Posted by Fred Steiner on September 25, 2012 - 8:09pm
Let's place this photo essay in the spirit of Charles Hilty. He had a knack for taking photos of what he called town characters but printed them in the local paper under the theme "Faces you know," or similar polite headlines.
So, along comes Denny Morrison with a camera. Let me tell you, Denny is a master craftsman himself. He tools by Larry Core, who is working outside in his yard on who-know's-what. Denny stops, talks with Larry, snaps some photos and goes on his way.
Posted by Fred Steiner on September 23, 2012 - 8:09pm
Ten contestants correctly picked 14 games this week. Five of those were eliminated in the first tie-breaker.
The remaining five each picked the same two correct tie-breakers. To break the tie, we declared that the the contestant who was the earliest to enter this week's contest (of the five who tied), would be declared the winner.
Randy Stewart, who submitted his enter on Sept. 17 at 4:07 p.m., is therefore declared the winner.
Posted by Fred Steiner on September 4, 2012 - 4:52pm
Maple Crest and Bluffton community residents were treated to a professional classical concert of the highest caliber by a chamber group known as "Full Sound" on Sept. 2.
It was a bit like having the "Von Trapp Family" performing as four of the five members of the group belong to one family of Austrian background (the Loritsch family).
The four Loritsch boys range in age from 16 to 22 years old, but play their instruments (violin, viola, cello, double bass, and piano) like masters, and arrange much of the music themselves.
Posted by Fred Steiner on August 26, 2012 - 4:20pm
In mid-September, The Bluffton Icon's sister publication, The Ada Icon, will be six months old. We like to take a moment and share with viewers some of the interesting stats about we've experienced in our first six months with The Ada Icon.
If you've not yet checked it out go here: www.adaicon.com.
These are according to Google Analytics:
7,450 total visits to the site
3,474 individual viewers (some check in twice a day!)
20,322 pages visited
2.73 pages views per each visit
Posted by Fred Steiner on August 21, 2012 - 8:31pm
NOTE: The video is at the bottom of this story.
The Bluffton Icon presents a never-before-seen video interview with the late Phyllis Diller. Dr. Jack (Tony) Travis, Bluffton native, BHS graduate, and friend of Ms. Diller forwarded this video to The Icon.
This shows two sides of Phyllis: a serious side, as she discusses the benefits of breastfeeding; and, then in the last 30 seconds, Phyllis lays on a joke and provides us with her famous "laugh."
Posted by Fred Steiner on August 20, 2012 - 8:57am
You never know what bird will show up at your bird feeder. Too many varieties of sparrows to keep track of, cardinals, gold finches, mourning doves, and occasional cat bird...you know the usual visitors. Recently a different type of bird showed up at this feeder.
The only thing that's bird-like about this little guy is, perhaps, jail bird. A chipmonk recently joined the crowd of feathered friends at one of the Icon's Grov Street bird feeders. It appears that he's figured out how to bypass the squirrel-proof feeder.