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Feature Story Ed Snyder opens a 1920s elevator at Freemasons Hall, an affordable event space in Downtown Fort Wayne.

Hidden Downtown: 11 things you might not know about Downtown Fort Wayne

How well do you know Fort Wayne’s city center? We ask “insiders” to share 11 tips that might be off your radar.

Feature Story Heather Luessenhop, a teacher of 22 years, currently teaches Kindergarten and First Grader at Northcrest Elementary School.

Voices of South East: English Language Learner teachers fill gaps in student and family support

When the pandemic forced Fort Wayne schools to move to virtual learning models, students, families, and teachers alike had to get creative and collaborate to support young English Language Learners.

Feature Story Hop River's new Head Brewer Iain Wilson, a Scottish transplant, has some exciting things coming down the pipeline for craft brew aficionados in Fort Wayne.

Q&A with Hop River Brewing's new Head Brewer, Iain Wilson, a Scottish transplant in Fort Wayne

Hop River has some exciting things coming down the pipeline for craft brew aficionados, including a special partnership with Fort Wayne's own Three Rivers Distilling Company.  

Special Report Parkview GME Medical Residency program

Special Report: New physician residency programs in Fort Wayne support community growth and talent

Indiana will need an additional 817 primary care physicians by 2030 to keep up with the state’s healthcare needs. This program is poised to help.

News Vice President of Campus Sales Operations & Artist Relations Thad Tegtmeyer, says Sweetwater is busy keeping up with demand and optimistic about the future.

From farmland to a global destination: Sweetwater shares the story behind its rural growth

And how campus visitors can enjoy the community it's creating.

Feature Story Coney Island

#PlacesofNEI: Happy 107th Birthday to Fort Wayne's Famous Coney Island

"Over the years, they have served everyone from Jay Leno to Mickey Mantle and Shelley Long."

Feature Story Monique Moss, Program Director/On-Air Personality at Rhythm & Praise 90.3 HD2, works at the station at 1115 W. Rudisill Blvd.

Voices of South East: Fort Wayne's first Gospel radio station seeks to uplift the Black community

"We want to be the mouthpiece to talk about good things happening in our city, in the South East, and the Black community. We also want to talk about social issues and be a voice for those. On other stations, you may have to say things in a certain way. But this is something that is by us, for us."

Feature Story Nancy Fritz works on her mural during "Elevation. A Summit City Mural Showcase" on the 2400 block of Central Dr. in Fort Wayne.

Voices of South East: Open Walls elevate artists to promote social mobility and inclusive growth

Francisco “Paco” Reyes shares the vision behind Elevation, a rotating mural showcase, highlighting and uplifting local artists.

Partner Content Christopher Spalding, Co-Owner of the Fort Wayne Ballroom Company, shares his remarkable recovery from a cancerous brain tumor bigger than his fist.

This world-champion ballroom dancer in Fort Wayne didn’t let cancer keep him down

Christopher Spalding, Co-Owner of the Fort Wayne Ballroom Company, shares his remarkable recovery from a cancerous brain tumor bigger than his fist.

Feature Story Carmen Perry shares the story behind her startup, Carm A. Sutra, a line of comfy loungewear and lingerie designed to bring out the sensuality within.

Meet a Fort Wayne lingerie entrepreneur, bringing sexy back to comfy clothes

Carmen Perry shares the story behind her startup, Carm A. Sutra, a line of comfy loungewear and lingerie designed to bring out the sensuality within.

Feature Story Input Fort Wayne's Managing Editor will host a conversation with a national food journalist at the 2021 Local Food Forum & Expo.

Input's Editor will interview a national food journalist at the 2021 Local Food Forum & Expo

Kara Hackett will host a conversation with national journalist Lela Nargi, expanding on Input's food reporting and exploring how local food systems affect the health, wealth, and wellbeing of Northeast Indiana communities.

Feature Story Recipients of the 2019 Welcoming Fort Wayne Diversity Awards.

Celebrate Fort Wayne's welcoming community at the 2021 Diversity Awards

Fort Wayne's annual Diversity Awards seek to honor outstanding immigrants, refugees, and those who work to create a welcoming community in Northeast Indiana.  

Feature Story Cerulean Village at WInona Warsaw Kosciusko

#PlacesofNEI: Cerulean, where you can enjoy waterfront dining at Winona Lake with sushi and shopping

"With views of the water, breezy indoor areas to enjoy a meal, and outside dining options, this is a favorite spot for locals."

Feature Story Fort Wayne Childrens Zoo Sustainable practices

Input Street Team: Did you know about these sustainable practices at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo?

"The Zoo has created 'no-mow zones' throughout its property, which reduce emissions and provide shelter for native wildlife."

Feature Story You can become a Master Gardener at the Purdue Extension Office in Allen County.

Input Street Team: You can become a 'Master Gardener' at the Purdue Extension Office in Allen County

"Interested in plants and horticulture? You can become a Master Gardener (and explore some amazing public gardens) at the Purdue Extension Office in Allen County."

Feature Story From high school awareness to full-time employment, Indiana Tech’s Cyber Warriors are finding ways to attract and retain tech talent in Northeast Indiana.

Meet a nationally competitive Fort Wayne cybersecurity team creating a pipeline for tech talent

From high school awareness to full-time employment, Indiana Tech’s Cyber Warriors are finding ways to attract and retain tech talent in Northeast Indiana.

