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Left Fest ladies

Plan now to celebrate everything left-handed at LeftFest Fort Wayne on Thursday, August 13 at 4005 South Wayne Avenue from 1-7 p.m. The festival kicks off with the reading of the Bill of Lefts and ends with a concert by Fort Wayne’s People’s Choice favorite musician Hubie Ashcraft performing the hits of southpaws starting at 5 p.m.

This year marks the 39th anniversary of the founding of International Left-handers Day. It is the day to celebrate the contributions and talents of “leftys”. The...

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Waynedale Picnic

The Waynedale Community Picnic is celebrating its 13th year on August 22nd from 10am-3pm at the Waynedale Park! For those who have never attended the picnic or are new to Waynedale, you are in for a treat! The picnic is a tradition that Waynedale community members look forward to attending each year. The picnic is a free, family friendly event that feeds and entertains more than 1,500 Waynedale guests. This year, a huge thank you to our overall sponsors The Waynedale News, Circle City Audio...

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RIVERBEND BINGO

As a way to give back to the Waynedale senior community, the Riverbend Health Care Center, located at 7519 Winchester Road, hosts a free (to the public) bingo event on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Snacks and drinks, selected and approved by Riverbend’s dietary staff, are provided. Immediately before the playing, Al Chester Descallar, the on-site physical therapist, will give a brief, informal speech on a selected health topic, on subjects related to therapy and safety. July’s topic was eye...

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FOSTER PARK GIRLS SOFTBALL CHAMPS

The Foster Park Juniors (Martin Riley) Girls Softball team won the 2015 District 10/City Championship. 21-2 overall season record and 4-0 in pool play.
Pictured from Left to Right: Falicity, Ezree, Payton, Mariah, Nana, Arica, Makayla, Baylee, Madison and Kennedy (Not Pictured: Hannah)
Coaches: Ron, Brad, Emma

Effective communication is more important in today’s world than ever before-not just speaking, but listening. Not just listening, but being able to use all the modern technical devices available. Communication brings our products to the customer, and in turn allows us to understand the customer’s needs.

But communication is more than a tool in the market place. Having an understanding with our neighbors and friends enriches our personal lives. Communication with our children isn’t a pipe...

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A local non-profit is looking to recruit 300 volunteers over the next 90 days. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana announced its “Shoe Can Make a Difference” campaign June 22 aimed at recruiting adult mentors to serve at least 500 children on its current wait list with 300 more children wanting to get on the wait list.

Connor O’Shaughnessy is the organization’s Marketing Communications Coordinator, and he says recruitment campaigns like these are very successful.

“They’re not just...

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With the close of the 2014-2015 fiscal year last month, the History Center officially reached a financial and organizational milestone, which saw its first year during the Great Recession, finishing its seventh consecutive fiscal year with a positive operating budget. This marks the longest stretch of time since 1976 that the organization has seen such continued success.

Alongside this celebration, the History Center has also marked a fifth consecutive record year for its annual campaign, the...

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Anyone with a sweet tooth can stop by any Culver’s restaurant on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, also known as Scoops of Thanks Day. In exchange for a $1 donation, they’ll enjoy a single scoop of Fresh Frozen Custard while supplies last.

Proceeds raised from this Culver’s chain-wide event will benefit local or state FFA chapters or other agricultural organizations selected by each restaurant.

“Our guests share our tremendous gratitude for the abundant food American farm families provide,” says Phil...

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TRAVIS 60TH ANNIVERSARY

Pat and Morrell Travis are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on August 13, 2015.

They were married August 13, 1955 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana and are the parents of Timothy (Linda), Christina (Donald) Buttig, Thomas (Amy) and Tamara (Bruce) Neireiter.

They are also proud grandparents of eleven grandchildren and great grandparents of seven great grandchildren.

Morrell is retired from General Electric and PHD Inc. Patricia has been a homemaker for 60 years.

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