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While summer is a break from school, the Sylvan Learning Center of Fort Wayne doesn't believe that the time off should also be a break from learning. A recent survey* from Sylvan Learning found that on average, kids spend significantly more of their free time playing outside (30%), playing video games (17%) and watching TV (18%) than reading (12%). Additionally, research** has shown that kids should read at least five books over the summer, yet 46 percent of tweens are reading four or fewer...

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A rummage and bake sale and concession stand fundraiser will be held for COTA in honor of Noel Resor, a Fort Wayne-area child who needs a kidney transplant. The event is planned for Saturday, July 19, at Avalon Missionary Church's Family Life Center, 1212 Lower Huntington Road-Parking Lot, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

15-year-old Noel anticipates a kidney transplant at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. Funds are being raised to assist with transplant-related expenses.

Those interested in...

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The-Stand-Trails-Fundraiser

The Waynedale Trails & Sidewalks fundraiser that was hosted on Sunday, June 22nd by Bobick's Golf and The Stand was indeed a success! Both businesses were steady throughout the day as families visited, all enjoying free buckets of balls for children from Bobick's, then cooling down afterwards with free cones from The Stand for the kids.

Committee member for the Waynedale Initiative Camille Garrison praised the two businesses for their support as well as the several volunteers who donated...

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Waynedale-Trails2

Two popular local businesses will be hosting a joint fundraiser for the Waynedale Trails and Sidewalks Initiative on Sunday, June 22nd from Noon to 5 p.m.

Bobick's has pledged l00% of the proceeds from the driving range to go to the fund as well as providing kid's 12 or younger a free bucket of balls. The Stand will be donating $1.00 from each Coney dog sold to the Waynedale Trails and Sidewalks Initiative and will also serve free soft serve ice cream cones to children 12 or under accompanied...

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Mike-Harris

When I broke my leg last summer and was at a really low point, I was visited at my home by Waynedale United Methodist Church Pastor Mike Harris. He seemed to know just what to say to me and his friendly visit and words of encouragement helped me make it through a very difficult time.

I am one of hundreds, maybe even thousands, of people whose lives have been touched by Pastor Harris during the 16 years he has led Waynedale United Methodist Church. Pastor Mike, as many know him, will be...

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Girl-Scouts-zipline

On Saturday, June 7, 2014, Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana held a grand opening and ribbon cutting dedication of the McMillen High Adventure Course at Camp Agnes S. McMillen to celebrate the 65th birthday of its wonderful camp.

The event was a great success and was attended by nearly 100 Girl Scouts, community leaders, volunteers, donors and parents, who enjoyed geo-caching, ga-ga pits, hikes through camp, and of course zip lining.

The course, two zip lines and a traversing element...

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Fort Wayne Community Schools has adopted a new school year schedule that will allow first semester to end before winter break and the school year to end before the end of May and sometimes before Memorial Day, barring weather cancellations.

The changes will go into effect with the 2015-16 school year. The calendar for the 2014-15 school year has not been changed; the school year will begin on Aug. 18, 2014, and end on June 2, 2015, barring weather cancellations.

Beginning in 2015-16, the...

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St-Joe-St-Eliz-school-closes

May 30 marked the final day for the joint school St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth School. It operated for 16 years as a joint school for both St. Joseph and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parishes and families. The last day was marked by an All School Mass, a prayer service, and an evening celebration and supper.

"Some might be happy because it's the last day of school," St. Elizabeth Seton pastor Father Jim Shafer said in his homily during Mass. "Some might be sad because today marks the closing of St...

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CELEBRATE-SOUND-FUNDRAISER

The Fort Wayne Breakfast Sertoma Club, in partnership with Carter Hearing Clinics, ENT Associates & The Hearing Center, and FWCS, held the first annual Celebrate Sound "Don't Walk in Silence" 5K Walk/10K Run in Foster Park on May 17, 2014.

With the support from the community and local businesses, over $10,000 was raised at the first year event. Money raised will be used to fund both local and national hearing health projects.

National projects for Sertoma include college scholarships for...

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