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.

Doug Hackbarth

Now that we have experienced one of the hottest summers on record, we can step back and look at the plants that we have and assess which ones have held out and which ones died out quickly. My own observations have been that many of the “old standbys” such as begonias, impatiens and petunias (especially “wave” petunias) are still looking good. The plants that are in the ground as opposed to those in containers are doing the best.

The flowering annual vinca is a favorite with folks who live in...

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Registration opens for September 17-19 Riders Rendezvous at Salamonie Reservoir

Salamonie Reservoir will present the Salamonie Riders Rendezvous, Friday, September 17th through Sunday, September 19th. Participants can bring their horses and camp for the weekend or just visit during the day to enjoy the events. Individuals without a horse are welcome to enjoy music around the fire, browse the flea market or eat a “Prairie Steamer” dinner.

Patrick T. McCune from Bay Photography will be on sight...

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Dear Scouting Family Members and supporters:

We would like to remind you that tickets are currently on sale for the ”Shining Light Across America” BSA Centennial Celebration! Our local event will begin at 4pm with family-friendly hands on activities, exhibits and displays. At 6pm, we are having our local program, which will highlight ceremonial dancing by the Miami Nation of Indiana, the First Invitational Mascot Silly Olympics, and nationally known magician and Scouter, Giovanni Livera. At...

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(This is a partial list; your own personal needs may vary)


Before heading off into the woods you should have a pack with some essentials in it. You can make it a shoulder bag, a large purse, a fanny pack, a lightweight ruck sack (backpack) or even a school backpack.

In it you should carry:

•A knife for cutting and a backup knife with a screw driver blade, a can opener blade, a bottle opener blade and a leather punch

•A small hand axe

•A roll of toilet paper (stop...

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Doug Hackbarth

Recent high temperatures, ranging from the low 90’s to the upper 90’s has put extreme stress on not only our containerized plants, but also on all of our perennials and trees that are planted in the ground. Normally plants that have become well established in the ground do not need much care as their root system has spread out enough to get moisture from deep in the ground. But when you combine no rain along with past high temperatures, then you have a combination for root and leaf...

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(They are good to eat, no kiddin’ (if caught in fresh water)


1 (6 lb.) carp (head, guts, tail, fins, skin, scales, and mud vein removed)



1 qt. bread crumbs or cubes

2 tsp. ground sage

3/4 tsp. pepper

6 tbsp. hot melted butter

3 tbsp. minced onion

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 cup finely chopped celery


Mix all ingredients well until bread is moist. Stuff the fish with the mixture. Place stuffed fish on aluminum foil that has been sprayed with a...

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