Florists in Atwood, KS
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Jan 12, 2017
Winter TV: Where Flowers Now Bloom
The surveillance state gets a dystopian overlay in “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu, April 26). Based on a novel by Margaret Atwood, the series (starring Elisabeth Moss) is set in the totalitarian Republic of Gilead, in which women are subjugated to the theocracy that overthrew the government of the United States. Perfect subject matter for chilly evenings, though freedom (and spring) may beckon.
Sep 28, 2016
Brandies: Be smart when you plant around the pool
Northdale Recreation Center, 15550 Spring Pine Drive, Tampa. (727) 202-8505.
Explore the Ecosystems: Hike through wetland, oak hammock, pine flatwood areas. Free (registration required). 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. (727) 453-6800. brookercreek preserve.org.
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85 fascinating Alice Munro facts for her 85th birthday
It's not as bad as I thought." This book went on to win the Governor General's Literary Award in 1968.
10. Margaret Atwood read Dance of the Happy Shades in 1968, the year it was published in Canada. Atwood remembers being curled up beside a bar heater in freezing cold Edmonton when she read it and thinking "This is the real thing - wow."
12. Dickens's Child's History was full of grisly beheadings. Munro would reframe the stories in the book with herself as the heroine, and change the endings: "If I really liked my heroine in the story I didn't get her head chopped off - I changed the story so that wouldn't happen."
13. Munro's childhood home was turned into a beauty parlour called Total Indulgence.
14. She graduated from Wingham District High School with the highest standing in her class in 1949.¹
15. She didn't attract much attention outside of Canada until her work began appearing in The New Yorker. Her first New Yorker story was "Royal Beatings" in 1977.
16. The acclaimed Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar's new film, Julieta, is based on a trilogy of Alice Munro stories - "Chance," "Soon" and "Silence," from her 2004 collection Runaway. Watch the trailer below:
17. According to Munro, no one in Clinton, Ontario, where she's lived since the 1970s, knows who she is, "or if they do, they're a little embarrassed... I like that nobody here cares much about writing," she says. "It allows me to feel quite free."
18. Reading wasn't really encouraged in her family. Once it was obvious that Munro had turned into a serious reader, her mother referred to her as "another Emma McClure!" Emma McClure was a recluse relative of theirs who, according to Munro, "had been reading day and night for 35 years, with no time out to get married, learn the names of her nephews and nieces or comb her hair when she came in to town."
19. Munro's mother, Anne Laidlaw, started suffering the effects of Parkinson's disease when Munro was about 13. As the oldest child, Munro had to take over much of the housework, but says "It gave me a sense of responsibility, purpose, being important. It didn't bother me at all."
20. Even when Munro became a housewife herself, it wasn't the housework she resented: "Housework never really bothered me... what bothered me about it later was that it was expected to be your life... when you're a housewife you are constantly interrupted. You have no space in your life. I... (CBC.ca)Mar 11, 2016
Olbrich's annual Flower Show heralds arrival of spring
That includes work by local artists such as Matthew Nafranowicz, who does custom upholstery work at his Atwood Avenue shop, The Straight Thread.
“They are showing two of our chairs and one ottoman,” he said. “The pieces are rooted in the ideals of the upper Midwest — the furniture is understated and matter-of-fact.”
Tulips are among the plants in bloom at Olbrich. JOHN HART — State Journal
Nafranowicz also said he worked to make the pieces appropriate for the natural setting of Olbrich. The ottoman, for example, features natural cocoa fibers wrapped in burlap and attached with hand-hammered tacks.
“This is hand-stitched to give the padding its final shape,” he said. “Instead of covering all of this handwork in fabric, as it would have traditionally been finished, I use a thick vegetable-tanned leather and allow the stitching to remain visible,” giving it “a focus on traditional craft.”
Another art element at the show is a sort of play on the idea of a water bed — “we have a water feature every year,” Plantenberg said — including a bed frame and headboard, with matching bench, by artisan Jamie Stanek of Black Earth. The bed frame is filled with water that’s colored with beet dye, also used in Olbrich’s outdoor water features, Plantenberg said, to give it a deep, rich color and reflective quality.
