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Bluffton's biggest night of the summer

Don't leave town on Tuesday, Aug. 1 - it's National Night Out

Plans for Bluffton’s biggest night of the summer are being finalized, according to Matt Oglesbee, Bluffton police department lieutenant, in charge of Bluffton’s National Night Out on Tuesday. Aug. 1.

The event includes free food, games for youth, performance by Nashville Crush Trio from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m., and Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Here’s the updated schedule for the fourth annual event held at the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool from 6 to 9 p.m.:

Let's go to the Bluffton Farmers' Market

We think it's the best small-town market in northwestern Ohio

Of course, it’s easy for us to say: the Bluffton Farmers’ Market is the best small- town farmers’ market in northwestern Ohio.


With nearly 30 vendors offering a variety of home-grown products that you can eat, drink, grow or plant, the market is a downtown Saturday morning Bluffton fixture.

Maple Crest elders share their hobbies

Next Thursday in Patio Room

Elders of Maple Crest Senior Living Village will hold a hobby show from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 27.

The show, open to the public, takes place in the Patio Room of Maple Crest, 700 Maple Crest Court, Bluffton.

At least 17 elders will display hobbies ranging from carved art to toy farm equipment. Those include:

August community meals are Aug. 3 and Aug. 17

Two community meals are planned in August at the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center, 132 N. Main St.

The first is at 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 3, provided by the St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

The second is at 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 17, provided by the Shannon Service Club.3

Meals are free and open to the public. Persons wishing to make donations may bring a can of food for the Bluffton food pantry.


How about those Bluffton Sardines!

Bluffton Sardines swim team finished in third place in last weekend's Western Ohio Aquatic League meet in Kenton.

Jamie Nygaard provides the following trophy presentation photos.

• April Dorman and Bob Verb
• 6 and under backstroke Bluffton winners
• Some of the team members with trophy
• All coaches with trophy



Alter Ego Pizza Party

Calling all comic book fans! Join Alter-Ego Comics at the library for a Comics Pizza Party. Tweens, teens, and adults can come on July 27 at 6:30pm to the teen area on the main level of the library for some pizza and to learn from the experts what to look out for in comics and graphic novels in Fall of 2017. Register in advance so the library has enough pizza for everyone!

Adulting 101: Basic Car Care with Leiber Garage

The library will host Adulting 101: Basic Care Maintenance at Leiber Garage (for teens and adults) on July 27 at 3:30pm. Ever wonder what you should check in between visits to your mechanic? Meet at Lieber Garage. Registration is required.

The Ever Changing Weather Show

The Ever Changing Weather Show with Bob Beer is on July 25 at 6:30 p.m.

Bob Beer is a Weather Spotter who will share some of his experiences with weather, what weather signs to look out for, and more about how he became a weather spotter. This event is family friendly, and registration is required.

Tickets on sale for Ebenezer Drama Ensemble dinner theatre

Aug. 4-5-6 performance of 'Service at Rock Bluff" - proceeds support Bluffton's Small town Super Hero

Tickets are now on sale for the Ebenezer Drama Ensemble production of  "The Service at Rocky Bluff," a two-act musical comedy.

Performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4-5-6, at Crossroads Ministry Center, 8905 Columbus Grove Road.

In a dinner theatre format, tickets are $10 and include dinner beginning at 6 p.m. and the show at 7 p.m.

The proceeds will be donated to our Small Town Super Hero: Owen Weaver.


Blanchard River Watershed Partnership receives $10,000 grant

Summer newsletter attached

Blanchard River Watershed Partnership (BRWP) received a $10,00 grant to strategic plan for Tiderishi Creek watershed in Hancock County, according to Phil Martin, BRWP coordinator.

Information about that grant and all other updates from the partnership are in the summer newsletter attached at the bottom of this story.

The Village of Bluffton is one of the government sponsors of the partnership.