Waynedale Featured News - The Waynedale News http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news.html Sat, 24 Jan 2015 20:47:05 -0500 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb DISORDERLY BEAR DEN IN NEED OF STUFFED ANIMALS http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11891-disorderly-bear-den-in-need-of-stuffed-animals.html http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11891-disorderly-bear-den-in-need-of-stuffed-animals.html Disorderly Bear presentationThe Disorderly Bear Den will hold their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 6:30 p.m., at the Community Center, 233 West Main Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana (park free in the back of the building).

The Disorderly Bear Den is a non-profit, public charity that collects and gives away teddy bears and other stuffed animals to those in need. They do this all year and always need new or gently used animals of all types (Beanie Babies, plush animals, Build-A-Bear-Workshop animals and manufactured or hand-made animals). All donations may be tax deductible on your personal income tax and are greatly appreciated.

The Komets Hockey Team had a Teddy Bear Toss on Friday, November 21, 2014, at the War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, at their 8p.m. game with Kalamazoo. On December 3, 2014, team members took 40 of the teddy bears and 24 Good Bears (donated by our Den) to Lutheran's Childrens Hospital to give to the patients!

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tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Featured Waynedale News Fri, 16 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0500
WAYNEDALE VETERAN DONATES TO HONOR FLIGHT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11892-waynedale-veteran-donates-to-honor-flight.html http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11892-waynedale-veteran-donates-to-honor-flight.html Stan Freet Honor Flight fundraiserStan Freet served in the Army as part of the 3rd Division during WWII. He toured in Italy, Germany, France, Austria and North Africa. He returned to eventually marry the love of his life, Dorothy, and entered into a career working with brass instruments.

A former resident at Webster Lake, nowadays he is enjoying his retirement at Kingston Residence on Winchester Road, but not with idle hands. Stan is still on a mission, one that will send a Veteran or two to Washington for the day. Mr. Freet manages to take time from each day to assemble jigsaw puzzles, anywhere from 100 pieces to 2,000 pieces. He then mounts them on foam board and once complete, they are put out for folks to pick up and take home, for a donation to Honor Flight Northeast Indiana.

Stan was able to go on an Honor Flight in May of 2012 and he wants to do "all I can to raise money so others can go too". Honor Flight Northeast Indiana is a non-profit organization whose mission it is to "safely transport America's Veterans to Washington D.C., to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their sacrifices." Thus far Stan has raised almost $400, the amount needed to send one Veteran on the trip. The puzzles are available during many events such as the Kingston Good Old Days, the Waynedale Picnic and will also be available at the Kingston Taste of Waynedale to be held on March 24th.

The World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. was completed and dedicated in May 2004. It is a long overdue "Thank You" to the men and women who sacrificed so much for our freedom, and a memorial to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. It was so long overdue that many WWII survivors have been unable to visit their memorial due to the barriers of advanced age, such as health matters, stamina, finances, or other travel impediments. Honor Flight provides a way for many of these veterans to visit and reflect at their memorial.

WWII veterans pay nothing for this trip. They have given enough. Honor Flights are funded by community donations from generous individuals such as Stan, corporations, foundations, and other groups who wish to be an important part of honoring these heroes. The cost is also defrayed in part by Honor Flight volunteer "guardians," who make a substantial donation in order to honor veterans in a very personal way, escorting them and being there to help as needed throughout the day.

Camille Garrison has the privilege of supporting Stan every day, as she is a Marketing Director at Kingston Residence. "I first met Stan as he returned from his trip to Washington D.C. and I was so moved by the reactions of the returning Veterans I immediately decided I needed to get more involved." Many flights later, she is a board member of Honor Flight and loves it. "I am happy I can help in some small way to allow these men and women realize their dream of seeing their memorials."

There are four flights planned for 2015; April 22, May 30 and two fall flights. The immediate focus of the Honor Flight Network will remain on WWII veterans and those veterans from any war that have a terminal illness; however, the vision goes beyond WWII. In the future, Honor Flight plans to pay tribute to America's other heroes that served during the Korean and Vietnam wars, followed by veterans of more current wars. They too have given so much and it is time to show them that their efforts will not be forgotten.

