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Feature Story Alexa Keefe lives in a three bedroom ranch with her husband, Matt, their two children, Nelia and Sanna, three dogs, and one cat.

Input Home Tours: Alexa Keefe gives us a tour of her eclectic, jewel-toned home in Glenwood Park

"Glenwood Park is full of Mid-Century Modern homes, and I just love that each and every home is different."

Feature Story During its two-year construction phase, Electric Works is one of the largest construction projects in the state.

How can Electric Works help Fort Wayne attract, retain, and develop talent? Early tenants weigh in

“It’s the difference between just wanting something to happen and actually seeing it happen.”

Feature Story Kaylan Buteyn is an artist and Founder of the Artist/Mother community and podcast, which focuses on the intersection of being a caregiver and an artist.

Creatives and caregivers: Meet the Fort Wayne transplant who launched Artist/Mother podcast

"Artists need to be friends with other artists, but when that friendship is also compounded with the shared identity of being a parent, it’s an amazing connection."

News An Acai bowl at SMPL Kitchen a public restaurant inside the Optimum Performance Sports Fitness Center at 10106 Dupont Cir. Dr. E.

Need food that's fast and healthy? Try Fort Wayne's SMPL Kitchen for Acai bowls, wraps, and more

If you’re looking for a one-stop way to make good on your New Year’s resolutions, look no further than Fort Wayne’s SMPL Kitchen.

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7 questions with Samuel Harness, a Fort Wayne musician on Season 21 of NBC’s ‘The Voice’

“I believe music is medicine. We all have a song for every mood.”  

News Perks Peak is located at 9715 St. Joseph St. in Leo-Cedarville.

Perk up your work week with a trip to Perks Peak coffee shop

"They offer lots of comfy couches for journaling or catching up with friends."

Feature Story A lion sculpture outside Sharon's Victorian House of Gifts in Downtown Fort Wayne at 634 W. Berry St.

#PlacesofNEI: A 130-year-old tree in Downtown Fort Wayne has new life as a lion sculpture

Artist Scott Lepley used a chainsaw to carve this lion sculpture from a tree that was getting too close to power lines and needed to be removed. 

Feature Story Deondra Steward, Owner of Unique Cherubs takes care of children, JereMias, left, and Domonique.

How do you change a city and a country? Maybe it starts small, by meeting your neighbors’ needs

“Do you know eight of your neighbors and their names and their needs? Because if you don’t, then we really don’t need to know your political rant about what will ‘fix’ our nation. I believe an individual loving their neighborhood will transform a city and a country.”

Feature Story Chance Bar is located at 4301 Fairfield Ave.

Chicago transplants opened a humble bar and restaurant in The 07 that's coming alive with local art

“This is a place for everyone now, and I’m glad.”  

Feature Story Input writer, Pablo Hurtado, shares reflections on grieving loss and loved ones, like his mother, during the holidays.

Blog: Getting to the other side of holiday grief after two pandemic years of loss and separation

“With the holiday bustle of gatherings, comes mourning for many.”  

Feature Story Chief Richardville was a Miami leader who was said to be the richest person in Indiana by the time of his death. His home in Allen County stands as a large and prominent reminder of Miami presence in Fort Wayne.

How can Fort Wayne improve its remembrance of the Miami people? We ask a tribe representative

Diane Hunter, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Miami Tribe, shares reminders of the Miami people in Fort Wayne and how the city can improve its teaching of local history.  

Feature Story Trevor Scovel is Manager (and Santa) of the Christmas-themed pop-up bar, Miracle on Jefferson, in the heated tent at 301 W. Jefferson Blvd. Suite 99.

Miracle on Jefferson: Fort Wayne’s favorite Christmas-themed pop-up bar is back!

Miracle on Jefferson is serving up specialty cocktails with all your holiday favorites in the heated tent at 301 W. Jefferson Blvd. Suite 99.

Feature Story Dr. Ying Shang is Dean of the College of Engineering and School of Computer Sciences at Indiana Tech.

Q&A with Dr. Ying Shang at Indiana Tech, one of three female, Asian deans of engineering in the U.S.

"Northeast Indiana, with manufacturing being the top employment sector in the region, will face tremendous challenges ahead of us due to the rapid development of new technology."  

Feature Story Cinema Center

#PlacesofNEI: Cinema Center, where you can catch a film, or stream from home

"Cinema Center provides a space for filmmakers and film lovers to share and enjoy a unique experience."

Feature Story Matt and Jody Ellenwood’s home is all decked out for the holidays at 721 Pelham Dr.

4 must-see light displays in Fort Wayne that will get you in the holiday spirit

Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, send a letter to the North Pole, greet the Grinch, and more!

Feature Story Amara Marion, an eighth grader at Memorial Park, poses with her trumpet at a hotspot for local music in Fort Wayne, the Clyde Theatre, Club Room, and Crescendo Coffee & More.

This FWCS program is helping students access music instruments and education

How b Instrumental provides students with greater access to careers in the music industry.

Feature Story Grace College students Abby Schank and Xander Sallows have garnered national followings for their creative work on the social media platform TikTok.

Meet two Christian artists at Grace College building careers on TikTok

Grace College students Abby Schank and Xander Sallows have garnered national followings for their creative work on the social media platform TikTok.

Feature Story Many believe John Chapman, known as Johnny Appleseed, was buried in the Archer Cemetery, around where his grave stands at his namesake park.

More ‘buried concerns’: Losing graves has happened fairly frequently in Fort Wayne’s history

In 2020, Fort Wayne made national headlines for the city's historic treatment of Native American gravesites. It turns out, the community has lost the bodies of several prominent figures in local history.

Feature Story Dr. Zubair Khan from Eye Specs on Main.

5 questions with Eye Specs on Main, a new full-service eye care and optical center at The Bradley

Did you know there’s an eye care and optical center in the ground-level retail space at the Bradley?

Feature Story You can find Kekionga Craft's products at many local bars and restaurants in Northeast Indiana and at most major liquor stores.

Q&A with Kekionga Craft Company: Fort Wayne’s first cidery

If you're looking for a fun and unique place to take friends and family this holiday season, try Kekionga Craft Company.

News SOLBIRD Kitchen & Tap is located at 1824 W Dupont Rd.

#PlacesofNEI: Solbird Kitchen & Tap, a hot spot for Tex-Mex and craft beer

"Known for his Tex-Mex Sol Kitchen food truck, Jerry’s love for tacos brought him success in Fort Wayne’s culinary scene."

Feature Story Jennifer Bailey on the main floor of her Airbnb the Sanctuary in Wabash.

Airbnb tours: Bring Your Own Horse! We explore 3 unique stays in Wabash County

From a modern loft above a functioning horse barn to a former church and a historic downtown retreat, these one-of-a-kind Airbnbs provide a rural respite for city dwellers.

Feature Story Same City Food Truck serves restaurant-quality meals to low-income and no-income individuals who may be experiencing homelessness.

When people fall through the gaps of food access programs in Fort Wayne, these 4 organizations help

Meet four innovative efforts and initiatives fighting food insecurity in Fort Wayne and Allen County.  

Feature Story Discover Yoga Fort Wayne classes accommodate participants of all body types and skill levels, from beginners to advanced.

Have you seen more people doing yoga downtown? Meet the movement behind Discover Yoga Fort Wayne

Get to know an inclusive group for newbie to advanced yogis with bodies of all types, helping them experience the city and the practice of yoga in new ways.

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