by Kathryn Tschuor The Friends of the Bluffton Public Library held their annual spring book sale this past weekend in the Richland Room of the library. The sale by donation started on Thursday with a special ‘members only’ preview sale from 5-6:00 p.m. The preview featured refreshments, as well as the chance to have ‘first dibs’ on the wide selection of books available. The book sale was opened to the general public later that evening, as well as Friday and during the Bluffton Arts & Crafts Show on Saturday. The sale wrapped up on Monday afternoon.
by Austin Arnold On a sparkling spring day for fishing, anglers from near and far came to Bluffton’s Buckeye Park for the 69th Annual Bluffton Sportsmen’s Club Trout Derby on Sunday, May 5, 2013. When the gun sounded to open the Derby, at 2:00 p.m., the banks of the Buckeye were lined with young anglers, veteran fishermen and everyone in between. There were about a dozen boats out on the water, as well. From the first few minutes of the Derby, until the very end, a steady stream of tagged trout were reported to the Sportsmen’s Club shelter, as over 40 of them were reeled in within the two and a half hour span.
Winter is finally over! Flowers are blooming, the birds are singing, and the Bluffton Farmers’ Market is in full swing. Last Saturday marked the beginning of another season of growing, baking, and sharing. Visitors will see many returning vendors bringing quality homemade (and in most cases homegrown) foods. It’s a wonderful time to come out and support all the local bakers and farmers who work so hard to deliver products that are good for you and your family. But food isn’t the only thing on the market these days. Anyone looking for ideas for landscaping and even home décor would be wise to start at the Bluffton Farmers’ Market. Not only will you find creative options, but you will be in an environment filled with friendship and goodwill.
This weekend, Bluffton’s version of the World Cup will be taking place on Saturday and Sunday as the Bluffton Soccer Club is set to host its annual spring soccer tournament. Dozens of teams from northwest and west central Ohio will be in town to compete in the two-day tournament, dubbed this year as the Bluffton American Cup, that features the U12 and U15 age divisions. That equates to roughly 400 young soccer players, according to Bluffton Soccer Club and tournament director Ron Koontz.