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“Celebrate our Region” ISSUE

August 2022 | Vol. 13 No. 5

From the executive editor

GLAM + STYLE Fashion: Focus on Wabash ........................................................................ 8 Wellness & Beauty: Intimate Skincare & Hygiene ........................ 10

COMMUNITY FOCUS She glows’ : Janet Katz ............................................................................. 12 He glows’ : Juan Williams........................................................................... 14 glo Girl’ : JaKaylah Rich ............................................................................ 16

FEATURES Feature Focus: Getting Back to our Rivers ....................................... 18 On Her Nightstand: Liz Bushnell......................................................... 20 Motherhood: Busting Back-to-School Stress................................... 22 We Love Your Style: Sally Butler.......................................................... 24 Finance: Back to School: 529 College Savings Plan ...................... 26

SHOPPING Shop Local ..................................................................................................... 28

HOME LIVING HOME Features: Hometown Heroes Blue Star Banners ............................................ 31 The Roof Over Your Head ................................................................... 32 Reader DIY: The Bunch’s Teardrop Camper .................................... 34 Company Spotlight: Belle Sante Med Spa ...................................... 36 Support Small: Our Favorite Ice Cream Shops ............................... 38 I Am Home: Mayor Tom Henry ............................................................. 40 How To: Late Summer Gardening ....................................................... 42

FLAVORFUL Recipe: Summer Pasta............................................................................... 43

ALL ABOUT YOU To-Do List ...................................................................................................... 44

Correction: In the July issue, we ran a story featuring our favorite outdoor dining spots. The photo of Tolon’s patio was taken by Stephen Bailey with PH Digital. All other photos for the feature were provided. 6

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Hi glo readers, I hope you have all had an enjoyable summer so far. Does anyone else think it went by more quickly than any other? My little family has been go, go, going all season long: camping, swimming, playing, zoo trips, and more! And now we are gearing up for Backto-School season. Of course, I can’t forget that August is my birthday month, as well, so there is a lot of excitement in store for us. What do you have to look forward to this month? Share it with me. I love hearing from our readers. This month’s theme is “Celebrate Our Region”, and the issue is full of engaging content, including a focus on Wabash’s fashion scene, exploring riverfront fun, late summer gardening tips, a run-down of our favorite ice cream shops, and more. August also means Glo Bash season. We haven’t been able to host the event in person since 2019, but we will once again host a Virtual Glo Bash on our Facebook page. Every day during the last week of August, we will give away an awesome gift from one of our partners. Tune in to for your chance to win. As we gear up for what’s next, let’s remember to soak up those last rays of summer sun and spend time with our family and friends. August is the perfect time to make lasting memories. Xo,

Amber Bouthot

cover artist:

Kimberlee Tubbs Hometown: Columbia City Current: Pleasant Lake Your preferred medium: Acrylics

How long have you been creating art?

a the Title of piece:


Celebrating Life Star Child

What inspired this piece? I was inspired by a summer backyard birthday party where my cute little niece was all dressed up for the party. I’ve saved an enlarged picture of her for around 8 years because I wanted to paint it. I finally did!

My family says since I was born. I have a picture of me from when I was very young creating art by my painting table. In school and high school, I painted pictures. My art was hairstyling for years. Dreaming up a project and creating it gave me joy. It has been my gift to the world.

What advice do you have for other artists starting out? You Tube, books, and online classes have been my greatest teachers. Two younger neighbors and I studied Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards. We all learned so much doing the lessons and projects together and graduated to understanding color and then paintings.

Where can we find your art?

Where do you find inspiration for your art in general?

My art can be seen till August 7th at the Garrett Art Museum.

Color is my greatest love! It always has been and always will be. Flowers … nature … hairstyling … basically just celebrating life without white walls. I learned to draw in graphite … too black and white. I learned realistic portraits … too beige and brown. Then I discovered bold painting where you use color for the different values in a painting. My heart was so happy. I believe that the colors, beauty, and connection felt in my art soothe hearts.

Embellished Canvas prints are for sale at the new Dekalb Co. Humane Shelter. Prints are on display at University Park Vision Center in Fort Wayne. My website coming soon, visit: or find me on Instagram at kimberleetubbsart

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Artwork must be photographed at a high-resolution (300+ dpi) for reproduction. Cover art selections are made at the discretion of glo staff. For cover placement, the artist will receive credit and added exposure via introductory copy and published photograph in a question and answer section.

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Cover art is cropped approximately to 10” wide x 13” high. Submitted cover art should be sized as 10.5” wide x 13.25” tall and, when possible, please allow 4.5” at top of artwork for glo masthead placement. The art chosen will confer rights to the cover image only as it relates to the publication and glo. The artist shall retain all other rights.

To submit your entry, send art as an e-mail attachment to or send a production-ready image on a CD via mail to: glo Magazine, Attention: Amber Bouthot, PO Box 188, Milford, IN 46542.

glo front covers are open to female artists. Submissions from all original 2D media (digital art photographs are OK) are welcome.


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By Lauren Caggiano Photos provided by Visit Wabash

GLAM + STYLE | Fashion

Downtown Wabash is a regional destination that offers an excellent mix of experiences and shopping. According to Christine Flohr, executive director of Visit Wabash, there’s a lot to take in when visiting this charming town southwest of Fort Wayne.


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Wabash County’s fashion scene is on fire.

“Within a four-block radius, you can experience world-class performances at the Honeywell Center and Eagles Theatre, explore two full-floors of interactive historical exhibits at the Wabash County Museum, mix your own candle scents at Jojo’s Olfactory, visit Indiana’s largest used bookstore, and shop local artisans and clothing boutiques,” she said.

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Craving culture? Downtown Wabash is designated a Cultural District by the Indiana Arts Commission and is home to Wabash Valley Dance Theater, Make It Your Own art studio, and Filament Tattoo and Art Gallery.

NORTH MANCHESTER New Looks Boutique Rhinestones & Roses The Wander Brand

Bellazo Revived Style

“And the location couldn’t be better, as downtown is nestled along the Wabash River and Paradise Spring Historical Park,” said Flohr. “Anything you want to do; you can do it downtown Wabash.”


Bellazo Revived Style Birdie J’s Bluebird Boutique Brooch Boutique C&J Raxx Eclectic Shoppe Ellen’s Bridal & Dress Boutique Jack in the Box The Francis Shoppe Tiny Threads Childrens Boutique Wooden Ivy Boutique and Floral Yelle’s Boutique

The Francis Shoppe is just one of the many local-owned retailers and is a go-to for upscale women’s fashion. Started by Marjorie and Jack Francis in 1961, it has called downtown Wabash home for more than five decades. Their inventory is synonymous with polished, refined looks and classy elegance. Birdie J’s

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Speaking of elegance, the Francis Shoppe has earned a reputation for its bridalwear niche. They offer distinctive options for women in the wedding and guests. In addition to these special occasion pieces, they’re also known for rehearsal dinner attire, professional business attire, sportswear, casual wear, and unique formal wear. Sizes range from 4 to 24. Clothing isn’t the only draw here, however. The store carries accessories, jewelry, and unique gift items. You can expect friendly, personal service and excellent alterations. Staff is attentive and will help you find the perfect dress for your occasion that makes you feel good inside and out.



