Waynedale Outdoors Guide

Enjoy outdoors activities like gardening, camping, hiking and more? This section is for you! These articles contain the latest local outdoors news and entertainment from around the Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana area.

During the spring and summer gardening season plants seem to go through many changes due to the weather, soil pH, nutrient levels and air flow. How to determine the mysteries is mostly by examining the stems and the leaves of your affected plants. Look for veins that turn yellow or reddish/purple, thick leathery growth as will as tip and edge burning or deformed growth. These are all signs of a problem and there is never just one single cure.

Calcium deficiency can cause the tip and edge burns...

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Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week in Indiana is May 17-23, as declared by Gov. Mike Pence.

The purpose, with Memorial Day weekend travel coming up, is to remind Hoosiers and visitors to Indiana to protect forests by not moving firewood.

Ash trees are dead and dying throughout Indiana by the thousands, costing Hoosiers millions and marring the landscape. The killer, the emerald ash borer beetle (EAB), can fly, but not far. Its rapid spread is caused by humans moving the firewood in which the...

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Veterans and active military personnel are invited to play golf for free at Foster, Shoaff or McMillen Park Golf Courses on May 8, July 10, September 11 and November 11. (Electric carts not included in this special.)

"This is a tremendous way to recognize and thank our veterans and active military personnel as they sacrifice so much for us to enjoy our freedom," said Mayor Tom Henry. "Thank you to the Parks and Recreation Department for developing this unique effort to celebrate the true...

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Just when you thought nothing new could possibly come along, we discover a "new" type of impatiens. It's called "SunPatiens" and it seems to be a cross between the 20 plus years old New Guinea Hybrid Impatiens with the 1,000 plus years old regular impatiens giving us a breed that is more sturdy, more tolerant to heat, more tolerant to draught than any other type known.

Why then is it just now making the "rounds" when it has actually been around for at least three years or more? The answer is...

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As spring fades into summer on Friday, June 19, Little River Wetlands Project will host its second annual "Wine on the Wetlands," a wine-tasting fundraiser, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. The event, presented by Aqua Indiana, will take place at LRWP's Eagle Marsh preserve, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne. Tickets ($35 each) should be reserved in advance as attendance is limited to 400 people.

"It's a beautiful time of year at the marsh," says LRWP executive director Amy Silva, "and everyone should have even...

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One of the longest running charity golf tournaments in Indiana will enter its 32nd year on May 21st under the sponsorship of Fort Wayne's Central Lions Club.

The "Better Vision for Northeast Indiana" project has raised almost $500,000 on behalf of agencies serving people with sight impairments. Benefiting from the proceeds of the annual tournament, known as The Bill Smith Golf Outing, include Matthew 25, League for the Blind and Disabled, Northeast Indiana Radio Reading Service and Leader Dogs...

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