For more information, please visit the Honor Flight Northeast website at hfnei.org or contact them at 260-633-0049 or honorflightnei@gmail.com.

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tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Featured Waynedale News Fri, 16 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0500
FORT WAYNE SPORT CLUB CONTINUES TO HOST FISH FRIES http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11902-fort-wayne-sport-club-continues-to-host-fish-fries.html http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11902-fort-wayne-sport-club-continues-to-host-fish-fries.html A Fish Fry will be held in Fort Wayne on Friday, January 23rd, starting at 4:30 p.m. Fort Wayne Sport Club, located at 3102 Ardmore Ave in Fort Wayne, will host the event.

Come join in on the fun and enjoy the first fish dinner of 2015. This January Fish Fry will once again continue the German dining tradition at Fort Wayne Sport Club. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 6 to 10. Children age 6-and-under eat for free.

The delectable dinner includes a generous portion of fish, baked potato or scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, applesauce with roll and butter and dessert all made fresh by members of the Club.  Great draft beers are also available at the Fort Wayne Sport Club bar including Köstritzer, HofBrau, Guinness, Kilkenny, Bud Light and Black Crown. Many fine bottled beers are also available at the full-service bar.

Fish Fries are then traditionally held at Fort Wayne Sport Club on the 4th Friday of each month throughout the season although the Holidays varied the scheduling a bit. Don't forget to mark your calendar for the next following Fish Fry on Friday, February 27th. Fish Fries will then continue in March with the final Fish Fry of the season on Good Friday, April 3rd, 2015.

The Fort Wayne Sport Club was founded in 1927 by an active group of soccer players who immigrated to the Fort Wayne area from Germany in the aftermath of World War I. Their immediate goal was 'the promotion of football (soccer) and German culture in the Northeast Indiana area. Today, the Fort Wayne Sport Club is a hub of soccer activity, with programs for recreational and competitive soccer players from age 4-years to 30-and-over.

"We are extremely proud of our long history and heritage of encouraging participation in soccer at all levels throughout the area," stated Dan Kruse, President of Fort Wayne Sport Club.

The Fort Wayne Sport Club is a member of Indiana Soccer, which is the state-wide representative of US Youth Soccer, US Adult Soccer and US Soccer. Since 1992, 61 people have been inducted into the Indiana Soccer Hall of Fame. Seven of those 61 are Fort Wayne Sport Club members, the most from any club in the state.

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tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Featured Waynedale News Fri, 16 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0500
CENTENARIAN CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY WITH “MALE ENTERTAINER” http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11903-centenarian-celebrates-birthday-with-%E2%80%9Cmale-entertainer%E2%80%9D.html http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11903-centenarian-celebrates-birthday-with-%E2%80%9Cmale-entertainer%E2%80%9D.html Helen "Eileen" Stitzer, a resident of Kingston Residence of Fort Wayne, 7515 Winchester Road, turned 100 on Sunday, January 4th with a big smile and a couple of dollars waving in her hand. Her family has been teasing Eileen that when she reached the 100 benchmark, they were going to throw her a party complete with a "male entertainer".

Eileen's grandson Doug states, "The concept is something we have joked about with Grandma for over a year. I've been approached by her friends telling me they're looking forward to it." Although the entertainer was definitely of a "PG" nature, he sure was the highlight of Eileen's birthday celebration.

A birthday open house was held for Eileen on Sunday, January 4th from 2 – 4 p.m. The entertainer was there from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., performing and mingling with the crowd. Birthday cake, birthday bingo and other surprises were in store.

Eileen is the mother of Mary M. Cline, grandmother of Douglas Stitzer and Debbie Campbell; and great-grandmother of Sophia Stitzer.

Kingston Residence Assisted Living Community has been serving the community since 1990. It offers engaged and fulfilling retirement living with compassionate nursing support.

