More from: Fort Wayne


New Dental Clinic Ready

Dr. Wan, DDS

Dr. Wan, DDS

There is a new dental clinic that has just opened: Mercy Seat Dentistry, in Bluffton. If you do not yet have a dentist to take care of you and your children, or all the dentists you have tried simply do not seem to understand or care, I recommend that you visit Dr. Wan and meet her. You will never want to trust your oral care to anyone else.

The clinic is at 2155 Commerce Drive, Bluffton, IN 46714 and you can call (260) 823-3328 to make an appointment for your smile consultation or contact them on-line by clicking here. Their web site is at http://mercyseatdentistry.com/.

Their prices are drastically less than most places: the Fort Wayne dental clinic down town, that is supposed to be merciful on fees, charged me over $200 just for an “exam and x-rays”. For merely $50 Mercy Seat will do this for everyone, no special qualifications. A free take-home whitening kit is available, emergency exams are $1 (you read that right – ONE dollar). There are many specials and discounts on their home page.

I know these people personally and they are fine people dedicated to serving God and humankind: they want to earn your business. Pastor Rotimi Wan, the husband, rises early every day and hosts the multi-national interactive Internet broadcast “Church in the Air” from Adonai Bible Centers. Dr. Nkechi Wan, DDS, the wife, is a kind Christian dentist who earned her degree at University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California and has many years experience.

Doctor Wan says she wants to make a difference for every patient.

“As a dentist, I constantly try to treat patients in a compassionate way. It is important to me that each patient that visits our practice is comfortable during their treatment. I want each patient to know that they are cared for, both during and after treatment. At Mercy Seat Dentistry, we strive to provide personalized dental care. I am fortunate to have such a highly skilled team at my side to help me accomplish this!”

 


Leadership Training Opportunity May 6

Use yourleadership voice to impact lives around you. Attend the Chick-fil-­A®
Leadercast one­-day event.

Broadcast LIVE from Atlanta, GA to Abundant Life Church, Fort Wayne, IN on Friday, May 6, Chick­-fil­-A Leadercast offers a unique opportunity to learn from the world’s most influential voices:

* Seth Godin: Renowed marketing blogger & author
* Robin Roberts: Achor of ABC’s Good Morning America
* John Maxwell: Leadership expert & best-selling author
* Dave Ramsey: Author of Total Money Makeover
* Sir Ken Robinson: Best-selling author on creativity
* Dan Cathy: President & COO of Chick-fil-A, Inc.
* Muhtar Kent: CEO of The Coca-Cola Company
* Suzy Welch: Best-selling author, television commentator, and journalist
* Mack Brown: Head Coach of Texas Longhorns
* Erin Gruwell: Founder of Freedom Writers Foundation
* Frans Johansson: Renowned author, The Medici Effect

Don’t Miss this opportunity to learn from 11 of the world’s best leaders! Reserve your ticket today! Call 260-432-0014 or visit www.abundantlifecares.com/store to register.


Fort Wayne trying to move forward on recycling

(note: one update in comments)

The city of Fort Wayne, Indiana has had a recycling program for some years, as have most cities. They are currently switching to another vendor who will distribute new containers. The prior containers were plastic boxes in which we were required to sort all our recyclables, then carry to the street. Two weeks worth of Fort Wayne Newspapers (Journal and Gazette) has been difficult for an old guy such as myself to carry out. These containers were then all dumped into the same bin in the truck — mixed all together — even though the route personnel would sometimes refuse to pick up if we had not carefully sorted everything into separate bins.

City of Fort Wayne Recycling Registration web site

Click to see graphic: City of Fort Wayne Recycling Registration web site

The new containers will be in the “tote” format with wheels and no fuss will be made about sorting anything. There is a new website (in pre-release testing at this time) from which you may eventually register for the cities tote — you must eventually use this site or telephone the number provided thereon, so it is unavoidable. The site is at http://www.cityoffortwayne.org/recycle-cart-request.html, and if you have a new Microsoft computer that has the Microsoft Only browser enhancement “SilverLight” you will be able to use the site. If you do not use Microsoft (because of privacy, corporate data mining, government tracking and snooping, or virus concerns, or because you object to their policies for socially-aware reasons) you are out of luck and relegated to spending your working day on the telephone trying to reach the number to register instead. Since about 40% of people are not using Microsoft OS, that will inconvenience a bunch of people.

Microsoft is apparently planning to move away from supporting SilverLight, but not publicly announcing it as such yet. I saw comments to this effect several places last week, including the Wall Street Journal blogs. Some related articles are at http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsoft-our-strategy-with-silverlight-has-shifted/7834?tag=mantle_skin;content

But when it comes to touting Silverlight as Microsoft’s vehicle for delivering a cross-platform runtime, “our strategy has shifted,” Muglia told me.

Silverlight will continue to be a cross-platform solution, working on a variety of operating system/browser platforms, going forward, he said. “But HTML is the only true cross platform solution for everything, including (Apple’s) iOS platform,” Muglia said.

And another at http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Windows/Kinect-Windows-Phone-7-Silverlight-Controversy-Marked-Microsofts-Week-263275/.

Muglia felt compelled to write the post after an interview with ZDNet at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference, which ran Oct. 28-29 in Redmond, Wash. Speaking to Mary Jo Foley, he reportedly said, “Our strategy has shifted,” and that, while Silverlight would remain a sort of cross-platform glue for developers, “HTML is the only true cross-platform solution for everything, including [Apple’s] iOS platform.” Although that interview’s next paragraph featured Muglia assuring readers that the next version of Silverlight is indeed in the works, his words nonetheless set off debate over whether Microsoft would curtail the platform

But the City of Fort Wayne Recycling registration site is only an advance trial, so maybe the city will decide to comply with International Standards in web design and allow their site to be accessible by all using HTML v5 instead of requiring the newest Microsoft browser and possibly ‘fading’ SilverLight to access this public information. And there is a grammatical error in the second line of the first paragraph, which we hope they have fixed by the time you read this. Yes, it is in the graphic above (click to see).


NPO Grant Coop

A group has been proposed for Public Charities in the Fort Wayne / Allen County Indiana area to help each other with grant proposals and technical (website, computer) assistance. This is a ‘Call Out’ to start a new group in the Fort Wayne Indiana area. If your NPO is interested please send me a short email to say so, and include your contact information. Adult Life Training, Inc. will then send out an email to the group so we can start to get together.

An example of contact information is:

John Nash, CEO
Adult Life Training, Inc.
3301 East Coliseum Blvd, RM 136
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Telephone: 260.432.0014 x128
E-Mail: jdnash@alt-fw.org
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