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Those who have enjoyed a seat at the table include: Joe Jordan, CEO/President, Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne • Leslee Hill, Executive Director, WEOC • Mitch Stein, Founder, Pond • Denita Washington, Founder, Girlz Rock • Dr. Sherilyn Emberton, President, Huntington University • Barbara Baekgaard, Co-Founder, Vera Bradley • Tony Hudson, Executive Director, Blue Jacket • Chuck Surack, Founder, Sweetwater • Harry Cunningham, Co-Founder, goodMRKT • Lisa Givan, Chief Diversity Officer, Indiana Tech • Maestro Bob Nance, Founder, Heartland Sings • Rev. Angelo Mante, Executive Director, Alive Community Outreach • Brenda Gerber Vincent, VP/Community & Corporate Impact, GFW Inc • Zach Benedict, Principal, MKM Architecture + Design


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← NORTH POLE EXIT: The holidays bring the Scout Elves out of the North Pole’s toy workshops and into Fort Wayne homes to assist Santa with compiling names for his naughty & nice lists. This year the elves also take to the stage in The Elf on the Shelf: Musical. 6pm, Tickets: $29.95 - $39.95, Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Boulevard, 260.424.6287, P.S. For those wo are Jewish, The Elf on The Shelf has a friend, Moshe the Mench (means a person of integrity and honor in Yiddish) who comes with a bench and can take a seat in your home to keep track of children’s behavior.

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20 ↑ SILVER ANNIVERSARY: The rock musical RENT loosely based on Giacomo Puccini’s 1896 opera La Boheme – tells the story of a group of struggling young Bohemian artists in New York City’s East Village under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. 8pm, Tickets: $35 - $70, Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Boulevard, 260.424.6287,

← HO! HO! HOLIDAYS: Let the season of festivities begin with Downtown Fort Wayne’s Night of Lights. The celebrations begin at 5:45pm and culminate at 8pm with the Parkview Field Holiday Fireworks. New this year is Brighten the Night with The Bradley. When Downtown is all aglow with holiday lights and dressed up in its holiday best, it means the start of HolidayFest which continues thru December 31st.

← EAT WITH YOUR EYES: The 36th Annual Festival of the Gingerbread opens with its Preview Gala. The idea of playing with your food continues at the Fort Wayne History Center as the Festival of Gingerbread continues through December 19th. Besides looking at the creative cookie houses, there are all types of special events including: Handprint a Reindeer Puppet (11/27); Legend of Gingerbread Man Ornament (11/28); Preview Gala, November 23, 5:30 pm, $25/person; General tickets for Festival of Gingerbread, $6/adult and $4/child, open during regular hours and until 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays, Fort Wayne History Center, 302 E. Berry Street, 260.426.2882,

25 ↑ CALORIE BURN: Get ready for a day of serious indulgence without the guilt by first hitting the road for the Galloping Gobbler Run/Walk. The four-mile trot starts and ends on the University Saint Francis campus. 8:30 am, $28/person. Register at



→ WINTER WONDERLAND: Thru December 1. The lobbies of the Embassy Theatre and Indiana Hotel are filled with decorated trees celebrating the magic of the season for the Festival Of Trees. This annual Fundraiser supports the efforts of the Embassy Theatre Foundation. Admission includes visits with Santa, festive live entertainment and the playing of the theatre’s Grande Page pipe organ. General Admission: $10/person ages 13+, Times vary, Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Boulevard, 260.424.6287,

← FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS: Thru December 6. The eight-day Jewish celebration Hanukkah, which means “dedication” in Hebrew, begins at sundown. Each night the menorah is lit, special prayers are said, fried foods are eaten, dreidel is played and gifts are exchanged.

← HASHTAG ACTIVISM: #GivingTuesday is a global movement but celebrated in the U.S. on the Tuesday post-Thanksgiving. The day is designed to unleash the power of people’s generosity to transform communities. The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne is challenging the community to donate until November 21 at 11:59 pm to any of its endowed nonprofits. The Foundation will then give a 20% match of the amount of donations and to the top-raising organizations in the Foundation’s giving areas -- arts & culture; community development; education; and health & human services. The top nonprofits will receive a surprise gift from the Foundation on Giving Tuesday. So Get Giving!.

