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  • Mid-May Events
    by The Waynedale News Staff on May 10, 2019 at 10:56 am

    VETERANS NATIONAL MEMORIAL SHRINE AND MUSEUM When: Fri. May 10-June 13 Where: 2122 O’Day Rd. Add’l: Veterans National Memorial Shrine and Museum Will Host IHS’ The Great War: From Ration Lines to the Front Lines Traveling Exhibit APPRENTICESHIP FAIR ON THE PLAZA When: Fri. May 10, 10a-2p Where: AC […]

  • May 10, 2019 – Local Ads
    by The Waynedale News Staff on May 10, 2019 at 10:53 am

    YARD SALE MAY 10 & 11 8am-6pm 7317 Burnsdale Ave. Fishing, tools, books, records, CDís, DVDís, household, collectables. _________________ ALL AREA LAWN MOWING Low Prices! Reasonable & Reliable 341-9848 _________________ FOR SALE Black Raspberry bush starts for $3 Critter trap med. F […]

  • STREAMING CONTENT FOR SPRING NIGHTS – At The Movies With Kasey
    by Kasey Butcher on May 10, 2019 at 4:02 am

    As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, I like to enjoy more time outside. Even still, when I come back home, it is nice to have something really good to watch. This week, I recommend a movie and two series: a fun romantic comedy, a docuseries, and a dark and twisty drama. For when the mood for a s […]

  • Gerald Leon Loyd, 90
    by The Waynedale News Staff on May 10, 2019 at 4:02 am

    Gerald Leon Loyd, 90, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Lutheran Life Villages. He was born May 30, 1928 in Portland, IN to the late Bert and Wilma (Bechdolt) Loyd. He served as a U. S. Marine during the Korean War and was a member of American Legion #241, Marine Corp. League, VFW, DA […]

  • A QUILTING LEGACY – Around The Frame
    by Lois Levihn on May 10, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Liza Hazzard poses with the tulip basket quilt created by her Aunt Norma in 1954, the year before she was born. She proudly displays it in her foyer. Happy Mother’s Day! A couple of months ago I received an E-mail from Liza Hazzard who attends Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Avon, Indiana with my mother […]

  • David L. Rowe, 63
    by The Waynedale News Staff on May 10, 2019 at 4:01 am

    David L. Rowe, 63, of Fort Wayne, passed on Saturday, April 27, 2019. He was born on March 19, 1956 to Raymond E. Rowe and Bonnie B. West. He loved to spend his time camping, fishing, and with his family and friends. He retired from Food Marketing after 30 years of service. He was also a member of Teamsters […]

  • FERTILIZE… WHY FERTILIZE? – Homeowner Rx
    by Dave Umber on May 10, 2019 at 4:01 am

    With all the rain we’ve had the last few weeks, why the heck should I do anything to my lawn? It’s already growing too fast! In all honesty, what you do to your lawn now can really help your yard through the hot, dry days of summer. Besides the greening up of the grass and making it grow, a good lawn fertiliz […]

  • HAVE YOU FOUND A TICK THIS YEAR?
    by The Waynedale News Staff on May 10, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Spring has arrived, and with it comes mosquitoes and ticks. These critters are not only a nuisance but can also pose serious health hazards. So the Department of Health is reminding the public of steps they can take to protect themselves from exposure and to help eliminate potential breeding sites. […]

  • LIONS CLUB INT’L PRESIDENT ATTENDS GOALBALL IN FW
    by The Waynedale News Staff on May 10, 2019 at 4:01 am

    (l-r) USA Goalball Men’s Coach Matt Boyle, Lions Club International Past President Wayne Madden, Lions Club International President Gudrun Yngvadottir, United States Association of Blind Athletes Board President Michael Bina, USA Goalball Women’s Athlete Shavon Lockhardt, USA Goalball Wo […]

