Being a small business in the aftermath of a recession can be hard on a community, but now a handful of local businesses, ranging from yoga to food-delivery, are asking Fort Wayne residents for help by June 30.
It was his first time on the ice rink. Michael Shively, a tall young man with lanky limbs, was awkwardly trying to get his footing on the ice rink at Lutheran Health SportsCenter.
A confident 12-year-old boy skated up to Shively, his balding head evidence of recent cancer treatments, and began playfully heckling him. Then, before Shively knew it, he was learning how to ice skate from a 12-year-old cancer patient at a Christmas party hosted by Active 20-30.
Updated on Feb. 21:Groundhog Open organizers said they raised $17,000.
Whether on our way to work or stopping at a downtown restaurant for a bite, most of us have passed the large flowerpots on Calhoun Street. These flowerpots shouldn't be taken for granted; they are a significant, and surprisingly expensive, part of downtown beautification.
After a stint in New York City and later working on Wall Street, Blake Branning, owner of Peace Frog Coffeehouse, decided to return to his hometown of Fort Wayne to open a coffee shop with his girlfriend, Valeen Tout.
Nearly one year into business, Branning said opening Peace Frog Coffeehouse, 1522 W. Main St., last April was one of the best choices he has made.
Neat, Neat, Neat Records and Music is Mecca for the music enthusiast. I’m not talking about the regular ol’ Taylor Swift-lover or Lady Gaga-freak. I’m talking about the rare Alkaline Trio vinyl collector or the person who wants the new Black Keys “El Comino” vinyl with bonus CD.
Neat, Neat, Neat Records and Music, 1836 S. Calhoun St., is bringing vinyl back in a hip, affordable and modern way.
When you walk into the Pio Market II, 1225 E. State Blvd., it’s as if you are stepping back in time into a neighborhood grocery store. It’s something I’ve only seen in movies — a local grocery where the grocer knows his customers by name, the ground beef and sausage is homemade everyday and kids stop in after school for candy.
The Pio Market II is a neighborhood grocery store that supplies Fort Wayne with everything from bottled Coca-Cola, and local meat, to produce and candy.