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Feature Story Rachel Chin runs a food blog called the Nerdie Baker (@thenerdiebaker) on Instagram.

Meet ‘the Nerdie Baker’ on Instagram, a self-taught food photographer based in Fort Wayne

Local Iger Rachel Chin shares her passion for baked goods and food photography—along with a delicious recipe you can try at home.


Feature Story The Debutants perform live at the Club Room recently.

On a high note: How Fort Wayne's live music scene is making a comeback

The pandemic has stifled live music globally, but local players say it's already making a comeback thanks to creative thinking.

Feature Story A rendering of the future ice rink at the Village at Winona.

Winona Lake is becoming a year-round destination with a new ice rink and pavilion in the works

This community-centered ice rink should be at the top of next year’s winter bucket list.


Feature Story Lake City Gymnastics offers confidence-building classes for girls and boys alike.

How a Warsaw gymnastics business is helping students face challenges with fun

“My involvement in gymnastics taught me to never quit when things get tough—to push beyond what I thought I was capable of, and how to listen to and take care of my body.”


Feature Story We sat down with five writers in Fort Wayne to get to know them and their take on the city's literary scene.

5 Fort Wayne writers share their work and perspective on the city's literary culture

"The arts community in Fort Wayne is an enthusiastic group that can really build off of your work as a writer."


Feature Story The site of Project Mastodon at the corner of U.S. 30 and Flaugh Road.

Have you heard about Project Mastodon? We're guessing what it is

The Input Street Team makes an educated guess about what the City's mysterious Project Mastodon might be.

Feature Story Nearly 7 miles of the Pufferbelly Trail have been constructed: 4.75 miles from Washington Center North to Life Bridge Church, and another 2.25 miles is from Lawton Park and Fourth Street to Lima Road and Ice Way.

Warmer weather means it's time to hit the Fort Wayne Trails

The Fort Wayne Trails are seeing record usage during COVID-19.

Feature Story Jenny Lou’s Greenery is the latest shop to open in downtown Angola, Indiana, at 223 W. Maumee Street just west of the circle.

#PlacesofNEI: Jenny Lou’s Greenery, a new plant shop in downtown Angola

"Check out this warm, adorable new spot in downtown Angola!"

Feature Story To honor Black History Month, we asked a handful of Fort Wayne leaders what this month means to them.

What does Black History Month mean to you, and what are your hopes for Fort Wayne’s future?

Local leaders fill us in.


Feature Story 24 hours in Fort Wayne Andrea Dortch

24 hours in Fort Wayne with Andrea Dortch

What would you do with 24 hours in Fort Wayne? We're asking locals to be your guide for a day.

Feature Story Daylana Saunders and Alisha Rauch are Co-Founders of the ChangeMakers Fort Wayne.

Meet ChangeMakers, a group working to disrupt and dismantle systemic racism in Fort Wayne

Co-Founders of the local activist group share their mission to be advocates of equity and justice for the Black community—and to support Black entrepreneurship.


Feature Story Photo courtesy of DJ E-Clyps/Blacklight Media.

Elevating voices of change: DJ E-Clyps shares the story behind his new Artlink exhibit downtown

“In a lot of the photos in the exhibit, you see determination, emotion, resilience, and persistence, because you have to think that these people protested for weeks and that would probably be the only time that their voices would be heard."

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