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Store Hours:

Mon.-Weds., Fri.: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thurs.: 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat.: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Bellazo Revived Style, a vintage and secondhand clothing boutique in Wabash, offers the same value proposition, though it’s more quirky than upscale. As the owner Darcy Vail will tell you, her shop is a love letter to all things related to fashion and clothing. Her passion runs deep, and you can tell by the inventory. Vail personally curates every piece. She buys all sizes and often finds incredible deals on vintage and designer items from places like Cincinnati and Chicago. In other words, Bellazo isn’t about cookie-cutter fast fashion. It’s the place to find styles like punk, classy, bohemian — and everything in between. In addition to unique apparel, you can find beauty items and gifts. The Francis Shoppe and Bellazo Revived Style are just two examples of how entrepreneurs are making their mark on the town. If you ask Flohr, this is just the beginning. “Wabash’s downtown includes a vision of creating a promenade for public performances and a gathering space for special events, an increase in downtown housing, and the advance of connecting downtown with the rest of the city,” she said. “Our goal is to continually attract visitors to Wabash City and County. Everything starts with a visit, and the team at Visit Wabash County serves as the organization that starts the conversation and creates the introduction.” a

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GLAM + STYLE | Wellness & Beauty

Self Care & Beauty

Intimate Skincare + Hygiene

By Holli Hattery Feminine hygiene or intimate hygiene and skincare can seem like taboo subjects because who really wants to discuss intimate care? It can be embarrassing, right? However, it’s time to remove the stigma around feminine care and normalize talking about it and making sure we’re doing it, because there is a range of products and services that many women may not realize are available to them. At Shi Essentials Studio and Spa, ShiDasha James focuses on a lot of body care, including vaginal care. A licensed esthetician, James spent ten years working in the medical field before realizing that skincare was her passion. She started dabbling in makeup but she concluded that so many women are more interested in natural beauty, so she shifted her focus to skincare and body care. She wanted to educate women on how to take care of their skin with natural and plant-based products, as so many products on the shelves today contain harsh chemicals that strip our skin of things we need. James has even created her own line of products, including body butters, face oil, and a product called Her Glow oil, which she created for women to use post intimate shave or wax to help with ingrown hairs and hyperpigmentation. In addition to becoming a licensed esthetician, James has become a vaginal steam facilitator. Vaginal steaming, or v-steaming, is a process where a woman sits over a pot of hot steaming water that’s infused with herbs. The herbs used are based on a background form that a woman fills out prior to her appointment that lists her concerns or issues. Different herbs will have different uses. V-steaming is a holistic practice that dates to Ancient Greece and has been known to help with PCOS, infertility, hemorrhoids, detoxification of the womb, hormone balance, fibroids, and heavy periods. It is also a very relaxing and calming practice that helps relieve stress and can be used to help with anxiety and depression. V-steaming can be done before or after your period, or as often as every week. 10

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ShiDasha James, Owner of Shi Essentials Another intimate skincare service that James provides is a vajacial, which is a facial for the vagina. The vajacial includes cleansing, exfoliation, extraction of ingrown hairs and blackheads, hydro jelly masking, and a little massage. Another way to maintain your vaginal health is ensuring that you’re eating a healthy diet that consists of antioxidants, vitamins E and C, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, protein, and probiotics. And of course, like every aspect of health and skincare, making sure you stay hydrated by drinking a lot of water helps, as well. James offers additional services, such as her skincare line, waxing, brow tinting, facials (for your face), lashes, and more. The combination of the v-steam and the vajacial, along with any of the other services that James offers, is the perfect bachelorette gift for that bride to be on your list. a

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JANET KATZ By Julie Young | Photo by Leaha Meinika

Janet Katz believes everyone should find joy and connection through the food they eat, and as the founding director of the Northeast Indiana Local Food Network, she not only celebrates the regional fare, but also works to promote those who produce it. A self-described eater who always enjoyed visiting local farms and discovering new local foods, Katz earned a master’s degree in sustainable food systems. In 2015, she directed the documentary “From Fencerows to Foodsheds,” which examines how two Indiana communities worked to revitalize their local food systems. In 2017, Katz was asked to serve on a regional steering committee that launched the Northeast Indiana Local Food Network, a nonprofit organization to support the growth of a strong local food economy in the area. “We’re helping to build a robust local food system, and promote and support the food that is grown, raised, and eaten here,” she said. The organization’s online Local Food Guide at, helps both local consumers and visitors find local foods and beverages made with ingredients from local farms. By increasing the visibility and economic opportunities of local food producers and businesses, the Northeast Indiana Local Food Network helps them expand their sales both locally and beyond. The nonprofit currently partners with Parkview Health on a regional Farm to School program that introduces thousands of students to local fruits and vegetables and the farmers who grow them.


There’s really nothing better than the freshness of strawberry or blueberry shortcake made with locally grown fruits you’ve picked. What about an organic, farm-grown, ripe and juicy tomato bursting with flavor? Looking to add color and beauty to the center of your dining room table? Wabash County has several U-pick locations nestled on scenic farms offering everything from produce to wild flowers, pumpkins to brown eggs. BERRY HILL FARM 260-578-4468 | 3075 W – 1000 N, Roann, Indiana 46974 2 acres of blueberries covered and protected from hungry birds are reserved just for you, 1 acre has an abundance of fresh vegetables including 3 high tunnels for winter production. Call to pre-order produce available for pickup on Friday afternoons. Call before coming for U-pick to make sure the fields are open. CORDES BERRY FARM, LLC (260) 571-0503 | 6467 N - 550 W, Roann, IN 46974 W: In July and August, huge juicy organic blackberries bigger than your thumb ripen. Really, you need to see them to believe just how big they are! They also have pre-picked berries, jams, and pie filling available. Please check their Facebook page to know when picking times are open.

“Our farmers love feeding people,” she said. “When you attend a farmer’s market, you will feel that personal connection and sense the pride in the food they produce. Our farmers and artisan food producers really get to know their customers and develop the trust and transparency that customers value.”

DAVID DOUD’S COUNTY LINE ORCHARD (765) 833-6122 | 7877 W - 400 N, Wabash, Indiana 46992 Fuzzy juicy peaches and early apples are picked fresh and available to you beginning in August. Fall through December brings Asian pears, and many apple varieties. Call or check their Facebook page for the latest picking and availability news! Cash or checks only.

The Northeast Indiana Local Food Network launched Local Food Week in 2020 to celebrate the region’s bounty and encourage families to visit local farms. Katz is currently organizing 2022 Local Food Week, which runs from Friday, July 29 through Sunday, August 7, featuring farm tours and local food events hosted across the region. Complete details are available at

JOYFIELD FARM (260) 982-2971 | 4874 E – 1400 N, North Manchester, Indiana 46962 Over the past 30 years, the Kindy’s efforts have created a rich soil as the foundation for their 2.5 acre produce farm which is lovingly planted, tended, and harvested without using gas-powered machinery, pesticides, fertilizers, well water, or irrigation systems.

Katz shared that the Northeast Indiana Local Food Network is hosting its annual Local Food Forum & Expo again on Monday, September 12, at Purdue Fort Wayne. Five dollars from each ticket is contributed to the organization’s Local Food Scholarship Fund, which provides local food producers with scholarships for educational courses or to attend a conference as they seek to expand their businesses.

RIVERRIDGE FARM & STORE (260) 901-3125 | 9559 N – 250 W, Roann, Indiana 46974 This unique farm is operated by the Fingerle family and has greens, tomatoes, and cucumbers available year-round! This is a they-pick farm, where you can purchase freshly harvested fruits and vegetables which are free from pesticides, and herbicides.

