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Southwest Honey Bee Fort Wayne Education

Since the late 1990s, beekeepers have noticed a decline in the honeybee population including high rates of collapse within colonies. Beekeepers have reported between 30-50% higher rates of hive loss. The declining bee population is a serious concern and issue facing humans globally. Pollinators have a great impact on food production, the balance of ecosystems and the farming community. There is an awesome symbiotic relationship between these essential pollinators and food we enjoy every...

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Volunteers gather in front of Star Financial Bank in Waynedale while participating in the Great American Cleanup in 2015.

May 21st is the Great American Clean Up Day. It is the perfect opportunity to tidy up around your homes and around your businesses. Consider it a spring cleaning event for the outside of your home. Take an hour or two that day to gather litter, pull weeds, trim, sweep sidewalks and generally spruce up our Waynedale community.

You are also encouraged to join the Waynedale Trails and Sidewalks Initiative team on two separate occasions in May to collect litter along the Rivergreenway. We have...

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Arbor Day Waynedale Elementary

Fort Wayne has been named “Tree City USA” for the 26th year in a row. This designation-awarded by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters-was earned for the City of Fort Wayne’s tree canopy stewardship and continued commitment to a green city.

Fort Wayne also earned their eleventh Growth Award from the National Arbor Day Foundation for a higher standard of forestry management of the City’s 65,000 public...

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Students at New Tech Academy through Wayne High School are working again this year with the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne as the Jewish community celebrates Yom Hoshoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.

On Monday, May 2, Dr. Robert Melson, a Holocaust survivor and author of “False Papers,” made a visit to New Tech, 9100 Winchester Road. In the evening, students participated in the Yom Hashoah ceremony from 7-9 p.m. at Congregation Achduth Vesholom, 5200 Old Mill Road. Students introduced Mayor Tom...

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The History Center presents Miami Indian Heritage Days beginning Saturday, May 7 at the Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne.

Learn about the lasting heritage of the Miami and other regional Native American groups. Local artists, performers, and presenters will be featured the first Saturday of the month from May to November from 1-4pm.

The Chief Richardville House or Akima Pinsiwa Awiiki, is recognized as the oldest Native American structure in the Midwest. Admission to...

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I vote for reading with writing coming in second. I’m all for arithmetic when balancing my checkbook, deciding which cereal box offers the best value, and figuring out how many hours of sleep I got last night. Arithmetic has its practical applications, for me it loses its virtues when algebra and geometry demand attention. Those two are very calculating and quite manipulative if you ask me. Kathleen Turner became my heroine, in the movie Peggy Sue Got Married, when she uttered this line to her...

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The Fort Wayne Community Schools Adult and Continuing Education Department celebrated the success of more than 165 graduates at its Commencement Ceremony at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 2, at North Side High School. Prior to the Commencement Ceremony the Literacy Alliance hosted a reception from 6-6:45 p.m. at North Side.

From Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2015, more than 165 students passed the High School Equivalency (HSE) Exam. The HSE diploma replaced the GED (General Educational Development) certificate...

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Join Fort Wayne Trails and the City of Fort Wayne on May 10th, at Salomon Farm Park for the annual Trek the Trails Kick-Off. Activities will include Trek the Trails weekly bike ride at 6pm, a walk around the Salomon Farm loop at 6pm, and during the 7pm kick-off party, there will be a trail update presentation with construction timelines including information about the Pufferbelly Trail and the Dupont Road Below-Grade Crossing. New trail maps will also be available at the event.

The party will...

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SW CC FIRE 2016

On April 15, 2016 the non-profit Southwest Conservation Club in Fort Wayne, Indiana caught fire around 10:30pm. First spotted by the caretaker, firefighters were called to the scene who fought the blaze for over two hours.

The damage was vast and extensive. The origin of the fire has been reported to have started over the kitchen area and spread throughout the kitchen and attic. Smoke, heat and water damage is visible throughout the rest of the building. It was indicated by firefighters that...

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