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April 22, 2019

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7th annual Apollopalooza April 11

Community celebration of career technical education

Apollo Career Center will hold its seventh annual Apollopalooza on Thursday, April 11, from 5:30-7 p.m.

Apollopalooza will showcase the high school and adult education programs, celebrate Apollo's partnerships with local businesses, highlight Career Tech opportunities, its students and instructors. The event is free and open to the public.

Bluffton recognized by Sen. Sherrod Brown

Bluffton was recognized by Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown in late February, according to Susie Stratton, of the Bluffton America in Bloom Committee.

Sen. Brown sent the committee a certification of recognition for it's 2018 America in Bloom Oustanding Achievement Award.

Last year the Village of Bluffton won the outstanding achievement award for flowers. Judges scored Bluffton a 6-star rating out of a possible 10 stars and received special recognition for its flowers.

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 bird watching, guided walks and additional nature-related activities. The spring family day will be Saturday, June 15, and includes visiting animals at the farm sanctuary and spotting butterflies and frogs.

The Quarry Farm is located at 14321 Road 7L, Pandora. The newsletter with more information and events is attached.

It’s maple syrup weather

It’s maple syrup weather as temperatures dip below freezing at night and rise above freezing in the daylight hours. Those conditions occurred during the past four days.

Here’s the highs and lows from March 5 to 11 from Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer.

Lots of updates from Bluffton chamber

News from members

New members
The Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes its newest members: Cindy Lugibihl, a Rodan + Fields representative, and Good Samaritan Society of Arlington.

Arts & Crafts Festival
Register now for booth space at the May 11 Arts & Crafts Festival. Just $20 for chamber members. $40 early bird for arts & crafts vendors; $60 from April 22-May 3.

Jefferson Street project moves one step closer to getting started

Bid opening Friday; special council meeting to accept bids Monday

Two events this week and next will get the million-dollar Jefferson Street improvement project moving. Once it is underway traffic patterns in the village will change as the street will be closed for construction.

• A bid opening at 10 a.m., Friday, March 15, takes place in the town hall. Jesse Blackburn told Bluffton council he is encourage that 10 prospective bidders have requested bid sheets for the project.

• A special council meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, March 18, is set for the purpose of accepting bids on the project.