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St.Therese Food Pantry

The St. Therese Emergency Food Pantry had its beginnings in the early 1950s shortly after a St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) conference was established at the parish in 1949, said Cheryl Mowan, district president of the Society in the Fort Wayne area.

“People used to come to the church office at 2304 Lower Huntington Road almost daily asking for food,” she continued. Vincentians began stockpiling food items in the office basement and when Mowan began working as the parish secretary in 1982-83, there...

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C-SPAN recently announced that Colin Spencer and Calvin McAllister, eighth graders at Canterbury Middle School, are Honorable Mention winners in C-SPAN’s national 2016 StudentCam competition. Colin and Calvin will receive $250 for their documentary, “Federalism.”

The national competition, now in its 12th year, invites middle school (grades 6-8) and high school students (grades 9-12) to produce a five-to-seven minute documentary on a national policy issue.

This year, students used video...

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Joyful Noise Choir

On March 11, the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School show choir “Joyful Noise” competed at the Bishop Luers Midwest Show Choir Invitational held at Bishop Luers High School.

The “Joyful Noise” show choir was created at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, but is made up of 19 middle school girls from eight different Catholic middle schools, including Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. John the Baptist-Fort Wayne, Most Precious Blood, St. Joseph Hessen Cassel, St. Therese, St. Charles...

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Walgreens employees on Bluffton Road wearing Red Noses in support of Red Nose Day Fund. Walgreens-the corner of happy and healthy-helping to fight kids’ poverty.

Red Nose Day has been celebrated in the United Kingdom for more than 25 years and encourages people to do red noses and have a good laugh for a good cause. Red Nose Day started last year in the United States. Walgreens is again this year raising funds for the Red Nose Day Fund, which supports non-profit organizations that helps lift children and young people out of poverty in the U.S. and overseas.

As the exclusive retail partner for Red Nose Day, Walgreens made getting involved in this...

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Don Klaehn will soon be retiring from Dignity Memorial Fort Wayne Funeral Providers, who currently operate as Elzey-Patterson-Rodak, Klaehn Fahl Melton, C.M. Sloan, Hockemeyer Miller, Greenlawn and Advantage Funeral Homes in Fort Wayne. When Mr. Klaehn leaves he will have worked more than 65 years in the funeral business!

Don began his career in the Klaehn Funeral Home, located at 420 W. Wayne, which was founded by his great grandfather, John Julius Klaehn in the late 1800s.

At the age of...

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Light of Christ Award Megan Ryan

St. Mary’s Catholic Church Fort Wayne and the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend announced recently that Megan Ryan, special education teacher at Bishop Luers High School, is the 2016 winner of the Father Tom O’Connor Light of Christ Award. This award was presented to Ms. Ryan on Wednesday, March 30, during a ceremony and luncheon at St. Mary’s.

This is the tenth and final year for this award, created by the parish at the suggestion of the late Bishop John M. D’Arcy in memory of Father Tom...

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EASTER AT KINGSTON

The Waynedale Community Improvement Team (WCIT) and several area businesses will again sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt for the Waynedale Community at the Southwest Conservation Club on Saturday, March 26, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The Conservation Club is located at 5703 Bluffton Road.

This is a free outdoor event offered to encourage community spirit.

If you would like to attend, simply bring an Easter basket and a camera for photos of children with the Easter Bunny. No RSVP is required. Special...

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JW Signs

Partners for 22 years at JW Signs, Jon Walker and Nancy Woosley have made a lot of friends through the years. Could be because they are so supportive of many Waynedale special events such as the Easter Egg Hunt, Taste of Waynedale, Annual Picnic, Trunk or Treat, Christmas in Waynedale and more. It’s more likely that it’s because they treat people right! Customers not only come back but they also tell their associates.

32 years ago, Jon started JW Signs. He hired Nancy Woosley to assist him...

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Fort Wayne Community Schools’ elementary schools invite parents of students entering pre-kindergarten and kindergarten in the fall to learn more about FWCS’ programs and sign up for the 2016-17 school year.

Schools offering pre-K will have early registration at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 22. All elementary schools will have kindergarten orientation and early registration at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 29.

At the event, parents will be able to visit their child’s school to learn more about FWCS’ pre-K and...

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