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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

POSTED: 03/22/17 at 10:08 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

With March being National Nutrition Month and Americans collectively spending up to $315.8 billion annually on obesity-related medical treatment, the personal-finance website WalletHub took an in-depth look at 2017′s Fattest Cities in America.

In order to call attention to the communities where weight-related problems are most prevalent, WalletHub’s analysts compared 100 of the most populated U.S. metro areas across 17 key metrics. The data set range from share of obese adults to share of overweight children to projected obesity rates by 2030.

Top 20 Fattest Cities in America
1 Jackson, MS 11 Columbia, SC
2 Memphis, TN 12 Greenville, SC
3 Little Rock, AR 13 Birmingham, AL
4 McAllen, TX 14 San Antonio, TX
5 Shreveport, LA 15 Louisville, KY
6 Chattanooga, TN 16 Myrtle Beach, SC
7 Mobile, AL 17 Houston, TX
8 Lafayette, LA 18 Oklahoma City, OK
9 Winston, NC 19 Augusta, GA
10 Knoxville, TN 20 Baton Rouge, LA

Key Stats

  • The San Francisco metro area has the lowest share of obese adults, 17.9 percent, which is 2.5 times lower than in McAllen, Texas, the metro area with the highest at 44.9 percent.
  • The San Jose, Calif., metro area has the lowest share of physically inactive adults, 16.1 percent, which is 2.3 times lower than in McAllen, Texas, the metro area with the highest at 36.9 percent.
  • The Des Moines, Iowa, metro area has the lowest share of diabetic adults, 6.1 percent, which is 2.5 times lower than in Jackson, Miss., the metro area with the highest at 15.1 percent.
  • The San Jose, Calif., metro area has the lowest share of adults with high blood pressure, 21.4 percent, which is 1.9 times lower than in Mobile, Ala., the metro area with the highest at 41.2 percent.

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

POSTED: 03/22/17 at 9:57 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

New Haven mayor: surge in economic activity to continue in 2017

In terms of economic development, 2016 was by far the busiest year in his nearly two decades as New Haven’s mayor, Terry McDonald was expected to report in his annual state of the city address Monday — and 2017 is expected to bring more of the same, along with a request for temporary relief from sewage mandates. In addition to six job-creating projects in the pipeline, the Republican now in his 18th year as mayor said the city’s plan to acquire the federal government’s vast and vacant Casad Depot east of town could create a “thriving and productive industrial and technology center, with hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in assessed valuation, producing goods and service that are in demand, all while increasing the wages here in our region.” McDonald thanked the Capital Improvement Board for its recent award of up to $1 million dollars for acquisition of the depot and said the city is in the process of receiving quotes for an appraisal of the property while the federal government produces its own appraisal.


POSTED: 03/14/17 at 10:59 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

East Allen County Schools Job Information Fair Wednesday, March 22 1:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Park Hill Learning Center, 1000 Prospect Ave, New Haven, IN 46774 Staff Development Room We are looking for bright, talented individuals with fresh ideas, who love to work and have a passion to succeed. We offer competitive compensation and benefit programs, safe schools with a history of strong community support, and outstanding programs for our students. This is an opportunity to meet with Human Resources, Principals, Special Education, Health Services, Transportation, Facilities and Maintenance, and Food Service to discuss what types of jobs may be available in each department. Resumes will be accepted and there will be information on the application process.

POSTED: 03/12/17 at 12:23 pm. FILED UNDER: Business, News


In an effort to keep Americans safer on the roads this year, researched state DUI rankings. The report was released on March 9, 2017. used a combination of CDC, Department of Transportation data, and local state data, to create a comprehensive score for each state.

Indiana was ranked  #8 as one of ten best states, having the least problems with DUI and drunk driving.

The 10 states with the least DUI Problems are: New York, Massachusetts, Illinois, New Jersey, Utah, Rhode Island, Virginia, Indiana, Washington, and Kansas.

The top 10 states with DUI problems in America are Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, South Carolina, Mississippi, New Mexico, Kentucky, and Maine.

“The fact that over 10,000 people a year die from DUI related accidents is a travesty”, said Trent Wilson, co-author of the research. “We hope this research will open some eyes and make people think twice before drinking and driving.”

