One Minute in Hamilton County
After Melissa Wrin’s husband, Bill, brought bee hives to the backyard, he challenged his wife to help figure out what to do with all the honey the bees were producing. Melissa loves a challenge, and she also loves natural products. So, she started making lotions and lip balms. Friends and family loved the products, so she created Sweet Melissa’s Honey & Hive, where she is growing her business just a few yards from the bees. Her products have become so popular, the bees can’t keep up with demand. Learn more about Honey & Hive. Want to see more about the bees, check out the 2018 video.
Climb aboard a historic train and ride the Nickel Plate rails from Noblesville to Atlanta in northern Hamilton County. You’ll find a variety of excursions, including a super hero trip where kids are encouraged to dress in the costume of their favorite super hero. There are wine tastings and dinner trains. Check out all the upcoming excursions at www.NickelPlateExpress.com
Let’s raise a glass to Hamilton County’s official drink, the Smash Cocktail. It’s made with 1205 Distillery’s New American Gin, Rhubarb Liqueur, lemon juice, simple syrup and mint. Learn more about this tasty drink in One Minute in Hamilton County.
Tracy Gritter, owner of Gallery 116 talks about what’s new for the holidays, including new ornaments, a bowl for pitsatchio lovers from an artist in Clayton, Ind., new candles, ornaments, bags and a whole lot more. The store will be open for Black Friday and for Shop Small Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. with specials going on both days. It’s located at 8597 E. 116 St., in Fishers. www.giftshopfishersin.com
Shari Knox, president of Fishers Arts Council talks about the monthly free exhibit that features local and regional artists.
Ever wanted to try your hand at painting? Have a great idea for a custom T-shirt, but don’t know how to screen print? Maybe you’ve dreamed of making your own movie. It’s all possible inside Ignite, the new maker space on the lower level of the Fishers Library. The space is divided between an are for kids, who can color, make crafts, paint and more, and an adult section, where you can check out a pottery wheel, a screen printer, Mac computers or even equipment in the small theater. Learn more during this week’s One Minute in Hamilton County.
Chris Hayes turned his Fishers garage into a workshop where he and his wife Tonya make all kinds of woodworking items. You can see - and buy - them at the Fishers Arts Crawl on July 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Nickel Plate District in downtown Fishers. Their shop - Ask Cheese Woodworks - will be at Dottie Couture on 116th Street. Almost all the wood he uses for these unique items is from Indiana, most of it rescued after storms. One of his favorite pieces to turn is those pesky Bradford Pears, they may not be able to withstand a storm, but they make great ice cream scoops. See Chris at work and learn a bit more about his woodworking hobby in this week's One Minute in Hamilton County. Want to learn more about the Arts Crawl? Go to www.FishersArtsCouncil.com.
Hamilton County Tourism introduces Pedal Perks that gives you discounts just for riding a bike to restaurants, shops and attractions throughout Hamilton County. Ride your own bike, or rent a bike in Carmel, Noblesville or Westfield.
Home Place Gardens is the newest project by the nonprofit, community development organization, HAND. Located off 106th Street between Westfield and College, Home Place Gardens has 10 homes offering rents from $350 for a one-bedroom duplex to $950 for a three-bedroom home. The homes are for people 55 and over, and two of the homes will be leased by families escaping domestic violence.
Some people watch birds, but Bill Wrin watches bees. They offer hours of entertainment, not to mention honey. In this video, Bill talks about how he got started with his hobby of keeping bees in his family's Fishers' backyard.
Dave Colt, co-founder of Sun King, talks about some of its new businesses, including the distillery in Carmel and the expanded brewery in The Yard in Fishers.
The owner of Blue Peppermint talks about her boutique closing and accessories store in Fishers.