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Feature Story Kosciusko Cash is an innovative Buy One, Get One gift card program designed to support small businesses in Kosciusko County.

Are you shopping small this holiday season? These Northeast Indiana deals and discounts can help

Here are a few ways to take advantage of #ShopSmallSaturday in the Fort Wayne area—and keep buying local throughout the holiday season.  

Feature Story Artist Emily Guerrero, right, teaches granddaughter about ofrendas.

Reimagining death: Meet a Fort Wayne artist sharing the culture of her Mexica ancestors

As part of Día de los Muertos in November, artist Emily Guerrero is creating several ofrendas throughout the city to honor lost loved ones in 2020.

Feature Story With its eclectic mix of businesses and developing culture, The Landing is attracting transplants, empty nesters, and young couples to try urban living.

Living on The Landing: Residents share their experiences

With its eclectic mix of businesses and developing culture, The Landing is attracting transplants, empty nesters, and young couples to try urban living.

Feature Story After coming out of a serious relationship mid-quarantine, I, Olivia Lehman, have flung myself into the murky waters of dating. In Fort Wayne. During a pandemic.

The pandemic dating scene: Where are singles in Fort Wayne supposed to meet each other now?

"In a city where restaurants close at 9 p.m., and you can’t go anywhere without running into your ex-boyfriend’s mom, Fort Wayne singles have a new feat to overcome in 2020: The pandemic dating scene."

News A new landscape design at Conjure Coffee will enhance the local environment.

3 Fort Wayne food businesses going 'green' during COVID-19

Increased interest in carry out and outdoor dining during the pandemic is driving a renewed interest in a related concern: Sustainability.

Feature Story Grace College senior Mitchell Bowen intends to go from town to town, creating unique poster and postcard designs.

Meet a Warsaw-based art student creating a business to capture the essence of small towns

Up-and-Coming artist, Mitchell Bowen, designed a set of postcards and posters that have sold out at Winona Lake. Now, he has plans to expand his business.

Feature Story Honey Plant

#PlacesofNEI: the Honey Plant, gorgeous plants for your home or work space

"This unique store offers cactus, succulents, and leafy botanical designs in every size and shape."

Feature Story A statue of Cheif Little Turtle by Hector Garcia (1976) in Fort Wayne's Headwaters Park East near the footbridge.

Fort Wayne’s culture wars seen anew this Thanksgiving through statues

In a city full of Waynes, few sculptures honor pre-Fort history. 

Feature Story Anjelica "Angie" Soto, left, is one organizer behind a fundraiser for her friends, Tyrone and Melonie Cato, right.

These Fort Wayne residents demonstrate the power of goodwill and community support

“In the course of everyday life, you affect change in people’s lives—whether you realize it or not."


Feature Story Krystal Davis' band Our Name is Taken performed at Taste of the Arts 2020.

Sweetwater is creating a hub for music talent in Fort Wayne, just ask these bands

Three Sweetwater employees share how their workplace has shaped their music.

Feature Story Having opened concerts for nationally known acts, including Citizens and The Brilliance, student Sam Schmidt released his debut single “Paint” in 2020 and has an album on the way.

How Warsaw-native artist ‘Sam Ule’ is building a career as a full-time musician at Grace College

Having opened concerts for nationally known acts, including Citizens and The Brilliance, student Sam Schmidt released his debut single “Paint” in 2020 and has an album on the way.

Feature Story Students in class at Purdue Fort Wayne wear masks.

College during COVID-19: How 3 Fort Wayne schools are faring

Indiana Tech, Purdue Fort Wayne, and the University of Saint Francis share their takeaways from the COVID-19 college experience so far.


Partner Content Veterans and Parkview employees from left are Nathan Milliman, Michael Eckroth, and Donna Van Vlerah.

Meet 3 Northeast Indiana veterans using their military experience to fight COVID-19

“COVID is like a military campaign. It’s the overarching issue in duration and scope. Within that, you’ve got a bunch of battles. You’ve got to win the battles to win the campaign."


Feature Story DJ Unga

#PeopleofNEI: DJ Unga, feeling the spirit of Fort Wayne

"I can feel a deep change going on here. I can feel it in my spirit, man."

Feature Story If residents in cities like Chicago seek respite in Fort Wayne during COVID-19, will they stay?

Housing & COVID-19: Are big city residents relocating to Fort Wayne during the pandemic?

We ask real estate agents and young professionals in the Midwest about trends they're seeing.

Feature Story Before COVID-19 began, Fort Wayne had the 13th highest eviction rate in the U.S. Now, the situation is growing more complex.

Housing & COVID-19: 'Waves' of evictions are likely in Fort Wayne as the pandemic continues

Before COVID-19, Fort Wayne had the 13th highest eviction rate in the U.S. Now, the situation is becoming more complex.


Feature Story African dancers perform at a pop-up event in Bloomington in 2019 designed to restore cultural memory about a Black marketplace that was firebombed by the KKK.

What is the value of a strong creative community? Ask these Indiana cities

Three Hoosier cities demonstrate how the arts impact a place's culture, economy, and talent prospects.

Feature Story Black and Latinx students are at higher risk of falling behind in school during COVID-19 than their white peers.

For students behind on schoolwork during COVID-19, these Fort Wayne agencies can help

Three local agencies have teamed up to help curb an education crisis hitting Southeast Fort Wayne families during the pandemic.


Partner Content The Parkview Advanced Medical Simulation Lab is primarily used to train medical professionals.

3 ways a Northeast Indiana healthcare simulation lab was part of world-class innovation in 2020

"A lot of people don’t realize the incredible technology we have here.”

Feature Story Health Food Shoppe Natural Grocery

#PlacesofNEI: The Health Food Shoppe, a locally owned natural grocery

"This is a great place to support local during the pandemic with grab and go features as well as curbside pickup options."

Feature Story Tim Harvey brought his Netflix job with him to Fort Wayne two years ago. He continues working remotely for the Silicon Valley-based employer.

What can a Bay Area job get you in Fort Wayne? A remote worker for Netflix shares his experience

Two years into his remote job, a Silicon Valley employee shares about the lower cost of living and higher standard of life he's found in Northeast Indiana.

News Three Rivers Distilling Co. is investing in its outdoor dining experience with igloo seating during COVID-19.

How will local restaurants in Fort Wayne survive a COVID-19 winter?

As winter complicates outdoor dining in Fort Wayne, which has been a lifeline for many restaurants, local establishments are forced to adapt or close.

Feature Story There's a project-within-a-project happening at Electric Works as volunteers work to harvest a beloved pear tree on campus and preserve its DNA for future generations.

A pear tree at Fort Wayne’s old GE campus is finding new life through Electric Works

There's a project-within-a-project happening at Electric Works as volunteers harvest a beloved pear tree's fruit and preserve its DNA for future generations.

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