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April 22, 2018

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Bluffton resident opens Infinity Salon and Wellness in Arlington

Provides massage therapy, haircuts, manicures, pedicures, nails, waxing

Note: The Icon welcomes its newest advertiser, Infinity Salon and Wellness.

This spring Ellen Gilfillen of Bluffton took an empty Arlington storefront and converted it into a salon and wellness center.

“We bought the building and did a complete remodeling of it,” she said.

Known as Infinity Salon and Wellness, the business is located at 108 N. Main St., Arlington.

Gilfillen, a licensed massage therapist, is a 1991 Bluffton High School graduate.  She is also an RN and, most recently has worked as needed, as a floor nurse at Vancrest in Ada.


Boss Gloves start in 1907 to serve farmers who husked corn by hand

The company produced 200,000 dozen gloves annually at its height

Boss Glove Factory
1907 – 1956

The Boss Glove Co., started in 1907 and ceasing operations in Bluffton in 1956, manufactured gloves and mittens of many kinds and for many uses.

From 1907 to approximately 1928 production of mittens used for jerking corn made up the entire output of the company.


Bluffton's Arby's new look

"The Inspire Image" is a complete make over of the SR 103 restaurant

A major renovation of the Bluffton Arby’s restaurant is complete, according to Lisa Brown, store manager.

The Atlanta-based company calls the new look “The Inspire image.” Renovation began in late April at the Bluffton store, located at 505 State Route 103. It was completed on June 28.

Brown said that Bluffton’s first renovation step was an outside new look. A few weeks later the inside was closed for nearly one month as renovations continued there. The restaurant never closed, however, as the drive-through remained open.


First National Bank wants your photos!

For possible use on bank's new website

First National Bank is in the process of designing a new website to launch in late September 2017.

According to Brendon Matthews of the  bank, "Our mission is to improve lives through community banking and we want our website to reflect our commitment to local families, businesses and agriculture. We’re looking for your help and support by submitting local photos to be inlcuded throughout our website."


Marlin Gerber says it's time to order blueberries

Mr. Blueberry - Marlin Gerber - is now taking orders for blueberries. Here's the details:

Email your order to Marling7133@sbcglobal.net  with "BLUFFTON BLUEBERRIES" in the subject line.

The price is $25 or $26 per box per 10# box, cash preferred. Gerber's phone is 269-375-5215.
Pick up orders behind the Houshower House on the Spring Street green, off College Avenue, Bluffton between 12:45 and 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 6. Rain date is July 7.


Dari Freeze offers free delivery due to Bentley Road overpass closure

Due to the Bentley Road I-75 overpass bridge being closed at Exit 140, the Bluffton Dari Freeze will now offer free delivery between the hours of noon and 7 p.m., according to Bill Marchal.

Bluffton Dari Freeze
595 S. Main St., Bluffton