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Ride to Remember donates approximately $3,000 to pedestrian-bike pathway project

Last month’s Ride to Remember bicycle ride, with over 150 riders, generated approximately $3,000 for the Bluffton Pedestrian and Bike Pathway project.

That total was announced at this year’s Aug. 22 wrap-up meeting of the ride planning committee.

This year’s ride increased in riders and amount donated as last year’s first-ever ride had 101 participants, generating approximately $1,600 to the pathway project.

Bluffton food pantry in needs of supplies

The Bluffton Area Food Pantry has distributed food and other essential supplies to approximately 50 area families this summer.

The panty’s supplies are running a bit low and could use some reinforcements, according to Ed Yeager, board president of the Bluffton Community Assistance Program.

Item may be delivered to St. John’s United Church of Christ. The next distribution day is Saturday, Sept. 17.

Musical Jam at The Quarry Farm Sept. 10

Music of all kinds will fill the air on Saturday, Sept. 10, as The Quarry Farm Nature Preserve & Conservation Farm hosts the organization's annual Jam from 6 to 10 p.m. 

Whether you play an instrument like a virtuoso or just like to pretend, sing along or listen, people of all ages are invited to spend a sweet late summer evening with music under the outdoor pavilion's big red roof, alongside the calls from the nature preserve. The event is free and open to the public, but donations are welcome as they support The Quarry Farm's educational programming.


Kennedy Coughlan's 48 takes medalist honors in BHS win

Bluffton High School girls' golf team defeated North Baltimore on Aug. 22 by a 204 to 208 score. Kennedy Coughlan was medalist with a 48. Individual results follow:

Golfer                                     9-Hole Score
Alivia Koenig                         50
Kayleigh Coughlan               54
Kennedy Coughlan               48
Mara Minnig                         52
Lily Shadle                              58
Natasha Smith                         71
Top Four Score Total           204


Football: Under helm of Jeff Richards, Pirates travel to C-R on Friday

By Sam Brauen
Under direction of new head coach Jeff Richards, the Bluffton Pirate football team opens their season Friday night at Cory-Rawson.  Bluffton will be looking to continue the momentum of a 7-3 season in 2015 but must replace many lost senior starters to do so. 

Head coach Jeff Richards was hired in January to replace Kyle Cutnaw who resigned after going 10-10 over two seasons at the helm of the program.  Richards graduated from Bluffton High in 2004 and played center on the football team under Dennis Lee. 


Temperatures in the 70s and 80s - that's more like it

Highs in 70s and 80s; lows in the 50s and 60s.

That's more like it. Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer, provides the daily weather summary for the past seven days.

Details are on the attachment below.

TOPS invites new members for weight-loss support

Bluffton's TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly), a weight-loss support group, meets each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., in St. John's United Church of Christ, 223 W. College Ave., Bluffton.

Persons are invited to join at anytime. Call Sue at 419-358-4168 for details.

Retired? You can still learn - here's the fall's Learning in Retirement schedule

Bluffton University’s Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR), an educational program for retirees, is offering six courses on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from Sept. 19-Oct. 27.
Each course costs $50; the cost to take two or more courses is $100. Registration and, if applicable, course fees are due at the time of registration. Sept. 15 is the deadline to register.
To register or for more information, contact Janet “JP” Schumacher, ILR director, at 419-358-3346 or schumacherjp@bluffton.edu.

Parkview Development launched on Monday

It wasn’t a conventional groundbreaking.

Parkview Development broke ground on Monday (Aug. 22), as the Three S Development Group used a 300g John Deere excavator, which gobbled up 3 cubic yards of ground in one bite.

Three S Development Group, LLC, owners Jeff, Derek and Dan Snyder, will begin immediately developing the site. Lots are now available for sale.