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Curlys Revamp

Fort Wayne Grants Specialist Lindsey Maksim will be addressing business and commercial property owners of Waynedale via a free public meeting on Tuesday, September 27th at Kingston Residence, 7515 Winchester Road at 3 p.m. Organizers of this Waynedale enhancing public meeting are Alex Cornwell of The Waynedale News and Camille Garrison of Kingston Residence. Three years ago, a similar event was held, where 45 Waynedale business leaders gathered to learn and discuss the city funded Façade Grant...

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South Side Optimist Johnny Appleseed

The South Side Optimist Club Fort Wayne will have a booth at the annual Johnny Appleseed Festival held September 17 and 18, 2016. This will be the Club’s 35th year to provide ham, beans and corn bread.

Each Optimist Club is independent and run by members in their own community. They have the unique flexibility to serve the youth of their community in any way they see fit.

The South Side Optimist Club “BRINGS OUT THE BEST IN KIDS,” by providing hope and positive vision for the past 60 years...

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The Hillcrest curtain remains as a silent reminder of the school plays and Christmas programs that took place on the now forlorn stage.

School is back in session and students are getting accustomed to new teachers, schools, subjects and fellow students. The start of a new school year is a time of expectation of what we will learn, experience and treasure for years to come.

In the fall of 1968 my siblings and I were transferred from a parochial school to our neighborhood schools. For my younger siblings and me, that was Hillcrest School. Hillcrest was built in the late 1920s back when David O. McComb (of local funeral home...

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Bunn box Truck

In 1984, Bart Bunn, a third generation businessman-like many in Waynedale-kept the tradition going. Back then Bart’s specialty was construction, and with his single-axle dump truck and a grader, he was in business.

The Bunn Trucking Company grew over the years to include Bunn Inc. and the most recent Bunn Box. “As a company, we were always looking for new opportunities,” said owner Bart. “Our goals are in line with most businesses. It really comes down to just becoming better every day by...

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Alex Cornwell, publisher of The Waynedale News, presents award to Camille Garrison for her community works.

August 27, 2016 marked the date for the 14th annual Waynedale Community Picnic. The entire day was a blast that, of course, went too quickly! From 10am until 3pm the Waynedale Park was filled with energy, laughter, and droves of community members. From the splashpad, kids games, and arts and crafts to the BINGO tent, live band and free lunch- everyone had something to enjoy.

“As always,” says event coordinator, Megan Ryan, “it is such a joy to look around on the day of the picnic and watch so...

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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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