Living

AMISH COOK COLUMN: Dorcas maid the rounds

It is bright and early, and I feel cozy and blessed in a warm house, with a cup of coffee. There’s a nip in the air outside, autumn has finally arrived in southern Illinois. This is Gloria's mom, by the way. I am filling in for her this week, but she will return next week. I was privileged ...

Glenbrook P.F. Chang’s restaurant to open Monday

P.F. Chang’s will open its newest restaurant at Glenbrook Square Monday, Oct. 22, with Fort Wayne native Chef Jason Walsh leading the culinary team executing P.F Chang’s "Farm to Wok" menu. Farm to Wok® is P.F. Chang’s food philosophy, which means everything is cooked from scratch, ...

AMISH COOK COLUMN: Lemon takes the cake

It's Sunday afternoon and were are cruising down Interstate 70, heading for Hocking Hills in Ohio. We have another 230 miles until our arrival. Yes, we're traveling again. We're taking the whole family; there was no one we wanted to leave back with a babysitter, so all seven of us packed up for ...

Village at Anthony Boulevard to host open house Oct. 17

Lutheran Life Villages has completed the final phase of major renovations to The Village at Anthony Boulevard retirement community in southeast Fort Wayne. To celebrate the event, the facility at 6701 S. Anthony Blvd. will host an open house Oct. 17th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Refreshments will be ...

Pets of the week: Meet Stevie and Parachute

Stevie (Dog) Animal ID: 39695641 Breed: Mixed Breed Age: 2 years Sex: Female Size: Medium Color: White/Tan Weight: 49 lbs. Neutered: Yes Hi! My name is Stevie, and I can't wait to meet you! I love meeting new people - especially when they spoil me with petting and belly ...

Annual Veterans Dental Day November 10

For the fifth consecutive year, Grabill Family Dentistry will be filled with Veterans from 8 AM-2 PM on Saturday, November 10th when dozens of volunteers come to treat the dental needs of our nation's neglected Veterans. Everything from exams, fillings, cleanings and extractions. All provided ...

WORKING STRATEGIES: Tips for doing a presentation during an interview

So let’s see…job interviewing scares most people silly and public speaking is reputed to terrify folks more than being in an airplane crash. I know! Let’s put them together and see if we can induce cardiac arrest in candidates looking for work. That’s probably not what employers are ...

AMISH COOK COLUMN: Gloria’s applesauce morning

Homemade applesauce is something we were always fond of during my growing up years. Now as a mother, I enjoy putting it on the table for my family alongside any hot dish or giving little bites of this pure goodness to the baby boys. This year, however, I wasn't sure when I would find the time ...

Michael Hollman to present organ recital Oct. 14

Mike Hollman, director of music at Zion Lutheran Church, will present his annual organ recital at 3 p.m. Oct. 14 at the church, 2313 S. Hanna St. The recital will include works by J.S. Bach, William Walond and Georg Phillip Telemann and Maurice Durufle and will be followed by a reception. The ...

Pets of the week: Meet Bear & Quail

Bear (Dog) Animal ID: 39518203 Breed: Mixed Breed Age: 1 year Sex: Male Size: Large Color: Brindle/White Weight: 52 lbs. Neutered: Yes Hi there! Bear here. I'm a sweet boy with a loveable personality and a cute brindle coat. The stripe down the top of my head makes me unique, ...

WORKING STRATEGIES COLUMN: Minimum Wage Increases – 10 points to consider

Like many cities across the country, my hometown of St. Paul is currently embroiled in a discussion about raising the minimum wage. Many believe that an increase to $15 an hour is certain, with the debate mostly focused on specific issues, such as “carveouts” that allow exceptions for ...

Pets of the week: Erik & Ms. Sparkleclaws

Erik (Dog) Animal ID: 39641524 Breed: Mixed Breed Age: 3 years Sex: Male Size: Large Color: Black/White Weight: 54 lbs. Neutered: Yes Hi there! I'm Erik, with a K! I'm a friendly guy with a happy face and the cutest speckled coat. I love to be around people. In fact, if I'm not ...

AMISH COOK COLUMN: Autumn salad takes the cake

It’s early Wednesday morning. The house is peacefully quiet, so I’m seizing the opportunity to get in touch with you all. Last night we had an enjoyable, cozy birthday party around a campfire. This time it was for my mom. My younger brother, Micah and his wife, Rose, and there three ...

DAD GAME COLUMN: Exploring Gen Con and defeating Harry (finally)

I spent the first week of August among my people. Over 60,000 tabletop game lovers descended on Indianapolis to wander the halls, stand in the lines, and play all of the games at Gen Con, the largest and longest-running game convention in North America. As always, it felt glorious. This year, ...

WORKING STRATEGIES COLUMN: Disaster Preparation, Career Edition

We’re living in an age of disasters, both natural and human-caused. Wherever we turn, it seems we’re faced with the headlines: wildfires, floods, hurricanes, mass shootings...of course, living through such events is multitudes worse than reading about them. Indeed, a disaster doesn’t ...

AMISH COOK COLUMN: Gloria has a hunch about the punch

It's 1:00, Wednesday afternoon at our house. The church ladies and girls are all invited to our house for a few hours of fellowship. This time it's my turn to host the monthly ladies Bible study. Each time we review a chapter in the book, "The Power of True Success." I enjoy attending these ...

Pets of the week: Charlton & Mystery Buddy

Charlton (Dog) Animal ID: 39482765 Breed: Mixed Breed Age: 8 months Sex: Male Size: Large Color: Black/White Weight: 42 lbs. Neutered: Yes Hello! I'm Charlton. I'm a handsome, playful young pup waiting to find my perfect forever home. I'd do best in an environment with an ...

AMISH COOK COLUMN: Bupli’s on at the Yoder’s

I wish you could have been here at our house yesterday. We had the opportunity of hosting church services at our house, as well as lunch then supper and a hymn singing in the evening. We had a great day. One of the things we enjoy the most in having services at our house is planning and ...

Fort Wayne Museum of Art celebrates the art of the guitar

Fort Wayne Museum of Art is proud to present “Medieval To Metal: The Art & Evolution Of The Guitar”, a touring exhibition on view at FWMoA September 29-January 6 that celebrates the artistic development of the guitar. Developed by The National GUITAR Museum (NGM), it features 40 ...