Featured News http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/ Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:39:25 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) BICYCLE MUSEUM OF AMERICA TO EXHIBIT AT MAKER FAIRE http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11665-bicycle-museum-of-america-to-exhibit-at-maker-faire.html high-hat-bicycleFort Wayne Regional Maker Faire Powered by TekVenture Sept. 13 & 14, 10am-6pm each day.

Have you ever seen a Shire bone-shaker or an Ariel highwheeler? Are these words as foreign to you as they were to this writer? Come to Maker Faire and learn about these keys to the history of the bicycle from an exhibit presented by The Bicycle Museum of America.

The origins of the museum come from the Schwinn Bicycle collection. In 1997, Jim Dicke II of Crown Equipment Corporation, a manufacturer of electric lift trucks, purchased the extensive collection of bicycles and memorabilia in Chicago and moved the collection to New Bremen, Ohio.

It's only fitting the museum found a home in Ohio. The state has played an important part in the history of the bicycle. The Wright Brothers Bicycle Shop, where the first plans for flight were born, was located in Dayton. In 1892, the Davis Sewing Machine Company produced the Dayton bicycle. Ohio has also been home to other prominent bicycle manufacturers including Colson, Shelby and Cleveland Welding, makers of Roadmaster.

From wood, to mass-produced, to titanium, come see how bicycle Makers have solved problems that have transformed the industry over time.

The Glass Park
Introduces IlLegos

At Maker Faire's past, fan favorite glass blower Eran Park of The Glass Park has lead guests on a community art-making project you may remember the glass tree for example.

This year Eran and his band of merry glass blowing mates are introducing their newest, and


tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11665-bicycle-museum-of-america-to-exhibit-at-maker-faire.html
TAKE CAUTION AS STUDENTS RETURN TO SCHOOL http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11650-take-caution-as-students-return-to-school.html Fort Wayne Community Schools kicked-off their new year with students returning recently. With that in mind, FWCS officials remind the community to prepare and take extra caution as students and parents return to the streets.

More than 300 yellow buses will be on the roads starting at 6 a.m., and thousands of students will be walking to bus stops or to their neighborhood schools. Drivers should consider leaving a few minutes early when heading to work or school.

"The first days of school are exciting for everyone – students, parents and staff members," Superintendent Dr. Wendy Robinson said. "As you travel, please be sure to keep an eye out for students on sidewalks and the extra cars and buses on the road."

FWCS transportation officials ask motorists to be observant and patient and to remember that when the stop arm of the bus is out, it means all lanes of traffic must come to a complete stop. Vehicles should not begin moving again until the stop arm is back in place and the bus has started to roll.

The busiest times for buses on the road will be before and after school. School hours are:
Elementary schools – 8:55 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Middle schools – 7:30 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.
High schools – 7:30 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.
Anthis Career Center – 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Ward Education Center – 8:10 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.
Transportation officials ask parents to help ensure a safe ride for everyone by discussing the following safety


tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11650-take-caution-as-students-return-to-school.html
ANTIETAM - History Tour http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11649-antietam-history-tour.html History-Irish-Brigade-AntietamMy husband, our 6-year-old son, Isaac, and I left Gettysburg early in the morning and we were off to Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland, another key battle site during the Civil War and the spot of the bloodiest one day battle in American history. This time we didn't hire a guide, but instead purchased a guided audio tour in the gift shop. We enjoyed this method of touring just as much, if not more, than with the personal guide. We were able to pause, rewind, and listen again at each stop to the CD in our car, which made it convenient for me who seems to have developed late onset A.D.D.

After buying our CD at the visitor center, we stopped at Clara Barton's memorial. Clara Barton's name may sound familiar as she was not only a nurse during the War, but later went on to found the American Red Cross. I wanted to get Isaac's picture with the memorial stone, but he wouldn't get out of the car as his tolerance for 'History Tour 2014' was waning. So, I took a few pictures, sans people, and off we went.

Another stop was at the Irish Brigade Memorial. The Irish have a marker here because Thomas Meagher, an Irishman by birth, fought here and recruited other Irishman for the war effort. His story is a remarkable one. Before the Civil War, he was a convicted criminal in Ireland who had been sentenced to exile in Tasmania. He


tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (Emily LaRue) Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11649-antietam-history-tour.html
COOKING A CHALLENGE? HOMEBOUND MEALS TO THE RESCUE http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11648-cooking-a-challenge-homebound-meals-to-the-rescue.html Volunteer Susie Brown loading her deliveries at St. Joseph Hospital. She uses her own coolers, because her last stop is close to her home.Understanding Homebound Meals (HBM) is simplicity itself. "When we explain who we are, it's easy for us to just say Homebound Meals On Wheels because you instantly get a picture of what we do," describes Executive Director Barb Umber.

"If you've been around [the elderly] at all, or even low functioning adults, cooking is a real challenge. It's just my husband and I, and we don't want to do it.

Well, what happens when I'm physically unable to cook?" explains Umber. "We don't have age requirements. The only rule we have is that it enhances your quality of life."

Homebound Meals, Inc., a member of Meals On Wheels, serves all of Fort Wayne and (only recently) some of New Haven. Locally, HBM has almost 3 full Waynedale routes. Streets and cross streets Umber knows well. Her husband's family has owned and operated Umber's Hardware since 1944; she does the books in the back.

Homebound's partnering medical facilities Lutheran, Parkview, St. Joseph and Canterbury Rehabilitation prepare the hot and cold nutritional meals, accounting for potassium, fiber and diabetes levels, granting gluton free and vegetarian requests.

The voluntary delivery drivers are asked to commit to only 1 hour a week, the span of a lunch break.

A client can apply for Homebound's services over the phone or online. If a spot is available on a route,


tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (Bryant Rozier) Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:16:38 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11648-cooking-a-challenge-homebound-meals-to-the-rescue.html
STREET MINISTRY FOR THE HOMELESS http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11647-street-ministry-for-the-homeless.html My street ministry "Street Reach for the Homeless" began during the winter of 2011 as I saw a group of people, men and women, living on the streets of Fort Wayne, Indiana, who fell between the cracks and stepped forward after the 2011 Point in Time Homeless Count. To have looked into the eyes of a homeless gent as I helped remove gloves nearly frozen to his fingers...to have seen the despair...the loneliness...the fear... and then walked away, turning my back, would have been wrong and simply not a choice for me.

The first issue was simply how could I best serve these homeless people? How could I encourage them to find hope, faith, and in turn meet their immediate needs with the dignity and respect they deserve as human beings as I worked to help rebuild their lives.

My Street Reach for the Homeless was formed. No matter the reason or the weather conditions, and trust me, -40 wind this past winter was bone chilling, every Monday and Thursday evening I was there, under the stars, with a full hot balanced meal and a van aka "mobile boutique" filled with new and gently used clothing, hygiene items, blankets, sleeping bags, tents, tarps, as well as, an open heart and a listening ear for anyone who stands in my line. No questions are asked. Whether shelters are full, addictions rule, life experience or mental illness prevents them from trusting a shelter's intentions, I am there to meet them on their life's path


tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (Sally Becker Segerson) Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11647-street-ministry-for-the-homeless.html
BUSY SEPTEMBER KICKS OFF FALL EVENTS FOR THE HISTORY CENTER http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11646-busy-september-kicks-off-fall-events-for-the-history-center.html Fort Wayne's History Center is gearing up for a busy September.

Saturday, September 6, native plant expert Dani Tippmann will present Miami Harvest from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Chief Richardville House.

As a descendant of the Chief, Tippmann devotes time to the preservation of the Miami language and is also working on a Miami cookbook. Because of her lifelong interest in her Miami culture, she shares her knowledge about the tribe, its history and customs through regular presentations across the state and through her work as director of the Whitley County Historical Museum.

On September 6 you can also tour this National Historic Landmark located at 5705 Bluffton Road in Fort Wayne to learn more about the architecture of the house, the history of its owner and Miami culture.

Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and free to children 2 and under as well as History Center members.

The History Center will be one of the points on the "Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown" event September 7, sponsored by Visit Fort Wayne. Admission to the museum is free for all ages from noon to 5 p.m.
The YLNI Barr Street Farmer's Market, corner of Barr and Wayne Streets, closes for the season on Saturday, September 27. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with free admission to the History Center during those hours.

