CELEBRATING THE MIRACULOUS WORLD OF BUTTERFLIES

Koko Carpenter sat perfectly still, watching carefully as a stranger painted a tiny lady bug on her dainty hand.

The four-year-old little girl was remarkably calm amidst the swirl of activity all around her as the annual Monarch Festival was held at Eagle Marsh on September 9.

Hosted by the Little River Wetlands Project (LRWP), and held inside the cavernous

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TILLMAN PARK RENOVATES DISC GOLF COURSE

A local park is sporting a new and improved disc golf course, courtesy of the Fort Wayne Parks Department and a local club.

Featuring new tee pads, new mulch on several fairways, and new signage throughout the course, a better disc golf course was unveiled at Tillman Park last month.

The park’s course – located along Tillman Road between Calhoun and Lafay

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MUSTARD SEED FURNITURE BANK EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT

Imagine being a child who’s just had a long day at school, and not much for dinner. You’re ready for a good night’s sleep, but your family’s too poor to even afford to get you a bed, pillows, sheets, or blankets of your own.

That’s the problem that one local teenager is hoping to remedy with his altruistic Eagle Scout project, aimed at securing beds and

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MORE THAN JUST BOOKS AT THE WAYNEDALE LIBRARY

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 group of youngsters looking to learn a little more about karate

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CLEANING OUR CITY’S WATER IS COMPLEX

Vicky Zehr knows the routine.

After 28 years with the city of Fort Wayne, she’s become something of an expert on the city’s Three Rivers Water Filtration Plant on Baltes Avenue downtown.

“This lets the public see what’s here and see how they get their water,” Zehr said after leading a tour of about 30 people around the facility one recent Saturday mo

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CITY ASSISTING RESIDENTS IN REPAIRING ROOFS AND FURNACES

A city program is aiming to give a hand up for homeowners with repair needs who may not be able to get traditional financial help.

The City of Fort Wayne’s Homeowner Repair Loan Program is a means for local residents to get some much needed cash to help with roof or furnace repair or replacement this year.

The program is paid for with federal dollars from the Hou

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LUCY WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF FOX ISLAND’S BIRD COUNT

A national February bird count hosted an exceptional visitor this year at Fox Island County Park.

The event, called the 21st annual Great Backyard Bird Count, is sponsored nationally by Cornell University, and takes place in backyards, parks, nature centers, hiking trails, school grounds, balconies and beaches across the country, according to experts

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FOX ISLAND – A GREAT PLACE TO MEET UP WITH FRIENDS

Looking to get outside to beat the winter blues this year? Fox Island may be just the place for you.

The 605-acre park offers a wide variety of cold-weather activities that will let folks get back to nature, even during the colder winter weather. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and trail hiking are among the most popular activities at the Allen County park

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