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Snider grads come together on film project
Long time friends, Jeff Bemiss
and Tom Hargis couldn’t help but
reminisce as they thought back on
their time together as students at
Snider High School in the 80s.
“Everybody knew Jeff in high
school,” Hargis said. “If you could
have a celebrity in high school, well
everybody knew him, you know. He
was more than just an actor, he was
a filmmaker.”
“Tom was like the only person that
I knew in high school who had the
same interest and passion for
shooting video,” Bemiss said.
“When we found each other, it was
great because we could just geek
out. I think Tom had a small circle
of really close friends and I seem to
recall that he just was more at ease
where he could get his hands on
cameras and lights. If you would talk
cameras and stuff like that - tech
stuff - he would really open up.”
Now 25 years later, the two are
still friends working together on a
full length feature film, “A Long
Tomorrow.” With the help of fellow
Snider graduate, Kendra Mellinger,
the film is set to begin production
this fall.
“It was a social media success
story,” Mellinger said of coming to
work with the film. In high school,
she hung out with a different crowd
than Hargis and Bemiss.
“She was just kind of one of those
fun, smiling people that are really
positive, but I didn't know her really
well,” said Bemiss.
After connecting on Facebook
years later, Bemiss learned
Mellinger had a marketing company
and thought she could help their
Leader is positively
Pain is temporary, quit-
ting lasts forever. - Lance
Jon Colbert is not a
quitter. His personal rela-
tionship with Jesus Christ
and love for his family give
him the strength to push
forward each day living
with cancer.
Colbert was selected as
Leader to represent the state
of Indiana and his congres-
sional district at One Voice
Against Cancer Lobby Day
May 23-24 in Washington, DC. Organizations at the
event are not there to ask for money, but to champion the
funding of cancer research, navigation systems and
cancer screening programs.
Colbert was diagnosed with prostate cancer in April
2008, however he noticed changes in his body over eight
years prior. Doctors did not look for the disease because
he was young, active and healthy in every way. Colbert
went through hormone therapy and radiation. Because the
cancer went undetected in early stages, it became aggres-
sive and surgery could not stop its spread to other parts of
his body. Two years after his diagnosis, the cancer metas-
tasized to his bones. Now, he is on chemotherapy.
Colbert has stage four incurable cancer.
Spend the day supporting
U.S. troops at area events
For many people,
Memorial Day marks the
start of the summer vaca-
tion season. Families plan
trips with the kids and
couples pack their bags
for sandy beaches. In all
the excitement, it is
possible to forget that
Memorial Day commemo-
rates U.S. soldiers who
died while serving their
This year, a few days
before the federal holiday,
the community can take
the time to show its
support for these brave
men and women at two
area events, Amateur
Radio Military Apprecia-
tion Day’s (ARMAD) “A
Salute to Those That
Serve” and the third
annual Garage Sale for the
ARMAD’s event on
May 28 at Classic Café,
4832 Hillegas Road, from
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., includes
proclamations from Gov.
Mitch Daniels and
Congressman Marlin
Stutzman. The free cele-
bration is open to the
public with appearances
from WOWO’s Pat Miller,
singer-songwriter Sherry
Marqualle, veteran’s
groups, military organiza-
tions and amateur radio
Jon Colbert, 2011 LIVESTRONG
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ARMAD will host “A Salute to Those That Serve” on May 28 at
Classic Café, 4832 Hillegas Road, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Jeff Bemiss and Tom Hargis work on their commercial for the Orange Growers of America
student competition as Snider High School students.
Courtesy photo
See FILM, page A6
Tom Hargis currently lives in downtown
Los Angeles. The Snider High School grad-
uate is working on a full length feature
film with other high school alumni.
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Delivery service sprouts up in Fort Wayne
An Indianapolis company that
provides front-door deliveries of
organic produce and other natural
and specialty foods is expanding its
service to Fort Wayne in May.
Husband and wife Matt Ewer and
Elizabeth Blessing founded Green
B.E.A.N. Delivery - the letters in the
name stand for Biodynamic service,
Educating customers, contributing to
local Agriculture and economy, and
advocating Nutrition - in 2007. The
company now employs 70 people,
makes 5,000 deliveries a week and
has expanded its coverage area
beyond Indianapolis to Cincinnati,
Columbus and Dayton, Ohio, and
Louisville, Ky.
Green B.E.A.N. already has some
farmers and other suppliers in north-
east Indiana, including Seven Sons
Meat Co. and American wagyu beef
supplier Joseph Decuis in Roanoke;
Gunthrop Farms, a LaGrange pork
and poultry producer; Sechler’s
Pickles, in St. Joe; and Aunt Millie’s
Bakery, which supplies organic
breads. Adding Fort Wayne to its
delivery market just made sense,
Ewer said.
“We really almost go to where the
supplies are,” Ewer said. “We kind
of like that small to midsized
market. We think they’re over-
The first deliveries to Fort Wayne
initially were scheduled to begin
April 20, but that has been pushed
back to the first week of May.
Customers can sign up online for
weekly or biweekly deliveries, with
a minimum order of $35 worth of
produce or $25 in produce and plus
$10 in other groceries required to
avoid added delivery fees.
The mix of seasonal produce
varies from week to week, although
customers can choose to customize
their orders, and deliveries are made
in special lined bins.
For starters, Fort Wayne customers
will be served from the Indianapolis
warehouses. When a critical mass of
customers is reached here - and
that’s a couple hundred, Ewer said -
the company will begin looking for a
warehouse and distribution center to
lease in Fort Wayne.
If Green B.E.A.N.’s growth in Fort
Wayne proceeds in the same fashion
as it did in Columbus, the company
would expect to create 10 local jobs
within the first year, Ewer said.
Green B.E.A.N. recently acquired
a 60-acre property in Sheridan, just a
little north of Indianapolis, to estab-
lish its own organic farm. The Feel
Good Farm, as it has been named,
will help the company keep up with
the demand for organic vegetables.
“We’re seeing a lot of demand but
we’re not seeing a lot of farmers out
there doing that,” Ewer said.
In the winter months, when the
Midwest can’t grow produce, Green
B.E.A.N. buys certified organic
items from farms across the country.
During the growing season, it tries to
buy from farms as close to its
markets as possible.
That’s more environmentally
friendly, and as gas and transporta-
tion costs rise, it helps keep produce
prices down.
“When gas prices go up, our
prices become even more compa-
rable (to grocery stores) - and we
deliver,” Ewer said. “It’s important
for us to stay steady for our
customers, help them make educated
choices and offer the best value.”
Green B.E.A.N. has partnered
with National Public Radio, offering
donations here to Community
Harvest Food Bank. While that has
helped spread the word about the
company, “90 percent of our growth
has come from word of mouth and
referrals,” Ewer said.
Ewer is a native of Marion who
earned a degree from Indiana
University in environmental manage-
ment. Blessing, from Noblesville,
has a bachelor’s degree in nutrition
from IU and a master’s from Bastyr
University in Seattle.
Among Green B.E.A.N.’s other
artisan and grocer partners are:
BeeFree, a gluten-free bakery in
Indianapolis; Endangered Species
Chocolate and Copper Moon Coffee,
also in Indianapolis; and Five Star
Foodies, a Cincinnati supplier of
vegan meals and beverages.
“We have a lot of vegetarians that
use our service, but we have the best
steaks as well,” Ewer said.
Clinton Street Market
readies for May debut
Fort Wayne shoppers
will have another option
for obtaining fresh
produce, homemade baked
goods and homespun craft
items when the new
Clinton Street Market
opens on Friday, May 13.
One of the busiest
streets in the city will be
home to the new shopping
destination at 3030 N.
Clinton St. The market,
owned and operated by
Patrice Kumaran, is
located at the former
Allpet Hospital. She and
her husband, veterinarian
Jay Kumaran, previously
ran Allpet for 37 years
until his semi-retirement
in 2009.
Kumaran said the idea
for the new farmers
market was inspired by
her recently developed
baking skills.
“I started baking bread
at home and taking it to
family gatherings and
pretty soon I became the
go-to person for home-
baked bread,” she said. “I
looked into maybe selling
my bread at one of the
existing local markets, and
then I thought, ‘Why not
start my own market?’”
When a recessed
economy prevented the
building from snagging a
buyer, she decided to take
advantage of the vacant
pet hospital.
The Clinton Street
Market will be an outdoor
market open May through
October on Fridays from 4
p.m. to 7 p.m. and Satur-
days from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
In October, Kumaran
plans to move the market
inside, offering vendor
space within the former
pet hospital building. By
next spring, she hopes to
grow the market enough
to operate it both inside
and out at the same time.
For more information
on the Clinton Street
Market, call 260-441-
6804, visit www.clinton, or visit
its page on Facebook.
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STRONG bracelet, a
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cures for cancer. Colbert
soon learned how
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connected Colbert with
other people dealing with
cancer. The support group
made Colbert aware how
important it was to stay
positive and overcome
obstacles while living
with the disease.
Erin Raber noticed
Colbert’s positive attitude
toward life after getting to
know him as a long time
client at Phresh Creative
Hair Concepts, where she
is a stylist. For Raber,
Colbert is an inspiration.
“He has had cancer
pretty much since she met
him and he has never
focused on talking about
it with her,” said Jeni
Chandler, who works with
Raber at Phresh. “He is
funny and would talk
about fun parts of life.
