The Current staff has a quiet couple of weeks with regular deadlines before Christmas rolls around and ruins everyone’s production schedule. Now is a perfect time to catch you up on a few tidbits before the Christmas insanity begins!
I received a couple handfuls worth of great sample columns from readers. Thank you so much for taking the time to express interest and share your thoughts with me! I could only pick one columnist, though. After narrowing my list down, I selected Heather Kestian to be Current in Fishers’ new slice-of-life columnist. Kestian and her family moved to Fishers in 2010. She went to North Central High School and holds a journalism degree from IU, as well as a master’s in education. Kestian will be a credit to our team, and I look forward to working with her. Again, a big thank you to everyone who took time out of their schedules to submit a bio and column.
Extraordinary holiday traditions
Do you or someone you know have an out-of-the-ordinary holiday tradition that you’d like to share? Current would love to hear about it! Holidays are a special time of the year, and everyone celebrates differently. The Domsic Christmas tradition goes as follows: On Christmas Eve, the Domsic children, son-in-law and a few other family members that live nearby gather at my parents house for Chinese food. Because I’m picky and a tad spoiled, we also order from my favorite pizza joint, Aurelio’s.
Each Domsic child receives an ornament that goes with our own theme and a movie. My sister, Kristen, is a ballet teacher and danced Clara in “The Nutcracker” when she was little. She always gets a Nutcracker ornament. My eldest sister, Darla, always gets a Santa ornament. Me, it changes from time-to-time. I have a host of “Star Wars” ornaments, Coca Cola related ornaments and several airplanes.
On Christmas day, my dad stands in the kitchen and cooks up a big breakfast, and we go to my aunt and uncle’s in Chesterton in the afternoon.
It’s different. It’s not extraordinary, but it’s ours. I look forward to it this year, a lot.
Connections drive everything
It’s becoming more and more evident that connections drive a lot of things in life. Interpersonal politics and being able to network, while asking the right questions, is important to success. John Wechlser, Launch Fishers founder, and Town Manager Scott Fadness invited me to have membership access to the new business-accelerator. I can already tell I’m going to meet some interesting people from in and around Fishers.
As always, visit me at Hearthstone Coffeehouse & Pub from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays for coffee hours.