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T i m e s C o m m u n i t y P u b l i c a t i o n s
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Therapeutic foster homes needed
Two and a half decades ago, Whit-
ington Homes opened its doors with
a focus on providing services,
including the development of
parenting skills, for young girls and
their babies. That focus remains, but
the agency housed in a grand
Prairie-style home at 2423 Fairfield
Avenue also licenses therapeutic
foster homes.
Due to recent changes at the state
level, fewer children with emotional,
mental or physical challenges are
being placed in residential care,
resulting in an increased need for
therapeutic foster homes.
“Therapeutic foster parents need
to be strong, understanding, compas-
sionate and supportive while being
able to implement structure and
boundaries,” said Beth Barrett, Whit-
ington’s coordinator of foster care
licensing and training. “These kids
will test those boundaries.”
Children who are referred to resi-
dential care generally can’t function
within a community or in school,
Barrett said. Therapeutic foster care
is for children who are stepping
down from residential care. They
will need help acclimating to a
regular environment.
“The kids are what they are,”
Barrett said. “Foster parents need to
meet them at their level and their
needs and move forward from
When the economy was good,
Barrett said, a lot of people felt
stable enough to reach out to help
someone else by becoming foster
parents. Then the economy changed.
People lost jobs and benefits, and
they were unsure of their futures.
Barrett said she had 21 inquiries
last year from people who were
interested in becoming foster
parents. One came on board. She
also closed about 10 foster homes
last year for various reasons
including burnout, or the fact that
the foster family adopted their foster
“We need hands-on parents,”
Barrett said, ideally in a two-parent
home so one parent can be at home
and advocate for the child when
necessary. Male role models are also
The licensing process for a thera-
peutic foster home takes about six
months if the couple is diligent,
Barrett said. The cost is about $300
for a married couple with no chil-
dren in the home.
Potential therapeutic foster parents
need to go through a specialized
training program at Whitington, a
medical review, first aid and CPR
training, a financial review, two in-
home visits, fingerprints and
criminal background checks for
everyone in the household age 14
Max Meyer is energetic
as he walks through the
moody lighting of the Fort
Wayne Museum of Art’s
latest exhibition. He is
barely able to finish
describing something
before his excitement
takes over, starting him on
to his next favorite
artwork. Meyer, the
museum’s director of chil-
dren’s education, had
many favorite works to
Nearby, a lone televi-
sion set served as the
Ministry encourages accountability
It all started with a
The late Vivienne
Smith, longtime staff
member at Fort Wayne’s
Broadway Christian
Church, began sharing her
lunch with hungry people
who came in off the street.
It was the mid-1970’s, and
people were struggling to
meet basic needs for food,
clothing, and shelter.
The church’s deacons
began to seek God’s direc-
tion to determine what
role to play in helping to
meet those needs. They
investigated a Nashville,
Tenn. church-run food and
clothing bank, returning
with the recommendation
that Broadway institute a
similar outreach.
It was the birth of Inas-
much (IAM), a ministry to
the city’s poor. Based on
Matthew 25:40, which
says “Inasmuch as ye have
done it unto one of the
least of these my brethren,
ye have done it unto me.”
IAM has provided both
practical assistance and
spiritual guidance to thou-
sands since its inception.
IAM’s mission state-
ment identifies their focus:
“Helping people in need,
offering hope through a
relationship with Jesus
Christ and promoting
personal responsibility.”
Alyn Biddle, IAM’s
benevolence minister, is
adamant about this combi-
nation. For him, prayer
and sharing of the Gospel
are foundational.
“The relationship with
Christ is the beginning of
a changed life,” he said.
“We need to care for
people (but) God hasn’t
called us to solve people’s
Works by regional student artists hang at the Fort Wayne Museum
of Art.
Courtesy photo
Whitington Homes & Services for Children and Families is located at 2423 Fairfield Ave.
Photo by Sue Reeves
Clients wait to check in at Inasmuch, a ministry for the city’s poor.
Courtesy photo
Local students’
works on display
at Museum of Art
See ART, page A16
See FOSTER, page A14
See MINISTRY, page A17
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A newsletter by the MSD of
Southwest Allen County For the
Aoite And Lafayette Community
Center of
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Local student-athlete prepares to become role model
As another high school spring
sports season begins in Allen
County, a new student-athlete is
initiated into an elite group
honored by the Indiana High
School Athletic Association as
IHSAA Role Models. Picking up
where those before her left off,
Ashlyn Rang, a senior tennis
player at Bishop Dwenger High
School, will take the lead as anti-
tobacco advocate in her school
and community during the
IHSAA Role Model Program’s
eighth consecutive year.
Program participants appear
larger than life on posters, sports
schedules, trading cards and other
materials as symbols of healthy,
active individuals. And while the
honor to do so recognizes students
who boast high grades, athletic
achievement, and a good record of
citizenship, carrying the torch as
an anti-tobacco role model isn’t
always easy, even for these all-
“While high school student-
athletes are hailed as role models
and leaders in their schools and
communities, it’s important to
understand that with privilege
comes responsibility,” said
IHSAA Commissioner Bobby
Cox. “Although a difficult task,
IHSAA Role Model Program
participants take this duty seri-
ously and live it every day during
practices and games, as well as in
their classrooms and communi-
Rang was nominated to repre-
sent Dwenger by school
administrators. She also signed a
pledge agreeing to be tobacco,
drug and alcohol free and serve as
a positive role model for her
community. Rang is sponsored by
Tobacco Free Allen County.
“Athletes set an example and
are leaders to younger kids,” said
Rang. “They need to be the best
role models and that’s done by not
using drugs, alcohol or tobacco,
which can ruin their reputation,
take away opportunities and cause
them harm.”
Educators are encouraged to
display Role Model posters and
distribute pocket schedules and
trading cards in their high school,
the middle and elementary
schools that feed their high
school, and in local businesses
throughout the community.
“High school athletics offer
young adults like Ashlyn the
opportunity to learn and hone
leadership skills that will prove
invaluable throughout their lives,”
said Cox. “We’re not just
preparing high school students to
be better athletes, we’re preparing
them to be better people.”
Pine Ridge
to offer free
March 26
Pine Ridge Racquet
& Fitness Club, 12124
Lima Road, will offer
a free tennis lesson for
all ages from 4 to 6
p.m. on March 26. The
lessons offered are for
anyone at least 3 years
old, taught by a
professional tennis
staff and include drills,
games and tennis
Registration is
required for this event.
Call Pine Ridge at
Ashlyn Rang
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4-H muzzleloading program to start
The 4-H Muzzleloading
Program, sponsored by the
Allen County 4-H
Shooting Sports Club,
teaches safe handling of
firearms, proper use of
equipment, shooting tech-
niques and ethics of good
The program will begin
April 21 at 6:30 p.m. at
the Allen County Exten-
sion Office, 4001 Crescent
Ave., and will continue on
April 28, May 5, 12, 19,
& 26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
in the Spencerville area.
Class size is limited to 10
participants. This program
will be held outside.
Advanced registration is
required and due by April
15. This program is open
to all youths grades 3-12.
The cost is $25. Equip-
ment will be provided.
Call the Allen County
Extension Office at 481-
6826 to request additional
information. Instructors
are certified through the
Indiana 4-H Shooting
Sports Program of Purdue
University and the Depart-
ment of Natural
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The Allen County Fair will host its
first World Championship Rodeo at
7:30 p.m. on July 19 at the fairgrounds
on Carroll Road. The rodeo will be
sanctioned by The International Pro
Rodeo Association and will offer
world championship points and
approximately $3,500 in prize money.
Broken Horn Rodeo in Ripley, Ohio
will produce and contract the event.
The IPRA names world champions
at the conclusion of the International
Finals Rodeo in seven events: bare-
back, bronc riding, saddle bronc
riding, bull riding, cowgirls’ barrel
racing, steer wrestling, tie down
roping and team roping.
These sought after world titles are
hard-earned, but the title of World
Champion All-Around Cowboy is the
rodeo’s most prestigious. To win this
award, the cowboy must excel in more
than one event.
For information, call the Allen
County Fair at 449-4444.
Rodeo comes to the fair
Taste of
feeds area
Kingston Residence,
7515 Winchester Rd., will
host the third annual
“Taste of Waynedale” on
March 22 from 4:30-7:30
p.m. to raise funds for
Community Harvest Food
Bank. Last year, a crowd
of more than 600 people
sampled the fare from 26
local restaurants and busi-
nesses and bid on silent
auction items, raising
$7,500 to feed hungry
people in northeast
“We are so grateful to
Kingston Residence and
all of the hard work they
put in to pull off this
wonderfully successful
community event every
year,” said Jane Avery,
executive director,
Community Harvest Food
Bank. “The vendors make
a significant donation in
terms of the food and
staff-time and businesses
donate wonderful items
for the silent auction.
Clearly Taste of
Waynedale is a hit with all
those who attend. What a
great event.”
For tickets call 747-
1523 or e-mail
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clothing resale
Fellowship Missionary
Church, 2536 East Tillman
Rd., will sponsor its annual
children’s clothing resale
on March 19 from 8 a.m.
to noon. This community
event offers excellent
quality children’s clothing,
maternity clothing, toys,
baby furniture, and miscel-
laneous baby equipment.
More than 100 sellers
from the community are
registered to participate,
and all items are inspected
to ensure quality before
being accepted for the sale.
The items are then
displayed according to size
and gender, from newborn
infants to girls’s junior size
7 and boys size 20.
Other items include
cribs, rockers, dressers,
strollers, playpens, swings,
toys, bikes, books, videos,
bedding and miscellaneous
Personal checks and
cash are accepted.
A percentage of the
proceeds raised at the sale
reach children in need
through three different
organizations. Donated,
unsold clothing and items
will be given to Forgotten
Children International
Ministry. Proceeds from
the resale will be donated
for supplies for refugee
children at Autumn Woods
apartments as well as for
scholarships for inner-city
children to attend camp at
Stillwater Retreat. An addi-
tional amount of the
proceeds will go to FMC’s
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The Indiana Women’s
Expo will be at Memorial
Coliseum March 19 and
20, and features a variety
of vendors from the
health, beauty, food and
home decor industries.
More than 150 vendors
will be on-site selling,
sampling and demon-
strating thousands of
products and services.
This event creates a fun-
filled venue of shopping
with a special emphasis
on education and informa-
“The heart of the event
is still a shopping extrava-
ganza with an enormous
array of products and
services that cater to
women,” said sales
manager Donna Taylor.
Seminars will feature
topics such as women’s
health issues, including
cosmetic procedures and
overcoming infertility, as
well as holistic and alter-
native wellness programs
and exercise tips.
Demonstrations will
feature dance exercise,
Pilates and yoga clinics. A
variety of home improve-
ment companies will also
be on hand to offer design
The Expo will run from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March
19 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
on March 20. Admission
is $6; children under 13
are free. Coupons for $1
off the admission price are
available at www.women-
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Master gardener program
accepting applications
The Purdue University Master Gardener volunteer
program helps gardeners grow by providing them with
intensive training in horticultural principles. Participants,
in turn, share their knowledge by providing volunteer lead-
ership and service to their communities. In 2011, volunteer
training sessions will begin on Aug. 31 and conclude Nov.
4 at the Allen County Extension office from 9 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. The $100 program
fee includes class material and a reference notebook. To
learn more or to pick up an application, visit the Allen
County Extension office, 4001 Crescent Avenue, or call
481-6826 and press option No. 3.
Mark your calendars for
April 16, the second year
of the Discover Roanoke
10K/5K race. With a start
time of 9 a.m., contestants
and supporters will gather
on Roanoke’s historic
Main Street with a festive
fun atmosphere at the
start/finish line. There will
be music playing and live
updates from the course as
the participants wind their
way around the town and
throughout the adjoining
Three Rivers Running
Company will be set up
near the start line to
provide tips and advice
and offer discounts on
running/walking gear. All-
Sport will provide
samples of their energy
drink and other related
products to participants.
Even more vendors are
Record-setting times for
the 5K course include
17:09 (Josh McIntyre) and
20:36 (Danielle Elwood).