By being intentional about their food purchases and buying from a local food producer, Katz says consumers can make a difference not only for themselves and their families but for the whole community who benefits from having a resilient local food system focused on the food grown on Hoosier soil, as well. “You don’t have to do everything all at once, just start with one ingredient like local lettuce or pasture-raised eggs,” she said. “Once you experience the flavor and freshness of food that comes from our region’s farms, you’ll seek more opportunities to buy local.” a

WILD BLOOMS U PICK FLOWER FARM 2001 W – 500 S, Wabash IN 46992 Nearly 1.5 acres of fresh wildflowers in bloom! Can you imagine the beauty of this field? It’s a dream come true for both you, and the owner, Stephanie Peebles. You may come and pick the perfect bouquet, or have Steph create bouquets for you. You don’t even need a special event when a bouquet of flowers can say so much to someone. Check their Facebook page for availability and updates. 221 S Miami Street, Wabash, IN 46992 | 260-563-7171 | AUGUST GLO 2022 |



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JUAN WILLIAMS By Julie Young | Photo by Leaha Meinika

Juan Williams says when you look good, you feel good; and by providing barber and beauty services to those who could not otherwise afford them through WeFam, he keeps the community looking and feeling their best. “WeFam serves at-risk children, veterans, the homeless, and those experiencing times of financial hardship by offering a voucher for free grooming services at salons and barbershops in the Fort Wayne area,” he said. Williams began cutting hair when he was 12 years old, but during his 20s, he made a “terrible mistake” that landed him in prison for 10 years. He continued cutting hair during his incarceration and after paying his debt to society, he went back to school, regained his license, saved his money, and opened Art Cut Techs Barbershop & Supplies in 2014. “Just before school started, several single mothers came in with their sons looking for someone to cut their hair and I happily agreed to do it,” he said. “I did the same thing for my homeboys who were going on job interviews. It didn’t cost me anything but my time.” Williams realized that if he was being approached for a free haircut by those in need, other barbers and beauticians probably had the same experience. That led to the creation of WeFam, a coalition of 25 local partner salons and barbershops that hold seasonal haircutting events and honor WeFam vouchers for free services. Inspired in part by the story of Joseph in the Book of Genesis, who cut his hair and trimmed his beard before being presented to the Egyptian pharaoh, because he knew how important a first impression can make. Thanks to his sponsors, barbers who take part in the voucher program are compensated for their time, and at the present time, Williams is working to assemble a network of barbershops and beauty salons across the country to accept WeFam vouchers with a goal of reaching 1 million cuts soon. “When one of our clients looks in the mirror at the end of a service, there is a mental and spiritual transformation that takes place,” Williams said. “There is also something that opens up inside of these young men and allows us to make an even deeper connection beyond personal appearance.” That led Williams and his colleagues, along with Pastor Winston Pearson, to develop Barbershop Conversations, a program that allows experienced men to have open and honest conversations with young men, ages 12-17. Subjects may include frank discussions about sex, drugs, accountability, education, grooming, and more. Williams said when they first come to a conversation, young men are often looking at the ground, but before long, they are shaking hands, smiling, and taking part in meaningful exchange. “I am so blessed to be able to use my gift in this way, and WeFam touches a special part of my soul,” he said. “When I think back over my past, I am so lucky that I am able to do what I love and I love what I do!” For more information, visit a

How would you want your life celebrated? Whether you’re a traditionalist or a person who marches to the beat of a different drum, your life’s celebration can be planned exactly as you wish. It can include special touches, large or small, to reflect your personality, passions and memorable times. Maybe it’s a special meal, the reading of a favorite poem, or flowers you’ve always loved. From location to music to food and special mementos—the choices and details are up to you. It’s important to remember that a memorial service is the celebration of a lifetime and should be a fitting reflection of the individual. Many people don’t realize that there are endless possibilities when planning a funeral or memorial service. A thoughtful, well-planned final event can provide friends and family a meaningful and memorable opportunity to gather and celebrate all the things that make you, you.

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College-bound JaKaylah Rich is a budding artist and entrepreneur ready to take on the world. She became enamored with art at a young age, and her active lifestyle helped her hit some outstanding milestones early in life. Rich has been tapping into her artistic abilities since kindergarten. She began learning to use paints, colored pencils, pastels, and charcoal to put her ideas on paper. In 7th grade, a barber bought her realistic colored pencil drawing of a lion and hung it in his shop. A few years later, during her junior year (also during quarantine), she decided to design and paint a pair of 90’s Nickelodeon cartoonthemed shoes to match a tie-dyed Nickelodeon windbreaker. When her mom posted her progress on Facebook, the final product received a lot of attention and spurred requests for more. Rich decided to create her own business, Rich Kid Cu$tom$. She knew she needed many skills to advance in her new venture, and her previous experiences prepared her for success. “I have always been a very active child,” Rich said, praising her mom for teaching her the value of being productive. “I know everything productive I do will help in the future.”

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Rich and her brothers always had a plan for their lives, including extracurricular activities, even at a young age. At school, she was a part of the Superintendent Advisory, Broad-Based Planning Committee, Delta Gems, Student Council, Art Club, Cheerleading, National Honors Society, Young Scholars Academy, and Pave the Path. “Pave the Path is a leadership-based program that shows students how to determine their brand by looking at their strengths, connections, interests, and personality,” Rich explained. She has been involved with the program since her sophomore year and recently became a senior mentor. Her supervisor Jeff Roberts said, “JaKaylah is a Jack-of-all-trades. She is a powerful leader, academically in the top five of her class, an artist, and an entrepreneur. She empowers others and takes mentoring to a whole new level. When you think of well-rounded individuals, she is at the top.” Pageantry is another meaningful influence in Rich’s life. “I feel that pageantry has impacted me in the most positive way possible,” she validated. “My public speaking ability grew exponentially; I was able to socialize better with people my age; and I was able to make friends and have fun.” She spoke very highly of the Queen of Charities Pageant because it teaches the value of inner beauty rather than outer beauty, a quality she finds to be the most valuable of any pageant. The pageant encourages contestants to give back by raising money for the Salvation Army. Rich hopes to accept more requests for Rich Kid Cu$tom$ and continue growing her business after settling into college in the fall. It’s exciting to see where this new “path” will take her. Check out her latest artistic designs on Instagram at richkid_customs or kaylah.cakes. a | AUGUST GLO 2022 |


FEATURE FOCUS | Riverfront Fun

Getting Back

Rivers to our

By Lindsey Coleman

You’ve heard the story many times: Fort Wayne was founded on its rivers. With three rivers meeting right in the heart of our city, it’s no wonder that there’s been so much focus returned to those waterways.

