April 17, 2014

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The Inn at ONU dining, pub and meeting areas closed during construction

The Inn at Ohio Northern University’s dining, pub and meeting areas will be closed from July 22 through early fall.  For its guests’ convenience, The Inn is currently experiencing construction to these areas.  It will reopen in the fall.

During this time, Director of Sales, Kim Cole-Fitzgerald will be available to plan all fall meeting and banquet needs.  You may reach her at 419.772.4112.

The Inn at Ohio Northern University, located at 401 W. College Ave., is a full-service hotel in Ada.


Peacock Water celebrates 60th anniversary July 18-20

Peacock Water, with local offices in Kenton and Lima, celebrate its 60th anniversary July 18-20.

The Peacock Water conditioning story began in Marion in 1906 when brothers Albert and Jim Peacock founded Peacock Brothers Plumbing.

In 1953, the brothers entered into the water conditioning business. This new business was named Servicesoft, and then changed to Neldon Peacock and
Sons, Inc. Now in its fourth generation, Peacock Water currently employs over 50
people in six offices.


Linen sale at Ten Thousand Villages now through end of July

Ten Thousand Villages, 115 S. Main St., Bluffton, has a table linen sale in progress this month, according to Aphaphanh Nussbaum, store manager. The sale goes from July 15 to 31.

Boy one tablecloth and get one 50 percent off. Buy three napkins, napkin ring or placements and get the fourth free.


When "Farm to Table" is just across the alley...

When “Farm to Table” is just across the alley….

The Hauensteins are next-door neighbors to Mustard Seed Café, 567 N. Main St. When the apricot trees at the Hauensteins began to get heavy with fruit, they asked Rhonda Moor, executive chef at the restaurant, if she would like to use apricots for a featured dish. Rhonda sent her sons, Will and Tucker Neff, across the alley to harvest the fruit. 

The feature Rhonda created is Apricot Honey Crepes with almond and honey mascarpone filling.


Two special evening meals in July at Jeanne's Kitchen

Jeanne's Kitchen, 112 Vine St., Bluffton, has two special evening dinners planned this month, according to Jeanne Previte.

Friday night dinner will be a homemade southern-style meal. We will have appetizers, 7-layer salad, southern potatoes, honey glazed pork chops or fresh fish and homemade dessert. Gluten-free options are available.

Please call 419-234-8650 to make your reservation.


Mustard Seed Cafe back from vacation

Mustard Seed Café is back from vacation Wednesday,July 10, with regular hours 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily (closed Tuesdays). 

As a welcome back, the café is offering its specialty Fruit Spritzers for $1 through Sunday.  These drinks are made on site from a variety of fresh fruits.  Also available on the special $1 offer is the Italian Soda which is the fruit spritzer with heavy cream added.


Recharge your vehicle's A/C at Stratton Auto Sales

Stratton Auto Sales and Main Street Rentals, 220 N. Main St., Bluffton offers a special $39.95 summer time cool offer, according to Amie Stratton.

For $39.95, customers receive:

• Evacuate and recharge your air conditioning (Freon extra)

Contact Scott in the service department . He is Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) certified.

Phone number: 419-358-1900.



Ten Thousand Villages offering bamboo barrettes from Nepal

Ten Thousand Villages,  115 S. Main St., Bluffton, offers easy and elegent, hand-carved bamboo barrettes, according to Aphaphanh Nussbaum, store manager.

The bamboo barrettes are $8 each and are handcrafted in Nepal. Artisans at the Champa workshop near Kathmandu carve the bamboo barrettes.

Open the attachment at the bottom of this story for more information.


Mustard Seed Cafe closed for vacation July 2-9

Mustard Seed Cafe, North Main Street, Bluffton, is closed for vacation from Tuesday to Tuesday, July 2 to 9, according to its owners.

The cafe will reopen on Wednesday, July 10.


Town and Country Flowers says "Make someone smile with $4.95 fun bunches"

Connie Kruse of Town and Country Flowers, 121 S. Main St., Bluffton, says, "Make someone smile!" Fresh fun bunches of flowers are only $4.95.

Phone: 419-358-4040.