For thirty years, my dear FWCS retired friends and I have joined together for a monthly luncheon in Waynedale. The four of us ladies and now a husband were advised last week upon request of our bills that a gentleman had paid our entire groups billing. I was overwhelmed as we all were. We wish to
A big thank you to residents of Winterset Association and many Waynedale community members that joined together for a cleanup on a two-mile stretch of the St. Mary’s Pathway in August.
Pictured (L-R): Jay Brower, Sam Wirts, Steve Binkley, Kim Thomas and Jack Garrison. Others who helped but are not
Who doesn’t love biking the trails on a sunny day? Even more so when all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the trip. Two residents from Kingston Residence Assisted Living recently had the opportunity to do so through the Jorgensen YMCA Trail Buddy Program.
A special bicycle called The Duet
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
The Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival returns to Huntington, Indiana for its 42nd year on Saturday and Sunday, September 23 and 24. The festival celebrates Indiana life in the early- to mid-1800s, when Native Americans, white settlers and French traders populated the area.
Festival guests can see
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.
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
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.
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
Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) has now had three years without any discrepancies in its annual Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspection. The most recent annual certification inspection took place August 8-10, 2017, and was administered by the FAA – Great Lakes Region Certification
The Ossian Days Festival 2017, September 14 to the 16th, is almost here!
The theme this year is, CANDY LAND, and our Parade Marshall is Cathy Brand-Beere the founder of De-Brand Fine Chocolate, she will be in the parade on Saturday the 16th. Enjoy three days of fun in a friendly small town setting
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.
Kingston Residence hosted a Quarter Auction at their Assisted Living, 7515 Winchester Road, on Saturday, August 19th. The fundraiser was to benefit Audiences Unlimited, Inc. a non-profit organization that connects seniors with the arts. The event raised more than $1,100 towards this worthy group.
Study Connection will celebrate its 29th year of helping students with the Annual Celebration and Recognition Breakfast Thursday, August 31. The event honors volunteers and students for their accomplishments and will feature keynote speaker Carmen Agra Deedy, author of 11 children’s books, including
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
It’s a big celebration and historic Nappanee continues its tradition of being one of Indiana’s top fall festivals when its annual Apple Festival opens September, 14-17. Beginning in 1975 as a one-block festival, the community of 7000 offers up great Hoosier Hospitality.
Kicking off one September
Always the weekend following Labor Day, the Roanoke Fall Festival has been the big event in town since 1953.
With two parades (Ageless Iron antique tractors on Friday and a full-out, band marching, candy tossing, politician stomping extravaganza on Saturday), a tractor pull, a demolition derby, amusement
All are invited to celebrate Bishop Luers High School Homecoming festivities on Friday, September 22.
Events open with the celebration of Mass in the new Chapel of Saint Francis of Assisi at 4:30 p.m. After Mass, the Distinguished Knight Award recipients will be announced. Bishop Luers is accepting
A decades-old Waynedale eatery is planning to bring back its well-known car side pick-up and dining service to bring local patrons a little taste of the good, old days.
Don Hall’s Original Drive-In, located at 5202 Bluffton Road, is planning to bring back curbside service to its venerable restaurant,
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,
Anthony Wayne Rotary along with The Fort Wayne Rotary Club will host the 5K Run / Walk to Eradicate Polio on Saturday, August 19, 2017, at Shoaff Park in Fort Wayne. The cost to participate is $25 (early registration) per person. All proceeds raised go to fight polio and will be matched two-for-one
Gerti Wyss celebrated her 95th birthday with family on July 15th at Hoagland Park. All seven of her children were in attendance: Diana Cole, Bluffton, Indiana, Nick (Cheryl), Ron (Jean), Ken (Jean), Dan (Linda), Fort Wayne, Indiana, Russ (Sheila), Hoagland, IN and Tom, Miami, Florida. Also attending
We all want our kids to be successful. But if you are praising them only for their wins, and never their losses, you could be sabotaging their futures. Quite often, parents teach their children that mistakes are shameful, failure is bad and success alone is acceptable. But mistakes are necessary for
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