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T i m e s C o m m u n i t y P u b l i c a t i o n s
3 3 0 6 I n d e p e n d e n c e D r i v e , F o r t W a y n e , I N 4 6 8 0 8
Licensed child care
centers, homes
hard to find
Licensed child care in Allen County is hard to find,
according to the Early Childhood Alliance. If you are a
parent who has been searching for a licensed child care
option in the city and youve found that most of the
homes or centers are full to capacity, you are certainly
not alone.
What were finding is that in Allen County, we arent
able to accommodate the need for all parents that are
calling us to request licensed care. When we see areas of
growth, southwest especially, we see an increase in the
number of families that are calling us, but were not
always able to provide them with a lot of options, Pam
Leffers, Early Childhood Alliances program director
said.
She said other high-growth areas, like the Dupont area
and Huntertown, have also been impacted.
But the organization has a remedy that will hopefully
fix the shortages in licensed care.
We would like to be able to provide more options to
families that call us, Leffers said.
The remedy includes offering learning opportunities for
business owners and those interested in opening child
care facilities. Early Childhood Alliance will offer
sessions in many areas of town, including the Aboite
area, for facilities and homes that are looking to become
licensed. These orientation sessions are conducted
monthly, free of charge, although pre-registration is
required.
In addition, the organization will also offer a second
orientation session, which consists of a two-hour meeting
that covers health, safety and start-up requirements for
child care businesses.
A few of the topics covered in the workshop will
include defining appropriate group size and number of
adults per children and other requirements necessary for
licensing, which includes having a staff trained in first aid
and CPR and having a staff that is trained in child devel-
opment.
Licensed care has the requirements that support basic
health and safety, Leffers said,
According to the Early Childhood Alliance, licensed child care
facilities are difficult to find in the city.
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The Greater Fort Wayne
Chamber of Commerce
and the Fort Wayne Base
Community Council have
found much of the business
community is ready to fight
to keep A-10 Warthog
fighter jets at the Air
National Guard base next
to Fort Wayne International
Airport.
The organizations
launched a campaign Feb.
8 to encourage members
and their friends to write
the secretaries of the Air
Force and Department of
Defense in support of
keeping A-10s at the base.
Sample letters and
talking points were
provided as a guide for
letter writing. The letters of
support for the A-10
mission at the base were to
be sent to the office of U.S.
Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-
3rd, who would forward
them. Within four hours,
his office had 500 letters.
And that was just the start.
A week later, letters
from the community are
(still) pouring in, reported
James Wegmann, a
spokesman for the
Residents join
battle to keep
Air Guard A-10s
The 122nd Fighter Wing at Fort
Waynes Air National Guard
base has been flying A-10
fighter jets, such as the one
shown here, since switching
from F-16s in 2010.
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The Allen County Board of Commissioners pledged to
help fund a study which could lead to the reestablishment
of passenger rail service connecting Fort Wayne and
Chicago. Commissioners approved a $20,000 contribu-
tion sought by the Northern Indiana Passenger Rail
Association. Richard Davis, president of the Downtown
Improvement District said the economic impact study
will explore the benefits of returning Amtrak service to
the community.
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Wayne to teach area teens and adults to Drive with Preci-
sion.
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by local resident Mitzi Bartle, in partnership with her
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Family teams up to provide
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congressman.
This is a team effort on
the local, state and federal
level. The 122nd Fighter
Wing is an essential and
cost-effective component
of Indianas Air National
Guard. These men and
women are receiving the
full support of
Congressman Stutzman
and the community.
The people of Fort
Wayne, theyre in love with
their military installation,
Mike Landram, president
and chief executive officer
of the Chamber, said in
explanation of the response.
Even before the letter
writing campaign started,
area residents who had
heard the base might be in
for major changes had
responded with a lot of
very positive feedback
wanting to know how they
could help, he said.
Rob Young, an executive
at CME Corp. and presi-
dent of the base commu-
nity councils nine-member
board, said the initial push
of letter writing has been
focused on policy makers
and Department of Defense
decision makers. But the
dialogue will broaden.
Our primary focus will
now switch to our congres-
sional delegation because it
will be those folks and
their colleagues across the
nation that eventually
decide this issue, he said.
It is appropriate not
only with our delegation,
but with key committee
members in the coming
months, that they continue
to hear from the folks in
northeast Indiana.
Many of the arguments
mentioned in the talking
points for keeping the A-
10s at the Fort Wayne base
also were outlined by the
adjutant general of Indiana,
Maj. Gen. Martin
Umbarger, at a news
conference on Feb. 8.
The 122nd Fighter Wing
at the base next to Fort
Wayne International
Airport has been switching
to A-10s from the F-16s it
stopped using in 2010.
Assigned 18 primary
aircraft for the A-10
mission, the base employs
350 full-time and about
650 part-time workers to
fly them and support their
operation. A quartermaster
unit there also employs
about 200.
To cut costs, the Air
Force is recommending
another mission change
that would replace the A-
10s with nine to 11
MC-12s medium- to
low-altitude, twin-engine
turboprop aircraft used for
surveillance, reconnais-
sance and providing
intelligence.
Figures outlining the full
impact on employment at
the base are not expected
to be available until March,
but Umbarger said he
already could safely
predict if the shift to MC-
12s takes place, employ-
ment at the base will be
reduced.
The base has a $58
million impact on the
areas economy as one of
its larger employers, and
for this community, the A-
10 mission would do the
most for us, he said at the
afternoon news conference
held on the base.
And because Air Guard
efficiency would enable
taxpayers to save a lot of
money by keeping the A-
10s in Fort Wayne, in my
opinion, it needs additional
dialogue, Umbarger said.
The Air Force has
announced plans to retire
286 aircraft as part of Pres-
ident Barack Obamas new
defense strategy and to
comply with Budget
Control Act requirements
to cut $487 billion from
the defense budget over the
next 10 years. The plans
target 102 A-10s for retire-
ment.
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The 122nd Fighter Wing would start
losing its A-10s this fall, and begin
bringing in the MC-12 aircraft Oct. 1,
2013.
Cost comparisons show the Air Guard
base in Fort Wayne operates A-10s at less
than one-third of what the Air Force would
spend on their operation.
We are in support of the Air Forces
idea of reducing their dollars, Umbarger
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citizen would look at it, and it makes totaL
business sense to keep the A-10s here.
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A film created by Hunt-
ington University
animation students has
once again been
recognized by a Fort
Wayne advertising compe-
tition.
What Remains, a
senior film project by
2011 graduates, won a
silver award at 2012 Fort
Wayne American Adver-
tising Federations Addy
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the only student animation
to do so in the entire cere-
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Huntington Universitys graduate counseling program
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The Master of Arts degree in counseling offers students
educational experiences both in and out of the classroom.
Some of the programs distinctives include broad theoret-
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program meets or exceeds all state requirements for
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The Ortho Experience, a
therapy and recovery
program created especially
for active, healthy adults
who require total joint
replacement, has started at
Parkview Huntington
Hospital.
The program is
designed to optimize care
and help restore patients to
a higher quality of living
with their new prosthetic
joint. Through the educa-
tion process, patients learn
to expect the best outcomes
and learn how important
their role is in their own
success, a press release
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Through the program,
patients are involved in the
treatment process every
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surgery has been decided,
patients will be offered the
opportunity to attend a pre-
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The Ortho Experience
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patient and family to take
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Parkview Ortho
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Participants of the program
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But even before the facility
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equipment continues to be
placed at the new facility
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training in preparation for
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construction workers were
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course of the project
working more than three-
million hours.
