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Ada farmer's market returns on Thursdays

By Monty Siekerman of the Ada Icon
Yes, the Farmers Market will return to Ada this summer, but in a new location.

The market will operate from the Railroad Depot parking lot from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays beginning June 4.

VENDORS: Call ReStore Community Center, 419-558-1015 for vendor details.

There was a question about its operating this year due to new restrictions, regulations and requirements demanded by the Ohio Department of Agriculture, which now oversees farmers markets.

Swimming pool opening delayed to May 29

“Due to the recent, current and forecasted weather for the next few days, the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool will not be opening for swimming this Memorial Day weekend," Jamie Mehaffie, village administrator, told The Icon today.

The pool office will be open on Saturday, May 23, and Monday, May 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. each day for those interested in purchasing season passes.

The pool is scheduled to open for the season on Friday, May 29. The pool will be open Monday through Friday from 1 to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m.

It's a "$10 special" cash mob Thursday at Curling Iron - 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Curling Iron, 129 N. Main St., hosts the Thursday, May 21, Bluffton downtown cash mob. Watch for the "Cash Mob" banner hanging in front of the store as a reminder. Cash mob hours are 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

A $10 sale takes place during cash mob hours, according to Deb Wentz of the shop.

The $10 items on sale include:
• Joico Power Spray, Flip Turn, and JoiMist Firm Hairsprays
• Select Liters of Joico Conditioners
• Select Kenra Platinum Products

Thursday afternoon cash mob at Curling Iron

Curling Iron, 129 N. Main St., hosts the Thursday, May 21, Bluffton downtown cash mob. Watch for the "Cash Mob" banner hanging in front of the store as a reminder.

Also watch The Icon for special offers provided by Curling Iron during cash mob hours of 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

In addition, all visitors to the store during cash mob hours may register for a $50 shopping spree.

Cash mobs are sponsored by the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce. The intent is to encourage shopping local and highlighting items and services available in Bluffton businesses.

Captain Aaron Schmutz speaker at Memorial Day ceremony

Bluffton's traditional Memorial Day activities take place Monday, May 25, according to Dennis Morrison of the Bluffton American Legion Post 382.

A parade will form at 9:15 a.m. at the Bluffton town hall, with a starting time of 9:30 a.m.

The American Legion  honor guard will lead the parade followed by the Bluffton High School band. Additional parade units will follow the band.

Dumpsters will remain for village residents until May 25

Dumpsters are filling up at the Spring Street Recycle Center.

The village placed two dumpsters center on Friday and both were completely overflowing by Saturday.

Those dumpster will be replace and residents of the village may continue to dump appropriate trash there until Monday, May 25. Items not accepted include hazardous including paint and motor oil, vehicle batteries and tire.

Appliances that use Freon will not be accepted unless it is certified that the Freon has been legally removed and disposed of. The dumpsters are for village residents only.

Click it or ticket - there - don't say we didn't warn you

Bluffton Police Department is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket.

As part of the national seat belt enforcement campaign, law enforcement agencies around the country will be stepping up enforcement May 18 to 31, just ahead of one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. 

“Every day, unbuckled motorists are losing their lives in motor vehicle crashes,” said Sergeant Matt Oglesbee. “As we approach Memorial Day weekend and the summer vacation season, we want to make sure people are doing the one thing that can save them in a crash, buckling up.”

85 booths will line Main Street, plus farmers' market, music, food, animals and more...on Saturday

It's Arts and Crafts Show Saturday.

This year’s event includes 85 booths featuring area crafters plus Bluffton businesses. The show, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. will stretch along Main Street from Elm Street to the post office.

Here’s what the day involves:
• Booths on Main Street, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Farmers’ market from 8:30 a.m. to noon
• Pony rides at south end of Main, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Local food vendors, during the day
• Entertainment, late morning and early afternoon

Lots of end-of-year events at middle school

There's lots of news on the Bluffton Middle School website concerning students. Here's a sampling of those items:

High school girls' tennis
Any 8th grade girl interested in playing high school tennis in the fall, please stop by the middle school office to sign up.

Three mayoral candidates, three council candidates on November ballot; but that's only part of the story

Bluffton's November general election will be the most interesting on record. On the ballot are races for mayor and council.

Three mayoral candidates are:
• Judy Augsburger, independent
• David Steiner, Republican
• Jerry Cupples, independent

Three council candidates are:
• Joseph Sehlhorst, independent
• Shawn Burrell, independent
• Richard Johnson, Republican