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Jaime Nuzum

June 28, 2017


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Here's a plate frequently seen on West College Avenue across from St. John's United Church of Christ. It belongs to Rev. Carol Clements, pastor of the church. It's on a grey-blue GMC Terrain.

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Bluffton Family Recreation

Registration for BFR's Laffalot summer camp open until July 5

Registration for Camp Laffalot held at Bluffton Family Recreation will be open until Tuesday, July 5, according to Joseph Beagle, BFR director.

The camp will run from Monday to Friday, July 10-14. Persons with questions please browse the Camp Laffalot site or contact the director Pat Nymberg directly at  (513) 313-2076

Laffalot Summer Camp offers youth ages 6 to 12 a week of fun-filled activities. Camp is held from 9 a.m. to noon.

Art camp for elementary youth at BFR

Two-day camp Aug. 1-2, registration underway

Bluffton Family Recreation is taking registrations for an elementary-age art camp in August.

The two-day camp is open to youth who have completed first through fourth grades.

The camp takes place from 3 to 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 1-2, at BFR, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton.

Art supplies and snacks are provided. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. To register contact BFR at 419-358-4150.

Still time to sign up for T-ball and lots of other summer BFR activities

Yoga, soccer, softball, pickleball, adventure camps, art camp

There is still time to sign-up for several summer classes and activities at Bluffton Family Recreation, according to Joseph Beagle, director.

For more information or to register for any of these programs contact BFR, 215 Snider Road, 419-358-4150, bfr@wcoil.com, or go online to register at www.bfronline.com.

Relay for Hope June 23-24 at BFR

Bluffton's Relay for Hope takes place at Bluffton Family Recreation Friday and Saturday, June 23-24.

Part of the BFR gymnasium will be unavailable starting at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 23, but will be available again Saturday morning.

Watch for more details of the event on the Icon. CLICK HERE FOR RELAY FACEBOOK.


BFR women's tennis tourney reschduled

Due to gas line work on College Avenue

Due to the closure of East College Avenue's because of gas line work, the Bluffton Family Recreation women's tennis tournament scheduled for Saturday, June 17, will be moved to a later date. That date is not yet set.

The tournament will take place in Bluffton at the Howe Tennis Courts on East College Avenue, across from Harmon Field.

Hey, seniors, Tuesdays and Thursdays it's pickleball time!

9 to 11 a.m. at Bluffton Family Recreation

Silver Sneakers pickleball is coming to Bluffton Family Recreation on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings in June.

Play takes place from 9 to 11 a.m., according to Joseph Beagle, BFR director.

Pickleball is free for Silver Sneakers members, and $2 for non-Silver Sneakers members.

For more information contact BFR, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton, or call 419-358-4150.

BFR accepting registrations for Laffalot Camp in July

Morning camp for youth ages 6-12

Bluffton Family Recreation is taking registrations for Laffalot Camp scheduled for Monday through Friday, July 10-14, according to Joseph Beagle, BFR director.

Laffalot Summer Camp offers youth ages 6 to 12 a week of fun-filled activities. Camp is held from 9 a.m. to noon.

Led by well-trained counselors, campers will spend the day playing high-energy sports and games that help them:

• Develop teamwork

• Build whole body coordination

• Learn sportsmanship

Hurry - there's still time to sign up a sand volleyball team

Bluffton Family Recreation's adult coed league

Bluffton Family Recreation is accepting registrations for its summer adult coed sand volleyball league.

According to BFR there is still time for additional teams to sign up.

The league is Thursday nights from 6-8 pm and is $175 a team! Please call for more details at 419-358-4150.

Each team must have at least three women on the court at all times. Best of three matches wins and team members must be 18 as of June 1. Registration is $175 per team.

Elevate training offered this summer at BFR

Developmental program and prep program options

"If you are looking to take the next step in your athletic career, elevate training is for you. The summer months offers a great chance to elevate your game to the next level," according to Joseph Beagle, BFR director.

BFR’s training includes weight training, skill development and agility. Training is for high school through adults.

Matt Gillett, BFR sports coordinator and personal trainer, leads these sessions, available at $25 for a one-hour session or $120 for a package of six sessions.

Still time to sign up for BFR 3v3 basketball and soccer tourneys

Bluffton Family Recreation is accepting registrations for two 3-on-3 tournaments in June.

A 3-on-3 basketball tournament is Saturday, June 10. It has three divisions including middle school, high school and adults. The tourney is double-elimination. Cost per team is $100.

A 3-on-3 soccer tournament has two sessions. The first is Saturday, June 24. The second is Saturday, July 29. It has two divisions including high school and adults. Cost per team is $80.