October 26, 2014



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Midnight premier of "Hunger Games - Catching Fire" at Shannon Theatre

Attention Hunger Games fans.

Shannon Theatre will have a midnight premier of "Hunger Games - Catching Fire" (PG13) at midnight, Thursday, Nov. 21 (Friday morning).

Following the premier, show times are every evening at 7 and 9:30 p.m. with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 1:30 and 4 p.m.

The theatre will be open for  normal evening hours on Thanksgiving Day.


Drive Time Driving Instruction's next Bluffton class begins Dec. 1

Drive Time Driving Instructions announces the next Bluffton classes begin on Sunday, Dec. 1.

Drive Time offers:
• 24 hours of required classroom instruction
• 6 sessions scheduled over a two-week  period with your input
• 8 hours of behind-the-wheel training (We'll pick you up and drop you off; no need to come to the office)
• Carefully chosen, highly qualified instructors
• Background checks on all instructors
• Licensed by the Ohio Department of Public Safety

Click on the website before for more details.



Local companies/unions honored with national safety award

Husky Energy, RMF Nooter, GEM Industrial, Inc., PRO-TEC Coating Co. and the Lima Building Trades Council were presented with prestigious Zero Injury Safety Awards (ZISA) during the National Maintenance Agreement Policy Committee's annual gala in Washington, DC on Oct. 24.

GEM Industrial, Inc., PRO-TEC Coating Co. and the Lima Building Trades Council received the ZISA Bronze Star for working 399,567 hours at the Continuous Annealing Plant in Leipsic in 2012 without an OSHA recordable injury.


The Dough Hook holds its annual "cans for cookies" campaign

The Dough Hook, located on Main Street in Bluffton, will be holding its annual cans for cookies campaign. The store will collect can goods in exchange for cookies beginning Tuesday, Nov. 19 through Saturday, Nov. 23.

Patrons are asked to bring in a canned good and will receive a free cookie for each canned good they bring in. Canned goods will then be donated to area food pantries.


Visit Town and Country Flowers Winter Wonderland; $5 off coupon attached to story

Town and Country Flowers, 121 S. Main St., Bluffton, invites Icon viewers to stop in and visit its Christmas Wonderland, according to Connie Kruse.

She reminds customers that fall home decor are still available.

Also, a $5 off coupon on purchase of $30 or more is still good through Dec. 31. A printer-friendly version of the coupon is in an attachment at the bottom of this story.

Watch The Icon for a video of the Christmas Wonderland.


Ten Thousand Villages has West Bank candleholders

Ten Thousand Villages, 115 S. Main St., Bluffton, now has handcrafted Holy Land sands candleholders, according to Aphaphanh Nussbaum, manager.

The candleholders are handcrafted in the West Bank and are available for $34 each.



New Leaf Christmas open house Saturday 9-5

New Leaf Garden Center, 0395 State Route 235, north of Ada, will hold its Christmas open house from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16.

Open house specials include drawings for $25 gift certificates.
A Christmas decorating demonstration takes place at the Ada store from 10 a.m. to noon. Then, it is repeated at the Kenton store from 1 to 3 p.m.


Mustard Seed Cafe now open Friday and Saturday until 8 p.m.

Now there’s a new place to eat dinner on weekends.  Mustard Seed Cafe, 562 N. Main St. Bluffton, has extended its hours and is now open Friday and Saturday evenings from 5 to 8 p.m.

Appetizers include shrimp cocktail, cold poached scallop with blueberry vinegar aioli, mussels steamed in beer, baked brie with cranberry compote, hummus with vegetables, olives & flatbread, continental plate for two and calamari meze. 


Friday is Italian night at Jeanne's Kitchen; here's the weekly specials

Here are the weekly lunch specials and Friday night theme from Jeanne's Kitchen, Vine Street, Bluffton.

November 12-15

Vegetable Beef Soup
Roast Beef Swiss Melt
Turkey Reuben
Pear Salad

Tomato Bisque
Fresh Perch Platter
Lasagna Florentine
Cobb Salad

Butternut Squash Soup
Chicken, Egg, Tuna Salad Platter
Personal Pan Pizza
Greek Salad with Chicken


407 Greding St. new listing from Smith's Realty Professionals

Smith's Realty Professionals, 147 N. Main St., Bluffton announce a new residential listing at 407 Greding St., Bluffton, according to Larry Smith.

The residence is listed at $163,900 and includes three bedrooms and two baths. For a complete listing of all the property features open the printer-friendly attachment at the bottom of this story.