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Oct 26, 2018
Mansfield wins America in Bloom award
Other communities in the 25,000 to 75,000 population category included Athens,Ohio; Decatur, Illinois; and West Chicago, Illinois.
Each participant received a detailed written evaluation that can be used as a guide for future improvements, according to the press release.
Mansfield's evaluation was 29 pages long. Its ratings included a 91.67 percent for its flowers, 80.56 percent for its landscaped areas, 75 percent for its urban forestry, 55.88 percent for its environmental efforts, 77.27 percent for its celebrating heritage, 78.57 percent for its community vitality and 55.68 percent for its overall impression.
The evaluation noted Mansfield's 750 volunteers, 14,646 volunteer hours, 33 participating groups, 22 tree plantings and thousands of flowers planted.
"The community has risen above challenges of economic hardship and rallied residents to support beautification and historic preservation efforts," the judges wrote in the evaluation. "In your renaissance, you have begun the arduous process of expanding your community from being a center of manufacturing to a destination for visitors and locals alike."
This was Mansfield's second year in the America in Bloom program. Last year, it earned three out of five "blooms," a rating system that was change to stars this year.
More than 250 communities from 45 states have participated in the program, according to the press release.
"America in Bloom is helping towns and cities of all sizes achieve their potential," America in Bloom executive director Laura Kunkle said in the press release. "Every year, our participants raise the bar, and the accomplishments and progress shown by this year's group is again remarkable. These are, without a doubt, some of the best places to live in America."
... Oct 26, 2018
Mum dreams: Chico florist paying 'mum-ories' forward
She will be busy in the weeks ahead. It’s officially mum season as Wise County schools celebrate their annual homecomings. Decatur, Boyd and Paradise celebrated last week. This week is homecoming in Bridgeport. Next week, Alvord and Northwest are up.
Chico’s homecoming is set for Oct. 26 and Burgess, the owner of Chico Florist and Gift Shop, is readying to once again pay forward the memory she holds so dear to the lives of others.
Burgess has spent the past 25 years making mums in Chico. Her passion for flowers and arrangements has touched the lives of students for years, with mums hanging on walls and immortalized in photos and memories.
“It’s special,” she said. “I’ve seen generations.”
Burgess said the mum game has changed over the years.
When she was growing up, it was all about the fresh flowers. Now, it’s about silk, ribbons and trinkets.
Currently, she’s building mums with fiber optics and lights. Some prefer teddy bears, others rock Dragons on their mums and garters.
Burgess routinely goes to seminars to learn about the latest trends.
Just like the football game that accompanies them, mums are a big deal in Texas.
“I have people that come from other states and ask, ‘what is this mum stuff?'” she said. “It’s a southern thing, a Texas thing I guess.”
Mum culture is real, and it varies by region in Texas and Wise County.
Burgess said in Chico, students prefer their mums short and sweet. In Bridgeport and Decatur, the style is long and robust.
“It really changes by the city,” she said. “In Bridgeport and Decatur, they hit the ground.”
Burgess was a teacher at Chico High School for 41 years and taught floral arrangements.
“I’ve always picked wildflowers since I was a little girl,” she said. “And I always dreamed of becoming a florist one day.”
