Fort Wayne Insider Blog

Posts from September 2013

Posted on September 30, 2013 at 9:00:00 am by Lauren C.

Get lost in Fort Wayne's nature attractions

You don't have to go far to experience Mother Nature in Fort Wayne. Here are a few of my favorite places to get some fresh air and enjoy the beauty and bounty of of nature:

Fox Island: This county park is a treat in any season. In addition to the foliage, you will find hundreds of species of

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Steamer that would have been pulled by horses. A century ago, it was horse power, not gasoline, that pulled the fire-fighting equipment of Fort Wayne’s Engine House #3, currently the home of the Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum. Six men cared for the horses, hitching them to a horse wagon and steamer when necessary to put out fires in the ... More ›

Posted on September 26, 2013 at 9:00:13 am by Michelle M.

Taking Caramel Apples to a Whole New Level

caramel apple Cider, football, crisp fall air, and DeBrand’s Giant Caramel Apples. This is how Fort Wayne knows fall has arrived. With very few things as decadent as a DeBrand’s Giant Caramel Apple, they’re the sort of treat that makes you cherish every bite. Locals anticipate the “event” that is caramel ... More ›

Posted on September 25, 2013 at 9:00:00 am by Michelle M.

Where to Meet in Fort Wayne


Planning a great convention or corporate event can be a company’s worst nightmare. Not only do you need a great space, you also need exceptional accommodations at a variety of price points, a safe city that’s easy to get to, and a city that has things to offer outside of the event itself.

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Posted on September 24, 2013 at 9:00:11 am by Lauren C.

Indulge your senses at Rudy's Wine & Chocolate

Give me wine or chocolate and I'm pleased. Give me wine AND chocolate and I'm in heaven. Lucky for me(and you), Rudy's Wine & Chocolate, a stone's throw from Parkview Field, has both! I fell in love with this place at first glance. The establishment is in a renovated historic house, which ... More ›

Posted on September 23, 2013 at 9:00:23 am by Lauren C.

Think outside the box at the Cinema Center

cinema-center-fort-wayne When I was in college, one of my favorite pastimes was going to the indie theater down the street from my college. There was always something offbeat playing. It was a welcome diversion from my coursework. Now, years later I still look forward to my moviegoing experience--this time at the ... More ›

Posted on September 19, 2013 at 9:00:18 am by Kayleen R.

Grab a Girlfriend to attend Taste of Home's Cooking School

tasteofhomecookingschool121It seems as though everyone nowadays loves to cook—or at least some people like to give the impression they love to cook. Myriads of magazines have popped in recent years to accommodate this frenzy to learn techniques, recipes and equipment basics to master the culinary arts.

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Posted on September 18, 2013 at 9:00:00 am by Kayleen R.

Crafts of the Johnny Appleseed Festival

J App 2012 (1) If you’re a crafty person or someone who appreciates innovation, you’ll want to visit the Johnny Appleseed Festival. The festival is designed to reflect life in the late 1700s- early 1800s, the time when Johnny roamed the country planting apple trees, as the legend goes. Crafts are a big

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Posted on September 18, 2013 at 5:00:59 am by Michelle M.

Experience Art at the Riverside September 28

The Leo Cedarville Chamber of Commerce will sponsor Art at the Riverside on September 28 at the beautiful Riverside gardens on the bank of the St. Joe River in Leo, Indiana. The event is a juried art show designed to showcase area artists and to provide scholarships to local students pursuing ... More ›

Posted on September 17, 2013 at 9:00:02 am by Michelle M.

Girlfriend Getaways!

Perhaps you’re celebrating a milestone birthday or the fact that you have the best friends in the world. No matter what the reason, sometimes you just need a little girlfriend getaway. Whether you’re planning a night out on the town or a weekend away, we have some ideas to make your ... More ›

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