Waynedale Featured News - The Waynedale News http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news.html Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:15:02 -0500 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb RICH’S AUTO CENTER PASSES BLESSINGS ON TO IPFW STUDENT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11938-rich%E2%80%99s-auto-center-passes-blessings-on-to-ipfw-student.html http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11938-rich%E2%80%99s-auto-center-passes-blessings-on-to-ipfw-student.html Richs Auto give awayIn December, Rich's Auto Center in Waynedale, decided to give back to their community so they became involved with the NAPA Holiday Give Back Program. NAPA and Ridge Company donated $500 worth of parts. Rich's Auto Center stepped up and donated $500 worth of labor, to a vehicle in need, to make sure the vehicle was safe and running well.

The family owned and operated automotive center, located at 2135 Sandpoint Road, received several applications and it was hard to make a decision; however, after much investigation and discussion, Rich, Cindy and their staff decided to help Ariana Jehl.

Ariana is a 19-year-old student at IPFW. Besides being a full time student (19 hours) and putting herself through school by working two jobs, Ariana is captain of the Mastodon Cheer Team and is active in the community. With all this on her plate, Ariana still maintains her grades and is in the Honors Program at IPFW.

Ariana's family moved out of state a few years ago so her step-dad could take a job in Michigan. Ariana is very family-oriented and tries to see her parents and family as much as possible – putting extra miles on her vehicle.

Initially, the automotive center was going to fix Ariana's 2007 Impala, with 209,000 miles on it. After looking at the number of miles on the vehicle, the bodywork that was required and the mechanical work that was also needed, the decision was made to help Ariana out by getting her in to a new used vehicle – a 2006 Pontiac G6 with under 95,000 miles.

Rich believes, "there is only one "right way" to repair a vehicle and that it is to fully restore it to its like-new condition. Not just cosmetically."

Ariana was given the Pontiac G6 with a new used engine that included a one year warranty; new brake pads and rotors; new steering & suspension parts; a new battery and wiper blades, plus a few extra add ons.

Ariana's parents paid $1700 for a $6000 vehicle.

Rich's Auto Center treats their customers as they would want to be treated and that is what keeps them coming back.

"We believe that God has blessed us and our business and we strive to pass these blessings on to others," said Rich.
On January 26, 2015, Ariana became the proud owner of a beautiful Pontiac G6! Congratulations!

A Special Thanks to NAPA, Ridge Company and The Fort Wayne NAPA Business Development Group for initiating the Give Back Program.

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tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Featured Waynedale News Fri, 13 Feb 2015 04:00:00 -0500
RACE RAISES $12,301 FOR YMCA http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11939-race-raises-$12,301-for-ymca.html http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11939-race-raises-$12,301-for-ymca.html (L-R): Kati Leach, Membership Director Central YMCA, River City Rat Race Committee Board Members-Cynthia Cornwell, Brent Harring, Stephen Hilker, Jonathon Gottschalk, Larry Arnett and Race Director Pam Wolfe.The River City Rat Race was born in the year 2000 and became an instant success. Currently, there are over 1000 runners and more than 100 volunteers. The featured events include a 10K (6.2 miles) and 5K (3.1 miles) timed road races. The course takes a scenic tour through Fort Wayne and finishes at the Old Fort.

This year's race kicked off on Sunday, October 28, 2014 and raised $12,301.35 for those in need, sponsoring families at the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne.

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tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Featured Waynedale News Fri, 13 Feb 2015 04:00:00 -0500
EXPANDING THE GRIEF LIBRARY http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11940-expanding-the-grief-library.html http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11940-expanding-the-grief-library.html D O MCCOMB GrieflibraryWith pride and pleasure, D. O. McComb & Sons continues to grow the Mildred M. McComb Library. Located in the Arrangement Center at the Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue, Fort Wayne, this library contains books, tapes, and videos covering all aspects of grief and loss, death and dying.

"Families, friends, caregivers, hospice professionals, counselors, clergy, and funeral directors, will find a wealth of resource material regarding all phases of grief," states co-owner Dave McComb. "You will find comforting books for grieving adults, siblings, teens, children and friends plus lovely volumes to soothe the terminally ill and dying".

The shelves also include books regarding suicide, homicide, AIDS, and other tragic deaths, along with books planning new and meaningful funeral services and liturgies.

A full complement of Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt's books and videos are available. Dr. Wolfelt has presented grief workshops for D.O. McComb & Sons in Fort Wayne for 24 years. The library also houses an interesting section of books featuring historical and philosophical observations on death, dying and funerals.

