Waynedale Featured News - Waynedale's Positive Newspaper and Original Stories http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news.html Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:51:52 -0400 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb LOCAL LIONS CLUB MEMBERS EARN COMMUNITY AWARDS http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11525-local-lions-club-members-earn-community-awards.html http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11525-local-lions-club-members-earn-community-awards.html

Lion President Lynn Shady, Lion Ryan J. StarkThe Lions Club has been an active group in Waynedale and other areas of Fort Wayne for many years. This summer marked a number of extraordinary honors being awarded to some local members.

The following Lions Club events took place on June 10, 2014 at Brookwood Golf Course Club House. Although not pictured, Waynedale Lions Club Secretary, Lynn Henschen, received a Chevron Award for 45 years of Lions service with the Waynedale Club.

Of The Foster Park Lions Club, past President, Lion Ryan J. Stark was awarded a Melvin Jones Fellowship, presented by Lion President Lynn Shady.

The McMillen Park Lions Club also awarded a Melvin Jones Fellowship to Lion Charles A. Colligan for his many years of dedicated service.

The Melvin Jones Fellowship was established in 1973 as a response to Lions' request for a way to extend their commitment to Lions Club. The MJF is awarded in recognition of humanitarian work and to a member who makes a sizeable donation to the club. Each recipient of the MJF is given a lapel pin, a plaque, and a congratulatory letter as well as being invited to an annual luncheon held at the convention. The Melvin Jones Fellowship is the highest award in Lionism.


tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Featured Waynedale News Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:00:00 -0400
EAGLE MARSH MONARCH FESTIVAL http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11526-eagle-marsh-monarch-festival.html http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11526-eagle-marsh-monarch-festival.html

Monarch-FestivalOne of North America's most iconic—and increasingly threatened—butterflies takes center stage at Little River Wetlands Project's fourth annual Monarch Festival, to be held Saturday, September 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne.

The family-friendly festival will feature educational displays and activities related to monarchs, many along a trail framed by 10-foot-tall native sunflowers. Visitors will learn about monarchs' life cycle, migration and threats to their survival. They may see migrating monarchs nectaring on Eagle Marsh's many native wildflowers. Varieties of milkweed, the only plant on which monarchs will lay their eggs, will be given away for planting in home gardens or at the preserve.

Inside the barn, displays will showcase live monarch caterpillars in various stages of growth. Activities will include face painting for kids, presentations on monarch wintering grounds in Mexico, and more.

As monarch populations dip precipitously lower, LRWP has worked even harder to create high-quality stopovers for the butterflies at its preserves. The Monarch Festival extends that work by showcasing the monarchs' plight, but also emphasizing what anyone—from home gardeners to farmers—can do to help.

"The more we understand these butterflies and their amazing journey, the more we realize the importance of conserving plants they need to survive," said Amy Silva, LRWP executive director.

tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Featured Waynedale News Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:00:00 -0400
LOCAL LITTLE LEAGUES HELP SAVE LIVES http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11527-local-little-leagues-help-save-lives.html http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11527-local-little-leagues-help-save-lives.html

Little-League-Blood-donationSome dedicated area Little League players are being celebrated for stepping up to the plate to help with summer blood donations. In the attached photo, players and coaches from the Don Ayres Time Corners Little League hold their new trophy from the American Red Cross which recognized the league for collecting the most blood during a series of special donor drives.

Teams from the Don Ayres Time Corners, Georgetown and Wallen Little Leagues recently wrapped up the 2014 Fort Wayne Little League Challenge. As part of the competition, teams were encouraged to recruit blood donations from their fans and supporters. The teams competed for prizes including pizza parties and a traveling trophy for the league attracting the most donors. Local restaurants B' Antonio's, Pizza Forum and Marco's Pizza generously donated the pizza prizes.

Summer is always a difficult time of year to collect blood with families traveling, high schools and colleges out of session and many regular donors busy with other activities. Type O negative blood is always in high demand because it can be transfused to patients with any blood type, especially in emergency situations. To learn more and make an appointment to donate blood and help save lives, visit redcrossblood.org

tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Featured Waynedale News Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:00:00 -0400
WAYNEDALE’S SCREETON FAMILY CELEBRATES FIVE GENERATIONS! http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11528-waynedale-s-screeton-family-celebrates-five-generations.html http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11528-waynedale-s-screeton-family-celebrates-five-generations.html


tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Featured Waynedale News Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:00:00 -0400
CONGRATULATIONS ED & MARY LOU 55TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11529-congratulations-ed-mary-lou-55th-wedding-anniversary.html http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11529-congratulations-ed-mary-lou-55th-wedding-anniversary.html

Fox-AnniversaryEdwin Paul and Mary Lou (VanOsdale) Fox will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary on July 25th, 2014, with a special vow renewal ceremony at Foster Park and a family dinner at the Tavern at Coventry.

