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This dated and signed four square red and white star quilt with alternating feather wreath blocks is a fine example of late 1800 needle work.

Recently I had the good fortune to pick up a four square red and white quilt at a reasonable price at an estate sale. I didn't examine it very closely for I was sold on it when I saw the brilliant turkey red 8-pointed stars, tiny quilt stitches, feathered wreaths and the narrow binding. It wasn't until I got my treasure home and examined it more thoroughly did I spy on the one corner the embroidered date (1885) and initials "AL" and below them in faint pencil "A. Leon".

What a find! Although...

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WD Elem Cockroach

Mrs. Phillips fourth grade class at Waynedale Elementary received a unique surprise. It was delivered to them on Friday, February 20th. "It's our class pet!" said the teacher. But, it wasn't your typical pet, not a bird, not a snake or rabbit.

The initial reaction from the students when they saw what was in the pet carrier was "EWWWW!" This special delivery was what Addy, Emily and Cazzlynn described as "ugly, freaky and scary."

As they warmed up to their new class pets, everyone felt the...

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People with disabilities have been trying for thousands of years to have what you have - the opportunity to rise to whatever level your abilities and ambitions will take you. The dignity in being seen for what you are and not for the labels that are applied to you. The chance to be included in the things that go on in the community instead of being segregated from the community.

Do these dreams sound familiar? They should. People with disabilities are not the only ones in society who have...

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The Fort Wayne Home & Garden Show - one of the tri-state area's most popular annual events - returns for its 42nd edition Thursday, February 26 through Sunday, March 1 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Avenue, Fort Wayne.

An estimated 50,000 visitors will enjoy exploring the newest and most innovative home and garden products and services showcased by more than 650 exhibitors. They also will learn the latest gardening and landscaping techniques from area master...

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Girl Scout Cookie Sale 2015

Girl Scout Cookie Sales at Scott's Food Store in Waynedale on Sunday, February 22, 2015.

Girl Scout Troop 172 from Emmaus Lutheran School included Bella Morgan, Grace Zent, Gloria Zent, Addison Battershell, and Troop Leader Tiffany Morgan.

Sales from this troops cookie sales will go to Kate's Karts.

The following students have dedicated themselves to academic excellence for the past four years and have earned the honor of being named to the "Top Ten" list. Congratulations to each of you for your commitment to learning, and good luck as you move on in your endeavors.

Class of 2015
(listed alphabetically)
·Gabrielle Bearman - Memorial Park Middle School, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
·Audrey Deiser -
St Joseph -St Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Joseph
·Aubrey Feipel -
St Joseph Hessen Cassel, St. Joseph...

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National Law Conference Focused on Seniors and People with Disabilities

James E. Springer of The Elder Law Office of James E. Springer P.C. in Fort Wayne attended the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Summit held from January 29-31, 2015, at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach, California. Hosted by NAELA, this event offered hands-on learning experience under the guidance of top experts in Elder and Special Needs Law. Session titles included:

Working with Clients with Diminished...

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Richs Auto give away

In December, Rich's Auto Center in Waynedale, decided to give back to their community so they became involved with the NAPA Holiday Give Back Program. NAPA and Ridge Company donated $500 worth of parts. Rich's Auto Center stepped up and donated $500 worth of labor, to a vehicle in need, to make sure the vehicle was safe and running well.

The family owned and operated automotive center, located at 2135 Sandpoint Road, received several applications and it was hard to make a decision; however...

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