‘Tis the season in Fort Wayne
Dec17

‘Tis the season in Fort Wayne

It’s been an incredible holiday season so far in Fort Wayne! Share your favorite Christmas and holiday photos on Instagram with our #livingfortwayne hashtag.   View this post on Instagram   ‘Tis the season in downtown Fort Wayne! #livingfortwayne A post shared by Living Fort Wayne (@livingfortwayne) on Dec 8, 2019 at 6:18pm PST   View this post on Instagram   Loving all of the #DTFW holiday window decorations! #FortWayne A post shared by Living Fort Wayne (@livingfortwayne) on Dec 3, 2019 at 8:12pm PST   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Living Fort Wayne (@livingfortwayne) on Nov 30, 2019 at 2:45pm PST View this post on Instagram The new holiday exhibit is getting ready to open at The Conservatory! #FortWayne A post shared by Living Fort Wayne (@livingfortwayne) on Nov 20, 2019 at 5:36pm PST View this post on Instagram Snowfall in #FortWayne A post shared by Living Fort Wayne (@livingfortwayne) on Nov 11, 2019 at 6:59pm PST View this post on Instagram It’s getting close to that time of year! We are just a few weeks away from the @downtownfortwayne HolidayFest and Night of Lights on Wednesday, November 27. A post shared by Living Fort Wayne (@livingfortwayne) on Nov 6, 2019 at 2:20pm...

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New Italian market in the ’07!
Nov11

New Italian market in the ’07!

  View this post on Instagram   We can’t wait until @antonucciositalianmarket opens in the #46807! Give them a follow! #FortWayne A post shared by Living Fort Wayne (@livingfortwayne) on Nov 10, 2019 at 7:09pm...

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Gallery: Trolley tour highlights Vincent Village initiatives
Jun28

Gallery: Trolley tour highlights Vincent Village initiatives

A few members of Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana joined Vincent Village‘s neighborhood trolley tour on Thursday night. This tour highlighted Vincent Village projects and initiatives and gave an overview of additional investments in the Oxford Community and Renaissance Pointe neighborhoods in Fort Wayne. According to its mission, Vincent Village Inc. serves homeless families with children. It is the only transitional shelter in Allen County serving two-parent families and single-male headed families. Tour participants enter the Vincent House Transitional Center, which provides shelter and supportive services for homeless families with children. Denise Andorfer, the executive director of Vincent Village, gives an overview of neighborhood projects and initiatives in and around Vincent Village. Vinnie’s Empowerment Store where clients can acquire clothing and other goods to help them during their transitions. Children’s art dries on the rack after an early evening painting activity for kids at the transitional shelter. Tour participants also visited the former fire station number 9. This community asset outside of Vincent Village was renovated into the Johnnie Mae Farm. Inside of the renovated former fire station at the Johnnie Mae Farm. City residents can participate in healthy cooking class in Our HEALing Kitchen, which is sponsored by the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation and Parkview Health. The Johnnie Mae Farm is a partnership between the City of Fort Wayne’s Office of Housing & Neighborhood Services and the Purdue Extension – Allen County Office. For more information on Vincent Village, visit their website at vincentvillage.org. For more information on the Johnnie Mae Farm, visit...

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United Coffee – Bringing Europe to Fort Wayne
Feb11

United Coffee – Bringing Europe to Fort Wayne

Coffee is the quintessential universal language. No matter where you go, no matter what country you are in, a coffee shop is the place you go to meet friends, study, and hang out. It can be the home to new beginnings and chance encounters and it was certainly by chance that I stumbled upon Fort Wayne’s newest local coffee shop, United Coffee. Tucked away in a shopping plaza at 6447 W. Jefferson Blvd. that houses Buffalo Wings & Ribs, Pak Mail, and Chops Steak & Seafood, is the cutest coffee shop on the corner lot where a credit union used to stand. Owners Tony and Marina Horani greet their customers by name as they enter the cozy shop with its cheerful yellow chairs and twinkling fairy lights. Their goal is for people to feel welcome – like they have invited them into their home for a cup of coffee. Marina, a native of Kaliningrad (which was German until the end of WWII and is now a part of Russia), laughed as she told me she feels like she knows more people in Fort Wayne than in her homeland. Tony, a native of Fort Wayne, had told her how welcoming his hometown was  and that was one of the things that drew them back. Tony is a graduate of IU’s Kelley School of Business and armed with a degree in accounting moved to the nation’s capital to work in real estate investment. Marina was studying at a university in Russia that had an exchange program for English immersion which she was taking in DC, which is how the two met and fell in love. The two loved traveling and had a love for coffee and local businesses. “I’ve always wanted to own a family business and we have such a great economic environment in Fort Wayne.” Tony explained. “Fort Wayne is the NYC of small businesses…but with training wheels. People want to see you succeed. The competition isn’t as stiff and the city is willing to let you figure things out.” United Coffee is a culmination of products that the Horanis explored in their travels. “We wanted to build something we would enjoy,” Marina noted. One year ago while they were on a layover in Amsterdam, they tried their now signature waffles, the Liège waffle. These waffles come from a local baker in Brussels, Belgium. Waffles are one of Belgium’s most famous exports, yet they do not have what we consider a Belgian waffle. Instead they have two categories of waffles that have existed for hundreds of years: the Brussels waffle (which is similar to our American version of a Belgian...

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Current Fort Wayne Events for the Weekend of 1.25.19
Jan22

Current Fort Wayne Events for the Weekend of 1.25.19

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