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Community garage sale registration deadline extended

The registration deadline for the second Bluffton Community Garage Sale has been extended to July 22. The previous deadline was July 17. The Friends of the Bluffton Public Library are sponsoring this event as one of their major fundraisers for the year.

"We hope members of Bluffton will clean out their closets and garages and offer their no longer needed furniture, books, toys, kitchen items, antiques, canning jars, clothes, and appliances for sale Aug 5 and 6 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Aug. 7 from 8 p.m. until the seller wishes to close," said Janis Potter of the Friends."

Maple Crest resident-family picnic Aug. 10

Maple Crest will hold its annual resident and family picnic at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 10, in the Patio Room at Maple Crest.

Main dishes and table service is provided. Families attending are asked to bring a favorite dessert to share. There is no cost for the event. RSVP by Monday, Aug. 2, to 419-358-7654.

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The story of the Bluffton Girl Scout garden

By Mariah Fleming, Bluffton Girl Scout Troop 8 Cadette

November 9, 2009 Girl Scout Troop 8 decided to make a garden in Woodhaven. That day they went to look at the condition of the garden and make measurements to see how much space they had to work with.

Because it was winter, the girls of Troop 8 started planning how the garden should look, and what plants they would need and want.

In March 2010 they broke ground. They moved the soil around to see how it was and what they would need to make it so they could plant. The girls ended up with 2 gardens.

St. Mary's host to Aug. 5 blood drive

St. Mary's Catholic Church will host Bluffton's next blood drive. It is Thursday, Aug. 5, from noon until 6 p.m. at 160 N. Spring St. in Bluffton.

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University Research Center grants funding faculty summer work

Four Bluffton University faculty members are pursuing scholarly and creative projects in their respective fields this summer with the aid of Bluffton University Research Center grants.Recipients of $3,000 stipends and up to $600 for research expenses are Dr. Perry Bush, professor of history; Gregg Luginbuhl, professor of art; Darryl Moody, assistant professor of art; and Dr. Crystal Sellers, assistant professor of music.

Weixelbaum Brothers

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Sometimes you get lucky. Several of the old colorized post cards of Bluffton stated that they were printed by the Weixelbaum Brothers of Lima. You wonder where that business was once located. Wouldn't you know, that business is out of business, but the sign advertising the business can still be read at 50 yards on the side of its building. This sign is on the corner of East Market and Central Avenue in downtown Lima. Take a close look because its fading. Once upon a time many of the old Bluffton post cards were created there.

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