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More than just a choir

Aboite mom featured on ‘The Dr. Oz Show’


By Nichole Hacha-Thomas

In December of 2009, the World Choir Games were searching for an American group to represent the U.S. at the 2010 games in Shaoxing, China. Their hope was to find a team good enough to lobby for the U.S. to host the games in 2012. They called the Voices of Unity Youth Choir. “She said, ‘Well, I called you to see if your choir would be willing to go and represent the United States in China,’” said Marshall White, founder and CEO of Unity Performing Arts Foundation. “When she said that I went, ‘What, do what, go where?’” Seven months later, White and his group of youth singers found themselves on stage at the 2010 World Choir Games … and they won. “That experience gave those kids tangible hope,” White said. “Hope to a lot of people is invisible — something you can’t see. Tangible

community programs.” What developed was what UPAF calls the “soulful art forms,” a curriculum allowing young people to study mainstream music — rhythm and blues, gospel, pop, country. “Music they listen to on the radio,” White said. “They can come and study that

Aboite Township resident Emily Boller is used to getting recognition for her extreme weight loss — more than a whopping 100 pounds in one year. But, even her latest escapade has left her speechless. Boller recently was flown to New York, N.Y., by the famed Dr. Mehmet Oz to tape her success for an episode of “The Dr. Oz Show” for the world to see. Courtesy photo “I’m 51 years old and Boller I’ve done a lot of stuff, but this was over-the-top,” Boller explained. Boller gained the opportunity early in May, when she found out Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s Eat to Live program would be featured on Oz’s show. A mass email was sent to all those who had lost a significant amount of weight by using Eat to Live. Each was asked to submit their weight-loss story to be reviewed by Oz’s team for potential use on-air during Fuhrman’s segment. “It was like pins and needles waiting on them to select the people,” Boller said. Boller got the call Tuesday, May 15 that she was one of three women chosen to tell their story on national TV. She flew to New York City on May 17 and taped

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Marshall White, founder and CEO of Unity Performing Arts Foundation, presents a life lesson to members of the Voices of Unity Youth Choir during rehearsal. hope is hope that you can experience. That’s what those kids received.” When he founded Unity Performing Arts Foundation in 1993, White’s goal was to fill an artistic void in the community. He felt strongly Fort Wayne’s community arts programs were not relevant to the younger generation and even more importantly, they weren’t attracting

minorities. At the time, less than 3 percent of minorities took part in arts programs in Fort Wayne and Allen County, White said. “You have a whole culture of people who aren’t experiencing the arts. Jazz, blues, gospel, spirituals — none of that music is really a primary focus of the arts. It’s not in education, it’s not in school systems, it’s not in arts

Canterbury students learn perils of texting, driving By Nichole Hacha-Thomas

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Canterbury High School freshman Christian Krieger signs Parkview Health’s Don’t Text and Drive pledge after a joint presentation between Parkview and McMillen Center for Health Education.

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Students enrolled in Canterbury High School’s drivers’ education program experienced first-hand the effects of texting and driving on May 25. Packed into the school’s meeting room, the students listened to a press conference unveiling McMillen Center for Health Education’s new Don’t Text and Drive program, which will build on Parkview Trauma Center’s current DTAD programming with a 45minute interactive video session. The session, which currently is under development, will have the capability to be used in classrooms across the nation. “I think that it is very beneficial for kids to see

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Food: The common denominator What is the common denominator in almost every social event or gathering? Food. This is something we have become accustomed to culturally and these commonalities unite us. Relationships are created and cultivated by ‘sharing a meal.’ The problem is that the expectation for food has spilled over into other realms and our children are becoming accustomed to having food associated with almost everything they do. My kids play various sports, and after every game they are rewarded with a sugary snack and drink. Why encourage our kids to be active and glean all the benefits of physical activity and then nullify the experience by giving them sweets. It’s a confusing message. In most situations where kids are gathered, whether it be school, nurseries, day cares or otherwise, usually there is a snack involved. The problem is these snacks tend to be processed and laden with carbohydrates and sugars and really are just perpetuating our problems with childhood obesity and nutrition. We just assume they won’t eat and don’t like healthy

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Making master bedrooms your sanctuary What’s the ambiance you dream of for your bedroom? Romantic with pretty colors, patterned walls and a delicately carved bed? Country casual with a graphic hooked rug, a quilt on an antique bed with a rustic blanket chest? Something dreamy and tranquil with a watery palette and shimmering surfaces? However you answer, decide upon the palette and style which creates the bedroom you long for, where you can refresh and nurture yourself. Try not to make your master bedroom too multifunctional. It’s a really important part of life — sleeping and dreaming — the bedroom is a very sacred space. A small bedroom will be intimate; you can make it cozy too, by softening it with textiles, pattern and wellchosen accessories. But, if you get carried away with your decorating, a small room may end up feeling crowded. If your bedroom is large, you can enjoy its capaciousness, or make it feel more intimate by zoning it — say with a sitting area or a place for making coffee — and by using a bed that won’t be lost in the large area,. Draperies at the windows, and perhaps a


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Lacrosse camp for girls, boys Southwest Lacrosse will host its summer lacrosse camp June 18-22 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with league games to follow at Van Hoozen Park and the Aboite Fire station fields. The camp will focus on the fundamentals of the sport. The group now offers a girls’ camp, along with its already-successful boys camp. Helmets will be provided. Boys need to bring a stick and protective gear. Girls need to bring sticks and goggles. For questions, contact Kim Brown at Sign ups are at Jorgensen YMCA or online at



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A temporary home By VALERIE CAVIGLIA

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Meet Adelaide, seen here in the arms of Allen Count y SPCA Executive Director Sofia Rodriguez. This sweet cat’s heart condition means she will need just the right family in her forever home. Also pictured at left is ACSPCA Medical Team Captain Tanya Gallo. organized and most of all, a safe haven for animals who may otherwise be put down. The care they provide isn’t only for animals. Special considerations have been made for owners forced to give up their beloved pets. Sofia Rodriguez, executive director of the ASPCA, said when she started in 2010, a woman visited the shelter, distraught she had to give up her dog. Her family’s economic and living situations had changed, and a new landlord had rescinded permission to keep pets at their new home.

