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August 12, 2011

Historic building now home to delicatessen
A historic building in New Haven was recently renovated to serve as a modern delicatessen. Broadway Deli, LLC, opened for business in June at 504 Broadway St. in New Haven, in a 131year-old building that was originally built as the Schnelker Hardware store and later served as home to J & R Antiques for 30 years. Broadway Deli is owned by Renee Moore and Dan Moore, who Photo by Kelly McLendon purchased the vacant building in December The deli offers lunch specials and sand2010 and totally renowiches, in addition to sides and desserts. vated it for the new deli. Renee Moore serves as owner and manager of the deli. She previously worked in the mortgage and finance industry and managed another area delicatessen, which inspired her to open her own deli. “I love to cook,” she said. “I do a lot of entertaining at my house. I’ve wanted to do it for a long time. I figured I might as See DELI, page A5

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Renee and Dan Moore renovated this building in downtown New Haven, turning it into a deli and lunchtime hotspot.

New business:
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A New Haven native who recently made Business Weekly’s 40 Under 40 list has added business owner to her list of accomplishments. Dr. Kara Laughlin has opened her own optometry practice, Grabill Eye Center, at 13812 State St. Laughlin decided on a building in downtown Grabill to house her office and was awarded a facade grant by the East Allen Alliance to help facilitate renovation efforts. “I really am so excited to take this older downtown building, refurbish it, and be able to offer the citizens of Northeast Allen County and surrounding areas the very best in optometric services,” she said. The new office will serve patients in Fort Wayne, New Haven, Leo, Spencerville, St. Joe, Harlan and Woodburn in Indiana, as well as Hicksville and Antwerp, in Ohio. For Laughlin, her goal at Grabill Eye Center is simple. “I want my office to not just be convenient, but also to have my patients feel it is the best eye care and the best value,” she said. A graduate of New Haven High School, Laughlin grew up on a farm on the city’s east side. She graduated with honors from the Indiana University School of

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Dr. Kara Laughlin of Grabill Eye Center. Optometry in 2006. Prior to opening her own practice, she had worked at Northeast Ophthalmology since 2009. See EYE, page A5

The Peru Circus will take the Busker Square stage this year during Taste of the Arts on Saturday, Aug. 27.

It’s hip to be ‘Square’
Annual busker festival joins Taste of the Arts
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In many cities with an appreciation for the arts, street performers are a common sight at public squares, busy intersections and sidewalk cafes. Think of the 16th Street Mall in Denver, Colo., the promenade of Venice Beach, Calif., or perhaps the most

famous of all, Bourbon Street in New Orleans, La. Those street performers are part of a subculture called buskers who bring a city’s arts and culture scene to life with their impromptu acts. The term busker emerged in the 1800s, used to describe someone who entertains for donations in a public place. At the third annual

Taste of the Arts on Saturday, Aug. 27, buskers will entertain hundreds of people who visit Friemann Square during the event, transforming Fort Wayne into one of those culturerich cities, if just for a day. “We are trying to encourage people to be buskers downtown on a See ARTS, page A5

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Dr. Laughlin opened her own optometry practice at 13812 State St. in Grabill. She was awarded a facade grant by the East Allen Alliance to help facilitate renovation efforts.

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Local company packs product with ‘superfood’
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Spinach is a “superfood,” a term that describes foods high in phytonutrients,

which provide other benefits, such as helping bodies fight disease. For Trina Khadoo, owner of The Spinach Ball Company, phytonutrients are a good thing. She has a list on her personal

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Owner Trina Khadoo says spinach balls pair well with a glass of red or white wine, or as a side dish. website, which shows 11 health benefits of spinach. “Spinach has a lot of antioxidants, which can combat high blood pressure and boost your immune system,” she said. “It also contains phytonutrients which aid in fighting and preventing cancer.” Those are just three of many reasons to eat your vegetables. Khadoo’s company, co-owned by her husband, Ramesh, sells spinach balls and dill dip. The company makes five different versions of spinach balls, including original, low-fat, monterey jack cheese stuffed, feta cheese stuffed and smokey cheddar stuffed. “It really is a superfood and we feel that by offering it in such a delicious way, brings awareness to people who may otherwise really dislike it,” Khadoo said. “They are a great appetizer and I have always enjoyed them with a nice glass of red or white wine.” The Feta stuffed spinach balls have been a recent big hit, she said, calling them a, “match made in heaven.” Khadoo also said spinach balls seem to be “a favorite at the Thanksgiving table, along with all of the other traditional fixings.” She and her husband hope they can get back into their test kitchen to try out other dips and fillings. The company sells at the Historic West Main Street Farmers Market, 1936 W. Main St., on Fridays from 3-8 p.m. The couple also alternates product at the farmers markets in Columbia City, Roanoke and Noblesville. Khadoo’s See TREAT, page A4

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When it comes to first impressions, personal appearance accounts for more than half in determining our perceptions of other people. It only makes sense that dressing appropriately be just as important as having a good resume on job interviews. But to make that good impression, there is literally a price to pay. According to askmen.com, the average retail cost of a new suit ranges between $200-$1,000. For job seekers, the absence of income can make this purchase nearly impossible. This month, the Men's Wearhouse National Suit Drive asks people to transform unwanted business-wear into a second chance for millions of disadvantaged Americans facing joblessness. Held at more than 900 Men's Wearhouse locations across the country, National Suit Drive collects men's and women's suits, shirts, jackets, ties, belts and shoes for distribution to local charities. Locally, the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission, 301 W. Superior St., will benefit from these donations. Suit donors will be given a 50-percent-off coupon toward regularly-priced merchandise, with the exception of shoes. Tax receipts will be provided to keep for personal records. For a complete list of store locations, visit www.menswearhouse.com.

