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9/11 1st Responder Luis Alvarez to Be Laid to Rest Wednesday - NBC New YorkTuesday, July 09, 2019
Towers Funeral Home in Oceanside, Long Island, Tuesday. His funeral service is set for Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Church in Astoria at 10 a.m.Instead of flowers, Alvarez's family has requested donations in Luis Alvarez's name to charities like St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Kids Need More and FealGood Foundation, according to family representative Matt McCauley. "The Alvarez Family greatly appreciates the respect and outpouring of love and sympathy that has been shown for them in honor or Lou," McCauley said in a statement.Alvarez, a former NYPD detective who saved people from the rubble on 9/11, was suffering from colon cancer in hospice care, but continued to speak out with one final plea: Permanently extend the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund Bill, so his fellow first responders could get the health coverage they need.9/11 First Responder Offers His Final WishAlvarez went down to Capitol Hill, along with Jon Stewart and other 9/11 survivors and first responders, earlier this month to demand Congress extend the funding. He gave emotional testimony that riveted the nation and Capitol Hill, one day before his 69th round of chemotherapy, he said.The day after he gave that emotional testimony, Alvarez’s liver shut down and doctors told him there was nothing more they could do to treat the cancer he got 16 years after saving anyone he could from the heaping piles death and destruction."We told him at the end that he had won this battle by the many lives he had touched by sharing his three year battle. He was at peace with that, surrounded by family. Thank you for giving us this time we have had with him, it was a blessing!" Alvarez's family said in a statement.Earlier thi... https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Funeral-Service-for-Hero-911-1st-Responder-Luis-Alvarez-to-Take-Place-Wednesday-512041572.html
Booksellers Show Off Creativity in Holiday Window Displays - BTWTuesday, December 19, 2017
Cooper Young Historic District light up their windows for the annual “Unwrapped” contest hosted by the Cooper Young Business Association that includes an evening of carols and Santa strolling.Astoria Bookshop, Astoria, Queens: Sharing on Instagram with the hashtags #booktree, #bookart, and #booksculpture, the store showed off its own contribution to the category. Lexi Beach, co-owner of the bookstore, said she found a way to make use of damaged stock by creating a book tree. Once Upon A Storybook, Tustin, California: Store founder Susie Alexander said the window combines both Christmas and Hanukkah, noting: “My manager, Tina, does all of our windows and displays — she is amazing!”The Golden Notebook, Woodstock, New York: The bookstore won first place in the Woodstock Open House Window Display Contest of 2017. Co-owners Jacqueline Kellachan and James Conrad tapped their friend Lucia Reale-Vogt to create their displays. Reale-Vogt, an artist, crafter, and baker, created the “Let it Snow” tableau with old books, sheet music, and metallic paper. Bloomsbury Books, Ashland, Oregon: “Our stockings are hung in our window with care! Our holiday displays are bursting with great books for everyone on your list,” the store wrote on Instagram.Black Bird Bookstore, San Francisco, California: “Wintry snow flowers float around a holiday wreath in the front window at Black Bird Bookstore,” said owner Kathryn Grantham. Card Carrying Books & Gifts, Corning, New York: Co-owner Sarah Blagg said she wanted to harken to Card Carrying’s identity as a feminist bookstore while making a play on words. “We thought it would be fun to be a little tongue-in-cheek this holiday season,” she said. http://bookweb.org/news/booksellers-show-creativity-holiday-window-displays-102395
Fall 2017 Weekly Flower Delivery Collection Released by NYC Florist Gabriela Wakeham Floral Design - BenzingaTuesday, September 12, 2017
New York City. Founded in Tribeca in 2009, it today delivers luxury flowers in Manhattan as far north as 135th Street, as well as to Williamsburg. Long Island City, Dumbo, Astoria and Brooklyn Heights. While the current service territory has been expanded significantly, the company continues to place an emphasis on its original downtown neighborhoods. It specializes in flower delivery to Tribeca, Soho, Hudson Square, West Village, Wall Street, lower Manhattan, Lower East Side and Battery Park City. With approximately 75 exclusive floral arrangements featured in its online flower shop, Gabriela Wakeham is a leading boutique florist in New York City.For the original version on PRWeb visit: a href="http:/...
