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Fort Wayne Community Schools recently opened its new Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Center. Located in the former Construction Trades building at 2:30 E. Douglas Ave., the Center is designed to be a one-stop shop for families entering Fort Wayne Community Schools or needing assistance accessing community resources.

“We cultivate relationships,” said Debra Faye Williams-Robbins, Chief Officer of Family and Community Engagement. “This center will be a place where families, whether they...

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The City of Fort Wayne announced the Indiana Michigan Power Center in downtown Fort Wayne will be the location for this year’s Fourth of July fireworks show on Monday, July 4.

Lutheran Health Network and Old National Bank will again serve as financial sponsors for the fireworks display.

The Fort Wayne TinCaps will be hosting a baseball game that evening beginning at 6:35 p.m. Individuals with tickets to that evening’s game will be able to enjoy the fireworks from their seats at the...

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Dogs and cats can easily become overwhelmed by the sudden explosions of fireworks causing panic and fear. Animal Care & Control wants pet owners to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday while keeping their pets safe and secure. Pets that have never attempted to run off before may bolt through a screen door, jump a fence or dig under a gate to get away from the loud sounds during the days surrounding the holiday.

Every year, the loud booms of fireworks contribute to the increased number of...

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One carrier had just placed the mail in the mailbox and was walking away when the homeowner opened the door and the dog lunged at the carrier. To ward off the attack she put her hand up, and the dog bit her hand so badly she had to have surgery and spend time out of work. Another carrier had just placed a package on the porch so that it could not be seen from the curb. The dog inside the house was barking and charging the window. Suddenly, the glass shattered from the force of the dog’s nails...

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During a special Naturalization Ceremony at Sauder Village on July 4, guests will have the opportunity to celebrate as 46 people become new U.S. citizens on our nation’s birthday. With other activities planned throughout the weekend including playing the game of Cricket, special music, making ice cream and more – Sauder Village is the place to be this year to create special memories while celebrating the Fourth of July Holiday!

The U.S. District Court Naturalization Ceremony will be held on...

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Kingston HealthCare will host its 20th Annual Dance Event on Monday, July 11th at Ceruti’s Banquet and Event Center, 6325 Illinois Road from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

This year Kingston is “Dancing for a Cause”. Half of all proceeds from the event will go toward Honor Flight Northeast Indiana. Music for the evening is provided by local band PrimeTime, playing the favorites across the decades. The event will feature a dessert bar, coffee and a cash bar. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door...

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Community Harvest Jane Avery

Community Harvest Food Bank renamed the Tillman Road facility “The Jane Avery Distribution Center” in honor of long-time Executive Director Jane Avery, who passed away last July. Under Avery’s nineteen years of leadership, the food bank grew to distribute nearly 13 million pounds of food to more than 90,000 people annually.

In 2011, Mayor Henry awarded Avery with the Key to the Fort for her commitment to the community through her stewardship and involvement. She was also awarded the 2015...

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Community Spotlight Rykard

Billie Fedeli Rykard has an extensive Christmas card mailing list, which includes 93 city officials. As the president of the Belle Vista/Allendale neighborhoods since 2003, Billie likes to stay in touch with her many contacts, including influential names she wouldn’t hesitate to call in the middle of the night if a resident of the neighborhood was in trouble. She is passionate about her job as president, devoting countless hours each week. Her daily duties include maintaining the association...

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Explore The Honey Bee

Mount Calvary Lutheran Child Care & Preschool Ministry recently visited the Southwest Conservation Club to learn more about pollinators, the environment and their connection to the food we eat by participating in the “Explore the Honeybee” program by Southwest Honey Co.

June 20- 26, 2016 has been designated National Pollinator Week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of the Interior. Nine years ago the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval and designation of a week in...

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