DUIs were on the rise in 2016, according to data released late last year by the CDC and Mothers Against Drunk Driving. is an organization devoted to Public Safety, Online Privacy, Home Security, and Open Government. Their technology tools and resources are used by hundreds of thousands of users each to month. As part of their commitment to public safety, they constantly conduct new research to shed insight on issues that affect the public welfare.

The full research is available here:

POSTED: 03/09/17 at 9:52 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

Turn-lane project to begin in New Haven

The Journal Gazette

Work to build left-turn lanes from Indiana 930 to Green Street in New Haven is to begin Monday and continue through early November, the Indiana Department of Transportation said today.

Next week drivers can expect a traffic shift on Indiana 930 between College Avenue and Koehlinger Drive while a new stormwater system is installed, the transportation department said in a statement.

Once the system is installed, it said, traffic will be shifted south and Green Street will be closed to through traffic for up to 65 days. Sidewalks along Green will be closed to pedestrians.

POSTED: 03/07/17 at 9:21 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and the American Cancer Society is on a myth-busting mission to let people know that this leading cancer killer is actually one of the most preventable, treatable and beatable – if it’s found early.

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined. In 2017, an estimated 135,430 new U.S. cases of the disease, and 50,260 deaths, are expected.

“We can significantly reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer, and the number of lives lost,” said Carolyn Bruzdzinski, Ph.D., American Cancer Society Vice President, Lakeshore Division Health Systems. “Small growths, or polyps, often can be detected and removed before they may become cancerous.”

As part of the 80% by 2018 initiative, the American Cancer Society and more than 1,300 medical professional societies, academic centers, survivor groups, government agencies, cancer coalitions, cancer centers, payers, corporations and others are working to increase colorectal cancer screening rates to at least 80 percent nationwide by the year of 2018. Screening is currently recommended for men and women ages 50 and up, and a variety of options are available, from colonoscopy to simple take-home tests.

Don’t let myths stop you from getting the potentially lifesaving screening tests you need, when you need them.

Myth #1: Colorectal cancer is a man’s disease.

Truth: Colorectal cancer is almost as common among women as men. Each year in the US, about 71,000 men and 64,000 women are diagnosed with colorectal cancer.

Myth #2: Colorectal cancer cannot be prevented.

Truth: In many cases, colorectal cancer can be prevented. Colorectal cancer almost always starts with a small growth called a polyp. If the polyp is found early, it can be removed – stopping colorectal cancer before it starts.

These tests can find polyps: colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, double-contrast barium enema, or CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy). Talk to your health care provider about which test is best for you.

Additional tips to help lower your chances of getting colorectal cancer:

§  Get to and stay at a healthy weight throughout life; stay lean without being underweight.

§  Be physically active; limit the time you spend sitting, lying down, watching TV, etc.

§  Eat at least 2½ cups of vegetables and fruits each day.

§  Choose whole grains over refined grain products.

§  Limit the amount of red meat and processed meat you eat.

§  If you drink alcohol, limit the amount to 1 drink per day for women, 2 per day for men.

§  Don’t use tobacco in any form.

Myth #3: African Americans are not at risk for colorectal cancer.

Truth: African-American men and women are diagnosed with and die from colorectal cancer at higher rates than men and women of any other US racial or ethnic group. The reason for this is not yet understood.

Myth #4: Age doesn’t matter when it comes to getting colorectal cancer.

Truth: Most colorectal cancers are found in people age 50 and older. For this reason, the American Cancer Society recommends you start getting checked for this cancer when you’re 50.

People who are at a higher risk for colorectal cancer – such as those who have colon or rectal cancer in their families – may need to start testing when they are younger. Talk with your doctor about when you should start getting tested and how often you should be tested.

Myth #5: It’s better not to get tested for colorectal cancer because it’s deadly anyway.

Truth: Colorectal cancer is often highly treatable. If it’s found and treated early (while it’s small and before it has spread), the 5-year relative survival rate is about 90 percent. But because many people are not being tested the way they should, only about 4 out of 10 are currently diagnosed at this early stage when treatment is most likely to be successful.

Learn More

To learn more about colorectal cancer, please read Colorectal Cancer Early Detection, visit, or call the American Cancer Society’s National Cancer Information Center 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at (800) 227-2345. Follow your American Cancer Society in Indiana at and on Twitter, @ACSIndiana.