The couple was married at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on July 25, 1959. They honeymooned at the Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.

Edwin retired from K-mart Corporation Warehouse after 32 years of service in 1997. Mary Lou retired from Lincoln Life after 17 years of service in 1992. They reside in Fort Wayne.
Currently, they enjoy delivering your Waynedale Newspaper.
Edwin and Mary Lou enjoy traveling, spending time with their family, and attending their grandchildren's school and sporting events.

The couple have four children; Tammy (Bob) Anderson, Terri (Tim) Koomler, Timothy (Maria Castaneda) Fox, and Tara (James) Warren. They have 13 grandchildren, one deceased, three great grandchildren and a fourth due in January.

tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Featured Waynedale News Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:00:00 -0400
SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING…GREEN http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11530-something-borrowed-something-green.html http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11530-something-borrowed-something-green.html

The City of Fort Wayne continues its innovative recycling ways with a new program designed to increase recycling in locations where it's not always accessible.  The new, "Borrow-a-Bin" program will launch this weekend with the upcoming Three Rivers Festival.

The program will have 50 event-ready recycling carts that can be loaned to event organizers, free of charge; the program targets common event recyclables -- such as bottles and cans.
"Ever since we launched our One Cart recycling program, community awareness about the importance of recycling has sky-rocketed. Eighty percent of the community is participating in our recycling program and many organizations have been asking us how they could have recycling at their special event or festival.

Our Borrow-a-Bin program allows event goers to pitch-in recyclable products and keep them out of a landfill," said Bob Kennedy, Director of the Division of Public Works.
The carts are a combination of garbage and recycling. The recycling portion is a clearly marked bag that is conveniently attached to the side of the cart. Studies show that more recyclables are collected with less contamination when containers are adjacent to the garbage container. Having the recyclables in the sturdy bag also makes it easier to transport. Each bag holds approximately 225-250 bottles and cans.

Event sponsors are responsible for picking up and return the bins to the City and must replace any lost, stolen or damaged carts.

For more information visit cityoffortwayne.org/borrowabin. For questions, please email borrowabin@cityoffortwayne.org or call 311.

tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Featured Waynedale News Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:00:00 -0400
ROLLING INTO ROANOKE http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11549-rolling-into-roanoke.html http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11549-rolling-into-roanoke.html

RollingIntoRoanokeFirst annual car show will benefit the town of Roanoke
Northeast Indiana can look forward to a new event this summer; the Roanoke Beautification Foundation (RBF) has scheduled a classic car show to hit the streets in July. Aptly named Rolling into Roanoke, the show will feature a unique combination of vehicles on display and ancillary activities. According to event organizer Rick Fischer, "There's going to be something for everyone."

Scheduled for Saturday, July 19, Rolling into Roanoke is set to be more than just a car show. With food vendors, music, shopping, wine-by-the-glass sold by Two-EE's Winery, and all-day prizes and games, even non-car enthusiasts will find reason to attend. For collectors and gearheads, however, this new show offers even more.

Located along Main and First Streets and in Roanoke Park, the show will feature exotic sports cars, vintage classics, muscle cars and high performance and custom street rods. Cars from the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum are slated to come to the show, and the National Auto and Truck Museum plans to send several vehicles, as well. There will also be a special section for vintage motorcycles and tractors. In addition, there will be supervised parking for participants staying for dinner.

Car clubs and individuals alike are invited to participate; the entry fee is only $20 when registered by July 1 and includes a dash plaque, t-shirt and vehicle ID tag. Registrations will also be accepted on the day of the show for $25. Twenty-five non-traditional, specialty awards will be given, including one for people's choice.

Fischer, a car enthusiast himself, is excited about the show and what it could mean for Roanoke. He hopes Rolling into Roanoke will bring 300 cars and more than 6000 attendees— all for the good of the town. The money raised will help fund current RBF projects, such as directional signage, additional historic lampposts, sidewalk repairs and parks department support. In addition, 20 percent of the net profit from Rolling into Roanoke will be donated to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum's The Road Ahead capital campaign.

