Remembering the Great Flood
This March marks the 100th anniversary of the Flood of 1913, which swamped Fort Wayne and much of the Midwest, leaving hundreds dead nationally and massive damage. Do you have any stories, photos or artifacts relating to a family member who was affected by the flood or came to the aid of others impacted by it?
Share your story by sending it to us in 200 words or fewer, along with any photos, by March 1 to firstname.lastname@example.org, with Flood of 1913 submissions in the subject line. You also can mail your story to The News-Sentinel, C/O Sheryl Krieg, 600 W. Main St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802. Include your name and phone number so we can verify the information. By sending photos, you give us permission to archive them for future use. For any questions, call 461-8290.
Enter our movie awards contest
Can you pick the top movie, actors, actresses and director for the movie awards Feb. 24? The person who selects the most winners in those categories can enjoy Casa and Carmike on us — a $30 gift card to dine at any local Casa Ristoranti Italiano and a $20 gift card for movie tickets at Carmike theaters.
The voting will take place online only. Go to www.news-sentinel.com. In the navigation bar, click on Entertainment and then on the link for the Big, Big Movie Night Awards contest. (The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences won't let us use the “O” award word in a contest.) Entries are due by 5 p.m. Feb. 22. The winner will be announced Feb. 25 in The News-Sentinel, at www.news-sentinel.com and via www.facebook.com/thenewssentinel and Twitter at newssentinel. In the event of a tie, we will put the names of entrants with the most correct answers in a drawing, and one winner will be picked. You must be at least 18 years old and a resident of northeast Indiana to win. Choose one nominee per category, and please vote one time only.
Science Central on Travel Indiana cover
Hotel guests who visit central Indiana this winter will get a look at Fort Wayne's Science Central, which is on the cover of the Travel Indiana Winter 2013 issue and in an article titled, “Touring the state is child's play,” by Rebecca Wood. The magazine is published by HNE Media of Indianapolis.
Enter contest for backyard makeover
Anyone who would like a backyard makeover may enter the national Dream Backyard Makeover Contest for a chance to win a $70,000 makeover. Homeowners should visit www.dreambackyardmakeover.com to submit a photo and 200-word description about why their backyard is most deserving. Deadline is April 22 via Facebook.
Finalists will be selected, and on April 23, voting will open for one week on Archadeck's Facebook page.
The winner will be announced in May.
Second and third places will receive the renovation of an existing deck or patio, courtesy of Archadeck, and the installation of an outdoor lighting system provided by outdoor Lighting Perspectives.
For more information, visit www.northeastern-indiana.archadeck.com.