Divine Mercy Funeral Home Announces Complimentary Burial For Families

The Divine Mercy Funeral Home and Catholic Cemetery announced that it plans to provide, free of charge, committal services and a final resting place for cremated remains on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

In accordance with the Rite of Christian Burial, cremated remains are to be buried or placed in a marked mausoleum. Many times, families are unable to afford this cost, and therefore choose to keep the cremated remains of a loved one in their home.

“Anyone who presents us with the cremated remains of their Catholic loved one will be afforded the opportunity to place their cremated remains at rest in Catholic Cemetery,” stated Casey Miller, Executive Director of Divine Mercy Funeral Home. “It is important to us because the Committal Service is a vital step in the grieving process and allowing future generations of the family to pay tribute, remember and pray for the deceased relative or acquaintance.”

The Committal Service will take place at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Avenue at 2 p.m. with Msgr. Robert Schulte presiding. Burial will take place immediately after the Committal Service.

Families that wish to bury a cremated body at the cemetery for Christian Burial will need to call the cemetery office at 260-426-2044 no later than Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 and schedule an appointment with a cemetery representative.

The leadership of Catholic Cemetery and Divine Mercy Funeral Home hopes that this outreach will enable them to give comfort to those grieving for their loved ones while always maintaining the

Science Central Installs Next Round Of New Exhibits

There’s always something new at Science Central!

The third phase of installing new exhibits on the Lower Level is complete, and visitors are getting the chance to experience hands on science learning in completely new ways!

Throughout the Lower Level, we have added interactive and informational wall exhibits about the human body, energy, and technology.

Use the new race track to learn how energy makes things move! Build a car and race it against others to demonstrate this scientific principle.

Explore the biology exhibits that teach visitors about the human body. Experiment with engineering exhibits that demonstrate concepts like momentum, magnet exhibits that show how to generate electricity, and more!

43rd Annual Nappanee Apple Festival

It’s a big celebration and historic Nappanee continues its tradition of being one of Indiana’s top fall festivals when its annual Apple Festival opens September, 13-16. Beginning in 1975 as a one-block festival, this community of 7000 offers up great Hoosier Hospitality as it welcomes over 80,000 people to the three and a half day event.

Kicking off on September 8 is the tractor and truck pull, drawing in competition from the Midwest area. The popularity and participation of the event has grown annually with nine classes of pulls including modified tractors. Gates open at 12 noon; the pull gets underway at 2 pm. Admission is $5.00. Children 10 and under are admitted free and food concessions are available.

In 2016 and 2013 the Nappanee Apple Festival was chosen as #1 in the State of Indiana in the Top Ten Fall Festival Signature Food Items for its 7 foot apple pie! Over 800 slices of pie is served to visitors from around the United States who travel to Nappanee to savor their annual piece of pie.

The festival showcases two stages of entertainment, over 150 exhibitors, carnival rides, parade with signature military aircraft fly-over, Miss Apple Blossom scholarship pageant, Power From the Past Antique Tractor & Engine Show (Thurs – Sat. all day), cornhole tournament, 5K road run, apple baking contest, garden tractor pull, kids and adult pedal pull contests, wings and wheels show at airport, apple peeling and pie-eating contests, and many more activities throughout the event.

Headlining the

Rolling Into Roanoke

On Saturday, July 21, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., more than 400 cars, motorcycles and bikes are expected to “roll” into Roanoke, Indiana’s historic downtown Main Street. Roanoke is home to the annual “Rolling Into Roanoke” car show and fundraiser. This year’s theme is Across the Pond, featuring European sports cars, old and new, plus European motorcycles – from vintage classics to modern day super bikes.

According to Event Chairman, Rick Fischer, “We’ll have a German area, an Italian area, a British area and even a French area. We plan on marking off these areas with flags of those countries.”

And, while European cars and bikes are this year’s featured theme, the show does not discriminate. All makes and models from around the world are welcome to register.

Pre-registration is now open and runs until July 16, 2018. Registration per vehicle is $20. General Motors employees and military (active and retired) receive $5 off registration. Pre-registration ensures a spot downtown and guarantees entry for door prizes and a goody bag. Limited registration will be available the day of the show. Also optional is an add-on of $75 to register for Dyno machine testing.

