Florists in Ames, IA
Find local Ames, Iowa florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Ames and surrounding areas. Choose from roses, lilies, tulips, orchids, carnations and more from the variety of flower arrangements in a vase, container or basket. Place your flower delivery order online of call.
Ames Flower Shops
3011 South Duff Street
Ames, IA 50010
2619 Northridge Pkwy
Ames, IA 50010
22085 580Th Avenue
Ames, IA 50010
640 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010
3134 Northwood Dr
Ames, IA 50010
Ames IA News
Jun 14, 2018
Funeral today for police officer from Fishkill killed in crash
The funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. today at St. James the Apostle Roman Catholic Church at 12 Gleneida Ave. in Carmel, with burial to follow at Fishkill Rural Cemetery on Route 9, according to his obituary. A wake was held at Cargain Funeral Home in Mahopac Monday.
Police officer from Fishkill killed in crash was to be married Friday
Police officer from Fishkill dies after motorcycle crash
Pietropaolo, a 29-year-old Carmel police officer, died after crashing in Kent on June 7, eight days before he was to be married to Jacqueline “Jaci” Krampitz.
A Marist College and Carmel High School graduate, Pietropaolo had police ties throughout the region, having grown up the son of retired Yonkers police officer Gary Pietropaolo and starting his law enforcement career with the SUNY New Paltz police in 2011 before joining Carmel in 2016.
Mary Ritayik, interim chief of the SUNY New Paltz police, said her department would be represented at the wake and will be attending the funeral with officers from SUNY Albany and Purchase College.
“For those of us who had the chance to work (with) and know Gary, he was a great officer and friend to all,” SUNY New Paltz police said in a Facebook post on Friday. “We will miss Gary’s never-ending smile, professionalism and caring attitude. His tenacity for law enforcement was unparalleled and admired by his peers. Our prayers are extended to his family and friends.”
Pietropaolo had been riding his motorcycle on Route 301 when he collided with a mail truck that was backing out of a driveway, Kent police said. He was taken to Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, w... Jun 14, 2018
Funeral arrangements set for Grupo Mazz frontman Jimmy Gonzalez
Gonzalez; and a brother-in-law, Richard Villarreal.Jimmy is survived by his wife of 19 years, Anna Lisa Gonzalez, his 5 sons: Henry Lee (Patricia), James “Junebug” (Lenore), Lee Michael “Mikey” (Nancy), Joseph “Choch” (Celina), and Robert Lee “Uker” (Erica) and their mother, Yolanda Solis. He was the proud grandfather of 10: Lee Michael Jr., Dominic James, Jaymee Leigh, Myranda Jolie, Miranda Larysse, Nicholas Anthony, Meagan Grace, Henry Lee, and Sofia Lee. Jimmy will also be missed by his siblings: Beatriz “Bea” Villarreal, Julia “Lulu” Garza, Tommie “Magill” (Betty) Gonzalez, Cindy (Adolfo) Garcia and Norma Lee (Lonnie) Valdez along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.According to the funeral home, ‘In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Jimmy’s name may be made to the Gonzalez Family Fund at any IBC bank, account #1012511023.’... Jun 14, 2018
Community calendar: Juneteenth, PrideFest, Father's Day and more
Homeward Pet Kitten Shower
SAT Donations for kitten care requested, including kitten food, kitty litter and toys; games, refreshments, activities for all ages, see kittens, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, MoltenWorks Glass Studio, 12810 N.E. 178th St., Woodinville (homewardpet.org/events/furbabyshower).
Killer Whale Tales
SAT Presentation about Killer Whales, 1/2 mile elevation nature trail, open an hour in advance, 1 p.m. Saturday, Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. S.E., McCollum Park, Everett; $7, reservations required (425-316-8592 or streamkeeper.org).
Bow Wow Meow Luau
PLAN AHEAD Shelters and rescues with pets for adoption, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 23, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond (facebook.com/events/182570682391431/).
Woodland Park Zoo
ONGOING Assam Rhino Reserve, Butterfly Garden, Willawong Station Bird Feeding, Family Farm, Historic Carousel, keeper talks, Zoomazium kids’ activities; baby gorilla Yola on view, 12:30 p.m.-closing daily; zoo open 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily; Evening Zoo special hours 6-8:30 p.m. June 21, 28; W... Jun 14, 2018
Bloomsday: what's all the fuss about?
Bloomsday: A Celebration of Flowers, right?No. It’s a celebration of James Joyce’s novel Ulysses, which takes place over the course of a single day, June 16th, 1904.
Sounds like a great day.It is, though Bloomsday is now a week-long event, with festivities beginning on June 11th.
Do I need to read the book to enjoy it?Absolutely not. Get up to speed with the storyline and characters in a variety of events that make the famously difficult tome much more accessible. The entire book is being staged at the Abbey Theatre, in an inventive adaptation by Dermot Bolger that mixes music-hall performance traditions with interior monologues (Abbey Theatre, 7.30pm, June 11th-July 27th).
Jun 14, 2018
5 reasons Shakespeare would love Longwood Gardens
Richard and Cuthbert Burbage to save their theater … by dismantling it on a Christmas night and later taking the lumber across the Thames River. There, they began construction on the first Globe Theater, with Shakespeare as a major shareholder.
3. It’s an open debate whether Shakespeare was a gardener himself, but his plays suggest he loved to spend time in them.
“He certainly had a good knowledge of plants,” said Tom Moores of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, speaking to the Seattle Times. “His work is littered with references to flowers and herbs, often employing flowers in his metaphors and similes used to illustrate people’s personalities.”
Indeed, Shakespeare set dozens of scenes in gardens or orchards, and it's easy to imagine him staring at Longwood’s meadow in springtime with the words of “Love’s Labours Lost” on his lips: “When daisies pied and violets blue / And lady-smocks all silver-white / And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue / Do paint the meadows with delight.”
4. Shakespeare was fascinated by Italy, a seemingly wild place where anything could happen. He set his plays in Verona, Padua, Venice, Messina and, of course, ancient Rome.
Scholars may debate whether Shakespeare ever traveled to those places himself, but he would have fo... Jun 14, 2018
'Iris Man' Don Goss has a field of flowers for sale in Fort Wayne
Iris Man’s house at 6311 Smith Road for decades, with up to 10 people showing up a day to get a typed list of his 17 rows of irises, with names like Boogie Woogie, Fortunate Son and Loop the Loop.
Goss won’t say how old he is, only that he’s lived in the house since he was 2.
The irises are the symposium list of the top 100 irises as selected by the American Iris Society’s members. Prices range from 50 cents for the oldest registered irises such as 1927’s blue purple Baldwin to $50 for the newest varieties, including Vanilla Frappe that’s white and pale lavender with orange beards, the fuzzy-looking parts coming from the middle. Many of the irises cost around $4.
Each iris’ name is stamped into a metal sign, with Goss explaining the flowers follow where the sign is planted. Bloom season is April 27-June 15, with peak bloom time being around May 30, plus or minus a week.
“We had a cold, wet and snowy springtime,” Goss said. That will slow down the iris from emerging.
On Saturday some blooms still hadn’t opened. Meanwhile, Brandie Batchelder, a sign language interpreter at Wayne High School, said some had bloomed overnight. She had been there the day before to start taking photos of each kind of iris that Goss had.
“I’ve come here for three years and love it,” she said. “I wait all year.”
She brought along her daughter, Rayanna, to help take photos so she can catalog the plants, partly so...