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September 8, 2005
Frances M. Rippel, former owner of a Carroll County florist shop, died of heart failure Monday at a Hanover, Pa., nursing home. The Eldersburg resident was 87. She was born Frances Martha Childs in Chambersville, Va., and spent her early years on her family's farm in Old Fields, W.Va. After losing the farm in the Depression, the family moved to West 28th Street in Baltimore. She attended city public schools and beauty school, and in the late 1930s established a West Baltimore beauty shop.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2010
Every morning, Seymour Murray would start his day yelling out his kitchen window to his neighbor. "Hey, old man. Make me breakfast," Murray, 55, would say. "Make it yourself," Milton Hill would yell back to Murray, who was also his cousin. But then the two would have coffee together in Murray's apartment above a florist shop in the 1500 block of E. North Ave. On Friday morning, Murray did not get a response from Hill. When Murray took his apartment's back steps to the narrow alleyway, he found Hill slumped against a fence, lying in a pool of blood.
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By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | January 19, 1996
The order was simple, but it was an arrangement David Traversari had never tried in his years at the Norman Holt florist shop: create a $30 "floral" display of dead greens and broken flowers and have it delivered to an obnoxious Dallas Cowboys fan."I was able to handle that order," Mr. Traversari, the store manager, said dryly as he stood among hacked stems and dried leaves in the flower shop's floral arrangement room.Norman Holt has always dealt in fresh flowers. But the shop has also always been a shining, colorful face peering through its picture window at Liberty Heights Avenue and Dukeland Street in Northwest Baltimore.
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July 14, 2010
Baltimore was known for things quirky and criminal long before Mark J. Adams opened what he claims is the world's only hot-pink bail bond office. And so the city's reputation should survive once the rain lets up and the "shocking pink" former florist shop that Adams moved into a month ago can be repainted. "We're going to paint it a stately green," Adams said. Fair Deal bail bonds sits at 2150 Boston, in a mostly residential neighborhood between Canton and Fells Point.
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July 29, 1993
Edwin Hochstedt Jr.Florist shop ownerEdwin A. Hochstedt Jr., who retired from the family florist business that was started by his grandfather in 1889, died Monday at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center after a heart attack at his home on Cherrywood Court in Cockeysville.Mr. Hochstedt, who was 61, was a native of Hamilton in northeast Baltimore.He retired in 1986 as owner of a Harford Road florist shop that bore the family name. The business was started on nearby Hamilton Avenue by his grandfather, who, at that location, grew the flowers he sold.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Staff Writer | December 14, 1992
After a decade of providing the supplies that helped Severna Park residents landscape yards and grow their gardens, Wentz Garden Center and Florist Shop is closing its doors.For now, anyway.Owner Bob Wentz said last week he plans to close the shop Dec. 26 or 27. He has found several potential buyers who probably would continue running a nursery at the site on Ritchie Highway, he said.But if they don't come through by March, he said he would reopen as a limited, seasonal gardening center.Mr.
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By Carl M. Cannon and Carl M. Cannon,Staff Writer | July 22, 1993
WALDORF -- They came to the parking lot outside Nick's of Clinton grocery and deli expecting a chance to ask President Clinton about his proposed tax increases -- and got neither the president nor the chance to ask questions.Some didn't even get in.These quickie trips across the D.C. line into Maryland have served as effective props for the Clinton administration, but yesterday's appearance in Waldorf by last-minute stand-in Al Gore left a little to be desired."It was extremely disappointing, and I'm sure I speak for all of Charles County," said Mickey Ferrante, Nick's wife.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2010
Every morning, Seymour Murray would start his day yelling out his kitchen window to his neighbor. "Hey, old man. Make me breakfast," Murray, 55, would say. "Make it yourself," Milton Hill would yell back to Murray, who was also his cousin. But then the two would have coffee together in Murray's apartment above a florist shop in the 1500 block of E. North Ave. On Friday morning, Murray did not get a response from Hill. When Murray took his apartment's back steps to the narrow alleyway, he found Hill slumped against a fence, lying in a pool of blood.
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,Sun Staff | May 5, 2002
State employee Gil Becker works hard to stand out from the crowd, and for good reason. "There are plenty of good dressers here at the state," he says, "but an equal number of ones who don't think as much as they should before they put together their outfits. I mean, the only place stretch pants belong is in a gym -- not in an office." Becker -- the director of Maryland Relay (a telecommunications system for deaf or hard-of-hearing people; www.mdrelay.org) and chairman of the National Association for State Relay Administrators -- attributes some of his sense of style to the six years he spent working as a florist.
