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It’s already October and Christmas is getting closer! We are settled in to another great school year at all New Haven Schools. Thank you to the parents, students and staff. It is often said in education, “it takes all three legs to keep the stool steady.”

Following is my current update on the great things happening, construction-wise, to YOUR schools.

NEW HAVEN HIGH SCHOOL

Construction. The interior renovations continue to move forward with substantial construction in the hallways, media room, classrooms and cafeteria. The updating and construction on many often unnoticed improvements include the plumbing system, electrical system and the heating/cooling system, including air conditioning!

The Original Gym. All the improvements are finished. A new glass area has been added between the upper and lower set of bleachers and painting has been completed. The area looks fantastic and is ready for another exciting Bulldog Basketball season.

The New Fieldhouse. Work continues on the new gyms and work-out area. The opening date is now early 2019. The walls have now closed in the entire project, and interior work is set to begin. The Fieldhouse will yield equivalent space to cover the size of three gym floors. It will include a wooden gym floor as well as other all-purpose flooring to accommodate multiple sports. It will be a great interior area for everyone to use when Indiana weather prevails.

Turf Field. Installation of the turf football field is complete. It is BEAUTIFUL! The field is currently being used by the band, football teams, soccer teams, physical education classes and local pal football teams.

NEW HAVEN MIDDLE SCHOOL

Construction. Work continues on the outside and interior. The construction outside is nearing completion and is almost ready for winter weather. Most windows are installed and the interior will soon become the focus.

NEW HAVEN INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

Construction. Work continues at an even greater pace. Exterior masonry is a major focus and despite a slow start and even falling behind, we will continue to push forward encouraging an on-time completion.

EACS VOCATIONAL SCHOOL IN NEW HAVEN

Another innovative school is coming to New Haven by transforming Meadowbrook Elementary School (New Haven Intermediate School) building into a vocational career and technical education center. Expected to open in 2020-2021, the new center will start by offering five programs in the trades of Industrial Maintenance, Health Sciences, Advanced Manufacturing, Computer Science, and Pharmacy Technician. These programs will be offered in addition to the ABC Program for Plumbing, Electrical, Carpentry, and HVAC Technicians that New Haven currently offers. More class choices will follow soon! These programs were chosen based on student interests and regional workforce developmental needs. “A community is judged by its successes or failures. There are currently a lot of moving pieces and parts in our schools, but what an exciting time!”

Thank you for supporting these projects. See you next month for your monthly update to YOUR New Haven Schools. GO BULLDOGS!!

Bob Nelson
President, East Allen County School Board of Trustees

 

POSTED: 10/10/18 at 10:55 am. FILED UNDER: Business, Entertainment, News, Real Estate, Schools, Sports

MAYOR McDONALD ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL TRICK OR TREAT HOURS IN NEW HAVEN

New Haven Trick or Treating Hours – October 31st 6:00-8:00 pm
The City of New Haven has set its official Trick or Treat hours in New Haven for Wednesday, October 31, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 pm. “Additional police officers and other officials from the Fire Department will be on staff during this period to ensure the safety of everyone,” said Police Chief Henry McKinnon. Mayor McDonald is asking, all motorists to exercise extra caution during this time as children venture through neighborhoods and cross intersections and to remind parents to have children visit only those houses with their lights on. Downtown on Broadway – 4:00-6:00 pm

Mayor McDonald is also encouraging everyone to bring their kids to downtown New Haven and venture down Broadway where local business owners will participate in handing out treats to children from 4:00-6:00 pm. The Fire & EMS vehicles will also be on display for the kids. Halloween Carnival at Schnelker Park – 5:00 – 6:30 pm If you don’t want your child going door to door for treats, the Halloween Carnival is scheduled from 5:00-6:30 pm at Schnelker Park in New Haven where children are invited to receive treats and participate in games and other events. This event is sponsored by Impact Community Church and is free to the public. For further information, contact Deb-Anne Smith at the Mayor’s Office at (260) 748-7070.

POSTED: 10/06/18 at 11:40 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News, Schools

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POSTED: 10/06/18 at 11:19 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News, Schools

With the average American spending nearly $3,000 on entertainment each year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018′s Most Fun Cities in America as well as accompanying videos.

To help Americans find the cities with the greatest number and variety of cheap, fun activities, WalletHub compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 65 key metrics, ranging from fitness clubs per capita to movie costs to average open hours of breweries.

Top 20 Most Fun Cities in America
1 Las Vegas, NV                  11 Denver, CO
2 Orlando, FL                     12 Honolulu, HI
3 New York, NY                 13 Los Angeles, CA
4 Atlanta, GA                    14 Austin, TX
5 Miami, FL                      15 Washington, DC
6 Chicago, IL                      16 Seattle, WA
7 Portland, OR                   17 Philadelphia, PA
8 San Francisco, CA        18 Houston, TX
9 New Orleans, LA          19 St. Louis, MO
10 San Diego, CA             20 Tampa, FL

Key Stats •New York has the most restaurants (per square root of population), 7.5828, which is 31.5 times more than in Peoria, Arizona, the city with the fewest at 0.2410.

•New York has the most playgrounds (per square root of population), 0.6645, which is 19 times more than in Hialeah, Florida, the city with the fewest at 0.0350.

•New York has the most bars (per square root of population), 1.5580, which is 71.5 times more than in West Valley City, Utah, the city with the fewest at 0.0218.

•San Francisco has the most dance clubs (per square root of population), 0.1638, which is 86.2 times more than in Plano, Texas, the city with the fewest at 0.0019.

To view the full report and your city’s rank, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/most-fun-cities-in-the-us/23455/

POSTED: 09/26/18 at 9:52 am. FILED UNDER: 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