Books may be borrowed for a two-week period and renewed, if desired. As a courtesy, coffee, tea, and soft drinks are offered, along with a quiet room to sit and read. Library hours are Monday, Friday, and Saturday from 9am- 5pm.

For more information, please contact Dave McComb at (260) 426-9494 or dave@mccombnet.com

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tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Featured Waynedale News Fri, 13 Feb 2015 04:00:00 -0500
TASTE OF WAYNEDALE TO BENEFIT HONOR FLIGHT & COMMUNITY HARVEST FOOD BANK http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11941-taste-of-waynedale-to-benefit-honor-flight-community-harvest-food-bank.html http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11941-taste-of-waynedale-to-benefit-honor-flight-community-harvest-food-bank.html Taste Of Waynedale 2015Kingston Residence will proudly sponsor the 7th Annual "Kingston's Taste of Waynedale" on Tuesday, March 24th from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. at Mount Calvary Family Life Center, 1819 Reservation Road. The proceeds from this event will go to both Honor Flight Northeast Indiana and Community Harvest Food Bank.

Tickets are $15 each if paid in advance, $20 the day of the event. Please RSVP to 747-1523, cagarrison@kingstonhealthcare.com or stop by between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Kingston Residence, 7515 Winchester Road, Monday through Friday to pick up your tickets.

To date, 21 local restaurants and businesses have committed to participating and will offer samples of a variety of food or drink. Additional vendors are still coming in. Area restaurants who currently plan to participate include: Azar's Big Boy, Bandido's, Belmont Beverage, Captain Ron's Corral, Casa Ristorante, China Palace, Curly's Village Inn, Dairy Queen, Hall's Original Drive In, The Landmark Centre, Las Tres Hermana's, Mike's Donuts, Nine Mile Restaurant, Penguin Point, Pizza Hut, Shig's In Pit, Spyro's, The Stand, Subway, Waynedale Bakery and Wings Etc.

Additional businesses that are providing support to Kingston's Taste of Waynedale include: The Waynedale News and JW Signs. Tickets can also be purchased at Hair Affair or Curves, both on Bluffton Road. Over 60 silent auction items are anticipated that have been donated by local businesses.

To date we have raised almost $49,000 for various charities through this event," stated Marketing Director Camille Garrison. "As a board member for Honor Flight, I was elated that our organization was selected as one of this year's charities. We've added a 4th flight this year so every dollar donated will help offset the additional costs."

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

To Contact Kingston Residence:
Camille Garrison
260-415-7741
cgarrison@kingstonhealthcare.com
www.kingstonhealthcare.com

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tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Featured Waynedale News Fri, 13 Feb 2015 04:00:00 -0500
CELEBRATING 1950s ERA DAY http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11942-celebrating-1950s-era-day.html http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11942-celebrating-1950s-era-day.html Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School 8th grade girls enjoyed dressing up for the 1950s Era Day & the Sock Hop.On January 27, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School celebrated one day of Catholic Schools Week in an unusual way – it went back to the 1950s.

Fifth through eighth graders dressed up in white t-shirts, rolled-up jeans, poodle skirts, neck scarves and other 1950s attire and attended "Era Day," which was comprised of a variety of classes that focused on American life in the 1950s. The students did splatter art in the art room, imitating the art of New York artist Jackson Pollock. They played games from the 1950s, such as Operation, Tinker Toys, Lincoln Logs and Life. They looked at advertising from the 1950s, and heard about life during the 1950s. They answered 1950s trivia questions. The students tried keeping Hula Hoops spinning around their waists. They ate hamburgers and fries for lunch.

1950s Era Day ended with a Sock Hop in the Parish Activity Center, attended by 5th through 8th graders, along with the kindergartners through 4th graders and much of the school staff. The students tried dancing dances from the 1950s, such as the Twist and the Stroll. Assistant principal Mr. Greg Slee did an impressive imitation of Elvis Presley singing "Hound Dog," and Media Specialist Mr. Stephen Gallagher sang Buddy Holly's "Peggy Sue" with his electric guitar. Middle School teacher Jodi Jump and all the 5th through 8th grade teachers helped to organize the 1950s Era Day.