The 10K course records
are 33:29 (Josh Maple)
and 42:59 (Stephanie
John Nelson, one of the
organizers, described
training for the event as an
excellent way to keep
those New Year’s resolu-
tions to lose weight and
get in shape and support a
great cause at the same
time. The 10K should
prove to be a great tune-
up for the Indianapolis
500 Festival mini-
marathon to be held a few
weeks later in early May;
Nelson noted that the
event coincides exactly
with the prescribed
training schedule for a
half marathon. He added
that the event website has
a link to a training
schedule with the race-
courses clearly shown on
the site for those wishing
to train on the actual
Both courses proved
very challenging last year
with hilly courses
providing a dramatic
change from the typical
flat terrain experienced
around the area. Walkers
are encouraged to partici-
pate. A time limit will be
enforced, but a reasonable
pace of 2.5 mph will
allow the participants to
finish the course in time.
The event will benefit
the Roanoke Elementary
PTO, will be held rain or
shine, and is open to
participants of all ages.
Information and regis-
tration forms can be found
at the event’s website,
Walk.htm; at the Fort
Wayne Track Club’s
and at Three Rivers
Running Company’s site,
Registrations are being
accepted and race day
registrations will be avail-
able at the start/finish line
until an hour before the
event. All participants
registered before April 2
will receive a long-sleeve
event shirt at check-in.
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Physicians’ office opens in Roanoke
The doctor is in … in Roanoke,
that is. Parkview First Care has
added a Roanoke location on U.S.
24 in the Geiger Office Plaza for
family practitioner Amy Welker and
OB/GYN Kevin Stamm.
An IU School of Medicine grad-
uate, Welker grew up in Fort Wayne
attending Carroll High School. The
youngest of three children, she
followed in her father’s footsteps and
became a family physician. Welker
said she has always liked helping
people, and has worked along the
way in group homes and with chil-
dren with special needs.
Welker enjoys her job, especially
pediatrics, and says she has liked
meeting her new patients from
Roanoke, Huntington and Aboite
“When there is an urgent need we
try to get them in right away,” said
Welker. “We are also strong
believers in preventative care and
have been busy with routine physi-
cals and immunizations. We have a
great staff here. They are skilled and
caring and help us to provide excel-
lent care.”
Stamm is also a graduate of IU’s
Medical School, grew up in a small
town in central Indiana and is glad to
get back to a small town setting.
“I’m excited to be practicing in
Roanoke. It’s home and we love it
here,” says Stamm. While studying
medicine, Stamm was first drawn to
pediatrics and surgery but he says
that delivering his first baby was so
amazing that he decided to become
an OB/GYN. Stamm and Welker
agree it’s great to be in the same
“It provides great continuity,” said
Stamm. “We are able to refer
patients to each other, from pregnan-
cies to pediatrics.”
Parkview First Care, 577 Geiger
Drive, Suite C, is open Monday
through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5
p.m. Stamm’s hours are Fridays
from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The phone
number is 672-5950.
Family adds
another state
Roanoke resident
Norma Carroll now has
four grandchildren who
have earned state high
school bowling champi-
onships. Junior Tyler
Carroll from Huntington
North High earned the
2011 championship,
joining brother Ryan
Carroll and cousins
Ashley (Bruemleve) Black
and Lindsey (Bruemleve)
Banter. Black and Banter
each have team titles, with
consecutive team titles in
2001 and 2002. Banter
was the state individual
champion in 2003.
Ryan Carroll earned his
state title in 2006, with the
team shooting a perfect
“baker” 300 game during
the finals.
Kevin Stamm
Courtesy photo
Amy Welker
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A new program, Vet to
Vet, is being developed for
veterans to be trained as
hospice volunteers to
assist other veterans who
are hospice patients.
Parkview Home Health
& Hospice is in need of
volunteers to help hospice
clients and their families
with various tasks and are
needed in Huntington
Volunteers typically
donate one to four hours
of their time per week.
Volunteers are espe-
cially needed during
weekdays to stay with
patients so caregivers can
rest or leave for appoint-
ments. Examples of
volunteer duties include
visiting with patients,
sitting at patient’s bedside
and offering companion-
ship and support to
patients and caregivers.
Interested individuals
must complete a training
class before beginning
volunteer opportunities.
Classes are scheduled
for June 1, 8, 15, 22 and
29 at the Parkview Home
Health & Hospice office,
2806 Theater Ave., Suite
A, Huntington, from 11
a.m. to 3 p.m.
Parkview Hospital Vigil
Volunteers also sit with
patients who are nearing
end of life to support them
and their loved ones.
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HU students spend Spring Break in the missions field
Forget Florida. The Bahamas? Not this year. Fourteen
Huntington University students decided to forsake
getting a tan this spring break and instead volunteered in
Honduras and New Orleans from March 12-19.
The Joe Mertz Center, a campus organization dedi-
cated to service and volunteering, sponsored both trips.
While in Honduras, three students and one staff
member participated in medical brigades at an area
church through the World Gospel Outreach organization.
The organization offers doctor and dentist appointments
to local residents. The four volunteers will help with
these appointments and spend time with the locals. After
four days of helping with medical brigades, the team will
visit local orphanages and do a little sightseeing.
The second team will travel to New Orleans where 11
students will help clean the city after the devastation
caused by Hurricane Katrina back in 2005.
Casey Overpeck, a senior recreation and management
major from Rockville, Ind., organized the New Orleans
trip through her work with the Joe Mertz Center and
partnered with Christian Reformed World Relief
Committee (CRWRC) in Byron, Mich., to make the New
Orleans trip a reality.
The CRWRC asked Overpeck for the skill sets of each
participant so the organization could place the students
in areas that best suit their strengths. The team will work
on dry-walling, rebuilding homes and cleaning up debris.
The New Orleans team included Huntington natives
Pat Irick and Ann Savariar and Ossian native Jake
Hospital guild
elects new officers
The Parkview Huntington Hospital
Guild watched a slide show of historical
Huntington County homes and buildings
in a program presented by local histo-
rian Jean Gernand at its January
meeting. Gernand also shared little-
known anecdotes about Huntington
County history throughout her presenta-
Following the program, outgoing guild
president Carol Strickler installed new
officers for 2011. New officers elected
were: Opal Poe, president; Phyllis
Pieper, vice president; Ethel Maples,
treasurer; and Helen Ziegler, secretary.
Standing committee members for
2011 were also named. La Vona Petrie is
chair of the membership committee;
Betty Schoeff is chair of the publicity
committee; Phyllis Pieper is chair of the
scholarship committee; Carol Strickler is
chair of the nominating committee; and
Charlotte Campbell is chair of the social
and scrapbook committee.
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TechFest is an opportunity for local 9th – 12th grade students to engage
in a full day of video game tournaments, problem-solving team competi-
tions, a computer-based virtual music creation contest, photo-editing
contest, workshops about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering,
and Mathematics (STEM) in Northeast Indiana, and much more. Local
universities and colleges will also be on hand to provide information
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New arts facility named
Downtown Fort Wayne’s newest
arts facility now has a name. Arts
United leaders announced the “Auer
Center for Arts and Culture” will be
the name of the building they
recently purchased across from the
Arts United Center. It will soon serve
as a shared space for arts and cultural
organizations in the heart of the
cultural district.
Jim Sparrow, executive director of
Arts United, explained how the name
was selected.
“We are very grateful for the $1
million contribution made by the
Edward D. and Ione Auer Founda-
tion, which made the purchase of this
building possible,” Sparrow said.
“Several foundations contributed to
the purchase and remodeling of the
building at 300 Main Street, but the
significant gift from the Auer Foun-
dation made our dream a reality.”
“The Edward D. and Ione Auer
Foundation is honored to participate
in the purchase of this building and
the creation of a campus for the arts
in downtown Fort Wayne,” said
Katherine Moenter with the Auer
Foundation. “We are delighted to
partner with Arts United and all the
arts organizations involved. Ione
Auer was especially passionate about
the arts and education and would
have been proud to see her founda-
tion contribute to the purchase of this
wonderful Arts United building.”
Arts United is planning to develop
an area of downtown into an arts
campus, creating a centralized hub of
artistic activity that will spur social,
economic and cultural growth for
decades to come. Arts United’s
leaders have been in negotiation with
several organizations interested in
occupying the building and are
currently estimating costs for remod-
eling the space to accommodate the
Fort Wayne Ballet, an art gallery, and
offices. Initial transitions may begin
almost immediately, while moving
major organizations such as the
Ballet will happen this summer.
Variety of volunteer skills sought
Visiting Nurse &
Hospice Home, a locally-
based, non-profit hospice
and palliative care
provider, is looking for
volunteers to assist in a
variety of ways including
gardening, in Hospice
Home and in nursing
This work is for people
who seek a meaningful
volunteer pursuit and
requires individuals that
are emotionally mature,
comfortable with issues of
death and dying and can
work two to four hours
per week on a steady
basis. Volunteers prepare
light meals for patients,
assist families and staff,
visit with, sing or read to
patients and clerk at the
nurses’ station. Volunteers
are a vital and essential
part of the interdiscipli-
nary team that brings
broad end-of-life support
to patients and families.
Volunteer work in the
halls of Hospice Home is
needed and greatly appre-
ciated by staff, patients
and families. Visiting
Nurse & Hospice Home
has a well-established
volunteer program that
provides ongoing support
and guidance for the
volunteer. A thorough 19-
hour training will be held
in May.
For additional informa-
tion visit the agency
website at
or call Ann Blue, volun-
teer coordinator at
435-3222 or
Cancer Services of
Northeast Indiana will
host its annual
fundraising walk, Lapper,
on Saturday, May 21,
2011, at Foster Park,
located in southwest Fort
Wayne. Lapper 2011 is
designed to give people
the opportunity to honor
or memorialize those
touched by cancer.
Team Kent is one of
the groups participating
in the Lapper.
When Kent passed
away in October 2008, he
was 62 years old, and left
behind his wife, Denise;
three daughters, Erin,
Anna and Ashley; four
sisters, one brother and
countless in-laws and
Most of them partici-
pate in the Lapper each
year as Team Kent. Many
come together physically
to walk, others walk with
them by contributing
financially. There are
even family members
who contribute to the
Lapper and walk in North
Carolina the same
morning the rest of them
walk in Fort Wayne.
Kent was able to
remain at home during
his illness largely
because of the emotional
and financial support
given to the family from
Cancer Services,
according to Denise.
“Cancer Services’ staff
was empathetic and made
us feel like we were the
only client they had,” she
said. “Peter was Kent’s
advocate. When we
would stop to pick up
tube feeding supple-
ments, Peter would ask
how much we needed and
then carry them out to
our car without delay.
The tube feeding pump
was a big help when Kent
left the hospital. He
eventually was able to
give himself bolus feed-
ings and Cancer Services
provided the supplies.
When you have a family
member affected by
cancer, you need help
from someone who
Kent’s daughter, Erin
said, “I think about my
dad every day, for no
reason and for every
reason. I don’t think
about having good days
and bad days any more.
Some days are just
different. The day of the
Lapper is one of those
different days. His
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elements for sale, full-
service design consultation,
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The new Cindy Friend
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Mortgage Decisions Can Make a
Difference in Achieving Financial Goals
If you’re purchasing a new
home or refinancing your
existing one, you’ve got some
mortgage-related decisions to
consider. And since your
mortgage may well be the
biggest financial transaction
you ever make — and one that
can affect your long-term
financial goals, such as
retirement — you’ll want to
weigh your options carefully.
What types of choices might
you face? Here are some of the
most important ones:
• Fixed or adjustable? With a
fixed-rate mortgage, your
payment will remain the same
throughout the life of your
loan. However, if interest rates
drop significantly below your
mortgage rate, you may then
be paying too much for your
loan and will have to go
through the time, effort and
expense of refinancing. With
an adjustable-rate mortgage
(ARM), your initial rate is
likely quite low, so you can
afford a bigger mortgage. This
could be an advantage if you
know your income will be
rising or you are confident
you’ll sell your house within
the next five years. However,
your ARM payment and
interest rate can rise substan-
tially, even with caps in place,
and these adjustments can
affect your cash flow. So,
before taking out an ARM,
make sure you understand the
terms involved and how they
will affect you down the road.
• 15-year or 30-year? These
aren’t the only mortgage
lengths available, but they are
among the most common. The
advantage of a 15-year mort-
gage is that you’ll pay it off
quicker and, in the process,
potentially save thousands of
dollars in interest. The disad-
vantage, of course, is that
you’ll likely need to come up
with much bigger monthly
payments than if you took out
30-year mortgage. And since
your mortgage payments will
be lower with a 30-year loan,
you’ll have more money
available each month to invest
for the future.
Over time, these extra
investments can really add up.