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building. It has a lot of charm and I thought it would make a real cute restaurant.” The Broadway Deli offers daily lunch specials featuring fresh and healthy, “higher-end” gourmet meats, cheeses, breads, garnishes and condiments, according to Moore. The sandwiches are made using freshlybaked bread instead of deli-style buns, and a selection of four to five side dishes along with a variety of chips are available to accompany the customer’s choice of sandwiches. Also available are a selection of homemade desserts, including cakes, cookies, brownies and cinnamon rolls. “Everything we do is fresh, unprocessed, ungrilled and not fried. I don’t claim to be a health food store, but I’m definitely much more healthier,” Moore said. Carryout orders as well as in-store seating for 30 diners are available. Callin orders are accepted, and delivery in downtown New Haven is available for larger orders. The dining area is tastefully decorated with a variety of art created by local artists. Moore worked with the Northeast Indiana Small Business Development Center to get her business up and running. In addition to gathering data and doing research to develop a business plan, Moore said the entire renovation process was a learning experience. “I learned things I thought I could never do - from sanding floors to grinding concrete, cleaning tiles and painting,” she said. For more information on Broadway Deli, call 260-493-DELI (3354) or stop in at 504 Broadway Street in New Haven. To learn more about the services of the Northeast Indiana SBDC, visit www.isbdc.org or call 260-481-0500.

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well go for it.” In addition to Moore, there are two part-time employees to help operate the business, which is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., as well as Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. She said she chose the area to open up her business because, “we [downtown New Haven] really needed something like this. It’s no smoking and family-friendly.” Moore also said, “I chose it because we’re right on the main drag through town. I love the

Grabill Eye Center opened its doors on July 20 and is currently accepting new patients. Office hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call 260627-1091 or go online to www.grabilleye.com.

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sense. “(Taste of the Arts) was already a good festival and to add this extra element will just give it a lot of energy. Those performers are going to get so much more attention.” Organizers decided to call it Busker Square, where more than 40 performers will be centrally based at Taste of the Arts, providing an entertaining backdrop for nonprofit booths setup in Freimann Square. The carnival-like atmosphere will be in addition to hands-on activities, mini workshops and crafting; an art marketplace featuring more than a dozen artists’ work; and 30 restaurant booths, more than doubling last year’s food vendors. The Downtown Improvement District focused its efforts on recruiting local buskers via Facebook and Twitter, rather than bringing in out-of-town acts. “A lot of people have been contacting us,” Woenker said, causing them to continuously change the performance lineup as buskers are added. “There will be a good mix of groups and individual performers.” Woenker wouldn’t reveal everything however, as event organizers have planned some “fun, surprising and spontaneous” stunts for festival-goers. The only way to find out what those are is to show up. Busker Square will take place during Taste of the Arts at 303 E. Main St. on Aug. 27 from noon to 7 p.m.

regular basis,” said Tena Woenker, director of marketing and business development for the Downtown Improvement District. “We’d like to see people just pull up, like you would see in New Orleans, and spontaneously perform music or some other act, creating that cultural excitement in the city.” For organizers of Taste of the Arts and BuskerFest, combining the two events was an easy decision. BuskerFest was growing and its location at One Summit Square would have required even more streets be blocked to accommodate space. Organizers finally decided that Freimann Square would be the perfect place to relocate. Woenker said with Taste of the Arts and BuskerFest just two weeks apart and taking place at the same location, combining them just made

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Follow up ‘Taste’ with ‘Dessert’
Party on at “Dessert,” a Taste of the Arts rock ‘n’ roll after-party on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 7-9:30 p.m. Local bands including Elky Summers, Hillbilly Hilton and Jon Keller Band will perform on the main stage at Friemann Square. The icing on the cake? A free trolley will transport festival-goers to other free events downtown. The trolley will pick riders up at Lafayette and Main streets and loop every 15 minutes, taking guests from the “Dessert” stage to Rock the Plaza, a free outdoor concert on the downtown Allen County Public Library lawn. From there, guests can trolley-hop to Parkview Field to take in post-game fire-

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Chauntiel Smith signs with Indiana Tech
Indiana Tech track and field recently signed South Side High School graduate Chauntiel Smith to its team. Smith is a multi-state qualifier and owns a career best of 56.72 in the 400. She finished fifth at the 2010 Indiana State Championship with that time. “Keeping local talent at home is All-American honors for Chauntiel over the next four years.” Smith plans to major in sports marketing at Indiana Tech. The Warriors will begin their indoor season in the first ever college track meet in Fort Wayne at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne on Dec. 3. Chauntiel Smith signs to play at Indiana Tech.

