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‘Hobo Delight’ can bring joy even in times of sadness

Editor's Note: The column is being written this week by Gloria's mother, Dorcas Raber, who gives us insight into Amish funeral traditions. After battling cancer courageously for six years, my 74-year-old Uncle Paul passed away. We knew he had been losing out and that he was longing to go to ...

Conjure Coffee coming to Botanical Conservatory

Conjure Coffee has signed a lease agreement with Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation to open a café inside the Botanical Conservatory in downtown Fort Wayne. The agreement was approved by the Board of Park Commissioners during their monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 12. Conjure Coffee's home ...

THE AMISH COOK: Chalupas add a Tex-Mex twist

Last week we talked about the little fishing trip we had for Daniel’s birthday. This week I’ll fill in a bit about his birthday supper. At our house, whoever is having a birthday gets to choose his or her meal. Daniel chose one of our all-time summer favorites, chalupas. Now, if you’ve ...

THE AMISH COOK: Something fishy at the Yoders’

Yesterday was Daniel's 31st birthday. I had asked him what he would like to do. Guess what he picked? He chose to have the two of us go fishing on a pontoon at our neighbor's pond. I am not all that much of a fisherman, but on hubby's birthday, it seemed nothing short of a perfect option. ...

THE AMISH COOK: Gloria’s fruity summer slush is refreshing

Hey, good news! The way it looks, the adoption is going to happen before long! The adoption worker contacted us today wondering if she could come next Wednesday, (which happens to be on Daniel’s birthday), and bring out a bunch of paperwork, medical history, and the likes. Yippee! That news ...

THE AMISH COOK: Homemade pizza pockets a great home-school snack

My dream is coming to reality. What I used to consider a stark negative is now not only intriguing but exciting. When I was 6, my parents were among those who established our parochial school. This is where I attended from grades one through eight. I was the first student to complete all eight ...

THE AMISH COOK: A parfait summer day

Another busy afternoon is coming to a close, and an hour from now my family will be gathering at the dinner table expecting a hot meal. A big thanks to my cousin Owen who stays at our house and simplified things for me tonight. He purchased a chicken for a quick meal. Owen does outstanding in ...

THE AMISH COOK: A Refreshing Punch

We were all ready to go at 7 a.m. Friday when the taxi pulled in the driveway. At last, all the clothes were sewn and pressed, the shoes were cleaned and polished, even the diaper bag was packed, and all five car seats were outside, ready to be buckled in for the short drive to where my sister ...

THE AMISH COOK: Wedding means sweet treats

Can it be true? My little sister is getting married. Twenty-one years ago, I stood by my mother's bedside, in complete awe and wonder; I beheld her tiny face; it was my dream come true. I could hardly believe that Mary Grace was my very own sister. The first question that popped out of my mouth ...

Three free concerts coming up at Foellinger Theatre

Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation reminds the public that there are still three free community concerts coming up at Foellinger Theatre, 3411 Sherman Blvd, next to Franke Park and the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. The schedule includes: New Millennium Jazz Orchestra Thursday, July 25, 7:30 ...

THE AMISH COOK: If you can’t stand the heat, try these no-bakes

I think we’re inching closer towards adoption, yet at times it doesn’t feel like it. We just found out that some paperwork got pushed back in the case worker’s office; now the entire process has been delayed a couple of months. I admit that for me waiting for such an important event ...

Botanical Conservatory outdoor concerts start Friday

The Foeinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory is hosting its 14th season for the Botanical Roots outdoor concert series in downtown Fort Wayne. Roots-genre concerts will be presented al fresco on the Conservatory Terrace over six Fridays, with doors opening at 7:30 pm for each show. The ...

Free concert at Georgetown Square Friday night

Georgetown Square will present The Junk Yard Band's performance of favorites from the 50's, 60's and 70's in a free concert on Friday, June 28. from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Icey Princess will be at the concert to visit, take photos and sing three live songs during intermission. Princess fans ...

Joella’s Hot Chicken to open Fort Wayne restaurant

Joella’s Hot Chicken, a Louisville-based fast casual restaurant known for its hot chicken and made-from-scratch Southern side dishes, will open its fourth Indiana location in Fort Wayne at 1715 Apple Glen Blvd. by the end of 2019. The newest Indiana location joins two Indianapolis-area ...

THE AMISH COOK: Iced coffee cools a hot summer

These summer days are just prime for salads, from lettuce, tomatoes, and onions to cukes or radishes; they all get chopped up and tossed into a salad. Salads are a big part of our menus these days. At our house we chop and throw a little of practically anything; at my in-law's house, all the ...

More tickets available for Friday’s Collective Soul show at Foellinger

The Foellinger Theatre has released additional seats for the Collective Soul concert on Friday, July 12 at 8 p.m. These tickets can be purchased online at bit.ly/foellinger or in person at the Foellinger box office, 3411 Sherman Blvd. (next to Franke Park), or the Parks and Recreation ...

THE AMISH COOK: Enjoy a healthy summer treat

How about joining our family on a trip to Maryland? Yes, I know it’s a long haul, especially with five little ones, but you won’t get bored, and each part of the adventure will be quite eventful. When the idea first came up, I thought I couldn’t do it, but then, when God opens doors, who ...

THE AMISH COOK: Gloria’s sugar-free twist on a summer favorite

We’re home again. It was a great vacation -- or do you call it a vacation while you have a full-time job of caring for five little darlings? For months we had planned on going on a little trip with Daniel’s brother John, his family and a couple of our friends, Mary and Carolyn. Mary was ...

July 13 John Lennon Experience concert at Foellinger cancelled

Just Imagine: The John Lennon Experience has cancelled its scheduled appearance on July 13 at the Foellinger Theatre in Franke Park. Customers who purchased tickets online through Ticketmaster will be automatically refunded, and those who purchased tickets in person can receive full refunds at ...