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May 31, 2016


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Smith Realty has new listing at 346 Sycamore Court

Smith Realty announces a new residential listing. The listing is at 346 Sycamore Court, Bluffton. The residence is listed at $339,900. For complete details of the offering, open the attachment at the bottom of this story.


Several streets closed May 2-3-6 for street paving

The Village of Bluffton announces that the following streets will be closed (May 2, May 3 and May 6) while street paving takes place:

• Grove Street, Jackson between Grove and Kibler, and Lawn Ave between College and Kibler will be closed Thursday, May 2, for road paving.

• Also anticipate Cherry Street and Mount Street being closed on Friday, May 3, for paving.

• Monday, May 6, should see Main Street closed from State Route 103 to County Line for paving.

Rhythm in Motion Dance Centre announces summer class offersing

Rhythm in Motion Dance Centre, 220 N. Main St., Ada, and a Bluffton icon advertiser, announces its summer sessions, which are now open for students to register, according to Darcey Schneider, studio owner.

A four-week summer session (Session A) places place June 4, 11, 18 and 25. Summer session (Session B) takes place July 9, 16, 23 and 30.

Classes include:
5-5:30 p.m. – Gymnastics
5:30-6 p.m. Tap/ballet combo
6-6:30 p.m. – Hip Hop
6:30-7 Lyrical


New residential listing from Charter Realty on Villanova

Lisa Wenger of Charter Realty has a new Bluffton residential listing. It is at 100 Villanova and is listed at $188,900. For more details on the residence open the attachment at the bottom of this story.

Lisa Wenger
Charter Realty


Pretty as a "pitcher" this month at Ten Thousand Villages

It's pretty as a pitcher. Ten Thousand Villages, 115 S. Main St., offers Phoenician green pitchers handcrafted in the West Bank. The pitchers are $69 and are created from recycled glass. A master glass blower creates these pitchers.



Stamp Out Hunger Day in Bluffton on Saturday

On Saturday, May 11, letter carriers in Bluffton and Beaverdam will participate in the Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

The nationwide food drive is the largest one day food collection in the country filling food pantries and food banks. It is easy to help and participate. Just collect and bag non perishable food items or paper products and or toiletries and place by your mailbox (early Saturday morning) or bring them to the Bluffton Post Office.

May 11 craft show is larger than last year - health fair joins the event

It's getting closer. 

Bluffton’s annual family-oriented spring arts and crafts show is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 11, in downtown Bluffton. The 42nd annual show is sponsored by the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce.

Over 70 vendors are already registered for this year's show, which is a larger number than last year, according to Jerry Burkholder, show director.

The cost of a booth is $60 and a registration form is in an attachment and the bottom of this story. A few craft spots are still available, but are going fast.

Hurry - you can still sponsor a downtown flowerpot

Time is running out - but if you hurry you can still sponsor a downtown flowerpot.

According to Susie and Steve Stratton of Stratton Greenhouses, "This will be the seventh year for providing the potted plants on Main Street. We appreciate providing this service to the community and are grateful for all the sponsors and contributors. We have received countless comments about how the plants make the downtown more attractive.

Bluffton students earn accounting scholarship

Three Bluffton University accounting students have won a scholarship that will enable them to study for and take the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam at no cost.

Receiving the CMA Scholarship recently from the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) were seniors John Oyer of Hesston, Kan., and Brandi Dominique of Wauseon, Ohio, along with junior Jonathan Fowler of Cincinnati. All three students are majoring in accounting and business administration.

Jeff Parker claims HCAC javelin title for second straight year

By Bryson Hartzler

The Bluffton University track and field program ended their season this weekend at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field championships held on the campus of Manchester University.

The Beavers finished the day in 7th place on the women’s side with only 10 women and 8th place on the men’s side with 17 men competing. The Beavers also set two new school records on the day.