Former Lady Warriors to coach at Tech
Indiana Tech women’s basketball head coach Rodney Hamilton has chosen former Lady Warriors Amanda Tipton, Lesley Williams and Leslie O’Dell to join the coaching staff for the 2011-2012 season. “I think these three will mesh well with our program,” Hamilton said. “I feel we have a solid coaching staff and group of individuals to keep moving the program forward, and now is when we can make that leap to being one of the top teams in our conference.” All three former Lady Warriors were part of the school’s basketball program since their freshman year. “I feel having them play for me the last two years,

Coast to Coast Baseball tryouts and camp at Parkview Field
A baseball tryout and hitting camp will take place at Parkview Field on Saturday, Aug. 13. The programs, hosted by Coast to Coast Baseball, invite local players between the ages of 10-18, to tryout. The program staff will evaluate candidates in four areas: hitting, fielding, arm strength and speed. The Coast to Coast program has a decadelong history. “Since the summer of 2001, over 2000 athletes (ages 11-18) from 46 different states, have participated in the program. Our alumni now compete at every level of collegiate baseball…and even professionally,” a company press release said. An “instructional hitting camp,” will also be held at Parkview Field on the same day. The camp will help players improve hitting fundamentals as well as developing their mental approach at the plate. Parkview Field is located at 1301 Ewing Street. The tryout begins at 10 a.m., followed by the hitting camp at 2 p.m. Players who are accepted to the Coast to Coast program may represent the USA in competition in Puerto Rico. They may also work with “top college coaches and pro scouts” at one of the organization’s camps. To register or obtain more information, visit www.CoastToCoastAthletics.com or call the office at 740-373-4455.

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Leslie O’Dell, along with two others, will join the coaching staff for the 2011-2012 women’s basketball season. they understand where the program is trying to go and can help me in components of the program such as individual instruction and academics,” Hamilton added.

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Horse and mule teams from the DeKalb Horsemen's Association will be here to shuttle you from the parking lot to the Fort Wayne Railroad Society's Open House next door and then back to the fairgrounds. The Flying Circuits will be putting on model airplane flyby demos throughout the weekend including some paint-balling. Tractor pull begins on Friday evening at 5pm. Spike and the Bulldogs will be entertaining Friday night 7pm to 9pm. (Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy!) On Saturday, the barrel-train, the clowns, kiddie tractor pulls, and Applejack Kloggers will be on the grounds. Also featured this year is our "25th" Annual Quilt Show! It's not too late to enter a quilt. If you need a registration form for your quilt, contact Peg Miller at 260-749-9850 or email: mamahen02@msn.com
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Kent Mick of Roanoke will be the featured speaker on Saturday, August 21st at 10am. He will be presenting his very own trunk show, as well as, demonstrating machine quilting.

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www.EastAllenTimes.com and Southwick Elementary, will receive breakfast and lunch at no cost to them. “Money will be needed for extras and all ala carte items,” a press release said. “Milk for sack lunches is ala carte.” Parents will still be required to complete the Federal Free/Reduced Lunch application. To fill out an application form, visit the school office, or the school website, which can be found at www.eacs.k12.in.us. Board of Trustees elects new membership The EACS Board of School Trustees recently had a meeting where they elected Neil Reynolds as Board President. Reynolds represents District 2E. Others elected to the board include: Terry Jo Lightfoot, Vice President; Alyssa Lewandowski, Secretary; Rev. Stephen Terry, Assistant Secretary. Other Board members include Richard Allgeier, Bill Hartman and Janice Witte. Last day to register is quickly approaching Online registration for fall schools runs until Aug. 14, for all currently enrolled students. All students attending

East Allen County Times • August 12, 2011

Students get free breakfast, lunch; EACS deadline news
Free breakfast and lunch for students of two schools East Allen County Schools recently announced that, beginning on Aug. 17, and continuing through at least the 2011-2012 school year, all students who attend Prince Chapman Academy EACS are required to register at the school they will attend in the fall, even if they have completed registration online. The last in-person day to register for secondary schools will be Monday, Aug. 15, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Back-to-school shoppers often wait until the last minute to make purchases
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Parents are keeping a close eye - and a tight rein - on back-to-school spending this year. A recent survey for the National Retail Federation said families with children in kindergarten through high school were expected to spend an average of $603.63 this year on clothing, supplies and electronics, down

just a bit from last year’s average of $606.40. “Families aren’t opposed to spending on what they need, but parents want their children to take a good look around at what they already have before deciding what to buy for back to school this year,” said NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay. To keep their expenditures down, families will be doing more comparison shopping online, turning to less expensive store brands, shopping for the best sales and/or

forgoing some purchases altogether. This year, it will all come down to crunch time, the NRF survey also concluded. Many back-to-school shoppers have been holding off until the last minute, with about a third saying they wouldn’t even start shopping until a week or two before school started. Total spending on grades K-12 is expected to reach $22.8 billion, with combined K-12 and college spending expected to reach $68.8 billion.

FWDC offers auditions and a performance
The Fort Wayne Dance Collective (FWDC) plans to hold scholarship auditions on Aug. 18, from 6-7:30 p.m. The auditions will be held in Elliot Studio, which is located at 437 E. Berry St. on the second floor. To qualify, students must be between the ages of 7-17 and have a sponsor who is responsible for transportation and moral support of the student’s interest in dance. This person could be a parent, family friend, or other significant adult in the student’s life. No dance experience is necessary to audition, “but hard work and dedication is mandatory,” the press release said. Fall classes will begin September 7, through December 17. To register for a spot in the audition process, call the Fort Wayne Dance Collective at 424-6574 or email info@fwdc.org. All potential candidates must obtain a scholarship application form, prior to auditioning. This form must be submitted by Aug. 16. Scholarships are funded in part through contributions to the Fort Wayne Dance Collective Outreach/Scholarship Fund. For questions about the audition process or for more information, contact Artistic Director Liz Monnier at 424-6574 or email liz@fwdc.org. The FWDC will also be performing at Taste of the Arts. This festival will be on Saturday, Aug. 27. The group will perform at 5 p.m. on the Arts United Center Plaza Stage. The Fort Wayne Taiko drumming group will perform on the same day, at 1:30 p.m., on the Main Street stage.