September 26, the History Center will host what has been labeled "Fort Wayne's most unique fundraiser". The Buffalo Tro at the Chief Richardville House benefits


tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Mon, 08 Sep 2014 05:41:38 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11646-busy-september-kicks-off-fall-events-for-the-history-center.html
GETTYSBURG - HISTORY TOUR 2014 http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11645-gettysburg-history-tour-2014.html A travel log of my family’s trip to the eastern U.S. on what I have called “The History Tour”. Our first stop, with my husband Wes and my 6-year old son Isaac, was Gettysburg. Seated with President Lincoln is Isaac.For our family vacation this year, I wanted to travel east to see some American history first hand. My husband was game, so we loaded our 6-year-old son, Isaac, into the car and made the journey from our home in Fort Wayne to the eastern U.S. We went to eight places in seven days and saw Gettysburg, Antietam, Ford's Theater, Mount Vernon, and more; it really was an education. We saw so many historic sites in seven days that I felt like I was on a school field trip (without the noisy bus and sticky floors). But, unlike in school when I wouldn't have appreciated the value of such an experience, I enjoyed this trip.

Gettysburg, PA
One of our first stops was Civil War battle site, Gettysburg, PA. To get the full experience, we opted for a personal tour of the battlefields with a licensed field guide, rather than the bus tour.
After booking a field guide, we had some time before going out onto the battlefields.

I like to start out my learning with a movie, so we watched an excellent film about the famous battle. It was straightforward enough to teach those with zero knowledge or refresh the memory of those who have some familiarity


tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (Emily LaRue) Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11645-gettysburg-history-tour-2014.html
BLESSING ON NEW EDUCATIONAL WING http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11639-blessing-on-new-educational-wing.html St-E-Bishop-Blesses-schoolOn August 16, Bishop Kevin Rhoades, Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, visited Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton parish to celebrate Mass and to bless the new educational wing. The wing was constructed this past year for the opening of the new Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton School, as well as the start of the school year for the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Religious Education classes.

Bishop Rhoades complimented the parish on building the new education wing so quickly. "It is a sign of your faith and your commitment to the children of this parish and their formation in the faith," said Bishop Rhoades.

After the Mass, Bishop Rhoades, Father Jim Shafer, Father Ben Muhlenkamp and Deacon Jim Kitchens processed to the parish's gym, where parishioners gathered. Bishop Rhoades invited the dozens of students present, both Catholic School and Religious Education, to walk with him as he toured the new wing and blessed all the rooms with holy water. During the tour, parishioners in the parish gym were able to follow the blessing with a live video feed as the group went through the building and the bishop blessed all the rooms.

tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11639-blessing-on-new-educational-wing.html
$87,600 GRANT TO HELP HOMELESS VETERANS http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11637-87-600-grant-to-help-homeless-veterans.html The Home Depot® Foundation announced a $86,700 grant to Indianapolis based Volunteers of America of Indiana, to address the critical housing needs of U.S. military veterans. This grant is part of $1.795 million in grants announced for 10 Volunteers of America homeless veterans programs in eight states. These grants will be used to refurbish or build 416 housing units for homeless veterans, as well as many of their family members.

In January 2014, Volunteers of America of Indiana opened the Richard Lugar Safe Haven for Veterans in Fort Wayne. The Safe Haven is a 25 bed temporary residential facility funded by the VA for homeless male and female veterans. The aim of the program is to provide a safe place for the veterans until permanent housing and other benefits can be established. Grant funds from the Home Depot Foundation will be used to add additional case management offices, private living quarters for special needs veterans, new floor covering throughout the facility, and will provide for the development of an outside recreation area for the comforts of veterans who reside at the facility.

"I am thrilled with the partnership that Volunteers of America has with the Home Depot Foundation to assist and support our veterans.  These brave men and women have served their country honorably and with dignity.  We should not, and cannot, forget that the freedoms we enjoy have come for many at a great price.  The Richard Lugar Safe Haven for Veterans is a new beginning for struggling homeless veterans and


tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11637-87-600-grant-to-help-homeless-veterans.html
158TH VAN WERT COUNTY FAIR EVENT HIGHLIGHTS http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11636-158th-van-wert-county-fair-event-highlights.html Van-Wert-County-FairThere are a lot of awesome events scheduled for the 158th Van Wert County Fair. Check out the website for more information: http://www.vanwertcountyfair.com/