The additional build-out
of 37,000 square feet of
existing space is expected
to be completed shortly
after the facility opens.
In all, the eight-story
regional medical center will
have 446 beds.
If it meets fundraising
goals, the Ronald
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hopes to expand as well,
totaling around 9,000
square feet to create 10
family sleeping rooms on
the first floor of Parkview
Regional Medical Center.
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child care programs obtain
a state license, but there
are exceptions.
Child care ministries
and home child care
programs that care for no
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children are not included.
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really great and volun-
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But in southwest Allen
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licensed care can impact
the options of many
parents.
In the 46804 ZIP code,
there are only 10 licensed
family child care homes.
Leffers estimates these
homes have a capacity of
around 134 children. She
said some of the homes
are full and unable to take
more children.
In the 46814 ZIP code,
Leffers said the area is
growing like crazy, yet
theres not a single, family
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She said calls to Early
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increasing as that area of
town grows.
Leffers said offering the
orientation sessions and
workshops can help the
southwest area create
more options for families.
For us, we want to
build capacity so that
when people call us, we
have something for them.
Beyond basic work-
shops and orientations,
Early Childhood Alliance
also offers a distinction
between licensed care
centers and homes, with
the Paths to Quality
program. The program
started in Allen County
specifically and now it is
state-wide.
We have over 200
child care programs in our
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and homes that have gone
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The participating homes
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The first level covers
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The third level indicates
the home or center has a
planned curriculum. The
final level indicates that
the business has earned an
accreditation from a
national organization.
There are 40 Level 4
centers or homes in Allen
County, she said.
Starting in May, parents
will also be able to see
what Paths to Quality
homes and centers look
like, on the Web before
even checking out the
location in person.
But for right now, the
big push is to help home
care centers go through
the first steps of licensing.
We are able to have
support for them as they
go through the licensing,
Leffers said.
She said anyone inter-
ested in the introductory
workshops or anyone who
would like more informa-
tion can call Early
Childhood Alliance at 260
-744-0298.
The alliance also
makes child care referrals
to parents who are seeking
care. Parents can call the
same number, or visit
www.ecalliance.org and
click on a child care
search button.
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Become Familiar With These Five Key Areas
As an investor, what are your
goals? You can probably think
of quite a few but over the
course of your lifetime, your
objectives typically will fall into
five key categories. And once
youre familiar with these areas,
you can start thinking of what
theyll mean to you in terms of
your financial and investment
strategies.
So, lets take a look at each of
these areas and see what they
might entail for you:
Preparing for retirement
With advances in health care
and a greater awareness of
healthy living practices, many
of us can expect to live two or
three decades in an active
retirement. To pay for all those
years, youll need to save and
invest early and often. So, while
youre working, take full
advantage of your 401(k) or
other employer-sponsored
retirement plan, as well as
contribute to a traditional or
Roth IRA. After understanding
your desired retirement
lifestyle, your financial advisor
can help you determine how,
and how much, to save to
provide for your income in
retirement.
Planning for the unexpected
You cant see into the
future, so youll need to prepare
for anything that comes your
way. By building an emergency
fund containing six to 12
months worth of living
expenses, you can possibly
avoid dipping into your
long-term investments to pay
for things such as a new
furnace or a major car repair.
And planning for the unex-
pected also means having
sufficient life insurance to
provide for your family in case
anything happens to you.
Educating your children
College is already expensive
and college expenses have been
rising faster than the overall
rate of inflation. If you want to
help your children, or grand-
children, pay for school, you
may want to invest in a college
savings vehicle, such as the 529
plan. You can contribute large
amounts to a 529 plan, and
earnings have the opportunity
to grow tax-free, provided
withdrawals are used for higher
education. (Withdrawals not
used for education are subject
to income taxes and a 10
percent penalty.)
Living in retirement Once
you reach retirement, your
investment emphasis will shift
somewhat, from accumulating
resources to making them last.
By working with a financial
advisor, you can develop a
withdrawal strategy that can
help make sure you dont
outlive the income you receive
from your 401(k), IRA and
other sources. At the same time,
given the possible length of
your retirement, you cant
ignore the need to invest for
growth, so you may need to
consider some growth-oriented
vehicles in your portfolio to
help your income keep pace
with inflation.
Transferring your wealth
When youve worked hard your
whole life, you want to be able
to leave a legacy one that
allows you to provide financial
resources to the next generation
and to those charitable organi-
zations you may wish to
support. So, when its time to
think about transferring your
wealth, youll want to consult
with your financial and legal
advisors to create an estate plan
thats appropriate for your
needs. And because these plans
can take significant time to
create, you wont want to wait
too long to start.
So, there you have them: five
key financial areas on which to
focus as you travel through life.
By doing your homework,
planning ahead and getting the
help you need, you can make
the journey a pleasant and
productive one.

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shift gears to open
banquet hall
The Michigan-based
owners of Lucky Harley-
Davidson on Illinois Road
are renovating an adjacent
19,661-square-foot space to
turn it into a
banquet/concert hall.
Brittany Rickord,
marketing manager for
Lucky Harley-Davidson
(formerly Jim Baileys
Harley-Davidson), said the
space will be used mostly
for trade shows, banquets
and concerts featuring
national acts.
It will be called the 11
Eleven Lyceum and have a
soft opening March 23-25
when the facility hosts the
Phunk-N-Ink Tattoo &
Music Festival.
Rickord, who will be
general manager of the
banquet hall, said the
31,161-square-foot Fort
Wayne motorcycle dealer-
ship and 11 Eleven Lyceum
are separate businesses;
owners Edwin Adler and
Dennis Atherton have set
up 11 Eleven LLC to
oversee the new venture.
Even so, Rickord said it
is anticipated that each
business will help the other.
Part of the idea of
opening up the hall, she
said, is to generate busi-
ness (at Lucky
Harley-Davidson).
Rickord said the hall will
seat between 600 and 700
people in a banquet setting.
Capacity for trade shows
and concerts will be about
1,650.
Rickord and Lucky
Harley-Davidson executive
assistant Cindy Nissen said
there are plans to begin
Friday Bike Nights at the
hall between May and
August sponsored by State
Farm Insurance and
featuring food, drinks and
music.
The pair said it is also
hoped the facility will draw
national musical acts that
prefer venues smaller than
the Embassy Theatre or
Allen County War Memo-
rial Coliseum.
And were not trying to
compete with Pieres,
either, Rickord said. Our
target market is going to be
35 and older.
Something thats really
cool about our facility is
that, unlike other venues,
were not going to restrict
people on catering,
Rickord said. As long as
theyre a licensed caterer
and we approve them,
theyre more than welcome
to be here.
Whats also cool is that
were installing four over-
head garage doors on one
of the walls and were
going to have a patio area,
so whenever its nice we
can open up the garage
doors and people can hang
out outside. Rickord and
Nissen said they believe 11
Eleven Lyceums proximity
to Interstate 69 and
Klopfenstein Inn & Suites
makes it a perfect destina-
tion facility.
