Local Stained Glass Artist Receives Prestigious Art and Architecture Award

Local Stained Glass Artist Receives Prestigious Art and Architecture Award
Local stained glass and liturgical artist William Lupkin, of William L. Lupkin Designs, recently received the prestigious Art and Architecture Award from the Lutheran Church Missouri Senate (LCMS). Lupkin was awarded Best Ecclesiastical Art for the stained glass windows he created in Ebenezer Hall at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The award, sponsored ...

Indiana Master Naturalist Program 2014

Indiana Master Naturalist Program 2014
FORT WAYNE, Ind. Openings are available for anyone interested in registering for the 2014 Indiana Master Naturalist Program. This extremely popular learning opportunity brings together natural resource specialists with adult (18 years and older) learners to foster an understanding of Indiana’s plants, water, soils and wildlife and promote volunteer service in local communities. The program ...

safety tips for the kitchen and for the highway

Millions of Americans will be preparing meals and traveling throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The American Red Cross has safety tips for the kitchen and for the highway. “More home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year,” said Katherine MacAulay, Executive Director for the Northeast Indiana Chapter of the ...

Download Recycling App

Download Recycling App
Fort Wayne, Ind. – Now at an 80% participation rate, Fort Wayne’s single stream recycling program is a huge hit with residents. In fact, participation in the City’s One Cart recycling program, which began in 2011, has grown more than 45% since it began. This week, to help residents get easy access to information when ...

USPS part of Circle of Lights celebration

USPS part of Circle of Lights celebration
This year, for the first time, the U.S. Postal Service will be part of the Circle of Lights celebrations and holiday kickoff in downtown Indianapolis. Stampie the Postal Elf will be on hand to help children mail their letters to Santa, and to deliver holiday cheer to the many gathered in Monument Circle on Friday ...

FWCS Begins Online Distribution of Flyers

Beginning today, Fort Wayne Community Schools will distribute flyers to parents electronically using the online service Peachjar <http://www.peachjar.com> . FWCS has long approved flyers from community organizations for family friendly and enrichment activities to be distributed to our students. Now, in an effort to be more environmentally friendly and reduce the amount of staff time ...

Mayor Henry reinforces commitment to public safety with implementation of Director of Public Safety position

Fort Wayne, Ind. – Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry today reemphasized his commitment to public safety by announcing the City Administration plans to move forward with implementing a Director of Public Safety position. Joined by several City Council members, Mayor Henry explained that now is the appropriate time to implement the Director of Public Safety ...

Holiday spirit abounds at HU’s December Foundation Breakfast

HUNTINGTON, Ind. — The Huntington University Foundation is decking the halls with Christmas music for its monthly breakfast series event on Dec. 11. Eleven singers from the HU music department will be performing heartfelt renditions of the holiday classics such as “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Sisters,” “Carol of the Bells” and ...

Youth Ambassadors sought to document State Parks & Reservoirs

DNR is looking for enthusiastic young adults who will volunteer to document their experiences at Indiana’s state parks and reservoirs for the America’s State Parks Youth Ambassador program. Their photos, videos and blogs will be posted at AmericasStateParks.org <http://www.americasstateparks.org/> , along with entries from other Youth Ambassadors from around the country. The Youth Ambassadors program ...

Country Christmas at the Allen County Fairgrounds

Come out to enjoy the festive lights and holiday fun of an old-fashioned Country Christmas as the Allen County Fairgrounds lights up in the holiday spirit. ³A Country Christmas² is planned from 6:00-9:00 PM, on Friday, December 6th and Saturday, December 7th , and again on Friday, December 13th and Saturday, December 14th, at the ...

Pest Proof Your Pantry for the Holidays

Ft. Wayne, IN – The holidays make for a chaotic household and lots of cooking and food preparation. Tiny pests love small holes in food packaging and pantries make a nice warm home for unwanted guests. Not all pests scurry around in search of food before hurrying back to their nests. In fact, according to ...

Carpet One Shares Benefits of Shopping Local

Fort Wayne, In – Carpet One Floor Home is a locally owned flooring store in Fort Wayne. As part of the Carpet One Floor & Home cooperative, they are able to benefit from economies of scale such as lower product costs, but they remain independently owned and managed. As an independently owned business, Carpet One ...

Byron Health Center to Host Francine’s Friends Mobile Mammography Coach

Byron Health Center to Host Francine's Friends Mobile Mammography Coach
Fort Wayne, IN – Byron Health Center will host a visit from the Francine’s Friends Mobile Mammography coach on Friday, December 20th. The coach brings high-quality, life-saving mammography screening to women across northeast Indiana at locations convenient to their homes or workplaces. The program is a partnership between Francine’s Friends, Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center and ...

Television program highlights City’s commitment to public safety

Fort Wayne, Ind. – Mayor Tom Henry’s office has produced a television program highlighting the City’s commitment to being a safe and thriving community that invests in citizens, neighborhoods, and businesses. “A Commitment to Public Safety” features interviews with Mayor Henry and Police Chief Rusty York. Mayor Henry and Chief York discuss a wide range ...

Bicentennial Nature Trust completes 2nd Jefferson Co. project

The Department of Natural Resources has completed the purchase of an addition to Clifty Falls State Park in Jefferson County with funding help from the Bicentennial Nature Trust (BNT). The 10-acre addition provides a buffer for the park’s Clifty Canyon Nature Preserve, enhances the canyon view, and enables park staff to access the midpoint of ...

CANI Receives Lincoln Financial Foundation Grant

CANI Receives Lincoln Financial Foundation Grant
CANI (Community Action of Northeast Indiana) has received a $22,500 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation in support of the CANI Family Development program. Family Development is a voluntary, in-home program of supportive services that helps identify family strengths, desires, and needs in order to accomplish specific goals. Family Development Social Workers meet directly with ...

Linguistics, Squid and Rockets highlight Science Central December activities

Fort Wayne, Indiana…Science Central, the region’s premier gateway for informal science education, has slated the following special activities for the month of December 2013: Tuesday, December 10 – Half-Pint Science, 10-11:30 a.m. Blast off for some out-of-this world fun at this month’s “Half-Pint Science” program, where science is presented with a kids-eye view. This special ...

SURVEY FINDS MANY HOOSIER DRIVERS NOT PREPARED FOR WINTER WEATHER EMERGENCY

According to a survey conducted by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, about 75 percent of Indiana respondents indicated they did not have a preparedness kit in their vehicles, including items specifically for winter weather emergencies. With many Hoosiers traveling this week and winter weather possibly affecting conditions in Northwestern Indiana as well as other ...

Science Central announces holiday hours

Fort Wayne, Indiana…Science Central has announced operating hours for the 2013-2014 holiday season. “Because of mid-week holidays this year, we are going to open up on some days we are normally closed, and extend our hours on other days. We want to give families and out-of-town guests the opportunity to stop in for some holiday ...

HU visual arts department to host Christmas sale

HUNTINGTON, Ind. — Huntington University’s visual arts department will host a sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Robert E. Wilson Gallery on campus. The sale will feature paintings, photography, mono-prints, batik, handmade cards and jewelry. This annual Christmas sale helps to support the work of HU students and faculty. All ...