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15100 S.E. 38Th StBellevue, WA 98006
132 Front Ave SwCastle Rock, WA 98611
234 E. MainPullman, WA 99163
240 Sw 2Nd StStevenson, WA 98648
1300 Washington StVancouver, WA 98660
Washington Flowers News
Oct 15, 2020
If a sunflower blooms in a city, does it make a difference? - Columbia Chronicle
When the sunflower heads turned downward for the first time in 2012, McHugh knew it was time to harvest them. But he found the residents of the Washington Park neighborhood wanted the sunflower patch to become a permanent fixture.
“Over time, I realized that there was something more important than a technical-scientific research project,” McHugh said. “There was something that took precedence over that, and that was what can natural beauty do for neighborhoods.”
In addition to being beneficial for wildlife, green spaces in urban areas are also important for “our own human benefit and emotional well-being” to break up what is otherwise a concrete jungle, said Michele Hoffman-Trotter, adjunct faculty member in the Science and Mathematics Department.
In Chicago, groups such as Chicago Eco House, 6439 S. Peoria St., are using urban agriculture to beautify neighborhoods while educating residents. When living in an urban environment, it can be easy to disconnect from Mother Nature, said Quilen Blackwell, president of Chicago Eco House.
Because of this, the group is there to establish a new connection between human beings and nature by turning vacant lots into 100% sustainable flower farms.
“The industry in the United States is pretty small for flowers; about 80% of the flowers that you see at the market come from overseas,” Blackwell said. “Very few urban flower farmers are located within the city.”
Despite this, McHugh believes Chicago is a great place for urban agriculture.
“Unlike New York City or Los Angeles, we are situated in the middle of some of the most productive agriculture in the world, some of the finest soils, even though they have been degraded in the city,” McHugh said.
This year a miscommunication between McHugh and an equipment operator who was taking care of the flowers resulted in the sunflowers accidentally being cut down before they had time to bloom in late August.
Sunflowers are native to Chicago and able to endure rough conditions but can harm pollinators, such as bees and grasshoppers looking for nectar, when cut down before it is time to harvest them, Hoffman-Trotter said.
“If you cut them down before they have the chance to go to flower, it is going to deprive all those pollinator species of the nectar that they depend on,” Hoffman-Trotter said.
Even though it is only Sunflower City’s third year of operation and the sunflowers were cut earlier than expected, McHugh hopes these seasonal flowers will bloom again next year to bring joy and sustainability to the Washington Park area.
“When something beautiful is wi... Oct 15, 2020
Floral Entrepreneur Keeps Her Business Blooming - Spectrum News
I do?’ and I came and I got so obsessed with the flowers and here I am,” said Campbell’s friend Marie McDowell.
McDowell helps out at the Washington Park flea market
“This is my fun time on the weekend to be around the flowers,” McDowell said.
While her best friend works the Guilderland Park flea market, sometimes they both work in tandem to keep the business flourishing.
With the flea market season coming to a close, this is one of the last weekends they’ll be selling their bundles of blessings on the road — but not to worry: They say something else is blossoming.
“I opened my shop now which is 811 Madison Avenue,” Campbell said.
Campbell is excited to have her very own space in Albany and according to her, so is everyone else.
“It’s amazing to see the response from my neighbors and community,” she said.
“I just enjoy bringing love and joy and comfort to people.”
