NEIGHBORHOODS COMBATING CAR BREAK-INS

Recently, there has been a rise in reports of car break-ins in many neighborhoods in the Waynedale community. However, individuals checking cars for unlocked doors and stealing valuables inside is not a problem unique to just Waynedale. According to The City of Fort Wayne Police Department’s spokesperson, Michael Joyner, this type of activity is “one of
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WHY DOES LOCAL PRODUCE TASTE SO MUCH BETTER?

It’s harvest season for most local produce. Maybe you’ve been reaping the benefits of your own gardening efforts and enjoying tasty fruits and vegetables from your own back yard. But, if you don’t have a garden yourself, you can easily find local produce from farms not too far from Waynedale.

One of the oldest and largest locally owned produce farm stands in A

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SWCC PRAIRIE PROJECT TAKING ROOTS THROUGH EDUCATION

Volunteers at the Southwest Conservation Club on Bluffton Road are beginning to see the impacts of their efforts to revitalize one acre of land back to it’s native roots.

The prairie was originally planted in December of 2016 with the assistance of a $1,000 grant from the Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society in addition to privately seeded donations

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IT TAKES THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY TO MAKE LOCAL EVENTS HAPPEN

Have you ever attended a large event in Waynedale? If you have, you may not have realized that you were a part of something special and unique not found anywhere else in Fort Wayne.

For as long as most people can remember, Waynedale has held a Memorial Day Parade, attracting over a thousand people to line Old Trail Road to celebrate and honor the holiday. Through

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WAYNEDALE BUSINESS CHAMBER ELECTS NEW PRESIDENT

A leader in community improvement since its origination in 2015, The Waynedale Business Chamber (WBC) has recently elected Dave Umber of Umber’s Do It Best as their new President to lead the service organization into the future.

Over the past 3 years, Jordan Cornwell of The Waynedale News laid the groundwork as he served as President for the organization. U

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NEIGHBORHOOD POOLS KEEP HEADS ABOVE WATER

In Waynedale, we’ve recently seen quite a few 90-degree days, and it’s certainly not the last of them. Throughout the community, families beat-the-heat by taking a dip in one of Waynedale’s neighborhood pools. Both Avalon Summer Sports Club in the Avalon Place neighborhood and Pocahontas Swim & Dive Club on the west end of Indian Village offer members
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SOARIN’ HIGH AFTER REHAB

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 of Soarin’ Hawk Raptor Rehabilitation Center.

“When we g

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TAKE A STROLL THROUGH HISTORY AT ILLSLEY PLACE

“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 to visit and admire many of the homes in the nei
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SWCC HOSTS NATIONAL OUTDOOR WRITERS CONFERENCE

On Sunday, June 3, The Southwest Conservation Club was host to the Outdoor Writers Association of America’s (OWAA) 91st annual conference. With an attendance of over 170 media-related guests from throughout the United States, the ‘Breakout Day’ event at the Conservation Club in Waynedale was part of a three-day summit that boasts seminars, networking w
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PRESERVING A KEY ELMHURST FEATURE AHEAD OF DEMOLITION

Over the past 3 weeks, alumni Don and Hope Dressler have been working to preserve key elements of the gym floor at Elmhurst High School. A race for time against the excavator which will be coming to that side of the building within the next few weeks, the couple have been working to preserve the ‘E’ and both Trojan Head graphics which adorn the wooden floor.

The Dr

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JOIN IN ON THE FUN AND COMMUNITY TOGETHERNESS AT THIS YEAR’S WAYNEDALE COMMUNITY PICNIC

The Waynedale Community Picnic invites all Waynedale residents to come for a day of fun sponsored by local businesses and organizations on Saturday, August 22 from 10am to 3pm at the Waynedale Park. The event is organized and held the day of by volunteers. All activities and food are cost free, but each attendee must register at the registration table (on the
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WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A LION

Maybe you’ve seen the guys in the bright yellow vests volunteering around Waynedale or have dropped off some used eye glasses to some of the collection boxes, but how much do you know about the Lions Club? Just over a year ago, I met some of the Waynedale Lions at the Waynedale Picnic, was greeted and handed a brochure. As your Waynedale Newspaper publish
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HAPPY NEW YEAR WAYNEDALE! 2014

This coming year, we are excited and proud to bring you the latest original local news and entertainment from the South/ Southwest Fort Wayne community. We would like to extend our gratitude to you, as one of our 35,000 faithful readers who receive The Waynedale News at home or pick it up at one of the distribution racks at local businesses. We appreciate all of
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HAPPY NEW YEAR WAYNEDALE!

We at the Waynedale News would like to wish all a happy and productive New Year. We would like to thank every single one of our 35,000 readers for your support of our positive, local, family friendly news and entertainment in 2012. We plan to continue providing the latest newspaper to your doorstep every two weeks, with even more stories, coupons, and entertai
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YEEEEP! ELMHURST AUCTION RAISES FUNDS FOR FWCS

By 9am on Saturday, August 25th Elmhurst High School parking lot was once again full of cars. This time in place of students filling the lot, it was the general public who was invited to walk through the school to view and bid on various items from Elmhurst’s past. The auction was organized by the Steffen Group of Fort Wayne, and it is estimated that 1,700 p
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