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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.

STARGAZING

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Asteroid Debris and the Giminid Meteor Shower

 

The Geminid meteor shower is active every year from December 7 until December 17, but the pre-dawn hours of December 13 and 14 should be the best time to watch. Although Geminid meteors usually shoot from a radiant point in the constellation Gemini, just keep scanning the skies to catch a glimpse from a trail of streaking light.

Most meteor showers happen when Earth passes through the debris trail of a comet. The Geminids are different and...

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REYNOLDS WRAP AROUND WAYNEDALE

Details Paratroopers preparing to leave for Panama, 1941

Known as "Hutch", Reece Hutchings and his wife Polly, are longtime residents in Waynedale.

Hutch started out in the archery business in 1946 on Old Trail Road with Bob Capin. The partnership dissolved and Hutch became sole owner. Polly did the bookkeeping and minded the store. Their two daughters, Roberta and Pamela, were often in the store with their parents. Many times they would hide in the showcases and sleep. The business moved to Lower Huntington Road and then in 1981 to Bluffton Road...

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BILLIARDS NEWS & VIEWS

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I want to talk about your grip.

Start by griping your cue with your middle two fingers and your thumb straight down. Your index finger should be along with your pinky finger. Do whatever is comfortable to you because they do not do anything. Next grip your cue slightly, just enough to where you have control of your cue. Not too loose, not too tight.

Next I want you to practice shooting with the same grip pressure all the way through the cue ball, through your back swing, through your follow...

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READY FOR A NEW BOWLING BALL?

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Are you in the market for a new bowling ball? Not sure what kind or type to get? With the flood of new technology in the bowling ball market, bowling is booming. Here is a little help to determine which ball(s) may be the most beneficial for you.

First and foremost, visit your favorite local Pro Shop. The Pro's know what kind of balls react best on local conditions. Take notes on which balls are recommended.

If you still want to narrow your search and get national opinions, hop on the...

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SMOKE ON THE WIND

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This Christmas, I have a secret that I can and must share with you. There is a string attached to something that I love to do, and I'm going to share it with you, because I love you. It is guaranteed to make you smile and run and jump with joy. Why, you can even run into the wind and feel your spirit soaring and dancing among the clouds. It tugs at your heartstrings and promises to untangle any and all knots. I get excited just thinking about it, don't you? Just think about being able to run...

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STARGAZING

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Jupiter, Saturn and the Full Frost Moon

 

Jupiter and Saturn will both hang out with a nearly full moon the first week of December. Jupiter will make its appearance in both early morning and late evening hours while the ringed planet Saturn will greet the moon in the early evening sky.

Jupiter is an impressive and elegant sight this month as the king of planets rises just below the moon on December 2 about three hours after sunset (around 8:15 p.m.). Then on Monday, December 3rd, about one...

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