Posted by Fred Steiner on February 3, 2017 - 3:16pm
The biggest Bluffton PTO event of the year, Bakery Bingo is Saturday in the Middle School Cafetorium.
Doors will open at 5 p.m. and Bingo will begin at p.m.
PTO members say, "Please bring your family for this fun night of entertainment. Bingo cards are 12 for $1. Refreshments include pizza, popcorn, pretzels, nachos and cheese, chips and water. If you would like to help volunteer for this event please contact Crystal Camper."
Links to over 70 area businesses - all Icon advertisers - are included
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 17, 2017 - 2:55pm
The Bluffton Icon recently added a new feature for advertisers and viewers.
The Icon Advertiser Index now includes links to advertiser Facebooks. When the Index was first created website links and phone numbers were included. With the popularity of Facebook pages, those are now added.
The Bluffton Icon has over 70 advertisers listed in its Index. The Index is one of the most viewed features on the website, simply because it is the only comprehensive listing of Bluffton area businesses with phone numbers, website links and now Facebook links.
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 4, 2017 - 5:05pm
When we think of Lee Cookson, who died on Dec. 31, (click here for his obituary) the first story that comes to mind is pretty funny and can never be repeated – ever.
MORE ON THE PHOTO: Taken at one of the early Bluffton car shows Lee Cookson stands behind this classic Kaiser Darrin (1954 model?). Lee's dad, Richard cleans the windshield as Lloyd Hardwick stands in front of the car. Photo complliments of Dennis Morrison.)
Main Street business person since mid-1980s retires on Dec. 27
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 27, 2016 - 4:27pm
Icon viewers know that Jim Kinn is a pretty private guy. He didn’t announce his retirement publically. The Icon discovered his plans through anonymous sources. This column attempts to paint a picture of Bluffton’s retiring vehicle physician. His last day on the job was Dec. 27.
By Fred Steiner
If only auto service centers gave honorary doctor degrees. Jim Kinn’s wall would be covered with them.
Try blindfolding him. Then, drive your car through the Stratton Auto Group’s Bluffton Auto Repair Center lot.
Using poetic license, here's the Icon's version of a familiar story
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 23, 2016 - 5:08pm
The Icon offers this Christmas story, repeated from last Christmas.
In the eighth year in the reign of Obama, legislation passed that all U.S. citizens be counted in the county where their ancestors had settled. This unusual census was when Kasich was governor of Ohio and Jordan was fourth district representative.
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 19, 2016 - 3:57pm
Christmas in Bluffton means many things.
There's the Ream folk art holiday outdoor display. And, the Gift of Giving light show. There are also countless Main Street shops with attractive holiday window displays and many residential lawn displays.
On the list is also Town and Country Flowers "winter wonderland." It's on the Icon's "must see" Christmas season list.
For a preview watch our brief video of the wonderland by clicking this link: