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.

Heavenly Father, help us remember that the jerk who cut us off in traffic last night is a single mother who worked nine hours that day and was rushing home to cook dinner, help with homework, do the laundry and spend a few precious moments with her children.

Help us to remember that the pierced, tattooed, disinterested young man who can’t make change correctly is a worried 19-year-old college student, balancing his apprehension over final exams with his fear of not getting his student loans...

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I’ve gone to Boy Scout summer camps, watched boys camp on weekend outings, and noticed them at other times trying to perform a simple task of peeling an orange. Now this isn’t a rocket science math problem; it’s just that, well, I’ve found a better way to ‘skin’ an orange without creating a juicy mess, getting the oily orange peel crumbs under my fingernails AND keeping the orange peel whole but in two pieces to be used for other things.

How do you peel an orange? Even if you don’t want to...

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A few years back, Boy Scout Troop #38, sponsored by Calvary United Methodist Church and Troop #349 from Aldersgate UMC made a trip to South Dakota to help restore a Native American graveyard. They enjoyed the strange land and the outdoor cooked meals they were served. During this time a very unlucky rattlesnake wondered into camp and it was promptly decapitated.

After looking the snake over and touching it to see if snakes really were slimy (which they aren’t) they asked one of the Indian...

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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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