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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...
Sunnyside Florist, Which Has Served Neighborhood for 80 Years Shuts its Doors, Future is Uncertain - Sunnyside PostSunday, July 05, 2020
Sunnyside Florist,” said owner Greg Psitos in a Facebook post yesterday.“This is a sign of the times and a crushing blow for small business owners across New York City,” he wrote.Worried friends and customers reached out to Psitos on Facebook and he replied saying that “it may be a while,” before he re-opens but that he hoped to be open for Mother’s Day, which is Sunday, May 10.The front window is now plastered with various signs, old photos and memories accumulated over the years including the shop’s “welcome wall,” which contains autographs from customers and friends. 29 CommentsClick for Comments ... https://sunnysidepost.com/sunnyside-florest-which-has-served-neighborhood-for-80-years-shuts-its-doors-future-is-uncertain
Black-Owned Philly-Area Wedding Planners, Florists and Decor Pros to Know - Philadelphia magazineSunday, July 05, 2020
Allure Events The East Brunswick-based boutique wedding planning and design firm focuses on creating a stress-free experience for couples throughout the Philly region and New Jersey (as well as New York). Founder and principal planner Melissa Brooks and her team are driven by creative and modern designs, but ultimately dream up a day (and related celebrations) that is unique to you and your love. Custom packages range from à la carte options to full-service planning and design; engagements, day-after brunches and unions of all sizes (elopements, micro-weddings or large bashes) are among the events they skillfully guide. Even virtual consultations via Zoom or teleconference are on offer. Event Loft/... https://www.phillymag.com/philadelphia-wedding/2020/06/09/black-owned-philly-area-wedding-vendors/
BACK IN TIME: Flowers by Telegraph in Englewood, 1933 - Pascack Press & Northern Valley PressSunday, July 05, 2020
Printed in the Brooklyn Times Union newspaper 150 years ago, a classified from 1870 advertises property for sale in Tenafly. In those days, estates in the rural Northern Valley were marketed to New Yorkers, who could live in the country and commute to the city. For this reason, the ads typically mentioned the proximity of the railroad station. This house had nine rooms, stable, outbuildings and fruit trees on 5 acres. The cost to buy: $9,000. ... https://thepressgroup.net/back-in-time-flowers-by-telegraph-in-englewood-1933/
Meet your neighborhood florist, Urban Buds: City Grown Flowers - St. Louis MagazineSunday, July 05, 2020
Karen “Mimo” Davis was a 31-year-old social worker, living in New York City, when her mother and stepfather asked her to look after their greenhouse in Missouri—and the property’s 132 rosebushes—while they honeymooned. “I fell in love with horticulture,” says Davis. Within the year, she left New York and bought a farm in Ashland, Missouri, where she began growing and selling flowers. (In 2008, Davis earned a master’s degree in horticulture.) In 2012, Davis and her then-partner (now wife), Miranda Duschack, got word of a greenhouse for sale in Dutchtown. Feeling adventurous, they bought the greenhouse—designed by Lord & Burnham in the ’50s—with an acre of land, eventually acquiring eight more plots that were once the site of Held’s Florist, a flower farm, dating back to the 1800s. Today, the farmstead is known as Urban Buds: City Grown Flowers, where more than 70 varieties of flowers are grown. “We’re in the heart of the city,” says Davis. “Few people get to connect with farming, and [our shop] gives them the opportunity.”