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How, when Ventura County will honor its veterans - Ventura County StarTuesday, November 28, 2017
Bethel AME Church, 855 South F St. Titled “Thank You for Your Sacrifice,” this special service will feature the Rev. Brenda Threatt, executive director of a veterans organization in Long Beach, and retired Air Force Lt. Col. Wallace Dailey. Information: 486-6477. Port Hueneme8:30 a.m.: Veterans Day ceremony at Port Hueneme City Hall, 250 N. Ventura Road. Local dignitaries and veterans will speak, including a retired Navy nurse who served in Da Nang, South Vietnam. 5 p.m.: Free Veterans Day concert at Oceanview Pavilion Performing Arts Theatre by the Beac... http://www.vcstar.com/story/news/local/communities/ventura/2017/11/09/how-when-ventura-county-honor-its-veterans/815700001/
Who's running for city offices? Several Coast mayors face challengers - The Sun HeraldTuesday, March 14, 2017
F.B. “Rusty” Walker IV in Ward 4, Myles Sharp in Ward 5 and Cara Lero Pucheu in Ward 7. In Ward 6, incumbent Republican Robert “R.Lee” Flowers faces Ron Harmon in the primary. There are no Democrats.Long BeachThere is a crowded field running to replace Mayor Billy Skellie, who is retiring. Those running are George Bass, Leonard Carrubba, Lynda Giuffria, Ronnie Hammons Jr., Kevin Ivan Nelson and Gary J. Ponthieux, all Republicans.Republican Donald Frazer is unopposed for the alderman-at-large seat held by Carrubba.In Ward 1, Robert E. Kennedy and Ron Robertson will face off in the Republican primary to replace Ponthieux. In Ward 2, Republican incumbent Bernie Parker will face John M. Ruth and Shane Walker in the primary. There are no Democrats.In Ward 3, incumbent Republican Kelly Griffin will face Stan Snodgrass in the primary. There are no Democrats.In Ward 4, Republicans David Braud Sr. and Timothy Gene McCaffrey Jr. are running to replace Hammons. There are no Democrats.In Ward 5, incumbent Republican Mark Lishen is unopposed.In Ward 6, Tricia Bennett, Junior L. Husband and James Rodney Johnson are running in the Republican primary to replace Alan Young, who died this week.PascagoulaIn Pascagoula, Republican Dane Maxwell, Democrat Jenafer Gurley and independent Lazaro J. Rovira will meet in the general election to replace Mayor Jim Blevins, who isn’t seeking re-election.Republicans Brenda H. Simkins, the incumbent, and Jennifer Colmer will meet in the primary for the at-large seat. There are no Democrats.In Ward 1, Democrats Willie Edward Sims and Willie C. Jones will meet in the primary. The winner will face independent Harold Payne in the general election to replace Marvin L. Pickett Sr.In Ward 2, incumbent Democrat Freddy L. Jackson will face Republican George L. Wolverton Sr. in the general election.In Ward 3, incumbent Republican David Tadlock will face Stephen Burrow in the primary. The winner will face independent Marcel A. Kinnard in the general.In Ward 4, incumbent Republican Burton L. “Burt” Hill is being challenged by Forrest “Fainn” Ball Jr. and Matt Parker in the primary. There are no Democrats.In Ward 5, incumbent Republican Scott Tipton is challenged in the primary by M. Gentry Williams. There are no Democrats.Pass ChristianMayor Leo “Chipper” McDermott will face Theodore Lawyer, who didn’t list a political party, in the general election. Republican Kenny Torgeson is unopposed for alderman-at-large, Republican Buddy Clarke is unopposed in Ward 1, Democrat Anthony Hall is unopposed in Ward 3 and Republican Victor Pickich is unopposed in Ward 4.In Ward 2, Regina Charlot and W. Earl Washington will face off in the Democratic primary. There are no Republicans running in the ward.DiamondheadRepublican Mayor Thomas “Tommy” Schafer is being challenged in the GOP primary by John “Red Socks” Fletcher and Councilmember-at-large Ernie Knobloch.Republ... http://www.sunherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article136374363.html
This is how thousands of plants at the Philadelphia Flower Show bloom early and on time - LancasterOnlineWednesday, March 14, 2018
