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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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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‘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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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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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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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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SCRAPPY SQUARES – Around The Frame

Blessed Thanksgiving!
By the time you read this Thanksgiving Day will be past, and typically it is time to start getting creative with the leftovers so they can be enjoyed in a new venue. Leftover turkey can now become turkey soup, turkey casserole or turkey tetrazzini.

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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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ALLEN COUNTY PARTNERS WITH PB DEVELOPMENT ON SHELL BUILDING IN GM AREA

The Allen County Board of Commissioners, Allen County Council and PB Development LLC recently announced a partnership to construct a 100,000 square foot shell building at the northwest corner of Lafayette Center Road and Fogwell Parkway.

“Business prospects are looking for opportunities to expand

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HISTORIC FORT WAYNE’S OLD FORT GETS A NEW ATTRACTION

Tom Grant of Historic Fort Wayne is excited to start with demonstrations in their brand new brick oven, located inside the walls of the Old Fort on Spy Run. This historic landmark and popular education center has been maintained since 2004 by Historic Fort Wayne, who recently got news that their license

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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

On Friday, November 3, 2017, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School’s STARBASE 2.0 team launched their high-altitude balloon while the entire student body counted down and cheered on.

The launch was the last step in a 10-week STEM project for 20 seventh and eighth graders, and their science teacher,

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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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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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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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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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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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DIAS DE LOS MUERTOS EXHIBITS AND CELEBRATIONS – Around The Frame

This year’s Dias de los Muertos (Days of the Dead) celebration at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art (FWMoA) will engage the public like never before. This year for the seventh annual event there will be an altar exhibit in the gallery space that people can view through November 12.

Unlike today’s Hallow’s

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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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KINGSTON RESIDENTS CROSS THE FINISH LINE

Kingston Residence is proud to announce that eleven residents and two Kingston ambassadors completed the 2017 Fort 4 Fitness Senior Marathon! These residents needed to walk 26.2 miles throughout the summer months before the culmination at Parkview Field on September 29th. Through a combination of

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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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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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