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November 30, 2015


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Photo art exhibit at Book ReViews during Blaze of Lights

Christina Dare, photo artist, will have an exhibit of her work at Book ReViews, 123 S. Main St., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, according to Dr. Christina Walton, manager.

Dare will talk about her photos during the show.

After retiring from Owens Community College, Dare’s hobby became a full time successful award winning photography career with photo art exhibits in Ohio and international online venue.

Her photos use micro and macro elements of design and manipulation of flora, sky, nature and fractals.


Bluffton's newest business, Li Co Chinese and Italian Restaurant, opens Nov. 30

Bluffton’s newest business, Li Co Chinese and Italian Restaurant, will open for business on Monday, Nov. 30.

Located in the former Bluffton KFC Restaurant, 415 State Route 103, Bluffton, the restaurant will be open seven days a week.

Wen and Cheng Tsai of Lima are the owners. The couple will work in all aspects of the business including the kitchen. In addition, Allen Chu, who also has several years of restaurant background in Taiwan, is the restaurant’s Italian chef.


A walk through Town and Country's Winter Wonderland

Tiny tots with their eye all aglow will find it hard to sleep tonight.

One of our favorite Bluffton stores to visit during the Christmas season is Town and Country Flowers, 121 S. Main St.

Connie Kruse and her staff put together one of the most interested holiday decorated stores anywhere.

The Icon recently visited Town and Country and took our video camera long.

Here’s what we recorded (watch the video below – better still – visit the floral shop to see it for yourself.


Discount coupon offer with Ten Thousand Villages "Lucky rains" and "Lucky suns" coffee cups from Vietnam

Ten Thousands Villages, 115 S. Main St., Bluffton, is currently offering hand-painted “lucky suns” and “lucky rains” coffee cups created by Vietnam artisans.

If you mentioned you saw this offer on The Icon you will receive 25 percent off one item. Or, print out the coupon at the bottom of this story for your 25 percent discount.



Dough Hook taking Christmas orders for fresh oysters

Oysters for Christmas?

The Dough Hook is now taking orders for fresh oysters until Wednesday, Dec. 16. 

Marlena Ballinger says you can also place orders for all kinds of Christmas goodies.

The Dough Hook
117 N. Main St.


Lewis Family McDonald's prepares for 11th annual Thanksgiving Day dinner

As the holiday season approaches, Lewis Family McDonald’s has begun preparing for their annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner.

The dinner, started in 1989 by the Chester Carey Family, is now in its 11th year under the Lewis family.

The dinner will be held on Thursday, Nov. 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lima Veteran’s Memorial Civic and Convention Center.


Mention you saw it on the Icon and get 10% off new tires at Stratton Auto Group

Stratton Auto Group, North Main Street, Bluffton, wants you to be ready for winter. 

This month Stratton's is offering 10 percent off a set of four new tires when you mention you saw it on the Icon.

Make an appointment today at 419-358-0303.


The Dough Hook collecting donations for Epilepsy Foundation

The Dough Hook, 117 N. Main St.,  is collection donations for the Epilepsy Foundation, as November is Epilepsy Awareness Month.

According to Marlena Ballinger, customers who make donations may sign their name onto a purple ribbon, which will be displayed at the store.

In addition, Ballinger reminds customers that Wednesday, Nov. 18, is the final day to order a fresh turkey for Thanksgiving.


Elysian Fields Photography introduced viewers to Kaleb Mann

Pictured in this diptych are Jennifer, Jeremy, and baby Kaleb Mann. Jeremy is the pastor at Emmanuel United Church of Christ in Bluffton.

The photos are by Kerry Bush, Bluffton, owner of Elysian Fields Photography, LLC.

Bush is available for a variety of photos ranging from weddings, senior pictures, family portraits, engagements, and pets to whatever photographic needs are required.


Unlimited tanning in November for $35 at JJs Touch of Sun

JJ's Touch of Sun Tanning, 324 N. Main St., Bluffton, has a November special that includes unlimited tanning for $35 all month.

This offer expires Nov. 30.

JJ's Touch of sun
324 N. Main St.