Category Archives: Fort Wayne

MUSICAL ADMINISTRATION CHAIRS – RECYCLING THE OLD

Can we say musical “chairs?” Good grief, how about some new blood in the administration instead of recyclables. Mark Becker has now been named to the Redevelopment Commission.  I am sure Becker is knowledgeable, but it sure looks like he … Continue reading

Posted in Fort Wayne, Politics

ICONIC GE SIGN FACES UNCERTAIN FUTURE

The Sign! Sometimes we take things for granted. We drive by this sign on a regular basis, and it has been a part of our West Central “family” for so long, it is hard to imagine what that area will … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Corporations, Fort Wayne, History, Politics, West Central Neighborhood

REDEVELOPMENT COMMISSION TAKES AIM AT WEST CENTRAL HOMES

The Redevelopment Commission has taken aim at an entire block of West Central homes located near Parkview Field.  Twelve of the 13 homes are either rentals or are vacant – owned by absentee landlords who have simply allowed them to … Continue reading

Posted in Context Sensitive Solutions, Fort Wayne, History, Local Government, Urban Development, West Central Neighborhood

RAINING ON SHINE’S PARADE

Last week had to be a little traumatic for poor Steve Shine and the Republicans.  After all, he and his buddies felt so threatened by our Democratic convention that they sprang for $10,000 worth of air time to try to … Continue reading

Posted in Democrat Party, Democrats, Fort Wayne, Politics, Republicans

COUNTY COUNCIL – COUNTY COMMISSIONERS – WADING THROUGH THE DIFFERNCES!

Year after year voters go to the polls and often fail to understand their own local government, so I decided to write a little on it and continue to learn for my own benefit.  Last year city offices were filled, … Continue reading

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PARKVIEW HAS GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY TO HELP VETERANS

When Parkview leaves its Randallia campus for its home out north, a campus of 64 acres and nearly one million square feet of buildings will be left without a main anchor.  Parkview plans on leaving certain units to function – … Continue reading

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RIFKIN ROLLS IN DURING THE DARK OF NIGHT TO DEMOLISH DEPOT

Quick – think of things that are done in the middle of the night.  A third shift job?  Breaking into a home?  A little lovey-dovin?  Halloween pranks?  Now,  another, quite unusual activity can be added to that fairly short list … Continue reading

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MY HUMBLE SYCAMORE BRANCH

Last year, one of the 100-year-old Sycamores across the street had one of its large limbs ripped from its body by a strong windstorm.  It fell onto my neighbor’s lawn without being invited, and my neighbor, I am sure, did … Continue reading

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THE NEWNESS OF “OLDNESS”

I admit I was not sure how I would feel when I turned that magical early retirement age of “62” this past February.  Would I crumble into a quivering, weeping mass decrying the fact that my life had flown by … Continue reading

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ALL DECKED OUT – CURLY’S VILLAGE INN

One of Fort Wayne’s best-kept secrets is Curly’s Village Inn on Bluffton Road.  Well, maybe not so well kept to those of us who visit the quaint Irish pub.  The owner, Mary Armstrong, and her partner, Irishman Dudley O’Carroll,  lend … Continue reading

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