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Beavers swat Jackets for 4-0 HCAC mark

March 25, 2015
By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


Purse Bingo April 23 to benefit Spielman fund for cancer research

Pharmacy Solutions of Riley Creek Pharmacy will sponsor a purse bingo at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23 at the Pandora-Gilboa School auditorium. Doors will open at 6 p.m. All proceeds will be donated to the Stefanie Spelman Fund for Breast Cancer Research.

Tickets cost $30 and include admission, a bingo card, and refreshments, and are available through Saturday, April 11 at Riley Creek Pharmacy, Pandora, and Greg's Pharmacy, Bluffton. Tables of eight may be reserved and participants will also be able to buy raffle tickets.


BAMA plans Good Friday procession of the cross and service

The Bluffton ecumenical Good Friday procession of the cross and worship service is scheduled for Good Friday, April 3. This event is sponsored by the Bluffton Area Ministerial Association and the public is invited to attend.

This annual procession involves people of all ages helping to carry a large wooden cross through Bluffton to various churches. The procession with the cross will begin at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, corner of Elm and Spring streets, at 11:30 a.m. 


Mustard Seed Cafe offers March 27 Tasting of Italian Wines and Pasta

Mustard Seed Café, 562 N. Main St. Bluffton, will be offering A Tasting of Italian Wines and Pasta on Friday, March 27.

In lieu of the regular menu, there will be four courses of pasta paired with four different wines.

There will be two seatings --
5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. -- and reservations are strongly suggested (567-226-1120).

Appetizer Course
• Angel hair pasta nest with mascarpone creme, lemon, basil, peaches, caramelized leeks, and roasted pistachios
• Paired with: Lumassina Frizzante

Gardeners of Bluffton/Pandora to discuss composting April 7

The Gardeners of the Bluffton/Pandora Area will be talking about composting: what to use, and how to construct at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday April 7, at the Bluffton Public Library. Visitors are welcome.

Greg Probst named Bluffton Farmers' Market manager

Greg Probst will serve as manager of the Bluffton Farmers’ Market this year.

The Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce announced the appointment. This year the chamber took over the responsibilities of the popular downtown Saturday market. The market will enter its 11th season when it opens on Saturday, May 2.

Seven soccer players earn Academic All-Ohio honors

March 24, 2015

BLUFFTON, Ohio - The NCAA Division III recently announced the recipients of Academic All-Ohio honors for the 2014 season. Seven Bluffton University soccer players were honored for their performance on the field and in the classroom this season.    

Heartland announces Academic All-HCAC awards

March 25, 2015

BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference recently announced the winter honorees of the HCAC All-Academic awards for the 2014-15 school year. Thirteen Bluffton University athletes were recognized for their efforts in the classroom. Men's basketball led the way for the Beavers with six honored.

Registration underway for April 9 BFR Paint and Sip event

The popular Paint and Sip program continues this spring through BFR Sports & Fitness.  The final program in the three-part paint and sip series is Thursday, April 9, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Bluffton Sportsmen’s Club depot, 405 N. Spring St., Bluffton.

The event includes instruction from Marilyn Reed of Marilyn’s Artistry, Ada, all art supplies, appetizers and one glass of a specialty, wine beverage.

The April project is the spring wall hanging "It's a Bug's Life."  


Bowl for Hope event April 4 at Southgate Lanes

Bluffton For Hope - formerly known as Bluffton Relay for Life, will hold a "bowl for hope" event at Southgate Lanes, Bluffton, on Saturday, April 4, according to Lynda Best.

The first shift bowls at 1 p.m. and the second at 6 p.m. The first 50 paid entries for each shift may participate. A $20 registration per bowler is required and checks are made to: Southgate Lanes.

According to Best, here's how the event works: