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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...
2018 Best of the East Bay: WeddingsTuesday, July 03, 2018
K.H.Bridal BoutiqueKinsley James Couture BridalThis chic bridal boutique elevates the experience of finding the perfect wedding gown. Owners Dawn Silva and Amber Haycock attend New York’s Bridal Fashion Week twice a year to hand select each of the luxe looks Kinsley James Couture Bridal sells. That means you’ll get to choose from the latest trends and fashions during your VIP appointment—a two-hour session that includes a mimosa bar with two bottles of champagne and bride-approved snacks for you and your bridal tribe, plus 10 percent off your purchase. The Kinsley James team can also help you find top-notch wedding vendors to make your nuptials perfect, offering recommendations for florists, event designers, photographers, and more. Walnut Creek, kinsleyjames.com. —K.H.Wedding PhotographerJosh IsaacsWhen Josh Isaacs documents an engagement or wedding, he’s not just taking a snapshot; he’s telling an intimate story about the couple. To capture the beauty of their love—and of all the moments that led them to their union—Isaacs puts his subjects at ease, allowing them to forget they’re even being photographed. “Engagement photos these days are much more than just ‘save the dates,’ ” Isaacs says. “They are a celebration.” Lafayette, jjisaacs.com. —K.H.Bachelorette Party Hot SpotEditor Pick: Tommy T’sBrides-to-be can enjoy some eye candy and Magic Mike–esque action at this intimate Pleasanton venue, which hosts shows like Hunks and Fifty Shades of Men several times a year. Ladies (and fellas, if they’re so inclined) are bound to enjoy a fun and flirty evening of burlesque entertainment, featuring seductive theatrics. So, don your best party gear, order a few drinks, and let loose. It’ll certainly make for a night to remember. Pleasanton, tommyts.com/pleasanton. —A.S.Place for Prewedding PamperingEditor Pick: The Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort and SpaFeeling stressed before walking down the aisle? Unwind at this award-winning Livermore destination, where you can treat yourself to a relaxing massage, skin-brightening facial, or s... http://www.diablomag.com/July-2018/2018-Best-of-the-East-Bay-Weddings/
Instagrammers love this self-taught florist. Now the industry is finally catching on.Tuesday, July 03, 2018
She knew other home-based florists were looking for the camaraderie the traditional floral world reserved for its members. So in 2010, she assembled more than a dozen of them in New York City.Soon the gathering turned into a full-fledged organization, the Chapel Designers. Today, the group has 238 designers from 35 states and 11 countries, all working under Chapple's mentorship.A few times a year they gather at a farm she and her husband, Evan -- who now works on her business full time -- bought in 2015. There they grow peonies, dahlias, abelias, amaranth, zinnias, clematis, jasmine, cockscomb, hydrangeas and sunflowers that can be incorporated into her designs along with the flowers she imports from around the world. The property includes two small houses, where other florists can stay, and two barns, which have housed charity events, floristry training camps and birthday parties for her children. The oldest are grown; Chapple and her husband are still juggling school, soccer games and sleepovers for their 9-, 11- and 13-year-olds."She worries about us and her kids," says Parie Donaldson, a Texas florist who has known Chapple for 13 years. "But 'her kids' include everybody in Chapel Designers and her brides."One bride, Meg Coffey, had Chapple art-direct her May 2017 wedding at Washington's Mayflower Hotel that included more than 10,000 flowers. "My photographer joked, 'I think you're more excited to see Holly on your wedding day than your husband,' " Coffey says.Through the years, the gushing over Chapple and her work has won over some in the world of old-school flowers, but far from all. When she presents at AIFD next month, she'll be speaking to some of the people who she knows have scoffed at her business."I'm afraid of doing this, I'll be honest," she says. "It's not my tribe. But I am doing it because I hope it will make a change in the industry. The only reason not to do it was because I am afraid, and that seems ludicrous. So I'm going forward."She'll have to prepare enough designs to furnish a fashion show of her work, create floral installations and find the right words to convey what she really wants the audience to know: "That I am a good person, and I care.""I hope I'm prepared for it," she says. Because in the two months before the July presentation, she would have 26 weddings and events on her calendar.img class="media-image img__fid__4299447 img__view_mode__media_original attr__format__media_original attr__align__center" title="Holly Heider Chapple talks with with guests MaryEllen Hope and Hitomi Gilliam at the Floral and Fauna Fashion Show Luncheon at H" src="http://www.fccnn.com/sites/default/files/florist-bd76b95a-732d-11e8-805c-4b67019fcfe4.jpg" alt="H... https://www.inforum.com/lifestyle/home-and-garden/4462887-instagrammers-love-self-taught-florist-now-industry-finally
Positively Upstate: Local artist creates sash of flowers for horses at SaratogaTuesday, June 19, 2018
Travers, the country’s oldest stakes race, never even had a blanket until Garrett suggested it in the mid-1990’s.“Who would have thought in ’94 when I suggested to the New York Racing Association, let’s put a blanket of flowers on the winner of the Travers, that I would be doing this now.”Garrett says to make a blanket for any Triple Crown race is a dream come true. Now, she not only has one but *seven* blankets going to Belmont park this weekend; one possible to a Triple Crown winner.To keep them fresh, blankets aren’t created until the day before or of the race. So, Friday will be crunch-time for Garrett and her team at their workspace at Dehn’s Florist. Each individual flower is cut and hand sown into the quilt. Altogether, Garrett says there’s usually 750 to 800 flowers on a single blanket.“So, I have a team of volunteers and friends and my husband. We bring in pizza and we do it. Each blanket, just hand sowing them, it’s around 5 hours.”Friday at midnight a refrigerated truck collects the blankets and brings them down to Belmont park. The following day, Susan does a quick look-over before the races and then waits for her moment to relax.“Once those blankets go on the horse … it’s a big sigh of relief.” She laughs. “I’m in awe, I really am.”Garrett’s artistic talents go far beyond flowers – to check out more of her creations, visit her website: www.susansprouts.com... http://cbs6albany.com/community/positively-upstate/positively-upstate-local-artist-creates-sash-of-flowers-for-horses-at-saratoga
'I was nervous, but it all flowed': Royal wedding florist opens up about working with Harry and Meghan - and reveals ...Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Philippa shared a pictured of her 'A-team' comprising at least 26 staff as they posed on the steps of the wedding chapelWriting about the display at St. George's Chapel in The New Yorker, Anthony Lane said: 'I walked in, through the “cascading hedgerow” that was wreathed around the church’s west door, and caught the full impact of the floral arrangements within. After the wedding the jaw-dropping floral display at St. George's Chapel Windsor was divided up into hand-tied bouquets and delivered to women's refuges and hospices across the capital.Described by Tatler as 'a floral mastermind', Philippa claims to be able to create any bride's dream from 'a secret garden in a palace' to 'an outdoor botanical romance'.div class=" mol-factbox art-ins femail" data-version="2" id="mol-4269b470-5b5d-11e8-b96a-7d29aa3bc1a5" data-permabox-url="/femail/fb-5747893/What-Meghans-brida... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5829993/Royal-wedding-florist-reveals-Meghans-bouquet-created-moment.html