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WDP Fire Engines Crowd

The Waynedale Memorial Day Parade has been scheduled! With a blast of sirens and flashing lights from Fort Wayne’s finest Police and Fire Departments, the 2016 Waynedale Memorial Day Parade will begin its route at the Waynedale United Methodist Church, at the intersection of Old Trail Road and Church Street.

The date is 9am on Monday, May 30. MEMORIAL DAY!

All entries planning on participating in the parade, line up is 8am in the Waynedale United Methodist Church parking lot. The cost is...

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For more than half a century, we have honored America’s fallen heroes by placing American flags before the gravestones and niches of service members just prior to Memorial Day weekend.

This tradition, known as “flags in,” has been conducted annually at both Arlington National Cemetery and the U. S. Soldier’s and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery since 1948.

As part of Waynedale’s Memorial Day weekend, many veterans, families of veterans and children from American Legion Post #241 will...

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Memorial Day Picture

Recently I was driving north on Ardmore Avenue. when a funeral procession approached from the south. I was pleasantly surprised and gratified when the cars and trucks ahead of me all pulled to the side of the road as the funeral procession passed.

Although it isn’t always a legal requirement for traffic to pull over to allow a procession to pass, it is the most respectful thing we can do — whether it’s going in the same direction or oncoming. Most funeral processions are only about 20 cars...

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Run for the Fallen St. Joe Hessen Cassel

To honor fallen military veterans, a group of runners ran from Fort Wayne to Indianapolis this past weekend, May 13-May 15. The memorial run was called Run For The Fallen and started at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on Friday.

Each mile was dedicated to an Indiana veteran. More than a dozen active military, veterans and community members participated in the trek. The running team stopped to salute and presented an American Flag as well as commentated at each stop describing the fallen...

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Colonel Schwartz retirement

Laying in the yard of his parents’ house in Fort Wayne, Indiana nine-year old Doug Schwartz stared up at the sky and watched F-100s and F-4s fly overhead; pondering their destination, and planning his own.

Fast forward nearly 50 years and Col. Doug Schwartz is standing on a stage, facing his peers, his unit, his Airmen, his family and extended family pondering his next destination and planning for his future.

Schwartz retired from the Air Force reserve May 14, 2016 after 35 years of...

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Waynedale Bakery

Contrary to popular belief you can have your cake and eat it too! A staple in the community for 61 years, Waynedale Bakery has the most longevity of any bakery in Fort Wayne. Their focus of serving a good quality product at reasonable prices has withstood the test of time. At any given time, you can expect to find a variety of homemade baked goods.

Currently owned and operated by Chris Miller, the bakery has a rich history. Waynedale Bakery was founded in 1955 by Kyle Mason. Kyle had been a...

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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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