LIFTING SPIRITS, VISITING DOGS PUT SMILES ON FACES

Laura Harrow lay quietly in her chair, blanket pulled up around her-until Duffy entered the room.
Laura’s face lit up like a Christmas tree. Her wide smile grinned from ear-to-ear as the therapy dog gently approached.

“Oh my. Oh my,” said Laura, amid puppy licks. “Let me show you pictures of

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AFTER HURRICANE IRMA EVERYTHING IS GONE, BUT LOVE STILL REMAINS

The most powerful Atlantic storm in a decade hit a string of Caribbean islands on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Hurricane Irma was a Category 5 with whipping winds reaching 185mph, along with flooding. The islands were decimated.

As the weather warnings from officials grew, millions of people fled

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MIGRATING WITH THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY

Monarch Season has begun here in Fort Wayne, Indiana with the sightings of Monarch butterflies everywhere; including Little River Wetlands Project-Eagle Marsh, in our neighborhoods and backyards. The Monarch butterfly is said to be the most beautiful of all butterflies. And considered the “King”,

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MUCH MORE THAN YOUR TYPICAL PAINTING PROJECT

The revitalization of a neglected commercial district or neighborhood often begins with improvements to a single building or storefront. Even simple changes such as the removal of materials, repairs or a new paint job can signal positive change and often stimulate similar improvements in neighboring

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PRINCE ON DECK AT USF

Tyler Prince is a senior at Bishop Luers High School, a right-handed first baseman, DH and pitcher for the Knights. This 6-foot-3, 200-pound baseball player started playing ball at the age of 7. He played with the Hoagland Youth League and was selected to play on the All-Star team every year from

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COFFEE WITH A COP

On Saturday, January 21, McDonald’s located at 6810 Bluffton Road in Fort Wayne hosted a Coffee with a Cop program (and Cookies with a Cop for kids). Guests could visit McDonald’s and grab a small cup of coffee free, and talk to local officers about their community, different laws and any questions

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SAINT ALOYSIUS CEMETERY TO HOST WREATH – LAYING HONORING FALLEN SERVICE MEMBERS

Saint Aloysius Cemetery, an official Wreaths Across America (WAA) location, will host a wreath-laying ceremony, joining more than 1,000 other locations across the country for National Wreaths Across America Day. Here in Fort Wayne there are 60 grave sites at St. Aloysius and 7,000 in Lindenwood Cemetery

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EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT TO SAVE THE HONEY BEES

September is the sweetest month of them all, National Honey Month. And you can’t have honey without honey bees. Since 2006, honey bee colonies have experienced a very high and unexpected loss caused by colony collapse disorder and other stresses, such as parasitic mites and diseases. Studies have

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BUNN BOX BELIEVES IT’S ALL ABOUT FAMILY AND COMMUNITY

In 1984, Bart Bunn, a third generation businessman-like many in Waynedale-kept the tradition going. Back then Bart’s specialty was construction, and with his single-axle dump truck and a grader, he was in business.

The Bunn Trucking Company grew over the years to include Bunn Inc. and the most recent

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BROADVIEW TURNS A NEW LEAF

Broadview Florist and Greenhouses, Inc., 5409 Winchester Road has served Waynedale and the Fort Wayne area since 1919. Broadview started out as a farm that raised cows, pigs and chickens, as well as, many types of vegetables that were delivered and sold in the downtown markets on Barr Street in Fort

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BRINGING REMEMBRANCE

Memorial Day again and memories . . .I saw pink and white peonies, families and friends sitting along Old Trail Road watching the Memorial Day parade and a beautiful military ceremony honoring those that were lost.

At one time it was called Decoration Day, but it has always been a remembering time.

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AMID DOWNED TREES ANCIENT RED OAKS TOPPLED BY STORM

A giant red oak was cut down ten years ago on the northwest corner of Bluffton and Engle Roads. The tree was approximately 10 feet in diameter and 31 feet in circumference. That tree, a Fort Wayne landmark, had fallen pray to the ravages of insects, lightening strikes and father time.

It was a seedling

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ELMHURST GRADUATE TURNS 100!

