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Bluffton Lions newsletter available to Icon viewers

The Bluffton Lions Club February newsletter is available for Icon viewers. To read the newsletter open the attachment at the bottom of this story.

Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs enters 2011 with new operating model

A new, more sustainable operating model has been developed by the Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs this year, according to Brendon Matthews, board president.

The BCE has formed a strategic partnership with Bluffton University's Division of Business Studies that will increase the number of mentors serving clients and add administrative support to the organization.

Public library closed for Presidents' Day Feb. 21

Bluffton Public Library will be closed Monday, February 21, in observance of Presidents' Day.

Due dates for library materials will be adjusted accordingly. For more information, visit the library, log on to, check out the library's Facebook page or call 419-358-5016.

School will be in session Monday, Feb. 21

The winter weather forced changes in the Bluffton school calendar. According to Greg Denecker, superintendent, the school has used its three cancellation days. It may need to make up two days.

Monday, Feb. 21, President's Day, originally a no-school day, will now be a school in-session day.

Denecker said that the Ohio legislature may act this month on extending from three to five the number of weather cancellation days allowed this year, because of this year's unusual weather patterns.

Sportsmen's Club announce website; now on Facebook

The Bluffton Sportsmen's Club announces that it has launched a website and that the club is also on Facebook, according to Ryan Motter, club vice president.

Persons interested in checking out the website go to: Persons may also reach the club on Facebook at Bluffton Community Sportsmen's Club.

The website is very informative. It includes the condition of both the Buckeye and National Quarry plus activities of the club.

Your invitation to help keep downtown Bluffton blooming this summer

One of Stratton Greenhouses' flowering Main Street pots

The Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce encourages community members, businesses and organizations to participate in Stratton Greenhouses' annual downtown summer flowerpot beautification program this summer.