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Curator Candy Pease (left) and artist Owen Sanders share a moment of laughter during the installation of “the Big Show” exhibit at Wunderkammer Company. On the wall are additional artworks created by Owen using the etch-a-sketch. Owen’s sister, Mackenzie, also has work featured in the exhibit. Both artists sold their creative works during the opening days of the month-long gallery exhibit.

"The Big Show" at Wunderkammer Company showcases artworks by people with disabilities in northeast Indiana. Located at 3402 Fairfield Avenue, in the old Casa D' Angelo building, Wunderkammer hosts off-beat exhibitions to engage the community. Dan Swartz directs the gallery. "Our mission is to engage the community through contemporary art, and we find gaps in cultural opportunities and fill those gaps in a way that benefits different communities."

Until "the Big Show" opened March 12, there had...

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Easter In Waynedale

Spring is just around the corner and there are some fantastic events coming up in Waynedale for the whole family to enjoy.

On March 24th, the 7th annual Taste of Waynedale will be held at Mount Calvary Family Life Center (1819 Reservation Road) from 4:30pm until 7:00pm. This event will be sponsored by Kingston Residence and all proceeds from Taste of Waynedale will go towards Honor Flight Northeast Indiana and Community Harvest Food Bank.

Taste of Waynedale is a wonderful way to come out and...

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  Pileated Woodpecker  photo by G. Dewey Powell

Another dreary, gray-sky day I thought as I sat at my desk one morning trying to compose an article for a newspaper. But no words came, nor even a subject. I shifted my gaze from the computer screen before me to the bird feeder outside the window behind my computer. Four blue jays and a cardinal were on the feeder tray.

Shifting my gaze further, looking in the trees of my yard, I spotted two black-capped chickadees, two tufted titmice, several goldfinches in winter drab plumage and one...

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It was another night of great speeches at our Baerfield Toastmasters' Club. We had had a speech on the dangers of diet colas and one on the benefits of mentoring. To top it off, our newest member gave his Ice-breaker speech introducing himself to our club.

If this doesn't sound very interesting, let me explain a little further:

First, most of the people there drink at least one or more diet drinks a day and one of these people is a problematic diabetic. After hearing the facts presented both...

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The 4th annual Fort Wayne Sport Club Garage Sale Fundraiser will take place at Fort Wayne Sport Club's own Club House, 3102 Ardmore Avenue, Fort Wayne. The proceeds from the sale will benefit capital improvement projects at the Fort Wayne Sport Club.

Please plan to come out shopping at the Garage Sale Fundraiser on March 20th & 21st. You may just find that treasure you've always been looking for. Hours of operation will be on Friday, March 20th from 9:00 a.m. – close, and on Saturday...

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SCAN, Inc. (Stop Child Abuse and Neglect) is now taking lunch orders for its 30th Annual Brown Bag Lunch fundraiser featuring delicious pasta with hearty meatballs and signature Casaburo salads provided by Casa Ristoranti Italiano. The event will be held at the Fort Wayne Masonic Temple, 216 E. Washington Blvd. from 11am – 1pm on Wednesday, March 18.

To celebrate the 30th anniversary, we have a new Brown Bag Lunch logo, which highlights our continued partnership with Casa! We could not have...

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This dated and signed four square red and white star quilt with alternating feather wreath blocks is a fine example of late 1800 needle work.

Recently I had the good fortune to pick up a four square red and white quilt at a reasonable price at an estate sale. I didn't examine it very closely for I was sold on it when I saw the brilliant turkey red 8-pointed stars, tiny quilt stitches, feathered wreaths and the narrow binding. It wasn't until I got my treasure home and examined it more thoroughly did I spy on the one corner the embroidered date (1885) and initials "AL" and below them in faint pencil "A. Leon".

What a find! Although...

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WD Elem Cockroach

Mrs. Phillips fourth grade class at Waynedale Elementary received a unique surprise. It was delivered to them on Friday, February 20th. "It's our class pet!" said the teacher. But, it wasn't your typical pet, not a bird, not a snake or rabbit.

The initial reaction from the students when they saw what was in the pet carrier was "EWWWW!" This special delivery was what Addy, Emily and Cazzlynn described as "ugly, freaky and scary."

As they warmed up to their new class pets, everyone felt the...

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People with disabilities have been trying for thousands of years to have what you have - the opportunity to rise to whatever level your abilities and ambitions will take you. The dignity in being seen for what you are and not for the labels that are applied to you. The chance to be included in the things that go on in the community instead of being segregated from the community.

Do these dreams sound familiar? They should. People with disabilities are not the only ones in society who have...

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