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The first time Steve Wesner saw a holiday lighting display in downtown Fort Wayne, he was just a boy standing among a crowd of thousands outside the Wolf & Dessauer department store. Each year, a winter wonderland took over the storefront, a magical, moving spectacle depicting everything good about the Christmas season. People traveled from all over the region to see its big reveal. “It was just extremely fascinating and the crowd would be heavy. You had to wait and work your way up to the front of the line to get up to the windows. People would be standing there as deep as the sidewalk was wide,� Wesner recalled. Years later, he would stand waiting in similar lines as his own children marveled at the sight. Wolf & Dessauer’s display was a first-rate means to attract shoppers and lure them through its doors. But nothing lasts forever — eventually the lavish window displays were discontinued after the retailer was purchased by L.S. Ayers. For many, those department store windows are thought of as a beloved childhood memory. But over the past several years, a sort of revival has taken place to


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“We are of that era. We’re old enough to remember Wolf & Dessauer’s windows,â€? James said. Since most Festival of Trees guests used street or garage parking off Harrison, they walked right by the old Indiana Hotel on their way to Embassy Theatre. James saw an opportunity. “There was nothing that would make you want to come to those windows. So I just said, let me do this ‌ What I was thinking, I don’t know,â€? she said, laughing. Since then, she and her husband, David, have brought the windows to life, revealing them to the public each year during the Night of Lights. The event draws thousands to downtown Fort Wayne to watch various lighting displays turn on for the holiday season, including the former Wolf & Dessauer Santa and his reindeer, and Merry Christmas wreath displays. The James’ window designs were first inspired by a storybook Christmas tree at the Embassy’s Festival of Trees. “Our windows are a story line,â€? David said. “When you go to the big cities, each window is a story in itself. But this is like reading a chapter book. Each window tells you a little piece of that story.â€? Kathy and David have worked with local -iiĂŠWINDOW, ÂŤ>}iĂŠĂ“




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For the past 17 years, WLDE has held its Stuff a Bus event each November. But instead of packing the big, yellow bus with children and sending them off to school, the radio station, its partners and the community will fill four buses with food to be delivered to needy families in the area this holiday season. The 2012 drive is set for Nov. 19-21 with the radio station broadcasting live from Georgetown Square Shopping Center. The first Stuff A Bus drove into the shopping center more than a decade ago. Maureen Partee, with Georgetown Leasing, said the pairing has worked well. “It really has been a perfect fit. Georgetown tries to do different community outreach things and this goes right along with that,â€? Partee said. The event, which collected more than 18,000 pounds of food during the 2011 drive, expanded its drop-off locations to four sites two years ago with hopes of collecting even more food this year. The 2012 sites include: • Georgetown Square, • Rustic Hutch and Travel Leaders on Coldwater Road, • Jefferson Pointe, and • Midwest America Federal Credit Union on Bluffton Road. The public is asked to bring non-perishable food items and personal and household products. The food will be donated to Associated Churches, which runs 30 neighborhood food pantries. The household and personal goods will be donated to the Franciscan Center to be used in several of its outreach programs.


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work as a pattern maker. “I always tell him, ‘Don, you’re too picky,’� she said. Creating the display is a year-round effort, beginning just after the new year. Once the team of volunteers has settled on a story line, they then sculpt, animate and dress the characters from a workshop. Elements then are installed in the storefront a little bit

at a time. “What I do is make sure it will fit into the dimensional confines of the space. I have to work on it (in my shop) before it goes into fine assembly in the window,� David said. There are just 14 inches of work space to move around in once the team begins setting up window scenes at the hotel. “We are constantly changing


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pneumatics, or air-powered animatronics, which are unaffected when temperatures plummet. The display also improves each year as Johnson adds more handmade figures to its cast of characters, which will eventually give the windows a more unified look and feel, Kathy said. And with every story line, the community becomes more familiar with Oscar the elf and his haphazard holiday adventures. This year, a misunder-

standing with sleepy Santa Claus will send Oscar the elf on a wild goose chase to find a “whatchamacallit,â€? all the while running into colorful characters along the way. The window’s official reveal is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, during the Night of Lights. David said he hopes what they’re doing will keep a “threadâ€? of tradition -iiĂŠWINDOW, ÂŤ>}iĂŠĂŽ

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of syllabub, a traditional English dessert, a light buffet including homemade sweets, fruit, nuts, tea and coffee. Linda Huge will present a program on Victorian Christmas traditions and unique items will be available in the upstairs gift

shop. Tables of four are available and prepaid reservations are $15 per person. Reservations can be made at 489-7115. The charity event supports the maintenance and restoration of the city’s Swinney Homestead.