  • FUNDRAISER FOR ‘07 SIDEWALKS – Letter To The Editor
    by The Waynedale News Staff on May 10, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Dear Neighbors and Friends of the 07, due to the busyness of Pettit Ave, we are raising money to put in a sidewalk. It will be between Southwood Ave and Old Mill, on the south side of the street. We want our children to be able to ride their bikes and walk safely to school, the baseball diamonds, their frien […]

  • COULD EXTERIOR PROJECTS LEAD TO A HEALTHIER NEIGHBORHOOD?
    by The Waynedale News Staff on May 10, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Since 2003, NeighborLink Fort Wayne’s mission has been to mobilize volunteers to help vulnerable homeowners with tangible projects that aren’t currently being served by traditional social services. As the organization has grown, so has their vision to understand how neighborhood health can […]

  • FELICICHIA TO BE ORDAINED TO SACRED ORDER OF DEACON IN MAY
    by Vince LaBarbera on May 10, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Stephen Felicichia, the son of Robert and Joan Felicichia, of Waynedale, will be ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacon in the Catholic Church on Saturday, May 18, at 11:00 a.m., in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Fort Wayne. Following his ordination, the then Rev. Mr. Felic […]

  • A HISTORIC PLANT & HERB SALE
    by Michael Morrissey on May 10, 2019 at 4:01 am

    For Kim Avila, it was her first time at the Settlers, Inc. plant and herb sale in downtown Fort Wayne. But her excursion proved fruitful, as the Fort Wayne resident left with several outdoor plants, as well as $24 worth of herbs for her kitchen, including rosemary, sage, and thyme. Done at the historic […]

  • Mid-May Worship & Events
    by The Waynedale News Staff on May 10, 2019 at 4:01 am

    MOUNT CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCHwww.mtcfw.org 1819 Reservation Drive Fort Wayne, IN 46819 (260) 747-4121 Worship Times: All Year Saturday 5:00p Sunday 8:00a Sunday 10:45a Sunday 9:30-10:30a Bible Study for Grades K-5 Preschool Sunday School Youth Bible Study Adult Bible Study . . . RUMMAGE &am […]

  • THE IMPORTANCE OF MOTHERS – Voice Of The Township
    by Richard A. Stevenson - Wayne Township Trustee on May 10, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Wayne Township staff member Shatayah Little with her son, Chavell. Being the optimist that I am, I’m looking forward to a sunny and mild Mother’s Day on this Sunday, May the 12th. Mother’s are so important in our personal lives and in the life of our communities. They give an unconditional love that id […]

  • CALLING ALL BRIDGE PLAYERS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on May 10, 2019 at 4:01 am

    All bridge players are invited to attend the Fort Wayne Duplicate Bridge Club’s “Longest Day” event on June 19 to help support the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana. The day will begin with a light breakfast (8:30 AM) and rubber bridge game (9 AM) with money prizes for individual winners. O […]

  • Theresa A. Bireley, 93
    by The Waynedale News Staff on May 10, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Theresa A. Bireley, 93, of Fort Wayne passed away on Monday, April 29, 2019 in Merrillville, IN. She was born July 19, 1925 in Seattle, Washington to the late James and Ethel (Foreman) Cunningham. She was a very active and involved member of St. Therese Catholic Church and St. Vincent De Paul. She work […]

  • FINANCIAL TIPS FOR ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVERS
    by Shawn D. Wall on May 10, 2019 at 4:01 am

    If you are, or will be, a caregiver for elderly parents or another close family member living with Alzheimer’s disease, you may experience some emotional stress – but you also need to be aware of the financial issues involved and what actions you can take to help address them. You will find few “off t […]

  • MAY IS MOTORCYCLE SAFETY AWARENESS MONTH
    by The Waynedale News Staff on May 10, 2019 at 4:01 am

    The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) and Ride Safe Indiana (RSI) are reminding Hoosiers that May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. RSI is the state of Indiana’s motorcycle safety program. It has a mission to reduce the number of motorcycle accidents and fatalities on Indiana roads by tra […]

