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Fort Wayne's History Center is gearing up for a busy September.

Saturday, September 6, native plant expert Dani Tippmann will present Miami Harvest from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Chief Richardville House.

As a descendant of the Chief, Tippmann devotes time to the preservation of the Miami language and is also working on a Miami cookbook. Because of her lifelong interest in her Miami culture, she shares her knowledge about the tribe, its history and customs through regular presentations across the...

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Fundraisers for charitable causes come in many shapes and sizes. Typically, they require manpower and marketing costs that drastically reduce the size of each donation – a "necessary evil" most would believe. But no program puts a donated dollar to immediate use more efficiently and effectively than Fort Wayne's Street Reach for the Homeless – a one-woman show providing "no questions asked" meals, clothing, hygiene items, blankets, and other basic living needs to Fort Wayne's homeless citizens...

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In celebration of its 82nd year of publishing, The Waynedale News will be hosting an Anniversary Party on Friday, September 12 from 4pm – 6:30pm at The Waynedale News Office, 2505 Lower Huntington Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46809. The event is open to the public to tour The Waynedale News Office, learn about the newspaper process and the history of the newspaper. Guests will be treated to a meet-and-greet with Waynedale News staff and writers. The event also showcases $1 "Waynedale Dog" meals...

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Monday the Honorable Mayor Henry, Fire Chief Lahey and members of the FWFD kicked off the 2014 MDA "Fill the Boot" campaign.

Beginning Thursday, August 21, FWFD crews throughout the city positioned themselves at high traffic intersections and collect monetary donations from cars stopped at traffic lights.

"Every year during the 'Fill the Boot' we are humbled by the support the community gives us during this campaign. In 2013, the Fort Wayne Firefighters collected a record breaking $98,045.64...

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The Staff and Residents of Kingston Residence of Fort Wayne collected supplies for local Waynedale Elementary Schools. The residents pictured here all played an important part of the education system in their careers; whether as a principal, teacher or custodian.

Pictured are Back row (L – R): T Long, Jessie Fern Woodward, Archie James, Miriam Goodhew, Maxine Ford, Janet Weber. Seated (L – R): Helen Blackledge and Joan Gotschall

On Labor Day weekend, up to 800 tandem bicycle riders from 26 states and Ontario will gather in downtown Fort Wayne for the 2014 Midwest Tandem Rally hosted by HOOTs (Hoosiers Out On Tandems).

"A vibrant downtown, easy access to rural routes and the Greenway Trail system coupled with Fort Wayne's recognition as a "Bicycle Friendly" community  status make this a great venue for the rally," said organizer and volunteer Kent Ellis.

The Midwest Tandem Rally began in 1976 and has become a Labor Day...

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"The Good Shepherd", a bronze sculpture created by esteemed local artist Hector Garcia was unveiled and dedicated on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at The Rescue Mission (301 W. Superior St., Fort Wayne).

Garcia recently donated the piece, which depicts Jesus with a staff and a lamb. The piece will be mounted in the Mission's front entry to greet residents and guests as they arrive.

"We are beyond honored that Mr. Garcia has chosen our ministry to receive this beautiful, one of a kind...

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The Waynedale Church of the Nazarene began meeting in 1939 in a house located at 6902 Bradbury Avenue, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Rev. V. L McSherry served as its pastor in Waynedale. Raymond Fairfield, Floyd Hapner and DeWitt Kiester were elected trustees at the first meeting held on September 3, 1939. Loree Pickard served as church secretary.

Early church records list the following as charter member: Raymond and Millie Fairfield, Floyd and Edith Hapner, DeWitte, Rose and Evelyn Kiester and Mrs...

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