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Turkey Cost Increase Drives Up Thanksgiving Meal

You can expect your Thanksgiving dinner to be a bit more expensive this year. The retail price of a sixteen pound turkey went up by over four dollars since last year according to an annual survey by the Indiana Farm Bureau.
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Arts & Culture

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For Huntington Artist, Life's A Gas

Huntington author and Digital Media Arts Professor, Bryan Ballinger has an affinity for the absurd, as his newest children's book, Animal Gas proves.
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NorthEATS Indiana

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Holidays Mean Hunger For Some In Northeast Indiana

Normally on NorthEATS Indiana, we report on the variety of restaurants, farms, and other food businesses in our region. This week, we’re focusing on the lack of food. In Northeast Indiana, one in seven people don’t know where their next meal is coming from.
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When Alexander Strack planted a few peppers for his wife in 2010, he never expected to turn it into a business. 

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Jerry Brown recently signed legislation legalizing physician-assisted suicide for patients at the end of life. When I recently talked with the FRIENDS of IPFW about my work on Advance Care Planning in Indiana, this issue came up.

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Golf season is coming to a close for several local parks, but much of the summer was plagued by rain and flooding, resulting in a significant decrease in participation around golf courses.

Shoaff and McMillen Parks will be the first of several closing their golf courses within the next week in preparation for the winter months.

While closing the courses is standard practice for this time of the year, many of them saw significant decreases in activity in the summer due to massive rain and flooding levels.

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central looks at baking soda.  What is it, why is it used in baking, and what's it made of? 

Friends of the Parks of Allen County

The Friends of the Parks of Allen County and local volunteers will be planting trees around Fort Wayne this weekend.

Fort Wayne parks will undergo a bit of a makeover this weekend as Friends of the Parks teams up with Parks and Recreation in Fort Wayne and Allen County for the Great Tree Canopy Comeback Saturday morning.

Volunteers for the Great Tree Canopy Comeback are expected to help plant more than 250 trees around parks like Memorial, Lakeside, and Fox Island, while at the same time learning the appropriate methods for planting a tree.

Fort Wayne City Utilities

On Wednesday, city officials gathered for the 150th anniversary of the city's first brick sewer. For many, the milestone is more than just a celebration of sewers.

Classical 94.1 WBNI is pleased to broadcast the Fort Wayne Philharmonic's 2015-2016 Masterworks series! 

You can hear the following performances at 7pm on 94.1 WBNI:

Thursday, Oct. 15th - Rachmaninoff and Dvorak

Thursday, Nov. 5th - Beethoven's Eighth Symphony 

Thursday, Dec. 3rd - Dvorak's New World Symphony 

Thursday, Jan. 21st - Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto

Thursday, Feb. 4th - Midwinter Mozart

Thursday, Mar. 3rd - An Evening with George Gershwin

Thursday Mar. 24th - Legends and Fairy Tales

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Ethel Waters was one of the most popular African-American singers and actresses of the 1920's. And she continued blazing trails and collecting awards in multiple entertainment fields until her death in 1977.

Beginning this week, First Presbyterian Theater honors the actress and her legacy with a one-woman biographic play titled "His Eye Is on the Sparrow", named after Waters' favorite Gospel hymn.

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Fort Wayne was once home to several small breweries, but they dwindled away until only one was left. Now, as craft beer becomes increasingly popular nationwide, more microbreweries are popping up in the area.

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explains a desiccant.  What is this material, what does it do, and what are some of the common types of desiccants? 


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