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September 19, 2018

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Petunia hunt could earn you 2 Shannon Theatre tickets

So, you think you know Bluffton? Name the location of this photograph. It's somewhere within the village limits.

All correct entries go into a drawing for two passes to the Shannon Theatre. Deadline for entering is 5 p.m. Friday.

Send entries to: info@blufftonicon.com.


'18 Blaze theme: 12 Days of Christmas

No, it's not too early to start thinking about it

Thousands of visitors will come to Bluffton’s downtown shopping district for the Blaze of Lights on Saturday, Nov. 24, when celebrations include a parade, live entertainment, a lighting ceremony and festive activities.

Here's the latest on this year's Blaze from the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce.

Jefferson Street gets 2019 make over

Project has several components from Main to County Line, including Jefferson Street bridge replacement

Bluffton council’s street improvement program focuses on East Jefferson Street in 2019.

The driving force of the focus is because Ohio Department of Transportation will replace the Jefferson Street bridge next year.

Two village improvements are set for the street from Main Street to the County Line Road, as explained by Jesse Blackburn, village administrator, during the Sept. 10 Bluffton council meeting.  

He said that agreements for engineering were received from Choice One Engineering. Those agreements create plans for two phases.

Lots of news items from Bluffton chamber

Daniel Tinch joins chamber board

Lots of things are happening involving the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce this month. Here's a summary of some of those activities and announcements.

Daniel Tinch, executive director of Bluffton Family Recreaion, joined the chamber's board of directors in August.

BLAZE OF LIGHTS THEME: 12 Days of Christmas
Let the window decorating and float planning begin. The theme for this year's Blaze of Lights is the 12 Days of Christmas.

Talking about our cross-cultural experiences

University forum on Sept. 25

Bluffton University students who participated in short-term cross-cultural experiences last spring will speak during campus Forums at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Yoder Recital Hall. The presentations are free and open to the public.

Students who traveled to Arizona, Colombia, Iceland and Kentucky are planned to recount their experiences in the morning while students who traveled to Bangladesh, Chicago and Haiti will share their experiences in the evening.   

Football moms invite you to join the homecoming parade

Friday, Sept. 28, lineup at 5 p.m. at swimming pool

Bluffton HS football moms invite groups to join this year's BHS homecoming parade.

The homecoming parade is Friday, Sept 28. The parade will form on the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool parking lot area at 5 p.m. The football moms said groups may show up and will be added to the line up.

Persons may also also contact Tiffany Pearson at 419-391-0311 or Barb High at 567-674-5701, br.high@icloud.com with any questions. A pevious