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January 21, 2019

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10 year anniversary celebration for The Dough Hook

Stop in and see Harry the Herford Saturday AM

The Dough Hook, 117 N Main St.,  celebrates 10 years as a downtown Bluffton deli on Saturday, according to Marlena Ballinger, shop owner.

Several things take place at the store from 9 a.m. to noon. That includes:
• Take a selfie with Harry the Hereford
• Visit with store founders John and Sharon Calvelage
• Tour the shop – see some nostalgic items including the original meat rail and meat grinder
• Free samples of The Dough Hook’s products
• Door prizes for store apparel, deli items and baked goods.


Identify the location and maybe win some theatre tickets

Here's one of the many Bluffton Pirates "hanging" around town. Can you identify the location of this specific pirate painting?

It is located in one of the Bluffton school buildings, but which room?

The winner (probably on a drawing) will win 2 Shannon Theatre passes. Deadline to enter is 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5.

Send entries to: info@blufftonicon.com


Crimson Lane wedding and event venue open house Saturday

Crimson Lane wedding and event venue, rural Bluffton, is holding a Saturday open house.

The event is from 4 to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, at Crimson Lane, located at 4600 County Road 1, Ada. For more details on the venue check its website or Facebook.

Facebook: Crimsonlane


She's a natural as a financial planner

Allyse Averesch, third-generation financial planner, joins Bluffton Amerprise office

Allyse Averesch watched the Big Board on Bluffton’s largest Main Street screen (not counting Shannon Theatre) when the Icon arrived for an interview yesterday.

As a consumer and family financial service major at Ohio State where she graduated, it’s natural for her to follow stocks.  That’s because she is an associate with Ameriprise Financial Services.

Late this summer joined the firm of her father, Greg Averesch, whose Ameriprise office is at 147 N. Main St., Suite A. 


The Dough Hook taking turkey orders for Thanksgiving

Gourmet, free range Bowman Landes turkeys

The Dough Hook, Bluffton’s Main Street deli, is taking orders for fresh, never-frozen turkeys for Thanksgiving, according to Marlena Ballinger.

“We are taking orders for Bowman Landes turkeys,” she said. “To guarantee a size, orders are due by Friday, Nov. 9, or to get the closest size available order by Friday, Nov. 16.”

Details about the turkeys are in the display attachment below.

The Dough Hook
117 N. Main St.


Bluffton Auto Repair Center offers free battery and charging system test

Don't be stranded in the cold

Bluffton Auto Repair Center, 302 N. Main St.,  Bluffton, doesn't want drivers to be stranded in the cold this winter.

"Come in for a free battery and charging system test," said Scott Shough, shop manager.

To make an appointment call Scott at 419-358-0303 or email: blufftonautorepair@outlook.com

Bluffton Auto Repair is part of the Stratton Auto Group, Bluffton.