I was raised in the small town of South Whitley just 25 miles west of Fort Wayne and moved to Fort Wayne almost 25 years ago. I now live in the historic West Central Neighborhood of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
I am retired and love gardening, crafts of all kinds, working on my home, and collecting books for my small library.
I have loved politics for decades and have a B.A. in Political Science and a J.D.
Category Archives: St. Marys River
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
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
I have written about Thieme Drive on numerous occasions with my primary concern the construction of an atrocious, 1100-foot long, 10-foot high concrete wall along the river bank at the intersection of West Berry Street, Thieme Drive, and Nelson Street. … Continue reading
The proposed Calhoun Street reconstruction into a two-way avenue provides no solution to the downtown’s traffic problems. The two-block stretch which is to be converted to two-way traffic in a $1,000,000 + project, will restructure the street for two whole … Continue reading
For the last several years I kept thinking I would take the helicopter ride that comes with the Three Rivers Festival, but I never got around to it. Boy, what was I thinking! Today, I finally made the time to … Continue reading
I filed my first Freedom of Information Act request – better known as an “FOIA” request – asking for information about Thieme Drive and the City’s plans to destroy it. I received a couple of calls from a city attorney … Continue reading
And now, the rest of the story – the real story that is. The City, through one of its engineers, continues to misrepresent and manipulate information about flood control measures along Thieme Drive located in the historic district of West … Continue reading
It is no secret that I oppose a flood wall on Thieme Drive. And, the neighborhood association also does not want a wall. So when I am called an obstructionist by a certain neighborhood resident who lives at the end … Continue reading
Fairmount Place has now become not only a site upon which a disputed structure was to be built but also the subject of how it landed in the hands of the Rescue Ministries. In today’s Journal-Gazette, Tracy Warner details the … Continue reading