Being a non-smoker I was really pleased when I heard that New Haven’s own Rack & Helen’s was going non-smoking on August 1st. More importantly, as a business owner I was also pleased that this was a decision made by the owners rather than by government intervention. In a July 17 Facebook release, Wes Anderson stated: ”we have heard the overwhelming feedback from our customers and have decided to make a change in our business. On August 1, Racks will become a non-smoking establishment. We understand this is a major change. We also understand it may be unpopular to some of our most loyal customers. We hope we can continue serving each and every one of you.”
The announcement lit up social media. The Facebook page for New Haven Bulletin had over 36,000 views, 178 comments and 190 shares. These are unheard of numbers in the “local” social media world and the positive comments outweighed the negative feedback nearly 10 to 1.
Anderson went on to say “As a family owned business, we are especially excited to bring back our Family day on Sundays (something we had to sacrifice to keep smoking) and allow parents to bring kids back into Racks! We’ve said it before on here, but we truly have the best customers around.”
So, as a non-smoker (and for this publication), I decided to make a final trip into “smoking” Racks today, July 31st, and experience a final look at the ash trays (soon to be sold) while enjoying a $1 Busch Light in honor of this momentous occasion. But this will be far from my final trip into Racks–who knows, I just may just enjoy a smoke-free lunch here tomorrow.
Congratulations to one of New Haven’s finest establishments. They employ a great staff and have some of the best food and fun to be found! More importantly, congratulations to Wes, Pat and Myra Anderson for living the American Dream of owning your own business, working hard, and succeeding. And once again at the end of the day, smoking or not, the owners of Racks made the decision. It’s their business…THAT’S THE AMERICAN DREAM.
The following streets will be closed on Friday, August 1st, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. until Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Main Street from Broadway to Ann Street, Ann Street from Main Street to Summit Street. The intersection at Main Street and Ann Street (August 2, 2014 only) (The parking lot behind the Trion Tavern, will be closed) City of New Haven Engineering Department, 815 Lincoln Hwy. East • New Haven, IN 46774… 260-748-7030
Great job Wednesday by the New Haven Chamber of Commerce on their Ag Day. Thank you to the Woodlan and Heritage FFA students for a great breakfast, Thank you to all the speakers, Thank you to all the exhibitors, Thank you to all the volunteers, and of course, Thank you to the many area farmers and business people that attended.
4-H Graduates – Year 2014
Ten year and final year 4-H members were recently recognized at the Allen County Fair. There were nineteen young people who completed 10 years of participation in the 4-H program. They were:
Kevin Berning of Decatur, Pride of Allen County Dairy 4H Club
Madeline Brown of Fort Wayne, member of Aboite Homesteaders 4-H Club
Callie Buesching of Fort Wayne, member of Eel River 4-H Club
Joey Corbat of Fort Wayne, Individual Study
Courtney DelaCuesta of Fort Wayne, member of Aboite Homesteaders 4-H Club
Jennifer Dowler of Hoagland, member of Caprine Capers 4-H Club
Jared Emenhiser of Monroeville, member of Dedicated Dudes & Darlins 4-H Club
Allison Grime of Fort Wayne, Individual Study
Alicia Heckley of Woodburm, Individual Study
Emily Kleine of Monroeville, member of Marion BG’s 4-H Club
Caylee Knafel of Churubusco, member of Eel River 4-H Club
Katherine Minard of Fort Wayne, member of Blue Ribbons 4-H Club
Breinne Mudrack, of Fort Wayne, member of Perry Boosters 4-H Club
Kelsey Norwalk of Carmel, member of Aboite Homesteaders 4-H Club
Josh Raber of Harlan, member of Cedar Creek Companions 4-H Club
Samuel Stein of New Haven, member of New Haven Clovers 4-H Club
Ian Tinsley of Fort Wayne, member of Aboite Homesteaders 4-H Club
Cody Wood of Woodburn, member of Caprine Capers 4-H Club
Clare Wyss of Auburn, member of Dog Club
Thirteen young people participated in their final year of 4-H. They were:
Alexis Alday of Fort Wayne, member of Sport Horse 4-H Club
Madelyn Beck of of Fort Wayne, member of Sport Horse 4-H Club
Shelby Blanton of Huntertown, member of Saddlebums 4-H Club
Megan Brockhouse of Fort Wayne, member of Blue Ridge Equestrian 4-H Club
Shelby Byall of Fort Wayne, member of Blue Ridge Equestrian 4-H Club
Tori Criswell of New Haven, member of Dedicated Dudes & Darlins 4-H Club
Abigail Hoffman of Monroeville, Individual Study
Erica Hoot of Churubusco, member of Perry Boosters 4-H Club
Hannah Kammeyer of Fort Wayne, Member of Individual Study
Tyler Loe of Ossian, member of Pride of Allen County Dairy 4-H Club
Martin Lortie of Monroeville, member of Monroe Hustlers 4-H Club
Bethany Russell of Grabill, member of Sport Horse 4-H Club
Sarah Voors of Monroeville, member of Maumee Go Getters 4-H Club
OmniSource is actively seeking Multi-Craft Maintenance Mechanics. Responsibilities include: welding and fabrication, performing preventative maintenance on equipment, maintain complete and accurate maintenance documentation, complying with OSHA guidelines.
