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Summer of Love: Ellicott City entrepreneur dusts mill town with flower power - Baltimore Post-ExaminerTuesday, October 24, 2017
City, but at the end of the summer, Tom determined it was best for him not to reopen here. Tom decided instead to concentrate his efforts on his stores in Frederick, Maryland and at the beach in New Jersey. This broke the hearts of many longtime customers – including myself – because I was a customer way before I ever started working in Zebop. Tom realized this loss, so what he did was connect me with most of his vendors so that I could open a store here myself.”Will Summer of Love be a reincarnation of Zebop?“We’ll carry much of the same merchandise as Zebop, but I’ve added other things which I thought were fitting to include in a hippie shop.Summer of Love will feature brightly colored hippie wear by local artisans like Chris Brannon of Arbutus, Maryland. (Anthony C. Hayes)“We were open further up the street for the month of December in a space at La Palapa. We did well there, which was encouraging, so I looked at moving into the old Zebop location. But I finally settled on this location, a few doors down from where Zebop was. It’s closer to the railroad bridge and has a really big storefront window. There will also be a café down here, along with another little boutique, and a guy doing custom t-shirts. I love my new space and my landlord, Loretta, so here I am.”Kitty proudly told us that, while buying some of her wares from out-of-state vendors, she will also be looking to local artisans to fill out her shelves. One rack of brightly colored tie-dyed shirts in her shop is the work of an Arbutus artist named Chris Brannon.Kitty also hopes to make Summer of Love a unique destination for music lovers who’d like to gig or just sit back and chill.“We are planning on hosting a number of 60’s-centric special events throughout the year – like bring your own guitar day and DJ’s spinning vinyl. Friends can check these out by visiting our website and our Summer of Love FB page.“We just had our grand re-opening yesterday, and we’ll have an official ribbon cutting this coming Saturday, February 4 at 2:00 pm, with Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman. We’ll be running some specials for the opening, but mostly we just want people to come out and see our new space, and show their support for everything which is happening with the rebuilding of Ellicott City.”Millions of dollars and countless man hours are going into restoring Ellicott City, but once the dust from the rebuilding settles, entrepreneurs like Kitty Morgan will be the backbone of the burgeoning business district. Support from shoppers in Baltimore, Columbia, and greater Ellicott City will be key to helping the historic mill town rebound. Support – and of course a lovin’ spoonful of good vibrations.* * * * *Summer of Love is located at 8018 Main Street in beautiful historic Ellicott City, Maryland. Off-street parking is available at several lots both east and west of the Patapsco River. For more information (including shop hours) visit shopsummeroflove.com or look for the Summer of Love Facebook page. http://baltimorepostexaminer.com/summer-love-ellicott-city-flower-power-store/2017/02/02
Beloved New Jersey Florist Dies After Saving Woman From Drowning - CBS New YorkTuesday, October 10, 2017
HO-HO-KUS, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A New Jersey florist is being remembered as a hero after he lost his life while saving a woman from drowning over the weekend.Glen Carullo, 60, rescued a woman who was going under in the rip currents at Point Pleasant on Sunday, but he couldn’t get out.He was pulled out of the waters off Jenkinson’s Beach and given CPR. He died an hour later at the hospital.Carullo lived in Waldwick, but he spent 80 hours a week in his floral shop in Ho-Ho-Kus that he and his wife had owned for 35 years.He’d regularly be seen at the shop at all hours of the day or night frantically, cutting flowers to make sure his customers were happy.Many people often called Carullo a life-saver for his work, and those who knew him weren’t surprised he gave his life to save another.“That was just Glen, he’d help you out and he’d do anything for you,” said Ernie Garbo, who owns a nearby deli.“I’m not surprised at all, he didn’t hesitate, he just went straight in, just gave me more faith in humanity than I’ve had in... http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/09/27/point-pleasant-drowning/
Pinegrove playing at Slim's with Florist, Lomelda - The Bay BridgedTuesday, October 10, 2017
