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Andersonville Celebrates Earth Day Weekend With 4th Annual Flower And Garden Show - edgevillebuzzTuesday, May 01, 2018
Show is not your typical flower show and does not happen (to the best of my knowledge) in other neighborhoods,” said Andersonville Chamber of Commerce Community and Events Manager Laura Austin. “What makes it unique is we try to incorporate all of our sectors into this event but allowing for outside merchants to come in and pop-up in a participating location.”According to the Chamber; expect to see some great arrangements at businesses including Andersonville’s new florist Foyer Shop (1480 W. Berwyn), a pop up by returning favorite Marguerite Gardens at Foursided (5061 N Clark), in-shop floral arrangements by Youth and Yarrow at Milk Handmade (5137 N Clark), A Pretty Flower in the lobby of The Guesthouse Hotel (4872 N Clark), and a plant sale with the Peterson Garden Project. There will also be Landscaping demos conducted by City Spaces Landscaping & Design (appearing at The Guesthouse Hotel both days), as well as Red Stem Native Landscaping at Women and Children First (5233 N Clark) on Saturday at 11 a.m.This year, the show will coordinate with Earth Day (Sunday, April 22) weekend and the Chicago cleanup day (Saturday, April 21). Several area organizations will participate with environmental programming including the Edgewater Environmental Sustainability Project who will be hosting an Earth Day tree walking tour, both the Winona Foster Winnemac Carmen (WFWC) Block Club and the West Edgewater Andersonville Residents (WEAR) will host their Earth Day cleanup events, and the West Andersonville Neighbors Together (W.A.N.T.) will woodchip the path along Rave... http://www.edgevillebuzz.com/news/andersonville-celebrates-earth-day-weekend-with-4th-annual-flower-and-garden-show
Edward Hubbard Stewart - The Star DemocratWednesday, April 11, 2018
St. Andrew’s Society and the Miles River Yacht Club. In 2013, he moved to Deerfield Beach, FL, spending his final years with his daughter Patty.Ed is survived by his children: Ned, of Austin, TX; Jane, of Floral City, FL; and Patty, of Deerfield Beach, FL. He is also survived by a step daughter, Lynn Dyott Zerbe, of New Cumberland, PA; four grandchildren; four step grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.A Service of Celebration will be held at the Presbyterian Church of Easton on April 7 at 11 a.m. A reception will follow the service. Interment will be private.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to: The Presbyterian Church of Easton Music Dept., c/o Becky Wilson, 617 N. Washington St., Easton, MD 21601 and/or The Chesapeake Center, c/o Donna Harrison, P.O. Box 1906, Easton, MD 21601. http://www.stardem.com/obituaries/edward-hubbard-stewart/article_da8e54da-1939-579f-b9c5-75bdc5e68906.html
April 2, 2018: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Choose Fashion Industry Florist for Royal Wedding, Live Nation ... - BizBashWednesday, April 11, 2018
Live Nation threats at venues that AEG does not manage: at the H-E-B Center outside Austin, Tex.; and at Boston’s TD Garden, according to executives familiar with the federal review." https://nyti.ms/2uIOK3O3. WHITE HOUSE ADDS LAWN BOWLING TO EASTER FESTIVITIES: Thousands of people are expected to attend the 140th White House Easter Egg Roll, which takes place today. The event has added new activities, including lawn bowling. CNN: “Orchestrated by the East Wing, the festivities are Melania Trump's second crack at the Egg Roll as first lady and her first as a full-time White House resident. Last year, Trump, who was living in New York through the completion of the school year, oversaw the event, which marked a scaling-down and return to basics for the annual eggstravaganza. But this year's Egg Roll will showcase a first lady who has more fully embraced the role of White House hostess, just weeks before the White House holds its first formal state visit with France. This year's Egg Roll will feature activity stations, including the first lady's new addition of lawn bowling, as well as the egg rolling, egg and cookie decorating