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a loved one is extremely difficult. D.O. McComb offers this time to families to remember a lost loved one, participate in the candle-lighting ceremony by lighting a candle in their memory and offering families support in their grief. For further information on the seminar and to register, visit or call 426-9494.

be held from 1-2:30 p.m. and session two will be from 4-5:30 p.m. There is no charge for the seminar and reservations will be taken on a first-come, firstserved basis. The deadline is Nov. 7. Richardson, grief and loss counselor, will offer helpful suggestions to not only honor a loved one’s memory, but help us heal. Dealing with the death of

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Music is one of the most beautiful aspects of Christmas. The holidays’ musical bounty creates opportunities to broaden musical horizons — either as an appreciative audience member or as a musicmaker. For children who love to sing, the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir very possibly could become like a second family. Now in its 40th season, the FWCC is an afterschool arts program for 251 children ages 8-18 from diverse backgrounds. Allen, Adams, DeKalb, Huntington, Steuben, Wells and Whitley counties are represented. Artistic director Jonathan Busarow joined the FWCC because of his passion for music and his desire to find new ways of sharing music education with all children. Denice Beights, who has been with the choir three years, said she loves working with the choir because “it is making a difference in the lives of our children, as well as the arts scene.�

work and discipline. “The results include excellent educational opportunities, wonderful performances and wellrounded people,� Beights said. “If your child loves to

Sometimes children who don’t “fit in� at school find a family with the choir. Beights said a young man, who has been with the choir six years now, said that at school he was an outcast. “He couldn’t behave, and often was treated poorly by students and teachers because of his behavior,� Beights said. “He didn’t know how to act, how to fit in. However, at choir, he feels like he belongs. “He learned how to express himself, and ultimately, be part of something bigger than himself. He plans to continue through graduation. He doesn’t dream of being a professional musician or music educator, but he can see how the choir has given him the opportunity to create something special, and to be a part of the final fabric.�

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(OLIDAY%XTRAVAGANZA3HOPPING0REVIEW0ARTY Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave., Fort Wayne. 5-9 p.m. Enjoy a festive evening of food - with beer and wine available at cash bar - entertainment, shopping and exclusive offers all while helping the Community Harvest Food Bank. $45 in advance or $50 at the door. Tickets available online. Phone: (866) 625-6161 or visit

#HOCOLATE %XTRAVAGANZA TO "ENEFIT &AMILY  #HILDRENS 3ERVICES )NC Masonic Temple, 216 E. Washington Blvd., Fort Wayne. 6:30-9 p.m. The event includes DeBrand chocolate tastings, and hors d’oeuvres furnished by some of Fort Wayne’s finest restaurants and caterers. The evening will also include a chocolate fountain, cash bar, coffee bar, and a silent auction. All proceeds from the silent auction and 50 percent of the ticket sales go directly to Family & Children’s Services, Inc. for their programs. (ARVEST #ONCERT First Presbyterian Church, 300 W Wayne St., Fort Wayne. 7:30 p.m. Fort Wayne Children’s Choir Treble, Concert, Youth Chorale and Chamber Singers. Adult, $8; Seniors and students, $5. Tickets available through the IPFW Larson Ticket Office, 481-6555.

