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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ADOPT A HIVE & SAVE NOT JUST ONE BEE… BUT 60,000!

Southwest Honey Co. has been working hard over the past couple of years to generate awareness within our community of the difficulties that honey bees are facing on a daily basis. Many have shown support by purchasing honey or perhaps attended an educational event “Explore the Honey Bee” for kids

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‘DARE TO DREAM’ PARTNERS WITH STUDENTS TO DELIVER RANCH EXPERIENCE FOR KIDS

The Dare to Dream Youth Ranch session scheduled for Thursday, September 21, 2017, serving the ‘Littles’ from its long-standing relationship with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana, Inc., will also introduce an exciting new partnership with the Student National Pharmaceutical Association

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COMMERCIAL FACADE GRANT ANNUAL SUMMIT: OCT. 3

Could your business use a facelift? It’s possible that your business may qualify for a Façade Grant covering up to 50% of the expenses of a project.

The Waynedale News and Kingston Residence of Fort Wayne will hold its 3rd annual summit for any business or commercial property owner who is interested

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AFTER HURRICANE IRMA EVERYTHING IS GONE, BUT LOVE STILL REMAINS

The most powerful Atlantic storm in a decade hit a string of Caribbean islands on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Hurricane Irma was a Category 5 with whipping winds reaching 185mph, along with flooding. The islands were decimated.

As the weather warnings from officials grew, millions of people fled

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BEAUTIFUL AFTERNOON FOR THE MONARCH FESTIVAL

A plethora of Monarch Butterflies were tagged and released at the Monarch Festival on Sunday, September 10. From Eagle Marsh, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne, IN these butterflies are migrating their way to central Mexico for the winter.

Visitors were able to view the monarch from caterpillar to adult

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THIN BLUE LINE FLAG

Last fall my wife and I were on a camping trip in central Indiana. We noticed on the opposite side of the camping aisle a flag pole displaying the American Flag and another flag supporting the Black, White and Blue colors. We googled it and investigated what the Black, White and Blue was all about.

The

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GARRISON & UMBER SELECTED FOR COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AWARD

Camille Garrison and Dave Umber, Waynedale community leaders, have been selected as the winners of the 2017 Ernestine M. Raclin Community Leadership Award. They will receive a $1000 donation to the charity of their choice, the Globe of Leadership, a $1000 personal award and inclusion in an advertisement

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MONARCH FESTIVAL AT EAGLE MARSH

Local nonprofit Little River Wetlands Project will hold its 2017 Monarch Festival at its Eagle Marsh preserve, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne on Sunday, September 10, from 1 to 5PM. Everyone is invited to attend this free family-friendly event to learn about, celebrate and nurture monarch butterflies.

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THE EIGHTY-FIVE YEAR LEGACY OF THE COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER

Eighty-five years ago this Saturday (September 2nd), Editor-in-Chief Arden McCoy was inking the press plates for the first time and preparing to print the first issue of ‘The Waynedale Press.’ With a press in his garage in the 6800 block of Old Trail Road, McCoy’s dream was to unite the small

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“GOOD OLD DAYS” EVENT TO BENEFIT WAYNEDALE CORRIDOR PROJECT

Kingston Residence will host their 10th Annual “Good Old Days ~ Across the Decades” Event on Friday, September 8th from 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at 7515 Winchester Road.

Music Express three-piece band will feature Big Band songs and The Old Fort Model A Car Club will have a number of cars on display.

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WAYNEDALE COMES TOGETHER TO MAKE THE PICNIC POSSIBLE

The Waynedale Community Picnic found its humble beginnings 15 years ago as a small little-known get-together for families in the community to enjoy in true small-town fashion. Then, looking forward, it would have been hard to imagine that the event would morph into a large-scale event, such as we

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HANSON AGGREGATES PURCHASES ELMHURST HIGH SCHOOL PROPERTY

Hanson Aggregates Midwest LLC (“Hanson”) has concluded its purchase of the vacant Elmhurst High School building and associated property. The sale of the property required the acquisition of two parcels totaling almost twenty-eight acres: over fifteen acres on which the vacant school is located,

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ONE LAST TIME WALKING THE HALLS AT ELMHURST HIGH

Even after decades, the Elmhurst class of 1967 is staying close.

