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Town and Country Flowers has $5 off coupon in this story

Connie Kruse of Town and Country Flowers, 121 S. Main St., Bluffton, invites you to its Christmas open house Friday, Nov. 6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

On the attachment below is a coupon worth $5 off any cash and carry item involving a $30 purchase. The coupon is good through Dec. 31.

While you are in the store visit its Winter Wonderland.



Don Jose Mexican restaurant opens Friday at 7 a.m.

Don Jose Mexican Restaurant, at 142 N. Main St., officially opens Friday, Nov. 6, according to Rafael Arciga, owner. Breakfast will be served starting at 7 a.m.

Customers will find a redecorated restaurant with a new menu and expanded hours.

Hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Arciga grew up in California in a family that operated five Mexican restaurants. He said that he is very excited about opening the restaurant in Bluffton. He and his wife, Venecia, will operate it.


New Leaf Garden Center Christmas open house Nov. 14

New Leaf Landscape and Garden Center, 0395 State Route 235 (north of Ada), will hold its Christmas open house from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14.

The open house includes many special sale items plus an opportunity to sign up to win one of four $25 gift certificates.

For Christmas, in addition to its regularly-stocked items, New Leaf offers:
• Country and rustic decorations
• Snowmen
• Santas
• Angels
• Artificial trees
• Chocolate luster candy
• Greenery
• Cemetery saddles and wreaths


Parkes Power Equipment can get you ready for winter

Parkes Power Equipment, State Route 103, Jenera, can provide you with everything you need for winter snow removal.

Chad Parkes says, "Stop in and check out our snowblower equipment and accessories."

Parkes Power Equipment
State Route 103


The Dough Hook now taking turkey orders

Marlena Ballinger of The Dough Hook reminds Icon viewers that it's time to order your Bowman and Landes fresh, never frozen, free-range turkey for Thanksgiving.

Whole turkeys:
$3.39 per pound - ranging in size from 10 to 12 pounds all the way to 27-plus pounds

Fresh turkey breasts:
• $6.19 per pound -sizes available from 4 to 10 pounds

The Dough Hook
117 N. Main St.



JJ' Touch of Sun Tanning says: Buy one unlimited tanning package - get second month ½ price

J.J.'s Touch of Sun Tanning, 324 N. Main St., Bluffton, just made October more interesting!

In additon to its October unlimited spray tanning for only $60 all month, customers may also buy one unlimited tanning package and get the second month at one-half price.

This offer expires at the end of October.

J.J.'s Touch of Sun Tanning


Alice Essinger's Fresh Modern Fabric open house Saturday

Alice Essinger couldn’t find out-of-print fabric she needed for several quilting projects, so she started her own business.

The story of her Bluffton-based business, Fresh Modern Fabric, is more complicated than that, but it’s close.

Essinger operates an Etsy-based fabric business above the Bluffton Karate Center. The shop’s address is 103 ½ Vine St.


Can I have S'more?

Like S'mores? Then you'll love Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn flavor of the month. 

As Peter Suter says, "Hang out by the campfire with our S'mores popcorn."


Brendon Matthews named senior lender at First National

Brendon Matthews was promoted to senior lender at First National Bank, according to Todd Mason, of the bank.

Since joining First National Bank in 2006, Matthews has held various positions including loan officer and sales director. In his new role he will manage the loan department and credit function for the bank and will continue to service his small business customers.

Prior to First National Bank, he worked in several roles at Madison Community Bank, Anderson, Ind.


Amish cider, Amish candy and Buckeyes now available at Springfield Fireworks Gift Shop

Springfield Fireworks Gift Shop, 490 State Route 103, Bluffton, now offers Amish cider, Amish candy and Buckeyes, according to John Beagle.

The shop continues to also offer homemade fudge, Minnetonka moccasins, Durango boots and sterling silver jewelry, in addition to an assortment of other items.

Springfield Fireworks Gift Shop
490 SR 103

Open daily 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.