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0ANCAKESFOR0ANCREATIC#ANCER VFW Post 857, 2202 W. Main St., Fort Wayne. 8-11 a.m. 7th annual Pancakes for Pancreatic Cancer Fundraiser. Adult, $5; child, $3; all-you-can-eat, $10. Family friendly event including silent auction, bake sale, door prizes, pancake and sausage breakfast, more. Contact: Angie Gutmann, 417-4117. -ISS&ORT7AYNE#HRISTMASIN!RLINGTON#RAFT3HOW Arlington Park Clubhouse, 4630 W. Arlington Park Blvd., Fort Wayne. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop by to meet the Miss Fort Wayne titleholders and shop a great selection of handmade crafts, vendors, and baked goods. There will also be a raffle, lunch available, and free crafts for the kids while you’re shopping. 3ECOND3TEPS#RAFT'IFT"AZAAR Second Steps Autism Resource Community Center, 4118 N. Clinton St., Fort Wayne. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free of charge and open to the public. Offers supervision and activities for children with special needs so parents can shop. :4!(OLIDAY-ARKETPLACE Sweetwater, 5501 U.S. 30, Fort Wayne. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mark your calendars. Join Zeta Tau Alpha Fort Wayne Alumnae Chapter for our inaugural Holiday Marketplace. Shop from a wide variety of vendors, including Thirty-One Gifts, Avon, Discovery Toys, Lia Sophia, Longaberger, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Premier Jewelry, Scentsy, Silpada, Stampin’ Up, Stella & Dot Uppercase Living, Usborne Books and Tastefully Simple. Visit with Santa from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Admission is free. Vendors will be donating a portion of their proceeds to the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation. 3AUSAGE3AUERKRAUT $INNER AND #RAFTS Zion Lutheran Church, 2313 S. Hanna St., Fort Wayne. 5-7 p.m. Cost for dinner is $7.50 for 11 years or older. Kids 5-10 years old eat for $3; children 5 years or younger eat free. Carryout available. Handicap accessible. Strolling Minstrel, George Berger, will play old familiar tunes on his accordion. For more info or questions, contact Ed Grim at 485-9879 or

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/PERATION#HRISTMAS#HILD.ATIONAL#OLLECTION7EEK Sonrise Church, 10125 Illinois Road, Fort Wayne. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Impact a child’s life with a simple shoe box gift. Fill a shoe box with school supplies, toys, necessity

items and a note of encouragement for a child overseas suffering due to disaster, disease, war, terrorism, famine or poverty. This year, Operation Christmas Child expects to reach a milestone with more than 100 million children receiving shoe box gifts since the project began in 1993. National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child is November 12-19. There are collection sites around the area. To find a location near you, visit

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&ORT7AYNE7OMENS-IDDAY#ONNECTION,UNCHEON Orchard Ridge Country Club, 4531 Lower Huntington Road, Fort Wayne. 11:20 a.m. to 1 p.m. The November luncheon will feature the Fort Wayne Police Department, which will provide information on preventing identity theft. Cost: $13.50 inclusive. Free child care provided. RSVP by Nov. 6 to Peggy at (260) 432-0335. Sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries.

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(OMEBUYER %DUCATION #LASS American Red Cross, 1212 E. California Road, Fort Wayne. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hosted by the Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services. Anyone interested in taking the class should call 427-1127 or 311. (OLIDAY 3HOPPING "AZAAR Leo United Methodist Preschool, 13527 Leo Road, Fort Wayne. 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. $ROP IN9OGAINTHE'ARDENS Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne. 5:30 p.m. The practice of yoga is a wonderful way to build strength and flexibility, reduce stress, and enhance general well-being. Taught by certified yoga instructor and world traveler Lanah K. Hake. A few blankets, mats, and straps are available but bring your own supplies if you have them. Drop-in fee $7 (Conservatory members $5). (EATHERS#LOSET3ALE%VENT Bishop Luers High School, 333 E. Paulding Road, Fort Wayne. 6 p.m. New and gently used dresses for sale. With each gown, we are providing information regarding safety tips, phone numbers and Heather Ancelet Norris’ story, who was killed at the hands of an abusive boyfriend in 2007. All gowns sold for $25. Proceeds from the events will enable Heather’s closet to host future guest speakers and purchase additional information about domestic violence. )NTERNATIONAL 'ENEALOGY 2ESEARCH Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne. 7-8:30 p.m. The Nov. 14 meeting of the Allen County Genealogical Society will feature a program on International Research by Steven Myers, Assistant Manager of the Genealogy Center. The program is open to visitors as well as members and begins at 7pm in Meeting Room A of the Allen County Public Library. Gathering time is 6:30pm.