Admission is free for the public to attend, and it is a family-friendly event. There will be food trucks, local food vendors and restaurants, boutique shopping, and fun for the whole family.

Starry Night Telescope Clinic At Salamonie Second Saturday, Aug. 11

Gaze at stars through a telescope and learn about the night sky at Salamonie Lake’s Second Saturday program on Aug. 11.

The program runs from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. and will be hosted by astronomy enthusiasts Steve and Debbie Russell, who will offer a “Starry Night Telescope Clinic.” Participants should meet at Salamonie Interpretive Center.

The event fulfills requirements for the Bear Scouts merit badge Finding the Big Dipper, the North Star, and the Little Dipper. Second Saturday is a monthly educational series of programs at Salamonie Lake.

A $3 fee per participant is payable day of the event. Standard gate fees are waived for Second Saturday participants.

Those families choosing to camp can make reservations at Camp.IN.gov. Overnight camping fees are not included in the Second Saturday program fee.

Advance registration is appreciated. Register by calling Upper Wabash Interpretive Services at 260-468-2127.

Salamonie Interpretive Center is at Salamonie Lake (stateparks.IN.gov/2952.htm) 3691 New Holland Road, Andrews, 46702.

Waynedale Hosts Event To Celebrate New Bluffton Road Trail

On Saturday, July 21st from noon until 4 p.m., residents are invited to use the trails and sidewalks on Bluffton Road between Lower Huntington and Old Trail Roads. There will be opportunity to visit more than 18 businesses along the route who will be offering activities and giveaways. Mayor Tom Henry is scheduled to be on hand at noon to kick off the event.

Community members will be provided a “Passport” that will list the participating businesses along the route. Each will be hosting a fun activity and residents will have their “Passport” stamped at each stop. There will be three locations along the route to turn in completed Passports for a chance to win prizes based on number of stops fulfilled.

Also available will be a children’s scavenger hunt. Kids will search for clues along the route and show their completed paper for a prize. On the opposite side of the scavenger hunt is a coupon from The Stand for a free kid’s cone during the event.

Both Bravas Food Truck and Shigs in Pit will be on hand. While dining, attendees can enjoy tunes spun by DJ Diamond Dave. These happenings can be found in the entertainment area between Hair Affair and A-Z Embroidery. This is also where Mayor Henry will officially commence EMBARK.

A chalk walk will be located at Star Bank. From 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. children and adults are encouraged to decorate a square with colored chalk. There will be judging based in both

Salamonie Riders Reunion, Sept. 21-23

Equestrians are invited to attend a Riders Rendezvous Reunion at Salamonie Lake’s Horseman’s Campground, Sept. 21.

A weekend of activities and entertainment are planned, with a focus on raising funds to "Power the Camp." Trail riders are working to electrify the campground.

Advanced registration is encouraged. Cost is $5 per person for ages 9 and older for the weekend.

Activities planned for Friday, Sept. 21 are:

— 7 p.m. Cowboy Kettle Corn & Bluegrass: Gather around the campfire for some iron kettle corn and BYOB – bring your own bowl. After the campfire, hang around for bluegrass tunes.

Activities planned for Saturday, Sept. 22 are:

— 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Tack Flea Market: Sell or buy extra tack. Table space is available for $5 per table. The event is sponsored by Friends of the Upper Wabash Interpretive Services.
— 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Poker Ride: Get a good hand and win a prize. Cost to play is $10 per person. Participants can pick up their first card at the tent area. All proceeds go to “Power the Camp,” which will help electrify Lost Bridge West’s Horseman’s Campground.
— 5:30 p.m., Cowboy Chili Dinner: Visitors should bring their own drinks and a side or dessert to share. Advanced registration is required for the meal.
— 7 p.m. Bluegrass Music will be played by Curtis and Diane Henry & Friends.

Activities planned for Sunday, Sept. 23 are:

— 9 to 9:45 a.m., Cowboy Church: Congregate around the campfire to enjoy a

Brightpoint Summer Cooling Program

Brightpoint’s Summer Cooling Program began June 18 and runs through August 24. The Summer Cooling program provides families who were approved for the heating assistance program, during this past season, a $210 credit automatically applied to their electric bill.