Grandstand Events
Tug A Truck Tuesday 7:00 pm Grandstand
General Admission $5.00, Pit Passes $10.00
Kids Dream Day Grandstand Track
Thursday 2 pm 5 pm
Saturday 2 pm 8 pm
Sunday 1 pm 8 pm
$5/person or $10/family
Free for Farm Bureau members
Michindoh Truck & Tractor Pull Friday 7:00 pm Grandstand
General Admission $6, Pit Pass $15
Cheerleading Invitational Saturday 9:30 am Grandstand
Reserved Grandstand Box Seats $5, Reserved Grandstand Incline Seats $4
Calf, Pig & Sheep Scramble Saturday 7:30 pm Grandstand
$5 General Admission Ticket Part of the Triple Play Family Night! Triple Play Family Night Includes: Calf, Pig & Sheep Scramble, Balloon Glow & Emerald Blue
Emerald Blue Saturday 9:45 pm Grandstand
$5 General Admission Ticket Part of the Triple Play Family Night! Triple Play Family Night Includes: Calf, Pig & Sheep Scramble, Balloon Glow & Emerald Blue
Running Races Sunday Post Time is 12:00 pm (noon) Sharp! Grandstand
Reserved Grandstand Box $6, Reserved Incline Seats $5
Demolition Derby Sunday 7:00 pm Grandstand
Reserved Grandstand Box & Incline Seats $6, Pit Pass $15 Must be 14 or older to be in pit NO EXCEPTIONS


tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11636-158th-van-wert-county-fair-event-highlights.html
61ST ANNUAL ROANOKE FALL FESTIVAL http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11635-61st-annual-roanoke-fall-festival.html A fun-filled family-friendly weekend featuring Helicopter Rides, a carnival, FREE live concerts and entertainment; pie-eating contest, fun contests and games, and great food.

Highlights for Thursday, Sept. 4th
5-9 p.m. Carnival
6 p.m. Food Alley Opens, Pet Parade
6:30 p.m. Pie-eating contest
7 p.m. FREE live starring Summerland, and Union.

Highlights for Friday, Sept. 5th
6 to 11 p.m. Helicopter Rides, Roanoke Park (fee)
6 p.m. Carnival opens
6 to 11 p.m. Wheelie Machine, Roanoke Park (fee)
6:10 p.m. Ageless Iron Tractor Parade, Main St.
7 p.m. NTPA Tractor Pull,
8 p.m. Live Music by the Bulldogs at the Main Tent - FREE!

Highlights for Saturday, Sept. 6th
8 a.m. to noon Farmers' Market, Main St.
9:30 a.m. Cubmobile Races, Main St.
10 a.m. Carnival opens
Noon to 11 p.m. Helicopter Rides
3 p.m.  61st Fall Festival Parade on Main St.
4 to 8 p.m. Roanoke Art Walk
7 p.m. Demolition Derby, Roanoke Park
8:30 p.m. Live Music by Reckon FREE!
And much, much more!

tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11635-61st-annual-roanoke-fall-festival.html
WAYNEDALE BOY DONATES BOOKS http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11625-waynedale-boy-donates-books.html Book-DonationOn August 11th a generous young man donated two large boxes of books to the Waynedale Elementary School. Gerald Martin IV, eleven years old was moving to Titusville, FL and wanted to share the books, many new, with other children.

Gerald's grandmother, Linda Shelton, and his aunt, Brittany Vollen, took the books to the school. The ladies in the office of Waynedale Elementary were more than happy to accept such a wonderful gift for their library.

Gerald had several series he had bought; Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Junie B, Judy Blume, just to name a few. There were also many books about animals and astronomy, as he loves science. Gerald's late mother, Amy (Vollen) Martin, passed on her love of reading and books to Gerald and he enjoys non-fiction as well as fiction. Thank you Gerald for your donation, we will miss you!

tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11625-waynedale-boy-donates-books.html
PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ FOR RILEY http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11624-puttin-on-the-ritz-for-riley.html Puting-On-The-RitzBilled as An Evening of Cool Jazz and Smooth Standards, "PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ FOR RILEY," features popular vocalist Shannon Persinger backed by The Eric Clancy Trio. The concert, scheduled for Friday, September 26th at Roanoke's Cottage Event Center, is a fundraiser for Riley Hospital for children.