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4HE%CONOMICSOF2ECYCLING4URNING4RASHINTO#ASH Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce, 826 Ewing St., Fort Wayne. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Northeast Indiana Sustainable Business Council members certified through the Bright Green Business Program will be presenting information along with a featured speaker from the Indiana Recycling Coalition. Attendees can expect to hear presentations from Fort Wayne Metals, Lincoln Financial Group, Summit Brands and Martin Riley Architects Engineers. Cost: $30, includes continental breakfast and lunch. RSVP by Nov. 12 by phone 452-4396 or 'O2ED&OR7OMEN,UNCHEONAND3YMPOSIUM Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dr. Angela LaSalle of Parkview Women’s Center will be the keynote speaker. LaSalle is board certified in

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family medicine with a fellowship in integrative medicine. Tickets are $100 for the event. Tables are still available for corporate women’s groups. This is the American Heart Association’s major fundraiser for Women’s cardiovascular health. Funds raised are restricted to women’s research and programs. !NTHONY7AYNE4OASTMASTERS-EETING Ivy Tech Community College, Fort Wayne. 6:30 p.m. Toastmasters meetings are open to everyone; for better public speaking and a lot of fun. $EPRESSION"IPOLAR  First Presbyterian Church, 300 W Wayne St., Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. 12-step program for those living with depression or bipolar disorder. For more info contact Marilee Stroud at 312-6069 or

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&INDING /UR 6OICE 3HARING /UR 3PIRIT 7ITHIN AND !CROSS #ULTURES Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register for a free four-part community workshop which provides participants the opportunity to explore historical and current racial and cultural inequities; race as a social construction, cultural identities, life histories, and racial autobiographies of self and workshop participants; ancestral research and presentation; social justice, social action, and community mobilization. To register contact Dr. Ruby Cain at (OLIDAY 0ICTURES WITHA0 URPOSE H.O.P.E. for Animals, 1333 Maycrest Drive, Fort Wayne. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, 11-3 and Sunday 12-3 HOPE for Animals will be hosting “Holiday Pictures with a Purpose.� Bring your dog or cat and have your family photo taken with the whole family. Don’t have a furry friend? Come get a great family photo. There will be two different backdrops with the option of having Santa in the photo! The Saint Francis photo club will be taking the pictures. Only $7.99 for a 5x7 print and a digital copy. #HORAL&ESTIVAL IPFW Auer Performance Hall, Fort Wayne. 4 p.m. Three Rivers Choral Festival with Fort Wayne Children’s Choir Youth Chorale and area high school choirs. Auer Performance Hall, IPFW Rhinehart Music Center. Free. &AWN,IEBOWITZATANNUAL4 URKEY4ROT Bishop Luers High School, 333 E. Paulding Road, Fort Wayne. 6:30 p.m. Bishop Luers Athletic Booster Club and the performing arts aepartment will host Fawn Liebowitz as the main event at the annual Turkey Trot. Come and enjoy great music, food and support Luers Athletic and Performing Arts Departments. Must be 21 to attend. Tickets: $20 per person. Table reservations available for $300. Tickets can be purchased by calling 456-1261, ext. 3020.

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/UTDOORICESKATINGR INKOPEN Headwaters Park, 333 S. Clinton St., Fort Wayne. Noon to 8 p.m. Prices are still $3 for children 13 and under and $5 for children 14 and over and adults. There is a $2 charge to rent skates, or patrons can bring their own skates. Every Wednesday, between Nov. 28 and Feb. 27, will be a free skate day for children 13 and under. !#HILDRENS#ONCERT Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 W. Berry St., Fort Wayne. 2 p.m. Children of all ages will delight in meeting Mr. Puppet and hearing great music from Indiana’s professional vocal ensemble, Heartland. Come early for the best seats. Free. 4HANKSGIVINGFEASTFORTHEBIRDS Wildwood, 409 E S.R. 14, Silver Lake. 25 p.m. Help prepare a winter feast for the birds at Wildwood by making bird feeders and bird treats. Rain or shine. Stay for a hike into the woods to look for animal signs and tracks.

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Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne. 9:30-11:30 a.m. This month we will be learning how to design a smocking plate. Please bring a pencil, eraser, and colored pencils.