Were very excited,
Nissen said. We cant wait
for this to open. Were
going to have fun with
this.
By RICK FARRANT
rfarrant@fwbusiness.com
Rickord
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New Employment Plus
office opens in Aboite area
Employment Plus
celebrated their grand
opening with a ribbon
cutting ceremony last
month. The business is
located at 4911 Illinois
Road and is on the south
side of the street, between
Antibus and the Public
Service Credit Union.
The 2,200-square-foot
establishment currently
employs four people.
Participating in the ribbon
cutting were Employment
Plus staff and executives.
Also participating in the
ribbon cutting were repre-
sentatives from the
Greater Fort Wayne
Chamber of Commerce.
Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce member, Employment
Plus, celebrates the grand opening of its new location with a
ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Courtesy photo
New landscape designer
focuses on native plants
Laura Stine, who was a former senior
lansdcape designer for a local landscape
company, has branched out with a new
design and installation landscaping busi-
ness, now titled laura stine gardens. With
a B.S. from Indiana University and a
certification in Landscape Technology
from Ivy Tech, Stine has 15 years of
experience designing a wide range of
outdoor living spaces. She is particularly
focused on using native plants that create
healthy ecosystems, connecting residen-
tial landscapes to our native wildlife,
including birds, butterflies, and benefi-
cial insects. In addition to gardens, laura
stine gardens offers design and installa-
tion of patios, walkways, pergolas, water
features and other hardscapes to enhance
outdoor living spaces. For more informa-
tion, contact Laura Stine at
260.414.7758 or laura@laurastine
gardens.com.
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Bartle, who retired in June as a teacher
from Fort Wayne Community Schools,
said. She founded her woman-owned busi-
ness in October, 2011. Their daughter,
Andrea is the former manager of Driving
Academy, where Mr. Bartle and Mitzi
instructed most recently.
Precision Driving is based at 8828
Coldwater Road in Coldwater Centre, a
strip mall at the corner of Coldwater and
Wallen Roads.
The business will offer driver education
classes at the Jorgensen YMCA this
spring.
Precision Driving uses full-size vehicles
to fit all body sizes, including a Chevy
Malibu, Toyota Camry and Scion XB.
While maintaining expenses is important
in any business, having a student fit
comfortably in the car is also important.
Drive times are done after school and on
Saturdays. We try to be very flexible
with our driving instruction, aiming to
satisfy the busy lifestyles of our students
and their families, Mitzi Bartle said.
Precision Driving has also partnered with
WelcomeDriver.com to offer Internet
driver education.
For more information about Precision
Drivings programs, call 260-490-1007.
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Early screening is essential to
prevention and increasing cure rate
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and
local colorectal cancer expert Dr. Virendra Parikh, MD, a
colorectal surgeon at Inverness Surgery Center, is
speaking out with advice for residents on this potentially
life-threatening disease.
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of
cancer deaths in the United States, with over 56,000
people expected to die from this disease each year, Dr.
Parikh said. However, it is a preventable and very
curable disease if caught early.
Because there are often no symptoms when it is first
developing, colorectal cancer can only be caught early
through regular screening.
The benefits of early detection and treatment are
dramatic, Dr. Parikh said. The possibility of curing
patients after symptoms develop is only 50 percent, but if
colorectal cancer is found and treated at an early stage
before symptoms develop, the opportunity to cure it is 80
percent or better.
Most colon cancers start as non-cancerous growths
called polyps. If we are able to find these polyps while
they are still non-cancerous, we remove them and the
cancer may be prevented. Major surgery can usually be
avoided, as well, Dr. Parikh said.
Colorectal surgeons are experts in the surgical and
nonsurgical treatment of colon and rectal problems and
play an instrumental role in the effective screening,
prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer. Studies
have shown that patients treated by colorectal surgeons
are more likely to survive colorectal cancer because of
their advanced training and the large number of colon
and rectal disease surgeries they perform.
Dr. Parikh notes that in addition to getting screened
regularly for colorectal cancer, people can lower their
risk of getting the disease by avoiding foods that are high
in fat, eating plenty of vegetables, fruits and other high-
fiber foods, exercising regularly and maintaining a
normal body weight and drinking alcohol only in moder-
ation.
For more information on colorectal cancer screening,
prevention and treatment, call Dr. Parikh at 260-489-
8898.
KPC triathlon will challenge
beginners, race veterans alike
Want to keep true to your New
Years resolution to shed some
pounds or get in better shape?
One way to do that is to set a
concrete goal.
In northeastern Indiana, the
KPC Media Group Sprint-
Distance Triathlon, scheduled for
July 14 at Bixler Lake Park in
Kendallville, is a great option to
help people stay fit through the
middle of summer at least.
The sprint triathlon tests the
competitors endurance and fitness
in three disciplines, but the three
legs can also be divided among
two or three-person teams. The
event begins with a 500-meter
swim, followed by a just-under
13-mile bicycle stage. The event
concludes with a 5K run.
The run includes a stretch in
and around the authentic wind-
mills of the Mid-America
Windmill Museum.
The three disciplines were
designed to be suitable for
competitive racers and those who
are beginners to triathlon competi-
tion, according to organizer Vi
Wysong of KPC Media Group,
which publishes Aboite & About.
Auburns Cindy Yoder became
physically active to get in shape,
she said. As her runs got longer
and longer, she sprinkled races in
to the mix to motivate her to not
get lazy.
The races make me do it,
Yoder said.
An event like the KPC sprint
triathlon allowed her to work on
her endurance for longer running
events without the wear and tear
on her knees that constant pave-
ment running can produce.
The triathlon was a good way
to train for the half-marathon,
Yoder said.
Like many newer competitors,
her mission was accomplished
when she crossed the final finish
line at the end of her run.
The goal is to finish, she said.
I started crying that sense of
accomplishment you get.
The event has a three-pronged
purpose, according to Wysong.
We were looking for a good
fundraiser for our Newspaper In
Education program, Wysong said.
In 2011, KPC Media Group
provided more than 439,000
newspapers for classrooms
throughout DeKalb, LaGrange,
Noble and Steuben counties. That
figure is nearly 13,000 more than
2010.
Newspapers are only provided
when requested by a teacher.
The second driving force behind
the triathlon is a desire to bring
people from outside the area to
northeastern Indiana, Wysong
said.
In its first two years, the
triathlon has attracted people from
counties throughout northeast
Indiana, but also from as far as
Chicago, Indianapolis and
Michigan.
Its a wonderful way to
promote the recreational opportu-
nities we have in the four
counties, Wysong said.
The other big reason KPC
Media Group has been sponsoring
the triathlon is because the
company believes in promoting
healthy lifestyles. Triathlon host
partners Cole Center Family
YMCA in Kendallville and the
city of Kendallville, and Kiwanis
share all of these goals, Wysong
said. The Kiwanis also have a
strong education focus, in addition
to building community. This is
really a full community effort,
from the staging partners, race
coordinators and the more than 75
volunteers who come out to help
us stage the race.
Kendallville Mayor Suzanne
Handshoe, 51, did the swim
portion of the event last year as
part of a city-organized team.
It was a blast, Handshoe said.
Youre with all levels of fitness.
Most people were there to have a
great time.
Handshoe agreed that having
the event on the calendar is a good
motivational tool to stay in shape.