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CHOIR from page A1 music, perform it, learn the artist, study the history behind it and learn how to sing the styles of it. Our hope is to see that this becomes something in the educational structure, placed in universities, placed in school systems where there is a soulful music arts curriculum, just like classical music.” It may come as a surprise that Voices of Unity’s rehearsals are not entirely focused on singing. Students each have a binder to organize lessons in leadership development, music history and life, all of which White has incorporated to help students learn how to achieve their goals and promote diversity. Nine-year-old Camari McDavid, a third grader at Maplewood Elementary School, has been part of Voices of Unity for just one year. “At first, I didn’t even think I wanted to be in the choir, but after a year, it’s shown me how much I can learn from the older kids,” he said. From them, McDavid said he’s learned something very valuable, something that will one day help him become a chemist to find a cure for cancer. “I have to seize the opportunity instead of sitting there playing video games. I have to focus and pay attention more. Then when opportunity comes around, I can seize it and grab it and

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generous this time,” White said. “We’re not fighting the skepticism like we were two years ago. People tend to respond to the success of the previous attempt that we made to go to the games. The whole project is a lot easier.” This year, the Voices of Unity not only are in the spotlight as defending champions, but the choir also will sing during a Fourth of July-opening ceremony with Grammyaward winner Kirk Franklin, who wrote this year’s World Choir Games’ official song, “I Can.” Kim Mann, artistic coordinator at Interkulture, which organizes the World Choir Games, told the entire group in a surprise announcement during rehearsal. It was only a few weeks earlier White said how amazing it would be to sing with the renowned artist, even though the Voices of Unity already has been asked to sing during the closing ceremony. White said that demonstrated a life lesson they teach during rehearsals — to visualize achievements and believe it can happen. They even have a motto: “I can, I know I can, so I will.” “That’s not just a phrase to these kids. They live that,” White said. “We speak what it is that we want to achieve and look what happened.”

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Tips to keep your berries fresh Strawberries and raspberries are in full bloom at Tanglewood Berry Farm, 2427 South Hadley Road. Camille Cupa, grower and manager, and Margy Hooker, market master, say berries are highly perishable and need special handling to main-

tain their freshness. Some of Cupa and Hooker’s tips to keep your berries fresh include: 1) Berries should be dry, not wet or leaking from their package. 2) When storing, don’t crowd the berries. 3) It is best to store

berries unwashed in the container you bought them in. 4) Wash immediately before serving. 5) If you pick your own, store them in a large bowl, or spread out on a platter. 6) All berries freeze well. Lay berries in a

single layer on a tray and put in the freezer. When frozen, place into freezer bag. Visit Hooker’s blog at margyhookerfarmtofork. for a list of health benefits and recipes for fresh strawberries and raspberries.

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Strawberries are in abundance at Tanglewood Berry Farm, 2427 South Hadley Road. The farm has begun harvesting this season’s crop of raspberries, too, both of which are on sale now.

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Try yoga for the office Yoga isn’t just about escaping into a room where they lock you in for 75 minutes of pure bliss to move through the stretches, the breaths, the candlelight with no bosses, no “i-this” or “e-that” to distract you as you move and groove your way to enlightenment. Let’s get real, not all of us have 75 minutes six days a week to leave our deadlines, families and daily grind behind. Does that mean our health should be sacrificed? Absolutely not. Yoga is about integrating a holistic routine into our day. It begins with awareness, breath and movement. Here are a few quick tips to become a Yogi right at your desk. Tip 1: Grounding: Sit in an upright position with the natural curves of the spine, feeling tall but not rigid. Bring your awareness into your feet. Firmly plant them on the floor. Feel the entire rooting into the earth. Breath a short body scan up your body. Feeling sensation in your feet, your calves, knees, top of the legs, hips, spine. Continue to feel whatever it is that you are feeling as you scan upward to the arms, shoulders face and crown of the head. Try not to react to sensations, rather label them as tension, relaxation, asymmetry, balanced. After moving throughout the physical body begin to notice the breath. Become aware of your breath patterns as they are, without reacting to what exists in the moment. Tip 2: The Belly Breath: Belly to chest breathing

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to the center and then exhale over to the other side, like you are shaking your head “no.” Only turn your head as far as is comfortable. You may notice one side is tighter than the other due to the positioning of things on your desk. It may be useful to move your most used items around from time to time to combat this. • Tilting Movement: As you exhale drop your ear towards one shoulder and then inhale back to neutral. Repeat on the other side. • Shoulder Shrug: As you inhale, bring the shoulders back behind you, then inhale back up creating a circle with the shoulders moving up, back and down. At the end let the arms fall and shake them around. • Downward Facing Wall Hang: You may have heard of the down dog in class. If you have your own office or a little room to your self you can stand at the wall about arm distance away. Press your hands into the wall just a little higher than where your hips are. Lean and slightly engage the core as you press and feel your spine strengthen and lengthen. Be warned, once you start practicing and making this a regular part of the day, you may start to feel so good you’ll be attending a yoga class. Lastly, greet everyone at work with a namaste’, a common greeting in the yoga community meaning “the good in me, sees and acknowledges the good in you.” It is sure to make for a brighter day. Dani McGuire, yoga therapist, teacher and Ayurvedic health educator, is the founder of Pranayoga school of yoga and health and Pranayoga foundation, a nonprofit that teaches yoga to people with cancer and chronic illness. For more information and corporate wellness and yoga programs contact m or call 260-450-3751.

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Civic presents 3rd Annual Indiana Playwright Festival: “Alive and Dead in Indiana.” Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St., Fort Wayne. 8 p.m. Adapted by Doug Long. Based on the book by Fort Wayne Native Michael Martone. For more information on the Workshop ($15) & Panel Discussion ($10) - call 424-5220.


