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Feature Story Raquel Kline, Director of Language Services Network (LSN), has seen gaps in the news available to non-English speaking residents in Fort Wayne for years.

Bridging the news gap in Fort Wayne: COVID-19 reveals the importance of cross-cultural communication

Getting timely, accurate information to non-English speaking residents in Fort Wayne is a critical need, complicated by a shape-shifting pandemic.


Feature Story David Schramm and other Grace students enjoy the mountain bike trails near campus.

Calling all mountain bikers: Grace College is finding new ways to engage students during COVID-19

This Winona Lake-based school is taking advantage of its natural surroundings to lay the groundwork for a new mountain biking club in Northeast Indiana.

Feature Story Remote work opportunities could increase the number of transplants moving to Fort Wayne. This program can help.

Want to get plugged into Fort Wayne’s community? This new program for transplants can help

Onboard Fort Wayne is welcoming transplants to the city with digital resources, job connections, and their “first friends.”  

Feature Story Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum

#PlacesofNEI: Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum

"By 1990, more than one million tourists had passed through the building."

Feature Story Girlz Rock is raising up female leaders in Fort Wayne. From left to right, are Maria Solis, 19, and her sister by the same name, 17; then Denita Washington, Founder of Girlz Rock, and Bria Merritt, 15.

This program for girls and moms in Fort Wayne is creating a powerful legacy of female leadership

Denita Washington, the powerhouse behind Girlz Rock, shares how her program is helping local women get in touch with their identities and lead others.

Feature Story Aaron and Janell Lane stand in front of Courageous Healing's new building at 2013 S. Anthony Blvd.

Courageous Healing is opening a new, unconventional mental health center in Southeast Fort Wayne

As the COVID-19 pandemic and civil unrest raise awareness about mental health, racial injustice, and inequities, Fort Wayne is following national trends in the demand for more counseling and support services designed by and for People of Color.


Feature Story Vintage clothes from the Instagram account of Frugal Hanger Thrift in Fort Wayne.

Stylish & sustainable: Meet 3 Fort Wayne thrift and vintage shops innovating online

Local vintage and thrift shop owners are taking to Instagram and more as they adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Feature Story Sports agent Chauntiel Smith-Jones is blazing a trail in a traditionally male-dominated industry.

Q&A with Capture Sports Agency in Fort Wayne: How it's charting its own path as a sports agency

Young sports agent Chauntiel Smith-Jones is blazing a trail in a traditionally male-dominated industry.

Partner Content In rural communities, hospitals like Parkview DeKalb Hospital provide vital access to care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

One year after joining Parkview Health, DeKalb’s rural community hospital reflects on the transition

President of Parkview DeKalb Hospital shares how the hospital and community are evolving.


Feature Story Jodi Food Rescue

#PeopleofNEI: Jodi, preventing food waste during COVID-19

"This is a federal program that is paying farmers for their food to prevent waste and help people in need."

Feature Story AbsorbALL and Turnstone Center have teamed up to renovate four basketball courts at McMillen Park.

Basketball courts in Southeast Fort Wayne are turning into murals with a mission

Social justice. Inclusivity. Placemaking. It's all part of a new collaborative mural project at McMillen Park.


Feature Story H & D Transportation Services, LLC, plans to launch this fall to provide reliable, wheelchair-accessible transportation for any non-drivers in Fort Wayne.

Finding her passion in a pandemic: How a Fort Wayne corporate employee became a transit entrepreneur

H & D Transportation Services, LLC, plans to launch this fall, providing reliable, wheelchair-accessible transportation for any non-drivers in Fort Wayne.


Feature Story Isaac Fincher of Clean Lot Solutions LLC is building up business on the South side in more ways than one.

Meet a proud South sider in Fort Wayne improving his neighborhood through his business

Isaac Fincher of Clean Lot Solutions LLC is building up business on the South side in more ways than one.


Feature Story Calhoun Street is one of the major streets through downtown Fort Wayne, home to many businesses owned by People of Color.

Renaming Calhoun Street from an Antebellum racist to a Civil Rights icon

“Calhoun is one of the city’s most important streets. We need to change the name for the ‘positive good’ of the community.”

Feature Story Crescendo Coffee and More at 1806 Bluffton Rd. is connected to the Club Room at the Clyde Theatre.

12 must-try coffee shops in Fort Wayne to help you cozy up this fall

As the sweater weather settles in, there’s no shortage of ways to cozy up for fall in one of Fort Wayne’s many coffee shops.


Feature Story Kyle People of NEI

#PeopleofNEI: Kyle, fighting cancer with confidence

"I told the doctors that cancer never met a guy like me. It was in my world now, and I was ready to fight."

Feature Story OTG Southeast event

Reflections on our second On the Ground Southeast event

Photos from an evening of dancing, drums, portraits, and community pride.

Feature Story Children enjoy pumpkin checkers at Amazing Fall Fun in Waterloo.

Four places you can enjoy the fall spirit in Northeast Indiana

Pumpkins, corn mazes, apple cider slushies, and more!


Feature Story Lakisha Woods and her 17-year-old goddaughter Ariana.

The many walks of motherhood in Southeast Fort Wayne

Three women in Southeast share their unique journeys to motherhood.

Feature Story Project Civics is a team of about 17 Allen County residents working to increase access to political information.

Meet Project Civics: Breaking down barriers to political participation in Allen County

“You shouldn’t have to have a degree in political science to effectively participate in government."


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