With a full complement of attractions and a worthy cause, Rolling into Roanoke shouldn't have trouble drawing a crowd, and that suits Fischer just fine.

"We plan to make this an annual tradition," he says. "One day Rolling into Roanoke will be recognized as one of the Midwest's premier car shows."


tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (Tammy Davis) Featured Waynedale News Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:00:00 -0400
18TH ANNUAL ST. JOE PICKLE FESTIVAL http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11550-18th-annual-st-joe-pickle-festival.html http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11550-18th-annual-st-joe-pickle-festival.html

In St. Joe, Indiana
July 24th, 25th, & 26th

Ongoing Events
Art and Photo Show
Thur. 4:00pm-Sat .4:00pm
Entry pick up time: Sat .4:00 pm
Check for specific times
Crafts & Vendors
Thur. 4:00pm-Sat .Dark
Bake/Rummage Sale and Kids Coloring Contest Display at St Mark Lutheran Church Thur.4:00pm-Sat. 4:00pm
Check for specific times.

Kids Activities:
Jazzy Jumpers
Fri. Noon– Dark
Sat. 10:00am-Dark
Daily: Free round trip ride from the midway to St. Mark Lutheran!

July 24th, 2014
4:00pm -Food and Craft Vendors
-Lion's Club Ice Cream
4:00pm-8:00 pm
-Art & Photo at Riverdale School
-Bake/Rummage Sale and Kids Coloring Contest Display at St Mark Lutheran Church
5:30pm-Decorate Pickles for Pickle Derby
7:00pm-Pickle Derby Begins!
7:30-9:00 pm-Gospel Music-Looking Up-Larry McKown group.

July 25th, 2014
10:00am-Food and Craft Vendors
-Lion's Club Ice Cream
10:00am- - 8:00pm -Bake/Rummage Sale and Kids Coloring Contest Display at St Mark Lutheran Church
-Art & Photo at Riverdale
12:00pm-Jazzy Jumper Inflatable's- for kids!
4:00-5:00pm-Mark's Ark (Entertainment Tent)
5:00pm-Fireman's Dinner -Concord Fire Depart-ment Fundraiser (Entertainment Tent)
5:00-7:00pm -Creative Comedy (Entertainment Tent)
7:30-9:30pm-All Night Posse Band!
9:30pm-Blue Light Volunteer Firefighter Parade

July 26th, 2014
6:30-10:30am-Pickle Pepper Poker Walk (Sanctioned Volkswalk) Finish by 1:00pm
7:00-10:00am-Fireman's Pancake and Sausage Breakfast in the Entertainment Tent Prepared by The Concord Fire Department
9:00-11:45am-Tours of Sechler's Pickle Factory
10:00am-Lion's Club Ice Cream
-Food and Craft Vendors
-Jazzy Jumper Inflatable's- for kids!
10:00am-4:00pm-Art and Photo at Riverdale
-Bake/Rummage Sale and Kids Coloring Contest Display at St Mark Lutheran Church
11:00-12:00 pm-Mark's Ark (Entertainment Tent)
12:00pm-Decorate Pickles for Pickle People Con-test (Entertainment tent, judging to follow, winners will be announced following parade, Entries to be picked up at the information booth)
1:00pm-Grande Finale Parade
2:00pm-Weigh-in for Kids Tractor Pull Begins
2:00-4:00pm-Fire Dept. Open House– 100th Anni-versary!
3:00pm-Kids Tractor Pull
3:00-8:00pm-5th Annual Pickle Fest Cruise In (at the ball diamond)
4:00pm-Art & Photo Entries to be picked up
8:00-10:00pm Terry Lee & the Rockaboogie Band
10:00pm-FIREWORKS - Jack Stemen of Butler

tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Featured Waynedale News Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:00:00 -0400
BERNE SWISS DAYS FESTIVAL CELEBRATING OUR SWISS HERITAGE! http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11551-berne-swiss-days-festival-celebrating-our-swiss-heritage.html http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11551-berne-swiss-days-festival-celebrating-our-swiss-heritage.html

Swiss-DaysThe Berne Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the 2014 Swiss Days Festival, an annual celebration of Berne's Swiss heritage, on July 25-26. The Swiss Days Opening Ceremony will take place on the downtown stage at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, 2014. This year's festival promises to provide new vendors, new stage entertainment, and exciting events such as Berne's Got Talent, The Tower Jam-Fest, and the Old-Fashioned Hymn Sing & more.

