Celebrate New Year’s at the Philmore!
Dec12

Celebrate New Year’s at the Philmore!

Bring your friends and ring in 2019, Philmore Style! Spectacular local artists: APQ-harmonic and Will Certain will be ushering in the New Year at The Philmore on Broadway on December 31st, from 7 p.m. – 1:30 am. Tickets also include a heavy hors d’oeurve buffet, NYE party favors, a champaigne toast at midnight, and a breakfast “fourth meal” at 12:30 am. Food and Beverage services will be supplied by Don Hall’s Catering, whose management team services the Philmore on Broadway. This event is in partnership with Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana. “2019 Year of the Pig” MENU: Chips & Guacamole Candied Bacon Shrimp Cocktail Martinis Applewood Smoked Salmon Canapes Vegetable & Noodle Pagodas Beef Tenderloin & Mushroom Brochettes Mesquite Pork Tenderloin on Garlic Naan Dessert Bar: German Chocolate Tartlets Tea Cookies Midnight Champagne Toast “Fourth Meal” served at 12:30am: Mini Quiche Assortment Rosemary Roasted Redskin Cheesy Potatoes Smoked Sausage Fresh Fruit Mini Danishes Coffee Bar Bloody Mary Bar Tickets will sell fast, so purchase yours on Eventbrite (CLICK HERE) today! (Tickets may also be purchased at Don Hall’s Guesthouse, 1313 W. Washington Center Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825.) Questions? Call us at (260)...

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Our Top Posts from 2017
Dec29

Our Top Posts from 2017

Fort Wayne in 2017 was full of intriguing stories from new dining options to familiar festivals to people who make you think, laugh or both. Living Fort Wayne set several new readership and social media records, which will go down as the social media hub’s most popular year to date. Take a look at our top posts LFW readers loved the most this year as we switch to my “imaginary radio DJ countdown voice!” Number 5 – 07 Pub A post shared by Living Fort Wayne (@livingfortwayne) on Jul 3, 2017 at 10:18am PDT Starting us off at number five – a ZIP code experiencing a renaissance in Fort Wayne is 46807 (or the ’07). Our popular “Food & Drink” writer Reneta Thurairatnam took a look at 07 Pub – your new favorite place to hang out. Have you been there yet to hang out? Number 4 – Abode A post shared by ASHLEY CLAUSS (@bluebird_photo) on Mar 31, 2017 at 1:45pm PDT Great new things in our area aren’t just within Fort Wayne’s city limits! Writer and photographer Ashley Clauss gave us an inside look at one of the area’s trendiest home decor boutiques. This boutique is located in – surprise – Leo-Cedarville!  Take a gander at Ashley’s aesthetically-pleasing writing and photography in our number four post of the year, Abode: A Trendy Home Boutique in Leo?! Number 3 – Umi Seafood and Sushi Fort Wayne   A post shared by Living Fort Wayne (@livingfortwayne) on Jan 4, 2017 at 8:30am PST We started off 2017 with a bang with Reneta’s hot scoop on Umi – a new sushi restaurant located in southwest Fort Wayne. That helped make January 2nd one of our most popular days ever and this post our third most popular post of the year! Number 2 – Pumpkin Patches and More Fall Fun A post shared by Living Fort Wayne (@livingfortwayne) on Sep 24, 2016 at 12:13pm PDT Each year our leadership team eagerly awaits our annual “pumpkin patch” readership bump. Or maybe it’s just me? This year was no different as pumpkin patches and fall fun ruled our autumn nights and finished number two for the year. Look for our 2018 edition in September. Number 1 – Just Cream Ice Cream Boutique It may be freezing cold in Fort Wayne to close out 2017, but our hottest post of the year is all about ice cream. Just Cream is an ice cream boutique on the north side of the city located on Dupont Road. This piece was authored (once again) by Reneta, our venerable “Food & Drink” writer. Fort Wayne folks really love their ice cream! Top Posts –...

