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Quarry Farm's  6th annual Family Day June 15

Bring yourself, friends and family for an afternoon of fun in the gardens, woods and wetlands of The Quarry Farm Nature Preserve & Conservation Farm during the 6th Annual Family Day on Saturday, June 15. 

From 1 to 4 p.m., tour the 1853 log cabin, see Native American artifacts, walk the trails to count butterflies, dragonflies, amphibians and visit residents of the farm animal sanctuary.

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White-wall tires, heavy chrome and muscle cars

52nd Festival of Wheels takes over Main Street on Friday

Bluffton’s Main Street vehicular ghosts reappear on Friday, June 14.

Those shadowy figures grew up on leaded gasoline, have V-8 engines under their hoods and ride on white-wall tires. They arrive in a variety of bright colors and don’t have FM radios.

Some have strange names like: Plymouth, Studebaker, Mercury, Edsel, VW Bug, Woody, Oldsmobile, Desoto and Packard.

Over 200 of them return to Bluffton for the 52nd Bluffton Festival of Wheels cruise-in, sponsored by the Bluffton Lions.

You don’t have to go to college to make a good living:

Not a cookie-cutter decision for all

By Gary Reese
Faith Investment Services
You don't have to go to college to make a good living. Below are annual salaries, according to the U.S. Department of Labor: 
Electrician                 
$59,190
Web Developer                      
$75,580
Wind Turbine Tech
$58,000

Truck Driver               Massage Therapist                 LPN
$45,570                       $45,880                                   $47,050

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Talk a walk into downtown history on Monday evening

Fred Steiner leads a "village story walk" on Main Street; sign-up at the library

Did you ever notice…
• that the alley narrows between the Shannon Theatre and 10,000 Villages?
• and that Cherry Street widens between Dollar General and Main Street?
• a reference to books on the doorway above an entrance to Bluffton High School as it faces Main Street?

And, did you know that…
• an error exists on the historic painting in the post office?
• a railroad track is embedded in the center of Main Street below the pavement?
• there’s a reason why Main Street doesn’t run true north and south?

Amphibians at Buckeye Park

The B.E.E.T.L.E. (Bringing Environmental Education to Learners Everywhere) vehicle will be parked at Buckeye Park, beside the pavilion, tomorrow, Wednesday, June 12 from 10 a.m. Join naturalist, Jessie Elsass, from Johnny Appleseed Metro Parks, to learn about amphibiams.

This event is hosted by Bluffton Public Library. 

Make your own terrarium at the library

Discover what a terrarium is and make your own, under the guidance of Susie Stratton from Stratton Greenhouses on Thursday, June 13 at 6 p.m. in the lower level meeting room of the library.

This is open to adults and supervised children. The cost is $10 at the door.

Please register at the library.

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