Columnists

Along the Heritage Trail

At home

Among the lakes

By Tom Castaldi

Allen County Historian Tom Castaldi reminds us how important the Great Lakes were (and are) in Fort Wayne's development.

The Grape Vine

Pleasing varied palates

These pics score

By Elizabeth Niezer

How to find wines for novices and pros.

Along the Heritage Trail

Strong signal

WOWO a radio pioneer

By Tom Castaldi

The booming voice of WOWO radio has been heard far and wide.

The Grape Vine

Spring additions

It's time to try something new

By Elizabeth Niezer

New wine lines and new varietals with familiar labels attract Columnist Elizabeth Niezer's attention.

Along the Heritage Trail

Partners in business and war

Barnett, Hanna helped avert attack

By Tom Castaldi

Tom Castaldi makes sure we know the story of James Barnett.

The Long View

Where home is

Change is at its heart

By Jim Sparrow

Columnist Jim Sparrow says goodbye to Fort Wayne in his final column.

The Grape Vine

Mind blown

My trip beyond wine mixology

By Elizabeth Niezer

Columnist Elizabeth Niezer gets her mind blown by new flavors not involving wine.

Along the Heritage Trail

Breath of fresh air

Breathalyzer invented here

By Tom Castaldi

Fort Wayne is home to the Breathalyzer, Historian Tom Castaldi tells the tale.

The Long View

Lessons from Oz

Working with what we have

By Jim Sparrow

Columnist Jim Sparrow believes Fort Wayne can benefit from lessons taught by "The Wizard of Oz."

The Grape Vine

Crazy for Chianti

Start with the basics

By Elizabeth Niezer

Thinking Italian for dinner? Columnist Elizabeth Niezer shares her strategy for choosing just the right Italian wine for your table.

Along the Heritage Trail

The Fort's peacemaker

Her courage, eloquence helped save lives

By Tom Castaldi

Historian Tom Castaldi tells the story of Angeline Chapeteau Peltier Griswold.

The Long View

Leverage resources

Watch the big-picture changes

By Jim Sparrow

Not simply leveraging resources is important, columnist Jim Sparrow says, because we need to focus firmly on big-picture changes.

The Grape Vine

Bubbles beat the blues

Champagne brings brightness

By Elizabeth Niezer

The dark days of January are a challenge for us all, Columnist Elizabeth Niezer knows. And her recommendation sparkles. Literally.

Along the Heritage Trail

What do you know?

Time for another local history quiz

By Tom Castaldi

It's time for another challenging local history quiz from the files of Allen County Historian Tom Castaldi. Don't peek at the answers until you've really tried your best!

The Grape Vine

Merry Wine-mas

A gift of recommendations

By Elizabeth Niezer

Columnist Elizabeth Niezer presents the gift of her wine recommendations for the holidays.