  • LEAVE THE WEEDS TO HELP THE BEES
    by The Waynedale News Staff on May 10, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Sometimes the best thing you can do to help pollinators is … nothing. It’s all too often that those of us living in the city find ourselves entrapped in ways of the past that just don’t seem to make sense with the way that we live today. In fact, these counterproductive measures end up costing us time, mon […]

  • PET ADOPTION FEES WAIVED FOR TEACHERS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on May 10, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control announces its “Teach Kindness” event, which provides fee-waived Guinea Pig adoptions for teachers as a way to say thank you to the community’s hard-working educators. Educators are invited to come by the shelter located at 3020 Hillegas Road Saturday, May 18 1 […]

  • THERE’S STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR GIRL SCOUT SUMMER CAMP
    by The Waynedale News Staff on May 10, 2019 at 4:01 am

    The end of school is right around the corner, with the long, lazy summer months stretching ahead. What will your daughter, granddaughter or niece do this summer to stay active and engaged? Why not sign her up for Girl Scout summer camp, where girls of all ages can “Imagine, Explore, and Achieve” their […]

  • ROLE OF THE WAYNE TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE IN OUR COMMUNITY – Voice Of The Township
    by Richard A. Stevenson - Wayne Township Trustee on April 26, 2019 at 4:02 am

    I am often asked about the role of township government and what the Wayne Township Trustee’s Office does for our citizens. Since I am so close to what we do here every day, I sometimes forget that it is not always obvious to the general public what our central function is and how we serve our constituents […]

  • GLYNN HINES (D) – At-Large Candidate
    by Glynn Hines on April 26, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Greetings my fellow Fort Wayne citizens, Twenty years ago in the month of April, when I first came onto City Council, I felt enthused about the opportunity to serve the public and help lead our wonderful city in a new and progressive direction. And I would submit to you that we have achieved a great dea […]

  • TURTLES ARE SO INTERESTING! – Life In The Outdoors
    by Neil A. Case on April 26, 2019 at 4:01 am

    “Turtle,” I said to my daughter when I saw one in the road ahead. My daughter, who was driving, had seen it too and was slowing the car as I spoke. There were no other cars on the road so my daughter stopped the car a few feet from the turtle and I opened my door, got out, walked around to the front of the car and […]

  • TOWER OF POWER MARCUS SCOTT CELEBRATES WITH ALL STARS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on April 26, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Marcus Scott, Memphis-based soul singer and current lead vocalist of Tower of Power, has announced the release of his first solo album ‘Back 2 Da Soul’ which was recorded at Sweetwater Studios in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The release is being celebrated with a live appearance at the Clyde Club Room, also […]

  • May Worship & Events
    by The Waynedale News Staff on April 26, 2019 at 4:01 am

    SOUTHWEST ASSEMBLY OF GODwww.swagfw.com 7702 Smith Rd Fort Wayne, IN 46809 (260) 747-9324 Worship Times: Sunday 10a Wednesday 7p Every Month @ 6:30pm: – 2nd Thursday Men’s Group; – 3rd Thursday Youth Thrive; – 4th Thursday Women’s Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OSSIAN UNI […]

  • 10th Annual Rural Artist Studio Tour
    by The Waynedale News Staff on April 26, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Artwork by Terri BuchholzVisit area artists at their studios and host businesses during a casual self-guided tour on Saturday, May 4th from 10am-6pm. The FIRST “Rural Studio Tour” was held in May 2010. It was such a hit with both the artists and the people who attended that we are now gearing up for our […]

  • HISTORIC PRESERVATION FOR TOMORROW LECTURE
    by The Waynedale News Staff on April 26, 2019 at 4:01 am

    History doesn’t change, but how people work to preserve the history in our midst does and must adapt to the realities of the times we live in.ARCH’s April 27 Fun & Free Lecture Series event will address that topic with “Preservation Tomorrow.” The lecture begins at 11 a.m. April 27 at the Allen Cou […]

