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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 12:01 am

Businesses can apply for grant

Businesses looking to improve their curb appeal may be able to get a boost from the City of Fort Wayne's Commercial Facade Grant program. The program provides local businesses the opportunity to apply for matching grants to improve the exterior of their buildings.

Applications are available at or by calling 3-1-1. Applications will be accepted Nov. 12-Dec. 14.

Funds go to cancer agencies

The Northern Indiana Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure awarded 12 different organizations more $168,000 in grant money.

Run raises funds

The annual Run for Riley sponsored by WAJI, Majic 95.1-FM, raised $16,345 for Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.

Sale benefits YMCA

After the sale of a condominium once owned by Fort Wayne native John Walley, the permanent designated fund the Walley Family Endowment Fund will support the YMCA and has been established at the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne.

Local gardening expert wins award

The Central Great Lakes Gardeners, which is part of the Gardeners of America/Men's Garden Clubs of America, presented Ricky Kemery with The Horticultural Journalism Award.

USF receives grant

The Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the University of Saint Francis a $275,700 grant for scholarships to students in the final year of the Master of Science in Nursing — Nurse Practitioner program. The grant is the first in a two-year cycle that should bring the program similar funding next spring.

Christmas help

Entertaining Angels is accepting applications for Christmas help for children with chronic or terminal illnesses. Call 639-7397 or 1-888-489-2897 by Thursday.

Saints on the Move

Bishop Dwenger faculty, staff, parents and more than 1,000 students will participate in Saints on the Move day of community service Saturday.

New home dedication

Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity will dedicate its 160th home, which was built for Allen County family Glay Bu and Lay Mu, at 4 p.m. Friday at 3614 E. Sherwood Terrace.

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