Category Archives: St. Marys River

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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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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THIEME DRIVE TO UNDERGO SHORE STABILIZATION

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

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CALHOUN STREET – TWO-WAY TO BECOME THROUGH WAY TO E. STATE?

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

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MY FIRST HELICOPTER RIDE – AND DEFINITELY NOT MY LAST

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

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MY FIRST FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST

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

Posted in Environment, Floods, Fort Wayne, St. Marys River, Thieme Drive, West Central Neighborhood | Tagged , , , | 15 Comments

CITY MANIPULATES THIEME DRIVE FLOOD CONTROL ISSUE

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

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ELDERLY WEST CENTRAL NEIGHBORHOOD RESIDENT THINKS HE STEPPED ON MY TOES

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

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FAIRMOUNT PLACE – CONVOLUTED TRANSFERS RESULT IN $525,000 PRICE TAG OF FLOOD BUYOUT PROPERTY

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

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THE GREAT BLACK SWAMP – OUR RIVER HERITAGE

River front development in Fort Wayne, for the most part, is a phantom dream, and we should accept this fact.  Our City – and anyone who knows me understands that I love this City and where I live – sits … Continue reading

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