LFW Weekly Fun File
Feb02

LFW Weekly Fun File

It’s Super Bowl weekend, but besides killer commercials and tasty apps, what else is going on? 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. World Wetlands Day Walk Thursday, February 2 at 10 a.m. Who couldn’t use a fun walk around Fox Island to celebrate world wetlands day? 2. Fort Wayne RV and Camping Show Thursday February 2 – Sunday, February 5 RV’s have come a long way since I was little and going camping with my family. Whether you’re a die-hard tent-goer or like the luxury of an RV, this show will have something for you. 3. Cocktails & Sweet Deals Saturday, February 4 at 11 a.m. Shopping and cocktails. It’s a perfect way to spend a Saturday. 4. 31st Annual Fanny Freezer Saturday, February 4 at 2 p.m. It’s the first official points series event of the year! Dress warm! 5. Arena Dinner Theatre – Failure, A Love Story Friday and Saturday, February 3 and February 4 This is a great show! It’s all about the power of love … perfect for an early Valentine’s date. 6. Riverfront Fort Wayne: Birdwatching on the Trails Sunday, February 5 at 8 a.m. If you’ve never been birdwatching, give it a try! It’s a wonderful, peaceful way to begin your day.  7. Fort Wayne Mad Ants Tuesday, February 7 at 7 p.m. Check out our favorite local basketball team this week. You won’t be sorry you did! 8. Eat, Paint & Be Merry – Valentine’s Glass Tuesday, February 7 at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments, prizes, and fun! Choose between the “Love It” hearts glass or the “Hate It” Grumpy Cat glass. Both glasses feature a chalkboard and come with a piece of chalk. 9. Northeast Indiana Go Red For Women Luncheon Wednesday, February 8 at 10:30 a.m. Wear your RED and enjoy a wonderful lunch, inspirational stories, a purse auction, red lipstick touch-ups courtesy of Macy’s,  and health and wellness screenings! Proceeds benefit the American Heart Association. 10. Brews & Browse: Guys Night Out Valentine’s Day Shopping Wednesday, February 8 at 5:30 p.m. Attention, guys! Have no idea what to get your girl for Valentines Day? Are you terrible at wrapping? Shop and drink at Idlehour Boutique and throw your Valentine’s Day worries...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Aug25

LFW Weekly Fun File

Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? Look no further! LFW compiles a list of 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. Women’s Equality Day 2016 Thursday, August 25 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. It’s Women’s Equality Day! Celebrate women’s right to vote with the YWCA Northeast Indiana this year! They’re going to teach you everything you need to know about hitting those polls! 2. Equal Means Equal Screening Friday, August 26 at 7 p.m. Equal Means Equal looks at how women are treated in the U.S. today. My guess (spoiler alert): It’s not actually equal. 3. LFW Film Series — It Happened One Night Friday, August 26 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Free movie, fun activities, and food available for purchase! 4. 2016 Botanical Roots Concert Series: John Primer (Blues) Friday, August 26 from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Stop by and enjoy the live music, and purchase a drink or two from Mad Anthony Brewing while you’re there. Don’t miss a more in-depth summary of the event here. 5. 1st Annual Fort Wayne Fitness Fest at Headwaters Park With Celebrity Tony Little! Saturday, August 27 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. This festival has anything you could want or think of. Food, drinks, raffles, experts, education … literally, anything you could want. 6. 2016 Taste of the Arts Saturday, August 27 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. I love Taste of the Arts! There will be live performances, food and art available for purchase (or to just sit back, and enjoy). Check out a closer look here. 7. Cocktails & Sweet Deals Garden Party Saturday, August 27 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mercantile on Main is celebrating. There will be food trucks, wine from Wine Down and live music. Oh, and did I mention 15% off the entire store?! 8. Brickworld Fort Wayne LEGO Exposition Saturday, August 27  from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, August 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Legos! See what amazing things people have made, and participate in some fun activities of your own. 9. Fort Wayne Outfitters River Rally Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28 Whatever outdoor activity you can think of, Fort Wayne Outfitters and Bike Depot is making it...