The exhibit also includes reclaimed doors and windows hung as art pieces. These were done by Deconstruction Inc., a business on Madison’s Far East Side that salvages and sells materials, much of it vintage items, from building demolitions.
That speaks to another interesting aspect of the show, Plantenberg said, “the juxtaposition of modern and old.” The show also includes unique fixtures from Madison Lighting.
Tom and Mary Richards take in the Olbrich Botanical Gardens Spring Flower Show with their grandson, Sam Cechvah. JOHN HART — State Journal
Two friends visiting the Flower Show on Monday, Linda Ludden of Middleton and Connie Williams of Madison, found the space to be a beautiful mix of flowers, art and creativity.
“It’s wonderful for spring planting ideas,” Williams said. “I usually come every year.”
With this year’s exhibit featuring container plantings, it’s perfect for the two women, they agreed, since they each do a lot of container gardening. “Bring your camera,” Ludden said, to take away ideas for planting at home.
There is beauty not just in the flowers, but in the variety of containers themselves, Williams added, not to mention this year’s furniture art: “There’s something for everyone, that’s for sure.”
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Main Line Man, Athlete And Analyst, Dies At 30 From Overdose
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Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: the Chris Atwood Foundation for Addiction Treatment, Advocacy and Education (the John Decker Memorial Fund), P.O. Box 9282, Reston, VA 20190(http://www.chrisatwoodfoundation.org/#!donate/c1ghi) or the Gesu School, 1700 W. Thompson St., Phila. PA 19121 (https://www.gesuschool.org/;Decker played football, basketball, and lacrosse for the Haverford School, Philly.com reports. His family believes that a knee injury led to an addiction to drugs, including heroin, and that this led to his premature death.He played lacrosse for Cornell University in college, and after graduation eventually wound up working as an analyst at Actua in Radnor. He was born in East Falls.
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In defence of being a housewife: Writer Helen Ellis on what it means today
I have Pyrex envy” and “Every day I don’t have to re-enter society is a good day”).Ellis has been compared to Margaret Atwood, feminist singer Nellie McKay and Flannery O’Connor, the Southern Gothic master of grotesque characters. Asked where she sees herself in the cultural canon on homemakers, Ellis locates herself somewhere between I Love Lucy and Carol Peletier, the cardigan-wearing, M16-toting former housewife on AMC’s The Walking Dead: “I like to be at home and I like to entertain but if you cross me, whether that be insulting my meatloaf or bringing an infected zombie into my house, I am going to defend myself.”The author spoke with The Globe and Mail from New York about the art of making a home, and what housewife – or stay-at-home mom or “home manager,” if you prefer – means today.More than 50 years after Betty Friedan described “the problem that has no name” – the frustration and anger of unfulfilled housewives – why would any woman choose to identify as a housewife today?I myself am an American housewife. Am I reclaiming the word? It has never left my vocabulary. It’s something that, in my life and among the women I know, never went away. I keep hearing that it’s retro but I was raised in Alabama and my mother was a housewife until she went to law school at 40 years old. In the circles I have always run with, it’s never been a dirty word. I don’t say “just a housewife.” I say “housewife.”But the housewives in your book are not so quietly unhinged.That is the word du jour: “unhinged.” I think I’m getting to get a T-shirt that says it.They seem so full of rage, endlessly grocery shopping, cooking, hosting and tidying up.Aren’t we all?Why do you think the term scares women today?I guess they fear a lack of control. Maybe they feel that housewife is a subservient word, but I don’t have that. You never know what goes on inside a marriage. Maybe that’s what’s scary.Between The Real Housewives franchise and Wednesday Martin’s recent book Primates of Park Avenue, as well as a sizable community of housewife bloggers, where does the archetype actually stand today?There is a mockery with the shows and with that book, which looks at the Upper East Side from an outsider’s point of view. With the television shows, it’s us feeling like outsiders looking in on a world that we don’t belong to. But I will tell you, I enjoy the Beverly Hills housewiv... (The Globe and Mail)