Just beyond the commercial traffic of Bluffton Road, in the heart of Waynedale, the Chief Richardville House sits in a small clearing. It is an unexpected piece of quiet elegance amidst the intrusive noise of modernity just feet from its front step. Its red brick exterior rises above the sloping hills
It began as an online bulletin board service 12 years ago back when AOL was still a big thing. Several thousand no-cost or low-cost home improvement projects later, Fort Wayne’s NeighborLink is still going strong.
Andrew Hoffman is NeighborLink’s Executive Director, and he says the organization
Raising Money in Fight Against Mental Illness
Fort Wayne’s 10th annual Dancing with the Stars hits the Grand Wayne Center Thursday, November 12, and a Waynedale local is one of the stars!
“It’s great to be part of an event that helps everyday people overcome mental illness,” said Waynedale dentist
Steven McDaniel grew up in a Waynedale home run by a single-mom who made just enough money to pay for food. Steven, his sister Kathy, and his brother Pat were the only kids in the neighborhood near Beaver Hill who didn’t have bikes. His sister Kathy wanted to change that. In an era where kids grow
A local non-profit is looking to recruit 300 volunteers over the next 90 days. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana announced its “Shoe Can Make a Difference” campaign June 22 aimed at recruiting adult mentors to serve at least 500 children on its current wait list with 300 more children
It was 1976. The nation’s bicentennial year. Fort Wayne native Donald F. Didier was still actively working as an interior designer. Didier, one of the nine original children of the Didier family, Didier fought the Second World War at Baerfield while flying a typewriter. Used the GI Bill to study
An employee on leave from the Waynedale Kroger Food Store is suffering from Stage 4 cancer. It began in his pancreas and has started to spread to his liver and intestines. He has received more than $6,000 in donations from the store’s customers, thanks to a crowdfunding campaign.
Eileen Brodmerkel reads the newspaper differently now than she once did. News that Iraq needs more American aid, stories about oil prices, and ISIS all point to increasing the number of U.S. troops sent to the Middle East. This is a concern keeping Brodmerkel on pins and needles because her son, Colin,
Life as a clown began for Ray Hapner in 1994 when he went to his local library and saw an ad on the bulletin board for clown school, an organization run by the Smiles Unlimited Clown Ministry program. Several weeks and $75 later for make-up and other supplies, he became what’s known as an “auguste”
Judy Fry is a Waynedale fixture if you ask the bartender at American Legion Post #241 on Bluffton Road. It was last Friday when she sat down for a cold beer after a day’s worth of yard work. But, it wasn’t just the cold drink that brought her to the Legion, it was the load of American
Pathfinder’s comm-unity development office currently has money available for qualified individuals through a program run by the state’s Housing and Community Development Authority.
If you live in Indiana and meet the criteria for the grant money based on household size and taxable income,
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
“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
Brandon Schwarze is a Fort Wayne native and an award winning, nationally published Journalist and Freelance Writer living in Fort Wayne.
Brandon earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Indiana University, and specializes in writing about law enforcement, higher education, economic develop,