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Amish Cook: Glazed apple pie and asking the Amish Cook

Over the past several months I’ve been blessed with numerous column readers who have made inquiries about various aspects of Amish life. Today I got the inspiration to simply write some of my answers to all of you who may be interested. A common question I get is about “rumschpringe.” ...

Jim Thurber performs a facial strengthening exercise during the "Natural Face Lift" class he teaches at the Parkview Senior Wellness Center. (By Tanya Isch Caylor for The News-Sentinel)

Exercise class targets facial muscles

Jim Thurber places his thumbs at the corners of his mouth and presses down, forcing his lips into a gruesome grimace. “Now imagine in your mind you’re trying to do a big smile, but your thumbs are going to prevent you from doing that,” he says through clenched teeth. His students, ...

Barbara Travis, right, hired Greta Graebner to take care of her flower beds because Travis no longer can maintain them herself. A growing number of older adults are finding themselves in the same situation. (By Kevin Kilbane of The News-Sentinel)

More older adults facing tough decisions about gardens, landscaping

Barbara Travis used to spend 6-8 hours a day working on the flower beds and landscaping around her southwest Fort Wayne home. "I physically am not able to do it anymore," said Travis, 84, a former Purdue Master Gardener volunteer. Recently, she spend two hours working in the yard in the ...

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Photojournalist remembers Fort Wayne as fertile ground for learning his craft

When you see gripping images of disaster, chaos or politics from around the world, former News-Sentinel photographer Chip Somodevilla may be the man behind the camera. In recent weeks, Somodevilla's photography of racists and anti-Semites fighting with anti-racists in Charlottesville, Va., ...

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Carl Hartup trained his lens on newspaper subjects for 36 years

Carl Hartup doesn’t own a camera – at least not one of the digital kind. Hartup, 87, spent decades as a News-Sentinel photographer, when hurrying back to the newspaper on deadline meant factoring in time to process film in the darkroom. Hartup, who now lives in Columbus, Ohio, had been ...

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Foellinger legacy helps children and families

Helene Foellinger contributed to Fort Wayne not just as publisher of The News-Sentinel, but by improving its quality of life as a philanthropist. Those contributions continue decades after her death and will likely well into the future, thanks to the Foellinger Foundation, created by her ...

Change in professions led to long career at The News-Sentinel

Susan Archibald Stone’s best memories of her 29 years at The News-Sentinel involve the people she met. Stone, now 85, originally planned to be an English teacher. She discovered she didn’t enjoy teaching, however, and she was hired at The News-Sentinel initially to help with the ...

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Gardening column: Now really isn’t the time to prune Viburnum

While writing this column I heard the sounds of someone pruning the viburnum shrubs along the front of my apartment. My first thought was, why are they doing that now, this is not the time to prune. Obviously being in an apartment I have no control over the care of the yard and garden so ...

BBB Tips: Las Vegas tragedy: Give, but give wisely…

This is a consumer advice column written by the Better Business Bureau of Northern Indiana. In the wake of the unthinkable tragedy in Las Vegas, in which 59 people were shot to death and more than 500 were injured at a concert Sunday, many Americans want to help. But there are others who ...

Edmunds: Ioniq, Bolt, Leaf give EV buyers options to Model 3

The Tesla Model 3 has captured the interest of both mainstream car buyers and electric vehicle enthusiasts alike. The Model 3's combination of sleek styling, long range and semiautonomous driving features gives the Model 3 an "it" factor that's hard to resist. But with a base price of ...

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Science Central is crawling with ‘Spiders!’

Science Central has about 100 arachnids in the traveling exhibit "Spiders!" through Jan. 7. Visitors will learn about arachnids in literature, songs and more, including the Italian tarantella dance, with moves said to mimic those of a victim of the bite of a wolf spider. Visitors can view the ...

Tiny house showcase Oct. 13-15

Brightpoint will hold a Tiny house showcase and home tour Oct. 13-15 at Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St. The showcase features tiny home tours and products and services focusing on tiny living spaces, sustainability, simple living, do-it-yourself, environmental consciousness, self-sufficiency ...

‘Wash for a Cause’ Saturday

Mike's Carwash will participate in its annual Wash for a Cause Saturday at locations in Fort Wayne and Mishawaka to benefit YMCA Youth Service Bureau. Half of all proceeds from every Ultimate Wash purchased Saturday will benefit the nonprofit which provides support for troubled youth and ...

Parenting column: Parents must act quickly to steer child clear of phobias

Q: Over the past year, our 4-year-old has developed several fears that have become quite disruptive. It started with a fear of dogs, which is inconvenient given that there are lots of dogs in our neighborhood. Since then she’s become afraid of noises at night, wind (she thinks a hurricane is ...

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Artists create murals at Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Two internationally-recognized muralists, Yis “Nosego” Goodwin and St. Monci, are in Fort Wayne creating two original murals at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.Yis “Nosego” Goodwin is a Philadelphia-based artist who uses raw illustrative skills combined with contemporary styling and ...

Dupree Memorial Church Middle School Math Contest top finishers were, from left, Douglas Trujillo, fifth; Brian Waltz, second; Taylor O'Neal, third; Kiara Kelly-Smith, fourth; and Hannah Offhaus, first place.

Middle School Math Contest Winners Recognized

Five students received cash prizes in the third annual Middle School Math Contest held by Dupree Memorial Church, 1231 Hayden St. During the contest, which was held Sept. 23, each student had to complete a packet of multiple middle school-level math problems, an event news release said. ...

Ivy Tech has $300k in flood damage after August Fort Wayne storm

Flash flooding in August caused about $300,000 in damage and repairs to Ivy Tech Community College's North Campus in Fort Wayne, and $70,000 of that is the gym floor, according to Andrew D. Welch, executive director of marketing and communications. Insurance is expected to cover most of the ...