FWFD REMINDS YOU TO COOK SAFELY AROUND HOLIDAYS

The Fort Wayne Fire Department is reminding you to keep safety in mind as holiday meals are being prepared. It can be easy to get wrapped up in entertaining guests, but it is important to monitor meal preparation closely.

Home cooking fires are three times more likely to occur on Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year. With most cooking fires starting be

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BREAST MILK DONOR DRIVE NOV. 26

The Milk Bank and Lutheran Children’s Hospital are hosting a breast milk donor drive Nov. 26 from 3 to 7 p.m. Mothers who have extra milk are invited to visit the third floor conference room at Lutheran Children’s Hospital, 7950 W. Jefferson Blvd., to drop off their supply, fill out a medical history form and have their blood drawn for testing. Anyone inte…
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ELEVATED LEAD LEVELS FOUND IN FORT WAYNE HOMES’ WATER

City Utilities continues to meet the high standards for the water delivered daily to our homes and businesses. Water produced and distributed from our Three Rivers Water Filtration Plant always meets or is better than state and federal requirements. But, as we’ve reported before, lead service lines, lead solder and lead plumbing fixtures that are insi…
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BLOOD DRIVE IN HONOR OF THIRD GRADER, LAYLA

The community is invited to give blood in honor of Layla Wigmore at a special American Red Cross blood drive held in her name Saturday, Sept. 29, from noon to 6 p.m. at Sweetwater Sound Music Center in Fort Wayne.

Layla Wigmore is an 8-year-old third grader with a big smile and a big heart for helping others. In March 2018, she was diagnosed with severe aplastic an

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RETIRED NBA STAR HELPS TO RAISE $418K FOR BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS

Retired NBA star and former Little Brother, Brad Miller, hosted the 15th Annual Brad Miller Gala, Auction, and Golf Outing to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters. The three-part event began on Saturday, August 25, 2018 with a Gala and Auction held at the Memorial Coliseum, A Sunday Classic Golf Outing on Sunday August 26, 2018 at Glendarin Hills Golf Club follo…
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ART MOVES: A NIGHT TO SUPPORT FORT WAYNE DANCE COLLECTIVE

The Fort Wayne Dance Collective (FWDC) is excited to announce the presentation of ART MOVES. This amazing evening of spectacular dance performances, which takes place on Thursday, September 6, serves as the group’s 6th Annual fundraiser.

The event helps FWDC, celebrating its 40th Anniversary season, raise funds for dance scholarships for local stud

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I WAS A HOSPITAL PATIENT IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY – For Your Health

Whenever we travel we have to consider many “what ifs.” What if I lose my passport? What if I have an accident or a serious illness while away from home? Being away from your physician and your family in times of crisis is unnerving enough. Add the thought of being in a different country. Parkview Registered Nurse Leshia Howell shares her recent story:

My da

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BLOOD SHORTAGE CONTINUES AS THOUSANDS ANSWER THE CALL TO GIVE

Emergency need remains; critical call for type O blood donors to donate now.

Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July. Still, there continues to be an emergency need for donors of all blood types, especially type O, to give now to address a severe blood shortage.

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EMBARK DOWN BLUFFTON ROAD

Waynedale is about to “EMBARK” on something new. In celebration of the new Bluffton Road Trails and Sidewalks, area businesses are uniting to bring about a unique family friendly event. On Saturday, July 21st from noon until 4 p.m., residents are invited to use the trails and sidewalks on Bluffton Road between Lower Huntington and Old Trail Roads. Whet…
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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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OLYMPIC MARATHONER TAGS FORT WAYNE RUNNERS AS FRIENDLIEST

Ultra-marathoners, marathoners, runners, walkers, coaches, high school students and parents enjoyed an evening with keynote speaker Desiree Linden on Sunday, January 28 at the Parkview Mirro Center during the 40th Annual Fort Wayne Running Club banquet.

Desiree referred to the runners as “friendly” Fort Wayne and told her story of becoming a prof

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HEART DISEASE: WHAT IS IT AND HOW DO I PREVENT IT? – For Your Health

February is American Heart Month, making this an ideal time to remind us to focus on protecting our heart health. Chances are, you know someone who has been affected by heart disease and stroke. An average of one death occurs every 38 seconds due to some form of heart disease. The term “heart disease” is a broad term that encompasses several problems with t…
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