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Dancing Boys and a Bloodthirsty Plant Sidle Up to Shakespeare - The New York TimesTuesday, August 13, 2019
Stratford Shakespearean Festival of Canada in 1952 and still leans heavily bard-ward. In a recent weeklong visit, I saw “Othello,” “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” the rarely performed “Henry VIII” and a new play, “Mother’s Daughter,” in part inspired by the stories of queens whom Shakespeare somehow neglected.At the Stratford Festival, Sexual Power and ParanoiaJul 22, 2019But with “The Beggars Opera” in 1958 and “The Pirates of Penzance” in 1960, the festival inaugurated a program of musical theater, usually with a distinctly classical or operetta tilt. Starting in the 1980s, shows from Broadway’s Golden Age joined the repertoire; now most seasons feature two ambitious musicals.That makes sense: Musicals are the works that, in our time, most often approach the scale and complexity of the canonical histories and comedies. Songs are often like soliloquies and call on some of the same performance techniques. And Stratford, with its superb costume and wig departments, is especially well suited to the kinds of transformation this repertoire requires.Which is why I didn’t recognize Mr. Chameroy. In miner’s drag and a thatchy hairpiece, he looked 25 years older as Jackie Elliot than he had as Frank N. Furter; the bravado and joy of that “sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania” were replaced by Jackie’s sense of loss (his wife has died) and anger (his industry is dying). When his 11-year-old son, Billy (Nolen Dubuc), reveals a talent for ballet, a third element complicates the others: bewilderment.I was moved by “Billy Elliot” on Broadway; there are certainly some things that the director Stephen Daldry was able to do in that production that Donna Feore, the director and choreographer of this one, ... https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/29/theater/stratford-festival-musicals.html
Pumas duo score 22 points in victory over Flowers in Summer Madness play - The Prince George's SentinelTuesday, June 25, 2019
LARGO – The Dr. Henry Wise Jr. High School boys basketball team dominated Charles H. Flowers for a 50-37 victory in their Summer Madness League matchup at Largo High School on June 16.The Pumas took an early 20-10 lead behind the play of their strong offensive players, transfer Trey Thomas and rising senior Kejuan Frager. Thomas attacked the rim at will throughout the first half while Frager excelled whenever he shot from behind the 3-point line. Both players finished the game scoring 11 points apiece.June 16, 2019: Wise Kejuan Frager shoots a three pointer during Summer Madness Basketball League action between CH Flowers HS and Wise HS in Largo, Maryland. Photos by Chris Thompkins/Prince Georges SentinelTheir excellent play benefited from a different game plan established by Wise Assistant Coach Dale DeBerry Sr. It allowed them to address their flaws from previous summer league games while still being competitive.“The last time we played, we got outrebounded a little bit,” said DeBerry. “Our emphasis... https://pgs.thesentinel.com/2019/06/19/pumas-duo-score-22-points-in-victory-over-flowers-in-summer-madness-play/
Park Avenue: Flowers and Financiers, in the Thick of It All - The New York TimesTuesday, May 21, 2019
E. 116TH ST. 1/2 MILE MANHATTAN Hudson R. EAST 96TH ST. PARK HENRY HUDSOn PKWY. E. 96TH ST. div... https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/08/realestate/park-avenue-flowers-and-financiers-in-the-thick-of-it-all.html
Julia Briones McCollum, 79, employed as a nurse with Sentara Norfolk General for 18 years - Southside DailyThursday, May 02, 2019
Stuart; grandchildren, Daniel, Mathew, Isabella, Zachary, Noah, Sera, Tristan and Koyo; great-grandchildren, Aiden and Bennett; and the extended Briones family. She was preceded in death by siblings, Henry and Johnny Briones; and grandchild, Michael Hough.The family held visitation Thursday, April 4, at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 6, at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park. For flowers, please consider ordering from Julia’s friends at Walker Florist, Virginia Beach.Share online condolences with the family at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home.Always be informed. Get the latest news and information delivered to your inbox... https://southsidedaily.com/obits/2019/04/05/julia-briones-mccollum-79-employed-as-a-nurse-with-sentara-norfolk-general-for-18-years/