When the florist in Chico at the time was selling her ... May 24, 2018
Volunteers plant flowers
DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) -- Some people didn't let Thursday's weather go to waste. Beautify Decatur Coalition worked on its plan to make the city more beautiful with flowers. Volunteers were downtown all morning planting flowers in spots which usually get filled with trash. They wanted to see a change, so about two dozen met behind the library and planted flowers in 60-planters around Main and El Dorado streets. They say it's important the community sees its beauty. Connie's Country Greenhouse donated the plants. It also waters them through spring, summer and early fall. They say they only do this once a year, in the spring, but it makes a huge difference in the appearance of downtown. Beautify Decatur also has a competition coming up for businesses. The one with the best curb appeal and no litter or weeds will be eligible for awards. Oct 19, 2017
A Ray of Flowers
By Messenger Staff Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017Tags: DecaturRIBBON CUTTING – Decatur Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Oct. 5 for A Ray of Flowers. Pictured are (from left) Justin Sanders, Pat Cornelison and owner Ray Cornelison Jr. Messenger photo by Leisa GageLOCATION: 401 S. Washburn St. PHONE NUMBER: 940-627-1208HOURS: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon SaturdayOWNER/MANAGEMENT: Ray Cornelison Jr.PRODUCTS/SERVICES: Floral designs for every occasion, arayofflowers.com... (Wise County Messenger)Sep 22, 2017
A Flower for the Graves
Raines was one of the featured speakers on a panel about Patterson’s journalism legacy at this month’s AJC Decatur Book Festival, along with civil rights leader Andrew Young; Hank Klibanoff, former AJC managing editor and co-author of a Pulitzer Prize-winning book on press coverage of the civil rights movement; and journalism scholar Roy Peter Clark. In 2016, Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library acquired Patterson’s papers. “One of the things that stories allow us to do is to experience life through the eyes of the heart and soul of others,” said Clark vice president of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. “Gene understood that. Stories teach us who the villains are. But they also teach us how to love each other.”Below is the full text of Patterson’s “A Flower for the Graves,” which originally ran in the Atlanta Constitution on Sept. 16, 1963.------------------------------A Negro mother wept in the street Sunday morning in front of a Baptist Church in Birmingham. In her hand she held a shoe, one shoe, from the foot of her dead child. We hold that shoe with her. Every one of us in the white South holds that small shoe in his hand. It is too late to blame the sick criminals who handled the dynamite. The FBI and the police can deal with that kind. The charge against them is simple. They killed four children. Only we can trace the truth, Southerner -- you and I. We broke those children’s bodies. We watched the stage set without staying it. We listened to the prologue unbestirred. We saw the curtain opening with disinterest. We have heard the play. * * * We -- who go on electing politicians who heat the kettles of hate. We -- who raise no hand to silence the mean and little men who have their nigger jokes. We -- who stand aside in imagined rectitude and let the mad dogs that run in every society slide their leashes from our hand, and spring. We -- the heirs of a proud South, who protest its worth and demand it recognition -- we are the ones who have ducked the difficult, skirted the uncomfortable, caviled at the challenge, resented the necessary, rationalized the unacceptable, and created the day surely when these children would die. This is no time to load our anguish onto the murderous scapegoat who set the cap in dynamite of our own manufacture. He didn't know any better. Somewhere in the dim and fevered recess of an evil mind he feels right now that he has been a hero. He is only guilty of murder. He thinks he has pleased us. * * * We of the white South who know better are the ones who must take a harsher judgment. We, who know better, created a climate for child-killing by those who don't. We hold that shoe in our hand, Southerner. Let us see it straight, and look at the blood on it. Let us compare it with the unworthy speeches of Southern public men who have traduced the Negro; match it with the spectacle of shrilling children whose parents and teachers turned them free to spit epithets at small huddles of Negro school children for a week before this Sunday in Birmingham; hold up the shoe and look beyond it to the state house in Montgomery where the official attitudes of Alabama have been spoken in heat and anger. Le... (MyAJC)Jul 14, 2017
Decatur nonprofit's flower kits help bring science to life for GA students
Atlanta area students learn about their local environment while also grasping the basics of the scientific process is the two-fold mission of a new Decatur-based nonprofit.Georgia Blossom sprung up in January of this year, delivering interactive flower press kits to metro Atlanta students to help them observe and study the natural world. So far, 112 kits have gone out, with 89 of those to students at Alpharetta Elementary School and others to parents in Brookhaven and Roswell.The nonprofit is the idea of Decatur resident and Emory student, Gabriela Kova. Kova, who is in her third year studying political science, said she was inspired by working with children and seeing the “ah-ha!” moments when a challenging concept became clear.“[These kits] allow kids to examine colors, shapes and sizes and put it all together to draw their own conclusions in an all encompassing way,” she said. “I love seeing when these kids finally get a concept, and I want more kids to have those moments.”Using the kits teaches observation skills that form the building blocks of the scientific process, Kova said.Each kit comes in a decorative paper mache box and incl... (MDJOnline.com)
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