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May 21, 2018

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15 minutes with Morgan and Natalie Basinger

Meet 5-year-old identical twins who recently graduated from pre-school

By Liz Gordon-Hancock
After interviewing my childhood best friends, Natasha and Theresa Meyer, who were twins, I set out to interview other twins from Bluffton. I managed to interview my first set of identical twins. Allow me to introduce Morgan and Natalie Basinger.

Morgan and Natalia are identical twins, the daughters of Scott and Kate Basinger. They are five years old. For the record, Morgan is older. The girls will start kindergarten in Bluffton this fall. They have one younger sister, Brooklynn, age 4.

Library Fun Day June 4

Summer program kick off for "Libraries Rock!"

Bluffton Public Library's summer reading program kick off is Monday, June 4.

The kick off begins at noon with an indoor picnic. Bring your own brown bag lunch.

At 12:30 p.m. in the library's rear parking lot is a Touch-a-Truck (and llamas), featuring a variety of local vehicles and machines to explore and view.

The library thanks Bluffton Fire and Police Departments, Hard Rock Llama Co., and several others who will provide the fun for the Touch-a-Truck hour.

At 1 p.m., the Wild Steelions youth steel drum band will perform outside the library.

It's all at BFR summer camp for youth ages 5 to 12

Science, sports, experiencing new cultures, super heroes, time travel, Olympics and more

Science, sports, experiencing new cultures, super heroes, time travel and the Olympics are all part of Bluffton Family Recreation’s summer camp open to youths ages 5 to 12.

Registration for summer is now underway. Youth may participate the entire summer or may pick and choose weeks, depending upon the number of campers signed up each week.

The camp begins Tuesday, May 29, and continues weekdays through Aug. 25, according to Daniel Tinch, BFR executive director. No camp takes place on Memorial Day or July 4th.

Some simple tips to keep in mind when eating out

For starters, eat a healthy snack before heading out

By Christine Schroeder, MOT, OTR/L
We all have that favorite restaurant……that one place we just can’t resist. Our go- to place for special occasions. If you have committed to a healthier lifestyle, does that mean you have to kiss that restaurant good-bye? Not necessarily …….

However, adopting a healthy lifestyle does mean holding yourself accountable.


It's soccer weekend in Bluffton

30 youth teams with nearly 750 visitors in town Saturday and Sunday

It’s soccer weekend in Bluffton.

The Bluffton Soccer Club’s American Club two-day tournament will bring 30 youth soccer teams to town, according to Ron Koontz.

The event attracts nearly 750 visitors to the community. Teams compete at four Bluffton University fields (see the map attached). The fields are at the intersection of Bentley Road and Elm Street-Augsburger Road.

Competing team include:
• U12 coed Division 1
• U 12 coed Division 2
• U 12 girls
• U 15 coed Division 1
• U 15 coed Division 2

Next Bluffton town hall concert is May 31

Sam Stucky and Heather Kropf performing

The Bluffton town hall concert series announces two performances, according to Jeff Yoder. Both performances are free and open to the public.

Sam Stucky and Heather Kropf will perform at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 31.
May 31st at 7:30, Sam Stucky and Heather Kropf. Claire Wellin will perform at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 7.