Singer Shannon Persinger regularly performs Jazz at Fort Wayne's Club Soda. She is well known to Northeast Indiana audiences as one half of the duo SHADE N SHANNON, with whom she performs at many festivals and fairs year round. She is also a frequent vocalist at The Chapel in Fort Wayne and has been a solo performer at the Summit City's annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. Her two previous appearances at The Cottage Event Center have been sellouts.

Keyboardist Eric Clancy is a former adjunct Professor of Jazz Theory at Huntington University. He has been a professional musician for nearly two decades and besides performing currently teaches piano at the Sweetwater Academy in Fort Wayne. He has been featured several times at Jeff Fest in Huntington and is a frequent artist at area jazz venues including Club Soda.

Indiana's first and only comprehensive pediatric hospital, Riley Hospital for Children has over 245,000 patient visits annually, inpatient and outpatient. Closely affiliated with the Indiana University Medical School, Riley serves patients from every county in the state of Indiana. Known for its family-centered environment and cutting edge research, Riley is nationally ranked in all 10 of its Pediatric categories. The hospital's philanthropic partner,


tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11624-puttin-on-the-ritz-for-riley.html
ELMHURST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE CELEBRATES 75 YEARS http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11623-elmhurst-church-of-the-nazarene-celebrates-75-years.html The Waynedale Church of the Nazarene began meeting in 1939 in a house located at 6902 Bradbury Avenue, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Rev. V. L McSherry served as its pastor in Waynedale. Raymond Fairfield, Floyd Hapner and DeWitt Kiester were elected trustees at the first meeting held on September 3, 1939. Loree Pickard served as church secretary.

Early church records list the following as charter member: Raymond and Millie Fairfield, Floyd and Edith Hapner, DeWitte, Rose and Evelyn Kiester and Mrs. Ralph Otis.

From 1939 to 1945 the following served as pastor of the Waynedale Church of the Nazarene:
V. F. McSherry-1939
Harold L. Johnston-1940-1941
Fred L. Vaught-1941-1942
James R. Shadowens-1942-1944
Arthur F. Merriman-1944-1945

In May of 1945, Rev. Harold L. Kennedy became the pastor. It was at that time, the Elmhurst and Miami Village areas were canvassed and a church bus was purchased. Gas was being rationed at the time and the church felt they could help more people in the area attend the church.

In 1946, the first parcel of land was purchased, the portion of land upon which the church currently rest. The first sanctuary was built, complete with Sunday School rooms. The general contractor was DeWitt Kiester. Five men staked off the basement, had it dug out and before long the walls were poured. Pastor Kennedy insisted that the floor be poured in one day. Because of extreme heat and very little fresh air, two men passed out from exhaustion, but by days end, the cement floor was finished.

Sanford Geeting, whose


tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11623-elmhurst-church-of-the-nazarene-celebrates-75-years.html
SCULPTURE BY ESTEEMED AREA ARTIST DONATED TO THE RESCUE MISSION http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11622-sculpture-by-esteemed-area-artist-donated-to-the-rescue-mission.html "The Good Shepherd", a bronze sculpture created by esteemed local artist Hector Garcia was unveiled and dedicated on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at The Rescue Mission (301 W. Superior St., Fort Wayne).

Garcia recently donated the piece, which depicts Jesus with a staff and a lamb. The piece will be mounted in the Mission's front entry to greet residents and guests as they arrive.

"We are beyond honored that Mr. Garcia has chosen our ministry to receive this beautiful, one of a kind piece," says the Mission's Chief Development Officer, Richard Cummins.

Hector Garcia is an IPFW associate professor emeritus of fine arts and taught sculpture and figure drawing from 1976 to 1997. He first taught with the Fort Wayne Art Institute, followed by IPFW after the merger with Indiana University. A nationally and internationally recognized sculptor, Garcia received a B.F.A. in sculpture from The John Herron Institute in Indianapolis and an M.F.A. from Indiana University.

He also completed special scholarship work at the Instituto Allende in Mexico.

Garcia has completed hundreds of sculptures and commissioned works during his prolific career. He has produced medals and medallions for award ceremonies in Helsinki, Finland; Takaoka, Japan; Gera, Germany; Plosk, Poland; and London, England.
Collections of his work are owned by notable individuals throughout the country including Ted Turner, Ray Bradbury, Herbie Hancock, Chris Schenkel, Bob Knight, Gene Keady, Richard Lugar, and Lance Armstrong.

