Triple Threat Performing Arts won first place in the "People's Choice" Category.

Photo Gallery: Downtown holiday window decorating contest winners announced

The Downtown Improvement District announced the results of its third annual Downtown Holiday Window Decorating Contest. The contest was designed to be an opportunity for any Downtown business or organization to join in the holiday cheer by decorating their window. Thirty-six businesses and ...

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JOHN ROSEMOND: Is the toddler running the family?

Q: My parents recently told me that my husband and I are letting our toddler run our family and that it’s becoming increasingly uncomfortable for them to visit or have us visit with them – they live 10 miles away – because of her misbehavior. Mind you, she is only 28 months old. They told ...

The Salvation Army needs bell ringers for Saturday. ( file photo)

Fort Wayne Salvation Army in need of bell ringers Saturday

The Salvation Army is looking for volunteer bell ringers for its Red Kettle campaign 5-9 p.m. Dec. 23. Call Linda at 260-515-6526. UPDATED: Salvation Army still in need of help to reach its holiday fundraising goal

Arcos Restaurante Mexicano aims to provide an upscale dining experience.
(Photo courtesy of Arcos Restaurante Mexicano)

Restaurant Notes extra: Arcos on Dupont Road aims for upscale Mexican dining

Arcos Restaurante Mexicano has filled the former Bandidos spot on Dupont Road, but its owners are aiming to provide a different experience than what Fort Wayne customers are used to. "We're more upscale," said Eduardo Gonzalez, general manager and part-owner. The restaurant opened Dec. ...

A display at the Olive Twist, Covington Plaza, shows a soup bean mix called "Indiana Bubble Bath." The $8.99 packet contains a beautiful mix of organic beans grown by DeCamp Gardens in Albion.  (Photo by Tanya Isch Caylor for The News-Sentinel)

ADVENTURES IN FOOD AND FITNESS: Shop local for healthy, last-minute gifts

It’s a week before Christmas, but there’s no reason to panic. For gifts that promote good health, shopping local is almost always your best option – and you’ll reduce holiday stress by eliminating worries about shipping time. As an added bonus, many of the places where you’ll find ...


THE AMISH COOK: Healthy chocolate for Christmas?

How can it be that Christmas is actually just around the corner? It just seems unreal that Thanksgiving has already passed and Christmas preparations are in full swing almost every way you turn. While I tend to try to "slow time down", (if there is such a thing,) my husband, Daniel is ever ...


AMY LINDGREN: Last-Minute Job Search

Are you a last-minute holiday shopper? It’s been a weakness of mine for ages. There have been years when I wrapped gifts in the car as my husband drove north to the in-laws. Of course, I routinely miss the recommended date for mailing packages; for that matter, I have sent holiday cards in ...

Gift Wrapping for a Reason provides free gift wrappings for customers at Glenbrook Square, across from Barnes & Noble, until Dec. 24. Donations are accepted to support the Rescue Mission's programs for the homeless. (Photo by Brad Saleik of

All thumbs with gift wrapping? Rescue Mission helping out at Glenbrook Square

The Rescue Mission is providing free gift wrapping services through Gift Wrapping for a Reason at Glenbrook Square, across from Barnes & Noble, until Dec. 24. Glenbrook shoppers can get gifts wrapped, curbside loading and drop-off service. A seating lounge with hot beverages is also ...

Marjorie Stephens has been named president/CEO of Better Business Bureau Serving Northern Indiana.(ARCHIVE)

BBB Tips: List of scams for December

This list is current as of November 30, 2017. Readers should take into consideration the importance of the practice in question and the total performance of the company. For complete information, please visit 1. "This is your final notice! $100 in Savings to Wal-Mart, Target, and ...

Hi there! I'm Stella Dear. I'm a sweet and gentle gal who loves people. I’ve got long legs, which are perfect for running, playing, and accompanying you on adventures! Being outdoors is one of my favorite things, along with sniffing out new scents. All I need in life is someone to take care of me and love me forever. Could that be you? Visit me today at the Allen County SPCA!
Animal ID: 23962260

Breed: Coonhound, Black and Tan/Mix

Age: 4 years

Sex: Female

Size: Large

Color: Black/Tan

Weight: 61 lbs.

Spayed: Yes

ASPCA Pets of the week

The Allen County SPCA is at 4914 S. Hanna St., Fort Wayne, IN 46806. You can call it at 1-260-744-0454, Ext. 211.

On tap this weekend

You’ve worked hard all week. As a reward, get out and enjoy some of these events around town from our friends at Peter and the Starcatcher: Today and Saturday • Arena Dinner Theatre: Discover the story of The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up – Peter Pan! Take your ...