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TH!NNUAL97#!#IRCLEOF7OMEN,UNCHEON Fort Wayne Marriott, 305 E. Washington Center Road, Fort Wayne. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Keynote speaker, Johanna Orozco is a Teen Educator for the Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center of Greater Cleveland. Johanna shares her compelling story with schools, community organizations, parents, and concerned citizens, to educate them about dating violence. She focuses on self-respect, confidence and what signs to look for in an unhealthy relationship. )TSA7ONDERFUL,IFE First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne. 7:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Theater. Continues through Dec. 16. Visit for show times and dates. All students $10 Advance sale tickets are $20/$18 for seniors (65+) Tickets purchased at the door are $24/$22 (65+)/$10 full-time students. Discounts for season memberships. Groups of 20 or more are $15 per ticket. Box Office Phone - (260) 422-6329.

,ITTLE 2IVER 2AMBLERS Eagle Marsh Preserve, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne. 9-11 a.m. Hike and explore the preserve’s interesting plants and wildlife. Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project. Free. Contact or 260-478-2515 for information. $OWNSIZING YOUR &INANCIAL -AZE Allen County Extension Office on the IPFW Campus, 4001 Crescent Ave, Fort Wayne. 1 p.m. purposes, as proof of a transaction or payment, or for other financial reasons. But, how long should you keep them? Do you have boxes and bags of old papers and receipts? This program will help you decide what, how long, where and how to keep your records and Downsize Your Financial Maze. For questions, contact Vickie Hadley at the Allen County Extension Office at 481-6826.

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Center, 303 E. Main St., Fort Wayne. 8 p.m. The Nutcracker with the Fort Wayne Ballet, Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Fort Wayne Children’s Treble Choir. Tickets available through the Fort Wayne Ballet: (Please note that these are the dates the FWCC Treble Choir performs. The Nutcracker is also performed Dec. 2, 4, 7 and 8.).

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&ESTIVALOF'INGERBREAD,IGHTING.IGHT Fort Wayne History Center, 302 E. Berry Street, Fort Wayne. 5-9 p.m. 27th Festival of Gingerbread kicks off its special events with Lighting Night. Visitors can get a sneak peek at the handiwork of creators from 5 to 9 p.m. Admission $2 a person at the door. At 6 p.m. the History Center’s turret will be lit with holiday colors of red and green. Santa will also be present. Online: .IGHTOF,IGHTS Downtown Fort Wayne. 5:45 p.m. Join the annual holiday lighting ceremony, beginning at 5:45 p.m. with the Northern Lights display at Aunt Millie’s on Pearl Street. The night ends with fireworks at Parkview Field at 7:45 p.m.

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!#HRISTMAS3URVIVAL'UIDE Arena Dinner Theatre, 719 Rockhill St, Fort Wayne. Conceived and written by James Hindman and Ray Roderick. Musical arrangements by John Glaudin. Directed by Carol HowellWasson. Tickets are $35 each and includes meals prepared by The Bagel Station. &ESTIVALOF'INGERBREAD The History Center, 302 E Berry St, Fort Wayne. Entry forms are now available on our website. There is no charge to enter the competition.

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#REATE 9OUR /WN /RNAMENT Fort Wayne History Center, 302 E. Berry Street, Fort Wayne. 1-3 p.m. Create an ornament to take home, $1 plus regular museum admission. Admission is $5 adults ages 19-58, $3 for seniors ages 59+ and students ages 3-18, and free to children age 2 and under. Online:

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(OMEBUYER %DUCATION #LASS American Red Cross, 1212 E. California Road, Fort Wayne. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hosted by the Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services. Anyone interested in taking the class should call 427-1127 or 311. 3IGNSAND4RACKS,EARNING!NIMAL!WARENESS Eagle Marsh Preserve, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne. 9-10:30 a.m. Join Dane Nagy, Indiana Master Naturalist, to become aware of the many animals wintering at Eagle Marsh by learning how to decipher the signs and tracks they leave behind. Dress warmly. Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project. Free. Contact or 260-478-2515 for information.

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Coventry Lane, Fort Wayne. 7-8 p.m. Join expert birder Jim Haw of Stockbridge Audubon to learn about winter birds in our area. Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project. Free. Contact or 260478-2515 for information.

