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2008-07-29 18:00:51

By Cindy Larson, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jul. 29--It's been a long time coming, but Don Chava's Mexican Grill is finally open at 1234 N. Wells St. It's owned by the same people who own Cebolla's Mexican Grill, and about 40 percent of Don Chava's menu is taken from Cebolla's. It's located where Sportsmans Neighborhood Bar used to be and has undergone extensive renovations. The restaurant, which offers a full bar, has a patio area for outside dining and also offers carryout...

2008-07-25 18:00:56

By Cindy Larson, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jul. 25--Fido and Fluffy have two fewer places to shop in Fort Wayne. Both local Petland pet-supply stores closed June 29, said Julie Washburn, public relations coordinator for Petland Inc. All Petland stores are franchises, she said, and the franchisees of the Fort Wayne stores decided to close them. "We're working to reopen them as soon as possible," she said. Anyone interested in becoming a franchisee should go to www.petland.com...

2008-07-23 15:01:19

By Jennifer L. Boen, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jul. 23--At what was once Parkview Health's flagship hospital, "mock rooms" in empty space help determine what will -- and won't -- be needed at the new $490 million facility that, in many ways, will replace it. The start of construction on Parkview Regional Medical Center, the 400-plus-bed hospital in northeast Fort Wayne that will become Parkview Health's flagship by 2011, is less than two months away. Meanwhile, at Parkview...

2008-07-22 12:00:00

By Jennifer L. Boen, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jul. 22--With a grove of trees on one side, cropland on the other and indoor amenities such as a state-of-the-art theater room, country meets city at Sycamore Village, the area's newest housing complex for people 55 and older. Located on West County Line Road at Indiana 14, the 101-unit apartment complex and 30-unit memory-care wing will open to its first tenants Monday. Public tours are available Saturday and Sunday. "The best...

2008-07-21 06:00:42

FORT WAYNE, Ind. _ It's just like Mom would make or even better _ at least that's what these two dads hope. Johnathan Brouwer and Mike Teders are starting a company this fall in Fort Wayne, Ind., called Lunch Shuttle that will make, pack and deliver cold lunches to schoolchildren _ mainly from private and parochial schools _ exclusively through online orders. "It's more than just a convenience for the parents, it's a healthy meal for the kids," said Teders, the father of two and a food...

2008-07-18 18:00:23

By Bob Caylor, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jul. 18--The Allen County Plan Commission on Thursday blocked a 139-acre subdivision planned at Coldwater and Chapman roads in northern Allen County. But questions raised and arguments posed in more than a dozen hours of public hearings and meetings make it unlikely the fight on Canyon Cliffs is over. The plan commission also refused a request endorsed by the Allen County Regional Water and Sewer District to lift restrictive covenants in...

2008-07-18 12:01:14

By Andy Culbertson, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jul. 18--The heat didn't keep people away as Headwaters Park West opened its gated doors for the Meijer Marketplace at the Fort Wayne Newspapers Three Rivers Festival. Tents big and small covered the grass. Besides their colorful and, at times, downright odd merchandise, the tents also housed the sellers. Many of them live partially nomadic lives, with hometowns scattered across the country. Although not stationary, the job...

2008-07-17 12:00:49

By Kayleen Reusser, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jul. 17--Anita Renfroe is happy she has an "Oh, her" factor. "It means that when people hear my name, they look blank," Renfroe explains. "But when they discover I'm the one who sings 'The Momsense Song' on YouTube, they say, 'Oh, her.'" Renfroe, a Christian comedian, will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday at First Assembly of God Christian Center. Before "The Momsense Song" hit cyberspace in May 2007, Renfroe was a pastor's wife from...

2008-07-17 12:00:49

By The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jul. 17--The Fort Wayne Civic Theatre recently announced the winners of its Anthony Awards for performances during the community theater's 2007-2008 season. Winners are: --Outstanding Dance Performance Female: Leah Heet, "Once Upon a Mattress" Male: Morgan Stillman, "Beauty and the Beast" and "Once Upon a Mattress" --Outstanding Juvenile Performance Duncan Smith, "Beauty and the Beast" --Outstanding Performance in an Ensemble Role...

2008-07-16 12:01:05

By Deb Todd, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jul. 16--"In the beginning God created..." (Genesis 1:1a) With these five words, the first book of the Bible establishes God's divine creativity. Local artist and teacher Jessie Smith says, "God is first and foremost an artist. ... He created." Smith, along with Korban Miller and Stephanie Longbrake, will staff M.A.D. Camp, a weeklong adventure in the fine arts for children in grades 2-6. It will take place Monday-July 25 at Blackhawk...


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  • To talk saucily.
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