You have to set milestones,
Handshoe said. She suggested
people doing the run, for example,
set targets dates for when they
should be able to run one mile,
then two miles.
There is something besides
fitness to be gained from
competing in such an event, the
mayor said.
Anything you do physically, it
gives you confidence, she said.
It is a lot of fun.
Handshoe said she plans on
challenging the mayors from
neighboring cities to put together
teams, and credited organizers
with their work behind an event
the area can be proud of.
By MATT GETTS
mattg@kpcnews.net
Screening Guidelines
The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
(ASCRS) offers the following colorectal
cancer screening guidelines:
For people at average risk of getting colorectal
cancer, an examination and fecal occult blood
test, which screens for hidden blood in the stool,
are recommended annually beginning at age 40.
Other screening tools, such as flexible sigmoi-
doscopy and colonoscopy are also recommended.
People at increased risk for colorectal cancer in-
clude those with a personal or family history of
colorectal polyps or cancer, those with a personal
history of breast, uterine or ovarian cancer, and
those with chronic ulcerative colitis or Crohns
disease. They should be screened at an earlier
and more frequent rate and should see their col-
orectal surgeon or other healthcare provider for
specific recommendations.
Start training now for the KPC Triathlon, which will test your fitness with a 500 meter swim, 13 mile bicycle stage and 5k run.
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Huntington University is seeking
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Filmmakers can submit works for the
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tive, documentary, animation in addition
to a special one just for high school
students.
Awards include a Best of Category
with prizes of $300 each and a Best of
Fest prize of $500. The winners will
also have their films shown on the main
stage jumbotron in front of thousands
during the Fandana Festival weekend.
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The Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of
Commerce took home seven honors at the
Indiana Chamber Executives Association
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anapolis.
In the communications excellence
awards, the chamber received top honors
in three categories: the Graduate Reten-
tion Program won in the category,
Passing The Torch: Programs That
Engage The Next Generation; the
chambers legislative agenda won in the
Brochures category. The chamber also
received accolades for Emphasis maga-
zine, its website, the GovConnect e-mail
newsletter and its annual report.
The hard work and dedication of the
professionals leading the Greater Fort
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Use color to change the
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Color is subjective,
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choice of colors, to the way
they are used, how much of
each, and where. Finding the
perfect colors for your home
isnt as complicated as it may
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key guidelines.
1. Color sets the mood
for a room, so the first step is
to decide how you want to
feel when you enter different
rooms in your home. Do you
want to feel relaxed?
Cheerful? Close to nature?
Surprised?
2. Find inspiration. It is
important to find some inspi-
ration to base your color
scheme off of. Inspiration is
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Strategically using color can help change the environment in
household living spaces.
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This is Ainslee Jane Hall at the age of 15 months
doing her best Marilyn Monroe at her aunt and
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all around us. It could be a piece of nature,
your favorite sports team, a piece of art, or
even food. Just find a color combination that
fits your style and mood and work from that.
3. Mix neutral colors with others. Use
neutral colors, and then add your pop of colors
through an accent wall, accessories, or pillows.
One of the easiest ways to introduce color into
a drab setting without overwhelming a room is
by using a rug.
4. Take lighting into consideration.
Lighting is also a key factor when selecting
paint colors. You need to take into considera-
tion how much natural lighting the room has,
as well as any task or overhead light fixtures.
A tip to remember is to take paint chips home
with you and leave them in the room for a
couple days. During various periods of the
day, take a look at them and see how the
lighting impacts the tone and shade of the
color.
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Local custom jeweler
to take brand international
The first thing youll
notice when you walk into
B. Mitchel Fine Jewelry is
the gallery setting. With
interesting black flooring
and white walls, the
setting draws all of the
attention to the numerous
pieces of jewelry,
arranged in cases on the
display floor.
Owner Bryant Hinsch
has 35 years of experience
in the jewelry business. In
1977, he apprenticed with
a third generation jeweler
and he was then hired to
go into the business.
When you apprentice,
he said, its a journey. Its
years of a process, learned
from several different
companies.
He credits the jewelers
who got him started in the
business with stepping
up his game.
After his Midwest
apprenticeship, Hinsch
worked in Florida.
A series of artisans
there took me under their
wing and I learned
different levels of skills
among them, he said.
While working in
Naples, Fla. as the prin-
ciple designer and jeweler
was exciting, Hinsch
moved back to the
Midwest, where he
opened B. Mitchel.
The jeweler has been in
the Fort Wayne market for
four and a half years.
My passion is to bring
artisanship and craftsman-
ship back to my field, he
said. Our industry, like a
lot of industries, has
become price driven. In a
nutshell, they outsource
everything.
But at B. Mitchel,
craftsmanship and artisan-
ship are what makes the
jeweler most unique in the
area.
We do our own
casting, our own stone
cutting and hand fabrica-
tion. It takes a lot of
equipment and expertise,
Hinsch said, adding that
he creates heirloom-
quality jewelry and
multi-generational pieces
that are difficult to find
anymore.
The store also creates a
line called Lifebrand,
which will launch nation-
ally this year and
internationally in 2013.
What we have done is,
weve pioneered a tech-
nology, he said, Weve
blended art and tech-
nology. We gather
information likes,
dates, events, things that
are important we blend
those into a custom
encrypted graphic, which
is unique.
Hinsch said local resi-
dents should visit his shop
if they are looking for a
unique piece of jewelry.
When I create a piece,
its the only one of its
kind, he said.
For a recent customer,
Hinsch had a special
request and he was able to
design the wants and
interests of the customer
into a custom piece.
We just designed a
custom made guitar pick,
Hinsch said, adding that
the pick is worn as a neck-
lace, but can also be
actually utilized to play a
guitar.
In those cases, he said
its all about coming up
with a concept, finding
needs and wants, and then
creating it.
B. Mitchel Fine Jewelry
also has several high-
profile accounts. For
Midwest Fashion Week in
Indianapolis, they
designed and custom
made total jewelry
ensembles for 14 models.
Hinsch is also able to
help repair and fix broken
pieces because of his
jewelry knowledge.
We have a connection
with the Fort Wayne
Museum of Art. They had
one of their sculptures
damaged. We were able to
go in and restore it for
By KELLY MCLENDON
kmclendon@kpcnews.net
See JEWELRY, page B8
Beginning this summer, families in
southwest Allen County and the west
side of Fort Wayne will have expanded
preschool and child care options avail-
able at Aldersgate Academy, 2417 Getz
Road.
Aldersgate Preschool, in operation
since 1978, will expand its services to
meet the growing educational and child
care needs of nearby families. Full-time
educational child care classes for chil-
dren, age 1 through grade 5, will be
added to the offerings beginning this
summer.
The school will also change its name
to Aldersgate Academy, a move that is
intended to better reflect the schools
new programming emphasis. Aldersgate
Academy is a non-profit educational
center with all-day and traditional
preschool classrooms.
Before- and after-school care will
also be available for students who
attend full-day kindergarten through
fifth grade. Educators at the academy
will work with parents to ensure that
each child is offered a program that
encourages them to reach their full
potential.
Academy programs cover all develop-
mental stages in a childs early life. It is
is a faith-based program that includes
spiritual development alongside social,
physical, emotional and cognitive devel-
opment. It is is in the process of
obtaining state licensing and the Paths
to Quality designation.
