In an era of remakes and mashups and anti-heroes, it was hard to understand why Disney would go forward with a high-budget version of Cinderella that was so traditional in its style and narrative. Although I feared that I would be bored by Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of the classic fairytale,
THE UNKINGDOM OF GOD
Embracing the subversive power of repentance
by Mark Van Steenwyk
PB, 188 pages, $12.80
The Kingdom of God is not what we think it is. In fact, it isn’t even a kingdom. Mark Steenywyk, former pastor and cofounder of the Christian commune
Container gardening has become more popular these days as we are so busy with vacationing, lake cottages, work and family events, that many of us just don’t spend a lot of time with the traditional garden. The container, or combination pot can be made in just a short time and then sat on the
I confess, I didn’t know much about coverlets except that they are woven on looms so when I was asked to take a couple on consignment, I knew I had my work cut out for me.
After reading basic information online, I decide to contact Walter Font, Curator of the History Center to ask his assistance
Bright sunshine glitters on a snowy landscape, and the sky is bright blue. It is a drastic change from yesterday’s gray, lowering clouds and snow that kept coming. It was a fluffy, soft snow that swiftly covered roads, rooftops and landscape. Birds flocked to the feeder, as if stocking up on
It’s unfortunate but true: The elderly population is targeted for financial abuse or exploitation. In fact, by some estimates, this type of targeted abuse results in billions of dollars in losses each year. If you have elderly parents, what signs should you watch for to determine their vulnerability?
I feel strongly that education is the key to solving the problem of poverty. That is why, three years ago, we created the Recognizing Achievement Scholarship. At our annual Holiday Celebration back in December 2014 we began handing out applications for this year’s scholarships of $500 that we
Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann recently visited Fort Wayne and joined me to provide an update on the Indiana Hardest Hit Blight Elimination Program (BEP).
The City of Fort Wayne is a participant in the program and has been awarded over $7 million to help stabilize neighborhoods by demolishing
Lawmakers frequently hear from parents and educators that too much time is spent on testing in our schools.
This concern was highlighted earlier this year when the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) unexpectedly announced that the spring ISTEP test would take students as long as 12 hours or more
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DELORES MAY SHULTZ was called home unexpectedly by her Lord and Savior on March 12, 2015 in Bradenton, Florida at age 78. A 1955 graduate of Ridgeville High School, she married Neil Shultz, the one and only love of her life, in Kendallville, Indiana on January 14, 1956. Together they had four children
GLEN EDWARD GREAF, 89, of Fort Wayne, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born December 14, 1925, in Portland, Indiana, he was a son of the late Forest and Maggie (Baldauf) Greaf. He retired after 33 years from Sears and Roebuck Company and then established
NORMA JEAN (LEE) BRADNER, 84, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015 at St. Anne Home surrounded by her daughters. She was born July 30, 1930 in Tiffin, OH. She retired from Sears auditing department in 1986.
Surviving are her daughters, Kristine (Mike) Lamborne, Sandra (Don) Avey, and Lee (Dave) Shields,
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“The Big Show” at Wunderkammer Company showcases artworks by people with disabilities in northeast Indiana. Located at 3402 Fairfield Avenue, in the old Casa D’ Angelo building, Wunderkammer hosts off-beat exhibitions to engage the community. Dan Swartz directs the gallery. “Our
After the purchase of the lease by new Promoter/General Manager, Dave Muzzillo, the 2015 schedule of events for Baer Field Speedway is complete and it’s action packed. The Fort Wayne Transmission ‘Hot 5’ weekly racing series divisions of AR Bodies Late Model Sportsman, Emma Warehouse
A Boy Scout troop can attend summer camp thanks to a donation from a local American Legion Post. Legion Post #241 on Bluffton Road donated $1,500 this year to Troop #344 and Venture Crew #2344 sponsored by Waynedale’s United Methodist Church.
Walt Pressler is the troop’s spokesman. “Each
On March 17, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School’s National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) gathered to assemble Easter baskets for homeless and disadvantaged children.
The NJHS asked all the classes of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School to contribute items for the Easter baskets for
When it comes to scary movies, I really like the artfully made ones or those that are so bad that they are as fun as they are scary. A really bad horror movie, in my book, is a mediocre one. The Lazarus Effect has some clever and campy elements, but is too lukewarm to amount to much fear or fun.
The Jr. Indiana Master Naturalist (Jr. IMN) certification class is held for children (ages 9-12) at Fox Island County Park during FWCS’s spring break week of March 30-April 3rd. The classes are for the entire week, Monday-Friday, from 9:30am to 3:30pm daily, ages 9-12. This one-of-a-kind “NATURE
TRACES OF MERCY
by Michael Landon Jr. and Cindy Kelley
David C. Cook Publishers, 978-0-7814-0869-1
PB, 352 pages, $14.99
As the gray smoke from the Civil War fades, Mercy is in a war with herself, between who she used to be and who she has the possibility of becoming. As she battles her amnesia, Mercy
Recently I had the good fortune to pick up a four square red and white quilt at a reasonable price at an estate sale. I didn’t examine it very closely for I was sold on it when I saw the brilliant turkey red 8-pointed stars, tiny quilt stitches, feathered wreaths and the narrow binding. It wasn’t
The very last day of February slides off the calendar, making way for the month of March. We are not sorry to see her go, as she has been a month full of wintertime surprises. A good old-fashioned winter, some folks say, as they waded through knee-high snow to do their chores. With the bitter cold
You might not think that 70 ½ represents any particular milestone. But when you do reach this age, you will have to make some decisions that affect an important aspect of your life — your retirement income.
Here’s the background: Once you turn 70 ½, you will need to start taking withdrawals