“He still through it all is
the most optimistic person
I have ever met. He
knows his cancer is
terminal, but he simply
says, ‘These are the cards
I was dealt and I am
going to work with what I
have.’ All of us at Phresh
are completely inspired
and moved by him and his
amazing outlook on life.”
Inspired so much that
Phresh decided to put
together a fundraiser.
“The first thought was
for this fundraiser to
benefit Jon and his family,
but he has bigger plans,”
Chandler said. “He
doesn’t want any of the
proceeds. He wants the
proceeds to go to LIVE-
STRONG because they
help cancer patients and a
lot of cancer patients do
not know of the support
that is out there. His
mission while he is still
with us is to spread the
word about LIVE-
STRONG and men getting
prescreened for cancers.”
The fundraiser Aug. 6
at Phresh Creative Hair
Concepts will be one of
the first to benefit LIVE-
STRONG in Fort Wayne,
according to Chandler.
Men’s dress shirts created
by local designer Jon-Paul
Capito will be modeled in
a fashion show, then
auctioned off. A website
campaigning the
fundraiser and offering
tickets for sale will launch
in June.
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Colbert continues to
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support of his wife,
Rhonda and their two
sons, Joshua and Nathan.
Nathan and his wife
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Teacher turns classroom into
AWEsome adventure
When Melanie Beck
was in third grade, her
mother visited her class-
room to teach students all
about Australia. A few
years later, her mother
returned, this time to her
fifth-grade classroom,
where she taught them
about Egypt. It was some-
thing she always
“I wanted to do some-
thing similar in my
classroom, so I came up
with AWEsome Travels.”
Beck teaches second
grade at Concordia
Lutheran School. It was
important to her that she
stay in touch with former
students, so creating
something like
“AWEsome Travels -
Around the World in Eight
months” gave her that
On the first Friday of
every month, some of
Beck’s former students
join her in the classroom,
where she takes them on a
60-minute trek to distant
places. The students have
already read a book about
the country by the time
they “take flight.” Then,
through the power of their
own imaginations, they
board the plane on “Miss
Beck Airlines” to another
Beck constructed travel
logs for students to docu-
ment their journeys. The
travel log includes a pass-
port page, a map of
“AWEsome Countries”
visited, a scrapbook page
and worksheets. Students
learn the country’s flag,
dominant religion, type of
government, capitol,
wildlife, landscapes and
aspects of its culture.
“We have gone on seven
trips so far, and Iceland is
our last,” Beck said. This
year, students already
learned about Brazil,
India, Ireland, China, Iraq
and Australia.
This time, the children
“flew” to Egypt.
“On every (trip), we
listen to music from that
country, eat food either
made by myself or
purchased that would
normally be eaten in that
country, make a craft, get
a stamp on our passport
and put something in our
scrapbook,” Beck said.
The third graders in the
group are welcome to take
AWEsome Travels with
Beck again in fourth
grade. Even though they
would likely travel to the
same places next year, all
the students were excited
and said they want to do it
“I want to go again for
the shrimp!” said Jere-
miah Marks. “We went to
Australia and we got to
eat shrimp that day.”
“Does everyone
remember what we call
shrimp in Australia?”
Beck asked.
“Prawns on the Barbie!”
they responded.
On their trip to Egypt,
students gathered around
Beck to learn about hiero-
glyphs, a writing system
used by the ancient Egyp-
tians. Beck handed out
markers and Popsicle
sticks for each student to
create their very own
cartouche by using hiero-
glyphics to write their
names. While the children
concentrated on crafts,
Beck talked about her own
She has been to
Guatemala three times and
traveled once to Ethiopia
with Concordia Lutheran
Church on mission trips.
“It is important to me
because I am able to build
relationships with fellow
Christians across the
globe,” she said. “I grow
in my faith every time I
go on a mission trip, as
well as emotionally,
mentally and profession-
ally by teaching in their
schools and helping with
various projects.
“I think it is important
for students to expand
their horizons. We are
living in an increasingly
smaller world, and I strive
to show them that we need
to explore and celebrate
the different cultures
around the globe.”
Every month, Melanie Beck, a teacher at Concordia Lutheran School, takes students on an imaginary
trip to other countries. Students from left: Harrison Crichley, Nia Bell, Lyndsey Ketterling, Taylor Horn
and Charry Linn.
Photo by Valerie Caviglia
Concordia student
named Chapman Scholar
Indiana University-Purdue University
Fort Wayne recently announced the names
of the 2011-12 Chapman Scholars which
included Erik Tom, a senior at Concordia
Lutheran High School.
The son of Anita and Andrew Tom, Erik
was team captain of Concordia’s varsity
soccer team his senior year. He is also a
peer tutor, a leader in the Holy Cross
Friendship Ministries and a member of the
Sport Club soccer team. In the fall, he
plans to major in political science at IPFW.
All recipients of the IPFW Chancellor’s
Distinguished Scholarship were invited to
compete for one of four Chapman Scholar-
ships. Recipients took part in the annual
Chapman Scholars Competition held at
IPFW in February.
The scholarship program emphasizes
civic engagement, leadership and educa-
Chapman Scholars receive tuition, fees,
room, board and textbooks for four years.
Scholarships are currently valued at
$19,000 per year for in-state students.
Other Chapman Scholars were Maxwell
Fowler, a senior at Penn High School in
Granger, Ind.; Lauren Fulk, a senior at East
Noble High School in Avilla, Ind.; and
Caleb McQuillin, a senior at Archbold
High School in Archbold, Ohio.
Recipients living outside of Indiana were
awarded scholarships currently valued at
films develop an online
Mellinger started the
film’s Facebook and
Twitter pages, as well as
created an online
fundraising campaign on
IndieGoGo. Through a
new technique to raise
money for the arts called
crowdfunding, the team
pitched their film project
to an open forum online,
opening the film up to
donations from supporters
who wanted the movie
made. In a few weeks, the
film will reach its
fundraising deadline on
their website,
Long-Tomorrow and
hopes to meet its goal of
“It's really pretty
exciting,” Mellinger said.
“They are saying now that
sites like IndieGoGo are
democratizing the film
world. Your general
person on the street has
this access in determining
what creative projects are
The film is not the first
time Hargis and Bemiss
have worked together on a
project. There have been
dozens over the years.
“At Snider, there was
this thing for the Orange
Juice Growers of
America. Every high
school could submit one
video. So Tom and I and
some other people were
doing a submission for
Snider High School,”
Bemiss said.
“We were trying to
create a desert scene at the
Indiana Dunes. It was like
our first big on-location
shoot,” Hargis joked.
The two actually met
outside of school, at a
radio, TV and film camp
at Indiana University
when they were both
interns at Fort Wayne TV
stations WPTA and
WANE. They both knew
from a young age that
they wanted to be film-
makers one day. For
Bemiss, it was the first
time he saw “Star Wars”
at 8 years old.
“That just really set my
imagination on fire. It
really did send a genera-
tion of people to film
school,” Bemiss said.
It was different for
“I was actually not
inspired by Star Wars,” he
said. “I liked it but the
thing that got me going
was when I first really
watched the “Ten
Commandments” and the
parting of Red Seas scene
just really fascinated me. I
thought about it in bed
and all night. I think my
mom said I was about 5 or
6 years old, and I would
draw up plans - a little
drawing of where the
camera would go, and
fans to part the water. So
even way back then, I was
fascinated with the
process of filmmaking.
Once I went to film
school, it certainly made
sense to my mom and dad
why I watched so much
Both friends ended up
at the University of
Southern California in
film studies. Mellinger got
her undergraduate degree
at Manchester College and
eventually relocated to
California in 2000 where
she now manages her
marketing company,
Integrity Content.
After college, Bemiss
and Hargis found success
on their independent film,
“The Book and the Rose”
when it was short listed
for an Oscar nomination.
Making the small budget
film was a challenging
time for both.
“We made it, but yeah it
was emotionally taxing
and exhausting physically.
Not exactly the ideal way
to work, but our working
relationship was great. It
made the other tough proj-
ects we worked on seem
like, ‘Wow, that was
great!’” Hargis said.
Bemiss spent three
years writing the script for
“A Long Tomorrow.”
“Jeff's joke was that he
was always the best writer
that he could afford,”
Hargis said, chuckling.
“That's true, you know
when you're starting out,
you really are limited,”
said Bemiss.
“A Long Tomorrow” is
a mystery romance about
a young physics professor
named Julian Farrow
whose car transports him
back to 1959 when he
saves the lives of a young
couple. When Julian and
his younger brother try to
figure out how it
happened, they both fall
for a young woman who
turns out to be the
daughter of the couple
Julian saved, who
shouldn't even exist. The
brothers struggle against
each other to win her love,
but when both his brother
and the woman die in a
horrible accident, Julian
must figure out how to
bend time to bring them
The team is currently
packaging the film, trying
to put together a crew and
assemble actors for each
role. In the fall, produc-
tion will begin on “A
Long Tomorrow” in
Connecticut, but there
could be plans to bring
work back to Indiana with
a future project.
“I think Tom and I both
have an aesthetic sensi-
bility that was shaped
growing up in Indiana.
