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It's Bluffton's favorite holiday candy - senior center peanut brittle

Watch for black walnut brittle available soon

If prevailing wages were required no one could afford Bluffton Senior Citizens Center peanut brittle. Especially, with all the seniority levels involved in production.  The junior member of this year’s crew was 70 years old, we think.

Fortunately the crew consists of volunteers. That means one pound of the locally-made candy is affordable at $5 a pound. And, it’s available each November.

It takes a crew of 30 or so volunteers for a full morning of work to create 184, or so, pounds of Bluffton’s favorite holiday candy, according to Tony Meyers, director of the center.

Bridge offering holiday memorial wreath-making event

Bridge Hospice Bereavement Services is offering a "Holiday Memorial Wreath-making" event at two locations for those who have lost a loved one.

Bridge offering children's "Holiday Memories" grief support group

Please RSVP by Dec. 3

Bridge Home Health and Hospice is offering "Holiday Memories" grief support program for children ages six to 12 who have lost a loved one, allowing them to remember those who have passed in a healthy setting.

This event will be held on Monday, Dec. 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital, located at 1900 S. Main St., Findlay.

Holiday Memories is being offered through Bridge's Group S.T.A.R. (Special Times, Always Remembered). Dinner will be provided for the children and RSVP is required by Dec. 3.

100 years after the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918

Here's some Bluffton stories from Nov. 11, 1918

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th year, The Great War came to an end. The year was 1918 - 100 years ago.

The following are note from an interview Fred Steiner conducted several years ago with Rolland Stratton concerning Bluffton’s celebration of the conclusion of World War I.

Stratton remembers:
I was a 7-year-old boy in November 1918. We lived at 118 E. Elm St., where I was born. On Nov. 11, I remember coming out of the house and every bell in town was ringing and the fire whistle at the light plant was blowing.

Luke Young named to second team all-Ohio

By Sam Brauen, www.blufftonpirates.com
Bluffton High School Senior Luke Young has been named second team All-Ohio in boys' soccer. The speedy forward was a fearless playmaker for the Pirate boys' team.  

Young is the third Pirate in as many seasons to garner all-state honors.  He also continues a legacy of Pirate soccer players being recognized for their on field all-state accomplishments: 


Community Thanksgiving service Thursday

Bluffton Area Ministerial Association (BAMA) will hold its community Thanksgiving Worship service Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Senior Citizens Center community meal.

The meal, provided by First United Methodist Church, takes place at 6 p.m. The Thanksgiving service follows the meal. All members of the community are invited to attend.