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Mrs. Julie Peters and her Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School first graders release balloons and talk about how the wind affects their travel.

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School first graders release balloons for class project

On August 21, the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School first graders took part in a fun and colorful event. To squeals of delight, the first graders let go of and released 52 pink balloons that quickly lifted up to the sky. Attached to the balloons are notes that explain that this is a first grade class project to see how far the balloons travel.

The teachers and first graders talked about how the...

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It began as an online bulletin board service 12 years ago back when AOL was still a big thing. Several thousand no-cost or low-cost home improvement projects later, Fort Wayne’s NeighborLink is still going strong.

Andrew Hoffman is NeighborLink’s Executive Director, and he says the organization fills the gap among other local charities.

“If you need a home improvement project completed, none of the other non-profits fulfill that mission, and we do.”

Hoffman says the organization saw a need...

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Lead singer Heather Schwartz of band ‘Loud Mouth Soup’ dances with a guest on the main stage.  -photo by Espy Video Production, www.michaelespy.com

And just like that, the 13th Annual Waynedale Community Picnic, has come and gone. My first year as event coordinator was a whirlwind of fun and excitement! It was an amazing experience to watch so many people come together in one place and enjoy each other’s company. The Waynedale Community is a vibrant place full of residents who truly care about the place where they live. This was proven to me this past Saturday as I watched the picnic unfold. From seeing kids enjoying the splashpad, to...

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Zimmerman 65th anniversary

Guy and Peggy Zimmerman will be celebrating their 65th Wedding Anniversary on September 8th.

They have been blessed with 5 children, 12 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

A family celebration is planned.

Billed as An Evening of Cool Jazz and Smooth Standards, this year’s annual concert fundraiser for the Roanoke Lions Club features popular vocalist Shannon Persinger backed by The Eric Clancy Trio. The concert, scheduled for Friday, August 28th at Roanoke’s Cottage Event Center, begins at 7:30 PM.

Singer Shannon Persinger regularly performs Jazz at Fort Wayne’s Club Soda. She is formerly known to Northeast Indiana audiences as half of the duo SHADE N SHANNON, as a frequent vocalist at The...

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cat in the hat ossian days

This year’s Ossian Days will be held September 10 through the 12th and is sure to be a fun family experience every day Thursday through Saturday. The festival is held town-wide and is organized by volunteers, funded by local businesses. This year’s parade theme is ‘Hats Off To Dr. Suess,’ which will be held Saturday. Other features of the event include dinner every night, pie auction, live chainsaw carving, prince & pricess contest, big wheel’s race, Mark’s Ark animals, train rides, pet...

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The annual fall festival is one of the most highly-anticipated events in the town of Roanoke, Indiana. With great food, free entertainment, amusement rides, parades, and more, the festival brings the community together for a fun, family-oriented experience. It is a great time to meet new neighbors and reminisce with old friends. Come enjoy the festival and help us to celebrate 62 spectacular years!

Continuous Events: All located at Roanoke Park
Adult & Kid Carnival Rides and Games, Antique...

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Dancing With The Stars Tom Blake

Raising Money in Fight Against Mental Illness

Fort Wayne’s 10th annual Dancing with the Stars hits the Grand Wayne Center Thursday, November 12, and a Waynedale local is one of the stars!

“It’s great to be part of an event that helps everyday people overcome mental illness,” said Waynedale dentist Dr. Tom Blake, owner of Blake Aesthetics Family Dentistry.

Dr. Blake is a lifelong resident of Fort Wayne who graduated from Snider High School, and then went on to IU-Bloomington and the Indiana...

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EHS Reunion

A weekend of fun and fellowship is planned September 18-20 for members of the Elmhurst High School Class of 1965. The main events will be a Friday night reception at the downtown History Center and a Saturday night dinner event at Lighted Gardens in Ossian. More than one hundred are expected to participate.

On Friday the classmates can tour the school and take a walking tour of downtown Fort Wayne hosted by classmate Steve Toor. A golf outing is set for Saturday and a brunch for non-golfers...

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