These benchmarks reflect the highest
level of distinction and care. Licensing
is state-regulated to ensure a high level
of quality among child care programs.
Paths to Quality is the states Child
Care Quality Rating and Improvement
System, and it is administered by the
Indiana Association for the Education of
Young Children.
It is a guide for parents to assess the
quality of a program. The professional
teaching staff must have training in
early childhood education or be
working toward that certification.
During the Academys hours of 6 a.m.
to 6 p.m., children will receive a hot
breakfast and/or a hot lunch. Before-
and after-school participants will
engage in study time, enjoy a nutritious
snack and spend time participating in
indoor and outdoor activities that
promote large motor skill
development.
The Academy is conveniently located
on the dividing line between Fort
Wayne Community Schools and South-
west Allen County Schools.
Transportation is available to students
who attend FWCS or SACS for full-day
kindergarten through grade 5. Financial
assistance, age-appropriate learning,
small class sizes, affordable rates,
kindergarten readiness and a safe and
secure environment are benefits of the
academy. Child care vouchers are
welcome.
Registration for both the summer and
fall programs is now open. Request
more information or schedule a personal
tour by calling the Aldersgate Academy
office at (260) 432-4507.
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Homestead High School will
host its Annual College Fair on
March 7, from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
More than 75 four-year and two-
year colleges, universities and
vocational schools, located
throughout the United States as
well as representatives from the
Armed Services, and financial
institutions will be available to
speak with students and parents.
The event is open to all high
school and middle school students
and parents. There is no
admission charge and one
junior or senior will win
a $200 scholarship.
Homestead High
Schools annual
College Fair will
bring in more than
75 colleges and
universities to talk
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The Southwest Allen County Teachers Association
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projects this school year.
Starting with a clothing drive in November, a pickup
and an SUV full of clothing was delivered to the
FWCS childrens clothing bank.
SACTA recently completed their second project.
Nonperishable food items were collected from
teachers at all of the districts nine schools over a
three-week period.
763 pounds of food were collected and delivered to
the Associated Churches Food Bank on Jan. 28.
For three hours on the morning of the project, 27
SACTA members and their families sorted and boxed
food at the warehouse. This food will be deliv-
ered to 28 area neighborhood food banks for
distribution.
The work seemed light as the volunteers enjoyed the
company of their friends and fellow teachers from
other buildings.
The SACTA members were excited to see the
outpouring of compassion which teachers showed to
others less fortunate in the community.
TechFest planners with
the Northeast Indiana
Graduate Retention
Program at the Greater
Fort Wayne Chamber of
Commerce have moved
up the annual event to
March and added a high
school team focus to its
competitions.
Now in its second
year, TechFest combines
games and competitions
with college information
booths and workshops
about careers in science,
technology, engineering
and math. Last year it
was held in April at
Sweetwater Sound.
This year, TechFest
will take place at 9 a.m.
March 10 at the Lantern
Reception Hall, 4420
Ardmore Ave. Its
expected to attract 300
participants, which
would be an increase
from last year.
We need our talented
young people to stay in
the Fort Wayne area, and
through the partnerships
with businesses and
universities this effort
helps students realize
that good-paying, high-
tech jobs are available
right here in northeast
Indiana, Fort Wayne
Mayor Tom Henry said
in a statement.
In addition to the
Chamber, the event will
be hosted by the city and
Allen County and their
technology partner,
ATOS. For sponsorship
or registration informa-
tion, call Jennifer Fisher
at the chamber at 260-
424-1435.
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Three water towers
Whats the link between
house fires and water
towers? One could be
much worse without the
other.
Whether disguised to
look like an ear of corn
(Rochester, Minn.), a
peach (Gaffney, S.C.), or a
giant smiley face (Ashley,
Ind. and elsewhere), water
towers play a trio of crit-
ical roles in keeping your
tap water running. They
maintain water pressure,
store water to feed the
system during peak
demand hours, and are a
reliable source of a huge
volume of water when
firefighters connect to a
hydrant.
Aqua Indiana has three
water towers in the Allen
County system. The orig-
inal tower at Aboite
Meadows is the smallest
at 500,000 gallons. The
newest tower at Lafayette
Meadows is 1 million
gallons and the Covington
Road tower is the newest
and holds 1.5 million
gallons.
How the towers work
After Aquas filtration
plants purify and soften
water from the well fields,
huge pumps overpower
gravity and send a portion
of that water into storage
in the sky. Aqua stores the
equivalent of one days
average usage in its water
towers. During the peak
usage hours each morning,
and again in the evening,
some of that water flows
through the system to
your home. Replacement
water flows into the tower
during the off-peak hours.
Why keep only a one-
day supply of water?
Utility engineer Pat
Callahan explains that
while it may sound like a
good idea to stockpile a
larger reserve supply,
you actually dont
want too much water in
storage. We like to turn
the water over daily so
there is always fresh water
immediately available.
People often ask
whether Aquas water
towers are heated, and
what keeps all that water
from freezing in the bitter
cold? Aquas constant
cycle of draining and
replenishing its towers
provides enough motion
to keep the water from
freezing, even in sub-zero
cold. Allowing a thin
stream of water running
from the tap farthest from
your homes water meter
applies the same principal
to prevent frozen pipes in
your home.
How much water is
used?
Gravity is a constant
that allows engineers to
design water towers to
supply predictable
amounts of water pres-
sure. Municipal water
systems are required to
maintain a minimum of 20
pounds per square inch of
water pressure. For each
foot above ground we
store water, gravity gener-
ates .43 psi of water
pressure.
Aquas 140-foot-tall
Covington Road tower can
generate up to 60 pounds
of pressure, three times
the required minimum, 24
hours a day, 365 days a
year. This positive pres-
sure ensures that if a
buried pipe develops an
undetected leak, pressur-
ized water flowing out of
the system will prevent
potentially contaminated
groundwater from getting
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particular skill set you dont find in a
jewelry store, he said.
He said local jewelers send the difficult
restoration pieces to his business.
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irreplaceable. It takes a specific skill set
to restore those back to functionality. If
you make it, you understand the
mechanics of it hence, you know how
to repair it, restore it and rehab it.
With a slogan like be bold, be daring,
b. mitchel! the jeweler takes pride in
creating customized pieces and displaying
them in the gallery setting.
We want to keep this going. Were not
opulent; were not over the top. This is a
gallery setting. Its wanting to showcase
the jewelry, he said, adding that he is
really happy to be in Covington Plaza.
This is what Ive been looking for in
Fort Wayne, he said.
b. mitchel is currently looking for local
talent, in the forms of internships and
apprenticeships with local college
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panel, Shelli Williams,
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said in a press release.
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was up against some very
well respected competi-
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like this really says a lot
about your chamber.
The chamber was
recognized in all seven of
the categories in which
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was also recognized as
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Saint Francis offers
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A new, three-year, honors-track program
soon will make it less expensive for some
students to earn a bachelor of science in
nursing degree from the University of Saint
Francis.
The program will become available in the
fall semester to high school students who are
taking Advanced Placement or dual credit
courses or are participating in the univer-
sitys Achieving Early Credits program.
University officials said high school
students who live on campus after entering
the program could save up to $30,000,
depending on the number of ACE courses
completed.
In addition to the savings, students
earning bachelors degrees in three years
can start graduate school a year earlier or
enter the work force at the pay level for
nurses with bachelors degrees a year
earlier.
The three-year bachelors degree program
also is available to college transfer
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End of winter driving suggestions
include maintaining a full tank
Winter washing is a must
Snow, slush and salt are mainstays
during the winter months, which means
washing your car is more important than
ever!
Of course, it may be too cold to tackle
this chore in your driveway. If it is, head
to an automatic carwash to make sure
your car is free of dirt and grime.
For starters, its a good idea to request
an underbody wash. Salt and grime can
build up quickly, eventually causing rust
to form. Dont neglect those hard-to-see
areas!
Also, if temperatures are extremely
cold, take a minute to wipe down water
that may have accumulated on your car
after a wash. (You dont want that water to
freeze!) Pay special attention to door jams
and the area around locks.

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should fill your car when your gas tank is
a quarter full. Wait longer than that, and
you could be in for some trouble.
For starters, you risk being able to find
a gas station before you completely run
out of gas. (If youve ever traveled
through rural Indiana, then you know that
gas stations can be few and far between.)
Another consideration: Wintry weather
can cause road conditions to deteriorate
quickly. In the event of a roadside emer-
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turn off your engine right away. Before
you know it, youll be quite cold!
Finally, letting your car hit E can
damage your fuel pump. In the end, that
can be a pretty costly fix.
If youre in the habit of letting your car
run low on gas, see if you can change
your ways. The next time your gas gauge
creeps down toward the quarter-tank mark,
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Manufacturer announces
70 new jobs by 2014
An orthopedic instruments, industrial
parts and special tooling manufacturer
about 20 miles south of Fort Wayne has
plans to invest in its facility, creating up
to 70 new jobs by 2014.
Haven Manufacturing Indiana Inc.,
which provides services and parts to the
medical, furniture, aerospace and trans-
portation industries, announced Tuesday
that it will invest $2.34 million to reno-
vate and install computer numerical
control equipment at its current 30,000-
square-foot facility at 6935 State Road 1.
The Ossian-based company currently
has 34 full-time employees and has
already begun hiring additional equipment
operators, CNC programmers and
management positions according to a
release from the Indiana Economic Devel-
opment Corp.
We feel confident that the investment
we make in equipment and people will
make a positive return for our customers
and organization for many years,
Leonard Feddema, president of Haven
Manufacturing Indiana, said in the
release. We are honored and thankful to
have had several customers recognize this
and begin using us already.
The company was established as Hower
Tool in 1957, manufacturing special
carbide tooling in Ossian. Since then, the
company added orthopedic manufacturing
capabilities and currently serves more
than 25 customers throughout the U.S.,
Mexico and Switzerland.
The Indiana Economic Development
Corporation offered Haven Manufacturing
Indiana, Inc. up to $550,000 in condi-
tional tax credits and up to $45,600 in
training grants based on the companys
job creation plans, according to the
release. These tax credits are perform-
ance-based, meaning until Indiana
residents are hired, the company is not
eligible to claim incentives. The Wells
County Council approved additional prop-
erty tax abatement.
Surge in gas prices
expected to continue
Average retail gas
prices in Fort Wayne rose
19.6 cents per gallon in
the past week, averaging
$3.67/g last week.
This compares with the
national average that has
increased 11.3 cents per
gallon in the last week to
$3.64/g, according to
gasoline price website
FtWayneGasPrices.com.
The national average
has increased 26.6 cents
per gallon during the last
month and stands 29.8
cents per gallon higher
than this day one year
ago.
"2012 is looking
increasingly like 2008,"
said Gregg Laskoski,
senior petroleum analyst
for GasBuddy.com.
"Gasoline prices are
climbing aggressively as
speculation drives crude
oil higher, and once
again, it's an election
year.
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keep you awake. Develop a bedtime
routine, read, or take a bath. The more
you sleep, the more your body can make
the hormones it needs, including cortisol.
Its important to take the time to listen
and care for the bodys engine.
Fill up the gas tank in the morning to
keep going all day. Dont skip breakfast.
Eat one egg or a protein shake. Try to
have three meals a day with
fruit/veggies/nuts in between. The root of
most major health issues, including
adrenal fatigue is a diet high in sugar and
processed foods.
Take breaks during the day when you
can. Rejuvenate your body and mind by
going for a walk, sit outside to soak in
some sun and vitamin D, take some deep
breaths at your desk. Practice journaling
positive goals or thoughts, meditate on
scripture or pray.
These quiet times may allow you to
reflect on how you ended up with adrenal
fatigue in the first place. Its your choice
how you can make a change to recharge
your battery. Your body is your vehicle to
take you through the rest of your life.
Start today to restore it back to the
classic person you are and bring yourself
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into your drinking water.
That threat of contamina-
tion is why a water main
break, which results in
low pressure, often
prompts utilities to issue a
boil advisory.
Storing above ground
helps in emergencies
Storing water high
above ground is part of
the reason water continues
to flow even during a
power outage.
While Aqua Indiana has
emergency generators to
cope with extended power
outages, water towers
provide a buffer against
low pressure should
pumps fail.
In spite of their huge
size and the critical role
they play, water towers
are deceptively simple in
function. Aqua Indiana
inspects its three towers
annually for structural
defects and potential risks
to public safety. Towers
are painted every three to
five years, although
improvements in paint
chemistry are now
stretching that cycle.
Water softening and iron
removal in the Aqua
system make internal
flushing less common.
The downturn in the
housing market eased
demand on the system,
and delayed Aquas plans
to build a fourth water
tower. Even with slower
growth, we expect that a
fourth tower will be
required before the end of
the decade.
The next time you
enjoy a hot shower,
consider that water trav-
eled from beneath your
feet, to above your head,
before trickling down the
drain.
This article is a guest
column. Etzler has been
Vice President/Regional
Manager of Aqua Indiana
since July 1999. A Fort
Wayne native, Bill now
lives in rural Noble
County. He is a board
member for the Little
River Wetlands Project.
WATER
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What is Pilates?
Pilates is a form of exer-
cise developed by a man
named Joseph H. Pilates.
He designed a series of
exercises that anyone
could practice on a daily
basis. The exercises were
to be done on a padded
mat on the floor. His goal
was to help people develop
strong core (abdominal)
muscles and a flexible
spine.
Mr. Pilates and his wife,
Clara, operated a gym in
New York from the mid
1920s until their deaths,
respectively, in 1967 and
1977. During that time,
they worked with people
of all backgrounds and all
abilities. Businessmen,
homemakers, boxers,
performers and dancers all
worked out using the
Pilates Method. In the
early years, Mr. Pilates
worked primarily with
men. Later more women
became interested,
including ballet dancers.
Over the years, Pilates has
gained the reputation of
being for dancers. The
truth is that everyone bene-
fits from his exercises.
Types of exercises
Pilates can benefit
people of all ages and
fitness levels. In devel-
oping his exercise system,
Mr. Pilates borrowed from
Greek and Roman style
workouts, calisthenics and
gymnastics. He observed
how humans and animals
moved naturally and
easily, and incorporated
these movements into
functional exercises.
The best way to describe
the Pilates exercises are
that they involve stretch
with strength and control.
During each exercise,
participants are guided to
coordinate their breath
with specific movements.
