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Memorial gatherings, funeral services announced for young men brutally murdered in Solebury - Bucks Local NewsTuesday, July 18, 2017
Middletown Township, who died on Friday, July 7. Calling hours will be held from 12 to 4 p.m. followed by his funeral at 4 p.m. at the James J. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 2200 Trenton Road, Levittown. Interment will be held privately.Jimi PatrickBorn in Doylestown, the son of Karin Patrick, he was lovingly raised by his devoted grandparents, Sharon and Rich Patrick in Newtown.Jimi attended St. Andrew School, Newtown and was a 2016 graduate of Holy Ghost Preparatory School. While attending Holy Ghost Prep, he not only received distinguished honors for his academic performance, but also participated in numerous community service projects and played for the Holy Ghost Prep baseball team. Jimi recently completed his freshman year at Loyola University, Md. Majoring in business, he was attending Loyola on a full scholarship and was awarded academic recognition on the Dean's list.Jimi was employed at the Candlewyck in Buckingham, was previously employed with the food service department at D'Youville Manor in Yardley, and was a faithful communicant of the Church of St. Andrew in Newtown.As a child, Jimi played baseball for the Council Rock Newtown Little League. He was an excellent pitcher and hitter. As a result, he was a member of the Newtown travel team which won several tournaments and league trophies. Jimi also played basketball in the St. Andrew CYO league.In lieu of flowers, his family would appreciate contributions in his name be made to Boys Town, 14100 Crawford St., Boys Town, NE 68010 or Nami - Bucks Chapter, 600 Louis Dr., Suite 106, Warminster, PA 18974.Dean FinocchiaroDean Finocchiaro graduated from Neshaminy High School in 2016 where he was a member of the Ice Hockey Team. He also played for several other hockey teams in the area.Ever since a young age, Dean was active, especially outdoors, whether it was stunts on his bicycle or skateboard. But his greatest passion was the enjoyment of riding his dirt bike.Dean had been employed as a cook at Richman's Ice Cream Company in Levittown since its opening in March.Dean's favorite quote was, "Love the Life you Live and Live the Life you Love."In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Dean's name may be made to NOVA, 2320 York Road, Suite B-1, Jamison, Pa. 18929.Thomas C. MeoThomas C. Meo was the beloved son of Melissa Fratanduono-Meo and Charles M. Meo III, and the loving brother of Ga... http://www.buckslocalnews.com/news/memorial-gatherings-funeral-services-announced-for-young-men-brutally-murdered/article_1e439c2a-6b33-11e7-bc80-1b2c7d3836c1.html
How a plain and tired lawn became the Rose Garden - Washington PostMonday, June 27, 2016
Trumans and Eisenhowers, who brought elements such as a putting green, a porchlike balcony to the South Portico, and foundation shrubbery on the north side worthy of a Levittown Cape Cod, “only much bigger,” writes McDowell.You cannot blame successive presidents and their families for the urge to tinker thus. This is, after all, their home for up to eight years — a palace, playground and fortress rolled into one. Harry Truman called it “the great white jail.”No wonder its accumulated elements have included such functional features as Gerald Ford’s swimming pool, George H.W. Bush’s horseshoe pit and Bill Clinton’s jogging track. These somewhat dull accretions weave a historic fabric into the White House garden, but we discover that some of its finest horticultural features have been lost. The Wilsons’ East Garden was a Beaux-Arts jewel designed by Beatrix Farrand, who went on to give us her masterpiece at Dumbarton Oaks.An extensive greenhouse complex was developed between the 1850s and the turn of the 20th century, but it was pulled down to make way for the West Wing expansion under Theodore Roosevelt. Henry Pfister, the German gardener there for 35 years, lost not only his plants but his job. He was forced to open a florist shop, but “the Roosevelts gave him excellent references,” McDowell writes.First lady Michelle Obama, who has just harvested her last spring vegetable garden at the White House, has added a powerful layer to this chapter. The vegetable garden, its apiary and pollinator garden all capture the horticultural zeitgeist of our age.One of the most accomplished gardeners in recent White House times was Laura Bush, but she waited until her return to Texas to engage in some serious landscape creation. When it comes to gardening, being a tenant has its limitations.Adrian Higgins writes about gardening for The Washington Post. You can follow him on Twitter @adrian_higgins.Read more: At Bunny Mellon’s funeral, music from Bette Midler and a John Edwards appearance...
Langhorne shop celebrates 20 years at Philadelphia Flower Show - The Midweek WireMonday, March 28, 2016
It’s a lot of effort for an exhibit that’s just 1,000 square feet — but then again, that’s nearly the size of their Langhorne storefront. “I think it’s a riot that a nurse from Levittown can exhibit at a show that’s seen by 200,000 people,” said Robin, who always says she “married well” when she partnered with her florist husband.“We try to base everything on quality and freshness and a little different approach: It doesn’t have to be what you’ve seen before,” she continued. “We just love flowers and we hope that comes out in our work.”The Philadelphia Flower Show takes place through March 13 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St. in Philadelphia. For information, visit http://www.flowersbydavid.com.Share this:Like this:Like Loading...
