The Waynedale News

‘Sock It To Me’ Because I’ve Lost Another One!

Leading scientists have not really been able to unravel the cause of one of life’s greatest mysteries: why ever so often does a sock come up missing?. There are a lot of theories out there about why socks disappear. Do they get lost in the washing machine? Do dryers actually eat socks? They have to be around somewhere, don’t they?
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City Opens Roof Replacement Program

The Office of Housing & Neighborhood Services is accepting applications for the City of Fort Wayne’s Roof Program. This program offers qualified residents a zero percent interest loan for roof replacement for their homes. The loans will be secured by a mortgage and repayment will be required through monthly installments over a 10-year period.
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Anthony Animal Clinic Now Women Owned

Dr. Rachel Dass, DVM, and Sarah Kerley, RVT are the new owners of Anthony Animal Clinic. Now a women owned veterinary practice, Dr, Dass, Sarah Kerley, and their staff will be Continuing a 52-year tradition of providing high quality veterinary care for your pets in Southeast Fort Wayne. Dr. William...

Bowen Center’s New CEO Names CFO & COO

When the baton was passed to Bowen Center’s new President/Chief Executive Officer, Rob Ryan, by his predecessor on July 1, 2022, the first thing he did was to realign the organization at the top to help more clearly identify roles and accountability. The largest Community Mental Health Center in Indiana with its primary health clinics and addiction recovery services has gone through a significant period of growth over the last 5 years and Dr. Ryan wanted to ensure the company remained agile.

Local Nonprofits Highlight Local Foods & Chef With Workshop

Have you ever felt intimidated by produce at the farmer’s market? Not sure how to prevent your fresh herbs from going bad? Are you stumped on how to prepare produce in a way that actually makes you want to eat it? Local nonprofits, Eco Fest and Northeast Indiana Local Food Network, are offering a workshop to help with all that!

Summer Celebration Returns To McMillen Park

The Fort Wayne Commission on African American Males is hosting the Summer Community Celebration in McMillen Park. The event will be Saturday, August 6, from noon. to 9 p.m. and will a feature performance by the superstar R & B recording group En Vogue. The celebration will also include live music from several local bands, information booths from local non-profit organizations and food trucks by local vendors.

Historic Glass Glows Again

On Sunday, July 17, the congregation of Waynedale United Methodist Church, 2501 Church St., gathered to celebrate the installation and dedication of two new-again stained glass windows. The brief ceremony, led by Pastor Bill Garver, was the culmination of several months of planning and work by Linda Kuhn and Linda Walls of the church’s History committee, Pastor Bill, and Kathy Dalrymple, representative of the Memorial committee.

The Generational Divide Shows In Our Food System, Too

Gen Z households are struggling more to put food on the table compared to those of Millennials, Gen X, and Boomers, according to the Consumer Food Insights Report. Thirty percent of Gen Z households report seeking groceries from a food pantry, church, or other charity in the last 30 days, compared to 8% of Boomer households, it showed.

Celebrating Local Food Week

Northeast Indiana Local Food Network presents the 3rd Annual Local Food Week from Friday, July 29 through Sunday, August 7, 2022. Find out where your food comes from during this 10-day celebration of Northeast Indiana’s farms, markets, artisan food producers, restaurants, and other businesses and organizations that bring local food from our land to our tables. This provides an opportunity for the public to visit and connect with those who grow, sell, serve, and support the local food we all love.

Fort Wayne Dance Collective 2022 Show, Aug. 13 & 14

Organization will kick off the 2022-2023 season with annual contemporary dance performance. Experience original dance works by compelling choreographic voices of Fort Wayne Dance Collective (FWDC) in Collective Expressions on August 13th at 7:30pm and August 14th at 2:30pm. These two performances will take place at Purdue Fort Wayne’s Williams Theatre. The annual performance showcases the athleticism and artistry of FWDC’s Touring Company and Pineapple Dance Project.

Southeast Mixed-Use Development Approved

The Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission approved an economic development agreement for Phase I of a multi-phase mixed-use project called Village Premier in southeast Fort Wayne. The $55 million development will transform more than 20 acres of vacant, City of Fort Wayne-owned land located near the intersection of South Anthony Boulevard and McKinnie Avenue into a vibrant, walkable neighborhood.

What To Know About “Buy Now Pay Later” Services

Buy now pay later services are responsible for $100 million in annual transactions and have quickly become a go-to financial tool for millions of Americans. Although these options provide an easier way to make purchases, they aren’t without risks. “People love the convenience, but there remains a lot of...

Game To Protect Rivers Wins International Award

A City Utilities-developed board game that helps players learn how stormwater runoff carries pollutants to our rivers has won the International Serious Play Silver Medal. The Serious Play organization uses game-based learning for education and training. City Utilities received the silver award in the government category for the game Cloudburst, created by City Utilities’ Business Service Manager John Kaufeld and our stormwater team.

Struggling To Buy School Supplies? ~ Voice Of The Township

It’s back-to-school time again, and the first day for Fort Wayne Community Schools will be on Tuesday, August 13th. Here at the township, we are ready as we meet with client families gearing up for the new school year. While some children may wish for an endless summer vacation, there are others who look forward to the start of a new school year… getting back to some structured time to learn new things, meeting new friends and spending time with kids they only get to see at school.

When Can You Choose Retirement?

If you’re like most people, your work has been a central part of your life. So, wouldn’t it be nice to have the flexibility to decide when you no longer want to work?. Many people of retirement age have achieved this type of control. In fact, two-thirds of workers ages 65 and older say they work primarily because they want to, not because they have to, according to a 2021 study by Edward Jones and Age Wave. But that means that one-third of workers in this age group feel financially compelled to work. This doesn’t necessarily mean they dislike the work they do — but it’s probably fair to say they would have liked the option of not working.

July 29, 2022 – Local Ads

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McMillen Health Hosts Open House Featuring Updated Great Hall Displays

With the support of a $10,000 grant from the Journal Gazette Foundation, beginning in August, children and adults visiting McMillen Health for field trips will be greeted by multiple new interactive exhibits. McMillen’s designers are currently creating new displays on eating fresh, whole foods, healthy phone use, emotional self-regulation, and more. To celebrate, the innovative health education nonprofit is hosting an open house on Friday, August 12th at 4pm for guests to explore the new Great Hall displays.

It’s Fiesta Time!

Coming soon is the 2022 Fiesta Fort Wayne Hispanic Heritage Celebration! Fiesta Fort Wayne 2022 will be held on Saturday, August 13th from 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM at Headwaters Park, Lincoln Pavilion. Tickets are $5 at the door before 5pm or $7 at the door after 5pm. The...

Teaching Love & Laughter

Pastor, husband, father of seven, saxophone player and… ventriloquist? Winston Pearson is all the above. He started ventriloquism during covid, saying with a laugh, “I never thought I would be playing with puppets in my 40’s.” Pearson visits MLK Montessori School once a month to perform for students while teaching about emotions as well as black history.