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August 18, 2019

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Next week's BFR summer camp theme: Wilderness Week

Registration deadline today for July 8-12 camp

Bluffton Family Recreation’s kid’s summer camp registration deadline for next week's Wilderness Week is today.


Athletic trainer receives national award

Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center announced that Tom Lane, M. ED., AT, ATC, PTA, ITAT, will be awarded the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Athletic Trainer Service Award.

The Athletic Trainer Service Award recognizes National Athletic Trainers’ Association members for their contributions to the athletic training profession as a volunteer at the local and state levels. The Athletic Trainer Service award recipients have been involved in professional associations, community organizations, grassroots public relations efforts and service as a volunteer athletic trainer.


Another biosimilar to Herceptin

FDA approves new drug that treats breast, stomach and esophageal cancer

Note: this article was provided by ONU Healthwise Pharmacy. 
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved another biosimilar to a drug that treats breast, stomach and esophageal cancer.

This biosimilar is called Kanjinti (trastuzumab-anns). The FDA approved it because it appeared to have no meaningful differences from Herceptin (trastuzumab), which has already been approved.


Sweet Dream Gourmet serves up biscotti and jams

Bluffton Farmers Market is the place to be on Saturday mornings in town. According to the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce, our town "boast the best farmers market in northwest Ohio." 

In celebration of our small but mighty farmers market, the Icon will be featuring a vendor each week over the course of the summer.

This week's feature vendor is Sweet Dream Gourmet.

Julie Brown is the owner of Sweet Dream Gourmet, specializing in jams, jellies and biscotti.


PromoCares Program announces support for 4 new charities

Bluffton for Hope, Equestrian Therapy Program, Piece's Crew Foundation, Ronald McDonald house

PromoHits Ltd., Bluffton, announced the four charities to benefit from PromoCares Program from July to December, according to Melinda Bowen.

The company will donate 5% of its total product sales this year to local charities through itthe initiative.

Bowden narrowed down public nominations for local charities to benefit from the program July-December. The public was encouraged to vote.


Meet Bluffton's new postmaster

Jared Caprella of Lima, is Bluffton's new postmaster. His position officially started on June 22, however, he has been officer in charge (OIC) here since February.

Caprella, a 2007 Bath High School graduate, started his postal career as a carrier in Boulder, Colo., in 2012. The next year he transferred to Lima as a carrier. In 2014 he became a management supervisor.

The new postmaster is a 2011 Ohio State University graduate with a degree in health science management and a minor in business.