30 HOME TOURS Get a free glimpse of the cookie-created homes at the Annual Festival of the Gingerbread. Free, 5-9pm, Fort Wayne History Center, 302 E. Berry Street, 260.426.2882,


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FOOD THOUGHT ... where cooking & culture mix allows viewers to discover new cultures while sharing their love of food. The theme of FOOD THOUGHT is Breaking Bread. The program centers on the most widely consumed food in the world ...bread. Cultures around the globe take four simple ingredients – flour, yeast, salt and water – and create something with complex flavors that is filled with customs, special characteristics and meaning.



FOOD THOUGHT’s host Réna Bradley and guest home chef Holli Harrington.


3 Eggs 2 cups Sugar 1 cup Oil 2 cups of Zucchini, shredded 3 teaspoons of Vanilla Beat the eggs. Mix the above ingredients in a bowl until well blended. Set aside.


1 cup Nuts, chopped 3 cups Flour 1 teaspoon Salt 1 teaspoon Baking Soda ¼ teaspoon Baking Powder 3 teaspoons Cinnamon, powder Blend the above ingredients in a bowl until well mixed. Then add the blended wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until well blended. Place completely mixed ingredients in a greased loaf pan and bake at a 350-degree oven for about an hour (or until toothpick comes out clean from poked loaf).

FOOD THOUGHT ... where cooking & culture mix

on Saturdays 9:30am on ACCESS FORT WAYNE AIRS 11.20.21 COMMUNITY CHANNEL 2 ON: Channel 57 / Comcast Channel 27 / Frontier


NOVEMBER 18 – DECEMBER 2, 2021 To watch this episode produced by

theFEED food & drink culture :: MARQUEE LIGHTS UP THE LANDING: The upscale urban bar and restaurant Marquee at the Landing takes its rightful place to make The Landing the place to wine & dine. As of now, it is open six-days-a-week for dinner. Although come the new year, there are plans to expand to include lunch. The chef-driven scratch kitchen is led by Edwin Matteo, formerly of Eddie Merlot’s. And insiders know his favorite item on the Marquee menu is the 14-ounce Tomahawk pork chop prepared sous-vide and served with a horseradish sweet potato puree, apple mostarado, broccolini, potatoserrano puree with a apple bourbon demi glaze. Other house specialties include handcrafted cocktails and charcuterie boards with 10 meat and cheese options to build your own board or go big and get the grand board with the chef’s picks. And if Matteo’s board choices are on par with his pork chop, there is no chance you will not get the best selections. 123 Columbia Street,

:: NOUVEAU DAY: Each morning brings a new day, but the third Thursday in November (November 18, 2021) is an especially new day as it is Beaujolais Nouveau Day. It is the day of the year when these limited edition red wines are released. And this year, due to supply chain issues, these wines are even more likely to have very limited availability. According to Jeff Armstrong, sommelier and owner of WineTime, Beaujoulais Nouveau wines are from France’s Beaujolais region. Under French law, these wines are released at 12:01 am on the designated day, just weeks after the grapes have been harvested. “Beaujolais Nouveau wines are not to be aged. They are meant to be consumed right away,” said Armstrong. They are meant to be consumed as a young wine, within 5 – 7 months from the time the wine is bottled.

The Gamay grapes that make Beaujolais Nouveau are handpicked, as are all grapes in the Beaujolais region. The Gamay is the only grape permitted in Beaujolais. And Beaujolais Nouveau wine has an intense, brilliant cherry color with purplish tints with a red and black berry aroma. This wine originated about a century ago as a “cheap and cheerful drink” produced by locals to celebrate the end of harvest season. “The Beaujolais Nouveau’s flavor profile makes it a perfect wine for Thanksgiving or Christmas which are typically hard meals to pair with wines because there are so many flavors in the meals,” said Armstrong. “And the Beaujolais Nouveau is made with whole-berry fermentation, which is a technique that preserves the fresh, fruity

quality of the grapes without extracting bitter tannins from the grape skins.” In the 1970s, Beaujolais Nouveau Day became an annual international event, and this was likely due to one specific winemaker George Duboeuf who created it as a marketing initiative to help boost sales of its wine. And each year, the vineyard has a contest to select an artist to create artwork specifically for the label of its Beaujolais Nouveau bottle. This year the winner is American Felice Kite’s For the Love of Flowers. “As an artist, I create art to portray emotions through color,” she said. “My painting serves as a reflection of the freshness and vibrancy found in the juice of the harvest.” WineTime, 6210 Covington Road, 260.459.9463,

