New Year’s Eve Celebrations – Fort Wayne : Celebrate New Year’s Eve with two celebrations, at noon join Science Central’s Countdown to Noon celebration. Then in the evening, celebrate at the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop, which begins at 7 p.m. and culminates with a ball drop at midnight!


There’s always plenty to fill your day with. Here are some picks for something to do day every day this week, from our friends at Happy Holidays – Fort Wayne: Celebrate the season, and discover some of downtown Fort Wayne’s beautiful decorations with your family! Or ...


THE AMISH COOK: Pie Time For Pie

What an eventful day! Mom invited my two sister-in-laws and me to her house for the day. Plans were to bake pies and do whatever other projects we wanted to bring along. Pies sounded like an impressive option to me, especially since I just don’t find as much time to work in the kitchen as I ...

Planning a spirited holiday? Be aware of places ' hours, such as 
Three Rivers Distilling Company, with its vodka, gin and rum seen here. Most liquor stores that sell alcohol will be closed on Monday, Christmas Day, and they can't sell alcohol on Sundays.  (Photo by Lisa M. Esquivel Long of

Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve fall on Sundays, so get your alcohol early

With Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve falling on Sundays, those who plan to toast the holidays with alcohol will have to plan ahead. Also, while retailers legally can sell alcohol on Christmas, most don't plan to be open, so that means you'll have to add any alcoholic products to your shopping ...

Wright wears hunter orange when deer hunting and just camouflage when going for upland birds. (By Barb Sieminski for The News-Sentinel)

Big-game adventures – and marriage – on the safari for Barb Wright

When someone gets married on an African safari on the 4th of July, you’d better believe that person – in this case, Barb Wright – loves guided hunting jaunts. (She is crazy about her husband, too – after all, he came with her, didn’t he?) Born in the mountains of Colorado where ...

On tap this weekend from

You’ve worked hard all week. As a reward, get out and enjoy some of these events around town from Old-Time Country Christmas Festival of Lights — Today through Saturday • Moose Lake Christian Craft Village: Enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmastime and say ...

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 ...