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With severe cold, wind and intermittent snow throughout the state, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security is encouraging Hoosiers to check on their neighbors, especially those who may be elderly or have special or functional needs.

"We all need help every now and then," said John Erickson, IDHS director of public information. "Take some time to check on your neighbors."

A concerned neighbor should check on the following according to their degree of comfort. Always call ahead first if...

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Groomers from around northeast Indiana will compete for prizes and bragging rights at the first-ever Pawject Runway at 6p.m. on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Ceruti's Banquet and Event Center, 6325 Illinois Road, next to Lucky Harley Davidson. All proceeds will benefit the Allen County SPCA's Angel Fund, a special account to pay for major medical expenses for shelter pets.

Fifteen groomers will style their clients' canines for presentation on the runway. "This isn't just any regular grooming...

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Disorderly Bear presentation

The Disorderly Bear Den will hold their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 6:30 p.m., at the Community Center, 233 West Main Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana (park free in the back of the building).

The Disorderly Bear Den is a non-profit, public charity that collects and gives away teddy bears and other stuffed animals to those in need. They do this all year and always need new or gently used animals of all types (Beanie Babies, plush animals, Build-A-Bear-Workshop animals...

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Stan Freet Honor Flight fundraiser

Stan Freet served in the Army as part of the 3rd Division during WWII. He toured in Italy, Germany, France, Austria and North Africa. He returned to eventually marry the love of his life, Dorothy, and entered into a career working with brass instruments.

A former resident at Webster Lake, nowadays he is enjoying his retirement at Kingston Residence on Winchester Road, but not with idle hands. Stan is still on a mission, one that will send a Veteran or two to Washington for the day. Mr. Freet...

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A Fish Fry will be held in Fort Wayne on Friday, January 23rd, starting at 4:30 p.m. Fort Wayne Sport Club, located at 3102 Ardmore Ave in Fort Wayne, will host the event.

Come join in on the fun and enjoy the first fish dinner of 2015. This January Fish Fry will once again continue the German dining tradition at Fort Wayne Sport Club. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 6 to 10. Children age 6-and-under eat for free.

The delectable dinner includes a generous portion of fish...

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Helen "Eileen" Stitzer, a resident of Kingston Residence of Fort Wayne, 7515 Winchester Road, turned 100 on Sunday, January 4th with a big smile and a couple of dollars waving in her hand. Her family has been teasing Eileen that when she reached the 100 benchmark, they were going to throw her a party complete with a "male entertainer".

Eileen's grandson Doug states, "The concept is something we have joked about with Grandma for over a year. I've been approached by her friends telling me...

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Parents considering homeschooling worry about finding the appropriate curriculum for their children. The only problem I have encountered with finding curriculum is there are so many appropriate ones to choose from. As with any question you have about anything these days, you can do an internet search and get an overwhelming amount of information. There is a plethora of searching possibilities and curriculum choices. Do searches asking what homeschooling curriculum do you use / recommend?

If you...

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Mis Dannies

Hello Waynedale, This is Danielle Woods and Mary Rasler with Mis Dannies. We hope that everyone has had a wonderful holiday season. As we all know, with the New Year comes tax time. In case you noticed, our store has been undergoing new renovations. We want to assure everyone that we are still located here in Colony Shops on Bluffton Rd. We look forward to seeing all of your familiar faces this tax season and as always, we invite and welcome new clients.

Lions Elks Donation

In 2011, the Waynedale Lions Club and the Fort Wayne Order of Elks combined their resources and their efforts to give just over 300 pounds of donated food to the Associated Churches of Fort Wayne & Allen County for their Neighborhood Food Network, a network of 28 local pantries that provide a five-day supply of food.

On December 16, 2014, the two volunteer groups combined resources once again for the same cause, this time donating $2,000 to the Associated Churches, $1,000 from each...

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