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STARBASE Indiana is excited to announce that STARBASE, in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana, is celebrating a 2014 STARBASE 2.0 graduation!

Special guest graduation speaker, Mitch Harper, City Councilman and former Indiana State Representative.

The graduation ceremony will be held on Wednesday, December 17th at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana from 4:45pm – 6:00pm.

·Address: BBBS, 1005 West Rudisill Blvd ∙ Fort Wayne
STARBASE 2.0 is an extension of...

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Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry led a roundtable discussion the morning of December 17 with about a dozen community and neighborhood leaders to discuss the effectiveness of local public safety initiatives and programs. Public Safety Director Rusty York, Police Chief Garry Hamilton and Allen County Sheriff-Elect David Gladieux served as moderators of the discussion.

Henry's first "Mayor's Roundtable on Public Safety" provided an opportunity for an open dialogue about local law enforcement agencies'...

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Four NJHS boys hold up milk crates recently packed with one blanket and six books.

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School's National Junior Honor Society was looking for a service project idea. One of the advisors, Mrs. Tonya Brown, had heard an idea on a news program. She presented the idea and all the NJHS students and other advisors got on board.

First they had a bake sale and raised $800. With that money, they purchased a variety of children's books. School families donated other books and fleece material to make fleece blankets. They obtained plastic milk crates and...

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Auntie Anne's®, the world's largest hand-rolled soft pretzel chain, is hosting a Free Pretzel Day in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

On Saturday, January 3, shoppers of the Fort Wayne Meijer are invited to stop by this Auntie Anne's location from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to pick up one free Original or Cinnamon Sugar pretzel. Auntie Anne's at Fort Wayne Meijer, is located at 5909 Illinois Road Fort Wayne, IN 46804.

In addition, all Auntie Anne's guests can order from an extensive menu of freshly baked...

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Mellindas

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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Emma-Luers-BB-player

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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