Newswatch 50: Local News

Friday, July 04, 2008

Fresh FTD Delivery Flowers

If you are living in Kansas City and need to buy fresh flowers, or you want to send flowers to Kansas City. You can check various online florists’ websites or you can go to local florists in Kansas City, KS and buy your fresh flowers. Kansas City local florists include Mears Florist, Village Flower Company, Eidson's Florist, Fields Florist, P J'S Floral, Michaels Heritage Florist, Sara's Florist, Michael's Heritage Florist, Hen House Supermarkets - Missouri Stores- Kansas City- Floral, Evans Don Florist, Mohr-Mears Florist, Roses Only, Don Evans Florist, Pulley Wholesale Florist, Flowers by LA FLOR Shoppe, Burns Floral & Home Decor Too.

If you are living in Concord and need to buy fresh flowers, or you want to send flowers to Concord. You can check various online florists’ websites or you can go to local florists in Concord, NH and buy your fresh flowers. Concord local florists include Olde Speedway.

If you are living in Columbus and need to buy fresh flowers, or you want to send flowers to Columbus. You can check various online florists’ websites or you can go to local florists in Columbus, OH and buy your fresh flowers. Columbus local florists include A LA Wiskets, Details, Hilltop Florists, Olentangy Plaza Florists, Victoria's Four Seasons Florists & Gifts, Market Blooms Etc, For Someone Special Florist, Miller's Farm Market, Avantgarden, University Flower Shop, Eve's Flowers Inc Reynoldsburg, Designs by Doe Florist, Timeless Petal, Blumen Garten Florists, Flower Factory Inc, Flower Galaxy, Sawmill Florist by Sonya, Stanford Interior Gardens Inc, Expressions Floral Design Studio, Ford Flowers, Flowers by Mel, Mille Fleurs Flowers, Imagine Custom Floral Designs, Downtown Floral Company, Stember VI Florist, Designs by DOE, Meyer Interior Accessories, Lagniappe Inc A Little Extra, Flowers by Stember, Hill's Floral Products CO of Ohio, Capitol Square Floral & Gifts, A Private Affair Inc, Chapel Hill Flowers & Gifts, Flowerama, Bella Flora, Milano Florist, Dixon Bob & Associates, April's Flowers & Gifts, Fifth Avenue Floral CO & Greenhouse, Rees Flowers & Fine Gifts Inc, Say It With Silk Floral Design Studio, Trees On Occasion Inc, Jo Anne Flowers, Paper Flower, Flowers On Orchard Lane, Cobblestone Gardens, Cua's of Columbus, Villager Flowers & Gifts, Floral Originals, Fireside Florist & Gifts, Connells Maple Lee Flowers & Gift, Green, Hamilton Flowers & Gifts, Hoffman Farm Market, Kabloom, Cline's Flowers, Bexley Flower Shop, Virgil Alwood Florist Inc - North, Village Petals Inc, Hobby Lobby Creative Centers, Culpeper's, Dawson's University Flower Shop, Giant Eagle - Columbus, Hills Market, T Bears Florist & Gift, Foliage International, Trippies Distribution, Kroger Food and Pharmacy, Grandview's Fiori Florist, Rees Flowers & Fine Gifts, Whitacre Flowers, Daisy Basket, Buffington's Flowers, Mimosa Floral Design & Gifts, German Village Floral & Nursery.

If you are living in Augusta and need to buy fresh flowers, or you want to send flowers to Augusta. You can check various online florists’ websites or you can go to local florists in Augusta, ME and buy your fresh flowers. Augusta local florists include.

