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COMMUNITY INVITED TO FACES OF THE FORT CELEBRATION

June 23, 2016 - Riverfront Fort Wayne is inviting all area residents to join the Faces of the Fort celebration on the Historic Wells Street Bridge, Thursday, June 30 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The event will celebrate the installation of Faces of the Fort, a community art project that involves more than 200 painted beach balls hung from four bridges and floated on the St. Marys River from the Historic Wells Street Bridge to the confluence. The party will include a brief presentation at 6 p.m., followed by music and food trucks. In the event of storms, the event will take place at Wunderkammer Company, 3402 Fairfield Ave. Fort Wayne, IN 46807. 

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MAYOR HENRY ANNOUNCES CITY AWARDS GRANTS TO 10 NON-PROFITS

June 23, 2016 - Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry today announced that 10 local non-profits will receive funding from the City’s federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) dollars.

Approximately $360,000 will be available to help low- and moderate-income residents with shelter, basic needs, employment skills and youth development.

The Mayor made the announcement at Wellspring Interfaith Social Service’s Clothing Shoppe, which, along with the Wellspring Food Bank, will be supported by CDBG dollars. 

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MAYOR HENRY OPENS RENAISSANCE POINTE AND HANNA STREET TRAILS

June 22, 2016 - Mayor Tom Henry, members of the Housing and Neighborhood Development Services (HANDS) Board and residents of nearby neighborhoods celebrated the opening of portions of the Hanna Street and Renaissance Pointe trails today.

“The new additions to our trails system are essential to enhance connectivity for residents in southeast Fort Wayne,” said Mayor Henry. “I’m encouraged by the progress we’re seeing as we work together to invest in quality of life amenities that make a meaningful difference. Our City continues to move in the right direction with positive momentum like never before.”

Renaissance Pointe Trail: Construction of the newest section of the Renaissance Pointe Trail began March 11, 2016 and is substantially complete. In addition to the trail, which extends two blocks, 26 existing curb ramps and landings that were in poor condition were replaced. Five new ADA-compliant curb ramps and landing areas were also constructed and 53 street lights were installed.

Hanna Street Trail: Construction began on the first phase of the Hanna Street Trail on November 2, 2015 and was complete by November 25, 2015. Phase I of the Hanna Street Trail, which is six-tenths of a mile on the east side of Hanna, stretches from Wallace to Pontiac streets. The Hanna trail is the beginning of a multi-phase extension that will eventually total five miles from Berry Street downtown to Tillman Road on the south.

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