You may want to start your day in downtown Berne, where you'll find merchants selling their products at the old-fashioned "sidewalk sale." The wide selection and variety that comes with our vendors guarantees everything from crafts and antiques to clothing apparel for the whole family. You can relax near the downtown stage to the sounds of local talent while munching on mouth-watering food, such as bratwurst, tenderloins, rib eye, wings, apple dumplings, and fried cheese sticks.

South Adams Schools
The annual Tennis Tourney will be held on the tennis courts at South Adams High School and Adams Central High School. Come out and watch as local competitors demonstrate their skills and vie for 1st and 2nd place trophies in each division. Divisions are as follows: Boy's singles (17 and under), Men's singles (18 and over), Girl's singles (17 and under), Woman's Singles (18 and older), Men's singles (35 and over), Men's doubles, Mixed doubles, and Women's Doubles.

Berne's Got Talent is the place for ten locally talented individuals or groups will be in competition for this first time Bärn Het Begabung contest. YOU along with four judges will determine the top three talents! Burkhalter Auditorium will be packed with talent supporters on July 26 at 7 PM. A $5 ticket may be purchased in advance at the Berne Chamber of Commerce at 205 E Main Street or by calling 260-589-8080. (Visa & MasterCard accepted).

What's it worth?
Bring your antique and collectible items to the 4th Annual Appraisal Fundraiser at the Berne Antique Mall on Saturday, July 26 from 10 am-2 pm. Certified appraiser Brian McCall of Midwest Estate Buyers and Wells County glassware and china authority, Anita Byerly, will be present at the event. Suggested donation is $5 per item or have three items appraised for $12. All proceeds go to benefit the Art and Music Programs at South Adams Schools. For more information, please contact Amy Orr at (260)-849-2187 or email amy.orr@wabashvallyliving.com.

History will come to life as the story of our Swiss beginnings unfolds at Swiss Heritage Village on the north edge of Berne. The village has grown to become the largest indoor/outdoor historical museum in northern Indiana, consisting of 15 historical buildings built between the years of 1860 and 1900. The indoor historical museum is filled with local history and visitors can browse through the gift shop. Take time to enjoy a village tour, car show, antique tractor & engine show, and view cheese making & sawmill demonstrations.

Competitions are always a fun part of the Swiss Days Festival! One of the most popular and definitely the most "Swiss" is the traditional Steintoss competition, which has competitors throwing a heavy stone similar to that of a shot put. This year's Steintoss will feature levels of competition for men, women, and for teens ages 12-17.
Our newest competition this year will be the Bratwurst Eating Contest sponsored by the Berne Locker, LLC. Come hungry and show us what you can eat! The contest will be held at the locker on West Franklin St. on Saturday, July 26 from 2-3.

Other competitions include 3-on-3 basketball, bowling, tennis, and sand sculpting, as well as the kid's pedal pull, the Agape Exceptional Sports League, and the Big Wheels Race. The popular First Bank of Berne Swiss Days Race will celebrate its 41st anniversary this year, which involves a 5,000-meter race for ages 12-up and a 1-mile race for ages 11 and under. Also be sure to check out the Third Annual Bixler Insurance Bike Tour and Family Ride. Choose between the 26-mile tour and the 6-mile family ride.

Coming to our festival this year will be Beer's and Jessop's Amusement Rides who will offer many exciting carnival rides throughout Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased at the Chamber office or they can be purchased during the festival for a small price increase.

An "Entertainment Showcase" will feature various, local performers on the downtown stage all day from 11 am-6:00 pm on Friday and 10 am-5:30 pm on Saturday. As always, this year's festival will feature a wide array of nightly musical talent. The Original Alpine Express will be performing Friday morning and afternoon and the Hank Haller Ensemble, celebrating their 56th anniversary, will perform on Friday and Saturday night. Also Ken and Mary Accordions will be performing on Thursday evening from 7:30-9:30pm. Stop by and watch these musicians play; you won't want to miss it! To end the festival, the traditional downtown parade will be featured on Saturday evening at 6 pm.

As you can see, there is much to experience in our Swiss community during the 2014 Swiss Days Festival! Berne is located just 35 miles southeast of Fort Wayne and 130 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Come join the celebration! Contact for your free Swiss Days 2014 brochure c/o Berne Chamber of Commerce, 205 E Main Street, Berne, IN 46711, call 260-589-8080, email us at tourism@bernein.com, check us out on our Berne website at www.bernein.com. For a complete listing of our Swiss Days festival information, check out our site at www.bernein.com/swissdays.

tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Featured Waynedale News Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:00:00 -0400