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Mary Stark Curves

When trying to describe Mary Stark, I keep reflecting on the Girl Scout Law I learned as a young girl. Mary truly exemplifies so many of the characteristics. She is friendly, helpful, considerate and caring. Add courageous, strong, responsible and resourceful. Plus she genuinely strives to make the world a better place.

As owner of Curves on Bluffton Road for the past 10 years, Mary is quick to give kudos to her associate Becky Hilkey, who has helped to shape Curves into the success it is...

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Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry joined players with Elmhurst Little League at Mason Park to celebrate a successful season and improvements that were made to the baseball diamonds through the Play Ball initiative. The City of Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department, and the Fort Wayne TinCaps worked together to make the enhancements possible.

Representatives from the City of Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department, and Fort Wayne TinCaps made a visit to the Elmhurst Little League Mason Park on Mason Drive, Friday, July 15, 2016 as part of a recognition ceremony for the recent improvements completed at the baseball diamonds.

New green screens have enhanced the game experience for players, umpires and fans. In addition, batting cage screens and netting have been upgraded to make batting practice safer for players and...

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Aboite Softball League picture

The Aboite Softball League celebrated its 41st year this summer. The league was started by the Aboite River Women’s Club with the goals of softball skills, fun, teamwork and sportsmanship. The league this year, had 35 teams and over 425 girls between the ages of 5 and 18. There is also a women’s league for those 18 and older that play doubleheaders on Sunday nights.

The Aboite Softball League has been a parent-run, non-profit, unaffiliated slow-pitch recreational league since its inception. It...

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Bees & Brew Fort Wayne - Southwest Honey Co

Looking for a refreshing new idea for date night? Need an excuse to get out of the house with your girlfriends and do something unique? This summer, Southwest Honey Co. of Fort Wayne hosts “Bees and Brew” to tantalize your taste buds and engage your mind.

Something for everyone; the creative, the adventurous and the curious, Bees & Brew is a “wine and canvas” for nature and DIY crafts lovers. Certainly a unique hands-on experience, each Bees & Brew is designed to engage participants...

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Runners, walkers, and baby strollers, grown-ups, grandparents and kids are all welcome at Fort Wayne Trails’ 7th annual Pufferbelly 5K Run/Walk on August 13th. The event takes place at Parkview YMCA, located at 10001 Dawson’s Creek Blvd, near Salomon Farm Park and includes a 5k race and 1-mile kids’ fun run, along with games, live music, pony rides, and more.

This event is designed to highlight the Pufferbelly Trail, Allen County’s portion of what will be a 4-county, 80-mile trail, connecting...

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Waynedale Proud!

Cheers to the 11 volunteers who braved the heat and humidity on Saturday for a morning trail clean-up.

Members of the Waynedale Trails and Sidewalks Initiative joined forces with several residents of the Winterset Neighborhood Association to tidy up the two-mile stretch from Airport Expressway to Tillman Park that has been adopted by the group.

Thanks to everyone for their support in keeping Waynedale beautiful!

Monarch on milkweed

Local nonprofit Little River Wetlands Project will hold its 2016 Monarch Festival at its Eagle Marsh preserve, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne on Sunday, September 11, from noon to 4PM. Everyone is invited to attend this free family-friendly event to learn about, celebrate and nurture monarch butterflies.

Visitors can view monarchs from caterpillars to adults while learning about their life cycle and amazing 2,000-mile migration at educational presentations and displays, outdoor learning stations...

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NE INPAWS Garlic Mustard Pull

On a recent Saturday morning, a group of nine warriors met to eliminate an enemy. The site: Metea County Park in northern Allen County.

The warriors: Northeast Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society (NEINPAWS) (INPAWS).
The target: Garlic Mustard!

INPAWS’ northeast regional chapter became official May 2016 and serves Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley counties. Even before the ink was dry on the chapter bylaws, the group started forming committees...

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The high point of the summer at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish is their summer festival known as SetonFest! With a 5K Run/Walk, games, grilling, beer tent, Corn Hole Tournament, music with Urban Legend and so much more, the parish festival is a time for parish families,
friends and neighbors to enjoy each other’s company.
It is also a labor of love for the many volunteers who make it all possible.

SETON MIRACLE MILES 5K RUN/WALK AUGUST 6, 8:00 AM
Join the kick off! All are welcome to run or walk...

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