If you are living in Washington and need to buy fresh flowers, or you want to send flowers to Washington. You can check various online florists’ websites or you can go to local florists in Washington, DC and buy your fresh flowers. Washington local florists include Florist Studio, Georgetown Flowerland, Peters Flower Stand, Blackistone Florist, Heavenly Florist Inc, Flowers On Fourteenth, Bird's Florist, Marianne Florist, Flowers On the Hill, Just Roses, The Floral Studio, Ultra Violet Florist, L & S Wholesale Florist, Simply Sunshine Gift Tea Baskets, Renae's Flowers & Gifts, Flowers by JENI Inc, Flower Town Express, Le Printemps Flower Shop, National Floral Supply of Marland, Balloons and Plush, Greenworks - Spring Valley, Chacon Just for You Flowers, Metropolitan Florists Delivery Cooperative Inc, Dupont Flowers, A Little Shop of Flowers, A Balloon Bouquet®, Evelyn O Chisley, Dove Florist, Park Plaza Florist, Alhariri Enterprises, Flowers By Jeni, Aster Florist, Ophelia's Flowers Cards & Gifts, JC Enterprise, Flower Designer, DC Florist, Greenberg- Martin L Florist, Avenue Florist, Georgetown Florist, All Of Your Dreams Flowers & Spas, L'Enfant Florist Inc, Giant Food Inc and Giant Discount Drug - Maryland- Waldorf- Charles County P, Lehop & FAI Attorney's Office, Shane Floral, The Roseman Roses & Flowers from Ecuador, Sandy's Flowers, Peter's Flower Stand, Acacia Flowers, Washington Floral Design Group, Watergate Florist, Giant Food Inc and Giant Discount Drug - Pharmacies- District of Columbia- , D C Flowers, McCallum Sauber Wholesale Florists Inc, Washington Harbour Florist, Flowers International Inc, Greenworks - Ritz Carlton, Classic Flowers Inc, Executive Balloons Inc, Bird's Florist Inc, Giant Pharmacy, Walter Reed Flower Shop, Friendship Flower Shop, Sandra Vonetes, Capitol Hill Flowers & Fruit, Floral Arts Inc, Grand Floral & Design, Safeway Food & Drug - Washington Stores, Washington Flower Center, Giant, Columbia Floral Gallery, The Ociana Group, Capitol Florist & Gifts.

You can check online florist, it has loads of florists’ business listings that you can visit to order your online flowers. Or you check one of the online yellow pages websites.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Free Ads Online

Let's face it, when it comes to selling things in the North Country, our market is often limited. We try the Watertown Times or the Penny Saver and we get no results. That is why sellers need to broaden their horizons by advertising on the Internet using Online Classifieds.

It does not matter what you have to sell using sites Stumble Here, a free ad site will help you sell it. They have numerous categories from Trucks to Real Estate and everything in between. Not only do you save by not paying a listing fee, you also expose your product to a wider audience who may be interested in what you are selling.

Stumble Here is not only a great site to sell stuff; you can also find some really good bargains. I looked all over for a tool I was wanting and I could not find it. I searched on their site and found one down in Syracuse. I was going down there for something else so I contacted the seller and arranged to buy it while I was there.


This site is also not crowded with a lot of junk ads so I put in some links for you to check out. Please feel free to leave a comment about what you think.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Strawberry Season

It is that time of the year again in the North Country. The time to pick those ripe wonderful strawberries to enjoy. We purchase ours from the Amish but there are many places in the North Country to buy these little nature's wonders.



One of the places many people love to pick their berries is at Behling's Spookhill Farms in Adams, NY. It is a fun place to visit and it offers great produce and wine.







As you can see by the picture, we have already froze up some strawberries for the rest of the season.

Do you have a great place to pick strawberries? Leave a comment to let others in the area know.

I am looking for a good place to pick blueberries. If you know of any, please let me know by leaving a comment.

Enjoy the berries!

2008 St. James Fair

Well it is fair time again and the beginning of fair season in the North Country is normally marked by the St. James Fair. This year the event will be held on June 19th, 20th, and 21st.

This is a great time for everyone and it is free to walk around. They offer great food some rides for the kids, and some local entertainment. I always like to go to enjoy their sausage sandwiches. To me there is nothing like fair food to make the belly happy.

For those of you who never have been to the fair, it is located on the main strip in Carthage, NY at the St. James Church across the road from Kinney's Drug Store.

Come one, come all to to this great event.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Strawberry Festival in Adams

This is the official announcement for the Strawberry Festival.


The South Jefferson Historical Association will be sponsoring their annual Strawberry Festival on Friday June 20th from 10:30 am – 6:30 pm and Saturday June 21st 2008 from 10:30 am – 3:30 pm at the Sixtown Meeting House located at 33 E. Church St. in Adams, NY.

Events will include a Chicken BBQ each day cooked up by the skillful hands of the South Jefferson Lions Club and a full menu from the grill including Hoffman hotdogs, hamburgers and Italian sausage, salt potatoes, beans, rolls, salads and homemade strawberry shortcake, soft ice cream and strawberry sundaes.

