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Briefs: Sample craft beers at Brew Haven on Saturday

Local woman honored for family's heroism during Nazi persecution in Poland

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 12:01 am

Brew fest

You can select from more than 300 craft beers from more than 55 breweries during Brew Haven 2-6 p.m. Saturday on Main Street in downtown New Haven.

The beverage offerings also will include more than 50 homebrews created by members of the MASH Fort Wayne Homebrew Club, it says on the event website,

The event is centered around the Trion Tavern, 503 Broadway St. in New Haven.

To accommodate the event, the City of New Haven will close the following streets from 7 a.m. Friday to noon Sunday: Main Street from Broadway to Ann Street, and Ann Street from Main Street to Summit Street. The intersection of Main and Ann streets will be closed Saturday only.

Tickets options include:

•Standard: $35 in advance, $45 day of event, with unlimited samples, souvenir tasting glass, meal and water

•VIP: $60, with benefits of standard ticket plus admission one hour early at 1 p.m., T-shirt, and access to VIP-only special beers and pourings. Only a limited number of VIP passes are available.

•Designated driver: $5, with meal and unlimited soft drinks

Tickets are available in advance at the Trion Tavern (cash only) and at

Heroism honored

Danuta Renk-Mikulska of Fort Wayne was honored July 23 at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie, Ill., for assisting her parents and siblings in taking five Jewish people into their home and successfully hiding them from persecution during Nazi Germany's occupation of Poland.

Consul General of Israel to the Midwest Roey Gilad presented Renk-Mikulska with a Righteous Among the Nations award, Israel's highest honor, a museum news release said. Her parents received the same award in 1966.

Renk-Mikulska and her son, Jan Szubiak, have lived in Fort Wayne for more than 20 years, the news release said.

Dan Butler at IPFW

Fort Wayne native Dan Butler, an actor whose roles have included Bob “Bulldog” Briscoe on the hit sitcom “Frasier,” will direct and star in IPFW Department of Theatre's production of “Our Town” in December, the university announced this week. The show is part of the department's 2013-2014 season.

Butler has asked to produce the play in the Studio Theatre, formerly known as the PIT Theatre, the news release said. He also invites former PIT alumni to join him in the production.

Butler plans a contemporary approach to the drama about the everyday lives of people in the fictional town of Grover's Corners.

Other shows in the season include two Fort Wayne premieres: “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” and “Gint,” as well as “Into the Woods.”

Cost for a season subscription of four flexible tickets is $57; the tickets may be used in any combination, such as four seats for one show or one seat for four shows. Season subscribers can reserve tickets to “Our Town” before tickets go on sale to the general public Aug. 26.

The IPFW Box Office is located in Room 126 of the Gates Athletic Center at IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. Hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays now through Aug. 31 and 12:30-6:30 p.m. weekdays beginning Sept. 1. You also can order at, 481-6555 or TTD: 481-4105.