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2017 Downtown Holiday Window Decorating Contest Winners Announced!

The Downtown Improvement District is pleased to announce the results of its third annual Downtown Holiday Window Decorating Contest! Designed to be a great opportunity for any Downtown business, organization, etc. to join in the holiday cheer by decorating their window. This year’s theme was: “Walking in a Window Wonderland” and enjoyed amazing participation with […]

Holiday Retirement’s Arbor Glen Receives ‘Best Of 2018 Award’

Holiday Retirement’s Arbor Glen was recently recognized by as part of the ‘Best of 2018 Awards.’, the largest ratings and reviews site for senior care and services, honored the independent senior living community for receiving consistently high ratings from residents and their families throughout 2017. “At Holiday Retirement’s Arbor Glen, the team is […]

Science Central Begins Winter Hours

Science Central will change to Winter Break hours starting Dec. 26. Science Central will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Dec. 24 and 25. Holiday hours are: · Friday, Dec. 22: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. · Saturday, Dec. 23: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. · Sunday, Dec. 24: Closed · Monday, Dec. […]

Mayor Henry Recognizes 45 City Employees For Years Of Service

Mayor Tom Henry today hosted a special ceremony to recognize milestone years of service for 45 outstanding City of Fort Wayne employees. “I respect and admire the work that our excellent City employees perform each day,” said Mayor Henry. “I continue to be encouraged by the commitment and dedication that these public servants demonstrate to […]

Annual Community Kwanzaa Celebration

Bring the family and join the fun for the Annual Community Kwanzaa Celebration at Weisser Park Youth Center, 802 Eckart St. This free event is open to the public and will include music, dance, poetry, a musical performance by Fatima Washington and a Kwanzaa Feast. Kwanzaa was established by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966. Kwanzaa […]

Mayor Henry Leads Celebration: Completion Of Franklin School Park Project

Today Mayor Tom Henry and Parks & Recreation Director Al Moll, along with neighborhood advocates and community leaders, dedicated the new David Hefner Pavilion and celebrated the completion of the $1.8 million Franklin School Park project. “The Franklin School Park project has been an excellent partnership between the nearby neighborhoods and our team at the […]

BurgerFi To Open In Ft. Wayne On Dec. 18

BurgerFi, among the nation’s fastest growing, award-winning gourmet burger concepts, will open its doors for business on Monday, December 18 at 7777 Coldwater Rd. in the Coldwater Place Shopping Center, right off of I-69. Known for delivering the all-natural burger experience in a fast-casual environment, the restaurant has a commitment to quality food that ensures […]

“Backpacks Of Hope” To Be Distributed Friday

The sixth annual Backpacks of Hope distribution is Friday at The Rescue Mission (301 W. Superior St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802). More than 700 backpacks filled with essential items like hats, gloves, socks, blankets, hygiene items, and more are available for the homeless and anyone in need from 5:30-8 p.m. in The Rescue Mission’s chapel. […]

Snow Plow Update

The latest snow event has dumped an uneven amount of snow with the southwest part of the City receiving consistent and sometimes a heavy snowfall through the day. As a result, additional trucks from areas where it wasn’t snowing were dispatched to the southwest part of the City this morning. Crews pre-treated the streets with […]

1st Source Bank Donates $5K To Expand Ombudsman Program In Ft. Wayne

1st Source Bank donated $5,000 to expand the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program of Northeast Indiana. This contribution will allow the non-profit to add 10 new certified volunteer ombudsmen and expand the program. The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program of Northeast Indiana is dedicated to promoting the highest quality of life for people living in long-term care […]

Record Neighborhood Investment Continues

This afternoon, Mayor Tom Henry and the Division of Public Works celebrated the 2017 construction season, which saw $25 million invested in neighborhoods throughout the City of Fort Wayne. Similar improvements in hundreds of neighborhoods across the City will take place in 2018, when $30 million is planned to be invested in neighborhood infrastructure, an […]

Residents Gather To Sing Carols To A Different Tune

On Thursday, local consumers and clean energy advocates will Carol for Clean Energy, telling Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) they don’t want higher bills and more coal pollution this holiday season. They want 100% renewable energy. I&M is requesting to raise customer’s monthly bills by an average of 27.7% and raise monthly fixed charges by 147% […]

This Week At The Memorial Coliseum

THIS WEEK AT THE ALLEN COUNTY WAR MEMORIAL COLISEUM Komets vs. Indy Fuel (A) Friday, December 15 @ 8:00pm Adults: $28, $25, $19, $13 Seniors 60+ & Students 12-18: $24, $22, $17, $12 Children under 12: $19, $16, $12, $8 TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Fort Wayne Mastodons vs. Stetson (A) Saturday, December 16 @ 2:00pm […]

This Week In Komets Hockey

The Komets won all three games during week nine of 2017-18 and improved to 13-6-2 for 22 points and advanced to within three points of first-place Toledo in the ECHL’s Central division after trailing by nine points at the start of the week. The Komets lead the Central division and rank fifth in the ECHL […]

Middle School Art Fair Is Dec. 17

Bishop Luers High School will offer a Middle School Art Fair on Sunday, Dec. 17, from 2-4 p.m. in the front lobby and front of the school. Each feeder school is invited to send up to nine pieces of artwork of students from grades 6-8 that will be featured in the art show. Ribbons will […]

Kelley Sponsors Annual Backpacks Of Hope 12-15-17

Kelley Automotive Group has reached out to the community and their customers to collect essential items needed by homeless people for the “Backpacks of Hope” project. Volunteers will fill 750 backpacks with warm apparel, toiletries and food items at 11 a.m. Friday, December 15, at Tom Kelley Buick GMC, 811 Avenue of Autos, Fort Wayne. […]

City Prepares For Snow

This morning, the City of Fort Wayne Street Department is pre-treating City streets with a liquid-brine. Applying the de-icing brine substance to the street reduces ice formations that make streets slick during winter events. Additionally, the Street Department has trucks ready to go for plowing that may be needed overnight or Saturday morning. Forecasters are […]