Fort Wayne Insider Blog

Posts from July 2014

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 10:00:02 am by Holley T.

Rainy day activities in Fort Wayne

During the warm weather, it can be easy to get preoccupied with all the things we can do in the outdoors. It's great to get outside when the weather is nice, but it can also mean that we forget there are ways to have great fun indoors. If you find yourself at a loss for something to do when ... More ›
photo Why head to the mall when you can find a one-of-a-kind gift elsewhere? Opal & Ruby Gift Emporium is THE place to find a treasure for that special person in your life. Nestled in a cozy looking strip of shops and eateries off of Illinois Road, the store welcomes locals and visitors alike. ... More ›

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 10:00:00 am by Amanda R.

Come Explore Beyond the Walls of the Castle Gallery!

Have you ever been given a castle as a gift? Fort Wayne has! The Castle Gallery, at 1202 W. Wayne St., is an exquisite home that was built and given to B. Paul Mossman and his wife as a wedding gift in 1905. The building has served many purposes over the years, such as being the former site

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This summer I’ve made a conscious effort to learn about cultures around me. In addition to attending the International Village at Three Rivers Festival, I visited the African/African-American Museum on Douglas Street.

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My daughter accompanied me and we were impressed with the interesting

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Posted on July 25, 2014 at 5:00:00 am by Holley T.

Foodstock is back!

Foodstock 2014Meals on wheels are the way of the future! Fort Wayne's food trucks are not your stereotypical truck turning out sketchy mystery meat. Instead, they are delivering mouthwatering fare of all kinds for Fort Wayne residents and visitors alike to enjoy. If you haven't tried all the different

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Posted on July 24, 2014 at 11:00:00 am by Holley T.

Fort Wayne Pride Fest back for its 18th year

PridePride has been celebrated in Fort Wayne for decades, but the festival we know today was born in 1997. Since then, Pride Fest has grown in size and popularity. This year, there is even more to enjoy with a week of events! Pride Fest will host events from July 23 - July 28. Stop by Snickerz

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Posted on July 24, 2014 at 10:00:00 am by Holley T.

Fort Wayne for Millennials

Swinney1Usually defined as people born in the 1980s and 1990s, Millennials recently usurped Baby Boomers as the largest generation. Despite our overwhelming presence in the world, we are often still a bit of an overlooked group. We are often deemed as antisocial (constantly on our phones) or still

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Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:00:00 am by Holley T.

A Night out in Fort Wayne

Arena Bar and GrillSometimes it can be overwhelming trying to decide where to go out on the weekends in a new city. There are bars around the corner and across town, but it's hard to know which one will be able to give you the night out you are looking for. But you're in luck; Visit Fort Wayne has got you

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Posted on July 22, 2014 at 10:00:00 am by Louisa D.

The Vanilla Bean bakery– gourmet flavor, small town feel

Front counter - check out the plate of cupcakes on top!It’s like walking onto a set from the Food Network. Every flavor is carefully described. A commentator should be giving an overview of the products, just so that the listener doesn’t get too lost in the luscious ingredients! Vanilla Bean Unique Cookies, located on 3410 North Anthony

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Posted on July 21, 2014 at 10:00:00 am by Lauren C.

Fortezza Coffee boasts big city atmosphere, quality brews

Fortezza Coffee is not your typical coffeeshop, and that's a good thing. The attention to detail is unrivaled, at least locally. Located at 819 S. Calhoun St, across from popular lunch spot the Dash-In, this place provides a great back-drop for casual meet-ups with friends and business

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