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Weed Program Kicks Off May 13

The City of Fort Wayne's Weed Program kicks off this year on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. The Neighborhood Code Department is responsible for enforcing the City's Weed Program, which calls for weeds or grass to be no taller than nine inches.

Reports of high grass or weeds that exceed nine inches will be accepted beginning May 13; the public should call 311 or 427-8311 to report a possible violation. Online complaints may be filed at www.cityoffortwayne.org/citizen-services. Individuals reporting a violation will need to have the property's specific street address to register the complaint.

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Bike to Work Day Breakfast Set for May 15

What's a simple way to lose weight, save money and help the environment? Start biking to work and you could see all of these benefits, according to the League of American Bicyclists.

As part of national Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 15, Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry is encouraging local residents to give bike commuting a try. On their way to work, residents are invited to stop at Headwaters West for the City's Bike to Work Day breakfast from 6:30 to 8 a.m.

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New Bike Box to be Installed at Wayne/Anthony Intersection

Weather permitting, a new bike box will be added to the intersection of Anthony Boulevard and Wayne Street tomorrow, April 28, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. It will complement new bike lanes that will be extended on Berry and Wayne streets east to Anthony Boulevard. The Anthony/Wayne intersection will remain open to traffic during the painting process but there will be temporary lane restrictions for a few hours.

A bike box is an area designated by green paint markings at the head of a traffic lane at an intersection with a traffic signal. During a red light, bicyclists gather in the green box and motorists stay behind the box.

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Mayor Henry Announces Next Steps for Riverfront Development

Mayor Tom Henry today announced positive progress is being made in the City of Fort Wayne's riverfront development efforts, including the first grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne.

Mayor Henry was joined by community leaders to provide a status report on the initial steps being taken to enhance the City's riverfront. At the same time, Jane Gerardot, chairperson of the board of directors of the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, announced an initial grant of $42,000 for a riparian development master plan.

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Kickstart Festival Planned for May

The Kickstart Festival Planning Committee is pleased to present the Kickstart Festival in May in Fort Wayne. The Kickstart Festival is a month-long celebration of bikes, music, art and theatre, ushering in a summer filled with activity in our community.

The Kickstart Festival is presented by Parkview Health and participating organizations include the City of Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation, Fort4Fitness, Fort Wayne Trails, Arts United, Visit Fort Wayne, Operation Fight for a Fitter Fort, the Downtown Improvement District, Fort Wayne Youtheatre, Bicycle Friendly Fort Wayne and Le Tour de Fort, Inc.

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