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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.

ARE YOUR LEAVES PILING UP?

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Leaf pick-up in the City's 355 neighborhoods begins Monday, October 21, 2013. The Street Department will collect leaves in two separate sweeps through each neighborhood. Crews will roll into the neighborhoods between October 21 and December 6, 2013.

The 2013 Waynedale area Leaf Pick-up is scheduled for October 21-25 and November 12-15.

The week of November 25-29 will be used as a catch-up week. Leaf collection can occur on any day of the designated collection week. It is important for...

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MIDDLE EAST - HOME COUNTRY

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Sure was good to see Jimmy back from the Middle East last week. He looks good in that uniform, too. He was running all over the place for a few days, visiting everyone he knows, but he finally came in to the Mule Barn and sat at the philosophy counter, headquarters of the world dilemma think tank, to be with us.

"Must be good to be home," Doc said.

"You bet," Jimmy said. "But it isn't the same as it was."
We thought about that. Thought back over the year he'd been gone. A few new babies born...

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STINK BUGS

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We have all been bombarded by the insect known as the Stink Bug. But did you know that the Stink Bug has only been here in the USA since 1998? It was accidentally shipped into the United States from Asia and first showed up in Pennsylvania. This bug can hurt all kinds of vegetation such as farmers' field crops, as well as your own vegetable and flower gardens. It is also attracted to weeds so it is important to keep weeds down to a minimum. These creatures are also attracted to light, moisture...

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DRIVERS SHOULD BE AWARE OF DEER

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As days shorten, drivers should be extra cautious because their chances of encountering deer on roadways increase significantly.

Nearly 50 percent of all vehicle accidents involving white-tailed deer occur between October and December, according to Chad Stewart, deer research biologist for the DNR. With their breeding season approaching, deer become more active in the fall. This leads them to encounter roads more frequently, increasing the opportunity for a collision.

Indiana Crash Facts, an...

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GEM & MINERAL SHOW

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The Three Rivers Gem & Mineral Society is proud to present their 52nd show and sale on October 18, 19 & 20 at the Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road (Home and Family Arts building). The theme is "The AWESOME World of Quartz". General admission for adults is $5, seniors $3, students $1, and children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult.

Friday, October 18, is School Day (9-3). Schools by appointment only will be bringing students to learn more about rocks, minerals...

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SIX STEPS TO A BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE NEXT SEASON

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Don't let a busy schedule stop you from creating a beautiful landscape. Incorporate a few of these changes in your fall landscape care. You'll create beautiful results with a limited investment of time and effort.

Cut the grass, recycle fall leaves, and improve the soil with a pass of the lawn mower. Shred leaves and leave them on the lawn as you mow this fall. As long as you can see the grass through the leaf pieces, the lawn will be fine. As the leaves break down they add organic matter to...

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