Summer Cooling assistance is not an emergency program and cannot be used to resolve accounts with a disconnect notice.

Applications for households that did not receive heating assistance between November 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018 may apply for assistance between June 18 and August 24.

To be eligible the household must be at or below 150% of the federal poverty guidelines. The maximum yearly income allowed is:

  • One-person household – No more than $18,090 annually
  • Two-person household – No more than $24,360 annually
  • Three-person household – No more than $30,630 annually
  • Four-person

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Henry Lee Summer To Open For Grand Funk Railroad This Saturday

The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department’s Foellinger Theatre announced today that Indiana native rocker Henry Lee Summer will open for Grand Funk Railroad at the concert scheduled for 8:00 p.m. this Saturday, July 14, 2018.

Summer, a Brazil, Indiana native, is self-taught on guitar, piano, and drums influenced by the best in country, R&B, rock & roll, and blues. Expressing a raw and impulsive style of rock & roll, Summer always adds his own voice and style. He has toured with legendary greats such as Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eddie Money, The Doobie Brothers, Chicago, Don Henley, Robert Palmer, Cheap Trick, 38 Special and Richard Marx. Summer also shared the stage with John Mellencamp at a show in Indianapolis (1988) and another in Bloomington, Indiana. Best known for his 1985 Billboard top 20 hit “I Wish I Had a Girl,” Summer will provide the perfect complement to the monster hit list being brought by Grand Funk Railroad.

This concert is brought to you by the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department and sponsored by Fun 101.7, ABC 21 WPTA, Whatzup, and Old National – Your Bank. For Life.

Tickets for the show are available on line at Foellingertheatre.org or by calling 260/427-6000.

For more information contact Kathy Pargmann, 260/427-6004

TRF Picture Your Pet Event At Animal Shelter

The public is invited to bring their pets to Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control during the Three Rivers Festival to get a professional photo with their furry friends. The event will be held at Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control located at 3020 Hillegas Road from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 15 and Monday, July 16.

This year we will have two backdrops for guest to choose from. One backdrop will be a holiday theme, perfect for holiday cards with your furry family members! The other background will be a neutral backdrop. For just $20, guests will be able to choose which background they prefer and will also receive a 5×7 photo. There is also a package deal for both backdrops. There will be opportunities on-site to purchase additional photos, mugs, keychains, and more! The pictures will be taken inside in the comfort of the air-conditioned building. There is no need to make an appointment, just bring your family and your pets! Proceeds from the event benefit our Humane Education Department and its mission to promote responsible pet ownership and kindness and compassion toward animals.

As a reminder, the pet adoption center will be closed Sunday, July 15 and Monday, July 16 during the event. For additional information, visit www.fwacc.org or call 427-5508.

Test Your Skills At Egg Drop!

Science Central invites everyone to test their engineering skills at the 20th Annual Egg Drop competition, presented by Design Collaborative!

Egg Drop kicks off at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, as part of the Three Rivers Festival. The event is free to join and free to watch!

Register now to join the competition! Check in begins at 12 p.m. the day of the event, with the drops to begin at 1 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for the most creative device, most scientific device, most devastating crash, and most devastating crash to survive the fall!

For more information, visit our website! We’ll see you at Egg Drop!

Rivercamp: FUN Summer Camp for Youth

The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department is inviting kids, ages 8-12 to get active on our city’s rivers! They will learn about the role our rivers have played in the history of Fort Wayne and ways to enjoy them today.

Campers will gain a better understanding of our rivers and ways to safely enjoy recreation on them. A new appreciation and enthusiasm for our waterways has caught on throughout the region – so why not share this with our children?

In addition to games and crafts, kids will get to try out an array of boats including a pontoon trip, learning to paddle canoes and kayaks, and using teamwork to paddle the 40-ft dragon boat!

Camp will be held at Shoaff Park Riverlodge and we will have a special day of fun in downtown Fort Wayne. Ages 8-12. Fee: $115.

Call 427-6000 to sign up or register on-line at www.fortwayneparks.org. Registration deadline: July 2. Space is limited, so register now!