September 23, 2016 1:01 AM
EVENTS CONTEST: The Downtown Improvement District is conducting a contest for businesses, organizations and individuals to submit their ideas for events in February, March or April for a chance to receive $10,000 to help support the event. In addition, the winning entrant will receive an event consultation session. Applications will be accepted from Oct. 1 to Nov. 4. For more information or to enter, go to www.downtownfortwayne.com/new-events.
ARTIST RECOGNIZED: Artist Karen Bloom of Kendallville has her painting featured in the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America’s 2017 calendar for the month of June.
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