On this week's Edge of Indy, we're talking to Union Jack Pub as they prepare for their 5th Annual Pumpkin, Cider, and Fall Beer Festival - Plus the Indianapolis Zoo is in the studio to talk about Zoo Boo and what we can expect this fall!
Jay Wetzel, the owner of the Union Jack Pub, is busy planning the 5th Annual Pumpkin, Cider, and Fall Beer Festival but he was able to take a couple minutes out of his schedule to sit down with Erin and Brittany.
There are a lot of cool things happening at this year's event, including keg tosses, pumpkin painting, pumpkin smashing and more! Plus there is a home brew competition where the best pumpkin home brew wins a $100 gift certificate.
Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. To see a list of breweries and purchase tickets, you can do that here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-pumpkin-cider-and-fall-beer-festival-tickets-36523498768
To learn more about Union Jack Pub, please visit their website: http://unionjackpub.co/
Oh boy, the stories we have this week for Paul Poteet on the Edge are truly WEIRD. Here are the stories we use for this week's PPOTE:
Guy has invented the "dadbag" because he wants to have a dad bod without the health risks associated with it. So...ta da...a bag with a belly printed on it. - https://www.boredpanda.com/dadbag-a-dad-bod-funny-bag-albert-pukies/
A jogger in Colorado Springs, Colorado, has terrorized a family by taking weekly dumps outside their home. The woman has been dubbed "The Mad Pooper." - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mad-pooper-jogger-colorado_us_59c118eae4b0f22c4a8c7d8b
If kids don't like you maybe it's because you are unattractive - https://www.thrillist.com/health/nation/child-psychology-stereotyping-ugly-people-trustworthiness
The ZooBoo at the Indianapolis Zoo is just around the corner and Carla Knapp, Public Relations Specialist at the Indianapolis Zoo, and Melanie Laurendine, Conversation Public Relations Specialist at the Indianapolis Zoo come onto the show to tell us what we can expect this year!
Beginning in October, every Thursday to Sunday from 2-7 p.m., you can head to the Indianapolis Zoo to an all-new experience inside of Pumpkin Town. The Bicentennial Pavillion will be decorated with thrills and smiles hiding around every corner. Head to the zoo to try out the mirror maze, encounter a friendly witch and everyone's favorite, Pumpkin Bowling.
Plus, the elephants at the zoo love pumpkins and they love to smash them! So head over to the elephant exhibit to see them smash pumpkins!
To learn more about this year's ZooBoo, please visit: http://www.indianapoliszoo.com/events-and-groups/zoo-events/halloween-zooboo
To purchase tickets or learn more about the Indianapolis Zoo, please visit: http://www.indianapoliszoo.com/
This week we learn more about what to expect from the Children's Museum in the next few months including the Haunted House, the new sports legends park, and find out what is coming in 2018. Plus we hear from a great organization helping men who are homeless or just out of jail learn a trade and gain employment. All this week on the EDGE!
There is always excitement happening at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis and we were lucky to be joined in our studio by Leslie Olsen, the public relations manager at the Children's Museum, and Liz Sewell, the head witch of the Wicked Woods Haunted House. The calendar has flipped to September and that means fall is in full swing and so the Children's Museum is gearing up for this year's Haunted House which will be the 54th year of this event. The Wicked Woods Haunted House opens on October 7 and will definitely feature a lot of scares!
Just this week, they also announced there will be 15 sports legends that will appear on the Old National Bank Sports Legends Avenue of Champions in the Riley Children's Health Sports Legends Experience which is slated to open in March of 2018. Some of the famous Indianapolis legends that will be featured include: Reggie Miller, Reggie Wayne, Larry Bird, Tamika Catchings, Hank Aaron, Pete and Alice Dye, A.J. Foyt, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby "Slick" Leonard, Oscar Robertson, Wilma Rudolph, and Barbara Wayne. This 7.5 acre indoor/outdoor sports park is also partnering with several of the Indianapolis professional sports teams and venues to build this park.
