CITY TO REOPEN WARMING STATION AND OVERNIGHT SHELTER BEGINNING WEDNESDAY EVENING
March 3, 2015 - The City of Fort Wayne will reopen a warming station and overnight shelter as a result of very cold conditions that are expected to reach Fort Wayne beginning Wednesday evening.
The Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department’s Community Center, 233 W. Main St., will be open beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 4 until 8 a.m. Friday, March 6 for anyone in need of a warm place to stay as a result of the winter weather conditions.
The City’s Police, Fire, Public Works, and City Utilities departments are all prepared with full personnel in position to respond accordingly to any potential weather situations.
The City of Fort Wayne has been proactive in providing warming stations and overnight shelters to assist those in need, and recently, the State of Indiana, through the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, selected Fort Wayne as one of four pilot communities to reach chronically homeless individuals with the most need for supportive services to bring them into permanent housing.
ICY CONDITIONS DELAY GARBAGE AND RECYCLING COLLECTION
March 3, 2015 - Due to freezing rain and slick streets, the City’s garbage and recycling vendor, Republic Services, has stopped collection for the day. All Tuesday routes will be collected on Wednesday and garbage and recycling will run one day behind the rest of the week with Friday collections occurring on Saturday.
March 2, 2015 - The Operation Fight for a Fitter Fort (OPF4) program will be part of the upcoming Fort Wayne Medical Society Alliance’s Doctor’s Day event on Saturday, March 7.
OPF4 team members will be at Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton St., from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
This year’s Doctor’s Day marks the 20th year for the event. Mayor Tom Henry is scheduled to provide opening remarks as part of the celebration.
OPF4 and Summit City Bicycles and Fitness are partnering on an interactive exhibit, “Energy Creates Power.” Visitors will be able to use stationary bikes that will be linked to a computer to calculate watts generated through movement. Participants can enter a drawing for a prize for most watts generated in a fixed period of time.