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Ribfest 2016

The 18th annual Ribfest is four days of unbelievably delicious, mouth-watering BBQ served up just the way you love it by National Award Winning BBQ teams from across the country. This year’s event starts on Thursday June 16th at 11:30 AM and ends on Sunday June 19th at 9:30PM.  Each year upwards of 40,000 ribfeasters descend on Headwaters Park in downtown Ft. Wayne where over twenty-five tons of incredible BBQ is consumed during Ft. Wayne’s favorite summer festival.  Brisket, ribs, pulled pork...

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Acres Michael Black

ACRES Land Trust’s newest preserve, the Mills-Black Nature Preserve protects 11 acres and extends an emerging preservation corridor.

Four generations of Michael Black’s family worked the land at the corner of Ernst and Aboite roads, five miles east of Roanoke. Michael didn’t want to see more of his family’s land sold off and divided, so he donated his remaining portion of eleven acres to ACRES, safeguarding his family’s legacy in perpetuity.

Today, the Mills-Black Nature Preserve stands...

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Covington Art Fair

The Covington Art Fair will mark its 24th year on June 25 and 26, 2016, at Covington Plaza, 6382 West Jefferson Blvd. Show times are Saturday from 10am until 5pm, and Sunday from 11am until 4pm.

The Covington Art Fair has grown into one of the largest fine arts fairs in the region, and features artwork of local, regional and national artists. This year over 90 artists will be on hand with unique one-of-a-kind artwork from every medium. This two day event includes live jazz music, and a number...

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Wayne High School Val Sal

Fort Wayne Community Schools will celebrate commencement for nearly 1,800 members of the Class of 2016.

The members of the Class of 2016 leave their high schools with varied future plans. Some will pursue higher education at institutions such as Indiana University, Purdue University, Michigan State University and University of Alabama. Some graduates will enter the military or continue working on the technical training they need to start a career in trades such as carpentry or automotive...

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Bishop Luers 2016 Val Sal

The seniors gathered in the basement of the Cathedral Center dressed in their cap and gown on Friday, May 27 as a Baccalaureate Mass was held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception for the Bishop Luers Class of 2016. Following the Mass, a Graduate Luncheon was held at the Grand Wayne Center. Forgetting the handshake and going for the hug, the Class of 2016 crossed the Bishop Luers stage during Graduation Ceremonies later that day.

Grace Everett earned valedictorian
Grace Elizabeth...

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Waynedale Parade 2016

Memorial Day again and memories . . .I saw pink and white peonies, families and friends sitting along Old Trail Road watching the Memorial Day parade and a beautiful military ceremony honoring those that were lost.

At one time it was called Decoration Day, but it has always been a remembering time. Whole families get together and make a journey to the cemeteries, to pay their respects, and decorate the graves of their departed loved ones. It is a time of reminiscing, of strengthening family...

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ACRES National Trail Day

ACRES Land Trust invites the public to launch summer with a fun, engaging hike celebrating the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day. On Saturday, June 4, 10 am - noon, ACRES hosts a guided hike through Wing Haven nature preserve near Angola, Indiana, while hundreds of thousands of individuals converge at parks, forests, and trails all across the country.

Wing Haven, a 254.8-acre nature preserve, features glacially carved kettle-hole lakes, bordered by a wetland fen system. In...

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Roberts Teacher of the Year

Jeff Roberts, a social studies teacher at New Tech Academy at Wayne High School, has been named the 2016 Fort Wayne Community Schools Teacher of the Year. Roberts began his teaching career 15 years ago and has been at New Tech Academy for four years.

Roberts was selected as Teacher of the Year because of his passion for providing a rigorous education in an environment that helps students understand the relevance of what they are learning. He develops relationships with each student as...

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Mayor Tom Henry announced that the City of Fort Wayne’s Blue Star Banner program will continue in 2016.

The Blue Star Banner initiative started in May 2014 and recognizes City of Fort Wayne residents and City government employees who are actively deployed. Through the first two years of the initiative, 52 banners have been displayed to honor service members.

Earlier, crews installed the banners of five service members:

Lieutenant Christopher T. Gerber, U.S. Navy
Lieutenant Christopher M...

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