The Glorious Fourth at Conner Prairie: Smoke Balloons, Muster Cakes, and Patriotism for the Whole Family

Have you ever wondered where the American Independence Day traditions came from? Surely there’s a historical context behind all the red white and blue bunting, the extravagant parades, the multicolored spectacle of fireworks, and the face painting? Well, as every Fishers, Indiana resident knows, there’s only one Fishers attraction that functions something like a time […]

Relive St. Pat’s with the Indianapolis Cèilì Band and Guests

So you went to Indianapolis last Thursday. You got to the Canal Walk at 6:00, saw the greening of the Indianapolis Central Canal, retreated to a nearby Indianapolis bar to start swilling green beer, hustled down to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade through downtown Indianapolis, made an appearance at the Vermont Street Tent Party, and […]

Joe Reitz: From Football to Basketball to Football Again

Several famous residents of Fishers, Indiana play basketball (Dahntay Jones, Austin Croshere, Reggie Miller), and severals other play or coach football (Rosevelt Colvin, John Teerlinck), but only two of them have played both: Rosevelt Colvin and Joe Reitz. Reitz was a master of the most Hoosier of all sports during his tenure at Western Michigan […]

Rosevelt Colvin: Boilermaker, Bear, Patriot, Fishers Resident

Many Indianapolis sports figures live close to the Circle City in the affluent suburb of Fishers, Indiana, including Dahntay Jones, Austin Croshere, and Alan Henderson. Most of these players aren’t originally from Indianapolis; they’re free agents from other places who happened to end up on an Indy sports team, and their residence in Fishers is […]

Dahntay Jones: Heart, Skill, and Determination

Dahntay Jones‘ tenure in Fishers, Indiana is tenuous at best. The NBA player arrived in Fishers when he signed with the Indiana Pacers basketball team on July 14, 2009, but it already looks like the player is soon to be traded elsewhere. However, this isn’t because Dahntay Jones is a slacker or a non-team player; […]

Austin Croshere: Once Promising Pacer

Indiana is predominantly a basketball state. Everyone knows this; all you have to do is watch the movie Hoosiers to get a glimpse of the hoops heritage in play here in Indiana. Perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise that a number of professional basketball players and potential NBA stars have lived or were born in […]

John Teerlinck: Defensive Line Coach for the Indianapolis Colts

Though the players of the Indianapolis Colts are certainly an important part of the football team, winning begins with the coaches. Though in recent years the Colts defense hasn’t been very potent in comparison with the rest of the NFL, this is not the fault of defensive line coach John Teerlinck, a 30 year veteran […]

Tomas Scheckter: Indianapolis 500 Driver from Fishers

Not all residents of Fishers, Indiana were born in the United States. Such is the case of IndyCar racer Tomas Scheckter, who was born halfway across the globe and lived most of his early life in South Africa. A world traveling driver, Scheckter has performed admirably in his home country of South Africa, in Europe, […]

Zach Randolph: NBA All-Star from Fishers

Fishers, Indiana has been churning out sports stars during its entire short existence. Many famous people from Fishers are somehow or another involved in Indiana sports, and many of these people play the most Hoosier of all sports: basketball. Perhaps this is why Indianapolis sports teams do so well in almost all categories of sport; […]

Alan Henderson: NBA Power Forward from Fishers

Towering over other basketball players at a massive 6’9″, Alan Henderson was a monolithic NBA player from Fishers, Indiana, a prosperous suburb just outside of Indianapolis. Henderson retired from the NBA in 2007 after being tossed around by several different teams, but his history in Indiana sports is pretty bright for such a minor NBA […]

Nickel Plate Arts Trail: Tour Indiana Art by Road, Rail, or River

Is it possible to tour the myriad sites, shops, and scenes of Central Indiana all in one day? The Circle City has the Indianapolis Cultural Trail connecting its vital Indianapolis art centers, but Central Indiana has its own important arts artery: the Nickel Plate Arts Trail. Spanning 30 miles, from the Indianapolis suburb of Fishers, […]