Requirements include: welding, fabrication, and torching experience, mobile equipment experience, electrical repair abilities, strong written and verbal communication skills, ability to read diagrams, schematics, and blueprints.
OmniSource offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package. Please submit resume to email@example.com, or by mail:
Attn: HR- Maintenance
7575 West Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
OmniSource is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Mrs. Danielle Newman has been in education all her life. She was raised in a home where her dad was her high school principal. “It definitely was an interesting childhood with high expectations from both my mom and dad”, said Mrs. Newman.
She attended Bowling Green State University for her first two years of college. She received her undergraduate and two graduate/master’s degrees at IPFW. She has been a teacher for 17 years. She has worked with 4th graders up to and including 8th grade students as a teacher and an instructional coach. She had the opportunity to work with kids at New Haven Intermediate, Leo Elementary, Leo Junior-Senior High, and Paul Harding Junior High. Mrs. Newman said, “I have loved every experience that I have been given at EACS. I cherish the time that I can make a difference in students’ lives and I get so excited and engaged in helping kids make connections to help them grow as a life-long learner.”
“As a new principal at New Haven Primary School, I am looking forward to focusing on the whole child and making connections with students, staff, family members, and the East Allen community!”
Cheerleading isn’t just jumping and waving pompoms! It is a sport that requires hard work, as well as a good attitude.
Coming into cheerleading as a freshman, I never thought of the life lessons you’d learn. Coach, Julie Lebamoff, and her son and manager, Alex, have been such an awe spring duo. They teach us giving back to the community is the best thing to do.
Now as a junior, I can say I am proud to be a Warrior! The Woodlan Cheer Squad has been through it all. From getting third at State last year, to a great start at IU this year, receiving two all American’s, a jump off champion, first and second for extreme routine, first for home dance, and third for stunt off.
We couldn’t have done it without the help and support of our community, as well as our friends and family. Thank you, and when the tough gets going, the going gets tough! Optimism is the key to cheerleading.
Please come join us at our Woodlan Cheer Clinic, September 13,2014 from 9 am-12pm, in the Woodlan High School.
RediMed Adds Two New Urgent Care Clinics Located in Downtown Fort Wayne and New Haven
Lutheran Health Network officials today announced that RediMed will add two new urgent care clinics, one in the Anthony Wayne Building located in the heart of Fort Wayne and another at Lutheran Health Plaza in New Haven. A new Business Health Services clinic offering occupational medicine is also being added in Bluffton.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, RediMed continues to blossom with new and remodeled facilities as well as enhanced services. Central to RediMed’s systemwide transformation is a renewed emphasis on quality care and greater efficiency. To illustrate that point, each RediMed urgent care clinic is initiating a 60-minute visit commitment. The 60-minute visit defines the targeted maximum amount of time for RediMed patients to check in, be cared for and check out.
“We are committed to a 60-minute visit,” said Vikash M. Negandhi, MD, COO, RediMed. “We strive to see patients in the most clinically-advanced way while providing the best services to our community in the shortest amount of time. RediMed has been a community fixture for years; we have cared for many patients, but it is time we upgrade our services and our facilities.”
The downtown RediMed will be housed on the first floor of the Anthony Wayne Building and it will include three exam rooms and a procedure room. Radiology, lab services and lower acuity procedures will be available on-site. More advanced imaging and procedures will be offered at St. Joseph Hospital, which is conveniently located just blocks away. The downtown RediMed will create 10 new healthcare jobs.