American Red Cross Blood Drive. Summit Middle School, 4509 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This Pint Size Heroes blood drive is sponsored by the Don Ayres Time Corners Little League. Service Provision through Their Eyes. Victory Noll Center, 1900 W. Park Drive, Huntington. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Conference focusing on the problem of human trafficking. Held in collaboration with the Fort Wayne Sexual Assault Treatment Center, Huntington City Police Department and Huntington County Sheriff’s Department. Free of charge. MENSA Test. University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St., Fort Wayne. 9:30 a.m. A MENSA admission test will be given in the Doermer Building, Room 166. Call ahead for reservations. Walk-ins welcome. Cost of test is $40 and photo ID is required. Must be 14 years or older. For more information, contact an Klopfenstein at or 710-0030. Miami Indian Heritage Day. Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne. 1-4 p.m. Erik Vosteen will present traditional Great Lakes weaponry including hand and throwing weapons as well as the atlatl. Admission for each Saturday event is $7 adults and $5 students and seniors. History Center members and children ages 5 and under are free. Admission also includes the opportunity to visit the Chief Richardville House.

Civic presents 3rd Annual Indiana Playwright Festival: “Spring at the Willowbrook Inn.” Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St., Fort Wayne. 4 p.m. This one-

act drama takes a raw and uncensored glimpse into the private lives of characters in three different scenarios taking place throughout the city at 2:00 am. Civic presents 3rd Annual Indiana Playwright Festival: “Althea’s Well”. Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St., Fort Wayne. 8 p.m. God-fearing Althea Wheeler struggles to hold her own against her abusive husband, and by praying to her personal God, finds the strength to do the unspeakable.


Choir Sunday and Steak Dinner. Calvary United Methodist Church, 6301 Winchester Rd, Fort Wayne. 9:30 a.m. Triumphant! A Gospel Music Celebration will be presented followed by the annual steak dinner, featuring steak and strawberry pie. For more information, visit Sunday Services. LifeWater Community Church, 5600 Westbreeze Trail, Fort Wayne. 10 a.m. Liberty Hills addition. Visit for more info. George R. Mather Lecture Series. The History Center, 302 E. Berry St., Fort Wayne. 2 p.m. Don “Bud” Hall will speak on “Hall’s Restaurants: All Around Town Since 1946.”


Sweetwater’s Academy of Music Rock Camp. Sweetwater, 5501 U.S. 30, Fort Wayne. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Email for more info.

Open networking. AJ’s 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.


Brown Bag on Barr. Barr Street Market, Corner of Wayne and Barr, Fort Wayne. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Scott and Melissa Glaze will be recognized as honored members for their contributions to the History Center and to downtown development. Free event. George Kessler and Fort Wayne‚ Enduring City Plan. The History Center, 302 E. Berry St, Fort Wayne. 2 p.m. The Friends of the Parks, in partnership with Germanfest 2012 and the History Center.


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 Fort Wayne or outlying communities within the past 18 months. Email or Visit or call 255-3553 for more information.

Bring Your Talent. Emeritus at Fort Wayne, 4730 E. State Blvd., Fort Wayne. 1 p.m. Dr. Marion will share her tips and advice — and emcee an open call for auditions, inviting the most talented seniors and caregivers in the Fort Wayne area to showcase their abilities for a chance to win. Drop-in Yoga. Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Class information is available by following Fort Wayne Outdoor Yoga on Facebook, checking the instructor’s website at, or at 427-6440. Fee: $7 per class. Conservatory Member Fee: $5 per class. Preserving Nature’s Bounty workshops. Allen County Extension Office on the IPFW Campus, 4001 Crescent Ave, . 7 p.m. The Allen County Extension office will host several workshops with the aim of teaching community members how to preserve fruits and vegetables for future use.


Ruby Cain at Dances of Universal Peace. Fort Wayne Dance Collective, 437 E. Berry St. (second floor), Fort Wayne. 7-10 p.m. Dances are prayer, meditation, community and creating a peaceful world. Not a performance but participatory circle dancing for all. No partner or experience necessary, training provided for simple steps and lyrics. Fragrance-free. $7.


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Community Arts Academy Summer Camps. IPFW, Fort Wayne. Music Tech Audio Recording camp for children in grades nine through 12.

Community Arts Academy Summer Camps. IPFW, Fort Wayne. Piano camp for children in grades two through four.


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Unleash the power of your board. Fort Wayne Marriott, 305 E. Washington Center Road, Fort Wayne. 8-9:30 a.m. Vernetta Walker, vice president of consulting and training of BoardSource, will speak on structuring boards of directors to thrive and grow. Free and open to the public. Please RSVP by email to Shari at Seating is limited. Science Central Golf Classic. Pine Valley Country Club, 10900 Pine Mills Road, Fort Wayne. 1 p.m. Organizers currently are looking for event and hole sponsors as well as golfers to support this event. Contact Julie at 4242400, ext. 423 for more information. $1 Night at Botanical Conservatory. 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. The Chairman’s Reception. Hylant Group of Fort Wayne, 6714 Pointe Inverness Drive, Fort Wayne. 5-7 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Cost: $10 chamber members; $20 non-members. Payment is nonrefundable. Register online at Disorderly Bear Den. Community Center, 233 W. Main St., Fort Wayne. 6:30 p.m. Monthly meeting of the non-profit, public charity that gives teddy bears to children in trauma situations and the forgotten elderly. For more information, contact Donna Gordon-Hearnby phone at 409-9886 or email Visitors are always welcome. Food addicts meeting. Bethany Lutheran Church, 2435 Engle Road, Fort Wayne. 6:30-8 p.m. Email for more information.

Syrian Uprising and Insurrection: Where Things Stand and Possible Futures.

Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 W. Berry St., Fort Wayne. 6:30 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the public. Kevin Hart, Let Me Explain Tour. Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. Tickets: $57.50. Credit card fees apply. Tickets on sale now at the Embassy box office, all other Ticketmaster locations and online at


pus, 4001 Crescent Ave. Hosted by Purdue Cooperative Extension Service in Allen County for the Bank On Fort Wayne initiative. To register visit


Cultures of Color: Skin Color and Colorism. Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne. 1 p.m. Facilitated Dialogue on the dynamics, issues, and impact of colorism, shadeism, and skin color preferences across cultures. Media portrayals, research, historical events will be showcased and interwoven in the discussion. To RSVP call 420-0765 or email Dr. Ruby Cain at Fort Wayne/Smoky Montgomery Toastmasters. Lutheran Hospital, 7950 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. 6:30 p.m. Toastmasters Club 159 is open to all. We meet in the Lower Level Special Functions Room 2 by the cafeteria. Visit for more information. Fort Wayne Area Community Band. 8 p.m. Fort Wayne Area Community Band will present a free concert at Foellinger Theater in Franke Park.


2012 Master Gardener Youth Program. Allen County Extension Office on the IPFW Campus, 4001 Crescent Ave, . 9 a.m. The Allen County Master Gardener youth program is an award-winning summer educational program offered by Purdue Cooperative Extension to young adults ages 8- 18. The young adults will plant and tend their individual plots throughout the summer. The fee for the training is $30.00.


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Community Arts Academy Summer Camps. IPFW, Fort Wayne. Gene Marcus Piano Competition for ages 7-18.

IPFW Wheelchair Tennis Open. IPFW, Fort Wayne. Hosted by Turnstone. Turnstone offers numbers sports and recreation programs. For more information call 483-2100 or visit The Marriage Go Round. Arena Dinner Theatre, 719 Rockhill St., Fort Wayne. By Leslie Stevens. $35 dinner (three-course meal catered by the Bagel Station) and show. Cash Bar. Call the box office: 424-5622 or purchase tickets online at


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VisionWalk. Headwaters Park, 333 S. Clinton St., Fort Wayne. 8:30 a.m. Fort Wayne VisionWalk, To participate or support the VisionWalk, visit Drive for Hope Car Show. New Hope parking lot, 971 North 400 W., Columbia City. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact us for more information on the car show and vendor/flea market area. The Touch of Healing. Victory Noll Center, 1900 W. Park Drive, Huntington. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To register for the program, or for more information about the program or Victory Noll Center, contact the Center at 356-0628, ext. 174, or by e-mail at More information available online at F.U.N. (Folks Uniting Nowadays) Friday. Link’s Wonderland, 1711 E. Creighton Ave., Fort Wayne. 1 p.m. To RSVP call 420-0765 or email Dr.

Down the Country Line Presented by General Credit Union. Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. Tickets: $10. $12 week of show. Tickets on sale now at the Embassy box office, all other Ticketmaster locations and online at


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Encourage, Empower and Enjoy the Autism Spectrum. Easter Seals Arc, 4919 Projects Drive, Fort Wayne. 7-8:30 p.m. Parents, grandparents, teachers, professionals and others wanting to learn more about autism are welcome. Topics vary monthly. For more information contact Susan Crowell at or call 637-4409.

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how texting effects your ability to concentrate on driving,” said Canterbury’s college counselor Dennis Eller. Eller said the subject of distracted driving is one close to his heart. His brother was killed as a teenager when he was a passenger in a car and the driver became distracted. “It only takes one moment. Driving demands your full concentration,” Eller told the students. Programs like McMillen’s will allow Parkview to spread the DTAD message further — across the nation, said Frances Brooks, McMillen’s director of marketing. The traditional Parkview program combines statistics, and a speech from a law enforcement officer regarding the legal ramifications of texting while driving. The program also features a parent who has lost a child because of texting while driving.

Brooks said that session is effective — to the masses. McMillen’s new program, though, will be hands-on and interactive and it will be able to be delivered to a class or two — or more — at a time, anywhere in the world. “It is our goal to have kids participate and be engaged in the sessions no matter where they live,” Brooks said, noting McMillen currently delivers other programming to 30 states and four Canadian provinces through interactive video sessions. Two Canterbury students tested McMillen’s proposed simulator, which still is being designed. A female student took the wheel while holding a calculator in one hand with a male classmate quizzing her on complex math facts. The driver was charged with answering the questions correctly, while driving — and stopping. The driver blew past several

stop lights during her simulation and answered only 12 of 16 questions correctly. “The goal of the simulation is to show kids the difference between driving impaired and not,” Eller said. “We all drive, and we can almost tell anymore when someone is texting and driving. They’re speeds are different, their lane usage is different.” McMillen program developer Linda Hathaway said the programs — both Parkview’s and McMillen’s — aim to teach young drivers an important lesson before it is too late. “This is a great opportunity to do some education across the nation. Our goal is to make this program as usable and relevant to teen drivers. It gives them a chance to experience the magnitude of their actions without suffering the dire consequences.”

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her segment the next day. Boller said the trip was a whirlwind, but a wonderful one. She was picked up by a driver at the airport, transported to a swanky downtown Manhattan hotel and delivered to the studio the next day where she was pampered by hair and make-up artists. “I really felt a little like Cinderella,” Boller said. Boller had to sign a medical consent form to allow Oz’s staff to verify her previous medical conditions and she was weighed just prior to shooting the segment to ensure the accuracy of her story. “Success stories on the Dr. Oz show have to be true successes,” she said. Neither Oz or the studio audience was able to see Boller until she walked out onto the stage — after they all were shown the before photo of her weighing 238

pounds. Boller said Oz and his staff were kind and comforting, especially when she drew a blank while filming. “It happened so fast, my heart was just beating, I am not even sure what I said,” Boller said. “But, Dr. Oz and everyone was so kind and accommodating.” Through it all — Boller was back in Fort Wayne by May 19 — she said her favorite part of the trip was the realization that she would soon be the inspiration for thousands of others who are struggling with weight issues. “It was like, ‘I lost this weight, now I get to inspire all the women who tune in.’ How cool,” Boller said. Boller’s “The Dr. Oz Show” episode will air between June 6 and June 8 in its normal time slot at 4 p.m. locally.