  • INDIANA’S POPULATION IS GROWING
    by The Waynedale News Staff on April 26, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Northeast Indiana’s population is growing, according to statistics released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. In 2018, Northeast Indiana’s regional population grew by nearly 5,000 people. Northeast Indiana’s population increased by exactly 4,874 people. The top three counties that experien […]

  • CONNECT WITH YOUR INNER CHILD IN “LITTLE” AND “UNICORN STORE” – At The Movies With Kasey
    by Kasey Butcher on April 26, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Now in theaters, Little centers on successful CEO and entrepreneur Jordan Sanders (Regina Hall) and her assistant, April (Issa Rae). After she was bullied as a child, Jordan grows up to be a pretty big bully herself, berating and belittling her employees and keeping everyone at arm’s length. When s […]

  • “KIDZ FIRST” FUNDRAISER BUYS NEW PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT
    by The Waynedale News Staff on April 26, 2019 at 4:01 am

    On November 16, 2018, the Waynedale Lions Club teamed up with Maplewood Elementary School, the PTA, and other local organizations to raise funds to assist with the purchase of additional playground equipment at Maplewood Elementary. In the past year, the school lost a number of their equipment […]

  • OVER 100 WAITING FOR ORGAN TRANSPLANT IN ALLEN COUNTY
    by The Waynedale News Staff on April 26, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Of the more than 1,300 Indiana residents waiting today for a lifesaving organ transplant, almost 100 live in Allen County. While educational efforts about the importance of being a donor continue all year long at Lutheran Hospital, Donate Life Month each April takes on added significance for med […]

  • April 26, 2019 – Local Ads
    by The Waynedale News Staff on April 26, 2019 at 4:01 am

    DAVID WELLS CONCERT Saturday, May 11 6:30p – Chocolate Jazz “Cafe” Mini-Concert Sunday, May 12 9a – Morning Service Love offerings & chocolate desserts. Ossian United Methodist Church 201 West Mill Street Ossian, IN 260-622-4326 FREE POOL You take it down & remove it. Needs […]

  • RACHEL LOTT (R) – 4th District Candidate
    by Rachel Lott on April 26, 2019 at 4:01 am

    “TO LEAD IS TO LISTEN” Listening is critical. Public servants give their community a voice. I know what I think is important, but this is not about what I think. It’s about serving you; friends, neighbors and residents in the fourth district. ALL of the fourth district. In Waynedale, I’ve visited wit […]

  • Loretta (Nana) Loy, 83
    by The Waynedale News Staff on April 26, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Loretta (Nana) Loy, 83, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2019. Loretta married Jay Loy in 1955. He preceded her in death in 1992. Together they raised seven children who survived her; Mike, Greg, Laurie, Marty, Traci, Robyn, and Ronnie. Loretta drove bus for Fort Wayne Community Schoo […]

  • PATTI HAYS (D) – 4th District Candidate
    by Patti Hays on April 26, 2019 at 4:01 am

    I am Patti Hays and I am a candidate for Fort Wayne City Council in the 4th District in the Democratic primary on May 7. Fort Wayne has been my home for 28 years. I am a mom of three, a nurse, a business executive and a community volunteer. For 20 years I was responsible for business development, operations […]

  • PASTOR BOB MARTIN’S RETIREMENT
    by The Waynedale News Staff on April 26, 2019 at 4:01 am

    After twelve years of faithful service as senior pastor of the First Missionary Church, Fort Wayne, Rev. Robert W. Martin will retire from vocational ministry at the end of May. After his call to the ministry in 1977, “Pastor Bob” began his career at the age of 20 at Bell Brethren Church as a youth pasto […]

  • Betty J. Loveless, 94
    by The Waynedale News Staff on April 26, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Betty J. Loveless, 94, of Ossian passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Lutheran Hospital. She was born on February 12, 1925 in Allen County, a daughter of the late Herschel Reed and Claudia McCoy. She was a long time employee at McJohn’s Photo Lab before retiring. She loved to go fishing with her g […]

  • “TREK THE TRAILS” NEW MILESTONE
    by The Waynedale News Staff on April 26, 2019 at 4:01 am

