Florists in Altha, FL
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Altha Flower Shops
23902 Nw J M Hollis Rd
Altha, FL 32421
Altha FL News
Nov 17, 2017
Flower power: Waltham woman judging orchid event at Mahoneys Garden Center
By Abby Patkin email@example.com
Linda Abrams first saw an ad for an orchid show at her local market in 1984, and curiosity got the better of her.Now, 33 years later, what started out as an interest for the Waltham resident has bloomed into a full-fledged passion."That was the beginning," Abrams said of the 1984 show.She began attending Massachusetts Orchid Society meetings soon thereafter and found herself hooked."The flowers are just gorgeous," Abrams said. "They’re different, they’re different from each other. … They’re very appealing to look at — you know, the plants themselves, even without flowers."As a beginner, she began growing plants on her windowsills, moving to artificial lights when she ran out of space, according to a tribute to Abrams in a 2017 Massachusetts Orchid Society (MOS) newsletter.Like most enthusiasts, Abrams also has her favorites."I’m partial to cattleyas, which are … sort of corsage orchids, and a Japanese species called neofinetia falcata," she said, though she t... (Wicked Local Waltham)Aug 25, 2017
Prehistoric petals: Scientists reveal what the first flower looked like
University of Vienna. "It has long been assumed that the ancestral flower had all organs arranged in a spiral." Study co-author Maria von Balthazar, another University of Vienna scientist, said "the results are really exciting! This is the first time that we have a clear vision for the early evolution of flowers." All living flowers ultimately derive from a single ancestor (pictured in the center) that lived about 140 million years ago. To find out what this ancestral flower may have looked like and trace back the evolution of flowers since then, a new study used the evolutionary tree (here simplified) that connects all living species of flowering plants. (Photo: Hervé Sauquet & Jürg Schönenberger)No flower fossils exist from 140 million years ago, though, Sauquet said. The fossil record of flowering plants is still very incomplete, he said, and scientists have not yet found fossil flowers as old as the group itself. The earliest flower fossil is "only" 130 million years old.As for where that original flower 140 million years ago came from, Sauquet said that "we're not sure, and that remains one of the biggest mysteries in plant science. We know it came deep down from a common ancestor with all gymnosperms (conifers, cycads, ginkgo), maybe 310 million years ago. "But we don't know yet what that ancestor looked like, nor what happened in between these two ancestors, a period of time some of us like to refer to as a 'dark tunnel,'" Sauquet said.William Crepet, a plant biologist at Cornell University who was not involved in the study, told The Guardian that while he had some reservations about the model used in the study, the results were interesting and rais...Jun 16, 2017
A fair deal for flowers
Waltham Forest Business Network’s Jo Sealy meets a florist with a passion for fairnessMary Robertson with daughter Anna, after who her business Anna’s Fab Fair Flowers is namedWhen Chingford-based Mary Robertson followed her daughter into taking up a floristry course it opened up a whole new family business venture.Before her daughter Anna was born, Mary used to run a Fairtrade shop based on the importance of ethics in business. Contemplating what her daughter Anna would do when she completed college, she dreamed up the idea of ‘Anna’s Fab Fair Flowers’ and the business started trading last spring.The florist sells flowers from the Chingford site of local food producer Organiclea, ensuring the flowers are both local and organic.Mary says: “We sell cut flowers as bouquets tied with Fairtrade ribbon or in a selection of Fairtrade, upcycled or vintage containers. These can be bought at cost-price or returned each week at no cost.“There’s a Saturday stall outside the Hornbeam at Baker’s Arm... (Waltham Forest Echo)Mar 30, 2017
Hundreds take on Marathon course before big day
Now it's tapering down," she said of her training plan. "It's less, less, less."Pellegrine-Proia, along with Grace Calore, 44, of Waltham, came prepared with hand warmers and duct tape shoes to protect against the puddles. She ran the Marathon in 2012 and is raising $20,000 for Massachusetts Eye and Ear. The team is hoping to raise $500,000."The team has already raised $300,000," she said. "We are going to crush our goal."Coming all the way from Brazil, Nivardo Nepomuceno Sobrinho, 56, didn't let the weather stop him from wearing shorts. He said he's run five marathons in the past two years, Rio De Janeiro, Boston, Chicago, New York and Las Vegas. Toyko is next.He planned to run 22 miles Saturday. He said he has no problem running in the cold, but the hardest part is the wind hitting his eyes and keeping his hands warm. "It is very hot in Brazil," he said. As for the Boston Marathon, he said the course is the best part. Quirke said she hopes to run this year's race in 4 hours and 15 minutes."The amount of people and the fans," she said is her favorite part of running the Marathon. "It is just an incredible experience." Jonathan Phelps can be reached at 508-626-4338 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @JPhelps_MW. (Wicked Local Waltham)Mar 16, 2017
