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Pridonoff piano duo next in Bluffton Artist Series

Tickets remain available for the next performance in the 2011-12 Bluffton University Artist Series, by the Pridonoff Piano Duo at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in Yoder Recital Hall.

Elisabeth and Eugene Pridonoff, who formed the acclaimed duo in 1982, will bring their energetic and artistic styling to Bluffton. Each a professor of piano and artist-in-residence at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, they are often compared to the great husband-wife piano duos of Josef and Rosina Lhevinne and Vronsky and Babin.

George Lehman Friday colloquium speaker

Dr. George Lehman, the Howard Raid professor of business at Bluffton University, will address "How understanding the brain can change management practice" at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, in Stutzman Lecture Hall in Bluffton's Centennial Hall. The colloquium is free and open to the public.

Eric Fulcomer sworn in as Bluffton mayor, Jan. 18 deadline for persons interested in applying for council vacancy

It was the end of an era. It was the beginning of an era.

Monday's council meeting saw the departure of Fred Rodabaugh, who served as Bluffton mayor for the past 10 years and as a council member for 22 years. The meeting saw the swearing in of Eric Fulcomer as Bluffton's new mayor and of new council member, Joe Sehlhorst. Dennis Gallant was also sworn in to his reelected council term.

15 minutes with Tammy Bradshaw

Tammy and Mike Bradshaw

When did you and your husband, Mike, move to Bluffton? What influenced that decision? Do you live in town or in the country?

We had been driving up to Bluffton to go to the Shannon, getting a summer pool pass or coming to see the Christmas lights and always said ... One day we are gonna move here. We decided in 2005 to put our house up for sale and move. Our house sold in six days and we moved in August one week before school started. I think the school was the biggest influence. And we live in the country!

"Still Alice," next public library book discussion

The Bluffton Public Library is hosting a discussion of "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at noon. A limited number of discussion copies are available.

Genova's novel is the Findlay-Hancock Community Foundation's selection for its annual Community Read event. "Still Alice" is a compelling debut novel about a 50-year-old woman's sudden descent into early onset Alzheimer's disease.

BHS class of 1976 as first graders


In an effort to make life interesting The Icon provides viewers with this photo of the Bluffton High School class of 1976 as first graders.Vera Basinger is the teacher. We see several familiar faces, but we will rely on viewers for proper IDs.

If any questions come up, ask Denny Edinger at the post office.

What does ZT mean?

ZT means only one thing: Pandora. The Icon spotted this plate in Bluffton but it belongs to a time when each community had its own letters. ZT mean Pandora.


Food box collection underway in Pandora

In an effort to help relieve some of the hardship and financial difficulty of the depressed economy in the Pandora and Gilboa area, the churches of the Pandora and Gilboa area are offering food boxes on the last Saturday of every month for households in the Pandora-Gilboa School district that find themselves in need.

In order to pick up a box, you must register by 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 16, by calling 419-384-3905. Leave name , address, and phone number.


Bluffton's newest business will be introduced at Jan. 13 chamber breakfast

Icon viewers may now read the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce newsletter of Jan. 6. It is in a printer-friendly attachment at the bottom of this story.

In the newsletter is information about Ideal Images, Bluffton's newest business. It is owned by Rachel Webster of Bluffton and is located in the former Morey's Coffee Shop at 114 E. College Ave. Webster will be introduced at the Friday, Jan. 13, chamber breakfast.

Take down day

Saturday was "take down" day for the Ream holiday display and for Main Street snowflakes and garlands. This AEP volunteer was taking off the lights high above Main Street from the tree on the Presbyterian Church lawn.