Live Healthy Summit Arriving Soon
Aug20

Live Healthy Summit Arriving Soon

If you have been looking for an educational seminar that focuses on a wholistic view of personal health, you should check out the brand new Live Healthy Summit. This summit, created by Live Healthy Hoosiers and corporate sponsors such as Parkview Health, Dr. Rudy Kachmann, Manchester University College of Pharmacy, Dr. Li – Premiere Medical Home, and Fresh Thyme. You can purchase tickets to this unique and new event until August 24th for $125. Your purchase provides you with a completely packed day of sessions to guide you on your wellness journey. The first annual Live Healthy Summit is a wellness summit focused around the individual. Expand your knowledge and come hear from experts in the health and wellness field talk on topics such as nutrition, movement, and mindset. Sign-up today as you won’t want to miss out on this awesome opportunity to learn how to prevent, arrest and reverse chronic diseases! The event takes place on August 28 at the Grand Wayne Center. About the Cause The Live Healthy Summit hopes to provide insight and ideas to live a life to one’s fullest potential. Whether that’s focusing on a plant-based diet, changing your mindset or learning how to incorporate movement into your day. We want to bring the focus back to the individual by taking charge of one’s health and being our own health advocate. ​Through the Live Healthy Summit, we hope to offer an amazing opportunity to two individuals who attend the Live Healthy Summit by entering them into the Fort Wayne CHIP program through Live Healthy Hoosiers. The CHIP program, they will help expand their knowledge even further and kick-start themselves into a lifestyle of health and well-being. At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to: 1. Discuss how an individual can live one’s life to the fullest potential by diet, changing mindset and/or adding exercise. 2. Identify how individuals can take charge of their own health and well-being. ​ The Fort Wayne Medical Education Program is accredited by the Indiana State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Fort Wayne Medical Education Program designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The Speakers Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn is an American Physician, author and former Olympic rowing champion. Dr. Esselstyn has published over 150 scientific papers, many of them focused around how to prevent and reverse coronary artery disease via plant-based nutrition. He is the author of a New York Times bestselling book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. His...

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Middle Waves Annonces Full Lineup
Aug16

Middle Waves Annonces Full Lineup

The remainder of the 2018 Middle Waves Music Festival lineup has been announced, to include national acts Joywave and Hatchie. Presented by Sweetwater, Middle Waves is a destination music festival boasting an eclectic mix of 25+ performers on three stages, two of which are free. With food trucks, beverages, music, interactive art installations, events, fun and games around every corner—people of all ages, all backgrounds and all music preferences are bound to have the time of their lives. In addition to the national acts announced in May, which include headliners Dr. Dog, GoldLink, Lizzo and Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks, Middle Waves adds Rochester, NY based indie rock band Joywave and New York, NY based post punk band BODEGA on Friday evening. Saturday adds dream-pop Australian performer Hatchie. Additional local performers include Anna Faye, Sad Gravity, Streetlamps for Spotlights, Slug Love, Samuel Harness and Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra. The full 2018 Middle Waves lineup is: Friday, September 14 GoldLink (hip-hop, Washington, D.C.) Joywave (indie rock, Rochester, NY) BODEGA (dance punk, New York, NY) Chives (rock, Indianapolis, IN) The Bergamot (indie folk, Fort Wayne, IN) Anna Faye (punk, Fort Wayne, IN) Streetlamps for Spotlights (rock, Fort Wayne, IN) Lightlow (rock, Fort Wayne, IN) Saturday, September 15 Dr. Dog (rock, Philadelphia, PA) Lizzo (hip-hop, Minneapolis, MN) Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks (indie rock, Portland, OR) IDLES (punk rock, Bristol, England) Flint Eastwood (dance-pop, Detroit, MI) Hatchie (dream-pop, Brisbane, Australia) David Wax Museum (American and Mexican folk, Charlottesville, VA) Tunde Olaniran (pop, Flint, MI) Unlikely Alibi (reggae-rock, Fort Wayne, IN) Best Sleep (rock, Fort Wayne, IN) T-Zank (rap, Fort Wayne, IN) Lalo Cura (latino rock, Goshen, IN) The Snarks (rock, Fort Wayne, IN) Slug Love (rock, Fort Wayne, IN) Samuel Harness (R&B, Fort Wayne, IN) Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra (hip-hop funk, Fort Wayne, IN) Middle Waves’ three stages include St. Marys Stage, presented by Parkview Health, St. Joseph Stage and Maumee Stage. A ticket is required for entry into St. Marys Stage. Maumee Stage and St. Joseph Stage are free to the public. Tickets can be purchased online at MiddleWaves.com. Two-day GA passes are available for $85 and two-day VVIP passes are available for $165. Single-day Friday tickets are available for $35. Single-day Saturday tickets are available for $65. Single-day VVIP passes are also available for $70/Friday only or $120/Saturday only. Prices increase on September 9. VVIP passes include a catered dinner by The Deck on Friday and Saturday night, two free drink tickets, deluxe restrooms, premium viewing experiences, Thai massage experiences, an ice cream party catered by Just Cream and more. Middle Waves, Inc. is a volunteer-run, non-profit corporation operating in...

