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July 20, 2018

America in Bloom judges

Mandy Gerken Snyder (center), president of the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce board, talks with Sue Amatangelo and Laurie Waller, judges from America in Bloom. On Thursday and Friday the judges tour Bluffton and will meet several village and community officials. Click here the more details. In the next photo Susie Stratton talks with persons attending the initial meeting about the two-day adgena of the judges.

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Oh, that talented group at Maple Crest!

On Friday evening they are ready to entertain you

The public is invited to enjoy the annual Maple Crest talent show on Friday, July 20, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Patio Room.  The lineup includes several musicians performing solos and duets, actors, and others too talented to describe

This year’s show will feature:

Exotic animals, ice cream and a free lunch

It's all part of Tommy Tire customer appreciation day on Friday

Exotic animals, free homemade ice cream and a free lunch.

Tommy Tire's customer appreciation day is from noon to 5 p.m., Friday, July 20, at the 319 N. Main St., Bluffton location, according to Tom Dotson.

As in previous years, the event includes an exotic animal exhibit from Jungle island Zoo.

New this year is a free lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. served by the A to Z Meats food truck. In addition, free homemade ice cream from Lugibihl's will be served.

Attaches are some photos from previous year's customer appreciation day.

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The Kenton High School tennis program will hold a two-day tournament Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29, at the Kenton High School tennis courts.

The event is a fund-raiser for the tennis program. The schedule follows:

Saturday, July 28

Bluffton Sardines swim team is in a sold third place after the first day of the Western Ohio Aquatics League champships in Wapakoneta.

Here are the Bluffton Sardine swim team 11/12 girls relay team that has beaten both the 200 medley relay record and the 200 free style relay record this summer.

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Bluffton blooms on Thursday and Friday

America in Bloom judges will visit the community

America in Bloom judges will check out the community on Thursday and Friday as Bluffton enters its second year in the national competition, according to Susie Stratton.

In 2017 Bluffton was winner of the America in Bloom Outstanding Achievement Award in the Urban Forestry Award. Bluffton also received a special mention recognizing the village floral displays.

It will be a busy two days for judges. Here’s a brief overview of their itinerary.

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Bluffton Family Recreation is accepting registrations for fall U6 soccer, according to Daniel Tinch, BFR executive director.

Katie Keifer, a newly certified Jazzercise instructor, has begun teaching classes in Bluffton.

The Bluffton Cattle 4-H Club will hold a chicken barbecue fundraiser this weekend.

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The Icon found EX88XS - we don't know its meaning - on a red Hyundai Elantra in Ada.

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