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Famed local sportscaster Kent Hormann recreates classic Central play by play

Famed local sportscaster Kent Hormann recreates classic Central play by play

| April 15, 2015

By Bryant Rozier Note: The Central High All-Year Blowout of 2015 jumps off on April 25 at the McMillen Park Community Center, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. For all festival inquires, visit  www.centralhighschoolfest.com or call the African/African American Historical Society Museum (AAAHSM) at (260) 420-0765. Like their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CentralHighSchoolFest.This next article about Central […]

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‘Holy-Day’ love!

‘Holy-Day’ love!

| April 9, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Last week, one of my best friends posted something quite interesting on Facebook. She sent out a reminder that Resurrection Sunday was approaching and that those “CME Saints” would be coming. At first I didn’t recognize the acronym, but a quick inquiry from a few friends taught me what was […]

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Save $2 at Fort Wayne Save-A-Lot stores

Save $2 at Fort Wayne Save-A-Lot stores

| April 8, 2015

Save $2 off a purchase of $20 or more at Fort Wayne Save-A-Lot stores for one week only—April 7-15, 2015. Get your coupon today from this week’s edition of Frost Illustrated, available FREE from the Frost vending machines at the Bluffton Road and Paulding Road Save-A-Lot stores (for a limited time)! Shop these  Fort Wayne […]

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The art of the Alabama road trip

The art of the Alabama road trip

| April 8, 2015

By Ephraim Smiley Special to Frost Illustrated It’s alleged that during a heavy rain storm in Alabama, fish as big as your hand fell from the sky and Moma Cook gathered them and cooked them. I owe my resourcefulness, environmental awareness and agricultural acuity to my parents Ephraim and Audrey Smiley and subsequently my great […]

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Find out why ‘Fast & Furious 7′ is the most daring one yet

Find out why ‘Fast & Furious 7′ is the most daring one yet

| April 4, 2015

By Dwight Brown
NNPA Film Critic

Walking into a theater to see the latest “Fast & Furious” episode is like saying hello to an old, well-oiled friend. Great and familiar cast, excellent script, superb production values and the direction is tight as a drum. Can’t say this is the best film of the franchise, because so many of them have been excellent. But it’s easily the most daring. Fasten your seat belts and test the airbags. This one accelerates real fast.

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What ya carrying?

What ya carrying?

| April 2, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart When someone asks you the question, “What are you carrying?” what comes to mind? As a woman of childbearing age, my mind thinks of pregnancy. Carrying a child (so I’ve heard) is no joke and although can be cute, can also have complications. Just like pregnancy can wear women down […]

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‘Come join our gang’

‘Come join our gang’

| April 1, 2015

Community groups make appeal to end violence, offer alternatives and support to young people FORT WAYNE—There’s a powerful new gang combing the streets of Fort Wayne. But, unlike the classic definition of a gang, this organization is not out to cause mayhem but to stop it. This past Friday, the Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch of […]

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‘I know He watches me…’

‘I know He watches me…’

| March 26, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart The song “His Eye is on the Sparrow,” written by Civilla D. Martin, has been performed by many artists. Some of the lyrics of the song go like this: Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come, Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heaven and […]

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Sylvester ‘Billy’ Bland giving competitors the blues on pool table

Sylvester ‘Billy’ Bland giving competitors the blues on pool table

| March 24, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Want to hear the blues? Listen to Bobby “Blue” Bland. Challenge Sylvester “Billy” Bland to a game of eight-ball on the pool table and there’s a good chance you’ll be singing the blues after losing. Bland—Sylvester, that is—is rapidly gaining a reputation as one of the city’s top pocket billiard (read “pool”) players when […]

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Immediate job opening: Part-time tenant liaison for The Courtyard

Immediate job opening: Part-time tenant liaison for The Courtyard

| March 20, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Biggs Property Management is looking for a nighttime part-time tenant liaison for The Courtyard, 530 Home Ave., an apartment community targeted to those aged 18 to 25 who are aging out of the foster-care program, homeless or at the risk of becoming homeless. Responsibilities include providing social activities, advisory services, positive engagement, personal growth […]

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