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Aboite Township resident Emily Boller recently was flown to New York, N.Y., by the famed Dr. Mehmet Oz to t ape her weight-loss success story on-air for an episode of “The Dr. Oz Show.” She is pictured showing off her on-air dress in the lobby of her downtown Manhatt an hotel.

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Kate’s Kart kicking off fifth year with ice cream Event combines fun, fundraising By Nichole Hacha-Thomas

Each June 26, the Layman family — mom Krista, dad Andy and brothers Seth and Grant — eats ice cream to celebrate the birthday of their daughter and sister

10 most needed books 1. Any Dr. Seuss Book 2. Interactive books for special needs 3. Teen romance books 4. “Guinness Book of World Records” or Kids Almanac 5. Princess books 6. Mysteries (Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew) 7. Timeless read-aloud books 8. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series 9. Popular character books (SpongeBob, Cars, Dora the Explorer, etc.) 10. Any board book To donate a new book, visit Kate’s Kart online for a list of drop-off locations. To make a monetary donation, send checks to Kate’s Kart, 429 E. Dupont Road, #119, Fort Wayne, IN, 46825. Donations also are accepted online at

Kate, who passed away in 2008 at the age of 18 months due to a genetic heart defect. The Laymans also are the founders of Kate’s Kart, an organization which provides new books to children in the hospital. The project, started in June of 2008 with the goal of serving one Fort Wayne hospital. Four years later, there are Kate’s Karts full of books in 16 hospitals across the state from Fort Wayne to Muncie to Angola to Portland. In 2009, the Laymans invited the community to eat ice cream with them at Kate’s Kart’s annual ice cream social. The event has grown ever since, serving 800 bowls of the icy treat at the 2011 event. This year’s ice cream social, scheduled for June 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Grace Point Church of the Nazarene, 8611 Mayhew Road, will kick off the organization’s fifth year with entertainment, games and — of course — free ice cream from Edy’s. “We see this event as a celebration of the success of Kate’s Kart as well as a celebration of Kate,” Krista Layman said. As in years past, Layman said, the carnival rides, inflatables, games and live entertainment still are free. In addition, Madeline’s Toy Box will perform, Indiana Wild will put on a magic show and Ronald McDonald will be on the scene, too.

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The Layman family celebrates with Ronald McDonald at the 2 011 Kate’s Kart Ice Cream Social. This year’s event will feature live music, games, a book fair and — of cour se — free ice cream. But, Layman said, this year’s social will combine fun and fundraising, as she hopes to raise more than $5,000 through the sale of food, such as hot dogs and popcorn, and an on-site Scholastic book fair. Kate’s Kart will receive 40 percent of the proceeds from the sale, which will be used to purchase more books. Layman said the organization gives away between 1,200 and 1,400 books each month and has racked up a total of 40,000 books handed out over its four-year history.

A Fund A Need booth will be set up this year, which will list various items the organization needs — from $5 for five packs of crayons to be passed out with coloring books to $90 for one month’s storage rental — with the hope some donors will be able to give beyond the book fair. “The proceeds from the ice cream social will help us purchase quality, entertaining books that are able to provide a little bit of a diversion to kids in the hospital,” Layman said.

YWCA elects first male board member

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“100 Good Men” are honored by the YWCA Northeast Indiana during a pre-game ceremony at Parkview Field.

The YWCA Northeast Indiana elected their first male board member Monday during their annual meeting. Larry Wardlaw of Asher Agency was elected to the board after YWCA Northeast Indiana petitioned its national parent organization for rights to change its bylaws allowing male board members. YWCA USA granted the agency’s petition. Agency bylaws now allow for up to 40 percent of the YWCA board to be occupied by male members. Currently, Wardlaw also is the only male board member in Indiana, and only one of four male board members in the YWCA Great Lakes region. Also at the meeting, the agency announced this year’s Peggy Hobbs Award recipient. Jennifer Manning was recognized for years of volunteer service for the Community Harvest Food Bank, Fresh Food Initiative, and Catherine Kasper Place’s refugee garden. Manning was nominated by Holly Chaille and Tammy Klimek.

YWCA searching for ‘100 Good Men’ Award supports domestic violence The YWCA Northeast Indiana wants to honor a few good men. Those who feel it’s time for the man in their life to get some recognition are encouraged to nominate him for the YWCA 100 Good Men Night at Parkview Field. The YWCA will honor 100 winning nominees on Friday, July 13, during a pre-game ceremony. The organization said it’s looking for

male role models who maintain healthy relationships with their families and encourage peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. The nomination process includes a small donation to YWCA Northeast Indiana to support domestic violence programs. One of the 100 Good Men honorees will have the chance to throw the first pitch in the Tincaps

game as they take on the Beloit Snappers at 7:05 p.m. Nominees will receive an invitation and complimentary ticket to the July 13 game, which will also feature cartoon characters and fireworks. Online nomination forms and details are available on the YWCA’s website at The nomination deadline is Tuesday, July 3.

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Jan Wilhelm, Larry Wardlaw and Debby Beckman attend the YWCA Northeast Indiana annual meeting Monday.

