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Community members celebrate birthdays, anniversariesTuesday, October 30, 2018
Jeffrey and Joseph. Frank and Garnett Kocik of Glendale celebrate their 32nd wedding anniversary Oct. 29. They are the parents of Amber (Josh) Scanlon, Ali and Alyssa. Aubrey Elizabeth Hermann of Bridgeville celebrates her sixth birthday Oct. 29. Aubrey is the daughter of Jamie and Mark Hermann and has two siblings, Madison and Brody. Grandparents include Donna and Bob Gielarowski of Carnegie. Rose and Ray Pencosky of Carnegie celebrate their 46th wedding anniversary Oct. 28. Rose and Ray are the parents of two daughters, Nicole Lynn and Michelle Lynn. Happy 65th birthday to John Turnbull of Cloverleaf Estates West, who celebrates Oct. 31. Happy 10th birthday to Sophia Grace Hathaway, who celebrates Oct. 31. . Sophia is the daughter of Leah and Jake Hathaway of Scott Township. Joseph Mollica will celebrate his 12th birthday Nov. 3. Joseph is the son of Lynn and Joe Mollica of Carnegie and brother to Brooke, Haley, Sydney and Dominic. Big sister Brooke will turn 25 on Nov. 17. Birthdays this week include Debbie Mirich, John Duffy, Linda Frost, Lynn Harris Heasley, Ashley Burne, Pam McCreary, Donna Mittner, Betty Reiss, Joe Hultz, Cheryl Hillen and Jill Bryan. Cindy Babish-Schultz is a contributing writer for the Tribune-Review. Submit birthday, anniversary and other announcements to her at 412-249-6346 or email@example.com. ... https://triblive.com/local/carlynton/14224810-74/community-members-celebrate-birthdays-anniversaries
Steven Avery Guilters Send Sheboygan Judge Flowers In Murder Case - Patch.comTuesday, December 19, 2017
People who believe that Steven Avery is guilty of murdering Teresa Halbach are huge admirers of Manitowoc County Sheriff's Detective Andy Colborn, Manitowoc County Sheriff Rob Hermann, former special prosecutor Ken Kratz and they've recently made Sheboygan County Circuit Judge Angela Sutkiewicz one of their new heroes. This week, people affiliated with the Steven Avery Is Guilty group on social media went ahead and hired a third-generation florist in Sheboygan to send the local judge a nice arrangement of flowers. They did this as their way to thank the judge for doing her part to keep Steven Avery imprisoned for the Halloween 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach. This is the murder case that became world-famous two years ago this month thanks to the acclaimed Netflix series, "Making a Murderer."In recent months, the Sheboygan judge's rulings made it clear that she, too, believes Steven Avery is guilty, despite the widespread allegations of planted evidence and prosecutorial misconduct outlined in the Halbach case. Those allegations have been raised by Downers Grove, Illinois attorney Kathleen Zellner, the world-famous exoneration lawyer who is highly respected acr...
