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Black walnut brittle while supplies last

That's "brittle," but not with peanuts. This special edition is black walnut brittle. It is available while supplies last at the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center, 132 N. Main St., The price is $7 for one-half pound.

The center also has its traditional peanut brittle priced at $5 for one pound. The holiday candy is available while supplies last.

"The 12 Days of Christmas" - this year's Blaze theme

Here's the theme list since 2005

This year's Blaze of Lights theme "The 12 Days of Christmas," carries over to downtown business window display - if you've not noticied.

Each year since 2005 the Blaze has had a theme. Thanks to Beverly Amstutz, who provided this list to the Icons, here's the all-time Blaze theme list

Et Cetera Shop future plans on chamber agenda

Learn about Et Cetera Shop plans and progress on their move from their South Main Street shop to Boss Glove Factory building on North Main Street

The future plans of Et Cetera Shop will be revealed at the Friday, Dec. 14, Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast, according to Paula Scott, chamber CEO.

"Learn about Et Cetera Shop plans and progress on their move from their South Main Street shop to the Boss Glove Factory building on North Main Street. Manager Chrissy Lugibihl will also provide background on the non-profit thrift shop," said Scott.

RSVPs are due Wednesday, Dec. 12 to blufftonchamber@gmail.com

GROB apprenticeship open house Saturday

Apprentices earn their degree in either Electrical Engineering Technology or Manufacturing Engineering Technology

GROB's program prepared students for technician-level careers in robotics, computerized numerical controlled (CNC) machines, computer aided drafting and design (CAD) and the total flexible manufacturing network.

GROB Systems, 1070 Navajo Drive, Bluffton, holds its next apprenticeship open house at 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 8. GROB apprenticeships provide students opportunities to be paid while they learn.

Apprentices are enrolled at Rhodes State College in Lima. At Rhodes, they earn a company-paid associate’s degree while working and earning an income.

When Santa comes to breakfast

Bluffton High School's junior class invited Santa Claus for breakfast on Saturday. It was a morning of fun activities for youth and a fundraiser for the post-prom events of next spring. Here are some views of the morning.

Beverly Amstutzs' 2018 Blaze greeting card

Bevery Amstutz of Precious Resources has created a Blaze of Lights holiday greeting card for many years.

She shared a copy of this year's card with the Icon. A special print run was created for the village. Persons interested in purchasing cards should contact Amstutz at her home on South Jackson Street.