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Rosemond on the final stretch. My feeling about this is that you should just, as you put it, accept this little imperfection. It’s not going

to impact his chances of going to a decent college (and all this agony over one’s child getting into the “right” school is a waste of emotional energy, anyway). When he’s in a more competitive environment, where his performance does affect something significant, like his chances of going to, say, medical school, I predict he’ll step up to the plate and knock the ball out of the park. Take a deep breath. Relax. Do yourself a favor and stop all the monitoring. It’s only detracting

from your ability to enjoy life to the fullest. Q: Her teacher just informed me that my daughter frequently says things that hurt the feelings of other girls in her class. For example, when recess is over, she will turn to another child and say, “We’re going back in because of you.” When someone raises her hand in class, my daughter might say, “You don’t know that answer!” She’s also told girls that she won’t be their friend if they don’t give her things or do things for her. What could be causing this? How do you suggest we handle this? The principal wants to call a meeting to discuss it. A: I have to wonder why the teacher and principal waited nearly the entire school year to inform you

of this problem. At this point in the school year, assuming your daughter has a typical summer break, I think you can probably sit on her hard enough to stop this, but I don’t think you can sit long enough at this point to prevent the problem from recurring when school starts back in August. As for why it’s happening, that’s anyone’s best guess. Children don’t need to be having problems to become a problem. I think any attempt to discover the psychological root of the problem is going to be a dead end. The other girls are going to pull back from her eventually, but that’s probably just going to make matters worse. So, sit! Make her stop before this develops into serious a

social problem. Develop some simple means of obtaining feedback from the teacher at the end of every school day. One incident means she’s confined to her room after school and goes to bed immediately after supper, which should end no later than 6:30 p.m., even if you need to move it up. Mind you, ONE incident, no matter how “serious,” is enough to merit confinement and early bedtime. Anything less than a notolerance policy isn’t going to be worth the effort. Family psychologist John Rosemond answers parents’ questions in this column, Living with Children. He also answers questions on his web site at

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Spartan Alliance earns prestigious award State Reps. Jeff Espich, R-Uniondale, and Kathy Heuer, R-Columbia City, congratulated Homestead High School Spartan Alliance marching band for being one of three schools around the world to win the international Sudler Shield Award in 2012. The award was presented this week by the John Philip Sousa Foundation at the school. The Spartan Alliance marching band received this recognition for their excellence in performance. “I was pleased to be in attendance when this hard

working group of young people received such a highly-respected award,” said Rep. Heuer. “It is great to see our Hoosier students putting their efforts into wonderful extracurricular activities and to see the support of their teachers and parents. Their success is rewarding for all.” Homestead finished in the top five in the Indiana State School Music Association class A state marching band competition every year since 1989. They were also state champions during the 2011 season. The

marching band is directed by Steve Barber and Brad Wadkins. “Congratulations to the many band members, along with the faculty and parents, of the Spartan Alliance Marching Band for all their work and proven success,” said Rep. Espich. “These band members have demonstrated a profound amount of leadership, teamwork and determination, and I’m happy their efforts are being rewarded.” The John Philip Sousa Foundation’s Sudler Shield Award establishes

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Homestead Spartan Alliance band director Steve Barber, Indiana Rep. Kathy Heuer, Indiana Sen. David Long and band director Brad Wadkins show off the John Philip Sousa Foundation award for their excellence in performance. and supports international standards of excellence in musical performance, marching execution, choreography and show

design for high school, youth and international marching bands. The award also is distributed to identify,

recognize and honor outstanding marching bands that compete at a world class level of excellence.

Five SACS students to travel abroad Five Southwest Allen County Schools students will travel abroad this summer, immersing themselves in the culture and speaking only Spanish or German for 23 hours per day. Steven Cooklev, 11, Oliver Berning, 11, Heather Bond, 11, Colton Shaffer, 11, and Ross Johnson, 10, will travel to Germany,

Spain or Mexico in June and July to live with host families and study the culture and language for more than six weeks. The students will be permitted to speak English for only one hour each day to call or email their parents. The students were selected to participate in the Indiana University Honors Program in Foreign

Language for high school students. The IU program has sites in France, Germany, Mexico and Spain and only 25-35 students are selected for each program after a lengthy application, exam and interview. Cooklev, Berning and Shaffer will travel to Leon, Spain. Bond will live in Merida, Mexico and Johnson will live in Krefeld, Germany.

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Civics, constitution among focus of ‘We The People’ By Nichole Hacha-Thomas

Students in Shelly Sinclair’s fifth-grade class at Aboite Elementary School recently delved into the U.S. Constitution and other civics lessons as part of the “We The People: The Citizen and the Constitution” program. Sinclair said the program’s purpose is to get young people engaged and involved in government. The class began learning about the country’s founders and its mostimportant documents a few months ago. From learning about the historical origins of government to digging deep into the Bill of Rights and the First Amendment, each activity built upon the students’ previous knowledge. The five-unit curriculum taught the students about the Framers, the Articles of Confederation and the process of writing the Constitution and continued through the branches of

government to the meaning of being a good citizen. Sinclair said the program is very advanced for fifthgrade students, going more in-depth than the traditional social studies lesson. “There is so much involved in the program: reading, research, finding great quotes, writing, oral presentations, editing,” Sinclair said. During a look at the Electoral College, a group of students noticed inequities in the system — noting California had the largest number of electoral votes, yet one of the smallest percentages of voter turnout. The students wrote letters to their U.S. Senators and U.S. House of Representatives with the idea electoral votes be tied to voter turnout numbers. “These are fifth graders, who came up with this amazing solution to a question that stumps adults,” Sinclair said. To cap off the in-class learning, Sinclair’s class — and 11 others in the area — took part in simulated Congressional

hearings at the University of Saint Francis on May 11. Sinclair said the class was divided into groups and given an open-ended question about the Constitution. The groups then developed answers to the questions and rehearsed a six-minute response. The students presented their responses during a 10minute hearing in front of a panel of judges made up of local attorneys, teachers, professors and others. The judges quizzed the students on their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights and took on the role of members of Congress while listening to the prepared presentations. Judges evaluated each group on how well the students demonstrated their knowledge and understanding of constitutional principles while evaluating, taking and defending positions on historical and contemporary issues. Following the prepared

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Students from Shelly Sinclair’s fifth-grade class participate in the “We The People” program at the University of Saint Francis. The civics program pushes students to think about the constitution as a living document. The class was broken into groups and prepared timed response to an open-ended question in front of a panel of local attorneys, teac hers, professors and others. Meeting with a judge from the panel, from left, are Corey Balkenbusch, Katie Beier and Shelby Clausen. statement, the adults and students carried out a question-and-answer segment on related topics. Each unit was scored on its performance and awards were given for the day. Sinclair’s class received a superior rating, the highest possible. Sinclair said it was interesting watching her students apply the informa-

tion they had learned in the classroom. “Every year they just amaze me,” Sinclair said. “This program honestly takes the place of any

social studies book. When I see some of those kids get involved in the program, I think ‘They are the future of our country.’”

