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New take on an old NYE tradition

November 30, 2016

Downtown Fort Wayne will be the site of the city’s first ever ball drop, mimicking the iconic one that has taken place in Times Square annually since 1907 — save for two years in the 1940s due to World War II blackouts.

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Our wallets pack a punch

November 29, 2016

The city ranked No. 2 in the category of “responsible spending,” which looked at mortgage debt per person as a percentage of median earnings, non-mortgage debt per person as a percentage of median earning sand income volatility.

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Visitation set for Bob Chase

November 28, 2016

For 63 years, Bob Chase called Komet hockey games for WOWO — his voice becoming iconic as it was beamed far and wide throughout the eastern part of the country, even inspiring some of the best announcers in today’s NHL.

Shopping bags and trolley rides

November 23, 2016

The event emphasizes small businesses, unique gifts and — a major importance to many — a stress-free environment. Six trolleys will transport people around downtown and the Wells Street and West Main corridors from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., connecting people to local shops and eateries along the way.

Sam is a dog available for adoption at Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control as of Tuesday.

A different kind of Black Friday deal

November 22, 2016

Dog adoptions, which usually are $100 for puppies and $85 for other dogs, will be $20. That fee includes a microchip, the spay or neuter surgery, health exam from an area veterinarian, a small bag of food and the first series of distemper vaccine.

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Ice rink opens for the holidays

November 19, 2016

The doors will open at 11 a.m. and stay open until 10 p.m. — giving you plenty of time to enjoy a good opening season skate and, while outside, get out of the precipitation that’s supposed to come our way throughout the day.

The Nickel Plate Road No. 624 steam locomotive rolled throughout the Midwest in its heyday, and now it's headed to Fort Wayne as a piece of history.

Old steam locomotive headed to Fort Wayne

November 17, 2016

It’s a far cry from when it chugged passengers to and fro throughout the Midwest. But it soon will likely be restored and put on display as part of a downtown development project.

John Townsend, best-selling author and emcee of The Rescue Mission's annual banquet.

Spirit of giving

November 16, 2016

For many of us, we’ll be in the comfort of our homes this Thanksgiving with a feast before us and maybe football on the television. For others, though, there is nowhere to go and no feast to be had.

Giving the gift of fur…and pants and paws and purrs

November 10, 2016

This month is also when the local SPCA begins to see a spike in adoptions, as people decide that bringing a new little fur-ball home to the family or a significant other or other loved one will be the perfect gift for this cheery time of year.

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