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Chad Ryan | The Journal Gazette
Executive chef Mike Bentz of Crackerjack Catering demonstrates where to cut loaves of bread to students Maddie Colglazier, 15, left, and Kati Cartwright, 12, on Wednesday at Cornerstone Youth Center. The students were learning new skills and working to prepare and serve two fine-dining meals for 64 people during the center's Culinary and Hospitality Week.

5 things of interest to area readers - Friday, July 18

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

1. FYI

* Lots of Three Rivers Festival events are happening around town. Click here for schedule.

* Not interested in the 3RF, click here for other happenings in our area.

* On this date in 1976, Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci received the first-ever perfect score of 10 with her routine on uneven parallel bars. If you want to know what else makes today special, click here for Today in History.

Let’s celebrate:

National Caviar Day

"Nelson Mandela International Day"

2. TODAY’S WEATHER

* Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 80. Click here for more details and an extended forecast.

3. LOCAL STORIES YOU’LL WANT TO READ

* Hit-run victim 'ecstatic' to survive

* Niche sports finding city hospital to tourneys

* Dwenger walk to remember sophomore

* Allen County Fair marks milestone

* Thursday's 48 degrees was a record low temperature

4. ROADWORK & ROAD RESTRICTIONS

Freeman Street is closed between Portage Boulevard and Taylor Street July 21 and July 22. Click here to learn of other area road projects and restrictions.

5. A QUICK LOOK AT LOCAL SPORTS

* TinCaps bats stay hot in 7-4 win over Quad Cities

* 2 bowling legends in town for the PBA50 tournament

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