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Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School third grader Matthew McAllister tries to pick up a 44 lb. water jerry can.

On October 7, two representatives from the Thirst Project visited Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School to talk about the global water crisis and the group’s work building fresh water wells in African countries, India, and other countries.

Last school year, three then 6th graders, Grace Steffan, Catherine Terrell and Gia Virgilio, organized a fundraiser, selling bracelets and raising awareness about the water crisis and the work of the Thirst Project. The 6th graders sold bracelets at...

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PHASE ONE TRAIL

Mayor Henry recently joined City of Fort Wayne staff, representatives from Fort Wayne Trails, and community and neighborhood leaders for a groundbreaking ceremony for phase one of the Six Mile Creek Trail.

The trail will start with a nearly one-mile trail expansion from South Phoenix Parkway at Southtown Centre to the intersection of Tillman Road and Lemar Drive. While this is only phase one of the Six Mile Creek Trail, when the full, multi-phase trail is complete, it will contribute...

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Waynedale Trunk Or Treat

Kingston Residence will host their 4th Annual Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 22nd from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. at 7515 Winchester Road.

Trunk or treat is a free event with donations being accepted toward the Waynedale Trails and Sidewalks Initiative (WTSI). More than 20 vehicles will be decorated and handing out goodies. Walgreen’s will be taking complimentary photos of children dressed in costume and residents of Kingston Assisted Living will join in the fun by also handing out treats. The...

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(l-r) residents of Winterset Association Deb Pruitt, Jay Brower and Steve Binkley who volunteered their time and efforts. Members of the Waynedale community gathered on Saturday to collect 8 garbage bags of trash and prime the guardrails before painting at the intersection of Fairfield and Tillman Roads. Painting will be done this Saturday, October 22nd.  Contact Camille Garrison at 415-7741 for further information or to volunteer.

City trail usage saw a third quarter increase of nearly 24,000 trail users compared to past years. A total of 188,711 walkers, joggers and cyclists took to our City trail in the third quarter of 2016– breaking the previous third quarter high mark of 154,828 set in 2012.

The 22% third quarter growth followed the all-time record high month set earlier this year in June when 73,226 residents were on our trails. The previous high mark for June was 55,432, set in 2012.

“There’s not a typical trail...

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The official hours for Trick-or-Treat 2016 have been established for the “City” of Fort Wayne. Trick-or-Treat will be observed in the “City” of Fort Wayne from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 31, 2016. Trick-or-Treaters should only visit those homes with an illuminated exterior front light (or porch light) indicating that trick-or-treaters are welcomed.

Trick-or-Treaters should remember the following safety rules:
·Do not wear costumes that obscure your vision
·Wear reflective...

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HANNA RHODEN RECEIVES PHILIP  & KATHERINE BAIL AWARD

Hanna Rhoden, a senior at Bishop Luers High School, was the 2016-2017 recipient of the Philip and Katherine Bail Award. She was recognized and presented the award during the Honor Awards Ceremony on Friday, September 9. The award recognizes Rhoden as a personal achievement scholar.

The award is presented to a senior student who possesses outstanding moral character, who strives to perform to the highest levels of his or her God-given talents, and who does not allow adversity to define or...

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The Indiana Department of Transportation announces that contractors scheduled an install and have activated a new traffic signal on Lower Huntington Road at the southbound I-69 ramps in Allen County, on Thursday, October 13.

During the day Thursday, Oct. 13, drivers saw the southbound I-69 ramp lanes, as well as Lower Huntington Road, restricted as contractor crews installed the signal components. INDOT reminds drivers to use caution and pay attention when driving through any active...

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Four-footed ghosts and goblins are lining up to take part in the Halloween Pet Parade and Fall Festival Fundraiser sponsored by Paws & Remember on Saturday, October 22, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Franke Park, Pavilion #1.

Each year, many animals arrive on our doorstep after having suffered at the hands of their owners. Dogs like Stella.

Stella arrived at a mere 18 lbs. After providing her with veterinary care, it was determined her condition was due to a lack of nutrition. Simply feeding...

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Mrs. Julie Peters brought her 3-year-old Newfoundland, Simon, to Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton’s animal blessing.

If you drove down Aboite Center Road around 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 4, you may have been surprised to see over 50 animals outside Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School’s main entrance. All were patiently waiting to receive an animal blessing.

“I brought my Boston Terrier, Sophie,” said 6th grader Austin Farris. “It made me feel good that my mom brought her. It’s cool that we get our animals blessed. They are a big part of our family.”

October 4 is the Feast Day of Saint Francis of...

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