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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.

AT THE MOVIES WITH KASEY BUTCHER

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When I first saw previews for Seabiscuit, starring Toby McGuire (Spider-Man), Jeff Bridges (The Contender), Chris Cooper (Adaptation), and William H. Macy (Door to Door), I laughed pretty hard. I found it kind of ridiculous that Universal Pictures was making a movie about a horse raising the spirits of Americans during the Great Depression. I mean, a horse? Give me a break. I thought this movie, about a small racehorse, big jockey, depressed businessman, and unconventional trainer was going to...

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IN FAITH

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The Great Adventure

 

High school yearbooks are real treasures. On one hand, they contain photographs and memories of days gone by, but they also point forward in anticipation of what is to come. Many of us remember standing on a stage somewhere, wearing a gown, a silly looking hat with a mortarboard on the top, and a tassel, which never did quite stay where it was supposed to. And as we walked to the principal and received that highly prized diploma, we knew that we had taken the first...

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AT THE MOVIES WITH KASEY BUTCHER

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Some movies are good and make it look easy. A good example would be Pirates of the Caribbean The Curse of the Black Pearl starring Orlando Bloom (The Lord of the Rings), Geoffrey Rush (Frida) and Johnny Depp (Blow). Pirates tells the story of a boy (Bloom) out to save his girl (Keira Knightley, Bend it Like Beckham) with the help of a pirate who wants his ship back, even if its crew is under a curse. This movie is thoroughly entertaining, especially for being based on a theme park ride. It's...

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HOMETOWN VIEWS

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Oh my darlin', oh, my darlin', oh my darlin', Clementine!

Oooooohhh I just have to tell you, Wayne and I have found just the nicest restaurant and the name is of course, you guessed it; Clementine's. And it's not in Waynedale or even Fort Wayne; it's in Columbia City just northwest of here on Route 30. It's only about a half-hour drive, if you don't stop to fool around, and the food is soooo good you'll want to go back again and again. We were antique/garage sale hunting and we happen to...

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Details Sunny and her mom enjoying time together.

To Cindy Cornwell of The Waynedale News from Cindy Nieman,
I'm going to write a few notes about the Cystic Fibrosis Benefit for "Sunny" Madisun Madalinski that was held at the South West Conservation Club on June 28th 2003.

We had 28 days to prepare and no money to get started. Without the promotion from The Waynedale News and help from the other sponsors, we couldn't have raised money to pay for the benefit or help the Madalinski family with all the added expenses. Our menu was roast pork...

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IN FAITH

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It's Contagious!

 

Thoughts About the Great Flood of 2003

Rev. Chris Madison

Pastor of Calvary United Methodist Church

 

Do you remember the past several summers when the temperature in July was 95 degrees, plus? It doesn't seem too long ago that we were complaining that our lawns were brown and dead! We wondered where the water went. Now we know! Nature was saving it up for July of 2003!

The whole Midwest has been battered by thunderstorms and flooded by rain like many of us haven't...

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