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Bridge Bereavement Services hosting Living Through Loss “Will it be a Blue Christmas”

Bridge Bereavement Services will offer a presentation that focuses on how individuals can prepare for the holidays while allowing themselves to grieve in a healthy manner on Monday, Dec. 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital, 1900 S. Main St., Findlay.

The presentation is free, open to the public and registration is not required.

Attendees will be provided with the tools and assistance necessary to create a luminary to light in honor and remembrance of their loved one, if they choose to do so.

Here are recent births at Bluffton Hospital

Oct. 31 to Dec. 1

The following recent births were provided by Bluffton Hospital.

Oct. 31 – Elijah Scott Guerra, son of Maria Guerra and Tyler Larson, Ottawa

Nov. 1 – Kira Ava Henderson, daughter of Marcus Henderson and Isabella Anarado, Ottawa

Nov. 9 – Axel Raiden Szymczak, son of Nicholas and Rachel Szymczak, Findlay

Nov. 15 – Slade Allan Inbody, son of Michelle and Jordan Inbody, Findlay

Nov. 16 – Clark William Miller, son of Andy and Sarah Miller, Kalida

Nov. 18 – Haley Marie Wyant, daughter of Jeremy and Kelly Wyant, Bluffton

Bluffton Primary Care open house Monday

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there; chamber plans ribbon cutting

Bluffton Primary Care, 161 Garau St., will host a community open house featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus on Monday, Dec. 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The community is invited to visit the newly renovated office and meet the physicians and care team.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. with the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce. Children who are visiting Santa and Mrs. Claus will receive a gift while supplies last.

The office is accepting new patients and offers evening appointments. To schedule an appointment call 419.369.2280.

Birchaven Village Bazaar Days Dec. 8-22

Birchaven Village will be holding its annual Bazaar Days craft and bake sale Friday, Dec. 8 through Friday, Dec. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Birchaven Gift Shop, 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay.

The event will feature a variety of items handmade by residents, staff, volunteers and families. Items for sale include:

*  Homemade candy including fudge, buckeyes, turtles, peppermint bark and chocolate-covered pretzels

*  Hand-crocheted doilies

*  One-of-a-kind tree ornaments

*  Great teachers’ gifts

*  Jar mixes and hard tack candy

Bluffton Primary Care hosts open house Dec. 4

Ribbon cutting and visit by Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus

Bluffton Primary Care, 161 Garau St., will host a community open house featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus on Monday, Dec. 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The community is invited to visit the newly renovated office and meet the physicians and care team.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. with the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce. Children who are visiting Santa and Mrs. Claus will receive a gift while supplies last.

The office is accepting new patients and offers evening appointments. To schedule an appointment call 419.369.2280.
 

Dr. Andre Gilbert receives juris doctor degree

Andre Gilbert, MD, at Blanchard Valley Urology Associates received his Juris Doctor degree (J.D.) from the University of Toledo in August of 2017.

Dr. Gilbert shared, “I began law school in an effort to challenge myself while learning about a new profession, but I am committed to my first calling and will continue to provide exceptional care to patients requiring urological services.”

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