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Storytime on the Bridge Kicks Off Monday

This coming Monday, June 20, Riverfront Fort Wayne and the Allen County Public Library are kicking off a weekly summer Storytime on the Bridge.

Storytime on the Bridge will offer kids of all ages songs, great stories, silly rhymes and lots of smiles on the Historic Wells Street Bridge. Story time begins at 10:30 a.m. and lasts until 11 a.m. Families are encouraged to bring their own blankets or chairs.

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New Markets Tax Credits Help Complete Turnstone Expansion

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry and officials from PNC Bank N.A. toured the new Turnstone Plassman Center recently and learned about the facility’s significant economic impact on northeast Indiana.

“A big thank you goes out to the City and PNC for investing millions of dollars in this leading-edge athletic facility,” said Mike Mushett, Turnstone CEO. “The contributions of Federal New Markets Tax Credits from the City and PNC has helped us better serve individuals with disabilities, as well as brought thousands more visitors to the region.”

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Ash Brokerage Opens New Headquarters in Ash Skyline Plaza

Ash Brokerage made its downtown move official Wednesday, June 1, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony inside its hallmark three-story atrium. Invited guests and media were on hand for the occasion, which happened to mark the four-year anniversary of the date CEO Tim Ash originally shared his vision for a new headquarters with employees.

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Warning Signs Installed Near River Dams

More than 30 signs and buoys are being installed along the St. Joseph and Maumee rivers to promote awareness of the dangers of low-head (small) dams.

A committee made up of representatives from The Pelorus Project, the City of Fort Wayne (Utilities, Community Development and Fire), Northeast Indiana Regional Coordinating Council, Northeast Indiana Water Trails, Tri-State Watershed Alliance, A Better Fort and The Indiana Silverjackets (a voluntary inter-agency natural hazard mitigation team working to protect life, property and resources) came together after last year’s tragic drowning of a kayaker to work to improve safety along the rivers.

The signs will warn of the dangers of dams and the strong recirculating currents created just downstream of the dams. The signs and buoys will be placed in the water, on the riverbanks and on bridges near the St. Joseph dam, the Hosey Street dam and the Leo Cedarville dam.

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Riverfront Fort Wayne hosts historic boat tours

Riverfront Fort Wayne is kicking off a series of historic boat tours beginning this Sunday, May 29.

Beginning May 29, residents ages 12-adult can take a relaxing pontoon boat ride on select Sunday evenings at one of three times, 5:30, 6:30 or 7:30 p.m. Each tour can accommodate 10 people and the cost is $12 per person. Boats will launch from Headwaters Park West. Pre-registration and payment is required online by visiting www.FortWayneParks.org and then following the menu to Register/Reserve Now to Adult Programs/Trips to Special Event.

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