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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Show & Tell: Tokens-N-Tickets
Sep22

Show & Tell: Tokens-N-Tickets

“I’m so bored! There’s nothing to do!” My eight-year-old, Kennedy, was groaning while standing in the doorway of the kitchen. Any parent of a child older than the age of 5 knows exactly what I was thinking at that moment. Her all-too-familiar act of exaggeration could be countered with my typical suggestions of helping me with housework, reading a book, playing with any of the toys that littered her bedroom floor, or God-forbid I suggest playing outside on the swing set that cost as much as a decent used car. But it would be pointless to even try because, as a parent, we all know that she just wanted me to entertain her. My three-year-old daughter is still at that awesome age where her dad and I could give her a cardboard box full of foam peanuts and she would be entertained for hours. Our youngest, Harper, is only six-months old. Her only concern lately is figuring out how to catch one of the cats and put them in her mouth. She’s pretty ambitious. Although we feel that we shouldn’t have to entertain our kids on a constant basis, their dad, Andy, and I both agreed that we really should make a better effort at implementing “family outing” days. To be fair to the kids, we hadn’t been participating in many family activities since the baby was born – going anywhere that isn’t necessary can quickly become overwhelming. And, like many other parents, we both work outside the home. So we asked the kids for suggestions. Naturally, Aylee’s only votes were to go to Grandma’s house and play, or go to Grandma’s house and watch Frozen. Kennedy elected for Tokens-N-Tickets (TNT), and she has such a magical way of suckering Aylee into agreeing to anything. So it was decided, and off we went. To my delight, our family outing went a lot better than I had expected. Admission into TNT is free, and we brought along a couple coupons to save on buying tokens. Kennedy and her dad were intently consumed with trying to win the 456 ticket-jackpot on the “Wheel Deal Xtreme,” which they eventually accomplished. Aylee discovered a bounce house which was where she spent all of her time, and it only cost us $2. Harper was perfectly content hanging out in her stroller, looking at all the flashing lights and trying to figure out where the different noises were coming from. And me? I discovered the Treat Factory. I was impressed to find that TNT has 8 different flavors of frozen yogurt, 2 flavors of dairy-free sorbet, and 2 flavors of gelato. Just like you would find...

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