Just the rural nature and
the beauty and the flatness
that you can see forever,”
Bemiss said. “I personally
would love to go back to
Indiana to film something.
It would just have to be
the right story.”
For more information
on the film project, visit
them online at alongto or on Face-
book by searching for A
Long Tomorrow.
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Jeff Bemiss currently lives in
Connecticut where the film “A
Long Tomorrow” will start
production this fall.
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lives in Sherman Oaks, Calif.
where she runs her marketing
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Student awarded $3K at JAG conference
Mariesha Carter, a junior at
Paul Harding High School won
$3000 to continue her education
after high school at the 2011
Jobs for America’s Graduates
(JAG) Career Development
Conference, the final state
competition that challenges
participants to demonstrate
employability skills.
She was awarded the money
for being named Outstanding
Junior for the year. JAG is a
multi-year program designed to
assist at-risk high school juniors
and seniors in earning their high
school diplomas and achieving
the skills necessary for post-
secondary education or entering
the job market.
“JAG students have overcome
many barriers to their education
and are now excelling at
school,” said Mark Everson,
commissioner of the Depart-
ment of Workforce
Development. “They continue to
challenge themselves in the
classroom to prepare for life
after high school. These
students are models for how the
JAG program turns students’
lives around.”
Students competing in the
state finals earned their spot by
placing in one of the three
regional competitions. Two
students from each competition
at the regional conference
advanced to the state finals.
Eli Lilly hosted the 2011 JAG
Career Development Confer-
ence at the Lilly Corporate
Center located in downtown
Indianapolis. There were eight
competitions at the state finals
with six students competing in
each contest. The competitions
included job interviews,
communication skills and tests
over financial literacy and
creative thinking.
Currently, more than 2,000
students in 47 Indiana high
schools take part in the
program. Students are taught up
to 88 competencies, such as
critical thinking, team leader-
ship and effective
communications skills that will
increase their marketability to
employers. Several companies
offer unique internships and job
shadowing opportunities for the
JAG students receive adult
mentoring while in school and
one year of follow-up coun-
seling after graduation.
Indiana’s program has a 90
percent graduation rate and
many students choose to
continue their education after
high school. The JAG program
is funded through grants
provided by the Indiana Depart-
ment of Workforce
To learn more about the JAG
program, visit
Mariesha Carter, center, is recognized as Outstanding Junior at the JAG State Finals in
Indianapolis. At left is Ken Smith, president and CEO of JAG, and DWD Commissioner
Mark Everson.
Courtesy photo
Cancer Services in need
of volunteer drivers
Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, a
nonprofit providing emotional support,
resources and information to people with
cancer, offers a widely used service to its
cancer patients - transportation to and
from treatments. Now, the organization is
seeking out volunteer drivers.
Drivers are needed in all counties
served by Cancer Services, including
Allen, Adams, DeKalb, Huntington,
Kosciusko, Lagrange, Noble, Steuben,
Wabash, Wells, and Whitley counties. The
organization works with drivers to pick
the day and time that fits with their
schedule. Normal hours for this service
are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Most trips usually take an hour
from start to finish, according to Cancer
Requirements to be a volunteer driver
include a valid driver’s license, insurance
and a vehicle. A face-to-face meeting and
orientation is required in addition to a
background check before volunteer work
may begin.
For more information, visit To volunteer,
contact Cheryl Dafforn at cdafforn@ or call 260-484-
Volunteers and projects
needed for Day of Caring
Work projects and volun-
teers are needed for United
Way of Allen County’s
19th annual Day of Caring
set for Aug. 4. The kick-off
breakfast begins at 7:30
a.m. at the Headwaters
Park West Rothschild
Day of Caring is a
community-wide effort to
match volunteers with proj-
ects such as painting or
cleaning at local nonprofit
agencies and organizations.
Approximately 1,000
volunteers take part each
year to help improve their
Project proposals can be
submitted by nonprofit
agencies, child care
centers, after-school youth
programs and schools.
Private residential projects
will be referred by United
Way to NeighborLink Fort
Wayne. Projects must be
able to be completed in one
day and will be offered to
volunteer teams for consid-
eration. The referring
organization is responsible
for supplying materials and
equipment or making
arrangements with the
volunteers completing the
project. Project proposals
should be submitted no
later than June 9.
Volunteer teams are also
needed and can now sign
up online. Projects are
available for teams of any
size. Teams should sign up
no later than June 30.
Project forms and team
forms are available online
at www.UnitedWayAllen or
by clicking on the link on
the homepage. Anyone
interested may also call
United Way of Allen
County at 260-422-4776.
A member of the Vera Bradley team painting at Price Elementary
School during the 2010 Day of Caring.
Courtesy photo
Tom Braun, of PACE Local 6-903, sorting food at Associated
Churches Food Bank during the 2010 Day of Caring.
Courtesy photo
Concordia Theological Seminary nominees
The list of presidential nominees at
Concordia Theological Seminary were
recently released for the upcoming elec-
tion on May 21.
The election for a new president at the
seminary will be held at the campus, 6600
N. Clinton St.
The nominees are Rev. Dr. Carl Ficken-
scher; Rev. Dr. Daniel Gard; Rev. Dr.
Charles Gieschen; Rev. Dr. Nathan
Jastram; Rev. Dr. Walter Maier III; Rev.
Jeffrey Pulse; Rev. Dr. Lawrence Rast, Jr.;
and Rev. Dr. Klaus Detlev Schulz.
Any recommendations, statements of
qualifications of any nominees, or objec-
tions to any nominee must be filed with
the board of regents before May 21.
Additional information concerning the
presidential transition is online at
Everyone has a fair shot
at winning at the Mulligan
Tour-Fort Wayne.
The golf tour has 10
tournaments scheduled at
area courses beginning in
May. Men and women
looking for the opportu-
nity to play competitive
golf in a fun and relaxed
atmosphere will find it in
the Mulligan Tour. Events
are generally scheduled on
Saturday mornings at one
of the eight participating
area courses. The
Mulligan Tour will offer
18-hole singles events,
match play and best-ball,
as well as a mid-season,
36-hole and two-day
Play is open to all
golfers and winners are
determined by net score.
Cash prizes will be
awarded to top finishers
and awards will be given
for closest-to-the-pin on
all par 3 holes and for the
longest drives. A handicap
is provided free to all
“We will offer a real-
time leader board that
updates on the golfer’s
iPhone or Android,” said
tour Commissioner Gary
Harbaugh. “Players can
enter scores and see where
they stand as they finish
each hole, adding to the
fun and excitement.”
Scores are automatically
adjusted for the player’s
The Fort Wayne Tour
Champion will be
crowned in September.
That person will represent
Fort Wayne with an entry-
fee paid trip to the
International Tour Finals
in Niagara Falls, Ontario
where they will battle
champions from nine
other cities on the
Mulligan Tour. Players
who compete in at least
six tournaments are also
eligible for the Tour
Finals. Tournaments are
also offered in Myrtle
Beach in November and
the Caribbean in January
2012. In addition to the
championship winner, the
tour will crown a season
points winner.
Members may bring a
friend to the first tourna-
ment which will be a
best-ball competition.
Tour membership is $59
for the entire season and
includes the opportunity
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Fort Wayne Derby
Girls host Spring
Roll at Coliseum
Skaters representing 21
teams from all over the U.S.
will converge in Fort Wayne to
bring spectators rough and
tumble roller derby action to
benefit The Hoosier Burn-
The Fort Wayne Derby Girls will host the second
annual Spring Roll Derby Expo, May 14 and 15, at the
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. In addition to
women’s roller derby, this two-day event will feature the
first Men’s Roller Derby Association Invitational and the
first Midwest Junior Roller Derby Tournament.
Doors open at 7:30 a.m. both days, with the first bouts
beginning at 8:00 a.m. on two tracks. The Fort Wayne
Derby Girls Bomb Squad will take on Rollergirls of
New recreational golf tour comes to Fort Wayne
The Fort Wayne Derby Girls will host the Spring Roll Derby Expo on
May 14 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.
Courtesy photo by Double D Phtography
Noble Hawk Golf Course in Kendallville.
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See DERBY, page A14
See GOLF, page A14
A10 • St. Joe Times • May 6, 2011
Business & Professional
St. Joe Times • May 6, 2011
Angela’s Gift Box
celebrates grand
Just in time for Mother’s
Day, a specialty gift store
has opened, offering gift
assortment baskets for any
special occasion.
Angela’s Gift Box is
owned by sisters Angela
Guisinger and Michelle
Snyder. They personalize
gift packages to fit any
type of personality.
“We will customize
your gift package from
‘The Golf Fanatic’ to ‘The
Chocolate Lover.’ The
recipient will surely know
that the selected gift was
just for them,” the owners
said in a statement.
The new specialty retail
shop recently celebrated
its grand opening with a
ribbon cutting ceremony.
Angela’s Gift Box
makes assortments for
special occasions, anniver-
sary and congratulations
gift packages. For more
information about
Angela’s Gift Box, visit
Waynedale couple open downtown
assisted living community
After completing renovations of
the former Holiday Inn hotel, Lamp-
light Inn of Fort Wayne’s downtown
community for seniors is now open
and accepting residents with assisted
living needs.
Since September, the assisted
living facility has operated as a
community for independent seniors.