Suppose, for example, that you
invested $100 a month to a
tax-deferred vehicle, such as a
traditional IRA, that earned a
hypothetical 7% average
annual return. After 30 years,
you’d end up with a little more
than $117,000, before you
started paying taxes on
withdrawals. But if your
30-year mortgage freed up
enough cash for you to
contribute $300 a month to
that same IRA, earning that
same 7% average annual
return, you’d accumulate more
than $350,000 after 30 years,
before taxes. That’s a big
difference — and the extra
money could perk up your
retirement lifestyle consider-
ably. Keep in mind, of course,
that these examples don’t
reflect the performance of any
available investments. Also,
you will have to pay taxes
when you start taking with-
drawals from a traditional IRA,
and any withdrawals you make
before you turn age 59½ might
be subject to a 10% penalty.
• Larger or smaller down
payment? The bigger your
down payment, the smaller
your monthly payments, and
the more you may have
available to invest each month.
But if you go with a smaller
down payment, you most
likely will initially have more
money available for other
purposes, such as paying
down debt or purchasing
investments. You’ll have to
compare the alternatives
In fact, you’ll have to compare
the options for each question
we’ve looked at because
mortgage issues have an
emotional component as well
as a financial one, and only
you can make the decisions
that fit your situation. So think
about your choices today, as
they can have a big impact on
your life tomorrow.
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home interiors and exte-
riors) will be available by
“I believe design is for
everyone. Everyone should
love where they live,” said
Friend. “At this boutique,
our customers can take
home a decorative element
or an art piece to freshen
up a room, or we can help
them with a full service
design consultation,
including custom cabinetry
and furniture.”
“This partnership has
created an opportunity for
Grabill to show area
consumers how other
Grabill cabinetry products
may enhance their
lifestyle,” said Martin
Heiny of Grabill Cabinets.
“Our Grabill showroom
focuses on the kitchen and
bath areas of the home,”
he continued. “In addition
to those specific home
areas, the Cindy Friend
Boutique showcases
Grabill’s fine furniture and
architectural elements for
every room of the home,
coupled with Cindy’s flair
for style.”
Cindy Friend Boutique
celebrated its grand
opening March 14.
Regular store hours will
be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday and Friday;
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday and 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Saturday. The phone
number is 444-3323.
from page A13
Children’s consignment
sale April 14-16
The Lucky Duck spring/summer chil-
dren’s consignment sale will take place
April 14-16 at Dupont Downs, 538 E.
Dupont Road, formerly “Latitudes”
behind the Dupont library.
Spring and summer clothing items in
sizes newborn through 12, plus maternity,
will be available at the sale, along with
shoes, furniture, toys, books, bikes and
everything in between. Maternity items
are also accepted.
Using the online bar-coding system on
the website at,
consignors price their items, then print
tags from their home computers.
Consignors drop their items off the
week of the sale, and the staff will set up
and organize the sale into one large shop-
ping experience.
“The neat thing about this sale is that
moms can set their own prices,” said
Lucky Duck sale coordinator Karen
Brandt. “They know what they want for
an item, so they set their prices accord-
ingly. What also sets us apart is that
everything is bar-coded and computer-
ized. This makes it so nice for consignors
to go online at any time during the sale to
see what items they have sold.”
Consignors can choose to have some or
all of their items sell for half price on the
last day of the sale.
Consignors make a base of 60 percent
on all items they sell. However, by volun-
teering for a three-hour work shift at the
sale, or by referring another consignor,
they can earn an additional 5 percent on
their sold items, up to 75 percent. Checks
are mailed to consignors two weeks after
the sale.
Consignors have the option, after the
sale, to pick up unsold items or donate
them to True Vine Ministries at Pathway
Community Church.
A boutique area will offer handmade
clothes, hair clips, information about
childbirth classes, toddler nutrition and
more. For more information on vendor
booths, visit the website.
display case for an
animated cartoon. The
quality and sophistication
of its animation was that
of a studio professional.
But Meyer laughed and
said it was in fact the
work of a senior at Bishop
Dwenger High School in
Fort Wayne. After the
student, Seth Boyden, was
accepted to other presti-
gious art programs, he
continued to hold out
hope for his top choice -
the California Institute of
Art, a school that often
places its graduates at
Pixar Animation Studios.
The museum’s regional
Scholastic Art and Writing
Awards Exhibition, on
display through April 10,
includes hundreds of
works that demonstrate
the talents of area teachers
and students. This year,
the region boasted 810
awards, including 335
Gold Keys, which
advanced for national-
level review.
The National Scholastic
Art and Writing Awards,
presented by the Alliance
for Young Artists &
Writers, is in its 88th year
and is considered the most
prestigious recognition for
teenage artists and writers
in the country. Student
winners will join the
ranks of such awards
alumni as Andy Warhol,
Sylvia Plath, Zac Posen
and Truman Capote.
Yet, the exhibit comes
at a time when parents
and politicians question
the quality of America’s
teachers and the nation’s
education system as a
whole. Recent teacher
merit pay laws are the
topic of heated debate at
the Indiana Statehouse,
fueled by accusations that
Indiana teachers are not
performing well enough
in the classroom.
“This entire exhibition
is a testament to (how)
that’s bunk,” Meyer said.
It was a sentiment he
shared with teachers,
parents and students at the
regional awards ceremony
Feb. 13 at the Grand
Wayne Center. Meyer said
the droves of area students
awarded for their excep-
tional work in art and
writing is proof that
teachers in northeast
Indiana are doing some-
thing right.
Last year, the Fort
Wayne regional ranked
fifth nationally for total
number of national
Scholastic winners,
according to Meyer. That
surpassed regionals in
places like Chicago, Los
Angeles and Houston.
This year, Fort Wayne’s
Carroll High School had
four regional Gold Key
Portfolio recipients. Those
students moved on as
national finalists for
scholarships ranging from
$1,000 to $10,000.
Jodie Asplund has been
an art teacher for 26 years
and now teaches the Fine
Arts Connection class at
Carroll. The course
develops student portfo-
lios for college
applications and scholar-
ships. She helped senior
Megan Shank with her
award-winning art port-
Shank, who focuses
primarily on drawing, is
also a gifted painter. At
least, the University of St.
Francis thought so when
they awarded Shank with
scholarship funds after
reviewing her portfolio
Carroll’s other finalists
are photographers taught
by Nicole Croy, a 15-year
veteran photography
teacher who started the
photo program at Carroll
a decade ago. Croy
described each of her
students by the kind of
work they do.
Senior Ashley Martin
prints her photo work on
canvas. The fashion
enthusiast sews with
needle and thread on top
of her prints. “It is really
beautiful and subtle,”
Croy said. Martin will
attend the Art Institute of
Chicago in the fall.
Taylor Dafforn’s port-
folio is a collection of
mixed content that
features the senior’s
ability to capture a sense
of light. “She really
observes where the sun is
and how the light is,”
Croy said.
Senior Katherine
Phipps’ photo work is
done using 120 film,
intended for amateur
“She is shooting with a
little, crappy toy camera
and then cutting apart the
negatives and piecing
them together,” Croy said.
“So, she’s got a really
unique style.”
Phipps will make the
move to New York in the
fall to attend Pratt Insti-
tute’s School of Art and
“I have wanted to go to
Pratt since I was a
freshman,” Phipps said.
She recently traveled there
for her portfolio interview
at the end of January. At
that point, Phipps had
already won her regional
Gold Key portfolio award.
Her letter of recommenda-
tion highlighted the
achievement and Phipps
mentioned the award in
her interview.
Not only was she
accepted, Phipps was
awarded a Merit Scholar-
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Should she win in the
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degree. Had it not been
for her art teacher, Phipps
said she would never have
applied for the awards
“(Croy) pushes
applying for her advanced
photo kids because it is a
great scholarship opportu-
nity,” Phipps said. “I don’t
think I would have had as
good of a shot at doing
well and even thinking I
could apply for it. But our
program is really strong.”
When Carroll’s photo
program began 10 years
ago, the school didn’t
even have a dark room for
students to develop film.
After updating its art
facility a few years ago,
the school now boasts
nearly 4,000 square feet
of studio space, according
to Croy.
But don’t take that as an
indication that Carroll is
immune to plaguing
school budgets. Last year,
the school was forced to
downsize its art faculty to
just three teachers.
According to Croy, she
teaches six classes daily
that can altogether amount
to 170 students per day.
With more budget cuts
likely, in order to keep the
remaining teachers, it will
be necessary to downsize
something else.
“We essentially will cut
out something … Just
graphic design one and
not a level two or we
might merge the two
(classes) together,” Croy
said to provide an
Schools all over the
country are faced with
unavoidable budget cuts,
impacting every depart-
ment, but the future of the
arts in American schools
is in question.
The National Endow-
ment for the Arts (NEA)
partners with the U.S.
Census Bureau every few
years to conduct a Survey
of Public Participation in
the Arts (SPPA). Since
1985, these studies have
shown a long-term pattern
of decline in school-based
arts education offerings.
In that time, music and
visual arts classes saw the
greatest decline, espe-
cially since 2002,
according to the study.
Because public education
is mandatory, the study
concluded that the general
decline in arts education
participation in childhood
was likely the result of
cuts in school-based arts
According to the NEA,
a 2008 survey of school
district officials found
that, since 2002, 16
percent of the nation’s
school districts had
reduced teaching art and
music by an average of
nearly an hour a week.
“I don’t think as a
department we dreamed
we would get cut last
year,” Croy said. “(I
thought) ‘It’s not going to
be us, it’s not going to be
us. Someone else, but not
us,’” Croy continued. “In
ten years, I don’t know…
I would hope we would be
at five teachers in ten
With an economic turn-
around, Croy’s hopes
could become a reality,
and might improve the
lives of her students.
Based on 2008 SPPA
findings, increasing
student exposure to the
arts may influence their
experiences in the work-
force or be a future
indicator of financial
For now, area finalists
in the Scholastic Art and
Writing awards are prob-
ably not thinking about
the future of art education
in America. With national
judging wrapped up, they
will soon find out if they
have won.
But for these students
and teachers, there is little
doubt that they already
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problems. Inasmuch is about
accountability and responsibility. It
is a compassionate ministry, not a
mercy ministry. We do not just hand
out money. The client must have
ownership of [his] problem -
Biddle, who assumed leadership
in 1987, has helped to crystallize the
church’s initial vision, expand the
scope of the ministry, and engage
the support of congregations
throughout Fort Wayne.
Inasmuch established the “Family
of Churches,” 21 area churches that
work together to provide financial
assistance, volunteers, and prayer
support to the ministry. Biddle also
networks monthly with representa-
tives of various social service
agencies to enhance communication
and encourage cooperation among
the groups.
“Things are changing,” Biddle
observed. “We’ve seen an increase
in the number of new clients. In past
years we have served predominantly
more generational poverty clients.”
While generational poverty is
usually due to lack of education and
resources, current economic condi-
tions have resulted in more
situational poverty, he explained.
The doors are open to clients
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
mornings, and Biddle reported more
than 400 visits in January. “The first
day of the year there were 55 people
waiting outside,” he said.
In addition to food and clothing,
IAM provides assistance with utili-
ties, rent or mortgage payments,
birth certificates and bus tickets. As
gas prices increase, Biddle noted,
more and more clients request
Citilink bus passes.
After more than three decades,
IAM has outgrown the church’s
building. In 2009, fund-raising
began to renovate “The Edge,” a
church-owned building at Wash-
ington and Broadway. Nearly
$400,000 was required to make
repairs and renovations to meet
code. To date, $303,000 has been
The first phase is near completion
including facade work, roof repair,
an elevator shaft and new stairways.
A wheelchair ramp has been added.
Bids for the second phase, which
will include mechanical, plumbing
and electrical work, are 75 percent
complete, said Biddle. The final
phase will focus on dry wall, ceil-
ings, flooring and furniture.
“We’ve never gone broke - we’ve
always had money,” Biddle said.
“God has always supplied our needs,
and I’m trusting Him with this
project. We have a responsibility to
minister to the needs of the people
in this city.”
To contact Biddle, call 423-2347,
ext. 310 or e-mail ambiddle@go
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paved two-mile trail at
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Form a team to help raise
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Register online at
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Walkers who register
by May 1 and raise a
minimum of $25 will
receive a T-shirt. Water
and fresh fruit will be
provided and the walk
will take place rain or
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begins at 8:30 a.m.,
followed by a program at
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for the
2011-2012 school year
on April 17 at 2 p.m. at
the NAYBC studios on
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NAYBC is an academic
school serving pre-profes-
sional dancers in grades
5-12. NAYBC students
attend school from 7:50
a.m. to 5:50 p.m. Morn-
ings are filled with
rigorous college-prepara-
tory academics and
afternoons include two
technique classes and
performance rehearsals.
