Florists in Independence, VA
Find local Independence, Virginia florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Independence and surrounding areas. Choose from roses, lilies, tulips, orchids, carnations and more from the variety of flower arrangements in a vase, container or basket. Place your flower delivery order online of call.
Independence Flower Shops
111 Courthouse St
Independence, VA 24348
126 E Main St
Independence, VA 24348
Independence VA News
Oct 15, 2020
Obituary: Kristine Lynne Franklin - Prescott Daily Courier
Franklin, 55, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sept. 12, 2020, after a four-year battle with cancer. Kris was born on Jan. 13, 1965, in Independence, Iowa, to Robert and Sharon Allen. Her family moved to Prescott Valley, Arizona, in April 1969. She graduated from Bradshaw Mountain High School in 1983 as Valedictorian of her class.
She married her sweetheart, Anthony Franklin, on June 1, 1983, five days after graduating high school. Kris always just wanted to be a wife and mother. Her life revolved around being a homemaker and mom to her four children. She and Tony also took in three other teens for a period of time who were also in need of a home.
Kris became a born-again Christian as a young girl and was faithful to Jesus her entire life. She enjoyed reading, loved to work jigsaw puzzles and baking. She also loved listening to Christian music and was a huge fan of tenor David Phelps, actually getting to meet him and attend a Barn Bash at his home in Culeoka, Tennessee, just before starting her cancer treatment. This trip was a special highlight in her life.
Kris is survived by Tony, her husband of 37 years; her children, Brando... Jun 19, 2020
Farm donates flowers as thank you - The San Diego Union-Tribune
Participants are assigned a restaurant that provides details on the date of first delivery. To apply, call the Aging & Independence Services from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at (800) 339-4661 and select option 7. Visit https://tinyurl.com/y89y4hpw.Free weekly webinar
on stress managementLeap to Success is offering Self Care in Stressful Times at noon Tuesdays via Zoom. Each 30-minute webinar includes a short guided meditation to bring calm to your day along with a practical tool to better navigate these challenging times. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for registration information or visit bit.ly/self-care-online for past episodes.Nominations soughtfor ‘Military Makeover’
Community members can nominate a veteran family to appear on the award-winning home improvement series hosted by veteran Montel Williams and WWE star Lacey Evans, a Marine Corps veteran who also guest stars on “Military Makeover.” You can nominate yourself or friends and family (veteran or active duty) to receive a home renovation. “Military Makeover” chronicles the renovation of a home owned by a military veteran and their family. The series also tells the family’s backstory, detailing the sacrifices and challenges experienced by military families. Application submission deadline is May 31. Visit militarymakeover.tv/tagahero.Young PlaywrightsContest seeks entriesPlaywrights Project is seeking submissions for its 2020 California Young Playwrights Contest for Californians younger than 19.
There is no entry fee, and each writer who requests feedback on their script receives an individualized letter with accolades on the strengths of their script and suggestions for future revision.The submission deadline is June 1. Entry forms are at playwrightsproject.org/programs/contest.Free online music,art and writing lessons
The Picerne Family Foundation is offering free live online one-on-one art, music and writing instruction in a new project called Shelter-in-Place: Face-to-Face. Volunteer professional artists provide instruction in painting, drawing, collage, stitching, art with stories, origami, keyboard/piano, guitar, singing, sewing, crafts, and writing short stories and folk tales for all ages and skill levels. Lessons can be scheduled at picernefoundation.org/contact-us.School hostsvirtual tributeThe Pacific Ridge School will pay tribute to its graduating visual and performing artists during its annual Senior Arts Spotlight Night at 6 p.m. Wednesday May 27 online at www.youtube.com/channel/UC2SXUYo8NbV25zIteFDnNEQ/live
OCEANSIDETeen Book Clubmeets virtuallyOceanside Library’s Online Teen Book Club will discuss “Skyward Vol. 1: My Low-G Life,” by Joe Henderson at 3 p.m. Wednesday May 27 via Zoom. The book is available on Hoopla: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12209236. Register at https://forms.gle/HJNKpFdHguaG2sJWA.div class="enhancement Enhancem... Feb 1, 2020
Community Connections Awarded Grant to Expand Flower Angels Mission - Cape Cod Today
Flower Angels’ services.
Community Connections provides comprehensive programs and life-enriching services that promote optimal independence for people with all types of disabilities, helping them to lead healthier, more fulfilling lives and promoting inclusion within the communities where they live.
Flower Angels delivers more than 200 bouquets each week to nursing homes and hospice organizations across Cape Cod. Community Connections has been a proud supporter of Flower Angels since its inception in 2014. Today, Community Connections clients from the South Yarmouth program help by bringing flowers to the Flower Angels workshop and participating in flower deliveries to the elderly on Cape Cod who are often overlooked.
