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Conservation Run

The Southwest Conservation Club will hold its first “Conservation 5K Run” on Saturday, November 5, with an 11am run start time. This fall run will introduce runners to the trails and surrounding native property of the Conservation Club at 5703 Bluffton Road in Fort Wayne.

At the heart of the 5K is the idea of conservation and appreciating nature, staying true to the Club’s pledge, “To promote true sportsmanship and the principles of broad practical conservation. To promote legislation designed...

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Monarch Festival kids

Local nonprofit Little River Wetlands Project will hold its 2016 Monarch Festival at its Eagle Marsh preserve, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne on Sunday, September 11, from noon to 4PM. Everyone is invited to attend this free family-friendly event to learn about, celebrate and nurture monarch butterflies.

Attendees can view monarchs from caterpillars to adults while learning about their life cycle and amazing 2,000-mile migration at educational presentations and displays, outdoor learning stations...

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FOE Car Show Best of Show

On Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2016 Fraternal Order of Eagles held their 4th annual Cruise-In Car Show with over 110 cars, trucks and motorcycles.

The overall “Best of Show” winner, was Gary Weber with his 1940 Ford Coupe.

Gary and his sister, Kathy Mohler, used to race VWs while growing up in the Waynedale area.

Community Spotlight Bill Long Post 241 American Legion

With a quick wit and gravelly voice tinged by a bit of a drawl, Bill Long laughingly refers to himself as both a hillbilly and a redneck. Growing up, Bill, as well as the rest of his family, was always called by two names. His was Billy G. because he was named after his uncle and his aunt. However nowadays, he is respectfully referred to as Commander.

Bill was elected Commander of American Legion Post #241 on May 14th of this year. But his history with the post spans 27 years. Becoming more...

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Kingston Good Old Days

Kingston Residence will host their 9th Annual “Good Old Days ~ Across the Decades” Event on Friday, September 9th from 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at 7515 Winchester Road.

Performers Janelle and Jonze will feature songs of the Fifties and Sixties and The Old Fort Model A Car Club will have a number of cars on display. Local Southwest Honey Company will be on hand with live bees and information about their honey products and hives housed at Southwest Conservation Club. Magic Jerry will be performing...

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Volunteering for the community is a great way to meet new friends and interesting people. While helping out at various Fort Wayne area non-profit organizations, I have had the pleasure to meet many. One such person was Author David Poling, a native Fort Wayne resident who has recently published a new children’s book entitled, A Rabatrosity.

On June 23rd through June 25th, Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities hosted the 2016 United States Association of Blind Athletes...

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This will be the last week that the Waynedale Tornado Siren petitions will be available for the community to sign at various businesses around Waynedale. On September 1st the Waynedale Business Chamber will be collecting all of the petitions and will begin to work towards the next steps in completing our goal of improving the safety of our community.

The Waynedale community has been making noise around the city of Fort Wayne lately, and for good reason! The Waynedale Business Chamber started a...

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Kenneth Jeffers and Georgia (Johns) Jeffers Anniversary

Kenneth Jeffers and Georgia (Johns) Jeffers will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, August 31st.

They were married in Terre Haute, Indiana in 1956.

Kenneth retired from GTE.

They are the proud parents of 3 children; Rodney Jeffers, Cindy Bucaro and Kendra Rice. They also have 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Waynedale Picnic Kids

It looks like there will be great weather this weekend for some summer fun! Celebrating its 14th year, the Waynedale Community Picnic will be on August 27th from 10am to 3pm at the Waynedale Park. The picnic is a FREE, family friendly event that feeds and entertains 2,000+ Waynedale guests for the event’s afternoon. This year’s picnic is presented by The Waynedale News, Circle City Audio, VFW Post 1421, Robinson Family Eyecare Clinic, Waynedale Marathon/ Jerry’s Marathon and Hanson Aggregates...

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