A local celebrity, Isabel “Lefty” Alvarez, born in Havana, Cuba has been a Waynedale resident for as long as most people can remember. When she was 16, Isabel was the youngest Latina player to join the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). The women’s circuit born during
It’s summer time, and one of the best ways to get around the community is to use the new trails along Bluffton Road. This addition to the community’s infrastructure provides accessibility and promotes a healthy lifestyle. However, Waynedale still has a learning curve to overcome regarding safety
Happy 4th of July! It’s that time once again to celebrate our nation’s Declaration of Independence with family and friends and for many of us a day off.
I remember the 1976 Bicentennial. It was the summer before I turned twenty. I was attending IPFW and living with an elderly woman on W. Wildwood
How long do you keep missing your father? Our Heavenly Father took my Dad to heaven 39 years ago, yet there is not a day that I don’t think of him.
I can still see him coming down the hill from the Ball Diamond carrying a bouquet of wild flowers that he had picked as he walked along. The flowers
Well the summer season is in full swing now. School is out, Germanfest is over, and soon the fireworks will begin for the Fourth of July and the Three Rivers Festival. As we do every year, the Wayne Township Trustee Office started our summer event season by participating in the Waynedale Memorial
As we get ready to enter the midsummer season, it is time to double check your gardening upkeep chores. As the weather can be known for extremes during this time of the year, plants are trying to adjust to these changes as well. Here are some things to check on:
Annuals: Make sure to maintain watering
There is no question that one of today’s major health concerns is the issue of mental health. As our society continues to understand how mental health conditions can affect individuals, families and communities, we also recognize the importance of addressing mental health issues as a matter of public
Ever since I can remember we have sold barbeque grills in our hardware stores. 40 Years ago, the only one we sold was the 8” deep, 20” round, disc shaped charcoal grill that you adjusted the heat by raising the chrome food grate up and down. And now there are grills that are not only fueled by
It was great to be in Waynedale recently at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Poka-Bache Connector. We’re fortunate to have a growing and thriving trails system that’s having a positive impact on Fort Wayne and northeast Indiana.
I recently launched a new website for Fort Wayne neighborhoods
A bald eagle was recently released back to the wild at Eagle Marsh after months of surgery and physical therapy.
Presumably struck by a vehicle, the eagle was originally found lying on the side of Yohne Road, near Fox Island in February. This is when the Sherriff’s office called Pam Whitacre, Volunteer
Richard & Nancy (Stolte) Gruesbeck were married June 30, 1958 at St. John’s United Church of Christ on Washington St. in Fort Wayne. They have two sons: Steven and Jeffrey. They also have 3 grandsons, Michael (Kristine), James & Branden. They have 1 granddaughter, Nicole Aron, and four great
Encouraging local projects, Fort Wayne SOUP brings creative, community enhancing ideas to the dinner table. Their mission is to promote community-based development through crowdfunding, creativity, collaboration, democracy, trust, and fun. Each event, features presentations and a discussion about
10TH ANNUAL CHILDREN W/ SPECIAL NEEDS FOR AM VETS, FUNDRAISER
When: June 23
Where: Amvets Post #33, 6620 Koester Dr, 46819
Add’l: To raise funds that help military families with special needs children in our community. Includes a car/ bike/ truck show, bake sale, food, entertainment,
Mary Miller, a black belt in martial arts, normally spends her spare time teaching classes at the Basche School in Fort Wayne.
But, on a recent, sunny summer morning, she holed up in a conference room at the Waynedale branch of the Allen County Public Library, punching, kicking and shouting with a
The first few days of summer vacation were hard on Billy. He was there, at his appointed post – that being the school crossing – at the right time of morning, but look as he may, he couldn’t find any kids.
He couldn’t find Martin, either. The perennial crossing guard, with his vest, sign and
I got the chance to see an early screening of the new horror film and film festival favorite, Hereditary, followed by a live-streamed Q&A with the director, Ari Aster. When asked about what he was trying to accomplish with the film, he recounted how he wanted to make a movie about trauma and grief
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Mayor Tom Henry joined members of the Regional Development Authority, state and local elected officials, neighborhood and business representatives and trail enthusiasts today to celebrate and officially open a 1.5-mile section of the State Visionary Trail, known as the Poka-Bache Connector.
“Nature, assisted by the hand of man, has done much for Illsley Place,” developer W.E. Doud proclaimed in 1923 at the time the neighborhood was originally plotted. Through a partnership between ARCH and the Illsley Place Neighborhood Association, the public will soon have an opportunity to step-back-in-time
Sue Doepner has been a part of the early childhood program at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church since 1990 when the church started the preschool as an outreach of Christian education to the Waynedale community. Sue served as the teacher for the first 24 students at the former church location on Lower Huntington
KYLE ROAD & KNOLLS OF ARDMORE ASSOCIATIONS GARAGE SALES
When: Fri. & Sat. June 8 & 9, 9a-4p
Add’l: North of Sandpoint Road and on the East and West sides of Ardmore Ave.
RELIEF FOR PUETO RICO
When: Wed. June 13, 5:30p-7:30p
Where: Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, and Spirits,
On Saturday June 23rd, the Amvets Post 33 Riders Group (a not for profit organization) will be proudly hosting the “10th annual Special Children with Special Needs for American Veterans” to raise funds to help military families with special needs children in our community. This year’s activities
Each year during the legislative session, members of the Indiana General Assembly conduct committee hearings, participate in debates and take part in discussions with constituents as we consider new laws that will address important issues facing Indiana.
However, throughout the session, lawmakers may