Convention Center in Philadelphia. The show runs through March 11.Planning for the show started months ago. At Meadowbrook Farm, the planning started back in September. For decades, renowned florist and landscape artist J. Liddon Pennock grew and forced plants for the flower show at Meadowbrook, formerly his estate. After Pennock’s death in 2003, the farm and greenhouses were given to the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the nonprofit that organizes the flower show.These days, Meadowbrook’s small staff, along with society volunteers, grow plants for the show as well as for commercial customers. Roehrich talked about the operation to a small group of society members a few weeks before the flower show.His team grows annuals (like zinnias and snapdragons) from seed cuttings or plugs.They grow most of the perennials from plugs and buy larger plants like trees or shrubs, many of which need some time in a cold house to trick them into thinking it’s spring.Prep timeSince the show’s central feature takes visitors into a rainforest, many of the plants are tropical and come from growers in Florida. Some have been grown at Meadowbrook, like the escargot begonias with leaves curled like snails, several varieties of coleus and New Guinea impatiens. +10 The Philadelphia Flower Show’s central feature takes visitors into the rain forest, so many of the plants are tropical and come from growers in Florida. Some have been grown at Meadowbrook, like these escargot bego... http://lancasteronline.com/features/home_garden/this-is-how-thousands-of-plants-at-the-philadelphia-flower/article_ac4ef9d2-1cbe-11e8-b76e-53ae7a3503de.html
Amazon Is Offering Free 2-Hour Flower Delivery on Valentine's Day - Money MagazineWednesday, March 14, 2018
Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetie, don’t worry: You’re not relegating to a wilted gas-station bouquet. As it did last year, Amazon is partnering with the florists at KaBloom to rescue your romantic night. Here’s how: Amazon Prime members in areas where Amazon Prime Now operates can get speedy — and free! — two-hour delivery of a gorgeous one-dozen or two-dozen rose bouquet from KaBloom, complete with vase. And if you really want to cut it down to the wire when shopping for a last minute Valentine’s gift, Prime Now also offers one-hour delivery. (One-hour delivery costs extra, though; prices vary around the country.) If flowers aren’t the right gift for your Valentine, keep in mind thatAmazon Prime Now has an inventory of tens of thousands of other last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts available for free two-hour delivery. There’s a surprisingly varied selection, including classic Valentine’s presents like chocolates, scented candles, stuffed animals and skincare gift sets — along with a bevy of thoughtful and high-end presents like trendy Kate Spade jewelry, chic champagne flutes, Invicta watches, Fitbit fitness trackers and AmazonEcho speakers. And... http://time.com/money/5155926/last-minute-valentines-gift-amazon/
Free Flower Friday spreads cheer across Greater Cincinnati - WLWT CincinnatiWednesday, March 14, 2018
Do you roll over and go back to sleep, or do you write down the idea to later bring it to life? Advertisement. Matt Hiatt of Hiatt's Florist and Gifts ... http://www.wlwt.com/article/free-flower-friday-spreads-cheer-across-greater-cincinnati/19378303
11 places where you can get a dozen roses for under $20 - The TennesseanWednesday, March 14, 2018
Day roses range from $12.99 to more than $100 this year. (Photo: Submitted)If you want to spend more on Valentine's flowersImport Flowers: $30Fresh Market: $49.99Garden Delights: $90Emma's Florist: $99.95Rebel Hill Florist: $99.95...
How a Mining Boom Led a Mormon Florist to Invent the Pisco Sour - Atlas ObscuraWednesday, March 14, 2018
Once a florist in Utah, Victor V. Morris lived half his life in Peru and opened a famous bar. Femke de JongOn the first Saturday of February, Peruvians raise a glass to their country’s most well-known cocktail: the Pisco Sour. Since 2003, this simple twist on the classic Whiskey Sour has had its own national holiday. But while the drink evokes a sense of pride in Peru, the Pisco Sour is largely considered the invention of an unlikely figure: a Mormon man from Salt Lake City named Victor V. Morris.The curious path that led Morris from Utah to the Peruvian Andes began not in spirits but in flowers. Born into a large and well-respected Welsh Mormon family, Morris co-ran a floral shop with two of his brothers. But tragedy struck in 1900, when Morris’s older brother, Burton, got into a fight while on a date and was killed by two bullets through his heart. Worse, the assailant was acquitted in a high-profile case after pleading self-defense. An outraged Morris told a reporter that the legislature “...