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A Quick Coffee-Off: The Dash-In vs. Fortezza

Laura Noggle Featured, Food Leave a Comment

Not long ago, a buddy and I were hankering for a hot cuppa joe. As the *newly* opened Fortezza had been garnering such social media buzz in the Fort, we agreed to check it out. An accident post color run had left most of the whipped cream in my sister’s lap, so we also agreed to grab a fresh caffè …

Laura NoggleA Quick Coffee-Off: The Dash-In vs. Fortezza

Central City Cafe: Two Thumbs Up

Taylor Chin Featured, Food Leave a Comment

To start off with and tell you a little about myself, I’m one of those people that could never actually diet, and can constantly be found using the phrase, “I’m on a try it!” I’ve been known at 8 AM to ask, “What should we have for dinner tonight?” (Typically, this question does not elicit a response). And, while I …

Taylor ChinCentral City Cafe: Two Thumbs Up

Red Coat Dinner Honors Governor Pence and Tom Kelley

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Last Tuesday, the 57th Red Coat dinner was held in the St. Joseph Ballroom at Hotel Fort Wayne, honoring Governor Mike Pence and Tom Kelley as Hoosier Celebrities of the Year. The dinner was held in the midst of events for the Western Golf Association’s partnership with the Mad Anthonys Pro-Ams during the 2014 Hotel Fitness Championship at Sycamore Hills …

DAS FORTRed Coat Dinner Honors Governor Pence and Tom Kelley
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Worth the Drive: Indiana’s “Best Burger” Lives Up to Hype

Kyle Rich Featured, Food Leave a Comment

When it comes to food, Indiana doesn’t exactly have a signature item to claim. Sure, we may be surrounded by corn, but when it comes to cuisine, Indiana leaves the door pretty wide open. Upon spending a little time back in my home state for the summer, I took a weekend with my father to visit Indianapolis to see what …

Kyle RichWorth the Drive: Indiana’s “Best Burger” Lives Up to Hype
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The Fab Five Are Making a Name for Themselves

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A group of Leo high school girls are making a name for themselves. Now known as “The Fab Five,” these five young ladies have what it takes to perform on the course, while making a difference in someone else’s life at the same time. Golf is unique among the sports teams in the fact that after only three days of …

DAS FORTThe Fab Five Are Making a Name for Themselves

The Gears Behind #BaaLs

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This post is brought to you by O’Daniel Mazda Several things come to mind when one hears “BAALS.” Fort Wayne residents may recall the famed mayor Harry William Baals who served 3.5 terms (the longest serving mayor of the Fort thus far) before passing away while in office, May 1954, or perhaps the commemorative plaque under the Calhoun Street bridge or even …

DAS FORTThe Gears Behind #BaaLs

BuskerFest Buzzes and Burns Bright Once More

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What do Macedonia, Portugal, the Netherlands, Norway and Fort Wayne have in common? They all held some form of busker celebration in June and can be referenced on Busker Central, which provides a calendar of events starring buskers and street performers all around the world. Although not an international event, it is locally renowned and hosted by the The Downtown Improvement District (DID). This year …

DAS FORTBuskerFest Buzzes and Burns Bright Once More
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The Winners of the Mothers in May Contest

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Not long ago, O’Daniel Automart/Mazda asked Fort Wayner’s to write in telling why their mother was special and earn the chance to win a prize (as if having a fantastic mother is not prize enough!). Seventeen finalists were chosen for voting purposes, and their essays were posted on O’Daniel Mazda’s Facebook page in an album entitled: Mothers In May Entries. …

DAS FORTThe Winners of the Mothers in May Contest
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Once A Musician, Always A Musician

Katie Murray Featured, The Arts Leave a Comment

Musicians are some of the most glamorized people in society. Many big name stars have thousands of worshipping fans, lots of money, and travel all over the world, but where did they start? For some musicians it takes years to be discovered by a major record label and some never get the chance at all. Three things that many don’t …