For a long time, we took our rivers for granted. However, the three rivers that connect us all - the Maumee River, the St. Marys River and the St. Joseph River - are now bustling with activity and have become the cornerstone of our communities once more. Riverfront Fort Wayne, an initiative of the City of Fort Wayne, is leading efforts in the downtown area to bring us back to spending time on and around our rivers. The goal is an entire district in downtown Fort Wayne devoted to promoting the unique assets our city has to offer - a district that Riverfront Fort Wayne says will have “a personality shaped and sustained by our rivers.” In downtown Fort Wayne, there are loads of riverfront activities, including: •  PROMENADE PARK: This public park offers the PNC Playground and Doermer Kids Canal for your littles, the Parkview Tree Canopy Trail for walking, ping pong tables, corn hole boards and a foosball table, rental spaces, and free concerts as part of the Muddy River Concert Series on Wednesdays in the summer. •  DINING ON THE WATER: Dine with a spectacular water view at The Deck, or head over to Promenade Park for Trubble Riverside Cafe and Tap, or have a picnic at the Journal Gazette Foundation Dining Gardens. •  TOURS: Hop aboard Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation’s Sweet Breeze, an authentic canal boat replica with river education onboard, or book a Rum Runner Party Boat trip for your adult crew to enjoy a beverage or two while floating down our St. Marys River. •  BOATING AND BIKING: Our rivers are prime for kayaking and canoeing, and our Rivergreenway lives up to its name by offering opportunities to bike safely right along our rivers. Watercraft and bicycle rentals are offered at Fort Wayne Outfitters or Earth Adventures Unlimited.


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While Fort Wayne’s downtown is buzzing with riverfront development, there’s a community about 20 minutes northeast that’s beginning to boast its beautiful riverfront, too. For centuries, communities have built themselves upon the rivers, driving the economy and promoting the quality of life offered living near the water - and residents are beginning to take notice once more of Leo-Cedarville’s prime location on the St. Joseph River, with nearby Cedarville and Hurshtown reservoirs adding to its water access.

“If you’re an outdoor person, Leo-Cedarville is the best place in northern Indiana to live…. There are lake-type activities here, and it’s really a hidden gem,” Fort Wayne Outfitters owner Tim Hall said. The Leo area is outstanding for riverfront fun, including: •  EXPLORE NATURAL WILDLIFE: The portion of the St. Joseph River running through Leo has been well-preserved and has more wildlife than downtown Fort Wayne, as it’s more secluded. Find cormorants, herons, bald eagles, healthy fish, and more on your adventures on Leo’s waterways. •  SAFE KAYAKING: Leo’s waterways are unique in that they don’t “flash,” or change water levels as quickly as they do in other areas of the county, making for a safer environment for the whole family to spend time on the water.

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FEATURE | On Her Nightstand

On Her Nightstand By Wendy Stein

What are you currently reading? I just finished re-reading “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel for about the third time. It’s one of my favorite books ever. HBO just released a mini-series adaptation, so I wanted to read it again before trying the show. Of course, the book is always better, so I’m always nervous that a screen adaption will lose what’s great about a story. The book is amazing — it’s about the world after a pandemic flu kills nearly the entire population. It sounds terribly depressing, especially in our COVID times, but it’s really hopeful. It goes back and forth in time before and after the flu, following stories of multiple characters who connect in interesting ways. There’s great beauty and appreciation for what was lost, and beauty in what remains and how people survive. I highly recommend it (the book at least… jury is out on the show!)

What’s your favorite book of all time? In addition to “Station Eleven,” some of my favorites are “Atlas Shrugged,” “Bossy Pants,” “The Night Circus,” and “This is a Happy Marriage.” I could go on… I can’t pick just one.

What’s a book you’ve always meant to read but haven’t gotten around to? Liz Bushnell is the Executive Director of Questa Education Foundation and has spent her career working in higher education. She previously worked at Manchester University and the University of Maryland University College campus in Mannheim, Germany. She holds a doctorate in higher education from Indiana State University, a master’s degree in public administration from Bowie State University, and a bachelor’s degree in business and political science from McDaniel College. Though originally from Michigan, Liz has enjoyed living in Northeast Indiana for over 18 years. She enjoys reading, traveling, and playing games with her husband and two children.


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“Wicked”…it’s been on my shelf for a long time, I just haven’t picked it up yet. I also haven’t seen the show, which was popular about 20 years ago. No rush now!

What was your favorite book as a child? “Anne of Green Gables” — I still love this book!

Who is your favorite author? Ann Patchett is one of my favorites. She has a really cool writing style, and her books are dramatically different stories and settings. She didn’t stick to one type of book. I think that’s why I enjoyed “This Is a Happy Marriage” so much — it’s a collection of articles she’s written on a bunch of different topics, but it also tells her story and a lot about her writing process.

What’s your favorite genre? Historical fiction

Real books or e-reader? Or audio books? Definitely real books, but I used to have a decent commute and listened to a lot of audio books, which can be fun — especially for books where the author’s voice delivers the book as it was intended -like “Bossy Pants” by Tina Fey. But, I’ll always prefer a real book in my hands. a


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Back-to-school conjures all kinds of emotions — for kids and parents alike. While some kids approach the new schedule, classroom, teacher, and friends with excitement, others experience real anxiety about all the upcoming changes. As a parent, you play a crucial role in helping your child face this uncertainty. Of course, no one can alleviate every possible concern or smooth over every obstacle, but you can take an active part in preparing your child for the best possible outcome. Here are five commonsense steps to help your child navigate the return to school with confidence.

Step 1 – Schedule a meet and greet. See if you can arrange to meet the new teacher before school starts. While this may not be possible in every circumstance, having your child send an email to the teacher and possibly receiving a response can establish a connection before the first day of school. If the school and/or teacher offers a virtual tour of the classroom, join in. Your child’s ability to visualize himself or herself in the new space will go a long way toward calming fears on the first day.

Step 2 – Establish good routines now. Dealing with stress can be extra

difficult if the child is adapting to a new sleep routine and morning schedule at the same time. Getting everyone back on track two or three weeks before school starts, with an established bedtime, early morning wakeup, and healthy breakfast, will lay a good foundation of physical health before any stress arises.

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– Discuss change as a family. Sometimes, just talking about the upcoming change, and revealing how you handled a difficult situation at school, can set the example for your child. For very young children, consider role playing the moment when you drop them off for the first time, going over how to greet the teacher, where to put the backpack, how to find a seat and greet new friends. And be sure to tell your children some of your most positive memories from your own school days. 22

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Step 4 – Consider asking for a class roster ahead of time and scheduling a playdate with one or two classmates before school starts. If that isn’t an option, at least schedule time with a variety of friends who might be in your child’s class. Keeping those connections over the summer will make the transition back to school more comfortable.

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– Affirm any remaining anxiety, assuring your children that feeling anxious is perfectly normal. Then begin to problem solve with your child. Run through possible scenarios that may be particularly concerning and help your child come up with a way to address the situation in a positive way. Offer encouragement and kindness, but let your child develop the solutions, which can build confidence when the real event comes. Taking these commonsense approaches to the start of a new school year can go a long way to helping your child think about back-to-school in a positive light. Even better, they will set the tone for all the adventures yet to come. a


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FEATURE | We Love Your Style

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Each month, we highlight someone whose style we admire. If you know someone we should feature, email This month, it’s Sally Butler. Sally is a history buff, long distance bicyclist, avid reader, and aunt to the best nieces and nephews on the planet. She loves being outdoors and spending time with family, friends, and her cat. She is a retired history teacher who is still involved in education by teaching Sunday school at her church and volunteering occasionally at her former school. She and her husband live in their historic home with Stonewall Jackson, their solid gray cat who thinks he owns the place.

How would you describe your style? My go-to style is craftsman/mission. Our house was built in 1920 with hardwood doors and floors, wide baseboards, and a built-in dining room hutch. Some things I’ve added to stay true to that style are the stained-glass pieces in the windows, woven rugs on most of the floors, and prairie design furniture and lighting fixtures here and there throughout our home. Oh, and pottery. I love pottery and recently started to collect Rookwood.

