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Jaime Nuzum

June 27, 2017


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Here's a plate frequently seen on West College Avenue across from St. John's United Church of Christ. It belongs to Rev. Carol Clements, pastor of the church. It's on a grey-blue GMC Terrain.

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Root beer floats, a Suzuki violin recital, just for starters at Maple Crest

From root beer floats on the porch to Suzuki violin recital, August is full of activities at Maple Crest Senior Living Village.

The August calendar is now on the Icon. To view the calendar open the attachment at the bottom of this story.

Maple Crest elders bring out their hobbies


Post cards, quilts, paintings, cast-iron toys, sock monkeys and lots more hobbies were displayed and shared by 25 Maple Crest elders during its July 23 biennial hobby show.

New to this year’s show were “works in progress” by three residents – Genevieve Fast knitted a scarf, Joanne Niswander took stitches in her latest needlepoint piece, and Carl Wolf demonstrated the art of coloring a mandala. 

Lots of hobbies on display at Maple Crest on July 23

Maple Crest  Senior Living Community, Bluffton, will host a hobby show by elders in the Patio Room from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 23.

Next Maple Crest Sunday buffet July 21

The next Maple Crest Senior Living, Bluffton, Sunday buffet is July 21, according to Daren Lee, director of Maple Crest.

The menu includes:
• Ham loaf
• Chicken marsala
• Scalloped potatoes
• Fresh vegetable medly
• Dinner rolls
• Mixed berry pie
• coffee and iced tea.

The buffet is in the Patio Room at Maple Crest from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is open to all adults 55 and older at a cost of $7.50 per person.

Duane Abel, cartoonist, does his thing at Maple Crest

Have you ever wondered about the life of a cartoonist? 

On July 10, elders at Maple Crest were delighted to discover all sorts of unique tidbits about famous cartoonists down through the ages from a dynamic (and very funny) modern-day cartoonist, Duane Abel of the Corkey Comics Co. 

Abel became the youngest syndicated cartoonist in the world at age 15 and is best known for his main character, Zed – a pink, fluffy, walking, talking dryer lint. 

Maple Crest July activities calendar on The Icon

Several activities take place at Maple Crest Senior Living Community in July. The Maple Crest activities calendar is now on the Icon for viewers to read.

The calendar is an attachment at the bottom of this story.

Mennonite Home July worship services announced

The July worship schedule for Mennonite Memorial Home was recently announced, It follows:

Sundays - 9:30 a.m. in the chapel

July 7 - Chaplain Bill Herr
July 14 - Rev. Charles Warren
July 21 - Chaplain Bill Herr
July 28 - Wally Geiger

Farm Day at MMH on July 25

Mennonite Memorial Home residents will celebrate life on the farm on Thursday, July 25. The special farm day event includes morning and afternoon activities related to farming. 

At 6:30 p.m. there will be a display of various farm animals  brought by area 4-H clubs for residents to enjoy.

MHCO Willow Ridge reaches full occupancy


Since 2005 Mennonite Home Communities had been dreaming of the day when Green House homes would become a reality in Bluffton. In November 2012 the dream was realized, but not fully.

Not until April 26, 2013 were all the licenses and certifications finally complete, allowing full occupancy of both homes. On June 3, Frieda House and Betty House reached full occupancy for the first time.

Bluffton Community Preschool now accepting 2013-14 enrollment

Bluffton Community Preschool is accepting enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year. 

For a registration package or more information please contact the BCP at (419) 358-0268 or email at blufftoncommunitypreschool@gmail.com

Persons may also visit the preschool Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/bluffton-community-preschool.