Woodside wins state

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The Academic Super Bowl Team at Woodside Middle School finished in first place at in state competition on April 28 at Wayne High School. The team topped 231 others in four subject matter rounds, including English, science, social studies and mathematics, along with a fifth interdisciplinary round with questions from any and all of the subject matter rounds. The state champs, pictured from left, are Alden Bansemer, Weishan Liao, George Sun, Peter Dun and Ellis Yoder. The team is coached by Mauna Rupley, not pictured.

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Local uses creativity at Silk Purse Elizabeth Anderson is creative, imaginative and determined. Borrowing from the old adage, “You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear,” Anderson uses her creativity to make just about everything else, including purses — though not

from sow’s ears — at her shop, Silk Purse, located at 212 N. Main St. “I love to take odds and ends and embellish them, turning them into funcSee PURSE, page B14

Roanoke’s Antique and Art Fair coming to town On Saturday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Roanoke Beautification Foundation will sponsor a one-day antique and art show outside on Main Street. With the addition of art, entertainment and food, the event promises to be a great day, organizers said. The day-long event will offer quality antiques and vintage items with all merchandise from the 1960s or earlier. No reproductions, collectibles or See ART, page B14

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Roanoke’s Antique and Art Fair will be held June 16 fr om 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Main Street. Organizers say the day will be filled with art, antiques, live music and food.



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Concertgoers listen to musical acts at the 2 011 Freedom on Main concert. The 2 012 event is scheduled for July 3 at 8 p.m.

Let freedom ring Roanoke will let freedom ring and honor America on July 3 with an outdoor concert, Freedom on Main, to be performed on downtown Main Street. With flags flying, music ringing and a special ceremony to honor the military, the inspiring patriotic event will begin at 8 p.m. with gates opening at 6 p.m. The musical entertainment will be provided by northeast Indiana’s own vocal ensemble, the Heartland Chamber Chorale

along with the Heartland Jazz Orchestra. In bigband style, all the favorite patriotic and American hits will be presented by the singers and musicians under the baton of maestro Robert Nance. In addition, a barbecue dinner will be available from the Joseph Decuis food tent and other area restaurants and shops will be open. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under age 18 and advance

ticket sales are encouraged. Tickets are available from Joseph Decuis or by calling Heartland Chamber at 436-8080. Chairs are provided and seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, call Alice Eshelman at 672-1715.

Perfect Paws Pet Rescue works to save as many pets as possible but the organization always needs help. Perfect Paws is actively seeking foster families, volunteers and donations to help make its goals successful. On June 24, Perfect Paws will sponsor a fundraiser and fosterfamily finder at Joseph Decuis Farm from 2-6 p.m. There will be demonstrations of dock diving, fly-ball retrieving and agility, doggie yoga and hay rides. Take the opportunity to learn more about therapy dogs and what your own “dogality” may be. In addition, there will be great silent auction choices — for both dogs and humans — and food will be available at specialevent prices. Perhaps best of all, more than 20 adoptable dogs on will be on-site, from adults of all breeds to a litter of full-blooded cocker spaniel puppies — and all will be ready to take home.

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A Perfect Paws Pet Rescue dog demonstrates its skills. Perfect Paws will sponsor a pet-rescue fundraiser and foster-family finder at Joseph Decuis Farm on June 24. Perfect Paws is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and donations are tax deductible. Tickets for the event are $10 and must be purchased in advance.

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You are cordially invited to the golf event of the season. With a nod to outings past, this year’s Chamber Classic stays with one flight, features lunch, beverages and fewer interruptions on the course, and includes an award reception to follow. At just $125 per member and $150 per nonmember for the day, this is an outing you won’t want to miss. With one full flight starting at 11 a.m., you are assured the opportunity to meet and mingle with all of the golfers participating.

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Face First Therapeutic Skin Studio opens Though the saying goes “put your best foot forward,” it is your face and not your foot people notice first. Tina Thieken, proprietor of Face First Therapeutic Skin Studio, recently opened her studio in Roanoke at 150 E. 2nd St. with this in mind. Thieken said she has a desire to provide skin care at an affordable price. A self-described science “guru,” Thieken was fascinated with anatomy and physiology which began her study of dermatology. Soon after, she decided to pursue skin care in an effort to help others. Thiekin feels she truly can help make a difference in someone’s life — espe-

cially teenagers with acne. “How (teenagers) feel about themselves has a lot to do about how they look. Skin care has a lot to do about psychology as well,” Thieken said. Thieken served in the U.S. Air Force for 24 years, an experience she loved and misses. She said her Face First mission isn’t much different than the mission of the military — to serve. “The military is about helping and serving others, about doing something bigger than you. When I hung up my uniform I looked for something that would continue to give me that sense of accomplishment and the ability to make a

difference in others’ lives,” Thieken said. She feels she is doing so with her skin care business. Thieken’s studio offers facials, microderm abrasions, chemical peels and body treatments including collagen induction therapy and other procedures. Each Tuesday she features dental whitening at half price and Wednesdays boasts half off on waxing procedures. Appointments can be made by calling 3489245. A special open-house event is planned at Face First Therapeutic Skin Studio on Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Fort Wayne residents are invited to the Germanfest opening concert and Heimatabend sponsored by the Fort Wayne Maennerchor/Damenchor on June 3 at 4 p.m. at Park Edelweiss, 3355 Elmhurst Drive. The concert will be led by director Greg Vey. Following the musical performance, stay and enjoy Heimatabend when the Männerchor/Damenchor are your hosts for an evening of great food including rolladen, red cabbage, beans, kartoffeln, desserts, German-style beverages, entertainment and gemutlichkeit. The concert is free. The dinner is $10.