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tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Featured Waynedale News Fri, 13 Feb 2015 04:00:00 -0500
WAYNE HIGH SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE MONTH http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11943-wayne-high-school-player-of-the-month.html http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11943-wayne-high-school-player-of-the-month.html The Fort Wayne Mad Ants and McDonald's have partnered to recognize two outstanding high school basketball players in the Fort Wayne community. In January, McDonald's and the Mad Ants selected Adam Davison and Sh'Toya Sanders as the McDonald's High School Players of the Month. Both players will be recognized at an upcoming Mad Ants home game.

Sh'Toya Sanders, a senior at Wayne High School, has been a strong asset for her team on both sides of the ball this season, noticeable in her latest game by recording 25 points and grabbing 16 rebounds in the victory over Concordia. She also scored 16 points with 12 rebounds as Wayne went on to beat Blackhawk Christian. Currently, for her senior season, Sanders is averaging 14.8 points, 11.4 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game; she has recently signed her letter of intent to continue her basketball career at Chicago State University.

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tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Featured Waynedale News Fri, 13 Feb 2015 04:00:00 -0500
HOSTING ANNUAL CHILDREN’S CLOTHING RESALE http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11956-hosting-annual-children%E2%80%99s-clothing-resale.html http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11956-hosting-annual-children%E2%80%99s-clothing-resale.html The FMC Children's Resale Committee at Fellowship Missionary Church is once again sponsoring its annual Children's Clothing Resale on Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 8 a.m. to Noon. This huge community event offers excellent quality children's clothing, maternity clothing, toys, baby furniture and miscellaneous baby equipment at affordable prices.

Over 100 sellers from the community are registered to participate, and all items are inspected to ensure excellent quality before being accepted for the sale. The massive amount of items are then displayed according to size and gender in a professional, well-organized manner that turns the facility's large Activity Center into a shopper's paradise. Those who attend can expect to find children's clothing from newborn infants to girl's junior size 13 and boy's size 20, much of which is designer name brand, and all at greatly reduced prices. Furniture will range from cribs, rockers and dressers to strollers, playpens, swings, and more! Toys, bikes, books videos, bedding and miscellaneous items offer shoppers options galore. The check out process is organized and adequate as numerous registers expedite a time efficient experience. Only personal checks and cash are accepted.

Not only does the sale benefit the shoppers looking for a deal and sellers recycling their children's clothing, but a percentage of the proceeds raised at the sale reach children in need through many local organizations. The FMC Resale committee is donating items to Huntertown United Methodist Church, Pathway Community Church, Kingston and A Hope Center. The committee will be making monetary donations to the Stillwater Retreat Scholarship fund as well as the FMC Benevolence fund to help families in need. The committee is also providing Southwick and Prince Chapman elementary schools with shop passes to stock their in-school clothing banks to provide clothing for children in their buildings.

Abbey Winteregg, FMC Children's Resale Committee Chair, stated, "We strive to continue serving the children in our community by following our commitment to God's Word and providing gently used items at amazing deals."
There are still spots available for those who would like to volunteer. E-mail FMCResale@gmail.com and someone will contact you to coordinate.

Located at 2536 East Tillman Road in Fort Wayne, IN., Fellowship Missionary Church (FMC) exists to reach lost people and to develop them into fully devoted followers of Christ.

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tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Featured Waynedale News Fri, 13 Feb 2015 04:00:00 -0500
NORWELL H.S. SENIOR HARNISH COMMITS TO USF FOOTBALL http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11957-norwell-h-s-senior-harnish-commits-to-usf-football.html http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11957-norwell-h-s-senior-harnish-commits-to-usf-football.html University of Saint Francis Head Football Coach Kevin Donley usually keeps it pretty general when it comes comments or thoughts about incoming freshman, but the college coaching veteran may have had a few butterflies in his stomach when he got the call on Sunday night.

Norwell High School senior Piercen Harnish told Donley he had chosen USF to continue his education and football career.

"Obviously, we're really pleased that Piercen has chosen USF," Donley said. "I think our business program is what he was looking for as well as a school close to home with the kind of success we've had here. He's an outstanding talent."

Harnish, a 6-foot-1, 220-pound quarterback/linebacker, earned numerous post-season awards following his final senior season in 2014 including a spot on the WANE Newschannel 15 'Fab 15'. He was also named to the 2014 Associated Press 4A All-State Team, the All-Northeast Indiana Team (The Journal Gazette), the IFCA Top 50 All-State, AP 4A All-State 1st Team, IFCA Region 3 All-Star Team, and the All Northeast Indiana Preseason Team (The Journal Gazette).

