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July 25, 2014


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When "Farm to Table" is just across the alley...

When “Farm to Table” is just across the alley….

The Hauensteins are next-door neighbors to Mustard Seed Café, 567 N. Main St. When the apricot trees at the Hauensteins began to get heavy with fruit, they asked Rhonda Moor, executive chef at the restaurant, if she would like to use apricots for a featured dish. Rhonda sent her sons, Will and Tucker Neff, across the alley to harvest the fruit. 

The feature Rhonda created is Apricot Honey Crepes with almond and honey mascarpone filling.


Two special evening meals in July at Jeanne's Kitchen

Jeanne's Kitchen, 112 Vine St., Bluffton, has two special evening dinners planned this month, according to Jeanne Previte.

Friday night dinner will be a homemade southern-style meal. We will have appetizers, 7-layer salad, southern potatoes, honey glazed pork chops or fresh fish and homemade dessert. Gluten-free options are available.

Please call 419-234-8650 to make your reservation.


Mustard Seed Cafe back from vacation

Mustard Seed Café is back from vacation Wednesday,July 10, with regular hours 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily (closed Tuesdays). 

As a welcome back, the café is offering its specialty Fruit Spritzers for $1 through Sunday.  These drinks are made on site from a variety of fresh fruits.  Also available on the special $1 offer is the Italian Soda which is the fruit spritzer with heavy cream added.


Recharge your vehicle's A/C at Stratton Auto Sales

Stratton Auto Sales and Main Street Rentals, 220 N. Main St., Bluffton offers a special $39.95 summer time cool offer, according to Amie Stratton.

For $39.95, customers receive:

• Evacuate and recharge your air conditioning (Freon extra)

Contact Scott in the service department . He is Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) certified.

Phone number: 419-358-1900.



Ten Thousand Villages offering bamboo barrettes from Nepal

Ten Thousand Villages,  115 S. Main St., Bluffton, offers easy and elegent, hand-carved bamboo barrettes, according to Aphaphanh Nussbaum, store manager.

The bamboo barrettes are $8 each and are handcrafted in Nepal. Artisans at the Champa workshop near Kathmandu carve the bamboo barrettes.

Open the attachment at the bottom of this story for more information.


Mustard Seed Cafe closed for vacation July 2-9

Mustard Seed Cafe, North Main Street, Bluffton, is closed for vacation from Tuesday to Tuesday, July 2 to 9, according to its owners.

The cafe will reopen on Wednesday, July 10.


Town and Country Flowers says "Make someone smile with $4.95 fun bunches"

Connie Kruse of Town and Country Flowers, 121 S. Main St., Bluffton, says, "Make someone smile!" Fresh fun bunches of flowers are only $4.95.

Phone: 419-358-4040.


Shirley's offers two flavors of the month in July: "Spicy Jalapeno," and "Berry Cherry"

Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn Co. has two flavors of the month in July, according to Pete Suter. The flavors are "Spicy Jalapeno," and "Berry Cherry."

Suter said this about Spicy Jalapeno: "Find a beach and grab a cold drink before you open your next tin or bag of this popular July flavor. The touch of our classic cheddar creates a smooth entry before the spice of the jalapeno explodes in your mouth. Come to think of it, you probably ought to grab two drinks before you sit down with this one."  


Krysti's Music Studio offers youth art camp July 15-18

Krysti's Music Studio, 334 S. Main St., Bluffton, will hold an Art Camp for youth Monday through Thursday, July 15-18, at the Bluffton studio, according to Krysti Schey, studio owner.

Times to choose from are 10 a.m. to noon or 6 to 8 p.m. Depending upon the number of registrants a 2 to 4 p.m. time slot may open.

"This camp is for youth ages 5 through high school. The cost is $66 total, or only $35 if the student is also taking summer music lessons," said Schey.


2006 Toyota Rav 4 new manager's special at Kirtland's Auto Sales

Jim Kinn of Kirtland's Auto Sales, North Main Street, Bluffton, announces a new manager's special. It is a 2006 Toyota Rav 4 listed at $11,495.

All the specs for the vehicle are found on the printer-friendly attachment at the bottom of this story.

The vehicle is a local trade.