“Our goal is to further increase community inclusion for the elderly and people with disabilities,” said David Botting, President and CEO, Community Connections Inc. “Specifically, we want to expand Flower Angels’ services to reach more recipients, engage with other community groups and offer vocational skills for Community Connections clients who may have limited employment opportunities.”
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A critic looks at the best gardens near the National Mall in DC - Washington Post
Kusama’s polka-dot-covered “Pumpkin,” center, are on display at the manicured Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
Across the wide expanse of Independence Avenue SW from the Mary Livingston Ripley Garden is Earth Day Park
, its homelier twin along the axis of the Ninth Street Expressway. It is less green, less tended and more basic in its plantings, and the noise of cars is ever present. But it is land reclaimed from the nihilism of concrete and one is thankful for it, warts and all. The park also leads to
behind the Federal Aviation Administration building, a tree-filled rectangle that wants some love, but is delightful, none the less, for being so hidden and so off the usual tourist’s track.
[Here’s what might have been built in Washington, but wasn’t]
The older buildings along the Mall were often raised above street level, on plinths, a now out-of-fashion design idea that nevertheless encouraged the incorporation of garden spaces that stand apart from the civic topography. Some of these offer ideal escapes. Along the south face of the National Gallery of Art’s West Building are two large fountains, surrounded by garden enclosures, and you might pass by them a thousand times without noticing how inviting they are. If you want to eat a sandwich, or just take a break from a run or a bike ride, climb the steps and find space on one of the benches nestled in the embrace of the old, neoclassical building. The Mall and all its tumult will seem a thousand miles away. Marvin Joseph
The Washington Post
“The Great Warrior of Montauban,” center, by Antoine Bourdelle, is one of several artworks in the Hirshhorn Museum’s lovely walled sculpture garden.
Some of the grander buildings along the north side of the Mall also offer green hideaways. Along Constitution Avenue from 19th to 23rd streets NW, are several gardens, some mere ornaments to the institutional facades they complement, but others genuinely inviting. The tone of
National Academy of Sciences’ front yard is set by Albert Einstein himself, whose statue sits rumpled, and at ground level, in the southwest corner of its green space. On the other side of the front garden is a lovely outdoor arbor.
[The best times to visit the monuments and memorials on the Mall]
Some of these institutional front yards look onto one of the great, unrealized possibilities of the Mall, which is
, an ill-tended and careworn park that was dedicated in 1976. This is land reclaimed from the Potomac River, and it is full of potential. There is a gentle rise and fall to the landscape, and a large, shallow lake. But the lake is filthy and the water is green, and the humble but evocative memorial to the signers of the Declaration of Independence is unkempt. There are plans to refurbish the park and build a new pavilion (an unnecessary intrusion). But nothing has happened yet. The same is true for
to the north, which connects the Mall to the White House grounds. It could be one of the most beautiful places in the city but is now merely a wasteland of provisional security barriers.
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American-grown fashionable flowers on display: See Oregon's floral portrait - OregonLive
For the fifth year, the petal promoters who organize American Flowers Week in the days leading up to America’s Independence Day have revealed a field-fresh and runway-ready couture collection.
--Janet Eastman 503-294-4072
Oregon’s floral garment is an autumnal-hued, fringed frock of seasonal and dried mums while California’s is a skateboard-accommodating mod Gerbera daisy dress.
Washington state’s dahlia-bedecked cloak was inspired by 18th-century patchwork quilts and Native American blankets.
[Dahlia Cape by Tammy Myers, First & Bloom, Seattle]
American Flowers Week, June 28-July 4, promotes domestic flowers and foliage, encouraging everyone to look beyond ubiquitous imported roses and carnations.
In June and July, every state in the U.S. is producing flowers to decorate cozy breakfast tables to splashy wedding receptions, each stem selected, in a very personal way, for its color, size and beauty.
Locally grown, fresh-cut flowers last longer and support the regional economy, says American flowers advocate and journalist Debra Prinzing of Seattle, who started the free, online Slowflowe... May 31, 2019
Slow Flowers Announces 2019 American Flowers Week - PerishableNews
As an advocacy effort, the campaign coincides with America’s Independence Day on July 4th, providing florists, retailers, wholesalers and flower farmers a patriotic opportunity to promote American grown flowers.About Debra Prinzing: Debra Prinzing is a Seattle-based writer, speaker and leading advocate for American Grown Flowers. Through her many Slow Flowers-branded projects, she has convened a national conversation that stimulates consumers and professionals alike to make conscious choices about their floral purchases.
Debra is the producer of SlowFlowers.com, the online directory to American grown farms, florists, shops and studios who supply domestic and local flowers. Each Wednesday, approximately 2,500 listeners tune into Debra’s “Slow Flowers Podcast,” available for free downloads at her web site, debraprinzing.com, or on iTunes and via other podcast services. She is the author of 10 books, including Slow Flowers and The 50 Mile Bouquet.