Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

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Mimi Dietrich’s take on the traditional appliqué album block is a visual feast!

Quilters Hall of Famer Mimi Dietrich is one “Hon” of an appliqué quilter!

It was fun meeting Mimi Dietrich and her family at the historic Marie Webster House in Marion, Indiana where she was recently inducted into the Quilters Hall of Fame.
I confess: I had never heard of Mimi or her work so I Googled her name to learn we are kindred spirits in the love of hand appliqué. With over 40 years of teaching experience and 17 quilting books under her belt, she was also honored as the International...

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“Bert looks good this morning, Doc,” Dud said, quietly. Three stools down the counter, Bert smiled and said, “Yes, I certainly do!”

We turned toward our old pal. “You heard that?”

“Sure did, guys,” he grinned. “Look....”

He pointed to his ears. “Hearing aids,” he said. We walked over and looked, and sure enough.

“It was Maizie’s idea,” Bert said. “She made the appointment and everything. Said she was tired of having the TV on so loud.”

“But it was a good idea, Bert,” Doc said.

“Oh...

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HearCare Audiology presents Play It By Ear-a year-long campaign designed to make your day a little brighter with free pop up concerts around Fort Wayne.

Each month, a musician or band will play at a random spot in Fort Wayne at a random time. These spontaneous performances are like street performances you only see in larger cities! HearCare Audiology, along with supporting sponsors Sweetwater and Downtown Improvement District, are bringing joy and the gift of hearing through the powerful...

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This month I continue my interview with Shawn Ambrose, a homeschooling father and member of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), about homeschooling and Hoosier Academy.

Shawn explains why two attorneys and homeschooling dads, Mike Farris and Mike Smith, founded the HSLDA in March 1983, “Homeschooling was just a tiny blip on the educational radar. The age-old concept of parents teaching their children at home had fallen into obscurity. Families, who chose such a “nontraditional”...

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As I watched the veterans ride by on a big trailer in the Fourth of July parade, I was reminded of a good man I had grown to know and love.

I first met Bob the day the men from the church I attended had gathered to cut and haul wood for a widow in our community. I was twenty-five, and the only one under fifty that showed up, so I was assigned the job of throwing the blocks of wood into the truck.

I would pick up one in each hand and fling them onto the load. After a while, I realized that Bob...

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The Barna Group is a long-tenured research organization that tracks “spiritual indicators” and the role of faith within American culture. Barna maintains massive databases on everything from Americans’ TV-viewing habits to weekly church attendance, and its data is used extensively.

A recent Barna study, commissioned by the American Bible Society, sought to determine the level of “Bible-Mindedness” in this country’s largest cities. The rubric for the study was simple: Participants who claimed...

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