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BETTY STEIN: More quizes . . . how well do you communicate?

I’m so glad you enjoy the quizzes; I enjoy making them up. In this one there usually is some communication taking place. But maybe there isn’t. Anyway, enjoy. And score at least 80, with 5 points for each correct answer. Let’s begin. 1. Who wrote, “How do I love thee? Let me count the ...

DAVE RAMSEY: Insurance after diagnosis

Dear Dave: I started looking at life insurance policies after my wife and I had our daughter. During the screening process, I found out I had testicular cancer. I went through treatments, and the doctors have officially declared me to be in remission. Still, I can’t find a life insurance ...

JOHN ROSEMOND: Nothing new under the sun when it comes to toilet training

Strolling through my go-to grocery store the other day, I happened down the Baby Products aisle where I spied packages of toilet-training pants featuring pictures of happy children who looked at least three, some as old as five. The first question that came to mind: Why would a five-year-old ...

AMISH COOK: Gloria has the energy (bites)

I don’t know about you all, but for me doing lots of baking in this weather and heating up the house just doesn’t seem very practical. I’d rather cut down on baked goods rather than going to too much bother on a hot day. A few days ago I told Julia we really should find the recipe we ...

‘Downton Abbey’ movie to shoot this summer

NEW YORK (AP) — Three years after going off the air, "Downton Abbey" is coming back as a movie. Focus Features said Friday that it will this summer begin production on a "Downton" film that will reunite the Crawley family on the big screen. Series creator Julian Fellowes wrote the ...

Two authors with Fort Wayne links win Glick Indiana Author Awards

Editor's note: This story was updated to correct information about the Emerging Author Award finalists. Two authors with Fort Wayne ties were among six writers with Indiana connections who were named winners or finalists in the 2018 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors ...

Study: Fort Wayne is 8th worst city for recreation

According to a new study from the experts at WalletHub, Fort Wayne is considered the 8th worst city for recreation out of the 100 largest U.S. cities. The study comes as the month of July is National Parks and Recreation month. America's largest cities invested over $7 billion this past year ...

DAVE RAMSEY: Keep it simple and safe

Dear Dave, My husband and I finally have our full emergency fund in place. Like you recommend, we’ve kept it in a money market account with check writing privileges for easy accessibility. Recently, we heard about short-term bond funds with a higher interest rate than our current money ...

Photos: Allen County Trailblazers participants hike at Metea County Park

Bob Dispenza, park and education manager at Metea County Park, 8401 Union Chapel Road, leads a free hike Sunday on the Softshell Turtle Trail. It's one of the Allen County Trailblazers routes to get people into the outdoors. Registered participants who complete 10 of the 14 designated trails ...

AMY LINDGREN: Job Search for Millennials — Don’t Be Goldilocks

Graduation ceremonies are finished for the season, the last party streamers hanging damply from garden gates, the final chords of Pomp and Circumstance echoing faintly in parents’ ears. For families of this year’s college and tech school graduates, this may be the happiest graduation ...

Beach Boys concert Sunday in Fort Wayne dropped from their concert schedule

Refunds are available for people who bought tickets to Beach Boys concert scheduled for this Sunday, which has been canceled for "logistical issues," the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department announced on its website. The surfer rock group had been scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. at ...

Garth Brooks to play Notre Dame Stadium’s 1st music concert

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Fighting Irish and country music will come together on the gridiron, with Garth Brooks announcing plans to play the first-ever music concert at Notre Dame's football stadium. The country superstar joined famed former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz during a press ...

A brief history of the s’more, America’s favorite campfire snack

(THE CONVERSATION) This summer, 45 million pounds of marshmallows will be toasted over a fire in America. Many will be used as an ingredient in the quintessential summer snack: the s’more. Huddling around a campfire and eating gooey marshmallows and warm chocolate sandwiched between two ...

THE AMISH COOK: Islands in the stream

Hey, how about taking a moment and joining our family as we go back to the woods to gather some stones at the creek? I really didn't expect that I'll have the chance to go along with our five little ones, but when my husband Daniel told me that he'd really like for me to join them I knew ...

Vote in Reader’s Choice contest

Your town, your vote. Nominations have been compiled for Fort Wayne Newspaper's annual 2018 Readers' Choice Best of... Now it's time to vote! Winners will be announced in September 2018 on FortWayne.com. Deadline to vote is August ...

DAN VANCE: Draw of Franke Park Day Camp hasn’t changed in over 25 years

Put down your iPads and your Fortnite, it's time to go to camp. Yes, camp. Yes, outdoors. Yes, mud, sweat, bug spray and campfires. But today’s kid couldn’t possibly be ready for Franke Park Day Camp the way I remember it, led then — as it is now — by Chris Freehill. Before I turned ...

ON TAP THIS WEEKEND — July 6-8

You’ve worked hard all week. As a reward, get out and enjoy some of these events around town from CurrentFortWayne.com Fort Wayne TinCaps: Friday and Saturday • Parkview Field: Head downtown to cheer on the TinCaps. Experience the family-friendly fun at Parkview Field — ranked as the #1 ...