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Maine State Featured Florists
54 North StPresque Isle, ME 04769
Portugal #670Puerto Vallarta Jalisco, ME 48290
92 Mills RdNewcastle, ME 04553
15 Union School RoadLebanon, ME 04027
360 Route 3China, ME 04358
Maine Flowers News
Dec 14, 2018
Flower truck blossoms in downtown Utica - Utica Observer Dispatch
Designs Flower Studio out of New York Mills, but moved on to work retail for Harley-Davidson locally for more than a decade. Wedding arrangements remained a side gig, however, and LaBella said she always had wanted to take her work as a florist to the next level.She just needed the right vehicle.“The missing link was this truck,” LaBella said.LaBella Flowers is an online business, offering wedding services and custom arrangements. With the truck, LaBella said she has found success since first hitting the road on Halloween.Like a food truck, LaBella uses an outside menu to showcase options. An interior cooler keeps the flowers fresh. With the winter, LaBella said she plans to keep trucking through the winter, weather permitting.“Expect the unexpected,” LaBella said. “I try to carry things that you’re going to see in a flower shop and things that you’re not going to see every day. Like I have hydrangea, which is very, very popular — women love it — but then I have protea and they’re learning about it.”LaBella has a goal with the truck, she says: To take the “weirdness” out of buying flowers.To that end, LaBella said customers have taken to the names she uses for her product. A “Tommy Bouquet” was a special for Thanksgiving week — a reference to tom turkeys. She enjoys Aerosmith, and it shows with her standard bouquets assorted by size: Sweet Emotion, Rock Star and Big Bang.“You don’t have to know about flowers. All you've got to know is that you want to send flowers or to give flowers. And then it takes that bringing flowers to someone from my experience to yours,” LaBella said. “Because when you walk in with flowers, I don’t care who it is – that person lights up. You get a rush out of it and they get a rush out of it.”Contact ... Dec 14, 2018
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank looking for holiday boost - The-review
But while unemployment has dropped steadily, from 10.3 percent in 2010 to roughly 5 percent now, Ohio's poverty rate remained at 14.6 percent in 2016, according to the Ohio Poverty Report the state issued earlier this year.
"Poverty is what drives people's use of emergency food," Flowers said.
While more people are working, under-employment remains a problem. There are jobs that don't provide enough pay to cover all necessities, Flowers said. There are instances where families find themselves choosing between paying bills or buying food.
The food bank's strategy is to fill the meal gap and help families than might be missing meals, Flowers said. Support from the community is necessary to help the food bank meet that goal.
Last week's 13-hour radiothon relied upon a wide variety of supporters.
Diebold Nixdorf, ESP International and Bemis Co. were among many companies and organizations that collected food and delivered the donations to collection sites outside Giant Eagle grocery stores in Jackson Township and Fairlawn. Financial donations were matched by 415 Group, J.M. Smucker Co., FirstEnergy Foundation and Huntington Bank.
... Nov 28, 2018
In the Dark podcast: Supreme Court will hear Curtis Flowers’s appeal - Vox.com
Flowers was first sentenced to death for the murders in 1999, and he has remained on death row ever since.
Flowers's current appeal revolves around racism in jury selection. And its outcome could have serious ramifications - not only for Flowers himself, but for the racial makeup of juries around the country.
After Flowers's first two convictions (which were both appealed), higher courts found evidence of prosecutorial misconduct as well as racial discrimination during the juror selection process.
Flowers's lawyers argue that prosecutor Evans has a lengthy history of "adjudicated purposeful race discrimination" in selecting jurors for the cases he tries. Specifically, Evans has frequently relied on the peremptory challenge, which allows attorneys to ask for the removal of a limited number of jurors without needing to give a reason.
If you're thinking that sounds like it opens the door for potential misuse and abuse, you're right. The peremptory challenge has long been controversial because it may tacitly systematize racial discrimination; Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall favored its complete abolition.