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tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Featured Waynedale News Fri, 16 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0500
CURRICULUM FOR CHILDREN - Homeschooling Is Where The Heart Is http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11904-curriculum-for-children-homeschooling-is-where-the-heart-is.html http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11904-curriculum-for-children-homeschooling-is-where-the-heart-is.html Parents considering homeschooling worry about finding the appropriate curriculum for their children. The only problem I have encountered with finding curriculum is there are so many appropriate ones to choose from. As with any question you have about anything these days, you can do an internet search and get an overwhelming amount of information. There is a plethora of searching possibilities and curriculum choices. Do searches asking what homeschooling curriculum do you use / recommend?

If you want a hands on experience go to the library and flip through or check out the curriculums that they have to offer. You'll find books that will give you advice, help you organize your homeschool experience and tell you what academic skills your child should acquire in any given grade. We have a wonderful main library and branches full of people that will help you with the resources you need. You can ask a librarian to prepare a bag of goodies for you to help you teach long division to your 4th grader or Indiana state history to your 5th grader. Cool huh? The library has books, texts, videos; you name it waiting to fall off the shelf into your hands.

You probably already know people who homeschool, talk with them about their experiences with the choices they've made. Email me with your homeschooling questions at homeschoolingheart@gmail.com.

Until next month God bless you and your little or not so little ones!

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tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Featured Waynedale News Fri, 16 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0500
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM MIS DANNIES http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11910-happy-new-year-from-mis-dannies.html http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11910-happy-new-year-from-mis-dannies.html Mis DanniesHello Waynedale, This is Danielle Woods and Mary Rasler with Mis Dannies. We hope that everyone has had a wonderful holiday season. As we all know, with the New Year comes tax time. In case you noticed, our store has been undergoing new renovations. We want to assure everyone that we are still located here in Colony Shops on Bluffton Rd. We look forward to seeing all of your familiar faces this tax season and as always, we invite and welcome new clients.

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tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Featured Waynedale News Fri, 16 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0500
LIONS CLUB & FORT WAYNE ELKS MATCHING DONATIONS http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11850-lions-club-fort-wayne-elks-matching-donations.html http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11850-lions-club-fort-wayne-elks-matching-donations.html Lions Elks DonationIn 2011, the Waynedale Lions Club and the Fort Wayne Order of Elks combined their resources and their efforts to give just over 300 pounds of donated food to the Associated Churches of Fort Wayne & Allen County for their Neighborhood Food Network, a network of 28 local pantries that provide a five-day supply of food.

On December 16, 2014, the two volunteer groups combined resources once again for the same cause, this time donating $2,000 to the Associated Churches, $1,000 from each group.

"Two service organizations can do more than just one," says Lions Club and Elk member, Jim Springer, without hesitation. Springer has been a Fort Wayne Lion for 20+ years and an Elk for twice as long.

Steve Staley, Director of Development at the Associate Churches, reiterates Springer's statement. "It's nice to see other non-profits come together for the greater good of the community. The Elks and the Lions are vital members of helping our community." Staley accepted the donations, along with Roger Reese, Executive Director of the Associated Churches.

Springer was joined by fellow Lion Club members Larry Martin and Lyle Simpson, along with Elk members George Lindsey (Treasurer), Wayne Stewart (Trustee) and Betty Stewart, Exalted Ruler of the Elks. "We raise money for most of the year," explains Betty. The Elks have raised funds for veterans groups, cancer organizations, for drug awareness campaigns and for Riley Children's Hospital.

The Associated Churches Neighborhood Food Network served over 1.5 million meals in 2013 alone.

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tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (Bryant Rozier) Featured Waynedale News Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0500
ULTRA BULK COOKING - PREPARING FOR THE HUFF 50K http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11851-ultra-bulk-cooking-preparing-for-the-huff-50k.html http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11851-ultra-bulk-cooking-preparing-for-the-huff-50k.html The Huff SoupThe tastiest ultra- marathon in the country---The HUFF 50K is well known for its post-race food.

