Goal Of America In Bloom Is For Communities To Reach Best Potential

   Interstate 75 is affecting everyone’s travel this summer. Our America in Bloom judges experienced those problems trying to get to Bluffton: it took Leslie Pittenger four hours to get here on the interstate, and Linda Cromer experienced single lane traffic all the way from Greendale, IN.
   Needless to say, when they got here Wednesday night, they were pretty tired, but still took a drive around the community to get a feel for their job over the next two days: evaluating whether or not Bluffton is at its “best potential,” according to Pittenger.
   Both women have helped to improve the economic standing of their own communities through the America in Bloom program.

Luginbuhl’s Legacy Endures At BU With Summer Mud 2017

   With the flyer for the original Summer Mud program hanging on the wall of the ceramics studio at Bluffton University and with a former student/protégé leading the way, Gregg Luginbuhl’s long-time passion project came full circle in the summer of 2017, despite his passing in the fall of 2016. For more than 30 years, the late professor emeritus of art at Bluffton University had led a ceramics class open to the community. This year, his presence permeated the studio during the three week Summer Mud class offered on campus in June.

Bellefontaine High School Band Visits, Plays For MMH Residents

by Austin Arnold   On Thursday, July 20, a lasting memory was made not only for a handful of residents at Mennonite Memorial Home (MMH), but also for over 100 high school students visiting from Bellefontaine, OH.

Frequent Library Visitor And Program Instructor To Return To Home In Japan

by Paula McKibben   Just before Ayane Hida left Japan for the Mazza Museum at the University of Findlay as part of the Japanese Outreach Initiative (JOI), her grandmother said, “You will die,” if you go to America. Her grandmother had never left the island of Japan and was scared for her granddaughter. Besides, it was not as though her grandmother didn’t have a good reason to fear for her: Ayane had just been the victim of a scooter accident in Japan which cost her her right eye and mangled her left leg, both together requiring six surgeries.

Syndicate content