Katie MurrayOnce A Musician, Always A Musician
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Highlights from Greater Fort Wayne Inc.’s First Annual Celebration

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Last week marked the first annual celebration of Greater Fort Wayne Inc. since the combination of the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce and the Fort Wayne-Allen County Economic Development Alliance. The event, exclusive to its investors, was held on May 28 at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. GFW Inc. conducted an economic study on the current health of Fort Wayne, and …

DAS FORTHighlights from Greater Fort Wayne Inc.’s First Annual Celebration
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The New Commercial Department at O’Daniel Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

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Good people bring out the good in people, and sometimes, the right people can bring good people out of retirement. Nick Buchanan, a Fort Wayne native, returned to the car business after more than a decade away. At the request of Greg O’Daniel, general manager, and Craig Ruskaup, new car sales manager at O’Daniel Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (CDJR), Nick brought …

DAS FORTThe New Commercial Department at O’Daniel Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
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The Happiest Color Run in Fort Wayne

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On April 26th, the Color Run, which is also known as the “Happiest 5k on the Planet,” brightened the streets of Fort Wayne. What is the Color Run? It is a “unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality.” Watch the clip for a brief blast of rainbows and runners.

DAS FORTThe Happiest Color Run in Fort Wayne
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Desiar, Fort Wayne’s Own Brand of Sunny

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There’s more to Fort Wayne than meets the eye. Aside from the plethora of restaurants, there’s a bubbling creativity fueling the small businesses born here. Jamal Robinson is a local entrepreneur who founded Desiar, a handmade eyewear company with “future classic” style. His vision is clear and he wants to share the story of the process with the world, which …

DAS FORTDesiar, Fort Wayne’s Own Brand of Sunny
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Celebrating Mothers the Entire Month of May, Not Just on Mother’s Day!!!

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  Mothers are amazing every day of the year, not just one day in May. In honor of mothers everywhere, and the fact that O’Daniel Automart/Mazda has just earned the status as the only Certified Female Friendly dealership in Fort Wayne and the surrounding area by AskPatty.com, the entire team has decided to hold a contest honoring mothers everywhere. This …

DAS FORTCelebrating Mothers the Entire Month of May, Not Just on Mother’s Day!!!
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Highlights from the 2014 Design an Ad Contest

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This featured post is brought to you by O’Daniel Automart Mazda, if you’re interested in sponsoring a post, contact us here. Saturday, students from all around Fort Wayne gathered at the Allen County Public Library for an awards ceremony presented by Windows, Doors & More in conjunction with the Fort Wayne Newspapers. Thousands of local students competed in three age categories …

DAS FORTHighlights from the 2014 Design an Ad Contest
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Asian Persuasion, the Thai Spot: Spice & Herb

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        Last Wednesday, Mother Nature piled another 8” of snow on top of us in hopefully (knock on wood), the last winter storm of the season. While many places closed, Spice & Herb Thai Cuisine was a welcome oasis amidst the elements. Something spicy to feel the heat, an almost forgotten feeling, sounded perfect. As we walked …

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Building Better Business with CME Corporation’s Tom Carroll

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Perhaps you’ve seen them, popping up all over town, buildings being renovated, torn down, and rebuilt. Construction sites are nothing new, and neither is the experience behind Fort Wayne’s CME Corporation. Established locally, CME is a design-builder, general contractor, and construction management firm of about 45 individuals. With such a select staff, all employees are crucial, and the election of …

DAS FORTBuilding Better Business with CME Corporation’s Tom Carroll

A Pop-Up Art Show with Phresh Laundry by Theoplis Smith III [Video]

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   Not long ago, an art show popped up in the old Canton Laundry on Broadway. Theoplis Smith, aka “Phresh Laundry,” is a primarily self-taught Fort Wayne artist and was the star of the exhibition. The “laundry” hanging around the empty building was colorful, bright and brought life back into a long neglected location. The event was hosted by ARCH (Architecture …

Laura NoggleA Pop-Up Art Show with Phresh Laundry by Theoplis Smith III [Video]