Living Large in Little Homes
Oct11

Living Large in Little Homes

If you’ve been wanting to live bigger while taking up less space, you may want to hop aboard the small house movement. This weekend provides the perfect opportunity, as local nonprofit organization Brightpoint will hold it’s inaugural Tiny House Showcase. Join them October 13-15 at Parkview Field to get a first-hand look at a variety of tiny homes. Also, take time to explore multiple local and national vendors that can help all of your downsizing dreams come true. Brightpoint’s mission is to help people remove the causes and conditions of poverty. By hosting this event, they hope to bring awareness to what they do with quality, affordable housing. Jennie Renner, Development Manager, says they are also looking to start the conversation of a possible tiny house community in the area, something that isn’t possible now due to residential building restrictions. “If that’s what we wanted to do, we would have to make some changes, so we wanted to see how people felt about that. So far, it’s been positive,” said Renner. Four tiny homes are currently scheduled to be on display, along with vendors who weren’t able to bring a home, but will have plenty of information on hand. What else can people expect to see? “Probably the most unusual one is Nature’s Earthly Way. They do composting toilets,” said Renner. Other participants include Fort Wayne Outfitters, North Coast Organics, and Clean Craft Soapworks, just to name a few. Come and get a sneak peak Friday night at the VIP Preview Party, where you can view some tiny homes, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Also, keynote speaker Michael Anthony will be talking about Lomax, a tiny house community in his home of San Pierre, Indiana. If you attend Friday, you will also get a ticket to return later in the weekend. VIP Preview Party:  $40 Friday, October 13, 2017 – 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM General Admission:  $12 Saturday, October 14, 2017 – 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM Sunday, October 15, 2017 – 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM Children 12 and under get in free with an adult. Tickets and more information can be...

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New to Fort Wayne: Diving Into the Three Rivers
Aug02

New to Fort Wayne: Diving Into the Three Rivers

A year ago, if you would’ve told me I’d leave my job, and move to Indiana to live with a girlfriend and two kids, I would’ve easily called you crazy. I’ve always been an introverted loner, and living in Kentucky, who wanted to move back to the East Coast, or even go west. Fast forward to today, and here I am… writing a blog… about how I left my job to move to Indiana to live with a girlfriend and two kids. As I dive into this new adventure, I figure I may as well document my experiences. Well, figuring out how the whole family thing works might be a little difficult to write about, but I can at least share some of our adventures in my new home. Along the way, maybe I can even turn others on to some interesting, unique, and fun things to do in Summit City. Moving to a different place can be intimidating but exciting at the same time. Everything is new. Where do you start? I usually just think of things I like, and go find them. I like food (who doesn’t?). This is obviously not a hard one to find, and you’re probably not going to run out of choices any time soon. From breakfast at Cindy’s Diner, to dessert at Eddie Merlot’s, I’ve gotten a good sample of Fort Wayne cuisine. Actually, the more I think of examples–sushi at Pho-Shi, Powers burgers, The Golden –I’ve sampled a lot more than I initially thought. Oh, and the food trucks could easily have their own blog. I like beer. As one of those beer snobs, local breweries are a must. Luckily, I’ve had no problems finding some good ones. Mad Anthony was the first local beer I checked out. Summit City Brewerks has been the most visited. Trubble’s great, as is Junk Ditch and the rest. Ok, really, it’s not like there are any bad ones, or ones I haven’t tried. Maybe I’m not as snobbish as I thought. I like music. Seeing live shows has been my go-to activity for about the last 20 years. While I have yet to see any big-name acts at the Coliseum, I’ve caught a handful of local and national talent at smaller venues. No bands have disappointed me at the Brass Rail. I’ve found some talented musicians at aforementioned breweries and even enjoyed some metal from School of Rock at Friday Nites Live. Along with these three pleasures, I can’t count the number of festivals I’ve been to or heard about. Toss in the numerous parks, businesses, and organizations, and I have no doubt that...

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