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  • A WALK IN WAYNEDALE COMMUNITY FESTIVAL COMING SAT. JULY 27
    by The Waynedale News Staff on July 5, 2019 at 4:02 am

    Get your walking shoes or bike tuned up and ready to go! The “A Walk In Waynedale” Organization Committee has officially announced the details of this newly relocated and re-branded Waynedale community event. A combination of the Wayneda […]

  • “YESTERDAY” IMAGINES A WORLD WITHOUT THE BEATLES – At The Movies With Kasey
    by Kasey Butcher on July 5, 2019 at 4:01 am

    “The world is full of miracles,” Ellie Appleton says in the new movie, Yesterday. “Like what?” her best friend, Jack, demands. “Benedict Cumberbatch becoming a sex symbol.” Little jokes like that one—and the moment when Jack, having lost […]

  • July Community Events
    by The Waynedale News Staff on July 5, 2019 at 4:01 am

    *NO* COMMUNITY BREAKFAST When: Sat. July 6 Where: Waynedale Masonic Lodge Add’l: Please take note that no event will be held on this day. FOSTER PARENT INFORMATION NIGHTS When: Mon. July 8, Thurs. Aug. 22, Mon. Sept. 9, 6:30p–8p Where: The V […]

  • ROAD CLOSURE SOON AT RUDISILL & BROADWAY INTERSECTION
    by The Waynedale News Staff on July 5, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Motorists in the vicinity of the Broadway and Rudisill Boulevard intersection will notice signs this week, alerting them about an upcoming road closure. The intersection will be closed to accommodate construction of the Rudisill Conso […]

  • CELEBRATING SUCCESS – Voice Of The Township
    by Richard A. Stevenson - Wayne Township Trustee on July 5, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Well, it’s been a busy time at our office for the last few months. After the deadline for applying for our two annual scholarships, the Recognizing Achievement Scholarship and the Academic Encouragement Award, we went to work reviewing t […]

  • SERVING FOOD DESERT RESIDENTS WITH FRESH PRODUCE
    by Michael Morrissey on July 5, 2019 at 4:01 am

    In the heart of Fort Wayne’s south side, an old fire station has become a food oasis of sorts for local residents. Located at 2518 Winter Street, the Johnnie Mae Farm Stand has been selling fresh produce and seeds to folks living in the Renaiss […]

  • CITY ENHANCING GARBAGE & RECYCLING COLLECTION SERVICES
    by The Waynedale News Staff on July 5, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Mayor Tom Henry today announced an initiative designed to enhance garbage and recycling collection services in the City of Fort Wayne. Beginning Monday, July 1, several employees of the City of Fort Wayne’s Street Department will work on […]

  • COMMEMORATING THE PACKARD PIANO & ORGAN COMPANY
    by The Waynedale News Staff on July 5, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Leaders of the Packard Area Planning Alliance (PAPA) were joined by City of Fort Wayne leaders to dedicate a historic marker celebrating the Packard Piano & Organ Company and Packard Park. The Fort Wayne Organ Company, later the Packa […]

  • CELEBRATE OUR COMMUNITY AROUND INDEPENDENCE DAY!
    by The Waynedale News Staff on July 5, 2019 at 4:01 am

    As I go about my work of helping communities revitalize and reinvent themselves, I often get to see the best of America and I’m reminded that the foundations that built this country are still just as important today. It’s long been said that A […]

  • July 5, 2019 – Local Ads
    by The Waynedale News Staff on July 5, 2019 at 4:01 am

    EUCRE PLAYERS WANTED Where: American Legion 296, 130 W. Tillman Cost: $3 When: Mondays, 6:30 Call Nancy 260-456-2988 or Judy 260-414-9493 _________________ LOCAL HONEY Our honey is raw, local (from Fort Wayne & Waynedale Hives) and […]

  • THE GREAT QUILT ADVENTURE – Around The Frame
    by Lois Levihn on July 5, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Karen Rydman and Ruthie Walker are both thrilled that Karen was able to restore the Seven Sisters quilt and that it found its way back home to Ruthie.On a recent Saturday morning the door at Born Again Quilts opened and in walked Karen Rydman o […]

  • Albert “Ben” Haugh, 83
    by The Waynedale News Staff on July 5, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Albert “Ben” Haugh, 83, of Fort Wayne, passed to spirit, June 8, 2019. He was born on the home farm, March 20, 1936, near Valley, rural LaFarge, WI. The son of Delma Dolan Haugh and Joseph W. Haugh. He attended school in Valley and Hillsboro. B […]

