By Jessa Campbell
Visit Fort Wayne
Grab a girlfriend and head to Fort Wayne, Indiana, April 19-23, 2017, for the Vera Bradley Annual Sale at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Avenue.
The Vera Bradley Annual Sale is your opportunity to take advantage of 40-60% off many of the favorite styles and prints of Vera Bradley handbags, luggage, stationary and accessories.
There are multiple sessions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 7:30 AM to 8:30 PM, Saturday 8 AM to 8 PM, and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. Register online for a session ($5 per session, Wed-Fri).
Over 50,000 women attend the sale each year – here are some tips and tricks to make your visit great:
Tips and Tricks for the Vera Bradley Annual Sale
1. Understand the difference between registration and tickets. ALL who want to attend the show must complete a registration and if you are attending on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday you need to purchase a ticket in addition to your registration.
If you still need to register or purchase tickets, you can do so here: https://www.verabradley.com/…/sta…/annualoutletsale/schedule
2. Maneuver the crowd and aisles like a pro by dressing comfortably and come hands-free. You may be waiting for a little while and you will be on your feet a lot during the sale.
3. While in Fort Wayne, make the most of your trip with some other great activities. During the 5-day sale, there are many other great opportunities to explore Fort Wayne. Consider shopping at some unique boutiques or other outlet sales, tasting some delicious chocolates, or catching a show!
4. Recharge after a full day of shopping by staying overnight in Fort Wayne. To find the perfect hotel and package, check out Visit Fort Wayne’s Web site.
If you need help planning your trip and finding more things to do, visit http://VisitFortWayne.com/verabradley or stop by the Fort Wayne Visitors Center located at 927 S. Harrison Street. You can also call one of the Visitor Information Specialists at 260.424.3700.
By Katie Schwartz
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Fort Wayne, Ind. – Disney On Ice presents “Dare to Dream” is bringing Disney’s princess stories and most beloved fairytales to the ice in a sensational live production coming to your hometown!
This ice spectacular featuring scenes from Tangled, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, and The Princess and the Frog, visits Fort Wayne from March 9-12, 2017 for seven performances at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Tickets are on sale now.
Join your hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they share the heroic stories of four of your favorite Disney Princesses.
Laugh along with Disney’s hair-raising escapade, Tangled, as Rapunzel, Flynn and Maximus embark on an uproarious expedition that soars to new heights!
Travel to the enchanted forest with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as she escapes from the Evil Queen.
Watch as Cinderella’s dreams come true with a little help from her animal friends and the Fairy Godmother.
Boogie to the beat of the bayou with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen from Disney’s The Princess and the Frog, in a magical, musical journey.
Nothing can stop a princess from a courageous adventure when Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream skates into to your hometown.
Tickets for Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream are affordably priced starting at $12 for Opening Night and starting at $15 for all other performances.
Tickets are available through www.disneyonice.com, by phone at Ticketmaster, 800-745-3000, or in person at the Memorial Coliseum box office.
Seven great performances to choose from: Thursday, March 9 at 7 p.m., Friday, March 10 at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 11 at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 12 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
By Brent Hollerud
Indy Fuel ECHL Ice Hockey
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indy Fuel, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks and the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs, announced their 2016 preseason schedule Thursday. The Fuel will meet the Fort Wayne Komets in a home-and-home exhibition doubleheader; starting on Friday, October 7, 2016, at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, before shifting to Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis on Saturday, October 8. Friday’s game in Fort Wayne is scheduled for an 8 p.m. puck drop, while Saturday’s contest in Indy is slated for 6 p.m. ET.
All in attendance at Saturday’s game between the two in-state rivals will receive a 2016-17 Fuel magnet schedule. Indy’s preseason finale will be capped off with a post-game autograph session in the Indiana Farmers Coliseum lobby with the entire team. Tickets for the exhibition showdown are included in all Full-Season, Half-Season, and 9-Game Ticket Plans, and will be just $10 for the general public.
Announcements will be made in the coming weeks with more information regarding preseason and 2016-17 single game tickets, as well as the Fuel’s full promotional schedule for their third season at Indiana Farmers Coliseum.
