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  • KEEPING FAMILIES TOGETHER FOR THE HOLIDAYS & BEYOND
    by Alex Cornwell on November 22, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    For many, the holidays bring about a spirit of giving and community. In fact, almost one third of giving occurs in just the month of December alone. It’s a time of year when we begin to look around for others to help during their time of need. How

  • OUABACHE SP TO DEDICATE CCC TRIBUTE TREE
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 22, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Ouabache State Park will honor its Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) legacy at its annual Wonderland of Lights celebration with a CCC Tribute Tree. The tree is being dedicated on Nov. 30 at 5 p.m., right before the park’s Reindeer Romp and J

  • “LIVING WITH YOURSELF” PROVIDES FUN TWISTS – At The Movies With Kasey
    by Kasey Butcher on November 22, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Living with Yourself stars Paul Rudd as Miles Elliott, an advertising talent who is in a serious rut in his personal and professional lives. On the advice of a friend, he visits a spa to try a treatment that promises to brighten his outlook. La

  • THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS UPON US – Voice Of The Township
    by Richard A. Stevenson - Wayne Township Trustee on November 22, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    We’ve had a real cold spell this fall that is reminding me that the winter holiday season is just around the corner. We have already filled our Christmas Bureau spots with children from our client families. And we have changed up our holiday r

  • NEARBY NEIGHBORHOODS AWARDED IMPROVEMENT GRANTS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 22, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Last year, the Community Development Division launched the Neighborhood Improvement Grant program, which is designed to support neighborhood projects that beautify public spaces and strengthen community involvement. Projects com

  • FW ANIMAL CARE & CONTROL EXPANDS SERVICE TO INCLUDE NEW HAVEN
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 22, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control and the City of New Haven entered into an inter local agreement allowing officers to uphold New Haven’s city ordinances and respond to calls of stray dogs running loose, injured domestic animals, bite i

  • A REAL PATRIOT
    by Daris Howard on November 22, 2019 at 5:01 am

    A good friend of mine, Blaine, was a World War II veteran. He was one of the most patriotic men I knew, even if he had many reasons not to be. As a young man, Blaine, like many others his age, found himself embroiled in the bitterness of war. After t

  • 5 WAYS TO CUT $50 FROM YOUR MONTHLY BUDGET
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 22, 2019 at 5:01 am

    In need of some extra cash? Examining your day-to-day spending may be all you need to free up some money to pay down debt or boost your emergency fund. “Most of us don’t realize just how many small purchases we are making monthly, and how quickl

  • THE STORY OF THANKSGIVING (Poem)
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 22, 2019 at 5:01 am

    We remember the first Thanksgiving Day Started by the pilgrims so far away In Europe, they faced discrimination Because of their religious orientation They decided to move in their desperate hour They boarded a ship called the Mayflower O

  • GET A PERSONALIZED LETTER FROM SANTA WITH NORTH POLE POSTMARK
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 22, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Santa Claus is imaginary? Not as far as your child is concerned — and the Postal Service can help you prove he’s real when your child gets a personalized letter from the big guy — complete with a North Pole postmark. Follow these steps to ensure

  • FURNACE & AIR CONDITIONING REPLACEMENT PROGRAM NOW OPEN
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 22, 2019 at 5:01 am

    As local residents start to turn on their heat for the season, some may find their furnaces aren’t working. For those who may not be able to afford a new furnace or can’t take on a traditional loan, the Office of Housing & Neighborhood Serv

  • SHARE YOUR BOUNTY WITH FAMILY
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 22, 2019 at 5:01 am

    As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s meaningful to reflect on the origin of the holiday –Native Americans and pilgrims sharing their bounty of food with each other. As you gather with your loved ones this year, perhaps you can think of ways to s

  • Nov. 22, 2019 – Local Ads
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 22, 2019 at 5:01 am

    ATTENTION I’m looking for a couple of more cleaning jobs. I’ve done this all my life. I’m honest, I’m good, I’m thorough, and I only charge $11.00 per hour. Ask for Charlene my number is 260-747-5351 _________________ LOCAL HONEY Our honey i

