Florists in Colonia, NJ
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Colonia Flower Shops
105 Lake Ave
Colonia, NJ 07067
Colonia NJ News
Sep 7, 2020
Historically Speaking: Florists a big part of Dover - Seacoastonline.com
Masons, Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias, and a relatively exclusive organization, the Society of the Colonial Wars (perhaps the male equivalent of the Daughters of the American Revolution?).In 1921, Howe sold the business to Elwill Shortridge, a prominent Dover entrepreneur, owner of the C.E. Brewster Co., wholesale druggists, which was located in a building at the corner of Chestnut and Fourth streets, now the site of St. Mary's Parish Hall. At one time Shortridge also served as president of Merchants National Bank and president of the Dover Realty Co. He and his wife, who had been Ada Massingham, lived at 4 West Concord St., and he remained active in the business until his death in 1946. Ada then took over and with her nephew, Tom Massingham, managed the operation until her death in 1958.Tom Massingham had been born in England, but at age 5 was sent by his family to Dover to live with the Shortridges. As a young man he worked in the business, served in World War II, and upon his return and at Ada's death, became the owner of the Garrison Hill Greenhouses. In 1950, he was one of the first to construct a building on the nascent Miracle Mile, at what was then called Page's corner, opposite Glenwood Avenue. It was originally intended to be a retail flower and gift shop, but on Nov. 25-26 Mother Nature intervened at the Garrison Hill site with close to hurricane force winds that shattered greenhouse glass, entirely uprooting one building which landed on another, and causing an estimated $50,000 damage, well over a half million dollars in today's money.As a result, production at that location was limited and a much-reduced greenhouse space was grafted on to the building at Central Avenue. Over time the original greenhouse structures were dismantled and removed, the space eventually covered by apartment buildings, and the only reminder we have of what was there is the name of the street, Floral Avenue. (The business remains in operation, however, with the next generation, Thomas Massingham as owner, located in the small plaza at the corner of Chestnut and Fourth streets.)This was not the only florist operation in town. Recently we mentioned the Elliott Greenhouses set back some distance from the Dover Point Road (the location of the present Ponte Place development). This was a major producer of roses, with a national, even international, clientele. For a time there was a retail store, Thornwood, in the building now occupied by Patty B's restaurant.Bob and Barbara ... Mar 19, 2020
Vintage SoCal: An early bloomer in Pasadena’s Poppy Peak district - Los Angeles Times
The Roaring ‘20s were well underway, Calvin Coolidge was president and a first-class stamp cost 2 cents.An early Carr neighbor built this Spanish Colonial in 1929. Stylistically, it is somewhat of a rarity among the historic district’s defining Modernist houses, designed by architects including Richard Neutra and Lyman Ennis, that sprang up from the 1930s through the 1960s.The restored and updated multistory home is walled and gated at the street with a front-facing garage. The new garage door is an exact replica of the original.
A gated garden patio with an outdoor fireplace leads to the front door. Inside, the 2,856 square feet of living space features vintage architectural details such as interior archways, wood-beamed ceilings and wood floors. Balconies and banks of windows bring in views of the San Gabriel Mountains.Among the living spaces are an open living room, a sunroom/office, a formal dining room, an updated kitchen, a butler’s pantry, a wine cellar, an artist’s studio/gym, four bedrooms and four bathrooms.The lower level has additional entrances, a second kitchen, a utility room and storage.Upgrades include seismic and foundation work, air conditioning, a security system, insulation, exterior concrete work and automatic irrigation.