This summer will mark 50 years since those folks tread the hallowed halls of Elmhurst High School, 3829 Sandpoint Road, and the class plans to mark the milestone anniversary with a 50-year reunion gala this summer.

The group plans to get

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TRADITION RUNS DEEP: 15TH ANNUAL WAYNEDALE COMMUNITY PICNIC

The 15th Annual Waynedale Community Picnic is so close you can almost hear the laughter and fun happening at Waynedale Park. The picnic organizers, Megan Ryan and Maria Sutherland are excited to be able to gather the community together for another year of such a fun event that has surely become one

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WAYNEDALE LIONS DONATE PLANTERS

Waynedale Lions Club recently donated four planter boxes at a value of $500 to Kingston Residence Assisted Living, 7515 Winchester Road.

Activity Director for Kingston, Rachel Fox states, “The raised garden beds helps our residents connect with strong memories from simpler times. While reminiscing,

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TO PLANT A GARDEN IS TO BELIEVE IN TOMORROW – Community Spotlight

Rick Ritter believes in giving back. A disabled veteran following a three-year stint in the Marine Corps, he “feels blessed on so many counts.” Beating prostate and skin cancers and soon to be turning 70 years old, Rick remembers those friends who served and never lived beyond the age of 20. It

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WAYNEDALE COMMUNITY PICNIC: SATURDAY, AUGUST 26

The Waynedale Community Picnic is celebrating its 15th year! For those who have never attended the picnic or are new to Waynedale, you are in for a treat!

The picnic is a favorite tradition that Waynedale community members look forward to attending each year. The picnic is a free, family-friendly event

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RINGING OF THE BELL BEGINS REBIRTH OF CLYDE THEATRE

Nearly 100 people gathered under a makeshift tent outside the old Clyde Theater on Thursday, July 27 to watch area dignitaries make the first movements toward renovations at the long-vacant building.

The Clyde Theater at Quimby Village – as it was called years ago – was built by Clyde Quimby and

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FORT WAYNE KEEPS EYE ON ECLIPSE

A local man is planning a field trip of sorts to witness an historic solar eclipse this summer.

Bob Dispenza, who has managed Metea County Park for the last 16 years, is organizing a bus journey that will motor local folks all the way to southern Illinois to witness the eclipses’ totality as it races

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HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS GO ON SERVICE TRIP TO HAITI

Thirteen Bishop Luers students, two alumni, plus teacher Carrie Bubb went on service trip to Haiti, which took place July 16-28. At orientation meetings Bubb shared history and offered insights on the service trip.

Bubb, a French teacher at Bishop Luers, said, “The goal of the trip is not just to

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FOREST THERAPY

I’ve been receiving therapy since I was a young boy. Whenever Mother or Dad took me for a walk on a trail in the State Park, near our home town, I was receiving therapy. Walking along the river near our home, I was receiving therapy. Walking in the shade of the trees, seeing wildflowers and birds

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MUCH MORE THAN YOUR TYPICAL PAINTING PROJECT

The revitalization of a neglected commercial district or neighborhood often begins with improvements to a single building or storefront. Even simple changes such as the removal of materials, repairs or a new paint job can signal positive change and often stimulate similar improvements in neighboring

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CONGRATULATIONS SCHOLARS! – Voice Of The Township

At the most recent Wayne Township Trustee Board Meeting held on the 11th of July, I presented sixteen students with our new Academic Encouragement Awards consisting of a Certificate of Achievement and a new Amazon Fire 7 tablet for each winner. The purpose of this award is to encourage younger students

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IT’S BIRD NESTING TIME

I was told recently of a pair of robins that built a nest on a home window sill, laid eggs, hatched a brood and are now feeding nestlings. I’ve seen young robins recently myself, black spots on their breasts, short tailed, fledglings, young out of the nest and on the ground. They were following

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