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April 24 Community Meal

St. Mark Lutheran Church will be serving a Community Meal on Wednesday, April 24, from 5-6:30 p.m. (or whenever they run out) at the church on the corner of Lincoln and Johnson. 

April 20 author visit at Our Garden of Gifts

Children's author Erin Hayden-Baldauf, PhD.  will be appearing on Saturday, April 20 at Our Garden of Gifts, 220 N. Main St, Ada from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Hayden-Baldaufwrites children's books for fun and education; she is from Ft. Wayne, Indiana.  


The Sugar Squad Chronicles is a thrilling middle grade series that follows the adventures of Grayson and Ava as they navigate the challenges of living with diabetes.

Invitation to April 21 quilters retreat in Harrod

The Bluffton Scrap Artist Quilters are inviting quilters and sewists to their upcoming Quilting Retreat from Thursday, April 18 to Sunday, April 21 at the Harrod Event Center. 

Vendor invitation for 2024 Pride of Ada Fireworks

The 4th annual Pride of Ada Fireworks will take place on Saturday, June 29, 2024 from noon to 8:00 p.m., featuring fireworks and food trucks at Ada War Memorial Park. 

Organizers have a vendor invitation for home crafters and direct sales reps.

There are shelter houses and grass areas available for vendors. Shelter houses are limited. The cost is $40 for a 12’x12’ spot. No electricity, tables or chairs available.

For more information, contact Eva Wolke at 419-302-7402 or email [email protected].


Register now for 6th annual “Super Bowl” battle of Ada organizations

The 6th annual Super Bowl battle of Ada organizations is an evening of fellowship, fun and games hosted by the Ada Rotary Club:

April 23, 2024
6:00-10:00 p.m.
Norada Lanes, Ada

Dedicated to the Memory of Kevin Mierzejewski (1961-2018). Activities include 50/50 raffle tickets. All proceeds benefit Ada Rotary community projects and scholarships.

Registration is $125 per team, for a team of four bowlers. This includes three games of bowling, shoes, a large pizza and a pitcher of pop.

What to expect when you're expecting a total solar eclipse, part 3

 April 8 Cloud cover forecast from the National Weather Service, Cleveland

By Paula Pyzik Scott

The day of the total solar eclipse is here and as of 6:00 a.m. in Bluffton (where I live) you wouldn’t know it. On Sunday, April 7, downtown Bluffton seemed much like any other Sunday, except for a few more shops being open.

According to an April 7 report from Hometown Stations, the Allen County EMA expects the greatest traffic congestion to be centered on areas with hotels. 

The National Weather Service Forecast Office for Cleveland expects sky cover at the 3:00 p.m. hour to be 31% in the Icon readership area. 

In the 45810 and 45817 area codes, the Duration of Totality–when the moon will totally cover the sun–will be 3 minutes and 47 seconds, from approximately 3:10-3:14 p.m. The sky will begin to darken at 1:55 p.m. and return to normal at 4:26 p.m.

The longest-lasting potential impact of the eclipse is eye damage. Looking directly at the sun can result in serious and permanent eye injury.