  • IMPROVING ON FIRST AID IN POE
    by Michael Morrissey on July 5, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Imagine you’ve just cut yourself badly in the kitchen, or drove past a horrific automobile accident and someone in the car has a nasty wound. Would you know what to do? That’s the aim of one local fire department’s education class: to give nor […]

  • HISTORY OF THE FLUSH – Homeowner Rx
    by Dave Umber on July 5, 2019 at 4:01 am

    So what is something that every one of us has at least one of in our home, is mounted securely in place, has 2 lids, a seat, holds water, and is 1 size fits all? The almighty toilet! It’s an item that everybody takes for granted, but if it stops work […]

  • Woodrow “Bear” A. Ormiston Sr., 75
    by The Waynedale News Staff on July 5, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Woodrow “Bear” A. Ormiston Sr., 75, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Lutheran Hospital. He was born April 2, 1944 in Fort Wayne to the late Harold and Dorothy Ormiston. He worked as a Teamster Truck Driver. Woody is surv […]

  • July Events & Worship
    by The Waynedale News Staff on July 5, 2019 at 4:01 am

    HOLY SCRIPTURE LUTHERAN CHURCHwww.HolyScriptureFW.org 8811 Kinnerk Road Fort Wayne, IN 46819 (260) 478-1717 Worship Times: Every Sun. 9:30a Adult & Children Bible Studies 11a . . . JULY 4TH FIREWORKS COMMUNITY EVENT When: July 4t […]

  • CULVER’S FUNDRAISER NETS $10,000 FOR WOMEN’S MEMORIAL
    by The Waynedale News Staff on July 5, 2019 at 4:01 am

    On Wednesday, June 19, five local Culver’s in Fort Wayne and Warsaw, partnered with Honor Flight Northeast Indiana to host a fundraiser to benefit The Women’s Memorial in Washington D.C. donating 20% of their day’s sales. With the $10,000 […]

  • FUNDING THE STATE-OF-THE-ART RED CROSS “BLOODMOBILE”
    by The Waynedale News Staff on July 5, 2019 at 4:01 am

    The American Red Cross is pleased to announce a $375,000 gift from Steel Dynamics, Inc., funding a state-of-the-art bloodmobile to serve Northeast Indiana. A ribbon-cutting celebration was held on June 25, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a […]

  • DNR FORESTRY PLANTS “ANNE FRANK SAPLING” AT UNITED NATIONS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on June 21, 2019 at 4:02 am

    “The Diary of a Young Girl,” aka “The Diary of Anne Frank,” chronicles Frank’s time of hiding with her family from the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands during World War II. A genetic ancestor of an inspirational horse chestnut tree mentio […]

  • THE MEANING OF INDEPENDENCE DAY – Voice Of The Township
    by Richard A. Stevenson - Wayne Township Trustee on June 21, 2019 at 4:02 am

    I learned recently that there is a new book out by David Blight about Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), and since the 4th of July is coming up and I look forward to our local traditions of fireworks and picnics, I am also reminded of a tradition f […]

  • FREE RAPID HIV TESTING AT CREIGHTON ST. WALGREENS ON JUNE 27
    by The Waynedale News Staff on June 21, 2019 at 4:01 am

    The Allen County Department of Health is partnering with Walgreens to offer free, confidential HIV testing on National HIV Testing Day later this month. Free rapid HIV testing will be available Wednesday, June 27 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Wa […]

  • KICKING OFF THIS YEAR’S FREE SUMMER PLAYGROUND PROGRAM
    by The Waynedale News Staff on June 21, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Mayor Tom Henry and Parks and Recreation Director Steve McDaniel joined representatives from the Parks and Recreation Community Youth Center staff and Fort Wayne Community Schools at Lakeside Park on Thursday morning to announce the b […]

  • Upcoming Late June/ Early July Events
    by The Waynedale News Staff on June 21, 2019 at 4:01 am

    KEKIONGA STEEL PAN REUNION When: June 22, 3pm Where: Kekionga Middle School Add’l: Come reunite with friends and bring a food dish. Contact: Dani 260-710-1912 BUG DAY! When: Sat. June 22, 10a – 3p Where: Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Con […]

  • BRIGHTPOINT AWARDED GRANT FOR “OUR HEALING KITCHEN” CLASSES
    by The Waynedale News Staff on June 21, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Brightpoint has been awarded a $4,500 grant to conduct Our HEALing Kitchen classes for the fourth year in a row. Our HEALing Kitchen is a “garden-to-kitchen” curriculum that provides knowledge and skill building to increase fruit and veg […]

