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Riverfront Benches to be Revealed Saturday

Local artists will reveal their Riverfront Fort Wayne art benches on Saturday, May 21 prior to the start of the Fort for Fitness Spring Cycle.

The City of Fort Wayne partnered with Artlink Contemporary Gallery to work with local artists in the transformation of ten former Citilink bus stop benches into attractive, functional works of public art. The benches will be displayed from 7 to 10:30 a.m. along Main Street in front of the Auer Center. Artists will be available at 9:30 a.m. to greet the public and talk about their work.

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Bike to Work Day Breakfast Set for Friday

As part of national Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 20, 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. During the breakfast, cyclists can enjoy free coffee, bagels and fruit courtesy of Parkview Health.

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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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