:: CUISINE & CULTURE: The walls of Dash In are filled with the works from fierce female artists Sachiko Janck and Julie Wall in their Far From Perfect Close To Home show, on view thru December 23rd. Come see the art and enjoy tasty treats, fresh tunes and a cash bar at the November 19th open house. 6- 9pm, Dash In, 814 S. Calhoun Street, 260.423.3595, 2021 CUISINE CALENDAR

Indulge and celebrate with good cheer and good taste. 11.17

National Homemade Bread Day


National Peanut Butter Fudge Day


National Gingerbread Day


National Espresso Day


National French Toast Day


National Pie Day


National Cookie Day


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T H A N K YO U two simple words that say so much “Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain


his time of year is filled with

thinking about what we are thankful for, but have you thought about who you are thankful for? Who helped you become the person you are today? Who helps to make your day a little better? Who taught you a valuable life lesson? Who is the unsung hero in your life? How about celebrating the people who came to mind when answering the above questions by writing a handwritten “thank you” note?

Cards made by local artist Anastasia MCNabb, available @

Use the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas to write five handwritten “thank you” cards to these individuals. Maybe even write a thank you card to an ex-boyfriend? Girlfriend? Or spouse? Or what about an unsavory boss who helped you learn a few important life lessons? We learn things through both positive and negative life experiences.



It is the little things in life, like these small acts of appreciation that can a big impact. Research shows actively appreciating the formative people in your life, past and present, leads to a lasting increase in your level of happiness. It has also been scientifically proven that the act of writing the thank you card not only makes the recipient feel good, but also improves the writer’s health. And if one piece of writing advice may be offered, it’s knowing there is a difference between appreciation and gratitude. Appreciation is about acknowledging the perceived value of something or someone; it is more of a cognitive act. Gratitude is more affective. It is about feeling thankful, either as a direct beneficiary or on behalf of someone else. So, let a few individuals know (in detail) how they have made a difference in your life and end your letters with the two most important words... THANK YOU!

disCOVER engage & connect “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust


I “Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” – Voltaire

f you need a jump start to write your “thank yous” start by purchasing beautiful handmade and/ or artisan note cards from local artists and/or independent boutiques. Artist Anastasia McNabb whose notecards are featured on the cover may be purchased at


ther places to find little pieces of art:

Bread and Circus Gallery: 3402 Fairfield Avenue, 702.427.8442 House to Home: 110 W Columbia Street, 260.267.0620 Fancy & Staple: 111 Broadway, 260.422.2710

The Find: 133 W. Wayne Street, 260.203.3498 goodMRKT: 4130 W. Jefferson Boulevard, 260.960.6578 The Hedge: 1016 Broadway 260.387.5237 The Monogram Shoppe: 6410 W. Jefferson Boulevard, 260.436.3138 Nicolle Ginter: The Paradigm Gallery/FWMoA: 311 E. Main Street, 260.422.6467 Visit Fort Wayne: 927 Harrison Street, 260.424.3700 YLNI Farmers’ Market: 350 Pearl Street,


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GIVE GO Keep the spirit of the holidays while shopping for gifts that keep giving long after they have been unwrapped … shop well & do good.