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Harvest Festival back in Monroeville
The Monroeville Harvest Festival will return to Monroeville Community Park on Thursday, Aug. 18. The festivities will last until Saturday, Aug. 20. A listing of events includes truck pulls, a demolition derby, bingo, a dodgeball tournament, free face painting, a festival Midway and free entertainment. The J Taylors, Lincoln Highway, Jim Barron and Biff and the Cruisers will perform on different days of the event. Mudokwan Martial Arts will also give the crowd a performance on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 5:30 p.m. Friday night on the stage will feature a Gospel Music Night. There is an admission cost of $7, with anyone under 5 years of age being free.

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Thursday, Aug. 18
5 P.M. Midway rides by "Beer’s & Jessop’s Co." 5 P.M. Foodcourt and merchant tents open 5 P.M. Bingo, sponsored by the Monroeville Conservation Club 5:30 P.M. Mudokwan Marital Arts, on Dewey Stage 6 P.M. Introduction Of queen candidates 6:30 P.M. J Taylors, on Dewey Stage 7 P.M. Truck Pull (in park arena) 8 P.M. Lincoln Highway, on Dewey Stage 12 Noon Midway opens with rides by "Beer’s & Jessop’s Co." 12 Noon Foodcourt & merchant tents open 12 Noon Chicken Dinner by Monroeville EMS 12 Noon Bingo, sponsored by Monroeville Conservation Club 12 Noon Mrz – Mobile Reptile Zoo in shady area beside pavilion 12:30 P.M. Magician and illusionist Jim Barron on Dewey Stage 1 P.M. Face painting by T.A.G. Art, sponsored by The Monroeville Elementary PTO 2 P.M. Dodge Ball Tournament, spon sored by Cornerstone Youth Center (Tennis Courts) 5 P.M. Atticus Sorrell and the 2nd Hand Heroes, on the Dewey Stage 6 P.M. Adorable baby contest ceremony, on Dewey Stage 7 P.M. Demolition Derby (in Park Arena) Stock Class Derby, Mini Car Derby, Full Size Truck Derby, & Big Car Derby 8 P.M. Biff And The Cruisers, on Dewey Stage 10 P.M. Crowning Of Miss Harvest Festival 2011

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St. John-Emmanuel Lutheran School students save trees and resources
By EMILY ESCHELBACH
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Snacks and travel trivia are key points for summer trips
When you’re on a road trip, munchies are a must. But how do you keep the nibbling under control? Here are several tips for surviving the inevitable snack attack. •Pack a meal or two. Fast food can get old quickly. Do yourself a favor and pack a cooler with sandwiches, pretzels and fruit. Other quick and easy snacks include baggies of carrots and celery, trail mix, string cheese and crackers. (Just think of all the money you’ll save, too!) •Don’t overdo the drinks. This is especially important for kids, but any overzealous sipper is bound to need plenty of potty breaks. A good rule of thumb - drink only water in the car. You’re less likely to go overboard, it’s healthy and it won’t break the bank! (Fill up water bottles before you leave to save even more). •Have fun! It’s a road trip, so be sure to pack some treats, too. Kids will enjoy munching on a few things that mom and dad don’t usually buy at home. Licorice, yogurtcovered raisins and other non-sticky snacks are always a good bet in the car. •Clean up as you go. Pack a few empty grocery sacks so you can collect trash along the way. Also, be sure to pack plenty of tissues, wet wipes and hand-sanitizer. ••• Did you know that more turkeys are raised in California than in any other state? You may also be intrigued by the fact that Eastport, Maine is the most eastern city in the U.S. (If you like to sleep in, you may want go somewhere else on your vacation. The city is the first place in the U.S. to see the morning sun each day.) Oh, and there happens to be a ranch in Texas, fittingly called King Ranch, that is bigger than the entire state of Rhode Island. If you’re headed on a road trip, take some time to look up some travel trivia before you go. You’re sure to find a wealth of fascinating facts that will entertain kids and adults. A good place to start is www.50states.com. Click on each state to find all kinds of interesting tidbits. Then, as you travel from state to state, see if you can collect some travel trivia of your own. This idea posted on www.hsclassroom.net, a popular blog for homeschooling families, will inspire you to create your own personal travel journal that your family is sure to enjoy for years to come. ••• Did you know that the average garden hose uses about 10 gallons of water per minute? If you do the math, you can easily see that a 10-minute car wash in your driveway could use as much as 100 gallons of water and sadly, most of that will head straight down the nearest drain. Of course, there are some ways to conserve water when you clean you vehicle at home. Consider these options: •Forget the driveway; pull your car into the grass instead. (Yes, we’re serious!) Water used to wash your car will do double duty and keep your grass a little greener, too. •Spray your car with water, preferably with a water-saving nozzle. Then, be sure to turn off the hose while you lather up. (Don’t leave the water running!) •Use a microfiber towel or rag to dry your car. Your car will look better, plus you won’t make unnecessary waste. This column was written by Don Ayres Honda blogger, mom of four and Odyssey driver Jennifer Hans. Don Ayres Honda is located at 4740 Lima Road in Fort Wayne. The location can be reached via phone at 888-788-2205 or on the web by visiting www.donayreshonda.net or www.donayreshondablog.com.