Pinegrove is leading a stellar lineup at Slim's this Wednesday, with Lomelda and Florist supporting the New Jersey headliner at the sold-out show. Pinegrove, led by Evan Stephens Hall on guitar and vocals, released its second album Cardinal (listen below) in June 2016, following up with a collection of live recordings on Elsewhere in January 2017. To hear a few songs from the albums and get a feel for the band's live dynamic, check out Pinegrove's Tiny Desk Concert with NPR.Pinegrove recently took to Twitter to explain how "actively disrespectful" it is to talk over the carefully selected opening acts who are performing quiet, "emotionally dense" music, and frankly, I couldn't agree more. If you get there early, please be sure to lend your undivided attention to Florist and Lomelda, who have both released new albums very recently. Click the tweet below to expand the enlightening thread.we wanna remind people coming to our shows that we curate the support for each of our concerts— &&&& (@PinegroveBand) October 6, 2017Florist released If Blue Could Be Happiness in Septembe... http://thebaybridged.com/2017/10/10/pinegrove-playing-slims-florist-lomelda/
Free Lecture: Bring Your Garden Indoors This Fall - TAPinto.netTuesday, September 12, 2017
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Families gather at Ground Zero for 9/11 ceremony - Daily EgyptianTuesday, September 12, 2017
Center bombing.The reading ended around 12:15 p.m., with buglers playing taps.Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, former mayor Michael Bloomberg, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) were among those in attendance.St. James resident Patrick McGovern, 62, said he lost his brother, William McGovern, who was a battalion chief with the FDNY.“It’s actually a little harder now,” he said. “You see the children who never saw their parents. As bad as it was then, it’s worse now.”“It’s a give-and-take,” he added. “I assured my mother, who is not with us anymore, that I would always be here.”His brother was in the north tower at the time. “He went in there with Ladder Five and none of them ever came out,” he said.Despite the somberness of the commemoration, children who had never met the grandparents and aunts and uncles lost on 9/11 offered moments of brightness to the somber day’s events.Throughout the crowd children could be seen eagerly waving American flags, holding flowers and gently hugging loved ones.Margie Miller, 67, of Baldwin, said attending the ceremony was her way to give others a glimpse of her late husband, Joel Miller. He worked on the 97th floor of the north tower for the firm Marsh and McLennan.“I want people to know him for the life that he lived, not just the famous way he died,” Miller said.She noted that every 9/11 victim was assigned a number following their death. Miller said she wanted her husband to be remembered as more than just a number.“I always say I need to put a face on P-2714,” Miller said. “It’s not just a name on the wall, that he had lived a life and that he lived on this planet. He breathed and loved and had a family.”Jimmy Canham, 59, an FDNY lieutenant at the time, was off on Sept. 11, 2001. When he heard about the attacks, he headed into work and was on the 14th floor of the north tower when the south tower fell.Using an office phone on the 11th floor after helping people evacuate, Canham left a message for his wife: “Baby, I’m not getting out of this. Take care of the boys. I’ll see you on the other side.”He got out a minute before the north tower fell.“By the grace of God I got out,” the Carroll Gardens resident recalled. “It’s my second birthday, because I almost died. You mourn for those who couldn’t get out. My heart goes out to those people on the upper floors.”The ceremony also attracted those from abroad with no direct connection to the dead, but now with a direct connection to terrorism.Marc Merceron, 26, was visiting from France with friends. They came to the memorial a couple days ago, but decided to return on the 9/11 anniversary, he said.“Today we came to see the ceremony,” he said. “In Europe we are victims of terrorism. A kind of solidarity . . . We were all young when it happened. When I was a child I didn’t understand. And now I understand.Some visitors to the area were surprised lower Manhattan did not totally shut down for the event.Adam Jones, 31, a tourist from Chino Hills, California, stood on a pedestrian bridge overlooking the World Trade Center footprints as vehicles rumbled up and down West Street, office workers hurried to their ...