This year, 2017, is on its way into history as the year of hurricanes for us in the United States. First there was Hurricane Harvey, blowing into Texas with a wind of 180 miles per hour, gusts over 200 miles per hour, and four feet and more of rain. Once it was ashore the winds diminished but the
Friends of the Parks of Allen County invites citizens to partner with area parks departments, businesses, neighborhoods and community volunteers to plant new trees in our parks and public spaces during the 16th annual Great Tree Canopy Comeback which is schedule for Saturday, October 21, 2017.
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
A public family fishing event scheduled for this past Saturday at Shoaff Park in Fort Wayne has been rescheduled due to warm weather in the forecast.
The event is now scheduled for Saturday, October 21, from 9 to 11 a.m.
Participants in the family fishing event must register onsite upon arrival. Anglers
Fall colors have begun to appear in some parts of the state thanks to an unusually cold start.
While temperatures in recent days have been above normal, daytime highs in early September were in the 60s and 70s, with overnight lows in the 40s on some days.
The best fall color formation happens with bright,
Daffodils have a cheery presence in the spring garden and are a surefire way to chase away the winter blues. These fall-planted bulbs are also reliable perennials that require no maintenance and are not bothered by deer or other pests. The National Garden Bureau has declared 2017 the Year of the Daffodil,
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
Students at 25 Indiana schools this academic year will learn about the outdoors, thanks in part to a grant program that supports field trips to Indiana state parks and reservoirs.
The Discovering the Outdoors Field Trip Grant Program is for public, private, parochial or home-school educators and is
Summer is coming to a close. Your favorite sports’ seasons are ending, the yard has started to get cluttered with leaves, and it’s almost time to hunker down for the winter. There doesn’t seem to be any good outdoor activities to enjoy with the family! “Woe be unto the outdoorsman! There’s
As your lawn slowly starts giving you a break from the need to be mowed every time you turn around, don’t forget that now is actually the best time to spruce up your lawn for next year.
SOWING GRASS SEED.
There is plenty of time to thicken up your yard for next year with a little grass seed
One former Waynedale family is venturing to make the world a little brighter – one rock at a time.
Laura Heffelfinger-Fields and her two young daughters have begun an at-home project to pick up stray rocks, paint them with fanciful designs, colors and sayings and hide them for others to discover.
Black mask across its eyes, small head, pointed nose and ears, bushy tail with black rings, no animal in North America is more distinctively marked, more easily recognized than a raccoon. It’s also one of the most widespread animals of North America. Its range is from southern Canada south through
Help your houseplants make a smooth transition from their outdoor summer home back inside for winter. The lower light and humidity indoors along with any insects that hitched a ride indoors make it difficult to keep these plants looking their best.
Give them a shower before they move indoors. A gentle
The Fort Wayne Regional Trail Network has taken a step closer to the 100-mile mark with the completion of the first phase of the Six Mile Creek Trail.
Mayor Tom Henry joined Councilman Glynn Hines, McDonald’s Restaurant owner Ted Williams, New Haven/Adams Township Park Superintendent Mike Clendenen,
Whether planting a tree to add seasonal beauty, grow backyard fruit, provide a bit of shade, or reduce energy costs, it’s a big upfront investment. Make the most of your money spent by giving your tree its best chance at survival with proper planting and care.
Now is a great time to plant trees.
Sparrow hawk and English sparrow were common birds when I was a boy. The sparrow hawk was a bird of the country, of open fields, though fields with trees along the edge for it nested in holes, cavities in trees. It was a small bird for a hawk, about the length of a mourning dove, its body about the
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
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
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.
Do just one thing this fall and you can improve the health and vigor of your lawn. Fall fertilization helps lawns recover from the stresses of summer and provides needed nutrients to grow deeper roots and a denser stand of grass. And that means fewer weeds and a healthier lawn that’s more resistant
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
My daughter told me there had been a bat circling around the light by the barn when she came home from work late one night recently. Two nights later she saw it there again.
When we moved here we saw bats every summer night we went out if the weather was fair, circling around that light, the barn,
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