Waynedale Opinion Articles

Our local writers give you insight of their original opinions on the latest Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana news and entertainment topics. Movie, restaurant, show and event reviews are in this section.

If you're a working parent, you know firsthand about the difficulties of finding quality, affordable care for your children. But eventually, your kids head off to school, and those child care bills go away, or at least diminish greatly. When that happens, you could start putting away money for another one of your children's milestones: college.

Just how expensive is child care? Costs vary greatly among the 50 states, but the national average for a 4-year-old at a child care center is...

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THE STORY KEEPER
by Lisa Wingate
Tyndale, 978-1-4143-8826-7
HB, 432 pages, $19.99

Here is a novel about a woman with a strong career and a traumatic past she must at last confront. She thought the doors to her previous life were forever shut. Successful editor Jen Gibbs has just landed her dream job with Vida House Publishing and is certain a brand new life is here to stay. But when she discovers an anonymously written manuscript from the inglorious slush pile, she begins pursuing the contract of...

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Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School students holding the books that they wrote for the Young Authors program.

On March 26, about 150 Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School kindergartners through 5th graders who wrote books for the Young Authors program gathered in the Parish Activity Center. The students were placed in small multi-grade groups and read the books they wrote to each other.

The books were evaluated for the Young Authors program and won different prizes. The first, second and third place winners from 3rd, 4th and 5th grades will go on to the Regional Young Authors Conference being held...

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Given the preponderance of low-quality found footage horror movies, I think I was justified in being skeptical when the ads for Unfriended claimed that the film was a great new innovation in the horror genre. While certainly not groundbreakingly original, Unfriended mostly lives up to the hype, using the audience's familiarity with technology and the frustrations of communicating over it to create plenty of suspense around a compelling, if melodramatic, story.

Unfriended focuses on seven teens...

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We've just about arrived at spring, the time when many people spruce up their homes, yards and other parts of their surroundings. This year, why not extend that practice a little further and give your financial and investment environment a good "spring cleaning"?

Here are a few suggestions for doing just that:

•Reduce duplication. If you've ever worked to "de-clutter" your home, you may have discovered a lot of extraneous items. Did you really need three blenders? Did you have more remote...

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THE FIRST PRINCIPLE
by Marissa Shrock
Kregel Publications, 978-0-8254-4357-2
PB 235 pages, $14.99

This dystopian futuristic young adult novel challenges the mind and soul of readers. In the future United Regions of North America, Vivica Wilkins appears to be a normal sixteen-year-old girl despite being the daughter of a governor. Even after she defends a pregnant girl in her school from being treated harshly by Population Management, Vivica believes in what the government tries to do. That is...

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