The organization also announced Thursday the addition of Terry Ficorelli as the club’s new Director of Media Relations. A familiar voice to Indiana hockey fans, Ficorelli brings over 30 years and 3,500 games of play-by-play experience to the Fuel broadcast booth. The Detroit native spent the last six seasons in Evansville – serving as the Vice President of Communications, Broadcasting and Marketing for the CHL and ECHL IceMen from 2010-2014, before holding the same position with the NA3HL’s Evansville Thunderbolts in 2015-16.
Prior to arriving in Indiana, Ficorelli spent 15 years in Muskegon, Mich. manning the microphone for the UHL Fury and the IHL Lumberjacks, providing the call for four Fury championships in a six-year span from 1999-2005. In addition to the team success during his time in Muskegon, “Fic” became the first person to win both UHL Broadcaster of the Year and Public Relations Director of the Year honors twice.
Opening Night of the 2016-17 Fuel season is coming Friday, October 14 and Season Ticket Plans are now on sale! Join the team for year three at Indiana Farmers Coliseum by visiting IndyFuelHockey.com or calling 317-925-FUEL. Full and Half-Season packages are available, as well as 9-Game Plans and Group Ticket options. Stay up to date throughout the offseason by following the Fuel on Twitter and Instagram (@IndyFuel) and don’t forget to ‘Like’ the Fuel on Facebook.
Visit Fort Wayne
Vera Bradley Annual Sale tickets are now available. The sale opens Wednesday, April 13 and closes Sunday, April 17, 2016.
Tickets for the first three days of the sale are $5 each and will be available at http://www.ticketmaster.com, authorized Ticketmaster locations and the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Ticket Office.
2016 Vera Bradley Annual Sale
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
4000 Parnell Avenue
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Wednesday, April 13 through Friday, April 15 – Tickets Required
Session 1: 7:30am – 10am
Session 2: 11am – 1:30pm
Session 3: 2:30pm – 5pm
Session 4: 6pm – 8:30pm
Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17 – No tickets required – Open to the public
Saturday: 8am – 8pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm
Vera Bradley requires tickets for the first three days of the sale. 4,000 tickets will be available for each session. While tickets are not required during the weekend portion of the sale, attendees who wish to make a purchase will need to complete the free registration process.
Pre-registration is underway at http://www.verabradley.com/outletsale. Registration kiosks will also be available at the Memorial Coliseum during the sale.
Vera Bradley handbags, travel items, accessories, stationery and eyewear will be available at the Vera Bradley Annual Sale.
By Don Finnegan
Honor and Remember, Inc.
Indiana “RUN FOR THE FALLEN” to Honor and Remember Indiana Military Service Members
Relay Team to Cover One Mile for Each Fallen Service Member in Tribute Run across Indiana
Honor and Remember, Inc. and its Indiana Chapter are partnering in a special event to call attention to and honor the men and women who recently died in military service to America.
A team of more than 20 active duty members of the military from bases throughout Indiana and other locations across the U.S. will embark on a 140 mile journey to honor every Indiana service member who died as a result of serving during the war on terror and in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn.
Each mile of the route will be dedicated to an individual Arizona hero and his or her family. The run team will stop at each “Hero Marker” HM (each mile marker) to give individual tribute to waiting Gold Star family members, friends and comrades.
The goal of the event is to create a 140+ mile memorial trail through Indiana. Each hero marker tribute will include a biographical description of the hero along with American and Honor and Remember Flags.
Indiana “Run for the Fallen” will kick off on Friday morning, May 15, 2015, at 7:30 am, with a “start” ceremony at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The three-day, 140 mile run includes many cities and counties in Indiana including Fort Wayne, Decatur, Berne, Geneva, Portland, Redkey, Albany, Muncie, Daleville, Anderson and Pendleton, finishing on Sunday, May 17, at Veterans Memorial Plaza in downtown Indianapolis, at 1:30 pm.
For more information and to find out how to participate by joining the run, or to donate or volunteer, visit the Indiana Run for the Fallen Web site athttp://www.inrunforthefallen.org/ or http://www.HonorandRemember.org/.