  • GLENN CHARLES “CHUCK” WALBRIDGE, 83
    by The Waynedale News Staff on June 21, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Glenn Charles “Chuck” Walbridge, 83, died Thursday, June 13, 2019.Born February 17, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Glen and Frances Walbridge. He grew up in Anderson, Indiana and was a graduate of Anderson High School and served for […]

  • A DOG GONE (BUT) GOOD STORY
    by Vince LaBarbera on June 21, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Ralph Knuth walks his neighbors’ dog, Digger, a male white lab who resembles his dog, Spirit, which he had to say good-bye to in March. Some sad stories have a relatively happy ending. That’s sort of the case for Ralph Knuth of Waynedale. On Ma […]

  • BIRD WATCHING CHOICES – Life In The Outdoors
    by Neil A. Case on June 21, 2019 at 4:01 am

    There’s one house finch on the thistle seed feeder outside the window in front of my desk and a cardinal on a branch of the tree nearest the platform feeder but there are no birds on that feeder. There was a goldfinch on that feeder a few minutes a […]

  • PBS39 LAUNCHES WEATHER RADAR ON NEW CHANNEL
    by The Waynedale News Staff on June 21, 2019 at 4:01 am

    “Providing this new community service is in keeping with PBS39’s public service mission,” said general manager Bruce Haines. “Over the past few months we have noticed that easy access to weather radar and conditions is clearly important […]

  • June 21, 2019 – Local Ads
    by The Waynedale News Staff on June 21, 2019 at 4:01 am

    GARAGE SALE Multi-family garage sales. Kilbourn Drive Household items, tools. June 28 & 29 9a-5p _________________ LOCAL HONEY Our honey is raw, local (from Fort Wayne & Waynedale Hives) and packed with pollen and nutrients fro […]

  • GETTING TOMATOES TO GROW
    by Daris Howard on June 21, 2019 at 4:01 am

    My cousin Becky loves gardening about as much as I do. We often compare notes on what works and what doesn’t. “How do you do on your tomatoes?” she asked. “Oh, I do okay,” I said. “Do you do anything special?” “Not really,” I replied. “I do usua […]

  • WORK TOWARD YOUR OWN FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE DAY
    by Shawn D. Wall on June 21, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Once again, it’s time for fireworks, picnics and parades as the nation celebrates Independence Day. Collectively, we enjoy many liberties, but some freedoms can be elusive – and financial freedom is one of them. What actions can you take t […]

  • FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS EVENT SET FOR DOWNTOWN FORT WAYNE
    by The Waynedale News Staff on June 21, 2019 at 4:01 am

    The City of Fort Wayne today announced the Indiana Michigan Power Center in downtown Fort Wayne will again be the location for this year’s Fourth of July fireworks show on Thursday, July 4. The Fort Wayne TinCaps, Parkview Health and the Cit […]

  • “COMMON BOND BREAKFAST” RAISES $130K FOR ERIN’S HOUSE
    by The Waynedale News Staff on June 21, 2019 at 4:01 am

    A panel comprised of individuals who have been involved with Erin’s House discussed the importance of the services being offered to the community at no cost. Erin’s House for Grieving Children hosted Marcus Luttrell as the 2019 Common Bon […]

  • PREVENT TICK-BORNE DISEASES WHILE ENJOYING THE OUTDOORS
    by Melinda Myers on June 21, 2019 at 4:01 am

    You’ve grabbed your water bottle, sunscreen and hat for a hike in the park or some gardening. Add a bit of tick protection to your must-have items when you head out the door for an adventure, to garden or play. Continue enjoying the outdoors by […]

  • POOL & SPRAYGROUNDS NOW OPEN
    by The Waynedale News Staff on June 21, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Northside Pool is open and the rest of the summer schedule was as follows: – Saturday/ Sunday, June 1-2 – Northside was open, No other pools open – Monday, June 3 – No pools were open (due to FWCS school still in session) – Tu […]

  • Late June/ Early July Events & Worship
    by The Waynedale News Staff on June 21, 2019 at 4:01 am

    HOLY SCRIPTURE LUTHERAN CHURCHwww.HolyScriptureFW.org 8811 Kinnerk Road Fort Wayne, IN 46819 (260) 478-1717 Worship Times: Every Sun. 9:30a Adult & Children Bible Studies 11a . . . JULY 4TH FIREWORKS COMMUNITY EVENT When: July 4t […]

  • FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2019 MINETTE BAUM AWARD WINNER
    by The Waynedale News Staff on June 21, 2019 at 4:01 am

