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These Are the People in Your Neighborhood: Antonuccio’s Italian Market Opens 11/23/19

November 18, 2019

We’re glad to see this addition to our neighborhood:  Antonuccio’s Italian Market open this Saturday, 11/23/19.  Hours: 9am-8pm #antonucciositalianmarket


Take the “Investing in Neighborhoods” Survey!

November 15, 2019
Dear Resident,
The Fort Wayne Mayor and City Council agreed to allocate $500,000 to each of the city’s four area partnerships to distribute throughout their respective quadrants. The goal of the Investing in Neighborhoods Now program is to provide long-term, tangible benefits for everyone in our community.
The Southwest Area Partnership wants to hear from you and your neighbors!
The following survey will be used to gather input to help give direction to the SWAP steering committee delegated to the task of directing the INN funds.
The survey will be online until December 6th.
Please, share the link with your respective Associations through email, websites, and social media.
We thank you in advance for your time and thoughtful responses!
The Southwest Area Partnership

These Are the People in Your Neighborhood: Health Hut

November 13, 2019

Meet Dave Thomas – not from Wendy’s – from the new Health Hut on Fairfield Avenue!  (You may know Mr. Thomas from Memorial Park Middle School, too.)

It’s a new business in the ’07.  Here’s an article from Input Fort Wayne:

These Are the People in Your Neighbohood: Dr. Marx and Dr. Shoemaker at PPG – Family Medicine

November 12, 2019

Did you know Parkview Physicians Group has an office at the Summit? We have a doctor’s office within walking distance!

Our area does a great job supporting local establishments. If you need a new doctor, take a look nearby.parkview

Holiday Market Held November 3

October 24, 2019

The Association is happy to share this event hosted by Kayla Henderson taking place here in Historic Southwood Park. The event is free. Questions can be emailed to

Southwood Park Holiday Market

The Holidays are fast approaching and we have just the solution. Join us and 20 other vendors to conquer all your shopping needs in a cozy, historic home in Southwood Park. Not only do you get to skip out on the craziness of the mall but all vendors are local and drink and appetizers will be provided. We call this a win, win.

Here is a list of the amazing vendors who will present.
Waisted From A To Z with Zanzy Lewis
Flawless + Boutique
Alicia Lewis, Noonday Collection Ambassador
Scout & Cellar with Kathy Roberts
Norwex Cleaning by Tina
AO Designs
Kim Park (Quilts)
Rodan + Fields with Maddy Rennhack
Matilda Jane Clothing with Sara Spitler
Heirloom Image Co.
Gravity & Grace
Usborne Books and More
Simple Nature
Ella Chic Boutique
T’s Homemade Cookies
New Hope Girls
Modern Mill
Worn Intentions
Freddie and Jane
Just Jewelry with Kat Liddy
Beautycounter with Jessica Serverino
Mable and Pine
Flourish and Flounce

It’s Time for Fort4Fitness!

September 26, 2019
Neighbors, it is that time of year again when the parade of runners come through our great neighborhood! Come out and help cheer them on as we show off our great neighborhood and support.

The 10K, half, and full marathon runners will be coming through Southwood Park and we need your help to cheer them on. As a runner, I cannot tell you how important this is.

Chalk the Walk Party
Location: South Wayne and Sherwood Terrace
Date: Friday, September 27
Time: 6:00 to 8:00
Come decorate the street with chalk by drawing pictures and messages to the runners. BYOB and a snack to share if you want. This is a great way to meet new neighbors and get geared up for the event!
Race Day
Location: South Wayne and Sherwood Terrace
Date: Saturday, September 28
Time: 7:00 – 12:00
Runners will start coming through early! Come enjoy a potluck breakfast and snacks. BYOB. There will be noise makers, chalk, decorations, and supplies to make motivational signs.
Southwood Park is always noted as one of the best neighborhoods to run through and there will be runners from all over the US and other countries. Come be inspired and help us cheer on the runners!!
— Nadine Rager, Board Member
Just as a reminder to folks new to the neighborhood, be prepared for detours and delays during race times Saturday.  If you’re not planning to cheer on runners, please remember this is a one-time-a-year event.  Give yourseld the extra time you need to reach your destinations,
If you live on the race route, please park your cars in the garage, driveway, or around the corner.  Thanks!

Candidates Night: Thursday, September 5th at 7PM

August 30, 2019


The Packard Area Planning Alliance (PAPA) will host a candidate forum on Thursday, September 5, 2019 from 7pm to 9pm at the Boys and Girls Club, 2609 Fairfield Ave. Residents of Fort Wayne’s historic southwest side will have the chance to ask questions of 5th District and At-Large City Council candidates. Candidates will be expected to answer each question in two minutes or less. This event is open to the public and residents are encouraged to bring any questions relevant to city government. An open forum will be conducted from 7:00pm – 8:30pm followed by refreshments and mingling with the Candidates.


PAPA believes it is vital that council members understand the needs and concerns of historic neighborhoods near the city’s core.

PAPA was established in 2005 as a way for neighborhoods near Packard Park to collaborate to improve quality of life for the area. PAPA members include leaders and volunteers from 13 neighborhood associations representing thousands of Fort Wayne residents. The organization leads a variety of initiatives including beautification, historic preservation, corridor improvements, neighborhood engagement, and infrastructure enhancements, among many others.


5th District
 Geoff Paddock (D)
 Taylor Vanover (R)

At Large
 Michael Barranda (R)
 Michelle Chambers (D)
 Steve Corona (D)
 Tom Freistroffer (R)
 Nathan Hartman (R)
 Glynn Hines (D)