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Riverfront Fort Wayne Needs Volunteers

Riverfront Fort Wayne needs your help to prepare giant beach balls that will eventually be hung from bridges and float along the St. Marys River. Volunteers are needed to blow up the approximately 200 beach balls with shop vacs and then apply a base coat of paint. Colorful faces will eventually be painted on the beach balls by school children, seniors, veterans and people with disabilities.

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Weed Program Starts May 2

The City of Fort Wayne’s Weed Program kicks off this year on Monday, May 2, 2016. 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.

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Riverfront Fort Wayne Launches Faces of the Fort

A new Riverfront Fort Wayne community art project, called Faces of the Fort, gets underway this week. The project allows community members the opportunity to paint oversized beach balls that will be installed on the rivers and hung from bridges in downtown Fort Wayne.

The beach balls will be prepared (blown up and given base coats of paint) on Wednesday, April 27 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Wunderkammer Company, 3402 Fairfield Ave. Media are invited to stop by and take photos/video of the preparation.

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Kickstart Festival Continues to Grow

 

The Kickstart Festival Planning Committee is pleased to present Kickstart Festival 2016 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. Responding to an increasing interest and demand for events related to biking, this year the Kickstart Festival added nine events.

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Mayor Henry and Leadership Fort Wayne Launch Bike Share

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry today launched the City’s first Bike Share effort in partnership with Leadership Fort Wayne and Zagster, Inc.

The City’s new Bike Share program includes 25 cruiser bikes that are available at five downtown locations for riders to checkout for on-demand, local trips (map attached). Anyone can ride by purchasing a day pass or joining with a monthly or annual membership. Rides for members are free for up to an hour, then $3 per hour after. An annual membership can be purchased for $60 and a monthly membership for $15. Riders join the system using a simple app or text messages; instructions are found here: www.zagster.com/fortwayne.

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