NAYBC students
present more than 20
performances each year in
classical ballet, contempo-
rary and modern dance.
Founded in 2004,
NAYBC limits enrollment
to approximately 40
dancers in grades 5-12.
Tuition ranges from
$7,236 to $8,624,
depending on grade level.
Financial aid is available
and no student is turned
away for an inability to
Younger applicants in
grades 1-4 are encouraged
to audition for the
NAYBC after-school
training program, a feeder
program to the full-time
school and offers four to
eight technique lessons
per week as well as
performance opportuni-
ties. Applicants in grades
1-4 should also contact
NAYBC by April 1 to
arrange an audition.
The audition will
include a ballet technique
class, contemporary
combination and a simple
physical evaluation.
Applicants should
contact the NAYBC by
April 1 to reserve a spot in
the audition. Call 637-
7848 or visit for more
information or to submit
an application.
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Siblings compete in Junior Olympics
Anya Elizondo, a 10-year-old
fifth-grader at Aboite Elementary,
and Aiden Elizondo, a 14-year-old
eighth-grader at Woodside Middle
School, represented the state of
New York at the “Junior Olympics”
in Vermont and New Hampshire
recently, competing in alpine
Each December, Anya and Aiden
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attend school, train and ski race
through the end of March each year.
March brings state championships,
followed by the Eastern Champi-
Anya, a J5 USSA alpine racer
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giant slalom by being named the
top J5 Girl in the west part of the
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Piche Invitational is the “Junior
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Aiden, a J3 USSA alpine racer
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Following an opening race giant
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winners selected to represent the
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giant slalom, a 4th in the super-g
and a 4th in the super combined
(one run super-g and one run
slalom), qualifying him to race at
the J3 USSA Eastern Regionals
(formerly the Junior Olympics) at
Okemo Mountain, VT. The top
finishers at the Eastern Regionals
advance to represent the U.S.A. at
the Can-Am Championships and
the World Junior races at the
Whistler Cup.
Life in the
not-so-fast lane
Numbers have some
interesting implications.
For example, Friday the
13th is bad. 666 is bad.
777 is good. You’re
supposed to make a wish
when you look at the
clock and see that the time
is 12:34 or 2:22. Even
more interesting is that
with this being 2011, we
will have several signifi-
cant calendar dates, such
as 1-11-11, and of course,
I thought January 11,
2011 (1-11-11) was
supposed to be a lucky
day of sorts, but it wasn’t
for me. (By the way, I was
born on Friday the 13th). I
was getting into my car to
take my son home and I
slipped and fell on my
snow and ice-covered
The only other thing I
can remember about this
particular fall is hearing
four snaps as I was well
on my way to shattering
my ankle. One emergency
surgery, two plates and
nine screws later I was in
recovery with a cast up to
my thigh and a pain level
that was through the roof.
Like many of the people
with physical and develop-
mental disabilities served
by Easter Seals Arc, I’m
using a wheelchair to help
me get around. And life
has been different, some-
times in the fast lane,
when I can’t get my
wheelchair to stop, and
sometimes in the slow
Easter Seals Arc
Anya Elizondo, a 10-year-old fifth-grader at Aboite Elementary, represented the state
of New York at the “Junior Olympics.”
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Aiden Elizondo, a 14-year-old eighth-grader at Woodside Middle School, represented
the state of New York at the “Junior Olympics.”
Courtesy photo
The Irwin Rockets team from
Irwin Math Science Magnet
School of Fort Wayne Commu-
nity Schools (from left: Bill
Martin Jr., Ingrid Laidroo-
Martin, Conner Partaker and
Ryan Partaker.
Photo by Carrie Robinson
Tony Belton and Connie
Vonderau, who works in the
Easter Seals Arc business
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Practical help in
preventing meth use will
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on March 20 from 5:30-
6:30 p.m.
The event includes an
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The film also features a
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Allen County property taxpayers can
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“We are very excited to be the first
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paper use and are very convenient.”
There are other benefits to using E-
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bills are mailed once a year with both the
spring and fall payment stubs attached.
Sometimes, taxpayers forget they have to
pay the fall portion or lose the fall bill.
With E-billing, taxpayers will receive
both a spring and fall notice that the bills
are available. Those who choose E-bills
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weeks earlier than the mailed bills and
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“If just 10 percent of the people who
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Woodview Church of God
1825 Getz Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
• Marvelous music – piano/organ
• Practical preaching
• Traditional hymn singing
• Easy entrance, no steps to sanctuary
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Worship Opportunities
Adult Sunday School 9:30 am
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Bible Study & Prayer 7:00 pm
Aboite Bahai Group 7526 West Jefferson Blvd 459-3661
Aboite Baptist 5700 Homestead Rd.................... 432-2001
Aboite Lutheran 10312 Aboite Ctr Rd ................ 436-5673
Aboite Missionary 7222 WJefferson Blvd ........ 432-1111
Aldersgate UMC 2417 Getz Rd .......................... 432-1524
Abundant Life Tabernacle 3301 E Coliseum .... 432-0014
Anthony Wayne First Church of God
6012 So Bend Dr.................................................... 432-3342
Arcola United Methodist 11311 Arcola Road .. 625-4103
Bethany Lutheran Church LCMS
2435 Engle Road.................................................... 747-0713
Branches of Christ Ministries-Full Gospel
2010 E Tillman Road .............................................. 447-7784
The Chapel 2505 WHamiton Rd S ...................... 625-6200
Chapel Of The Road Church 5700 S Anthony .. 422-5150
Catholic Mass for Shut-ins
WISE Ch 33 .......................................... Sundays 10:30 pm
Christ’s Community Church
10616 Liberty Mills Rd .......................................... 436-2637
Christian Fellowship Church
Meeting at Carroll /Shiloh Hall ............................ 486-5925
Congregation B’nai Jacob-Conservative
7227 Bittersweet Moors Ct .................................... 672-8459
Cornerstone Alliance
5833 E CR 900 N, Roanoke .................................... 672-2257
Coventry Baptist 10926 Aboite Center Rd .......... 432-3499
Crossbridge Community Church
10001 Dawsons Creek Blvd (Dupont YMCA) .......... 485-5613
The Crossroads Church 4320 Bass Rd ............ 484-2790
Emmanuel Community Church
12222 WUS Hwy 24 .............................................. 672-3377
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
917 WJefferson Blvd ............................................ 423-1369
Emmaus Lutheran Church LCMS
8626 Covington Rd ................................................ 459-7722
Faith Ev. Lutheran 3416 E 900 N, Roanoke .......... 672-1140
Fountain Of Life (Non Denominational)
at The Fort Wayne INN ........................................ 436-5683
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
4800 S Calhoun .................................................... 744-3239
First Church Of Christ, Scientist
4242 Buesching .................................................... 492-0550
First Missionary Church 701 WRudisill Blvd .... 745-4994
First Presbyterian Church 300 WWayne St .... 426-7421
First Wayne Street UMC 300 E Wayne St .......... 422-4681
Full Force International Ministries
3017 Oxford St ...................................................... 755-3545
Grace Episcopal 10010 Aurora Place ................ 432-9221
Grace St. John’s United Church Of Christ
4120 S Webster .................................................... 745-4951
Liberty Mills Church of the Nazarene
10621 Liberty Mills Rd .......................................... 459-7626
LifeWater Community Church
5600 Westbreeze Trail .......................................... 432-3717
The Lutheran Hour WOWO 1190AM.......... Sunday 11am
Monson Chapel UMC
12220 Lwr Huntington Rd, Roanoke........................ 672-3036
Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church
1819 Reservation Dr .............................................. 747-4121
My Father’s House 5712 Bass Rd ...................... 459-9696
New Hope Baptist Church
8918 Aboite Center Rd .......................................... 434-1111
Northside Church of Christ
1230 W Wallen Rd ................................................ 489-9026
Oak Park Church 14922 Illinois Rd .................... 625-3699
Peace Evangelical Lutheran LCMS
4900 Fairfield Ave .................................................. 744-3869
Peace United Church of Christ
9123 Aboite CtrRd.................................................. 432-8290
Pilgrim Holiness 1516 Ardmore ........................ 432-8484
Pleasant Chapel United Method
880 E 1100 N, Roanoke .......................................... 672-2957
Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ
501 West Berry Street .......................................... 423-9424
Risen Savior Lutheran Elca
8010 WJefferson Blvd .......................................... 432-1214
Roanoke Baptist
11015 Lafayette Center Rd, Roanoke...................... 478-5500
Roanoke Brethren Church
415 S Main, Roanoke ............................................ 672-3796
Roanoke Christ’s UMC 148 W3rd, Roanoke ...... 672-2945
Roanoke Seminary
UMC 285 N. Seminary, Roanoke ............................ 672-3167
Shiloh Baptist 2200 Covington Rd...................... 432-5013
Sonrise Church
Corner of Scott & Illinois Rd ..............
Sonrise Church Roanoke Campus
Monson Chapel .................................................... 469-3700
Southwest Church Of Christ 5500 Ardmore .... 747-3058
Southwest Lutheran Church
5120 Homestead Rd .............................................. 436-4474
Southwinds Church of Christ
3410 Dicke Rd ...................................................... 434-1656
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic
10700 Aboite Ctr Rd .............................................. 432-0268
St. Joseph Catholic 1910 Hale Ave .................. 432-5113
St. Joseph Catholic 641 N Main, Roanoke ........ 672-2838
St. Patrick’s Catholic 12305 Arcola Rd ............ 625-4151
St. Michael Lutheran 2131 Getz Rd .................. 432-2033
The River Christian Church
Canterbury High School ............
Trinity English Lutheran (ELCA)
405 WWayne ........................................................ 426-3424
Trinity Episcopal Church 611 W. Berry ............ 423-1693
Unitarian Universalist Congregation
5310 Old Mill Rd .................................................... 744-1867
United Christian Ministries
11925 N 500 E, Roanoke ........................................ 672-9800
Westview Alliance 9804 Illinois Rd .................. 432-2856
Woodview Church of God 1825 Getz Rd .......... 432-5950
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lane, when I can’t get my
wheelchair to go. But
mostly in the slow lane,
because as if the break
wasn’t bad enough, the
pain is simply paralyzing.
The only thing I know for
certain is that after being
able to walk for my whole
life, being in a wheelchair
definitely has a way of
slowing me down and
making me realize how
fortunate I am just to have
Things like going up
and down the stairs are a
time challenge, but a good
workout nonetheless.
However, opening doors
that swing outward,
maneuvering through
snowy parking lots and
keeping my 13-year-old
daughter’s embarrassment
to a minimum from all the
staring and knocked over
seating while attempting
to make my way to a table
at an over-crowded restau-
rant are among my
favorites. Calculating
bathroom ETA for acci-
dent avoidance is also
posing a problem lately.
And just getting in and out
of the shower or the car is
enough to make me just
want to stay put. To put it
bluntly, I’m screwed (no
pun intended).
I have learned firsthand
why people in wheelchairs
wear fingerless gloves,
and have also learned to
keep a bottle of hand
lotion and band-aids with
me at all times. Usually
I’m not in my chair long
enough to feel the burning
on my palms, but with a
particular grocery store
visit when none of the
motorized scooters were
charged, I had no choice.
And for the record, let me
just say that grocery store
shelves were not designed
with the likes of me in
March is National
Disability Awareness
Month, so how fitting. The
theme for Disability
Awareness Month 2011 is
Cultivate Inclusion, and I
guess that’s what I’m
advocating for- society to
cultivate itself to be more
adaptable to people like
me in wheelchairs. From
being able to propel
myself in my wheelchair
on a sidewalk without fear
of being too wide and
falling off to being able to
go to a Komets game
without people staring at
me like I’m a freak. Plus,
I love the way my wheel-
chair is decorated, and if
someone doesn’t like it,
they simply don’t have to
It’s ironic that even
though I work at Easter
Seals Arc, a place that helps
to take care of people with
disabilities, the fact that 90
percent of all people will, at
some point in their life,
become disabled, whether
temporary or permanent,
never really hit home with
me. Well, it has now. And
as soon as I’m back on my
feet, I will never take
walking for granted again.
from page B1
An X-ray view of Tony Belton’s shattered ankle.
