Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

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It is hard to imagine being in a delivery room, and having no reason not to think that the baby would be fine. But it happened. Justin was born ten years ago with a cleft lip and palate. For anyone who has a child born with a birth defect, you know that it takes years of surgery, a resistant insurance company, searches for answers as to "why" and a final surrender to acceptance. This happened to our family. Because Justin always seemed to go with the flow, being the 2nd of four children, and...

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I asked God to grant me patience.

God said, "No; patience is a by-product of tribulations; it is not granted; it is earned."

I asked God to give me happiness.

God said, "No, I give you blessings; happiness is up to you."

I asked God to spare me pain.

God said, "No, suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to me."

I asked God to make my spirit grow.

God said, "No, you must grow on your own, but I will prune you to make you fruitful."

I asked for all things that...

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1155 Westover Road-Monique Hartle Victor and Pauline Hilgemann house, c. 1924. Dr. Victor Hilgemann was a dentist, and built this Craftman/Tudor Revival style home for this family.

Fort Wayne's organization for architecture and community heritage-announces that several magnificent homes in the Foster Park area will be open to the public for a historic homes tour on June 15, 2002, from noon to 5pm. The Southwood Park Neighborhood Association and ARCH are organizing this tour, and tour proceeds will benefit the landscaping of the new Traffic Circle at Old Mill Road and Westover Road, as well as ARCH's ongoing education and advocacy programs for historic preservation.

The...

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The Summer Triangle

 

The season of sunshine and vacations officially begins at 9:24 a.m. EDT on Friday, June 21. This marks the summer solstice. It is the longest day of the year with about 15 hours of daylight.

Contrary to popular belief, the earliest sunrise, longest day, and latest sunset do not happen on the summer solstice. The earliest sunrise of 2002 actually occurs on Friday, June 14 at 5:08 a.m. The latest sunset happens on Friday, June 28 at 8:17 p.m. The cause is quite...

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Dear Robbyj,

We have a fairly new computer that seems to be running very slow. Especially when connecting to the internet.

Slow Poke Bob 

 

Bob,

You computer can act slow for several reasons. One it might be busy doing something else, or it's ability to do a certain task has overburdened it's short term memory.

When your computer is busy doing something you can usually hear the hard drive spinning and clicking. This can be from a virus utility scanning the hard drive or some file...

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Sometime back I was offered a whole frozen hindquarter of venison. The lady needed the room in her freezer and I love venison, so . . . I accepted. She wanted to know how I was going to prepare it. Since it was completely frozen and in one piece there weren't a lot of choices. Once meat is frozen and then thawed it should never be re-frozen. I do know that once you thaw out frozen meat, you can go ahead and cook it and then freeze it for a meal later on. You can also dry it, smoke it, can...

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