 .IGHT AT "OTANICAL #ONSERVATORY Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne. 5-8 p.m. On the first Thursday of the month, the Botanical Conservatory offers $1 admissions from 5-8 p.m. for adults and children. 4ASTE OF THE #HAMBER Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce, 826 Ewing St. 5-8 p.m. Spend the evening networking with hundreds of area business professionals while enjoying complimentary hors d’oeuvres from dozens of local restaurants and caterers and various cash bars. All three floors of the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce will be filled with vendors at the annual event. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Purchase tickets online at or at the front desk.

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Roast Turkey with Mushroom Stuffing Ingredients: 3 1/2 cups Swanson Chicken Stock 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves, crushed 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 stalk celery, coarsely chopped (about 1/2 cup) 1 small onion, coarsely chopped (about 1/4 cup) 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms (about 1 1/2 ounces) 4 cups Pepperidge Farm Herb Seasoned Stuffing 1 turkey (12 to 14 pounds) Vegetable cooking spray Directions: 1. Stir 1 3/4 cups stock, lemon juice, basil, thyme and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper in a medium bowl. 2. Heat remaining stock, remaining black pepper, celery, onion and mushrooms in a 4-quart saucepan over mediumhigh heat to a boil. Reduce


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The Concordia Lutheran High School Marching Cadets claimed second place in Indiana State School Music Association Class C championship competition on Nov. 3 at Lucas Oil Stadium. The finish marks the first time the band has been named one of the top three in the state. Its previous highest finish was fourth place in 2011. Under the direction of Dianne Moellering and drum majors Jonathan Na Thalang, Bradley Murphy and Michaela Holloway, the Marching Cadets performed its show, “The Promise.� Musical selections included “3:16,� “Beautiful Savior� and “Variation on Theme from Promise of Living.� &AMILY&EATURES

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• Bake any remaining stuffing in a covered casserole with the turkey for 30 minutes or until the stuffing is hot. • Stuffing in the turkey should reach 165°F.

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The performance was the band’s ninth in ISSMA championship competition since 2001. Concordia finished second to the Western High School Marching Panthers of Russiaville. The Panthers performed its show, “At Water’s Edge.â€? Other state finalists included Edgewood, third place; Norwell, fourth place; Beech Grove, fifth place; NorthWood, sixth place; Fairfield, seventh place; Angola, eighth place; North Harrison, ninth place; and Vincennes-Lincoln, 10th place. In Class A competition, the Homestead High School Spartan Alliance marching band also captured a second place finish at -iiĂŠBAND, ÂŤ>}iĂŠ Ç

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7AYSTOAVOIDPACKING ONHOLIDAYPOUNDS "Y-ETRO#REATIVE Eggnog, turkey and stuffing, assorted pastries — the holidays are as much about the food and drink as they are about sharing good times together. So is it any wonder that many gain weight during the holiday season? Researchers at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases have found the average person gains a pound a year from holiday eating, which accumulates and can lead to health problems later in life. But there are some lucky few who seem impervious to the goodies, staying thin despite the extra holiday food. How do some seem to stay so thin all of the time? According to Men’s Health expert and editor-in-chief David Zinczenko, who has spent more than 20 years interviewing all sorts of leading weight loss experts and

reviewing various studies, “What separates the fit from the fat is a series of rules.â€? These rules are easy to follow and they don’t require any special exercise equipment, crash dieting or subsisting solely on wood chips to keep fit. Here are some things to consider during the holidays and as you make healthy eating resolutions for the new year. • Stop dieting. Some studies indicate that individuals who are currently on a diet are more likely to gain weight in subsequent months or years. That’s because restriction of fat and caloric intake can affect muscle growth and bone density. Muscle burns calories very well, so you want to hold onto strong muscles. Also, carefully monitoring what you eat can lead to stress hormones flowing through the body. Hormones like cortisol have been linked to weight gain. So ease up on watching every bite of food you eat and you just may be happier — and thinner — for it.


