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With eye on Portland-area freeway expansions, ODOT announces new “Mega Projects” office - BikePortland.orgTuesday, September 10, 2019
Division Administrator, a position currently filled by Kris Strickler, who’s in line for the agency’s top job. As you can see in the ODOT org chart above, if Strickler moves up, next in line is McGregor Lynde. Lynde was formerly the Active Transportation Division manager. That position has been vacant for a few months but I just confirmed they’ve hired Jeff Flowers to fill it. Flowers had been in charge of the Program & Funding Services Unit within the Action Transportation Section.In related news, the OTC discussed the appointment of a new ODOT director in a closed-door meeting this week. Sources say they’ll continue deliberations in a meeting next week when a decision will likely be made. Stay tuned.— Jonathan Maus: (503) 706-8804, @jonathan_ma... https://bikeportland.org/2019/09/06/with-eye-on-portland-area-freeway-expansions-odot-announces-new-mega-projects-office-304413
Flower Shop Owner Missing En Route to Visit Family in Washington Found Alive in Shasta County - NBC 7 San DiegoTuesday, May 01, 2018
Shasta County, according to her sister, Toni Monaco.The family had called the SCSO for a welfare check at the campground around 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Shasta County sheriff's Sgt. Caleb McGregor said. The family then called back later that evening to file a missing person's report, he said.The US Forest Service (USFS) checked the campground but did not find Bax, McGregor said. The Shasta County Sheriff's Office did not have any luck finding her either, he said.An all-points bulletin was issued for Bax in California, Oregon and Washington, her family said.Bax was traveling with her dog, ...
Here are dozens of garden plants that deer and rabbits will turn up their noses at - The Denver PostTuesday, January 30, 2018
Most of us never saw ourselves as allies of Elmer Fudd or Mr. McGregor. Rabbits and adorable bunnies populated our children’s storybooks. A little velveteen number could bring a tear to the parental eye even on the 100th reading. For families who celebrate Easter, a simple equation described all things rabbit: Bunny = candy.That was then. This is now.If you live in a neighborhood along the Front Range, the words cute and rabbit no longer enjoy proximity in your sentences. An aphorism your mother liked to use more likely comes to mind: Familiarity breeds contempt.Emphasis on breeds.“We have a lot of them right now,” says Michael Morris, hard goods manager at the Flower Bin in Longmont. He’s speaking of both rabbits and customers looking for ways to repel them.“There are some repellents you can buy that work pretty well,” Morris says. “None of them harm the animal. They affect its nasal passages. They’re naturally based — blood meal, putrefied eggs, some pretty cool things like that.”He says the products come in the form of both spray a...
NATURE'S TURN: Peak summer flowers, fruits and foes | - theberkshireedge.comTuesday, September 10, 2019
June and July. For a thorough exposition of the topic, go to the University of Minnesota Extension website.*Dreaded squash vine borers in stem of zucchini plant. Aug. 7, 2019. Photo: Judy IsacoffIn my July 15 column, I reviewed the impending appearance of the imported cabbageworm. Soon after, I found telltale holes, disappeared leaf margins and the camouflaged velvety green worms on most of my kale and romanesca broccoli plants. They were easy to pick off and kill. There was a hiatus. Last week, the cabbage white butterflies re-appeared. I am vigilant, checking the plants often for worms.Please refer to that July 15 column** to be reminded of and ready for the possible arrival of very challenging cross-striped cabbage worms.ResourcesIndian Line Farm sunflower seedlings purchased at the Great Barrington Farmers MarketTurtle Tree Seeds organic-biodynamic Delicious 51 PMR Melonhttps://ctl.cornell.edu/news/product/melon-pmr-delicious-51/*https://extension.umn.edu/yard-and-garden-insects/squash-vine-borers**https://theberkshireedge.com/natures-turn-unwelcome-cabbage-white-butterflies-and-dreaded-cross-striped-cabbage-moths/Opportunities to participateGarden Conservancy Open Dayshttps://www.gardenconservancy.org/open-days/open-days-schedule?utf8=%E2%9C%93&location=New+York&category=&date=https://www.gardenconservancy.org/open-days/specialprograms [contact-form-7 id="77075" title="Post Email"] ... https://theberkshireedge.com/natures-turn-peak-summer-flowers-fruits-and-foes/
St. Paul honors boxing club, German-style brewery, fourth-generation florist and bread deliverers - St. Paul Pioneer PressThursday, May 02, 2019
After a historic building restoration that took five years, Tom Schroeder opened the brewery and restaurant in a former German lager saloon that dates back to 1857 — six months before Minnesota became a state.Schroeder thanked city staff and former City Council Member Dave Thune, who helped him navigate 14 public hearings and rewrite city code to allow a commercial use within a historic building on a residential street. “Dave, without your support, we would not have opened,” Schroeder said.Brake Bread at 1174 West Seventh St. won the “Good Neighbor” award, which honors a business that shows a dedication to improving the community. The bakery and cafe, which opened in 2014, uses local ingredients and delivers baked bread to subscribers by bicycle. Owners Nate Houge and Micah Taylor frequently participate in charitable fundraisers and offer a “Share the Loaf” program where subscribers can buy bread for others.Information on how to nominate a business for recognition is online at stpaul.gov/bizawards. https://www.twincities.com/2019/04/14/st-paul-honors-boxing-club-german-style-brewery-fourth-generation-florist-and-bread-deliverers/
St. Paul paper artist crafts incredibly realistic flowers that last - Minneapolis Star TribuneTuesday, April 16, 2019
Gaseitsiwe, who formerly investigated money laundering, developed and honed her floral-crafting technique after taking time off from that career to spend more time with her children and moving to Minnesota. Now she creates custom arrangements for permanent home decor and special events — even wedding bouquets. Paper flowers serve as an everlasting memento of the occasion, she notes. “You can dry real flowers but they don’t look the same. These look real, and you can keep them looking fresh.” Her toughest challenge so far? Creating a lady slipper, Minnesota’s state flower, for her mother for Mother’s Day. “The shape made it hard — it’s such a smooth seamless cup shape,” she says. She charges not by the flower but by the hour — however many it takes to create whatever a client wishes. “You’re buying my time,” she says. That typically ranges from about $150 for a bouquet of simple poppies to $200 for a bouquet of more complex flowers. And if you want to learn how to make your own paper flowers, she also hosts periodic workshops. http://www.startribune.com/st-paul-paper-artist-crafts-incredibly-realistic-flowers-that-last/495207271/
Love fresh-cut blooms? Keep 'em coming with a flower CSA - Minneapolis Star TribuneWednesday, April 03, 2019
CSA stands for community-supported agriculture, a business model in which consumers invest in local farms in exchange for a share of what they grow. Minnesotans have been consuming CSA veggies for years. Now a handful of local growers are offering shares of their blooms and ornamental plants. “People sign up in winter and early spring,” says Molly Gaeckle, owner of Northerly Flora, who grows flowers on two lots in the Longfellow and Seward neighborhoods of Minneapolis. “It helps me buy seeds, compost and irrigation.” In return for their $190-plus tax investment, her customers receive 10 weekly bouquets of the 75 different flowers, foliage and grasses she grows throughout summer and fall. “Some are bright and fun colors, some are more autumnal,” she says. Some growers focus on particular flowers. “We specialize in different vari... http://www.startribune.com/love-fresh-cut-blooms-keep-em-coming-with-a-flower-csa/507837752/