Growth in gardening: August birth flowers - San Marcos Daily RecordTuesday, April 16, 2019
Flanders Poppies were brought to the Georgetown, Texas, area by local resident Henry Compton as he returned from service in France during World War One. These Flanders poppies are still found throughout the area, making Georgetown “The Red Poppy Capital of Texas.”Yet another beauty is the Iceland Poppy (Papaver nudicaule) which sports some of the brightest colors in our Texas gardens. The blooms are rather large single flowers in glowing shades of white, yellow, coral orange, pink or red. The plants are typically 1 to 2 feet tall depending on variety and growing conditions.If you know somebody who is celebrating their birthday during the month of August, it’s always a good idea to consider these flowers as a suitable and meaningful gift. Be sure to let the recipient know that these are special August birth month flowers as most folks don’t even know that birth-flowers exist.--Joe Urbach is the publisher of GardeningAustin.com and the Phytonutrient Blog. He has lived in the Central Texas area for over 30 years. Urbach is a certified Texas Master Gardener from Hays County. For more information on the Master Gardener program contact the Hays County AgiLife Extension Service at 512-393-2120.s... https://www.sanmarcosrecord.com/features/growth-gardening-august-birth-flowers
America in Bloom judges coming to Mansfield - Mansfield News JournalTuesday, July 23, 2019
Awards will be announced Oct. 3-5 at AIB’s National Symposium & Awards Celebration, this year in St. Charles, Illinois. America in Bloom 2018: Judges see flowers, historic sites, more firstname.lastname@example.org 419-521-7223 Twitter: @LWhitmir... https://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/2019/07/22/america-bloom-judges-coming-downtown-mansfield/1793243001/
Capital - Why are flowers so expensive? - BBC NewsTuesday, May 21, 2019
Jeanie McKewan, who has been growing flowers for 13 years in the US states of Illinois and Wisconsin, points to insect damage as a big challenge, saying there’s a “zero tolerance” policy: “It is through constant vigilance and the use of integrated pest management that we keep the little buggers from getting the best of our crops,” she says.Then the flowers have to bloom on schedule. In the case of Mother’s Day tulips planted in January or February, they have to bloom by early May in time to be picked and shipped.Labour costs are already high – according to the 2012 US Agricultural Census, contract and hired labour accounted for 10% of total agricultural operating expenses in the US, but that number soared to 40% for greenhouse, nursery and floriculture production because of a tighter farm labour market and rising wages. Then you add extra costs for peaks.McKewan hires extra hands during peak periods but says cutting flowers “requires experience and cannot be done by just any part-time employee”. Chris Drummond, a Philadelphia-based florist, says wages average around $13.25 (£10.16) per hour in the US. “In order to ramp up production to meet holiday demand, growers are required to pay far above that average,” he says.In developed countries like the Netherlands or Germany, Stewart says that there are greenhouses with automated technology like sophisticated watering machines or robot transplanters and harvesters, where fewer workers are needed. But in poorer nations with cheaper labour, there’s less use of technology. Then it’s time for shipping. While flowers are waiting on the runway or in the back of a lorry, temperatures can’t be too cold (for Valentine’s Day) or too hot (for Mother’s Day). When they arrive at the wholesaler, they must look perfect. That means no bug bites, no missing petals, no dead buds. Otherwise, they get thrown away. “It has to be flawless,” Stewart says.Complicated logisticsChris Drummond, the florist, estimates that the holiday volume “is usually nearly 20 times the everyday volume”. He says many farmers nurture flowers all year long to ensure enough blooms for the handful of holidays. During the other months on the farm, he says, flowers are sold at cost, below cost or discarded and turned into mulch.