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Whether it's the first day of kindergarten, returning from a long summer vacation or going to a new school, back to school time can be overwhelming for many parents, children and teens. As the summer comes to an end and the time to return to work or school draws near, many Americans are likely to find their stress levels increase, according to the American Psychological Association (APA). The transition from summer to school time can test families' coping skills in dealing with adjustments such...

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Shekina-Dance

So you ask what is dancing? My business philosophy: dancing is a positive, morality movement and movement is a language, which communicates ideas, thoughts and feelings.

Please welcome Shekinah Dance Academy located at 5905 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46809, (260) 348-7586. Shekinah Dance Academy is a faith-based alternative of dance techniques without compromising lyrics or movements. We offer dance classes for all ages (age 3 to adults). We promote individual creativity in a respectful...

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Hubie Ashcraft will entertain at Leftfest by performing hits composed or sung by leftys.

What: Second Annual LeftFest – Fort Wayne
When: Wednesday, August 13
Where: 4005 South Wayne Ave., Fort Wayne
Time: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Why: To celebrate Southpaws and their contributions and to bring attention to the challenges they face adapting to a world designed for right- handed people.

Funds will be raised to give a helping South"paw" to the Allen County SPCA by encouraging attendees to drop a quarter in a special container every time they use the "R" word to mean "correct".

Every year...

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We continue to see unprecedented momentum in our City by investing in our future, attracting and retaining jobs, and remaining committed to enhancing our neighborhoods.

As part of our efforts to win the future and work together as a community, I recently had the opportunity to host a recognition event to celebrate the safe return of the first recipient of a Blue Star Banner.

Brian Kiess works in the City's Division of Public Works and recently returned home from deployment with the U.S. Army...

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Fort Wayne Community Schools will offer the Early College program at North Side and Wayne high schools beginning in the 2014-15 school year. FWCS will partner with Ivy Tech Community College for the program at Wayne.

The Early College program allows students starting in their freshman year to experience rigorous high school and college coursework while still in high school.

This opportunity further prepares students for college and careers after high school. Nationwide, students who...

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On July 27, 2014 Ben Steyer of Fort Wayne, received his Eagle Scout designation at a Court of Honor conducted by Boy Scout Troop 349, held at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne. Friends, family and troop leaders attended the celebration, including his parents Marvin and Benita Steyer.

Ben said that achieving his Eagle Scout Award is one of his proudest accomplishments.

Scoutmaster Chad Tranter of Boy Scouts of America Troop 349, Miami District, Anthony Wayne Area Council, reported...

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Two local businessmen with a lifelong commitment to conservation, Jay Jorgensen and Rick Phillips, will be honored as Hidden Heroes of Conservation at Little River Wetlands Project's fifth annual Frogapalooza fundraiser on Friday evening, October 24 at the Fort Wayne Country Club. Tickets are $100 each or $800 for a table of eight. All proceeds from the event help LRWP to care for its almost 1,200 acres of wetland nature preserves and offer its free nature programs that serve thousands of...

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Miami Indian Heritage Days on Saturday, August 2, at the Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road, features Katrina Mitten showcasing Native American Bead Work.

Sponsored by the History Center, Miami Indian Heritage Days programs are held from 1-4 pm on the first Saturday of the month May through November.

Mitten is a member of the Miami tribe of Oklahoma but was born and raised in Indiana, her tribal homelands. In her early teens she began learning the art of embroidery style beadwork of...

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On the evening of July 8, dozens of parishioners, both young and old, took walking tours of the new educational wing expansion at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish that is in the final phase of construction. The construction is due to be finished in the coming weeks, well in time for the opening of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School on August 13.

On hand to show the newly constructed rooms and answer questions were St. Elizabeth Ann Seton priests Father Jim Shafer and Father Ben Muhlenkamp...

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