They now offer assisted living care
and services, as well as accept the
Medicaid Aged and Disabled Waiver.
The community is a 170-unit
senior residence complete with
common areas, dining room, beauty
salon and a physical therapy center.
Waynedale residents Bobby and
Brandie Petras have lived and
worked in the Fort Wayne area for
over eight years. Bobby relocated to
the area after college to play arena
football for the Fort Wayne
“After moving here, my wife and I
decided it was a great town to start a
family,” he said, “and most recently,
we brought our family business
The couple will also open Café
Fraiche in the lobby of Lamplight
Inn in May. The café, open week-
days from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., will offer
coffee and a small menu of breakfast
and lunch items.
Lamplight Communities, a family-
owned business, in association with
Platinum Healthcare, LLC., owns
and operates senior living communi-
ties. For more information, visit,
call Executive Director Suzie Ebbing
at 260-422-5511, or email her at
Participating in the ribbon cutting ceremony were, from left, Fort
Wayne Chamber of Commerce member relations specialist Teresa
Royer, chamber ambassadors Greg McCrory and Marsha Wulpi, co-
owners Angela Guisinger and Michelle Snyder, friend of owners
Beth Lee, county commissioner Therese Brown and Anil Doshi.
Courtesy photo
After completing renovations of the former
Holiday Inn hotel, Lamplight Inn of Fort
Wayne’s downtown community for seniors
is now open.
Courtesy photo
Credit union names new president, CEO
The board of directors
for Partners 1st Federal
Credit Union recently
named Carla Bienz to
president and chief execu-
tive officer.
Bienz has served Part-
ners 1st for 30 years.
Since 2000, she was exec-
utive vice president,
overseeing credit union
operations and chair of the
asset and liability
committee. Bienz served
as vice president of
branch operations for ten
years. She began her
career there as internal
“Carla’s straightforward
style has won the respect
of employees, vendors and
credit union members,”
said Daryl Davis,
chairman of the board.
Partners 1st Federal
Credit Union, headquar-
tered in Fort Wayne since
1952 with $230 million in
assets, serves over 30,000
members nationwide from
28 branch office
Carla Bienz
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they discuss the latest legal developments and employer strategies
regarding Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites. This
interactive Chamber Academy will include examples of employer and
employee social media mishaps and an informal Q&A for employers to
discuss their own social media policies. Cost of this event is $19 for
Chamber members and $39 for nonmembers. For more information,
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New boutique can turn
shopping into a party
Fashion parties are a
growing shopping trend
made popular by TV
shows like “The Real
Housewives” on Bravo.
Rather than shopping for
something to wear with
the kids in tow, these
women make a party of it.
Fort Wayne now has a
host for such parties at a
new Jefferson Pointe
Apricot Lane Boutique
is a premium brand
women’s fashions retailer
offering fashion parties
that the store calls
“unique, fashion-filled
evenings filled with fun
and friends.” Whether they
are celebrating a birthday
or bridal shower, guests
are treated to exclusive
savings, refreshments and
activities throughout the
evening, while trying on
the latest trends and
Owner Jennifer Braner
is a fashion enthusiast
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Home-Based Business Fair caters to growing job force trend
In this country, 85 percent of companies now offer
their staff some form of flexible working schedule,
according to a new global research report from Regus.
Hundreds of work-from-home job postings plaster
websites like CareerBuilder, but they often lead
nowhere or demand money from the applicant,
throwing up all kinds of red flags.
So where are all of the flexible working jobs?
Women’s Enterprise [WE] is offering the first Home-
Based Business Fair June 4 at Glenbrook Mall from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. The organization wants to help people
who are looking to start their own businesses, grow
existing businesses or find other sources of income
Last year, home-based businesses grew from 16.5
million in 2008 to 18.3 million in 2010, according to
Census data compiled by Framingham, Mass.-based
IDC, a global market research firm. On a national level,
44 percent of home-based businesses get started for less
than $5k and are low risk which makes it easy for
people to dream of owning their own business.
The fair will include workshops on managing and
growing a home-based business, taxes and legal issues,
marketing, financial resources and large companies that
outsource contractors for functions such as billing and
This free event also offers product samplings, free
business portraits, on-site demonstrations and entertain-
ment for hundreds of attendees.
As certified credit counselors, WE staff helps busi-
ness owners and potential owners prepare to manage
their businesses. Women’s Enterprise is the only SBA
Certified Federal Procurement Trainer in northeast
For more information, visit, email, or call 866-851-2864.
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Beth Reilly was the KPC staff choice winner for KPC’s March Photo Contest.
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Southern Indiana on
Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
After tournament action
has wrapped up, the team
will host a Spring Roll
version of Down and
Derby, an open scrim-
mage for anyone who
wants some derby action.
Bring gear and a black
and white shirt. An after
party on Saturday evening
will be at Break and Run,
1555 Goshen Ave., in Fort
For both days, tickets
are $20 for adults and free
for kids 5 and under. A
one day pass is $14.
Tickets can be purchased
at the Coliseum box
office, online at, at
all Ticketmaster outlets,
or charge-by-phone
through the Coliseum box
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Some ticket prices may be
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to play in tournaments in
other Mulligan Tour
“We have a great line
up of events scheduled
and players may receive
free tour membership
with the purchase of a
special, full-season
package on our website,”
Harbaugh said.
More information is
available at www.Mulli- or by
emailing mulligantour.fw
from page A9
University of Saint Francis students recently wrapped
up “iActed on Behalf of …,” a six-month interactive
public art project to encourage Franciscan values and
promote humanitarianism.
When USF faculty, staff and students performed a good
act, they tied color-coded ribbons to the branches of a
maple tree on the east side of Trinity Hall. Each color
represented a specific virtuous act. Students removed
over 3,000 colored ribbons and described how the project
changed them and allowed them to touch the lives of
Students Melissa Corcoran, chair, along with Paige
Young, Jessica Rorick, Angela Grigg, Stacy Litchfield
and Taylor Morken, led the project.
USF freshman Melissa Corcoran removes ribbons from a tree
during the wrap-up of an interactive community art project.
Courtesy photo
USF wraps up six-month
interactive public art project
Indiana Tech’s program
focused on sustainable
energy sources such as
geothermal, solar, wind,
biofuel and full-cell tech-
nologies has received a
$300,000 donation from
the American Electric
Power Foundation.
AEP, through its Indiana
Michigan Power
subsidiary, supplies Fort
Wayne’s power. Paul
Chodak, the company’s
president and chief oper-
ating officer, presented the
gift on behalf of the foun-
dation for Indiana Tech’s
bachelor of science in
energy engineering
Chodak said in a state-
ment the program was
important “with all the
challenges our country and
our world are facing in the
energy arena.” And he
predicted it would “benefit
… students and Indiana’s
future work force.”
“Enrollment in our
energy engineering degree
program is growing
rapidly,” Arthur Snyder,
president of the college,
said in the statement.
“The AEP Foundation
gift will enable us to
continue to expand both in
the number of students
admitted to the program
and the means to educate
students about the efficient
production, delivery and
use of energy. We are very
grateful for the support.”
The program was estab-
lished in 2008 with a
state-of-the-art laboratory,
and some of the funding
will be used to buy addi-
tional equipment for it.
The gift will also be
used for software
purchases and to provide
training opportunities that
will assist faculty at the
college in being up to date
with the industry’s latest
research and
technology. • A15 St. Joe Times • May 6, 2011
At NeighborLink, our mission is simple. Our network
of volunteers provide free home repairs and maintenance
to people in need. There’s no fine print, and there’s no
catch—our services truly are free.

What’s our inspiration? We do this because, unfortunately,
some of our neighbors have needs far greater than their
ability to pay. We also do it because we believe in expressing
God’s love in a practical way, neighbor to neighbor. And
while we wish all of this was our idea, someone else thought
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Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne, Ind.
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who previously worked as
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contributing to her ability
to put together a personal-
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direct connections to the
LA Fashion District keeps
them in vogue with
current celebrity-inspired
trends including apparel,
handbags, jewelry and
The boutique opened
its doors March 31 and
recently celebrated its
grand opening with a
ribbon cutting ceremony.
Apricot Lane is located
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Young Zoé is bored.
Her parents ignore her
and life has lost all
meaning. Seeking to fill
the void, she slides into
the imaginary world of
Quidam where she meets
characters that encourage
her to free her soul.
It is the latest stage
show performed by some
of the most famous
circus and street
performers in the world.
Tickets are now available
for Cirque du Soleil’s
“Quidam,” performing in
Fort Wayne from
September 21-25 at the
Allen County War
Memorial Coliseum.
“Quidam” premiered
in Montreal under the
Big Top in April 1996. In
December, Quidam
brought the production to
arenas throughout North
America. The interna-
tional cast features 52
elite acrobats, musicians,
singers and characters.
Tickets are available at
quidam or by calling 1-
800-745-3000. Prices for
adults run between $35
and $80; Children 12 and
under cost between $28
and $65; Military, senior
and student prices range
from $31.50 to
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concert series
The voice of a musical
revolution will perform
this summer at the Botan-
ical Conservatory. The
Botanical Roots outdoor
concert series will host
Country Joe McDonald, a
nationally renowned voice
of the 60s.
McDonald’s music
symbolizes two defining
moments of the 1960s -
the Vietnam War and the
Woodstock music festival.