Tell us a little about each of the areas you chose to highlight. Why did you choose them? What makes them your faves? Porches! Our front porch welcomes you in. The screened-in back porch encourages you to stay awhile. It is a perfect place for eating meals, reading books, and listening to the birds during the spring, summer, and fall. Our cat loves the screened-in porch because he can “chase” chipmunks and “hunt” rabbits all from the safety of the great indoors! 24

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When you think of your home, what’s the feeling you hope your family and visitors have? When people come to visit, I want them to have an enjoyable visual experience. From the original paintings on the walls, to the design of the furniture and use of color, I want all who enter the door to see something that appeals to them. I love sharing with others the beauty of the pieces with which I have filled this space we call our home. In addition, I want this to be a place where people have fun. Family game time is a regular occurrence here where we eat lots of good food, have some “friendly” competition, and laugh a lot!

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FEATURES | Finance

Back to School By Lauren Caggiano

Helping your child or family member get on the best path can often mean helping them navigate higher education. Two means to do that include contributing to a 529 plan and completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form. Edward Jones Financial Advisor Carrie Lamb is experienced in both areas and wants families to feel empowered as they think about their child or children’s future. For instance, a savings vehicle like a 529 plan can help provide peace of mind for a child’s future. It is an investment account that offers tax benefits when used to pay for qualified education expenses for a designated beneficiary. You can use a 529 plan to pay for college, K-12 tuition, apprenticeship programs, and student loan repayments. If using a 529 plan to save for college, your savings will have a minimal impact on financial aid eligibility. “The whole objective of a 529 plan is that you put money in there and you invest in hopes that it’s growing,” Lamb said. “That growth is tax-deferred if you actually use the money for educational expenses.” Qualified expenses for college include tuition and fees, books and materials, room and board (for students enrolled at least half-time), computers and related equipment, internet access and special needs equipment for students attending a college, and university or other eligible post-secondary educational institutions. In other words, these costs can add up fast. Having savings can help offset these expenses, especially as higher education continues to get more expensive. When time is on your side, however, you benefit in the form of earnings potential. “Imagine putting 20 bucks a week in the 529 savings plan,” Lamb said. “The hope is that in 10 years, it would have doubled.” Another perk is that the funds can be used at any participating college within the United States and some overseas, according to Lamb. 26

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There’s also the advantage that everyone is eligible to take advantage of a 529 plan. For this reason and more, Lamb said people are leaving money on the table if they don’t participate. “The best advice that I could give someone is that it’s better to start than not start— even if you don’t know if your kid is going to go to college,” she said. “Because it doesn’t have to be used for college. It could be used for a trade school.” Speaking of college, Lamb also reminds readers that the FAFSA filing deadline is approaching. To be considered for federal student aid for the 2022– 23 award year, you can complete a FAFSA® form between Oct. 1, 2021, and 11:59 p.m. Central time (CT) on June 30, 2023. There’s an incentive to complete the form as soon as possible. “It’s on a first-come-first-serve (basis),” she said. “So, the sooner you apply, the more consideration you get.” Speaking of consideration, Lamb is willing to help clients sort out both 529 savings plans and FAFSA® forms. It’s a value add that can help people, especially those who are new to higher education. a

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Hometown Heroes Blue Star Banners By Cathy Shouse | Photos provided by The City of Fort Wayne

If someone mentions that they are in the military, it is not unusual for others to thank them for their service. The City of Fort Wayne has taken that sentiment up another level, or five. Its Blue Star Banner program honors individuals from the area who are actively serving and have been sent overseas, singling them out for special recognition.

Karen Richards, community liaison and the person in charge of special programs for Mayor Tom Henry, heads up the Blue Star Banner program. Photos of military personnel, in addition to brief descriptions of the branch they serve in and other pertinent information, are put together. Banners are created and attached to light poles so that passersby can enjoy them. The banners are a unique way for community members to be reminded of the sacrifices service members make and to hold those serving the country in their thoughts. “In 2014, Mayor Henry introduced the program,” Richards said. “I believe he saw banners up in small towns and wanted to bring them to Fort Wayne. He knew it would be different to bring them to the second largest city in Indiana.” One challenge that presented itself is that there are festivals in the city nearly every weekend. The festivals all have banners that are put up on poles, too. But the blue banners were given a unique location and a system was put in place. Richards said that since it began, about 100 banners had been created and put on display. Mayor Henry served in the army and that was one reason he championed the banners program, which has recognized several government employees who served overseas, as well. The City pays for the banners, and there is no cost to those who are honored. The City also puts the banners up and takes them down when the person is no longer serving overseas. “The mayor said to us, ‘I know you can do this,’ and we did,” Richards said. A person may be honored if he or she is from the Fort Wayne area, meaning that they went to high school or college in Fort Wayne. Also, if a service member is mar-

ried, putting up a banner must be approved through their spouse. Often, if someone is single, their grandparents or their parents will fill out a form to request the banner be put up for their loved one. Once the person’s form has been received and approved, their photo and information are put together and submitted to a printer. Banners are made of vinyl to hold up to the severe weather Indiana sometimes brings. An exception was made for one group that has a banner. The 122nd Fighter Wing, Indiana National Guard, is located at the Fort Wayne International Airport. “We just put one up to recognize the 122nd. That one goes up every time. We try to get them up, weather allowing, in May and we take them down around Veterans Day,” Richards said. Currently, there are about ten banners lined up that can be seen going east along West Jefferson Boulevard to Swinney Park. Richards said the program would like to hear from more people and put up more banners. When the person is no longer serving overseas, the banner is given to the family. Some have used the banner at home for the coming home celebration. Families who have been recognized are grateful. “We’ve put up banners for people who have served all over, including Africa, Greece, Iraq and Iran, or sometimes they will say ‘unknown,’” Richards said. “Most recently, a banner was put up for a serviceman serving in Ukraine. One woman whose loved one was honored called in and left us a message, ‘Please tell Mayor Henry how much we appreciate him.’”a For more information, visit: | AUGUST GLO 2022 |




As we reach the dog days of summer, it’s time to be thinking of all the outdoor projects that need completed ahead of the winter season. Your roof is one of the most important elements of your home and should be top of mind this time of year. Kevin Hunter, owner of Windows, Doors & More, acknowledged that a roof may not be the most exciting upgrade, but is a necessary component that can improve the look of your home, too.

One of the newer innovations in the roofing industry is an asphalt shingle infused with copper to prevent algae growth. Hunter said he recommends this product not just for the look, but for the exceptional warranty that it carries. The other new thing Hunter has seen in the roofing world is lifetime warranties. “A lot of that has to do with the installation process,” he said. “There’s a difference between just buying shingles or having a roof done.” While most people go with traditional roof colors like black or slate, there are bolder color options available. But as Hunter advised in an article about siding choices in our May issue, be sure to consider what your roof will look like with your house color. If you have a highly visible roof with a lot of pitch, it needs to become one of the colors in your color scheme.

You may have noticed roofs around the region that are discolored by dark streaks; maybe your own house is afflicted. These streaks; are caused by algae, which can be difficult to remove. “You could have a roof that’s five years old, and it could look pretty bad because of this,” said Hunter. 32

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So when is a good time of the year for a roof installation? “We believe any time is a good time to do a new roof - except in the dead of winter,” said Hunter. But if you are ready for a roof installation now, be advised that like most home improvement projects these days, there may be some delay due to supply issues.