Exercises are done on a
padded mat; lying down,
seated, on the side or
standing. Mat exercises are
typically taught in a group
setting. There are also
specialized pieces of
equipment that can be
used to enhance the exer-
cises and they are typically
taught on an individual
basis.
Pilates tones and
shapes the body
Pilates can be used as
your main form of exercise
for toning and shaping the
body and should be prac-
ticed for an hour, 3-4 days
a week. Pilates can also be
used to supplement other
fitness routines such as
weight lifting, soccer, foot-
ball, long distance running
and walking. Once or
twice a week would be
recommended in these
situations.
Mind/body connection
Pilates is described as
mind/body exercise
because you are totally
focused on getting the
most out of each exercise.
Therefore, you have no
time to think about
anything else. This type of
concentration during exer-
cise is what has drawn top
athletes and performers to
the Pilates system.
Other benefits from
practicing Pilates include
increased flexibility (hit
the golf ball further), more
efficient lung capacity
(endurance with running
and walking), core
strength, sense of balance,
body awareness and an
overall feeling of wellness
and stress relief.
It is recommended that
you try a class or schedule
a private lesson to fully
understand what Pilates is
and what it can do for you.
Watching a video or
reading a book will give
you some idea of the exer-
cises, but a qualified
instructor can guide you to
learn and practice the exer-
cises correctly.
Cathy Strack, M.S.,
Certified Pilates
Instructor and ACE
Personal Trainer is the
owner of Precision Pilates
LLC, located at 5808 West
Jefferson Blvd., Suite D.
For more information
about the studio and its
class schedule, call
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Outdoor Stations of the Cross. Victory Noll Center, 1900 W. Park Drive,
Huntington. During Lent, individuals or groups are welcome to walk
the outdoor Stations of the Cross on the property of Victory Noll from 8
a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Visitors must check in at the front desk of the
Victory Noll Administration Building. Station booklets will be available
for those who wish to use them. There is no cost to visit the Stations of
the Cross.
Taylor Chapel Preschool Registration. Taylor Chapel United Methodist
Church, 10145 Maysville Road, Fort Wayne. Taylor Chapel Preschool is
currently registering children for the 2012-2013 preschool year. Classes
are available for 2-5 year olds. Morning and afternoon Pre-k classes are
available, as well as full day classes. For more information call Vicki at
260-749-8597 or go to: www.taylorchapel.org. taylorchapel-
preschool@gmail.com. taylorchapel.org.
The 39 Steps. Arena Dinner Theatre, 719 Rockhill St, Fort Wayne. Fort
Premiere of the 2008 Tony Award-winning comedy. Adapted by Patrick
Barlow. $35 dinner (three-course meal catered by the Bagel Station) and
show; Cash Bar. Box office: 260-424-5622. Purchase tickets online at
www.arenadinnertheatre.org.
Johnny Appleseed Toastmasters. Better Business Bureau, 4011 Parnell
Ave, Fort Wayne. 7:30 a.m. kristal@neindianabbb.org. www.johnnyap-
pleseedtm.org.
High School Art Exhibit. Huntington University, , Huntington. 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. This juried invitational exhibit will feature works of art from
regional high school students. The awards reception will be held from
6-7:30 p.m. March 3. Free and open to the public.
Home and Garden Show. Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, , Fort
Wayne. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The 39th annual Fort Wayne Home and
Garden Show. Admission charge. $2 off coupon in Jan/Feb issue of
KPCs Family magazine.
Gerald D. Smith Lecture Series in the Natural and Mathematical Sciences.
Huntington University, , Huntington. 4 p.m. Dr. Robert Crook, medical
director for the Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, will
speak about palliative care.
Bishop Luers Show Choir Invitational. Bishop Luers High School, 333 E.
Paulding Road, Fort Wayne. 6 p.m. Come and see the premiere middle
school completion. Bishop Luers High School is honored to host six
local middle schools at our competition. Tickets: $5.
Mad Ants vs. Dakota Wizards. Allen County War Memorial Coliseum,
Fort Wayne. 7:30 p.m. Reserved Tickets: $20.50, $12.50, $10.50 or
$5.50.
Senior showcase. Huntington University, Huntington. 7:30 p.m. The
evening will highlight six seniors graduating from the theater depart-
ment. The seniors will present monologues, scenes and songs that are a
culmination of their four years of study at Huntington University. The
material presented will be from a wide range of theater genres to reflect
the actresses versatility.
SATURDAY, MARCH 3
Bishop Luers Show Choir Invitational. Bishop Luers High School, 333 E.
Paulding Road, Fort Wayne. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Bishop Luers High
School, host of the longest- running show choir competition in the
nation, will welcome show choirs from 19 high schools to its 38th
annual competition. Some of the most talented high school singers and
dancers in the region will provide spectacular entertainment throughout
the day and night. Day competition begins at 8 a.m. and runs until 6
p.m.; the evening competition begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are sold at the
door: $10/day of show; $10/evening of show; $15 all day and night. For
more information call Bishop Luers at 456-1261. Bishop Luers High
School will be broadcasting the invitational live across the nation in
partnership in Incommand Broadcasting, at
http://www.bishopluers.org/luersLIVE.html.
Alcoholics Anonymous. St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 700 W.
Maumee St., Angola. 11 a.m.
Parkview Regional Medical Center Tours. Parkview Regional Medical
Center, 11109 Parkview Plaza Drive, Fort Wayne. 11:30 a.m. to 2:30
p.m. Modern and state-of-the-art, the new Parkview Regional
Medical Center brings the best design and technological
offerings to the region. All-private patient rooms, work areas and hall-
ways are equipped with smart technology. Public tours.
For Love of the Arts: Celebrating Women in Word & Song. C2G Music
Hall, 323 W. Baker St., Fort Wayne. 7-11 p.m. Features Carol Lock-
ridge, Indianas Blues Woman of 2010; Sunny Taylor, Fort Wayne
singer-songwriter; and Erika Martinez, West Coast poet and essayist.
Tickets are $12.50 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets are on sale at
TRIAAC, 501 E. Brackenridge St., Fort Wayne.
Mad Ants vs. Los Angeles D-Fenders. Allen County War Memorial Coli-
seum, , Fort Wayne. 7:30 p.m. Reserved Tickets: $20.50, $12.50, $10.50
or $5.50.
Gypsy: A Musical Fable. Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St., Fort
Wayne. 8 p.m. Gypsy follows the life of renowned stripper Gypsy Rose
Lee from her early vaudeville days to her ultimate and infamous stage
career. With classic numbers such as Everythings Coming Up Roses,
Let Me Entertain You, and Together Wherever We Go, Gypsy is
considered one of Broadways finest musicals and Mama Rose as one
of musical theatres most memorable characters.
Tickets: Adults, $26; age 23 and under, $18; Sunday Senior matinees,
$22. Call 260-424-5220.
NaPro Workshop. St Elizabeth, 10700 Aboite Center Rd , Fort Wayne.
9:30-10:30 p.m. A revolutionary approach to network womens procre-
ative health with their general health called NaProTECHNOLOGY will
be presented. Competent, personal instructions will enable you to assess
your procreative health and integrate holistic treatment options for cycle
irregularities, PMS, PCOD, hormonal imbalances, for healthy women,
healthy marriages and healthy families. RSVPs are required. Call
Theresa @ 260-494-6444 or e-mail chartdaily365@frontier.com or visit
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SUNDAY, MARCH 4
Hells Bells: Who is Saved? Reflections on Rob Bells Love Wins. Trinity
Episcopal Church, 611 W Berry St, Fort Wayne. Adult forum presented
by Paul Greve, Trinity Episcopal Church. Immediately follows 10 a.m.
service.
