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August 18, 2019

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Hot enough for you?

You've heard the "It's hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk."

The Bluffton Family Recreation staff (Jamie Nygaard's idea) tests that statement today. An egg reflects in the sun at BFR as we speak.

Jamie promises a photo of herself eating the egg if (when) it reaches the proper temperature.

Stay tuned.

Black Swamp Bike Tours offers lots of bicycle options

Five area biking events in the next 12 months

Bluffton's 5th annual Ride to Remember bicycle ride is Saturday, headquartered at Bluffton Family Recreation.

It is one of several bike events on this year's Black Swamp Bike Tours.

School supplies distributed on Aug. 10

From Bluffton Area Ministerial Assn. and Community Assistance Program

The Bluffton Ministerial Association and Bluffton Community Assistance Program will provide free school supplies to Bluffton school district children on the free and/or reduced lunch program again this year.

The distribution takes place from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 10, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 223 W. College Ave., Bluffton.

ODOT seeks feedback for first-ever pedestrian and bicycle plan

Take the survey linked in this story

Recent trends in safety, demographics, and demand have spurred the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to develop its first-ever policy plan for walking and biking. Stakeholder and public engagement will help ensure that policies and investments meet the needs of people walking and biking.

Dari Freeze hosts blood drive this Friday

Donate and receive free sundae

The Dari Freeze, 595 S. Main,  is hosting a blood drive Friday, July 19, from 1 to 7 p.m., with the American Red Cross. 

Donate blood and you'll receive a free Reverse Buckeye Sundae.

To schedule your blood donation appointment, call Kevin Tuttle at 567-226-1008 or
1-800- RED CROSS or go online to: redcrossblood.org and use “darifreeze” for sponsor code.

Watch out for the bikes on Saturday - and there's still time to register

5th annual Bluffton Ride to Remember brings cyclists to town

Online registration is open through Friday for Bluffton’s Fifth Annual Ride to Remember. 

On-site registration will be available the morning of the event, Saturday, July 20, at Bluffton Family Recreation (BFR).  Individual adult registration is $30 and includes a swag bag with items from local merchants, an $8 lunch coupon and free swimming at BFR.  Visit ridetoremember.net to register.