Americans throw away 1 billion trees worth of paper every year. St. JohnEmmanuel Lutheran School is learning a new habit of recycling that will help protect the earth in future generations. Students and staff are all in the habit of asking themselves some quick but important questions before throwing something out: is this recyclable? where is the right container for this item? A recycling grant from the Allen County Waste Management District has allowed the school to purchase containers for collecting paper, cardboard, plastic, tin, glass, aluminum and most recently, foam. Recycling containers are at both school campuses and churches. National Serv-All is responsible for picking up the containers. The Dumpster Drummers also paid a visit to the school this year. They pepped up the school for another year of recycling. The band makes music with recyclables and offers students the opportunity to do the same. Students have volunteered to step up and take responsibility for this new program. Seventh grader Ryan Gregory has made a big difference in recycling efforts this year. He and other students have collected paper from the offices, kitchen, and computer lab for our weekly weigh-in.

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Seventh grader Ryan Gregory has made a big difference in recycling efforts this year at St. John-Emmanuel. He and other students have collected paper from all over the school for a weekly recyclables “weigh-in.” The eighth graders move bins out every other week so the truck can dump them. Third graders have also taken on recycling responsibility. They are responsible for weighing and dumping the recycling for the Emmanuel campus. The cooks in the kitchen have also decided to follow the plan. This year, the school recycled over 4,000 lbs. of paper. That adds up to saving 34 trees, 760 gallons of oil, 6 cubic yards of landfill space, 8,000 kilowatts of energy and 14,000 gallons of water.

St. John-Emmanuel students win poetry competition
Two seventh graders from St. John-Emmanuel Luthern School in Monroeville were both awarded Honorable Mention in the Indiana State Manningham Youth Poetry Contest 2011. The poems were part of a final project in the seventh grade literature class, according to Heidi Dancy, a sixth grade homeroom teacher. The students were Nicole Dalman and Haley Hoffman. Dalman’s poem, entitled, “Freedom,” was sent to Walter Reed Hospital to an injured soldier who was wounded in Afghanistan in December 2010.

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A benefit for local Fort Wayne Police Officer Kevin Weber will take place on Saturday, September 3, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The event will feature public safety apparatus displays, Fort Wayne Police K-9 demonstrations, door prizes, raffle, 50/50 drawing, silent auction, bake sale, kids games and activities and much more. Food will also be sold. Meal tickets must be purchased in advance. Kids Meals are $4 and include hot dog, chips, cookie and a drink. Adult meals are $9 and include ½ chicken, “pit-tatoes,” roll and butter, cookie and a drink. The chicken will be from Nelson’s. There will be a silent auction between 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Officer Weber was diagnosed with brain cancer in the spring. “Healthcare teams worked together to formulate a plan of attack for him,” according to a press release. “He is taking this head on and is ready to beat this awful disease.” To purchase tickets or get more information, contact Tara Schilt at 8042900, John Schilt at 710-6800 or Tim White at 403-2975.

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Maumee Valley offers antique summer show
The Maumee Valley Antique Steam & Gas Association will celebrate its 34th annual show, Aug. 18-21 at Jefferson Township Park, which is located four miles east of New Haven. For a map of the location and more details, visit www.maumeevalley.org. Handicap parking will be available each day of the show. The association’s purpose is, “to preserve antique power sources, equipment, skills, activities, and other resources that reflect the rural and urban life of our forefathers for historical education, while teaching and training younger individuals how to operate the antique equipment,” according to a press release. This summer’s show will feature International Harvester tractors, engines, garden tractors, trucks and equipment. The event prides itself on having, “something to offer the entire family.” There will also be a 25th annual quilt display. Kent Mick of Roanoke will be giving a “trunk” show of his quilts at 10am on Saturday, followed by a free motion quilting demonstration. All quilts are welcome for the show. Food will also be for purchase, including fish, broasted chicken and steamed sweet corn. For entertainment, attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to listen to Spike and the Bulldogs, The Applejack Kloggers and the New Haven High School Alumni Band. The daily admission cost for the show is $5.00 per person. 4-day passes are available at the gate. Children 12 and under and exhibitors are free.

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Gresleys celebrate 65th anniversary
Dale and Gertrude (Aumann) Gresley will celebrate 65 years of marriage on Aug. 17. They were married at St. John’s (Bingen) Lutheran Church in 1946. They have two daughters, Kay Brudi and Deb Swygart; and four sons, Jim, Garl, Don, and Neal. They also have 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. The family will celebrate with a dinner at The Galley. Dale is a retired East Allen farmer and Gertrude is still a homemaker.

