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Kingston Good Old Days

Kingston Residence will host their 9th Annual “Good Old Days ~ Across the Decades” Event on Friday, September 9th from 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at 7515 Winchester Road.

Performers Janelle and Jonze will feature songs of the Fifties and Sixties and The Old Fort Model A Car Club will have a number of cars on display. Local Southwest Honey Company will be on hand with live bees and information about their honey products and hives housed at Southwest Conservation Club. Magic Jerry will be performing...

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Volunteering for the community is a great way to meet new friends and interesting people. While helping out at various Fort Wayne area non-profit organizations, I have had the pleasure to meet many. One such person was Author David Poling, a native Fort Wayne resident who has recently published a new children’s book entitled, A Rabatrosity.

On June 23rd through June 25th, Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities hosted the 2016 United States Association of Blind Athletes...

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This will be the last week that the Waynedale Tornado Siren petitions will be available for the community to sign at various businesses around Waynedale. On September 1st the Waynedale Business Chamber will be collecting all of the petitions and will begin to work towards the next steps in completing our goal of improving the safety of our community.

The Waynedale community has been making noise around the city of Fort Wayne lately, and for good reason! The Waynedale Business Chamber started a...

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Kenneth Jeffers and Georgia (Johns) Jeffers Anniversary

Kenneth Jeffers and Georgia (Johns) Jeffers will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, August 31st.

They were married in Terre Haute, Indiana in 1956.

Kenneth retired from GTE.

They are the proud parents of 3 children; Rodney Jeffers, Cindy Bucaro and Kendra Rice. They also have 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Waynedale Picnic Kids

It looks like there will be great weather this weekend for some summer fun! Celebrating its 14th year, the Waynedale Community Picnic will be on August 27th from 10am to 3pm at the Waynedale Park. The picnic is a FREE, family friendly event that feeds and entertains 2,000+ Waynedale guests for the event’s afternoon. This year’s picnic is presented by The Waynedale News, Circle City Audio, VFW Post 1421, Robinson Family Eyecare Clinic, Waynedale Marathon/ Jerry’s Marathon and Hanson Aggregates...

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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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