For more information, visit www.realchangenot sparechange.org or contact Richard Cummins at 260.426.7357 ext 138 .

About The Rescue Mission
The Rescue Mission


tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11622-sculpture-by-esteemed-area-artist-donated-to-the-rescue-mission.html
THE WAYNEDALE PICNIC - A CLASSIC EVENT IN THE COMMUNITY http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11621-the-waynedale-picnic-a-classic-event-in-the-community.html Waynedale-Picnic-2014The Waynedale Picnic was held in Waynedale Park on August 23rd, 2014. This year's completely free event saw a chance for rain but it held off throughout the festivities. Another great event by its organizers Beulah Matzcak and Cheryl Connett.

tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11621-the-waynedale-picnic-a-classic-event-in-the-community.html
NATIONS LARGEST TANDEM BICYCLE RALLY ROLLS INTO FORT WAYNE http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11618-nations-largest-tandem-bicycle-rally-rolls-into-fort-wayne.html On Labor Day weekend, up to 800 tandem bicycle riders from 26 states and Ontario will gather in downtown Fort Wayne for the 2014 Midwest Tandem Rally hosted by HOOTs (Hoosiers Out On Tandems).

"A vibrant downtown, easy access to rural routes and the Greenway Trail system coupled with Fort Wayne's recognition as a "Bicycle Friendly" community  status make this a great venue for the rally," said organizer and volunteer Kent Ellis.

The Midwest Tandem Rally began in 1976 and has become a Labor Day tradition. Visit Fort Wayne estimates the gathering will generate up to $250,000 in new revenue for hotels, restaurants and other local businesses.

The Grand Wayne Center will begin filling with tandem teams Friday, August 29. A series of tandem tours are planned, including an IPFW Sculpture Tour and an Ice Cream ride on Friday; three tours of varying length on Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31, and a breakfast ride Monday, September 1.
Riding a tandem, also known as a bicycle-built-for-two, requires teamwork between the "captain" in front and the "stoker" in the rear. Tandems are regaining popularity with baby-boom couples searching for exercise and activity they can enjoy together. And the bikes for two are the small bikes – there will be a number of bikes for 3 or 4 on the ride as well as a variety of designs, including recumbent tandems.

A mass start is planned for both Saturday and Sunday mornings at 9:00AM as hundreds of tandem riders set off


tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11618-nations-largest-tandem-bicycle-rally-rolls-into-fort-wayne.html
KINGSTON ASSISTING SCHOOLS http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11617-kingston-assisting-schools.html Kingston-School-suppliesThe Staff and Residents of Kingston Residence of Fort Wayne collected supplies for local Waynedale Elementary Schools. The residents pictured here all played an important part of the education system in their careers; whether as a principal, teacher or custodian.

Pictured are Back row (L – R): T Long, Jessie Fern Woodward, Archie James, Miriam Goodhew, Maxine Ford, Janet Weber. Seated (L – R): Helen Blackledge and Joan Gotschall

tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11617-kingston-assisting-schools.html
FILL THE BOOT AROUND WAYNEDALE http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11616-fill-the-boot-around-waynedale.html fill-the-boot-Fire-Dept-2014Monday the Honorable Mayor Henry, Fire Chief Lahey and members of the FWFD kicked off the 2014 MDA "Fill the Boot" campaign.

Beginning Thursday, August 21, FWFD crews throughout the city positioned themselves at high traffic intersections and collect monetary donations from cars stopped at traffic lights.

"Every year during the 'Fill the Boot' we are humbled by the support the community gives us during this campaign. In 2013, the Fort Wayne Firefighters collected a record breaking $98,045.64 and raised more dollars than any other department in the state," said Captain Randy Zion, Fort Wayne Fire Department Firefighter and IAFF Local 124 MDA Chairman.

In addition to celebrating MDA and firefighters 60 years of partnership, this year's collection is more personal for the FWFD. At Monday's kickoff, Ty Conley and his 11-year old son Landon were present. Landon was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. For years Ty has supported FWFD's efforts by contributing change during their drive. This year, Ty is a Fort Wayne Firefighter having graduated from the Academy in June.

Muscular dystrophy (MD) refers to a group of more than 30 genetic diseases that cause progressive weakness and degeneration of skeletal muscles used during voluntary movement. These disorders vary in age of onset, severity, and pattern of affected muscles. All forms of MD grow worse as muscles progressively degenerate and weaken.