Feature Story Peacemaker Academy Director, Angelo Mante, center, with two students, Dazhon Ware, left, and Caroline Shroyer, right, who are part of the program.

Voices of South East: Building a culture of peaceful progress in Fort Wayne, starting with students

Rev. Angelo Mante shares the vision behind South Side High School's Peacemaker Academy aimed at creating "constructive change" in Fort Wayne's community, at large.  

Feature Story Fort Wayne’s first Trail to Zero ride this fall draws attention to the role equine therapy can play in preventing veteran suicide.

Equine therapy is growing in Fort Wayne with a mission to serve military veterans

Fort Wayne’s first Trail to Zero ride this fall draws attention to the role equine therapy can play in preventing veteran suicide.

Feature Story Owner of the Fort Wayne Escape Room, Corey Ford, shares how his team pivoted during the pandemic and created a socially distant Treasure Hunt that attracted more than 50,000 participants nationwide.

How citywide Treasure Hunts put Fort Wayne on the map during the pandemic

Owner of the Fort Wayne Escape Room, Corey Ford, shares how his team pivoted during the pandemic and created a socially distant Treasure Hunt that attracted more than 50,000 participants nationwide.  

News PFW Professor Rebecca Coffman and recent PFW graduate and artist Johnny Min in the new revolving gallery featuring work from Purdue Fort Wayne students, alumni and faculty at The Bradley, 204 W. Main St.

Meet The Gallery: A new art experience at The Bradley, focused on Fort Wayne artists

“There’s so much art Fort Wayne has to give to the world."

Feature Story Fort Wayne artist Adam Garland invited the public to help create a new permanent mural downtown with biodegradable, paint-filled water balloons.

A new mural brings a splash of color to The Landing in Downtown Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne artist Adam Garland invited the public to help create a new, permanent mural downtown with biodegradable, paint-filled water balloons. Here are the results.

Feature Story The Input Street Team pays a visit to Foster Park at 3900 Old Mill Rd.

Input Street Team: Progress is happening at Foster Park

The Input Street Team pays a visit to Foster Park at 3900 Old Mill Rd.

Feature Story This week's #PlacesofNEI feature is the Trine State Recreation Area in Angola.

#PlacesofNEI: Check out the Trine State Recreation Area in Angola

"The public is welcome to enjoy this oasis in the heart of Steuben County to help reconnect with nature and the beautiful surroundings that Trine SRA has to offer."

Feature Story Zaeden climbs on the playground during a 30 minute play time outside during Miss Nielson's 3-5 year old class at Children's Village, 6613 S. Anthony.

How are Fort Wayne families and schools coping with another pandemic year?

Meet three organizations in Fort Wayne helping families and schools survive another academic year complicated by COVID-19—and address pre-existing challenges.

Feature Story The Input Street Team pays a visit to Foster Park at 3900 Old Mill Rd.

Input Street Team: Progress is happening at Foster Park

The Input Street Team pays a visit to Foster Park at 3900 Old Mill Rd.

Feature Story This week's #PlacesofNEI feature is the Trine State Recreation Area in Angola.

#PlacesofNEI: Check out the Trine State Recreation Area in Angola

"The public is welcome to enjoy this oasis in the heart of Steuben County to help reconnect with nature and the beautiful surroundings that Trine SRA has to offer."

Feature Story Doula/pregnancy services provider Asha Hernandez will prepare meals at her home for delivery or go to clients' homes to cook meals for post-partum mothers. She will also help with meal plans.

Voices of South East: This Fort Wayne mother is helping others navigate postpartum life

Asha Hernandez shares her business helping new moms, like herself, manage postpartum depression, which disproportionately affects BIPOC women.

Feature Story Wabash County is home to both the Eel and Wabash Rivers, and both are perfect for canoeing and kayaking.

Create your own adventure with 9 things to eat, see, and do in Wabash County

Avid adventurer and self-proclaimed endurance sports junkie, Adam Stakeman, shares nine ways to experience Wabash County and embrace the great outdoors.

Feature Story From right: Bigger Than Us volunteers Carmen Lowe and Lorenzo Holder help CEO of BTU Jerrell Holman with cleaning up boxes before the start of the Book Bag Giveaway at Renaissance Pointe YMCA, 2323 Bowser Ave. on August 7, 2021.

Who is working to foster and retain BIPOC talent in Fort Wayne?

Meet two young organizations fighting brain drain among their peers and developing support systems.

Feature Story Husbands Kody Tinnel and Cory Allen with their dog Miley.

Input Home Tours: Explore a classic, chill residence in the heart of The 07

Husbands Kody Tinnel and Cory Allen share their fully remodeled home with us in the 1300 block of W. Foster Pkwy.

Feature Story The 3 Rivers Natural Grocery Food Co-op & Deli is located at 1612 Sherman Blvd.

Q&A with 3 Rivers Natural Grocery Co-Op & Deli: An inclusive, vegan-friendly market in Fort Wayne

How the Co-Op is supporting local growers and makers.

Feature Story A new program called Double Up Indiana helps low-income families double their buying power on fruits and vegetables at participating retailers. 

Nutrition incentive programs are growing in Indiana, expanding into grocery stores

Double Up Indiana helps low-income families double their buying power on fruits and vegetables at participating markets. Now, it's expanding into grocery stores. 

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