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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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Decorate with Items You Have On Hand

You’d be surprised at just how many Halloween decorations you can make, quickly and cheaply, with items that are already lying around your home. Make a giant yard spider out of black garbage bags, cobwebs from cotton balls, tombstones from cardboard. Simply lighting a candle can add a perfect eerie glow and pouring your seasonal orange and yellow packaged candies (or M&Ms, candy corn, or jelly beans) into glass containers will add a pop of Halloween to your home. 

Make Pumpkin Purchases Last Minute

Waiting until the last few days before Halloween to purchase your pumpkins might mean you’ll deal with some slim-pickings, but it’ll also save you several dollars. Plus, you won’t have the issue of the pumpkins going bad before Halloween rolls around. Check out your standard grocery and retail stores a day or two before the holiday for some majorly slashed prices. 

Craft Your Own Costumes

The average cost of a Halloween costume nowadays rings in at a whopping $30. Multiply that by a family of four and you’re out $120 for outfits you’ll likely only wear once or twice. Designing your own costume might cost you a little more time, but imagine what you can do with those savings! Dig through your own closets, borrow from friends and family, and visit the thrift shop to create a one-of-a-kind ensemble. | Related: 101 Halloween Costumes to DIY on the Cheap

Enjoy a Night In

If you’re strapped for cash or simply trying to save up this season, then visits to the haunted attractions in your area – which often average $10-15 a ticket – might not be the best way to spend your money. Instead, host a scary night at home. Make it fun! Set the mood by keeping the lights off all night, using only flashlights to move about. Create a playlist of spooky tunes, rent or stream a scary movie or two, whip up some Halloween-inspired recipes, and read a couple of ghost stories aloud. 

Buy Candy in Bulk

Your best bet for saving on candy is to buy in bulk at warehouse retailers – like Costco, GFS, or Sam’s Club. Opt for hard candies rather than chocolates, as they will always run quite a bit cheaper. If a warehouse retailer isn’t an option for you, then check out dollar stores – many will offer name brand sweets at a lower price. If you’re okay with procrastinating, wait until the day before, or the day of, Halloween – as retailers begin marking down their current holiday merchandise to start switching it out for the next. And as always, don’t forget coupons! | Related: Save Money on Halloween Candy

Find Free Events

Most communities offer free Halloween-themed events during the month of October – especially for the kiddos. Find out what’s happening in your area and take advantage of frightfully cheap fun. | Related: Fall Events in and Around Fort Wayne

Visit Dollar + Thrift Stores

Skip shopping at major retailers for things like decorations and add-ons to costumes as they tend to mark-up these items during the month of October. Dollar stores and thrift shops should be your first stop. Even better, stock up at their 50% off sales! 

Go Online

The Internet is your best friend for things like free Halloween music, free pumpkin carving patterns, free Halloween activities for kids, and free party invitations.

Throw a Potluck Party

If you plan on throwing a hair-raising Halloween bash, don’t go broke buying food and drink. Let your guests know that you’ll be preparing a main dish and a few munchies and ask them to bring along a side, a drink, or a treat.

Prepare for Next Halloween on the Cheap

Once all of the ghoulish games and fearsome fun have come to an end, use some of the money you’ve saved with these tips to purchase high-quality, long-lasting Halloween decorations once they’re marked down. Most retailers slash prices by 50-90% in the days and weeks following Halloween. You can also stock up on discounted candy and costumes to use and gift for the upcoming holidays! 

POSTED: 10/20/14 at 9:22 am

On Thursday October 30th The New Haven Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Meet & Greet the EACS Board Members. Come and hear what those individuals running for School Board positions have as their main platforms. The meeting will be held at the New Haven City Administration building at 815 Lincoln Hwy E in the Police Training Room. It will begin at 5:00 p.m. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. Please RSVP the New Haven Chamber of Commerce at 749-4484 or info@newhavenindiana.org

POSTED: 10/20/14 at 12:49 pm. FILED UNDER: Business, News

New Downtown RediMed Opens Today in the Anthony Wayne Building

New Haven location ready for patients next week

In July, Lutheran Health Network announced that it would be adding two new RediMed urgent care clinics. The first opened its doors to patients in downtown Fort Wayne this morning.

