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This past weekend was "Small Business Saturday." It was a day to support your local community by shopping small. Small means less than 500 employees.

When you think about Waynedale and the many small businesses which it is comprised of, it is impressive!
How impressive is it that Umber's Hardware is still in business and at basically the same location. It was in 1944 that Lester Umber opened a hardware store in Waynedale. As did many other third generation small businesses ie., Favory's Auto...

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Youtheatre’s Leslie Hormann working with the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School preschoolers during her visit with them.

On November 18, the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School three-year-old preschoolers received a visit from Leslie Hormann, executive director of Fort Wayne Youtheatre. Ms. Hormann read the preschoolers a book about pumpkins. Then she had six of the preschoolers act out a short play about a farmer, his wife, two sons and two daughters who try to pick an enormous pumpkin off the vine, which they cannot do. The farmer's family finally manages to do the job, with the help of a little mouse...

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I just watched the most incredible girls high school basketball game I've ever seen in my entire life! Dwenger beat Luers in Bishop Dwenger's gym by 6 points, 88-82! It was like watching a well-played, highly skilled COLLEGE game! Dwenger's girls finally pulled away in the early to mid 4th quarter by 12. But Luers girls never quit, and tied it up briefly on a couple free throws. BD scored on the next possession, and then a BD roll player hit a huge 3 pointer to open it up again. It was the...

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Riverfront Fort Wayne consultants are drawing up their final proposals and offering one last opportunity for public input. A Riverfront Improvement Priorities survey is now online and will take residents just minutes to complete.

The survey can be found at www.RiverfrontFW.org ; the link is on the right side of the home page. The survey asks people to prioritize the riverfront elements that are most important to them based on the latest plans presented at public meetings on October 29 and 30...

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The public is cordially invited to join Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control in celebrating the holidays with homeless dogs, cats, and an assortment of small animals on Wednesday, December 10 from 3 - 7 P.M. at the shelter located at 3020 Hillegas Road.

Tour the shelter, visit with the animals, enjoy the children's craft area, refreshments, and learn about volunteer opportunities. Guests are encouraged to bring donations for the purchase of medical supplies or gifts of canned food for cats and...

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Hello Waynedale and surrounding communities. I'm excited to share and explore the world of homeschooling with you. For the past few years we have been hearing a lot about school choice; I'm here to remind you that school choice includes the wander and wonderful world of homeschooling. I include the word wander because you just wouldn't believe all the opportunities out there to homeschool outside of your home.

Let me tell you a little about myself. I'm the single mother of a 9-year girl. We...

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$1 Night
December 5 – 8 pm
On the first Thursday night of the month the Botanical Conservatory in downtown Fort Wayne offers $1 admissions, 5-8 pm, for adults and children. Babies and up to age 2 are still admitted free.

Santa & the Reindeer
Saturdays before Christmas 12-4 pm
December 6, 13 & 20
Santa and two of his reindeer will greet the children while Mom and Dad take pictures to capture the moment. Explore the Conservatory in its holiday glory; this year's theme is "High Style...

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You are invited to WALK TO BETHLEHEM by your friends at First Christian Church, 4800 S. Calhoun St. in Fort Wayne, Indiana on the evenings of December 13 and 14, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Tours are scheduled approximately every 10 minutes. Guides will lead you to scenes outside the church, where you will be drawn into the wonderful story of Jesus' birth.

The Walk features live scenes and live animals.

After the outside tour, please join us in the sanctuary for a time of prayer and...

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Take in the night sky of the first Christmas at the Star of Bethlehem 2014 planetarium show, tour beautiful Brookside during Christmas in the Castle, do some Christmas shopping at the Fair Trade Bazaar, and join a candlelight procession to the Lighting of the Lake and the Living Nativity remembering the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem.

Christmas at USF features events the first three weekends in December. Many are free, and all have free parking. An event schedule with details follows. More...

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