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While construction on Fort Wayne’s riverfront development project isn’t set to begin until July, that isn’t stopping the city from planning what will come next.

Even though ground hasn’t been broken on the first phase yet, the city is already looking ahead to phase two. Parks and recreation director Al Moll calls the second phase entirely “conceptual” at this point, and notes the project will be far less intensive than phase one.

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This weekend, Fort Wayne Youtheatre is wrapping up the spring season with its fourth annual Fairy Tale Fest.

This year's celebration is full of iconic characters and story lines, including an original adaptation of Roald Dahl's "James and the Giant Peach," set in the 1980s. 

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Fort Wayne City Council voted 5-3 in favor of allowing construction of a three-building shopping center on West Jefferson Boulevard. The proposal needed City Council’s approval to rezone the six-and-a-half acres of residential land.

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A Fort Wayne art gallery just unveiled a new, digital way for Northeast Indiana artists to show off their creativity. At an event last night, ArtLink showed off its new virtual reality project.

As the public radio landscape evolves, producers are exploring new program concepts and ways to promote their creations. Interview podcasts, investigative reporting series and other innovative programs have entered the conversation.

89.1 WBOI wants you to weigh in on some of these new programs as we evaluate our weekend program schedule.

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Indiana Tech today withdrew its proposal to build an athletic complex in Memorial Park. The $6.4 million athletic complex would have included a new running track, training facility, and an upgraded softball diamond. Indiana Tech officials said it would have been an investment in East Central Fort Wayne, but many groups opposed its location.

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explains the science of the Gulf Stream. What is this current in the Atlantic Ocean, how does it form, and where does it flow?

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Salomon Farm's Fiber Arts Celebration is a unique way to participate in the process and art of making natural fiber products like wool, alpaca, silk and cotton. It's a free, two-day, family friendly event, sponsored by Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation and the Flax and Fleecers Spinning Guild of Fort Wayne.

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Nearly 100 years after Fort Wayne bought land that would later become Memorial Park, the city is looking at the possibility of leasing some of it to Indiana Tech to build an athletic complex.

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A public hearing was held Thursday night at the Memorial Park pavilion about a proposed Indiana Tech athletic complex in that park. The building reached capacity at 160 people, and the majority of those present were against any changes to the park.

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