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On Saturday, September 29 don’t miss out when downtown New Haven, IN comes alive during their Sample New Haven event put on by the New Haven Chamber of Commerce. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Broadway Street will be lined with local businesses sharing samples of foods and services. For just $2.00 a person or $5.00 for a family there will be plenty of samples to try. This year there will be twenty seven businesses and organizations participating. At the end of the event those attending will vote for their favorite. The winner then is awarded the “People’s Choice Award for 2018”. But the fun doesn’t stop there. While sampling those attending the event can participate in our scavenger hunt. As they sample, each person can collect letters which when unscrambled spell out a secret phrase. Those that get the secret phrase correct can enter a drawing for a 2019 Family Pool Pass to New Haven’s Jury Pool. And if getting your face painted is something you enjoy, New Haven’s Cheerleaders will be present to offer free face painting. So stop by on Saturday, September 29 and join in the fun.

POSTED: 09/19/18 at 4:52 pm. FILED UNDER: Business, Entertainment, News

With Oktoberfest soon to kick off and the average flight from New York to Munich from mid-September to late-October costing $1,000-$2,000, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018′s Best Places for Oktoberfest Celebrations as well as accompanying videos, along with fun and interesting facts about the event in its Oktoberfest Facts – History, Beer, Food & More infographic.

To determine the best cities for partaking in the epic German festival, WalletHub compared the 100 largest cities across 24 key metrics, ranging from share of German population to number of beer gardens per capita to average price for Oktoberfest celebration ticket.

Below are some highlights from each report.

Top 20 Oktoberfest Cities
1 New York, NY                    11 Pittsburgh, PA
2 Portland, OR                     12 Sacramento, CA
3 Cincinnati, OH                  13 Columbus, OH
4 San Francisco, CA            14 Boise, ID
5 Chicago, IL                         15 St. Louis, MO
6 Philadelphia, PA               16 Madison, WI
7 Denver, CO                         17 Milwaukee, WI
8 Miami, FL                          18 Scottsdale, AZ
9 Seattle, WA                         19 Lincoln, NE
10 Orlando, FL                      20 Tampa, FL

Oktoberfest Fun Facts: •$5,000: Estimated cost for an American to attend Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany.

•1.98 Million: Gallons of beer consumed during Oktoberfest.

•700,000: Number of whole roast chickens eaten, plus 60,000 sausages and 59,000 pork knuckles.

•$1.53 Billion: Oktoberfest’s annual economic impact on Munich.

•$67,306: Median annual income for German-American households ($57,617 for all households).

POSTED: 09/11/18 at 10:44 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News

Thank you to everyone for making the WHNH FUNdraiser such a HUGE success. We had about 100 people in attendance! Thank you to Tony and Renee at Whispering Creek for a fabulous evening. Thank you to Zach and the team at VooDoo BBQ for donating such delicious food. Thank you to Jeff at ProLine for donating the BearCat generator. And thank you to everyone that contributed items for our silent auction or purchased an item. Without your generosity the night wouldn’t have been such a great success. The monies donated on Friday will go to the installation of WHNH’s Emergency Broadcasting System. Thank you, Thank you. Bob Nelson.

POSTED: 07/30/18 at 3:39 pm. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News, Schools

Fort Wayne Historical Railroad 2018 Open House

August 17 at 9:00 am through August 19 at 4:00 pm

Free admission and $5 train rides with special visiting railroad equipment this year!

Experience living railroad history during our three-day event featuring the live-steam display of world-famous steam locomotive no. 765, historic displays, diesel-powered train rides, local food trucks and more. Online tickets will be available in July. To check for tickets click here.

This family-friendly event runs 10AM-4PM on Friday and Saturday and 12PM-4PM on Sunday. Children 3 and under do not require a ticket. Train rides are approximately 15-20 minutes in length and a perfect duration for small families!

POSTED: 07/12/18 at 10:34 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News

City of New Haven 2018 Outing with the Fort Wayne TinCaps… Thursday, August 16, Game Time: 7:05 P.M.

TinCaps VS South Bend Cubs. Tickets are located in section 114 and are $7 each. If your company/Group purchases 20+ tickets, you will receive video board recognition.

