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June 25, 2019

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Strawberry season is here

Watch for the Suter Produce red barn - you'll find one on SR 103

Photos by Jamie Nygaard
Strawberry season is here.

"We are now picking strawberries for sale at our Red Barn Markets Monday through Friday starting at 10 a.m. We will also have Tennessee Tomatoes Honey, and Pectin available," Jerry Suter told the Icon today.

The Red Barn Markets that are now open:

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Give your heart a tune-up

Ten ways to reduce your blood pressure and keep it down

Note: This article is provided by ONU Healthwise Pharmacy.
Looking to lower your blood pressure?

Try the following 10 steps to manage your blood pressure and improve your heart health:

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BCE reunion at Golf Club on June 20

Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs (BCE) will hold a reunion later this month to celebrate its more than 10 years in business, according to Paula Scott, director.

"Help us celebrate more than 10 years of business incubation and share your ideas for the next 10 years," she said. "Join us for A BCE reunion at the Mason Jar at Bluffton Golf Club, from 7-9 p.m., Thursday, June 20.

"We are reaching out to clients, donors, supporters, and participants in our Business Plan and Big Idea competitions, and will be sharing their updates with the community," said Scott.

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School's out. Now what?

How to keep your kids active and engaged this summer

Note: this article is provided by Ohio Northern University Healthwise Pharmacy.
School is out and summer vacation has started. Instead of letting your children plop down in front of the television for the next three months, keep them engaged and active this summer.

Did you know summer vacation can result in learning loss? It's estimated that, on average, children can lose about two months of math and reading skills during summer vacation. But keeping your children engaged could help combat that learning loss.

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Transformation

Glove factory getting ready to house Et Cetera Shop

Curious about the inside?
Photos at the bottom

Bill Suter, board member, provided the Icon with this story.
The old Peerless Glove factory transformation into the new Et Cetera Shop is well under way. 

The project is about half done and on schedule for a mid-August completion.  Most rehabilitation of the building is done.  Machinery has been removed. floors have been reinforced, pipes replaced, and antiquated restrooms torn out.  The “tear-out” and structural rehabilitation phase is largely done, with few surprises.

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Lunch and learn on paying for education expenses on May 29

On Wednesday, May 29, Citizens National Bank and Citizens Wealth Management Group will present the second in a series of lunch and learns aimed at helping people make financial decisions and navigate life events. This session will be held at the Lima office, 201 N. Main St., in the training room, at noon.

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