What's in store for 2018? They haven't officially said what will come in 2018 yet, but we leave it up to you whether to believe it (or not!)
To keep up to date with the latest events at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, please visit their website: https://www.childrensmuseum.org/
On this week's Paul Poteet on the Edge features some more great stories! This week's featured stories include:
An Indiana farmer who has created a unique corn maze dedicated to Princess Leia - https://www.yahoo.com/news/indiana-farmer-plants-corn-maize-tribute-carrie-fisher-150146887.html
There is a new trend on the internet that has people sharing images of themselves with their historical doppelganger - https://www.thesun.ie/fabulous/1522308/people-share-brilliant-doppleganger-snaps-of-them-with-lookalike-paintings-at-museums-and-galleries/
The most popular emoji used in your state is... - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4776530/Map-reveals-state-s-favorite-emoji.html
If you haven't heard of Purposeful Design before, we're glad to introduce you to them. We met with Purposeful Design a few weeks ago about some furniture for our Site Strategics office and we had to bring their story to you. Purposeful Design is a fully-functioning wood shop making handmade furniture from Indiana hardwood and they are doing so well that they have outgrown their location on 16th street and are moving to a new location in 2018. But not only do they design beautiful furniture, but they are rebuilding lives at the same time. They employ and train men who are homeless or just out of jail by giving them a job and teaching them a trade.
Dan Mayes, the shop assistant at Purposeful Design, joined us on the show to talk about some of the furniture they created for Salesforce's new headquarters in the old Chase Tower and how they even got featured on the HGTV show Good Bones!
To see more of their furniture and learn more about their organization, please visit: https://pdindy.com/
This week on the Edge of Indy we're talking about the 5th annual Sun King CANvitational plus we're joined by one of the co-founders of Garden Party Botanical Hard Soda - another alcohol related show!
The 5th Annual Sun King CANvitational took place in downtown Indianapolis this past weekend, but we were able to talk to Dave Colt, the head brewer and co-founder of Sun King Brewery, before the event last week.
CANvitational is the Midwest's largest canned craft beer festival and it takes place right on Georgia Street and it brings together over 65 breweries from across America to downtown Indianapolis.
At the event, you can sample beer from all 65+ breweries and eat local food from food trucks with live music.
To learn more about CANvitational, visit their website: http://www.canvitational.com/
To learn more about Sun King Brewery, visit their website: http://www.sunkingbrewing.com/
Have you ever struggled to find that perfect gift for that special loved one or friend? Well, on this week's Paul on the Edge, Paul Poteet found an article that helps you buy the perfect soap for that special someone...plus a mom-to-be took pregnancy photos with 20,000 little buzzing friends and thousands of dollars worth of legos were stolen from a house in Michigan. Here are the links to this week's stories:
10+ This company makes the most hilarious soaps ever - http://www.boredpanda.com/funny-soap-names-whiskey-river/
Pregnant woman poses with 20,000 live bees for crazy maternity photoshoot - http://www.boredpanda.com/bees-maternity-photo-shoot-emily-mueller/
Thousands of dollars worth of Legos stolen during Grandville break-in - http://fox17online.com/2017/08/29/thousands-of-dollars-worth-of-legos-stolen-during-grandville-break-in/
If you haven't heard of Garden Party Botanical Hard Soda before this show, then where have you been? Garden Party was started by husband and wife team Stephen and Erin Edds and launched earlier this year.
Erin is a food and beverage entrepreneur and developed the hard soda over the course of one year and brought to market two flavors, Ruby and Violet.
Both the Violet and the Ruby are all-natural premium hard sodas with 8% alcohol and can be found in liquor stores across Indiana - with a goal of expanding their distribution across the globe.
To learn more about Garden Party Botanical Hard Soda, please visit their website: https://www.drinkgp.com/