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FW Community Band

Ever witness someone do something extraordinarily well, like during the recent Rio Olympics for example? You might think, “He or she is so talented. I wish I could do something half as well!”

I’ve played the trumpet since fifth grade. I took lessons, performed in contests, participated in marching, concert and dance bands in high school and college, played in church and sounded “Taps” at military funerals. And, I’ve been playing in the Fort Wayne Area Community Band since 1979.

You would...

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Held on September September 8, 9, & 10, Huntington County’s oldest community festival, the Roanoke Fall Festival is one of the most highly-anticipated events in the town of Roanoke, Indiana. With great food, free entertainment, amusement rides, parades, and more, the festival brings the community together for a fun, family-oriented experience. It is a great time to meet new neighbors and reminisce with old friends. Come enjoy the festival and help us to celebrate 63 spectacular years!
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Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School teachers Mrs. Julie Peters and Mrs. Jessica Patton and their first graders preparing to release their balloons as part of a class project.

On August 23, the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton first graders excitedly came out of the school building into the parking lot. They were each given a pink balloon with a note attached. At a given moment, the first graders were then directed by their teachers to release the dozens of pink balloons into the blue sky above. A drone tracked the movement of the released balloons.

It was part of a first grade class project to track how far the balloons will travel. When people find the balloons with the...

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Little river frog

Little River Wetlands Project co-founder and long-time conservationist Sam Schwartz will be honored as a Hidden Hero of Conservation at LRWP’s seventh annual Frogapalooza fundraiser, presented by Phillips Financial Services, at 6 PM on Saturday, October 22 at the Fort Wayne Country Club. Says Amy Silva, LRWP executive director, “Sam’s passion for the care of our local natural areas and wildlife over the years has inspired many others to get involved.”

The event will begin with drinks (cash...

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Miami Heritage Days Dani

The History Center presents the September Miami Indian Heritage Days program Saturday, September 3 at the Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne.

Learn about the lasting heritage of the Miami and other regional Native American groups. Each year local artists, performers, and presenters are featured the first Saturday of the month from May to November from 1-4pm.

The Chief Richardville House or Akima Pinsiwa Awiiki, is recognized as the oldest Native American structure in the...

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Crew members Charlie Clark,Brakeman. Heather Kaiser, Fireman. Amanda Bloom, Engineer. Dave Newton, Conductor on the Little River Steam Locomotive 110

A group of about 80 adults and children filed onto the Little River Railroad Steam Train one sunny Sunday afternoon. For this Lazy Days of Summer Run, many sat in the open livestock cars, some in the troop car and a chosen few had the opportunity to ride in the caboose. The passengers, some from as far away as Poland, were riding a train pulled by a steam locomotive on the oldest railroad line in Michigan.

Once all were aboard, a whistle blew.

“Here we go!” squealed a passenger up...

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Elmhurst HS Bus 1938 2

Fort Wayne Community Schools’ fleet of more than 200 buses have been checked from top to bottom to make sure they are ready for the first day of school which is on Monday, August 15.

Each year, the Indiana State Police inspect each school bus to make sure they are in tip-top shape to transport students. The buses were poked and prodded with doors opened and closed, lights checked, engines inspected and more. Inspectors check everything from the brake systems and fuel lines to the number of...

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Waynedale Community Picnic Logo

The Waynedale Community Picnic invites all Waynedale residents to come for a day of fun sponsored by local businesses and organizations on Saturday, August 27 from 10am to 3pm at the Waynedale Park. The event is organized and held the day of by volunteers. All activities and food are cost free, but each attendee must register at the registration table (on the South side of the park) for tickets the day of the event.

Since its start 14 years ago, the picnic has grown in attendance to over 2,000...

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The tradition of the Waynedale Community Picnic is one of the most anticipated events that residents look forward to each year. But this yearly event means more than just something to do. It is an opportunity for the community to band together to celebrate all of the great things that Waynedale has to offer.

For the afternoon, over 2,000 residents have the fantastic opportunity to join their neighbors, friends and family in a time to relax, have fun, win prizes, eat lunch and a chance to visit...

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