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Stratton Grenhouses 66th anniversary celebration this weekend

Stratton Greenhouses, 9915 Lincoln Highway, Bluffton, celebrate its 66th anniversary this weekend with an open house from Friday, May 1, to Sunday, May 3.

The event includes food, drawings and several special offers. 

Regular spring hours are: 
• Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. -8 p.m.
• Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• Every Sunday in May - Noon - 5 p.m.


Bluffton author Elaine Sommers Rich has Saturday book signing at Book ReViews

Bluffton author, Elaine Sommers Rich, who recently celebrated her 89th birthday, will hold a book signing and reading at Book ReViews, 123 S. Main St., Bluffton, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25, according to Dr. Christina Walton, store manager.

The book, published in 1966 by Herald Press was released earlier this year by Wipf and Stock Publishers and is titled: “Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Tomorrow: Youth Serve in a Mental Hospital.”


Library books in honor of Treva Stratton

Treva Stratton was recognized by the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce with three books donated in her name to the Bluffton Public Library.

The book titles: "Chocolate Hair, Vanilla Care," "Fabulous Teen Hairstyles," and "Braids, Buns and Twists," are now in circulation.


Thursday Town and Country Flowers cash mob offers 40% off all in-store merchandise

Town and Country Flowers, 121 S. Main St., hosts the Thursday, April 16, Bluffton downtown cash mob. Watch for the "Cash Mob" banner hanging in front of the store as a reminder.

Connie Kruse of the shop said that during cash mob hours from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. all in-store merchandise is 40 percent off.

In addition, all visitors to the store during cash mob hours may register for a $50 shopping spree.


Bluffton, Beaverdam, Ada McDonald's offers Tax Relief Day special

Lewis Family McDonald’s is giving people a break on tax day.

Area locations will be offering a special promotion on Wednesday, April 15. Customers who buy one Big Mac or Quarter Pounder with Cheese can get the second for just a penny. 

“Tax Relief Day has become a promotion that our guests look forward to every year,” said Jerry Lewis, McDonald’s owner. “Our tax day event is just one more way we are bringing our guests great value.”


What is it and what Bluffton business sells it?

You'll find this product somewhere on Main Street, Bluffton. But, can you name the business that offers it for sale? And, can you identify the item?

Here's the answer: It's the lid to a basket in Ten Thousand Villages. Examine the photo below for proof.


How do you mix several flavors of popcorn into many buckets?

 By Monty Siekerman, Ada Icon
How do you mix several flavors into many buckets of popcorn?

You ask ONU mechanical engineering students to invent a process that will save time and money and results in less waste.

As a senior capstone project, four students took on the challenge last fall at the request of Pete Suter, the owner of Shirley's Popcorn in Bluffton.

They designed and built a system for measuring and dispensing the ingredients into small packages which are sealed for use on demand.


CNB celebrating 95th anniversary and Community Banking Month during April

In celebration of its 95th anniversary and in honor of Community Banking Month, every Citizens National Bank office will be serving cake to customers on Friday, April 24.


Grills, power washers, pruners and more - Family True Value specials of the month

Jeff Kantner of Family True Value Hardware, 109 N. Main St., Bluffton, announces the April Bargains of the Month:

• Spirit E-210 Grill, $399
• 3000 PSI Power Washer, $379 (regularly $399)
• Bird seed $4.99 (regularly $7.99)
• 2-piece lopper/pruner tool set $19.97
• 2-gallon light-duty tank sprayer, $9.99
• Jumbo 36-LED lantern, $19.99

Store hours are Mondays through Saturdays 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Local business taking new customers for yard maintenance

Regina Shoemaker of Bluffton, whose business is Fyrwomyn's Service LLC, is scheduling spring yard maintenance this month. Contact her at 419-560-2348.