Fort Wayne & NE Indiana News

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Fair Housing Summit Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2019 Fair Housing Summit, which features Kevin Boyle, the author of Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age. The Summit is hosted by the City of Fort Wayne’s Metropolitan Human Relations Commission and Office of Housing & Neighborhood Services and is […]

City Seeks New Developer For Prime Riverfront Property

The City of Fort Wayne is now seeking a new developer for the prime riverfront property located at the northeast corner of Harrison and Superior streets. The Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission approved an economic development agreement to build a mixed-use project with Continental Property Group (CPG), but it appears CPG cannot meet the conditions of […]

Park Board Officials Re-Elected

Attorney Richard Samek was re-elected President of the Board of Park Commissioners on Friday, February 15. “Our team is grateful to have Rick continue in this role,” said Steve McDaniel, Director of Parks and Recreation. “His commitment to the ongoing success of the park system is appreciated by everyone in our department.” Along with his […]

Promenade Park Lease Agreement With Trubble Brewing

At their monthly meeting on Friday, February 15, the Fort Wayne Board of Park Commissioners signed a lease agreement with Trubble Riverside LLC for the dining facility in the new Promenade Park, which is set to open to the public on June 21. Trubble Riverside, which operates Trubble Brewing, will manage the Trubble Riverside Cafe […]

Vincent Village Opens Doors Of Home Built With City HUD Funds

Vincent Village hosted an open house today at a new home built with funding from the City of Fort Wayne’s Office of Housing & Neighborhood Services. The new home, located in the 2700 block of Lillie Street, is on the Vincent Village campus in the Oxford Neighborhood. A family currently living in one room at […]

Hayworth Celebrates 18 Years Of Service With Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual’s Rob Hayworth recently celebrated his 18th year as an advisor for the company. Rob has been guiding clients to plan for financial security since 2001. He is a founding partner of Summit Financial Group along with Kevin Bontrager and Randy Lehman. Rob specializes in working with business owners, retirees and executives. Summit Financial […]

Fort Wayne Parks And Recreation Announces House Catering Open Bid

The Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department has begun the open bidding process for the provision of catering services at three major private rental facilities: Salomon Farm Park, the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, and Promenade Park, which opens this summer and is the first phase of the Riverfront Fort Wayne development project. This bidding opportunity allows […]

FWMoA Announces Regional Scholastic Awards

Fort Wayne Museum of Art has announced the regional award recipients of the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Presented by the nonprofit organization the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the 96th Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the country’s longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative students in grades 7–12. […]

Mayor Henry Announces Public Safety Personnel To Receive Additional Compensation For Hours Worked During Polar Vortex

Mayor Tom Henry today announced Fort Wayne Police Department officers and Fort Wayne Fire Department firefighters who worked while City of Fort Wayne offices were closed during the recent Polar Vortex will receive time and a half compensation for their efforts. The public safety divisions were able to find the necessary resources in their approved […]

Veteran Navy SEAL, Author Jeff Eggers To Speak Wednesday

Navy SEAL veteran and author Jeff Eggers, the man credited with the mediation and resolution of the 2014 Afghan presidential crisis, will speak in Fort Wayne on Wednesday at the Northeast Indiana Base Community Council (NIBCC) Speaker Series Luncheon. “Mr. Eggers has a wealth of knowledge and experience from his years of service to our […]