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By Michelle Briggs Wedaman, an urban planner and community development consultant specializing in placemaking, focuses on collaborative community development projects and community relations for food, arts, parks, and artful public spaces.

Saturday morning, Fort Wayne - The residential streets are quiet, the old city sleeping around you, until you turn onto the 3300 block of Warsaw Street in Fort Wayne, where the historic Southside Farmers Market fills a city block, about two miles south of...

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The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) Fort Wayne is reopening their 1818 Bluffton Road Family Store as a dollar store. The items on sale will include clothes, shoes, bric brac and the store will be open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 8pm. If you are up for a bargain then don't miss the opening of the new store on The Grand Opening will be Friday, November 21, 2014 ..... and remember all items are just One Dollar. All the income raised from our Family stores goes to support the ARC...

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Whether keeping or starting a holiday tradition join us for HolidayFest in beautiful Downtown Fort Wayne featuring the Night of Lights on November 26. With exciting lighting ceremonies and heart-warming activities Downtown is a magical place to kick off your holiday season!

Lighting Ceremonies:  The Night of Lights begins with the History Center Turret Lighting, then join the USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center for a Wreath Lighting and Choir performance. Aunt Millie's Northern Lights...

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Waynedale's antiquated tiny Prairie Grove Chapel will be holding a Christmas service on Tuesday the 23rd starting at 7:00 PM. The doors will be open at 6:30. Admission is free and there will be no need to pick up tickets in advance. There will be space for about 100 people.

This quaint little white-framed chapel along Old Trail Road will also be holding a service on Wednesday, Christmas Eve, the 24th at the same time.

If anyone is interested and/or has access to a choir (adult or children)...

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National nonprofit Wreaths Across America is working hard to ensure no veteran from Fort Wayne is forgotten this holiday season. On December 13, live, balsam remembrance wreaths will be placed at the headstones of fallen veterans at nearly 1,000 locations across the country and overseas. Locally, a remembrance ceremony will be held at Prairie Grove Cemetery, on this day to ensure that the veterans buried there, who served to protect the freedoms of our country are not, and never will be...

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On August 2, 2014, Northern Indiana Austin Healey Club members Gary Derickson and I, Tim Mahnensmith, drove our Healeys to Fort Wayne International Airport to fulfill a life long dream. We were going to fly the WWII B-17 bomber Memphis Belle. After many years of just talking about it, we weren't getting any younger and neither was the Belle, so it was time to "Just Do It"!

We parked the Healeys, and while they were being inspected by the crowd at the airport, Gary & I headed off to our...

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Two events were held in the latter part of October to raise money for the Waynedale Trails and Sidewalks Initiative.

On October 25th, Kingston Residence hosted a Trunk or Treat at their Assisted Living on Winchester Road. Executive Director Erin Floyd stated, "We had a beautiful day for the event and 24 area businesses turned out to support the Waynedale Initiative." Each business paid a fee to participate in the Trunk or Treat and the proceeds went to the fund. Donations were also accepted at...

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The annual Veterans Day Parade on Parnell Avenue, sponsored by the Allen County Council of Veterans, will be held Saturday, November 8, ending at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum for a ceremony inside Memorial Hall.

The parade line up will be at 10 a.m. at the corner of State Street and Parnell Avenue. The parade will start at 11 a.m. and travel north on Parnell Avenue to the Memorial Coliseum.
Guests attending the ceremony will be directed to enter the Parnell Avenue employee parking lot...

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