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.

Dear Cindy,

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all the people and businesses that made our Jump Rope for Heart event at Maplewood Elementary so special this year. Because of your generosity we were able to donate $2138 to the American Heart Association, a new Maplewood record!

Thanks to our third year corporate sponsors, Pizza Hut, Arby's and Azar's for your continued support. These Waynedale restaurants have provided us with pizza parties and many certificates to use as door prizes...

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I must admit, I did not know that the Federal Government will reimburse $7 to the state of Indiana for every fishing license they sell (reference to letter from Jim Sechler published in The Waynedale News – March 17, 2004 - Page 7).

Thank you for setting me straight on that accord. I think you may have gotten carried away in the rest of your letter though. The original issue was fishing license fees but it is good that you have come forward and expressed your opinion on matters that you...

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Reflections on Our Life Together

 

Life with others in any meaningful relationship requires commitment on behalf of all parties to a level of true caring that will require the very best from everyone, if the quality of that life together is to truly prosper.

Now, what would that look like? Growing up in the 1950's and 1960's there were quite a few television shows, which were about families: Ozzie and Harriet and Leave It To Beaver are the two that immediately come to mind. And, although...

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Congratulations to State Senator David Long for having the courage and wisdom to withdraw Senate Bill 225 from consideration in this session of the General Assembly. His charter government bill (which would have mandated Allen County to study local government, propose a structure and conduct a referendum) needed more time for comments and revisions than was available during this year's short session.

The passage of S.B. 223, another bill sponsored by Senator Long, ensures that the structure...

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Have you ever been tangled up with the problem of plastic bags stuck in trees? As I traveled around the Waynedale area I noticed the many plastic bags flapping by their handles from the branches of trees, waving in the breeze and out of reach. Noticing should lead to removing those bags and other debris, especially this time of the year. Spring cleanup is a dirty job — but someone's gotta do it.

An Irishwoman says that in Ireland bags in trees are known as "Witches' Knickers"or as we call it...

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As great as first dates are, I don't think I'd want to relive one over and over again. There's the whole butterfly in the stomach thing, the shyness and awkwardness. Then there's the age-old question of whether or not it is appropriate to kiss on the first date. A first date is something to go through once and laugh about many times. In 50 First Dates, however, Adam Sandler (Punch Drunk Love) goes on a whole lot of first dates, and he's not laughing at all.

In the movie, Sandler plays Henry...

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