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Corresponding secretary for the club and flower show committee member Nancy Boardman said the garden club coordinates events around conservation, landscape and floral design. “We have not had (a garden show) in about five or six years and we thought it was time to do that,” Boardman said. “People get freaked out by the thought of doing arrangements that are going to be judged.” There are different types of flower shows. The club invited three judges to put on its “small-standard” show as an outlet for members to exhibit their green thumbs. Judges, who are certified by the federated garden clubs, observed and graded two components to the show: Horticulture and arrangement. Judges awarded first through third place and honorable mention ribbons to each subdivided classes for the two show components. Grading sheets test each submission against a 100-point standard, which are reputed according to rigorous guidelines for design, theme, aesthetics, space and presentation.
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Rockin’ renovations on Duval | KeysNews.com
Live music, drag shows, dancers, drummers and drinkers overflowed from the interior air conditioning and spilled out from all directions onto the new patio bar, as master bartenders and veteran servers embodied the Hard Rock’s motto of “Love All Serve All.” General Manager Diane Eliopoulis was still reeling from the party’s success three days later, thrilled with the support she’s received from the corporation as well as the community. Mayor Craig Cates signed a proclamation for the event. “Hard Rock Cafe gives back and Key West appreciates its philanthropic effort,” the proclamation reads, touting the cafe’s efforts to end hunger, collect toys for needy children and raise money for breast cancer research. “Hard Rock Cafe has maintained the authentic classic architectural integrity of the original 1889 gingerbread design,” the proclamation continues. “In its recent renovations, including a new outside patio bar fronting Duval Street Hard Rock has followed the historical district’s guidelines and stayed with the image the Key West community expects and appreciates.” More than 300 people appreciated the property, its improvements — and its food on June 28, and the outside patio has been filled with locals and visitors every day since its opening.
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Embed By Sunday, July 20, 2014 CHICAGO (WLS) — Creating your own living space to meet your needs is important, especially when there are physical challenges involved. Chicago-area interior designer Leslie M. Stern understands how to create accessible environments with style. “When Eileen hired me, she told me she was moving from a large home in the suburbs to a condo,” Stern said. “To make it more accessible for her and her husband, we first had to work on renovating the kitchen and the bathroom.” Once a Chicago public high school art teacher to deaf and hard of hearing students, Stern used her experiences to design barrier-free interiors in homes and buildings.
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