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Et Cetera Shop, Ten Thousand Villages, Book Reviews
The Et Cetera Shop, Ten Thousand Villages and Book ReViews will close Monday, March 16, through Sunday, April 5, according to Chrissy Lugibihl, manager.


Walk of silence tonight remembering George Floyd

Starting at the university peace stones, going to Main Street

An informal walk of silence is planned in Bluffton tonight to show solidary with the movement remembering George Floyd, who was killed in Minneapolis last week.

Planners will start their walk at 8 p.m. at the peace stones near the Bluffton University Sauder Visual Arts building. They will walk to the Citizens National Bank parking lot on South Main Strreet and will arrive by 8:22 p.m.

On Main Street will be music and a moment of brief sharing.



Invitation to "drop by" for virtual coffee hours

Twice a week hosted by Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs

Paula Scott of Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs will begin holding virtual “coffee hours” twice a week. Once you have the link, you can "drop by" or RSVP to let Paula know what you'd like to talk about.

• Thursdays at 6 p.m.
• Tuesdays at noon

Request an invitation (link) at mailchi.mp/c7da482bd3f3/bce-email-signup.


Bluffton participates in "Virtual Ride of Silence" tonight

Honoring cyclists or trikers injured or who lost their lives in accidents

Bluffton cyclists and trikers are invited to join in the Northwest Ohio Virtural Ride of Silence at 6:45 p.m., Wednesday, May 20, according to Corwin Croy.

"If riding on the Lions Way Bike path and or community streets, you are advised to ride as an individual and to provide ample space for seniors, couples, families, families with baby carriages, dog walkers, and other cyclists," he said. 


No trout derby this year

Sportsmen's Club cancels due to COVID-19 virus

The Bluffton Sportsmen's Club has canceled its 2020 trout derby, according to Tom Augsburger, club president.

The derby was originally set for Sunday, May 3. It was later moved to Sunday, June 7. It was canceled yesterday.

The club will still stock both quarries, but no trout will be tagged. Memberships will still be required to fish in either quarry. 

Derby sponsors advertisements will carry over to 2021. 

The club directors will hold a private meeting to draw the winning tickets for this year’s participants. 


Virtual admissions info sessions set at Rhodes State

May 18, May 27 and June 2

Rhodes State will host Virtual Admissions Information Sessions as more students look to attend Rhodes State this summer and fall.  

These sessions will help students navigate the enrollment process to also include an overview of available online services, financial assistance and majors/programs. 

Click here for more details.