Courtesy photo
We are so proud to
announce that Homestead
High School Teacher, Pat
Teagarden has been inducted
into the Indiana Soccer
Hall of Fame. Pat has been
a teacher at HHS for 25
years and has had 35 years
of coaching recreational,
travel, middle and high
school soccer. Pat has been
an outstanding role model
for our area youth and has
done more than his share of
facilitating the growth and
popularity that the sport of
soccer enjoys today.
“The Indiana Soccer Hall
of Fame was started in 1992
and “belongs” to the Indiana
soccer community and not to any one organization
or group of individuals. To be eligible for induction,
candidates must demonstrate outstanding or lifetime
The Indiana Soccer Hall of Fame exists to:
To honor the outstanding achievements and
contributions of individuals whose significant
accomplishments and effect upon the sport in Indiana
merit the highest recognition.
• To promote the sport of soccer to both the soccer
community and to the general public.
• To honor those who contributed to the growth of
soccer in Indiana.
• To provide future generations with exemplary
citizenship role models.
• To build and bring public attention to the sport of
HHS Teacher
Pat Teagarden Honored
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A newsletter by the MSD of Southwest Allen County for the Aboite and Lafayette Community
4824 Homestead Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46814
“Our Goal is to Make a Difference”
March 2011 Issue
Picture a room filled with ex-
cited 8th graders, glue guns in hand
and paint brushes at the ready. This
was the scene at Woodside during
ISB Block as students work on the
National Engineers competition of
Future City. As 8th grader Ben Dvor-
ak explains, “Students get a glimpse
into the future with the Future City
project. It challenges students all
over the country to use knowledge
they have gained and innovation to
solve problems in a futuristic sce-
nario. Students use SimCity software
to create their own city and control
zoning taxes, roads, power and much
more. The multiple components of
this competition include the SimC-
ity, a narrative, and an essay, a model
of the future city, and a speech given
to judges. Students must be able to
use their creativity and knowledge
to figure out how things might work
in the future and what could be vi-
able in twenty, fifty, or a hundred
years time. Innovations must be
made on transportation, city layout,
and energy.”
Over 350 students began this
project working in partners, trying
to master building a successful city
on the game SIM CITY. From there,
students broke into teams, form-
ing engineering companies. These
teams researched alternative energy
sources, water conservation, waste
disposal and other key environmen-
tal concerns for cities of the future.
These ideas became the basis of
each team’s Future City concept
map. Students chose a key area of
their city and created scale drawings
and models showing their futuristic
ideas. Maglevs, water repurification
systems and vertical farms were
some of the many innovative ideas
represented in their scale models.
Each team of student engineers pre-
sented their ideal city of the future
as the culminating activity.
This project emphasized key
STEM (Science, Technology, Engi-
neering and Math) concepts as well
as 21st Century skills such as col-
laboration, critical thinking, prob-
lem solving and self direction. As
one student stated, “In the Future
City project, many skills are needed
and utilized but none so much as the
ability to be able to work without or-
ders and do so for the good of the
Three teams were chosen to
represent Woodside in the Regional
Future City Competition held at
IPFW in January. Asteroidea team
members included Andrew Natoli,
Brandon Butcher, Fahad Hasnain,
Walter Li, Erik Hufford, Cody Sievers,
Sang Jun Park and Aiden Elizondo.
Potestatem Civitas consisted of Mi-
chael Bartz, Caleb Schubert, Velimir
Petrovic, Mike Smith, Ryan Barbish,
Ben Martin and Todd Harmon. Bere
Clarke, Mason Walther, Sam Barrido,
Colin Beary, Chase McLay, Bailey We-
ber, Alex Johnson and Ben Dvorak
presented Renascentia. These teams
received several awards including,
Best City Narrative, Best Research
Paper, Best Project Management,
with Renascentia receiving second
place overall. Additionally, teachers
Mike Gorman and Laura Smith were
presented with the “Educator of the
Year” award for their work with the
Future City project.
On Friday, January 21, Miss Lopolito’s
seventh grade Social Studies classes were
immersed in a culture that was com-
pletely different from their own. Peace
Corps members who had traveled to
Central Asia spoke to the students about
their own experiences in the Peace Corps
and in a foreign country. However, this
was not a typical guest speaker situa-
tion. As the students sat in their normal
Social Studies classroom, the Peace Corps
members were comfortably situated at In-
diana University speaking to the students
through video-conferencing.
The first part of the presentation intro-
duced the Peace Corps organization as
one in which individuals travel to another
country while also helping the country
through various services. Opening the
students’ eyes to the possibility of travel-
ing around the world, the Peace Corps
portion of the presentation made the
students think about different life paths
after high school and college.
The second segment of the presen-
tation involved the cultural aspects of
Central Asia in particular Kyrgyzstan and
Kazakhstan. The Peace Corps members
discussed the physical landscapes and the
cultural norms of the countries. Through
the video-conference technology, students
were able to ask questions that built upon
their previous background knowledge
ranging from sports to food to women’s
rights. During this technological interac-
tion, students were more engaged and
willing to learn more about the unfamiliar
places of the world. By giving students
more engaging and relatable experiences,
the knowledge in the classroom will
translate into life-long cultural awareness
and understanding.
Peace Corps Presentation at
Summit Middle School
“I believe that I have pushed myself harder than ever before when working on this project.”
Pat giving his
acceptance speech
HHS teacher
Dan Jaeger & Pat
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On Wednesday, February 9, Haverhill held their Sci-
ence Fair. Seventy-one young scientists from kindergar-
ten to fifth grade shared their projects. Fourteen judges
interviewed the children as they explained what they
learned and how it could apply to the “real world”.
An Open House was held that evening for family
and friends. Awards were announced at the end of the
evening. Five students were selected to go on to the Re-
gional Science fair at IPFW on March 19. They are Wil-
low Pierce, Sophie Sellers, Calvin Madsen, Kyle Kankovsky and Hannah Johnson. Two
more students will be sharing their projects at Science Central on March 20th. They
are Shaina Godfrey and Taylor Zumstein. Congratulations to all of the participants!
SH 2 March 18, 2011 • The School House Newsletter
It’s the 3rd season for running club at LME, and 3rd, 4th, and
5th graders have been braving the snow and cold to train for the
school’s 1st 5K, on March 19. The students meet twice a week,
and have been setting goals on their running logs to prepare for
the 3.1 mile race.
Runner, Logan, says that “Running club helps me keep in
shape for my other sports.”Austin, another running club member,
adds, “Yeah, it is a lot of fun and a challenge. Plus, we have time to
do something fun with our friends.”
The 1st Annual LME Runaway Eagles 5K Run/Walk is open to stu-
dents, parents, staff and all members of the community. The event is a PTC fundraiser,
and will benefit the school’s environmental center and outdoor activity facilities.
The fourth graders at Lafayette Mead-
ows learned about Indiana’s Golden Age
by looking at history through the eyes
of someone who lived it. Each student
researched the life, accomplishments,
and impact of a famous Hoosier. After
completing research, presenting a per-
suasive speech, and designing a poster,
classmates voted on the most influential
person from Indiana’s Golden Age.
“I thought Eli Lily was the most influen-
tial, because his pills helped save a lot
of people’s lives,”explains Katie. “The
impact that the steel mills had on Indi-
ana was huge. So many people moved to
Indiana,”adds Abby.
The learning concluded with a liv-
ing wax museum.
Students dressed
up like the per-
son that they had
researched, and
prepared a brief
overview of the
famous Hoosier’s life
and accomplishments.
As students, teachers,
and parents toured the
museum, they would acti-
vate a famous Hoosier to
learn more about them.
The students were excited to share what
they had learned, and numerous parents
commented, “I learned a lot!”
To benefit Special Olympics Woodside
students, Grace Showalter, Maggie Little,
Sarah Camino, and Kayla Abramowski
participated in the 2011 Polar Plunge.
On the morning of the event the girls
prepared their smurf costumes. Grace
was Papa Smurf, Kayla braved the cold
as Smurfette, Maggie plunged as Brainy
Smurf, and Sarah was an original smurf.
The plunge took place at St. Francis
University on Mirror Lake. The girls tried
to keep warm while waiting for their
turn to plunge into frigid Mirror Lake,
being the 25th team out of more then 30
to brave the icy conditions for this good
cause. The plunge consisted of walking
through freezing slush to a large hole
drilled in the ice. After jumping, teams
had to figure out how to climb up a
ladder with a numb
body, and make
their way through
even more slush to
finally reach a truck
that would take
them to warmth.
The girls com-
mented, “There was
no way, any of us
could feel our feet.
We were freezing!”
Besides raising over
$250 for a good
cause, the girls had
the pleasure of win-
ning the costume
contest. Their prize
was an edible chocolate plaque.
Famous Historical Hoosiers Visit Lafayette Meadows
Polar Plunge
Yes, we are being invaded by rats . . . . . the friendly, loveable kind! Our third and fourth
grade students are busy preparing for their presentation of the musical, “Rats”on Wednesday,
March 23 in the Lafayette Meadows cafetorium at 6:30 p.m. The story takes place in the quaint
small town of Hamelin which is overrun by rats. The citizens are all in a tizzy until the mys-
terious Pied Piper appears offering to solve their dilemma for a small fee. This is a charming
musical that brings out the best of the children’s singing and acting skills. Come and join our
loveable Lafayette Meadows rats and townspeople on the evening of March 23. It will be an
evening filled with lots of laughs and fun for all. We hope to see you there!
Rats Invade Lafayette Meadows
Earth Day
Happenings at Aboite Elementary
Tird grade students at Aboite Elementary
had a unique opportunity last month. Tey were
able to visit Starlab – an infatable planetarium
on loan to our school from Region 8. Starlab
provides children with a planetarium experience
without leaving the classroom. Students were
able to observe the January night skies above
Fort Wayne. Tey were also able to observe the
apparent motion of the stars. Students learned
about some of the myths that the ancient Greeks
and Native Americans told about the star patterns
they observed in the sky. Back in the classroom,
children constructed star fnders to help them
locate the constellations at home. Te winter
skies have more bright objects to observe than
any other time of the year. With the use of this
wonderful teaching tool, students are sure to
locate some of them! Happy stargazing!
We are proud of 17 talented, committed Encore choir members who were selected to
participate in the annual Circle the State with Song choral festival on Saturday, Feb. 19.
Tese 5th graders were among nearly 400 singers representing 29 schools! Tey were great
representatives of Aboite! Congratulations to: Isaac Bair, Matthew Bonahoom, Natalie
Chivers, Heather Craker, Teodora Hognadottir, Skip Jester, Jeremy Kim, Abe Kipp, Tyler
Kuntz, Kate Lane, Emma Leininger, Allyson Lock, Christopher Lutz, Lauren Majewski,
Nathaniel Moberg, Olivia Orahood, and Matthew Schreck.

Te second grade students at Aboite Elementary School recently
celebrated the end of the Chinese New Year festivities with
their annual parade on February 17. Te students greeted
their Aboite classmates with cries of “Gung Hay Fat Choy!” as
they processed around the building, peering from behind their
dragon masks created in art class. Tis is just one special event which is part of their multi-
cultural studies in second grade. Te students have been eagerly preparing for their musical
program with the theme of “It’s a Small World” scheduled for March 1. Te program
features four diferent cultures and a greater appreciation for the diversity in our world.
Circle the State with Song
Second Grade Students Celebrate
Chinese New Year
5th graders at Aboite Elementary School
celebrated New Year’s Day, 1861, at the Lon-
don home of Fred Scrooge. Te entire Crachitt
family, Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwigg, Jacob Marley,
as well as the Ghosts of Christmases Past,
Present, and Future, and various townspeople
joined Ebeneezer and his favortie nephew for
a high tea. Entertainment included assembling
scrapbook pages in the best tradition of Victo-
rian England.
Te students stayed ‘in character’ for the
afternoon in costumes created from thrift shop
acquisitions and their imaginations, inspired
by the vivid Dickensonian descriptions in “A
Christmas Carol.”
Euna Park shared the customs of a
Korean New Year’s celebration with her
son’s 5th grade class. She was dressed in
vivid traditional dress and had a student
model a young man’s suit.
Ms. Park demonstrated some
children’s games and explained how
the entertainment developed. She also
provided every child with Korean callig-
raphy displaying the child’s name, Aboite
Elementary School, and 5th grade.
A Christmas Carol A Korean New Year
Te Victorian theme con-
tinued as 5th graders assembled
Valentine cards for the VA Hospital
here in Fort Wayne. Cards were
made with foral wall paper
samples, laces, ribbons, jewels and
Tis is the second year for this
service project, which is sponsored
Senator Richard Lugar’s local of-
Valentines for
Te Fourth Graders culminated
their biography unit by celebrating
with a Biography Tea. Each student
became the historical person that they
studied. George Washington meet
Babe Ruth... Benjamin Franklin had
conversations with Elvis.
Te Fourth Graders
Te Knitting Club is new to WMES. Trough
the “Helping Hands Foundation” Librarian Laura
Hontz was able to start this Needle Arts Mentoring
Program. Each student received a pair of knitting
needles and a “How to Knit” book. Students are
meeting after school to learn the art of knitting
with the goal to create a blanket to donate to a local
WMES’ 5th Grade Book Club is in it’s fourth
year. Fifth grade students meet once a month dur-
ing lunch time to discuss their newest book selec-
tion. Lively discussions and a good time are had by
Te Knitting Club
WMES’ 5th Grade Book Club
The School House Newsletter • March 18, 2011 SH 3
The four fourth grade classes at Aboite celebrated
Indiana’s 194th birthday on December 10. They rec-
ognized that Indiana became a state on December 11,
1816. The students dressed in our flag’s colors, blue
and gold, to honor this special date. The color blue
stands for loyalty and the color gold stands for the rich-
ness of the natural resources of Indiana.
Students at Haverhill had a chance
to “visit the stars”right here at the
school. Region 8 provided “Star Lab”– an
inflatable planetarium large enough to
accommodate one classroom at a time.
Teachers were able to take their children
inside to view the skies and learn the an-
cient stories that were behind the names
of the constellations and the reasons for
their placement in the sky.
Students were first able to view the
constellations with the pictures they
represent. Then they were faced with
the “real”sky and had to apply what they
had learned to find the constellations
without the outlined help. Their home-
work assignment was to brave the cold
weather and try to locate those same
constellations in the actual night sky.
Some students went on to create their
own constellations, describing their
location in the sky and the time of year
they could be seen. They even came up
with their own “Greek”stories of reward,
betrayal, and punishment.
What a fun learning experience!
Star Lab
The Natural Helpers Program began at Summit Middle
School in August 1994 and continues with the 18th retreat for
training newly selected participants on March 22-23, 2011.
Natural Helpers is a peer-helping program used across the
United States and in several other countries. The program is
based on a simple premise: Within every school an informal
“helping network”exists. Students with problems naturally
seek out other students--and occasionally teachers or other
school staff --whom they trust. They seek them out for advice,
for assistance, or just for a sympathetic ear. The Natural Help-
ers program provides training to students and adults who are
already identified as “natural”helpers.
The Survey & Its Results
Each January a survey is given during homeroom. Students
are requested to list the names of two students at this school
whom they would trust and feel comfortable talking about a
personal problem. The students’ names are tallied and present-
ed to the grade level teachers to confirm that students are from
different circles of friends within the building. Representatives
of each subgroup are selected according to the number of
votes they receive. In this manner, the informal “Dear Abby”of
each group is identified and invited for training to learn how to
improve their helping skills, how to contact helping resources
when problems exceed their limits, and how to better care for
Friends typically confide in each other first at this age.
Every school has an informal “helping network.”This network
exists within every subgroup of students--even those whom
some would judge to be less desirable role models.
The survey also asks students to choose from a list of 24
issues the top five school concerns that they believe are major
issues for them and their friends. This January students ranked
these as the top five:
#1 Gossip/Rumors
#2 Achievement in school
#3 Friendships
#4 Popularity
#5 Stress
These results have been fairly consistent for the full school
population over the years. The top three slots rotate order
from year to year. The results of the survey are used for plan-
ning skills to teach the Natural Helpers, for ideas for role plays
when practicing the helping skill, and to plan guidance and
classroom activities.
Each year the top 15 sixth and 15 seventh grade vote
getters are invited to participate in a two day retreat at the
Environmental Center. Five staff members identified by the
students as Natural Helpers are also trained. The retreat is
conducted by counselors, Sharon Fountaine and Jeff Faber, and
skills teacher, Linda Powell.
The Natural Helpers program uses the existing helping
network to give students the skills they need to provide help
more effectively to young people who seek them out. The re-
treat participants learn the “Helping Skill”through instruction,
practice, and role plays. Students are taught to recognize “red
flags,”those issues requiring adult help. Natural Helpers are
also taught self-care skills.
After the retreat training, students return to their peer
groups like always. Weekly logs are kept. It has been deter-
mined that students help their classmates between 4000-
10,000 times per school year. Most of the time students are
able to use their newly developed helping skills with problems
like friendships, academic pressure, romantic relationships,
family relationships, and stress. Each year, a number of Natural
Helpers also bring friends to a trusted adult to talk about some
“red flag”issue, such as abuse, depression, suicidal thoughts, or
thoughts of drug use or running away.
Students at this age frequently trust and confide in each
other more than they might an adult. The Natural Helper
Program uses this natural link to train students to better know
how to help a friend, to recognize when a friend needs to talk
to an adult, and to learn good
self-care skills. The Natural
Helpers program is one way the
middle school level strives to
offer students support.
During the 2009-10 school
year, Natural Helpers reached
out to help another student a
total of 6932 times. The most
frequent way they helped, was
to listen as a friend confided a
problem or concern. The most
frequently discussed problems
this year were:
#1 Friend relationships
#2 Academic pressure
#3 Stress
#4 Family relationships
#5 Romantic relationships
The Natural Helpers pro-
gram receives a great deal of
building level and community
support. This year the PTO will pay for substitute teachers for
6 staff members for two days of retreat training. The Student
Council is donating $200 toward supplies needed for the
retreat. Special thanks go to Pizza Hut, Wendy’s, Arby’s and
Dunkin Donuts for the wonderful food they are donating for
meals at the retreat.
The Natural Helpers Program at Summit Middle School
helps keep students safe and supported. Students spend hours
talking and sharing with each other. This natural network of
friends can also keep each other encouraged and safe with
bonds of trust and the skills of knowing how and when to best
help a friend.
The national program has been recognized as being one of
the top five programs to help keep school students safe.
Haverhill Elementary
2nd Grade Field Trip!
100th Day of School!
I CAN Semester
Te second graders had an outstanding feld trip to
Yoder Sugar Bush!
Te kindergarten classes celebrated the 100th Day of
School on January 27. Te day began with a special
breakfast of 100 - 1 sausage and 2 pancakes. Te
children then participated in a variety of centers
which involved the number 100. It was a wonderful
day of celebrating 100 days of learning.
On January 7 we celebrated the stu-
dent’s hard work and use of their lifeskills at
our I CAN celebration. Four students from
each grade level won small prizes and two
students from K-2 and 3-5 won big prizes.
Te small prizes were games, toys and gift
cards while the big prizes were two IPod
shuf es, a camera and stereo. Congratulations to all the winners!
Summit Choir and Band students
took part in Indiana State School
Music Association Solo and En-
semble contest on January 29 and
February 5. The contest took place
at Carroll High School. In order to
participate in the day’s events, stu-
dents learned a solo piece or their
part for an ensemble (small group).
They performed in front of an ISS-
MA trained judge. Music teachers
from other areas of the state served
as judges. Judges rate students on
a variety of musical elements that
must be incorporated into their sing-
ing or playing. Students are awarded
a medal based on the score they
receive from the judge. Happily all
Summit students came home with
either a silver or gold medal for their
Summit singers who took part
were Mary Wilson, Sarah Leone,
Payton Scott, Emma Zolman, Carly
Lowe, Rainee Chapman, Lily Wright,
Megan Waldorf, Caroline Swink,
Natalie Nuenschwander, Emma Poor,
Kaitlyn Bultemeier, and Mohamad
Summit Band students who par-
ticipated were Gillian Martin, Luke
Rose, Nirupama Devanathan, Emily
Sagstetter, Carl Fischer, Mary Podlas-
ki, Emily Ryder, Kaitlyn Ducker, Alex
Clifford, Abby Friedl, Parker Angelos,
Brooke Adams, Erin Dobbs, Tessa
Garwood, Emily Carpenter, Jacob Lay,
John Sims, Kyle Peters, William Pen-
nington, Maddie VanBuskirk, Cassie
Straub, Alexa Starn, Maddie Schan-
nen, Skye Heard, Derek Meenely, Tay-
lor Trowbridge, Anna Sagstetter, Ally
Geoffray, Mohamad Abbasi, Cameron
Haberly, Thomas Berkshire, Victor
Pan, Spencer Scholl, Connor Fitzhar-
ris, Jack Bell, Phillip Thain, Monica
Berkshire, Evan Smith, Ethan Zweig,
Harrison Wesner, Austin Tinkel and
Derek French.
In addition, three Summit singers
qualified to go on to the state level
of Solo and Ensemble which was
held in Indianapolis on Saturday,
February 19. Those students are
Mary Wilson, Payton Scott and Emma
Zolman. In order to qualify for state,
the girls sang songs from a required
list and received a gold rating at the
local level.
Silver and Gold for Summit Choir and Band Students
The school counseling program at Haverhill Elementary is working toward
redesigning the school counseling program and applying to receive the Gold Star
School Counseling Award from the Indiana Department of Education. The goal of re-
designing the school counseling program is to create a vision based and data driven
school counseling program that increases student achievement. The school coun-
selor, Kelly Stiltner, and steering team of Diane Menze, Katie Bogenschutz, and Laura
Sowers are leading the initiative. An advisory council that includes student, parents,
teachers, and community members meets monthly to work on developing a vision,
priorities, goals and activities for the school counseling program. The group looks
forward to submitting their work to the Department of Education to be considered
for the Gold Star Award. The group also hopes that this initiative will improve the
school counseling program at Haverhill and impact student achievement.
Gold Star Counseling
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See What’s Happening at
Covington Elementary
February’s Celebrations
Simple Machines
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“Mr. Henly’s 4th graders at
Covington Elementary were recently
studying minerals. Students are
shown spending time in the Science
Lab identifying minerals by several
attributes: color, luster, hardness,
and streak.”
Kindergarten students have
been keeping busy with all of Febru-
ary’s celebrations! For President’s
Day, students learned all about
George Washington, Abraham Lin-
coln, and many others that have led
our country. To remember George
Washington, students made their
own replica of his three-cornered
hat to wear.
First graders are learning all about simple
machines! Mrs. Eckman, Mrs. Huth, Mrs. John-
son, Mrs. Lance, Mrs. Vorick, and Mrs. Zent are
teaching students that simple machines make our
work easier. Levers, pulleys, gears, inclined planes,
screws, wedges, and wheels/axels are all being
introduced. Pictured here, scientists are exploring
how gears work.
Several 3rd grade classes at Covington
celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Te children learned all about Dr. King and his
peaceful strategies to integrate blacks and whites
during the Civil Rights movement. After many
classroom activities, numerous classroom read
alouds, and preparing march protest posters, the
children had a fabulous celebration on January
17. Te children marched to the cafeteria wearing
their posters to begin the celebration. During
the celebration the children watched a clip of his
famous “ I have a Dream” speech, chanted choral
readings, sang civil rights songs, displayed Mar-
tin’s famous quotes on a graf ti wall, and enjoyed
black and white cupcakes. Te children were
able to learn about this famous African American
through many of these fun activities.
Deer Ridge
Jump Rope
for Heart
“Annie” will be
performed on
March 30th at
7:00 on the Deer
Ridge stage.
Fair at Deer
Musical Notes
During the last
week of March, Deer
Ridge Elementary
School will be taking part in the Ameri-
can Heart Association’s Jump Rope for
Heart program. It is a service program,
which teaches students the benefts of
healthy activities like jumping rope. We
will help raise money for the American
Heart Association by encouraging stu-
dents to jump rope. Te event coordi-
nators will be Jake Wyss and Kyle Lefel.
If you have any questions, please check
out the Jump Rope for Heart website at or email Jake at
Mrs. Caudill has involved the entire 5th
grade in the production along with Mrs.
Heritier (Art Teacher), the 5th grade teach-
ing team, and several student teachers.
“Annie” is an interdisciplinary collaborative
efort that combines art, music, and history.
Trough their hard word and the added
challenge of snow days, “Annie” is sure to
be a memorable educational experience for
students, parents, and staf.
Deer Ridge
was able to squeeze
in a Science Fair
between school
cancellations the week of February 21.
