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Charlottesville riddled with barriers, security and flowers on 'Unite the Right' anniversaryTuesday, August 14, 2018
Northam said the order was an "administrative tool" to prepare the Virginia National Guard and other security details for any riots that might arise. UVA President James Ryan spoke to a crowd gathered Saturday morning for a service of reflection on the anniversary of the march. He said that those who stood up against the racists showed remarkable “courage and bravery” and that the university must admit its mistakes. "I am sorry. We are sorry," Ryan said, addressing the students and community members who faced off against white nationalists last year and who critics say the university didn't do enough to protect. President Donald Trump also reflected on the clashes, tweeting Saturday morning that he condemns "all types of racism and acts of violence" and calling the riots that ensued last year "senseless death and division." The statement marked a significant difference from last August's reflection on the rally when he told a news conferences: "You had some very bad people in that group, but you also had people that were very fine people, on both sides." More: Trump condemns 'all types of racism' on Charlottesville anniversary; critics slam wording More: GOP lawmaker: Russian meddling stirred racial divisions at fatal Charlottesville rally More: One year after Charlottesville tragedy, Heather Heyer's mom talks about daughter's death More: What is the alt-right? And how is it using social media to spread its message? This year's "Unite The Right" rally is aimed at advocating for "white civil rights." It is set to take place Sunday in Washington D.C.'s Lafayette Square with a march from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ... https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/08/11/unite-right-2018-charlottesville-va-dc-rally/966312002/
Liz Cooper & The Stampede Debut Album 'Window Flowers' Receiving Rave ReviewsTuesday, August 14, 2018
Ron Gallo, Rayland Baxter, Okey Dokey, Erin Rae, Cage the Elephant, The Weeks, The Wild Feathers, Jamestown Revival, Desert Noises, Future Thieves and Caroline Rose.WINDOW FLOWERS TRACK LISTSleepyhead2. The Night3. Outer Space4. Mountain Main5. Kaleidoscope Eyes6. Dalai Lama7. Motions8. Fondly & Forever9. Lights10. Hey Man11. Walls of WhiteLIZ COOPER & THE STAMPEDE TOUR DATESAugust 18—Columbia, MO—Fortune FestAugust 24—Fishers, IN—Nickel Plate Amphitheater*August 26—Evanston, IL—Out of SPACE: Big Evanston Block PartyAugust 28—Athens, GA—Georgia Theatre†August 29—Savannah, GA—B&D Beer Garden†August 30—Asheville, NC—The Orange Peel†August 31—Charlotte, NC—Neighborhood Theatre†September 1—Charleston, SC—Charleston Music Hall†September 9—St. Louis, MO—LouFestSeptember 20—Nashville, TN—Musician’s CornerNovember 8—New Orleans, LA—One Eyed Jacks‡November 9—Austin, TX—Emo’s‡... https://guitargirlmag.com/news/music-news/liz-cooper-the-stampede-debut-album-window-flowers-receiving-rave-reviews/
Charlottesville anniversary: Peaceful protests, few arrestsTuesday, August 14, 2018
Lee from a park.Violent fighting broke out between attendees and counterprotesters. Authorities eventually forced the crowd to disperse, but chaos erupted again when the car barrelled into the crowd.James Fields Jr., of Maumee, Ohio, is charged in state court with murder in Heyer’s killing and faces separate hate crime charges in federal court. He pleaded not guilty last month to the federal charges.The day’s death toll rose to three when a state police helicopter crashed, killing Lt. Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Berke Bates.Among the other anniversary events was a Sunday morning community gathering at a park that drew more than 200 people. The group sang and listened to speakers, among them Courtney Commander, a friend of Heyer’s who was with her when she was killed.“She is with me today, too,” Commander said.Law enforcement officials faced blistering criticism after last year’s rally for what was perceived as a passive response to the violence that unfolded. A review by a former U.S. attorney found a lack of co-ordination between state and city police and an operational plan that elevated officer safety over public safety.The anniversary weekend was marked by a much heavier police presence, which also drew criticism from some activists.Demonstrators on Sunday marched through Charlottesville chanting, “Cops and Klan go hand in hand,” and “Will you protect us?”After the white nationalists departed, police had a tense standoff with about 150 masked anti-fascist, or antifa, protesters who marched through downtown Washington blocking traffic after the white nationalists left. Police shoved back advancing members of the far-left-leaning militant group, and an officer used pepper spray, but no tear gas was deployed.The city of Charlottesville said four people were arrested in the downtown area. Two arrests stemmed from a confrontation near the Lee statue where a Spotsylvania, Virginia, man stopped to salute, a Charlottesville woman confronted him and a physical altercation took place, officials said.Police were also investigating the assault of a Charlottesville police officer who was knocked down during a demonstration related to the rally. The officer was knocked to the ground and swarmed after approaching a man whose face was covered, according to police. The officer wasn’t hurt, but the investigation is ongoing.___Kunzelman reported from Charlottesville and Rankin reported from Richmond, Virginia.___Ashraf Khalil, Michael Kunzelman And Sarah Rankin, The Associated Press Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Let's block ads!... https://www.pentictonwesternnews.com/news/charlottesville-anniversary-peaceful-protests-few-arrests/
Friendship Through FlowersTuesday, August 14, 2018
Japanese culture to South Florida is deep-rooted.
