Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

Kick back and relax, you deserve it! All of the stories in this section are unique, original entertainment by our local Waynedale, (Fort Wayne) Indiana columnists, created just especially for you. Our columnists love to hear from their dedicated readers, view our columnist's biographies and e-mail them here.

The very last day of February slides off the calendar, making way for the month of March. We are not sorry to see her go, as she has been a month full of wintertime surprises. A good old-fashioned winter, some folks say, as they waded through knee-high snow to do their chores. With the bitter cold temperatures we have been enduring, snow still covers the landscape except for a few patches where the sun has melted it.

We have such good hopes for March! Springtime month, windy month, month of...

Read more ...

Bright sunshine glitters on a snowy landscape, and the sky is bright blue. It is a drastic change from yesterday's gray, lowering clouds and snow that kept coming. It was a fluffy, soft snow that swiftly covered roads, rooftops and landscape. Birds flocked to the feeder, as if stocking up on victuals for worse to come, much like shoppers crowding the grocery stores for milk and bread.

Traffic almost came to a stop, except for a few hardy souls that crept along on ice and snow-covered roads...

Read more ...

1940s double wedding ring family quilt finds a new home at Born Again Quilts.

When Country Living Magazine featured a quilt from Born Again Quilts in last November's issue and referenced BAQ as a good resource for quilts, tops, vintage fabric, etc., little did I know how big of a ripple it would make. For a month or so there is a tremendous uptick in the number of people liking items and purchasing on the BAQ Etsy site. After Christmas things slow down until mid-January when I receive an email from Sue of Sunnyvale, California. Subject line: Would you like a...

Read more ...

I grew up with a lot of religious rules. To violate these rules was to subject oneself to the judgment of God. If you had a fundamentalist upbringing, you may be familiar with some of these restrictions. No drinking, no smoking, no dancing, no playing cards or going to the movies, no mixed-bathing (a prospect that intrigued my teenage mind), no Sabbath-breaking (though we did not actually gather on the Sabbath), and absolutely no questioning of religious authority.

Religious authority was...

Read more ...

The sun is shining brightly on our hills today, although a wayward wind is laced through the sunshine. The cardinals are squabbling over the bird feeder, but it seems to be the females that are doing the fussing. I heard them singing early this morning, their "purty-purty-purty" ringing out in the chilly air. Though they sing at any time of the year, it seemed to me that they were practicing their spring song.

They are beautiful birds and make a showy picture when perched on a green pine...

Read more ...

James Griffin gets a close up view of a 1940’s Dresden Plate quilt undergoing restoration.

Valentines are in the air and talk of love is everywhere! (So much for sappy poetry.)

You can go to any card shop, grocery store or pharmacy and find the usual array of cards for spouses, lovers, kids, teachers, etc., but a valentine for your Alma Mater? No way!

I am a graduate of Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne and hold a degree from both schools. I used to alternate paying alumni dues between the two mother schools but stopped a couple of years ago because their alumni...

Read more ...

Free E-mail Subscription

Receive the latest Waynedale News by e-mail every issue!
* Means Required Field

First Name *

Last Name

Email *

Phone Number
(Cell Phone Texts)

Zip-Code *