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About Kayleen Reusser

Kayleen Reusser is a lifelong resident of northeast Indiana and loves to write about her home state to excite others about its treasures. She has written 11 children’s books and had stories published in Chicken Soup, Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Bluffton News-Banner.

Celebrate National Coffee Day

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I’ve been waiting for a day to exalt some of my favorite coffee hang-outs in northeastern Indiana. Today, National Coffee Day, is it! Grounds and Grains in Bluffton, 30 minutes south of Fort Wayne, is a cozy café that serves Read more >

Fairmount’s James Dean Festival

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I like old cars. I’ve no particular favorites, but especially anything red (that is my favorite color). So attending car shows is a pleasurable activity for me as I imagine the days when these classics were new and cruised Main Read more >

Tour Fort Wayne Free for 1 Day

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Fort Wayne recently hosted an event that is family-friendly, fascinating and free! The event is called ‘Be A Tourist’ (BAT). It’s held the Sunday following Labor Day and is designed to encourage people who live in Fort Wayne and surrounding Read more >

Peru’s Circus City Festival


  I’ve always loved the circus. Clowns, trapeze artists, elephants, even sawdust, are all parts of a fun, breath-taking experience that began after watching circuses in my childhood. So when I first traveled to Peru, Indiana, in central Indiana, a Read more >