Costa Farms Expands With Purchase of Indoor Houseplant Grower Delray Plants - Greenhouse Grower (blog)Tuesday, April 04, 2017
We can’t imagine a better company to help move our legacy forward.”Delray Plants’ Cerie Velez, Randy Gilde and Natalie DiScascioIn 2014, Costa Farms acquired Hermann Engelmann Greenhouses, and has taken the sales of the operation’s signature brand of Exotic Angel plants to new heights. With the purchase of Delray Plants, Costa Farms is expanding its reach in the indoor houseplant category at a time when consumers are getting closer to nature, and potted plants and green walls are becoming a greater part of home décor.“We are working tirelessly to recruit the next generation of consumers through education and innovations that will help consumers succeed with our products,” Smith says.An expanded customer footprint, Delray’s e-commerce presence, and succession planning were key aspects of the Delray Plants purchase by Costa Farms.Merging Delray Plants With Costa FarmsFounded in 1968 by Jake Koornneef, the Koornneef and Gilde families and the Delray team have built a rich legacy reflected in the company’s high-quality products and state-of-the-art production facilities. Delray Plants, based in Venus, FL, was number 13 on Greenhouse Grower‘s Top 100 Growers list in 2016, with 3,868,116 square feet of environmentally controlled greenhouses, 119 acres of shade greenhouses, and 20 acres of field production. Its property includes primarily potted foliage crops, as well as flowering potted plants, and some vegetables, and the operation serves home improvement chains, mass merchandisers, supermarket chains, wholesale florists, and independent garden centers.In 2013, Delray trademarked its Plants With Benefits program, a line of 4-inch foliage plants decorated with pot covers that highlight the benefits of plants, like “Reduces Stress” and “Boosts Creativity,” and the easy care maintenance they require. The operation continued to expand its line and efforts each year. Ultimately the objective was to put forth a national Plants with Benefits campaign.This segment of the business fits well with Costa Farms’ own initiatives to communicate plant benefits through its branded programs including O2 For You, a line of foliage plants drawing attention to ho... http://www.greenhousegrower.com/business-management/costa-farms-expands-with-purchase-of-indoor-houseplant-grower-delray-plants/
What to plant in 2017, using the gardening lessons of 2016 - Financial TimesTuesday, January 17, 2017
Gardeners have yet to use these heavenly meadows as their models.My loveliest garden day of the year was spent in a garden which exemplifies this controlled informality. At Hermannshof near Weinheim and Heidelberg, I walked in early May through an avenue of wisteria and looked out on lilac in full flower and rivers of carefully selected tulips. The finest tulip was yellow Honky Tonk, now waiting to honk in my raised beds where its short stems and elegantly shaped flowers will be a revelation in May, badgers permitting. The Hermannshof style is informal, within a carefully designed framework, and its models are the differing styles of differing ecologies, from steppe to marsh to mountain. In Kyrgyzstan I was able to see from a four-legged vantage point similar changes in each ecological zone, from blue aconitums and salvias in the lower pastures to subnival primulas at heights of 3,500 metres. By rethinking wild groupings, gardeners can find a new style.The recently bred David Austin rose, Olivia Rose Austin, is the best value of any bush rose now on the marketMy second lesson was also taught by absence. Plants which flower for a long season are ever more valuable as they span our times abroad and persist in the prolonged seasons of warmer Britain. Roses had faded when I returned from the mountains and so had most of the low-growing dianthus. However, there were great exceptions, my best finds of 2016. The recently bred David Austin rose, Olivia Rose Austin, is one of them and the best value of any bush rose now on the market. It shows its first flush of cupped soft pink flowers from late May onwards and then it flowers for two more seasons, ending this year with yet more buds in early December. The scent is elusive and on young plants the flowers will sometimes hang on their stems, but they grow out of this habit after their third season. This exceptionally healthy rose is only about 4ft high and can fit into any front garden. Even after a midsummer absence I do not feel I missed it at its best.Nor did I miss two fabulous new pinks, a double white and a double red dianthus. White-flowered Dianthus Memories and deep red-flowered Passion were recently bred in Devon by Whetman Pinks and have promptly refuted my scepticism by doing just what the breeders claimed. Outdoors they flower for an amazingly long season from late April until late autumn. This year’s non-winter went one better and kept them in flower until the week before Christmas. In a frost-free greenhouse they can then be forced into flower again in February. The flowers are well shaped, much finer than those sprays of small-flowered dianthus from florists. The plants are vigorous and root ridiculously well from cuttings. Like Olivia Rose they are now essentials for any thoughtful garden.So is my unexpected plant of the year. For decades I have avoided pink-purple cosmos daisies and only grown the white-flowered ones, especially the tall Purity. For 2016 Thompson & Morgan came up with a new dark red-purple variety called Rubenza, which it praised for its continuing contribution to late summer borders at a height of about 3ft. Rubenza is a winner. The flowers are silky with a depth of colour that does not fade back to mauve. It goes on flowering when even the white-flowered varieties are losing stamina. It stands out in any border and is wonderfully easy to grow. It is not at home in Central Asia, but will still be at its best when you return from 2017’s adventures on the wild side of life.Photograph: Dave Zubraski/GAP Photosdiv data-o-component="o-email-only-signup" data-trackable="light-signup topic" aria-...