About 80% by 2018

The 80% by 2018 initiative was created by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT), which was co-founded by the American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to reduce colorectal cancer incidence and death rates.

If 80% by 2018 is achieved nationwide, 277,000 cases and 203,000 colorectal cancer deaths would be prevented by 2030. In Indiana, 554,400 people need to be screened to achieve 80% by 2018. Nationwide, 24 million people need to be screened to reach the goal.

About American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2 million volunteers saving lives in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 25 percent decline in the cancer death rate in the U.S. since 1991, driven by less smoking, better treatments, and earlier detection. We’re finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings and more.

POSTED: 03/06/17 at 9:50 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

From WalletHub

With only 17 state capitals being also the largest cities in their respective states but not necessarily offering the best quality of life, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis to determine 2017′s Best State Capitals to Live in.

To identify the most livable seats of state government, WalletHub’s data team compared all 50 across 42 key metrics, ranging from “cost of living” to “K–12 school-system quality” to “number of attractions.”

Top 20 State Capitals to Live in
1 Austin, TX 11 Denver, CO
2 Boise, ID 12 Juneau, AK
3 Bismarck, ND 13 Olympia, WA
4 Lincoln, NE 14 Pierre, SD
5 Madison, WI 15 Columbus, OH
6 Montpelier, VT 16 Des Moines, IA
7 Concord, NH 17 Helena, MT
8 Raleigh, NC 18 Nashville, TN
9 Salt Lake City, UT 19 St. Paul, MN
10 Cheyenne, WY 20 Springfield, IL

Best vs. Worst

  • Juneau, Alaska, has the highest median household income (adjusted for cost of living), $66,009, which is 2.6 times higher than in Hartford, Conn., the city with the lowest at $25,065.
  • Concord, N.H., has the lowest unemployment rate, 2.0 percent, which is 3.6 times lower than in Hartford, Conn., the city with the highest at 7.1 percent.
  • Providence, R.I., has the lowest share of state- and local-government employees, 8.3 percent, which is 4.7 times lower than in Juneau, Alaska, the city with the highest at 38.8 percent.
  • Indianapolis has the highest K–12 school-system quality score, which is five times higher than in Trenton, N.J., the city with the lowest.
  • Montpelier, Vt., has the highest share of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree, 55.6 percent, which is 5.1 times higher than in Trenton, N.J., the city with the lowest at 11.0 percent.
  • Austin, Texas, has the lowest infant-mortality rate, 4.05 percent, which is 3.3 times lower than in Baton Rouge, La., the city with the highest at 13.36 percent.
  • Harrisburg, Pa., has the most restaurants per 100,000 residents, which is 7.6 times more than in Indianapolis, the city with the fewest.
  • Denver has the highest share of millennial newcomers, 8.0 percent, which is 2.4 times higher than in Jackson, Miss., the city with the lowest at 3.4 percent.
  • Bismarck, N.D., has the lowest violent-crime rate per 1,000 residents, 1.47 percent, which is 10.1 times lower than in Little Rock, Ark., the city with the highest at 14.85 percent.

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


POSTED: 02/22/17 at 4:25 pm. FILED UNDER: Business, News

The Boomerang Backpack program is a free weekend food distribution program that provides  students enrolled in free/reduced lunch programs a backpack filled with healthy foods for the weekend. Feeding hungry children is the most visible part of our mission, however the manner in which we provide the program reflects other underlying missions.

One of those schools is the New Haven Intermediate School. They have provided food on the weekends to needy students in grades 3rd through 5th since March 2015. During the first year of the program 35 participants received the backpacks filled with small meals and snacks that were sent home every Friday during the school year. Currently, there are 85 students participating in the program in 2016-2017 year. The program has been a huge addition to the school, however, without the help of sponsors or donations, the program will end soon. They are asking for your help to continue this program to the end of the 2016-2017 school year.

A donation of $100 dollars would sponsor a child for an entire school year, however any amount will be accepted and greatly appreciated. 100% of the donations go directly to the purchase of food, and are tax deductible. Sponsorship checks should be made payable to: Boomerang Backpacks. Please mail your contribution to:

New Haven Intermediate School

1065 Woodmere Drive

New Haven, IN 46774

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Carolyn Richmond, Boomerang Backpacks Coordinator at New Haven Intermediate School at (260) 446-0190.

POSTED: 02/08/17 at 7:55 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News