As founder and lead
singer of Country Joe and
Cirque du Soleil’s
“Quidam,” will be in Fort
Wayne from September 21-
25 at the Allen County War
Memorial Coliseum.
Courtesy photo
Country singer Joe McDonald plays during the Heroes of Woodstock
concert, marking the 40th anniversary of the original 1969 Wood-
stock concert.
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See CONCERT, page A19 • A17 St. Joe Times • May 6, 2011
(ALLEN COUNTY) The nationwide credit
crisis may have turned “the American
dream” into an extended nightmare for
many Indiana home buyers and sellers.
Banks and mortgage lenders (who are
not going out of business) have tightened up
their lending requirements to the point
where many home buyers today can no
longer qualify for a mortgage.
Record foreclosures, rising unemployment,
losses in the financial markets and the
current credit crunch have not only reduced
the number of buyers who can buy but have
also increased the number of houses that
sellers need to sell.
Prices are under pressure as home sellers
lower their asking price to attract a buyer,
and as lenders resell their foreclosed homes
below market value.
And it’s turning into a vicious cycle --
as many buyers need to sell their current
home first -- and many sellers (unless they
plan to rent) need new financing to get into
their next home. As a result, a sea of real
estate agents, mortgage brokers and home
builders are going out of business. These
professionals are in the business of serving
buyers and sellers. But that’s hard to do
with the credit crisis when the entire real
estate industry traditionally relies on
mortgage lending to finance buyers and get
houses sold.
What can homeowners do to sell their
homes? How can buyers get financing if
they can’t meet the tougher lending criteria
on credit scores, income verification, down
payment amounts and debt ratios?
There’s one local real estate profes-
sional who has found a way to make
things work even with the present bank-
ing crisis. Mike MacDonald is the president
of Summit City Investments, Inc. Since
1999, his private investment company has
been buying houses throughout the Allen
County, IN region without ever relying on
MacDonald’s company takes over
existing mortgages or brings in private
lenders allowing him to pay homeowners
all cash for the properties. He then offers his
properties for rent or “for sale by owner”
using a variety of unique seller financing
By taking a long term approach and
never relying on banks, business has never
been better for MacDonald and his
Mike says it’s normal for people to
think they must be desperate before calling
him to buy their house. “It’s a very common
misconception. But until I look at a house
and do some research, I won’t know my
game plan for the property or what I can
offer. But after a single visit to the property
and meeting with the homeowners I can let
them know exactly what I can do. My offer
is good for 7 days and it’s only at that point,
with my offer on the table, that a seller can
decide if I’m going to become their buyer.”
In fact, price is not an issue for
MacDonald. As an investor, what’s impor-
tant to him is the determination of what
income the property can produce. “It’s easy
to determine. I also do an appraisal and
look at the recent comparable sales. Then I
do whatever I can to offer a seller up to full
price today -- or about what they might net
sometime in the future pursuing a more
conventional route. What I can pay depends
on the condition, location and financing
options available for that type of property.
It only takes about 10 minutes to prescreen
a property over the phone and to set an
appointment. We typically buy 1 out of
every 4 properties we see. In fact, for about
half of those I have purchased, the seller
pursued their other options and then came
to realize that my offer was the best all
MacDonald believes the three biggest
reasons a house doesn’t sell are: 1) it is
overpriced, 2) it is poorly marketed, or 3) it
is not fixed up to show well. “I can pay a
fair price on a home that needs work. I
might even plan to increase the value or
marketability by adding a
bedroom or bath, finishing a
basement or installing a new
heating system. Brand new carpet
and paint will go a long way to
attract a qualified buyer. But I
understand that many sellers
don’t have the time, inclination or
money to remodel a house... just to
get it sold. We solve that problem
for sellers.”
Overpricing a home
could be the biggest mistake.
Listing agents sometimes suggest
(or a seller might decide) to ask for
a higher price than needed. This
might be to test the market or leave wiggle
room to negotiate. However, this can
backfire if the seller wants (or needs) a
quick sale, or when the “days on the
market” stacks up causing buyers to wonder
what’s wrong with the property.
Another misconception about how
Mike MacDonald buys houses is the idea
that he’s probably looking for sellers in
financial distress. “Look, when a seller is
out of time or out of options, then I’m
usually their best solution -- if their
property is not over-financed. But most
people headed for foreclosure are either
overleveraged or actually looking to save
their house. If I buy the house the seller
must move. They really need to get into a
more affordable home... but sometimes I
can help by swapping properties.”
MacDonald warns about companies and
real estate investors who target distressed
homeowners. “Recent laws have been
passed in Indiana that apply to any business
and investor who targets people in foreclo-
sure. Be cautious, do your research and
perhaps seek legal advice when anyone
wants to charge you an upfront fee for
helping to get your loan modified, or... if
they’re promising to lease the home back to
you. That rarely works out like the
borrower expects and can lead to accusa-
tions of fraud. Perhaps rightly so.”
What does a real estate investor like
Mike MacDonald do with the houses he
buys each month? What about the
hundreds of houses his company has bought
throughout Allen County, Indiana over the
last 11 years? Simple. He rents them out or
resells them. “We’re usually managing 50
to 60 properties at any given time -- making
us one of the largest owners of single family
homes in the area. Each month we may
have 5 to 10 houses for sale. Some we’ve
owned for years and others we have
recently bought.”
With a reasonable down payment,
MacDonald says he can sell you one of his
properties using his popular owner financ-
ing programs -- even if you have damaged
credit or a short job history.
His most popular owner financing
program includes the opportunity to
build “sweat equity.” Before repairing or
remodeling a newly acquired house,
MacDonald offers it in “as-is” condition to
his buyer’s list. This allows his client to do
the work (to suit their own preferences) in
exchange for all or part of a down payment.
“I have a lot of buyers who check my
website each week looking for these ‘fixer
upper’ deals. But if the home is not under
contract within 10 days or so then I’ll hire
my contractors to fix it up completely.”
His next most popular program is a
down payment assistance plan. Many
buyers turn to MacDonald’s company
because they don’t have the down payment
required by today’s cautious lenders. Mike
helps buyers build up equity or a down
payment over time with his rent-to-own (or
lease with the option to buy) program. In
this program you can rent the property
you’ve decided to buy, but have the option
to close anytime over the next 1, 2... or even
5 years. A portion of the rent each month is
credited toward buying. Additional
amounts can be paid monthly for more
rapid equity build up plus other promised
amounts can be made later... like proceeds
from the sale of another property or a
pending tax refund.
Once the buyer has enough “skin” in
the deal, MacDonald can close with
owner financing at the predetermined,
mutually agreed upon price and terms. Or
the buyer can close with a new bank loan.
According to MacDonald, “There are so
many reasons my buyers like some time
before qualifying for a mortgage. They may
need to sell their house, work on their
credit, establish more time on a job or
establish two years of provable income on
tax returns when self-employed. All our
buyers are put in touch with a sharp
mortgage broker who creates a plan for
them. We can recommend an affordable
credit repair company that can do unbeliev-
able things given even a short 6 to 12
months to work on a file. This also helps out
some sellers who have found themselves in
over their head.”
“We do everything we can to get our
buyers permanent bank financing. It’s a
win-win because we pay sellers all cash and
fund our deals with private lenders. Our
lenders are mostly local individuals seeking
alternatives to low bank CD rates. They
earn 8 to 10% interest on real estate notes
well-secured by our properties. When we
get our buyer cashed out, we finally make
our money and can payoff our investor.
These investors usually want to reinvest
allowing us to buy even more houses.”
Unfortunately many of the mortgage
programs once available are now gone. It’s
reported that 75% of the available lending
disappeared when FHA changed their rules
last October and again early this year. But,
if you have money to put down and can
prove your income, there are still loans
available now. In fact, some rural develop-
ment loans and VA loans still allow quali-
fied buyers to borrow with no money down.
“We help all of our buyers get a bank
loan as quickly as possible... or we finance
them ourselves. But we’ve never relied on
banks. That keeps us in control and main-
tains our sanity. But we get those loans
done every chance we get. In fact, some-
times a buyer can qualify and doesn’t even
know it. Other times they can qualify but
need a flexible seller. We’re one of the most
creative and flexible sellers you’ll ever
find,” says MacDonald.
Does buying or selling a home have to
be difficult? Maybe not!
“President Obama says today's
economy is the worst since the Great
Depression and it may take many years to
recover. Unfortunately I think he’s right
and so do many sharp economists.”
Interested in selling your property
quickly and easily? Looking to buy a new
home without bank qualifying? It may be
worth checking in with Mike MacDonald and
his staff at Summit City Investments, Inc. Call
them at (260) 485-9437 or visit them online
They’re in a unique position to help
buyers and sellers overcome the new
challenges created by the recent mortgage
market meltdown and credit crisis. And if
you’re looking for a conservative way to
earn 8-10% interest on your idle cash
savings or retirement funds, call and ask for
info on becoming one of their private
located at 2200 Lake Avenue, Suite 120 in
Fort Wayne, IN, holds a Certificate of
Good Standing from the Indiana Secretary
of State, and is a BBB Accredited business
with the Indiana Better Business Bureau
with an A+ rating,
Mike MacDonald is the President of
Summit City Investments, Inc. He is a
37-year resident in the local community,
and has been a long term partner in his
family’s independent insurance agency and
tax & accounting firm (G. A. MacDonald
Associates, Inc.)