“So, of course farm price increases as demand increases,” he says. “Consumers are paying a premium to make sure that grower is compensated for their expense and effort to maintain the plants year-round, thus ensuring the wide variety of flowers is available at each holiday.”He highlights costs across the supply chain, saying industry participants must “rent temporary space, pay fuel surcharges, find space on airlines, hire independent drivers, find more refrigerated trucks, pay overtime to staff” and more. Roses flown from Bogota to Miami are hit with a 15-cent (£0.12) importer’s fee to clear customs and inspection. Domestic refrigerated shipping can vary, but that’s another eight cents (£0.06) per rose.It also depends on what kind of flower you’re shipping – Drummond says 300 carnations can fit into the same box as 150 roses, so the transport price per stem is halved. Transit time from field to florist can be up to a week (though it can wildly vary depending on where the flowers are coming from), and the blooms must be carefully handled every step of the way.Hans Larsen is a cut flower grower in the US s... http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20190507-why-are-flowers-so-expensive
Food flowers - Illinois TimesThursday, May 02, 2019
Do not eat any plant if you’re not totally sure what it is, and ask an expert like the folks at University of Illinois Extension Service if you have any questions. Some flowers, like daylily (which are in a different plant family than the toxic true lilies) can act as a diuretic and should be eaten in moderation. Make sure that the flowers you eat or cook with have not been sprayed or treated, and never eat roadside flowers or those purchased from a florist. Flower jelly 2-3 cups loosely packed flower petals, such as violet, rose, sunflower, dandelion or nasturtium. (Be sure to pinch off only the petals and discard the base of the flower, as it can give the jelly a bitter taste.) Juice of one lemon2 ½ cups boiling water 1 package of Sure-Jell pectin (you can certainly use a different kind of pectin, but you may need to adjust the recipe method according to the package directions) 3 ½ cups sugar Sort through the flower petals and rinse them gently under running water to remove any dirt or bugs. Place the flower petals in a heat-proof bowl and pour the boiling water over them. Let the flower “tea” steep for at least two hours or overnight. Prepare a water bath canner and have ready six half-pint jars with new lids and bands. After the mixture has steeped, strain it through a fine meshed sieve into a nonreactive saucepan and discard the flower solids. Add the lemon juice (this may cause the color of your tea to brighten or change hue). Slowly stir in the pectin and bring to a full rolling boil. Boil for one minute, then add all the sugar at once. Stirring continuously, return to a boil and cook for one minute. Ladle the hot mixture into the clean, hot jars. Wipe the rim of the jars, then place a lid on top and gently screw on the band (do not put it on super tight). Process in the water bath for five minutes, then remove from the water and set out onto a towel to cool overnight. As the jars cool you should hear an occasional “pop” coming from the jars, indicating a good seal has been achieved. *for rose jelly, add a tablespoon of rose water to the rose petal tea to enhance flavor **add a ½ tablespoon or so of crushed red pepper flakes to nasturtium jelly for savory kick Ashley Meyer is a Springfield-based food writer, cook and avid gardener. https://illinoistimes.com/article-21169-food-flowers.html
Brighton florist achieves title of certified designer - AdVantageNEWS.comThursday, May 02, 2019
Leanne Muenstermann, owner of Leanne’s Pretty Petals in Brighton, has earned the title of Illinois certified designer during the Illinois State Floral Association’s annual floral design show March 14-18 in Champaign, Ill.
She was assessed in theoretical knowledge of advanced design styles and techniques. She was required to create three “advanced design” arrangements during a timed test.
Internationally recognized floral industry professionals evaluated these advanced designs. Muenstermann is one of only five florists in Illinois to earn this accreditation.
She earned her title of Illinois certified professional florist during last year’s annual floral design show. She is one of 58 florists in the state to earn this distinction. She is working toward her national certified floral designer accreditation through the internationally recognized American Institute of Floral Designers.
To maintain the Illinois certified designer accreditation, the designer must continue to accumulate continuing education credits each year and maintain his or her membership in the ISFA and ICP... https://advantagenews.com/news/business/brighton-florist-achieves-title-of-certified-designer/