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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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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:
https://wallethub.com/edu/best-summer-travel-destinations/3792/

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

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. 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 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: https://runsignup.com/4onthe4thfortwayne

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

New Haven United Methodist Women Rummage Sale

Wednesday, May 3 – 1:00pm to 3:00 pm $2.00 admission Early Bird Shopping and 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm  Open to Public

Thursday, May 4 -   9:00 a.m. to 6:00 pm

Friday, May 5 -  9:00 a.m. to Noon.   $2.00 bag sale

POSTED: 04/11/17 at 10:35 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News

The Lake Improvement Association will host the third annual Summer Kickoff festival from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 3 near the Villa Nova shelter house on the northeast side of Grand Lake St. Marys. Admission is free to the public, with all proceeds from events and concessions going toward the improvement of Grand Lake St. Marys. Learn more at lakeimprovement.com/event/summer-kickoff.

POSTED: 04/10/17 at 9:15 am. FILED UNDER: Business, Entertainment

Bishop Dwenger High School production of Bye Bye Birdie is scheduled for performances on May 5, 6, and 7. The students involved in the Arts at Dwenger are a special group of kids and are extremely talented.

If you have interest, please go our facebook page: www.facebook.com/bishopdwengerchoiranddrama and select the “event” page for Bye Bye Birdie to see a few “behind the scenes” pictures and videos.

POSTED: 04/02/17 at 7:49 pm. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News, Schools

Father’s Day 5K – Saturday, June 17, 2017

Celebrate Father’s Day weekend by running for your Father or in honor of your Father (or Father figure). Bring the entire family for a fun morning of activities, including a Kid’s Fun Run before the 5k. After the race enjoy a pancake breakfast with your family. It’s a great opportunity to run for someone you love. If you have a heart to help but cannot join the race, volunteer opportunities are available. Proceeds from the event will benefit the ministries of Associated Churches.

Advanced registration is $15 for ages 15 & Under and $25 for ages 16 & up. A family maximum of $80 is available for families with two adults and multiple children. Late registration is $30 for ages 16 & up.

Each runner will receive a commemorative dog tag and a t-shirt. Awards will be presented to the top male & female runner in each age group category. Advance packet pickup is available on Friday, June 16th from 8am to Noon and 4pm to 6pm at Associated Churches, 602 E. Wayne Street.
*Register by June 9th to ensure a t-shirt.

  • 7:30am – Registration begins on site
  • 8:00am – Kid’s Fun Run begins on site
  • 8:30am – Fathers Day 5K begins on site

POSTED: 04/01/17 at 1:13 pm. FILED UNDER: Church, Entertainment, News

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