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Emily Richards

June 26, 2017

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You'll find this license plate in Bluffton near the St. John's United Church of Christ. It belongs to the congregation's pastor, Rev. Carol Clements.

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Bluffton coffee shop under new ownership

Now called The Twisted Wisk

Bluffton's coffee shop is under new ownership by three persons with Hardin County connections. The cafe, at 101 S. Main St., is renamed The Twisted Wisk Cafe.

The new owners are Samantha “Sam” Erter and Jessi and Luke Davis. The three have known each other since their school days in Kenton.

The three purchased the coffee shop and building from previous owners, Phil and Sharon Zimmerly. The Zimmerly’s owned the coffee shop for the past nine years, purchasing it from Whole Bean S Corp.

“The new name stresses that while coffee is served, a breakfast and lunch menu is also available. The new café’s logo will include a coffee cup,” said Erter.

Don't forget the honey, honey!

Ada Flea Market now carries fresh honey - in jars and as honey combs

By Monty Siekerman
"Don't forget to bring home the honey, honey."

Dan McCrory, owner of the Ada Flea Market, reports he is now selling fresh honey, both in jars and as honey combs.

The Pure Honey brand is provided by David Duncan, who not only has his own bee hives but also serves as Richland County bee inspector.

McCrory, who purchased the store in April, said he continues to carry new mattresses and boxsprings.

Presently, customers will find collections of thimbles and bells, plants and hanging baskets, and many other items. He said, "It's a fun place to shop for a bargain, and the merchandise continually changes."

Q: Why group piano for children? A: Read below!

Why group piano for children?

Group piano offers a fantastic opportunity to be involved in music-making that develops overall musicianship while learning basic piano skills, according to Vicki Mills of Miss Vicki's Music Studio, Ada.

She adds: "7 and 8 year olds love to sing, move, create, and play... all aspects of a group piano setting that capitalizes on the sense of joy experienced in a social situation while learning how to move those fingers on a piano in a meaningful way!"

You might ask: "Why group piano?"

Vicki answers:

25% off all geraniums and mixed planters

Stratton Greenhouses open Memorial Day

Stratton Greenhouses, 9915 Lincoln Highway, Bluffton, will be open on Memorial Day from noon to 5 p.m.

All geraniums and mixed planters are 25 percent off. Stratton Greenhouses is also open Sundays in May from noon to 5 p.m.

Bayhomes of Bluffton have two weekend open houses

Two weekend open houses by Bayhomes of Bluffton are planned in the Parkview Development, according to Keith McClintock of McClintock Builders.

The open houses are from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28 and June 3-4, according to McClintock.

The houses open to the public have the following features:

Want to make some music this summer?

Vicki Mills offers several music class options

Want to make some music this summer?

Vicki Mills can help. Miss Vicki’s Music Studio, 2613 State Route 81 (West North Avenue), Ada, has a range of summer classes for youth through adults. For more information contact Mills at 419-679-8259. Or CLICK HERE for the studio website.

Here’s the summer schedule:

Tuesday evenings – June 13 to Aug. 8
(no classes June 20 or July 4)

Choir (grades 1-3) – 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.
Choir (grades 4-8) - 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Tommy Tires purchases Bluffton vehicle repair garage

Sheena and Tom Dotson of Tommy’s Tires, expanded their businesses recently by purchasing a long-established Bluffton vehicle repair business, Leiber Garage.

The Dotsons own a truck and tractor sales division in Ada, at the intersection of State Route 235 and 309.

Tom Dotson said, “The Leiber purchase adds to our total company business making us a one-stop shop.”

Dotson said Leiber’s will remain at 130 Vance St., Bluffton, and will continue with its current employees and the vehicle repair services it has offered the community.

The sale was completed on April 21, according to Dotson.

Icon has Viva Maria new menu for viewers

And it's printer friendly!

One of the most viewed items on the Ada Icon is the Viva Maria Pizza and Pasta menu.

The restaurant at 124 E. Buckeye St., Ada, has a new menu and it is now on the Icon.

There are three ways to view this printer-friendly menu:


• Open the attachment at the bottom of this story - it's the menu.

• Go to the black horizontal scroll bar at the top of the home page. On the far right click on "Menus." There you will see menus of all restaurants that are Icon advertisers. Click on Viva Maria. The menu will open.

Stratton Greenhouses open house Friday-Saturday-Sunday

Includes drawings, food, special offers

Stratton Greenhouses, 9915 Lincoln Highway, holds a spring open house Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6-7, according to Susie Stratton.

The open house includes drawings, food and special offers.

Stratton's offers an entire line of vegetables, proven winner plants, wave petunias, trees and shrubs.

Greenhouse hours are:
Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Open Sundays in May, noon to 5 p.m.

Grand opening Saturday for downtown's newest business

Past, Present and Primed opens at 117 S. Main

By Monty Siekerman
A sister duo is opening a store on South Main with a grand opening slated for Saturday.

Past, Present & Primed is the new venture of Kortney Melton and her sister Jessie Caskie at 117 S. Main across from Liberty National Bank. The open house is set for 9-6 Saturday.

The business features unique home decor, refinished and painted furniture, and floral arrangements. They will also take custom orders on furniture pieces and florals.

Kortney has previously been selling furniture in Findlay, and Jessie is currently a wedding planner and the floral arranger in the store. The store will also rent wedding props.