LFW Weekly Fun File
Dec01

LFW Weekly Fun File

It’s Holiday Season! Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? Look no further! LFW compiles a list of fun ongoings and events that we’re excited about 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. “Christmas at Home” with the Swinney Sisters Friday and Saturday, December 2 and 3 Celebrate the holidays in true victorian fashion at the Swinney homestead. The house will be decked in beautiful victorian decorations and light refreshments will be provided. 2. Fort Wayne Ballet: The Nutcracker Friday, December 2 through Sunday, December 11, Time varies This beautiful holiday tradition is finally here! 3. The Polar Express Pajama Party Friday, December 2 at 7 p.m. The annual Polar Express Storytime! Activities, coloring, and letters to Santa. 4. Midnight Sale Friday, December 2 from 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Hyde Brothers at night! There will be sales! If you wear something festive, you get a free book, so fun! 5. Santa Train Times and days vary, check their website for details. This train ride with Santa is so fun. The first round of tickets is sold out, but they are adding dates/times and more tickets will go on sale shortly! Your kids will have a blast, especially if they like trains. 6. Christmas on the Farm Saturday, December 3 at 1 p.m. Horse drawn wagon rides, Father Christmas, holiday vendors selling 100% homemade items, and more!   7. Mad Ants Vs. Windy City Bulls December 3 at 7 p.m. Check out the Mad Ants this weekend! For more information about the team, have a look at our latest article. 8. Bravas Presents: WTF Sundaze Saunday, December 4 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. If it’s not breakfast, lunch, or brunch, then what is it? The only way to find out what’s on the menu is by attending! 9. Holiday Open House and Sensitive Santa Visit December 4 at 2 p.m. This is awesome. If you have a child with sensory issues, this is an opportunity to take them to see Santa and get their picture taken. There will be a hot chocolate bar, christmas cookies, and lots of fun! 10. Moscow Ballet Presents: Great Russian Nutcracker Wednesday, December 7 at 7 p.m. This should be a wonderful, classic, traditional holiday show. 11. Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance Ceremony Wednesday, December 7 at 7 p.m. This...

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Living Fort Wayne’s Top Picks for First Date Activities
Oct05

Living Fort Wayne’s Top Picks for First Date Activities

Living Fort Wayne is here for you, and we are planning to show you that with our new series: LFW’s Top Picks. We will be bringing you our top picks of everything in the great city of Fort Wayne from restaurants to sledding spots. And in our first installment, we bring you the best first date activities. We can guarantee you approximately an 85% success rate in garnering a second date if you use any of these ideas on your first date. If you use everything on this list…you might as well propose on the spot. Wendy Englehart – Committee Co-Chair Catch some live music and great coffee at The Friendly Fox. Then head to DeBrand Fine Chocolates for some truly decadent desserts and chocolate. Lynn Altevogt – Editorial Chair Take your date to a Let’s Comedy show. The group is constantly bringing amazing comedians to FW; this is a great test to see if you two have a similar sense of humor. After the show, you can meander up to the bar at CS3 for drinks. Jade Kelsey – Partnership Development Co-Chair Rent kayaks from Fort Wayne Outfitters, and spend a couple of hours exploring the rivers. Use that calorie deficit to indulge in a dessert at Sweets So Geek. Tim Zink – Committee Co-Chair Head to Hyde Brothers Booksellers – two stories of countless books where quieter types can explore shared interests together. Follow this with a stroll down Wells Street. For lunch, head around the corner to Caliente Cuban Cafe – not the biggest place in town, but if you like Cuban sandwiches and small, locally-owned establishments with character, this place rocks! Spend the afternoon at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo – a Fort Wayne favorite since 1965, who knows how many dates have happened here. Even the monkeys have love in the air. Leslie Snare – Director at Large Meet at Fortezza for coffee and then catch an independent flick at the Cinema Center. After the film, head to Summit City Brewerks for beer flights and snacks. Jade Haag – Calendar and Events Chair Check out the production of Anything Goes at IPFW, then head to Old Crown for some delicious food and drinks or freshly brewed coffee, whichever your proclivity. Courtney Bell – Technology Chair Take an afternoon stroll on the Pufferbelly Trail followed by a visit to Two EE’s Winery for a tasting and some wine slushies. Becca Bell – Contributing Writer Browse Fancy & Staple and Antiques on Broadway together. Then get a Bloody Mary at the Brass Rail, which is basically like a meal inside a drink. After that, you can...

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Hyde Brothers is a Treasure Trove for Book Lovers
Feb20

Hyde Brothers is a Treasure Trove for Book Lovers

In a time when we can instantly downloading texts to our favorite e-reader devices, there’s still something to be said for curling up with a good, old fashioned book. Hyde Brothers, Booksellers on Wells St. is a treasure trove of gently used books begging to be picked up. Since 1992, they’ve kept their shelves full of something for every reader on nearly any topic. From the front, the store looks unassuming and downright tiny, especially next to some of the larger shops along the Wells Street Corridor. It’s hard to imagine the wealth of books behind that single screen door and neon sign in the window. Even when I know exactly what I am looking for and where to find it, I never spend less than half an hour inside. The experience is akin to wandering in the stacks of a library–right down to the sights and smells. The old wood floors creak and groan, something you will really notice when down in the basement. Hyde Brothers has charming rolling library ladders on the top floor in the main room, where then fiction and poetry are housed. In other sections of the store, there are step stools and smaller ladders for reaching higher up goodies. Also in the main room are pieces of furniture for sitting down and enjoying a good book. Nearly every time I’ve been into Hyde Brothers, someone has been taking advantage of this feature. Down either set of stairs (one near the front and one near the back entrance), you will find a basement full of thrillers, science fiction, mystery, fantasy, and romance books. The annex-like section holds the non-fiction pieces. Subjects include (but are not limited to, of course) religious studies, gardening, animals and pets, psychology, crafts, self-help, and art. You’ll also find a beautiful collection of leather bound hardcover classics and other rare collections. The prices are fair, the selection is good, and the atmosphere is unlike anything else in Fort Wayne. Whether you’re looking for a rare book or something currently on The New York Times Best Seller list, you’re sure to find some treasure at Hyde Brothers, Booksellers. Check them out for yourself! Hyde Brothers, Booksellers 1428 Wells St. Ft. Wayne, IN 46808 Phone: 260-424-0197 Hours: Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm; Sunday 1pm –...

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