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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...

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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...

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My 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...

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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...

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Fort 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...

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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...

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Fundraisers 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...

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In 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...

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Monday 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...

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