stations, a state egg display, cards for troops and costumed characters. The White House is expecting nearly 30,000 attendees at the event, which will feature entertainment from the US Marine, Army, Air Force and Navy Bands. Readers at the reading nook will include the first lady, director of national intelligence Dan Coats, Secretaries Elaine Chao and Betsy DeVos, and director of legislative affairs Marc Short. ... In addition to the thousands of hard boiled eggs on the South Lawn, guests will receive an official wooden White House Easter Egg, which this year features a presidential seal on the front and the President and First Lady's signature on the back. The Incredible Egg, which provides all 30,000 real eggs for rolling, dyeing, and eating, also provides the first lady with a commemorative egg gift of her own. The 2018 Commemorative Egg, the 41st of its kind, was designed by Master Egg Artist Deborah Grassel, who holds a Masters in Egg Art from the International Egg Art Guild." https://cnn.it/2GuBPba* LOCAL NEWS *AUSTIN: This year’s Moontower Comedy Festival, which runs April 18-21 at venues downtown, has announced its full lineup. New additions include performances from Amanda Seales, Dulce Sloan, and Martha Kelly, along with a screening of the season two premiere episode of Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here. CHICAGO: This year’s Spring Awakening electronic music festival will take place June 8-10 at Addams-Medill Park.LOS ANGELES: Masters of Taste food festival will take place May 6 at the Rose Bowl. Participating vendors include Wolfgang Puck Catering, Redbird, Bone Kettle, and Butter Cake Shop. For information on upcoming events in Los Angeles, visit Masterplanner: http://www.masterplanneronline.com/losangelesNEW YORK: Afropunk Fest will take place August 25-26 at Commadore Barry Park in Brooklyn. Headliners include Erykah Badu, Janelle Monáe, Miguel, and Tyler, the Creator. For information on upcoming events in New York, visit Masterplanner: http://www.masterplanneronline.com/newyorkTORONTO: The second annual Toronto Coffee & Tea Expo will take place April 14-15 at Evergreen Brick Works Pavilions. YOUR NEWS: What are you doing? Tell us: firstname.lastname@example.org. JOB BOARD: Post a job or find a job: http://jobs.bizbash.com...
Austin-area students continue to hold walkouts calling for gun control - KXAN.comTuesday, February 27, 2018
Related CoverageAUSTIN (KXAN) — “What do we want? Gun control! When do we want it? Now!” chanted students at Akins High School Monday afternoon, just before school let out.The students at the south Austin school, at 10701 S. First St., near Southpark Meadows, also chanted, “How many more? How many more?” almost two weeks after 17 students were killed in a South Florida school shooting. Last week numerous other Central Texas students also walked out of class. The Akins High walkout also comes a week after a 17-year-old ex-student was arrested after showing up to campus Thursday on a school bus and allegedly threatening to blow up or shoot up the school.Conditions were placed on his $15,000 bond Monday.Around 300 students at Walsh Middle School in Round Rock also walked out of school Monday. Photos of the 17 students slain in Florida were placed on the sidewalk with flowers around them.Students at Walsh Middle School in Round Rock hold a walkout and memorial for the 17 students gunned down at Marjo...
County Florists ready to help you “Say It With Flowers” - Kittson County EnterpriseSunday, February 11, 2018
Left) Dawn Austin, owner of Austin Floral, Hallock, Minn. shows just one of the bouquets that can be purchased for Valentine’s Day. (Right) Jenn Durkee, the flower designer at Nordisk Hemslöjd, Karlstad, Minn. Durkee show one of her floral arrangements that can be purchased for Valentine’s Day. Both shops have lots of floral options and other gifts so you can remember that special someone on Feb. 14. (Enterprise Photos by Linda Andersen)By Linda AndersenValentine’s Day is coming and two experienced and enthusiastic florists are ready to help you “Say It With Flowers.” Dawn Austin owns Austin Floral in Hallock where she also serves as florist. ...
