It’s summer time, and one of the best ways to get around the community is to use the new trails along Bluffton Road. This addition to the community’s infrastructure provides accessibility and promotes a healthy lifestyle. However, Waynedale still has a learning curve to overcome regarding safety
As we get ready to enter the midsummer season, it is time to double check your gardening upkeep chores. As the weather can be known for extremes during this time of the year, plants are trying to adjust to these changes as well. Here are some things to check on:
Annuals: Make sure to maintain watering
Ever since I can remember we have sold barbeque grills in our hardware stores. 40 Years ago, the only one we sold was the 8” deep, 20” round, disc shaped charcoal grill that you adjusted the heat by raising the chrome food grate up and down. And now there are grills that are not only fueled by
A bald eagle was recently released back to the wild at Eagle Marsh after months of surgery and physical therapy.
Presumably struck by a vehicle, the eagle was originally found lying on the side of Yohne Road, near Fox Island in February. This is when the Sherriff’s office called Pam Whitacre, Volunteer
Mayor Tom Henry joined members of the Regional Development Authority, state and local elected officials, neighborhood and business representatives and trail enthusiasts today to celebrate and officially open a 1.5-mile section of the State Visionary Trail, known as the Poka-Bache Connector.
On Sunday, June 3, The Southwest Conservation Club was host to the Outdoor Writers Association of America’s (OWAA) 91st annual conference. With an attendance of over 170 media-related guests from throughout the United States, the ‘Breakout Day’ event at the Conservation Club in Waynedale was
A community favorite and quickly sold-out event in the past, Southwest Honey Co. brings back ‘Bees & Brew’ as a special Fort Wayne celebration of National Pollinator Week. ‘Bees & Brew’ will be hosted at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory on Friday, June 22 at 6:30pm. This
June will be just around the corner and we are reminded about the importance of pollinators in our everyday lives with the celebration of National Pollinator Week (June 18-24). A large percentage of our food would not be available without pollination of the plants that food is sourced from. Pollinator
So we waited, waited, and waited some more for spring to arrive. Finally, it got here, but late April? What was Mother Nature thinking?
Every year in the hardware business we plan for the unofficial beginning of spring. Because once the weather breaks, our customers start their annual outdoor spruce
On April 28 and 29, 2018 Boy Scout Troop #38, sponsored by Calvary United Methodist Church, 6301 Winchester Road, performed a service project at the Southwest Conservation Club. They had 9 boys working a total of 64 combined hours over the two days.
All the Boy Scouts and leaders performed general
I heard a report on TV recently that squirrels are getting fat. With the report was a picture, a photo, of two obviously fat squirrels sitting on their haunches. They were facing the camera and each had its forefeet together on its bulging belly. They were fox squirrels, the same species as the squirrels
It appears that gardening for the 2018 spring season will start a bit slower this year as Mother Nature reminds us she is still in charge! Everyone is ready for color and getting their hands in the soil. We will likely have to extend our patience a bit longer but the daffodils and leaf buds are reminding
Lierin Rossman spends most of her week working hard as an attorney at the downtown law firm of Stucky, Lauer & Young. But on a recent, chilly April morning, she was shuffling through a Waynedale park, toting a flimsy, plastic trash bag and picking up other people’s garbage.
As part of a citywide
Last year in April my article gave you some lawn maintenance 101 basics in my “Here Come the Dandelions!” article. This year we’re moving up to a 201 level class… Degree Days.
Most of my lawn care customers know that you have to put down your crabgrass preventer early, and that you better be
The Sons of the American (SAL) Legion Post #241 located on Bluffton Road has made a generous donation to Boy Scout Troop #344 sponsored by the local Waynedale United Methodist Church.
Thanks to the SAL American Legion Post #241 donation, Troop #344 boys will be able to attend summer camp at Anthony
To a dedicated bird watcher there’s no better way to start the day than with the sighting of a rare bird. That’s just what I did a few days ago. I got up, washed, dressed, went to my desk, looked out the window in front of my desk and there it was, a red-shouldered hawk, perched on a branch of
A native plant identification hike is scheduled for rookies in one of the Allen County preserves for spring wildflowers.
On Saturday, April 14 at 8:45am you’ll begin learning how to be a wildflower detective by recognizing the clues a wildflower gives us. You will be using guidebooks, magnifiers
Spring Has Arrived!
Your calendar says spring is here. The robins and the 1st plants of spring say that spring is here. And finally, our average highs for the day seem to say that spring is here. So, Mother Nature is ready…are you?
In the hardware business, our spring prep consists of bringing in
Now you can view images of your favorite Indiana parks and trails on Google Maps. The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department is happy to announce that they have collected images of local trails and pathways in partnership with Google Maps. In 2016, the Indiana Parks and Recreation Association
Hitting the trail with trash bags in hand this clean-up crew filled 18 trash bags full of debris from the 2-mile stretch that the Waynedale Trails and Sidewalks has adopted on the St. Mary’s Pathway-from Airport Expressway to Tillman Park. They worked from 9am to noon on Saturday, March 10, 2018.
Winter weather with its strong winds has left unsightly trash and debris on the side of the road, in ditches, in vacant lots and along our riverbanks. It’s time to clean-up and we need your help.
Volunteers of all ages are asked to show their community pride and join in the annual Great American
I have lived in Waynedale since 1970. I have seen changes in that time. One, is that as a community, we are not as clean as we used to be. I bike and walk around our fine little hamlet. I like seeing what my neighbors are doing with their front yards, to get some ideas.
We have a lot of homes where
A national February bird count hosted an exceptional visitor this year at Fox Island County Park.
The event, called the 21st annual Great Backyard Bird Count, is sponsored nationally by Cornell University, and takes place in backyards, parks, nature centers, hiking trails, school grounds, balconies
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
This winter a big question coming in our front door has been, should I use ice melt or not use ice melt? Just what should you do? What kind of ice melter is safe for you, your pets, your grass and your concrete? Well, let’s find out!
Ice melter comes in many different strengths, with many different