The asking price for 1470 Poppy Peak Drive, Pasadena, is $1.65 million. Maureen Erbe and Henry Blac... Dec 18, 2019
At Millbrook Farm in Concord, an early Christmas miracle - The Boston Globe
Farm from Boston, you must go out of your way. Take Route 2 west into historic Concord, past thickets of snow-drenched woods and picturesque Colonials. If you know where you’re going, you’ll find it, after a series of right turns, tucked back on the Cambridge Turnpike before the road abruptly closes to anyone passing through.The family-run nursery — which specializes in flowers and hanging plants in the spring, pumpkins and mums in the fall, and Christmas trees and wreaths in the winter — has survived its share of troubles.Sal Giurleo, 80, the brusque family patriarch, started the business 31 years ago, following in the footsteps of his father, an Italian immigrant who grew vegetables for First National grocery stores in the 1940s and ’50s. Big-box stores like Home Depot have taken a bite out of the gardening industry. For small growers, such as the Giurleos, it’s harder than ever to compete.But this year has been their worst. When construction began on the Cambridge Turnpike this spring, sales at Millbrook Farm plummeted. Although part of the turnpike remained open, roadwork made it virtually impassable. Construction vehicles and machinery fre... Nov 9, 2019
Letters to the Editor: Colonial Lake's plants are in flower - Charleston Post Courier
The beauty is in the details for Colonial Lake gardens.Stop, look around. Many plants are in flower and are gorgeous.“All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today,” as the proverb goes, but rarely are their seeds as stunning.But they’re there for everyone to appreciate. On foot, you’ll see just some of the results of the inspiration and effort of hundreds of volunteer planters, weeders and pruners and a handful of professional designers, horticulturists and donors.Over 20,000 specimens have found a home at Colonial Lake Park since 2016. Everyone will find something to admire and enjoy.Take any opportunity to stroll the grounds. Parking is plentiful on Ashley, Beaufain and Rutledge. A few plants appeal to drive-bys, however, most display their splendor best face-to-face.Many citizens have found a way to contribute to the beauty of this park, the Colonial Common, a 1768 grant from the British Crown to the people of Charlestown.Cash and securities may be donated to the Charleston Parks Conservancy or to the city of Charleston (FBO Colonial Lake Park). Volunteers are always welcome.Many plants need watering year-round. We work this park every Tuesday and Thursday morning.The vision for the Colonial Common will be furthered when work commences on Moultrie Playground. Hundreds of volunteers and donors are needed... Oct 10, 2019
Obituary: Elizabeth Lee 'Betty' Thomas, 76, St. Francis - Nelson County Gazette
ELIZABETH LEE “BETTY” THOMAS
Elizabeth Lee “Betty” Thomas, 76, of St. Francis, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, at Signature at Colonial Healthcare and Rehab in Bardstown. She was born Nov. 24, 1942, in Lancaster, Penn., to the late Russell Hugh and Naomi Forton Burke. She formerly worked as a waitress at Cedarwood Restaurant in Lebanon and was a member of the Catholic faith. She loved her flowers and gardening.
She was preceded in death by one son, Mark Thomas.
Survivors include one daughter, Cynthia Blanford (Dean) of St. Francis; one son, Chuck Thomas (Rose) of Glen Burnie, Md.; one brother, Russell Burke (Louise) of Georgia; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The funeral is 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, at Mattingly Funeral Home in Loretto with Deacon Joseph R. Dant officiating. Cremation to follow services.
Visitation is 3-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, at the funeral home.
Mattingly Funeral Home in Loretto is in charge of arrangements.
... Aug 22, 2019
Eugene Brock 'Gene' Maxey, 77, nothing made him happier than golfing with buddies at the Golden Horseshoe - Williamsburg Yorktown Daily
Gene then utilized his military expertise for 18 years as director of Materials Management for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
Nothing made Gene happier than golfing at the Golden Horseshoe with his golf buddies. He loved spending time at the Kingsmill Yacht Club and Sports Club. A huge film buff, Gene enjoyed Fridays at the movies, cheering his beloved Hokies and spending time with family and friends.
All will remember Gene as a fun-loving and considerate friend, father and husband. While serving at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany, Gene met his wife of 49 years, Jeanne Strassel Maxey. He treasured their daughter Laura Maxey, now living in Richmond, warmly welcoming her husband, Charles Shaffer, to his family. All of them express gratitude to their incredible neighbors and friends near and far and to the medical community’s care and support.
The family welcome their friends to Gene’s memorial at Nelsen Funeral Home at 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 24, with burial later in the Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to Williamsburg Hospice House.
Share online condolences with the family at Nelsen Funeral Home.
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