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People and places

Giving back

Best-One Tire and Auto Care, which has dealers in Fort Wayne and northeast Indiana, donated $11,000 to the Vera Bradley Foundation

for Breast Cancer through its “Caps 4 a Cause.” Caps can still be bought at area dealers.

Special news

Hearth Senior Living and its “Live More” philosophy will be featured 7 a.m. Sunday on the “InView Series” hosted by Larry King on the Discovery Channel. The program will feature families and staff from the Hearth at Sycamore Village in Fort Wayne.

Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County, the Franciscan Center and Miss Virginia’s Mission House will host “Stand Up for Hunger” from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 10 at Trolley Steaks and Seafood, 2898 E. Dupont Road. The event will promote hunger awareness and raise money for hunger relief in Allen County. In addition to entrees, the event will include entertainment, wine tasting and a raffle. Tickets are $100 each and are available by calling 422-3528 or


Bruce Ewing Landscaping received the Residential Landscape Maintenance award for a project in the Fort Wayne area from the Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association at the 2012 Green Excellence Award ceremony in Indianapolis. Also, Jim Saxton has been selected as the recipient of the Nursery and Landscape Achievement Award.

Board elected

•The Home Builders Association of Fort Wayne has elected the following board officers and members: Charlie Giese, president; Tamra Stier, vice president; Gregory Gerbers, treasurer; Justin Berger, secretary; Jamie Lancia, immediate past president; Barclay Allen, Josh Barkley, Jeff Bushey, Mich Christoffersen, Duane Kees, Brad Lombard, Matt Momper, Greg Roberts, Sam Schenkel, Orrin Sessions, Jay Shipley, Mike Smith and Rob Wacker.

Jamie Scott of the Kosciusko County Soil and Water Conservation District was elected as secretary to the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation District board.