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Free Lecture: Bring Your Garden Indoors This Fall - TAPinto.netTuesday, September 12, 2017
The club is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs and the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs.
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 ...
Schaefer Wholesale Florist Announces FedEx Shipping To Increase Cost Savings To Their Customers - PR Web (press release)Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Wholesale level ecommerce buying from Schaefer Wholesale Florist offers expanded convenience and availability for current and new clients in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. SWF continues its ongoing tradition delivering quality, beauty, freshness, and value to leading florists, designers, event planners, and wholesale merchants with FedEx shipping Monday through Thursday.“SWF is looking to continue to find ways to fulfill the high-quality fresh-cut and hardgood supply needs and wants of customers both inside and outside our current Mid-Atlantic Sales territory. By expanding our customer reach, it will allow SWF to increase its purchasing power and in turn, offer greater cost savings to our B2B customers.” Don Sprenkle, Business Development, Schaefer Wholesale Florist.Schaefer understands their clients and customers expect the very best in florals and they aim to deliver exceptional products with outstanding service and expanding customer solutions.At Schaefer Wholesale Florist, now offering FedEx ground shipping options, the mission is as always, to exceed client expectations by delivering the finest, freshest florals and accessories with incomparable pricing, cost saving shipping solutions, and excellent service.Visit Schaefer Wholesale Florist (http://www.SWFlorist.com) today and discover the SWF difference with the latest FedEx Shipping options.Bio: Schaefer Wholesale Florist (http://www.SWFlorist.com) began providing stunning fresh cut flowers in 1958 to florists, wedding and floral designers, retail and wholesale merchants, and special events planners. Their business has grown successfully due to guaranteed on-time delivery of premium fresh flowers and foliage to customers throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Today, their service continues to expand with their Canadian Direct Program, the Holland Fresh Cut Direct Program, Quick Buy online ordering, Dutch-Direct Online/Ecommerce Auction and California-Direct Online/Ecommerce Auction as Schaefer Wholesale Florist continues to meet their goal of delivering the freshest fresh cut flowers anywhere.Share article on social media or email:... http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/08/prweb14615206.htm
Some West Texas merchants donate wedding for Air Force groom - LubbockOnline.comTuesday, August 15, 2017
I love you and I love your kids. Will you please marry me?’ I started crying and said ‘Yes,’” Davenport said, smiling.Mercado joined the military at 19 years old while living in New Jersey, and has been active-duty for the last 16 years. Although he has many military stories, his most memorable occurred while stationed overseas in Afghanistan.When an injured man needed an emergency blood transfusion and the medics ran out of donated blood, Mercado gave his own blood for the patient.“(My blood) was given right back to me to put in my patient,” Mercado said. “I was able to tell him at the end that we’ll be connected for life because (he has) some of my blood … and he was very grateful.”“That was my most memorable moment in my entire career,” Mercado added.While he’s been stationed in a variety of locations during his time in the service, Mercado said San Angelo has been the most hospitable.“(San Angelo) has been one of the best places that I’ve served. To be honest, when I first got here, I was a bit skeptical about this place because I’m from a big city … but everybody is so nice here and so grateful for our military and our police,” Mercado said. “Let me tell you, I fell in love with this place … and I will retire here.”For local businesses, the wedding was an opportunity to give back to members of the military.“(Military members) are good to us … and we should be good to them,” said Karla Stemple, owner of Southwest Florist. “I just think it’s the right thing to do.”Keeney, whose father served in World War II, felt personally invested in putting on the wedding, and hopes to give one annually to members of the military or individuals who have experienced personal tragedies.“I hope that it shows that everybody has something they can do. (The sponsors) didn’t have a million dollars to donate, but they had something they could do,” Keeney said.In a few weeks, when Mercado is given leave, the bride and groom will travel to the Dominican Republic for their honeymoon.“I am thankful for everybody’s kindness and for taking care of our service members. I’ve never seen that anywhere else in my life, so I’m very grateful to be (in San Angelo),” Mercado said.___Information from: Standard-Times, http://www.sanangelostandardtimes.com... http://lubbockonline.com/news/texas/2017-07-11/some-west-texas-merchants-donate-wedding-air-force-groom
Fresh cut flower farms spring up around Detroit - The Detroit NewsTuesday, August 01, 2017
An acre of cut flowers will make more money than an acre of almost anything else,” said Dowling, naming corn, tomatoes and cucumbers as crops that have lower price tags.Based in Fredon, New Jersey, Dowling said he knows several flower farmers in Michigan — the association lists more than 50 on its website — and the harsh winters aren’t deterrents.“Even though you have a shorter growing season, they can sell a lot in those five months,” he said. “The biggest thing about having any cut flower farm is having a place to sell (flowers). If you have a beautiful flower farm in Detroit, but no customers willing to pay for what you’re growing, you’re not going to succeed.”Pappas isn’t the only fresh cut flower farmer in the city. There’s Detroit Abloom in the Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood. Ambassador Fridge, Coriander Farm and Fisheye Farms also grow flowers, as well as produce, in Detroit.Sue Hudnut from the Greening of Detroit, a nonprofit that plants community gardens in the city, said these farms not only beautify areas, but they often utilize vacant land. Pappas’ farm, for instance, sits on formerly vacant lots.“Whether it is a vegetable garden, a flower garden or just a beautiful green space that is maintained, it shows the community a work ethic and provides a small number of jobs,” Hudnut said.“Kids also can see that there are different ways of earning a living beyond an office or a factory. What an exciting thing to have on your block for a city kid.”span class="mycapture-non-priority-horizontal-image m... http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2017/07/14/fresh-cut-flower-farms-spring-around-detroit/103708550/