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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.

WASTE NOT! WANT NOT!

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Waynedale Green Alliance Interviews the Leftover QueenJenn

 

DiPiazza is the Leftover Queen. In keeping with her ´waste not, want not´ food philosophy she founded The Leftover Queen blog, and presents recipes, techniques and just plain fun ways to make great food.

 

I wanted to find out all kinds of interesting information from her because in these tough economic times we need those who can show us how to brighten our lives with simple ingredients. Jenn Piazza does that. And she does it...

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WINTERSET GARDEN WALK A SUCCESS

Details Barb Gibson takes her “Garden Walk” around Winterset subdivision in Waynedale.

The Winterset neighborhood recently held its first Garden Walk. The event was attended by many neighbors & friends.

More than 20 participants opened their yards for display and served cool drinks and snacks on a warm sunny afternoon.

Organizers of the event included Barb Gibson and Bobbie Brubaker. All the participants found the walk a great way to meet and/or keep in touch with the community.

SUMMER/FALL EVENTS AT LITTLE RIVER WETLANDS PROJECT!

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Little River Wetlands Project, a local nature organization protecting over 1000 acres of wetlands southwest of Fort Wayne, offers wonderful day and evening events this summer and fall.  All are free and open to the community.

 

Exciting Evening Nature Programs:

-Wednesday, August 20, 7- 8:30pm – "Sedges have Edges, Rushes are Round...." Join Tim Skiver, LRWP board member and Earth Source, Inc. Wetland Specialist, on a night hike at Eagle Marsh. We'll learn how to identify sedges...

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CHAIRS, BIKE RACKS ADD FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS TO DOWNTOWN

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Located on Calhoun, Wayne streets to create appeal for pedestrians, cyclists

 

Mayor Tom Henry officially unveiled some of downtown's newest features with the recent installation of additional seating and bike racks on Calhoun and Wayne streets.
Six Bubble Chairs, by the noted designer Philippe Starck, and a bicycle rack that looks like spring are in front of the Fort Wayne-Allen County Convention and Visitors Bureau. A bike rack in the shape of a bicycle is on Wayne Street just east of...

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WAYNEDALE WOODS AND WATERS

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LAKE LAYERS' TEMPERATURES AFFECT FISH LOCATION

 

As spring temperatures rise, natural lakes across northern Indiana begin to divide themselves into three distinct thermal layers. How deep each layer becomes and how much oxygen each layer holds will ultimately affect fish and fishing throughout the summer. Anglers who understand this concept, called lake stratification, can increase their fishing success. "The density of water varies based on its temperature," said Jed Pearson, DNR Division of...

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BE AWARE OF STATE FIREWORKS LAWS

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With the fireworks season in full swing, Indiana citizens and retailers are being reminded of a new state law governing the use and sale of fireworks. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) Fire & Building Safety division urges Hoosiers to play it safe when using fireworks this summer.

In 2006, an estimated 9,200 people were injured by fireworks in the United States and had to be treated in a hospital emergency room according to the National Fire Protection Association...

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