ANALYSIS IDENTIFIES OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADDITIONAL COMMERCIAL SOUTHSIDE DEVELOPMENT

A recently finalized analysis shows opportunities for commercial growth in south Fort Wayne, including as many as 120 new retail shops and restaurants in the areas roughly bounded by downtown to the north, Lower Huntington and Tillman roads on the south, Hessen Cassel Road on the east, and the St.

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MELINDA’S BALLOONS & DECORATIONS

The Unique Flower, Balloon & Gift Shop
Located in the Center of Waynedale
Melinda’s Balloons and Decorations is located on 6720 Old Trail Road. (260) 445-4273, Hours are Tuesday through Fridays 9:30am to 5:30pm and Saturday 9:30am to 3:00pm closed on Sunday and Monday.

For the month of August

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A SPECIAL CHRISTMAS TREE SKIRT

Dennis Rohrs, Human Resource Director at Fort Wayne Metals had a flawed idea a few holidays ago. In memory of his mom, Trudy, he had a local artisan create a Christmas tree skirt that included lots of family photos and memories of his Mom. His idea was to share the skirt with his five living siblings;

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MUCH COMFORT IN COMFORT KEEPERS

Julia & Matt Anders-Owners of Comfort Keepers for the past 12 years have learned many things working with seniors. Julia Anders says, “When we first started Comfort Keepers, I had magnets with Comfort Keeper advertising put on my car. It didn’t take me very long to learn that seniors

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REVITALIZING LAMBRO’S – THE 19TH HOLE

The 19th Hole Bar & Grill is now open for business. It was formerly known as Lambro’s, which was owned and operated by the Eschoff family for nearly 41 years. New Owner Bob Jackson remodeled the old Lambro’s and gave it a new name, the 19th Hole. Mr. Jackson plans to continue the type

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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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AREA LEGAL PROFESSIONALS FORM SAINT THOMAS MORE SOCIETY

Catholic leaders of northeast Indiana met to complete the formation of the Saint Thomas More Society of Fort Wayne, Indiana, a private association affiliated with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne – South Bend, serving under the oversight of Bishop Kevin Rhoades. After several months

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NEW TOOL & DIE COMPANY

With nearly 60 years of combined experience, Fort Wayne entrepreneurs David Maberson and Gary Jackson have seen a lot of changes occur in the tool and die industry. They have observed the industry going full circle, with work that was originally completed by expert U.S. craftsmen being shipped overseas

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NEW BUSINESS HELPS HOMEOWNERS RESTORE ORDER TO THEIR LIVES

Today’s throw-away society tends to leave people with a lot of “things” when possessions are not discarded, sold or given away after they no longer are needed. The result is that closets are cluttered, cupboards become unmanageable, countertops get buried, and garages don’t

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ST. JOSEPH-ST. ELIZABETH NAMED FOUR STAR SCHOOL

The Indiana Department of Education has recognized St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth Catholic School as a 2011-2012 Indiana Four Star School. The Indiana Department of Education recognizes the top 25th percentile of Indiana schools with combined passing percentages of English/Language Arts and Mathematics,

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STUDY UP ON COLLEGE SAVINGS VEHICLES

Another school year is drawing to a close — so if you have young children, they’re one year closer to the day when they head off to college. And both you and your children need to prepare for that day. Your kids can do so by developing good study habits. As for you, it’s never too

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NOURISH THE “ROOTS” OF YOUR INVESTMENT STRATEGY

On Arbor Day, which we celebrate this week, people across the country plant trees. Of course, trees provide us with many benefits, including beauty, fruit and oxygen, as well as protection against land erosion. But the act of planting and nurturing trees can also guide our behavior in other areas

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INVESTORS CAN LEARN FROM EARTH DAY LESSONS

Next week, we observe Earth Day. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day has grown into an international movement whose goal is to raise awareness of the need to take action to sustain a healthy, sustainable environment. You can do your part through recycling and other measures, but you can also apply

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HELP YOURSELF REDUCE INVESTMENT STRESS

You probably aren’t too worried about it, but April is Stress Awareness Month. Each year, the Health Resource Network sponsors this “month” to inform people about the dangers of stress and to share successful coping strategies. Obviously, it’s important to reduce stress in

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TIME FOR GEN-XERS TO PUT IRAS TO WORK

If you’re a “Gen-Xer,” born between 1965 and 1980, you’ve still got many years to go until you retire. At this stage of your life, what can you do to help build resources for the retirement lifestyle you’ve envisioned?

Besides having time on your side, you’ve got

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BE AWARE OF RISKS OF NOT INVESTING

You’ve no doubt heard about the risks associated with investing. This investment carries this type of risk, while that investment carries another one. And it is certainly true that all investments do involve some form of risk. But what about not investing? Isn’t there some risk associated

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY NORMA!

Norma Fisher of Yoder will celerate her 85th birthday on February 15th. She is a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Waynedale.

Norma married Edward Fisher in 1947. Edward passed away in 1994. She has two children-Scott (Elaine) Fisher of New Haven and Kathy (Mike) Bowlby of Waynedale.

She

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CAN INVESTORS LEARN FROM YOGA FOLLOWERS?

It’s probably not on your calendar, but World Yoga Day takes place on February 24. As more people have discovered its healthful benefits, yoga has grown in popularity. But whether or not you practice yoga, you can apply its lessons to other areas of your life — such as investing.

Specifically,

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FINANCIAL GIFT IDEAS FOR LONG -TIME VALENTINES

Love is in the air, as Valentine’s Day rolls around again. During the course of your life, you’ve probably sent your share of flowers and candy. But if your valentine is also your spouse — and, in particular, your long-time spouse — you may want to go beyond roses and chocolates this

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CASABURO NOMINATED FOR SPIRIT AWARD

Jim Casaburo, owner of Casa Restaurant Group, was nominated for the 2012 Spirit Award for the Children’s Oncology Camping Association International (COCA-I), in recognition of his contributions to Camp Watcha Wanna Do, Ltd. Camp Watcha Wanna Do serves children and families affected by childhood

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INVESTING IS A MARATHON — NOT A SPRINT

Investors sometimes may get frustrated with their investments because those investments don’t seem to produce quick results. And perhaps that’s understandable in our fast-paced society, in which we’ve grown accustomed to instant gratification. But investing is, by nature, a long-term

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NEW EATERY IN WAYNEDALE

Southern Comfort Diner is located at 6433 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne, IN. Our contact number is 260-387-5361. We have remodeled with new décor! Owners are Mike & Karen Spillers.

Our hours are Monday through Thursday 6am – 2pm, Friday 6am – 8pm, Saturday 6am – 11pm, and Sunday

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MISS DANNIES PREPARES FOR ANOTHER TAX SEASON

The ladies of Mis Dannies: Danielle, Misti and Mary want to thank our friends & neighbors of Waynedale and the surrounding areas for a fantastic first year open. We served over 2500 clients this year. Thanks to you we were able to keep our doors open year round to serve you.

Our Mission is to be

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COOKIES FOR CHRIST

St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth School first graders and their families have been busy baking and selling cookies for the first graders’ annual “Cookies for Christ” sale.

Cookies were bagged separately and sold for 25 cents at both the St. Joseph and St. Elizabeth campuses to students, teachers,

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SCHINDLER SEZ: FRUITCAKE & THE ZACK ATTACK

The truth will always be the truth…no matter how much the politicians lie.

Fruitcake Anyone
Did you read about the guy who was badly mauled when he jumped from the elevated train, into the tiger’s den at the Bronx Zoo? The reason he gave was, “He wanted to be one with the tiger.”

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