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Little River Wetlands

Local land trust Little River Wetlands Project will host its sixth annual Frogapalooza fundraiser on Friday, October 23 (6 to 9 p.m.) at the Fort Wayne Country Club. This year’s event, presented by Phillips Financial Services, will celebrate the 25th anniversary of LRWP’s founding.

“Our theme is ‘take your imagination for a hike,’” explains LRWP executive director Amy Silva, “because our founders certainly did that when they started a nonprofit with the mission of restoring some of Indiana’s...

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Richardville House Tro One

Just beyond the commercial traffic of Bluffton Road, in the heart of Waynedale, the Chief Richardville House sits in a small clearing. It is an unexpected piece of quiet elegance amidst the intrusive noise of modernity just feet from its front step. Its red brick exterior rises above the sloping hills and woods around it, standing as a stately witness to over 200 years of human history.

This hidden architectural gem has played host to many private and public events over the years, a tradition...

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Waynedale Lions Club sponsors and new members (l-r) President Lion Jim Springer (sponsor), Dr. Frank Robinson, Gerret Swearingen, Jordan Cornwell, Lion Alex Cornwell (sponsor)

On Tuesday, September 8, the Waynedale Lions Club held their monthly dinner meeting and inducted 3 new members to the local chapter. In attendance was the Waynedale Lions Club, Foster Park Lions Club and McMillen Lions Club. The induction ceremony was held presented by PDG Greg Jeffery at Halls Restaurant South on Bluffton Road.

The Lions Club believes that the world gets better and problems get smaller when people unite to serve their local and global community. Lions help where help is...

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The plant serves more than 300,000 people in Fort Wayne and surrounding areas.

Last month, the plant won the prestigious 15-Year Directors Award, presented by the Partnership for Safe Water. The award recognizes high-quality water production and optimization of plant treatment operations and was developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA). Fewer than 1 percent of the 11,500 surface water treatment plants in our nation have received the...

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Bishop Luers High Archuletta Ronald Drawing Stand Out

Ronnie Archuletta receives Scholastic Gold, National, and ART.WRITE.NOW.DC honors.

The recognition keeps coming for Bishop Luer’s junior Ronnie Archuletta as he receives multiple honors for his self-portrait entitled, “Stand Out.” His mixed media drawing won a regional Scholastic Gold Key followed by a national award in May 2015. Ronnie and his teacher, Kristen Billingsley, were invited to attend the awards ceremony held at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Ronnie was granted an Alliance Summer...

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A cell phone lot is now open at Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA), allowing quick and convenient passenger pick-up from the terminal. The cell phone lot was created due to the airport’s recent traffic growth and resulting curbside congestion during heavy travel periods.

“We identified a problem at the curb when vehicles were double and triple parked waiting to pick up passengers, creating not only a headache for those picking up but an obvious safety concern,” said Joe Marana, Director of...

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Robinson Eyecare

Dr. Frank Robinson has opened a new optometric care office in Waynedale after serving the area as a full-service eye care provider since 1987. The Robinson Family Eyecare Clinic is located at 6710 Old Trail Road, just north of Lower Huntington Road.

Dr. Robinson is an independent Doctor of Optometry who established his practice in 1994. The Fort Wayne native is a graduate of South Side High School, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), and Indiana University in Bloomington...

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Saint Therese would like to invite you to a family fun filled day at our annual fall festival. There will be a variety of inflatable’s, kids games,Live and silent auction, item raffle, 50-50 raffle and much more. This year we are raffling off a propane gas Grill, St. Joseph statue, $200, and in a iPad mini. We also have a 5K run walk that starts at 9 o’clock. You can register at www.sttheresefw.org.The festival starts at 10 o’clock till midnight. Children games will be from 10:30pm to 4:30pm...

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Mrs. Julie Peters and her Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School first graders release balloons and talk about how the wind affects their travel.

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School first graders release balloons for class project

On August 21, the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School first graders took part in a fun and colorful event. To squeals of delight, the first graders let go of and released 52 pink balloons that quickly lifted up to the sky. Attached to the balloons are notes that explain that this is a first grade class project to see how far the balloons travel.

The teachers and first graders talked about how the...

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