Fort Wayne & NE Indiana News

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Linguistics, Squid & Rockets Highlight Science Central December Activities

Fort Wayne, Indiana…Science Central, the region’s premier gateway for informal science education, has slated the following special activities for the month of December 2013: Tuesday, December 10 – Half-Pint Science, 10-11:30 a.m. Blast off for some out-of-this world fun at this month’s “Half-Pint Science” program, where science is presented with a kids-eye view. This special […]


According to a survey conducted by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, about 75 percent of Indiana respondents indicated they did not have a preparedness kit in their vehicles, including items specifically for winter weather emergencies. With many Hoosiers traveling this week and winter weather possibly affecting conditions in Northwestern Indiana as well as other […]

Science Central Announces Holiday Hours

Fort Wayne, Indiana…Science Central has announced operating hours for the 2013-2014 holiday season. “Because of mid-week holidays this year, we are going to open up on some days we are normally closed, and extend our hours on other days. We want to give families and out-of-town guests the opportunity to stop in for some holiday […]

HU Visual Arts Department To Host Christmas Sale

HUNTINGTON, Ind. — Huntington University’s visual arts department will host a sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Robert E. Wilson Gallery on campus. The sale will feature paintings, photography, mono-prints, batik, handmade cards and jewelry. This annual Christmas sale helps to support the work of HU students and faculty. All […]

Huntington University To Host 59th Performance Of ‘Messiah’

HUNTINGTON, Ind. — The Huntington University Concert Choir and Orchestra together with the Community Festival Chorus present the 59th annual performance of Handel’s “Messiah.” The performance will be at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 903 N. Jefferson St., Huntington. The event is free and open to the public. The concert will […]

From Gingerbread Houses To Outdoor Adventures, Conner Prairie Is The Place To Be For Holiday Fun

From Thanksgiving weekend and past New Year’s Day, Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, Indiana’s only Smithsonian affiliate, is the place to be for holiday fun. From amazing gingerbread creations and visits with Santa to outdoor adventures and adults-only entertainment, Conner Prairie offers an assortment of activities to get you into the holiday spirit and ward […]

Rescue Mission Prepares To Serve 3,200 Thanksgiving Day

On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 28, 2013, The Rescue Mission will host their annual Thanksgiving meal. Last year, roughly Thanksgiving 2800 meals were served to the hungry and homeless at The Rescue Mission. This year, The Rescue Mission is preparing for 3200 individuals. The meal is provided free of charge and open to the public. […]

HU’s Teacher Education Program Earns National Reaccreditation

HUNTINGTON, Ind. — Huntington University’s commitment to excellence has been recognized once again with the national reaccreditation of its teacher education program for graduate and undergraduate students. The university has received full reaccreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). HU offers education programs for undergraduate students in elementary, secondary, TESOL (Teaching […]


As the holiday season approaches, final preparations for family get-togethers and parties are being made. With several guests visiting, the holidays can get hectic. As such, it is easy to get distracted when cooking. Before cooking, be sure to test all smoke alarms. “The holidays are an important time to be sure your smoke alarms […]

Stuff A Stocking With A DNR Bargain Gift Pack

Give the outdoor lovers on your list the gift of Indiana’s state parks, reservoirs, state park inns and Outdoor Indiana magazine, all in one bargain package, without ever leaving your home. You may even want to get yourself one, too, considering the savings. The $99 State Park Holiday Gift Pack includes a 2014 resident Annual […]

Festival Of Trains Rolls Into Science Central For Holiday Weekend

Fort Wayne, Indiana…Trains of all sizes will roll into Science Central for the popular science center’s 15th annual Festival of Trains, Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 1. Science Central will be open Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday from noon to 5 pm. Admission is $8 per person, ages […]

Festival Of Gingerbread Winners

The History Center has announced winners of the 28th annual Festival of Gingerbread competition. A record 149 gingerbread creations were entered in this year’s event. Winners are: PreK- 2nd individual: 1st: Mackenzie Bloom 2nd: Tim Smith 3rd: Nolan Roehm PreK-2nd Group: 1st: Girl Scout Troop 00208 2nd: Emmaus Kindergarten #2 3rd: Oak Farm Montessori P1 […]