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Feature Story Nikki Fultz, Director of Fort Wayne Pride.

What does Pride Month mean to you? 9 questions with Director of Fort Wayne Pride

We ask Nikki Fultz, Director of Fort Wayne Pride, to fill us in.

Feature Story Homemade chocolate turtles, freshly popped caramel corn, and creamy milkshakes are just a few of the delicious options to choose from at the Party Shop.

10 things to eat, see, and do in Huntington County

Huntington County resident Danielle Shafer takes us on a tour of her hometown filled with insider tips.  

Feature Story Musicians from around the world participate in the 2021 Resonance program of the Honeywell Arts Academy at the Eagles Theatre in Wabash.

Elite musicians from around the world are converging in Wabash for the new Honeywell Arts Academy

Wabash is defining itself as a global hub for music talent with an immersive, three-week program for scholars and professionals alike.

Feature Story Kristal Walker, Ph.D., is Vice President of Employee Wellbeing at Sweetwater in Fort Wayne.

From high school dropout to doctorate, a Sweetwater executive shares her story rising above the odds

Behind this polished, 40-something corporate executive is a story of grit, determination, and fortitude.

Feature Story A New Tech Network learning model at Crossroad Academy helps students socialize in project-based teams.

A New Tech project-based learning model is 'changing every aspect' of this Fort Wayne school

Crossroad Academy joins a small group of alternative schools nationwide to become a part of the New Tech Network and help students reap the benefits of project-based learning.  

Feature Story The four winners of Grace College's ninth annual business plan competition, from left, are: Mackenzie Rae DeLong, Melissa Mucci, Mitchell Bowen, and Kiersten Martin.

4 student business owners to watch in Northeast Indiana

Grace College shares four emerging entrepreneurs running competitive businesses.

Feature Story Lewis Street Grill is located at 425 E. Lewis St.

This Downtown Fort Wayne eatery offers 24-hour dining, 6 days a week

Looking for a locally made, late-night meal near downtown that's packed full of flavor? We have a tip.

Feature Story Insomnia Cookie is moving in at 840 S. Calhoun St.

Insomnia Cookies are coming to Downtown Fort Wayne

Something sweet is on the horizon.

Feature Story Downtown FOrt Wayne Parklets

#PlacesofNEI: New pop up 'parklets' are opening in Downtown Fort Wayne

"These spots are open to the public to enjoy, dine, and breathe the fresh air of Downtown Fort Wayne."

Feature Story Members of the Art Leadership Center perform at the 2019 Grand Opening of Promenade Park in downtown Fort Wayne.

How the Art Leadership Center is building 'Renaissance leaders' in Fort Wayne

What is the Art Leadership Center, and how is it engaging Fort Wayne residents in scholarship and community service? We sit down with Mr. Adrian Curry to find out.

Feature Story Artist Kacy Jackson painted the mural at 4335 S. Anthony Blvd.

A new mural project is diversifying public art in Fort Wayne and extending it into neighborhoods

What is Faces of the Fort? We have details.

Feature Story After a tumultuous 2020, mental health professionals and grieving residents share stories of loss, resilience, and remembering the deceased.

What is your grief process? A Fort Wayne Grief Counselor and residents share their experiences

After a tumultuous 2020, mental health professionals and grieving residents share stories of loss, resilience, and remembering the deceased.  

Feature Story Katie Fyfe and her fiancé, Andy Gelwicks, with their 8-month-old daughter, Poppy, in Poppy’s room.

Input Home Tours: A baby-friendly bohemian bungalow in The 05

Katie Fyfe and Andy Gelwicks give us a tour of their modern, stylish home on North Anthony Blvd.

Feature Story Renaissance Pointe residents Lester and Hester Powell have taken it upon themselves to care for a local park.

Input Street Team: Meet the Renaissance Pointe couple keeping 'Powell Park' clean and welcoming

This week, the Input Street Team pays a visit to Powell Park and learns the story behind its namesake neighborhood volunteers.

Feature Story Chelsea and Alyssa are Founders of The BFF Candle Company in Decatur.

#PeopleofNEI: Owners of The BFF Candle Co. in Decatur share their 'Born This Way' Pride Month promo

"I was raised to be kind and generous. If someone is getting picked on, you ask them to come sit with you."

