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New Leaf has lots of Father's Day gift ideas

New Leaf Garden Center, 0395 State Route 235 Ada, has some great gardening gifts for 'Green Thumb Dads' on Father's Day.

These range from gift certificates to fruit trees, garden tools, berry plants, OSU and Michigan items, bird houses, bird baths and feeders, to trees, shrubs and rose bushes.

In addition New Leaf has a large selection of gardening supplies.

Open the attachment at the bottom of this story for more details.
New Leaf


There's a new item on the Common Grounds menu and no two are alike

The new phrase at Common Grounds is “break an egg.”

Actually two eggs.

This month the Main Street coffee shop added omelets to its breakfast fare. These are on the menu every Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings until 11 a.m., according to Phil Zimmerly, owner.

“You can create your own omelet,” said Zimmerly. He explained that customers have lots of choices.

For example: customers may choose any three of the following items for the custom-made omelet:
• Spinach, green peppers, red peppers, red onions, cheddar cheese or feta cheese.


Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn Co. announces two franchises

Westerville store to open in fall of 2015;
Maumee location transferred to local couple

Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Company is expanding to the Columbus area this fall, and is adding two area couples as its first franchisees.


The Dough Hook grilling for lunch on Wednesdays

The Dough Hook is grilling for lunch!

Marlena Ballinger of The Dough Hook, 117 N. Main St., Bluffton, said that the downtown meat market will grill for lunch on Wednesdays this summer.

The first grill is on Wednesday, June 3.

The menu includes:
• Hamburgers
• Cheeseburgers
• Brats
• Various salads and cold drinks.


Have a Larson Barbecue for lunch - now on weekdays

If you missed your chance for a Larson's Barbecue recently don't worry. 

Todd Larson is set up Monday through Friday at Circle K on State Route 103. He opens for business at 11 a.m. and is open until he's sold out.

Larson's Barbecue is also at the Bluffton Farmers' Market on Saturday mornings and at the Arlington Farmers' Market from 4 to 6 p.m. on Fridays.


Stratton Greenhouses open Memorial Day

Stratton Greenhouses, 9915 Liincoln Highway, Bluffton, is open Memorial Day from noon to 5 p.m., according to Susie and Steve Stratton.

There are several weekend specials including:
• $10 off all $39.89 mixed planters
• $5 off all $19.89 and $16.89 mixed planters

Stratton Greenhouse hours are:
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sundays in May noon to 5 p.m.


New Leaf Garden Center open Memorial Day

New Leaf Landscape and Garden Center, 0395 State Route 235, north of Ada, has a wide selection of spring plants and a selection of Memorial Day items.
The center is open daily including Memorial Day.

Shoppers will find:
• Geraniums
• Urns and planters
• Cemetery saddles
• Silk flower bushes
• Bases and wreaths
• Bedding plants

New Leaf
0395 SR 235


Town and Country Flowers has Memorial Day arrangements

Connie Kruse of Town and Country Flowers, 121 S. Main St., Bluffton, has a wide selection of Memorial Day flowers. Call the shop at 419-358-4040 or stop in to place your order.


The Inn at ONU has several Memorial Day weekend special events

The Inn at ONU, Ada, offers several special events and packages for Memorial Day weekend, May 22-24.

Starting at 5 p.m., Friday, May 22, Doug Adams will perform on guitar and vocals during The Inn’s Summer Jazzinn Blues, held in the courtyard. In addition to live jazz, the evening includes barbecue ribs, corn hole games and more. Summer Jazzinn Blues are held each Friday evening during the summer.

Then, on Sunday, May 24, a Memorial Weekend brunch served from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Citizens National Bank listed as "Top Performer" by ICBA

Citizens National Bank is recognized in the May issue of Independent Bank, the magazine of Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA).

The bank is listed as an ICBA Top Performer. This recognition is based on Citizens National Bank’s 2014 year-end earnings and operational efficiencies.

“Whether serving rural, suburban or large metropolitan areas, community banks operate with the same focus by always putting their customers and communities first,” said Chris Lorence, ICBA executive vice president and chief marketing officer.