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Spyros New Owner

One of Waynedale’s most successful restaurants will be under new ownership beginning November 1st. Spyro’s Pancake House, located at 4410 Bluffton Road has been purchased by Marc Amans. Mr. Amans assured us there will be no change in menu and pricing. The same friendly Wait Staff and Kitchen Manager will continue to service customers just as they have been served for the past eleven years. A name change is necessary for clarity and the restaurant will now be called “The Bluebird Pancake House”...

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The Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department’s Community Center, 233 W. Main Street, is hosting a FREE breakfast for men and women who have served our country in the military.

The celebration will begin at 8:30am, Monday, November 9.

Each veteran may bring one guest to the breakfast.

The American Legion Band of Fort Wayne will provide the musical entertainment.

Pre-registration is required by calling 260-427-6460 by November 4.

Walter O’Brien gives an autographed photo to student Christopher Svitek.

On October 16, Walter O’Brien, IQ genius and computer expert, spoke at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School to 5th through 8th graders, including students of the Starbase 2.0 program.

Walter O’Brien is the CEO of Scorpion Computer Services and also co-producer of the CBS dramatic series “Scorpion,” based on his life story. Born in Ireland, O’Brien was 13 years old when he hacked into NASA computers. He later hacked into the Bank of England’s computers.

O’Brien attended high school and...

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The annual Veterans Day Parade on Parnell Avenue, sponsored by the Allen County Council of Veterans, will be held Saturday, November 7, ending with a ceremony and dedication of the new Veterans Plaza at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

The parade line up will be at 10a.m. at the corner of State Street and Parnell Avenue. The parade will start at 11a.m. and travel north on Parnell Avenue to the Memorial Coliseum.

Guests attending the ceremony and dedication of Veterans Plaza will be...

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Lions Club White Cane

Waynedale Lions Club members were busy at Kroger on Saturday, October 24 with the “White Cane Day” to raise awareness and raise funds to assist those in our community needing vision care. All money donated during this event was donated to the Indiana Association of Workers for the Blind.

The Indiana Association of Workers for the Blind was established as a non-profit corporation in 1917 as a way to assist veterans blinded in service. It has since evolved to help all persons who are suffering...

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Don Goss

Don Goss knew what direction he wanted to focus his life on long before most people even know what their favorite ice cream is. Those of us who know “Mister Goss” (as I always called him) have seen him as a theater and art teacher at Elmhurst High School. Goss spent 56 years teaching there and impacted the lives of more than 10,000 students. But his desire for art and theater started well before his time at Elmhurst.

By the time Goss was in the third grade, he and his classmates were already...

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Trunk or Treat

There is a popular twist on Trick or Treat aptly named “Trunk or Treat”. It is somewhat surprising when someone is unfamiliar with the term, considering it has been around since the late 1990s. Touted as a safer way to collect candy, the custom is said to have begun in Utah and has slowly spread to small towns in the Midwest and South.

The premise is that vehicles of all types gather together, typically at a church or school. They decorate the trunks of their cars, often in popular themes such...

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Waynedale area residents will have a gathering place on Saturday, November 7 from 9am-2pm at Waynedale United Methodist Church where they can find gifts for Christmas at the many craft tables, select baked goods and cookies-by-the-box.

Customers can relax and enjoy a cup of coffee and an apple dumpling or a bowl of soup and sandwich at the snack bar open 10am-1pm while visiting with friends.

Proceeds from this event support the United Methodist Women’s Pledge to Mission.

Fort 4 Fitness Kingston

Thirteen residents at Kingston Residence participated in the annual Fort 4 Fitness Senior Marathon this year. These folks have proven that they are ready, willing and able to go the extra mile...or 26.2 to be exact. Older adults needed to walk 26.2 miles over a period of about 12 weeks in order to complete the marathon. However, these 13 walkers far surpassed these expectations.

Barbara Armstrong, Arlene Chronister, Barbara Engelhaupt, Maxine Ford, Joan Franklin, Eileen Gerardot, Jack Griebel...

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