For more information or to view a list of
properties for sale, just visit
2200 Lake Avenue, Suite 120
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Phone (260) 485-9437
“Most sellers are unaware
of the options we offer.
What they need most is a
qualified buyer... and we
might just be that buyer.
We can buy houses in as-is
condition, pay top dollar
and close in just a few
days… or whenever they’re
“If you can afford a first
month’s rent, a last
month’s rent and a security
deposit, then I can
probably sell you one of my
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the Fish, McDonald
performed protest songs
against the Vietnam War
and helped create psyche-
delic rock, a genre that
bridged the transition
from early, folk-based
rock to later progressive
and hard rock.
In 1967, the band’s first
album “Electric Music for
the Mind and Body,”
released in time for the
teach-in anti-war protest
in Berkley, Calif. In 1969,
McDonald performed an
acoustic version of the
band’s “I Feel Like I’m
Fixin’ to Die Rag” to a
Woodstock audience of a
half-million people. This
anti-war anthem energized
the crowd and led to
ongoing protest perform-
ances for the band across
the country.
The Botanical Roots
concerts are during six
consecutive Friday nights
beginning July 29 through
September 2. The alfresco
series represents diverse
populations and honors a
variety of musical
heritages. Local bands
will perform as opening
acts for each concert.
Doors open for each
concert at 7:30 p.m.,
opening acts will begin at
8:30 p.m. and headliners
will play from 9:15 p.m.
to approximately 11:00
p.m. All events are on the
outdoor terrace on the
west side of the conserva-
tory. There will be food,
wine and beer available
for purchase during the
event. Admission is $6 per
person or free for children
age 12 and under. Visitors
are encouraged to bring
lawn chairs to the event.
Botanical Roots is
sponsored by The Fort
Wayne Parks and Recre-
ation Department, Rock
104, Whatzup, Cham-
pions Restaurant and
Sports Bar, Fort Wayne
Metals Research, Media
401, the Downtown
Improvement District and
Mad Anthony Brewing
Company. It is supported
by Indiana University-
Purdue University Fort
Sponsorship opportuni-
ties for the 2011 season
are still available. For
more information, contact
Mitch Sheppard at
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Headwaters Park Events
May 7 AIDS Walk (e)
May 14 Smoke Free Lungs Walk (w)
May 20 Ride a Bike to Work Day (w)
May 20 Mayor Henry Fundraiser (e)
May 21 City Clean-Up Picnic (e)
May 21 Multiple Sclerosis Walk (w)
June 1 Friends of the Park Ann. Mtg. (w)
June 4 Germanfest Set-up Event (e)
June 4 Weisser Park 5K Race (w)
June 8-11 Germanfest (e)
June 16-19 Ribfest 2010 (e)
June 18 Kidney Association Walk ( w)
June 23-26 Greekfest (e)
July 8-16 Three Rivers Festival (both sides)
July 22-23 Pridefest (e)
July 29 "Cops Ride" Fundraising Event (w)
July 30 Latina Event (e)
August 4 United Way Day of Caring (w)
August 7 Country Fest '10 (e)
August 13 Jazz Festival (e)
August 19 City of Fort Wayne Picnic (w)
August 20 Rockfest 2011 (e)
August 27 Viva Latina Fundraising Event (e)
September 5 NE IN Central Labor Council Picnic
September 10 Walk a Mile In Her Shoes (e)
September 17 WBYR/WFWI/ESPN Men's Expo (e)
September 24 Alzheimer's Walk (e)
September 25 NE Indiana Public Radio (w)
October 1-2 Tek Venture (e)
October 1 Chili Fest (w)
October 15 American Cancer Society Walk (e)
October 15 Paws & Remember (w)
Women’s Night Out returns
to Parkview Field
The Fort Wayne TinCaps recently
announced three Women’s Night Out
tastings to experience a different side
of Parkview Field. These special
events include Wine Night May 6,
Martini Night June 14 and Margarita
Night Aug. 17.
Tickets for the Women’s Night
Out Wine Tasting sold out within a
few weeks, but tickets are still avail-
able for others. Each tasting event
costs $40. Martini Night features a
martini glass while Margarita Night
features a margarita glass, both
adorned with the TinCaps logo.
This year, Women’s Night Out
events are in the Suite Level Lounge
with seats right behind home plate
for those who want to watch the
game as well. The lounge includes a
special menu for the wine tasting,
including coq au vin, whipped pota-
toes, pork medallion with tarragon
wine sauce and a fruit tart with a
chocolate-covered strawberry.
Special menus for both the Martini
and Margarita nights will be
announced at a later date.
For tickets, contact Tyler Baker at
Pit barbeque served
up for 4-H Clubs
The smell of a pit-
barbeque cooker at
Georgetown Square may
be too good to pass up on
May 21, as Allen County
4-H Clubs, Inc. hosts its
Nelson’s Port-A-Pit BBQ
Chicken Fundraiser.
Chicken, ribs and “pit-
atoes” will be for sale
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
the cooker near the Chase
Bank located at East State
Boulevard. Barbeque
chicken halves are $6, a
full slab of baby back ribs
are $9 and “pit-tatoes” are
All proceeds will
benefit Allen County 4-H
Clubs, Inc.
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THE Automobile & Truck
“Cars and trucks like you used to own.”
Over 150 cars and trucks
Gas pumps
Restored Diner
IH Truck Gallery
Extensive Model Toy Collection
Pedal cars
“the Buried Cord”
...and much more...
Located in the two remaining factory
buildings of the
Auburn Automobile Company
Open everyday 9 AM-5 PM
1000 Gordon M. Buehrig Place, Auburn
(Adjacent to the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Automobile Museum)
1712 S. Wayne St., Auburn, IN
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Free immunizations. Immunization Clinic, 4813 New Haven Avenue,
New Haven. 8:30-11:30 a.m. For children age two month to 18 years
and immunizations for some adults. Parents must bring shot records.
Call 449-7514 for appointment.
First Baptist Youth Yard Sale. Youth Camp 2011 Yard Sale, 3604 Hartzell
Rd, Fort Wayne. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Event will benefit Youth Camp 2011
Annual Plant Sale and Swinney Open House. Historic Swinney Home-
stead, 1424 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Flat-grown
herbs in the basement, garden diggings outside, Bake Sale, music by
Hearthstone Ensemble, refreshments, Settlers, Inc. memberships.
Parking by tennis courts. Call 637-8622.
Huntertown Elementary Mother’s Day Plant Sale. Huntertown Elementary
School, 15330 Lima Rd., Huntertown. 2-7 p.m.
Fish fry. Park Edelweiss, 3355 Elmhurst Dr., Fort Wayne. 4:30-7 p.m.
Includes fish, scalloped potatoes, cole slaw, applesauce, rolls and cake.
Live German music by the Haus Musikanten. $8 adults, $5 age 12 and
“Hello Dolly!” Bishop Luers High School, 333 E. Paulding Road, Fort
Wayne. 7:30 p.m. May 5th, 6th and 7th at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10. Call
456-1261 ext. 3114 for tickets.
Aqua Zumba. Jorgensen Family YMCA, 10313 Aboite Center Road, Fort
Wayne. Free for members.
Annual Second-Day Plant Sale. Historic Swinney Homestead, 1424 W
Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne. 8 a.m.-noon. Flat-grown annual and peren-
nial herbs. Diggings from Settlers’ gardens. Parking by Swinney Tennis
Courts. Call 637-8622.
Run with the Knights! 5K Run/Walk. Foster Park, Fort Wayne. 8 a.m.
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Race begins at 9:00 a.m. at Pavilion
No. 1. Pre-registration fee is $15. After May 2, fee is $20.
Registration forms are at For info, contact Sarah
Shank at 456-1261 ext. 3039 or email
When Caregiving Calls. First Presbyterian Church, 300 E. Wayne Street,
Fort Wayne. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. A day of enrichment for family caregivers
with author Jim Miller. Lunch provided.
disABILITIES Expo. Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free workshops. Free health screenings. Sports demon-
strations. Fashion show. Much more. For more info, visit
Alcoholics Anonymous. St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 700 W.
Maumee St., Angola. 11 a.m.
March For Babies-Huntington. Hiers Park, 1205 West Park Dr., Hunt-
ington. When you walk in March for Babies, you give hope to the more
than half a million babies born too soon each year. The money you raise
supports programs in your community that help moms have healthy,
full-term pregnancies. www.marchforba
Miami Indian Heritage Days. Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton
Road, Fort Wayne. 1-4 p.m. Features local artists, performers, and
representatives from the Miami Indians and other Native American
groups demonstrating aspects of their lasting heritage for the public to
enjoy. Admission for each Saturday event is $7 adults and $5 students
and seniors. History Center members and children ages 5 and under are
free. Admission also includes the opportunity to visit the Chief
Richardville House. For more information, contact the History Center at
(260) 426-2882 or visit the website at
Photography as Language Exhibit. Art Link, 437 E. Berry St., Fort
Wayne. 1-3 p.m. IPFW students will collaborate with Art Link to
exhibit photographs taken by adults who have had strokes and experi-
ence language difficulties. This exhibit is the culmination of a
semester-long therapy project.
