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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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Car show WUMC

Our prayers for good weather on Saturday, October 10th were answered for the 3rd annual Car Show at Waynedale United Methodist Church. There was a turnout of 120 magnificent vehicles!

Making the Pastor’s Choice Award must have been really difficult for Pastor Ted. The winner was a 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback.

Sharing God’s Blessings Group worked hard to make it a success.

Thank you to the merchants for their generous donations.

WD Trails Trunk and Treat

The Trunk or Treat Fundraiser at Kingston Residence-Winchester Road brought together businesses and children in costume supporting the Waynedale Trails and Sidewalks.

Besides connecting several Waynedale neighborhoods to the Rivergreenway and Foster and Tillman Parks, the improvement offers, trail users safe access to the businesses and restaurants in the Waynedale area.

In the past 10 years the number of trail miles within the City of Fort Wayne has grown from 21 to 66. Our trails are part...

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Spyros New Owner

One of Waynedale’s most successful restaurants will be under new ownership beginning November 1st. Spyro’s Pancake House, located at 4410 Bluffton Road has been purchased by Marc Amans. Mr. Amans assured us there will be no change in menu and pricing. The same friendly Wait Staff and Kitchen Manager will continue to service customers just as they have been served for the past eleven years. A name change is necessary for clarity and the restaurant will now be called “The Bluebird Pancake House”...

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The Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department’s Community Center, 233 W. Main Street, is hosting a FREE breakfast for men and women who have served our country in the military.

The celebration will begin at 8:30am, Monday, November 9.

Each veteran may bring one guest to the breakfast.

The American Legion Band of Fort Wayne will provide the musical entertainment.

Pre-registration is required by calling 260-427-6460 by November 4.

Walter O’Brien gives an autographed photo to student Christopher Svitek.

On October 16, Walter O’Brien, IQ genius and computer expert, spoke at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School to 5th through 8th graders, including students of the Starbase 2.0 program.

Walter O’Brien is the CEO of Scorpion Computer Services and also co-producer of the CBS dramatic series “Scorpion,” based on his life story. Born in Ireland, O’Brien was 13 years old when he hacked into NASA computers. He later hacked into the Bank of England’s computers.

O’Brien attended high school and...

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The annual Veterans Day Parade on Parnell Avenue, sponsored by the Allen County Council of Veterans, will be held Saturday, November 7, ending with a ceremony and dedication of the new Veterans Plaza at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

The parade line up will be at 10a.m. at the corner of State Street and Parnell Avenue. The parade will start at 11a.m. and travel north on Parnell Avenue to the Memorial Coliseum.

Guests attending the ceremony and dedication of Veterans Plaza will be...

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Lions Club White Cane

Waynedale Lions Club members were busy at Kroger on Saturday, October 24 with the “White Cane Day” to raise awareness and raise funds to assist those in our community needing vision care. All money donated during this event was donated to the Indiana Association of Workers for the Blind.

The Indiana Association of Workers for the Blind was established as a non-profit corporation in 1917 as a way to assist veterans blinded in service. It has since evolved to help all persons who are suffering...

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