Mexican man who generates $5million in annual sales could be deported after driving infraction - Daily MailTuesday, March 19, 2019
California for two decades could be deported after accidentally driving into Canada when got lost 18 years agoGualterio Santos emigrated from Oaxaca, Mexico, and settled in New York City where he sold flowers off a supermarket cart During a road trip in 2000 the Mexican businessman did not have a road map and got lost, driving across the Michigan-Canada border U.S. immigration officials briefly detained him and made him sign documents - he was to report to a Detroit ICE agency for a hearing but completely forgot Santos applied for a permanent residency in 2017 - he met with an immigration judge in August of last year and was informed of the deportation orderOn October 19, Santos was almost deported at the Tijuana-San Diego border but he was taken back to Los Angeles and released by ICE on October 23ICE has given Santos 60 to 90 days to leave the countryBy Adry Torres For Dailymail.com Published: 23:25 GMT, 9 November 2018 Updated: 00:13 GMT, 11 November 2018 A Mexican florist who got lost and ended up crossing into Canada from the U.S. 18 years ago now faces deportation for his error. Gualterio Santos was on his way from Chicago to New Yo... https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6372739/Mexican-man-generates-5million-annual-sales-deported-driving-infraction.html
Cleveland's newest "it" florist has set up shop in Cleveland Heights - freshwaterclevelandTuesday, March 19, 2019
Robertson, who is originally from Northeast Ohio, spent eight years in New York City working for some of the best floral designers in the industry. He and his partner, Chet Rojice, moved to New York on a whim and fell in love. While Rojice got a job at a synagogue, Robertson worked with floral powerhouses like Olivier Giugni of L’Olivier Floral Atelier.“I got to do some amazing things with him for five years,” Robertson says of working with Giugni. “And coming from Ohio, he kicked the old design [styles] out of me. He was tough on me, but I learned a lot.”Robertson also secured the title of weekly florist for a store selling fashion icon Carolina Herrera’s designs while in New York. “It taught me a lot,” he says. “I got to be around really beautiful fashion and that kind of world every week.”Then, six years ago, Robertson and Rojice decided it was time to come home. The two moved to Shaker Heights and started their own business in the basement three years ago—Robertson working the creative end and Rojice doing bookkeeping (alongside his day job at Dealer Tire’s IT department).“We literally started from scratch in the basement, banging my head on everything, making arrangements, wrapping them, and delivering them,” Robertson says. “That grew up into the dining room and kitchen and out into the garage. Finally, Chet was like, ‘Okay, I think we need to find another space.’ We were getting too big, and I couldn’t do weddings out of the house.”Robertson and Rojice decided to rent an old warehouse in Ohio City, which offered more workspace but wasn’t geared toward attracting customers. Then, last summer, the couple's friend Shawn Paul told them about a storefront that had opened up next door to his salon. “I came in here and was like, ‘It’s perfect,’” recalls Robertson of his new store.Robertson and Rojice spent two months renovating the shop to their liking and opened Stems Fleur in September. He describe the new store as a “European flower shop with a modern twist to it.”“Chet and I built [and] painted everything, because we were on such a budget,” Robertson says. “It was a knife store before, so everything was dirty and old and beat up.The large studio allows Robertson to easily create his custom interior designs. "The back studio is great for me because everything is right at my fingertips," says Robertson. "When we have more work, we have more people who come in and w... http://www.freshwatercleveland.com/breaking-ground/StemsFleur010919.aspx
Meghan Markle’s baby shower: Her flower display is revealed - Daily MailWednesday, March 06, 2019
Spread the wealth: Colorful bouquets arranged by Meghan Markle and her baby shower guests are pictured being donated to young cancer sufferers and disabled patients after the royal's lavish $500K New York tripThe Duchess Of Sussex celebrated impending arrival of the royal baby this weekGuests at the extravagant baby shower were treated to a flower arranging classFlorist Lewis Miller taught guests to arrange flowers provided by Lady FleurGuests' bouquets were later donated to charities via organization Repeat RosesThe organization reworks used flower displays and hands them out to charities Repeat Roses shared snaps from inside the hotel room as they collected flowers Cancer patients and children received flowers described as 'ray of sunshine'Meghan's trip to New York is thought to have cost close to $500,000 (£380,000)ByJessica Rach For Mailonlineand Charlie Lankston For Dailymail.com Published: 10:51 GMT, 22 February 2019 Updated: 18:08 GMT, 22 February 2019The seven-months-pregnant Duchess of Sussex celebrated the impending arrival of her first child with a lavish baby shower trip to New York, which is thought to have cost more than $500,... https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6733085/Meghans-baby-shower-flower-display-revealed.html
The Flower Disrupter - The New York TimesWednesday, March 06, 2019
Tom Ford, watching all the bouquets go by.ImageWhitney Bromberg Hawkings runs FlowerBx, the go-to florist in Europe for the fashion set.CreditCreditAlexander Coggin for The New York TimesBy Dana ThomasFeb. 27, 2019LONDON — Whitney Bromberg Hawkings never wanted to be a florist.“I still don’t dream of being a florist,” said the 44-year-old former communications director at Tom Ford. Yet there she was, sitting behind a big bunch of yellow parrot tulips at the headquarters of Flowerbx, her company in north London.Flowerbx, now four years old, has become the go-to florist in Europe for the fashion set — a consumer base that is as picky as it is needy when it comes to blooms. Louis Vuitton is Flowerbx’s biggest customer. (The sumptuous vegetal garlands for a V.I.P. client dinner last fall in the Orangerie at Versailles were Flowerbx work.) Another regular client is Dior. Ditto the Birley Group, owner of the clubs Annabel’s and Harry’s Bar. The River Café. Jimmy Choo. Tory Burch (in London and Paris). The Cheval Blanc hotel in Courchevel, France. Farfetch and the retailer Browns. Victoria and David Beckham have vase arrangements delivered weekly to their home and to the VB desig... https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/27/fashion/florist-flowerbx-london.html