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Sunday, December 17, 2017

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With New Year’s Eve around the corner and the majority of Americans spending up to $200 each on the occasion per year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017’s Best Places for New Year’s Eve Celebrations to go along with its 50+ New Year’s Eve Facts – Traditions, Spending & More infographic.

To help Americans ring in the new year without breaking the bank, WalletHub compared the 100 biggest cities across 25 key metrics. The data set ranges from legality of fireworks to average price of a New Year’s Eve party ticket to forecasted precipitation for Dec. 31.

Best Cities for New Year’s Eve
1 New York, NY 11 Seattle, WA
2 Orlando, FL 12 Dallas, TX
3 Atlanta, GA 13 Denver, CO
4 Los Angeles, CA 14 New Orleans, LA
5 San Francisco, CA 15 Austin, TX
6 San Diego, CA 16 Philadelphia, PA
7 Chicago, IL 17 Buffalo, NY
8 Miami, FL 18 San Antonio, TX
9 Washington, DC 19 Louisville, KY
10 Las Vegas, NV 20 Birmingham, AL

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

50+ New Year’s Facts – Traditions, Spending & More

  • $1.2 Billion - Estimated cost of New Year’s air travel, with at least six million people expected to pay an average of $204 for a round-trip ticket.
  • 8 in 10 Americans – Spend less than $200 on New Year’s Eve.
  • $680 - Difference in the cost for a couple to enjoy dinner and a show on New Year’s Eve in the most expensive (New York) and least expensive (Washington) cities.
  • 360+ Million – Glasses of sparkling wine are drunk each New Year’s Eve.

To view the full infographic, please visit:

POSTED: 12/11/17 at 4:08 pm. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9… 8 am-11:00 am Enjoy “all you can eat” pancakes. Menu includes sausage, applesauce, juice, & coffee. Kids, visit Santa & complete a free craft. Bring you camera & appetite for this fun event! $6.00 adults $4.50 kids (6-14 yrs) FREE kids 5 & under. New Haven Community Center, 7500 SR 930 East (behind McDonalds) Sponsored by New Haven Parks Dept & Masonic Lodge.

POSTED: 11/06/17 at 11:46 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News

Ahead of a colder, wetter and snowier winter season, according to the latest forecast from the Old Farmers’ Almanac, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its 2017’s Best Winter Holiday Destinations report to supplement its money-saving selection of the Best Travel Credit Cards.

Focusing on cost and convenience rather than scenic beauty, WalletHub’s analysts compared more than 60 of the largest U.S. metro areas grouped by warm and cold weather. Each destination was analyzed based on 32 key metrics, primarily the expense and hassle of traveling to each location but also on other indicators, such as weather forecasts, safety and variety of activities.

Here’s a quick glimpse at some of the report’s most interesting findings:

Best Cold Destinations for Winter Travel Best Warm Destinations for Winter Travel
1 Chicago, IL 1 Orlando, FL
2 Portland, OR 2 Las Vegas, NV
3 Washington, DC 3 San Diego, CA
4 Pittsburgh, PA 4 Austin, TX
5 New York, NY 5 Los Angeles, CA
6 Seattle, WA 6 Houston, TX
7 Minneapolis, MN 7 San Antonio, TX
8 Philadelphia, PA 8 San Francisco, CA
9 Boston, MA 9 Tucson, AZ
10 Denver, CO 10 New Orleans, LA

Best vs. Worst

  • The average flight to a popular cold winter destination costs $277.61, lasts 3 hours and 49 minutes, and has 0.38 connections. In comparison, the average flight to a popular warm winter destination costs $407.43, lasts 5 hours and 59 minutes, and has 0.59 connections.
  • Among cold destinations, Albuquerque, New Mexico, has the lowest price for a three-star hotel room, $37, which is 2.6 times lower than in New York, the city with the highest at $98.
  • Among cold destinations, New York has the most restaurants (per square root of population), 10.52, which is 10.1 times more than in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the city with the fewest at 1.04.
  • Among warm destinations, Orlando, Florida, has the most restaurants (per square root of population), 6.06, which is 22.4 times more than in Deltona, Florida, the city with the fewest at 0.27.