A band featuring an Academy Awardwinning actor will perform live at the Neon Armadillo July 15. Country-rock style band Kevin Costner & Modern West currently are touring the U.S. and will stop in the Summit City for the Sunday evening performance. Doors to the show will open at 6:30 p.m., followed by the performance, which begins at 8 p.m. Costner has starred in such films as “Field of Dreams,” “Dances With Wolves,” “JFK,” “Untouchables,” “Robin Hood,”

“Bull Durham,” and more. Costner also has a mini series based on the Hatfields and McCoys rivalry premiering Memorial Day on The History Channel. Tickets to the Neon Armadillo show went on sale May 25 at 10 a.m. Tickets only are available at the Neon Armadillo, 6040 Lima Road, or online at All tickets are $24 for general admission. For more information, contact Tony Rafiei at 490-5060 or email

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Little River Wetlands Project will hold its third annual Walk for the Wetlands to raise funds for its wetland nature preserves and free nature program. The walk will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, at Eagle Marsh, 6801 Engle Road. To be guaranteed a walk T-shirt and goodie bag, walkers must pre-register by June 1 at or by mailing a registration form to LRWP, 2403 Fairoak Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46809. The cost is $20 for adults, $10 for youth ages 7-17, and kids up to age 6 are free but will not receive a T-shirt or goodie bag. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. at the Eagle Marsh barn. All walkers will gather at

10 a.m. and head out together on the trails, with both 2K and 5K routes available. Volunteer naturalists stationed near the registration area will share with participants about the wildlife, plants and habitats they may see along the preserve’s nature trails. Walkers also can raise additional funds to support LRWP’s work of wetlands restoration by creating their own fundraising page at the online registration site and sending it to family and friends. Or, teams can solicit funds from others and bring the money to the event. The top 10 fundraisers will earn special prizes. For more information, visit

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Coventry Meadows recently hosted its spring carnival, combining fun and fundraising. The event featured rides for children, games and prizes for all ages, live entertainment, a pet parade, a bingo tournament and face-painting, too. A bake sale, car icature sketches and plenty of carnival food was sold to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association. The event r aised more than $700. Above, a child has her face painted by a colorful clown.


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Sports club hosts inaugural kickball tournament The Fort Wayne Sports Club will host its inaugural Kickin’ It For Kids’ Sake charity kickball tournament fundraiser to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters. The event will take place at the Fort Wayne Sports Club, 3102 Ardmore Ave., beginning at 9:30 a.m. on June 30. Bring 10 of your pals to play kickball and form a co-ed team to participate in the first-ever event.

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Several oil paintings — and handbags — by Indianapolis artist Gretchen Katner will be on display at the Orchard Gallery through June 30. In addition, a display of metal garden sculptures by Garden Deva will be showcased. Orchard Gallery is located at 6312-A Covington Road. There is no admission fee to view the artwork and all are welcome.

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Stop by the newly-relocated Crestwoods Gallery at 314 N. Main St. The gallery’s current show features local artists Joel Fremion’s fabric collages, Cary Shafer’s sculpture and Richard Tuck’s pottery. The show will continue through June 8. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. For more information, visit or call 672-2080.

new merchandise is permitted. The art portion features the handcrafted work of regional artists, including three-dimensional art, repurposed antiques, giftware and toys. While out enjoying the event, stop by the town’s new art gallery, Crestwoods, located nearby at 329 N. Main St. In addition, there will be plenty of food. Outside dining will be provided on Main Street with the Roanoke Beautification Foundation offering Nelson’s Port-A-Pit barbecue, the Lion’s Club grilling its local favorite — sausage sandwiches and La Dolce Vita preparing

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tional pieces of art. I love to fix things,” Anderson said. Originally starting her shop in the basement of her home in 2000, Anderson quickly outgrew the space. She now is excited to be located in downtown Roanoke, more specifically inside Carroll’s Flooring store. A go-getter, Anderson loves working with a variety of mediums and objects including wood, metal, fabric and “just about anything.” Anderson said she likes to let the object “speak to her” before deciding what it becomes. She will recycle, renovate, reuse and reinvent — like taking a large knotty piece of wood and turning it into a very large Santa Claus.

Anderson transforms vintage records into yard art and antique tin ceiling tiles into a clock face and old linoleum patterns. Shabby chic, cottage chic, primitives and actual antiques all are in the mix at the Silk Purse, Anderson said. The shop is the kind of shop that begs your return and the need to visit often, because one never knows what new item Anderson may have made or brought into the shop, she said. Anderson will move her wares outside for Roanoke’s Antique and Art Fair on June 16. Silk Purse’s regular hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Free student cards The library offers all Roanoke Elementary School students, who live outside the town limits, a free library card to use during the school year. Any student interested in obtaining a library card can see Principal Roth. Paperwork must be completed and returned to the library to receive a card. A parent or a legal guardian with a driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license must accompany the student.

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Aboite & About • June 1, 2012


















This summer, beauty blossoms at Aspire. This is your season. It’s your time to accomplish your goals. To realize your dreams. To achieve and remarkable experience. Become a partner and see what unfolds!

be YOUnique

Brian J. Lee, MD, FACS

Lutheran Hospital Campus

427.7473 •

Now accepting patients! Jill Carnahan, Nurse Practitioner

Dysport, Restylane and Perlane injections, as well as non-

Call her at 427.7473 to book your appointment or complete our appointment request form at

June 2012 Specials Buy One (1) SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum at Regular Price, Receive One (1) at Half Price + Receive One (1) Free Lip Plump System (while supplieses last) or One (1) Free Daily Physical al Defense SPF 30 Sunscreen en (while supplies last)


Aboite and About - June 2012  

Free-distribution newspaper serving communities in the Aboite area of Allen County.