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.
Tag Archives: St. Marys River
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
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
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
City Council couldn’t quite get its act together to make a decision that would have allowed a worthy and much-needed women’s shelter to begin construction. Amidst bickering and heated debate, the Council voted to delay its decision on whether or … Continue reading
Tuesday night’s City Council chambers became the scene of the classic Not in My Backyard (NIMBY) nonsense that tends to surround the location of many group homes and shelters. While many genuflect and pay homage to helping others through shelters … Continue reading