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Nick Recker

April 27, 2017


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BACH 3 - Does this mean that somewhere in Ohio is a BACH 1 and a BACH 2? The Icon spotted this plate in Ada.

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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.


Mustard Seed Cafe reopens Tuesday under new ownership

Mustard Seed Café, 562 N. Main St., Bluffton, reopens on Tuesday under new ownership.

Rhonda Moor, executive chef when the McGarritys owned the café, is the new owner.

“We have a revised menus, with expanded dinner and brunch selections,” she said. “In addition, we have new hours."

Hours are:
Mondays – Closed
Tuesdays through Thursdays – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Fridays – 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturdays – 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sundays – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Fresh Modern Fabric open during Saturday's Christmas open house

Fresh Modern Fabric, 103 1/2 Vine St., Bluffton, is participating in this weekend's downtown Christmas open house.

The shop will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, according to Alice Essinger, owner. Fresh Modern Fabric is located on the second floor. 

Persons may also shop online anytime at: freshmodernfabric.etsy.com



B&B Handyman for Hire offers November insulation special

Rod Badertscher of B & B Handyman For Hire offers a November insulation special that is 10 percent off the regular price.

The local contractor offers free estimates and is scheduling appointments for insulation installation now. 

"We can provide either rolled or blown insulation for houses, garages and basements," he said.

Rod Badertscher
Handyman for Hire
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Town and Country Flowers has $5 off coupon in this story

Connie Kruse of Town and Country Flowers, 121 S. Main St., Bluffton, invites you to its Christmas open house Friday, Nov. 6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

On the attachment below is a coupon worth $5 off any cash and carry item involving a $30 purchase. The coupon is good through Dec. 31.

While you are in the store visit its Winter Wonderland.



Don Jose Mexican restaurant opens Friday at 7 a.m.

Don Jose Mexican Restaurant, at 142 N. Main St., officially opens Friday, Nov. 6, according to Rafael Arciga, owner. Breakfast will be served starting at 7 a.m.

Customers will find a redecorated restaurant with a new menu and expanded hours.

Hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Arciga grew up in California in a family that operated five Mexican restaurants. He said that he is very excited about opening the restaurant in Bluffton. He and his wife, Venecia, will operate it.


New Leaf Garden Center Christmas open house Nov. 14

New Leaf Landscape and Garden Center, 0395 State Route 235 (north of Ada), will hold its Christmas open house from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14.

The open house includes many special sale items plus an opportunity to sign up to win one of four $25 gift certificates.

For Christmas, in addition to its regularly-stocked items, New Leaf offers:
• Country and rustic decorations
• Snowmen
• Santas
• Angels
• Artificial trees
• Chocolate luster candy
• Greenery
• Cemetery saddles and wreaths