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“Reconstruction” series to be on display

Computer-compiled photo images at Albrecht Gallery

Bluffton University’s Grace Albrecht Gallery will host “Reconstruction” by John Sousa.
The series features computer-compiled photographic images printed with UV-cured inks over a textured surface of paint and collage fragments. Sousa examines the concept of pareidolia, a phenomenon in which one perceives meaning in abstract stimuli—for example seeing images in cloud-filled sky.

Think No Evil...Amish schoolhouse shooting convocation theme

Jonas Beiler's convo welcomes the university class of 2022

Jonas Beiler, an author and licensed family counselor, will be the featured speaker at 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28 in Sommer Center for Health and Fitness Education as Bluffton University welcomes the class of 2022 during its annual Opening Convocation.
Beiler is the author of “Think No Evil: Inside the Story of the Amish Schoolhouse Shooting… and Beyond.” The book serves as this year’s summer reading for first-year Bluffton students.

Bluffton elementary class lists are posted!

Bluffton elementary class lists for the 2018-19 school year are now posted on the elementary front doors.

Ribbon cutting Thursday for Mercy Health Fitness Studio

At Bluffton Family Recreation

Bluffton Family Recreation, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton, announces the official opening of the Mercy Health Fitness Studio, according to Daniel Tinch, BFR executive director, and Dale Gisi, Mercy Health – St. Rita’s president.

The fitness studio is an area within BFR dedicated to exercise and wellness activities.

Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center helped fund the renovations of the 2,500-square-foot fitness studio, which will house exercise equipment and fitness classes. The studio enhances the offerings at BFR, which includes sports trainings and leagues.

Bluffton chamber resumes office hours Aug. 20

See that arched window on the second floor of the Bluffton town hall, 154 N. Main St.? That's the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce office. After a summer off, the chamber resumes regular summer hours, according to Paula Scott, CEO.

Monday 1-3 p.m.
Tuesday 9-11 a.m.
Thursday 1-3 p.m.
Friday 9-11 a.m.

Exceptions will be posted on Facebook and Google.

Maple Crest resident earns first-place ribbon at Sauder Village Quilt Show

Retired nurse pursues her passion for sewing and other creative endeavors

Nancy Williamson’s two-bedroom villa in the Maple Crest Senior Living Village is bright with quilts, art, fabric, and framed swimming pool designs created by her late husband Ken. The retired nurse finally has the time to pursue her passion for sewing and other creative endeavors.  Still, there’s always something on her “list.”