he Warsaw, Indiana-based MudLOVE ceramics’ studio takes its passion to create purpose. For each handcrafted mug sold, the company donates one week of clean water through its partnership with Water For Good. The water supports Central African Republic one of the most neglected countries in the world. $28,;


rom a small family-owned workshop that strives to improve the standard of living for its artisans, in Kathmandu, Nepal, these adorable felt hedgehogs are made with 100% organic wool. $40 (large); $19 (small),




et four of these candles to set the mood and when the candles burn out, you have a lovely set of cocktail glasses. Creator Ranger Station emphasizes reusability with its line of locally sourced and produced candle-tococktail glassware. The company works to make reusability very fashionable. $36 for each candle/cocktail glass,,


ts pajamas were selected in 2020 as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things. The Fort Wayne-based KAans Designs is a parenthood lifestyle brand inspired by the realities of 21st century family living. Its products are designed to encourage families to capture the big and little moments that mean the most. The Original, Adult Crewneck T-shirt, $28; The Remix onesie, $24,,

his Ashley Necklace is an island-inspired aqua sparkling stone that blends the Bohemian with the bold. This is also one of those times when you can feel good that something is made in China. This necklace means it is part of the Starfish Project jewelry collection that uses 100% of purchase proceeds to support its social mission to restore hope to exploited women and girls in Asian cities. $50,


ou would never know that these handmade “gift box” containers are made from recycled plastic drinking bottles. These Klikety Klik eco-chic boxes are beautiful to be the gift but also can be used as the container in which to put a gift, or they can be used as candle holders to illuminate a room by placing a small battery-operated candle in each of the boxes. These bold and colorful boxes are made in Cape Town, South Africa by women, who were previously unemployed. The women not only learn how to make the boxes by decoupaging paper napkins but also gain valuable knowledge about business and sales through the All Women Recycling organization. $18 (large); $14 (small); $10 (mini),

Creative Women of the world


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How To Cross Names Off Your Gift List NOVEMBER 20 Haute Gathering Market 10am – 4pm Allen County Fairgrounds 2726 Carroll Road Emiley’s Haute Cottage hosts an upscale holiday, home & décor and boutique market. Features local vendors, raffles and entertainment by Sunny Taylor. $5/person, free parking. NOVEMBER 24 Santa’s Workshop: North Pole Shop 4:30 – 7:30pm Fort Wayne Community Center 233 W. Main Street 260.427.6460 Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation and Santa collaborate to assist kids with their holiday shopping at the North Pole Shop. The pop-up is filled with inexpensive holiday gifts ($7 or less) for kids to purchase for family and friends. 12

Share your secrets and thoughts in the Mr. Ellie Poo Sri-Lanka made journal from paper that is created with 30% of its fiber from elephant dung. $20,

NOVEMBER 26 Black Friday Sale: Blue Jacket Clothing Co. 10am – 7pm 5511 Coldwater Road 260.739.7177 Be thrifty and shop where Santa shops and get an extra 25% off purchase on Black Friday. Proceeds from the thrift store help support Blue Jacket’s mission to provide training and opportunity to anyone facing roadblocks and barriers to earn gainful employment. NOVEMBER 27 Christmas Through the Ages at the Old Fort 10am – 4pm Old Fort Wayne 1201 Spy Run Avenue Go back in time and see how Christmas was celebrated during the 1800s. And enjoy old-fashion shopping for gifts from hand-crafted artisans and bakers.


NOVEMBER 27 2nd Annual Holiday Nonprofit Popup Shop Wunderkammer Company 1 – 5pm 3402 Fairfield Avenue

Come shop local nonprofits to find great gifts and show your support for the good work these organizations do for the community. SATURDAYS: NOVEMBER 27 & DECEMBER 4, 11 and 18 The Days of Holly Shopping Downtown Fort Wayne Spend Saturdays in Downtown to get your holiday spirit on while supporting local retailers and independent boutique owners. Santa, Buddy the Elf, Grinch and Elsa will be strolling about while carolers will provide entertainment. This year introduces the Holiday Passport: patrons who dine, shop and/or visit the

participating stores and restaurants will get a holiday stamp in their passport. Once a set number of stamps are collected, passports may be entered to win a Downtown overnight package valued at $500. And be sure to keep your eye out for the Snowman Scavenger Hunt. If you find a hidden snowman and bring it to the location listed may redeem a gift card valued at $50 - $100. DECEMBER 2-5; 9-12; and 16-19 Second Annual Christmas Village Blue Jacket Fantasy of Lights Foellinger Outdoor Theatre/Franke Park 3411 Sherman Boulevard Thursdays & Sundays: 6 – 9pm Fridays & Saturdays: 6 – 10pm The open-air walk-through village features over 20

arts & crafts vendors. The village’s anchor is the Santa Experience, a decorated North Pole experience and Santa’s workshop. DECEMBER 3, 4 & 5 Kris Kringle Village Friday & Saturday: 4-10pm Sunday: Noon-5pm Arts United Center Plaza, 303 E. Main Street Fort Wayne Ballet is hosting an old-world German Christmas Village filled with handcrafted delights and gifts.

