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After being out of their building since the week of July 7, Calvary United Methodist Church, 6301 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne, would like to invite the many friends and neighbors who helped us through the "Flood of 2003", to an Open House on Saturday, November 22 from 2-6 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

A worship service to re-dedicate our facility will take place Sunday, November 23rd, 9:30 a.m. followed by a Thanksgiving luncheon for seniors. Anyone who has helped us in this crisis is...

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These Waynedale kids share their talent and love of music by singing in the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir:  Jenna Rorick, Chalotte Janovyak, Christopher Busack, Teresa Lovejoy, Erik Bailey, Rebekah Kaelper, Rebekah Lewis, Jessica Savieo, and Katie Smith.  Photo was taken at Concordia Seminary in front of Wynken Hall during the FWCC summer rehearsal.        Fort Wayne Children’s Choir is celebrating “Three Decades of Song”.  Their concert schedule includes Harvest Concert  November 16, 2003 4pm at First Presbyterian Church 300 W. Wayne and Rejoice Concert  December 7, 2003  4pm  Plymouth Congregational Church.

The Fort Wayne Children's Choir has been in existence for 30 years, inviting people from kindergarten through high school to join with them. Founded in 1973 under the direction of Jocelyn Basse, FWCC now is directed by Fred Meads and has grown to a membership count of 275 singers.

Each of the singers is separated by talent and age into one of FWCC's choirs, first of which is the Music Explorers class for ages 5-6. Next is the Preparatory Choir, which is a non-audition choir for students ages...

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The annual Miami District Fall Camporee held the weekend of October 3, 4, and 5, presented a great opportunity for the Scouts. Troop 344 arrived in New Haven, Indiana on Friday evening and set up camp in a dark, rainy, windy, and cold park. These Scouts have encountered adverse weather a time or two in the past and they came through again this time. They established a good campsite and erected tents that were dry on the inside. And they had a cooking area ready to go.

Although one or two...

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Joan and Robert Felicichia are the proud parents of Eagle Scout Stephen Felicichia.

Stephen Felicichia of Troop 344 was inducted into the rank of Eagle Scout on October 14, 2003. Scoutmaster Bob Rainwaters convened the Court of Honors, with the presentation of colors and the Pledge of Allegiance. Pastor Mike Harris, Waynedale United Methodist Church, gave the invocation and Stephen was escorted to the seat of honor.

Stephen's parents, Robert and Joan, were brought forward and Joan donned the Eagle Scout pin on Stephen's uniform. All other Eagle Scouts in the audience were...

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Staff and residents of Englewood Health and Rehabilitation Center joined in some Halloween fun with a scarecrow contest on Friday, October 17th. Each department/shift entered a scarecrow. First, second, and third prize winners were as follows: 1st place (at left) Scarecrow #7, Baby Spook by the Day Shift Nursing, 2nd place-Scarecrow #2, Matilda the cleaning lady by the Housekeeping Staff, and a tie went to the 3rd place-Scarecrow #3, Cook by the Day Shift Dietary Staff and Scarecrow #10...

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Near the corner of Old Trail and Bluffton Road, next to the Fort Wayne Conservation Club, stands the oldest American Indian structure in the Midwest.

The Chief Jean Baptist Richardville House has been getting a face lift. The Indian House, as it is known by most people in Waynedale, has been newly renovated and will be open to the public on Saturday, November 1st, from 9am - 6pm.

The home of Miami Civil Chief Jean Baptist Richardville, one of the wealthiest men in Fort Wayne in the early...

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David Parrish American Legion Post 296 Celebrates Re-Opening After Flood 2003 (L-R) Tim Pape, Robert Ripley 4th District Commander, Karen Dumont President 296 Auxiliary, Larry Thiele Post 296 Commander, Denny Cunningham S.A.L. Post 296 Commander, and State Representive Ben GiaQuinta cut the ribbon on Saturday, October 18, 2003.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 241

New Weekly Kitchen Menu Luncheon Specials Served From 11am to 1pm
Stop in and have one of their "Home Cooked" and delicious lunches from 11am to 1:30pm daily Monday through Friday.
Food every evening:
Monday-50-cent draft beer
Tuesday-Sliders
Wednesday-Wings
Thursday-Food Specials to be announced
Friday Night Dinners are now being served - 5pm to 8pm
Free hot dogs on Saturday at 10am
Bingo every Sunday - doors open early
For your convenience we now have an ATM machine

TURKEY...

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Friday October 17th, local resident Scudder Chaney celebrated his 93rd birthday at Village Bowl. He is a weekly bowler in the Friday Senior League. Scudder's grandson stopped by to enjoy the celebration. They enjoyed cake & coffee. Scudder was presented with balloons; a bowling pin signed by the Village Bowl employees and the other league members. Photo provided by Lori Dove

Construction south from Roger’s Formal Wear parking area, looking towards Bluffton Road Bridge.

It's hard to imagine a time when roads were made of timbers and there was a toll-booth at Quimby Village. A time when you could catch Musky out of the Saint Mary's River and the only form of long distance travel was on the rivers or cross-country on horseback. We have grown up in Waynedale, or other parts of the city, where we are generations away from those days.

I was preparing Ed Noble's history article for this issue of The Waynedale News and I was trying to imagine what it would have...

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