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Fort Wayne 3rd-grader to be interviewed on NBC’s ‘Today’ show

Fort Wayne third-grader Sammie Vance set out to change the world, and her progress has contributed to her making an appearance May 22 on the NBC television network's "Today" morning show. After learning about Buddy Benches during her Vacation Bible School program last summer at Blackhawk ...

Cindy Joyner is city’s new Community Development director

Cindy Joyner has been promoted to director of the city's Community Development Division. She succeeds Greg Leatherman, who retired last month. Joyner has 16 years of experience in local government. Since 2008, she’s served as a deputy director in the Community Development Division overseeing ...

Historic West Main Street Farmers Market opens Friday for the season

The Historic West Main Street Farmers Market will mark its 10th year of operation when it opens this Friday for the season. The market will be open 3-8 p.m. Fridays from this week through October, an announcement said. Market vendors set up at 1936 W. Main St. The market, which is owned and ...

Fort Wayne Parks to open Northside Pool, park splash pads on May 26

Get ready for summer! The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department will open its park splash pads and Northside Pool on May 26. Splash pads will be turned on at 9 a.m. May 26 for the summer, the parks department announced Monday. Northside Pool will be open May 26-28 for Memorial Day ...

Advisory issued for traffic around Memorial Coliseum during IPFW graduation

The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum warns about traffic Wednesday along Coliseum Boulevard, Parnell Avenue and other roads surrounding the complex for the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne commencement. A large crowd is expected for the commencement ceremony, scheduled to ...

County accepting nominations for Vendeveer service award

The Allen County Board of Commissioners is accepting nominations for the second annual "Linda and Jerry Vandeveer Impact Award," which is designed to honor volunteerism and community service work in honor of the longtime community advocates. Nominations will be accepted through June 30, and ...

New Haven to host annual Veterans’ Ride Saturday

The 9th Annual Veterans’ Memorial Motorcycle Ride is scheduled for Saturday, May 12, in New Haven. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. at American Legion Post 330, and a $10 donation will benefit the Schnelker Veterans' Memorial Park. The rain date will be June 2. After the opening ceremony, ...

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: May 7 in photos

News-Sentinel.com takes a daily look back at some of the historical people and events from our archives for this day of the calendar year through the years. We hope you enjoy our gallery.

Best-selling author Alice Hoffman to speak Monday in Fort Wayne

Best-selling author Alice Hoffman, whose books include "Here on Earth" and "Practical Magic" and popular young adult novels such as "Aquamarine" and "The Ice Queen," will be the speaker for the annual People of the Book lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Rifkin Campus at 5200 at 5200 Old Mill ...

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: May 6 in photos

News-Sentinel.com takes a daily look back at some of the historical people and events from our archives for this day of the calendar year through the years. We hope you enjoy our gallery.

Restaurant Notes extra: Ruth’s Chris Fort Wayne serves up a VIP experience

We'd often heard about Ruth's Chris Steak House over the years, but we never thought we'd get a chance to try it in our own hometown. We had such a good time going through the new $6 million restaurant in Skyline Tower last week. We couldn't wait for Friday, when we got the chance to sit ...