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Samuel Hoffman | The Journal Gazette
Dori Graham takes a plunge in a dunk tank Thursday at the Allen County Public Library plaza, answering the question: Do librarians sink or float? The question was asked of children from preschoolers to age 11 in a water exploration class called Sink or Float, part of the summer kids' program at the library.

5 things of interest to area readers - Friday, August 1

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

WEATHER - Today should be partly sunny, with a high near 82, with possible scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2 p.m.

ROAD RESTRICTIONS - In case you missed hearing about this, 2 New Haven streets are closing for the craft beer festival and a pre-fest beer feast this weekend. Main Street, from Broadway to Ann Street, and Ann Street from Main to Summit streets will be closed from 7 a.m. Friday to noon Sunday, while the intersection at Main and Ann streets will be closed Saturday.

FYI

* Dynacraft is recalling Avigo Youth Bicycles and the Harris Products Group is recalling welding torch handles. Click here to learn about these and other recalls.

* Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out Out & About.

* If you want to know what makes today special, Today in History is a must read.

Let’s celebrate:

* National Respect for Parents Day

* US Air Force Day

* National Girlfriends Day

* National Raspberry Cream Pie Day

LOCAL STORIES YOU’LL WANT TO READ

* Business: Kroger Marketplace stores are shifting focus from home decor to apparel

* Sports: Ben Smith says farewell as he ends his daily sportswriter career.

* Weekender: Keiara Carr previews Saturday's Harambee Festival and explains the evolution of community chalk walls in our area.

* Police & Fire: Homeowner's son gets .45; burglary foiled

* Metro: Scholarship fundraiser keeps memories alive

LOCAL SPORTS

* TinCaps rally but fall in the 13th to Great Lakes 5-4

* Greg Jones previews the upcoming high school girls golf season

* New Haven High School announces Bruce Stephens as next boys basketball head coach

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