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Celebrating One Year: Enter to Win a Living Fort Wayne Prize Package!
Dec05

Celebrating One Year: Enter to Win a Living Fort Wayne Prize Package!

We can’t believe it’s been a year since our grand website re-launch here at Living Fort Wayne! Over the course of the last twelve months, we have gotten to feature so many amazing Fort Wayne businesses, non-profits, events, and people. We’ve also grown our team (and we’re continuing to grow) and our following continues to increase by leaps and bounds. We cannot thank you enough, readers and fans, for your support! Living Fort Wayne has made some great strides, but we’re not done yet. We’ve got some exciting plans in store for 2015 and can’t wait to share them with you. But first, let’s talk about our latest development: our Living Fort Wayne e-Newsletter! That’s right: Now you won’t miss a single story from Living Fort Wayne. Each week, we’ll curate the last several days worth of posts and send them off to you in one, easy-to-digest e-mail. So, our one year anniversary and the launch of our new e-Newsletter. What better way to celebrate these two milestones than rewarding one very lucky Living Fort Wayne fan with a basket of goodies from a few of the many businesses we’ve featured in the last year, simply for signing up to receive our e-Newsletter? We can’t think of one… so that’s exactly what we’re going to do! The  Living Fort Wayne Anniversary Prize Package What’s Inside All of the items in this incredible prize package were generously donated by the local businesses in which they’re from. Huge thanks to all of the donors! Anytime Fitness – 3-month membership. ArtLink – One-year family membership to the gallery. Cinema Center – One-year membership. Creative Women of the World – Fair trade items. Fort Wayne Indoor – Free skate passes. Longe Optical – $50 gift card towards any eyeglasses, sunglasses, or contact lens purchase (excludes eye exams.) Mercantile on Main – $25 gift card. Natril Gear – Gift certificate for the purchase of a Lugger of the winner’s choice. Old Fort Soap Company – Basket of products. Opal & Ruby Gift Emporium – $25 gift card. Pure Movements Pilates Studio – Five complimentary classes. Tokens N Tickets – $25 in gift cards. Two EE’s Winery – Four tasting glasses and a voucher for four free tastings. Utopian Coffee – One bag of coffee. YWCA – Cards and a t-shirt. And of course, some Living Fort Wayne gear! Click on the businesses above to see their featured stories and learn more about them! How to Enter Go to www.livingfortwayne.com. Simply subscribe to the Living Fort Wayne e-Newsletter and your name will be entered into the drawing. You can do this by filling out the short...

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Mercantile on Main a Must-Shop for all Vintage Lovers
Feb13

Mercantile on Main a Must-Shop for all Vintage Lovers

If you go to the far west end of Main Street, right across from O’Sullivan’s Italian Pub, you’ll find a house that could be straight out of a fairy tale. And for those of us vintage-loving, thrift-shopping, artsy folks out there, Mercantile on Main really is a fairy tale come true. Owners Pam and Bob Michel, along with their daughters Hannah and Addie, have transformed this historic home into an antique store, featuring furniture, collectibles, one of a kind art, and even their own vintage fashion line. Pam Michel has been in the antique business for over 25 years. In the 1980s, she owned the Antiqurie on Broadway, and more recently, she worked on the renovation of the antique lights in the Brookside Mansion at the University of Saint Francis. In 2009, Pam and Bob bought a then-dilapidated house at 1753 West Main Street from the county on back taxes. Four years and countless hours of renovation later, Mercantile on Main opened and was featured in the ARCH home tour of the Nebraska Neighborhood. Mercantile opened in the summer of 2013 and hasn’t lost an ounce of momentum yet. The family is constantly working on new restoration and upcycling projects to feature in the store. They also provide repair service to light fixtures, chandeliers, lampshades, and wall sconces. You can see many of their unique items and projects on their website, as well as their Facebook and Instagram. But to really appreciate the full scope, I recommend going into the shop yourself! They are open Monday thru Thursday from 11 am to 5 pm and on Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm. Twitter: @mercantilemain Instagram: @mercantilemain Facebook:...

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