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LFW Weekend Fun File
Mar24

LFW Weekend Fun File

Happy Easter! In this edition of the Fun File, you’ll find a few Easter activities highlighted around town, but there are so many fun things happening this weekend, be sure to check out our calendar for the full list! In the meantime, here’s a quick peek at some of the things we are looking forward to this weekend! If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekend Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com   1. YLNI March Hot Spot Thursday, March 24 at 5:30 pm                 This month’s hot spot is at Bar 145! If you’re a young professional looking to make some professional connections (or just some friends), join us! 2. Peppa Pig at the Embassy Thursday, March 24 at 6 pm               My 3-year-old LOVES Peppa Pig. This show at the Embassy should be great, and it’s something the whole family can enjoy! 3. Dinner and a Movie: “Hungry for Change” Friday, March 25 at 7 pm                 Three Rivers Co-Op and Natural Grocery is hosting a screening of “Hungry for Change,” a film looking into the secrets of the diet, weight loss, and food industries that could be keeping us to continue struggling to lose weight. This film will change your life! Snacks and food from the cafe are available for purchase. 4. Easter in the Garden Friday, March 25 from 10 am to 3 pm               Easter at the Botanical Conservatory! Kids can participate in activities, visit with the easter bunny, and have a chance at winning a sweet prize. There’s even some live animals available for cuddling.   5. Easter Fest at Jefferson Pointe Saturday, March 26 from 12 pm to 4 pm       There’s a free visit with the Easter Bunny! Kids can also get their faces painted, play games, and visit a petting zoo! 6. Glow In The Dark Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 26 at 8:30 pm             Uh, a glow in the dark easter egg hunt in Schnelker Park? SO FUN. Don’t forget your flashlight! 7. Beer Bourbon Bacon Festival Saturday, March 26 at 5 pm           I mean. It’s Beer, Bourbon, and Bacon. Do you need more explanation? … This years BBB Fest will feature over 100 beers and 5 local restaurants will offer bacon-themed items priced between $3 and $6. There will also be bourbon (duh). 8. Arena Dinner Theatre’s Frost/Nixon Friday and Saturday at...

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YLNI Masquerade Ball set for February 6 at Embassy Theatre
Jan27

YLNI Masquerade Ball set for February 6 at Embassy Theatre

Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana (YLNI) has announced their flagship social event, the Masquerade Ball will take place on February 6, 2016 at Historic Embassy Theatre in downtown Fort Wayne. This year’s theme for the black-tie optional party A Night at the Opera. Tickets are available to anyone over 21, and are $55 for YLNI members, $60 for individuals, and $100 for couples. Admission cost includes beer and wine, food from Catablu, and music from All Star DJs. This signature event is YLNI’s way of commemorating another successful and prosperous year in Northeast Indiana. The event demonstrates that being a part of this unique community is something worth celebrating. More details about the YLNI Masquerade Ball can be found at ylniball.com, on the YLNI Facebook page under Events, or by contacting John Foxworthy at john@ylni.org. About Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana (YLNI) YLNI is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, committed to making the community a better place. The YLNI mission is to attract, develop, and retain emerging leaders through community, professional, and social engagement. All of YLNI’s efforts are focused on three core endeavors: community growth & development; volunteering & involvement; and personal & professional...

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YLNI’s My City Summit 2015 to Connect and Celebrate Fort Wayne Community  
Jul01

YLNI’s My City Summit 2015 to Connect and Celebrate Fort Wayne Community  

If you are a fan of Fort Wayne and looking for like-minded people to take this town to the next level, YLNI’s My City Summit 2015 is a must-attend event for you. Designed to “Cultivate Innovation, Community, Connection,” this year’s expanded four-day event will create a city experience like no other.   Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana (YLNI), a volunteer organization committed to enriching the Fort Wayne community, created My City Summit in 2012. The event was created to strengthen local community attachment for young college graduates. Both in 2012 and 2014, this collaborative event has drawn over 200 young professionals and community leaders to celebrate the city and share ideas on how to make Fort Wayne a more vibrant and attractive place to live and work. This year, the Summit will have a longer program and many new social events to rejuvenate and inspire you.   “Young talent and emerging leaders are critical to the future of Fort Wayne. These inspired individuals are the future of our economy and the cornerstone of cultural development that will continue to shape Fort Wayne as an attractive place to live and work for all generations,” said Heidi Colone, Chair of YLNI’s My City Summit. “YLNI’s My City Summit is a chance for our community to come together; to talk, share, collaborate, invigorate and be inspired. This is a chance to get involved and be a part of defining this city that we love and call home.”   The Summit will kick off on Wednesday, July 29, with the My City Summit Concert highlighting the local talent of Fort Wayne’s Funk Orchestra and Trichotomous Hippopotamus. The concert is a free event and will be accompanied by food and beverage vendors, including Affine, Sol Kitchen and Whip & Chill food trucks. The concert will also be next to Registration, where you can pick up your four-day Summit pass, event guide and registration gifts. A limited number of VIP ticket holders will have access to extra social events, so don’t miss your chance to buy tickets now!   On Thursday, July 30, you can choose from a number of educational sessions taking place around Fort Wayne’s downtown Arts Campus that suit your interests. This is your moment to share ideas on how to make Fort Wayne a more attractive place to recruit and retain talent. Each educational session will feature inspirational, dedicated individuals, who will be exploring a range of topics – entrepreneurship, marketing our city, enhancing diversity, building a better community and creating a future rich with innovation and culture.   The discussions won’t end here. On Friday, July 31, attend the My...

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