The downtown RediMed, found on the first floor of the Anthony Wayne Building, 203 E. Berry St., includes three exam rooms and a procedure room. Radiology, lab services and lower acuity procedures will be available on-site. The downtown RediMed has led to the creation of 10 new healthcare jobs.

A second new RediMed is set to open Monday, Oct. 27, in New Haven. This location at Lutheran Health Plaza, 1302 Minnich Road, will offer urgent care and occupational medicine services. RediMed New Have has created seven full-time positions and one part-time position.

Both locations have the same hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., weekdays, on Saturdays and Sundays, the New Haven RediMed will be open between 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The downtown Fort Wayne RediMed will be open between 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Flu shots are available at all six RediMed urgent care clinics in northeastern Indiana.

Architecture and design services for multiple RediMed projects this year are being handled by MKM architecture + design. The general contractor is The Hagerman Group.

All RediMed clinics are staffed by physicians and mid-level providers and offer X-ray, laboratory and prescription services on-site with convenient locations and hours. Appointments are not necessary. Additional services to be offered at the clinics include fracture management, hydration management, foreign body removal and diabetes management.

Besides urgent care, RediMed provides occupational medicine through its Business Health Services arm of the organization. Business Health Services also assists employers and employees with worker compensation as well as wellness and preventative medicine.

For more information about RediMed, visit RediMedClinics.com.

POSTED: 10/20/14 at 9:45 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

First Team

Jacqueline Quade Carroll
Kate Novack Carroll
Janaya Wilder Bellmont
Jordon Lentz Homestead
Sadie Albertson Bellmont
Cassidy Geller Homestead
Paige DeCamp East Noble
Remi Swoverland Carroll
Suzanne Peters Homestead
Halie McMillan Norwell
 

Second Team

 

 
Hannah Lewis DeKalb
Rachel Salerno Bellmont
Macie Hinen Columbia City
Rachel Klitzing Carroll
Payton Hart East Noble
Taylor Bebout Bellmont
Abby Moore Homestead
Jocie Bolinger Carroll
Megan Kage New Haven
Amanda Hunter Bellmont
 

Honorable Mention

 

 
Regan Wilson East Noble
Stephanie Stronczek Norwell
Bayley Smith Columbia City
Paige Eakright Homestead
Sarah Harper DeKalb
Aubrey Wright Columbia City

POSTED: 10/20/14 at 9:39 am. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

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POSTED: 10/18/14 at 11:56 am. FILED UNDER: News

The New Haven Police Department currently has an opening for seasonal, part-time positions of School Crossing Guard Substitute.
Salary
 Part-time School Crossing Guard $11.42/hr.
Shifts
 Morning 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
 Afternoon 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Locations
 Lincoln Hwy. & High Street
 Powers & Rufus Street
 Berwick Lane & Tartan Lane
 Green Road & Park Blvd.
 St. Johns & High Street
 SR 930 & Werling Road
 Woodmere & Kirkmore (Meadowbrook)
 Green Road & Park Blvd.
Requirements
Provide for the safe movement of children to and from school when crossing public roadways and intersections by observing gaps in the traffic and leading the children across the roadway or intersection. Crossing guards are not to engage in traffic direction or control.
Employment Applications are available at the New Haven Police Department located at: 815 Lincoln Hwy. E., New Haven, IN 46774
Completed resume of qualifications and employment application should be submitted to the Chief of Police no later than Friday, November 14, 2014.

POSTED: 10/17/14 at 8:01 am. FILED UNDER: News

The New Haven-Adams Twp. basketball league teaches fundamentals like ball handling, passing, dribbling, and sportsmanship for both boys and girls. All leagues will have one practice a week on either a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evening between 6:00pm-9:00pm and a Saturday game between 8:00am and 3:00pm. Practices and games are held at Park Hill gym. Coaches will notify players of specific team information and play times no later than October 31st.

