Huntington University to host 59th performance of ‘Messiah’

HUNTINGTON, Ind. — The Huntington University Concert Choir and Orchestra together with the Community Festival Chorus present the 59th annual performance of Handel’s “Messiah.” The performance will be at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 903 N. Jefferson St., Huntington. The event is free and open to the public. The concert will ...

From Gingerbread Houses to Outdoor Adventures, Conner Prairie is the Place to be for Holiday Fun

From Thanksgiving weekend and past New Year’s Day, Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, Indiana’s only Smithsonian affiliate, is the place to be for holiday fun. From amazing gingerbread creations and visits with Santa to outdoor adventures and adults-only entertainment, Conner Prairie offers an assortment of activities to get you into the holiday spirit and ward ...

Rescue Mission Prepares to Serve 3,200 Thanksgiving Day

Rescue Mission Prepares to Serve 3,200 Thanksgiving Day
On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 28, 2013, The Rescue Mission will host their annual Thanksgiving meal. Last year, roughly Thanksgiving 2800 meals were served to the hungry and homeless at The Rescue Mission. This year, The Rescue Mission is preparing for 3200 individuals. The meal is provided free of charge and open to the public. ...

HU’s teacher education program earns national reaccreditation

HUNTINGTON, Ind. — Huntington University’s commitment to excellence has been recognized once again with the national reaccreditation of its teacher education program for graduate and undergraduate students. The university has received full reaccreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). HU offers education programs for undergraduate students in elementary, secondary, TESOL (Teaching ...

BE ALERT WHEN COOKING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

As the holiday season approaches, final preparations for family get-togethers and parties are being made. With several guests visiting, the holidays can get hectic. As such, it is easy to get distracted when cooking. Before cooking, be sure to test all smoke alarms. “The holidays are an important time to be sure your smoke alarms ...

Stuff a stocking with a DNR bargain gift pack

Give the outdoor lovers on your list the gift of Indiana’s state parks, reservoirs, state park inns and Outdoor Indiana magazine, all in one bargain package, without ever leaving your home. You may even want to get yourself one, too, considering the savings. The $99 State Park Holiday Gift Pack includes a 2014 resident Annual ...

Festival of Trains rolls into Science Central for holiday weekend

Fort Wayne, Indiana…Trains of all sizes will roll into Science Central for the popular science center’s 15th annual Festival of Trains, Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 1. Science Central will be open Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday from noon to 5 pm. Admission is $8 per person, ages ...

Festival of Gingerbread Winners

The History Center has announced winners of the 28th annual Festival of Gingerbread competition. A record 149 gingerbread creations were entered in this year’s event. Winners are: PreK- 2nd individual: 1st: Mackenzie Bloom 2nd: Tim Smith 3rd: Nolan Roehm PreK-2nd Group: 1st: Girl Scout Troop 00208 2nd: Emmaus Kindergarten #2 3rd: Oak Farm Montessori P1 ...

Keefer Creek Baptist Church Adopts Byron Health Center Residents for Holiday

Keefer Creek Baptist Church Adopts Byron Health Center Residents for Holiday
Fort Wayne, IN – The residents of Byron Health Center celebrated Thanksgiving a little early again this year thanks to the generosity of the Keefer Creek Baptist Church congregation. What started out in 2000 as a collaborative effort between Carrie Boedeker, Byron Health Center Director of Admissions; Maribeth Wickliffe, Byron Health Center Social Service Specialist ...

FRONTIER EMPLOYEES DONATE 2,500 POUNDS OF FOOD FOR THE HOLIDAY

FRONTIER EMPLOYEES DONATE 2,500 POUNDS OF FOOD FOR THE HOLIDAY
Many of Frontier’s employees in the Fort Wayne area have an ongoing relationship with Community Harvest. Throughout the year, several dozen Frontier team members volunteer with Community Harvest to distribute food to hungry families and the elderly. To help the hungry during the holiday season, Frontier’s 1,050 Fort Wayne area employees launched a special food ...

Drop off letters to Santa

Drop off letters to Santa
FORT WAYNE – STAR Bank has set up mailboxes for children to submit letters to Santa from now until Friday, December 13th. “Letter to Santa” forms are available at the banking centers for children to complete. If needed, STAR employees will assist children in writing their letters to Santa before dropping them in a special ...

Franciscan Center Annual Turkey Tuesday

Franciscan Center Annual Turkey Tuesday
Fort Wayne The Franciscan Center announces today that it expects to provide over 1,650 turkeys and hams to clients on its annual “Turkey Tuesday”, the Tuesday before Thanksgiving that its Food Pantry is open. “Our largest usage day for our Food Pantry is always the Tuesday before Thanksgiving,” explains Tony Ley, executive director of The ...

USF M Soccer Walcutt Academic 1st Team All-America

USF junior Walcutt CoSIDA Academic 1st Team All-America University of Saint Francis junior Jason Walcutt has been named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America® College Division men’s soccer first team. Walcutt (Fort Wayne, IN / Carroll H.S.) is a first-time selection who has a 3.73 grade-point average as a business administration major. Walcutt, who ...

IWU and Houghton Explore Historic Partnership

Indiana Wesleyan University and Houghton College in New York have laid the foundation for a historic partnership allowing each institution to learn from the other’s expertise in key areas of higher education. IWU President David Wright and Houghton President Shirley Mullen signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) earlier this week at Wesleyan Church Headquarters in ...

Community raises $230,000 for unique sculpture

Fort Wayne, Ind. – The New Bloom Committee, community leaders, Mayor Tom Henry, and the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department today broke ground for the New Bloom landmark sculpture that will be located in Robert E. Meyers Park at Parkview Field. The unique display, which demonstrates a commitment to the arts, will be a ...

³Area A² no longer part of Minnehaha Fish & Wildlife Area

Effective immediately, “Area A” at Minnehaha Fish & Wildlife Area will no longer be part of the property and as a result will be off limits to public use. All land at Minnehaha is leased from Peabody Energy, which is conducting an extensive wetland mitigation project on Area A. The DNR Division of Fish & ...

Beyond the October 2013 Employment Numbers

Beyond the October 2013 Employment Numbers
· Indiana’s decrease in the unemployment rate over the past 3 months is the largest drop since September 1993. (8.4% in July to 7.5% in October) · During the same period, Indiana’s labor force has expanded by 6,000 workers and the number of unemployed Hoosiers has decreased by more than 27,000 · Over the past ...

February 2014 Nature Events at Little River Wetlands Project Preserves

Little River Wetlands Project, a local nature organization protecting almost 1,200 acres of natural and restored wetlands in Allen and Huntington Counties, offers interesting and informative nature events this February. All are free and open to the community. Saturday, February 1, 10 to 11:30 a.m. “Hike the Winter Woods.” Meet at the Eagle Marsh barn, ...

Public Invited to Holiday Open House for the Animals

City of Fort Wayne – The public is cordially invited to join Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control in celebrating the holidays with homeless dogs and cats on Wednesday, December 11 from 3 – 7 P.M. at the shelter located at 3020 Hillegas Road. Tour the shelter, visit with the animals, enjoy the children’s fun ...

Indiana Senate Republicans Unveil New Website

Senate President Pro Tempore David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today announced the launch of the Indiana Senate Majority Caucus’ newly redesigned website, www.indianasenaterepublicans.com <http://www.indianasenaterepublicans.com> . “As technology continues to develop, new tools are now available to help people stay connected,” Long said. “The legislative process relies on an informed and engaged constituency, and our new website ...