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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.

BURY ME GREEN: ECO-FRIENDLY FUNERAL OPTIONS

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7 Ways to Make the Death to Burial Process More Eco-Friendly

 

Boomers just like to change things. It is a fact that they started the first Earth Day and have lifted the sales of organic foods into the stratosphere. Now, though, boomer want to go home green. Not to their earthly homes -no! Home - that place after life. Wherever we might believe it will be. Green funerals, and burial products have just begun to find themselves on the national radar. Five states, Connecticut, Indiana...

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WAYNEDALE COFFEE, COMPOST AND RECYCLING

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George Webber of Hill 'O' Beans Coffee here in Waynedale wanted to do something for the environment so he designed a very special mug program. Bring your own coffee mug to Hill 'O'Beans, and you get 25 per cent off each cup of coffee. A great way to stop the use of styrofoam that is filling up our landfills. And a wonderful way to help residents in Waynedale become part of a community of those who believe in greener living.

It's rough on local coffeehouses these days, just like...

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FIVE WAYS WAYNEDALE CAN ‘GO GREEN’ TO SAVE GREEN!

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It's noon in Waynedale. How can you tell? Check out the local lines at the drive-thru at MacDonald's, Arby's and Azar's. Even now, with gas over four bucks a gallon we still see cars huffing and puffing in a line that just won't quit. And won't quit wasting gas, either. So, that's a number one way for a Waynedaliac to save some green. Park that car, and walk into the restaurant, order your meal. Wanna save a little more green while you're in there and maybe a few inches on your waistline? Buy a...

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GUIDED TOURS OF NEW EAGLE MARSH WOODS SET FOR OCTOBER 4

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Everyone is invited to tour the new Eagle Marsh Woods and adjacent areas of Eagle Marsh, with experts available on the plants and wildlife, on Saturday, October 4. The free-guided hikes, offered by the Little River Wetlands Project, will leave between 1:15 and 2:30 p.m. from the Eagle Marsh barn on Engle Road (1/2 mile east of W. Jefferson) in southwest Fort Wayne.

"With these tours, we hope to introduce the almost 30-acre Eagle Marsh Woods to everyone who has been wanting to see it since...

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COME JOIN OUR CAUSE! THE WAYNEDALE GREEN ALLIANCE

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In early 2008 the vision for the Waynedale Green Alliance began to take shape as a clear cut example to serve as a pilot project to 'green' historic Waynedale. Our plan was to invite collaboration with existing entities that worked along the same lines, such as the Little Rivers Wetland Project, Friends of the Parks, and what used to be the Green Ribbon Commission of the greater Fort Wayne area. Along the way, a great many concerns and options have been brought to our attention.

The...

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WAYNEDALE PLUMBING GOES GREEN

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Homer Hoak of Waynedale Plumbing called me and explained that he had a tree growing in his showroom at 3025 Lower Huntington Road. "That's not too unusual," I replied, "many businesses decorate their offices and showrooms with different types of plants."

"No," he replied, "We didn't put it there; it grew up out of the floor on its own."

I went over to their shop on Wednesday, August 20th to have a look. Homer was busy helping a customer with a well switch and another customer was waiting to...

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