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The Dad Game: Checking out “Scavenge” (and Gen Con, too)

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a raccoon. Seriously. They could climb trees, manipulate stuff with their little paws, and they sported a cool eye mask everywhere they went. They’re like the Batman of wildlife. Granted, I was fuzzy on where they slept and what they ate, but considering ...

Indiana trail inducted into Rail-Trail Hall of Fame

The Cardinal Greenway Trail in east-central Indiana has been inducted into Rail-Trail Hall of Fame by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), one of the nation's largest trails organizations. The trail was among five trails nationwide nominated for induction, and it won its spot in the hall of ...

Restaurant Notes extra: Northern Indiana Beer Trail will be hopping

Last weekend my husband asked me if a local beer trail existed. I said no, but by the next day I'd learned there IS a Northern Indiana Beer Trail brewing. Fifteen local and area breweries, including the new 2Toms Brewing Co., which opened last week, have joined together in the Northern Indiana ...

RECIPE: How to turn campfire favorite s’mores into an ice cream cake

The combination of chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows is irresistible. We wanted to take each element of s'mores and reimagine this beloved campfire snack as a magnificent ice cream cake. Combining warm, gooey s'mores with ice cream may sound like a mess, but we found a way to add ...

Alex Trebek can see life without ‘Jeopardy’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Trebek can see life without "Jeopardy." Speaking Sunday on Fox News' "OBJECTified," the 78-year-old said the odds are 50/50, "and a little less," he won't return to the game show he's hosted since 1984 when his contract expires in 2020. He noted he'll be 80 and will ...

DAVE RAMSEY: The numbers don’t lie

Dear Dave: Why do you think all debt is bad? Aren't some kinds of debt, like a mortgage or student loans, good? — Nathan Dear Nathan: It sounds like you're letting me know you think some kinds of debt are okay, instead of really asking for my opinion. When you ask a question that's really a ...

BETTY STEIN: A little bit of this, a little bit of that

As of this writing, the Baltimore Orioles have lost 74 games this season. I wondered if that was a record, so went to an old faithful friend Google, and no, that’s far from a record, but they are on pace for one. A team called the Cleveland Spiders back in 1899 lost 134 games in one season. ...

Fort Wayne Parks pools will close soon for the season

Young people are getting ready to return to college and high school, and that means Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department pools also will close soon for the summer. McMillen Pool in McMillen Park will close for the season at 7 p.m. Friday and Memorial Pool in Memorial Park will close at ...

THINGS TO DO: Week of July 30

There’s always plenty to fill your day with. Here are CurrentFortWayne’s picks for something to day every day this week. MONDAY: World Embroidery Day – Allen County Public Library: Stitch your heart away from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during World Embroidery Day at the Downtown Library. Come try ...

THE AMISH COOK: Gloria’s grandma hangs tough

Our days are filled with their own twists and turns. Grandma (Mommy) has outlived all the guesses made by the doctors and nurses. Hospice is in and out each day since Mommy was brought home from the hospital. Over a week ago they told us that it'll only be hours, but still, she is hanging on. ...

ON TAP THIS WEEKEND: July 27-29

You’ve worked hard all week. As a reward, get out and enjoy some of these events around town from CurrentFortWayne.com. Allen County Fair: Through Sunday • Allen County Fairgrounds: Head out to the Allen County Fairgrounds for six days of carnival rides, animal shows, live music, ...

Candy to art — The 1415 Gallery was a lifelong learning to love of art

A little-known American Impressionist painter by the name of John Elwood Bundy (1853-1933) was responsible in part for first kindling a love of art in Richmond native Laura A. Issen, now a Snow Lake resident. This passion that Issen has nurtured, and kept close to her heart as she was ...

AMY LINDGREN: Three rules for cover letters

Job search paperwork can be a drag, to put it mildly. Hours spent on developing or revising one’s resume pale against the time devoured by online applications. LinkedIn profiles can go relatively quickly but posting them can be tedious. With all of the effort devoted to finding just the right ...