    St. Joe Executive Director Meg Distler, Award Recipient Ana Giusti, and St. Joe Board Member Margaret Sturm.Ana Giusti, a longtime advocate for Spanish-speaking immigrants and victims of domestic violence, is the 2019 recipient of t […]

  • JUNE IS FOR ROSES – Green-Thumb Gardener
    by The Waynedale News Staff on June 21, 2019 at 4:01 am

    June is National Rose Month and an appropriate time to review these well-loved plants/flowers. The rose is the national floral emblem. They provide beautiful color in the landscape with repeat blooming and some provide a wonderful fragr […]

  • ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY
    by The Waynedale News Staff on June 21, 2019 at 4:01 am

    In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15, Secretary of State Connie Lawson reminded financial professionals and the public throughout Indiana to be on the lookout for elder financial abuse, including potent […]

  • Opal Faye Williamson, 88
    by The Waynedale News Staff on June 21, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Opal Faye Williamson, 88, of Fort Wayne passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2019. She was born on May 1, 1931, in Hope, Arkansas, a daughter of the late Hugh and Armittie (Sims) Spears. She worked at home caring for and raising her family. She was a m […]

  • NETFLIX OFFERS A FRESH ROMCOM & A TWISTED HORROR FLICK – At The Movies With Kasey
    by Kasey Butcher on June 21, 2019 at 4:01 am

    The other day, my husband, Julio, came home from work and wanted to watch reruns of Scandal, like we have been doing. I was about ten minutes into Always Be My Maybe, Netflix’s new romantic comedy, and in the time it took him to check his email […]

  • NATIONAL POLLINATOR WEEK CELEBRATED IN FORT WAYNE
    by The Waynedale News Staff on June 21, 2019 at 4:00 am

    Twelve years ago, National Pollinator Week was designated by the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval, which marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations across our nation. National Po […]

  • BIRD NESTS – Life In The Outdoors
    by Neil A. Case on June 7, 2019 at 4:02 am

    Robins make nests from grass and sometimes a strip of cloth or a piece of string. They line the inside with mud, molded by the female to the shape of her breast. They locate their nests on horizontal branches of trees and on window ledges and ot […]

  • REMINDER TO PRACTICE SAFE SWIMMING
    by The Waynedale News Staff on June 7, 2019 at 4:01 am

    As pool and lake season approaches, the Allen County Health Department wants to remind the community to practice safe and healthy swimming. Healthy and Safe Swimming Week was designated May 20–26 by the Centers for Disease Control and Pr […]

  • CELEBRATING FATHERS – Voice Of The Township
    by Richard A. Stevenson - Wayne Township Trustee on June 7, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Staff member SuzAnne Runge with her father, Bob Runge in Washington DC. Last month I wrote about the importance of our mothers in setting each of us on our individual paths through life by giving us their unconditional love. This month, in ho […]

  • Upcoming June Events
    by The Waynedale News Staff on June 7, 2019 at 4:01 am

    FAIRFIELD TERRACE & BELMONT NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS GARAGE SALES When: June 6, 7 & 8, 8a-3p BELLE VISTA & ALLENDALE NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE When: Fri. June 7 & Sat. June 8; 9a-5p FW MAENNERCHOR/ DAMENCHOR AT GERMANFE […]

  • IT JUST AIN’T FAIR!
    by Vince LaBarbera on June 7, 2019 at 4:01 am

    When I was in graduate school at Northwestern University near Chicago, I took a photography course. What a revolting development my final project turned out to be. We’re talking a long time ago when black-and-white photography and film w […]

  • SEEKING CLYDE HISTORY PIECES – Letter To The Editor
    by The Waynedale News Staff on June 7, 2019 at 4:01 am

    The Clyde Theatre and The Club Room is looking for pieces of our history. Customers on a regular basis stop employees and reminisce about their favorite memories of shows at The Clyde, and now we’d like to capture some of photographs of our […]

  • OVER 200 PARTICIPATE IN MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
    by Michael Morrissey on June 7, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Amidst the swirl of human and vehicular activity in the Waynedale United Methodist Church’s parking lot on a recent chilly Monday morning, Bear the dog was remarkably calm. The furry, white, 11-year-old golden doodle dog and his owner, Bo […]

  • EDISON TO LED – Homeowner Rx
    by Dave Umber on June 7, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Many of our customers come into the store still wanting the good ‘ole incandescent light bulb. They quickly follow that request with a question of why did they change something that worked so well? So I figured that I would bring out some fact […]

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