And a 1986 Supreme Court case, Batson v. Kentucky, established that peremptory challenge cannot be used to discriminate against jurors based on race, ethnicity, or sex. But that's not always a guarantee of fairness.
In fact, in each of Flowers's first four trials, Evans used all of his juror "strikes," including his peremptory challenges, with the apparent intent to remove as many black jurors from the jury selection as he could.
Flowers's appeal of his latest 2010 conviction rests on this aspect of the case, and his petition minces no words about how Evans used peremptory challenges to racially discriminate against him:
Through the first four trials, prosecutor Doug Evans relentlessly removed as many qualified African American jurors as he could. He struck all ten African Americans who came up for consideration during the first two trials, and he used all twenty-six of his allotted strikes against African Americans at the third and fourth trials.
Two previous courts found that Evans's conduct violated Flowers's right to equal protection under the 14th Amendment. In fact, in 2007, the Mississippi state Supreme Court found that Evans's behavior represented "as strong [a] case of racial discrimination as we have ever seen in the context of a Batson challenge."
Now, the current appeal, which has reached the US Supreme Court, is arg... Nov 28, 2018
How militaries – new and old – used herbs plants and flowers on the battlefield - The Desert Sun
Just check the ruins of Pompeii if you doubt this. So long as the armies remained strong to protect her, Rome's agriculture flourished. But over time the soldiers changed some said, as requirements were lowered and training was lacking. At its zenith, a roman soldier was well-trained in engineering and construction as well as battlefield medicine. They not only built aqueducts and paved roads, they founded whole settlements that thrived long after Rome fell.
It was not the battle tactics, but a result of them that links Roman forts to the old world herb, yarrow, Achillea tomentosa and its wild relatives. This pungent herb with its familiar dried "everlasting" flowers contains a chemical that causes blood to coagulate. Therefore every Roman medic ensured a plentiful supply grew locally to stuff into fresh wounds on the battlefield, and to staunch bleeding later on. It was also grown by wood workers who grew it near the workshop for bleeding control of severed finger tips and cuts. While yarrow existed in only a few places before the Roman Empire, afterwards it naturalized wherever their villas, towns and forts once stood.
The last years of the Civil War were particularly difficult in the South after such prolonged conflict. More men died of dysentery and other diseases th... Nov 28, 2018
The Christmas flower - The Hutchinson News
Star of Bethlehem, while the red color represents the blood sacrifice of Christ’s crucifixion.Poinsettias might have remained south of the border were it not for the intervention of the first U.S. ambassador to Mexico, Joel Poinsett. Poinsett, a botanist, was so enchanted by the plant he discovered in Mexico that he sent cuttings back to his home in Charleston, South Carolina in 1828. The rest is, as they say, history. Poinsettia is often capitalized because it is named after a person. Joel Poinsett died on Dec. 12, 1851. To honor him, Dec. 12 is now celebrated as National Poinsettia Day.Poinsett was an intriguing personality. Besides being a first-rate botanist, he excelled in politics and diplomacy. He served in the South Carolina legislature and as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He also served as an advisor to five consecutive presidents from James Madison to Martin Van Buren in the first half of the 19th century. In his capacity as Secretary of War in the Van Buren administration in 1838, Poinsett presided over the United States Exploring Expedition, the first circumnavigation of the globe sponsored by the U.S. Poinsett insisted that the expedition should collect geological, biological and anthropological specimens. The specimens were displayed at the Patent Office building.Somewhat coincidentally, the U.S. was debating how to best use a $508,318 bequest—about $15 million in today’s money—from a British subject, James Smithson. Joel Poinsett was the first to argue that the money should be used to fund a national museum. Any visitor to the Smithsonian owes Joel Poinsett a big thank you.Joel Poinsett was a man with a prodigious intellect and many accomplishments, yet today, he is best known for being a devoted gardener. And for that, we are especially grateful.Jim Schinstock is a retired teacher. Email: email@example.com