Mayor Sets Timetable for Selection of Village Administrator at Council Meeting

by Sarah Beechboard   Despite the weather, the Bluffton Council conducted its regularly scheduled meeting at Town Hall. The meeting began on Monday night, March 13, at 8 p.m. and was notably brief. After the opening ceremonies, the bills and minutes from the last meeting were approved without discussion. Next, a representative from the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce came to discuss funding. Plans for the Bluffton National Night Out are already underway, but there has been some confusion when it comes to donations. The Chamber suggested a few ways that the Bluffton Council could help.

Get Excited About America in Bloom in Bluffton This Summer

by Paula McKibben   “America in Bloom provides a framework for continuous improvements in quality of life through its national awards program and educational offerings,” according to the America in Bloom website. It is a grassroots program, begun in 2001, that makes towns better places to live, nurtures volunteerism, awakens community pride and provides a powerful community building tool.
Susie Stratton has been involved with America in Bloom for five years now, thanks to a gentle nudge from her husband, Steve.

Bluffton University Observes Ten-Year Anniversary of Baseball Team Bus Crash

by Austin Arnold   On a cold and windy Thursday morning, March 2, Bluffton University students, alumni, faculty, staff, as well as members of the Bluffton community, gathered together for a memorial service at the Circle of Remembrance in observance of the tenth anniversary of the 2007 baseball team’s bus accident that occurred in Atlanta, Georgia.

Chili Cook-Off Raises over $1,300 for Bluffton Community Assistance Program

   Hundreds gathered in the Middle School Cafetorium on Wednesday, Feb. 22, to enjoy local chili recipes and entertainment provided by Dancers Elite and Krysti’s Music Studio.  The response from the community was so large (over 125) that many of the chili pots were empty by 6:15 p.m. Over $1,300 was raised for the Bluffton Community Assistance Program from the tasting fees, sandwiches and pies.  The People’s Choice Award for Best Chili went to Tony Pinks.

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