MDA leads the fight against muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases. Money raised during the campaign supports local MDA clinics and research and funds services like neuromuscular


tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11616-fill-the-boot-around-waynedale.html
$1 WAYNEDALE DOG MEALS AT ANNIVERSARY PARTY http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11615-1-waynedale-dog-meals-at-anniversary-party.html Waynedale-News-BuildingIn celebration of its 82nd year of publishing, The Waynedale News will be hosting an Anniversary Party on Friday, September 12 from 4pm – 6:30pm at The Waynedale News Office, 2505 Lower Huntington Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46809. The event is open to the public to tour The Waynedale News Office, learn about the newspaper process and the history of the newspaper. Guests will be treated to a meet-and-greet with Waynedale News staff and writers. The event also showcases $1 "Waynedale Dog" meals prepared by "The Stand." For just one dollar guests will enjoy a Waynedale Dog (or hotdog), chips and a drink. As an added bonus dessert will be available, provided by Kingston Residence. As a thank you to the community, our readers' and advertisers' support over the past 82 years, The Waynedale News welcomes the public to this unique family event.

What's a Waynedale Dog? The Waynedale Dog was created by a Waynedale News staff member in the spring of 2002 as a fun spin on the traditional coney/chili dog. It has been a local favorite appearing on The Stand's, Dog-Out's and other hotdog menus. The Waynedale Dog is prepared in a special way that includes mustard, chili or coney-sauce, diced onion, coleslaw and shredded cheese. If you've never had a Waynedale Dog, it is surely something that you just have to try and what better time to do so than at The Waynedale News Anniversary Party.

The Waynedale News building is also celebrating its


aCornwell@thewaynedalenews.com (Alex Cornwell) Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11615-1-waynedale-dog-meals-at-anniversary-party.html
BEASLEY’S MISSION A SUCCESS http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11614-beasley-s-mission-a-success.html Streets-5K-DonationsFundraisers for charitable causes come in many shapes and sizes. Typically, they require manpower and marketing costs that drastically reduce the size of each donation – a "necessary evil" most would believe. But no program puts a donated dollar to immediate use more efficiently and effectively than Fort Wayne's Street Reach for the Homeless – a one-woman show providing "no questions asked" meals, clothing, hygiene items, blankets, and other basic living needs to Fort Wayne's homeless citizens. While carrying a full-time job, Sally Becker Segerson spends much of her spare time caring for our homeless neighbors out of the back of her full-sized van. This fiercely passionate and loyal woman has been serving homeless folks for nearly 4 years, and it began on a winter's day when she spotted a group of men and women living on the streets of Fort Wayne. Sally simply refused to turn her back on this group when this community's nonprofits had done just that.

Waynedale resident, Kelley Beasley, heard about this woman and her mission early this year. After providing donations a few times, Kelley became determined to do a little more. She decided to organize a 5K Run/Walk to raise funds, donations, and awareness for Street Reach for the Homeless. Wanting to maximize every benefit this event could provide, her 'signature' for the 5K was to provide the unique opportunity for award winners to donate their awards (tents, shirts, socks) directly to Sally for her Street Reach mission.

On the


tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (Jon Beasley) Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11614-beasley-s-mission-a-success.html
PURSUIT OF MY PASSION… DANCE! http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11613-pursuit-of-my-passion-dance.html Shekina-DanceSo you ask what is dancing? My business philosophy: dancing is a positive, morality movement and movement is a language, which communicates ideas, thoughts and feelings.

Please welcome Shekinah Dance Academy located at 5905 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46809, (260) 348-7586. Shekinah Dance Academy is a faith-based alternative of dance techniques without compromising lyrics or movements. We offer dance classes for all ages (age 3 to adults). We promote individual creativity in a respectful atmosphere through the art of dance. Dance routines are taught in progressive steps so students will be able to perform in the recital at the conclusion of the program.

Do you want to strive in positive, structured environment? Shekinah Dance studio is a place for individual creativity in a safe space where music and movement come together.

2014 Fall open house and registration will be on Friday, August 22 and Monday, August 25, from 6 8 pm. Fall dance classes will start Wednesday, September 3, 2014. Look through our website for class schedule and times and register to start a Life of Dancing at shekinahdanceademy.com.