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July 14, 2010
Baltimore was known for things quirky and criminal long before Mark J. Adams opened what he claims is the world's only hot-pink bail bond office. And so the city's reputation should survive once the rain lets up and the "shocking pink" former florist shop that Adams moved into a month ago can be repainted. "We're going to paint it a stately green," Adams said. Fair Deal bail bonds sits at 2150 Boston, in a mostly residential neighborhood between Canton and Fells Point.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,Sun reporter | April 11, 2008
Andrew Jackson Mallory Jr., former owner of a West Baltimore florist shop, died of complications from surgery April 4 at Joseph Richey House hospice. He was 66. Mr. Mallory was born in Baltimore and raised on Ruxton Avenue. He attended Frederick Douglass High School and later obtained certification from the American Floral Art School in Chicago. Mr. Mallory worked for years at the Druid Hill Park Conservatory, where he gained valuable horticultural experience, family members said. In 1971, he and his wife, the former Gloria Brown -- whom he married in 1961 -- opened Mallory's Flower Shop on West North Avenue.
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September 8, 2005
Frances M. Rippel, former owner of a Carroll County florist shop, died of heart failure Monday at a Hanover, Pa., nursing home. The Eldersburg resident was 87. She was born Frances Martha Childs in Chambersville, Va., and spent her early years on her family's farm in Old Fields, W.Va. After losing the farm in the Depression, the family moved to West 28th Street in Baltimore. She attended city public schools and beauty school, and in the late 1930s established a West Baltimore beauty shop.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | May 16, 2004
An Annapolis floral institution that over the years counted lawmakers, lobbyists and even governors among its clientele, has changed hands. Flowers by James -- a family business for 45 years on State Circle -- is now York Flowers, bought by a third-generation florist whose shop is in an upscale neighborhood of northwest Washington. Just steps from the State House and governor's mansion, Flowers by James has decorated weddings for thousands of brides around Annapolis, supplied corsages for the Naval Academy and many a May Day basket for businesses in Annapolis's Historic District.
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,Sun Staff | May 5, 2002
State employee Gil Becker works hard to stand out from the crowd, and for good reason. "There are plenty of good dressers here at the state," he says, "but an equal number of ones who don't think as much as they should before they put together their outfits. I mean, the only place stretch pants belong is in a gym -- not in an office." Becker -- the director of Maryland Relay (a telecommunications system for deaf or hard-of-hearing people; www.mdrelay.org) and chairman of the National Association for State Relay Administrators -- attributes some of his sense of style to the six years he spent working as a florist.
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By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | April 7, 1999
Maybe it was a crime of passion.Early yesterday morning, someone broke into a downtown Bel Air flower shop and stole more than a dozen red roses.Laura Flowers said the thief made off with the booty from her husband's store, Dale Flowers Florist, in the 100 block of N. Main St. after throwing a pot through the glass front door."
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By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | January 19, 1996
The order was simple, but it was an arrangement David Traversari had never tried in his years at the Norman Holt florist shop: create a $30 "floral" display of dead greens and broken flowers and have it delivered to an obnoxious Dallas Cowboys fan."I was able to handle that order," Mr. Traversari, the store manager, said dryly as he stood among hacked stems and dried leaves in the flower shop's floral arrangement room.Norman Holt has always dealt in fresh flowers. But the shop has also always been a shining, colorful face peering through its picture window at Liberty Heights Avenue and Dukeland Street in Northwest Baltimore.
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By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | April 7, 1999
Maybe it was a crime of passion.Early yesterday morning, someone broke into a downtown Bel Air flower shop and stole more than a dozen red roses.Laura Flowers said the thief made off with the booty from her husband's store, Dale Flowers Florist, in the 100 block of N. Main St. after throwing a pot through the glass front door."
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | May 16, 2004
An Annapolis floral institution that over the years counted lawmakers, lobbyists and even governors among its clientele, has changed hands. Flowers by James -- a family business for 45 years on State Circle -- is now York Flowers, bought by a third-generation florist whose shop is in an upscale neighborhood of northwest Washington. Just steps from the State House and governor's mansion, Flowers by James has decorated weddings for thousands of brides around Annapolis, supplied corsages for the Naval Academy and many a May Day basket for businesses in Annapolis's Historic District.
NEWS
July 29, 1993
Edwin Hochstedt Jr.Florist shop ownerEdwin A. Hochstedt Jr., who retired from the family florist business that was started by his grandfather in 1889, died Monday at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center after a heart attack at his home on Cherrywood Court in Cockeysville.Mr. Hochstedt, who was 61, was a native of Hamilton in northeast Baltimore.He retired in 1986 as owner of a Harford Road florist shop that bore the family name. The business was started on nearby Hamilton Avenue by his grandfather, who, at that location, grew the flowers he sold.
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By Carl M. Cannon and Carl M. Cannon,Staff Writer | July 22, 1993
WALDORF -- They came to the parking lot outside Nick's of Clinton grocery and deli expecting a chance to ask President Clinton about his proposed tax increases -- and got neither the president nor the chance to ask questions.Some didn't even get in.These quickie trips across the D.C. line into Maryland have served as effective props for the Clinton administration, but yesterday's appearance in Waldorf by last-minute stand-in Al Gore left a little to be desired."It was extremely disappointing, and I'm sure I speak for all of Charles County," said Mickey Ferrante, Nick's wife.
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