Program highlights and specifics include:
• Participation in a MAD ANTS instructional workshop.
• The Advanced league will get the opportunity to participate in the Mad Ants “Court of Dreams” program. (tentative)
• Practice begins the week of November 4th.
• Games begin Saturday, November 15th. (No games Nov. 29th)
• The last scheduled game will be January 31st, 2015.
• Program follows EACS schedule – No program during EACS recess.
• Skill evaluation for the Instructional & Advanced league is scheduled for October 20th. Drop in for 15 minutes between 6:00pm-8:00pm at Park Hill. Program Location: Park Hill Gymnasium, 1000 Prospect Ave., New Haven Ages & Cost: Leagues are broken down by grade-
• Beginner – Kindergarten & 1st – $60.00
• Instructional – 2nd & 3rd – $60.00
• Advanced league* with officials- 4th, 5th & 6th – $75.00*
*If there are enough participants we will have separate leagues for boys and girls for the advanced age group. **There is a multiple child discount of $10 for each additional child registered after the first participant. Registration deadline: October 17th at 4pm. Any registrations accepted after will be charged a $10 late registration fee. Online registration is available at www.newhavenparksandrec.org ($2 convenience fee is assessed for this method of payment.)

COACHES are NEEDED for the league to be successful! League is coached by volunteers. Total number of registrations accepted depends on number of coaches. All volunteers will be asked to attend a coach’s meeting the week prior to the beginning of the program. Coaches will receive a coach’s shirt.  CLICK HERE FOR FORM AND MORE INFORMATION.

POSTED: 10/14/14 at 10:58 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

Second graders at Central Lutheran School are raising money to purchase Portals of Prayer books to be distributed as part of their Care Ministry project.  With their teachers Mrs. Anne Hess and Mrs. Mary Potter, students are bringing in their spare change and watching their donations grow.

POSTED: 10/14/14 at 6:56 am. FILED UNDER: Church, News, Schools

Thursday, October 23rd, New Haven High School will be holding Parent Teacher Conferences. Conferences begin at 3:45pm and end at 7:30pm.

POSTED: 10/14/14 at 6:51 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

“Past…Present…Future!” NH Boys Basketball Fundraiser

Date: Saturday November 29th, 2014

Time: 4:00p.m. to-7:00p.m.

Where: NHHS Main Gym

The boys basketball program is hosting their 1st annual “Past…….Present…..Future!” Bulldog Fundraiser event.

Come out and see scrimmages from: Central Lutheran, New Haven Middle, Paul Harding Junior High, the entire New Haven

high school boys basketball program, and past New Haven High School Boys

The fundraiser is to help fund the Boys Basketball program. Admission is $5.00 at the door Alumni fee is $25.00 (if participating, call NHHS, fill out the registration form and return by October 29, 2014

Rack & Helens Meet and Greet immediately afterward 7 p.m.

 

POSTED: 10/13/14 at 6:52 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

Each fall the annual crop harvest coupled with the beginning of hunting season and the “rut,” (deer mating season) makes deer movement more prominent and the number of car/deer crashes increase. Motorists are reminded to use extra caution when driving in rural areas of Indiana. Deer are generally more active in the early morning (pre-dawn) hours or the hours just after dusk but could be on the move at anytime. .

Motorists should take the following precautions when driving in rural areas to avoid having a crash involving a deer:

•When possible use high beam headlights at night and be aware that deer could be standing on or near the side of the roadway.
•Drivers should watch approaching vehicles and observe what may break their headlights beams; it could be a passing deer. This technique allows extra time to slow your speed and be alert for the deer.
•Watch for reflections from the deer’s eyes.
•Where there is one deer there are often several. Do not assume you missed the deer because more could follow. BE ALERT!
•If your vehicle strikes a deer, do not touch it. A frightened or wounded deer can cause you serious bodily injury. Remain in your car, make sure you and your passengers are safe, and call the police to obtain a crash report for your insurance company. You should report this as you would any other crash.
•Make sure everyone in your vehicle is buckled up!

For more information concerning deer habits, population, and trends in your area contact your local conservation officer or the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Fish and Wildlife at http://www.in.gov/dnr/ or call 317-232-4200.

POSTED: 10/10/14 at 3:45 pm. FILED UNDER: News