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

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WAYNEDALE CELEBRATES FOUNDER

One local woman is hanging on to an essential part of her family history that just also happens to be a significant piece of Waynedale’s story, as well.

Sharon Herrbert steadfastly hangs on to some photocopied paper ledgers of her great grandfather’s funeral business, as well as at least one contract,

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WAR BEARD SHIPS PACKAGES SUPPORTING THE DEPLOYED

One local man is trying to make a difference in the lives of our deployed service members – one package at a time.

Retiree Tony Johnston is the head of a group calling themselves, “War Beard.” The organization, which is about four years old, started primarily to send care packages to deployed

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BMV BIGGER AND BETTER AT WAYNE PLAZA SHOPPING CENTER

Waynedale’s branch of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles has a new location.

The old license branch at 6721 Old Trail Road has closed, and a new office recently opened in the Wayne Plaza Shopping Center located at 6011 Bluffton Road, according to Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles Director of Communications

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KING ARTHUR’S TROLLEY SERVING JUICY BURGERS & MORE

There’s a new face in the kitchen at the American Legion Post #241, and they’re serving up some delicious fare.

While the Post’s food service was once manned mostly by Legion members, it’s now operated by a company called King Arthur’s Trolley, and more specifically, by chief cook Carlton

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NEIGHBORLINK DOING GOOD DEEDS AROUND WAYNEDALE

When Waynedale resident Paul Fields realized he’d have trouble helping his wheelchair-bound wife in and out of his home, luckily, he had somewhere to turn.

Fields heard from friends at his church about a local group called NeighborLink, and was able to get their help to get a brand-new wheelchair

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CONSIDER RE-GIFTING YOUR BOOKS

The next time you have a few spare books to get rid of, don’t toss them in the trash; consider donating them to a Little Free Library.

A concept that’s been around Fort Wayne in one form or another since 2015 — when The Rotary Club of Fort Wayne introduced the idea. They started with about

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KEEPING CONNECTED ‘NEXT DOOR’ IN WAYNEDALE

An innovative new networking site is connecting Waynedale neighbors – both virtually, and in reality.
Available online, Nextdoor Waynedale is helping neighbors be the eyes and ears for each other when it comes to things as varied as unexplained neighborhood noises, crime watch activities,

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ONE LAST TIME AT ELMHURST HIGH

Every dust-covered clock hovering over the guests on tours of the long-vacant hallways of Elmhurst High School registered the exact same time: 2:49 p.m. Frozen in time was the last bell of the last school day in 2010.

The significance of the clocks wasn’t lost to the event’s tour guides. “That

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WAYNEDALE’S FRONT DOOR IMPROVEMENTS

A City of Fort Wayne project has brought a new and improved look to the intersection of Bluffton Road and Airport Expressway.

Completed by City crews during the week of October 16, the project actually began when the land was surveyed in April of this year. A request for bids on the work went out soon

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CHANGING THE LIVES OF OUR VETERANS – OUR FAMILY

The holiday celebrating our nation’s service members is aiming to spawn a new way to give a hand up for those in need at one local Waynedale veterans group this year.

American Legion Post #241 is holding an event on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, serving free meals to anyone with proof of their

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CREEPY TALES & SPOOKY OCCURRENCES

As the witching holiday of Halloween fast approaches, local ghost stories and spooky Fort Wayne urban legends are quickly returning to the surface of local consciousness.

Several local legends have been floating around the area for years. One of the most popular is the tale of Devils’ Hollow, just

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ELMHURST 50+ YEAR BOOK

A new book being crafted by a group of dedicated Elmhurst High School graduates is looking to keep classmates and friends connected after more than 50 years, appropriately titled, “50+ Years Later.”

Several members of the Elmhurst class of 1965 are putting together a volume to tell the stories

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WAYNEDALE TRAILS CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES

City construction of the Waynedale trails project is moving along at a good clip, even though some businesses along Bluffton Road are being impacted by the work.

The project is building trails along the east side of Bluffton Road, from Lower Huntington Road to West Foster Park, according to Frank Suarez,

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FORT WAYNE ROCKS!

One former Waynedale family is venturing to make the world a little brighter – one rock at a time.

Laura Heffelfinger-Fields and her two young daughters have begun an at-home project to pick up stray rocks, paint them with fanciful designs, colors and sayings and hide them for others to discover.

The

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HALL’S CURBSIDE SERVICE

A decades-old Waynedale eatery is planning to bring back its well-known car side pick-up and dining service to bring local patrons a little taste of the good, old days.

Don Hall’s Original Drive-In, located at 5202 Bluffton Road, is planning to bring back curbside service to its venerable restaurant,

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ONE LAST TIME WALKING THE HALLS AT ELMHURST HIGH

Even after decades, the Elmhurst class of 1967 is staying close.

This summer will mark 50 years since those folks tread the hallowed halls of Elmhurst High School, 3829 Sandpoint Road, and the class plans to mark the milestone anniversary with a 50-year reunion gala this summer.

The group plans to get

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WAYNEDALE’S COMMUNITY GARDEN IS REAPING ITS HARVEST

The scarecrows watching you motor down Bluffton Road are there for more than just fooling passing motorists into thinking someone is scrutinizing them from the side of the road.

The dress-clad, flower-hatted dummies are there to watch over the Waynedale Community Garden, an urban patch of farmland

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RINGING OF THE BELL BEGINS REBIRTH OF CLYDE THEATRE

Nearly 100 people gathered under a makeshift tent outside the old Clyde Theater on Thursday, July 27 to watch area dignitaries make the first movements toward renovations at the long-vacant building.

The Clyde Theater at Quimby Village – as it was called years ago – was built by Clyde Quimby and

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FORT WAYNE KEEPS EYE ON ECLIPSE

A local man is planning a field trip of sorts to witness an historic solar eclipse this summer.

Bob Dispenza, who has managed Metea County Park for the last 16 years, is organizing a bus journey that will motor local folks all the way to southern Illinois to witness the eclipses’ totality as it races

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A STRIKE TOWARD ‘THE ORDER OF GOOD THINGS’ IN WAYNEDALE

On a recent summer afternoon, workers bustled in and out of the Eagles Post #248, pushing in and shoving out yellow handcarts loaded down with shiny, new flooring.

But the brand new surfaces weren’t for the walkways of the post’s popular lounge. The Eagles are replacing their time-worn bowling

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CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2017

Bishop Luers, Wayne and South Side High Schools have announced their top students – the Valedictorians and Salutatorians – for 2017.

The high-performing students at local high schools have a wide range of interests and will be attending various colleges next year.

At Bishop Luers High School,

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NEWLY RELEASED CHILDREN’S BOOK WRITTEN BY WAYNEDALER

A Waynedale native has released a new children’s book, hoping to spark the imagination of children and parents, alike.

Local man, Alan Shaw, has crafted a new work entitled, “Brainstorms: A Cave, A Stream, and A Grandpa That Dreams” and it has already hit Amazon.com for sale.

The book, written

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THE PARADE IS COMING!

Memorial Day will see the streets of Waynedale flush with cars, marching bands, police cars and more to honor our veterans, living and fallen.

Beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 29, the Waynedale Memorial Day parade will form at the corner of McArthur Drive and Old Trail Road, according to Mike Cramer,

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BOWLING FOR POCO POOL

A local family pool in the midst of an extensive upgrade got a big financial boost recently from a fundraiser.

Pocohontas Pool, located at 3030 Ojibway Trail in Indian Village, is in the midst of refurbishing its pool and buildings, and the pool’s Swim and Dive Team held a fundraiser at the Fraternal

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