News The Rink Vintage Goods and More

Former Roller Dome South finds new life as The Rink Vintage Goods and More

"It was important to us to keep the integrity of the history of it. That’s what people want to see. If I tore everything out, it would just be another building. I like that Fort Wayne is resuing their buildings and changing up things."

Feature Story Shane Waters in his Wabash-based podcast studio.

Meet Shane Waters, an award-winning true crime and history podcaster based in Wabash

Shane Waters is the owner of Black Label Podcasting, the host of multiple podcasts, a proud Wabash resident and the recent winner of the 'Best True Crime Show' award from CrimeCon.

Feature Story Education coordinator Grace St. Clair teaches a student.

The Lilly Center for Lakes and Streams: Supporting healthy communities through science education

“We should strive to educate ourselves and take action on supporting ecosystems because healthy ecosystems support us."

Feature Story On Wednesday, November 22, Thanksgiving Eve, the always popular and nostalgic Night of Lights will take place.

#PlacesofNEI: Holiday cheer returns to Downtown Fort Wayne for Holiday Fest

Experience the magic of the holidays in Downtown Fort Wayne with the return of HolidayFest featuring the Night of Lights, presented by TriCore and Downtown Fort Wayne.

Feature Story Jamaris Tubbs, who goes by the name J. Tubbs.

'A quiet force': Fort Wayne's underground, but growing Hip-Hop scene

“I feel like it's to the point where we will become a staple for talent. While Indianapolis, Chicago and Detroit have always been hubs for entertainment and music, Fort Wayne has been quietly coming up.”

Feature Story Olive enters the front door of The Space Salon on South Calhoun Street.

An out-of-this-world space: The Space Salon's fusion of inclusivity, sustainability & good hair

“It’s intentionality. This has been a dream of mine for so long that I really thought through what I wanted. I had a plan. I knew what products I wanted to carry and I knew what I wanted for the salon before I was able to create it.”

Feature Story GiveHear

Transforming lives through hearing assessments and hearing aid access

“Hearing loss and hearing aids are stigmatized in a way that maybe glasses aren’t because there’s an element of it that it’s an age thing. Unfortunately, the statistics are becoming more alarming for younger age groups.”

Feature Story The Pontiac Street Market is officially open at 918 E. Pontiac Street.

#PlacesofNEI: The long-awaited Pontiac Street Market opens

The Pontiac Street Market offers healthy, affordable food options in an area that’s currently defined as a food desert.

Feature Story The Welcoming Fort Wayne Awards

How immigrants are positively impacting local economies

“Something we’ve seen trending across not only the country — and especially in Fort Wayne — is that immigrants are more likely to be entrepreneurs and business owners than their U.S.-born counterparts, which creates jobs and spurs local economies."

Feature Story Buses depart from the station at Citilink Central Station in downtown Fort Wayne.

This travel training program teaches you how to use public transportation

"It’s more personal. It makes that person feel valued, that you took enough time out of your schedule to physically show that person how to navigate the bus. Even if I go online, I still might have questions.”

Feature Story Folding Chair by Black Helmut

‘Utilitarian and minimalistic’: Q&A with one of the artists and furniture makers behind Black Helmut

Experience the art and furniture made by Black Helmut at their first Fort Wayne pop-up on November 5 at Wunderkammer from 1-6 p.m.

Feature Story Found on the National Register of Historic Places, this shopping mecca is filled with numerous destinations built around shopping small.

#PlacesofNEI: Shop small businesses and explore local history at The Village at Winona

Find places to shop, dine and play at the historical Village at Winona!

Feature Story Property owner Mike Kelly, in the dining room of his Fort Wayne Airbnb, which is a recreation of Fawn Liebowitz's childhood home from the movie "Animal House."

Airbnb Tour: This mid-century house pays homage to the 1978 film “Animal House”

“Given that it celebrates a unique Fort Wayne story, it’s a fun getaway for a date night or for those who want a glimpse into what it would be like to step back to the 1960s.”

Feature Story Half-bushels for sale at David Doud's Countyline Orchard.