Funeral notices for Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Those who wish may make a memorial contribution to New England Donor Services, 60 First Ave., Waltham, MA 02451-1106 or visit www.neds.org.GALGOVITCH — Dori A., 65, of Lisbon Falls went home to her Lord on Sunday, March 12. Visiting hours will be held at Crosman on Friday, March 17, from 5 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, March 18, at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church in Lisbon Falls. Interment will take place in the spring at Saints Cyril & Methodius Cemetery in Lisbon Falls. Those wishing, in lieu of flowers, may make a charitable contribution in Dori’s memory to Boy Scout Troop 109, c/o Holy Trinity Church, 67 Frost Hill Ave., Lisbon Falls, ME 04252. Arrangements are under the care of Crosman Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 40 Main St., Lisbon Falls, 353-4951.GAUTHIER — Pauline C., 81, passed away Saturday, March 1. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday, March 16, at Holy Family Church in Lewiston at 11 am. A committal service will be held at a later date in the spring. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral, Cremation and Monument Services, 70 Horton St. Lewiston, ME 04240. 784-4584.KEENE — Shirley E., 91 of Mechanic Falls, died in Lewiston on Saturday, March 11. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, March 17, at the Chandler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 26 W. Dwinal St., Mechanic Falls, where a memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the spring at Maple Grove Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made in Shirley’s memory to the Maine Veterans’ Home, 477 High St., South Paris, ME 04281.KNIGHTLY — in Norway, March 14, 2017. Elsie E. Buck Knightly, 98 of Buckfield. Funeral services Friday at 2 p.m. at the Buckfield Community Church with spring interment in Damon Cemetery, Buckfield. Family and friends may attend a time of visitation at the church Thursday from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make donations in her memory to Buckfield Community Church. Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 45 Main Street, South Paris.LAROCCA — Anne, 94, of Lewiston died Wednesday, March 8. Visitation will be Friday, March 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Fortin/Plummer Merrill Funeral Home, 217 Turner St., Auburn. Services will be held Saturday, March 18, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 155 Hogan Road, Lewiston. Donations in Anne’s memory may be sent to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, P.O. Box 1344, Lewiston, ME 04243-1344, or to a charity of one’s choice. (Lewiston Sun Journal)Nov 18, 2016
Heron, Flowers find success in debuts
University men’s coach Marc Kuntz and the rest of the Eagles had a tough opening weekend, dropping a pair of games at the Bentley Tip-Off Classic in Waltham, Mass., by a combined 47 points.
Merrimack beat the Eagles, 80-61, in the opener Friday night. Host Bentley was slightly more rude in dumping the Eagles, 84-56, on Saturday. In each of the games, Post was in a large hole by the half, trailing Merrimack, 50-32, and Bentley, 40-19.
Another former Sacred Heart standout, Charles Fisher, is a freshman guard for the Eagles. He played four minutes against Merrimack and did not score. He did not play against Bentley.
Quick stay: Not surprisingly, the UConn men fell out of the AP Top 25 poll Monday fresh off Friday night’s loss to Wagner at home. Once a comfortable home for the Huskies, the Top 25 has not been overly friendly to the Huskies since the breakup of the Big East following the 2011-12 season.
Since that time, the Huskies have spent more than three consecutive weeks in the poll just once. They were ranked for nine straight weeks from the preseason through Dec. 30 in the 2013-14 season. In addition, UConn has not been ranked higher than No. 17 in the preseason poll since checking in at No. 4 in the 2011-12 preseason poll.
That came after the surprising 2011 national title. UConn has also cracked the Top 10 in a regular-season poll just once since the breakup of the Big East. It was No. 9 on Dec. 9, 2013.