In an effort to speed up our food serving line, we will be adding a “food express lane tent” this year. This will offer faster service to everyone by serving those wishing to purchase chicken dinner take-outs separately from those wanting food from the grill, and sit down service during our peak traffic times, typically from noon until 1:00 pm.

There will be a two day craft show indoors and out, a variety of technology displays including a model railroad setup by train buffs Stuart Perkins on Friday and Malcom Jones on Saturday and an exhibit by the Sci-tech Center of Watertown who will be doing science experiments throughout both days. Local antique and classic car owners have been invited to display their prized automobiles (weather permitting) with the larger turnout being expected on Saturday. We also will have our usual plant sale, bake sale, raffle, silent auction, sale of local histories, maps, postcards, and recordings of local events from the 1930’s and 40’s as well as demonstrations by local weavers, spinners and wood turners.

Saturday’s events will include the State Police conducting their child fingerprinting / ID program, children’s games, facepainting and a petting zoo. On Saturday only, individuals may bring in their antiques for a professional appraisal by Gerald Petro. A 26-year veteran in the antique business, Gerald operates the Iroquois Auction Service and will be present to do appraisals. Clear photos of items will also be accepted. Appraisal costs will be $3.00 per item or two for $5.00. House calls may be arranged for Saturday after 3:30 pm for $25.00 each. Mr. Petro will also be buying gold and silver such as chains, jewelry, coins, tea sets, candlesticks and more. Proceeds from the weekend’s events support our museum’s operational expenses.

Anyone wanting more information about the festival may call 583-5459. Please come and join us for a weekend of food and fun as we welcome in the area’s strawberry season.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Kitchen Remodel

I am in the process of redoing the kitchen and have been planning the project for quite some time. I am about to purchase all the material I need after doing a lot of research to save money.

I mentioned in an earlier post that I wanted to purchase all my stuff locally but I was shocked that I could find such a good deal on steel kitchen sinks and kitchen faucets by buying them online. I am figuring the project should take a good part of three months and I am trying to barter some of the labor with people I know.

We are planning on redoing the whole kitchen in a farm theme since we live in an old farmhouse. We are doing more gardening and we are raising our own food, so I will be adding a special prep area with two prep bar sinks to allow easy access to water without tying up the main sinks.

Between my Internet purchases of the sinks and bartering for some of the labor, I will have saved a substantial amount of money on the whole project. I am trying to pay cash for everything to avoid long term charges so every penny saved will be a great blessing.

I saved a bunch of money by ordering my sinks online. If you have any other suggestion for me to save money on the project, please leave me a comment.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

James Wright is a Disgrace

I am furious at James Wright for the crap he pulled just a short time ago. He resigned from office to take another job. This started a very negative campaign between Aubertine and Barclay for the State Senate seat. This create a battle of negative campaign ads from both candidates conducted. It was a sore stain for the North Country and politics in general.

Now after all the dust has settled and Aubertine won, Wright now states that he is not happy and is thinking of running again in November to get his seat back. I think he is a disgrace to have left his seat mid term just to take a better job and now that he is not happy with that job he wants to return to his old job.

The man quit and left the seat and his district without representation. He caused a bitter conflict that cost a large amount of money and now he wants to return to office. We can not stop him from running; however, I encourage the voters to not support him if he does. Political service should be taken serious and if you are elected, you should be man enough to complete the term you were elected to. Because he failed to do so, I do not see where he should have the gall to run again.

I believe this makes him a total disgrace!

Please feel free to share your opinion.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

New York Governor Resigns

Eliot SPITZER resigned today at 11:45 am. He did not elaborate on what he did but he did apologize to his family and New York for his personal failing. I am shocked that the man who put on the persona of being above all the corruptness that politician’s fall for now is caught up in a prostitution ring. It is alleged that he has spent as much as $80,000 over the course of a few years.

I say it is about time for him to resign. I am not only disgusted by his lack of consideration he has for his family but the fact that he portrayed himself as squeaky clean. He is leaving Monday March 17th and I say it is not soon enough. I am not saying other politicians do not do the same thing but this is a man who went after this kind of crime and was suppose to clean up politics in New York.

I hope the state can recover and hopefully improve things for us New Yorkers.

What is your opinion of this event?