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Girl Scouts celebrate
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When Doris Miller was a Girl Scout in the late 1930s, her mother made her uniform and a local baker made the cookies she sold to earn her Girl Scout handbook. The only place to buy uniforms in Fort Wayne at that time was Wolf & Dessauer, “and they were too expensive for a lot of families to afford,” recalled Miller, who now lives in Waynedale. Instead, mothers passed around a basic pattern and sewed uniforms for their daughters. Miller, whose last name then was Hall, moved to Fort Wayne in 1934 when her father took a job with International Harvester. She became a Brownie in 1935, and still has her Brownie pin, the scout uniform her mother made a few years later, the handbook she earned and photos of troop activities. “Those are the friendships you made for life,” she said as she pointed out the girls in a troop photo who would later become her bridesmaid and matron of honor. One of the most important things she got from Girl Scouts was a commitment to volunteerism and community service, Miller said. “You give of yourself.” Miller has done just that, as a church elder and Sunday school teacher, member of Eastern Star and the Daughters of the American Revolution, and yes, even as a Waynedale

volunteer fireman/dispatcher. Debby Beckman, the president and chief executive officer of YWCA Northeast Indiana, was a Girl Scout in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Her mother was a coleader of her troop and she became a leader herself when her daughter was in first grade. Years of working for Girl Scouts as a volunteer eventually led to a paid position with that organization and then her job at the YWCA. The emphasis on helping others also was one thing that always impressed her about Girl Scouts. “The focus of community service has always been there,” Beckman said. In her day, girls worked to earn badges for practical, “womanly” things like sewing and cooking and household crafts, as well as in camping and other outdoor activities and skills. “I think that the thing I’ve seen through the years in Girl Scouts is that there is a nice mix of honoring tradition and holding on to that while still moving forward,”

Beckman said. “There’s a lot of women in positions like mine for whom this has been a srong influence in their lives.” Janet Hayward grew up in New Haven, where she joined Girl Scouts because it was just “the thing to do.” After several visits to Camp Ella Logan, near Syracuse, as a troop member, she went back for six years as a counselor. Her experiences helped her stretch her horizons and make some important life decisions. “I ended up doing things I never thought I could do,” she said. “You found out you could be friends with people who you might not have looked at in high school. The friendships you make with people are just really strong, and the friendships I keep coming back to are those.” Hayward had thought about pursuing a career in advertising, but Girl Scouting led her down another path. ” I was learning how to organize girls and work with children, and that made the decision that I definitely wanted to be a teacher,” she said.

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Founded by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912, Girl Scouts has changed women and changed the world for 99 years. As it moves toward the celebration of scouting’s 100th anniversary in 2012, the Girls Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana is looking for women of all ages to share their stories of how their lives were shaped and improved through their association with Girl Scouts. If you have a story to share, or you know of someone who does, please e-mail Linda Lipp at lindalipp2012@gmail.com, or contact Heather Barth at the GSNIM office, (260) 422-3417, ext. 107.

Rotarians take supplies to Nicaragua
Representatives from the Anthony Wayne Rotary Club, along with Dr. Jonathon Walker, a Fort Wayne retinal surgeon, recently traveled to Managua, Nicaragua. The group delivered surgical and diagnostic equipment to the only hospital in the country. Equipment purchased included two autoclaves, which are used to sterilize instruments used during surgery, as well as various cataract surgical and examination instruments. “Conditions like glaucoma and cataracts are easily treatable in the United States, but for people in Nicaragua, who cannot afford the treatment, it often means complete loss of eyesight,” a press release from the Rotary Club said. A partnership was made with The National Center of Ophthalmology (CENAO) many years ago when Dr. Walker accompained a friend and fellow surgeon to Nicaragua. “Since then, he has led the effort to help secure much needed funding and equipment for the excellent staff of doctors working there who lacked sufficient equipment to treat their patients and train resident doctors,” the release said. Dr. Walker reached out to the Rotary Club for assistance. Along with the help of Floyd Lancia, past district governor for Rotary International District 6540 and a member of the Anthony Wayne Rotary club, the amount of funds were able to be raised and the group was able to apply for grants. “Today, the clinic is able to see and treat over 600 patients daily, who travel from all parts of the country for assistance. Thanks to the equipment provided by Rotary International, the staff at CENAO is able to provide universal and sustainable eye care in their country,” a press release said.

Photo by Amber Recker

Dr. Jonathon Walker and Amber Recker in Nicaragua with diagnostic equipment.

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www.EastAllenTimes.com the health care community. “We didn’t want to duplicate services but rather establish a volunteer/mission based approach to health care that would create real meaning for each of our participants,” Arata said. The medical service has enrolled six volunteer physicians and 11 nurse practitioners. Hours of operation will be Mondays from 1-4 p.m., Wednesdays from 2-5 p.m. and Fridays by appointment. “We are always open to fulfilling our mission by building a community of volunteers, donors and staff. In a very real way, this medical service is a dimension of the good samaritan taking place right here in Fort Wayne,” said FWRMM CEO Donovan Coley. “This endeavor aligns well with our mission as a community of learning, leadership and service,” said Cheryl Erickson, associate professor in the USF Department of Nursing. “It will provide nursing faculty a place to practice, as well as provide service to the community. Students will participate at this clinical site as part of their community experience, and future clinical and service experiences will be initiated as the need

East Allen County Times • August 12, 2011

USF brings free health care services to homeless
The University of Saint Francis will partner with Fort Wayne Rescue Mission Ministries to provide nursing services for residents of Charis House, a FWRMM housing facility for the area’s homeless women and children. The new program will focus on basic nursing services, providing in-house medical services to residents, while diagnosing and referring acute medical problems to other medical service providers. The service evolved after Charis House opened last year, when a group of volunteers led by Dr. James Arata began to explore ways in which the primary health care of residents could be improved. A volunteer team, including University of Saint Francis School of Health Sciences faculty, was assembled to identify needs that could be filled in cooperation with

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Charis House is located at 301 W. Superior St. It is a housing facility for homeless women and children. arises.” “This collaboration is an awesome opportunity to serve the residents of Charis House,” said Kim Penland, assistant professor in the USF department of nursing. “This clinic will address the unmet health needs of the residents while providing education and health promotion.”

