Archive: January, 2012

Deal reached on sale of Benedict’s

News from Delmarva Daily Times: SALISBURY — After three years of negotiations, the sale of a local landmark to CVS Pharmacy is finalized. Representatives from Sperry Van Ness announced Thursday the Benedict the Florist property on South Salisbury Boulevard has been sold to CVS for roughly $ 1.9 million. “This was probably the most complicated [...]

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Guessing Saeed Ajmal’s special delivery

News from PakistanToday.com.pk: COMMENT - Saeed Ajmal has reiterated – something that he had exclaimed last year – that he has created a “special delivery”, tailor-made to cater to the English batsmen’s maladroit approach to playing spin bowling; and that the unveiling of the aforementioned ‘variety’ would take place this month as Pakistan lock horns with the [...]

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Two Utah County women lent florist talents to Rose Parade

News from Daily Herald: From the time Angela Hall was little, she has watched the Rose Parade on television. This year, she not only saw it in person, she helped create it. The American Fork resident, along with Highland resident Tonya McBride, were on the floral crew for the Tournament of Roses Parade, the official [...]

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California State Home and Garden Show today and Sunday

News from Sacramento Bee: Joey Green doesn’t usually shave with Jif peanut butter or polish the furniture with Spam, but he knows he can in a pinch. “Necessity is the mother of invention,” said the comedian and author of 47 books. “People find solutions to problems with what they have on hand.” And that could [...]

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Flower festival kicks off Year of the Dragon

News from OCRegister: WESTMINSTER—Sandy Nguyen points to her orchids and knows which ones her customers will purchase. The Chinese and Vietnamese customers at this year’s Flower Festival will likely choose bright yellow and red orchids. The red ones are simply happy. And the yellow ones are particularly favored for the New Year because they are [...]

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Two Utah County women lent florist talents to Rose Parade

News from Daily Herald: From the time Angela Hall was little, she has watched the Rose Parade on television. This year, she not only saw it in person, she helped create it. The American Fork resident, along with Highland resident Tonya McBride, were on the floral crew for the Tournament of Roses Parade, the official [...]

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Aristotle perfect basil for the porch or patio

News from Centre Daily Times: No Min Price $ 10,000 $ 20,000 $ 30,000 $ 40,000 $ 50,000 $ 60,000 $ 70,000 $ 80,000 $ 90,000 $ 100,000 $ 125,000 $ 150,000 $ 175,000 $ 200,000 $ 225,000 $ 250,000 $ 275,000 $ 300,000 $ ……………. continues on Centre Daily Times >>> Read the full [...]

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2012 New Year’s baby finally arrives

News from Pekin Daily Times: PEKIN, Ill. — She may be a little late, but Rayleece Lynn Brown is playing her part as Pekin’s 2012 New Year’s baby — complete with smiles, dimples and the usual hiccups. And the little cutie held up for her first camera and video debut, making it clear that a [...]

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Nearly 100 years old, flower shop in rare company

News from Gloucester County Times – NJ.com: By Bob Shryock bshryock@sjnewsco.com Don Sanderson retired in 1992 after a 30-year career in public office—  including the final eight as Woodbury mayor. It was a giddy, high-achieving ride for the affable, much-loved and much-respected man highlighted by his patented recycling program that put the city on the [...]

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Rosalie A. Pantonini, florist, family restaurant manager

News from Buffalo News: Jan. 9, 1938—Dec. 31, 2011 Rosalie A. Pantonini, a longtime florist, died Saturday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a long illness. She was 73. The Amherst resident was born in Buffalo and graduated from Grover Cleveland High School. Ms. Pantonini started her career by managing the family business, the [...]

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