Family exploring the murals in Downtown Fort Wayne

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Lauren C.

Lauren Caggiano was raised in Fort Wayne, and returned in 2007 upon graduation from the University of Dayton. (Go Flyers!) The president of WriteOn LLC, she specializes in writing, marketing, and French translation. In her spare time she enjoys working out, thrifting and volunteering. For more information, check out her website:


Embassy Theatre upgrades make it the downtown wedding venue

The Embassy Theatre is unlike any other venue in Fort Wayne. Maybe it's the rich history. Maybe it's the location. Regardless, this place is special. And it will become even more cherished with the completion of project in the works. In its heyday, the Emboyd(original name) was a seven-story…

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Teds Market: A better way to shop

Part bakery/cafe, grocery, and deli, teds market is a foodie's dream come to true. The owner/founder was inspired by simpler ideas from simpler times in mind, in short a better way for better food. According to their website, "teds market stocks the ingredients you need to do it yourself. From…

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Art for art's sake: Where to find treasures in Fort Wayne

A home without art is...well...just a house. If you enjoy personalizing your space with one-of-a-kind finds, then look no further than Fort Wayne's galleries and shops. Here are a few to consider: Artlink Contemporary Gallery Located on the Arts Campus at 300 E Main St, Artlink is a gallery dedicated…

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Get a taste of the Big Apple in the Fort

Fort Wayne may be miles from New York City, but that doesn't mean you can't experience a taste of the Big Apple in the Midwest. If you're looking for New York style pizza, then you're in luck. Richard's Bakery & Big Apple Pizza will hit the spot. Located off Wells Street, just west of downtown…

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Germanfest is sure to be a "gut" time

Everyone's a little German in early June in Fort Wayne. Why? Because of an annual, weeklong celebration known as Germanfest, held in Headwaters Park. But first a little history. Germanfest began in 1981 as a project to bring a German folk festival to Fort Wayne. Since then, Germanfest has continued…

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Unwind at Nick's Martini & Wine Bar

In the past year or so, Fort Wayne has been a hotbed for new locally owned restaurants and bars. It's been neat to experience this trend firsthand. Among the recent additions to the Fort Wayne nightlife scene is Nick's Martini & Wine Bar. Located in the East State Village, not far from the Acme…

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Downtown Fort Wayne buildings abound in history

There is no shortage of history in Fort Wayne. You can see it especially reflected in the historic buildings downtown. Here are a few not to be missed: Allen County Courthouse: This courthouse is a jewel in the community. Inside, the friezes and cornices around the building are filled with the…

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