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Fort Wayne Medical Society Alliance presents the 23rd annual Doctor’s Day
Feb28

Fort Wayne Medical Society Alliance presents the 23rd annual Doctor’s Day

Press release from Science Central   FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Feb. 26, 2018) – Doctor’s Day, presented by the Fort Wayne Medical Society Alliance, is back at Science Central for a 23rd year! Doctor’s Day is Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission to Science Central is free from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. thanks in part to sponsorship from Lutheran Health Network, Parkview Health, and SYM Financial Advisors. This hands-on health fair gives kids a chance to explore the world of medicine and learn about health issues in a friendly environment. Visitors can talk with health professionals, watch exciting medical and wellness demonstrations, tour Parkview Samaritan and Lutheran Air medical helicopters (weather permitting), explore ambulances, and much more. Special appearances this year will include the Fort Wayne Mad Ant, Johnny from the Tin Caps, and Icy D. Eagle from the Komets! Save time at Admissions, and check in before March 3 on Science Central’s website! For more information about Doctor’s Day, visit www.sciencecentral.org, www.alliancefw.org, or call 260-424-2400. About Fort Wayne Medical Society Alliance: The FWMS Alliance, a 78-year-old charitable organization, endeavors to educate children in the science of medicine, while also providing information to help them and their families to be healthier. Working in conjunction with area health care professionals, the Alliance is proud to have developed Doctor’s Day into one of the longest- running health fairs in our area with record attendance of over 2,500 in recent years....

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Sep22

LFW Weekly Fun File

Fall is here. Excuse the excessive amount of fall-themed activities in this fun file. We can’t get enough fall family fun! 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. Samaritan Live Thursday, September 22 at 7 p.m. You can ask the crew members questions from the comfort of your own home! Join Parkview for this Facebook Live event! 2. Fall Harvest Festival  Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Celebrate the history of the American farm! This is a great event for all ages, and it’s free! 3. Curiosity Day! Saturday, September 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Celebrate Curious George turning 75! Face painting, crafts, snacks and stories will make for a great Saturday for your kiddo! 4. Diaper Dash 5K Run/Walk Saturday, September 24th from 7:30 a.m. to 8:10 a.m. It’s an inaugural event for Healthier Moms and Babies! Read more about it in this Living Fort Wayne article. 5. Art House Theater Day – Cinema Center Saturday, September 24 at 10 a.m. Celebrate the independent theatre. Almost all screenings (there are a couple exceptions) will be presented at member pricing. There will be giveaways, drink specials, and more! 6. Hop On Saturday, September 24 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Take a tour of some of Fort Wayne’s best breweries! Transportation is provided with the ticket price! You can see more details in Living Fort Wayne’s recent article. 7. Harambee Fort Wayne – A Benefit for Come Unity Saturday, September 24 from 7 p.m to 10 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Come Unity‘s clean water, education and sustainability programs in East Africa. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, music and more! You can purchase tickets online until Friday, and you can also purchase tickets at the door. 8. LFW Film Series – The Book of Life Saturday, September 24 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. This is the last film of the season! Join us at the Allen County Public Library (downtown) to see “The Book of Life!” 9. Electric Fall Saturday, September 24 at 7 p.m. Oh, Electric Fall. Go, listen to music, drink some drinks, have some fun. 10. Fall Festival Opening Weekend at Kuehnert Dairy...

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Faces of the Fort: Stasha Carrasquillo
Oct07

Faces of the Fort: Stasha Carrasquillo

Stasha Carrasquillo joins us for October’s Faces of the Fort, asserting that there is no shortage of things to get involved with in our area. Stasha is quite active in the community from volunteering for a slew of causes to working at Parkview Health as the director of foundation communication to championing Northeast Indiana as a great place for Millennials to raise families. Originally from the 101 lakes of Steuben County, she graduated from a small high school near South Bend. She says choosing where to attend college is what led her “straight to the heart of Fort Wayne”–and she’s never looked back. 1.) You’ve achieved a great deal in a short amount of time: worked for a handful of terrific Northeast-Indiana-bred employers, earned two degrees, AND served as Miss Kankakee Valley. What are some benefits to making a life here in Fort Wayne as a young Gen Y professional? What are some challenges? I have never second guessed my decision to build my career and life in Fort Wayne because the biggest benefit of making a life here is that opportunities abound for anyone who is willing to make their move, share their passion and be a part of what is going on around them. This takes initiative which is a challenge that may turn away some, but for those who truly want to make their life about sharing their passions and accomplishing their goals, life in Fort Wayne is perfectly staged for just that. My passion is learning and my goals challenge me to broaden my horizons and challenge myself to grow personally, spiritually and professionally; all of these elements of my life have found a place in Fort Wayne. 2.) What’s one of the things about the Fort that you’re most proud of? What makes me most proud of Fort Wayne is the loyalty and camaraderie that can be found behind in every corner you search. Local coffee shops, bakeries, a growing trail system, Parkview Field, Lunch on the Square, new local restaurants, Fort4Fitness, RiverFest, the list could go on, but all of these share the common denominator that a Fort Wayne resident had an idea, dare I say a passion, and championed something they believed would benefit our community. I see so much growth happening throughout our community and knowing that the drive for this is homegrown makes me all the more proud to be able to share in the excitement. Not to mention my husband Andre and I get to show-off all of the new and wonderful things there are to share with others here in the Fort to our out-of-town family and friends....

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