News Union Street Market At Electric Works

Two new vendors announced for Union Street Market

The Kitchen & Co. Wine Bar and Pasta di Guy are expected to open at the Union Street Market before the end of the year.

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 The Tricore Porch Off Calhoun

What’s new at the 2023 Art Crawl: Alley Bash?

As Art This Way’s Art Crawl continues to grow in size, Manager Alexandra Hall shares what you can expect from this year’s Art Crawl: Alley Bash.

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.”

Feature Story Next time you are at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, take in the sights and sounds of the African continent.

#PlacesofNEI: Explore the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo's African Journey

Next time you are at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, take in the sights and sounds of the African continent.

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.”

Feature Story Construction of Roosevelt Reserves recently began.

​​​​​​​#PlacesofNEI: Construction begins on land development in Southeast Fort Wayne

Roosevelt Reserves is the largest single-family housing development in Southeast Fort Wayne in the last 50 years.

Feature Story Many local organizations are working to help parents access quality childcare.

How local organizations are helping young parents

“We are trying to help the parents be better parents or help them develop as parents, so the program is also about them, not just the children.”

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."

Feature Story Jared Christiansen, the Fort Wayne based photographer behind Candid Fort Wayne.

#PeopleofNEI: Jared Christiansen, capturing Fort Wayne candidly

Fort Wayne is full of life, and Jared Christiansen is capturing it one picture at a time on his street photography Instagram, @candidfortwayne.

Feature Story Pigeon River in LaGrange County.

#PlacesofNEI: Explore waterways and wildlife in LaGrange County

LaGrange County is home to Indiana’s largest fish and wildlife area offering endless acres of seasonal fishing, hiking, or kayaking.

Feature Story For families, there is no shortage of activities in Wabash, parents Madeline and Aaron Spring say.

What is it like to raise a family in Wabash?

“Wabash is a beautiful little gem. It’s in the middle of cornfields, but it’s got everything that we need.”

News From Left to right: Cameron Voglewede, Brandon Voglewede, Tae Johnson, Marqual Holley.

New documentary series showcases Fort Wayne’s high school athletes

“This groundbreaking series is a testament to the passion we have for our hometown, as we strive to showcase the unparalleled talents and skill levels that exist within our community."

Feature Story inemaker Kirk Etheridge pours an estate grown Lacrescent at Hartland Winery in Ashley, IN.

Beyond the vines: A behind-the-scenes look at Northeast Indiana wineries

Regional winemakers offer insights into the challenges and trends related to this age-old craft.

Feature Story Saba Marcos, founder of Agape, travels to Ethiopia regularly to distribute wheelchairs.

Meet Saba Marcos, the Fort Wayne resident working to get mobility aids to people in Ethiopia

Agape Mobility Ethiopia, an international nonprofit that fundraises to provide medical-grade wheelchairs to children and adults in need, was founded in 2019.

Feature Story Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana CEO Sharon Pohly (center) is shown with Gold Award Girl Scout honorees Sunday, June 25, at Goshen College. From left are Heather Elwood, Colleen Britten, Keely Roe, and Megan Willis.

How regional Girl Scouts are making an impact on their communities through the Gold Award

“Girl Scouts has always been know for blazing the trail and making a change where there needs to be change. This patch program kind of starts that. It blazes the trail for Girl Scouts in the future."

Feature Story Zeb's Chicken Shack

#PlacesofNEI: Zeb's Chicken Shack, delicious comfort food on Fairfield Avenue

Zeb’s Chicken Shack is a family-owned business, offering incredible comfort food including chicken, fish, okra, and hush puppies.

Feature Story Experience live music every Friday evening until September 1 with the third annual summer concert series, Downtown Live, presented by Downtown Fort Wayne.

#PlacesofNEI: Downtown Live!, free music on South Calhoun Street every Friday

Downtown Live! hosts free entertainment from local performers every Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at The TriCore Porch Off Calhoun and the 800 block of South Calhoun Street.

Feature Story Janae Hagrett and Ani'a Walker

Cupcakes & Curls: Two young entrepreneurs share their experiences of starting a business

“I think a lot of times we don’t see how many young people are visionaries. Many of them don’t have that confidence, because they look at the experience they don’t have or the resources they don’t have. Having a program in place that can connect you with someone who’s knowledgeable and wants to take the time to help is extremely important.”

Feature Story Owner Beth Morken in front of the 260HairBus, which she renovated herself.

Q&A with Beth Morken, owner of 260HairBus

Entrepreneur and Cosmetologist Beth Morken shares how she renovated a 2005 school bus into a mobile hair salon.

Feature Story Volunteers in the Wabash River for Clean Out the Banks.

Meet the volunteers behind Indiana’s largest river cleanup event

The Wabash River Defenders are a group of volunteers whose mission is to protect, preserve and defend the Wabash River.

Feature Story Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

#PlacesofNEI: Immerse yourself in the work of Van Gogh at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

“Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience” presented by Paquin Entertainment Group is currently on display at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

Feature Story Vicki Eber

Q&A with end-of-life doula Vicki Eber

"My goal is for people to use death as an inspiration to live their most full life."

Feature Story The 2023 Decatur Sculpture Tour brought new artistic life to the streets of downtown Decatur.

#PlacesofNEI: Sculptures bring art to the streets of downtown Decatur

Artists from around the country have made unique contributions to the 2023 Decatur Sculpture Tour.

Feature Story Sen. Todd Young (R-Indiana) briefs journalists about his "Yes in my backyard" bill, requiring local planners to report when they are implementing historically discriminatory land use and zoning policies.

Is ‘Housing First’ Worth the Cost to House the Homeless?

“We’re relying on a patchwork solution of providers. There’s not one shelter in this city that is low-barrier and open to all folks - regardless of their veteran status, gender, gender identity, or need for shelter. It’s not no barrier, but it has to be open to folks who have a pet, to couples. There are so many individual situations in our community.”

Partner Content Indiana Tech's new, state-of-the-art nursing lab in Keene Building.

Indiana Tech, Huntington University and Parkview Health partner up for new program

“I think it’s such a credit to our local colleges and universities to create opportunities like this, that really help students achieve those challenging degree programs that so directly meet the talent needs we have in our region.”

Partner Content Dr. Alexander O. Ondari

Pursuing the American Dream: A physician’s incredible journey from Kenya to Fort Wayne

“There’s a hidden cost we pay as immigrants for the American dream.”

Partner Content Dr. Dungy-Poythress speaks about implicit bias and how it impacts Black maternal and infant health at the University of Saint Francis.

Local organizations offer hope among bleak maternal and infant mortality data

“If we have a pregnant mom or a mom who might be experiencing post-partum depression or showing signs of that sort of thing, we try to help them find their voice when it comes to interacting with their doctor’s office.”

Feature Story Eliza Romano and Jennifer Zartman Romano at Indigo Studio in Fort Wayne.

Looking to pick up a new hobby? Indigo Studio is here to help.

“It is amazing what art does for someone at any age. When you’ve completed a project and feel that sense of pride– it’s just a nice thing to be a part of.”

Feature Story Barber Benson Harvey, owner of Smooth Kutz, works on giving Roderick Williams a bald fade.

Bringing new life to the classic barbershop experience at Smooth Kutz Barbershop

“The pandemic really inspired me to keep cutting and get my LLC. I just didn’t stop grinding. I became disciplined enough to put my life in my hands and take care of my family.”

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