JH Specialty celebrates new facility
Fort Wayne-based marketing company, JH Specialty, recently celebrated the grand opening of its new facility at 6032 Huguenard Road with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Participating in the ribbon cutting were JH Specialty staff and management. Cutting the ribbon was CEO John Henry III. Also in attendance were chamber president and CEO Mike Landram, chamber Vice President of member relations and communications Michelle Merritt and John Urbahns, director of

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Staff and executives at JH Specialty cut the ribbon Friday, July 22, 2011 at its new facility along with representatives from the Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce. community development for the city of Fort Wayne. For more information about JH Specialty, visit www.jhspecialty.com.

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Community Calendar
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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 tell about your business, plus there is a featured speaker. Blvd., Fort Wayne. 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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TODAY Critic’s Choice. Arena Dinner Theatre, 719 Rockhill St, Fort Wayne. By Ira
Levin. $35 dinner (three-course meal catered by the Bagel Station) and show; cash bar. Season tickets are $210. Box office: 260-424-5622. Purchase tickets online at www.arenadinnertheatre.org. Fandana Festival. Huntington University, 2303 College Ave., Huntington. More than 30 bands will perform on multiple stages around campus, including Switchfoot, Sidewalk Prophets, Photoside Cafe, Attaboy and Me in Motion. The festival will also feature an indie band competition, seminars and an indie film component. Tickets are $19 in advance or $25 at the gate. Groups of 15 or more are $15. Tickets are on sale now at www.fandanafestival.com. 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.

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.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28 Ladies Night In. Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Church & School, 6318 W.
California Road, Fort Wayne. 6:30-9 p.m. Enjoy a fun-filled night out. Mingle with other women, enjoy refreshments and music, and shop. Vendors include: Gold Canyon Candles, Scentsy, Premier Jewelry, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Homemade Bows, Thirty-One Purses, Tastefully Simple, Cutco, Uppercase Living, Homemade Chocolates & Candies. hookbj@aol.com.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 16 Nature Hikes at Eagle Marsh. Eagle Marsh Barn, South Side Engle R, onehalf 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. Conquering Breast Cancer support group. Parkview Cancer Center, 11141 Parkview Plaza Drive, Fort Wayne. 6:30-8:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31 Old Car Cruise-In. VFW Post 2457, Dawkins Road (old SR 14), New
Haven. Registration starts at 5 p.m. The entry fee is $5.00. Trophies will be awarded. Food and beverages will also be available. For more information, call 493-3093.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 Aqua Zumba. Jorgensen Family YMCA, 10313 Aboite Center Road, Fort
Wayne. Free for members. Gus Macker Tournament. Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne. Gus Macker, world’s largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament, August 13 and 14. Hosted by Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth (SAFY), a nationally-recognized foster care and children’s services organization and the University of Saint Francis Department of Athletics. Teams will be split into youth and adult levels. Youth divisions include 10 and under; 11-12; 13-14; 15-16; and 17-18. Adult divisions are 19-24; 2529; 30-34; 35-39; and 40 and over. Each team is required to have four members. Participants can register at macker.com. Proceeds will support the most vulnerable children in need, providing critical life skills and positive environments to create a healthy family structure. When Women Say No. Kachmann Auditorium at Lutheran Hospital, 7900 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. Beverley Danusis reveals the secrets to develop harmony in every area of a woman’s life: health, pleasure, leisure, financial, family and spiritual development. Cost is $50. Seating is limited. Scholarships are available. Danusis teaches and inspires women about their inner beauty, personal power and heart wisdom by sharing her own journey from welfare and abuse. Speakers include Angela LaSalle, MD, board certified in Family Medicine with a fellowship in Integrative Medicine, on stress reducing topics, and explain why women must care and nurture themselves. Leatha Blazetic, a certified hypnotherapist and teacher, will teach and facilitate a creative Mandala Meditation‚ to reduce stress and calm the mind, body and spirit. Contact info@aboutwisdom.com or aboutwisdom.com or 423-3655 or 800-678-3698. Seton Miracle Miles 5K Run/Walk. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 10700 Aboite Center Road, Fort Wayne. 8-10 a.m. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church will hold its third annual Seton Miracle Miles 5K run/walk in conjunction with Seton Fest, the parish’s annual summer festival, to benefit the St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen and Franciscan Center. Pre-registration fee due Aug. 6: 20 years and older, $10 and one canned good; 19 years and younger, $5 and one canned good. Race day registration: 20 years and older, $15 and one canned good; 19 years and younger, $10 and one canned good. First 300 participants guaranteed a t-shirt and race day packet. For more information or to obtain a registration form, please contact Kristin Spoltman at (260) 616-0687 or kspoltman@gmail.com. kspoltman@gmail.com. EAA Chapter 2 Young Eagles Rally. Smith Field Airport, 426 W Ludwig Rd, Fort Wayne. 9 a.m. to 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. Kevin.Stahl@eaa2.org. www.eaa2.org. Pet Adopt-a-thon. HOPE for Animals, 1333 Maycrest Drive, Fort Wayne. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will have over 30 animal rescues, shelters, and vendors; over 150 loving pets to adopt; free admission to the public; Last Call Trivia game shows. megan@hopespayneuterclinic.org. www.hopefor-animals.org. Alcoholics Anonymous. St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 700 W. Maumee St., Angola. 11 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17 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. Women of Color cancer support. Lutheran Life Villages, 6701 S. Anthony, Fort Wayne. 6:30-8 p.m. Entrance under portico.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 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. Caregiver support. Home Instead Senior Care, 2789-B Maplecrest Road, Fort Wayne. 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18 Yarn Lovers. Woodburn Library, 4701 S.R. 1 North, Woodburn. Learn to
knit or crochet.