Theft spree by 'Flower Bandit' may have been nipped in bud - Washington PostMonday, May 23, 2016
By Peter Hermann,For years, the Flower Bandit proved as elusive as a peony in winter.He evaded amateur garden surveillance and eluded traps set in flower plots, as well as fences, cameras and the law. He was finally arrested in 2014 during an undercover police stakeout of a lush garden in Northwest Washington’s Glover Park, authorities said.Police said he never showed for his court hearing, and a judge issued a warrant for his arrest.For months, flowers remained where they had been planted. But in recent weeks, police said the thievery started again, renewing worry for community gardeners.Police said the latest targets included Glover Park, the District’s Chevy Chase area and Rose Park in the West End. Residents sent police pictures of the man, and police sent them to Internet bulletin boards for posting.On Friday, a woman shopping in the Glover Park Whole Foods recognized the suspected culprit. He “was standing right next to me,” she said in an interview. She called police, who made an arrest.
Society of American Florists Past President Mel Schwanke Dies at 92 - Greenhouse GrowerTuesday, January 08, 2019
Dec. 17, 2018, at the age of 92.Schwanke served as the executive director of the Nebraska Florist Society for more than 50 years and was also the Executive Director of NeMoKan — the Nebraska Missouri and Kansas Florist Association Convention, held annually for many years. He served on numerous committees, including the Retail Florists Council for SAF, and helped to create the American Floral Endowment for research and education in the flower industry.AdvertisementMel and Joey, his surviving wife of 70 years, were known throughout the floral industry for many years for their passion and dedication. They were also known as the famous matching couple, having dressed in coordinating outfits at industry events and everyday in Joey’s family business, Greens Greenhouses Inc.Schwanke served as a Marine in World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart for his service. He is survived by his wife Joey, and children Jo Heinz, Cindy McKown, and J Schwanke, along with four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Ludvigsens Funeral Home in Fremont, NE, is in charge of the services. Visitation will be Thursday Dec. 20.Brian Sparks is senior editor of Greenhouse Grower and editor of Greenhouse Grower Technology. See all author stories here. https://www.greenhousegrower.com/management/saf-past-president-mel-schwanke-dies-at-92/
Christmas gift ideas 2018: Here is our Springfield holiday shopping guide - Springfield News-LeaderTuesday, December 04, 2018
Springfield and the surrounding region. As in years past, the News-Leader asked for reader suggestions and sifted through as much of the Missouri Ozarks as possible to come up with a totally local gift guide. With a very few exceptions — nationally published books, products that needed access to open-source manufacturing — everything in this guide is made and sold in the Ozarks. We've also added a list of 11 "best-kept-secret" boutiques. They're all great independent, local shopping destinations. While you're planning shopping trips, take a look at recent editions of the totally local gift guide. More:Springfield, here's our totally local gift guide for Christmas and holidays 2017 More: Here's a shortlist of great sources for gifts made close to home (2016) Hardwoods are good Aaron Black teaches business at Southwest Baptist University. He also recently started Native Range, a brand of hardwood objects for the home that he makes at his place in north Springfield. https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2018/11/19/local-christmas-gift-ideas-holiday-shopping-2018-springfield-madeintheozarks/1578867002/
The Art of Flowers: Carolyne Roehm will speak about her career in fashion, design and gardeningTuesday, October 30, 2018
