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Posted by Bonnie Blackburn on Jul 01, 15 at 9:19 am

The Fourth of July is fast approaching and revelers across the nation are preparing to toast their independence with family and friends. For many Americans, backyard barbecues are synonymous with the Fourth of July, a day that, in the United States of America, commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.

Posted by Bonnie Blackburn on Jun 30, 15 at 9:41 am

According to Forbes magazine, more than 50 percent of the working population works for a small business. The Small Business Association reports there are almost 28 million small businesses in the United States. Many small businesses are home-based and hundreds get started each month.

Posted by Bonnie Blackburn on Jun 29, 15 at 10:13 am

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment now to give blood or platelets and help prevent a summer shortage.

Posted by Bonnie Blackburn on Jun 25, 15 at 3:11 pm
By Melinda Meyers

Don’t let mosquitoes keep you from enjoying your garden and outdoor parties. Look for environmentally sound ways to manage these pests in your garden and landscape.

Posted by Bonnie Blackburn on Jun 23, 15 at 2:49 pm

Fort Wayne, Ind. – Mayor Tom Henry is seeking applicants for his Mayor’s Youth Engagement Council for the 2015-16 school year.

The Council’s vision is to be a service learning group comprised of youth members. The members provide a voice for the youth of Fort Wayne to local government by engaging their peers, creating innovative solutions, and working on projects. The program also includes panel discussions, guest speakers, and the opportunity to be involved in a special event.


Posted by Bonnie Blackburn on Jun 16, 15 at 2:06 pm

The 26th Allen County Fun Fair is looking for participants to compete in its Queen and Little Miss pageants, youth talent contest, open-class exhibits and parade during the six-day fair running July 28 through Aug. 2 at the Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road.

Posted by Bonnie Blackburn on Jun 15, 15 at 8:48 am

Rekindle memories or start new memories by riding the rails at the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum during Mint Festival Weekend in North Judson on Saturday, June 20, and Sunday, June 21. 

Posted by Bonnie Blackburn on Jun 09, 15 at 1:37 pm

Fort Wayne Community Schools will again sponsor the Summer Food Service Program for Children (SFSPC) providing free meals to all children ages 18 and younger and to adults who are enrolled in a state-approved educational program for the mentally or physically disabled.

Posted by Bonnie Blackburn on Jun 08, 15 at 9:11 am

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, working professionals spend an average of 8.5 hours per day at work. Many professionals spend much of their time at work sitting down in front of a computer, which can be detrimental to long-term health.

Posted by Bonnie Blackburn on Jun 04, 15 at 1:36 pm

Warm weather invites all types of relaxing thoughts and behaviors. People embrace various ways of relaxing in the summer, from choosing lightweight clothes to spending more time on recreational pursuits to streamlining certain beauty practices.