She began by teaching ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, in the 1960s. Her activities expanded when she and her husband, James (Sungi), encouraged George Sukeji Morikami to donate land to Palm Beach County in 1973, which eventually became the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach.
Mihori, 84, has been involved with the Morikami ever since then, first helping to fill the museum with Japanese art and then leading activities like kabuki dance and the Japanese tea ceremony. Today, however, she's most likely to be found teaching ikebana at either the Morikami or the Boca Raton Museum Art School.
"Ikebana is really three-dimensional flower sculpture," she explains. "It's not just putting flowers into a vase."
Today, she is the coordinator of the Eastern Branch of the Sogetsu School, a contemporary branch of ikebana, which she founded here in 1969 - 23 years after it was founded in Tokyo. When Mihori decided to teach sogetsu, she returned to Japan to study and attain the highest leadership rank, riji. Sogetsu differs dramatically from other schools of ikebana in that it's more flexible and reflective of a contemporary lif... http://bocaratonobserver.com/observed/la-vida-boca/2018-08-friendship-through-flowers/
Put names on the faces of the state's flowersTuesday, August 14, 2018
To know the name of a plant, a bird, even a person, is to give it added value. You'll appreciate Montana flowers more if you know their names, from the dainty flax along River's Edge Trail to the elusive fairy slippers of the forest to the dramatic bear grass of alpine meadows. A new guide can help you on your way to becoming a wildflower expert, or at least satisfy your curiosity about the fetching flowers you encounter. "Wondering about Wildflowers," a new book by Sharon Huff, Stephen Love and Sharron Akers features over 490 different plants and over 1,400 color photographs from the Northern Rocky Mountains. The flowers are sorted by color, with pages trimmed in the blossom color. The guide has at least one photo but often several photos of a given flower, with a description, common and scientific name, a timeline on when it blooms and what kind of landscape one would find the flower. Take prairie smoke, or old man's whiskers, or geum triflorum. A member of the rose family, it has hairy, feathery leaves, nodding bell-shaped pink to rose-maroon flowers with five petals on long stalks. It's found in meadows, in forests and on sagebrush plains. ... https://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/outdoors/2018/07/17/put-names-faces-montana-flowers-new-guidebook-wondering-wildflowers-stephen-love-sharon-huff-akers/792122002/
Bloom where you're planted: Bancroft's Flowers is oldest Iowa flower shop - Waterloo Cedar Falls CourierWednesday, March 14, 2018
Joseph Bancroft, his wife Elizabeth, and other memorabilia.At 144 years old, Bancroft’s Flowers & Greenhouses is the oldest flower shop in Iowa, according to the Florist’s Review magazine, a trade publication. It is the second oldest florist west of the Mississippi and the 11th oldest in the United States.The shop was established in 1874 at 416 W. 12th St., in Cedar Falls. That also makes it the oldest business still at the same location in Cedar Falls, says current owner Batchelder. It was owned by three generations of the Bancroft family until 1988.“It’s an amazing history,” says Batchelder, who has owned the business for 20 years. “It’s impressive to think that in the 1870s, this was really the middle of nowhere for a successful floral business.”He expressed surprise that only two Iowa flower shops appear on the list of floral companies in business for 100 years or more. Decorah Greenhouses Inc., was founded in 1876.In the late 19th century, Bancroft’s operated as a wholesale florist, shipping flowers across the country. Flowers were carefully packed into sturdy boxes that were then loaded onto a wagon or carriage for the short trek to the Rock Island train depot at 422 Main St.Flowers and nursery plants were listed by number making it easier for a florist from the East Coast, for example, to order from Bancroft’s via the telegraph. “You’d order a No. 6, for instance, instead of using the name of the flower or arrangement to keep down the cost of the telegram,” says Batchelder.Bancroft’s and its multiple greenhouses once occupied a half b... http://wcfcourier.com/lifestyles/bloom-where-you-re-planted-bancroft-s-flowers-is-oldest/article_d92d61fb-6d05-5251-98b5-b0853bb7335a.html
