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June 19, 2019

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Bowling leagues forming at Southgate Lanes for 2010-11

Bowling leagues are forming now at Southgate Lanes, Bluffton, for the 2010-11 season, according to Derek Dukes. Openings are available for men's leagues, women's leagues and teams. Contact the bowling alley for availability. Dukes said that leagues start soon.

Opening bowling's first week is Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10-12. Call or stop in Southgate for lane availability.

Southgate, which enters its 51st year in business, offers complete bowling alley rentals, birthday party packages and a restaurant-bar.

Trick-or-treat night and an assortment of items

In addition to annexation, Bluffton council dealt with other issues on Aug. 23. Trick-or-treat night was set from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28. Jamie Mehaffie, village administrator, told council that he has already had inquiries on the date.

The Bluffton Tree Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 26. On the agenda is the 2010 Western Lake Erie Basin Emerald Ash Borer Grant, which the village has received. In addition, the commission will discuss fall 2010 tree planting projects.

Second-floor structural framing underway at hospital

Several projects are underway this week in the Bluffton Hospital construction project.

Workers are beginning to erect the structural framing of the two-story addition, which includes the new emergency department and other services.

Workers are also finishing the roof for the new operating room area located on the corner of Garau Street and Harmon Road, as well as laying format for new walls and hanging HVAC duct work in this area.

Common Grounds teams up with Public Library in 75th anniversary promo

Common Grounds Coffeehouse & Caf'e is designating its popular Highlander Grogg blend as the "Readers' Choice" in recognition of Bluffton Public Library's 75 years of service.

"Books and coffee are a popular combination. The library is vital to our community and we are proud to do whatever we can to help, especially during periods of reduced state funding," owner Phil Zimmerly shared.

Back-to-school details for elementary parents, students

Several events prior to school starting next week, and after school starts, are on the calendar. Tim Closson, elementary principal provided The Icon with the following information for parents:

MEET THE TEACHER: We will hold our "Meet the Teacher" on Friday, August 27th from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. in the elementary school. Bus lists will be posted in the elementary hallways.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES: The school supply list is posted on the school website. Kindergarten student supplies will be furnished in their classrooms.

BCE art auction set for Oct. 23

Mark your calendar now and save Saturday, Oct. 23, for the second annual art auction and dinner to benefit the Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs (BCE).

The evening will begin with an hour to preview the auction and enjoy drinks from a cash bar, include an elegant dinner, and culminate with the auction featuring work from local artists.

This year, BCE organizers are hosting a juried show of some 30 pieces of art. They are also seeking donors to match the gavel price of one or more items, as an added incentive to bidders.