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March 23, 2018

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Chamber accepting vendor registrations for May 12 arts and crafts show

Lauren Canaday has accepted the post of Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce arts and crafts festival vendor manager, according to Paula Scott, chamber CEO. She replaces Jerry Burkholder, who is retiring this year.

This year's show is the day before Mother's Day, Saturday, May 12 (Mother's Day is May 13).

The chamber is extending invitations to crafters to have a booth in this year's show.

What's for lunch in March? Here's the school menu

March 1 is Thursday

The Bluffton school menu for March is now available. To access the menu click here.

Quarry Farm Nature Preserve ready for spring

Newsletter lists activities for rural Pandora farm

The Quarry Farm Nature Preserve and Conservation Farm, rural Pandora, has several spring and summer activities planned. These range from wildflower walks, golden snitch walks, puppetry workshops and additional nature-related activities.

The Quarry Farm is located at 14321 Road 7L, Pandora. The newsletter is attached.

The goal: 10-year spending projection

Council finance committee meetings focus on village wants and needs

Several ideas discussed in January and this month by the Bluffton council finance committee help form future village spending.

Meeting on Jan. 25, the committee of David Steiner and Phill Talavinia met with three village administrative staff members, Jack Huber, village administrator, Jesse Blackburn, assistant administrator, and Laura Ewing, fiscal officer and Richard Johnson, mayor.

Request for retail butcher shop in Richland Township

Zoning hearing set for Feb. 28

The Richland Township board of zoning appeals later this month will consider a conditional use permit for the construction of a retail butcher shop in an agriculture district.

The hearing takes place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Richland Township house, 8435 N. Dixie Highway, according to Joshua Barhorst, township board of zoning appeals chairman.


Gluten and food allergy support group a great community resource

Meets monthly in Bluffton Public Library

A gluten and food allergy support group is active in the community and invites persons interested in learning more about these issues to join in the group's month meetings.

The support groups meets the fourth Monday of each month (date change in May and no December meeting). Those 2018 meetings are: Feb. 26, March 26, April 23, May 21, June 25, July 23, Aug. 27, Sept. 24, Oct. 22 and Nov. 26. All meetings are in the Bluffton Public Library starting 6:30 p.m.

Victoria Zeits of the group explains its purpose this way: