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May 6, 2015


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The Dough Hook hosts Thursday's cash mob - lots of discounts

Pass it on - Cash Mob at The Dough Hook, 117 N. Main St., Bluffton, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26.

According to Marlene Ballinger of The Dough Hook, during cash mob hours all deli items will be available at a 10 percent discount. Also, chocolate candy will be on sale at 40 percent off regular price.

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.


40 percent off almost the entire store at today's Black Lab cash mob

Pass it on - Cash Mob at The Black Lab Trading Co., 121 N. Main St., Bluffton, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18.

Most of the store is discounted and on sale at 40 percent off. In addition, sign up for a $50 shopping spree at the store. 

Next cash mob: Thursday, Feb. 26, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at The Dough Hook.

Cash mob is a project of the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce who urges vieweres to shop locally.


Bluffton Pediatrics holds open house Feb. 22

Bluffton Pediatrics, 505 E. Jefferson St., Suite A., Bluffton, will hold an open house from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 22, according to Beth Bish, CNP.

Bluffton Pediatrics opened Jan. 5, and Beth A. Bish, CNP, pediatric nurse pracitioner, is co-owner along with her husband, Jim Bish, RN. It is now accepting new patients.

Other staff members are Kat Hunnaman, RN., clinical director; Christine Clymer, executive director; and Barb Hammell, patient liason.


Need snow removed? Here's your answer

SNOW REMOVAL: Call Regina T. Shumaker, (Fyrwomyn's Services LLC), 419-560-2348. Fyrwomynservice@gmail.com.

Need snow removed from your residence. The Icon suggests you call Regina Shumaker of Bluffton, also known as "Fyrwomyn." 

Click here for an earlier story posted on the Icon about her services.


Smith offers Dixie Highway residence as new listing

Larry Smith of Smith's Realty Professionals, 147 N. Main St., Bluffton, announces a new residential listing at 9865 N. Dixie Highway, Bluffton.

The 3-4 bedroom brick/frame ranch has one and one-half baths. Its list price is $189,900. For more details on the listing, open the printer-friendly attachment at the bottom of this story.



Look at all you get from Stratton's Auto $39.95 winter special

Stratton Auto Sales, 220 N. Main St., Bluffton has a winter service sale going on currently.

“Our ASE-certified mechanic will replace your vehicle’s oil and filter, top off fluids, check coolant, tighten hoses and check wiper blades, brakes and tires,” says Amie Stratton.

The winter service special cost is only $39.95 plus tax and shop supplies.

Phone: 419-358-1900


February bargains of the month announced at True Value

Jeff Kantner announced Family True Value Hardware’s February bargains of the month.

They are:
• Your choice, 50 ounce Ajax liquid laundry detergent, $2.49
or 20 count toss-in-pre-measured detergent packets, $2.49
• 8-quart potting mix, regularly $3.99, in February only $2.99
• Majestic Bleach, 128 fluid ounce, regularly $2.99, in February only $1.99

Family True Value Hardware, 109 N. Main St., is open Mondays through Saturdays 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Bluffton McDonald’s celebrates Mondays with steaming coffee billboard

Drive down Cable Road or Elida Road and what might appear to be a billboard on fire is actually a fresh, steaming cup of coffee — or at least appears to be.

Local McDonald’s franchise, Lewis Family McDonald’s, has recently introduced a new “Free Coffee Mondays” promotion. This limited time promotion offers guests a free small premium roast coffee every Monday with no purchase necessary.


Ideal Images has relocation sale - lots of special prices

Ideal Images, 114 E. College Ave., Bluffton, is having a relocation sale with $2, $5, and $10 tables, according to Rachel Webster, owner. The sale is underway now.

Ealier this month Webster announced that it is expanding and moving one site to Lima and retaining another in Bluffton at a new location.

"We are proud to be a member of the Bluffton community and will celebrate our fourth  successful year in business on Jan. 24," said Webster.


College student wants to care for your pets

One creative Bluffton University entrepeneur has put her love of animals to good use. Hannah Johnson of Critter Care Pet Sitting offers pet owners a way to be sure their animals are well-cared for when the owners are at work or out of town, 

Johnson will also house-sit. She charges $5/visit or $10/day (3+visits.)

Local references are available. Contact Johnson at johhea92@gmail.com or 574-538-9795.