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May 6, 2016


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Township Road 51 new residential listing for Smith's Realty Professionals

Smith Realty Professionals, 147 N. Main St., Bluffton, announce a new residential property listing.

The property is at 22616 Township Road 51, Bluffton, and is listed at $349.000. For more details on this listing open the attachment at the bottom of this story.


Riley Creek Mercantile customer appreciation day Oct. 11

Riley Creek Mercantile, 246 Cherry St., Bluffton, invites Icon viewers to a customer appreciation day.

The event is from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 11.

Among specials taking place during the day include:
• 30 percent off Carhartts in stock
• Fire arms special
• 10 percent of all bird seed and feeders

•The customer appreciate day will also have free donuts and coffee, fresh from Doughlicious Drizzles & Delights.

Riley Creek Mercantile
246 Cherry St.


Drive Time Driving Instruction offers "Get 'r Done" class in November

Drive Time Driving Instruction, Bluffton, offers a "Get 'r Done," driving class, which meets Nov. 2-6 and 8.

Give Drive Time Driving Instruction a week and you can finish your driver's ed classroom training.

Offered in Bluffton and in Findlay
  Nov. 2, 12:30 - 4:45 p.m.
  Nov. 3-6, 5 - 9:15 p.m.
  Nov. 8, 8 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

For more details, open the website. A link is below.


Ada Flea Market has someone for everyone

There’s a song by Arlo Guthrie “You Can Get Anything You Want At Alice’s Restaurant.”
While, no relation to Arlo, Ada’s Gus Guthrie’s Ada Flea Market is sort of like Alice’s Restaurant.


Gus says that there’s something for everyone at Ada Flea Market. Located at 111 N. Main St., Ada, the market is open Thursdays from noon to 5 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


This will date you: remember "big hair"? and this: Curling Iron celebrates 40 years in business

Back in the old days when “shag cuts” for women were the rage, Sue Fett decided it was time to go into business for herself – cutting hair.

The old days, in this case, mean 1974. Fett opened what is now a Bluffton salon institution called “Curling Iron.” Its first location was on North Main where pizza is now created at East of Chicago Pizza.

Fett moved the shop to its current location at 129 N. Main St., in 1979, when she and her husband, Bob, purchased the building. Deb Wentz joined the shop in 1988 and in 2002 purchased it from Fett.


Red hot cinnamon and S'mores are October's flavors of the month at Shirley's

Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn Co., 117 S. Main St., Bluffton, announces two special flavors of the month for October.

Thoses special flavors are:
• Red Hot Cinnamon
• S'mores


First National Bank offers 23-month and 47-month special CDs

First National Bank celebrates 95 years of community banking with two special certificate of deposit rates.

For a limited time the following CD rates are available:

• 23-month CD at 0.95 percent APY
• 47-month CD at 1.95 percent APY


Ten Thousand Villages Wednesday cash mob offers 30 and 50% discounts

Ten Thousand Villages, 115 S. Main St., is the host business to the Wednesday, Sept. 24, cash mob. Cash mob hours are 3:30 to 6 p.m.

According to Aphaphanh Nussbaum, store manager, the store will offer 30 percent off jewelry and personal accessories including scarves, bags, headbands and similar items. The shop will offer 50 percent of all sarongs.

In addition, all shoppers may register for a $25 shopping spree at Ten Thousand Villages.

The monthly cash mobs are a program of the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce to reinforce the concept of shopping locally.


Gary's Repair says it's time to service snowblowers

Gary's Repair, 2667 Road P, Pandora, reminds Icon viewers that it is time for a snowblower check up.

Gary's services Simplicity, Bobcat and Echo snowblowers.

Gary's Repair
2667 Road P


2011 Honda Pilot EXL new manager's special from Kirtland's Auto

Jim Kinn, manager of Kirtland's Auto Sales, 302 S., Main St., Bluffton, announces a new manager's special.

The vehicle is a 2011 Honda Pilot ELX listed at $24,995. For complete details on the special open the attachment at the bottom of this story.