  • Richard F. (Smitty) Schmitt, 83
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 22, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Richard F. (Smitty) Schmitt, 83, passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in New Haven, IN to the late Linus and Cecelia (Ternet) Schmitt. Richard served honorably in the United

  • “BE A SANTA TO A SENIOR” KICKS OFF
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 22, 2019 at 5:01 am

    The holiday season is also the season of giving and a time to share smiles with those around you. As you gather to drink hot cocoa and sing carols with family and friends, it’s important to remember there are seniors in your community who would

  • CHRISTMAS CACTUS – Green-Thumb Gardener
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 22, 2019 at 5:01 am

    One of the most requested plants for the winter holidays is always the Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera genus or Zygocactus). Many of these plants hold fond memories of the past in family history as they are passed down between generations

  • IS THANKSGIVING BECOMING A LOST HOLIDAY?
    by Vince LaBarbera on November 22, 2019 at 5:01 am

    The New-England Boy’s Song about Thanksgiving Day,” also known as “Over the River and Through the Wood,” is a Thanksgiving poem by Lydia Maria Child, originally published in 1844 in Flowers for Children, Volume 2. And although most people

  • DOWNTOWN TO BEGIN HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 22, 2019 at 5:01 am

    On November 27, join together to light up Downtown with the iconic Santa and His Reindeer at PNC Bank, Ash Brokerage at the Skyline Garage for their Holiday Illumination, Flagstar Bank Christmas Tree Display, Merry Christmas Wreath at the

  • Late Nov. Worship & Events
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 22, 2019 at 5:01 am

    PEACE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCHwww.PeaceLutheranfw.org 4900 Fairfield Ave. Fort Wayne, IN 46807 (260) 744-3869 Worship Times: Sun. 9a Wed. 6:30p Bible Class Sun. 10:30a . . . Midweek Advent Worship Services 6:30pm Wednesdays, Dec.

  • THE FLAG OF FORT WAYNE – Homeowner Rx
    by Dave Umber on November 22, 2019 at 5:01 am

    35 years ago my father, Dwight Umber, was upgrading our lawn & garden department. We had been selling American flags for quite a while, but when he noticed the Fort Wayne flag flying over a city building, he knew that he had to have them in o

  • STRAW AVAILABLE TO KEEP PETS WARM AS COLD WEATHER ROLLS IN
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 22, 2019 at 5:01 am

    With our first taste of cold weather, Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control wants to remind residents that they can contact the shelter to receive free straw bedding for their pets. Straw is the best and safest way to provide warmth for pets wh

  • ALLEN SUPERIOR COURT CELEBRATES 13TH ANNUAL ADOPTION DAY
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 22, 2019 at 5:01 am

    November is National Adoption Month, a time to raise awareness about the value of adoption, especially of children and youth in the foster care system. This year Wednesday, Nov. 20, was designated as “Adoption Day” in Allen County, a speci

  • Marilyn, L. Dalman, 81
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 22, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Marilyn, L. Dalman, 81, of Fort Wayne passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2019. She was born on April 28, 1938, a daughter of the late William and Ruth (Meyer) Schoenemann. She worked for Hallmark Cards. She was a long time member at Bethany L

  • WAYNEDALE 4TH GRADERS FOOD-RAISE FOR SPCA
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 22, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Congratulations to 4th grade students at Waynedale Elementary who collected more than 600 items in just 2 weeks (Nov. 4-15) during their recent Pet Food drive for the SPCA!

