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3RF Parade

Thousands of spectators were dazzled by the floats, marching bands, special groups and local celebrities during the Three Rivers Festival Lutheran Health Network Parade on Saturday, July 12, in Fort Wayne, Ind. Journal Gazette video by Chad Ryan.

Chalk Walk 2014

July 12, 2014 - Artists made creations out of pastels on Main Street in front of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in downtown Fort Wayne, IN. The Chalk Walk is a community event where artists may choose to reproduce existing artworks or create their own in their designated square.

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Photo of the week: Lightning strikes early Monday north of Gillette, Wyoming. (Gillette News Record | Daniel Brenner)

Good things for Sunday Brunch, July 13, 2014

I spend a couple of hours on Sundays putting together ingredients for Sunday Brunch, when you have a little more time for the good stuff.



I love birds and often wonder which one I hear singing. An interactive poster created by the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer magazine allows you to click on a drawing of a bird and hear its call.



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