I am Latissha Williams, the founder and owner of Shekinah Dance Academy. I am a native of Chicago (the Windy City). At the age of 5, I began my dance, gymnastic training and synchronized swimming in Chicago, Illinois. That training led to choreography and performances in events and showcases throughout Chicago with three of my younger sisters and close friends.

In 1996, I relocated to Fort Wayne, Indiana to


tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:20:57 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11613-pursuit-of-my-passion-dance.html
KEEP BACK TO SCHOOL STRESS IN CHECK http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11612-keep-back-to-school-stress-in-check.html Whether it's the first day of kindergarten, returning from a long summer vacation or going to a new school, back to school time can be overwhelming for many parents, children and teens. As the summer comes to an end and the time to return to work or school draws near, many Americans are likely to find their stress levels increase, according to the American Psychological Association (APA). The transition from summer to school time can test families' coping skills in dealing with adjustments such as new teachers, new classrooms and new schools as well as parents struggling with the return to hectic work schedules.

Increased stress can push people toward using unhealthy behaviors such as smoking, comfort eating, inactivity and drinking to manage their stress. APA warns that reliance on such behavior can lead to long-term, serious health problems. "Returning to work after a vacation, transitioning your children to a new school, even fighting a busier rush hour as schools reopen, can all contribute to an increased stress level," Carrie Cadwell, Psy.D., HSPP, Indiana Psychological Association Public Education Campaign coordinator said. "People who cope with stress in unhealthy ways may alleviate symptoms of stress in the short term, but end up creating significant personal health problems over time, and, ironically, more stress."

APA and IPA offer these strategies to help your family manage stress:

*Identify your family's stressors. What events or situations seem to lead to stressful feelings? Are they related to a return to work, getting the children to school, family responsibilities or


tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Fri, 15 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11612-keep-back-to-school-stress-in-check.html
2014 KEKIONGA FESTIVAL http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11606-2014-kekionga-festival.html 2014 Kekionga FestivalThe Kekionga Festival begins Friday August 20th and continues through Sunday, August 24. With events held downtown,at Riverside Center and around town this is truly a city-wide event.

The sixth annual Mayor's Challenge begins at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, followed by a large number of events around the Riverside Center property.

Saturday activities at Riverside center include the living history village, historical and educational displays, food, and entertainment. Jackson Street, is home to the Callithumpian car show with the Farmer's Barnyard (petting zoo) along the riverbank. A kids carnival will be held in the Chamber parking lot, featuring bounce houses, games and dunk tank.

Downtown events include the sidewalk sale, food vendors, flea market, sidewalk chalk art and entertainment.

The public is invited to visit the living history village throughout the evening and all day on Saturday and Sunday.

tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Fri, 15 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11606-2014-kekionga-festival.html
MAUMEE VALLEY TRACTOR SHOW http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11605-maumee-valley-tractor-show.html Water-Loo-BoyThe Maumee Valley Antique Steam & Gas Association is having its 37th annual show August 14- 17, 2014 at Jefferson Township Park east of New Haven, IN between US 30 and US 24 at 1720 Webster Road north of Dawkins Road. For a map and more information visit our website at maumeevalley.org

We are featuring John Deere, Fordson, Ford tractors, cars, trucks and garden tractors. All other exhibitors are welcome. See antique steam engines, tractors, equipment, gas engines, antique trucks and cars. Watch threshing wheat, sawing lumber and plowing with steam engines and antique tractors. Visit a working blacksmith shop and watch engines including a Chuse Engine from the Handle factory in Hicksville, OH and a 15-ton, 125 HP Buckeye Oil Engine in our Engine Building. Women will enjoy flea markets, the Trading Post and a large quilt display. Paulding-putman will give special demonstrations on Friday, at 2 and 4pm on the dangers of electricity. Children will enjoy Barrel Train rides and a sandbox. On Saturday, there will be facepainting, balloons, as well as a kiddie tractor pull at 2pm. There will be hay rides and demonstrations with horses and mules on Friday and Saturday, and a Horse Pull at noon on Sunday. Tractor Pulls begin at 5pm on Friday and 3pm on Saturday. The Fort Wayne Railroad Society will be having an open house next door. Handicap parking is available.

Daily admission is $5 per person. Children 12and under are free.


tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Fri, 15 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11605-maumee-valley-tractor-show.html