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Idle Hands into Able Bodies

(Link to Fort Wayne Reader original article) Tomatoes. Okra. Bell peppers. Jalapenos. Onions. Those are just a few of the things sprouting in a new urban garden on South Calhoun Street. But in addition to vegetables and flowers, hope and opportunity are growing, too. "Gardens are a wonderful expression of rebirth and renewal,"...

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Fort Wayne Nonprofits Receive Grants

(Link to "Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick" original article) The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, during the second quarter, granted a total of $700,969 in new awards to nonprofit agencies in Allen County. Selected grants listed below from the Clarke Endowment Fund and the Community Grantmaking Fund include:...

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Downtown Larry

(Link to original article published in the Journal Gazette.) Seeing Larry Thomas Jr. tooling around downtown in a vivid green Kawasaki Mule, picking up trash, pulling weeds or cleaning up graffiti, is a common sight. Last week, downtown regulars very likely saw him driving a white pickup truck emblazoned with the Downtown...

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Agency Helping Ex-Offenders Bounce Back

The following was covered by Inside Indiana Business, with Gerry Dick:  The head of a Fort Wayne nonprofit that helps ex-offenders return to the work force says the program's success is attracting attention from around the state. Blue Jacket Inc. Executive Director Tony Hudson says the intensive four-week program helps...

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