And when choosing a roofing contractor, make sure you do your homework. “You’ve got to trust the company,” said Hunter. “See if they have a good rating with the Better Business Bureau and other reputable sources.” Finding a trustworthy business is particularly important for installation of a product that should last you 20 to 30 years. It doesn’t matter how good the warranty on the roof is if the company that installed it isn’t around to service it later. “It’s really difficult to get somebody to do work on somebody else’s roof when they didn’t put it in,” said Hunter. “We shy away from that.” Hunter advised checking how long a company has been in business. “You want to make sure whoever you’re choosing to do your roof is going to be in business long-term,” said Hunter. “It can be a really costly mistake if you make the wrong choice.” a

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This month’s Reader DIY project comes from Rod and Julie Bunch. They were looking for a project and decided to build a teardrop camper FROM SCRATCH!

What was your inspiration for the project? It started with my husband and I wanting a winter project to build something together, from scratch, and out of the ordinary. The inspiration was ignited when I met an elderly man at the grocery store. He had a trike motorcycle pulling a tiny teardrop camper. After a nice chat with him, I knew building our own teardrop camper was the project we needed to do. My husband designed the plans and we got started! How long did it take from start to finish? Our start date was October 2021 and we completed June 2022. It took us 8 months in our spare time to build.


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Was it easier or harder than you anticipated? Easier, the project came together and progressed smoothly. What was the total cost of the project? $4,097.57

What did you like best about the undertaking? The best part of building our own teardrop camper is the fun we had together and how exciting it is to see our vision come together. What was the most challenging aspect? The most challenging aspect has been meeting our own deadline. Initially we planned to be finished by the end of April, but lake season slowed our project, and we completed it by the end of June. a

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Belle Sante Med Spa, located on the Southwest side of Fort Wayne, was founded twelve years ago. Their welcoming, boutique-style medical spa has a comfortable atmosphere, and they offer the very latest in skin care products and services. Under the direction of a Medical Director, Belle Sante offers a wide variety of services. Lynn Blanchard, Spa Manager, has been amazed at how the industry has grown since she started with Belle Sante six years ago. When she first started, she had two staff members working for her. She’s grown that to nine women working for her today. A year and a half ago, Belle Sante added 2,000 square feet to their space, and they’ve already outgrown it. “I feel like the industry itself has really grown and that’s part of the reason why we’ve grown,” Blanchard shared. Belle Sante offers a variety of services, including skincare, anti-aging services, body contouring or sculpting, permanent makeup, and spray tanning. The most popular services include injectables or fillers, and body contouring, such as cool sculpting. Cool sculpting is a non-surgical procedure that eliminates fat in trouble spots. It’s a great alternative to liposuction. Belle Sante also offers Morpheus Eight, which is a radio frequency microneeLynn Blanchard dling that helps with skin tightening, toning, pore size, and acne scarring. Blanchard states they have seen incredible results with that procedure. It’s not all easy fixes at Belle Sante. While they offer some incredible services, Blanchard emphasizes the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle in addition to the procedures you may be having done. For example, make sure you wear sunscreen and drink plenty of water to help with skincare. In addition to offering a variety of procedures and being under the direction of a medical doctor, it’s the staff at Belle Sante that makes it a cozy and comfortable place. Being a women-run establishment, the staff understands the insecurities that women want to address with their skin and their bodies. They are available for questions and want to make their clients comfortable. The staff is also very experienced, with many of them having been at Belle Sante for at least six years or more. While Belle Sante offers services that could fit a lot of budgets, it’s important to understand that years of skin damage and unhealthy choices cannot be reversed in one day. That’s why they have their customers come in for a consultation first, before they do any procedures. They are committed to ensuring their customers are happy and receiving the best treatments for them. If Belle Sante can’t help a customer, they will refer them to a plastic surgeon who may be able to do more. Belle Sante is located on West Jefferson Blvd. in Fort Wayne. They are open Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. a


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Our Favorite Ice By Amber Bouthot You may have noticed: our regional ice cream options have really ramped up the past few years. No longer are we left with only national chains to satisfy our sweet tooth. Locally-owned ice cream shops offering more upscale flavors and experiences is a trend we can get on board with. Here are some of our faves.

Jebi’s Ice Cream Shoppe, Roanoke The newest addition to our regional ice cream offerings, Jebi’s Ice Cream Shoppe serves 32 flavors of the Chocolate Shoppe super premium brand hard dipped ice cream, which includes dairy-free, gluten-free, and no sugar added flavors. The menu includes cups, cones, flights, shakes, malts, floats, and sundaes. Plus, their shoppe is super cute and located at the mouth of Roanoke’s darling Main Street corridor.

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Brooklyn Pints is a brand-new small business ice cream shop making creamy, delicious flavors completely from scratch. They have vegan options, as well. Visit them at their location in the West Central Neighborhood or at their ice cream cart at local farmer’s markets.

For many, the opening of Zesto Ice Cream on Broadway just south of downtown Fort Wayne, marks the official beginning of summer. It has been serving the community for more than 50 years and has been owned by the same family the last 35! Zesto has several locations throughout the city, but the Broadway location is an ice cream fan fave.

Just Cream – Ice Cream Boutique, Fort Wayne Just Cream has a few claims to fame, including bubble cones, ice cream flights, and extreme shakes — the latter being just that: EXTREME. Imagine a huge tumbler full of ice cream and then crammed with extra goodies like candy, cookies, and more. This northside gem has quickly become a favorite gathering place for youth sports teams, birthday parties, and more. 38

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Moo-Over, Columbia City Moo-over is plant-based ice creme. Ice Creme is made from scratch and is always gluten/dairy/egg/peanut free. They strive to serve those with allergies or those trying to eat healthier. But don’t let that fool you — they have some truly delicious offerings.

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Blue Moon, Garrett The Blue Moon opened in 1952 as a tiny custard stand. Over its history, 3 different local families have owned and operated it, and it still stands in its original location. While things have changed over the years, the lighted Blue Moon sign with the Pepsi logo still calls to passersby to stop in and enjoy a bit of nostalgia.

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The Frozen Spoon, Leo Serving up premium hand-dipped ice cream from a quaint historic home in Leo, The Frozen Spoon should be on your summer ice cream bucket list. They even have a mobile trailer that they take to community or private events and farmers markets. The outdoor picnic table area is absolutely charming, especially at night when it’s lit up by strings of Edison bulbs. a

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roots run deep in Fort Wayne By Julie Young | Photos Provided