Vive le Rouge Deux. Headwaters Park, 333 S. Clinton St., Fort Wayne. 3
p.m. Participants will walk or ride through Fort Wayne to raise aware-
ness of HIV/AIDS. Registration and carnival begin at 3 p.m.; bake and
walk at 4:30; party with food, beverages and music starts at 5. There
will be a $5 entrance fee to unregistered participants after 5 p.m.
Godspell. Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St., Fort Wayne. 8 p.m.
Godspell boasts a string of well-loved songs, led by the hit “Day By
Day.” Tickets: $24 adults, $16 youth age 23 and under, $20 Sunday
Senior Matinees (ages 60+). Call 260 424-5220 or online at
Mother’s Day at Black Pine. Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, 1426 W. 300
N., Albion. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mom’s admission is
free with another paid guest!
Sunday Services. LifeWater Community Church, 5600 Westbreeze Trail,
Fort Wayne. 10 a.m. Liberty Hills addition.
Friends of the Upper Wabash. Salamonie Lake, 3691 S. New Holland
Rd., Andrews. 3 p.m.
Networking 101 & Business Support. Fort Wayne Women’s Bureau, 3521
Lake Ave, Fort Wayne. 9-11 a.m. No charge.
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 tell about your business, plus there is a featured speaker.
FastTrac. Northeast Indiana Innovation Center, 3201 Stellhorn Road,
Fort Wayne. 6-8:30 p.m. Explore entrepreneurship and build an action-
able business plan. Cost is $150. To register call 260-424-7977 ext. 219
Embroiderer’s Guild of America. Georgetown Branch Library, 6600 E
State Blvd, Fort Wayne. 6:30 p.m. Call 749-4987 for info.
Nature Hikes at Eagle Marsh. Eagle Marsh Barn, South Side Engle R,
one-half mile east of W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne. 9-11 a.m.
Aqua Zumba. Jorgensen Family YMCA, 10313 Aboite Center Road, Fort
Wayne. 6-7 p.m. Free for members.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly). Taylor Chapel United Methodist
Church, 10145 Maysville Road, Fort Wayne. 6 p.m. First meeting free.
GriefShare. New Haven United Methodist Church, 630 Lincoln Highway
E., New Haven. 6:30 p.m. For people grieving the loss of a loved one.
Each session is self-contained so you do not have to attend in sequence.
For more info, call facilitator Margie Williams at 749-9907 or the
church office at 749-9565.
Flax & Fleece Spinners Guild. Historic Swinney Homestead, 1424 W
Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne. 7-9 p.m. 637-8622.
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.
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.
Helping Hands Open Networking Group. Taylor Chapel United Methodist
Church, 10145 Maysville Road, Fort Wayne. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Looking for a job or looking to grow your business? We are here to
help support and encourage you with your journey.
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. Bene-
fits include the opportunity to build assets through savings, create or
repair credit history, and establish two credit lines on a credit report.
Cost: $10. To register contact (260) 424-7977 ext. 219 or
Suicide survivors support. Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 W.
Berry St., Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. 387-6934.
Yarn Lovers. Woodburn Library, 4701 S.R. 1 North, Woodburn. Learn to
knit or crochet.
Mt. Calvary Rummage Sale . Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, 1819
Lutheran Drive, Fort Wayne. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The sale will be held in the
Family Life Center at the church on Thursday & Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
and Saturday bag sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., bags provided.
Settler Hand-Arts Series: Now & Then! Swinney Homestead, 1424 W
Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne. 9-11:30 a.m. Featuring Settlers Herb
Garden, history of herbs and their many uses, kitchen and container
garden ideas; $15 includes refreshments and herb plant; Reservations by
May 7: 637-6692.
Holistic Moms Network. Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church, 7215
St Joe Rd , Fort Wayne. 10 a.m. 418-6133 or 357-5888.
Anthony Wayne Toastmasters Meeting. Ivy Tech Community College,
Fort Wayne. 6:30 p.m. Toastmasters meetings are open to everyone; for
better public speaking and a lot of fun. anthony-
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 mtstroud@fron-
Kids’ Book Swap n Shop. Shoaff Park, 6401 St Joe Rd, Fort Wayne.
noon-6 p.m. At Conklin Pavilion. For kids who love to read to trade
their books for ones they haven’t read yet. Also accepting donations of
used children’s books at the Community Center, 233 W. Main St., for
this event. Books can be dropped off M-F from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or call
427-6467 for pick-up.
Help for Homeless. Grand Wayne Center, 120 West Jefferson Blvd., Fort
Wayne. Fort Wayne Rescue Ministries auction to benefit homeless
women and children in the Fort Wayne region. Proceeds go toward the
new Charis House homeless shelter for women and children. Tickets
$60. To purchase a ticket contact Melissa McKeeman at 426-7357 or For auction sponsorship opportunities or
to donate an item to the auction, contact Tracy Williams at 625-5043 or
Kids Helping Kids Children’s Hope Walk-A-Thon. Lutheran Hospital, 7950
W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. Benefiting the Mad Anthonys Chil-
dren’s Hope House. Walk around Lutheran Hospital Campus followed
by family carnival. Registration is $15 for adults, $5 for kids age 18 and
under. Must register by May 1 to receive T-shirt. For info, visit or call 459-8550.
Garden Party. Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 5310 Old Mill Road,
Fort Wayne. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Keynote speaker Sean Nolan. Vendors,
gardening sessions. Tickets $32. Get registration form at
EAA Chapter 2 Young Eagles Rally. Smith Field Airport, 426 W Ludwig
Rd, Fort Wayne. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free airplane rides for kids ages 8 to 17.
Registration: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Flights: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (weather
permitting) Parent or legal guardian must be present. Contact or visit
Evening Primrose Garden Club Plant Sale. In front of Stein Mart, 6325
West Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne. 9 a.m.-noon. Contact
Cancer-free Lungs walk. Headwaters Park, 333 S. Clinton St., Fort
Wayne. 10 a.m. Walk to promote lung cancer awareness and research.
Walkers can register online at cancerfreelungevents.ort/events/2. Raffle,
silent auction.
Kids’ Swap n Shop. Shoaff Park, 6401 St Joe Rd, Fort Wayne. 10 a.m.-3
p.m. At Conklin Pavilion. Messy games and hands-on crafts, animals to
pet, moonwalk, inflatable slide and food. Shop at booths filled with
gently used kids’ toys, games, puzzles, books and other items.
Embroiderer’s Guild of America. Allen County Public Library (main
branch), 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne. 9:30 a.m. Call 749-4987 for
Trillium Garden Club Annual Plant Sale. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church,
10700 Aboite Center Road , Fort Wayne. 8 a.m. All home grown plants,
shrubs & trees.
Conquering Breast Cancer support. Parkview Cancer Center, 11141
Parkview Plaza Drive, Fort Wayne. 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The South Side Group. Lutheran Life Villages, 6701 S. Anthony, Fort
Wayne. 6:30-8 p.m. This support group is for people with any kind of
cancer and their caregivers who are looking for a support group on the
south side of Fort Wayne.
Women of Color cancer support. Lutheran Life Villages, 6701 S.
Anthony, Fort Wayne. 6:30-8 p.m. Entrance under portico.
Monty Python’s Spamalot. Embassy Theatre, 125 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort
Wayne. 7:30 p.m. Musical comedy based on the film classic. More
Women’s Business Forum. Trine University, Angola. “Career Success
Strategies” will have workshops, speakers. Admission of $35 includes
Bereavement support. Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, 5910 Homestead
Rd, Fort Wayne. 7-8:30 p.m. 435-3222.
La Leche League. Undisclosed location, Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. No charge.
Breastfeeding support group.
Parkinsons Support Group. Turnstone, 3320 N. Clinton, Fort Wayne. 7
p.m. 486-4893 for info.
Solomon Farm Fiber Arts Celebration. Solomon Farm, 817 W. Dupont
Rd., Fort Wayne. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fort Wayne Flax & Fleecers Spinning
Guild and Fort Wayne Parks sponsored event. Education through hands-
on participation and demonstrations on wool dyeing, spinning, weaving
fiber arts and textiles. Shop for handmade items.
Emmaus Fish Fry & Chicken Strip ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT Dinner. Emmaus
Lutheran Church and School, 8626 Covington Road, Fort Wayne. 4:30-
7 p.m. The meal will be catered by the Country Chef. The menu is: fish
and/or chicken strips, broasted potato wedges, cole slaw or applesauce,
rolls, beverages and dessert choices. Proceeds will benefit Emmaus
Lutheran Church and School.
Jazzin’ with The Phil. Fort Wayne Country Club, 5221 Covington Road,
Fort Wayne. 6:30 p.m. This is the Fort Wayne Philharmonic’s premier
fundraiser, complete with dinner, drinks, jazzin‚ music, and a live and
silent auction. Individual tickets are $125 per person. Corporate tables
are available for $1,800. Money raised through this event will benefit
scholarships for young musicians and operating funds for the organiza-
tion. For more information contact Julie Morrison, Special Events
Coordinator, at or 260-481-0764.
‘Living the Sabbath’ Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 W. Berry St.,
Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. Norman Wirzba, Ph.D., of Duke University Divinity
School will promote an “agrarian theology for an urban world.”
