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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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little library

100 Free Little Libraries to celebrate 100 years of service. The Rotary Club of Fort Wayne is planning a Gala on October 2nd and expects to see their dream come true by then. “It seemed like a lofty goal at the time,” stated Cadence Schuler who brought the idea to the Rotary Club back in 2013. But currently there are already 75 libraries in place with an additional 11 waiting to be installed in the area, so the finish line is near.

The Free Little Library concept was conceived by Todd Bol who...

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2014 Picnic in the Park

The Waynedale Community Picnic invites all Waynedale residents to come for a day of fun sponsored by local businesses and organizations on Saturday, August 22 from 10am to 3pm at the Waynedale Park. The event is organized and held the day of by volunteers. All activities and food are cost free, but each attendee must register at the registration table (on the South side of the park) for tickets the day of the event. Since its start 13 years ago, the picnic has grown in attendance to over 1500...

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The Fort Wayne Children’s Choir is proud to invite youth in grades 3 – 12 to help them find the song inside of them and participate in our open placement hearings. Placements are open to any young singer interested in pursuing their love for singing and passion for choral excellence.

The Fort Wayne Children’s Choir (FWCC) is beginning its 43rd season. The FWCC has eight ensembles, including one serving the Whitley County community. All ensembles of the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir sing at...

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