LFW Member Spotlight – Cole Trammell
Jul23

LFW Member Spotlight – Cole Trammell

Have you ever wondered who the people behind Living Fort Wayne are? Or maybe you’re curious about the different things our team does every day that make Living Fort Wayne the go-to destination for all the great things happening in our city. In this new spotlight series, we’ll be featuring a few of our amazing volunteers who will share a bit about their contributions to Living Fort Wayne and what they do outside of their volunteer work with us. Today we are spotlighting Living Fort Wayne’s Technology and Analytics Manager, Cole Trammell! What is your role with Living Fort Wayne and why did you decide to volunteer for our blog? Technology and analytics Manager. I choose to work for Living Fort Wayne because I wanted something fun to do with my free time! Tell us one thing about your life outside of Living Fort Wayne I’m a huge hockey nut and I’m currently a senior at Snider High School If you could live any other place in the world, besides Fort Wayne, where would you live and why? I would probably have to say one of Fort Wayne’s Sister Cities, Taizhou, China! If you haven’t seen or heard of it, I encourage you to look it up! Within the states, I would move to New York because there are so may business opportunities. If you had a friend coming in from out of town, what is the one can’t miss thing you would show them or do with them in Fort Wayne? Take them to the Embassy to see Fort Wayne Philharmonic or a Komets Game! If you were going to karaoke tonight, what song would you sing? Yikes, good question! Either “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen or “Fight For your Right” by the Beastie Boys Keep your eyes peeled for the next Spotlight with another one of Living Fort Wayne’s volunteers. If you’d like to learn more about opportunities to help out with our blog, send us an email at info@livingfortwayne.com or reach out to us on Twitter and Facebook. We’re always interested in meeting with other folks who are passionate about sharing all that’s great about living, working and playing right here in Fort...

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New Year’s Eve 2017 in the Fort
Dec22

New Year’s Eve 2017 in the Fort

The countdown to 2018 has already begun, but it becomes official on New Year’s Eve.  As usual, Fort Wayne will not be short on happenings for the big day.  This New Year’s Eve, you’ll have a variety of choices on how best to ring in 2018.  Read on for some of our favorite celebration ideas for December 31, 2017.  There’s something for everyone! For the Kiddos Science Central’s Countdown to Noon Join Fort Wayne’s favorite science museum from 10am-3pm to don a party hat and noisemaker and enjoy face painting, science demos, and the museum’s many interesting exhibits.  Get there early to count down the seconds to noon and witness the 2,018-balloon drop.   View this post on Instagram Hey #fortwayne ! Come celebrate the New Year at Science Central! Countdown to Noon is on December 31st from 10 am to 2 pm. 🎉 #nye #dtfw A post shared by Science Central (@sciencecentral) on Dec 27, 2016 at 12:19pm PST ACPL Countdown to New Year’s Head to the Globe Room at the main library branch from 2-3pm if your little ones love arts and crafts.  Confetti pipes and other projects are on the agenda, along with noisemakers and an apple juice toast.   NYE Kids Lock-In Party If you’ve been searching for a New Year’s Eve babysitter, look no further than Game Day Sports Camp.  Their responsibly screened and trained staff, along with security and law enforcement, will supervise (and feed!) your K-8th-graders at The ASH Centre as they play sports and games, watch movies, and other surprises.  All they need is a sleeping bag! View this post on Instagram The kids of Fort Wayne will have the best New Year Celebration ever! Bring sleeping bags and excitement! Your children will party and play safely while you ring in the New Year, guilt-free. Sports, Games, Movies, and NYE surprises! Countdown toast at midnight. Dinner and breakfast provided. Hired security/law enforcement will be present. Lock-in will be supervised by a well trained, highly screened staff. $50 per party guest Grades K-8 Email info@gdscamp.com to RSVP. #nye #fortwayne #ops #gdscamp #party A post shared by Game Day Sports Camp ™️ (@gdscamp) on Oct 31, 2017 at 9:43am PDT For the Whole Family Fort Wayne Komets vs. Toledo Walleye Every year, the Komets host an exciting and well-attended New Year’s Eve hockey game.  Beat the crowds and buy your tickets now.   View this post on Instagram It's time to make your #NewYearsEve plans! 🎉🎉 ⠀ Komets vs Walleye at 7:30PM⠀ A post shared by Fort Wayne Komets (@fwkomets) on Dec 18, 2017 at 12:46pm PST Fantasy of Lights December 31st is...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Mar30

LFW Weekly Fun File

–This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you don’t quite see what you’re looking for, check out our events calendar. If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekly Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com or you can go ahead and submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. Inaugural FORT WAYNE SOUP Thursday, March 30 at 6 p.m. The goal is to foster community and civic engagement through social and democratic interaction.  If you’re interested in learning more, check out the post. Second Chances Art Exhibit and Fundraiser Friday, March 31 at 6 p.m. This will be an amazing night raising money for an awesome organization in our community. Donnie Darko 15th Anniversary Late Night Screening… Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1 Special screenings of the newly restored 15th anniversary special of Donnie Darko! Maumee, Mary And Joseph Comedy Festival Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1 Don’t miss Fort Wayne’s first comedy festival. It’s sure to be a good time! Journey, Allen County War Memorial Friday, March 31 at 7 p.m. Who doesn’t love Journey? Fool Hardy History Saturday, April 1 at 1 p.m. Fool Hardy History challenges the public to identify unusual or mysterious objects from the museum’s 28,000 piece object collection. Guesses are submitted to History Center staff, and the individuals with the most correct guesses will win prizes. The Phil Masterworks: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. Three Shakespearean works are represented here in vastly different guises. The program’s centerpiece is Mendelssohn’s sparkling A Midsummer Night’s Dream, complete with actors reading from the Bard’s comedy. Science Central Spring Break Camps April 3 – 8 Have some fun and keep learning this spring break! Registration deadline is 2 days before camp begins … don’t wait! Fort Wayne Komets vs. Toledo Walleye Wednesday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. Spend your Wednesday evening this Spring Break with the Komets! Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Get out and have some fun this weekend! We can’t wait to see you around our...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Feb23