... Sep 7, 2020
Robert Mercer, CEO who helped win Goodyear War, dies at age 96 - Akron Beacon Journal
Mercer recalled. A hearing, hostile to Goldsmith, before a House of Representatives subcommittee in Washington, D.C., proved to be a key turning point."I tried to tell him [Goldsmith] that he was not just fooling with another company, another takeover target," Mercer said in "Wheels of Fortune," the Beacon Journal book on the history of the city’s rubber and tire industry. "We’ve got 132,000 employees who want to see you go home. You bring nothing to the party."Mercer, Goodyear and Akron prevailed against Goldsmith.Rick Reiff, part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Beacon Journal reporters covering the attempted takeover, recalled speaking with Mercer the night the company agreed to pay "greenmail" to be rid of Goldsmith.Reiff said when they talked it was obviously the end of a long ordeal for the CEO.Mercer wanted to speak freely and let the Akron community share in the news, he said. One detail Mercer disclosed was that Goldsmith could not find the Goodyear stock certificates he owned when it came time to close the deal, Reiff said."It was very candid. It was honest," said Reiff, who recently retired as editor of the Orange County [California] Business Journal.Mercer "was a dyed in the wool Goodyear guy," Reiff said. "They don’t make CEOs like that any more. Or very few. He was a Goodyear lifer."Doug Oplinger, also part of the Beacon Journal’s coverage of the takeover and the paper’s retired managing editor, recalled Mercer talking about using his mechanical engineering background when he was a young Goodyear salesman. A client, Maytag, was having problems with a washing machine model. Apparently a tiny pulley that used a Goodyear belt wasn’t working properly. Mercer took a look and realized the pulley system required a notched, not smooth, belt."He designed it and saved the day for Goodyear and for Maytag," Oplinger said. "He took great pride in being an engineer who understood sales."The greenmail Goodyear paid to Goldsmith came at a high price, not counting the tens of millions of dollars the raider received to walk away. Mercer, who spent much of his time and energy to diversify Goodyear from slow-growth tires into areas such as oil and gas production and a $1 billion oil pipeline, was forced to spin off significant parts of the company to pay for the fight, which had saddled Goodyear with billions of dollars in debt.And where a top goal had been to create a more diversified corporation, Goodyear was forced to refocus on its core, tire making — something that Goldsmith had said the company needed to do. Goodyear Aerospa... Sep 7, 2020
Historically Speaking: Florists a big part of Dover - Seacoastonline.com
Bob's Flower Shop, Robert Ham proprietor, at 2 Central Ave. In the mid-1940s, there was Brown's Flower Shop (Aaron and Ralph Brown, owners) at 107 Washington St., which advertised being open on Sunday morning.The Whatnot Flowers and Gifts was at 517 Central Ave., owned by Edward and Natalie Duffy, with "a full line of religious articles."Perley Lee and his wife Mabelle had a greenhouse and retail store at 120 Stark Avenue next door to their home. In the mid-’80s the Siranian family at 103 Stark Ave. had a small greenhouse, and just down the road, beyond the current Dover Chevrolet complex, John Viola, who worked many years for the Lees, had two small greenhouses behind his family home.A larger, longer-lived business was Meader's Greenhouses at 21 Back River Road (the remains of some of the greenhouse buildings are still visible). The Meader family had deep roots in the Dover area. John lived at the corner of Back River and the Durham Road. Herbert lived just beyond the greenhouse property at 31 Back River Road (the house with the stone wall), and his son, David, lived at number 43. (Herbert, for a time, was a trustee of the Merchants Bank.) For many years, Meader's retail flower shop was at 10 Third St., then a large addition was built in front of the greenhouses, under David's management, and later became Sweet Meadows. The business was sold to William Hopkins, and subsequent owners have been at the current Portland Avenue location for many years since. (The original Sweet Meadows space is now Deco Dogs dog day care and grooming.)Just across the line in Madbury, close by the Durham Road, was Colpritt's Nursery, and much of the area today is likely supplied by the Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford, which has grown over the years as other wholesale dealers in the area have declined and new neighborhoods have been developed with landscaping becoming a major business enterprise. Locally, in addition to the still active Garrison Hill and Sweet Meadows, there is the Flower Room on the Upper Square, guaranteeing at least that Dover's flower retail remains alive and well.Tony McManus is a Dover native. He is a former trustee of the Woodman Institute and an amateur student of Dover’s past. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
... Aug 3, 2020
Elginite celebrates 100th birthday with car parade - Elgin Courier
Elgin Volunteer Fire Department and the Elgin Police Department, paraded down MLK Boulevard and Church Street from Booker T. Washington Elementary School to a spot in front of Greater Mount Vernon Zion AME Church, where Flowers sat and waved to the passing vehicles. Many of the vehicles were decorated with pink balloons and other decorations, such as signs wishing Flowers a happy birthday.
“Everything was lovely,” Flowers said. “I enjoyed the whole day.”
After the parade, Elgin Mayor Chris Cannon read a proclamation to Flowers, declaring that day as Ivory Flowers Day in Elgin.
Lots has changed over the years, Flowers said. When she was younger, she recalls riding in a wagon to McDade and Elgin, walking to school, picking up pecans and walnuts, raising hogs, chickens and turkeys, and hunting r abbits and deer.
She loved going to school and playing basketball, as well as going to church every Sunday.
“I’ve lived a good life,” Flowers said. “God has blessed me and brought me a mighty, mighty long way.”
Her advice to others is “serving the Lord.”
“God is first, and self is next,” she said. “I’m still walking and going (to church), I give God the credit for it.”