“Downtown has had very limited urgent care access outside of the hospital setting,” said Brian Bauer, CEO, Lutheran Health Network. “We are ecstatic about offering prompt, non-emergent services to citizens who work and live downtown as RediMed adds another amenity to Fort Wayne’s growing urban culture. This convenient location also provides a viable option for occupational health services. Either way, RediMed is prepared to handle both aspects of care whether for individuals or for businesses.”
RediMed has made an important operational change so that each clinic will be staffed with double provider coverage to ensure patients are seen more rapidly. Consistency in staffing is another change that officials anticipate will improve the process. Each clinic will maintain permanent staff whereas temporary staff known as locum tenens had been used in the past.
Lutheran Health Plaza in New Haven will house a RediMed urgent care clinic and Business Health Services for the delivery of occupational medicine. The New Haven location will see an addition of seven full-time employees and one part-time employee.
The establishment of a Business Health Services site in Bluffton will involve the relocation of an existing occupational medicine clinic to a 3,400-square-foot location in front of the local Wal-Mart. The new BHS clinic in Bluffton will create three full-time healthcare jobs and one part-time position.
In addition to three new locations on track to open later this year, RediMed is near completion on renovations at four of its five existing urgent care, business health and physical therapy locations.
Renovations to existing RediMed locations include the northeast and southwest urgent care clinics, the southwest and north Business Health Services sites, and the north physical therapy location. Work at the southwest urgent care clinic includes expanding the space to enhance the patient experience.
When all of the renovations are completed, RediMed will provide patients with easier access to other healthcare services within Lutheran Health Network and greater continuity of care as a result of technological upgrades. All RediMeds will be equipped with electronic medical record capabilities.
Architecture and design services for the RediMed projects are being handled by MKM architecture + design. The general contractor is The Hagerman Group.
RediMed Clinic Downtown (new location – opening this fall)
Anthony Wayne Building 303 E. Berry St.
RediMed Clinic New Haven and Business Health Services (new location – opening this fall)
1302 Minnich Rd. New Haven, Ind.
RediMed Business Health Services Bluffton (new location – opening this fall)
1980 N. Main St. Bluffton, Ind.
Central Lutheran School Charger Cross Country Camp
Logan Bauer, Ashton Werling, Bree Grunawalt, Lia Barger, Hayley Oldfield, Sophie Schuller, Josie Delegrange, Kennedy Cain, Marissa Barger, Lucy Gongaware, Makayla Coomer, Olivia Schuller, Carly Gongaware, Calyn Bauer, J.D. Schuller, and Garret Ternet.
Hotel Fitness Championship teams up with Main Street Bistro & Martini Lounge to liven up the golf course
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (July 21, 2014) – The Hotel Fitness Championship and Fort Wayne’s Main Street Bistro & Martini Lounge are teaming up to bring an exciting social element to Sycamore Hills Golf Club Aug. 25-31. Main Street Bistro will manage the upgraded Main Street Lounge pavilions on the 9th and 16th greens, providing sheltered seating with a view of golf, signature cocktails and unique food options for purchase.
Patrons who purchase the tournament’s upgraded tickets will get both grounds access and entry into the lively Main Street Lounge pavilions. Giveaways and prizes will be distributed throughout the day each time a player records a birdie on holes 9 or 16.
The upgraded ticket options are:
- One Day Championship Round Main Street Lounge Ticket ($50): Valid one day of your choice, Aug. 28–31
- Four Day Championship Round Main Street Lounge Ticket ($115): Valid each Championship Round, Aug. 28-31
Main Street Bistro & Martini Lounge is located on the first floor of the 1st Source Center in downtown Fort Wayne. With a modern-contemporary menu, weekly specials, 60 unique international premium red and white wine choices, superior martinis and 14 regional craft beers on tap, the lounge offers something for everyone.
“We are very excited to be partnering with one of Fort Wayne’s most original downtown eateries,” said Duke Butler IV, tournament director of Hotel Fitness Championship. “Main Street Bistro knows how to create a superior guest experience with a high level of energy, and we look forward to the fun atmosphere they’ll create for our tournament patrons.”
The Hotel Fitness Championship is one of four Web.com Tour Finals events for 2014 that will determine the 50 players who earn cards for the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season under the TOUR’s enhanced qualifying system. It is the year’s biggest golf tournament to be played in the Hoosier state and is estimated to have a $4-5 million impact on Fort Wayne’s economy.