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University of Saint Francis is inviting the community to the grand opening celebration on Tuesday, August 16th, at the new USF Downtown. Several events are scheduled throughout the day to officially open the education spaces in downtown Fort Wayne.

Grand Opening Schedule of Events:
·9:30a.m.-Business Center Blessing and Ribbon Cutting
·11a.m.-3p.m.-Open House and Block Party
·5:05p.m.-Greater Fort Wayne. Inc. reception

Visitors can tour the USF Business Center at 826 Ewing Street (former Chamber...

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Doug Hackbarth, and his wife, Sandy have turned over the floral and greenhouse business to Mike and Catherine Waters. (L-R) Catherine, Elly, Mike and Mhaira Waters.

Broadview Florist and Greenhouses, Inc., 5409 Winchester Road has served Waynedale and the Fort Wayne area since 1919. Broadview started out as a farm that raised cows, pigs and chickens, as well as, many types of vegetables that were delivered and sold in the downtown markets on Barr Street in Fort Wayne. Carl Schweppe was President and Fred Meyer, Secretary and Treasurer. A bill of laden from August 24, 1935, sold to Mr. Otto Hans displayed a bride’s bouquet costing $4 and corsages 70 cents...

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bishop luers knights

Members of the Bishop Luers High School Liturgical Choir opened the groundbreaking ceremony at Bishop Luers High School with the familiar opening hymn for all Mass and prayer activities, “God Is Here.” The familiar hymn resonated well with those gathered from the Bishop Luers community to celebrate the groundbreaking on Thursday, June 23 for the Chapel of St. Francis and new media center, due for completion and operation in October.

Father Andrew Budzinski, pastor of St. John the Baptist...

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Camp Invention camper Grace O’Connor shows some of the inventions she created.

Things were being invented at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School during the week of June 13. During that week, 22 first through sixth grade campers met for Camp Invention. Camp Invention is a day camp that introduces ideas on how to become an inventor and entrepreneur. The camp fosters hands-on, creative and innovative thinking, as the campers made simple inventions.

The campers were divided into a younger and older group. They used inventor’s logs and had access to an inventors supply...

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Kingston Living celebrates Cert Nurses

Kingston Residence Assisted Living on Winchester Road celebrates their Certified Nursing Assistants: L – R: Makayla Hernandez, Jalisa Figgs, Judith Vickery, Katina Barker, Adriana Rothgeb-Manning, Regan Raugh, Barbara Herman and Artha Maxwell.

Genuine Care ~ Dedicated to You!

D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes have been operated by the McComb family for the last 50 years. The last 31 years being under the leadership of Walt, Jean, Doug and Dave McComb.  As time passes, family needs change and decisions are made for the overall best interests of all involved.

“It is this reason the McComb family has chosen Service Corporation International to acquire D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes for their experience, financial wherewithal and ability to fulfill promises to...

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July marks the 1-Year Anniversary for the Waynedale Business Chamber! During its first year, business owners in the Waynedale area have joined together to make some big plans within the community, which are now coming to full fruition. Members range from small mom-n-pop shops all the way up to representatives from large corporations. Focusing on safety, aesthetics, transportation, branding and other community enhancing initiatives, the Chamber works hand in hand, with its members, non-profits...

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CHAD SHAW

The Fort Wayne Board of Park Commissioners announced recently that Chad Shaw has been promoted to the position of Manager of the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory. Shaw, a native of Bluffton with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Saint Francis and a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from Ball State University, has been with the Park Department since November of 2013 serving as the Supervisor of Landscape and Horticulture.

Parks and Recreation Department...

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As Independence Day celebrations draw near, the Indiana State Fire Marshal is reminding Hoosiers about the safe and legal ways to buy and store fireworks.

Fireworks should only be purchased from a vendor with a valid Indiana fireworks sales permit. Fireworks vendors must have a permit from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security’s (IDHS) Fire and Building Safety Division, which is overseen by the State Fire Marshal. If a sales permit is not on display, it is okay to ask employees to see it...

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