And, the art of preparing gallons of homemade soup, soup enough for 1000 people or more, is not an easy task by any means. Just the calculations alone is mind-boggling... teaspoonful of this, becomes a cup of that. But no worries, everything is in good hands because the Master Chef behind the soup-making is a CPA---working with numbers everyday! Dawn Wilson, wife of race director Mitch Harper, carries on this race tradition started by Linda Keuneke with her famous chicken noodle soup.

Days before the race, volunteers and friends assist Dawn with shopping for and gathering items such as roasters, spatulas, spoons, knives, bowls, pots and pans, along with ingredients to make soups like, chicken noodle, hot spicy corn chowder, gluten-free vegan tomato, French onion, and several varieties of chili.

The cooking this year was done at the Ash Centre which provided a commercial kitchen atmosphere with 2 stoves/ovens, room for 4-6 roasters, a large prep area and a walk-in refrigerator for storage.

Prepping and cooking began on Tuesday, December 16th.

As I walked into the kitchen area of the Ash Centre, Dawn and her friend Linda Wight Harmon were stirring away at the steaming pots on the stove. I heard Dawn say, "Sherry up and ready for the beef." Linda remarked, "It takes over 26 pounds of Spanish onions for this soup." They were preparing the first soup concentrate of the evening, French onion. Ten gallons of French Onion soup!

On Friday, the gallons and gallons of soup concentrate will be hauled to the Chain O' Lakes race location. Water will be added and the soups will be heated to the perfect temperature for a chilly fall day.

It is what you eat before, during and after a race that adds "kick" to your stride. An experienced ultra runner will tell you it is of utmost importance to top off your energy stores and keep your blood sugar stable on long, endurance runs like this one. And, eating 30 minutes after a race helps muscle recovery.

Race day for the 17th Annual HUFF 50K is Saturday, December 20 at Chain O' Lakes, Albion, Indiana. It is a trail run through the State Park consisting of roughly 31 miles. This race will give over 700 runners a "taste" of maybe going even farther and training for a 50- or -100 miler. Participants can also chose to run a 3-person 50K relay and a One-Loop Run (10+ miles). The course is hilly. Lots of hills. Some little, some big and challenging, everything a trail runner desires. Runners measure themselves against time, distance and of course, weather. The weather on this race day is predicted to be a high of 34 degrees, perfect for post-race soups and chili.

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cCornwell@thewaynedalenews.com (Cindy Cornwell) Featured Waynedale News Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0500
ELITE RUNNER FLESHMAN SPEAKER FOR FORT WAYNE TRACK CLUB BANQUET http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11852-elite-runner-fleshman-speaker-for-fort-wayne-track-club-banquet.html http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11852-elite-runner-fleshman-speaker-for-fort-wayne-track-club-banquet.html FWTC speakerThe Fort Wayne Track Club is pleased to announce that the keynote speaker for their 2014 annual banquet will be Lauren Fleshman, elite runner and Oiselle representative.

The event on January 25, at Hotel Fort Wayne will include a pre-event Women's Health Clinic for women and, social time for the guys starting at 3:30pm. Dinner, awards and speaker will start at 5:30pm. Cost for the event is just $25, $20 for Fort Wayne Track Club members. Register by December 31 to save $5.

Elite runner Lauren Fleshman is a U.S. track and field athlete who now runs for Oiselle, a women's running apparel company. She attended Stanford University, where she was an All-American in cross-country and track and field. In her marathon debut, the 2011 New York City Marathon, she finished 12th with a time of 2:37:23. Lauren, the mother of a young son, hopes to compete in the 2016 Olympics. She will be speaking about her training journal called, "Believe" just released in November. The journal is a year-long plan to help runners push harder, find the sweet spot, and use running to make life even better.

The Chris Brown Outstanding Male and Female High School runners will be announced along with the top three Fort Wayne Track Club Points Series finishers in each age group and to the Ironmen and Ironwomen who completed all 15 Points Series races in 2014. Recipients of special Track Club awards, including Volunteer of the Year, Spirit of Running, Golden Shoe and President's Award, also will be announced.

You can register on line at runrace.net. Banquet seating is limited to the first 400 registrants, so sign up soon.

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tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Featured Waynedale News Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0500