Red-tail Land Conservancy's Wildflower Celebration - Kokomo PerspectiveTuesday, May 01, 2018
Dutchman’s breeches, spring beauties, mayapples, bloodroot, trillium, and wild ginger, the names are as interesting as the plants themselves. In the early 1900’s, most of Indiana’s forests had been cut down. Trees were used to build homes, provide heat, and as a source of income. The rich wetlands were drained and the soil was farmed. Cows and hogs grazed or trash was dumped in the remaining forested acres. Many local woods are still filled with rolls of farm fencing or trash. In the last 125 years, the landscape in Indiana has changed. The number of acres of forest has grown dramatically. High-quality woodlands are not created overnight. They are the product of many, many, many, decades of growth, care, and protection. Forests provide critical habitat for endangered wildlife including birds, bats, and salamanders. They provide vital habitat for humans also. Forests clean air by absorbing carbon and producing oxygen. They store and filter rainwater. They help to regulate temperature by cooling in the summer and providing windbreaks in winter. Woodlands can provide homes, jobs, and recreation. This time of year it is their beauty that I appreciate most. Join me for Red-tail Land Conservancy’s Wildflower Celebration this Sunday, April 30. Wildflower tours will be given throughout Phyllis and Frank Yuhas Woods, an exceptionally preserved woodland, from 2-5 PM. Red-tail members will receive a free wildflower tote bag, thanks to our sponsor, Old National Wealth Management. The event is the only time the preserve is open to the public. At 2 PM Woody Statler from Jack’s Camera Shop will teach a wildflower photography session. Submit your favorite springtime photo for the photography contest. Jack’s Camera Shop will enlarge and print the winning photograph. Gordy’s Fine Art and Framing will frame the winning photograph. Yuhas Woods is located at 5970 W 400 S, Farmland, IN 47340. Additional information can be found at http://www.fortheland.org/event/spring-wildflower-celebration/. Julie Borgmann is the executive director for Red-tail Land Conservancy. Her passion is connecting people to nature for conservation and well-being. http://kokomoperspective.com/politics/indiana/red-tail-land-conservancy-s-wildflower-celebration/article_aabc8fa1-a302-5a2f-a494-6aa2ecbbdce1.html
Alicia Vikander wanted to become a florist - Cleveland AmericanWednesday, March 14, 2018
I said that I wanted to be an actress. I actually had no clue I wanted to do that."The Swedish actress was a huge fan of adventure movies, such as 'The Mummy' and the 'Indiana Jones' franchise, during her younger years.And Alicia, 29 - who is married to fellow Hollywood star Michael Fassbender - has admitted that Bruce Willis was her "first crush".Quizzed about her obsession with movies from the 1980s and 1990s, Alicia told CNET.com: "Bruce Willis was my first crush. I was like 11 [laughs]. I love that kind of film."And adventure films - 'Indiana Jones'. I was a big fan of 'The Mummy' series in my early teens as well."Consequently, Alicia jumped at the chance to star as English archaeologist Lara Croft in the new 'Tomb Raider' movie, having played the popular video games as a child.She said: "When they asked me to be part of an adventure like this, it was just a thrill. Like I said, I [was attracted] to those kinds of computer games when I was a kid."... http://www.theclevelandamerican.com/lifestyles/entertainment/alicia-vikander-wanted-to-become-a-florist/article_2303a68f-6cbb-5cb1-bec9-25d51a379264.html
5 things: Where have all the flowers gone in Cape Coral? - The News-PressSunday, February 11, 2018
Gladiolus capital of the world. One of the largest farms was in the northwest section of present-day Cape Coral, along Veterans Parkway.1. A young Norman Cox of Evansville, Indiana, purchased the land just south of Pine Island Road fronting Matlacha Pass in 1941. In 1945, he planted 2 million gladiolus bulbs. In time, Gulf Coast Farms grew to 2165 acres, of which 1441 were arable. Some 18 million bulbs were planted annually.Workers loading cut flowers onto a truck in the field at Gulf Coast Farms in Cape Coral in 1947. (Photo: Special to News-Press)2. The gladioli were harvested in November and mid-June. Migrant workers went into the fields and cut down the tall, green stalks before they bloomed, so the fields were not, as one fancies, stiped with hundreds of acres of glorious color. The harvest was precisely timed to get the stalks through the sorting, packing and shipping processes and into the hands of the florists before they bloomed. Gulf Coast Farms shipped gladiolus nationwide and overseas.Workers sorting the flowers for bundling or tying into bunches from Gulf Coast Farms in Cape Coral in 1947. (Photo: Special to News-Press)3. In those days, winter frosts in Southwest Florida were not uncommon. Growers were alert to dropping temperatures. The threat of a freeze sent owners, ...
'Mistress Day' helps keep local florists busy - WTTV CBS4IndySunday, February 11, 2018