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. fredhn@aol.com. anthonywayne.freetoasthoast.org. Bereavement support. Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, 5910 Homestead Rd, Fort Wayne. 7-8:30 p.m. 435-3222. 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@frontier.com. 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.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 Cancer benefit for Officer Kevin Weber. Shoaff Park, 6401 St Joe Rd., Fort
Wayne. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kevin Weber is a Fort Wayne Police Officer diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer. This will be a Nelson’s Chicken event with door prizes, silent auction, raffle, DJ, bake sale, public safety display, k9 demonstrations, kids bounce house, games & face painting. Meal tickets must be purchased in advance, by Aug. 22. jts119@comcast.net. 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) 4262882 or visit the website at www.fwhistorycenter.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 Hitchhiker’s Guide to Planet Earth: Tips, tools and techniques for kids with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, LD and more. Huntington University,
2303 College Ave., Huntington. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Workshop designed to provide tips, tools and techniques to participants to teach to children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disabilities and other disorders. Dr. Brenda L. Bierdeman, licensed clinical psychologist and certified play therapist-professor, will lead the workshop. Registration costs $75 for one professional individual, $60 for two or more professionals registering together, $10 for a student registering with their student I.D. and $50 for a parent to register who has a child with a neurological disorder. To register for the event, contact Lori Garde at 260359-4039 or 888-424-7231 or at lgarde@huntington.edu by Aug. 17. The public is invited to attend.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 Beyond Affairs Network. Undisclosed location, Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. e-mail
fortwaynban@yahoo.com for location. Support group for victims of infidelity.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 Drug Free DeKalb County Coalition Meeting. DeKalb Memorial Hospital,
1316 East 7th, Auburn. 9:45-10:45 a.m. Drug Free DeKalb County Coalition meetings are open to anyone who lives or works in DeKalb County and is interested in supporting our mission of investigating alcohol, tobacco, and other drug problems in DeKalb County, coordinating efforts to reduce these problems, and examining funding of programs designed to achieve this goal. drugfreedekalb@yahoo.com. www.drugfreedekalbcounty.info. Appleseed Quilters Guild. Classic Cafe, 4832 Hillegas Road, Fort Wayne. 6:30 p.m.

MONDAY, AUGUST 22 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.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 23 PCOS support. Dupont Hospital, 2520 E. Dupont Road, Fort Wayne. 6-7
p.m. E-mail Jen at NEIcysters@gmail.com for info.

Mid-Morning
with Lynne Ford
weekdays 10-11 a.m. EDT

Grief Share classes. New Haven United Methodist Church, 630 Lincoln
Highway East, New Haven. 6:30 p.m. The church will host a “Grief Share” class for people grieving the loss of a loved one. The classes will meet starting on Aug. 23 and will continue to meet every Tuesday until November 1. All are welcome to begin attending any session. Each session is “selfcontained,” so you do not have to attend in sequence. For more information, call Margie Williams, the facilitator, at 749-9907, or the church office at 749-9565.

Relationships

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14 Sunday Services. LifeWater Community Church, 5600 Westbreeze Trail,
Fort Wayne. 10 a.m. Liberty Hills addition. info@lifewatercc.org. www.lifewatercc.org. Friends of the Upper Wabash. Salamonie Lake, 3691 S. New Holland Rd., Andrews. 3 p.m.

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Health & Wellness

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24 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.

Around the House

MONDAY, AUGUST 15 Networking 101 & Business Support. Fort Wayne Women’s Bureau, 3521
Lake Ave, Fort Wayne. 9-11 a.m. No charge.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 25 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

wbcl.org

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East Allen County Times • August 12, 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 professional who has found a way to make things work even with the present banking 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 banks. 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 programs. By taking a long term approach and never relying on banks, business has never been better for MacDonald and his company.
“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 ready.”

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 important 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 along.” 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 foreclosure. 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 accusations 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 financing programs -- even if you have damaged credit or a short job history.
“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 houses.”

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. SUMMIT CITY INVESTMENTS, INC. is According to MacDonald, “There are so located at 2200 Lake Avenue, Suite 120 in many reasons my buyers like some time Fort Wayne, IN, holds a Certificate of before qualifying for a mortgage. They may Good Standing from the Indiana Secretary need to sell their house, work on their of State, and is a BBB Accredited business credit, establish more time on a job or with the Indiana Better Business Bureau establish two years of provable income on with an A+ rating, tax returns when self-employed. All our buyers are put in touch with a sharp Mike MacDonald is the President of mortgage broker who creates a plan for Summit City Investments, Inc. He is a them. We can recommend an affordable credit repair company that can do unbeliev- 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 www.SummitCityInvestments.com 2200 Lake Avenue, Suite 120 Fort Wayne, IN 46805 Phone (260) 485-9437 -----------------

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 development loans and VA loans still allow qualified 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 maintains our sanity. But we get those loans done every chance we get. In fact, sometimes 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 at www.SummitCityInvestments.com. 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 lenders.