Eighty students presented projects with sixty
of them being judged to go on to the Re-
gional competition March 19 at IPFW. Five
of those projects were chosen to advance to
Regional Competition and six were chosen
as runner-ups. Te winning projects looked
at the strength of bridges, dirt particles in
and out of the home, what cofee cups keep
liquids the hottest, plant poison, and mum-
mifcation. Two additional projects were
chosen to be presented at Science Central
on March 20. Te quality of the projects
was phenomenal. Congratulations to all
who participated!
Te Deer Ridge Kindergarten
students will be presenting “A Time for
Rhyme” on April 19 at 6:30 and the 1st
and 2nd grade students will be presenting
“All Tat I Can Be” on April 28. Tese
productions not only highlight the won-
derful talent that exists in our school but
also gives the younger students a chance to
express themselves on stage.
The Deer Ridge Elementary school counseling program is going through the
application process for the Gold Star Counseling Award from the Indiana Depart-
ment of Education. The initiative is taking the current school counseling program at
Deer Ridge through a redesigning process to establish a school counseling program
that is data driven and vision based in order to impact student achievement. The
Gold Star initiative believes that through comprehensive guidance and counseling
services to all students, students will make sound choices which will impact student
achievement. There are monthly meetings with an advisory council comprised of a
student, parents, teachers, and community members who collaborate to develop a
vision, program priorities and goals, and guidance and counseling activities that will
be used to redesign the school counseling program. At the end of June Deer Ridge
will be submitting their work to the Indiana Department of Education for consid-
eration of the Gold Star Counseling Award. Through this initiative the enhanced
school counseling program at Deer Ridge Elementary hopes to increase sound stu-
dent choices which will impact student achievement.
Homestead High School students received award notifications from the
Fort Wayne Museum of Art that several of our students and their artwork have won
regional Scholastic Art Awards! They were honored at the Grand Wayne Center on
February 13. All Gold Key winning entries will move on to compete at the National
level in New York. Graduated Homestead student Michael Buchanan’s work won at
the National level of this competition last year.
Their work will be on display at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.
When: Sunday through April 10. Hours are noon-5 p.m. Sundays; and 11 a.m.-6
p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays (open until 8 p.m. Thursdays). Thursdays and Sundays are
Josh Auger---Senior: 3 Gold Keys, 1 Honorable Mention
Adam Gayer---Junior: 2 Gold Keys
Kylee Heisler---Senior: 1 Honorable Mention
Elise Hoff---Junior: 1 Silver Key
Loren Law---Senior: 2 Silver Keys
Madison Lenwell---Junior: 1 Gold Key
Alison Mansfield---Sophomore: 1 Gold Key, 1 Honorable Mention
David Samples---Senior: 1 Gold Key
Sarah Schmidt---Senior: 1 Gold Key
Eric Shideler---Senior: 2 Gold Keys, 1 Silver Key, and 1 Gold Key Portfolio
Kristen Watrous---Senior: 1 Gold Key, 2 Silver Keys, and 1 Gold Key Portfolio
Victoria Wyss---Senior: 1 Honorable Mention
The 4th grade at Deer Ridge has started a cookie business called Cookie Café.
The 4th graders have amazed people with their fascinating chocolate chip cookies.
When you bite into this magnificent chocolate chip cookie, you will see why this is
no ordinary cookie. Their first sale date is March 18. If you are a relative to someone
who goes to Deer Ridge, come by Cookie Café. Hope to see you soon!
Gold Star Counseling
Celebrate some of Homestead’s spARTans!
Deer Ridge Cookie Business
Videography. Cine-
matography. Same thing,
Wedding cinematogra-
pher and 1999 Carroll
High School grad Samuel
Gensic and his wife
Jessica, who own Thread
& Film LLC in Fort
Wayne, say there’s a big
difference between the
two. They’ve even written
an article explaining those
differences for Wedding
Day Magazine’s online
edition, and the article
will appear in the summer
or fall print publication.
The Gensics, who both
taught at Homestead High
School early in their
marriage, have been
filming weddings for the
past seven years.
Wedding cinematog-
raphy differs from
videography, the Gensics
say, in several ways,
including intentionality,
approach, style and tech-
“Look for this differ-
ence in the design of their
website, the profession-
alism of their approach,
their authenticity when
interacting, their person-
ality when
communicating, both in
print and online, the
pricing structure of their
packages and extras, the
attention to detail while
filming and editing, and
their willingness to under-
stand you,” the Gensics
wrote in their article.
Cinematographers are
students of film, audio,
lighting, and color theory,
said the Gensics. They are
also storytellers to the
“The storytelling expe-
rience of a movie is rich
and dynamic, integrating
video, audio and titling in
such a way that it draws
on your emotions to the
extent that is hard to
explain, but holds your
attention from start to
finish,” they said. “In the
same way a bride wants
her dress to be a reflection
of her beauty, personality
and style, the wedding
film should reflect those
various threads, and the
storytelling style of a
cinematographer lends
itself perfectly for this.”
Cinematographers use
the same tools and tech-
nology used in the film
industry to produce televi-
sion shows and movies
including high-definition
cameras, high-quality
tripods, lighting kits, wire-
less audio equipment,
professional editing and
color correction software,
to name a few.
“When was the last time
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Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) is
alerting customers in its Fort Wayne
service area of a possible scam involving
tree trimming.
The company received word from
customers that imposters are knocking on
doors claiming to represent I&M or
another utility. The imposters tell the
homeowner that trees on their property
need to be trimmed and that the home-
owner must pay a fee for the service.
I&M reminds the public that neither the
company, nor its authorized contractors,
will charge a fee for tree maintenance or
removal that the company deems neces-
sary for public safety and service
reliability. Anyone claiming to represent
I&M or one of its authorized contractors
will carry the necessary identification and
will be driving clearly marked vehicles.
I&M notifies property owners in
writing weeks in advance of any tree-
related work that is scheduled to take
place in a given area. I&M then follows
up with a visit in person. If a customer is
not at home, I&M leaves a notification on
the customer’s door with details of the
work to be done and a phone number to
call with questions. When it is deemed
necessary to trim or remove trees that are
too close to power lines, marks are placed
on the tree trunks. The entire process,
from first notification to completion of the
work, can take several weeks. The only
exception to this practice is work that is
necessary during emergencies.
I&M encourages its customers to alert
law enforcement or notify the company if
someone claims that they need to work on
trees immediately for a fee. Customers
may contact the company online or by
calling 800-311-4634.
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IPFW awards top students
Several Fort Wayne
students have accepted
scholarships to attend
Indiana University-Purdue
University Fort Wayne
The Chancellor’s
Distinguished Scholarship
offers full tuition and
student fees for up to four
years. Local recipients are
Carly Heibel of Lakewood
Park Christian School,
who plans to major in
engineering; Aaron
Magner of Heritage High
School, who plans to
major in engineering;
Kayli Greener of Carroll
High School, who plans to
elementary education
and Erik Tom of
Concordia Lutheran High
School, who plans to
major in political science.
The Chancellor’s Schol-
arship offers one-half
tuition and student fees
for up to four years. Local
recipients are Kelci Bryant
of Paul Harding High
School, who plans to
study interior design; Sean
Danner of Snider High
School, who plans to
study French; Zachary
Strole of Wayne High
School, who plans to
study engineering and
Kaleigh Jones of
Concordia Lutheran High
School, who plans to
select a major in health
and human services.
The Top Ten Scholar-
ship offers $1,000 to be
used towards tuition and
student fees for the first
year. Local recipients are
Resal Jinwala of Northrop
High School, who plans to
study chemistry as a pre-
dentistry major; Nathaniel
Shipman of Snider High
School, who plans to
major in business and
Amber Knueve of New
Haven High School, who
plans to study nursing. • B9 Aboite & About • March 18, 2011
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Fort Wayne Dermatology
moves to new location
Fort Wayne Derma-
tology Consultants, Inc.
has moved to a new loca-
tion on the Inverness
Centre Campus, off
Highway 14/Illinois Road
in Fort Wayne. Morrison
Kattman Menze, Inc. led
the design team.
This new medical office
building totals 8,910
square feet. The building
was designed to be warm
and inviting with a large
covered “porch” across
the west façade that serves
to reduce solar glare
during business hours.
High vaulted ceilings and
clerestory windows add
light and openness to the
lobby while wood planked
ceilings aid the acoustics
and warm the appearance.
The building houses
three registration booths,
13 exam rooms, two
cosmetics rooms, a
cosmetics retail space, a
slide lab, staff offices,
staff work space and break
rooms. Also included in
the project is an MOHS
suite that includes a sub-
wait area, three procedure
rooms, an exam room and
a prep lab.
Fort Wayne Derma-
tology, PC formed in
1980. Diane Hentz,
Jennifer Hobbs, James
Kyler, Thomas
McGovern, and Edward
Sarkisian incorporated
their practices in 2004.
Fort Wayne Dermatology
Consultants physicians
and mid-level providers
currently see patients at
their two southwest Fort
Wayne locations in the
Village at Coventry and
Carnegie Boulevard, as
well as two satellite
offices off Dupont Road
and in Warsaw.
Fort Wayne Dermatology Consultants, Inc. has moved to a new
location on the Inverness Centre Campus, off Highway 14/Illinois
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Bishop Luers choir to
appear in upcoming book
The Bishop Luers high school show choir, “The
Minstrels,” has been selected to appear in an upcoming
book entitled, “Sweat, Tears and Jazz Hands (The History
of Show Choir from Vaudeville to Glee)”.
After reviewing information from more than 1,000
groups between the United States and the United
Kingdom, 100 show choirs have been chosen to partici-
pate in this publication.
Groups were selected for a variety of reasons,
including longevity of organization, famous former group
members, competition-winning history and other unique
“Sweat, Tears and Jazz Hands” is scheduled to be
released in September 2011 by Applause Cinema and
Theatre Book.
Fish Fry. Roanoke American Legion, 1122 N. Main St., Roanoke. 5-7:30
p.m. Sponsored by St. Joseph Parish. Adults $8; children 4-12 $4; under
3 free. Carry-out available.
Rockin’ Docs Music Fest. Speice Fieldhouse, 5310 Merchandise Drive,
Fort Wayne. 6 p.m.-midnight. 11th annual Rockin’Docs Music Fest is a
local fundraiser for people age 21 and over.
Any Wednesday. Arena Dinner Theatre, 719 Rockhill St, Fort Wayne. 7
p.m. Comedy by Muriel Resnik. $35 dinner and show with cash bar.
Doors and cash bar open at 6:15 p.m., with dinner at 7 and curtain at 8.
Aqua Zumba. Jorgensen Family YMCA, 10313 Aboite Center Road, Fort
Wayne. Free for members.
2011 Indiana Play! Pokemon Trading Card Game state championships.
Parkview Field, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free event. Pokemon players test trading
card game skill. Compete for trophy, Pokemon merchandise and a $300
travel stipend. Potential invitation to the World Championships. Contact or online
Cinderella Dress Day. Boys and Girls Club, 2609 S. Fairfield Ave., Fort
Wayne. 10 a.m.-noon. 10th annual event gives gently used prom dresses
to young ladies with financial need. To donate formal dresses, drop them
off at any Peerless Cleaner location Feb. 1-March 12.
Third annual Women’s Expo. Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort
Wayne. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Over 150 vendors selling, sampling and demon-
strating thousands of products and services. Admission is $6. Children
under 13 free. $1 off coupons available at
Second Chance Prom. Grand Wayne Center, 120 West Jefferson Blvd.,
Fort Wayne. 6 p.m. Sponsored by Indiana Burn Council. Reception 6
p.m., dinner 7 p.m., live band, dancing 8 p.m. $140 per couple, $75 per
person, $1,000 per table of 10. For tickets call Brenda 459-2354.
Schlachtfest. Park Edelweiss, 3355 Elmhurst Dr., Fort Wayne. 6:30 p.m.
The Schlacht Festival symbolizes end of winter and the promise of
spring. All the dishes of a fine German meal prepared by the women of
the Damenchor. Dinner followed by performance and music for dancing.
Spontaneous Gut Bustin’ Comedy Improv Troupe Show. V.I.P. Bar and Grill
showroom, 2701 W. Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne. 8 p.m. Doors open at
7:15 p.m. Cost: $5 per person, ages 21 and older.
Pet first aid class. Animal Care & Control, 3020 Hillegas Road, Fort
Wayne. noon-4 p.m. Learn to respond to pet health emergencies. $55 fee
includes classroom materials and a dog or cat first aid manual with DVD.
Call 427-5508 to enroll.
