Spring Break at the Botanical Conservatory

Spring Activities

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Jodi D.
Jodi D. is a consultant for faith-based, private and independent schools. In her spare time, she loves to spend time volunteering for area nonprofit organizations and playing with her two young nephews. She also enjoys visiting area ethnic restaurants. Find Jodi on Twitter @ConsultJodi.

A Kaung Zaar Asian Restaurant

Some like it hot! From time to time, I like to try spicy food items. When I do, I like to try spicy dishes at ethnic restaurants within Fort Wayne. On a recent trip through town, I decided to stop at a Burmese restaurant to try out a spicy dish. A Kaung Zarr Asian Restaurant, located in a…

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FootGolf Fun in Fort Wayne

My four-year old nephew has recently taken up the game of soccer. He really loves it! One of his goals is to be able to kick the ball farther down the field. He knows that any extra practice will help him improve his ability to kick. As his aunt, I love to help him achieve his goals! This makes me…

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Mahnin Asian Restaurant

Did you know Fort Wayne has one of the highest concentrations of Burmese residents outside of Myanmar in the world? Myanmar, formerly Burma, is a country located in Southeast Asia. Due to religious conflict more 4,000 Burmese refugees call the Summit City home. I was introduced to the Burmese…

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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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The Arcola Truck and Tractor Pulls

I was raised in the shadows of The Arcola Truck and Tractor Pulls. From the smells of the whole hog sausage sandwiches to the roars of the tractors, I soaked up every minute at this community event! It was here, I learned to be a community volunteer during my childhood. I loved the large…

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Splash Pad Fun in the Sun

What is your favorite way to cool off on a hot day? For my pre-school aged nephews, they love running through a sprinkler. While they enjoy the running through one in their backyard, where they can feel the grass beneath their toes, they treasure their visits to local splash pads. They love to…

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Southwood Park Annual Homeshow

The best thing about living on the southern edge of Allen county is I get to frequently drive through Southwood Park, the most historic suburban neighborhood in Fort Wayne. As I drive down the neighborhood's curved streets, I admire the historic architecture, lovely yards and beautiful gardens…

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Venture Lindenwood Nature Preserve

Between work, activities and home, life gets busy. Sometimes you would love to escape the city without going too far! If this is the case for you, I have the perfect solution, and you don't even have go outside city limits. Minutes from downtown is Lindenwood Nature Preserve. Operated by Fort Wayne…

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Best Places for a Spring Time Hike

Spring is finally here! New signs of life are starting to pop up from grass blades to wild flowers. The cure for a family's last 'bout of cabin fever is a hike! If you local or a visitor to the area, I recommend these trails: Dustin (Tom & Jane) Nature Preserve On the outskirts of Huntertown, just…

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A Trip Around the World in Fort Wayne

Don't have money to travel around the world? Don't fret! You can take a global expedition right here in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Summit City (our nickname) has a number of cultural influences. Whether you make the trip with family or friends, or even solo, you will feel like a world traveler. Start…

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