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2017's quirky news: plastic coyotes, a foul flower, a porn prank and more - Los Angeles TimesTuesday, January 02, 2018
The three-dimensional, life-size coyotes are mostly plastic with furry, twitchy tails.One of the coyotes is named Wile E., of course. His friends are Bugs, Elmer, Sylvester, Yosemite, Taz, Marvin and Babs.Nearly nude burglar raids dancewear shopLaguna Beach police in May arrested a man suspected of breaking into a boutique that sells exotic dancewear for women.A surveillance video showed a man, clad only in tiny undies, grabbing items in the Delicate Illusions shop on South Coast Highway.The store owner told officers that more than $1,400 worth of merchandise and cash was taken during the burglary, which occurred while the business was closed.Officers arrested Reese Westenberger, 53, on suspicion of burglary, grand theft and vandalism.“Surveillance footage is priceless,” the Police Department tweeted. “#caughtwithhispantsdown.”Reagan statue’s move ruffles some feathersA life-size bronze statue of Ronald Reagan owned by the city of Newport Beach got some high-profile new digs during the fall.Then-Mayor Kevin Muldoon said in April that the Reagan likeness had been vandalized and neglected at Bonita Canyon Sports Park, where it had been on display since 2011. He suggested moving it to a place more fitting of a former president: the sculpture garden in Civic Center Park outside City Hall.The relocation, completed in September, drew criticism from some residents who felt it was a partisan statement and wasn’t done with enough public input.The statue is near the Civic Center’s colony of giant concrete bunnies.Corpse flower bloomsVisitors to Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa could stop and smell the roses. Or they could sniff the titan arum, better known as the corpse flower for reasons that become apparent to anyone standing dow... http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/tn-dpt-me-odd-news-20180102-story.html
Light green plants save nitrogen without sacrificing photosynthetic efficiency - Science DailyTuesday, December 05, 2017
Science DailyLight green plants save nitrogen without sacrificing photosynthetic efficiencyScience DailyThe top leaves of crops absorb far more light than they can use, starving lower leaves of light. Scientists designed plants with light green leaves with hopes of allowing more light to penetrate the crop canopy and increase overall light use efficiency ...
The Holiday Festival and Christmas Walk Attracts Over 2500 As New Providence Welcomes The Holiday Season ... - TAPinto.netTuesday, November 28, 2017
This year the traditional Christmas Walk was expanded to include Fire Dancers, International tents, stilt walkers, balloon art, a money grab booth, ice carving demonstrations, snow machines and DJ Club Souren emceed the bandstand with a full list of entertainers. The evening ended at 8:00 p.m. with Fireworks sponsored by NP Fuel.Sign Up for E-News[embedded content]Many local businesses and restaurants were bustling with lines out the door for a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus or to get a long stem rose from New Providence Florist -- Bill Marvin of Positive Image was swirling out the cotton candy with a glow. Businesses lined the sidewalk with attractions to entertain the large crowd -- even the Juice House, the newest downtown business scheduled to open in December, set up a table of samples and met the community. This New Providence Business Community event was presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and generously sponsored by Braunschweiger Jewelers, Ferdinand Jewelers, Jersey Fine Wines, Lantern Hill, Lassus Wherley, New Providence Downtown Improvement District, NJ Sharing Network, NP Fuel, Orangetheory, Overlook Medical Center, Souren Communications, and TAPinto New Providence.In addition to the Holiday Festival, the New Providence Presbyterian Church drew a large and steady crowd for their annual tree lighting ceremony with live animals and new this year was a New Providence Trolley Ride narrated with town history.Editor's note: Video credits from the New Providence, NJ Community Forum.
