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July 3, 2015


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Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn team volunteers at New Orleans charter school

While attending the International Franchise Association (IFA) convention Feb. 21-25 in New Orleans, the management team from Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Co., joined more than 100 franchising executives from across the country to participate in the annual Franchising Gives Back day of service.

The team of Pete &and Kim Suter, Jennifer Althaus and Dan Stanowick volunteered alongside leading franchisors and suppliers to construct benches, picnic tables, and planters at Einstein Charter School, a leading K-8 school in the city’s Ninth Ward.


Jeanne's Kitchen lunch and dinner specials, Mar. 4-7


This Tuesday we will have homemade paczki for your last minute splurge before Lent begins.


Tomato Bisque
Chicken Club Wrap
Stuffed Pepper with Side Salad
BLT Salad

Asparagus Soup
Ham and Bean Soup
Perch Platter
Meat Loaf with Mashed Potatoes
Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing


Mustard Seed Cafe's weekend breakfast/brunch features

In addition to its regular menu, Mustard Seed Café, 562 N. Main St. Bluffton, offers weekend features from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 

For full lunch and dinner menus, please see facebook page or website: mustardseedcafebluffton.com


Book ReViews now officially part of Et Cetera Shop, Inc.

Book ReViews, 123 S. Main St., is now officially part of Et Cetera Shop, Inc.

While the popular Main Street used bookstore has operated for several years as a partner with Et Cetera and Ten Thousand Villages, Et Cetera Shop became the owner on Feb. 22.

To commemorate the transfer, the Et Cetera Board held a “signing over” of the Bill of Sale from bookstore owner Ruth Unrau, and acknowledgement of Unrau’s time, talent, resources, energy and dream of the mission of the shop.


Jeanne's Kitchen dinner on Friday, Feb. 28

Dinner Menu
Chef Michael will prepare an Italian dinner this Friday.  It will include Italian garden salad, gnocchi gorgonzola, your choice of lasagna, shrimp pasta, or short ribs in tomato basil sauce, or sole florentine and homemade Italian dessert.

Dinner hours are 5:00-7:30 p.m.  Gluten-free options are available.  Please call 419-234-8650 to make your

Fat Tuesday & Lenten Specials
Jeanne’s Kitchen will be selling paczki on Fat Tuesday and we will have special Lenten meals for lunch.


Smith's Realty Professionals announces Beaverdam listing

Larry Smith of Smith's Realty Professionals, 147 N. Main St., Bluffton, announces a new residential listing. The residence is at 503 Lima St., Beaverdam, and this listing is $179,900.

An attachment at the bottom of this story lists the features of the residence.


Mustard Seed Cafe offers New Orleans-style Mardi Gras dinner features

Mustard Seed Café,  562 N. Main Street, Bluffton, will have New Orleans-style Mardi Gras dinner features on Feb. 28 and March 1, 5:00-8:00 p.m.  In addition to the full menu which includes 7 appetizers, 8 main course items, soups, salads and house-baked desserts, the café will offer Creole Shrimp & Grits and Jambalaya.

Kings Cake is one of the dessert offerings.  Choose your piece of cake from the tray and, if you find the toy, you will receive a gift certificate.

Beer and beer cocktails are available, including a special Mardi Gras Cocktail.


Jeanne's Kitchen Specials for Feb. 24-28

LUNCH SPECIALS February 24-28

Cream of Mushroom Soup
Roast Beef, Swiss Cheese and Caramelized Onion
 Turkey, Swiss with Lettuce, Tomato and Bacon

Wisconsin Cheese Soup
Fresh Fish Platter
Roast Beef BLT

Ham and Bean Soup
Honey Mudd Sandwich
Greek Chicken Kabobs over Rice

Tomato Bisque
Broccoli Cheddar Quiche
Grilled Cheese Tomato and Bacon


It's no surprise that Christina Walton, Book ReViews' new manager, loves books

It should be no surprise that the new manager of Book ReViews loves books.

Dr. Christina Walton, Ed. D., a resident of Bluffton for one year, became manger of Book ReViews, 123 S. Main St., on Feb. 1.

"I've read books all my life," she told the Icon earlier this week. "Books are an important part of who I am."


Nepalese ceramic bud vases new items at Ten Thousand Villages

Items that have just arrived at Ten Thousand Villagess 115 S. Main St., Bluffton, include bud vases handcrafted in Nepal, according to Aphaphanh Nussbaum, store manager.

"Nepalese ceramics artisans use a traditional potter's wheel to shape each vesel by hand," she said. Vases are $12 each. For more information, open the attachment at the bottom of this story.