NEIGHBORLINKS 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 NeighborLinks, and was able to get their help to get a brand-new wheelchair

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THREE WAYS TO EMBRACE THE HOLIDAY SWEATER TREND

The holiday sweater craze continues to gain popularity as the season’s parties and celebrations kick off. Traditionally, at Meijer more than 400,000 holiday-related apparel items for the family in December, including sweatshirts, tunics, leggings, sleepwear and sweaters – otherwise known as the

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SPREADING WARMTH WITH HOLIDAY DONATIONS

On a cold, Thursday afternoon, students from New Tech Academy at Wayne High School visited the FWCS Family and Community Engagement Center, 230 E. Douglas Avenue, where they donated $1,252 to the FWCS Clothing Bank. The FWCS Clothing Bank is available for any FWCS student in need of items such as

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HO! HO! HO! MERRY CHRISTMAS IN WAYNEDALE

The Waynedale Community Improvement Team hosted the 6th Annual Christmas in Waynedale on Saturday, December 16th. Beulah Matczak, Cheryl Connett, Camille Garrison, along with several of their elves, were busy from noon until 1:30p preparing hot chocolate and handing out goodie bags filled with candy

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SANTA CAME TO TOWN!

On a beautiful, sunny afternoon Santa Claus arrived to lend an ear to local kid’s Christmas wishes. It was Saturday, December 16 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles #248 on Bluffton Road had each of their tables decorated with reindeer names. A familiar Christmas tune, Santa Claus is Coming To Town,

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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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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

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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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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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GIFTS THAT KEEP ON GIVING

The Sunshine Circle of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church recently sent a check to Lutheran World Relief for the following items: A Hen and Chicks, and a Piglet.

These are gifts that keep on giving. The eggs from the hen and sometimes even a chick is given by the original receiver to a relative, friend

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‘GIA’, A RESCUED AND DISABLED DOG WITH A PURPOSE

Born with a disability, a dog named Gia, was given to a rescuer. After a thorough exam from a veterinarian, it was decided that Gia’s leg needed to be amputated, due to a congenital birth defect. This tagged Gia as a tripawd-a three-legged dog.

Amanda, the dog’s rescuer and trainer, realized

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FESTIVAL OF LESSONS AND CAROLS

St. Therese Catholic Church, 2304 Lower Huntington Rd., Fort Wayne, will host a Festival of Lessons and Carols on Monday, Dec. 18, at 7:00 p.m. There is no charge, but a free-will offering will be taken up to benefit the Saint Vincent de Paul Society of the parish. All are welcome.

Presented by the

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PARTNERS 1ST OFFERS SUPPORT TO THE COMMUNITY

On November 29th, Partners 1st Federal Credit Union held a Grand Opening for their new location in Waynedale. Located near the BMV at 6731 Old Trail Road, the new branch has a completely remodeled interior and a coat of fresh paint on its exterior. When the credit union moved into the vacant space,

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CHRISTMAS SERVICES AT PRAIRIE GROVE CHAPEL

Christmas time is here again, and for the Waynedale community that means a special event that has become a staple of the season in the past few years! Prairie Grove Chapel will once again be holding their annual Christmas services on Saturday, December 23 at 5pm and 7pm.

The Prairie Grove Chapel and

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SHOP (UP)LIFTING: ENCOURAGING HOLIDAY RETAIL WORKERS

For some, the upcoming holiday season will not be very jolly.

December holiday may bring to mind fantasies of creamy mashed potatoes warming one’s stomach or an imagined cart filled with doorbusters, such as a 55-inch television available for purchase for $300. But, for the retail worker, such thoughts

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SHAW PUBLISHES BOOK IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

“Brainstorms! A Big Hole and the North Pole”

This is Allen Shaw’s second book in the “Brainstorms” series. It again follows the imaginary travels of a young boy and his grandfather. This time there is a trip to the North Pole, but there is a surprising twist at the end of their journey, that

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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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ELMHURST: A FOND GOOD-BYE

We came to walk the halls once more,
Knowing ‘twould be the last
We thought of teenage hopes and dreams
In that now distant past.

Lifelong friendships were formed right here
As thru the years they grew.
We smile fondly to recall that
Romance oft blossomed too.

We remembered favorite teachers,
Those

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FOURTH GRADE SAINTS COME ALIVE

A five-year tradition continued as information about the lives of 42 saints was shared by Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School fourth graders. This month-long study of saints was spearheaded by teachers Sarah Darling and Katie Burchardt. The project involved students researching the lives of

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CITY COUNCIL APPROVES WAYNEDALE CORRIDOR PLAN

“In an effort to ensure that the corridors of Lower Huntington Road and Bluffton Road continue to positively serve the residents and businesses of the Waynedale community, we have developed a 5 to 10 year plan, which includes the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles through sidewalks, lighting,

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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

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YES! TO OUR CUSTOMERS

We want to take a moment and share with you the exciting things that have happened at Yes! Automotive since we opened one year ago.

Thanks to your support, for the past three months we have been the 2nd largest independent dealer in Allen County. Additionally, we are currently the fastest growing new

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FURNACE FILTERS… AND WALNUTS? – Homeowner Rx

Last month, two big things that we were asked for in the hardware store were furnace filters and nut gathers. This time of year everybody needs a new furnace filter. And what was up with all the walnuts?

FURNACE FILTERS:
40 years ago, when I started in dad’s hardware store, there was one type

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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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HUNTER DEER DONATIONS TO FEED INDIANA’S HUNGRY

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry’s would like to remind all hunters and landowners about our deer donation program! After you’ve filled your freezer, please help us to feed those in need within your community by donating to the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry’s “Meat” the need program. Just take

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