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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...
Jessica Simpson clarifies whether Nick, Vanessa Lachey sent her a gift - Fox NewsSunday, February 09, 2020
Vanessa quickly jumped in to correct Kotb. Jessica Simpson signs copies of her new book 'Open Book' at Barnes & Noble Union Square on February 04, 2020 in New York City. (Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)"I feel bad, I’m sorry. You said somebody sent her…? because now… we… it wasn’t us,” the 39-year-old actress stammered.VANESSA LACHEY RESPONDS TO TWEET SAYING DAUGHTER WITH HUSBAND NICK LOOKS LIKE HIS EX JESSICA SIMPSONKotb then clarified her remark, noting that Simpson had said "she got something nice from you guys after, I don't remember, some moment in her life"Nick jokingly asked his wife what she sent in an accusatory tone, to which she replied: “I didn’t… I don’t know her address. Thank you whoever sent it from us!”Despite the moment seeming rather innocuous, albeit somewhat awkward, Vanessa caught some backlash online for her part in the on-air exchange. People notes she took to Twitter on Wednesday to clear things up as best she can.“Well shucks! Just lost a fan! Hope you see the truth in this. Asked about something that wasn’t true. My heart had to make sure I was honest. Would you just let it go? ;-) Always be true to you!” she responded to one fan that called her “petty.”CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP“Should I have pretended to give it? Dang. Can we get a do over and I will tell them it was big beautiful basket. ;-). Kidding, sorry you think that, just wanted to be truthful. That’s all. But the gift sounds lovely!” she responded to another user who called her correction “10000% not necessary” and “super awkward.”“Sorry you think that, just didn’t want to take credit for something we didn’t do. That’s all. Seems weird to ignore sending a big beautiful gift basket and taking that credit. Either way... hope you have a Beautiful day!” she noted over a third user that insisted she was throwing shade at Simpson.Fox News' Tyler McCarthy contributed this report... https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/jessica-simpson-nick-vanessa-lachey-gift
31 Best Flower Delivery Services Online—Best Online Flower Delivery Services Near Me - ParadeSunday, February 09, 2020
Floom for an order—your flowers will be crafted and delivered from local sellers near your recipient’s delivery address. Floom also offers same-day delivery in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Boston and Houston, as well as in London, Edinburgh, Manchester and Bristol in the U.K.13. Florists.comRakuten members will get 18 percent cash back if they shop at Florists.com, which also offers deals of the day. In addition, if you don’t want to send just flowers, Florists.com also offers gift baskets, chocolate and fruit bouquet options.14. Florists’ Transworld Delivery (FTD)Chances are you’ve heard of FTD, but perhaps didn’t know what the actual abbreviation meant. It stands for “Florists’ Transworld Delivery,” and it means exactly what it says: They work with local florists worldwide and offers same-day and next-day delivery options, as well as 20 percent cashback for Rakuten users. They also offer cute additions like teddy bears and candy.15. FlowersFastIt’s midnight on February 14 (or Mother’s Day, your anniversary, your love’s birthday, etc.). Are you out of luck and out of time? Nope! Flowers Fast offers same-day delivery across the U.S. and... https://parade.com/978393/jessicasager/best-flower-delivery-companies/
Gardening: The days and nights of blooming chrysanthemums - OCRegisterSunday, February 09, 2020
Longwood Gardens, outside Philadelphia, and the New York Botanical Garden have succeeded in growing such chrysanthemums and, yes, they do have over 1,000 blooms, trained onto a metal dome and glittering like so many closely spaced stars.The word “chrysanthemum” is derived Greek words for gold (khrusos) and flower (anthemon). The plant was first cultivated 3500 years ago in China and two thousand years later was introduced into Japan where its likeness soon adorned the emperor’s seal. Roots, leaves, and flowers have medicinal properties.Carol Proctor, who holds a degree in ornamental horticulture from Cal Poly Pomona, had some words of wisdom following comments I made on the glorious weeping peppermint tree (Agonis flexuosa), which can live for more than a century.“This tree grows best in well-draining, sandy soil,” she wrote, “Otherwise it can be subject to root rot. Agonis flexuosa cv. After Dark is a great-looking, purple-leafed variety but struggles to thrive over time.”I would add here that Cercis canadensis cv. Forest Pansy, a redbud, is another seductive tree with purple leaves that has no business being planted in the Los Angeles area, where it invariably dies after two or three years in the ground.Bea Drake, who gardens in Mission Viejo, inquired about pruning her Leucodendron. Individual Leucodenron stems should be cut back by half to encourage new growth from below. You can place the cut pieces in a vase, making sure to remove leaves that would otherwise be submerged and then change the water every other day. You can also dry the stems, which can be used for everlasting arrangements, by hanging them upside down or standing them up in an empty bucket for three weeks. The best time to prune a Leucodendron is after it flowers in the spring.Tip of the Week: Jacqueline Franklin, who gardens in Banning, was wondering if she could grow a cherimoya tree from seeds in a store-bought fruit, realizing she would need to wait three to five years before her tree produced. Yes, you can. Soak your seeds in a bowl of water for four days. Seeds that float should be discarded. Seeds that sink should be placed in 6 inch deep pots no more than an inch below the soil surface. Soil mixture should be half peat moss and half sand. Keep seeds indoors in a room where temperatures stay between 64 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit. Water only to prevent desiccation of soil mix. Germination should occur in three to five weeks. https://www.ocregister.com/gardening-the-days-and-nights-of-blooming-chrysanthemums
Obituary: Charlotte G. Poulin - Lewiston Sun JournalSunday, February 09, 2020
She furthered her education at Mount Ida Junior College in Newton, Mass., Doris Remis’ School of Floral Design in New York, and Henry I. Simmons School of Floral Design in Boston alongside her sister Mary. She worked in the family business of Saunders Florist for many years and was a participating floral designer at design schools in both Maine, and at the Boston Flower Exchange.As a teenager, under the tutelage of Mrs. Thurston, she concentrated her love of horses in the competitive show ring and won the Maine State Equitation Championship, among many other awards. She enjoyed her summers at the family cottage on Orr’s Island, especially the boating trips with her brother Abbott. In her later years she met the love of her life and forever friend, Albert Poulin. Together they lived a fulfilling life on the farm where they tended to her greenhouse, her “critters,” and decorated for every season. She will be fondly remembered for her beautiful holiday decorations, her delicious home cooked meals, and her fun-loving spirit.Charlotte will be greatly missed by her loving husband of 32 years, Albert “Sonny” J. Poulin. She is survived by her sister, Mary (Greenleaf) Keough and husband Jim; sons, Arthur Kesaris III and wife ShellyRae, William Kesaris, and Carl Greenleaf; grandchildren, Nicholas and Alexa Kesaris, and London, Amelia, Zane, and Wyatt Greenleaf; stepchildre... https://www.sunjournal.com/2020/02/06/obituarycharlotte-g-poulin/