Gabriela Wakeham Floral Design NYC - Care Tips for Fresh Cut Flowers During Summer - BenzingaTuesday, August 01, 2017
New York City. Founded in Tribeca in 2009, it today delivers luxury flowers in Manhattan as far north as 135th Street, as well as to Williamsburg. Long Island City, Dumbo, Astoria and Brooklyn Heights. While the current service territory has been expanded significantly, the company continues to place an emphasis on its original downtown neighborhoods. It specializes in flower delivery to Tribeca, Soho, Hudson Square, West Village, Wall Street, lower Manhattan, Lower East Side and Battery Park City. With approximately 75 exclusive floral arrangements featured in its online flower shop, Gabriela Wakeham is a leading boutique florist in New York City.For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/summer-tips-make-flowers/last-longer-florist-nyc/prweb14556818.htm...
The Flower Shop, From Son of NY Giants Owner, Opens on Eldridge — and More Intel - Eater NYTuesday, May 23, 2017
No more Waldorf salads from the source. The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel closed yesterday, after 86 years of operation. Over the next two to three years, Anbang will convert over 1000 hotel rooms into condos. — The Flower Shopis now open on the Lower East Side (107 Eldridge St.) in the spot that had been Fontana’s for over a decade. The bi-level restaurant comes from Dylan Hales, a co-owner who is also partner in the Randolph bars, along with William Tisch and Dave Turner. According to Bedford + Bowery, William’s father, Steve Tisch, co-owner of the New York Giants, is said to be an investor along with skateboard legend, Tony Hawk. The Flower Shop offers a mid-Century rec room aesthetic with wood paneled walls. The lower level also has a bar with a pool table, jukebox, and pink fireplace. Here’s the menu. — Another location for Dos Toros is opening in the Flatiron (668 6th Ave.) and it’s giving away a burrito and tacos for a buck on Tuesday, March 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 5 to 8 p.m. It’s the 13th location of the chain from Leo...
With eye on Portland-area freeway expansions, ODOT announces new “Mega Projects” office - BikePortland.orgTuesday, September 10, 2019
Prep for a future Columbia River crossing project will be among the office’s priorities.The Oregon Department of Transportation is bulking up to handle a future where the Portland region is an epicenter of highway megaprojects.In an email (below) sent yesterday afternoon to all employees, ODOT Deputy Director Paul Mather announced the formation of the new Office of Urban Mobility & Mega Projects to be based in Portland. A search process for a manager of this office is just getting underway.The move comes in response to House Bill 2017, the $5.3 billion transportation package passed by the Oregon Legislature in 2017. That bill laid out funding for several projects in the Portland region (ODOT Region 1) and it defined “mega transportation projects” as those that, “cost at least $360 million to complete, that attract a high level of public attention or political interest because of substantial direct and indirect impacts on the community or environment or that require a high level of attention to manage the project successfully.” (The bill also established the Joint Interim... https://bikeportland.org/2019/09/06/with-eye-on-portland-area-freeway-expansions-odot-announces-new-mega-projects-office-304413
BBB consumer warning: Graduation gifts that never arrive - KTVZTuesday, August 13, 2019
