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Feature Story Lee Hoffmeier, Founder of Fort Wayne Industrial Revolution, with one of his custom tables at his home in Fort Wayne.

Looking for custom, industrial-style furniture? Check out Fort Wayne Industrial Revolution

Engineer Lee Hoffmeier shares how his table-making hobby is attracting buyers across the U.S.

Feature Story Hopscotch House

#PlacesofNEI: Hopscotch House, an inclusive toy shop on the Broadway Corridor

"This is one of the brick-and-mortar shops that really makes Fort Wayne shine."

Feature Story Bike racks help cyclists make use of Citilink buses to get from trail to trail.

What is the state of public transit in Fort Wayne?

"It could really enhance access to opportunity and equity for all citizens of Fort Wayne if we’re willing to invest and make it great.”

Feature Story A Robinson

Meet Voices of South East Project Editor: Angelica Robinson

From August-September 2021, Input Fort Wayne is launching a new weekly series of stories called Voices of South East. To get started, we'd like to introduce you to our Project Editor, Angelica Robinson.  

Partner Content Shoppers explore the local produce offerings at the HEAL Market at HEAL MARKET Double up McCormick Place Apartments.

Fort Wayne families are adding more fruits and vegetables to their diets thanks to HEAL Markets

“If you give opportunity and access, it’s not that difficult to get people onboard with having a healthier diet.”

Feature Story Johnny Appleseed Campground offers a members-only dog park.

Looking for a pet-friendly campground in Fort Wayne?

Johnny Appleseed Campground has a members-only Camp Canine dog park.

Feature Story Humane Fort Wayne public art loveseat

#PlacesofNEI: 25 'LoveSeat' sculptures are on display downtown thanks to Humane Fort Wayne

"All 25 LoveSeats are now on display throughout Downtown Fort Wayne for you to enjoy with your friends and family with furry ones included!"

Feature Story A view of Poplar Village Gardens from the Broadway Corridor near downtown Fort Wayne.

How a mutual aid, eco-friendly 'food forest' in Fort Wayne is advancing a neighborhood

As COVID-19 reveals gaps in food systems, Diana Hart of Poplar Village Gardens is feeding her community with an urban farm.

Feature Story Guests enjoy the Grand Opening of The Bradley at Birdie's Rooftop Bar at 204 W. Main St.

Rooftop cocktails anyone? Fort Wayne's first boutique hotel is officially open

The Bradley is welcoming guests in downtown Fort Wayne. Take a virtual tour of its Grand Opening.

News Sweetwater's new retail store entrance provides a glimpse into what you can expect inside.

Development: Sweetwater's expanded retail store is the world’s largest brick-and-mortar music shop

Sweetwater's music retail store has expanded from 14,000 square feet to 44,000 square feet. Here's what you'll find inside. 

Feature Story Brian Myers Fort Wayne Grip Truck

#PeopleofNEI: Cinematographer Brian Myers shares his vision for Fort Wayne Grip Truck

"If someone could rent this truck a few times a year and it can help them feel challenged and do something more interesting, I would consider that a success."

Feature Story Every Monday, from June through August, there are two 30-minute storytime sessions, starting at 10 a.m. and repeating at 11 a.m. at 202 W. Superior St.

Input Street Team: Check out the ACPL's free Storytime at the Park events every Monday

This week, the Input Street Team pays a visit to Storytime at the Park, a free weekly event for children of all ages.

Special Report Jacqueline Barros, left, receives her COVID-19 vaccine from Judy Nix, Parkview Community Nursing.

Pop-up clinics bring COVID-19 vaccines to Northeast Indiana’s vulnerable, underserved residents

Parkview Health shares how it’s using data and community collaborations to move the needle on Indiana’s vaccination rates.

Feature Story Jeremy Stroup helped artist Shawn Dunwoody with the "Hello" mural in the alley at 120 W. Wayne St. in downtown Fort Wayne.

What is the value of a mural? How public art projects are driving growth in Fort Wayne

Art This Way’s ever-expanding outdoor gallery is about more than beautification. It’s taking Fort Wayne’s creative scene—and city infrastructure—to the next level.  

Feature Story Fox Island Park is located at 7324 Yohne Rd.

Input Street Team: Take a hike at Fox Island in Southwest Fort Wayne

This week, the Input Street Team took a hike through Fox Island in Southwest Fort Wayne.

Feature Story The Oh Five Scoop Shop is located at 1937 E. State Blvd.

Input Street Team: Get the scoop on a new ice cream shop in The 05

This week, the Input Street Team takes a trip to the Oh Five Scoop Shop (@ohfivescoopshop).

Feature Story Nick Brehany, Manager of Sourcing and Roasting for Utopian Coffee, shares how the company is collaborating with coffee farmers around the world.

How well do you know Utopian Coffee in downtown Fort Wayne? You probably don't know it like this

Nick Brehany, Manager of Sourcing and Roasting for Utopian, shares how the Fort Wayne coffee company is disrupting a global industry riddled with inequality and abuse.  

Feature Story Fresh produce is displayed at the Berry Hill Farm table during the Fort Wayne's Farmers Market at McCulloch Park on Saturday June 19, 2021.

COVID-19 food challenges increase demand to localize Northeast Indiana's food system

“For about 40 years, the American consumer fell asleep on what was going on in the agricultural sector. Then, all of a sudden, they started waking up."

Feature Story Cassandra Hill owns Cassie's Little Angels Daycare with three locations on the South side of Fort Wayne.

This Fort Wayne business provides quality, affordable daycare for families 24-7—and it’s growing

Cassandra Hill shares her personal experience raising six children in Fort Wayne, which inspired her 24-7 daycare service with a kindergarten readiness program.  

Feature Story PeopleofNEI Ellen

#PeopleofNEI: Ellen, returning to her roots in Fort Wayne post-pandemic

"Life is like a garden, and I felt like I was neglecting my roots. Things are flourishing here, and it made me realize that this could be my home."

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.

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