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.

This week we're going to let THE WAYNEDALE NEWS reader, Mary Frecker, tell you about:

"SQUIRREL, IT TASTES JUST LIKE CHICKEN"

Get your hunter out to bag you 3 or 4 of those fluffy tailed critters. After they are skinned and gutted, soak them in cold water to cover with about 1/2 cup of salt. This will take the gamey taste away. Let soak for about 2 hours, then rinse well in cold water again. They then can be prepared like any other chicken dish: grilled, BBQ'd, roasted, and country...

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING

 

Oh what beautiful words! They bring a smile to the faces of everyone who hears and speaks these two words. Thanksgiving warms the heart and lifts our spirits with memories of times past and present, and hope for the future. The time spent with family and friends is truly a blessing, but it takes on a special glow during the holidays. We become more receptive to reflect on our many blessings from God and to share with those that are less fortunate by our donations of time...

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Mae Julian - 2nd from the left - on Old Trail Road, in front of Jay Brydon’s house (now the Post Office). circa ‘53

Giving Thanks

 

Dear Readers,

As Thanksgiving Day approaches, my mind travels back to the time that I lived on Old Trail Rd. with my mother, father, and six siblings. We had everything we needed: each other. ‑The best gift Mom and Dad gave us was each other. "We" are what has lasted. We are the bonding of a family that will forever be together in our hearts. Although it is true that we may only all see each other a few times a year, we carry the love and commitment to each other in our...

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Nathan Smith, B.Sc. Marketing Coordinator for Aesthetic Plant Specialists located on 11326 Smith Rd.

Now that Thanksgiving is ending and Christmas shopping starts this weekend we celebrate the start of another festive season. It's time for that quick switchover to Christmas and what better floral decorating item is there besides poinsettias?

I have some advice to help you retain your poinsettias longer with fuller color and less leaf dropage. The first step in caring for a live poinsettia is buying from an expert source – particularly a greenhouse or florist because the plants haven't been...

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Cub Scout Pack #3313 from Weisser Park Elementary School toured The Waynedale News, Monday, Nov. 11th.

Recently Cub Scout Den Leader Tara Yarian called me and made an appointment to bring her Cub Pack to the office to learn about journalism. So on Monday night, November 11, 2002, Cub Scout Pack 3313, from Weiser Park Elementary School met with me at THE WAYNEDALE NEWS office. Here I gave a presentation on journalism and how our paper was put together and what it takes to bring the area news to our readers. Cubmaster Kevin Shadle informed me that he had 38 registered boys in four dens. He...

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The University of Saint Francis established a football program in 1998. The founders assigned Kevin Donley with the task of turning nothing into something; and that is exactly what he did. After an upsetting first season to the team, as well as the fans, the Cougars turned it completely around in the 1999 season to bring home a division championship.

This year, the Cougars have managed to secure a fourth straight division championship with an astonishing 10-0 record. Over the years, quite a...

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