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Southern Fort Wayne’s Hottest New Event Venue

The Eden Invites the Community to an Open House After an Extensive Renovation

WHO: The Eden

WHAT: Grand Opening and ribbon cutting ceremony

WHEN: April 15nd 2017, 12:00PM-4:00PM

WHERE: The Eden Property, 14013 Emanuel Rd. Hoagland IN 46745

After 4 months of renovations from the previously known Quixote Hills, The Eden will open their doors to the public with an ribbon cutting ceremony and open house event on April 15th between 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM. Special event vendors Mad Anthony, Shigs in Pit, Bakerstreet, The Hoppy Gnome, Calatblu, Conrad Catering, Remember When Photography, Summity City Rentals, Dallich Entertainment, and Fort Wayne Chocolate Fountain will provide guests with samples and quality service. The Eden will serve cocktails, wine, craft, and domestic brews throughout the open house.

About the Company:

Quixote Hills was sold to D&D Investment Group in December of 2016, later renamed The Eden. The Eden is invested in bringing life back to the former event facility by hosting several different types of private and promotional events. “We are excited for the new adventures that are yet to come here at The Eden. There are great opportunities of growth and advancement within the community and cannot wait to be a part of the each celebration held here at The Eden” said Stephanie Davis, owner of The Eden.

POSTED: 03/22/17 at 10:20 am. FILED UNDER: Business, Entertainment, News

Allen County Aces Traveling Baseball introduce Family Fun Fest

The Allen County Aces Host Family Fun Fest and Will Donate portion of Proceeds to Erin’s House

WHO: The Eden

WHAT: 5K race, wiffleball tournament, cornhole tournament, to support the Allen County Aces as well as benefitting Erin’s House.

WHEN: April 22nd 2017, 12:00PM-4:00PM

WHERE: The Eden Property, 14013 Emanuel Rd. Hoagland IN 46745

The Allen County Aces Traveling Baseball Team for boys 12 and under will be hosting Family Fun fest on April 22nd 2017 in Hoagland, Indiana. This event will host several events such as a 5K walk/run, wiffleball tournament, cornhole tournament, and family friendly activities. There will be several vendors, food trucks, and bar service. Join us in supporting The Aces and Erin’s House.

About the Company:

The Allen County Aces organization was created in 2015 to provide a higher level of competition for talented and motivated area baseball players with a commitment to the improvement of their skills in a family focused environment. The team works hard to win games, but winning never becomes more important than teamwork and good sportsmanship. The Aces’ coaches ask players to work towards excellence, not perfection. We believe baseball is a fun and challenging game that requires players to develop the ability to overcome mistakes and to look forward to their next opportunity. Ultimately, the development of skills and team focused play is our guideline for our program, which we believe will create better baseball players and better individuals.

POSTED: 03/22/17 at 10:12 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News, Sports

With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner and at least $5.3 billion expected to be spent for the holiday this year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017′s Best Cities for St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations, along with cool stats about the holiday in its St. Patrick’s Day Fun Facts infographic.

To determine the best cities for celebrating Irish-American heritage, WalletHub’s number crunchers compared 200 of the largest U.S. cities across 16 key metrics, ranging from “Irish pubs and restaurants per capita” to “lowest price for a three-star hotel on St. Patrick’s Day” to “weather forecast.”

Top 20 Cities for St. Patrick’s Day
1 Buffalo, NY 11 Naperville, IL
2 Madison, WI 12 Rochester, NY
3 Boston, MA 13 Cincinnati, OH
4 Cedar Rapids, IA 14 Chicago, IL
5 Worcester, MA 15 Springfield, MA
6 Pittsburgh, PA 16 Springfield, MO
7 Akron, OH 17 St. Paul, MN
8 Tampa, FL 18 Overland Park, KS
9 Philadelphia, PA 19 Sioux Falls, SD
10 Cleveland, OH 20 Grand Rapids, MI

To view the full report and your city’s rank, please visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-cities-for-st-patricks-day-celebrations/19603/

St. Patrick’s Day Fun Facts

  • 72 Minutes – Interval at which alcohol-related car crashes claim a life on St. Patrick’s Day.
  • $3,762 – Cost of an Uber ride from Boston to Dublin, Ohio (versus up to $24,000 for the total DUI cost).
  • $1.22 Million – Market value of a leprechaun’s pot of gold, which contains 1,000 gold coins weighing 1 ounce each.
  • 13 Million – Pints of Guinness that will be consumed worldwide on St. Patrick’s Day.
  • $5.3 Billion – Amount that will be spent collectively on St. Patrick’s Day 2017 (or $38 per person celebrating).

For the full infographic, please visit: https://wallethub.com/blog/st-patricks-day-facts/10960/

POSTED: 03/16/17 at 9:49 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment

“Huge Annual Church Garage Sale…lots of housewares, home decor and clothes!

Address: Grace Gathering; 3157 Minnich Rd, New Haven, IN 46774

Dates of sale:

March 31, 9am to 4pm and April 1, 9am to 2pm”

POSTED: 03/06/17 at 2:44 pm. FILED UNDER: Church, Entertainment, News

From WalletHub:

With Valentine’s Day around the corner and more than 45 percent of all U.S. adults being single, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017′s Best & Worst States for Singles.

To help unattached Americans improve their chances of finding love, WalletHub’s data team compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 23 key indicators of dating-friendliness. The data set ranges from “share of single adults” to “movie costs” to “nightlife options per capita.”