Fast Food-Slow Food: A New Relationship in the Making. Plymouth
Congregational Church, 501 W. Berry St., Fort Wayne. Luncheon high-
lighting locally grown foods and a panel of local chefs and growers.
Includes Norman Wirzba, Ph.D., of Duke University Divinity School.
Lapper. Foster Park, Fort Wayne. 8:30 a.m. Annual fundraising walk for
Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. 8:30 a.m. registration, 9 a.m.
program, 9:30 a.m. walk begins. Call Amber Recker at 484-9560 for
Gun & Knife Show. Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Expo center. Adults $6, kids 6-12 $2, kids under 6 free.
Parking $4 & $8.
International Learn To Fly Day. Smith Field Airport, 426 W Ludwig Rd,
Fort Wayne. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. EAA Chapter 2 Learn To Fly Day: Free
seminars on flight training at 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, and 12:30. Mini-intro-
ductory flights available (weather permitting) to adults age 18+ on a
first-come, first-served basis for only $15! View static aircraft, visit with
pilots, flight instructors and local aviation organizations. There will also
be a Young Eagles ground-school for kids and a hot-dog cookout.
Pokagon State Park Triathlon. Potawatomi Inn, Pokagon State Park, Lake
James. 9 a.m. Pokagon State Park Triathlon and the Steve Parker/ALS
5K Run/Walk benefits the national YMCA Strong Kids Program. To
register go online:
All You Can Eat Tenderloin-Fish Fry. Bethany Lutheran Church, 2435
Engle Rd., Fort Wayne. 4:30-7 p.m. Adults $8; Ages 5-12 $5 and under
age 5 are free.
Sunday sermon. Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 W. Berry St.,
Fort Wayne. 10 a.m. Norman Wirzba, Ph.D., of Duke University
Divinity School will talk on “living the Sabbath” and promote an
“agrarian theology for an urban world.”
Technology in Family & Historical Research Workshop Series. Allen
County Public Library (main branch), 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne.
2-4:30 p.m. Presented by It Is Well With My Soul, African American
Genealogical Society of Fort Wayne and program affiliates of
African/African American Historical Society. Registration fee is $10 per
session or $25 for series. For more info, call 420-0765.
Federation of Elite Wrestlers Presents “FEWtility” (Professional Wrestling).
Broadripple, 4610 Parnell Ave, Fort Wayne. 4 p.m. FEW Champi-
onship: Dylan Bostic (c) vs. Jimmy “The Hype” Shalwin. Last Man
Standing: Idol Heinze vs. Just Justin. If Heinze wins, he will receive an
FEW Title shot. If Justin wins, he gets the $25,000 Bounty briefcase.
Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Doors open at 3 p.m. For
ticket info, call 260-416-1381.
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 South Wayne Ave.,
Fort Wayne. 8 p.m. Call 749-4987 for info.
Fort Wayne Women’s Midday Connection. Orchard Ridge Country Club,
4531 Lower Huntington Rd, Fort Wayne. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. “Hot off the
Runway,” a Coldwater Creek style show. Cost: $13.50. Door prizes.
RSVP by May 17. Call Peggy at 260-432-0335.
PCOS support. Dupont Hospital, 2520 E. Dupont Road, Fort Wayne. 6-7
p.m. E-mail Jen at for info.
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
Rummage Sale. New Haven United Methodist Church, 630 Lincoln
Highway E., New Haven. 6-8 p.m. All clothing $0.25 cents. Outer coats
$1. Household items as marked. Dollar bag sale Thurs. 3-6 p.m.
Rummage sale hours are Weds. 6-8 p.m. Thurs. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cards & fellowship for seniors. St. James Lutheran Church, 1720 SR 930
East, New Haven. 1-3 p.m. Snacks & drinks provided.
Conquering Breast Cancer support group. John Young Center, 2109 E.
State Blvd., Fort Wayne. 6:30-8:30 p.m.
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.
City Wide Worship Conference. IPFW Campus, Fort Wayne. 6:30 p.m.
The opportunity to unite Christ-centered churches in the area in a time
of passionate, extravagant worship, in the same vein as Hillsong and
Chris Tomlin. Tickets can be purchased at the IPFW ticketing office and
range in price from $12 to $35. For more information, call 260-481-
“A Salute to Those That Serve”. Classic Cafe, 4832 Hillegas Road, Fort
Wayne. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Please join ARMAD and The Fort Wayne 912
group as we present a family-friendly event to honor our military
currently serving as well as our veterans! or visit
General cancer support. Sugar Grove Church of God, 5019E 500S-57,
Churubusco. • A21 St. Joe Times • May 6, 2011
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For so many families, summer camp is a family tradi-
tion and something both children and parents look
forward to each year. For thousands of other families,
however, it feels almost counterintuitive. Why would a
parent want to send their child away for weeks, even
months out of the year?
In Wolcottville, Ind., Camp Lakewood offers an option
for parents who want their kids to get the camp experi-
ence but don’t want them to do it alone.
Family Camp takes place during the last weekend of
July at Camp Lakewood and invites entire families to
bunk in private cabins, community cabins, or sleep under
the stars on tented campsites. Camp fees include not only
lodging and meals, but also experiences for the whole
Camp Lakewood is part of a cooperative camping
ministry known as Impact 2818. The ministry now has
seven camps throughout the state.
In addition to Family Camp at Camp Lakewood, there
is Mother-Child Camp in Pine Village, Ind. at Pine Creek
Camp. The experience is for children who are not yet
ready to go it alone, but whose mothers are eager for
them to experience camp culture.
“We’ve seen a trend in families wanting to get together
and spend time away from the computer and video games
and doing some of the things that they used to do when
they were kids,” said camp manager Karen Hamaker. She
has managed Camp Lakewood since September. “Things
they valued as a kid, they want that for their own kids.”
Hamaker also sees the benefit of children spending the
summer on their own as part of their other programs.
“When you have a child that is elementary age, what
you want to see as a parent is for them to develop some
of those independent skills,” she said. “I love it when I
see a kid for the first time shoot a bow and arrow on the
target. It’s such a feeling of accomplishment for them.
When parents see their kid come back with that new
found confidence, they see the value in that for them.”
Camp Lakewood uses a 42-foot-tall swing during one
of its many cabin activities. Cabin bunkmates work as a
team to pull a rope, lifting the swing and its passenger to
the top. Then they let go, dropping the swing … quickly.
“When a third grader can strap in and swing at 32
MPH, it gives them confidence that they can do anything
and that just translates to everything else. You get to put
[that confidence] into practice at home and at school,”
Hamaker said.
To help children reduce their nerves about leaving
home for the first time, Hamaker stressed the importance
of matching the child’s interests and age to the appro-
priate camp atmosphere.
“Our uniqueness is that everything is geared to elemen-
tary elements with the zip line, the giant swing,”
Hamaker said. “So, we are not asking elementary kids to
do things that only high school aged kids could do.”
For more information about Family Camp or other
summer opportunities for kids at Camp Lakewood, visit
Camp A22 St. Joe Times • May 6, 2011
Your 13-18 year old is invited to join us!
Easter Seals Arc of Northeast Indiana is proud to offer
center care for ages 13-18 enrolled in school

- Open from 7am - 530 pm
- Location is a FWCS bustop
- Limited space is available
- 1 : 4 adult to youth ratio
- Experienced teachers
- Homework help/touch screen

- Seasonal school breaks
- Before and after school care is

based on enrollment
- Health and Wellness activities
- Full time registered nurse
- life skills training

- offering healthy and nutritious

meals and snacks
- subsidies accepted including Cani

and medicaid waiver
- $7.38 per hour min. 3 hours per day
- located at 4919 Coldwater road

next to Red Lobster
Contact Danielle Lyons with questions
or to schedule a tour, by calling 260.969.4230
or by emailing
of Northeast Indiana, Inc.
Creating solutions, changing lives
What will your
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Theatre Camps
Manga Drawing
Strings Camp
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Summer Camps at IPFW!
Registration starts May 9, 2011 Register – 260-481-6059
IPFW is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access University.
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne
Summer’s Biggest
Line Up
(260) 483-1102
º 17 Academic Courses
º 9 Sports Camps
º Leadership Camp
º Drama Camp
º Band Camp
º Driver's Ld
Summer camp offers fun for whole family or just for kids
Camp Lakewood’s Family Camp lets parents join in on the fun
outdoor activities.
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New Student Registration
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Georgetown Square
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Fort Wayne, IN 46815
Located next to Curves.
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Thursday, May 12th:
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until dark
Free and Open to the Public
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June 18th at 8 a.m.:
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Georgetown Farmer's
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Thursday, June 9th
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call 749-0461.
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3 Subdivisions • 7 Specialty Retailers
(Store Hours Vary)
• Shop many of Fort Wayne’s fnest home builders.
• There’s never been a better time to buy a new home or villa.
• Interest rates remain at all time lows.
• Builders have outstanding incentives to buy NOW!
• Seven specialty retailers participating in this year’s tour
ofering special discounts on their products and services to
turn your house into “Home Sweet Home.”
Visit our website for details, maps, foor plans and directions.
Pick up a New Home Tour Buyers Guide at area retailers, in KPC
Neighborhood Publications, Waynedale News and in red racks
around town.

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