Mayor Tom Henry says a big part of his job is making sure Fort Wayne residents are proud to call the City home. “Whether it is our work environment, our social service delivery system, our faith-based community, or our hospitality offerings — my daily hope and desire is for community contentment,” he said. For Henry, this isn’t merely a professional wish, but a deeply personal one as his own Fort Wayne roots run deep. His family moved to the area from Massillion, OH in the late 1890s and has been part of the Fort Wayne community for over 130 years. His great-grandfather’s former grocery store at 820 Spring Street is now home to the Green Frog Inn and owned by Henry’s wife Cindy. His great-great uncle opened Fort Wayne’s oldest retail emporium, Riegel’s Pipe and Tobacco Shop and in the 1930s, and his grandparents launched the Henry Electric Company, which still thrives today. His father Jerry was born in 1926. “My mother, the second of five children born to Emery and Genevieve Applegate, was born in 1929. Grandpa (Applegate) was a well-respected editorial writer and columnist for the News-Sentinel,” he said. “Mom and Dad were married in 1949 and together, they had 17 children.” Although the Roman Catholic family is spread across Fort Wayne, incredibly five generations of Henrys have been baptized, married, and are members at Most Precious Blood Church and School. He said coming from a family of 19, the probability of 15 remaining in the community may seem unusual, but Fort Wayne is not just any municipality. “If you really look at Fort Wayne, we truly have many of the amenities of a larger city, but the atmosphere and ambiance of a much smaller community. That’s why we stay!” he said. Henry graduated from Fort Wayne Central Catholic High School in 1970 and earned his BS Degree in psychology, as well as his MBA from the University of St. Francis. He is also a US Army Veteran who served during the Vietnam era. Upon his return from the military, he met and married Cindy Kocks in 1975. Together they have two grown children and four grandchildren. 40

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Henry’s professional career in the private sector began when he was named the CEO of a group purchasing organization serving hospitals and included stints as a small business owner of a local insurance agency and a healthcare consulting firm. He served on the Fort Wayne City Council from 1983-2003, representing the northeast portion of the city. He was elected Mayor in 2007 and has been in that role ever since. Just recently, he announced his intentions to run again. Henry says he likes living and working in Fort Wayne and although economic development initiatives are imperative for any substantial growth and stability, a community must offer more to its citizens. “A city needs to offer a quality of life that is comfortable and enjoyable,” he said. “It’s terribly important we have good infrastructure, solid neighborhoods, a vibrant downtown, active parks, and stable public safety offerings. They all contribute to an environment that needs to be competitive and desirable. That is what makes Fort Wayne so special.” a

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Late Summer Gardening By Bethany Beebe

This time of year, we enjoy the peak bounty of the garden. From fresh flowers, tomatoes, and zucchini to melons, cucumbers, and more, the black soil of Indiana gardens is a gold mine that pays dividends of flavor and color. Shorter days and cooler temperatures need not mean an end to all that wonderful freshness. Some investment of time and labor can stretch payouts into the Fall. Beauty Now Both the beautiful and functional should be considered this time of year. It is worth the time to cut a bouquet of fresh flowers, infusing any space with the natural, vibrant color only nature can create. Drying flowers can allow the beauty of the summer months to stretch into off-season times.

Planting for Fall Harvest Early in the month of August, seeds for some popular edible Fall harvest items should be directly sown into the soil. Snap beans, kale,

kohlrabi, beets, and carrots will have enough time to reach maturity before the weather becomes too cold, if planted now. Vegetables like radishes, spinach, green onions, and spinach should wait for late August or early September to be fresh Fall finds.

What to Harvest Many seasonal favorites are ripe for the picking. Sweet potatoes, melons, peppers, eggplants, and tomatoes should all be harvested. Anything sensitive to the cold should be protected as the month of September goes on should light frost threaten. Use a variety of protection, ranging from a blanket to newspapers (just not plastic) for coverage. When the tomato plants are done for the season, any fruit that is mature, but still green, can be ripened by wrapping in newspaper or leaving on the vine and placing in a cool (about 55-60 degree F) area until ready for use. Winter squash, with its tough skin and deep coloration, should


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be harvested prior to frost. Preparing herbs to be harvested over winter can also happen now; potting up parsley, basil, or other favorites gives you the chance to enjoy garden flavor when snow flies. Pears ripen best off the tree; when their color just begins to turn and they remove from the tree with relative ease, they should be harvested to complete their ripening in your care.

Preparing for the Future Starting near the end of September can lay the foundation for a great season next year. About four to six weeks before the ground freezes, spring bulbs can be planted. Placing these bulbs in their winter home too early can cause them to grow too early; conversely, they need enough time to establish a strong root system. Impatiens, wax begonias, or coleus can be prepared for next year by digging the root system and cutting off approximately half of the plant. One can also keep the shoot end and place it in moist vermiculite, perlite, or a soil mix to root another plant. No matter what projects you tackle, though many this time of year, payout in quality, flavor, color, and financial savings can all be yours. a

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Summer Pasta By Amber Bouthot

This quick and easy summer pasta uses all those late summer veggies from your garden and is sure to please the entire family. Don’t have a garden? You can find these ingredients at local farmers markets or farm stands all throughout the month. Enjoy!


•  1 pound pasta of choice (we used shells) •  3 teaspoons olive oil •  2 ears corn, kernels cut from the cob •  1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered •  1 1/2 cups diced zucchini •  2 cloves garlic, sliced •  1 teaspoon kosher salt •  black pepper, to taste •  3/4 cup marinara sauce •  2 chicken sausage links •  6 tablespoons grated Pecorino Romano, plus more for serving •  2 tablespoons fresh basil, for garnish

Preparation: Cook the pasta according to package directions, reserving some water before draining. While the pasta is cooking, in a large skillet over medium heat, add 2 teaspoons of the olive oil and garlic, and cook until golden and fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook 3 minutes, until the tomatoes soften. Add the corn and zucchini and cook until tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the marinara, season with salt and pepper, and cook until heated through, about 1 minute. Cut sausage into bite-sized piece and cook over medium high heat until browned. Add to vegetables and marinara sauce and stir to combine. Toss the pasta with the marinara and vegetables. Add the grated cheese, remaining teaspoon olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt and black pepper to taste and cook 1 minute, adding some of the reserved pasta water as needed. Serve right away with fresh basil and additional grated cheese if desired. a | AUGUST GLO 2022 |



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1, 8, 15, 22,29 | Monday | Market on the Square

Produce and baked goods from local vendors. Free admission. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 101 N. Orange St., Albion. 260.927.3851, kaylatraylor@yahoo. com,

2-31 | Monday-Saturday |

Colorful Pottery & Paintings by Kristy Jo Beber

Nearly 100 indoor vendors, hot food available. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. (year-round), Riverside Center, 231 E. Monroe St. (Highway 224 East), Decatur. Contact Carla at 260.517.8182,,

11-13 | Thursday-Saturday |

Huntertown Heritage Days: “100 Years of School Spirit!” Parade, car show, 5K, carnival rides and games, fish fry, movie night, fireworks, field day, bingo, thrill shows, beer tent, live entertainment, vendors. Huntertown Park, 2303 Woods Road, Fort Wayne. 260.479.7270,, facebook. com/huntertownheritagedays

2,9, 16, 23, 30 | Tuesday |

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Hike and explore the interesting plants and wildlife of Eagle Marsh. Dress for weather, boots recommended. Bring binoculars for a close-up view. Free admission. 9 a.m.-11 a.m., meet at Eagle Marsh West Entrance by the Boy Scout office, 8315 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne (Aug. 30 meet at Eagle Marsh East, 5000 Smith Road, Fort Wayne). 260.478.2515,,

An event featuring live music, splash pad, face painting, giant inflatables, kids activities and more. Tickets are $15, kids 10 & under are free. Proceeds benefit Fox Island Park. 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Parkview Field. https://

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Merry Lea Nature Explorers: “Little Mouse on the Prairie” Elementary students can discover firsthand how the sunlit prairies are home to a diverse group of plants and animals. $3.50/student. 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Merry Lea Farmstead, 2152 S. 425W, Albion. 260.799.5869,,

