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December 8, 2016


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NYGAARD - There's only one family in Bluffton with that last name. You'll find this plate on a silver-grey Honda Odyssey parked on Anna Circle. It belongs to Christian and Jamie Nygaard.

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25% off coupon attached for new coral reef art from Ten Thousand Villages

Corl reef cut metal art and new fairly traded handcrafted ocean-inspired design are now featured at Ten Thousand Villages, 115 S. Main St., Bluffton, according to Aphaphanh Nussbaum, manager.

Receive 25 percent off one item when you present the coupon with purchase, which is a printer-friendly printout attachment below this story.

The coupon expires June 30, 2015.


Spectrum Salon first anniversary open house Wednesday

Spectrum Salon, 442 N. Main St., Bluffton, celebrates its first anniversary in business with an open house on Wednesday, June 10, according to Mandy Kinn, owner.

Click here for story announcing the shop's opening in 2014.

"We want to thank all our customers for their suppport in the past year," said Kinn. "The Wednesday open house offers snacks, drawings for prizes and an opportunity for everyone to see what we offer."


New Leaf has lots of Father's Day gift ideas

New Leaf Garden Center, 0395 State Route 235 Ada, has some great gardening gifts for 'Green Thumb Dads' on Father's Day.

These range from gift certificates to fruit trees, garden tools, berry plants, OSU and Michigan items, bird houses, bird baths and feeders, to trees, shrubs and rose bushes.

In addition New Leaf has a large selection of gardening supplies.

Open the attachment at the bottom of this story for more details.
New Leaf


There's a new item on the Common Grounds menu and no two are alike

The new phrase at Common Grounds is “break an egg.”

Actually two eggs.

This month the Main Street coffee shop added omelets to its breakfast fare. These are on the menu every Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings until 11 a.m., according to Phil Zimmerly, owner.

“You can create your own omelet,” said Zimmerly. He explained that customers have lots of choices.

For example: customers may choose any three of the following items for the custom-made omelet:
• Spinach, green peppers, red peppers, red onions, cheddar cheese or feta cheese.


Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn Co. announces two franchises

Westerville store to open in fall of 2015;
Maumee location transferred to local couple

Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Company is expanding to the Columbus area this fall, and is adding two area couples as its first franchisees.


The Dough Hook grilling for lunch on Wednesdays

The Dough Hook is grilling for lunch!

Marlena Ballinger of The Dough Hook, 117 N. Main St., Bluffton, said that the downtown meat market will grill for lunch on Wednesdays this summer.

The first grill is on Wednesday, June 3.

The menu includes:
• Hamburgers
• Cheeseburgers
• Brats
• Various salads and cold drinks.


Have a Larson Barbecue for lunch - now on weekdays

If you missed your chance for a Larson's Barbecue recently don't worry. 

Todd Larson is set up Monday through Friday at Circle K on State Route 103. He opens for business at 11 a.m. and is open until he's sold out.

Larson's Barbecue is also at the Bluffton Farmers' Market on Saturday mornings and at the Arlington Farmers' Market from 4 to 6 p.m. on Fridays.


Stratton Greenhouses open Memorial Day

Stratton Greenhouses, 9915 Liincoln Highway, Bluffton, is open Memorial Day from noon to 5 p.m., according to Susie and Steve Stratton.

There are several weekend specials including:
• $10 off all $39.89 mixed planters
• $5 off all $19.89 and $16.89 mixed planters

Stratton Greenhouse hours are:
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sundays in May noon to 5 p.m.


New Leaf Garden Center open Memorial Day

New Leaf Landscape and Garden Center, 0395 State Route 235, north of Ada, has a wide selection of spring plants and a selection of Memorial Day items.
The center is open daily including Memorial Day.

Shoppers will find:
• Geraniums
• Urns and planters
• Cemetery saddles
• Silk flower bushes
• Bases and wreaths
• Bedding plants

New Leaf
0395 SR 235


Town and Country Flowers has Memorial Day arrangements

Connie Kruse of Town and Country Flowers, 121 S. Main St., Bluffton, has a wide selection of Memorial Day flowers. Call the shop at 419-358-4040 or stop in to place your order.