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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...
A Guide to Florist's Emily Alone - TalkhouseTuesday, August 13, 2019
The seasonal average 2018-2019 rainfall for LA was four inches above the average of 14.73 inches. The average yearly rainfall in Greene County, New York, where I am from, is 46 inches. What this means to me is that within difference, we can discover the comforting same. As Alone as I am held by life and dreams and narration through tunnels which we travel, non-linear but memory and fear and beauty to be held in every moment your eyes are open and every moment they are closed too. Self-awareness came from self-pain and I ask over and over again is this thing that I dedicate my life to going to be the thing that rips warm arms wrapped around me away. Or were they already there invisible.Growth may never loosen its grip on the rope that pulls us through deciding what to leave and what to seek, but there is sunlight along the way. This is a young song written by someone who wrote those songs already and asks directly can I again again. A one flower bouquet, but it is a rare, wonderful flower lens through which you see why you are you and Moon Begins now in Leo. You’ve never been fire and maybe you’ve never really known how to love yourself yet I mean by saying I am me and I need this and I love you but I love other things too and we can and will betray each other in wind. And now you look at yourself and you look into your eyes and you say death, and it means death, and not saying it or saying it will not undo the star-shaped ... https://www.talkhouse.com/a-guide-to-florists-emily-alone/
Lewis Miller Flower Flash on West End Ave - I Love the Upper West SideTuesday, August 13, 2019
What initially began as an LMD experiment to reinvigorate and reconnect us to our craft, turned into a beautiful shared experience in a city of millions. The Flower Flash is our gift to New Yorkers. We began in October 2016. Our goal is to create a positive, emotional response through flowers. Seeing people’s reactions to our Flower Flashes emphasizes the basic goodness in all people and prioritizes compassion and the need for LMD x NYC to carry on. Your city may be next!Learn more about Lewis Miller Design:Website Facebook Instagram Join the Upper West Side newsletter: Sharing is caring!The following two tabs change content below.Mike is a native Upper West Sider. He's lived in the Lincoln Center area,Morningside Heights, and pretty much everywhere in between. You can frequently find him eating through the many great restaurants on the Upper West Side or awkwardly taking photos with his iPhone. Contact Mike!Latest posts by Mike Mishkin (see all)Advertisement... https://ilovetheupperwestside.com/lewis-miller-flower-flash-on-west-end-ave/
Syracuse flower business 'destroyed' by Internet order-gatherers, florists say - Syracuse.comTuesday, August 13, 2019
St. Agnes Floral Shop in Syracuse. SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Thanks to Mother's Day, high school proms and Syracuse University's Commencement, it's a big weekend for the flower business in Central New York. Local flower shops are slammed with orders, and about half of those orders will go through order-gathering websites, siphoning money from Syracuse's economy and further squeezing a struggling industry.Order-gathering websites, such as Teleflora or Gift Services, are out-of-town companies which collect online orders and farm them out to local flower shops (whom they charge to be part of their network). They never touch a flower, but rather act as a middle man on the Web, charging $15-25 in "service fees" for each sale.They get the business because they tend to top the search results on Google.Paul Daniels, owner of St. Agnes Floral Shop Inc. in Syracuse, says normally 20 percent of his business comes through these online "order-gatherers," but before holidays like Mother's Day, they take up half his business."People want to do what's most convenient for them," said Daniels. "People want to do it from their cell phone."Consider the flower-buying process A customer remembers Mother's Day at the last minute. He searches online for "Syracuse flowers" or "Syracuse flower shop." The first or second hit will likely be... https://www.syracuse.com/entertainment/2015/05/syracuse_flower_business_destroyed_by_internet_order-gatherers_florists_say.html
Review: Florist – Emily Alone - SLUG MagazineTuesday, August 13, 2019
Emily Alone.Written and recorded in the two years since Florist’s last LP, If Blue Could Be Happiness, the songs seem a documentation of Sprague’s life in this period. Sprague moved from New York to California, a place they had sung about wanting to visit on If Blue‘s “Glowing Brightly.”Emily Alone is not an exact departure from Florist’s previous form. The lo-fi tendencies still exist, as do the same intrinsic and vulnerable songwriting elements we’ve come to expect from them. There’s a bit of dimension lost, though, without the backing of the group’s other two main members, Jonnie Baker and Rick Spataro. Though the backbone, the rhythm section, is missing, the album never lacks any presence or fullness. The lost dimension here is somehow adding something new. Sprague’s delicate voice is often double-tracked, using much of the same studio tracking to create a similar emotional space that you would find on Simon and Garfunkel records.The first strings plucked on the album are dark, and much of it would come across that way were it not for Sprague’s quiet, unassuming voice. It fades out in the same way it begins, the last chord disappearing abruptly before the second track, “Moon Begins,” comes in—fingerpicked and at a faster pace than the opening track.“Celebration,” the third track, is reminiscent of Florist’s first LP, The Birds Outside Sang. Sprague speaks over the chirps of birds, a gentle string section and their plucked acoustic guitar. “My hair is dirty blon... https://www.slugmag.com/national-music-reviews/florist-emily-alone/