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Runners, walkers, and baby strollers, grown-ups, grandparents and kids are all welcome at Fort Wayne Trails’ 7th annual Pufferbelly 5K Run/Walk on August 13th. The event takes place at Parkview YMCA, located at 10001 Dawson’s Creek Blvd, near Salomon Farm Park and includes a 5k race and 1-mile kids’ fun run, along with games, live music, pony rides, and more.

This event is designed to highlight the Pufferbelly Trail, Allen County’s portion of what will be a 4-county, 80-mile trail, connecting...

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Waynedale Proud!

Cheers to the 11 volunteers who braved the heat and humidity on Saturday for a morning trail clean-up.

Members of the Waynedale Trails and Sidewalks Initiative joined forces with several residents of the Winterset Neighborhood Association to tidy up the two-mile stretch from Airport Expressway to Tillman Park that has been adopted by the group.

Thanks to everyone for their support in keeping Waynedale beautiful!

Monarch on milkweed

Local nonprofit Little River Wetlands Project will hold its 2016 Monarch Festival at its Eagle Marsh preserve, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne on Sunday, September 11, from noon to 4PM. Everyone is invited to attend this free family-friendly event to learn about, celebrate and nurture monarch butterflies.

Visitors can view monarchs from caterpillars to adults while learning about their life cycle and amazing 2,000-mile migration at educational presentations and displays, outdoor learning stations...

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NE INPAWS Garlic Mustard Pull

On a recent Saturday morning, a group of nine warriors met to eliminate an enemy. The site: Metea County Park in northern Allen County.

The warriors: Northeast Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society (NEINPAWS) (INPAWS).
The target: Garlic Mustard!

INPAWS’ northeast regional chapter became official May 2016 and serves Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley counties. Even before the ink was dry on the chapter bylaws, the group started forming committees...

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The high point of the summer at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish is their summer festival known as SetonFest! With a 5K Run/Walk, games, grilling, beer tent, Corn Hole Tournament, music with Urban Legend and so much more, the parish festival is a time for parish families,
friends and neighbors to enjoy each other’s company.
It is also a labor of love for the many volunteers who make it all possible.

SETON MIRACLE MILES 5K RUN/WALK AUGUST 6, 8:00 AM
Join the kick off! All are welcome to run or walk...

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The 122nd Fighter Wing, which flies the A-10 “Warthog” airframe, has deployed eight A-10 Thunderbolt IIs and approximately 140 Airmen in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve for a month-long combined training event, overseas, to Sliač Air Base, Slovakia.

These Airmen will conduct training and familiarization events alongside our State Partner and NATO ally, Slovakia. In addition, they will also participate in cross-border training with other deployed U.S. Air Force aircraft and other NATO...

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Leftfest 2015 Lois w caricature

It was back in 1976 when the Bill of Lefts was first proclaimed. At 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 13 the Bill of Lefts will be read from the Born Again Quilts patio at 4005 South Wayne Avenue.

Everyone is welcome to enjoy living in a “lefty world” for the day.

You may enjoy a left-handed complimentary cookie, try your left hand at corn hole, the trivia contest that stumped everyone last year, so you may want to bone up on your knowledge of famous lefties. If you want to showcase a special...

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Summer has arrived and it is important to remember that although amusement rides continue to be a thrill for Hoosiers of all ages, riders need to remain informed about ride safety.

“If there is any concern over a ride’s safety, alert the ride operator and do not board the ride,” said John Erickson, Director of Public Information for the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS). “When standing in line for a ride, look for any issues that could make the ride unsafe.”

Most amusement rides...

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tornado siren Waynedale

Have you ever been caught in a storm you didn’t know was coming? Each year, throughout the United States, storm systems and tornados whip through unprepared communities and catch residents off-guard injuring and killing many.

Members of the Waynedale Business Chamber have recently identified there is not a system in place to audibly alert a warning to potential public health, public safety and environmental/weather-related emergencies to the citizens of Waynedale.

Every year, tornado sirens...

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