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The University of Saint Francis will begin immediately to recruit students to form a USF Marching Band. The band will have one year to form and rehearse for their debut in the fall of 2016. The university's goal is to build a band of 100 members including a color guard within four years.

USF officials hope the new band will be instrumental in enhancing the spectator experience at sporting events. Talent awards up to $3,000 will be available to students who are accepted to join the band...

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Sleigh bells will be ringing on December 6th at Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Road, during the annual Christmas on the Farm. Dress warmly and come out for an Old Fashion Christmas, including a live nativity scene, goats and sheep, horse drawn wagon rides, Father Christmas, and much more.

Live entertainment will be provided by Vocal Power Academy, David Paul Bell and MIMETime.

There will be free hot cocoa and coffee for everyone plus a Christmas bingo card for kids to complete as they check...

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First grade class of Miss Kaitlynn Gallaway and her teaching assistant Mrs. Lori Miguel.

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School first graders and their families were busy as Advent began, baking and bagging dozens of cookies for their service project "Goodies for God."

"Goodies for God" is an annual service project in which first grade families bake and donate dozens of cookies and other sweets to sell to the school and parish community Dec. 1 through Dec. 4. The cookies are priced at 25 cents a bag, and all proceeds will be donated to the Women's Care Center. Anne Koehl, the...

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Community-Harvest-Food-Volunteers

I won't lie, I take food for granted, especially over the holidays. I expect to eat heartedly; when I'm full, I leave food on my plate. That's my attitude every day. And that's crazy because I remember a time, back when I started freelancing, that I didn't have enough money for food. I ate Little Debbie Snacks cakes for dinner. 50 Cents got me 1 oatmeal crème pie; a dollar got me 2.

But it was my choice to freelance and struggle to earn a living. A lot of folks don't a choice. Not only do they...

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The-Harvest-wheelbarrow

Few people ever see the large garden that is out of sight on the Southwest Church of Christ property at 5500 Ardmore Avenue in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This year, three dedicated volunteers, along with help from a few church members, grew 8,000 pounds of garden produce that was donated to the Community Harvest Food Bank, near South Town Mall.

Alan Meneely, Pastor of the Southwest Church of Christ says, "Letitia, Michelle and Jeff have run with it. Sometimes things happen by design and purpose, but...

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Wayne-Soccer-sectional-champs-2014-

On October 8, 2014 South Side High School defeated Norwell in penalty kicks and later that night Wayne High School defeated Belmont by a score of 2-1 to move on to the sectional championship.

On October 11, 2014 Wayne High School would play South Side for the sectional championship at Norwell High School.

The first half of the game went back and forth with both teams not being able to pick up a goal. In the second half the action picked up where the first ended; with nobody able to score. The...

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Fourth-Grade-Saints-St-E

On October 31, in honor of All Saints Day on November 1, 51 Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School 4th graders dressed up as saints for the annual Wax Museum of Saints. The "saints" donned their costumes and lined the hallways of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School. Before each saint on the floor were a cup and a "button" for visitors and other students to press. Once visitors pressed the button and gave a penny, the "wax museum saint" would come alive and tell the story of the saint...

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On Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 10a.m. the Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana, Cadette Troop 20046, and the Rotary Club of Fort Wayne unveiled a Little Free Library™ at Girl Scout Corporate Office at 10008 Dupont Circle Drive East, Fort Wayne, IN 46825.

The Little Free Library was built and painted by the nine members of Cadette Troop 20046 as a Take Action project to earn their Bronze Award. The Girl Scout Bronze Award, a leadership adventure and the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior...

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War-Beard

The local members of the 122nd Fighter Wing have recently been deployed. War Beard is calling on the community to provide support to these men and women as they will be deployed for an extended period of time, including the holiday season.

War Beard is a community group that was started by Jason and Kaitlin (Johnston) Kochenderfer. The name of the group is based around a gesture that encourages those who can to grow a beard or a mustache in order to show support for the members of the Fighter...

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