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• Don’t be a couch potato. Get up from that computer chair and cut down on television watching. A sedentary lifestyle can easily pack on the pounds. A study by researchers at the University of Vermont found overweight participants who cut their daily TV time in half (from an average of 5 hours to 2.5 hours) burned an extra 119 calories a day. Remember when you were a kid playing with your friends outside from sunrise to sunset? You probably weren’t overweight then. But adults now spend more time indoors, and all that time spent in front of the tube could be hindering your weight-loss efforts. If you follow a few easy rules, there finally may be a way to stay thin without dieting, even during the holiday season.

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ment. Special ornaments will also be available in memory of fallen heroes from the armed forces, fire department or police department. Each ornament will remain on the tree until shortly after the New Year, at which time they may be picked up at Lutheran and taken home as a memento. K105 FM on-air personality Dude Walker is excited to return again to help decorate ornaments and greet guests. Area choirs and musicians will share songs of the season throughout the morning. Nurses from Lutheran Hospital help plan this special activity. This is the fourth year for the Remembrance Tree event at Lutheran. The public may call 435-7704 for more information.



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Marching Redskins performed in Class B championship competition on Nov. 3 as well. The band placed 10th. The Jasper High School Marching Wildcats won the class. Other Class B state finalists included Goshen, second place; Greenwood, third place; Northview, fourth place; Concord, fifth place; Northridge, sixth place; Floyd Central, seventh place; Munster, eighth place; and Plainfield, ninth place.

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No area bands competed in Class D championship competition. The Forest Park High School Marching Rangers of Ferdinand took home the ISSMA Class D championship. Other finishers were Spring Valley, second place; Lewis Cass, third place; Paoli, fourth place; Monrovia, fifth place; Southridge, sixth place; Adams Central, seventh place; Mater Dei, eighth place; South Spencer, ninth place; and Eastside, 10th place.

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Jefferson Pointe. Newman said more than 20 businesses are signed on to participate. Some offer a percentage discount while others â&#x20AC;&#x201D; like Chick-fil-A â&#x20AC;&#x201D; are offering something free. Newman said some groups, like the Columbia City Swim and Dive team, sold approximately 750 tickets to last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event, which netted the team more than $3,500 to

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3TUCKEY awards gold, silver and bronze medals for excellence in 75 beer-style categories but does not necessarily award medals to the top three finishers in a particular category, the festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website said. Mad Anthony was honored for its Ruby Raspberry Wheat beer in the Fruit Wheat Beer category. There were 38 beers entered in the category. Silver was awarded to Leinenkugelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Summer Shandy, Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co., Chippewa Falls, Wis.; and bronze went to 5 Lizard Latin-Style Witbier, 5 Rabbit Cerveceria, Bedford Park, Ill. Ruby Raspberry Wheat is available on tap at Mad Anthony brew pubs in northeast Indiana. It is

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Worship Briefs Get ready for Advent

End-of-life care seminar planned

The ladies of St. Michael Church, 2131 Getz Road, will host an evening of relaxation without the holiday hassle on Dec. 3 from 6-8 p.m. to prepare hearts and minds for the season of Advent. The evening will begin with a Nativity Walk followed by Christmas music, singing and desserts (diabetic desserts also will be available). The guest speaker for the evening will be Michigan resident Rose Fremer, who supports the need for a nativity set in every home as a way of teaching about the birth of the Lord. Fremer will share the story of how she began the Nativity Set Ministry. Nativity sets will be available for purchase from Fremer, to help support her ministry. Admission is free but a free-will offering will be received to offset the expenses. Any remaining funds will be donated to St. Michaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nativity ministry to purchase nativity sets for future community outreach clients in 2013. Register for the evening by emailing connies

Emmanuel Lutheran Church (Soest) will host a seminar on the ethics of endof-life care on Nov. 1 from 6-8 p.m. at the church, located at 9909 Wayne Trace. The church will examine how Christians are to respond to physician-assisted suicide becoming a legal option in some states and increased acceptance of arguments that the quality of life should determine the length of life. The session will look at end-of-life issues from the perspective of Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s word while attempting to provide some practical guidance for those times when difficult decisions must be made for loved ones or ourselves. The guest speaker for the event will be Rev. John T. Pless, an assistant professor of pastoral ministry and missions at Concordia Theological Seminary. The event will examine the Christian ethics in the realm of end-of-life care and decision-making. There is no cost to attend and refreshments and childcare will be provided.

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