IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD – Community Spotlight

Incorporated on January 24th, 1962 and comprised of 385 homes, Lake Shores Community Association, is one of the larger neighborhoods in Waynedale. Airport Expressway divides the lots into an East side with 179 homes and the West side made up of 206 homes. The houses were all built between 1962 and 2017.

The monthly Lake Shores community newsletter shares cu

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GOOD PEOPLE BRING OUT THE GOOD IN PEOPLE – Community Spotlight

Quality. Integrity. Community. Three words that are the foundation of Rich’s Auto Center. For the past 20 years, Rich and Cindy Elzey, with their successful family owned auto repair business, have been an integral part of the Waynedale Community.

Formerly the home of Putt Putt Miniature Golf course, Rich’s Auto Center on Sandpoint Road was built in 2002. C

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CHURCH OF THE LITTLE FLOWER – Community Spotlight

While driving down Lower Huntington near the heart of Waynedale you might have admired the stunning jewel-toned stained glass windows or the majestic bell tower of Saint Therese Church.

The origins of St. Therese, also known as Church of the Little Flower, can be traced back to 1937 when Bishop John F. Noll purchased a wooded plot of ground in the Liberty Gard

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I WAS A HOSPITAL PATIENT IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY – For Your Health

Whenever we travel we have to consider many “what ifs.” What if I lose my passport? What if I have an accident or a serious illness while away from home? Being away from your physician and your family in times of crisis is unnerving enough. Add the thought of being in a different country. Parkview Registered Nurse Leshia Howell shares her recent story:

My daught

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EMBARK EVENT FAR FROM A WASH OUT

Saturday’s EMBARK event to celebrate the new Bluffton Road trails and sidewalks started off as what many people call “A bad hair day.” But the rain didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the vendors, volunteers and attendees. There were a few early brave souls who donned their ponchos and popped their umbrellas. And when the skies cleared in early afternoon, there
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MEGAN RYAN, BUSY AS A BEE – Community Spotlight

You’d be hard pressed to attend a Waynedale event without seeing Megan Ryan and her winning smile. You might have spotted her slinging a paintbrush over rusty guardrails on Fairfield Road, waving in the Memorial Day parade or volunteering at the Taste of Waynedale as part of The Waynedale News Team. She has supported both Easter and Christmas events in Wayne
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SPRING … AND SEASONAL ALLERGIES HAVE SPRUNG – For Your Health

Happy Spring! Hopefully the freeze is over and warm temperatures, pretty flowers, budding trees and the smell of fresh cut grass are in the near future. Some people dread this time of year because they have seasonal allergies and often “suffer” through the season.

Allergy symptoms tends to increase as pollen counts soar, but by knowing triggers to allergy s

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IT’S BEEN HIS CALLING – Community Spotlight

Herbert Acker has been a mainstay of the Waynedale Community and the Lakewood Park Community Addition since his family built their home in the mid 50s. He returned to the neighborhood in 1964 following his time in the service and medical school. Herb’s current home in the addition is part of what is fondly referred to as “The Acker Compound” since he is blessed

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FAREWELL TO KINGSTON’S TASTE OF WAYNEDALE – Community Spotlight

This month’s Community Spotlight focuses not on who, but rather what. We would like to take this opportunity to highlight Kingston’s Taste of Waynedale as this was the 10th Annual and final year of Kingston sponsoring the event.

The 2018 Taste of Waynedale was again a success. With close to 500 people in attendance and proceeds after expenses of $6,500 benef

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BEHIND THE SUCCESS OF EVERY SMALL BUSINESS, THERE IS FAMILY – Community Spotlight

The big red barn known as Hair Barn Classics is a warm and familiar sight on Bluffton Road, but it wasn’t always themed as such. The original Barbershop that sat there was purchased by Bob Hey in 1960 and named Bob’s Barber Shop. In 1972, he rebuilt in the same location, enlarged and constructed it to resemble a barn, renaming it Bob’s Hair Barn.

For 58 years the bu

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HEART DISEASE: WHAT IS IT AND HOW DO I PREVENT IT? – For Your Health

February is American Heart Month, making this an ideal time to remind us to focus on protecting our heart health. Chances are, you know someone who has been affected by heart disease and stroke. An average of one death occurs every 38 seconds due to some form of heart disease. The term “heart disease” is a broad term that encompasses several problems with the he
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FAITH, HOPE & CHARITY – Community Spotlight

At 300 years old, The Masonic Fraternity is the oldest in the world. Medieval stone masons were responsible for building the great Cathedrals of Europe and organized into guilds. As society changed, wealthy and eminent patrons were brought into the guilds and the teachings of the guild were passed on, even though they were no longer builders.

The focus of th

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CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS, WCIT STYLE – Community Spotlight

Still looking for that special accent to complete your holiday décor? Visit the Waynedale Library to shop for a beautiful wreath and help support the Waynedale Corridor Project! 12 local businesses have decorated wreaths as part of a community silent auction that is sponsored by the Waynedale Community Improvement Team (WCIT). The wreaths will be on disp
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MAINTAIN YOUR WEIGHT OVER THE HOLIDAYS – For Your Health

Tis the season not to decide you want to lose weight! However, there is a way to survive the holidays without gaining a ton of weight, while still enjoying all the activities and parties.

No one should ever be on a diet; it should be about life style, one that I have seen hundreds of patients successfully start living. Losing weight, even five pounds, changes liv

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THE HONOR IS OURS – Community Spotlight

This month’s community spotlight is about an organization that is near and dear to my heart. It only seems fitting with Veteran’s Day just around the corner to focus this month’s column on Honor Flight Northeast Indiana and their mission to transport veterans to Washington for the day to reflect upon the memorials that were built in their honor.

Honor Flight

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KINGSTON RESIDENCE APPRECIATES LONG TERM STAFF

Kingston Residence recently celebrated their Long Term Staff with a luncheon at Black Canyon Restaurant.

This valued group included team members who have been employed for five years or longer at the Assisted Living Community.

The employee with the most years of service at 31 years is Margaret Demongeot. Total years served for the Kingston Residence team

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KINGSTON RESIDENTS CROSS THE FINISH LINE

Kingston Residence is proud to announce that eleven residents and two Kingston ambassadors completed the 2017 Fort 4 Fitness Senior Marathon! These residents needed to walk 26.2 miles throughout the summer months before the culmination at Parkview Field on September 29th. Through a combination of walking, rolling a wheelchair, water aerobics and exer
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SQUASH THE BUG THIS FLU SEASON – For Your Health

We are in the heart of flu shot season and the flu is lurking right around the corner. Steps can be taken to keep you and your family healthy this flu season.There are many myths out there surrounding the flu and flu shots. Let’s address the common questions associated with the flu and flu immunizations.

What is the flu?
The flu is a respiratory illness caused by i

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