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MHCO announces agreement with Brethren Retirement Community

In December 2020, the Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio Board of Directors issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to explore affiliation with other organizations in order to assure the secure and vibrant future of MHCO. We are pleased to announce that this week, the Board accepted a proposal and approved a contract for a full Management Agreement with Brethren Retirement Communities in Greenville, Ohio. This management agreement continues a business relationship that began in 2019 with an executive consulting partnership.


Recovery for Our Heroes

By Karen Kier

Pharmacist on behalf of the ONU HealthWise team



Although midwives have been around for hundreds of years, the term midwife is one that not many are able to clearly define. There is often confusion surrounding the many types of midwives and the span of roles a midwife might play. Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM) are highly trained providers who first were educated and trained as registered nurses, then chose to attend accredited universities, followed by passing a midwifery board-certified examination. CNMs also must maintain their licensures every five years by completing a number of continuing education requirements.

Gardeners of the Bluffton Pandora Area host discussion on sunflowers

Learn about sunflowers on Tuesday, August 3 at 6:00 p.m. It takes place at the Bluffton Community Garden, 9900 block of S. Main St., Bluffton.

Find out why sunflower heads follow the sun and about their range from 2 feet tall to 9 feet tall with single and multiple heads.

After the talk, explore the Monarch Waystation, and the rest of the Community Garden.

The event is free and open to the public. Those interested in attending should bring a chair.


Town Hall Concert on Saturday featuring Glass City Special band

The Glass City Special band will play at Bluffton Town Hall, 154 N. Main St, 3rd Floor, Saturday, July 31 at 7:00 p.m.

Glass City Special is a bluegrass and Americana band out of Toledo. Their shows are known for variety, surprise, energy, with stunning instrumentals and vocals by the fiddle player, Tierra Raiti, who was deeply inspired to become a bluegrass musician when she heard "that fiddle sound" as a young child for the very first time at a Bluffton Town Hall Concert many years ago.


The new business in town, Bluffton Lantern Nutrition

Bluffton Lantern Nutrition at 142 E. Jefferson St, is now officially open.

The new business in Bluffton hosted a grand opening on Saturday, July 24.

As a nutrition business promotiong health and wellness, Bluffton Lantern Nutrition offers meal-replacement smoothies and fruity energy teas.

The owners, Jeffrey and Jennifer Putman, started the business due to their love of the products and desire to help others live a healthier life.

Bluffton Lantern Nutrition is open Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.