BBB consumer complaints indicate they were billed for flowers that never arrived.Emily Keizer of Florence, Oregon filed a complaint with BBB after ordering flowers for her grandparents' anniversary."I was rushing to get something sent and made the mistake of clicking on the first mobile link that looked okay," she said.Keizer adds that as a millennial, she should be savvy to online scams, so if she was tricked, "there are probably lots of people out there who didn't even realize their flowers were never delivered."BBB has received 191 complaints against Troys Florist, reporting the company delivered incorrect arrangements, charged for flowers that never arrived and did not honor refunds. The company has failed to respond to BBB."It's always a good idea to use bbb.org to research online companies before doing business with them," advises Dawn Johnson, Better Business Bureau Northwest +Pacific Spokesperson.Here are a few additional steps you can take to help protect yourself online. Shop with a credit card. In case of fraud, a credit card provides additional protections. Keep documentation of your order. Save confirmation email until item is received. Keep a clean machine. Install a firewall and anti-virus software. Run virus scans regularly on smart devices. About BBB: For more than 100 years, the Better Business Bureau has helped people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2017, people turned to BBB more than 160 million times for BBB Business Profiles on mo... https://www.ktvz.com/news/bbb-consumer-warning-graduation-gifts-that-never-arrive/1083986113
These 12 Wedding Bouquets Are So Pretty, You'll Wanna Get Married ASAP - Elite DailyTuesday, July 23, 2019
This would work as great wedding inspo if you really want your bouquet to reflect all the colors in your wedding palette. 7. A desert vibe for a desert weddingPortland, Oregon-based Sea of Roses does floral design (as well as styling and creative direction) for weddings. On her blog, Heather from Sea of Roses breaks down this "Muted Desert" bouquet as composed of bridesmaid rose, mother of pearl, eryngium, sea star fern, "cafe latte" rose, "quicksand" rose, picotee ranunculus. The dramatic ribbon in this arrangement brings a new meaning to "cascade bouquet" and makes it more dynamic. A ribbon is a perfect opportunity to play with with color palette, texture, or embellishment.8. A bouquet for truly be-leaf-ing in loveThis compact, posy bouquet still manages to have some greenery that branches out. It's a good mix of refined with a bit of natural edge. This shot comes from Cody and Allison Harris, a Nashville, Tennessee-based couple who run Cody and Allison Photo.9. A tropical touch10. A blush-inspired bouquet paletteSince 2009, Alicia and Adam Rico (aka Bows and Arrows Flowers) have done floral design for weddings, photoshoots, and other occasions. While based in Texas, Bows and Arrows has created floral arrangements for events in Brazil, Mexico, Jamaica, Thailand, Puerto Rico, Canada, and France.This dreamy bouquet is serving all shades of orange, purple, and pink — in its apricot-colored leaves, pale pink roses, and deep magenta ranunculuses and carnations. 11. A rugged bouquet for a rugged wedding12. An airy, whimsical bouquetIf you're looking to celebrate a match made in heaven, this angelic bouquet from Ryan Norville of New York City- and Los Angeles-based Oat Cinnamon does just that. The flowers are all variations of a light pink color palette and would work well... https://www.elitedaily.com/p/12-photos-of-wedding-bouquets-that-are-so-pretty-youll-wanna-walk-down-the-aisle-asap-18166461
Year-round habitat for pollinators - Newport News TimesTuesday, June 25, 2019
Early spring flowers in western Oregon provide more than just a colorful relief from the otherwise gray and rainy end of winter. Most native pollinators hibernate during the winter, and they need an easily accessible source of pollen and nectar to feed on after a long slumber. Not many flowers are blooming early in the spring, which can make being a bee difficult. One group of Oregon State University Master Gardener apprentices in Lincoln County designed a garden to provide food for pollinators — and beautiful flowers for humans — throughout the spring, summer and fall.One of the requirements to earn an OSU Master Gardener badge in Lincoln County is to create an educational project in one of the demonstration gardens managed by the Master Gardener program. Rebecca Hooper, Diane Bryan, and Greg Kurtz, three apprentices in the 2017 Master Gardener program, chose to collaborate on one project: a year-round pollinator garden at the Oregon Coast Community College central county campus in South Beach.The goal of the pollin... https://newportnewstimes.com/article/year-round-habitat-for-pollinators