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News The Porch Off Calhoun comes alive at night.

How alleys are becoming Fort Wayne's hottest hangout spots

City leaders are embracing active alleyways with the Porch Off Calhoun—and potentially a second project in the works.

Feature Story Bizzy Beez raises their own beehives and sells the honey for profit.

Meet three teen businesses in northeast Indiana taking on challenges here and beyond

From conserving nature to supporting small business owners, teen entrepreneurs in Fort Wayne are setting their sights high.

News Clint and Sheree Crowe of Sweetwater Urban Farms.

Planting roots: How an urban farm at Electric Works plans to address Fort Wayne's health disparities

Georgia-based Sweetwater Urban Farms is coming to Fort Wayne with plans to foster deeper connections in the local food system. 

News Portee hopes his AbsorbALL project will be a change agent.

AbsorbALL: This Fort Wayne project is turning basketball courts into art for stronger communities

Andre Portee believes community change can start on the basketball courts in local parks.

Feature Story Matt mcClure Bruce Linker Artlink

Creating a platform for grassroots artists in Fort Wayne

Artlink’s founder, Bruce Linker, shares his journey to creating the innovative organization and its ongoing impact in Fort Wayne’s creative culture.

Feature Story Composting helps keep organic materials out of the landfills, which contributes to climate change.

Ask An Environmentalist: How can I do my part to improve the climate? Try ‘lazy composting’

One of the simplest climate-positive habits to implement in the average person’s life is composting. Here’s an easy way to start.

Feature Story Students at Garrett High School get firsthand experience in the skilled trades.

How Garrett High School is training the next generation of skilled trades professionals

A 2019 Harbor Freight competition is placing this innovative Garrett High School program in the national spotlight.

Feature Story Parkview LaGrange Hospital serves the rural and Amish communities around it.

Rural hospitals are helping communities across northeast Indiana rise together

Access to quality healthcare can be game-changing for rural communities in more ways than one.

Feature Story Josh People of NEI

#PeopleofNEI: Josh, sharing a family dinner

"Those in need of meals might usually be eating fast food or pizza. I want to make something that is nutrient-dense."

News Record stores are making a comeback nationwide, and the trend is still on the rise.

Back on vinyl: How two Fort Wayne record stores are staying relevant in the digital age

Vinyl has made a comeback in recent years, and two local, independent record stores are riding that wave.

News A bartender handcrafts a cocktail at Conner's Rooftop.

Fort Wayne's new rooftop bar is a hit: Could it be the first of more to come?

Conner’s Rooftop offers craft cocktails with a view, and it’s been well received by locals and out-of-town guests.

Feature Story Entrepreneur and consultant Steven Reading is the keynote speaker for Startup Week Fort Wayne 2019.

Q&A with entrepreneur & consultant Steven Reading: How can Fort Wayne grow its startup ecosystem?

As a consultant based in San Francisco, Reading shares the importance of openness and collaboration in innovative communities.

Feature Story Stephanie Gottesman of "Women Are: Fort Wayne" interviews Jodi Leamon about living a zero-waste lifestyle.

Podcast: 10 ways to move toward a zero-waste lifestyle in Fort Wayne

Jodi Leamon of the Allen County Department of Environmental Management shares tips, tricks, and stories on green living.

Feature Story Blogger Jille Eikenberry is visiting Fort Wayne from San Francisco.

Blog: Can a San Francisco girl find 'the good life' in Fort Wayne? The verdict is in

Blogger Jille Eikenberry shares her final reflections on a trip to Fort Wayne—and her self-discovery along the way.

Feature Story Bethany Fort Wayne

#PeopleofNEI: Bethany, falling in love with Fort Wayne

"When I moved here, I fell in love with this city. I wasn’t planning on staying, but now I don’t plan on leaving."

Feature Story Wunderkammer's Peace Mural is part of its new Pax Fortlandia Activation project.

More than a mural: Discover the catalytic peace project that is Wunderkammer's Pax Fortlandia

Fort Wayne residents speak 102 different languages, and this project is drawing attention to them.

News Famous Monster Pizza is bringing the dead back to life in downtown Decatur.

Love classic horror movies? This monster-themed pizzeria in downtown Decatur is for you

How Famous Monster Pizza is bringing the dead back to life in downtown Decatur.

 


Feature Story The Monicat Data team of Kurt Blomberg, left, Jasmine Russell, center, and Cassie Utt, right.

What is the Yellow Summit? A new event coming to Fort Wayne that combines tech and creativity

Ex-patriot Jasmine Russell is teaming up with Artlink to bring a new creative conference to northeast Indiana as part of Startup Week.

News Promenade Park was designed around natural resources, like water and trees.

The true value of urban trees: How Fort Wayne is investing in greenery that gives back

There’s more to tree-lined streets than meets the eye.

Feature Story Northeast Indiana has wedding venues for couples of all types.

Getting married? Here are five wedding venues to maximize your style in northeast Indiana

From rustic barns to modern lakeside resorts, there’s no shortage of places to tie the knot in and around Fort Wayne.

Feature Story Employers are realizing that hiring individuals with disabilities not only improves their culture, but also impacts their bottom lines.

Is your workplace hiring people with disabilities?

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and this event can help your workplace become more inclusive.

Feature Story Gus innovating Decatur 2nd Street Lofts

#PeopleofNEI: Gus, innovating in Decatur

"Being involved in the 2nd Street Artist Lofts in Decatur is part of the innovation that is happening in the area."

Feature Story River Jordan Camel Dairy in Milford currently has four dromedary camels and one Bactrian-dromedary mix.

Camel milk is trending, and there's a farm producing it in northeast Indiana

River Jordan Camel Dairy in Kosciusko County uses camel milk to create lotions, soaps, and more.

Feature Story Richard Wesley Gensch is the inventor and founder behind CoolCorp Inc. based in Warsaw.

Q&A with Wesley Gensch: The young inventor bringing convenient, fast recovery to injured athletes

“Having a multimillion-dollar athlete using a regular bag of ice and an ACE wrap after an injury makes me shake my head every time."

Feature Story Paul Singh, co-founder at Results Junkies, was the keynote speaker at Startup Week 2018.

Get plugged into Fort Wayne’s innovation culture at Startup Week

This week-long celebration of entrepreneurs and support organizations is strengthening the local startup scene.

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News The Porch Off Calhoun comes alive at night.

How alleys are becoming Fort Wayne's hottest hangout spots


News Record stores are making a comeback nationwide, and the trend is still on the rise.
News A bartender handcrafts a cocktail at Conner's Rooftop.
News Promenade Park was designed around natural resources, like water and trees.
News Famous Monster Pizza is bringing the dead back to life in downtown Decatur.
News A girl blows bubbles at the 2019 World Refugee Celebration in downtown Fort Wayne.
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