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JAMPD nature photography exhibit begins Dec. 1

ArtSpace/Lima and the Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan District announce the opening of the annual Nature Photography Contest Exhibition.


November 25 Bluffton Blaze of Lights schedule and details

38 chamber member sponsors support parade, entertainment and after lighting

By Paula Scott

In keeping with Bluffton traditions, the 37th annual Blaze of Lights festivities will take place on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 25. That makes it approximately as old as Black Friday shopping promotions. Shop Small Saturday is a comparative baby: it jumped on the bandwagon in 2010. 


November 25 is 37th annual Blaze of Lights celebration

The 37th annual Blaze of Lights holiday celebration, including the lighting of the Ream collection of vintage Christmas folk art, is scheduled for Saturday, November 25 in downtown Bluffton, Ohio.

The Ream display and thousands of lights in the surrounding trees will be illuminated for nightly viewing on the lawn of Bluffton Presbyterian Church, 102 N. Main Street, Bluffton from November 25-January 1. The Bluffton community joins in the Blaze spirit with numerous residential holiday light displays and folk-art decorations throughout the village.


Blanchard River Watershed Partnershp hosts 2023 annual meeting

Hear updates regarding water quaility in the Blanchard River watershed and learn about the important work of the Blanchard River Watershed Parnership at its 2023 Annual Meeting.


Pop-up Market added to Jingle Bell Stroll, November 16

A Pop-up Market, featuring many Bluffton Farmers' Market vendors and other small businesses will be held at the corner of Main St and Vine St. on the evening of the Jingle Bell Stroll, a program of the  Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce.

This one-time market will take place on November 16, 2023, from noon until 8:00 p.m., The market will be set up at Beacon Life Ministries, 125 N. Main St. 

Organizers note, "this is a fantastic opportunity to support local businesses and enjoy a range of unique items."


United Way of Greater Lima online auction is underway

United Way of Greater Lima is holding an online auction to raise funds for the 2023 Campaign. On-line bidding ends on Monday, November 20th at 10:00 p.m.