Post-Game Fireworks

Following the game, a fabulous firework display will be shot off directly from centerfield!

Run the Bases: After the game, all fans are welcome on the field!

Reserve Your Tickets Today. Deadline to order tickets: Monday, August 6

New Haven Chamber of Commerce, 428 Broadway, Suite 101, New Haven, IN 46774

POSTED: 07/08/18 at 10:14 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News, Schools

Welcome to the East Allen County Schools’ monthly construction update. Following my last update, I received many inquiries concerning what the New Haven High School and New Haven Intermediate School finished project would look like as well as the projected traffic flow.

NEW HAVEN HIGH SCHOOL
Finished project. The below architectural rendition depicts the appearance of the final project.

Traffic Flow. Buses enter and exit the south entrance; patrons/students/staff coming from the south or going south, enter and exit the south drive; and patrons/students/staff coming from the north or going north, enter and exit the north drive. The drop-off/pick up for students is on the north side of the building (see diagram below.)

Turf Field. Construction of the turf football field will begin in early June and be ready for the mighty Bulldogs’ next football season. The updated John Young Field promises to be a source of Bulldog pride!

NEW HAVEN INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
Finished project. The below architectural rendition depicts the appearance of the final project.

Traffic Flow… Patrons enter and exit from Homestead Drive; regular buses enter from Williams Street and exit College Avenue; special buses for students with disabilities enter from Homestead Drive and Edwards Street to drop off on vacated Prospect Avenue and then exit via Williams Street or College Avenue (see diagram below.)

Thank you for supporting this project! See you next month for your monthly update to YOUR New Haven Schools.

Bob Nelson
President, East Allen County School Board of Trustees.

POSTED: 06/03/18 at 10:38 am. FILED UNDER: Business, Entertainment, News, Schools

Join us for the 2nd Annual New Haven Fire Muster & Expo. This family event will kick off with our Parade and offer many kid and adult activities. There will be displays, exhibits, activities and competitions for all age ranges. There will be plaques and cash prizes for the adult competitions. This event raises money for the New Haven Fire department, The Fort Wayne Fire Museum, and Hoosier Burn Camp. A variety of Sponsorship Opportunities are available.

For more questions or Information contact Ray Easterly at 260-740-1916 or ray@priority1safety.com.

POSTED: 05/15/18 at 10:08 am. FILED UNDER: Business, Entertainment, News, Schools

Grab some friends and come out for a hilarious night of trivia & fun at the main tent, Woodburn Park on Friday, June 22nd. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the competition begins at 7 p.m. A maximum of ten person (all ages welcome) teams will compete for cash prizes! The best themed table will win also win a prize! So don’t miss this opportunity to name your team and come up with a great theme with decorations! Prizes will be drawn all night from local businesses. Registration is $100/team – maximum of 10 players per team. Beer, Wine & Food will be available for your enjoyment during the Trivia Night. If you have any questions or to register, please contact bergmanaj@hotmail.com or call 260-437-9001.

Prince & Princess Contest Announced for June 23rd Woodburn Summer Fest

The Prince & Princess Contest is open to the first three boys and girls ages 4 year old to 6 years old. Candidates and their families collect pennies as votes and the boy and girl with the most pennies collected will be crowned Prince & Princess of Woodburn Summer Fest. All contestants are encourage to be in the parade on Saturday, June 23rd. The winners will be announced at the parade and crowning will take place immediately following the parade. Visit Horizon Bank (Woodburn Branch) to register and receive all of the official rules.

POSTED: 05/14/18 at 11:48 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News

Jury Pool Opening Day

Jury Pool will be open for the season Saturday May 26th. Regular pool hours are 12:30pm-8pm seven days a week. Holiday hours for Memorial Day and July 4th are 12:30pm-5:00pm… Any questions contact the park office at 749-2212 or Jury pool at 245-0152

POSTED: 05/11/18 at 11:39 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News, Schools, Sports

 

Arts & Crafts area for Canal Days are currently looking for vendors. Complete information is available at: www.newhavencanaldays.org (under the forms tab)

POSTED: 04/14/18 at 10:37 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News, Schools