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Alva OK News
Oct 12, 2018
Wallingford flower shop owner celebrates 92nd birthday with town proclamation
Greco has operated the shop in the same location, 150 Center St., since 1950. Her husband and co-owner, Salvatore Greco, died in 2007.Salvatore Greco designed the flower arrangements, while Ann Greco worked the counter – greeting customers and answering the phone – and kept the books. Ann Greco's brother, Sal Spada, created the window dressings for several years.Running a small florist shop has changed during the last 70 years."We have a lot of competition right now," Greco said, "with the stores and the florists in town, but we have a lot of weddings and funerals that keep us going."Doreen Yanelli, Greco's daughter, contacted Mayor William W. Dickinson Jr.'s office a couple weeks ago and asked if he would mark the occasion and acknowledge her contributions to the local business community."He was more than happy to do that," Yanelli said.The mayor's office issued the proclamation on Sept. 28. "I'm used to bring proud of my mother and father," Yanelli said. "They are Wallingford."Greco had three children, and has four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren."The Wallingford Flower and Gift Shoppe has created beautiful bouquets and floral arrangements for countless special occasions," the proclamation stated, "which have touched the lives of many of us throughout the years."When she's not at the shop, Greco said she enjoys the company of her family and relaxing at home. She's a parishioner of Most Holy Trinity Church, a former volunteer at the Masonicare Gift S... Oct 12, 2018
Flower shop owner honored with mayoral proclamation
Greco has operated the shop in the same location, 150 Center St., since 1950. Her husband and co-owner, Salvatore Greco, died in 2007.
Salvatore Greco designed the flower arrangements, while Ann Greco worked the counter - greeting customers and answering the phone - and kept the books. Ann Greco's brother, Sal Spada, created the window dressings for several years.
Running a small florist shop has changed during the last 70 years.
"We have a lot of competition right now," Greco said, "with the stores and the florists in town, but we have a lot of weddings and funerals that keep us going."
Doreen Yanelli, Greco's daughter, contacted Mayor William W. Dickinson Jr.'s office a couple weeks ago and asked if he would mark the occasion and acknowledge her contributions to the local business community.
"He was more than happy to do that," Yanelli said.
The mayor's office issued the proclamation on Sept. 28.
"I'm used to bring proud of my mother and father," Yanelli said. "They are Wallingford."
Greco had three children, and has four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
"The Wallingford Flower and Gift Shoppe has created beautiful bouquets and floral arrangements for countless special occasions," the proclamation stated, "which have touched the lives of many of us throughout the years."
When she's not at the shop, Greco sai... Sep 10, 2018
Funeral notices for Saturday, Aug. 18
Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the West Poland Highland Cemetery, 230 Megquier Hill Road, Poland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alvan Ricker Library, 1211 Maine St., Poland, ME 04274.
COOK - Anita R., of Lisbon, passed away in Lewiston on Wednesday, Aug. 15. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980 Turner St., Auburn. A service of Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services, 999 Forrest Ave., Portland, ME 04102.
GAUTREAU - Daniel P., 69, of Roxbury, died Aug. 8 in Hanover. A celebration of Danny's life will be held at a date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Danny's memory may be made payable to Troy Barnes, c/o Oxford Federal Credit Union, 225 River Rd., Mexico, ME 04257, to assist with funeral expenses. Arrangements are under the care and guidance of S.G. Thibault Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 250 Penobscot St., Rumford, ME 04276. 364-4366.
LEEMAN - Lillian Hazel Jones, passed away Saturday, July 28. There will be a celebration of life at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Mt. Blue State Park, 299 Center Hill Road, Weld. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dan & Scott's Cremation & Funeral Service, 488 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington.
AdvertisementPRUELL - Norman F., 72, of Lewiston died Wednesday, Aug. 15. Per his request, there will be no service and burial will take place at a later date at the Maine Veterans’ Cemetery in Augusta. Arrangements are under the care of Crosman Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 40 Main St., Lisbon Falls, 353-4951.
RICHARDS - James "Jim" Aaron, 44, of Auburn passed away Monday, Aug. 6. No visitation. A celebration of Jim's life will be held at a later date. Donations may be made in his memory to the charity of your choice. Albert & Burpee Funeral Home.
ROGERS - Barbara S., 97, passed away Tuesday, July 31. Family and friends are invited to attend visitation from 11 a.m. to noon at The Fortin Group Auburn, with words of remembrance at 11:45 a.m. Burial will immediately follow at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Auburn. Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to Home Sweet Home, 6 Emerson Drive, Palm Coast, FL 32164. A service of The Fortin Group Plu... Sep 10, 2018
Artist Transforms Everett Bus Stop With Flowers
The installation won’t last long. They plan to take it down Thursday during the morning commute. Organizers say whatever they can salvage they’ll give away to riders to continue to brighten their day.
