Settlers, Inc. Herb and Perennial Plant Sale and Swinney Homestead Open House
Settlers, Inc will have their annual plant sale on Friday, May 2 from 10 a.m.—4 p.m., Fort Wayne’s Historic Swinney Homestead, 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd. Herbs will be in the basement and perennial diggings on the back lawn.
The Homestead will be open free to the public, with early Americana music by Hearthstone Ensemble, refreshments, Bake Sale, Gift Shoppe, hand-arts display, Settlers, Inc. memberships. A second day plant sale on Saturday, May 3 will be from 8 a.m.–noon. Proceeds support the Swinney Homestead. (260) 637-8622. www.settlersinc.org
I think we can all agree, it has been one tough winter – snow, ice, bitter cold, and sleet – and then more of the same. But now it is time to come out of the winter doldrums!
Help design a new entrance feature for our West Central Neighborhood. We want those who pass through to be greeted by an entrance feature that is just as wonderful as our neighborhood!
The Guidelines and Entry form are below the picture and open as PDF Documents. Please review them and then get started on your design! And, you might win a prize! First place – $500. Second place $250.
The current West Central “Welcome” that is located on West Jefferson near the Swinney tennis courts.
WCNA Entrance Feature Contest Guidelines
WCNA Entrance Feature Contest Entry Form
Thank you to everyone who visited our 31st annual Home & Garden Tour and ArtsFest on September 7 & 8.
Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors, fantastic homeowners and volunteers!
Without all of you, the weekend would not be possible. We greatly appreciate your support. We will continue to list all of our wonderful sponsors and artists on the Tour tab above – - anytime you are able to support these local companies & artists, we strong encourage you to do so.
Recently the City created a video highlighting the 800-block of West Central and the efforts by the City, West Central residents, and the Belay Corporation to rehabilitate four long-abandoned and deteriorating houses located in the middle of the block. Two houses were renovated, but, unfortunately, two other houses were beyond restoration. This link will take you to the video. The video is 30 minutes in length and provides an excellent summary of the various forces that had to come together to accomplish this major project.
Thanks to Molly Gropp for a great video about our beautiful and historic neighborhood! If you have any questions or comments Molly can be reached at: