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Break from Heat, Bound for India

Here's what you need to know to start the day June 22.

1. The dog days are over, as Florence and the Machine or The Voice’s Vicci Martinez would say. The temperature shouldn’t rise out of the 80s for the next week, according to the National Weather Service, starting with a high today of only 86. It will be humid, however, with an 80 percent chance of rain, possibly with strong thunderstorms. The overnight low will be about 69.

2. Children 4 and older can take a trip to India from 3:30 to 4:30 this afternoon at the East Cobb Library. The program includes stories, songs, crafts and a performance of classical Indian dance. 

3. The East Marietta National Little League’s 9-10-year-old all-star team’s run came to an end Tuesday night in the District 2 tournament at Murphey Candler Park in Brookhaven. East Marietta took an early lead but eventually was overwhelmed by Murphey Candler Blue and lost 14-4 in the semifinals.

4. We had some interesting discussions on East Cobb Patch on Tuesday, from the ongoing calendar controversy (to be settled, we hope, Thursday night) to a cougars’ night out. For the record, we’re not on the side of the balanced calendar or the traditional calendar and welcome opinions from both sides. It seems late in the day to be talking about cutting a week of summer vacation, but as long as one of East Cobb’s school board members keeps pushing this issue, we have a responsibility to report on it and to provide a forum to discuss it.

5. So what can you look forward to today on East Cobb Patch that has nothing to do with the school calendar? Well, among other things, is looking for help, and the president of the East Cobb County Council of PTAs bids farewell.

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