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Weekend doctor: Fermentation frenzy

Certain factors must be in place to ensure the final safety and quality of the product

Fermentation Frenzy
By Martha Gonzalez RD,LD,CLC
Clinical Nutrition Manager

Before there was refrigeration, there was fermentation. While fermented foods may seem like a new trend, it is actually one of the oldest ways to preserve food, dating back thousands of years.

Restaurant review: The Dough Hook offers the answer...

When staring into the refrigerator yields no inspiration for dinner

Icon Restaurant Review:
The Dough Hook
117 Main St., Bluffton
Reviewer: Liz Gordon-Hancock

Why is meal-planning such a headache? Now that school is back in session, everyone's schedule is getting busier. I decided to take the hassle out of my meal-planning and get a Fresh Meal box from The Dough Hook.

Velasquez paintings on display

Local artist Oscar Velasquez is exhibiting several of his paintings at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton, through September.  Most people know Velasquez, a Pandora native, as a painter of large murals on area buildings. 

His works at MMH include landscapes, flowers and scenes familiar to the region.  The exhibit is located on the third floor, near the Chapel. Paintings attached are titled “Lake View” and “Three Peasant Girls.”

Bluffton Boys and Girls, Cloverbud Club 4-H awards from county fair

Here are 4-H Club results from the Allen County Fair from the Bluffton Boys and Girls Club and the Cloverbud Club:

Bluffton Boys and Girls 4-H
Brooklyn Nance- President, Everyday Food & Fitness, A
Scrapbooking Jr., A

Brooklynn Bible- Vice President, Sundress & Jumpers, A,
First Place, County Plaque Winner, Ohio
State Fair Participant
Scrapbooking Jr., A

Tanner Bott- Treasurer, Making The Cut Jr., A, Ohio State
Fair Participant


Oct. 2 dedication, ribbon-cutting for Bentley path

Project $25,000 under estimated cost


An early October dedication and ribbon cutting opens the newest segment of the ever-expanding Bluffton Lions Way Pedestrian Pathway, according to Richard Ramseyer, chair of the pathway board.

The newest leg of the pathway is a nine-tenth mile Bentley Road path. The ceremony is at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 2.

Special meeting Tuesday by library board

The Bluffton Public Library board of trustees will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept.18, at the library, 145 S. Main St., Bluffton. The special meeting will discuss changes to the formula for country distribution of public library funds.