As America celebrates another birthday, a couple days later, Dulla (Aschliman) Schlaudraff will celebrate her 100th birthday!

Dulla was born on July 6, 1915.

She has received several birthday cards already. One very special card she said arrived just the other day. As she handed it to me, I noticed

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LUCILLE DULL CELEBRATES 91ST BIRTHDAY

Born in Southern Indiana on June 21st Lucille Dull recently celebrated her 91st birthday with family and friends at Bandido’s on Winchester Road. She didn’t have a birthday cake and ice cream but she said chuckling, “The staff sang that “Special Bandido’s” happy birthday to me.”

About

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UNIQUE CLASS PETS ARRIVE AT WAYNEDALE ELEMENTARY

Mrs. Phillips fourth grade class at Waynedale Elementary received a unique surprise. It was delivered to them on Friday, February 20th. “It’s our class pet!” said the teacher. But, it wasn’t your typical pet, not a bird, not a snake or rabbit.

The initial reaction from the students

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ULTRA BULK COOKING – PREPARING FOR THE HUFF 50K

The tastiest ultra- marathon in the country—The HUFF 50K is well known for its post-race food.

And, the art of preparing gallons of homemade soup, soup enough for 1000 people or more, is not an easy task by any means. Just the calculations alone is mind-boggling… teaspoonful of this, becomes

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HIGH CLASS RACE WITH A HIGH CLASS FINISH

Eric and Emily Harris, owners of a beautiful 2-acre vineyard and winery near Roanoke, Indiana, along with owner Kevin Croy from Fleet Feet Running Store-Coventry Shopping Center, Fort Wayne were the gracious sponsors of the Vineyard 5K Trail race on Saturday, October 4, 2014.
Emily said, “We

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BIGBOY RETURNS FOR CLASS OF ‘94 REUNION

About this time, twenty years ago, students of the Class of 1994 were entering their senior year at Homestead High School.

On Saturday, August 2, 2014 these same classmates gathered to share memories of years gone by. Twenty years of memories. Teachers…the good, the bad and the ugly; students…the

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THE PARADE IS COMING! 2014

Waynedale’s American Legion Post #241, AM VETS #33 and VFW #1421 honor our fallen heroes by placing American flags before the gravestones and niches of service members the Saturday prior to Memorial Day weekend.

This tradition, known as “flags in,” has been conducted annually at both

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THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME AT BISHOP LUERS HS

Other than the Sound of Music, the Wizard of Oz is probably one the most delightful musicals of all times. Led by theatre director Karlene Krouse and a cast of 100 members, the audience was swept away to Kansas and beyond the rainbow. The musical ran on Friday evening, May 2 along with afternoon and

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GIRLS ON THE RUN HAVE FUN

On Saturday, May 31, 2014 women and girls are coming together to celebrate sisterhood! Third through fifth grade girls and their mentors will be celebrating the completion of the Girls On The Run program with a 5K Fun Run/Walk called the Diva Dash. And they would like for you to run with them!

“Georgetown

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I CAN DO THIS

We were just about a mile from the finish line, and I was tapped. My legs were not the issue. It was that I was searching for words of encouragement…to say the right thing. Lynn Trittipo, 66, from Waynedale was running beside me. I had finished running my race. He was about to complete his “first”

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SPECIAL TIMES GROWING UP ON A FARM

This article is dedicated to all the past, present and future farm kids out there. There may not be many of us remaining, but we all know how very special that time in our life was. No better way to grow up.

Yes, we worked hard and had some long days. Yes, we have stories to tell about our experiences,

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GET HAPPIER, GET HEALTHIER

At a yoga studio in Waynedale, students breathe, bend, twist and stretch their way to a healthier, happier state. “No pain, no gain doesn’t apply to this form of exercise,” said Kaitlin Johnston Kochenderfer, 26, owner/instructor of Kaitlin’s Yoga.

“It’s not about

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HOMELESS, VETERANS GIVEN ASSISTANCE

Hundreds of men and women from Fort Wayne have traveled the globe to serve our country, only to find that when they return they don’t have a place to live or employment. So once again, area businesses and schools teamed up and offered their service to homeless, uninsured and underinsured people

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