Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

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Years ago, about the time Russia was opening up more to tourists from the west, three of my colleagues from the university decided to take a few weeks of their summer and travel there. They didn’t have any itinerary; they would just go and hope for the best. Upon their return, I asked Loren about their trip.

“We had lots of great times and new adventures,” was the reply. “We rented a little car that we drove around. I think we had someone following us for quite a while, but eventually they...

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Dewey Decker showed his new business cards to the other guys at the Mule Barn Truck Stop’s philosophy counter, and each member of the world dilemma think tank got to keep one.

Steve, our owlish-appearing cowboy, scratched his head as he studied the card.

“Okay, Dewey, I’ll bite ... what’s a verm-a- ....?

“Vermiculturist, Steve,” Dewey said, proudly. “It means I raise worms.”

Dewey, the beloved accident-prone member of the think tank, began his new career with just a shovel and his pickup...

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Florence and Catherine’s 1930s whole cloth quilt is in need of someone to cherish it.

All quilts have a history: the history of their maker, the creative and technical processes that went into making them and how they were used throughout their life.

A couple of months ago Linda Kuhn visits me and shows me a quilt she’s thinking of selling. The quilt is reversible with a light pumpkin orange on one side and rose/gold on the other. The 64” x 82” quilt is hand quilted with a medallion design in the middle, clamshell design on the sides and the edges are bound by golden blanket...

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October is spinning out her days of gold under the deep blue skies of autumn. Summer is gone, taking with her the wildflowers that marked her days, and hot days of sunshine. The cheerful songbirds that warbled throughout the day are heard less and less, as flocks of them have departed for sunnier climes. The cawing of crows resounds through the skies now, along with the sassy comments of the blue jays. As Kathy Mobley of the Gazette said, “We’ve squeezed out the last bit of summer.”

Although...

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The diptych was created using the meditative process of double weave where the design is hand picked row by row. Hand dyed yarn.

The Fort Wayne Weavers’ Guild exhibit at the First Presbyterian Church in downtown Fort Wayne is well attended on the opening night reception. The walls are awash in the colors of the woven masterpieces. A dozen Guild members are on hand to discuss their work with patrons while church volunteers serve a variety of tasty nibble foods to their guests.

The Guild was founded in 1947 and the members today are just as passionate about hand weaving and learning new techniques. They welcome new...

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I heard the katydids tolling your death knell last night. In fact, the lonely, haunting dirge has sounded out for weeks now. They are singing of change, and cold, and a white, creeping death that will come to summer and singer alike.

You don’t look as if you are dying, Summer. In the midst of your lush, green fullness it seems absurd to speak of death and decay. Yet there are unmistakable signs that your days are numbered. There is a sad air of decadence hovering over your gardens now, with...

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