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.

Space is limited for the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service's fifth annual Allen County Master Gardener Youth Volunteer Program for children ages 8-12. Apply now at the Purdue Cooperative Extension Office. Space is limited.

The children will participate in a gardening curriculum, hands-on learning, and educational field trips. The students receive a handbook with gardening information and learn from instructors about: garden safety, plant propagation, soil fertilizer...

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Ray McCune, the Associate Editor of The Waynedale News, foreground.

Songbirds at Fox Island

On Saturday, May 18th you can choose to hike either at 6:30am or at 8am. Either way, meet at Fox Island, 7324 Yohne Road, in the parking lot next to the Nature Center. The songbirds should be at the peak of migration with many varieties to be seen. Bring water-resistant footwear and your binoculars. Leaders will be Jim Haw, Ed Powers, and Sandy Schacht. For more information call Jim Haw at 485-7802 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need...

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GARDEN PARTY (From Carol Ver Wiebe for Unitarian Universalist Congregation) Calling all gardeners! Two noted gardening authors will be coming to Fort Wayne for the third annual Garden Party on Saturday, May 18. The daylong event will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, 5310 Old Mill Road in Fort Wayne.

Landscape designer Ezra Haggard, author of "Shrubs, Trees and Roses for Midwest Gardens," will be making a presentation on ornamental trees, shrubs and roses that are...

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WHICH ONE WRITES FOR THE WAYNEDALE NEWS?

Dear Big Jake,

 

In your last letter, you asked me about hook sizes, how to tell the difference, and how did someone come up with a standardization method? Here is what I have found, after an intensive search through my library of wasted information.

First, there are Wire hooks and Forged hooks. Then we go to: Hook Wire Size – The letter X and the designations "Fine" or "Stout" are used to indicate the weight or diameter of a hook. For example, a 2X Stout means the hook is made of the...

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YOUNG GARDENERS, APPLY NOW FOR SUMMER, 2002 YOUTH GARDEN PROGRAM

Space is limited for the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service's 5th Annual Allen County Master Gardener Youth Volunteer Program for children ages 8-12. Apply now at the Purdue Cooperative Extension Office. Space is limited.

The children will participate in a gardening curriculum, hands-on learning, and educational field trips. The students receive a handbook with gardening information and learn from instructors...

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Umber’s Ace Hardware, the early years on Lower Huntington Road (photo from The Waynedale News archives).

contributed by Umber's Ace Hardware

 

SPARK PLUG – First disconnect the spark plug wire and remove plug. Check the contacts. Rusty contact points may prevent your mower from starting. To remove rust, use emery cloth and lightly rub each contact point until all rust is removed. If the mower is still hard to start, replace the plug.

BLADE – Disconnect the spark plug. Turn the mower over and look at the blade for signs of rust. Blade rust can be removed by using a steel brush and steel wool...

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