    The popular Trek the Trails community bike rides are coasting into year ten, later this month. The rides were started as a way for residents to explore parts of the trail that they may not be familiar with and to create social opportunities for families and friends to venture in a guided tour. The free, […]

  • Upcoming May Events
    by The Waynedale News Staff on April 26, 2019 at 4:01 am

    ALLEN COUNTY NEIGHBORHOODS ASSOCIATION QUARTERLY MEETING When: Thurs. April 25, 6:30-8p Where: Omni Room in the Garden Level of Citizens Square, 200 East Berry Street, Fort Wayne Add’l: ACNA helps neighborhood associations in both incorporated and unincorporated areas of Allen County access […]

  • GARDENING IN CONTAINERS – Green-Thumb Gardener
    by Marla McAfee on April 26, 2019 at 4:00 am

    As we approach the gardening season, we often have customers that lament not having the space for an in-ground garden or the time or physical ability to make one. However, gardening is certainly possible in containers that can be placed on the ground or on patios, decks, or balconies. There are even r […]

  • JASON ARP (R) – 4th District Candidate
    by Jason Arp on April 26, 2019 at 4:00 am

    As your city councilman over the last few years, I have been your advocate for fiscal sanity, holding the politicians and your local government accountable. I’ve had the privilege to work with residents and neighborhood leaders to resolve infrastructure deficiencies and be a voice for those that […]

  • WELCOME BACK TRAVIS – Letter To The Editor
    by The Waynedale News Staff on April 12, 2019 at 4:02 am

    Travis Firestine, a 2018 Wayne H.S. graduate, son of Cindy & Mike Firestine and grandson of Dean & Marvel Embrey, all from the Waynedale area just came back from a solo month trip to Europe. His trip started in Dublin, Ireland where he visited the Trinity College Library, then to London, Eng […]

  • ANNOUNCING 44 NATIONAL SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING MEDALS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on April 12, 2019 at 4:02 am

    The Fort Wayne Museum of Art is pleased to announce the students who have won national recognition for their art and writing in the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. After competing at the regional level, 44 students from Northeast Indiana/Northwest Ohio were awarded Gold or Silver Medals […]

  • TRUSTEE’S ‘TOP TEN’ LIST – Voice Of The Township
    by Richard A. Stevenson - Wayne Township Trustee on April 12, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Soon after taking office in 2007 I saw that an economic downturn was upon us and that, besides helping people with emergency assistance, the Trustee’s office was going to need to focus on getting people back to work. With that in mind I put a strong emphasis on building our Employment Department and im […]

  • WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH YOUR TAX REFUND?
    by Shawn D. Wall on April 12, 2019 at 4:01 am

    We’re getting close to the tax-filing deadline. For many of us, this means it’s that time of year when we get our biggest financial windfall – a tax refund. If you have recently received a refund, or are expecting to get one in the next few weeks, what should you do with it? Of course, you could just spend t […]

  • A CHANGE IN PERSONALITY
    by Daris Howard on April 12, 2019 at 4:01 am

    My roommate, David, was dating a girl named Annie. She was beautiful, with blonde hair that hung down past her shoulders, and she had big blue eyes. But what made her especially beautiful was her kindness. David would invite her to join us in games of UNO. She never got upset when she lost, and she was alw […]

  • HEALTH DEPARTMENT AWARDED GRANT TO PREVENT OVERDOSES
    by The Waynedale News Staff on April 12, 2019 at 4:01 am

    The Allen County Department of Health has received another grant from the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) to distribute more naloxone kits to community agencies in an effort to help prevent fatal opioid overdoses. The Allen County Department of Health will be distributing more than 800 […]

  • OUR CHILDREN OUR FUTURE
    by The Waynedale News Staff on April 12, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Our Children Our Future, Allen County System of Care is hosting its 3rd Annual Resource Fair & Family Fun Night on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at The Summit (1025 W. Rudisill Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46807). This event is free and open to the public, and we invite community providers and area families to […]

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