Pequannock Township Flower Shop News
Florist busted for stealing flowers off graves - New York PostWednesday, January 03, 2018
Friday.Lynda S. Wingate, 59, of Riverdale was caught on camera swiping the green goodies from First Reformed Church Cemetery in Pompton Plains, according to the Pequannock Township police.In the footage, the petal pilferer is seen lifting the heartfelt gifts from a grave and an area in front of a mausoleum on April 23, the police department said in a press release.Dozens of flowers have gone missing from the boneyard since February, so property managers installed the camera on April 21, according to NewJersey.com.Two days later, the green-thumbed bandit was caught on camera loading at least two plants into a silver minivan and bolting, police said.Wingate, who owns Lyncrafts & Floral Designs in Riverdale, was charged with theft of removable property, and released.Police haven’t said yet how many total plants she stole. They have no evidence that she was reselling the flowers, NJ.com reported.Share this:...
Morris County Florist Stole Flowers From Cemetery: Police - Patch.comTuesday, May 23, 2017
PEQUANNOCK, NJ — A flower shop owner is accused of stealing flowers from a local cemetery, Pequannock Township police said in a statement.For months, flowers, plants and other items has been going missing from the graves in the First Reformed Church Cemetery in Pompton Plains. Police installed a security camera, and on April 23, a woman appeared on the tapes taking plants from outside of a mausoleum.According to police, the woman drove up in a minivan, took the plants, and drove away. With help from the Riverdale Police Department, Pequannock identified the woman as Lynda S. Wingate, 59, from Riverdale.Wingate is a former police dispatcher and current flower shop owner in Riverdale, police said. She was charged with theft of moveable property and released with a pending court date.Image via walayati, FlickrGet Patch breaking news alerts sent right to your phone with our new app. Download here. Get free real-time news alerts from the Morristown Patch.
Flower shop owner stole plants from cemetery for months, police say - OregonLive.comMonday, May 08, 2017
PEQUANNOCK TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Police say a flower shop owner stole plants and other items from graves at a New Jersey cemetery for months.Capt. Christopher DePuyt says police installed surveillance cameras at the First Reformed Church Cemetery in Pequannock Township after two plants disappeared from the mausoleum and replacement plants were stolen two days later.He says the cameras caught a woman in a minivan taking the plants and Riverdale officers recognized her as a former police dispatcher and current flower shop owner.Authorities charged 59-year-old Lynda Wingate, of Riverdale, with the disorderly person's offense of theft of moveable property.DePuyt says Wingate claimed she was cleaning up old flowers from graves of people she knew, but he says that isn't the case.A message seeking comment was left at her flower shop.-- The Associated Press... http://www.oregonlive.com/today/index.ssf/2017/04/flower_shop_owner_stole_plants.html
Morristown service for 'Muzz' Lindsley, revered coach and florist, June 8 - Morristown GreenWednesday, December 11, 2019
For many years we sat together on the bench at Bayley enjoying each other’s plotting how to squeeze out one more win. Never a cross word or an I-told-you-so.”Lindsley’s family can trace its New Jersey presence to 1667, when the first Lindsley arrived in Newark from Connecticut.Tara Schaberg, assistant archivist at the Morristown & Township Library, found documentation of Muzz Lindsley’s great-grandfather, who was killed in the Civil War.Records show the first post of the Grand Army in Morristown was renamed the “Ira J. Lindsley Post. No. 18” in honor of Captain Lindsley, who fell in the battle of Chancellorsville, on May 3, 1863.Muzz Lindsey is survived by his wife of 55 years, Beverly (Morrison), and his children Leann, Marianna D’Elia (Michael) and Kristen Galdieri (Frank). He also is survived by grandchildren Nicholas, Megan, Jack, Paige, Andrew and Tatum; his brother Herb Lindsley and his wife Eileen, and nephew Herb Jr.; and many great nieces and nephews. https://morristowngreen.com/2018/06/08/morristown-service-for-muzz-lindsley-revered-coach-and-florist-june-8/
Police in Yardley 'petal it forward' - News - Bucks County Courier TimesTuesday, November 19, 2019
Mike and Logan Burke, of Newtown, thanked the police and floral workers. "It’s pretty neat," Mike said.Drivers Alissa Young, of Washington Crossing, and Patricia Durante, of Sussex, New Jersey, didn’t mind being stopped by the police officers bearing roses.Helping Golden and Gorka with distributing the flowers were Officer Nicholas Cacace and police intern Ryley Potts as well as flower shop employee Sharon Centofanti and volunteer Donna Brastad, both of Yardley. Brastad had been pictured in a national ad for the event a couple of years ago.Also helping was Yardley Police Chief Joseph Kelly. "Any time we can meet with people in a non-enforcement role, we seize those opportunities to establish trust and build relationships with the people who live and work here," he said."It’s beautiful," said Jim McDonald, a co-owner of the borough’s popular "Vault" restaurant, as he carried off two roses. ... https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20191024/police-in-yardley-rsquopetal-it-forwardrsquo
F.C. Florist Sends Bouquets to Congresswomen Targeted by Trump - Falls Church News PressTuesday, September 10, 2019
Born in the Soviet Union-controlled Uzbekistan, Rabinovich and her family traversed through multiple countries before finally getting clearance to come to the U.S. She would grow up in the New Jersey/New York area, earning her citizenship by the time she was 16 and would later go on to get her degree in visual merchandising and interior design. AdvertisementsHer first job was working in a flower shop, an occupation that was always seen as a fallback for Rabinovich whenever she was in between gigs. She later realized she enjoyed working in flower shops more than any other job and started her own business out of her apartment in Arlington. Rabinovich wound up purchasing Galleria Florist in July 2015 when searching for a production space to operate out of, and last December she became an owner of Nosegay Flowers in Washington, D.C. — a former employer of hers.She re-emphasized that the flowers were merely a show of goodwill, but did add a general message to all Americans that, “The U.S. is a melting pot. It stands for inclusivity, not exclusivity. That’s what’s going to keep us going; diversity and the knowledge our immigrants bring to the country.”Share this:Comments comments... https://fcnp.com/2019/07/31/f-c-florist-sends-bouquets-to-congresswomen-targeted-by-trump/
Sunflower selfie craze is center of Springfield festival - Burlington County TimesTuesday, September 10, 2019
Johnson's Locust Hall Farm's Sunflower September Festival next week. A new end-of-summer sunflower experience has officially kicked off in the region.Thousands of people from across New Jersey are converging on area family farms, frolicking in fields of blooming sunflowers, snapping Instagram selfies and other photos and clipping a few blooming flowers to take home.Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm in Springfield picked up on the sunflower craze last year and is now expanding its Sunflower September Festival, which begins Sept. 7 and will offer a “photo trail” and “pick-your-own” experience throughout the month.“The sunflower craze is here again and in a big way,” said Allie Johnson, the farm’s events coordinator.She said the farm has always lined its 1,500-foot driveway with blooms, but “it wasn’t until two years ago that we noticed our customers calling and stopping in to see our sunflowers. So that very next season we thought why not turn our little driveway patch into a five-acre field and really put on a show.”Johnson's Locust Hall Farm is located at 2691 Monmouth Road. Call 609-353-9000 or visit www.johnsonslocusthallfarm.com/visit-us/. ... https://www.burlingtoncountytimes.com/news/20190902/sunflower-selfie-craze-is-center-of-springfield-festival