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

POSTED: 11/01/17 at 1:23 pm. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News

Official New Haven Community Trick or Treat Hours

Tuesday, October 31

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Downtown Trick or Treat

Tuesday, October 31

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

All Children must be accompanied by an Adult

We at the New Haven Chamber of Commerce, New Haven Parks Department and the downtown businesses hope you have a



POSTED: 10/03/17 at 8:29 pm. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News

With family moving season at its peak and Indiana boasting the sixth lowest state unemployment rate and the ninth lowest cost of living in the U.S., the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report identifying 2017’s Best Places to Live in Indiana for Families.

To determine the most suitable places to put down roots in the Hoosier State, WalletHub’s analysts compared more than 70 cities in the state across 21 key indicators of family-friendliness, ranging from median family income to school-system quality to housing affordability.

Top 20 Indiana Cities for Raising a Family

1 Carmel 11 Granger
2 Fishers 12 St. John
3 Westfield 13 West Lafayette
4 Zionsville 14 Chesterton
5 Avon 15 Columbus
6 Jasper 16 Yorktown
7 Noblesville 17 Washington
8 Brownsburg 18 Greenwood
9 Plainfield 19 Greenfield
10 Auburn 20 Fort Wayne

Best vs. Worst

  • Carmel has the most playgrounds per 100,000 residents, 18, which is 18 times more than in Evansville, the city with the fewest at one.
  • Dyer has the fewest violent crimes per 1,000 residents, 0.12, which is 122.8 times fewer than in Elkhart, the city with the most at 14.74.
  • Zionsville has the highest median annual family income (adjusted for cost of living), $117,979, which is 3.7 times higher than in East Chicago, the city with the lowest at $31,939.
  • Granger has the lowest separation and divorce rate, 8.26 percent, which is 4.7 times lower than in Gary, the city with the highest at 38.99 percent.
  • Zionsville has the lowest share of families receiving food stamps, 1.42 percent, which is 31.7 times lower than in East Chicago, the city with the highest at 44.95 percent.

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

POSTED: 08/28/17 at 8:29 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News

On August 30 New Haven Parks Department’s Farmers Market is hosting a Paws in the Park adoption information event from 4 pm – 7 pm. Organizations participating include Allen County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, FW Pet Food Pantry, EB Feline Rehoming, H.O.P.E. for Animals, FW Pitbull Coalition. Come out & visit these organizations to talk with them about adopting, fostering, volunteering, and helping provide food for our four legged friends. Bring your leashed pets for a fun event at the park. Be sure to bring cans or bags of pet food to donate to the Pet Food Pantry!

POSTED: 08/17/17 at 11:43 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News

POSTED: 07/26/17 at 10:19 pm. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News

The American Dream Wrestling Event
When: Saturday August 12th, 2017 4:00pm – 11:30pm
Where: American Legion post 241, 7605 Bluffton Rd Fort Wayne, IN 46809
(260) 747-7851

What: The American Dream wresting event at the American Legion post 241 will have headlining Dick the Bruiser Jr. and our very own Mike “Shotgun” Shuler. We will have a meet and greet for children @ 3:30pm, and after the event live entertainment with Gypsy Bandits. There will be food and beverages available for purchase.

POSTED: 07/21/17 at 8:29 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment

14th Annual Railroad Heritage Weekend -  July 29th & 30th

The Van Wert County Historical Society will be sponsoring our 14th Annual Railroad Heritage Weekend on July 29th & 30th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, and from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Sunday, at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds, 1055 S Washington St. (US 127), Van Wert, OH.  Admission is $4.00 for Adults. Children (12 and under), and Scouts in uniform, are free.  We will have over 150 tables of model railroad/train bargains.  We will also have at least a dozen modular model railroad, and Lionel train layouts, operating, or on display.  Two additional buildings have been re-served to display the additional layouts.  Good Food & Beverages will be available.  Parking is Free.  Contacts are Jan Dunlap (419) 238-4207) or Chuck White (567) 259-3340


All the proceeds received from this event benefits the VWCHS, a not-for-profit 501c organization.

POSTED: 07/21/17 at 8:27 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment

New Haven Night At the TinCaps

Thursday, August 3rd

Join us as we celebrate!

Tickets Just $7 each

Reserve your tickets by July 21

To reserve your ticket contact the New Haven Chamber of Commerce at 260-749-4484

POSTED: 07/17/17 at 10:01 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News