The son of Ron and Leeann Harnish finished his football career for the Knights No. 3 on the total tackles list. Offensively, he closed his career with 3,915 yards and 48 touchdowns, second-most in both categories behind Klay Fiechter. He finished fourth in passing yards in school history.

2014 STATS:
– 1,555 yards rushing, 24 touchdowns
– 95-187, 1,316 yards passing, 8 touchdowns
– 96 tackles, 8.5 TFL, 1 sack
– 4A A.P. All-State at linebacker

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tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Featured Waynedale News Fri, 13 Feb 2015 04:00:00 -0500
WAYNEDALE BUSINESSES CLEAN UP WONDERFULLY! http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11913-waynedale-businesses-clean-up-wonderfully.html http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11913-waynedale-businesses-clean-up-wonderfully.html Colony ShoppesWith the onset of the new year, the Waynedale business community has become noticeably revitalized. Throughout 2014, it has been exciting to watch the progress of the many companies giving their storefront a facelift. The improvements not only make Waynedale look better from the street, but also show that companies are making a significant investment and a show of faith in the community.

In the late summer of 2013, over 50 area businesses met at Kingston Residence for a presentation by The City of Fort Wayne's Redevelopment Specialist & Grants Administrator, Aliza Tourkow about the Facade Grant program. This program assists businesses plan, design and fund a facelift of a storefront within the program's guidelines. While this is a city wide opportunity, businesses in the Waynedale Community received 4 of the 13 grants given.

Recipients included Curly's Village Inn, The Waynedale News, Coe Heating & Air Conditioning, and Colony Shops of Waynedale. Depending on the project size and other variables, not all the businesses are completed with their revamp, but look forward to completing their project in 2015.

Tina Brown, of Curly's Village Inn commented at the completion of their project, "This program gives small businesses a chance to do much needed improvements that they might not normally have the financial ability to do. The fact that they focused on Waynedale this time around definitely improved the look of the community. We have seen an upswing in new business. Many people have commented that they like the new look, and it enticed them to come in and see what we are all about."

Home-grown communities with generations of small and medium sized locally owned businesses like Waynedale depend on the continued patronage of community members to continue to prosper. Updating a building's appearance is just one way to help attract more customers.

The facade grant recipients weren't the only ones to recently make improvements to their curb appeal. Notably, Azar's Big Boy, Something Old Something New, Verizon and Waynedale Car Wash contributed new aesthetics to the Waynedale business districts.

As many other area businesses have commented that they too will be improving their storefronts, the trend is undoubtedly growing. As these projects continue into 2015, community members anticipate the refreshing updates to this old town.

With the onset of the new year, the Waynedale business community has become noticeably revitalized. Throughout 2014, it has been exciting to watch the progress of the many companies giving their storefront a facelift. The improvements not only make Waynedale look better from the street, but also show that companies are making a significant investment and a show of faith in the community.  
In the late summer of 2013, over 50 area businesses met at Kingston Residence for a presentation by The City of Fort Wayne’s Redevelopment Specialist & Grants Administrator, Aliza Tourkow about the Facade Grant program. This program assists businesses plan, design and fund a facelift of a storefront within the program’s guidelines. While this is a city wide opportunity, businesses in the Waynedale Community received  4 of the 13 grants given.
 Recipients included Curly’s Village Inn, The Waynedale News, Coe Heating & Air Conditioning, and Colony Shops of Waynedale. Depending on the project size and other variables, not all the businesses are completed with their revamp, but look forward to completing their project in 2015.
Tina Brown, of Curly’s Village Inn commented at the completion of their project, “This program gives small businesses a chance to do much needed improvements that they might not normally have the financial ability to do. The fact that they focused on Waynedale this time around definitely improved the look of the community. We have seen an upswing in new business. Many people have commented that they like the new look, and it enticed them to come in and see what we are all about.”
Home-grown communities with generations of small and medium sized locally owned businesses like Waynedale depend on the continued patronage of community members to continue to prosper. Updating a building’s appearance is just one way to help attract more customers.
The facade grant recipients weren’t the only ones to recently make improvements to their curb appeal. Notably, Azar’s Big Boy, Something Old Something New, Verizon and Waynedale Car Wash contributed new aesthetics to the Waynedale business districts.
As many other area businesses have commented that they too will be improving their storefronts, the trend is undoubtedly growing. As these projects continue into 2015, community members anticipate the refreshing  updates to this old town.

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aCornwell@thewaynedalenews.com (Alex Cornwell) Featured Waynedale News Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0500