Photo: Courtesy of Creative Women of the World


SHOP SMALL... Give Global

These vibrant flowers are handmade in Nepal. Global Goods Partners works with women-led cooperatives paying fair living wages. $8+,

DECEMBER 9 HOLIDAY POP-UP SPONSORED BY UMI & HUB260 5-8:30pm Umi Seafood & Sushi 2912 Getz Road 260.203.9975 Local merchants & makers take over the lower level of Umi to create a holiday shopping experience. It is easy to shop local boutiques including: Magnolia + Moss Mercantile, Chic Boutique, Matilda Jane, Idlehour, Peony and Rose, and more. Also in attendance will be Bella Sante and Dashing and Dapper.

This holiday season, surprise your loved ones with treasures that are handmade by female artisans from over 50 countries.




NOTES the local beat The Wabash-located Honeywell Center is known for its booking of top-notch acts. And the upcoming shows keep this reputation in tack.

Catch a band called Zero on November 20th at The Venue in Angola. This is a regional band that covers a lot of hard rock standards. 110 W. Maumee Street, Angola, 260.665.3922

Geoff Tate, formerly of Queensryche, will take the stage on November 18th. He is known as one of heavy metal’s earliest great voices. In addition to his tour stop in Indiana, Tate is headed Ireland, Germany and Italy. The center serves as host to Ronnie Milsap on November 26th. He is an artist who emerged after signing with Florence Greenburg’s Scepter Records in the mid-1960s. Milsap started with soul-oriented work, but eventually moved toward country and became a star and now is considered a legend. He has continued to put out new music, including the A Better Word for Love album in 2021. 7:30pm, Tickets: $25 - $95, 275 W. Market Street, Wabash, 260.563.1102, Hear Ronnie Milsap’s first single on A Better for Love, Wild Honey

If you prefer a venue where you shouldn’t wear opentoe shoes as your feet are likely to stick to the floor, then The Brass Rail can be your spot. On November 19, Ike Reilly and the Ike Reilly Assassination take to the stage. Reilly is a singer-songwriter, but he is a hard-rocking singer-songwriter. His songs tell stories but there is also the ruggedness of hard-rock tones. 9pm, Tickets: $13/person, 1121 Broadway, 260.267.5303, Hear & see Ike Reilly in action to see if he is to your liking

And if you want to get into holiday mode… WBOI’s Arts & Culture Reporter Julia Meek is narrating Clement Moore’s Night Before Christmas for the Fort Wayne Philharmonic’s Youth Symphony Orchestra, Free, November 24, 6:30pm, Grand Wayne Center, 120 W. Jefferson Boulevard, — Andy Spinner

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EDITOR’S PICK: I have a confession. HUB26O’s favorite Chief Pooch Officer Osby Harrison plays second fiddle to the pooch that truly stole my heart. That forever spot belongs to Snoopy. For my ninth birthday, I received a 10-inch plush Snoopy. And he took his rightful place as my childhood Lovie. And truth be told, I still have the very loved, worn and little-less stuffed Snoopy tucked safely in a box under my bed. So, when I heard about the limitededition Vera Bradley + Peanuts collaboration with two very special fabric patterns – Ski Jump Snoopy and Ski Slope Snoopy, made of reclaimed fibers and recycled cotton – I was overjoyed. And the selection of totes, backpacks, bags, throws and PJs are made in classic Vera Bradley style. This $130 backpack has been ordered, and in early 2022, I will be out-and-about in Fort Wayne donning my ode to my favorite Beagle, while walking everyone’s favorite Portuguese Waterdog. Now, if only Vera Bradley would make saddlebags in the Snoopy-printed fabric for Osby to wear when he is out delivering copies of HUB26O…



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