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Wreaths Across America St. Aloysius

Saint Aloysius Cemetery, an official Wreaths Across America (WAA) location, will host a wreath-laying ceremony, joining more than 1,000 other locations across the country for National Wreaths Across America Day. Here in Fort Wayne there are 60 grave sites at St. Aloysius and 7,000 in Lindenwood Cemetery where the wreaths will be placed.

This year’s ceremony at St. Aloysius is coordinated and led by local volunteers, American Legion Post #241 Honor Guard and Civil Air Patrol Commander Anthony...

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Waynedale Community Holiday Wreaths

Come celebrate the season by supporting the community and bidding on a holiday wreath! As a fundraiser for Waynedale community improvement, many local businesses from the Waynedale Business Chamber have decorated wreaths that are up for bid at the Waynedale Library; 2200 Lower Huntington Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46819. Bids will be accepted up until 2:00pm on Friday, December 9, 2016. After the auction ends, winners will be called and given information about wreath pick-ups.

All proceeds from the...

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The Street Department crews are picking up leaves and have picked up over 1166 loads! This week...

Crew One:  Indian Village, Getz Road, South Bend Drive and Interurban Acres.

Crew Two:  Highland Park Forest, Irvington Park, Park Place Condos, Brookwood Civic, Bloomingdale, Hamilton, North Highlands, Sherman Blvd., Wells Street, State Blvd. and Five Points.

Crew Three:  Aboite Meadows, Aspen Village, West Lakes, Coves of West Lakes, Homestead Hills, Oakbourgh, Shores of Oakbourgh, Covington...

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Festival of Lessons

St. Therese Catholic Church, 2304 Lower Huntington Road, Fort Wayne, will host a Festival of Lessons and Carols on Monday, December 19, at 7 p.m. There is no charge, but a free will offering will be taken up to benefit the Saint Vincent de Paul Society of the parish. All are welcome.

Presented by the St. Therese music ministry, The Festival of Lessons and Carols is a service of Scripture and song dating back to the late 19th century. It began on Christmas Eve, 1878, with the choir of Truro...

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Seventh grader Anna Topmiller shaves Mr. Greg Slee’s head. 

On November 17, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School students, faculty and staff gathered at an all-school assembly for a unique reason – to support 2nd grader Anthony Gabriel who is fighting lymphoma cancer at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, to shave heads and to rally against cancer.

Preceding the “Assembly for Anthony’s Angels” was a $5 raffle that students could purchase for a chance to help shave the heads of Assistant Principal Greg Slee and 5th grade teacher Leslye...

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Youngsters milling around American Legion Post #241 in Waynedale in Navy uniforms aren’t on shore leave from an aircraft carrier, they’re proud members of the post’s Sea Cadet Corp.

Youth, from as young as 10 years old, all the way up through high-school graduation, are welcome to join. The children and their families pay $60 to join, plus a $40 administration fee. There is an additional $100 deposit for the teens’ uniforms, but that covers uniform costs throughout their time in the group –...

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Wreath

With the holidays just around the corner, Waynedale will begin to look and feel festive for the season. There will be many events for you and your family to celebrate at local restaurants, shops and churches. As we head into the holidays, be sure to keep a close eye on our Community Calendar, Worship In Waynedale and Feature Sections for opportunities for you to connect with other members of our great community in celebration of the season.

As you begin to look for gifts for your friends and...

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LaBarbera thanksgiving church

Are you into genealogy? If not, you probably don’t often think about your ancestors. We’re not just talking about grandparents, but those who came from “the old country,” literally blazing a trail in the wilderness to build a cabin, raise a family and struggle to earn a living, usually off the land.

Perhaps most us don’t appreciate what our ancestors went through to keep body and soul together by cultivating the land, maybe erecting a church, establishing a school and creating a cemetery in...

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Preschoolers make sandwiches for homeless

On September 27, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School preschoolers helped to make bologna and cheese sandwiches for the homeless in Mrs. Sharen Gall’s preschool classes. Mrs. Gall talked to her students about people who have no homes and that this is one way to help them.

Mrs. Gall takes part in the group Catholics on a Mission, made up of Catholic laity and the Franciscan Brothers Minor. The group hands out food and other necessities to the homeless every other Tuesday at a location near...

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