bouncer, every bounce session […]

Frosty Paws 4K: First Annual Fishers Dog Walk/Run

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Looking for a fun, new race in central Indiana? The Frosty Paws 4K is a brand new walk/run event in Fishers, Indiana featuring our favorite four-legged friends. The run/walk will take place on Saturday, March 1st. Runners and walkers are encouraged to bring your dog to the race to accompany you and your family. Our […]

Volunteer Fair to be held at Conner Prairie

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If you are interested in a volunteer opportunity that can also foster your love of history, look no further than Conner Prairie Interactive History Park. Located right on Allisonville Road in Fishers, the 200 acre facility brings history to life for area residents and tourists alike. While the grounds and facilities are world-class, it’s their […]

The Gingerbread Village Competition at Conner Prairie

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It’s Lucas oil Stadium as you’ve never seen it. That’s because it, along with 75 other edible creations, are made of gingerbread! The 21st annual Gingerbread Village competition is underway now through Sunday, January 5 at the Conner Prairie Interactive History Park in Fishers, Indiana. This fun event, which takes an entire week to set […]

“Take Santa Home” Train Ride Offers Christmas Closure for Kids

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One fun thing to do this time of year is take a holiday train ride at the Indiana Transportation Museum in Fishers, Indiana. Not only is a train ride a break from the usual pass times, such movies, eating out, etc., it’s an opportunity to see the local area from the unique vantage point of […]