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Brushes with fame

And the value that endures

By Connie Haas Zuber

What was so great about meeting these famous writers and artists back in the 1980s? The same thing that's great about interacting with working artists today.

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Spring Fashion

By Jennifer Dodds Fox

Active lifestyles and demanding schedules have caused a shift in how we see fashion these days, and the new Sport Luxe vibe fits in well from New York runways to Parkview Field.

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Many steps, One Big Goal

Initiative seeks to increase degrees, credentials in Northeast Indiana

By Bonnie Blackburn

Sights set firmly on a bright economic future for the entire region, the Big Goal Collaborative is learning to improve educational outcomes.

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It's time

Artlink honors winning artists

By Connie Haas Zuber

Artlink is at it again, opening its galleries to glorious artworks of the highest quality by artists who are our friends and neighbors. It's a mission fulfilled.

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Meatless feasts

You don't have to be a vegetarian to enjoy Fort Wayne's growing plant-based cuisine

By Bonnie Blackburn

We used to sigh and tell the server, "I'll take the vegetarian option." Now even the carnivores grin and say, "That looks delicious!"

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A new heart

Transplant patients face a difficult journey

By Ellie Bogue

Mark Bell's dramatic story is one of rebirth. He's a heart transplant patient from Lutheran Hospital, and every day is a new gift.

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Christmases Past

to enjoy this year and for years to come

By Jennifer Dodds Fox

The spirit of Christmases Past guided Contributing Writer (and Fort Wayne Monthly party expert) Jennifer Dodds Fox to three delightful holiday party plans that will delight you and your guests.

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2013 Year in Review

Lessons learned

By Connie Haas Zuber

We review 2013 as the students of three smart, interesting people who share what they learned this year: Rachel Blakeman, Andre Patterson and Marc Levy.

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Stage struck

Five Fort Wayne actors talk about life upon the boards

By Bonnie Blackburn

Five actors share their stories to take us inside the world of costumes and lines and makeup and hitting marks and creating other worlds for audiences to enter when the lights go down. Yes, it is creative genius at work.

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Fall into fun

Ghosts, ghouls and do-gooders make October frightfully festive

By Bonnie Blackburn

October brings equal parts fun, festivals and frights. Plus zombies!

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Ten years strong

and look how far we've come

By Connie Haas Zuber

It's hard to believe that 10 years ago, we and you took a chance on a little city magazine. In the decade since, Fort Wayne Monthly has bloomed into everything we hoped it would be and more. Follow us back as we highlight some of our favorite issues.

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Think Maumee

We are our river

We prescribe a jaunt along the Maumee Valley Scenic Byway as a perfect way to truly appreciate where we live. Try it!

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Best Doctors

Profiles of five fine examples of the best of our best

By Bonnie Blackburn

With the expertise of Best Doctors in America, we are proud to present the 2013 Best Doctors list. Profiles of five fine examples of the best of our best lead the section.

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Our Mad Men

The ad biz in the very real world of Fort Wayne

By Connie Haas Zuber

How much drama like we eagerly enjoy in the hit television drama "Mad Men" happened for real here? More than you might imagine.

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Waiting for a sign

Learning how to help in Haiti

By Ellie Bogue

Contributing writer and expert photojournalist Ellie Bogue takes us inside the work by a group of University of Saint Francis students, who are learning how to help in Haiti.