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February 10, 2016

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Shirley's will soon be selling popcorn in Maumee's The Shops at Fallen Timbers

Bluffton's Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Co., is completing construction on a new store in Maumee’s The Shops at Fallen Timbers, and plans to begin serving its popcorn snacks and gift tins in September.

“Our business was born in northwest Ohio, and The Shops at Fallen Timbers are the perfect family environment for our next step,” said Pete Suter, co-founder and CEO of Shirley’s. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with folks in the Toledo area to create happiness through fundraisers, gifts and anytime snacks.”


Bluffton photographer, Nicole Quick, has an artistic touch

Nicole Quick of Quick Photography, Bluffton, a new Icon advertiser, provided a selection of her photographs to share with Icon viewers.

Here's what she says about her work: "I feel that I give my all at every one of my photography sessions and I am very hard on myself when it comes to the end results of your portraits." 


Here focus includes senior high school portraits, families, children, newborn, maternity, couples, engagements and weddings.


Lima Rotary Club scholarships surpass $500,000

The Lima Rotary Club will announce that at its meeting on Monday, Aug. 18, its scholarship awards will surpass the $500,000 mark. 

The Lima Rotary Club began its scholarship program in 2001 as an economic development opportunity.  Applicants must live or work in Allen County and be attending an accredited institution within Allen County to be eligible for a scholarship. They are generally non-traditional and qualify by need. The goal of the program is to help the students achieve their educational goals, and for them to remain and work in Allen County. 


2011 Ford Fusion SE manager's special at Kirtland's Auto Sales

Kirtland's Auto Sales, 302 N. Main St., Bluffton, announces a new manager's special.

The vehicle is a 2011 Ford Fusion SE listed at $13,995. For a complete list of options open the printer-friendly attachment at the bottom of this story.



Ten Thousand Villages "gem of a jewelry sale"

Ten Thousand Villages, S. Main St., Bluffton, is offering customers a "gem of a jewelry sale," now through Monday, Aug. 18, according to Aphaphanh Nussbaum, store manager.

She says that the shop offers up to 40 percent off selected jewelry and accessories in this sale.


Krysti's Music Studio's fall lessons begin soon; performation raises $3,157

Krysti's Music Studio, Bluffton, has its fall lessons beginning Monday, Aug. 25, according to Krysti Groman.

For complete details on scheduling call Groman at 419-233-5255.

During Krysti's performation on Aug. 2 the music students helped raise $3,156.50 for Youth for Christ.


Husky golf outing raises $59,200

Exactly $59,200 was raised by Lima Building and Construction Trades partners at the annual Husky golf outing held July 26.

“Last year the golf outing brought in $114,000, and this year’s contribution by our partners represents more than half that amount. Our skilled union trades, union contractors and labor management groups are very proud to support this outing which enriches so many worthy organizations,” says Lima Building and Construction Trades President Mike Knisley.

Husky donates the funds raised at the golf outing to a variety of non-profit organizations.


Cheese sale at The Dough Hook

It's a cheese sale at The Dough Hook, 117 N. Main St., Bluffton.

Marlena Ballinger announced the following specials:

• Smoked Cheddar $5.99 per pound
• Smoked Swiss $5.99 per pound
• Hot Pepper $4.39 per pound.

The Dough Hook


Ideal Images hosting "Ladies Night" Aug. 13

Ideal Images, 114 E. College Ave., Bluffton, will host a “Ladies Night,” Wednesday, Aug. 13, according to Rachel Webster owner.

The event is from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ideal Images.

“The event will be a fun evening including Sycamore Lake Wine, Tastefully Simple, Premier Jewelry, Nicki Moser cake decorating and promotional spirit wear items to order and purchase, said Webster.

For more information call Webster at 567-226-1096.


Engaged couples reminded to sign up for Ten Thousand Villages gift registry

Ten Thousand Villages reminds engaged couples that they may sign-up for a gift registry at the Bluffton store. 

And, currently a wedding gift special is being offered, according to Aphaphanh Nussbaum, manger. The special is a pair of celebration goblets, which are silver-plated brass in a velvet keepsake box. The goblets are handcrafted from India.