5 Things for Friday
It's Take Your Dog to Work Day.
1. Weather. National Weather Service says: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 9 am. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
2. Take the kids to the Doylestown library this morning at 10 a.m. for fun times - stories, crafts and activities galore. It's Fun Fridays, and it's free.
3. Happy Birthday, Henry Mercer. The famous Doylestownian was born 155 years ago today. Swing by his former home, Fonthill, today for cake and lemonade, plus $1 off admission to the museum.
4. You've heard of Take Your Kids to work day. Well, today is Take Your Dog to Work Day. Designed to promote pet adoption, the day is supposed to be coordinated in advance with employers. So while we don't necessarily advocate showing up at work with Fido in tow unexpectedly, we'd love to hear from Doylestown area workplaces that allowed dogs in today - or any day. Let us know!
5. On this day in 1995, South Africa's rugby team defeated New Zealand in the finals of the Rugby World Cup in Johannesburg. The story of how the leadup to the game helped bring black and white South Africa together is told in the 2009 film Invictus.