Best States for Singles Worst States for Singles
1 Washington 42 Maryland
2 Colorado 43 Tennessee
3 California 44 South Carolina
4 Montana 45 New Mexico
5 South Dakota 46 Kentucky
6 Texas 47 Alaska
7 Hawaii 48 West Virginia
8 Nevada 49 Arkansas
9 District of Columbia 50 Alabama
10 Florida 51 Mississippi

Best vs. Worst

  • The District of Columbia has the highest share of single adults, 69.58 percent, 1.8 times higher than in Utah, which has the lowest at 38.44 percent.
  • North Dakota has the lowest unemployment rate for single population, 4.58 percent, 3.5 times lower than in Mississippi, which has the highest at 15.81 percent.
  • The District of Columbia has the most full-service restaurants per 100,000 residents, 124.48, 2.3 times more than in Utah, which has the fewest at 54.59.
  • New Hampshire has the most fitness and recreational facilities per 100,000 residents, 16.54, 2.9 times more than in Hawaii, which has the fewest at 5.76.
  • Wyoming has the most movie theaters per 100,000 residents, 4.49, 5.2 times more than in Louisiana, which has the fewest at 0.86.
  • Vermont has the lowest violent-crime rate per 100,000 residents, 118, 10.8 times lower than in the District of Columbia, which has the highest at 1,269.

To view the full report and your state or the District’s rank, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/best-states-for-singles/31667/

 

POSTED: 02/10/17 at 10:01 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment

From WalletHub:

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner and America’s sweethearts planning to spend an average of $136.57 each on the occasion, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017′s Best Places for Valentine’s Day along with entertaining stats about the holiday in its Valentine’s Day Fun Facts infographic.

To determine the most romantic yet affordable cities for celebrating the Day of Hearts, WalletHub’s number crunchers compared 100 of the largest U.S. cities across 20 key metrics, ranging from “florists per capita” to “number of attractions” to “cost of a three-course meal for two.”

Top 20 Places for Celebrating Valentine’s Day
1 San Francisco, CA 11 Tampa, FL
2 Scottsdale, AZ 12 Austin, TX
3 Orlando, FL 13 Irvine, CA
4 Honolulu, HI 14 Chandler, AZ
5 Seattle, WA 15 St. Louis, MO
6 Las Vegas, NV 16 Minneapolis, MN
7 Atlanta, GA 17 Henderson, NV
8 Portland, OR 18 Washington, DC
9 San Diego, CA 19 Plano, TX
10 Denver, CO 20 Colorado Springs, CO

To view the full report and your city’s rank, please visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-and-worst-cities-for-valentines-day/10056/

Valentine’s Day Fun Facts

  • $18.2 Billion: Total Valentine’s Day spending projected for 2017.
  • $4.3 Billion: Will be spent by the 18.7% of celebrators who plan to buy jewelry.
  • $2 Billion: Will be spent by the 34.7% of celebrators who plan to buy flowers.
  • 53 Percent: Share of women who said they would break up with their significant others if they receive nothing for Valentine’s Day.
  • 20 Percent: Share of people who will buy Valentine’s Day gifts for their pets.

For the full infographic, please visit: https://wallethub.com/blog/valentines-day-facts/10258

POSTED: 02/08/17 at 7:42 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment

POSTED: 01/30/17 at 3:43 pm. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News

Come join the fun! Saturday May 20th will be the 2nd Annual Heroes and Villains 5K Run / Walk at the Rivergreenway.  Costumes are encouraged but not required.  The run/walk will begin at 10am…with on site registration starting at 8:45am 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. Timed-Events.com will have published results online including a Youtube video of the finish line. Awards to top runners. Special event T-shirts only guaranteed to the first 70 preregistered participants, the next 30 to register will get a black Timed Events T-Shirt. $28 for adult preregistration and $18 for children 15 and under. Day of race registrations will incur an increased fee. Signup at: heroes5krunwalk.com

POSTED: 01/19/17 at 9:06 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, Sports

ALLEN COUNTY EXTENSION HOMEMAKERS SPECIAL INTEREST LESSONS OFFERED

The Allen County Extension Homemakers will offer the following programs this winter and spring. The general public is invited to attend. Pre-registration is required as some class space is limited. Any and all lesson fees must be paid in advance to hold reservations. Registration forms are available at the Extension Office and on the web at www.extension.purdue.edu/allen. All programs are held at the Allen County Extension Office on the IPFW campus, 4001 Crescent Avenue Fort Wayne, IN.

Questions, contact Vickie Hadley at, 260-481-6826 or TDD -711

“OLIVE OIL 101”     1:00 P.M.     JANUARY 17, 2017

Do you use olive oil in cooking? Learn from the owner of Olive Twist the benefits and uses of olive oil.

“TRACING FAMILY HISTORY”     1:00 P.M.     FEBRUARY 8, 2017

Learn from the Genealogy Department of the Allen County Public Library the resources to trace your family history, searching cemetery records and the use of DNA.

“USING SOCIAL MEDIA”     7:00 P.M.     MARCH 30, 2017

Are you on Facebook? Sending Tweets? Following LinkedIn? Don’t understand these terms? Come and learn.

“FAMOUS & NOT-SO-FAMOUS PEOPLE – PAST & PRESENT”

7:00 P.M.     APRIL 27, 2017

Join Gen Dornbush, board member of Settler’s and The History Center of Fort Wayne to learn about famous and not-so-famous people, past and present from Allen County.

“DIFFERENT USES OF GLASS”     1:00 P.M.     MAY 10, 2017

Learn many decorating and gift ideas for canning jars. Put your creativity to use by: “Painting On Glass” ($3.00) or “Decorating Votive Candles” ($2.00). One or both lessons can be taken. All supplies are included in the fees.

POSTED: 11/28/16 at 11:30 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News

The New Haven Lions Club Annual Fruit Sale will be at Ken’s Meat Market, 9am-1pm, December 3, 10, 17.

All proceeds benefit local community projects.

POSTED: 11/21/16 at 8:50 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News