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During a special Naturalization Ceremony at Sauder Village on July 4, guests will have the opportunity to celebrate as 46 people become new U.S. citizens on our nation’s birthday. With other activities planned throughout the weekend including playing the game of Cricket, special music, making ice cream and more – Sauder Village is the place to be this year to create special memories while celebrating the Fourth of July Holiday!

The U.S. District Court Naturalization Ceremony will be held on...

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Kingston HealthCare will host its 20th Annual Dance Event on Monday, July 11th at Ceruti’s Banquet and Event Center, 6325 Illinois Road from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

This year Kingston is “Dancing for a Cause”. Half of all proceeds from the event will go toward Honor Flight Northeast Indiana. Music for the evening is provided by local band PrimeTime, playing the favorites across the decades. The event will feature a dessert bar, coffee and a cash bar. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door...

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Community Harvest Jane Avery

Community Harvest Food Bank renamed the Tillman Road facility “The Jane Avery Distribution Center” in honor of long-time Executive Director Jane Avery, who passed away last July. Under Avery’s nineteen years of leadership, the food bank grew to distribute nearly 13 million pounds of food to more than 90,000 people annually.

In 2011, Mayor Henry awarded Avery with the Key to the Fort for her commitment to the community through her stewardship and involvement. She was also awarded the 2015...

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Community Spotlight Rykard

Billie Fedeli Rykard has an extensive Christmas card mailing list, which includes 93 city officials. As the president of the Belle Vista/Allendale neighborhoods since 2003, Billie likes to stay in touch with her many contacts, including influential names she wouldn’t hesitate to call in the middle of the night if a resident of the neighborhood was in trouble. She is passionate about her job as president, devoting countless hours each week. Her daily duties include maintaining the association...

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Explore The Honey Bee

Mount Calvary Lutheran Child Care & Preschool Ministry recently visited the Southwest Conservation Club to learn more about pollinators, the environment and their connection to the food we eat by participating in the “Explore the Honeybee” program by Southwest Honey Co.

June 20- 26, 2016 has been designated National Pollinator Week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of the Interior. Nine years ago the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval and designation of a week in...

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My mission as an expectant father for the first time in 1967 was to get to the hospital before the baby reached the end of the birth canal. Back then, Dads-to-be were not allowed to go with their wives any further than the delivery-room doors, but were confined to the “Stork Club,” a small room with some magazines, uncomfortable hardback chairs and a stiff sofa to match. A small television picked up just five channels, which all went off the air at 1 a.m. leaving the future fathers with nothing...

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Ribfest 2016

The 18th annual Ribfest is four days of unbelievably delicious, mouth-watering BBQ served up just the way you love it by National Award Winning BBQ teams from across the country. This year’s event starts on Thursday June 16th at 11:30 AM and ends on Sunday June 19th at 9:30PM.  Each year upwards of 40,000 ribfeasters descend on Headwaters Park in downtown Ft. Wayne where over twenty-five tons of incredible BBQ is consumed during Ft. Wayne’s favorite summer festival.  Brisket, ribs, pulled pork...

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Acres Michael Black

ACRES Land Trust’s newest preserve, the Mills-Black Nature Preserve protects 11 acres and extends an emerging preservation corridor.

Four generations of Michael Black’s family worked the land at the corner of Ernst and Aboite roads, five miles east of Roanoke. Michael didn’t want to see more of his family’s land sold off and divided, so he donated his remaining portion of eleven acres to ACRES, safeguarding his family’s legacy in perpetuity.

Today, the Mills-Black Nature Preserve stands...

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Covington Art Fair

The Covington Art Fair will mark its 24th year on June 25 and 26, 2016, at Covington Plaza, 6382 West Jefferson Blvd. Show times are Saturday from 10am until 5pm, and Sunday from 11am until 4pm.

The Covington Art Fair has grown into one of the largest fine arts fairs in the region, and features artwork of local, regional and national artists. This year over 90 artists will be on hand with unique one-of-a-kind artwork from every medium. This two day event includes live jazz music, and a number...

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