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Tony Henry of Deer Park Irish Pub leads the St. Patrick’s Day parade-the World’s Shortest Parade!

Kick off St. Patrick’s Day with Deer Park Irish Pub’s 18th annual Clover Classic! The best and biggest St. Paddy’s celebration in Fort Wayne, Deer Park plans to turn the city green. With The Peoples’ Parade, men & women’s keg-tosses, shamrock sprint, live music, Irish delicacies, and more, this year’s five-day celebration promises to be bigger, greener and luckier than ever!

The party gets started on Wednesday, March 16th at 5:30pm with the lowering of St. Paddy’s first green keg to the...

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Teacher Mrs. Anita Senesac and Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School students learn dance steps from the 1970s.

On March 2, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School 5th through 8th graders went back in time to the 1970s with Era Day. Era Day is an annual school event when the students explore and learn about American life during a certain decade.

The students moved about to different classrooms during Era Day as they explored 1970s American culture. The students made their own Lava Lamps. They played board games that were introduced in the 1970s, including Boggle, Connect 4, Battleship and Twister. The...

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SCAN, Inc. is accepting lunch orders for its 31st Annual Brown Bag Lunch fundraiser to take place on Wednesday, March 16, from 11am-1pm.

Lunches must be pre-ordered, and are anticipated to sell out for the fourth consecutive year. New this year, orders can be placed online! They can also be submitted by mail, fax, or over the phone. SCAN encourages those interested to order as soon as possible to guarantee a lunch. Proceeds from this event benefit services and programs that support SCAN’s...

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Melissa (Hunter) Long captivates audience in a play called “My Three Angels.” Melissa was part of a ten-member cast directed by Donald Goss. In this photo Paul (Geoff Sills) and Marie Louise (Melissa Hunter) meet. Photo taken from Elmhurst High School 1975 Yearbook.

Melissa Long has been a lighthouse to our community for more than 30 years, informing us of danger and shining as a beacon of light to illuminate the beauty of our city. She worked a full-time second shift job as News Anchor at 21Alive News. We only saw the tip of the iceberg at
5:00, 6:00 and 11:00 p.m., but the bulk of her work came long before the cameras ever turned on. Her job started early in the afternoon and ended around midnight every weeknight. An undertaking, that in spite of feeling...

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“Alvin!” A resident of the Orchard Ridge neighborhood.

Thousands of cats make their way to shelters around the country every year and Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control is no exception. For many years our city ordinance did not allow cats to roam free within city limits. Stray cats were simply brought into the shelter from citizens or picked up by our officers in the field. Every time a stray cat was trapped and euthanized, additional cats moved into the area to breed in even greater numbers. This process has proven not to work in reducing stray...

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Food for Shoes Ck Presentation

On Monday, February 22nd, The Waynedale Lions Club along with the Waynedale Business Chamber presented a check for $2612.93 to Waynedale Elementary, raised from the “Food For Shoes” fundraiser.

Photo L-R: Jordan Cornwell; WBC President, Lynn Henschen; WD Lions Club, Larry Martin; WD Lions Club, Garret Swearingen; WD Lions Club, Jim Springer; WD Lions Club President, Justin Arkkelin; WD Elem. Principal, Brenda Warren; WD Elem. Case Manager, and Katie Berkey; PTA.

For the 20th straight year, the St. Joseph Hessen Cassel annual Notre Dame Football Smoker will be taking place on Sunday, February 28, 2016. This milestone occasion has long been an off-season, must attend event, for many Fighting Irish football fans around the area.

“The Smoker”, as it is often referred to, is a gentlemen only event that provides an electric atmosphere of food, drinks, casino, and even duck races! Pay your $25 at the door, or $20 for pre-sale, and have your money ready as...

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BEULAH MATCZAK

A well-known resident of Waynedale for 40 years Beulah Matczak, has been dubbed by many as the “unofficial Mayor of Waynedale”. She is a warm and generous leader with a huge smile and infectious laugh who is dedicated to making Waynedale an inviting community in which to reside.

Beulah moved to Waynedale in 1976 when her husband transferred for employment and she loved the small town feel. After 30 years as a quality specialist with NYX Fort Wayne, formerly known as National Plastics, Beulah...

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Bowling 2016

A new national record in bowling was broken on Valentines Day. Erica Cutler and Brittney Kimmel Haneline broke the record at Thunder Bowl during the Women’s City Tournament.

Erica bowled for Northrup High School and Brittney bowled for Wayne High School.

Erica had games of 290, 300, 299 for a series of 889.

Brittney bowled games of 267, 221, 238 for a series of 726.

These games bowled on Valentines Day made their double team of 1615 a new National Record for bowling.

Congratulations to...

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