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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

With summer approaching, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017′s Best Summer Vacation Spots to supplement its Best Travel Credit Cards and Currency Exchange studies.

To help travelers plan the perfect summer getaway, WalletHub’s data crunchers compared the 80 largest metro areas across 38 key indicators of budget- and fun-friendliness. The data set ranges from cost of the cheapest flight to number of attractions to average price of a two-person meal.

Top 20 Summer Vacation Spots
1 Las Vegas, NV 11 Salt Lake City, UT
2 Los Angeles, CA 12 Austin, TX
3 Orlando, FL 13 Oklahoma City, OK
4 Chicago, IL 14 Phoenix, AZ
5 San Diego, CA 15 Cincinnati, OH
6 Atlanta, GA 16 Tampa, FL
7 Houston, TX 17 St. Louis, MO
8 Dallas, TX 18 Portland, OR
9 Sacramento, CA 19 Charlotte, NC
10 New York, NY 20 Detroit, MI

Best vs. Worst

  • The average flight to a popular summer destination costs $337, lasts 3 hours and 56 minutes, and has 0.4 connections.
  • The Las Vegas metro area is the most attractive destination on the West Coast and the New York metro area on the East Coast.
  • California and Texas are home to the top summer destinations in the U.S., each with at least two metro areas in the top 15. Oppositely, Connecticut and New York are each home to the largest numbers of the most unpopular summer destinations.
  • The Miami metro area has the lowest nightly rate for a three-star hotel room, $25, which is 5.8 times less expensive than in Boston, the metro area with the highest at $145.
  • The Salt Lake City metro area has the most diverse attractions, which is two times more than in Akron, Ohio, the metro area with the least diverse.

To view the full report and your city’s rank, please visit:

POSTED: 05/22/17 at 9:30 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News

Come visit our garage sale with items from four households! It will be held at 8806 Greenmeadow Drive New Haven, IN. The sale will be from 8am – 6pm on June 2nd and 3rd. Everything is gently used, clean, free of smoke and free of animal hair. The following will be sold:

- Boys 5T & 6T Clothing, Girls 24 month Clothing

- Baby Gate, Crib Set, Bedding, Pack N’ Play, Toddler Bed, Twin Bed, Toys, Other Baby Items

- Home Décor, Pictures, Lights, Christmas Décor, Quilt, Area Rugs, Plates

- Games, Movies, Gift Bags, Books, Textbooks for Athletic Training and Social Work

- Shelves, Table, Storage Items, Shoe Holders, Designer Bags

- Men and Women’s Name Brand Clothing, Prom Dresses

Don’t miss out on this garage sale; there is something for everyone!

POSTED: 05/22/17 at 9:26 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News

Central Lutheran Preschool Celebrates the Week of the Young Child Central Lutheran Preschool was happy to celebrate the Week of the Young Child, an annual celebration of early learning, young children, their teachers and families. Students participated in special dress days and activities each day, including Music Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Work Together Wednesday, Artsy Thursday, and Future Friday. Preschoolers were able to work and engage with older elementary students to complete many of these activities. They are very excited to share a building with the elementary students next year, as the new preschool addition is now being built onto the elementary school. The Nahrwold Early Childhood Center is scheduled to open its doors this July and be ready for the first day of school! If you would like more information about the preschool or elementary programs at Central Lutheran School, please contact the school office at 493-2502.

POSTED: 05/16/17 at 1:48 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

With graduation season upon us, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017’s Best & Worst Places to Start a Career.

To help recent graduates launch their careers in the right place, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 150 largest markets in the U.S. based on 23 key indicators of career-friendliness. The data set ranges from availability of entry-level jobs to monthly average starting salary to housing affordability.

Best Places to Start a Career Worst Places to Start a Career
1 Salt Lake City, UT 141 Jackson, MS
2 Orlando, FL 142 Chesapeake, VA
3 Austin, TX 143 Shreveport, LA
4 Grand Rapids, MI 144 Detroit, MI
5 Tempe, AZ 145 Yonkers, NY
6 Atlanta, GA 146 Toledo, OH
7 Miami, FL 147 Montgomery, AL
8 Denver, CO 148 Augusta, GA
9 Irving, TX 149 Cleveland, OH
10 Madison, WI 150 Newark, NJ

Best vs. Worst

  • Durham, N.C., has the highest monthly average starting salary (adjusted for cost of living), $3,909, which is 2.7 times higher than in Honolulu, the city with the lowest at $1,447.
  • Gilbert, Ariz., has the highest median annual household income (adjusted for cost of living), $84,973, which is 3.3 times higher than in Hialeah, Fla., the city with the lowest at $25,850.
  • Oxnard, Calif., has the highest workforce diversity, which is 1.8 times higher than in Durham, N.C., the city with the lowest.
  • Madison, Wis., has the lowest unemployment rate, 2.7 percent, which is 4.6 times lower than in Detroit, the city with the highest at 12.3 percent.
  • Boston has the highest share of the population aged 25 to 34, 22.8 percent, which is 2.2 times higher than in Cape Coral, Fla., the city with the lowest at 10.4 percent.
  • Irvine, Calif., has the highest share of the population with at least a bachelor’s degree, 66.4 percent, which is 5.8 times higher than in San Bernardino, Calif., the city with the lowest at 11.5 percent.

To view the full report and your city’s rank, please visit:

POSTED: 05/16/17 at 1:42 pm. FILED UNDER: Business, News

POSTED: 05/16/17 at 1:41 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

The United States Marine Corps is pleased to announce that Blake Rhymer of Heritage High School in Monroeville, East Allen County was selected to participate in the 2017 Battles Won Academy, July 13-17, in Washington D.C.  Blake was selected not only for his athletic performance but for outstanding character, academic excellence, and community leadership that reflects the Marine Corps’ values of honor, courage, and commitment.

The Battles Won Academy will bring together approximately 100 of the country’s top student-leaders for a week in the nation’s capital. The program provides Marines with several opportunities to purposefully engage the student leaders and share leadership lessons that will enhance their future success.

The Battles Won Academy taps into the irreducible essence of the Marine Corps, which is the fighting spirit of the Marine. The essence of the Marines individually and collectively is the willingness to engage and the determination to defeat an opposing force – whether personal or on behalf of our nation and its communities.

POSTED: 05/16/17 at 12:05 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

From the NH Chamber of Commerce:

We wanted to make sure you are informed concerning the I469 at U.S. 24 Interchange project that is being proposed by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT).  There was a public hearing held on May 10 at New Haven High School.

State Representative Dave Heine and several New Haven representatives were at the meeting and presented some concerns with the current proposal.

Our main concern is the high cost of constructing a fly over for west bound U.S. 24 traffic going south on I469 and the cost to maintain 2 additional bridges.  The current plan has no loop for southbound I469 traffic for eastbound U.S. 24 travelers and thus the need for the fly over.   This also created several issues for the New Haven bound travelers coming from the east on U.S. 24.

This is a proposal and hopefully will get changed.  INDOT is accepting public input until May 26th and additional information can be found on their web site at The presentation given is available on the web site.  The welcome letter and comment form you can use to provide input is attached to this email.

The INDOT representatives shared a lot of information and were excellent.  Now they need our input.

This project will impact New Haven and the East Allen County community for decades to come.

POSTED: 05/12/17 at 10:37 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

Hit/Run Accident in New Haven Leaves Victim in Critical Condition New Haven Police and New Haven Adams Township Fire/EMS responded to a two car accident in the 7000 block of Moeller Rd at 6:30pm this evening. Officers arriving on scene found one driver in serious condition in a pickup truck. The driver of the other vehicle, an SUV, had left the scene on foot. The driver of the pickup truck was in serious condition and taken to an area hospital where his condition was downgraded to critical. Witnesses at the scene told officers that the SUV was traveling east on Moeller Rd and all of a sudden turned to the north striking the pickup truck who had been traveling west on Moeller Rd at the time of the crash. The suspect who fled the scene on foot is described by witnesses as a light skinned black, Asian or Hispanic female in her late teens to mid twenties wearing black pants and a red flannel shirt. The suspect was last seen on foot walking away from the crash. A perimeter was set up but as of this time the suspect has not been located. Officers are currently following up on leads of a possible suspect and there will be an update posted if she is caught or identified. Anyone with information on the identity of the person who left the scene Anyone with information on the identity of the person who left the scene is asked to call the New Haven Police at 748-7080.

POSTED: 05/11/17 at 11:22 am. FILED UNDER: News

New Haven Neighborhood Garage Sales 2017

June 1-3

Windsor Pointe

June 2-3

Ashford Lakes Villas

Ashford Lakes

Lakes of Scarborough




June 16-17

Arrow Haven

POSTED: 05/10/17 at 1:22 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Celebrate the 4th of July by running in your best red, white and blue outfit! July 4th will be the 4 on the 4th a four mile Run / Walk. The run/walk will begin at 8am…The event will be held on the Rivergreenway in Fort Wayne, Indiana. On-site registration will start at 6:45am near the Rivergreenway boat dock just South of Kreager Park, the address is 7000 N River Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46815.  State of the art RFID chip on the bib timing will be provided by Timed Events. will have published results online including a Youtube video of the finish line. Awards to top runners. Special event T-shirts only guaranteed to a limited group of preregistered participants. $28 for adult preregistration and $18 for youths 15 and under. Day of race registrations will incur an increased fee. Register at:

POSTED: 05/08/17 at 9:03 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News