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The University of Saint Francis has announced the schedule for its annual Christmas tradition of yuletide celebration, Christmas at USF. Christmas at USF features events the first three weekends in December. Many are free, and all have free parking. More information is also available at sf.edu/christmas.

Christmas in the Castle will allow visitors to tour historic Brookside, the former Bass mansion, and to see it specially decorated for Christmas by local florists and designers.

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Make this holiday season one filled with creating memories and gifts that keep giving throughout the year.

Terrariums have made a comeback and make wonderful do-it-yourself projects and gifts for beginning and experienced gardeners. They enable gardeners to continue to grow no matter the weather outdoors and can be updated and used as decorations throughout the year with some simple updating for holidays and other special occasions. Just add a few ceramic items like a Christmas tree ornament...

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After seeing so many do-it-yourself projects on the DIY network, many homeowners believe that sweeping a chimney is easy, and attempt to do the work themselves to save money. That way of thinking usually ends in disaster.

This is one of those annual maintenance items that is best left to the professional.

Professionally trained chimney sweeps learn what type of equipment to use for the job, the best methods of sweeping, and how to remove different types of creosote.

Chimney sweeps use tarps...

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Front Row L – R: Walter Grantham, Don Stone, Stan Freet. Back Row L – R: Bill Colburn, Ted Egts, Bob Floyd, Al Oetting, Harrison Hull.

Kingston Residence recently honored their Veterans in a special celebration.

Pictured Front Row L – R: Walter Grantham, Don Stone, Stan Freet.

Back Row L – R: Bill Colburn, Ted Egts, Bob Floyd, Al Oetting, Harrison Hull.

Don’t look now, but the holidays are right around the corner. That means it’s time to take a careful look at the condition of your home’s interior, especially the rooms where you’ll soon be entertaining.

Take stock of things with a careful visual inspection. Focus first on the space near your front door, where guests and family members will get their initial impression of your home. Then check out the family room, dining room, and bathroom or powder room. Look at the kitchen, too, where...

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The Allen County TSP (Fort Wayne, Allen County and New Haven Police Departments) announced that it will increase patrols for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday travel period – running November 13 through December 6, 2015. Officers will join more than 250 state and local law enforcement agencies, to conduct high-visibility patrols encouraging drivers and passengers to drive sober, and buckle up for safety.

“The Thanksgiving holiday period is an extremely busy time travel time in Indiana,” said...

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Ben Reuille and Maximilian Pyle, 2nd team doubles all-conference; Cole Scheible, 1st team singles all-conference; Charlie Burton, 1st team doubles all-conference; Johnny Woehnker, 1st team singles all-conference; and Ethan Brown, 1st team doubles all-conference.

Congratulations to the members of the Bishop Luers Boys Tennis Team who earned All-SAC honors at the annual SAC boys tennis banquet. Luers finished in second place overall as a team, dropping just one match in conference play this season.

Pictured for the Knights (from left) is: Ben Reuille and Maximilian Pyle, 2nd team doubles all-conference; Cole Scheible, 1st team singles all-conference; Charlie Burton, 1st team doubles all-conference; Johnny Woehnker, 1st team singles all-conference; and...

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Fairfield Cleanup

October was chock full of Waynedale Trails & Sidewalks Initiative (WT&SI) events. In October, as part of the road construction on Lower Huntington, a long awaited ramp coming out of Foster Park connecting to the St. Mary’s Pathway was completed at the intersection of Lower Huntington, Fairfield and Tillman Roads. It has been well traveled in the short period of time it has been open. However, the new trail connection brought to light an opportunity along Fairfield Road.

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Honor Flight Oct 2015

October 7, 2015 will be a day Arnold “Bob” Sprunger and I will never forget. We had the privilege of flying on the Northeast Indiana Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. “Bob” Sprunger served in the Korean War 179th Division between 1951-1952. I was not only Bob’s guardian, but I felt very proud to represent my father the late Herman Shaffer, who served in WWII in Normandy.

Our day started with a fabulous breakfast served at the Air Guard Base in Fort Wayne. The sendoff was so appreciated by...

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