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Charisse Jackson and Erika Bailey exchanging free food for acts of kindness at McDonald’s in Waynedale.

In an ad during the Super Bowl back in February, McDonald’s revealed a new initiative affording some lucky customers a new way to pay.

According to the ad, at certain times during the day, a cashier may present a customer with the option to pay for their meal with an act of “Lovin’.” In their one-minute commercial, they show several options, like complimenting a family member, dancing, fist bumping or giving a hug.

Waynedale’s McDonald’s has been presenting this option of paying too! Just...

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Applications are being accepted online for residential street trees at a lower cost to citizens and can be found at www.fortwayneparks.org. Residents may apply for a street tree which the City would plant this fall adjacent to their property, on the street right of way. The cost of the tree will be $50. The citizen-match street tree program has been offered annually for close to 20 years on a first-come, first-served basis.

Shade tree(s) will have a 2-inch diameter trunk and be from 8 to 14...

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Covington Art Fair

The Covington Art Fair will mark its 23rd consecutive year on June 27th and 28th at Covington Plaza. Show times are Saturday from 10:00 am until 5:00pm, and Sunday 11:00am until 4:00pm.

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. The two-day event includes live jazz music, and a number of the...

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BuskerFest logo

You are invited to BuskerFest on Saturday, June 27, from 4:00pm – 10:00pm – Featuring exciting street performers and a family-friendly atmosphere, this free admission event will take place at the intersection of Wayne & Calhoun Streets in beautiful Downtown Fort Wayne!

BuskerFest is a celebration of the street performer and a festival of the unexpected! Scheduled stage performances guarantee the audience a great line-up of entertainment but it is the variety of local and regional street...

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Herbs’ Friends Herb Club will be hosting a garden walk on Sunday, June 28, 2015 from 12:30 until 5pm – rain or shine. There are seven participating gardens located in or around Decatur. You may visit the gardens in any order you choose.

Advanced tickets and maps will be sold at the:
Farmer’s Market every Thursday
June 4th-June 25th – 3-6pm
Rural King – Tuesday
June 16th from 9-11

Tickets may also be purchased the day of the walk at #1 - Adams County Historical Museum or at any of the other...

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Homestead grads softball

Due to their semi-state softball tournament in West Lafayette, Indiana, scheduled on the same day as graduation, these six seniors graduated early: Allie Gallmeyer, Kelly Rosenbaum, Jessica Schneider, Kendra Addis, Sarah Galovich and Hunter Brummett. Graduation day for the remaining of their peers was at the Coliseum on June 6. CONGRATULATIONS GRADS!

Update as of noon, June 17: The St. Marys River continues a slow rise and with rain in the forecast City crews will continue monitoring and working in neighborhoods with high water.

· Sand remains available to residents who need to take it to protect their property.  The sand and empty bags are available but residents will need a shovel to fill the bags. Sand is located at Portage Middle School, 3521 Taylor Street, and at the Southwest Conservation Club, 5703 Bluffton Road.

· Crews completed...

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Kindergarten A Z book

Students in Ms. Winebrenner's kindergarten class at Waynedale Elementary recently published a book titled "Kindergarten A to Z" with the help from their Study Connection tutor, Angela Hudson of Studio A Design. This book was written for in-coming kindergartners about things they might want to know about kindergarten. The students were the authors and illustrators of the book. Their tutor, who is a designer by profession, simply laid the book out for them and provided the cover art. The books...

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Rib Fest 2015

The 18th annual BBQ Ribfest commences on Thursday, June 18 thru Sunday, June 21 at Headwaters Park in downtown Fort Wayne. Hours are 11AM to 12:30AM. The event is presented by Blackburn & Green and Fort Wayne Kia.

Ribfest is an all-ages event but under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Go to www.bbqribfest.com for band line-ups and additional information.

The event is free until 5:30p Thursday thru Saturday and then a nominal cover for 14 and older. $6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 students...

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