Jul 26, 2018
Norwalk Garden Tour set for Saturday
As a bonus will be several vintage/classic cars on display for your viewing pleasure, weather permitting.
Tony and Maria Alvarez's home on Rosedale Boulevard is a true hobby garden. The garden has evolved as interests and collections grow. There are many ideas for displaying plants, many types of flowers and lots of creativity for you to enjoy. Great curb appeal with bright Purple Wave petunias, richly planted pots, drift wood, hanging baskets, and in back, water gardens, planted bird cages and other delights. The side yard is edged with a perennial border that will have lots blooming on tour day. In early June it was all irises, peonies, columbines and daisies. Among all the color is a host of hostas and succulents.
Eric and Robin Rogers have celebrated Ohio State University with plants and paint. Their home at East Main Street is just right for a young family: not too much and lots of reliable perennials chosen to have something blooming in every season. Look for hostas of many sizes and colors, sedum used in new ways and good examples of knowledgeable gardening. There is a bottle tree, a clever display of herbs, a lighthouse bird feeder and red, white and blue bunting. The house and its trim are OSU colors; some of the plant colors echo the same song. And – the front porch bench, painted in OSU colors has a permanent guest: a bewhiskered Dr. Seuss guy, the Lorax, lounging on it.
We've toured Don and Debbie Helton's garden on Maple Street before, so you are in for a treat again this year. Plus all the wonderful plantings of a few years back, there are new additions, especially a new deck and pool. On June 1, when we checked out the gardens for the tour, it looked like they were completely ready for the tour, everything blooming, immaculately groomed and lovely. The little garden house, everyone's favorite, has been repainted and landscaped, and should go under the name of "She Shed" as it is Debbie's domain. Every great idea you ever saw in a garden magazine is here. Every plant or flower you've ever coveted is here blooming its heart out. Be sure to see this garden in all its glory as it is wonderful.
Russ and Sharlene White's garden on Hasbrock Road is quite different. Besides the usual bedding plants, hostas and perennials, they are building a wildlife garden of native plants for birds and animals around their pond. There are many native plants that are beautiful: coneflowers, liatris, daisies, asters, some lilies, grasses, cranesbill, goldenrod, black-eyed Susans, butterfly weed, columbine, milkweed, cardinal flower and others. They consider themselves to be the victims of the Soil and Water Conservation package, as many of the plants and trees originally planted from that package have, over the years, be... Jun 14, 2018
Flowers and feminism
Mellersh (Addison Turner), who treats her like a child. When Lotty sees an advert in the newspaper seeking to rent San Salvatore, a medieval castle in Italy, for the month of April to anyone who “appreciates wisteria and sunshine,” she jumps at the opportunity.
She soon enlists a woman from her church, Rose Arnott (Teresa Hurley-Miller), to join her and help defray costs. Rose is even more dissatisfied than Lotty, though it’s only later that we learn the cause of her pain. Two other women join the crew: the beautiful but melancholic Lady Caroline Bramble (Samantha Lucas) and the hilariously snooty Mrs. Graves (Mary Burns), who, when unable to understand someone speaking Italian, declaims “I speak only the Italian of Dante.”
Act I is set in a dark, dreary and rain-soaked London, but following intermission the curtain is drawn to reveal a world of flowers, colorful furniture and, in the distance, mountains and the ocean. TOTR’s stage is tiny-I call it “Plays in a Box”-but set designer Jerry Miller, who also directed and plays Rose’s husband, Frederick-did a remarkable job of opening it up and evoking the spirit of San Salvatore, whose name suggests joyful salvation.
Hilsee, as Lotty, was absolutely delightful on the night I attended (Friday, June 6). Playing a woman who expects everything to turn out well and shares that optimism freely, she made us fall in love with her.
In some ways, Hurley-Miller had a more difficult role; her Rose is a complex woman who is hiding secrets, and Hurley-Miller let us see into her psyche while keeping her secret from the other characters.
As Lady Caroline, Lucas was terrific-and she’s only 16! She seemed much older in her role as a troubled “modern” woman (read: flapper) struggling to process a great loss in the war.
The male actors gave creditable performances in roles that were basically setups for the women. I especially enjoyed Andy Hafer as Anthony Wilding, the castle’s owner, who showed up mostly to flirt with the women and provide comic relief with Costanza the cook (a very funny Natalie Valencia).
When the men arrive at San Salvatore, the characters resolve their issues so that everybody can go home happy and in love. For the women, this means they have relationships with their men that are based on equality. And those who have experienced loss are able once again to smile at life.