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Crews have installed banners along West Jefferson Boulevard as part of the Blue Star Banner program, which recognizes City of Fort Wayne residents and City government employees who are actively deployed.

To all service men and women thank you for your service!

Banners are displayed through November and then removed during the winter months.

Is your daughter interested in Girl Scouts but unsure what troops exist nearby that might have openings for new members? Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana is pleased to help by offering an online resource called the Opportunity Catalog that lets girls and their parents search for troop information.

Girls and parents can search for troops by inputting their ZIP codes to find troops in their area, or by inputting a troop number to find a specific troop that they are already familiar with...

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Community Spotlight Dave Umber - Umbers Hardware

Umber’s Do It Best Hardware has been a part of the Waynedale community for 73 years. CEO Dave Umber shares, “My grandfather started our business in 1944 at the corner of Old Trail and Lower Huntington Road and then we moved to our current location in 1954. My dad and mom, Dwight & Marilyn, purchased the business in 1967, and my wife Barb & I became owners in 1997. I personally started in 1973 so that puts me at 43 years of walking the aisles of our stores!”

There are two Umber’s stores...

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Ice Skating couple

The Headwaters Park Outdoor Ice Skating Rink will open at 11 AM Saturday, November 19, 2016, for its 14th season. Admission fees will remain the same as in the previous 13 seasons, thanks to corporate and foundation support.

The Lincoln Financial Group is again the corporate sponsor for the season, which lasts through Sunday March 5, 2017. “Thanks to Lincoln, and to the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, the Edward D. & Ione Auer Foundation and the PNC Trusts, skating rates have...

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Mrs. Amy Bowman speaks to the congregation after the announcement that she is this year’s Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School Light of Learning Award recipient. Father Matt Soberalski and Principal Lois Widner are pictured on the left.

On November 11 at the end of the All School Mass, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School Principal Lois Widner announced this year’s recipient for the diocesan Light of Learning Award and it is 5th grade teacher Mrs. Amy Bowman. Principal Widner described Bowman as meeting all the criteria for the award, as well as being positive, cheerful, Christ-like, an excellent communicator, an outstanding educator and “a gem.”

To a rousing applause, Mrs. Bowman came up to the front of the church to...

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You are invited to the seventh annual Holly Trolley Shopping presented by the Downtown Improvement District on Saturday, November 26th, from 11:00am-5:00pm in conjunction with Shop Small Saturday.

With its emphasis on small businesses, unique gifts, and a stress free environment, Holly Trolley isn’t just a shopping trip, it’s an experience you will look forward to! Six free trolleys will transport you around beautiful Downtown Fort Wayne as well as the Wells Street and West Main Corridors...

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Native Landscape IN Ave

When Jane Rose decided to re-landscape her yard, she knew exactly what she wanted to do.

She wanted to go with native plants for her new yard. So, she turned to her friend and former neighbor, Judith Nastally for help. Nastally owns and operates her own design firm, J. Lynne Associates, located in Fort Wayne since the early 1990s.

Her company specializes in native plant landscape design, and in installation of container gardens.

When Nastally first consulted with Rose in early October about...

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Legion riders 2016

If you see a motorcycle roaring past you on a local roadway, don’t just assume it’s a youngster out looking for a good time. It just might be a rider from American Legion Post #241.

The motorcycle-owning members of the Post belong to what’s called the Legion Riders. For an event (a ride), they’ll go out, and each rider will pay an entry free (typically between $10 and $25). The money raised by the group, which numbers 50 to 250 bikers – depending on the event - goes to whichever charity the...

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Miami Middle School Science teachers, students and STARBASE instructors experiment launching a balloon 96,000 feet in the air!

Students at Miami Middle School recently sent a science experiment more than 90,000 feet in the air to get a little taste of the atmosphere – and of some science.

For about the last five weeks, students at the school have been working with their science teachers preparing a test balloon to launch skyward.

On a warm autumn afternoon about two weeks ago, students and teachers filed outside the school, located at 8100 Amherst Drive in Waynedale, and let their experiment float toward the...

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