LFW Weekly Fun File

Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? We compile a list of events and activities every week! This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you don’t quite see what you’re looking for, check out our events calendar. If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekly Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com or you can go ahead and submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. 1. Stupid F@% ing Bird Thursday, February 23 through Saturday, February 25 “An aspiring young director rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation. A nubile young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art, and growing up can be. In this irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, playwright Aaron Posner stages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all.”   2. Fort Wayne Komets Pink the Rink Weekend Saturday and Sunday, February 25 and 26 A weekend with the Komets to benefit breast cancer research.   3. Fort Wayne Women’s Expo Saturday and Sunday, February 25 and 26 Health, beauty, fashion, and home! Check out the awesome vendors, and benefit breast cancer research!   4. Hats Off to Reading! Saturday, February 25 at 10 a.m. Storytime, activities, prizes, and a celebration of the one-of-a-kind Dr. Seuss. It’s free and open to all ages.   5. Fort Wayne / West Central Development Update Saturday, February 25 at 10:30 a.m. Find out what downtown development means for the surrounding neighborhoods. It’s an exciting time!   6. Wedding Expo Saturday, February 25 at 5:30 p.m. Shop local for your wedding! Local vendors will be coming out to show you all the things they have to offer for your special day.   7. Cinema Center Sings the Oscars – Annual Oscar Party & Fundraiser Saturday, February 25 at 6 p.m. It’s the Cinema Center’s annual fundraiser, and it’s a blast! This year, they’re celebrating the return of the Hollywood movie musical.   8. 2017 Bridal Extravaganza Sunday, February 26 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. And so wedding season begins.   9. Fat Tuesday at Mad Anthony Brewing Company Tuesday, February 28 at 6 p.m. Live music, a cajun and creole menu, and an authentic Mardi Gras experience!   10. Drawn Together Celebrate creativity and community at Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, and Spirits.   11. 2017 Pawject Runway Saturday, March 4 at 6 p.m. This is happening next week, but I wanted you to be...

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Last Minute New Year’s Eve Ideas
Dec30

Last Minute New Year’s Eve Ideas

Get your party dress on and your black tie out because New Year’s Eve is tomorrow!  If you’re still wondering where you and your friends are going to celebrate, we have compiled a list of last minute ideas! You are guaranteed to have a great time ringing in the New Year at one of these events. Here are your suggestions for celebrating 2015 and welcoming in 2016!   Science Central’s Countdown to Noon (1950 Clinton St) If you have kids or have a hard enough time staying up till 10 on most nights, this is perfect! From 10AM-2PM, Science Central will be providing a fun atmosphere for kids to celebrate the New Year without ruining their precious sleep cycle. Face painting, party favors, fun science demonstrations, and a humongous balloon drop will make this an awesome time for the family. Admission is $8 and free for children 2 years old and younger.   Wunderkammer Company’s Phoenix Rising (3402 Fairfield Ave) Come out and support a local organization dedicated to improving Fort Wayne! Starting at 8PM, there will be live music, dance performances, local art, and, yes, a cash bar. This event from run from 8PM-2AM. Tickets are $25 ($15 for designated drivers) and will include one free drink & champagne, food, and artsy activities for you to enjoy. Entertainment will be provided by Bliss Nova, DJ M.S.G., and Dick Wayne. All proceeds will go toward Wunderkammer Company who does so much for our community. Tickets are on sale at http://wunderkammernye.eventbrite.com/   Fort Wayne Komets (4000 Parnell Ave) Wanting something affordable and fun for the family? Then join your favorite local hockey team take on Indy Fuel for New Year’s Eve! Tickets are $8-$26 and will be located at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Game starts at 7:30PM so don’t miss your chance on ringing in the New Year with the Komets! Tickets are on sale at http://www.ticketmaster.com/Fort-Wayne-Komets-tickets/artist/806952?list_view=1&tm_link=tm_header_search   Deer Park Irish Pub (1530 Leesburg Rd) From 10PM-1AM, Deer Park will be hosting their annual New Year’s Eve party! Admission is FREE and will include a live band (Secret Mezzanine), free champagne toast at midnight, free food, and Venezuelan traditions!   Ceruti’s Countdown to 2016 (6325 Illinois Rd) From 8PM to 1AM, Ceruti’s will be hosting their annual New Year’s bash with major prizes and giveaways each hour! Heavy Hors D’oeuvres and a midnight Champagne toast will be complimentary by Ceruti’s. Tickets are $30. Giveaways will include hotel getaways and gift cards to some of Fort Wayne’s best restaurants! Entertainment will also be provided by the Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra. Tickets are on sale at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cerutis-countdown-to-2016-tickets-19641873372?aff=ehomecard   New Year’s Eve Gala at...

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