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First Friday

Decatur Coin Show and Marketplace

Exhibition during gallery hours, purchases available. Free admission. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Orchard Gallery, 6312 Covington Road, Fort Wayne. 260.436.0927,

“Little River Ramblers”

Festive block party atmosphere with food; nonprofit and business vendors; live entertainment. Free admission. 5 p.m.-9 p.m., downtown Warsaw. 574.267.6311, first-friday. 44

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Solfest- a celebration of the sun

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Heirloom Tomato Festival Agricultural art show, 5K run/walk, crafted goods, farmers market items, food vendors. Free admission. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Brower Park/ Old Train Depot, 105 E. Market, Pierceton. 574.268.4860,

27-28 | Saturday-Sunday | Post Miami — 1755

During the French and Indian War, the Old Fort was a French outpost known as Post Miami. Watch as French and British forces clash for control of the area. Fur traders, Native Americans, civilians, and soldiers will demonstrate daily activities. Free admission, donations appreciated. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, The Old Fort, 1201 Spy Run Ave., Fort Wayne. 260.437.2836,

Botanical Conservatory

•  Now through Nov. 13, “Paris: City of Light & Love” garden exhibit, public hours, regular admission •  Thursday, Aug. 4, “Bee the Change: Desert Living” specially crafted activity, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., $1 admission •  Tuesday, Aug. 9, 16, 23, 30, Summer T’ai Chi, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., bring water bottle and comfortable shoes, for ages 18 and older, $42 for four sessions •  Saturday, Aug. 13, “Yoga in the Garden” all-level class, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., $19 Adults $7, children (3-17) $5, children (2 and under) free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday; closed Monday. 1100 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne. 260.427.6440,

Embassy Theatre

•  Wednesday, Aug. 3, Summer Nights at the Embassy, Todd Harrold Band, 5 p.m.-9 p.m., $5 general admission •  Friday, Aug. 5, Leanne Morgan: “The Big Panty Tour,” 7 p.m., $26.75/$36.75/$46.75 •  Wednesday, Aug. 10, Summer Nights at the Embassy, Chris Worth, 5 p.m.-9 p.m., $5 general admission •  Thursday, Aug. 11, Tab Benoit, 7:30 p.m., prices determined by online sales •  Friday, Aug. 12, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., $50/$77 •  Wednesday, Aug. 17, Summer Nights at the Embassy, West Central Quartet, 5 p.m.-9 p.m., $5 general admission •  Wednesday, Aug. 24, Summer Nights at the Embassy, Jess Thrower, 5 p.m.-9 p.m., $5 general admission •  Wednesday, Aug. 31, Summer Nights at the Embassy, Hubie Ashcraft Trio, 5 p.m.-9 p.m., $5 general admission NOTE: Ticket prices are subject to fluctuation based on demand. 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. 800.745.3000,

Honeywell Center

•  Monday, Aug. 1, “Scoob!” 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., ET, free admission •  Thursday, Aug. 4, The Karens, 7:30 p.m., ET, $15/$25 •  Friday, Aug. 5, “Forrest Gump,” 9:15 a.m., Drive-In, $10 •  Saturday, Aug. 6, “The Land Before Time,” 9:15 p.m., Drive-In, $10 •  Saturday, Aug. 6, Jim Breuer, 7:30 p.m., HC, $25/$35 •  Sunday, Aug. 7, Indiana Wind Symphony, 6:30 p.m., HC, $25/$35 •  Monday, Aug. 8, “Spirit Untamed,” 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., ET, free admission •  Tuesday, Aug. 9, Rhoda Gerig: More Than Eagles, 7 p.m., HH, free admission, reservations required •  Thursday, Aug. 11, prime rib dinner, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., ET, $21.95 •  Friday, Aug. 12, “Men in Black,” 9:15 p.m., Drive-In, $10 •  Saturday, Aug. 13, “Jumanji,” 9:15 p.m., Drive-In, $10 •  Saturday, Aug. 13, Great White & Slaughter, 7:30 p.m., HC, $25/$39/$49 •  Tuesday, Aug. 16, “Indiana’s Ten Most Endangered Place,” 7 p.m., Ford, $4 •  Friday, Aug. 19, “Pretty in Pink,” 9 p.m., Drive-In, $10 •  Saturday, Aug. 20, “Matilda,” 9 p.m., Drive-In, $10 •  Saturday, Aug. 20, Girl Named Tom, 7:30 p.m., HC, $29/$39 •  Thursday, Aug. 25, Eugenia’s Table: Sharing Art dessert and social time, 3 p.m., HH, $15 •  Thursday, Aug. 25, The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute, 7:30 p.m., HC, $25/$35/$45 •  Friday, Aug. 26, “Steel Magnolias,” 9 p.m., Drive-In, $10 •  Saturday, Aug. 27, “Scooby Doo,” 9 p.m., Drive-In, $10 •  Saturday, Aug. 27, Art Garfunkel, 7:30 p.m., HC, $52/$65 Honeywell Center/Ford Theater (HC), 275 W. Market St., Wabash. Eagles Theatre/Ballroom (ET), 106 W. Market St., Wabash. Honeywell House (HH), 720 N. Wabash St., Wabash. 13-24 Drive-In (Drive-In), 890 IN 13. Dr. Ford Home (Ford), 177 W. Hill St., Wabash. 260.563.1102, a

Memorial Coliseum

•  Friday-Saturday, Aug. 19-20, Expedite Expo 2022 trucking event, noon-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, call for admission prices Parking $8 main lot, $12 preferred lot. Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave., Fort Wayne. 260.482.9502,

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Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Exhibitions: •  Next Wave: New Contemporaries of the Abstract Movement (through Aug. 28) • Lush and Lavish: Blooms in Art (through Aug. 28) • Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts (through Sept. 11) • Bill Blass: Fort Wayne’s Fashion Designer (through Sept. 18) • Garden Party: Outdoor Sculptures by Dorothy Gillespie (through June 4, 2023) • Broad Spectrum, Clear Vision: The Collection of Carl and Stephanie Beling (through Oct. 16) • Planes, Trains & Automobiles: Classic Toys and Americana (ongoing) • FWMoA Permanent Glass Displays (ongoing) • Kaiyodo: Mini Artworks for the Modern Age (ongoing) Events: •  Thursday, Aug. 4, Curator’s Tour: “Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts,” 12:15 p.m., open to first 16 registrants with RSVP •  Thursday, Aug. 11, Plein Air Paint Out with wet pain sale at end of event, 5 p.m. •  Saturday, Aug. 13, Second Saturday Family Tour, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., pre-registration required, limited to 20 participants Adults $8, students (pre-K through college) $6, seniors (65 and older) $6, families $20, free admission for veterans and veterans’ families, free general admission 5 p.m.-8 p.m. every Thursday. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday (closed Mondays), 311 E. Main St., Fort Wayne. 260.422.6467,

Stroede Center for the Arts

•  Saturday, Aug. 13, Cinema at the Stroede: “Fantasia,” 7 p.m., Stroede Center, free admission, concessions available •  Thursday, Aug. 11, Jay Jesse Johnson Band, 7 p.m., Triangle Park, free admission, donations appreciated Stroede Center, 319 Wayne Ave., Defiance. Triangle Park, 655 Clinton St., Defiance. 419.784.3401,

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