Naturalist will visit today

BLUFFTON — The program “Make the World a Better Place,” featuring a naturalist from the Johnny Appleseed Metro Park in Lima, will be presented at 1:30 p.m. today at the Bluffton Public Library. The program is open to children 5 and older. Registration is...

Friday calendar

TODAY 50 North, 339 E. Melrose Ave.; fitness center open, 5 a.m.-7 p.m.; billiards, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Zumba Gold, 8:30-9:20 a.m.; Bible study, 9-10:30 a.m.; SilverSneakers classic, 9:30-10:20 a.m.; water exercise class, 10-11 a.m., Birchaven; SilverSneakers yoga, 10:30-11:15 a.m.;...

Swiss homestead remains true to 1843 roots

  By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF STAFF WRITER BLUFFTON — Christian and Barbara Schumacher built their sturdy, two-story wooden home a few miles west of Bluffton after immigrating from Switzerland in 1843. More than 160 years later, the homestead at 8350 Bixel Road has been...

Library will host Habitat for Humanity 101 program

Habitat for Humanity 101 will be held at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Lindamood Room. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, Christian housing ministry that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness. Learn about...

Bluffton reception set for America in Bloom judges

BLUFFTON — The America in Bloom judges will be in Bluffton all day today and Friday, as the village is participating in this national awards program. A public reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at the Bluffton Sportsmen’s Club, 405 S. Spring St. America in...

Thursday Calendar

TODAY 50 North, 339 E. Melrose Ave.; fitness center open, 5 a.m.-8 p.m.; billiards, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; EnhanceFitness, 8:30-9:20 a.m.; pickleball, open play, 9-11 a.m.; SilverSneakers Yoga, 9:30-10:15 a.m. and 10:30-11:15 a.m.; gentle aquatics class, 10-11 a.m., Birchaven; lunch,...

Retail therapy: City businesses rush to support flood victims

By BRENNA GRITEMAN LIFE EDITOR It’s no secret that when bad things happen in Findlay, the community rallies. Many families spent the weekend responding to flooded homes and yards, evident by the mounds of toys, boxes of personal items and water-soaked furniture lining the...

Red Cross offers one-on-one flood recovery plans

Five days after flooding struck Findlay and Hancock County, the American Red Cross is helping people get back on their feet with guidance about resources and the recovery process. Caseworkers are available to help people create personal recovery plans, navigate paperwork and...
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