  • ‘JOIN THE BAND’ TO SUPPORT FWCS B INSTRUMENTAL PROGRAM
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 22, 2019 at 5:01 am

    The Fort Wayne Community Schools Foundation is asking people to “Join the Band” by contributing to the b Instrumental program and participate in a social media challenge. The “I’m With the Band” social media challenge kicked off today at S

  • A PLETHORA OF NATURE BOOKS – Life In The Outdoors
    by Neil A. Case on November 22, 2019 at 5:01 am

    The sky is gray. The temperature is near freezing. The wind is raw and leaves are falling from the trees, coloring the ground with flecks of brown and red and yellow. It’s a dreary day, a day when I plan to stay indoors, to read, to write and to obs

  • Late November Events
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 22, 2019 at 5:01 am

    HOLIDAY POP-UP ART GALLERY When: Wed. Nov. 29 – Sat. Dec. 28 11a-6p Where: City Exchange Shops, 125-127 West Wayne Add’l: Fort Wayne Artists Guild presents a Holiday Pop-Up Art Gallery. Sneak Peek during Night of Lights, Wed. Nov. 27

  • SO MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR
    by Michael Morrissey on November 11, 2019 at 5:01 am

    The first Thanksgiving, celebrated in October of 1621, was a 3 day long feast. The pilgrims and the Native Americans celebrated the pilgrims’ first harvest at the Plymouth Plantation. In 1863, in the middle of the Civil War, President Abra

  • November Worship & Events
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 8, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    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 . . . MORNINGS WITH MOMMY IT ISN’T PRESCHOOL, IT ISN’T C

  • DOWNSIZING DILEMMA: THE PLIGHT OF OVERALL BOY AND SUE – Around The Frame
    by Lois Levihn on November 8, 2019 at 5:02 am

    You read a lot of them in the newspapers and online these days: Estate auctions and tag sales with the word DOWNSIZING prominently in the title to alert the readers that whole lifetimes of possessions are soon to be sold as their soon-to-be-f

  • JOJO RABBIT HEARTWARMINGLY SATIRIZES HATRED – At The Movies With Kasey
    by Kasey Butcher on November 8, 2019 at 5:02 am

    Early in Jojo Rabbit, the title character is asked by a group of bullies to kill a rabbit in order to prove his courage. When he is unable to do so, they mock him, calling him Jojo Rabbit in a derisive chant. It is suggested to Jojo, however, that t

  • Nov. 8, 2019 – Local Ads
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 8, 2019 at 5:01 am

    HIRING LABORER Lengerich Meat’s is looking for a part time 2nd shift general Laborer for 20-25 hours a week Mon-Friday. Send Resume to Lengerich@frontier.com or apply in person. _________________ FOR SALE Two side by side burial plots at

  • DON’T CHANGE 401(K) MIX DURING MARKET DROPS
    by Shawn D. Wall on November 8, 2019 at 5:01 am

    As you’re well aware, we’ve seen some sudden and sizable drops in the financial markets in 2019. While market volatility is nothing new, the recent plunges happened during a period of general political and economic unease. Still, it can be

  • THANK YOU!
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 8, 2019 at 5:01 am

    The V.F.W. Post 1421 (7712 Bluffton Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46809) Would like to extend a big thank you to the Wayne High School cadets for helping our post with painting the building. We had a lot to paint and you all were a tremendous help!

  • REMEMBERING OUR VETERANS – Voice Of The Township
    by Richard A. Stevenson - Wayne Township Trustee on November 8, 2019 at 5:01 am

    While Memorial Day is the official holiday when we remember and honor military personnel who have died in the service of our country, Veterans Day is intended to recognize and thank all those, living and dead, who have honorably served in th

  • TROUT FISHING IN FORT WAYNE
    by Michael Morrissey on November 8, 2019 at 5:01 am

    The state is helping folks learn more about trout fishing in hometown waterways, after freshly stocking two local spots. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently hosted two events to teach local anglers more about trou

  • ART OF HOPE SHARES ARTISTS’ VIEWS ON MENTAL HEALTH
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 8, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Cynthia Gabbard displays one of her pieces of art to be on display.Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana (MHANI) displayed nearly 50 artworks by 28 talented local artists at the Art of Hope Grand Opening beginning on Thursday October

  • THE SEASON OF GOLD – News From The Hills
    by Alyce Faye Bragg on November 8, 2019 at 5:01 am

