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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DRIVERS SHOULD BE AWARE OF DEER

As days shorten and the breeding season for deer approaches, the chance of encountering one while driving increases significantly.

Nearly 50 percent of all vehicle accidents involving white-tailed deer occur between October and December.

The risk of deer-vehicle accidents can be minimized by practicing

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THE HONOR IS OURS – Community Spotlight

This month’s community spotlight is about an organization that is near and dear to my heart. It only seems fitting with Veteran’s Day just around the corner to focus this month’s column on Honor Flight Northeast Indiana and their mission to transport veterans to Washington for the day to reflect

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MCNAMARA HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Each year McNamara Florist at Sandpoint hosts an extravagant Annual Holiday Open House on the first weekend in November. This year’s Holiday Open House will be held Friday, November 3rd through Sunday, November 5th, times for this event are Friday-Saturday: 9AM-6PM and Sunday: Noon-5PM. This season,

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PURSE BINGO RAISES $7K FOR WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S

Kingston Residence hosted a Purse Bingo to Benefit the ‘Walk to End Alzheimer’s’ in October. Close to 100 women in attendance vied for 20 name brand purses, participated in a silent auction, raffle contest and a 50/50 to raise an amazing $3,500. An anonymous donor will be matching the proceeds

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KINGSTON RESIDENCE APPRECIATES LONG TERM STAFF

Kingston Residence recently celebrated their Long Term Staff with a luncheon at Black Canyon Restaurant.

This valued group included team members who have been employed for five years or longer at the Assisted Living Community.

The employee with the most years of service at 31 years is Margaret Demongeot.

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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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KEEP YOUR HOME COMFORTABLE WITH FIRE & ICE

With the winter cold on its way, does your home already feel like it takes a long time to heat up to temperature or just drafty? You may need a furnace tune-up.

For $79.95, a tune-up from Fire & Ice can help ensure a warm winter and a more efficiently running furnace. Like a skilled surgeon, Fire

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FREE MEALS FOR VETERANS

Waynedale American Legion Post #241 is scheduled to host a special meal, free to veterans, on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, from noon to 6 p.m., serving ham and bean soup, potato soup, salad and dinner rolls.

Veterans will eat for free and there will be a free offering for spouses and children

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SHOE DRIVE FOR SOLES4SOULS TO HELP PEOPLE IN NEED

BeBalanced Hormone Weight Loss Centers in Fort Wayne is now an official Soles4Souls drop-off location, and is hosting a shoe donation drive for the nonprofit global social enterprise committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothing. New or gently worn pairs

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READY OR NOT…. HERE IT COMES! – Homeowner Rx

It seemed like the beautiful weather of late summer/early fall was going to stay with us forever. But as usual, here comes the cool weather, and with that is that danged ‘ole list of things that you have to do to your home to get ready for Old Man Winter.

Gutters – Last week, on one of those warm

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CHILDREN’S CHOIR TO HOST ANNUAL HARVEST CONCERT

The Fort Wayne Children’s Choir (FWCC) will host its annual Harvest Concert on Sunday, November 5, in Auer Performance Hall in the Rhinehart Music Center at IPFW. This is the first formal concert of the 2017-18 season. All eight ensembles of the FWCC will have the opportunity to take the stage and

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A FINAL FAREWELL PLANNED FOR ELMHURST GRADS

Elmhurst High School has served as a place full of youthful memories for the tens of thousands of alumni who attended the school since its construction in 1929. In November, alumni, their immediate families, and school staff will have a final opportunity to tour their former school and ‘Meet &

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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 BAPTIST WELCOMES NEW PASTOR

Waynedale Baptist Church is excited to announce that we have a new pastor, Pastor Steve Johnson. As many of you many know our former pastor, Wayne Gullion, retired at the end of January. Waynedale Baptist Church has been in prayer as we searched for the man God had as Pastor of Waynedale Baptist Church.

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HISTORY CENTER ANNOUNCES MATHER LECTURE SERIES SPEAKERS

The History Center is proud to announce the speakers for the 2017-2018 George R. Mather Sunday Lecture Series. All lectures are held at 2pm at the History Center and are free to the public.

All George R. Mather lectures are free to the public and made possible through the generous support of the Dunsire

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‘GREAT TREE CANOPY‘ LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

Friends of the Parks of Allen County invites citizens to partner with area parks departments, businesses, neighborhoods and community volunteers to plant new trees in our parks and public spaces during the 16th annual Great Tree Canopy Comeback which is schedule for Saturday, October 21, 2017.

Volunteers

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FRIGHT NIGHT, A NIGHT TO DISMEMBER!

Fort Wayne’s most anticipated Halloween event full of frightful family fun is back! The 10th annual Fright Night Downtown is Saturday, October 21. With 27 ghoulishly great activities for people to enjoy throughout the day and evening, Fright Night has something for everyone!

“This year marks the

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“BASKETS & BAGS” BINGO TO BE PLAYED IN OSSIAN

Psi Iota Xi Sorority in Ossian is sponsoring their 13TH annual Bingo night featuring prize packages donated by local businesses and Friends of Psi Iota Xi. Included this year will be retired Longaberger baskets and special “31” bags and totes. Of special interest this year will be the Longaberger

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2017 INDIANA ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR

The Indiana Assisted Living Association (“INALA”) honored North Woods Village at Inverness Lakes of Fort Wayne, Indiana as the Indiana Assisted Living Community of the Year during its 2017 annual Fall Conference and awards luncheon in Indianapolis. This is the second time INALA extended this type

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TRUNK-OR-TREATS IN WAYNEDALE

Trunk-or-treat events bring Halloween and the fun of trick-or-treating to parking lots, but instead of children going door-to-door to collect candy, they go from trunk-to-trunk. Participants agree to bring their cars and stock their trunks with candy for the kids. Some participants will even decorate

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MIDWEST AMERICA CREATING POSITIVE COMMUNITY ACTION

Dawn Gilreath, MidWest America Federal Credit Union’s Waynedale Branch Manager, is a member of the UPSTAR’s Young Professionals Network and they are coordinating a Waynedale Trail Cleanup Day on Saturday, October 14th from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in conjunction with the Waynedale Sidewalk and Trails

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BILLIE RYKARD REMEMBERED BY BRIDGE DEDICATION – Community Spotlight

I featured Billie in our Community Spotlight in June of 2016. She recently passed away on August 9th. And between those dashes, despite her illness, she continued to tirelessly advocate for Belle Vista Association. So it is profoundly fitting that someone who dedicated her life to her neighborhood,

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WAYNE HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME

NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR 2017-18 Wayne High School Athletic Hall of Fame. The Wayne High School Athletic Hall of Fame exists to recognize and honor Wayne High School Student Athletes, Coaches, Teams and Sports Contributors of their achievements and/or contributions to the Wayne High School Athletic

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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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