I’ll be speaking about flowers and gardening, in the context of every medium in which I have worked.”Her love of all things floral started when she was young. Growing up in Missouri, she remembers playing on her grandparents’ farm, in the garden and with the animals.“As a little girl I played dress- up and played florist,” she said. “My heart and soul is really in the outdoors and nature.”Roehm, 67, started her career as a fashion designer in New York City, working for Oscar de la Renta before opening her own fashion house. But the love of nature never left her, and after 22 years she took a hiatus from the world of fashion to learn a new craft, taking an unpaid stint working at a flower shop in Paris.There, she learned the intricacies of designing perfect bouquets and floral arrangements.“I kind of took a sabbatical and decided I wanted to do things I’d never had time to do before,” she said.It was a whole new kind of design, but in many ways, she said, it was familiar.“To me, there is no difference. Flowers and nature teach us about color, about proportion, about line texture, about composition,” she said.She went on to write 13 books, combining her love of gardens, fashion and interior design. Her latest book, “Design & Style: A Constant Thread,” published Sept. 25 by Rizzoli, is part memoir, part photo-laden coffee table book, mixing stories from her life and career with images of her gardens and design work.“I wanted to show this relations... https://www.thegazette.com/subject/life/books/the-art-of-flowers-carolyne-roehm-will-speak-about-her-career-in-fashion-design-and-gardening-20181027
Poultry Plant Controversy Signaled Tonganoxie's Demographic TransformationTuesday, July 03, 2018
More than a million chickens grown, fed, and slaughtered in one area can stink. The water. In fact, Tyson paid millions of dollars in settlements for clean water violations in Missouri. Tyson promised 1,600 jobs, most in the $13 to $15 per hour range. Many worried these jobs wouldn’t match the changing work force here: increasingly white-collar professionals, business owners or managers. Some felt folks here wouldn’t want jobs in a poultry plant, and that Tyson would fill them with inmates or immigrants. Loralee Stevens said Tyson brass tried to win her over when she saw them in town. She, in turn, tried to explain Tonganoxie to them. “This is an A-plus town “ she told them. “(We’re) not a match. We’re right in the middle of the beautiful Kaw Valley.” What also fueled resentment was that residents felt the wool had been pulled over their eyes as plans were being made. Officials had signed a non-disclosure agreement, not uncommon in negotiations of this size, but many felt talks were happening secretly. Facebook pages, Twitter and Instagram exploded with a protest movement. Free-roaming barnyard chickens appeared on T-shirts. "No Tyson In Tongie" signs were scrawled in huge letters on homes, trucks and barns. Becky Pruitt said the majority of people in Tonganoxie were against the proposal. “And they were angry,” she said. “Nobody knew this was happening. In my opinion it felt like ‘Who do our elected officials work for? Do they work for the community or do they work for Tyson?’” Company officials declined to be interviewed, but via email referred me to their press release. A spokesman went on to write that “environmental stewardship is a core value of Tyson Foods' business philosophy and commitment to sustainability.” As for hiring, the company wrote that “we would hope to hire from as many local communities as possible .... we have zero tolerance for employing anyone who is not authorized to work in the U.S.” Tyson supporters Councilwoman Kara Reed had a different experience. We met with Reed and two other local women around her dining-room table. The air was saturated with the smell of fresh blueberry bread and hot coffee. These women said people had told them they wanted to learn more about the potential benefits of the Tyson proposal, but were intimidated by what felt like an anti-Tyson mob mentality. Reed said elected officials were on the receiving end of an absurd amount of hostility. “You know, I live here too; it’s my home,” she said. “It just made me incredibly sad to see that kind of hatred, really, directed to people that I’ve worked with for years and that I know, even though I don’t always agree with them, have the best interest of Tonganoxie at heart.” Reed said she and her family had hoped to stay in Tonganoxie permanently. But she changed her mind after she began to feel unsafe leaving city council meetings. She started to worry about the safety of her husband and children. It’s never bothered Reed that Tonganoxie is 95 p... http://kcur.org/post/poultry-plant-controversy-signaled-tonganoxies-demographic-transformation