Flowers sweet entry at fair | Community | paulsvalleydailydemocrat ... - Pauls Valley Daily DemocratTuesday, September 26, 2017
Flowers turned out pretty sweet for a lot of Open Class exhibitors at the recent Garvin County Fair in Pauls Valley.Open Class FlowersRosesMiniature – Chestine Box, Elmore City, 1st.Grandiflora – Chestine Box, Elmore City, 1st.Hybrid Tea – Chestine Box, Elmore City, 1st.Climber – Chestine Box, Elmore City, 1st; Gay Freeman, Maysville, 2nd.Roses Not Listed – Pat Tracy, Maysville, 1st; Rosemary Martin, Elmore City, 2nd.Cut FlowersAgeratum – Pat Tracy, Maysville, 1st.Cannas – Alecia Staley, 1st; Pat Tracy, 2nd; both of Maysville; JoAnn Adams, Elmore City, 3rd.Coxcomb – Joe Ward, 1st; Dee Ward, 2nd; Cariol Nelson, 3rd; all of Elmore City.Chrysanthemums – Rosemary Martin, Elmore City, 1st.Daisy – Vicki Russell, Elmore City, 1st.Impatiens – Pat Tracy, Maysville, 1st.Lantana – Bobbie Sides, Wynnewood, 1st; Gay Freeman, Maysville, 2nd; Mary Richardson, 3rd; Mona Endler, 4th; Cariol Nelson, 5th; Vicki Russell, 6th; all of Elmore City.Marigold – Pat Tracy, Maysville, 1st; Vicki Russell, 2nd; Chestine Box, 3rd; both of Elmore City; Alecia Staley, Maysville, 4th; Mona Endler, 5... http://www.paulsvalleydailydemocrat.com/community/flowers-sweet-entry-at-fair/article_7edfd67a-4bda-5eaf-8d4e-cf4c78e493fd.html
Sunflowers remind backyard farmer 'Trouble don't last always' - Clarksville Leaf ChronicleTuesday, August 01, 2017
CLOSE Marvin Porter has done it again-- this year with a 14-foot sunflower. He has gardened since he was a young boy, and continues to do it to keep his mind focused, after losing his beloved wife Irene recently. Buy PhotoMarvin Porter poses for a portrait in front of his sunflower garden. He grew his tallest flower this year at 14-feet.(Photo: Erica Brechtelsbauer/The Leaf-Chronicle)Buy PhotoSixteen-year-old Marvin Porter loved climbing trees. He'd reach heights that no other boy or girl his age could. "I've just always liked something tall," said Porter.So with that, it's no surprise that he picked one of the tallest flowers to plant.Porter grew up gardening with his mother as a young boy, and it's become a lifestyle ever since.His youngest daughter, Carolyn Dyson, has long memories of that garden, on Dale Terrace in north Clarksville."It was mostly Dad doing the gardening growing up, but it always put a smile on Mom's face," she said.Buy PhotoMarvin Porter poses for a portrait in front... http://www.theleafchronicle.com/story/news/local/clarksville/2017/07/12/sunflowers-remind-backyard-farmer-trouble-dont-last-always/468330001/
UPDATE: Sister says missing florist has been found - Redding Record SearchlightWednesday, April 11, 2018
Facebook message to the Record Searchlight that Bax had been found Monday. Burrows Monaco said Bax was being airlifted to a hospital in stable condition. Lt. Gene Randall said a California Highway Patrol helicopter spotted Bax's RV around 4:30 p.m. Monday, and searchers then found her nearby. He said her RV had gotten stuck and she was being treated for a complaint of pain. Burrows Monaco said on Facebook that Bax had been in a Mercedes RV with a golden retriever and en route to Washington for Easter. Penelope Bax was reported missing near Redding in late March. (Photo: Shasta County Sheriff's Office)Randall said the family reported Bax, of Vista, missing about 5:15 p.m. Saturday. Randall said Bax was headed to Bellingham, Washington, and left her home March 26. He described her vehicle as a white and gray Winnebago with a silver Mercedez-Benz logo on the grill. Deputies learned that Bax had stayed overnight at the Hirz Campground, Randall said, though he didn't specify how they developed that lead. Crews searched the campground and the surrounding area but still hadn't found Bax's RV as of Monday afternoon, Randall said. This is the 2017 Mercedes RV Penelope Bax was driving when she went missing in the Redding Area in late March. (Photo: Shasta County Sheriff's Office)Burrows Monaco was asking Shasta County residents to be on the lookout near Fenders Ferry, Gilman and North Salt Creek roads. NBC San Diego reported that Bax is blonde and about 5 feet 9 inches tall. The report said ...
