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Contestants, from left, Kassi Stockel, Luke Stockel, Allison Yant and winner Anna Anderson, fill jugs with a sponge during a water relay game Tuesday at the Allen County Fair

5 things of interest to area readers - Wed., July 23

A look at some things Fort Wayne area readers will want to know.

1. FYI

* A free walk-in health clinic is offered today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fort Wayne Medical Clinic, 3537 N. Anthony Blvd., Suite C. Click here for more information.

* Packer recalls specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots. Click here to learn about this and other recalls.

* Looking for something to do? The TinCaps are back at Parkview Field. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m., vs. the Beloit Snappers. Click here to check out all of Today's Best Bets.

* On this date in 1984, Vanessa Williams resigned as Miss America. Actor Daniel Radcliffe, former White House intern Monica Lewinsky and Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy are among the many notables sharing a birthday today. If you want to know what else makes today special, click here for Today in History.

Let’s celebrate:

* National Hot Dog Day

* National Vanilla Ice Cream Day


We have a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8 a.m. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Click here for more details and an extended forecast.


* Check out ‘The Dish,’ ‘Cook’s Corner’ and other stories of interest to foodies and those of us who just like to eat.

* SAC to allow Internet schooling and Homestead students can learn from home on staff, snow days

* Blood supplies are down and the Red Cross urges donations to make up for worse-than-usual summer

* Council upholds police, fire right-to-work

* County, 4 others get pilot pre-K run


Smith Road will close Thursday, July 24 south of the Covington Road intersection. Click here to learn of other area road projects and restrictions.


* Komets partner with Colorado Avalanche

* TinCaps have 40 games remaining to make playoff push

* Pete Weber take lead in local PBA tour event