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May 6, 2016


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Bluffton Relay for Life/Hope annual garage sale Saturday

Bluffton Relay for Life/Hope will hold its annual garage sale Saturday, May 7, behind the Bluffton Farmers' Market in the school parking lot.

Sale hours are  8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. From 11:30 a.m. to the end of the sale everything is one-half off.

For more details contact Lynda Best at 419-296-2790


Pandora summer garage sale registration forms available at Pandora Library

This summer's Pandora town wide garage sale registration forms are available at the Pandora library, according to persons sponsoring the event.

Forms need to be turned in by Saturday,  May 28, along with your $10 check to ensure that your name is on the list/map. 

Garage salesare June 9, 10, 11.


Lots of summer options for youth this summer at BFR

Bluffton Family Recreation announces its summer classes for elementary-age youth, which include:
• Adventure Camp
• Fun Fitness
• Parachute Fun
• Olympic Stars

Adventure Camp – ages 3 to 6
Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
June 16 –Space Invasion
July 14 – All About Animals
July 21 – Sports Galore
Aug. 11 – Time Capsule

Fun Fitness – for youth who completed K to 3rd grade
Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday, June 6-7-8
4 to 5:15 p.m. – snacks included


Booths still available for May 14 arts and crafts show

Bluffton's 45th annual arts and crafts show is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14, in downtown Bluffton.

Craft vendor booths are still available, according to the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce, show sponsor. 

The show streteches from the town hall to the post office with as many as 70 craft booth and chamber member booths preregistered.

Booths are available at $60 each.

This year's show takes place the same day at the Bluffton Soccer Club’s all-day tournament at Bluffton University, thus attracting a large crowd of soccer parents.


May 5 concert features three local singer-songwriters

Three local singer-songwriters will be featured in a concert Thursday, May 5, at 7 p.m. at the Bluffton town hall.

Sam Stucky graduates May 8 from Bluffton University, with majors in math and music. He has been writing songs since his sophomore year of high school, performed with a band called The Luna Program, and several at the Contemporary Music Center in Nashville, TN. 

Jeff Brassell, a Lima native raised in Bluffton, is a singer-songwriter who reflects everyday life in his music.


Annual ‘Family Day’ set for April 30 at The Quarry Farm

The Quarry Farm Nature Preserve & Conservation Farm is holding an annual Family Day on Saturday, April 30, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Bring yourself, friends and family for an afternoon open house of fun in the gardens, woods, and wetlands. A representative from Black Swamp Raptor Rehabilitation Center, Pandora, will be onsite with several birds of prey.


Krysti's art students show their work Thursday in town hall

The art students from Krysti's Music Studio, Bluffton, will exhibit their works this week, according to Krysti Schey.

"You can come and go as you like to view the student's work. It is Thursday, April 28, from 7-8 p.m. in the third floor of the Bluffton town hall.

The art students are:
• Lena Brown
• Jordyn Garmatter
• Arabella George
• Katherine Gratz
• Brice Hogan
• Ella Krupp
• Danielle Novak.

Teachers represented are Vickie Garmon, Abby Graber and Nicole Minnig.


Monthly Cars and Coffee scheduled for second season at Heated Vehicle Storage

Heated Vehicle Storage, 906 N. Main St. (next to Masterpiece Signs), will again host a monthly Bluffton Cars and Coffee this summer and fall, according to Tim Boutwell.

The event is an “informal gathering for enthusiasts and their cars.” The monthly cars and coffee event starts in May and continues through October. It is always held on the fourth Saturday of the month.

Each event is from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the following Saturdays: May 28, June 25, July 23, Aug. 27, Sept. 24 and Oct. 22.


Ada holds medication disposal day Saturday AM

By Monty Siekerman - Ada Icon
A Medication Disposal Day will be held from in Ada from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, in the parking lot between Rite Aid and Northern on Main.

Those who want to dispose of expired or unused prescriptions as well as over-the-counter medications may give them to law enforcement officers at that time. 

The meds will be disposed of in a safe, legal, and environmentally conscious way. 
Here's a photo of last year's volunteers during which time 32 people disposed of unwanted meds.



Jim Boedicker performs several times in Bluffton this summer

Jim Boedicker, local musician, will perform several times in Bluffton this summer.

He will perform at the Bluffton Farmers' Market on May 21, June 25, July 23, Aug. 13 and Sept. 24.

In addition, he will perform from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, at the Bluffton swimming pool area during the Ride to Remember bike ride. His performances in Bluffton are sponsored by the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce.