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.

From the first teaser trailer for Carrie, I couldn't help but wonder why anyone would feel the need to remake this film. The 1976 version of Stephen King's novel is not only a classic, it's iconic. Referenced visually and verbally, Carrie is possibly as much a part of our pop culture as prom itself. Nonetheless, a morbid curiosity drew me to the theater anyway.

In case you somehow made it through the last 37 years without at least hearing about Carrie, the film tells the story of Carrie White...

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AN OPEN HEART
by Harry Kraus David C. Cook
978-0-7814-0535-5, PB
464 pages $14.99

Haunted by his painful past, Jace Rawlings returns to Africa in an attempt to make up for his sins by serving as a missionary doctor. After a car accident rocked Jace's world, killing his passenger Anita Franks, who was the governor's wife, and erasing his memory of what happened that night, Jace is unsure of many things, including his own faith, and whether or not he committed adultery. The only thing he is sure of...

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Saddle up for a good time! In the spotlight this week is Captain Ron's Corral, a fairly new establishment in the Waynedale area. And let me tell you, the name of the steakhouse suits it perfectly. This country bar and restaurant offers you all the country amenities: great country music, good food, pool tables, drink specials, sports on the big screen, and quality country charm and service.

I love walking into Captain Ron's because I can always count on being greeted with a smile by multiple...

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You probably have thought about what you'd like to do during your retirement years. But all your plans probably depend, to at least some extent, on your financial situation. What happens if you reach the age at which you wish to retire and you just don't have the money you thought you'd have?

If this occurs, it's time for "Plan B." What does that look like? Here are a couple of possibilities:

•Continue working. If you like your job, you may not mind working an extra year or so. You'll be...

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I think 90 minutes is a perfect movie length. Many of my favorite films clock in between 90 and 100 minutes-enough time to tell a story, but short enough to encourage cutting scenes that slow down the pace without adding anything. Gravity, the latest film from director Alfonso Cuarón, is just 90 minutes long, but in that time it takes the audience on an emotional and suspenseful journey through space.

Gravity opens on a trio of astronauts carrying out a mission to install a devise developed by...

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SAINT FRANCIS AND BROTHER DUCK
by Jay Stoeckl Paraclete
978-61261-159-4, PB
137 pages, $15.99

One of the most influential saints of the Christian faith comes to life in this new graphic novel. Set at the height of the Roman Empire, the story of Francis of Assisi is retold, with the only fictional character being Brother Duck, Francis's funny and sarcastic side-kick. Join Francis and Brother Duck as they adventure through the key events of Francis's life while they discover and learn how to follow...

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