Middle Waves Photo Gallery – 2017
Sep18

Middle Waves Photo Gallery – 2017

Welcome to Middle Waves Volkswagen Microbuses greet audience goers at Middle Waves, September 16, 2017. (Photo/Tim Zink) From Saturday, September 16, 2017 For information about Middle Waves, please...

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Entrepreneurship Spotlight: Start Fort Wayne opens Atrium
Oct20

Entrepreneurship Spotlight: Start Fort Wayne opens Atrium

In January 2016 we profiled Start Fort Wayne in a feature piece after they announced the construction of the new Atrium coworking space for entrepreneurs, freelancers, and other workers. This week the doors finally opened at 111 W. Berry Street in downtown Fort Wayne. Check out our photo gallery below for a look at the space before and during their open house event on Thursday night. This slideshow requires JavaScript. For more information on Atrium, please visit the Start Fort Wayne website at startfortwayne.com/atrium or call the front desk at (260) 969-9393. Related post: Entrepreneurship Spotlight: Start Fort Wayne introduces...

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Bicycle Friendly Fort Wayne
Jul27

Bicycle Friendly Fort Wayne

Did you know that Fort Wayne has a bicycle advocacy organization? We met with Bicycle Friendly Fort Wayne (BFFW) to get the details on what they do. Visit BFFW on Facebook and Twitter. Video by Jim...

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LFW Top Picks for Non-Traditional Holiday Traditions
Nov24

LFW Top Picks for Non-Traditional Holiday Traditions

Here’s a list of Living Fort Wayne’s Top Picks for Non-Traditional Holiday Traditions! Enjoy! Jade Kelsey – Partnership Development Co-Chair Last year, I joined some friends who had established a tradition of a nighttime downtown run (3ish miles), to end precisely in front of the Santa during the lighting ceremony. I thought it was very cool (and a little cold 🙂 ) Lynn Altevogt – Editorial Chair For the past few years, my friends and I have gathered everyone together for a weekend in November for a festivity that we have affectionately dubbed “Friendsgiving.” We try to plan it out in advance so that our friends that live out of town can join in on the fun. Basically, we just divvy up all of the responsibilities so that everyone brings a dish or a drink and then we share everything! It’s a fun way to celebrate a holiday that’s typically reserved for family with all of our friends. We eat way too much food, have a little (or a lot of) wine, play games, and revel in the fact that we can successfully cook a turkey. Becca Bell – Contributing Writer I live in less square footage than is appropriate for hosting gatherings. Luckily, I have cool friends — and my favorite traditions are my friends’ holiday parties. Unlike other (obligatory) seasonal shindigs, these events don’t require biting my tongue through a political discussion or trying to remember everyone’s spouses’ names. To help us all unwind after hours of “quality family time,” I have a friend who hosts a “PTSD” gathering (an appropriate acronym for Post-Turkey Superfluous Drinking). This year, a few other friends are hosting a Boxing Day Brunch carry-in — with a strict pajamas-only uniform. (Because honestly, who wants to wear real clothes on Dec. 26th?) Beside the non-traditional gatherings, I also love the festive December races. The Ugly Sweater Run lets you wear your holiday worst for a fun, uncompetitive jog downtown. For more “serious” runners, the Gingerbread Pursuit lets you make fresh tracks in a lovely morning snowfall (usually), and includes a freshly baked gingerbread cookie at the finish. Emily Farmer – Street Team Chair With 3 young kids who pick and choose what foods they like/don’t like on a daily basis, Thanksgiving can be stressful… especially after spending hours in the kitchen only to have the kids eat a peanut butter sandwich. Oddly enough, after all these years of cooking and entertaining, both my Mom and Mother-In-Law opted for a low-stress and no-mess Thanksgiving last year. So now our new annual “non-traditional” Thanksgiving consists of our families meeting at Cracker Barrel for lunch (where the kids can...

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LFW’s Top Picks for Fall Activities
Oct20

LFW’s Top Picks for Fall Activities

The team here at Living Fort Wayne considers ourselves a pretty hip bunch. But we will jump right in on the fall-lovin’, pumpkin-spice-latte-drinkin’, sweater-wearin’ bandwagon when the leaves start to change and there’s a bit of a chill in the air. So here are our top picks for all things fall in Fort Wayne. Is there anything we missed? Let us know in the comments! Leslie Snare – Director at Large My vote is for the Amazing Fall Fun corn maze and farm. It is such a great family activity and not too far outside of the city. They have a 12-acre corn maze as well as one of the largest and most unique pumpkin patches in Indiana! Becca Bell – Editorial Contributor I’m not a big autumn fan, but I do enjoy the River City Rat Race, gourmet giant caramel apples from DeBrand’s Fine Chocolates, and kayaking anywhere with colorful foliage. Sarah Pine – Social Media Contributor One of my favorite fall activities is going to Advanced Tree Technology in New Haven! It’s a great place to go with family or friends to pick delicious apples from their rows and rows of beautiful apple trees, pick out some pumpkins and get some apple cider. Lynn Altevogt – Editorial Chair I am really looking forward to checking out the Haunted History: The Darker Side of West Central put on by ARCH. I am not usually one for scary tours, but I am a bit of a history buff. Plus, my boyfriend used to live in the one of the featured “haunted” buildings, so I’m very curious to see what secrets may lie within its walls. The tour will take off from the USF Performing Arts Building (formerly the Scottish Rite) and is only $10. Click the link above for more details. Wendy Englehart – Committee Co-Chair Watch a football game! And I’m not talking about from your couch. As a proud 05’er, I can hear Northside’s marching band, the national anthem and every touchdown cheer on Friday nights. There’s something very “fall” about school pride and cold bleacher seats. My vote this fall is to grab some coffee, or a giant hot dog, and watch some football the old school way. Jade Haag – Calendar and Events Chair I love biking and running at the New Haven Rivergreenway! Fall is the time to get in some exercise and breathe in the crisp, cool air. YLNI’s Winter Farmer’s Market is a nice change of pace from the heavy meals and desserts that come with the fall and wintertime. And last but not least, Fortezza, Old Crown or Firefly are the places to go for...

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