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December 10, 2016

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230-plus new dress inventory coming to Studio Silhouette

Including 50 new wedding gowns and lots more

A Main Street Bluffton business is ready for the next 50 area weddings.

Rachel Davis, owner of Studio Silhouette, 103 N. Main St., recently add 50 new wedding gowns to her shop’s inventory.

That’s not all.

The wedding gowns are part of over 230 new dresses and other clothing accessories coming to the shop this week, she says. In addition to a dress for the bride, additional inventory includes dresses for flower girls, bridesmaids, mother of the bride, and mother of the groom.

The wedding gowns range from size 8 to 28 with prices from $200 to $1,500.

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Have you ever eaten a Gottshall Pretzel baked in Bluffton?

100 years ago it was a business located here

Note: The Icon acquired a manuscript titled “A Brief History of Bluffton’s Industrial Developments.” This publication was prepared by the classes in Marketing and Small Business Administration from Bluffton College, under the director of Dr. Howard Raid. Publication date is May 1959. We’ve updated some current addresses so viewers may identify locations.

Gottshall Pretzel Factory
1911-1914
Howard Gottshall, owner

The Gottshall Pretzel Factory was a Bluffton Main Street business from 1911 to 1914.

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Bluffton stories from an earlier era

Gold Leaf Mineral Company was a business here in the 1950s

Note: The Icon acquired a manuscript titled “A Brief History of Bluffton’s Industrial Developments.” This publication was prepared by the classes in Marketing and Small Business Administration from Bluffton College, under the director of Dr. Howard Raid. Publication date is May 1959. We’ve updated some current addresses so viewers may identify locations.

Gold Leaf Mineral Company
Started in Bluffton, 1954;
Owner – Paul Steiner

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Need yarn or Christmas fabric? The Senior Center has lots of it

The Bluffton Senior Center has received large donations of yarn and Christmas fabric which are now on sale.

The fabric is $2 a yard and the yarn is $2 and under per skein. The Senior Center is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays until Christmas 9 a.m. to noon. The center is closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24-25.

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Jon Kinn named manager of Chiles-Laman, Bluffton

Gordon Diller will continue to assist in a reduced schedule

Jon B. Kinn has been named manager of Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services in Bluffton according to an announcement by Bob Laman,
president, and Gordon Diller, secretary-treasurer.

Kinn is a 1993 graduate of Bluffton High School and 1997 graduate of Bluffton College. He has literally grown up with the company, having started by mowing lawns and washing cars in the summer of 1991.    

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Pop-up boutique at Sports Warehouse on Blaze afternoon

The Sports Warehouse, 111 N. Main St., Bluffton, will host a "pop-up boutique," during the afternoon of the Blaze of Lights, according to Natalie Mueller, owner.

The LuLaRoe event takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 126. Persons wanting more information may call 419-236-7165.

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Natural Healing Massage and Reiki Center now in Tommy Tire Plaza

Owner Dyanne Gregg is a licensed massage therapist and Reiki master teacher

Dyanne Gregg had always worked in the medical field in some capacity and thought, “there had to be a better way to relieve pain, than handing out a pill.”

Then she discovered massage therapy. Dyanne obtained a massage therapy license in 2009, affirming it offers persons a “transition…the ability to transform body aches and pain to mobility.”

“Massage therapy is not a fix. Rather a way to retrain your body,” she said.

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B&B Handyman For Hire scheduling indoor remodeling projects

Gutter cleaning still available, too

Rod Badertscher of B&B Handyman for Hire is now scheduling indoor remodel projects. In addition, the company continues to schedule gutter cleaning.

Contact Badertscher at 419-302-2836.

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Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn holds customer appreciation weekend

Story time at 10 a.m. Saturday

Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn Co., 117 S. Main St., Bluffton, holds its customer appreciation weekend Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4-5, according to Pete Suter.

The events and giveaways include:
• Free $5 gift cardn with purchase of $10 or more (limit one per customer)
• Free Shirley's water bottles & grocery totes
 • Free premium refrigerator clips and buttons (while supplies last)
• Plus, in celebration of Shirley's legacy of reading and literacy, a free story time for youth takes place at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 5, in the Shannon Theatre.

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Greg's Pharmacy staff reminds you to vote on Nov. 8

...and also to stop by and get your flu shot

Greg's Pharmacy staff says: "Spread democracy, not the flu."

The staff reminds Icon viewers to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 8, and stop by Greg's Health Mart Pharmcy between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. to get your flu shot.

No appointment is necessary.

Greg's Pharmacy
126 N. Main St.
Bluffton
419-358-5946
www.gregspharmacy.com

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