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The latest breaking news stories from around the Waynedale, (South / Southwest Fort Wayne) Indiana community are all found here. These articles are written by our local writers and contain area events, happenings and general public interest coverage. If you have a news tip, idea for an article or suggestion, please click here to submit your Waynedale news.

LITTLE RIVER WETLANDS PROJECT TO HOST MONARCH FESTIVAL

Details Monarch Festival Little River Wetlands Project

The public is invited to attend Little River Wetlands Project's 2013 Monarch Festival, which will be held Saturday, September 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Eagle Marsh, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne. This free, family-friendly event celebrates the monarch butterfly, thousands of which are likely to be stopping by Eagle Marsh on their fall migration southward.

Every year, monarch butterflies make a 2,500-mile migration to overwintering grounds high in the mountains of Mexico—the only insect...

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CURLY’S VILLAGE INN REOPENS FOLLOWING STORM DAMAGE

Details Curlys after fire 2013

Fort Wayne's popular riverfront bar, CURLY'S VILLAGE INN (4205 Bluffton Rd.), has re-opened following a frustrating month-long recovery from a June 1 lightning strike.

Just a day short of their one-year anniversary of acquiring the family's business, David and Tina Brown watched as Fort Wayne fire fighters doused a small blaze ignited by a lightning strike at their Waynedale-area tavern.

While the fire itself affected only the exterior of the second floor party room—sparing the vintage...

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11TH ANNUAL WAYNEDALE COMMUNITY PICNIC IN THE PARK

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The Waynedale community is proud to announce this year's "Picnic in the Park."

Friends and families in the Waynedale area are invited to come and enjoy a great fun-filled day in the park on Saturday, August 24th.

Experience a "free" day of fun with food, games and music.

The community picnic will begin with a 10am sign-in for door prizes and games for children as well as adults. The children can join in games, face painting or balloon animals. A moon walk and craft area for the kids along...

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RIVER CITY PUTTING LINKS REOPENED

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City Putting Links is up and running again. It's Fort Wayne's only Putting Course on a real gigantic green. This is where the 2012 Senior Games held their 18-hole Putting Tournament.

A great way to be entertained without taking a long time. A twosome can play it in about a half hour, and a 4-some in probably about 50 minutes. Each hole is a really long hole with massive changes in the terrain, which in turn gives you alot of big breaking Putts! It's challenging and alot of fun!

18 holes cost...

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JOIN TINCAPS FOR BARK IN THE PARK

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The Fort Wayne TinCaps are hosting their first-ever Bark in the Park in partnership with the Allen County SPCA and the PETCO Foundation. Fans holding a special Pooch Pass may bring their dogs to Parkview Field to watch the baseball game from a designated lawn area behind left center field. The event is scheduled for Sunday, August 4th at 2:05 p.m. A $12 Pooch Pass admits one dog and one human to the game. Additional lawn seats are available for $5. Fans with canines are asked to enter Parkview...

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BETTER WAYNEDALE BUSINESS

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Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission spokesperson Aliza Tourkow will be addressing business owners of Waynedale via a free public meeting on Tuesday, August 13th at Kingston Residence, 7515 Winchester Road at 2 p.m.

Businesses looking to improve their curb appeal may be able to get a boost from the City of Fort Wayne's Commercial Façade Grant program. The program was introduced by Mayor Tom Henry six years ago and provides local businesses the opportunity to apply for matching grants to improve...

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KINGSTON SWINGERS

Details Residents of Kingston Residence on Winchester Road (left to right) Ginny Hambel, Margaret Keyser, Donna Ross, Delight Musselman all enjoy the swings during a picnic luncheon at Waynedale Memorial Park.

Residents of Kingston Residence on Winchester Road (left to right) Ginny Hambel, Margaret Keyser, Donna Ross, Delight Musselman all enjoy the swings during a picnic luncheon at Waynedale Memorial Park.

WELCOME TO THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR

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The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday, May 20, approved several principal appointments for the 2013-14 school year.

High School
John Houser, Wayne Principal
John Houser started his career in education as an English teacher at Lake Central High School in St. John in 1984. In 1987, he joined FWCS as an English teacher at Elmhurst High School in 1987, where he stayed for 10 years before moving to Snider High School to teach English and U.S. History. In 2009, he...

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16TH ANNUAL GOLD CUP AT BAER FIELD SPEEDWAY RESUMES

Details At BaerField Speedway this Saturday, it could be a do-or-die weekend for the Street Stocks. Ryan McIntyre holds a 105-point lead over Zach Vandall with Frank Casagrande (pictured above) and Jan Long all within 166 points of the lead! Racing at 7:30!

The Top Speed Fabrication CRA Late Model Sportsman Powered by JEGS headed to Baer Field Speedway in last Saturday night as part of the 16th Annual Gold Cup event at the track. Saturday's event was the fifth event of the season for the CRA Late Model Sportsman, as of that date Jason Atkinson had won two events, Trey Craig one event and 13 year old Chris Hacker was the winner of 2 of the past Friday night's PGG 75 at Anderson Speedway. With the victory, Hacker became the youngest winner in CRA...

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