Networking 101 & Business Support. Fort Wayne Women’s Bureau, 3521
Lake Ave, Fort Wayne. 9-11 a.m. No charge.
Embroiderer’s Guild of America. Allen County Public Library main branch,
900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne. 9:30 a.m. Call 749-4987 for info.
Open networking. AJ’s Bar & Grill, 2488 Getz Road, Fort Wayne. noon.
No cost, no exclusivity by profession. Each person gets a few minutes to
talk about your business, plus a featured speaker.
Developing Your Family Child Care Business. Northeast Indiana Innovation
Center, 3201 Stellhorn Road, Fort Wayne. 6-9 p.m. 10-week course
presented by Women’s Enterprise to help you start a family child care
business. Cost $90. Call 424-7977 to pre-register.
Nature Hikes at Eagle Marsh. Eagle Marsh Barn, south of Engle Rd, one-
half mile east of W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne. 9-11 a.m.
Aqua Zumba. Jorgensen Family YMCA, 10313 Aboite Center Rd, Fort
Wayne. 6-7 p.m. Free for members.
PCOS support. Dupont Hospital, 2520 E. Dupont R d, Fort Wayne. 6-7
p.m. E-mail Jen at for info.
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Home school PE class. Jorgensen Family YMCA, 10313 Aboite Center
Road, Fort Wayne. Activities include swim lessons, tumbling, gym games
and strength conditioning for kids 11 and up. Various times. Call Jennifer
Harkness at 432-8953 for info. Registration required.
Three Rivers Gem & Mineral Society. Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton St.,
Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. meeting, 8 p.m. break, 8:15-9 p.m. featured program.
Leadership Luncheon. Huntington University, 2303 College Ave. noon-1
p.m. John Niederman, CEO of Pathfinder Services Inc., will share his
personal journey discovering how to effectively lead with purpose,
passion and perseverance. Cost is $10. For reservations, contact Barb
Baker at 260-359-4069 or
Money Matters - Money Smart. Northeast Indiana Innovation Center,
3201 Stellhorn Road, Fort Wayne. 6:30-8 p.m. Lake City Bank partners
with Women’s Enterprise to offer a financial education workshop. Build
assets through savings, create or repair credit history, and establish two
credit lines on a credit report. Cost: $10. To register contact 424-7977 ext.
219 or
Bread for the World Offering of Letters. Victory Noll Center, 1900 W. Park
Drive, Huntington. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Bread For The World invites
churches and groups to take part in the Offering of Letters, urging
changes to policies, programs and conditions that allow hunger and
poverty to persist. Contact Victory Noll Center at 260-356-0628, ext. 174
or by e-mail at
Anthony Wayne Toastmasters Meeting. Ivy Tech Community College, Fort
Wayne. 6:30 p.m. Toastmasters meetings are open to everyone to improve
public speaking skills. Contact or online at
Men as Caregivers support. Crescent Avenue Methodist Church, 1232
Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne. 6:30-8 p.m. For men who are caring for a
loved one. Call Gail at 484-9560 for info.
Depression + 12. Christ’s Hope Ministry and Church, 2818 Carroll Road,
Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. 12-step program for those living with depression. For
more info contact Marilee Stroud at 312-6069 or
Forester Lecture Series. Huntington University. 7 p.m. Dr. Jack Heller,
assistant professor of English, will present research on Shakespeare and
religious commitments Shakespeare made during his lifetime. Open to
the public free of charge. For info, contact Jeff Webb at 260-359-4243.
Meet and Greet Senatorial Candidate Richard Mourdock. Classic Cafe,
4832 Hillegas Road, Fort Wayne. noon-2:30 p.m. Contact jeur- or onine at
Blue Jacket, Inc. Second Chance Auction. Public Safety Academy, 7602
Patriot Crossing, Fort Wayne. 6-9 p.m. Comedian Dave Dugan will host,
silent auction, food and open bar. Single tickets $75, group discounts
available. Contact Brandy Wilson at or call
21st annual Juried Student Art Exhibit. Huntington University. 9 a.m.-5
p.m. A juried exhibit of works created by HU visual art students. An
award reception will take place at 6 p.m. April 2 in the gallery. Free and
open to the public.
Living Healthier Lecture series. University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring
St., Fort Wayne. noon-1 p.m. Bring your lunch and a canned donation for
Community Harvest Food Bank.
Fathers United for Equal Rights. IHOP, Corner of Coldwater & Coliseum,
Fort Wayne. 7:30 p.m. Topics of interest to divorced fathers. 493-9788.
Embroiderer’s Guild of America. Friendly Fox, 4001 S. Wayne Ave., Fort
Wayne. 8 p.m. Call 749-4987 for info.
Getting Started with Govt. Procurement. Northeast Indiana Innovation
Center, 3201 Stellhorn Road, Fort Wayne. noon-2 p.m. An interactive
session for business owners to gain a better understanding of the Federal
procurement process, govt. agencies, prime contractors, and marketing to
the Federal govt. Cost is $50. To register call 424-7977 ext. 219 or
Understanding your Grief. Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, 5910 Home-
stead Rd, Fort Wayne. 5-7:30 p.m. An overall view of grief and loss with
Dar Richardson. Light supper served.
The Secret of the Non-Diet. Kachmann Auditorium at Lutheran Hospital,
7900 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. 7-8 p.m. Learn to eat without
counting calories or dieting at this free lecture series.
Historic tour. Historic Swinney Homestead, 1424 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort
Wayne. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tour the Allen County Courthouse and the
Thomas and Lucy Swinney House. $35 includes lunch. Register at 432-
7314 by March 21.
Anthony Wayne Toastmasters Open House. Ivy Tech Community College,
Fort Wayne. 6:30 p.m. In the campus auditorium. Featured speaker,
Woodrow Zimmerman, general manager of Froggy 106.7. The public is
invited and there is no admission charge.
Conquering Breast Cancer support group. John Young Center, 2109 E.
State Blvd., Fort Wayne. 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Maumee Valley Antique Steam & Gas Engine Winter Show. Allen County
War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Avenue, Fort Wayne. 9 a.m.-7
p.m. Featuring Advance Rumley and Allis-Chalmers tractors. Toy show,
model engine show, craft show, part vendors. For info contact- or online at
Babies and Books. Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort
Wayne. 10 a.m. Babies are never too young to begin with books.
Toddler Storytime. Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort
Wayne. 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs and activities for active toddlers. For
kids 18 months to 3 years old.
Indiana State Day. Fort Wayne Marriott, 305 E. Washington Center Road,
Fort Wayne. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sponsored by Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA).
Includes lunch, entertainment, awards, and special keynote address from
Fort Wayne-based Vera Bradley. Optional breakfast program from 8:30 to
9:45 a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with late registration beginning at
9:30 a.m. Cost is $35 for the event, or $50 for the event with the optional
breakfast. For info contact
Spring Break Smorgasbord. Allen County Public Library, 900 Library
Plaza, Fort Wayne. 2-4 p.m. Letterboxing.
Beyond Affairs Network. Undisclosed location, Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. For
location e-mail Support group for victims of
Spring Break Smorgasbord. Allen County Public Library, 900 Library
Plaza, Fort Wayne. 2-4 p.m. Do You Like LEGOs?
Southwest Women’s Networking. Don Halls Tavern at Coventry, 5745
Coventry Lane, Fort Wayne. 4-6 p.m. 747-5202.
Appleseed Quilters Guild. Classic Cafe, 4832 Hillegas Road, Fort Wayne.
6:30 p.m.
Storytime for Preschools, Daycares & Other Groups. Allen County Public
Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne. 9:30 a.m. 30 minutes of theme-
based stories, fingerplays, early literacy activities and fun for 3 to 6 year
old kids.
Smart Start Storytime. Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza,
Fort Wayne. 10:30 a.m. Fun for kids age 3-6. Books, fingerplays, songs
and multimedia computer fun.
Spring Break Smorgasbord. Allen County Public Library, 900 Library
Plaza, Fort Wayne. 2-4 p.m. Games Plugged and Unplugged.
Spring Break Smorgasbord. Allen County Public Library, 900 Library
Plaza, Fort Wayne. 2-4 p.m. Art Room Extended.
Supershot immunization clinic. Aldersgate Church, 2417 Getz Road, Fort
Wayne. 4-7 p.m. Free immunizations up to age 18. Parents must provide
shot record. Call 424-SHOT for info.
PAWS to Read. Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort
Wayne. 6:30 p.m. Kids can read to book-loving therapy dogs and their
Caregiver support. Home Instead Senior Care, 2789 B Maplecrest Road,
Fort Wayne. 7 p.m.
Otaku Anonymous. Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort
Wayne. 7 p.m. A movie screening in the theater for Anime fans.
Spring Break Smorgasbord. Allen County Public Library, 900 Library
Plaza, Fort Wayne. 2-4 p.m. Swashbucklin’ Search.
Fish fry. Coventry Meadows, 7843 W. Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne. 4-7
p.m. All-you-can-eat fish fry or pork tenderloin with sides and dessert. $5
donation to Alzheimer’s Association. Chance to win one of five $100 gift
cards. Musical entertainment.
Fish fry. Park Edelweiss, 3355 Elmhurst Dr., Fort Wayne. 4:30-7 p.m.
Breaded pollock, scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, cakes. All you can eat $8
adults, $5 children 12 and under. Sponsored by Fort Wayne Maenner-
FastTrac. Northeast Indiana Innovation Center, 3201 Stellhorn Road, Fort
Wayne. Develop a working knowledge of business fundamentals such as
marketing, product/service development, management, financials and
build an actionable business plan. Cost is $150. To register call 424-7977
ext. 219 or
Dinner and German Spring Show . Park Edelweiss, 3355 Elmhurst Dr., Fort
Wayne. 5 p.m. German dinner 5-6:30. Show at 7:00. Reservations
required; Call Trixie at 483-6170 or Carol at 459-2225. Dinner only $10,
show only $20, dinner plus show $30.
Flax & Fleece Spinners Guild . Historic Swinney Homestead, 1424 W.
Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne. 7-9 p.m. Call 637-8622 for info.
Totally Terrific Tuesdays. Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza,
Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. Arts, crafts and more for teens. April program is a
surprise project.
Vera Bradley Outlet Sale. Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort
Wayne. Expo center. Two ticketed days followed by three public days.
Visit for info.
La Leche League. St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1101 S. Lafayette, Fort
Wayne. 9:30 a.m. No charge. Breastfeeding support group.
Leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma support. Parkview Cancer Center, 11141
Parkview Plaza Drive, Fort Wayne. 10-11:30 a.m.
Suicide survivors support. Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 W.
Berry St., Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. 387-6934.
The gourd, the bad and the ugly. Swinney Homestead, 1424 W Jefferson
Blvd, Fort Wayne. 9 a.m. Program by Pat Smith on growing, harvesting,
decorating and using gourds. Call 637-6692 by April 7 for reservations.
Dan’s Fish, Tenderloin & Chicken Supper. Roanoke Elementary School,
423 W Vine St., Roanoke. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Hosted by Roanoke Elem.
PTO. Tickets $8 for adults, students K-5 $5, pre-K free.
Jedi Council. Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort
Wayne. 7 p.m. Discuss books, movies, and more. Register at 421-1255.
The Word Made Flesh: Living the Word in Our World. Victory Noll Center,
Educational and spiritual growth opportunity that will allow considera-
tion of some of the social justice issues of today. Will look at three areas:
steeping ourselves in the Word, learning from spiritual giants, and
choosing to walk the talk on a particular social justice theme. Cost of
$200 can be paid quarterly. $50 is due with registration by Sept. 3.
LEGO Club. Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne.
10-11:30 a.m. Do you like LEGOs? Join a group of like-minded kids and
build. Homeschoolers 10-11:30 a.m. Students 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Conquering Breast Cancer support. Parkview Cancer Center, 11141
Parkview Plaza Drive, Fort Wayne. 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Men Facing Grief: The Masculine Ways of Dealing With Loss. Lutheran
Hospital, 7836 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. 6-8 p.m. Presented by
Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home and Cancer Resource Center. Grief
counselor Jim Miller in a meeting for men.
Women of Color cancer support. Lutheran Life Villages, 6701 S. Anthony,
Fort Wayne. 6:30-8 p.m. Entrance under portico.
La Leche League. Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. No charge. Breastfeeding support
Parkinsons Support Group. Turnstone, 3320 N. Clinton, Fort Wayne. 7
p.m. 486-4893 for info. • B11 Aboite & About • March 18, 2011
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