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Lopshire Florist
Thursday, November 20
2211 Maplecrest Road
Fort Wayne
5:00 p.m.
Come and start your Christmas Shopping early!

Appetizers and beverages will be available.
RSVP requested but not required
749-4484 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Early Childhood Alliance
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Early Childhood Alliance
Shannon Gage
3320 Fairfield Avenue
Fort Wayne, IN  46807
Phone: 260-745-2501
Fax: 260-744-3473

Quality childcare; so many families today, struggle to find quality child care for their children while they are at work. For businesses that is not good. When employees worry about their children while at work, it can have a direct impact on business operations with costly inefficiencies and errors. That is where Early Childhood Alliance can help.

Early Childhood Alliance has been around for over sixty years. Beginning in 1941 as the Westside Neighborhood Center, the Early Childhood Alliance (ECA) has changed names and objectives several times. ECA was incorporated in 1953, and today, ECA operates two nationally accredited, Level 4 paths to QUALITY learning centers in Allen Couty. ECA also provides an extensive menu of childcare and early education services, covering ten Northeast Indiana Counties.

Shannon Gage, Program Director for Child Care Resource & Referral Services, and experienced early educator and practitioner, has a passion for children and their education. She said, "I have always enjoyed being around children, and as a little child I remember playing school with all of my dolls and animals. I also baby sat and then worked in children's programs as I went through college at Ball State where I earned a Master's Degree in elementary education with an early childhood focus."

New Haven Optical, LLC
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New Haven Optical, LLC
Thomas E. Baker O.D.
1318 Minnich Road
New Haven, IN  46774
Phone: 260-749-0407
Fax: 260-749-9818

Tucked away in the Lutheran Health Plaza on the corner of Minnich Road and Highway 30E you will find New Haven Optical, LLC. Inside you will find not only an array of eyeglass frames, but a group of people that are very committed to healthy eyes for your family. Attending Indiana University in Bloomington, Dr. Baker was working on a Chemistry Degree. As he considered several career options which he found interesting, Dr. Baker, in the end, chose to be an Optometrist.

Dr. Baker was born in Bloomington as his parents were both students there. He said, "When my Dad graduated, his first job was in Ft. Wayne, and so they moved to New Haven."

Being the oldest of five children, Dr. Baker shared that his four siblings were delivered by Dr. Hetzer, a doctor in New Haven at that time. When Dr. Baker was still young their family moved out to the country; on the southwest side of Fort Wayne.

In 1987, which was Dr. Baker's senior year in college, he discovered that Dr. Bennett a new Optometrist in Decatur was looking for an associate. Joining that practice, Dr. Baker moved back into the area just north of New Haven. Then in 1994 Dr. Baker opened New Haven Optical.

New Haven Optical is very much a family practice. Dr. Baker sees patients of all ages and will do eye exams on everybody. Dr. Baker said, "I have one family that comes up from Decatur. When they come in, it is kind of neat because at one time there are four generations of women all sitting in my waiting area."

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