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Feature Story Members of the Art Leadership Center perform at the 2019 Grand Opening of Promenade Park in downtown Fort Wayne.

How the Art Leadership Center is building 'Renaissance leaders' in Fort Wayne

What is the Art Leadership Center, and how is it engaging Fort Wayne residents in scholarship and community service? We sit down with Mr. Adrian Curry to find out.

Feature Story Artist Kacy Jackson painted the mural at 4335 S. Anthony Blvd.

A new mural project is diversifying public art in Fort Wayne and extending it into neighborhoods

What is Faces of the Fort? We have details.

Feature Story After a tumultuous 2020, mental health professionals and grieving residents share stories of loss, resilience, and remembering the deceased.

What is your grief process? A Fort Wayne Grief Counselor and residents share their experiences

After a tumultuous 2020, mental health professionals and grieving residents share stories of loss, resilience, and remembering the deceased.  

Feature Story Katie Fyfe and her fiancé, Andy Gelwicks, with their 8-month-old daughter, Poppy, in Poppy’s room.

Input Home Tours: A baby-friendly bohemian bungalow in The 05

Katie Fyfe and Andy Gelwicks give us a tour of their modern, stylish home on North Anthony Blvd.

Feature Story Renaissance Pointe residents Lester and Hester Powell have taken it upon themselves to care for a local park.

Input Street Team: Meet the Renaissance Pointe couple keeping 'Powell Park' clean and welcoming

This week, the Input Street Team pays a visit to Powell Park and learns the story behind its namesake neighborhood volunteers.

Feature Story Chelsea and Alyssa are Founders of The BFF Candle Company in Decatur.

#PeopleofNEI: Owners of The BFF Candle Co. in Decatur share their 'Born This Way' Pride Month promo

"I was raised to be kind and generous. If someone is getting picked on, you ask them to come sit with you."

Feature Story Mitch Stein, Kristin Giant, and Thein Aye of Pond, a tech startup based in Fort Wayne.

What is Pond? A Fort Wayne-based tech startup making a splash in the nonprofit sector and beyond

Former New York banking executive, Mitch Stein, shares the concept behind his Fort Wayne-based tech company that could open the floodgates to a new, user-centric model of digital marketing.

Feature Story Condra Ridley

How Fort Wayne's biggest Juneteenth celebration in 2021 is building #UnityInTheCommunity

Leaders share how the weeklong event in 2021 is strengthening the Black, African, and African-American communities in Fort Wayne.

Feature Story LC Nature Park opened in May 2021 at 9744 Aboite Rd in Roanoke.

Q&A with the new LC Nature Park in Roanoke: Preserving Indiana's native species

What was once a reserve for the Myaamia (Miami) tribe in the late 1800s is now a 200-acre private nonprofit park designed to showcase and preserve Indiana’s native flora and fauna.   

Feature Story Murals on the side of Firefly Coffee and the Health Food Shoppe in the 3500 block of N. Anthony Blvd.

Input Street Team: Murals along the North Anthony Corridor in Fort Wayne

The Street Team paid a visit to murals on the side of Firefly Coffee and the Health Food Shoppe in the 3500 block of N. Anthony Blvd.

Feature Story All American City

Fort Wayne is competing to be named an All-America City by the National Civic League

On Wednesday, June 9, Fort Wayne will participate in a live presentation via PBS Fort Wayne as the City of Fort Wayne competes to be named an All-America City by the National Civic League.

Feature Story Children of Poco Pool board members enjoy a sneak preview to the 2021 season. 

Fort Wayne pools are open for the 2021 season! Meet one local favorite celebrating 60 years

Pocahontas Swim Club on Fort Wayne's South side turns 60 years old this summer.

Feature Story Artist E. M. Viquesney’s “The Spirit of the American Doughboy” and “Spirit of the American Navy” statues in Fort Wayne's Memorial Park.

Input Street Team: Honoring Memorial Day with a visit to Memorial Park

Street Team member Brett Gauger visited Memorial Park to check out artist E. M. Viquesney’s “The Spirit of the American Doughboy” and “Spirit of the American Navy” statues.

Feature Story Mylisa Kelly (center) and Cicelle Beemon (right) of Bring Black Up at WELT 95.7 radio.

Q&A with Bring Black Up: A Fort Wayne group elevating BIPOC art and expression for a better future

“Bring Black Up is really exactly what it sounds like. We’re bringing up the talent and the voices of Black creators here in Fort Wayne.”  

Feature Story Courageous Healing, Inc., opened its brick-and-mortar location in May 2021 at 2013 S. Anthony Blvd.

Mental health awareness is increasing in Fort Wayne—along with culturally competent services

“There’s been a shift toward people realizing what it’s like to feel anxious all the time or feel depressed or isolated.”

Feature Story A photo from Fort Wayne's Black Lives Matter protests in 2020.

Longtime advocates for social justice in Fort Wayne reflect on the 2020 protests

“It is utterly exhausting being Black in America, and it has been that way for quite some time.”

Feature Story The “Love has no barriers” mural in downtown Auburn on Fifth Street, between Jackson and Main Street.

10 Things to eat, see, and do in Auburn and DeKalb County

Lifelong DeKalb County resident Natalie DeWitt takes us on a tour of her hometown filled with insider tips.

Feature Story Laneisha Bennett is the founder of Leave Legacy Memorial, LLC.

Unconventional art: This creative entrepreneur in Fort Wayne is giving the funeral industry new life

Laneisha Bennett shares the story behind her business Leaving Legacy Memorial with plans to provide culturally competent and transparent funeral services.

Feature Story The Botanical Conservatory has three indoor gardens, which cover over 25,000 square feet and showcase 1,200 plants (over 500 species) and 72 different types of cacti.

Where do you find rest and relaxation in Fort Wayne?

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Street Team pays a visit to Conjure Coffee's soothing location inside the Foellinger-Friemann Botanical Conservatory.

Feature Story Cookye People of NEI

#PeopleofNEI: Cookye, guiding youth to a better future

"We all have a purpose. We need each other to make our way through."

Feature Story “Sankofa” is a Fort Wayne-based, Australian-born rapper whose styles range from Boom-Bap to hyper lyrical, to more melodic slower-paced songs.

Repping Fort Wayne in the rap industry: 'Fort Wayne is not some stepping stone; Fort Wayne is home'

Australian-born rap artist "Sankofa" shares the story behind his work—and the creative fire he's found in Fort Wayne.

Feature Story Homeowner George Peregrim is an advocate with Solar United Neighbors (SUN).

Should your home or business convert to solar energy? Two groups in Fort Wayne can help

These organizations are teaming to help Indiana residents and business owners learn about clean energy—and reap the benefits.

Feature Story GiGi's Ambassadors Bethany Jewell and Cameron Shomo work in the Salsa Grille Food Truck.

New ‘Food Truck Fridays’ in Fort Wayne help people with Down syndrome earn work experience

Get your weekly food truck fix while supporting a good cause this summer.

Feature Story Utopian Community Grocery store is located at 608 Oxford St.

Check out Southeast Fort Wayne's new Utopian Community Grocery store (and restaurant)

The Input Street Team tours a new neighborhood-led grocery store in Southeast Fort Wayne turning a food desert into a food oasis.

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