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July 5, 2015


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The Dough Hook taking orders for fresh food boxes

Marlena and Shawn Ballinger took over The Dough Hook in 2013 from her parents when they retired.

"We did it because I wanted the business to stay in the family. I saw the work that mom and dad put into the business and I wanted to take the seed that they planted and make it grow,' said Marlena.

The Ballingers have recently begun taking orders for Fresh Food Boxes, which customers pick up at the store on Tuesdays. They do make up a few extra boxes to sell to walk-in customers. Here, Marlena explains their unique approach to to serving the local community.


Smith's Realty Professionals announce listing at 584 Birch

Smith's Realty Professionals, 147 N. Main St., Bluffton, announces a new residential listing. It is at 584 Birch, Riverbend.

The listing price is $389,900 for the three-bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom residence. For additional information on the listing open the attachment at the bottom of this story.


March 19 Cash Mob at CG Pro Bikes - win a $50 shopping spree

Pass it on - Cash Mob at CG Pro Bikes, 127 N. Main St., Bluffton, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 19.

According to Liz and Raymond Harner of CG Pro Bikes, during cash mob hours there will be several discounts on bike products and accessories in the shop, including 35 percent off all clothing, shoes and pedals.

In addition, shoppers may sign up for a $50 shopping spree at the store.  This year the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with downtown merchants will hold a cash mob in one business each month.


Stratton Auto Sales has a spring service special for you

Stratton Auto Sales, 220 S. Main St., Bluffton, announces its spring service special.

For $49.95 (plus tax and supplies), vehicles receive:
• oil change
• tire rotation
• air condition inspection
• under-carriage rinse.

Stratton Auto Sales
220 S. Main St.


Boutique 415 at Polished now open offering unique women's accessories

A unique women’s accessories shop joined Bluffton’s Main Street retail make up this month.

Boutique 415 at Polished, Bluffton’s newest business, located in the former Panache’s storefront, opened last week by Joan Frederick, who also owns Polished Nails and Body Salon, located in the same building.


The physical address for Boutique 415 at Polished is 415 N. Main St. Polished Nails and Body Salon is located at 417 N. Main.


315 Walnut Jewelry celebrates St. Patrick’s Day all week

Want to have a little fun this week?

Today through St. Patrick's Day - March 17, 315 Walnut will hide a pot of gold on its website. 

When you find the pot of gold, email the name of the piece of jewelry where it is located to helpme@315walnut.com and you will receive a coupon code for $5 off your next jewelry order. It's that easy!

The Pot of Gold will move to a new piece of jewelry each day – even on the weekend. You can win a new coupon each day.


McDonald’s offers $1.25 Shamrock Shakes to support Ronald McDonald House Charities, March 13‐17

To support the local Ronald McDonald Houses, Lewis Family McDonald’s, including Bluffton's McDonald's is offering small Shamrock Shakes for $1.25 from March 13‐17, and will donate 25 cents from each shake sold to our local Ronald McDonald Houses.

Here's the Shamrock Shake-Ronald McDonald House story

Since first launching in the U.S., the Shamrock Shake has built an almost cult‐like following. But the beloved minty green treat has another legacy that even its most loyal
fans may not know.


First National Bank announces new board member and new staff personnel

First National Bank this week announced new board member John B. Arnold and the appointment of Chris Alexander as City Executive for the Findlay market.

In addition, three new staff members joined First National Bank. They are Dave Walter, System Administrator and Security Officer, Michelle Brandt, Compliance/BSA Officer and Jen Vastano, Marketing Director.


Lisa Wenger announces Findlay residential listing

Lisa Wenger of RealLiving CCR Realtors, announces a new residential listing. It is at 7568 Eagle Dr., Findlay.

The list price is $579,990. For complete details open the attachement at the bottom of this story or call Wenger at 419-231-1823.


Several new features introduced to the Icon; but you've already figured that out

Icon viewers have discovered several new features added to the Icon this week.

These include:
• an enhanced presence for advertisers,
• improved photos viewing and a
• sports calendar.

Ryan Lowry is the Icon's technical editor. He installed these new features. Here are the details:

Advertiser enhancement
The Icon improved its “Ad Index.” The index is found on the black horizontal scroll bar near the top of the home page.