    When God finished creating the earth, and everything that was in it, He looked upon what He had made. “And God saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good.” (Genesis 1-31) That makes me wonder if he was looking upon West Virgin

  • FESTIVAL OF TREES CELEBRATES 35 YEARS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 8, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Festival of Trees is one of the region’s most anticipated holiday traditions and will be held this year from Nov. 27-Dec. 4. Back by popular demand, the festival includes a Thanksgiving Day screening of the classic holiday movie “White Chr

  • HISTORIC REVITALIZATION OF THE COLUMBIA STREET LANDING
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 8, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry, representatives from Model Group, the Downtown Trust, Greater Fort Wayne Inc. and other partners today celebrated the completion of the West Columbia Street streetscape. The new streetscape includes a pedes

  • November Events
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 8, 2019 at 5:01 am

    PET FOOD DRIVE FOR THE SPCA When: Nov. 4-15 Add’l: 4th grade students at Waynedale Elementary are hosting a Pet Food drive for the SPCA. You may drop off dry or canned dog and cat food to the office any time between 8a-3:30p, Mon.-Fri to help the

  • LEAF COLLECTION BEGINS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 8, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Street Department crews began this year’s leaf collection at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, November 4. Each of the City’s more than 400 neighborhoods will receive two pick-ups over the next seven weeks. For curbside leaf collection, residents sho

  • FIRST RESPONDERS FACE-OFF CHARITY GOALBALL GAME
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 8, 2019 at 5:01 am

    In partnership with Fort Wayne city police and fire departments, Turnstone has released details about an upcoming charity goalball game that will pit the two local departments against each other with bragging rights on the line. Proceed

  • DECIDING THE FUTURE OF SOUTH EAST FW
    by Michael Morrissey on November 8, 2019 at 5:01 am

    A recent spate of meetings sponsored by the city is shifting its planning work from municipal offices out into the neighborhoods and in front of the people of southeastern Fort Wayne. Working with a new consulting firm on finding out what im

  • OSAGE ORANGE AND WILDLIFE
    by Neil A. Case on November 8, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Osage orange is a thorny deciduous tree that grew in Osage Indian territory, northern Texas, southeast Oklahoma and Arkansas. The fruits are round, baseball size to softball size and rough, like oranges. They’re green until ripe, then or

  • PUT FALL LEAVES TO WORK IN YOUR LANDSCAPE
    by Melinda Myers on October 25, 2019 at 4:02 am

    Raking fall leaves can seem like a chore and a never-ending one, at that. Reduce time and effort spent managing fall leaves by putting this valuable resource to work in your landscape. Use your mower to recycle leaves right where they fall. A

  • PATTI HAYS (D) – 4th District Candidate
    by The Waynedale News Staff on October 25, 2019 at 4:02 am

    We are two weeks away from the municipal election and never has the voter in Waynedale had an opportunity to make a real difference with their vote. From the Memorial Day parade to the Walk in Waynedale street fair, I have met residents who are

  • LEARNING CENTER REDESIGNED FOR ART EXPLORATION FOR ALL AGES
    by The Waynedale News Staff on October 25, 2019 at 4:01 am

    The Fort Wayne Museum of Art is pleased to announce the unveiling of the newly renovated John S. and James L. Knight Learning Center. The Center has been redesigned for students and families to build authentic and creative hands-on experie

  • Late Oct. Worship & Events
    by The Waynedale News Staff on October 25, 2019 at 4:01 am

    WAYNEDALE BAPTIST CHURCHwww.WaynedaleBaptistChurch.org 633 Lower Huntington Rd. Fort Wayne, IN 46819 (260) 747-5400 Worship Times: Wed. 6:30p Bible Study Sun. 8a 10:30a (deaf ministry upon request) 6:30p 9:30a Sunday School . . . FAM

  • THANK YOU
    by The Waynedale News Staff on October 25, 2019 at 4:01 am

    A sincere thank you for all of the kind expressions of caring concern for me over the past several weeks with the passing of my husband, Don. The outpouring support from the communities of Waynedale and Elmhurst has been overwhelming and gre

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