From blossom to harvest: Behind the scenes of an apple orchard

“I love that we’re growing something that’s healthy for people to eat, and it is delightful to live here in Wabash County and be part of this community."

News Kitchen & Company Owner Jennifer Krider

The Kitchen & Company Wine Bar opens at Electric Works

“We felt like the wine bar was a natural addition to the charcuterie aspect of what we do. Anytime you can combine drinking wine and eating cheese, it’s a good day!"

News Sangam Diwali 2022

Celebrate Diwali with Sangam Fort Wayne

The Sangam Indian Cultural Society of Fort Wayne is inviting the community to celebrate Diwali, a festival of lights, on October 28.

Feature Story The Pufferbelly Trail is a segment of the pathway that will eventually go from Pokagon State Park in Angola to Ouabache State Park in Bluffton.

#PlacesofNEI: Take a stroll along the Pufferbelly Trail

The Pufferbelly Trail is a segment of the pathway that will eventually go from Pokagon State Park in Angola to Ouabache State Park in Bluffton.

Feature Story Jeff Hale and his mother

Navigating the challenges of an aging population and the caregivers who rise to the occasion

“We want to educate caregivers on the type of support that is available and then we help them tap into those resources so not only does it help them take care of their loved ones but also so that they can take care of themselves and get well deserved regular breaks from caregiving.”

Feature Story Tenders from The Spicy Bird.

Bringing Nashville Hot Chicken to Fort Wayne: Q&A with Paris McFarthing, owner of the Spicy Bird

The Fort Wayne Foodslut sits down with Paris McFarthing, owner of Hop River Brewing and The Spicy Bird, to discuss Fort Wayne's food scene, the logistics of opening a food truck, and introducing Nashville hot chicken to the Fort!

Partner Content Visitors make their way through the Honeywell Center.

From Vision to Reality: The Legacy of Honeywell Arts & Entertainment

“We create quality of place and provide opportunities that aren’t available in many small towns. We hope people will come together here, as a community, to enjoy and celebrate and have a great time experiencing arts and entertainment.”

Feature Story The Beacon, a sculpture by local artist Cary Shafer, is the base for the American flag. The sculpture was designed to represent the six main branches of the military.

#PlacesofNEI: Renamed and renovated, the Fort Wayne Veterans Memorial Bridge opens

Located along Lafayette Street (Spy Run Avenue) near The Old Fort, the renovation of the bridge allows pedestrians and motorists a safe way to navigate Fort Wayne with unique views of The Old Fort, the Deck, and the Downtown Fort Wayne skyline.

Feature Story The TriCore Porch Off Calhoun

These public spaces are creating a brighter, more inviting Downtown Fort Wayne

"It’s the macro vision and without it existing you wouldn’t have the destination in the heart of the city."

Partner Content Seven-year-old golden retriever, Samuel, walks with Mike Brown (left) and Freddie Austin (right).

Meet the pups who provide pick-me-ups to Parkview employees

A new program from Parkview Health allows co-workers to make the workday brighter and help improve the mental well-being of their peers – with a little help from their four-legged friends. 

Feature Story Competitors sprint to their bikes to start the 6-hour endurance race.

How the Winona Lake Trail Fest brings its community together to support trails

“It’s a great way to cap off the cycling season by shining a light on this incredible amenity that we’re blessed to have."

Feature Story The mural "Urban Beauty" by Fort Wayne artist Shayla.

#PlacesofNEI: Find inspiration in Oxford Neighborhood's newest mural, "Urban Beauty"

The mural "Urban Beauty" by Fort Wayne artist Shayla, can be found at 1313 Oxford Street.

Feature Story Hobnobben Film Festival Poster

A celebration of storytelling: Hobnobben Film Festival returns for eighth year

“One thing I’d want to make clear to people is that Hobnobben is not a bunch of film snobs. I’m not a filmmaker by any means. I just love a good story!”

Feature Story Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) invites third through fifth-grade students to engage in student-centered conversations about art.

