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Bridge Bereavement Services hosting Living Through Loss “Will it be a Blue Christmas"

Bridge Bereavement Services will offer a presentation that focuses on how individuals can prepare for the holidays while allowing themselves to grieve in a healthy manner on Monday, Dec. 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital, 1900 S. Main St., Findlay.

The presentation is free, open to the public and registration is not required.

Attendees will be provided with the tools and assistance necessary to create a luminary to light in honor and remembrance of their loved one, if they choose to do so.

Niki Sidle MSW, LISW-S of Bridge Bereavement Services will be guiding the presentation and conversation.

Birchaven Village Bazaar Days Dec. 8-22

Birchaven Village will be holding its annual Bazaar Days craft and bake sale Friday, Dec. 8 through Friday, Dec. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Birchaven Gift Shop, 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay.

The event will feature a variety of items handmade by residents, staff, volunteers and families. Items for sale include:

*  Homemade candy including fudge, buckeyes, turtles, peppermint bark and chocolate-covered pretzels

*  Hand-crocheted doilies

*  One-of-a-kind tree ornaments

*  Great teachers’ gifts

*  Jar mixes and hard tack candy

Bridge Hospice tree lighting Dec. 5 and Dec. 11

Bridge Hospice will host their annual Light Up a Life tree-lighting ceremonies on the following dates this December: 

• The Findlay ceremony will take place on Tuesday, December 5 at 5:30 p.m. at Birchaven Village in The Chapel, 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay. 

• The Bowling Green ceremony will take place on Monday, December 11 at 5:30 p.m. at Heritage Corner in the Georgian Room, 1069 Klotz Road, Bowling Green. Light Up a  Life is an event that honors loved ones and family members, both living and deceased, during the holiday season. The public is invited to attend. 

For more information, contact Bridge Hospice at 419.423.5351. 

Bridge Hospice tree lighting Dec. 5 and Dec. 11

Bridge Hospice will host their annual Light Up a Life tree-lighting ceremonies on the following dates this December:

• The Findlay ceremony will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 5:30 p.m. at Birchaven Village in The Chapel, 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay.

• The Bowling Green ceremony will take place on Monday, Dec. 11, at 5:30 p.m. at Heritage Corner in the Georgian Room, 1069 Klotz Road, Bowling Green.

Light Up a Life is an event that honors loved ones and family members, both living and deceased, during the holiday season. The public is invited to attend.

For more information, contact Bridge Hospice at 419.423.5351.
 

Mr. and Mrs. Santa at Bluffton Primary Care Dec. 4

Bluffton Primary Care, 161 Garau St., will host a community open house featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus on Monday, Dec. 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The community is invited to visit the newly renovated office and meet the physicians and care team.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. with the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce. Children who are visiting Santa and Mrs. Claus will receive a gift while supplies last.

The office is accepting new patients and offers evening appointments. To schedule an appointment call 419.369.2280.

Dr. Andre Gilbert receives juris doctor degree

Andre Gilbert, MD, at Blanchard Valley Urology Associates received his Juris Doctor degree (J.D.) from the University of Toledo in August of 2017.

Dr. Gilbert shared, “I began law school in an effort to challenge myself while learning about a new profession, but I am committed to my first calling and will continue to provide exceptional care to patients requiring urological services.”

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