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Amy Silva, executive director of the Little River Wetlands Project, has a passion for preserving wetlands.

5 things of interest to area readers - Thursday, June 19

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

1. FYI

The Fort Wayne Chapter of AT&T Indiana Pioneers are having their ‘Courageous Cupcake Sale’ today to benefit the Jessie Rees Foundation and ‘JoyJars’ for seriously ill children. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the AT&T Call Center (north side of the building) 3811 Illinois Rd.

Click here to learn more about the foundation and JoyJars: http://joyjars.negu.org/

If you want to know what makes today special, click here for Today in History.

Let’s celebrate:

National Martini Day

National Dump the Pump Day

Juneteenth (Emancipation Day) Day

Garfield the Cat Day

Recess at Work Day

2. TODAY’S WEATHER

Today will be cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain, storms. The high should reach the lower 80s. Click here for more details and an extended forecast.

3. LOCAL STORIES YOU’LL WANT TO READ

Frank Gray explains why a wheelchair theft is devastating for a local man

Little River director on a mission for conservation

SCAN Duck Race donation jar stolen

Old GE sign may stay in Fort Wayne

Refugee fluent in ways of service

4. ROADWORK & ROAD RESTRICTIONS

City gives early nod to 2015 roadwork

Click here to learn of other area road projects and restrictions.

5. A QUICK LOOK AT SPORTS

TinCaps have talent to make playoff push in 2nd half of season

Bishop Dwenger finishes 7th at the boys state golf meet. Click here to find all the latest high school sports scores and stories.

WORLD CUP SOCCER

Chile 2, Spain 0

Netherlands 3, Australia 2

Croatia 4, Cameroon 0

MLB

Cubs 6, Marlins 1

Royals 2, Tigers 1

Reds 11, Pirates 4

White Sox 7, Giants 6

Angels at Indians, postponed, rain

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