Harry and Meghan's royal wedding florist opts for white roses and peonies - CNNWednesday, April 11, 2018
London, Hampton Court Palace, and designers Alexander McQueen and Christian Dior.More wedding details revealed Last week, the royal couple revealed that pastry chef Claire Ptak, who was raised in California and now owns London-based bakery Violet Cakes, would be creating their wedding cake. According to the palace, the couple asked Ptak to make a "lemon elderflower cake that will incorporate the bright flavours of spring" rather than the more traditional fruitcake. It will also feature buttercream and fresh flowers as decoration.More than 2,600 people, many of them ordinary members of the public, will be invited into the castle grounds to watch the arrival of the bride and groom and their guests.Last month, the royal family revealed the route of the procession following the ceremony, when the newlyweds first emerge as husband and wife.They will leave Windsor Castle in a carriage and travel along High Street through the town of Windsor, before returning to the castle by the Long Walk, according to the palace. Windsor is about 40 km (25 miles) west of central London.'This crazy journey together'Prince Harry and Markle announced their engagement in November, when Harry told reporters he knew Markle, an American actress, was "the one" from "the very first time we met."In an interview with the BBC, Markle said the couple first met in July 2016 on a blind date set up by a mutual friend. After a second date, the couple took a camping trip to Botswana, where they could finally be alone."We were able to really have so much time just to connect," Markle said, "and we never went longer than two weeks without seeing each other, even though we were obviously doing a long-distance relationship. We made it work."Harry proposed on a "cozy night" in early November at Nottingham Cottage, Markle told the BBC, with an engagement ring he designed himself. It features a diamond from Botswana, flanked by two smaller diamonds from the jewelry colle...
Shop Talk: Floral studio owner on how staying small helped business flourish - Anchorage Daily NewsTuesday, March 27, 2018
Alaska. At Bloomsbury Blooms' small shop downtown on Fourth Avenue one recent morning, Wildeve arranged foraged birch branches and spruce along with California roses, poppies and other flowers at a table in the back of the studio for a customer order. One goal at Bloomsbury is to use a foraged item — mostly from the shop's Sutton farm, called Bloomsbury Gardens at Eska Ridge — in all arrangements. The studio also focuses on locally made pottery for the vases. Wildeve talked to the Anchorage Daily News about her business.How did it go in the beginning with this business, with something you were unfamiliar with? I had no background in how you source flowers in Alaska, which is really complicated. I had to learn about shipping and what things ship well and what things don't. What things I could grow here, seasonality of flowers, what's available when, is a lot to learn.How do you source flowers in Alaska? It varies on the time of year. I always do a little bit of foraging, no matter if it's summer or not. And then in the winter I predominantly order from a company called Florabundance in California. … And then I also order through Cedars (Wholesale Floral Imports) which is just like a flower warehouse here. That's in the wintertime. And in the summertime, we have a flower farm and grow flowers, it's it Sutton. And then I buy from other flower farmers, too, and I do a lot of foraging in the summer.Tell me a bit about how the economy (recession) in Alaska is affecting you. We're pretty small. We're not like a fast, get 100 things out of here. … The thing that's...
Spring flower show, grow a garden, fruit trees, Minneapolis Home + Garden Show and more - Minneapolis Star TribuneTuesday, March 27, 2018
Regency, with lots of reflective finishes. Other collections evoke a more relaxed, casual aesthetic. “We have everything from chandeliers down to area rugs,” said Nic Sims, a manager for the California-based retailer.Ready to embrace Pantone’s Color of the Year? There’s plenty of Ultra Violet-hued accessories to choose from. In fact, color-coded walls of Mongolian wool pillows, candleholders, vases, table runners and other pieces make it easy to zero in on a palette.“A lot of today’s floor plans are open,” said Sims. “You can pull pieces and colors from each vignette to tie it all together.”A dining bay displays glam sparkly dinnerware and stemware for “entertaining the queen,” said Sims. The store’s 6-foot-tall faux palm trees, fiddle leaf fig and aspen trees can easily fill a corner — but require no care.Z Gallerie offers a more moderate price point than the recently opened Design Within Reach. Side chairs are $299 and up, mirrored table lamps from $199, vanity mirrors from $250, and sofas start at $1,500. Framed art ranges from $50 to $900. You can register for a $1,000 gift card at the store through April 1. Z Gallerie is in the new east wing by Cov Restaurant and Starbucks.The Galleria, 69th St. and France Av. S., Edina, 651-846-0480, zgallerie.comFloral spring flingMiss the Macy’s spring flower show? Bachman’s has partnered with the Galleria to stage “Spring Is in the Air,” a floor-to-ceiling floral experience that runs the length of the shopping center from March 25 through April 8.Bach... http://www.startribune.com/spring-flower-show-grow-a-garden-fruit-trees-minneapolis-home-garden-show-and-more/477756913/