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Sand Volleyball fundraiser at Southgate Lanes

A sand volleyball fundraiser for Ryan Stackhouse will be hosted by Southgate Lanes, 9700 N Dixie Hwy, on Friday, July 26.

The event is open to 4-person teams of players age 18 and over. The cost is $200 per team with every penny benefiting Stackhouse for medical and other expenses.

The tournament is 8 teams maximum and will begin at 6:30 p.m.

There will also be raffles, a 50/50 drawing and Queen of Hearts.

Chase Cummings will perform from 8:00-10:00 p.m. on the Southgate patio.

To sign up a team, contact Kim Worrcester at 567-227-0193 (cell).



Six Bluffton gardens featured on Et Cetera Shop Inc. tour, June 29-30

Et Cetera Shop, Inc. of Bluffton, will hold a garden tour June 29-30. The tour is one of several events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the organization which created a network of nonprofit shops in Bluffton.

Tickets for the garden tour are $5 per person and are available at Et Cetera Thrift Shop (327 N Main), Bluffton Ten Thousand Villages (115 S. Main) and Book ReViews (123 S. Main).

Gardeners hosting stops on the tour: 

  • JP and Tim Schumacher, 127 Riley St.
  • Tim Byers, Et Cetera Shop Cozy Garden, 327 N. Main St. (near the drop-off platform on Washington St.) 
  • Beth Boehr, 126 Jackson St.
  • Jodi and Dave Miller, 207 Swiss Circle
  • Larry and Bev Armstrong, 203 Swiss Circle
  • Bruce and Keith Augsburger,  217 S. Main St.

Representatives from all three shops will be at the gardens.



Discovery Days expand to Fridays and Saturdays in 2024

The Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce is kicking off the 2024 Discovery Days season on June 21 and continuing monthly through October. This promotion features exclusive in-store specials, providing shoppers with Discovery Days deals.


August 10 event to raise funds for Dominic Francis Memorial scholarships

On Saturday, August 10, the first annual Dominic Francis Memorial Bike and Jeep Run will take place, starting the Bluffton Fallen Officer Monument, 154 N. Main St. and ending at the Findlay Moose Lodge #698, 1028 W Main Cross St #2421. Stops will be made at Thirsty's and Stockyard.

The cost is $25/bike or jeep, $5/rider. Registration includes a meal at the end of the ride. There will also be a 50/50 and raffle items.

Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. and kick stands go up at noon.


Ohio Camp Farthest Out meets in Bluffton

Ohio Camp Farthest Out (CFO) will hold evening services June 17-20 in The Kreider Room of Marbeck Center. The public is invited.


June 14 chamber breakfast to feature ONU Center for Corporate Engagement

The Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce will host its June breakfast meeting at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, June 14. The meeting takes place on the 3rd floor of Bluffton Town Hall. The next chamber breakfast is in September.

Members who have announcements may email [email protected] by Wednesday, June 12.

The breakfast sponsor is Wessler Engineering and Luvu A Latte will be providing the breakfast.

The 7:30 a.m. program will include presentations by the ONU Center for Corporate Engagement, Bluffton Beyond Tomorrow and Village of Bluffton Safety Services.

Carol Turchick, Director and Mandy Glenn, Associate Director will join us to speak about the Center for Corporate Engagement and the types of services and training they offer to the business community.