Consider it an introductory course, for kids as young as nine-years-old! They learn a lot, over nine sessions. And believe it or not, many of them are already exposed to some type of programming at their schools.
Most don’t know, in the days leading up to its opening, the Embassy Theatre is echoing with chaos and frenzy. Sponsors and decorators have just two days to get their display prepared for the Festival of Trees before the Fort Wayne favorite event begins.
In October, ABC21 visited with Jim Beal, whose gigantic gourds have set state records, wowed the public and even been featured on ABC’s “The Bachelor.” It’s unlikely that the question has been on your mind since we shared that story, but if you HAVE ever wondered, “what happens to those 800-pound pumpkins?” -- well, you’re about to see for yourself.
“We grow for competition,” Jim Beal told us. “There are like, eight different categories. The main ones are giant pumpkins. There are squash, long gourds, marrow, tomatoes, watermelon, bushel gourds — basically you compete for each one of those if you want to.”
“We looked at it, and fell in love with it,” Todd Sidel said. “It wasn’t in the best of shape — it had a lot of things that needed to be done, but it looked like it was all fairly cosmetic. The bones of everything that was here looked like it was in really good condition.”
“I’ve always had a fascination with space, and bought a telescope in December 2019,” astrophotographer Neil Bryant said. “(I) decided to take pictures with it, and opened up that wormhole, and have been going at it ever since.”
“When I moved here to the United States about six years ago, I had a dream to make Indonesia at least as clean as Indiana or Fort Wayne,” Dwi Sutander told us, “that’s how I got involved with sustainability.”
“We are reviving pieces that have been sitting in Mike’s studio, some of them ten years, actually even back to ’91 - almost entombed in his studio,” Janie Minick said, “we are reviving them back to life… with fire!”