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April 28, 2017


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BACH 3 - Does this mean that somewhere in Ohio is a BACH 1 and a BACH 2? The Icon spotted this plate in Ada.

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Apollo Career Center prom is May 6

Here are some May calendar items from Apollo Career Center:

Wednesday, May 3 at 7 p.m. National Technical Honor Society induction ceremony 12 students will be inducted.

Saturday, May 6 at 8-11 p.m. the 2017 Apollo prom will take place in the Apollo Commons.

Tuesday, May 9 begins the annual Floral Design and Interiors bedding plant sale. A wide variety of annuals, vegetables and hanging baskets. May 9-12, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Open to the public.


Sam Diller's never been a rainbow trout

That changes on May 7 as "Sudden Sam" is tagged trout 1 in the Sportsmen's Club trout derby

Sam Diller’s resume includes participation in nearly every Bluffton organization.

But, until this year, he’s never been a rainbow trout.

That changes on Sunday, May 7, as the Bluffton Sportsmen’s Club honors Diller, retired Bluffton attorney. The club has named its trout number 1 in Diller’s honor: “Sudden Sam.”


Booths still available for May 13 arts and crafts show

Several new features are part of this year’s Bluffton Arts and Crafts Show, set for Saturday, May 13, according to Phil Zimmerly, chamber director. And, booths are still available.

Like previous shows, this year’s event operates from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. along Main Street’s retail storefronts.

New features this year include:
• Putt-putt golf, sponsored by M&R Plumbing and Heating
  (location to be determined)

• Pony rides will be free, and moved to the intersection of Main and Cherry,  
  sponsored by Bluffton Hospital


BHS prom is a Tropical Paradise

Saturday at Marbeck Center; promenade in Founders due to anticipated rain

Bluffton High School prom takes place this weekend using the theme Tropical Paradise.

Prom is Saturday, April 29, and is moved to Marbeck Center at Bluffton University. Members of the public interested in viewing the decorated prom may visit Marbeck from 7:15 to 7:45 p.m.

The public is also invited to view the promenade, which will be held inside due to the weather forecast. The promenade takes place in the Founders Hall gymnasium from 7:50 to 8:30 p.m.

Persons are asked to park in the Elm Street university parking lot if they intend to watch the events in Founders.


Arbor Day event includes tree planting Saturday morning

Tree Commission will recognize Girl Scouts for tree ID program

Bluffton's Tree Commission invites the community to an Arbor Day celebration at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 29, at the village arboretum on Lake Street.

The event includes appreciation to the Bluffton Girl Scouts for their work in tree labeling and map project.

A sycamore tree will be planted during the ceremony.


Transition Bluffton invites you to take a river walk

Sunday at 6 p.m. at Motter Metro Park

Transition Bluffton hosts a river walk along the Little Riley on Sunday, April 23. Naturalist Anne Coburn-Griffis will lead the walk exploring plant and animal life in the Motter Metro Park just outside of Bluffton.

The walk will start at 6 p.m. and last 1-1.5 hours. Walkers will explore park trails and be introduced to creatures that make their home in and along the Little Riley. Participants will need good walking shoes and should bring binoculars and magnifying lenses.


Senior Citizens - Lions pancake event May 13

This year the Bluffton Senior Citizens - Bluffton Lions Club Foundation pancake and sausage breakfast has moved to the arts and crafts show weekend. The breakfast is from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 13, at the Senior Center, 132 N. Main St. This is the 35th annual breakfast.

The meal includes all the pancakes you can eat, whole hog sausage, applesauce and coffee, tea, milk or juice drink. Pre-sale tickets are $6 and can be purchased from any Lion’s Club member or the Bluffton Senior Center. 


Spend an evening with Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday and Pugsley

The Addams Family -BHS school musical - this weekend

The Addams Family musical comes to the middle school stage this weekend in a show featuring every father's nightmare.


Performances are 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 23. Kara Zink directs the performances. Tickets are on sale in the middle school office during school hours. Reserved seated at $10 and general admission tickets are $5.


ArtSpace/Lima spring show reception April 21

ArtSpace/Lima will host an opening reception for Spring Show 2017 on Friday, April 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.  The reception is free and open to the public.

Spring Show 2017 is the 62nd edition of ArtSpace’s signature exhibit.  


Town hall meeting April 23 with Congressman Jordan

Sponsored by Allen and Hardin for Election Action and Democracy

Members of the public are invited to attend a town hall meeting featuring U.S. Congressional Representative Jim Jordan. The event will be held from 6:‐8: p.m. Monday, April 24 in the South Hall of the Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center in Lima. The town hall is sponsored by Allen and Hardin for Election Action and Democracy (AHEAD), in partnership with other groups in Representative Jordan’s district.