August 29, 2014


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Nov. 26 breakfast with Santa at The Inn at ONU planned

Bring your little ones for Breakfast with Santa at The Inn at Ohio Northern University on Saturday, Nov. 26, from 9 to 11 a.m.. Along with breakfast, children will visit with Santa, get their photograph taken with him and receive a special gift from The Inn.


The Inn at Ohio Northern University hosts a Nov. 19 tea

Gather your friends and family and warm up your winter afternoons with a tea celebration. The Inn at Ohio Northern University, Ada, offers Thursday Tea at the Inn every Third Thursday afternoon from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at The Inn.

This month's event is a special Saturday, Nov. 19, tea. It is from 3:30 to 5 p.m. This special Saturday tea in honor of Thanksgiving will feature an amazing variety of featured teas and sandwiches, scones, pastries, tarts and petite fours. Champagne is also available. Live Music will be provided.


It takes the cake

Kiera Fenwick (center) of St. Marys, displays her winning entry-"Angel Food Bliss"-in Bluffton University's annual cake contest, held Nov. 10.

Placing second was Nicole Fairburn (left) of Cridersville, with a pumpkin cheesecake, while Mackenzie Bedlion (right) of Marshallville, took third with her pumpkin cake.

Jerry Lewis' McDonald's will feed 2,500 on Thanksgiving in downtown Lima

This year marks the 7th year for the Jerry Lewis' McDonald's Thanksgiving Day Dinner, which was started in 1989 by the Chester Carey Family.

The Jerry Lewis' McDonald's Thanksgiving Day Dinner will be held on Thursday, Nov. 24 from 11a.m. to 2p.m. at the Lima Veteran's Memorial Civic and Convention Center.

Lewis says, "Each year the dinner continues to grow, a great deal of which is due to the economy. We know that now, more than ever, it is important to have a place for people to eat and fellowship on a special day like Thanksgiving."

Letter: Social Work Club exceeds goal of collecting 500 canned goods

Icon viewers:

Bluffton University's Social Work Club would like to extend a gracious thank you for all who were involved in our Trick-or-Canning event.

This was an extremely successful event and we were able to exceed our goal of 500 items for the West Ohio Food Bank. We even received more nonperishable goods after our deadline!


Local dancers prepare for December holiday show

Several Bluffton dancers plus area students will perform during the Saturday, Dec. 3, Rhythm In Motion Dance Centre, Ada, dance recital at Lima Senior High School.

According to Darcey Schneider, owner of the studio, the holiday recital tradition has over 30 numbers. It features all of the students at the studio and includes holiday favorites including Jingle Bell Rock, Up on The House Top, and a visit from Santa.


Ten Thousand Villages one day only bag sale - take 20 % off everything you fit in the bag!

There are sale and then there are Ten Thousand Village bag sales.

Aphaphanh Nussbaum, manager of Ten Thousand Villages, 115 S. Main St., Bluffton, announced that the Main Street shop will have a One Day Only Bag Sale.

"Take 20% off everything you fit in the shopping bag this Saturday, Nov. 12," Nussbaum told The Icon.

Regular store hours are:

Monday-Wednesday 9 to 5
Thursday 1 to 5
Friday-Saturday 9 to 5

Call Ten Thousand Villages at (419) 358-7233 for more information.


Village Cut & Curl selling TV raffle tickets

Village Cut & Curl, 212 Cherry St., Bluffton, and friends, are selling raffle tickets for a 42-inch visio TV.

All proceeds go to Bluffton Relay for Life. Tickets are available at Village Cut & Curl, 419-358-7593, Polished 419-358-0001, or from Jeanie Ream 419-358-7613 . Tickets are $3 each or two for $5.


Village Cut & Curl Dec. 10 Cut-a-thon supports Relay

Village Cut & Curl, 212 Cherry St., Bluffton, is planning a a Cut-a-thon on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help raise money for Bluffton Relay for Life.

Lynda Best said, "If you bring in a canned good (for the Bluffton food pantry) you will get a discount. We also will be having a discount on feather extensions that day also."

Call for a appointment or walk in's welcome first-come first-serve.


The Dough Hook ready for third annual food drive - Nov. 15-19

The Dough Hook, 117 N. Main St., Bluffton, is planning its third annual "Cans for Cookies Drive," according to owners John and Sharon Calvelage.

Here's how it works: During the week of Tuesday, Nov. 15, to Saturday, Nov. 19, customers who bring in canned items get a cookie for each item donated.

"Bring in 12 items and get a dozen free cookies," says Sharon.

All donated food will be given to the Bluffton Food Pantry. The Dough Hook's hours are Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. It's phone number is 419-369-4264.