Honeywell Arts In Education: Nurturing minds through art and innovation in Indiana schools

“It isn’t about the art itself but using it as a medium for critical thinking."

Feature Story Families explore the prairie outside of Stillwater Hospice.

A new project connecting trails in Southwest Fort Wayne elevates people, places and sense of place

“It’s encouraging people to utilize a relatively underused space by connecting those trails together or connecting that property to the trail system. We thought it was a really great use of those funds."

Partner Content Mary Tyndall at the HEAL Market.

Fighting food insecurity: How St. Joseph Community Health Foundation is leading the community effort

“It’s so easy to lose sight of the struggles of individuals in our community—but that’s the most important piece of our work.”

Feature Story The Art This Way Art Crawl: Alley Bash filled the alleyways of Downtown Fort Wayne over the weekend with live art, music, food trucks, and more.

#PlacesofNEI: Art Crawl fills alleyways of Downtown Fort Wayne

The Art This Way Art Crawl: Alley Bash filled the alleyways of Downtown Fort Wayne over the weekend with live art, music, food trucks, and more.

Feature Story Redemption House CEO Tomi Cardin at the front door of 2720 Fairfield Aveune.

What is the Redemption House?

“You can’t punish your way out of addiction. You can’t force someone into recovery. It’s an up and down journey, so having these safe places and people in your life that will support the ups and the downs– it’s how you’re going to achieve long-lasting change and recovery.”

Partner Content My Chart on mobile.

7 digital tools you can use to improve your health and make your life easier

The digital age has created convenience and efficiency for so many things in our everyday lives, including healthcare. Learn about seven digital tools from Parkview Health that can help you improve your health.

Feature Story Festival-goers wait in line for Little Johns Sarsaparilla Rootbeer, a staple of the Johnny Appleseed Festival.

PHOTOS: Johnny Appleseed Festival 2023

Johnny Appleseed Festival is an annual, family-friendly event, featuring shopping, food, and live entertainment.

Feature Story A new “Only Rain in the Drain” mural from Alexandra Hall is currently in progress at TJ Nowak Supply.

#PlacesofNEI: New "Only Rain in the Drain" mural next to Promenade Park

This is the final year of the sidewalk mural initiative, and Friends of the Rivers decided to fund a legacy mural that would continue to carry on the environmental awareness and educational mission.

Feature Story Fox Products, a musical instrument manufacturer, has found a way to seamlessly blend technology with artistry.

Handcrafted in Northeast Indiana: Fox Products creates instruments used around the world

How South Whitley’s Fox Products has evolved from humble beginnings to a player on the world stage.

Feature Story Janae Dubose, owner of Little Achievers Home Daycare Kindergarten Prep,  leads Circle Time featuring songs and music with her students.

Equipping the next generation: Q&A with Janae Dubose, educator and business owner

"While I was in college at Ivy Tech, my love for early childhood education began. I learned how the young brain worked, and I began to understand just how important those first years of a child’s life are to their overall development and future. I wanted to be a part of teaching young children fundamentals during this critical part of their development."

Feature Story CoCoJo’s, an exclusive seasonal RV campground.

Connecting with the outdoors in Wabash County

“Everyone should come out and see what we have here. There’s something different to do in every season.”

Partner Content Khaliyah Penson, age 7, and her mom, Kendrea Penson, work together to prepare a meal as part of the Kids in the Kitchen class offered through Parkview.

Special Report: Parkview Health's initiatives to address food insecurity

“We want everybody in the community– regardless of where they live, their income level, their age, race, ethnicity– we want everybody to have access to nourishing foods.”

Feature Story Nakia Philips' van, advertising his business, Keepin' It Klean.

“Being mobile is key”: Local entrepreneur shares the perks of running a mobile business

“I started when COVID was going on. People like everything to be clean and sanitized and all that. I could come to people and didn’t have to interact with them.”

Partner Content Chad Owen with a Parkview EMS.

One man’s journey through three decades in healthcare

"I knew I wanted to care for patients across the spectrum – from birth to the end of life – and wanted to be at the top of my game clinically."

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