Flower festival time: Cherry blossoms, tulips and lilacs: - News-Herald.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
Tulip Time Festival May 5-13. The city planted 100,000 tulips back in 1929, and the annual celebration of the tulip now includes entertainment, costumes, parades and activities.Pella, Iowa, has also been hosting a Tulip Time celebration for decades. Pella’s event is May 3-5, and includes parades, Dutch costumes and performances, a craft and vendor fair, quilt and flower shows in addition to the tulip gardens.AdvertisementThe Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, based in Mount Vernon in the state of Washington, is scheduled for April 1-30 though the festival’s website notes that the tulips are expected to bloom the last week of March.CHERRY BLOSSOMSIn Washington, D.C., the projected peak date for cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin will be March 17-20, with the National Cherry Blossom Festival running March 20-April 15. The festival marks the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from a Tokyo mayor to the U.S. capital city.The Brooklyn Botanic Garden in New York City also celebrates the blooming of cherry trees that were a gift from the Japanese government. A two-day festival called Sakura Matsuri is planned this year for April 28-29 with some 60 events, including performances by taiko drummers. The garden features a Japanese pond and garden as well as an esplanade lined with some of its 200 cherry trees.Macon, Georgia, claims to be home to 350,000 cherry trees, a phenomenon that began with one tree in the backyard of a local businessman in 1949. The trees will be celebrated March 16-25 in what local residents bill as the “pinkest party” on Earth.In Japan, the cherry trees ar... http://www.news-herald.com/article/HR/20180312/ENTERTAINMENT/180319838
Winter Garden Fair previews flowers, spring planting - The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and HeadlinesTuesday, February 27, 2018
Long Para:1 Long Pra Total: 5 Total Para Total: 8-- With winter weather advisories and ice storms in the offing, the only thing keeping this Iowan going is thoughts of spring flowers and summer vegetables fresh from the garden.Long Para:2 Long Pra Total: 5 Total Para Total: 8-- And this is the perfect time for those thoughts, according to Linn County Master Gardeners. The group of volunteer gardeners are hard at work planning their annual Winter Gardening Fair. The annual day of all things green features workshops and classes on everything from the practical (seed starting at home, container gardening and deer-friendly plantings) to the whimsical (plants of the Bible, how to create wind chimes and designing gardens that shine by moonlight) and everything in between.Long Para:3 Long Pra Total: 5 Total Para Total: 8-- As part of the fair’s lineup, Linn County Master Gardener Deb Walser is working on her presentation of her favorite annuals and perennials of 2018. To come up with her list, she combines internet research with her own experiences, documenting what has worked well in her own garden.Long Para:4 Long Pra Total: 5 T... http://www.thegazette.com/subject/life/home-and-garden/winter-garden-fair-previews-flowers-spring-planting-20180225
As Valentine's Day approaches, flower shop owner of 32 years isn't stressing - KSFYSunday, February 11, 2018
We use a lot of the novelty flowers you don't usually see," she said.Right now the fresh flowers come from around the world, but in the summer it's a different story, come June and July an Iowa grower helps out."She comes up in a big trailer, and you can pick out your flowers," Josephine saidFor Valentine's Day, Josephine says she no longer gets stressed out, but she does recommend, "for your florist's sake," to plan ahead when it comes to ordering flowers.Josephine's does offer classes. Check out the attached link for more information. http://www.ksfy.com/content/news/As-Valentines-Day-approaches-flower-shop-owner-of-32-years-isnt-stressing-473409333.html