Family exploring the murals in Downtown Fort Wayne

Summer in Fort Wayne

The Former Place for Books, Brookside Mansion

During my college years, as a University of Saint Francis student, the Brookside Mansion was my hiding spot. As the library, it was a hot-spot for studious students. Then called the Bass Mansion, it was my favorite place to study for courses and dream about history. Like most great things, it has…

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Delights Await at Dunfee Plumtickled Junction

I was ‘plumtickled' to discover Pickles Café at the Dunfee Plumtickled Junction. All right, I know that is a terrible play on words. But it's true.This out-of-the-way place is so charming that I'm practically gaga with excitement. If you've not heard of Dunfee, it's not surprising. It is a tiny…

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Savory Delights Await You at Red Rok BBQ & Bourbon Saloon!

Make Red Rok BBQ & Bourbon Saloon a must-do on your list this summer! This is one of my favorite places in the Fort, and it's where a variety of barbecue sides and dishes meets savory goodness! I've enjoyed going to this BBQ joint ever since it opened in Fort Wayne almost 2 years ago. Part of the…

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Put your Dancing Shoes on with Dancing with the Stars: LIVE!

Dancing with the Stars is one of my biggest guilty pleasures that I don't feel that guilty about loving. The glitz, the glam, the DRAMA - I love it all! And soon, you can enjoy it live and in person when the Dancing with the Stars: LIVE! Tour cha cha cha's its way into the Embassy Theatre on Friday…

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Creativity runs wild at Fort Wayne Fringe Festival

To some, "fringe" might mean an ornamental border of threads hanging off clothing. To those in England, it is another word for bangs. For artists in the Fort Wayne area, the word boils up excitement when they think about the upcoming Fort Wayne Fringe Festival. "Fringe is a casual, fun, and…

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I LOVE Fire Trucks!

I love fire trucks. And when I say I love fire trucks, what I’m really saying is: I LOVE FIRE TRUCKS! Since I know I’m not alone in that love, I ventured over to the Fort Wayne Fire Fighters Museum the other day to take some photos and entice you to go visit too. The museum is at 226 West…

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The Hoppy Gnome Opens in Downtown

Downtown Fort Wayne will welcome the latest addition this Friday when the gastropub, The Hoppy Gnome opens their doors. Located on the corner of Berry St. in the Anthony Wayne building, the Hoppy Gnome will be serving up some unique fare with the freshest ingredients. Their main focus is tacos, but…

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High Energy at BAALS Music Festival

BAALS Music Festival. Two stages. More than 30 artists. Thousands of people. And $5,000 going to a local charity. How could anyone possibly pass that up? "Fort Wayne is one of the cheapest places to live in the country, and we're bringing a large-scale, premier festival to the city," said executive…

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Summerland Tour in the Summit City

I've spent a lot of time recently talking to some of my younger students (late teens to early twenties) about today's music, students who share my distaste for most of it. The fact that they do so makes me feel like less of a grumpy old man of the "back in my day..." sort. Wait, let me amend that…

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