Tag Archives: Fort Wayne

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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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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THE SNOBS OF WEST COUNTY LINE

Holy “Your house doesn’t cost enough to live in my neighborhood.” Perhaps a new subdivision should carry the name “The Snobs of West County Line Road” instead of all those cutesy names like the “Oaks of”, the “Bends of”, the … Continue reading

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INDIANA – HOW DO I LOVE THEE?

As the winter deepens, as the cold chills to the bone, as the wind bites the exposed skin, as the sky drops measures of snow, sleet, and ice, and as gray clouds block the sun day after day, I pause … Continue reading

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CITY CONTINUES TO WAGE WAR ON URBAN CORE

The City is looking to step-up its demolition program to combat what it “defines” as urban blight.  By the destruction of selected homes in specific areas of the urban core, the City hopes – and I use the word lightly … 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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THE INTERSTATES – LOSING OUT ON AMERICANA

The interstate system – championed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower and the automobile manufacturers – was created by the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956.   The system today consists of 46,876 miles of multi-lane highways criscrossing our country.  Fort Wayne has … 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

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