Feature Story Mitch Stein, Kristin Giant, and Thein Aye of Pond, a tech startup based in Fort Wayne.

What is Pond? A Fort Wayne-based tech startup making a splash in the nonprofit sector and beyond

Former New York banking executive, Mitch Stein, shares the concept behind his Fort Wayne-based tech company that could open the floodgates to a new, user-centric model of digital marketing.

Feature Story Condra Ridley

How Fort Wayne's biggest Juneteenth celebration in 2021 is building #UnityInTheCommunity

Leaders share how the weeklong event in 2021 is strengthening the Black, African, and African-American communities in Fort Wayne.

Feature Story LC Nature Park opened in May 2021 at 9744 Aboite Rd in Roanoke.

Q&A with the new LC Nature Park in Roanoke: Preserving Indiana's native species

What was once a reserve for the Myaamia (Miami) tribe in the late 1800s is now a 200-acre private nonprofit park designed to showcase and preserve Indiana’s native flora and fauna.   

Feature Story Murals on the side of Firefly Coffee and the Health Food Shoppe in the 3500 block of N. Anthony Blvd.

Input Street Team: Murals along the North Anthony Corridor in Fort Wayne

The Street Team paid a visit to murals on the side of Firefly Coffee and the Health Food Shoppe in the 3500 block of N. Anthony Blvd.

Feature Story All American City

Fort Wayne is competing to be named an All-America City by the National Civic League

On Wednesday, June 9, Fort Wayne will participate in a live presentation via PBS Fort Wayne as the City of Fort Wayne competes to be named an All-America City by the National Civic League.

Feature Story Children of Poco Pool board members enjoy a sneak preview to the 2021 season. 

Fort Wayne pools are open for the 2021 season! Meet one local favorite celebrating 60 years

Pocahontas Swim Club on Fort Wayne's South side turns 60 years old this summer.

Feature Story Artist E. M. Viquesney’s “The Spirit of the American Doughboy” and “Spirit of the American Navy” statues in Fort Wayne's Memorial Park.

Input Street Team: Honoring Memorial Day with a visit to Memorial Park

Street Team member Brett Gauger visited Memorial Park to check out artist E. M. Viquesney’s “The Spirit of the American Doughboy” and “Spirit of the American Navy” statues.

Feature Story Mylisa Kelly (center) and Cicelle Beemon (right) of Bring Black Up at WELT 95.7 radio.

Q&A with Bring Black Up: A Fort Wayne group elevating BIPOC art and expression for a better future

“Bring Black Up is really exactly what it sounds like. We’re bringing up the talent and the voices of Black creators here in Fort Wayne.”  

Feature Story Courageous Healing, Inc., opened its brick-and-mortar location in May 2021 at 2013 S. Anthony Blvd.

Mental health awareness is increasing in Fort Wayne—along with culturally competent services

“There’s been a shift toward people realizing what it’s like to feel anxious all the time or feel depressed or isolated.”

Feature Story A photo from Fort Wayne's Black Lives Matter protests in 2020.

Longtime advocates for social justice in Fort Wayne reflect on the 2020 protests

“It is utterly exhausting being Black in America, and it has been that way for quite some time.”

Feature Story The “Love has no barriers” mural in downtown Auburn on Fifth Street, between Jackson and Main Street.

10 Things to eat, see, and do in Auburn and DeKalb County

Lifelong DeKalb County resident Natalie DeWitt takes us on a tour of her hometown filled with insider tips.

Feature Story Laneisha Bennett is the founder of Leave Legacy Memorial, LLC.

Unconventional art: This creative entrepreneur in Fort Wayne is giving the funeral industry new life

Laneisha Bennett shares the story behind her business Leaving Legacy Memorial with plans to provide culturally competent and transparent funeral services.

Feature Story The Botanical Conservatory has three indoor gardens, which cover over 25,000 square feet and showcase 1,200 plants (over 500 species) and 72 different types of cacti.

Where do you find rest and relaxation in Fort Wayne?

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Street Team pays a visit to Conjure Coffee's soothing location inside the Foellinger-Friemann Botanical Conservatory.

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