Almost a year after the origination of the initiative, a weather siren for the Waynedale community has been approved to be installed within the next three months. The purchase order for the $25,983 siren has been placed, which includes a new siren, pole, and installation at Southwest Firehouse Station
From a rain barrel decoration contest to talks about honeybee science, this year’s Earth Day Fort Wayne celebration offers activities, presentations and learning stations—all focused on protecting our natural environment.
On Sunday, April 30, from 1-5PM, join staff and friends of LRWP at Eagle
“We are fascinated by shovelers,” a reader wrote recently, “Maybe you could find an upcoming article regarding these unique ducks.”
I like the suggestion. Shovelers are unique in several ways. They’re shallow water ducks, puddle ducks, like mallards and black ducks, pintails, gadwall and
The Annual Waynedale Easter Egg Hunt held on Saturday, April 15th at the Southwest Conservation Club was enjoyed by over 200 children. The event was sponsored by the Waynedale Community Improvement Team and organized by Beulah Matzak.
Beulah states, “Our appreciation goes out to the many generous
Plan now for a memorable grand finale in this year’s garden. Dahlias are spring-planted bulbs with big, colorful flowers that bloom continuously from midsummer to the first fall frost.
Early in the season, the foliage of these easy-care plants provides a lush green backdrop for nearby annuals and
Spring is here. It began by the calendar on the 20th of March, one of two days of the year when the position of sun and earth make the day and night of equal length all over the world. From that day until mid-summer each day will be a little longer, each night a little shorter. But the difference
If Canada geese have become a problem on your property, helpful information is available through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources website.
Most goose problems occur from March through June, during nesting season. That is when geese are especially aggressive, sometimes attacking and nipping
Last month we talked about the bad green stuff in your yard, weeds! This month let’s talk about the good green stuff in your yard, the grass!
By now you’re starting to get an idea on how your yard is going to come out of its winter dormancy. Depending on the amount of rain, sun and the temperature
Tyler Prince is a senior at Bishop Luers High School, a right-handed first baseman, DH and pitcher for the Knights. This 6-foot-3, 200-pound baseball player started playing ball at the age of 7. He played with the Hoagland Youth League and was selected to play on the All-Star team every year from
Spend less time and money while growing a bounty of flavorful vegetables this growing season. Increase your harvest, even in small garden spaces, with proper planning and easy care, high yielding vegetables.
A productive garden starts with a plan, but choosing the best vegetables to grow and where
The cross-country team of Norwell High School, in Wells County, has enjoyed a nearly untouched wetland all to themselves for 20 years. But when the team runs the trails at eight miles per hour, some of the charm and raw beauty can be lost on teenagers. All of that is about to change.
In 1997, the Northern
It’s time to spring clean in Waynedale and we need your help!
Recent heavy winds that downed power lines and tree limbs earlier this month also sprayed a generous amount of trash and debris throughout our neighborhoods polluting our roadways and ditches In preparation for the city-wide Great
A red fox went across our property earlier this month, before the warm weather came. There was snow on the ground, snow and ice covered our marsh. The fox came out of the woods across the road to the west, crossed a field of grass, the road in front of our house, crossed our marsh on the ice, then
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. This is the 7th year the SAL has donated to this local Boy Scout Troop.
Thanks to the SAL American Legion Post #241
Looking for a glimpse of America’s majestic national symbol? Eagle Marsh, just a stone’s throw from Waynedale’s back door, may just be your chance to spy one.
Among the myriad of things the wetland preserve offers is an actual, functioning bald eagle’s nest, nestled in the woods and wetlands
Get fit at the most beautiful fitness centers in the state for a chance to win prizes.
Indiana State Parks will again offer the popular annual Fitness Challenge.
The challenge encourages visitors to walk, run, bike, paddle or swim at least 25 miles, or ride on horseback 100 miles, by November 30
Here they come! You know you’re gonna have some! But how many? And when?
It’s lawn weed time again and what can you do to win the battle this year?
In the Fort Wayne area the most prevalent lawn weeds seem to be dandelions and crabgrass.
When fighting dandelions and other such broadleaf weeds, preventing
I’ve been out-foxed by squirrels. I’ve tried to keep those bushy tailed bird feeder marauders off the bird feeder outside my study window and the feeder outside the dining room window. Squirrels have found a way to circumvent my efforts.
I know people who have purchased bird feeders that tipped
Legendary Coach Frank Beamer will be the highlighted speaker at Jason Baker’s Pro Football Mini-Camp coaches clinic March 18 at Wayne High School in Fort Wayne.
The coaches clinic, which is for area athletic coaches at all levels, is an opportunity for coaches to learn techniques, practice-planning
If you are looking for a “bucket list” of places to go and things to do this year, the Indiana Parks Alliance (IPA) has what you need.
During the centennial celebration for Indiana State Parks in 2016 and in preparation for the 50th anniversary of the Nature Preserves Act this year, the IPA asked
Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control announced recently the after-hour depository boxes will be closing effective February 26, 2017.
According to the Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters, the use of unattended drop boxes where live animals are placed in receptacles by the public may
The cardinal is not a southern bird. But I think of it as one, as a bird with a similar distribution as the mockingbird. It was south to me when I was a boy. I lived in northern Iowa and cardinals were described as birds of the southern part of the state.
Then one summer a cardinal was heard and seen
Groundhog Day is not the most popular holiday in February. It is hard to compete with Valentine’s Day when the event consists of waking up at 7am to see if a groundhog walks around for a little while. Groundhog Day has stood the test of time though, and that is for one reason; hope. We gather on
For too long, the many who walk or bike along Bluffton Road have been in danger of becoming injured in an auto accident on the high-traffic thruway. But come this spring, Waynedale will begin its transition to a safer and better connected pedestrian travel than ever before.
As part of an expansion