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Elizabeth Elzey, 7, wears a pair of winged hitchhikers Wednesday as she visits the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory. The "Butterfly Effect" exhibit closes Sunday.

5 things of interest to area readers - Thursday, July 3

1. FYI

* All Power America is recalling the Single Stage Snow Thrower. Click here to learn about this and other recalls.

* Lunch on the Square, featuring Honey Badger, is from noon to 1:30 p.m. today. Read about that and other activities taking place this holiday weekend by clicking here to check out Today's Best Bets.

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

Let’s celebrate:

National Eat Your Beans Day

National Chocolate Wafer Day

2. TODAY’S WEATHER

Partly cloudy with a high in the lower 70s. Click here for more details and an extended forecast.

3. LOCAL STORIES YOU’LL WANT TO READ

* Is Fort Wayne a hotbed for hot guys?

* Organizations build wounded veteran home for his family

* Baer Field track closed

* Local shelter prepares for scared pets over holiday

* 2 area credit unions join operations

4. ROADWORK & ROAD RESTRICTIONS

* Good news for those of you traveling this holiday weekend - INDOT is suspending highway road work during the Fourth of July weekend. Click here for story.

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

5. A QUICK LOOK AT SPORTS

* TinCaps drop 5th straight with 7-2 defeat

* IPFW men's basketball coach made a slam-dunk career move

* Run by US adds to soccer's popularity

MLB

Tigers 9, Athletics 3

Cubs 16, Red Sox 9

Indians 5, Dodgers 4

Padres 3, Reds 0

White Sox 3, Angels 2

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