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Bishop Luers High School received a grant recently from bestselling author James Patterson to support its school library. In addition, Scholastic Reading Club will match each dollar of Patterson’s donation with “bonus points” that teachers can use to acquire books and other materials for their classrooms. Bishop Luers High School was selected from 27,924 applications for funding grants.

As part of an ongoing effort to keep books and reading a number one priority in the United States...

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Hill’s Meat Market celebrated their new store’s grand opening on February, 1 2016.  The ribbon cutting ceremony was lead by Chuck Hill (middle).

For me, there is nothing more enjoyable than spending an evening with a dear friend hashing over the past week’s activities. As she is 89 years old, and no longer drives, she is dependent on her son to help her get around, so her tales are limited and talk mostly about shopping. Now, as a healthy shopping discussion is right down my alley, we wholeheartedly agreed that buying groceries is tops. And, that there is no better place to shop than our local Hill’s Meat Market on Lower Huntington...

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This month, Mable (Kohr) Robinette celebrates her 98th birthday!

Mrs. Robinette was born on February 5, 1918. She was a first grade teacher at Waynedale Elementary for over 30 years. She taught in both the former brick Waynedale Elementary School building and the building used today.

Mrs. Robinette retired in 1980 from Fort Wayne Community Schools the same year her husband, Robert Robinette, retired from Southwest Allen County Schools where he served as a teacher and principal.

During her...

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On Friday, January 8, 2016, Indiana Physical Therapy™ presented a check to Heather’s Closet at their Brooklyn Clinic location. This lump sum of $1,600 was raised by both staff and patients over the course of only a few months through individual donations and an in-house fundraiser.

Heather’s Closet is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate young people on teen dating violence prevention in addition to relationship awareness by using a customized curriculum and specialty...

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Preschoolers from Mrs. Sharen Gall’s three-year-old class help to make sandwiches for the homeless.

On February 2, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School preschool teacher Sharen Gall helps her 3-year-old preschoolers make bologna and cheese sandwiches. Mrs. Gall’s preschool classes also collected clean socks to give to the homeless.

Mrs. Gall takes part in the “Catholics on a Mission” group, along with the Franciscan Brothers Minor. The group brings sandwiches, coffee, water, personal toiletries, clothing and clean socks to give out to the homeless at Freimann Square in downtown Fort...

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PAWS project

An area non-profit agency which provides registered dog handler teams to patients for the purpose of physical, occupational and psychological therapies, among others types, will be the recipient of a portion of the proceeds of a concert at Roanoke’s Cottage Event Center. Pets Assisting Well-Being and Success, aka PAWS INC., was established to share the scientifically proven positive benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy in education, healthcare and other areas.

The concert stars the singing trio...

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Jimmy Schindler

What could be more fun than a barrel full of ostriches? How about an evening with Jimmie Schindler sharing some stories of wit and humor? You will have your chance, Tuesday, February 23 from 7:00pm-8:00pm at the Main Library, Meeting Room A.

The founder of the Bandidos restaurants has been sharing humorous stories for years. Jimmie (as he prefers to be called these days), has written six books and his stories have graced the pages of six different newspapers. He has been a guest speaker at The...

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Fort Wayne Community Schools’ Study Connection program will host Zumbathon 2016 on Saturday, February 13. The event will be held at North Side High School from 1-3 p.m. Registration is $20 at the door (cash or check). Participants will be eligible for door prizes from El Azteca, Empower Sports Club and Mad Ants. The event is sponsored by SODEXO and A Party Apart.

Twelve area Zumba instructors will lead the group of participants in two hours of dancing, sweating and fun in support of FWCS Study...

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ACD auto Museum

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum invites you to spend some time with your friends and loved ones on Valentine’s Day at the Museum.

“Jazz, Wine, and Cheese” will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 14, 2016. Music will be playing throughout the galleries, including live jazz music in the main showroom provided by the Eddie Renz Trio. Wine and cheese will be available.

“This is a great way to share your love for automobiles, art, history, or our community with...

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