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David Yoder

May 25, 2017


Poetic License

Who ya for? The answer: both. This ONU and OSU supporter wears his school loyalty on his sleeve...or, in this case, his license plate. The two-university plate was spotted on a black Altima on ONU's campus.

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Discount coupon offer with Ten Thousand Villages "Lucky rains" and "Lucky suns" coffee cups from Vietnam

Ten Thousands Villages, 115 S. Main St., Bluffton, is currently offering hand-painted “lucky suns” and “lucky rains” coffee cups created by Vietnam artisans.

If you mentioned you saw this offer on The Icon you will receive 25 percent off one item. Or, print out the coupon at the bottom of this story for your 25 percent discount.



Dough Hook taking Christmas orders for fresh oysters

Oysters for Christmas?

The Dough Hook is now taking orders for fresh oysters until Wednesday, Dec. 16. 

Marlena Ballinger says you can also place orders for all kinds of Christmas goodies.

The Dough Hook
117 N. Main St.


Lewis Family McDonald's prepares for 11th annual Thanksgiving Day dinner

As the holiday season approaches, Lewis Family McDonald’s has begun preparing for their annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner.

The dinner, started in 1989 by the Chester Carey Family, is now in its 11th year under the Lewis family.

The dinner will be held on Thursday, Nov. 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lima Veteran’s Memorial Civic and Convention Center.


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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