Sunday Services. LifeWater Community Church, 5600 Westbreeze Trail,
Fort Wayne. 10 a.m. Liberty Hills addition. info@lifewatercc.org.
www.lifewatercc.org.
Going to the Lake in Northeast Indiana. The History Center, 302 E Berry
St, Fort Wayne. 2 p.m. Local attorney Mark Gia Quinta will deliver the
George R. Mather Lecture.
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Komets vs. Wichita Thunder. Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, ,
Fort Wayne. 5 p.m. Reserved Tickets: Adults $23 - $10; Seniors &
Students $18 - $8; Children $13 - $6.
Scarlet Fever Burlesque Variete Fundraiser for Fifth Freedom. Calhoun
Street Soups Salads and Spirits, 1915 S. Calhoun St. , Fort Wayne. 5-9
p.m. The Fifth Freedom Network is a grassroots, cross-disability,
consumer organization dedicated to removing the physical and social
barriers that often hold people with disabilities hostage to poverty, isola-
tion and underachievement. We are hosting a Variete Fundraiser,
featuring Scarlet Fever Burlesque Troupe, Magician Douglal Schmidt
and Guitarist Dan Smyth. Tickets are $10. available on line at Fifth-
Freedom.org or at the door. Silent auction, food and beverages
available. betty@fifthfreedom.org. www.FifthFreedom.org.
MONDAY, MARCH 5
Caring for Clients with Cancer: Simple Steps to Safe, Effective Massage
Therapy. Cancer Services of NE Indiana, 6316 Mutual Dr, Fort Wayne. 9
a.m. to 6 p.m. Nationally-renowned trainer, Tracy Walton, M.S., L.M.T.,
will provide this specialized training. Participants will learn about the
simple steps to safe, effective massage therapy and earn 32 hours of
NCBTMB-approved instruction. The cost to attend is $200 and all
participants must be willing to provide 16 hours of volunteer service for
Cancer Services Caring Touch massage program. This program
provides massage to cancer patients and primary caregivers.
Applicants must have completed a recognized professional training
program in massage therapy and be certified by the state of Indiana.
Application deadline is Nov. 4 and registration is limited to 24.
To register, contact Cheryl Dafforn at (260) 484-9560 or
cdafforn@cancer-services.org.
Open networking. AJs Bar & Grill, 2488 Getz Road, Fort Wayne. noon.
No cost, no exclusivity by profession. Each person gets a few minutes
to tell about your business, plus there is a featured speaker.
Graduate counseling department Visit Day. Huntington University Grad-
uate School, 320 Lake St., Huntington. 2-6:30 p.m. The event includes
an introduction by the programs director, Dr. Jerry Davis, as well as a
tour of the LifeSpring Counseling Center. There will also be an oppor-
tunity to observe graduate counseling classes and attend dinner with the
programs faculty and current students.
WOVEN, Inc The family Nurturing Center of Northern Indiana. New Haven
ACPL, 648 Green Street, New Haven. 5:45-8:45 p.m. Prevention of
Child Sexual Abuse Classes. WOVEN Inc., The Family Nurturing
Center of Northern Indiana is offering a Darkness to Lights/Stewards
of Children Training. The Stewards of Children is an award-winning
training which teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react
responsibly to child sexual abuse and is designed for parents and organ-
izations that serve children and youth. Please register by going online at
www.woveninchrist.org and send with payment to WOVEN.
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TUESDAY, MARCH 6
Lenten Soup and Bread Book Study. Victory Noll Center, 1900 W. Park
Drive, Huntington. noon to 1 p.m. Victory Noll Center director Sue
Wilhelm directs discussion of Mary Jo Leddys book. The book speaks
to the warps in our society when borders are becoming walls and
strangers, like the one in the biblical parable of the Good Samaritan, are
being ignored or harassed. The books may purchased through Cathedral
Book Store in Fort Wayne or ordered by calling Kara Slocum at
(260)399-1442. Lunch of bread and soup will be provided. Free will
donations will be accepted to cover the cost of the meal. Reservations
are required by the Friday before each session.
Stewards of Children Training hosted by WOVEN The Family Nurturing
Center of Northern Indiana. Grabill Public Library, 13521 State St.,
Grabill. 6-9 p.m. Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse Classes being held
at Grabill Public Library. WOVEN Inc. The Family Nurturing Center of
Northern Indiana is offering a Darkness to Lights/Stewards of Children
Training. The Stewards of Children is an award-winning training which
teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child
sexual abuse and is designed for parents and organizations that serve
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Air Rifle Program. Hoagland Pavilion, 14013 Emanuel Rd, Hoagland.
6:30 p.m. The 4-H Shooting Sports Air Rifle program will begin Jan.
10, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hoagland Pavilion. Enrollment in this disci-
pline is limited to 12 participants. This program is sponsored by Allen
County 4-H Clubs, Inc., and is open to youth in grades 3-12. The cost
of the program is $40. Equipment will be provided. Call 481-6826 or
visit www.extension.purdue.edu/allen to download a registration form.
Fee and registration must be returned to secure a spot in the class.
Payment and registration due by Jan. 3 with enrollment in the program
on a first come, first paid basis. Participants will meet ten times from
Jan. 10-March 13. Classes will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m., on two, 1-
hour shifts. Both programs teach safe handling of firearms, proper use
of equipment, shooting techniques and ethics of good shooters. Instruc-
tors are certified through the Indiana 4-H Shooting Sports Program of
Purdue University and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
For more information please call Barb Thuma, Extension Educator, 4-H
Youth, Allen County Extension Office at 481-6826.
Forester Lecture Series. Huntington University, Huntington. 7 p.m.
Author and professor of religion and African and African American
studies James Samuel Logan will speak on the idea of good punish-
ment in civil society. The lecture is free and open to the public.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7
Lenten study series. Trinity Episcopal Church, 611 W Berry St, Fort
Wayne. Living into the Covenant: Each Wednesday evening during
Lent, following a 6 p.m. service, a soup supper will be served in the
church parish hall with a study immediately following. The series,
taught by Trinitys rector, The Rev. Dr. Thomas P. Hansen, and Dr.
Steven Crain, is designed around the Episcopal Churchs Baptismal
Covenant.
Topics are:
March 7 - Apostles Creed, Parts 1 and 2, The Mystery of God with Us
March 14 - Apostles Creed Part 3, Life in the Spirit
March 21 - Baptismal Questions 1 and 2, Eucharistic Life
March 28 - Baptismal Questions 3-5, Living into Gods Vision for All
People
For more information, see the churchs Web site at www.trinityfw.org or
call 260-423-1693.
4th Annual Workplace Wellness Symposium. Allen County War Memorial
Coliseum, Fort Wayne. 7:30 a.m. to noon. Presented by the Indiana
Chamber and the Wellness Council of Indiana, this symposium will
help your company use best practices and cost-saving trends.
Newcomers Club coffee social. Sweetwater, 5501 U.S. Hwy. 30, Fort
Wayne. 9:30 a.m. Free event open to all women who have moved to
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