October 31, 2014



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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.


One-day only bag sale at Ten Thousand Villages Nov. 9

Ten Thousand Villages, 115 S. Main St., Bluffton, has a one-day only bag sale, according to Aphaphanh Nussbaum, manager.

During the sale customers may take 20 percent off all items that can fit into TTV shopping bags.

The sale is part of Bluffton's downtown holiday open house this weekend.



The Dough Hook taking orders for Thanksgiving turkeys

The Dough Hook, 117 N. Main St., Bluffton, is taking orders for "fresh, never frozen" turkeys for Thanksgiving, according to Marlena Ballinger.

Turkey orders will be taken until Saturday, Nov. 16. The turkeys are:
• Ohio raised
• Fresh (never frozen)
• Gourmet
• Free-range
• Antibiotic free
• All vegetable fed
• Ready to cook

Place your order today:
The Dough Hook
117 N. Main St.
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Doty's Auto Repair and Alignment celebrates 30th anniversary

Doty's Auto Repair and Alignment celebrates its 30th year in business this month, according to Tom, Amy and Mike Doty.

The auto repair business is at 180 E. Jefferson St., Bluffton. The family-owned and operated bu

'a2c4321`321 ness first opened in 1983.

Today Doty's offers the following services:

• Brake repair
• Engine diagnostics
• Steering and chasis 
• Vehicle alignments
• General auto repair

Doty's Auto Repair and Alignment
180 E. Jefferson St.



2012 Honda Accord LX "Manager's Special" at Kirtland's

Jim Kinn at Kirtland's Auto Sales, 302 N. Main St., Bluffton, announces a new "manager's special."

The vehicle is a 2012 Honda Accord listed at $16,995. For a complete inventory of the vehicle open the printer friendly attachment at the bottom of this story.