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Crystal Wilkinson featured writer at university English Festival

Award-winning writer Crystal Wilkinson, guest author at Bluffton University’s 30th annual English Festival on April 1, will also speak at the weekly campus forum that Tuesday, beginning at 11 a.m. in Founders Hall.

In “Writing Black, Writing Appalachian”—which is free and open to the public—the Kentucky-based fiction writer and poet will discuss growing up African-American in Appalachia and the importance of place in her writing. She will read from her work as well.

Adam Schattschneider talks about "Woodwinds and the World Wide Web"

Dr. Adam Schattschneider, professor of music at Bluffton University, will discuss several projects he undertook during a 2012-13 sabbatical at a March 28 campus colloquium.

His presentation, “Woodwinds and the World Wide Web,” is free and open to the public beginning at 4 p.m. that Friday in Yoder Recital Hall.

For Christians, love is never far away: Bluffton speaker

The Christian story isn’t about collecting the right set of beliefs, or obeying God’s “do’s and don’ts,” or trying to be a “good person,” an Oregon pastor told a Bluffton University audience March 18.

Instead, said Meghan Good, it has to do with turning around and seeing who’s always there.

Judy Clemens speaker at Friends of the Library tea

The Friends of the Bluffton Public Library will be hosting their annual Spring Tea at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, at the library.


The speaker will be Judy Clemens, author of the Stella Crown and Grim Reaper mystery series and the book Lost Sons. 

Tickets, which must be purchased in advance, are $12 and are available at the library.


Vintage jazz at April 4 Town Hall Concert Series

Morgen Stiegler and her band will perform a concert of vintage swing and jazz at the next Town Hall Concert, at 8 p.m., Friday, April 4, according to Wendy Chappell-Dick. The public is invited and will be asked to make a donation for the musicians.

Northwest Ohio has become familiar with Stiegler through her appearance on Portraits in Swing as well as live performances on PBS.


Bluffton Junior High musicians perform well at contest

District's Junior High Solo and Ensemble Adjudicated Events took place at Elida High School on March 22. Bluffton student results follow:


Superior Ratings: I

Clarinet solo Caity Zimmerman
Alto Sax Solo: Jesse Montel
Alto Sax Solo: Christopher Harnish
Trumpet Solo: Sydney Hoff

Excellent Ratings: II

Piano Solo: Hannah Yost



Swiss Society's March 30 program focus on preserving historic photo and paper documents

The Swiss Community Historical Society presents a Sunday, March 30, program devoted to the care of family historic photographs, albums and paper documents.

The program, open to the public, held in the Patio Room of Maple Crest Senior Living Comunity, begins at 1:30 p.m. for refreshments, music, and social time. The formal program is at 2 p.m. 


Here are this week's luncheon specials at The Inn at ONU

Here are this week's lunch specials at The Inn at ONU, Ada.

The Inn offers "Fresh Selections" Monday through Friday starting at 11:30 AM.
Enjoy our Pub menu along with a variety of daily specials.  To ensure a quality dining experience, The Inn requests reservations.  Please call 419.772.2500

Monday, March 24th
Classic B.L.T.: Bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise on Texas toast.
Spring Salad: Spring greens with Feta cheese, walnuts, dried cherries, and
mandarin oranges.  Tossed in fat free raspberry vinaigrette.


Bluffton's cash mobs get better each month - check out the March 26 deals

Bluffton’s monthly cash mob is growing. And, wait until you see this month's deals.

The next cash mob is from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, with The Curling Iron, 129 N. Main St., as the host business.

Here are the special offers The Curling Iron will provide:

Annalee Shepler's 674 high series for women at Southgate

Annalee Shepler bowled games of 258 and 225 and a high series of 674 at Southgate Lanes for the week ending March 21.


For all high game and high series for men and women' bowlers, open the attachment at the bottom of this story.