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  • Fresh, local blooms sprout from the Web

    April 23, 2014 | 1:47 pm

    For Gregg Weisstein and David Daneshgar, sending flower arrangements to girlfriends and mothers had long been a disappointing experience. 

    “Sometimes the flowers came wilted. Sometimes they didn’t come at all,” Daneshgar said recently. 

    Weisstein commiserated: “You have a...

  • Not feeling the candy hearts and kitsch? How to turn around 50 shades of abysmal gray

    February 14, 2013 | 3:24 pm

    It’s that time of year ... chocolates, flowers, jewelry. Sappy advertisements and red and pink store displays. There are reminders everywhere. It’s Valentine’s Day.

    Sure, it’s a bit commercial (understatement) but it’s all good. We know that. It’s beautiful to celebrate love.

    ...
  • Won’t You Be Mine?

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    February 14, 2012 | 5:29 pm

    There was a time in my life when Valentine’s Day really mattered to me.  Now that I’m in love and in the best relationship I’ve ever been in, I keep forgetting about it.  In fact, I accidentally made plans with a girlfriend last week to get together tonight not remembering what...

  • Taipei Flower Show (video)

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    May 22, 2011 | 10:17 am

    We arrived in Taipei April 17, 2011 and everyone we talked to said, “Go to the Flower Expo, it is about to close.” It ran from November 6, 2010 to April 25, 2011. Taipei Flower Expo was an enormous area filled with many pavilions for viewing all kinds of flowers.

    On the sides of...

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  • Color Me Mine and Boys

    By Julia Bendis

    December 22, 2010 | 11:14 am

    What’s a mother of boys to do during the 2-week Winter break?  After days of wrestling, fighting, video game playing, and countless hours of television, I decided to take my boys to “Color Me Mine” for some ceramic painting.  I’ve done it before myself, but my boys never showed...

  • How sweet it is: behind the buzz at two of California’s hives

    By Amy Klein

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Bzzzzzz.
     
    I'm trying not to freak out at the high-pitched scream of the bees. See, I'm wearing full protective gear for the honey-making process -- a white jumpsuit, a netted straw hat affixed to me with a series of complicated rigmarole of strings (the zipper ones had run out),...
  • Yeladim

    By Abby Gilad

    June 2, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Oh Jerusalem

    On June 6, or Iyar 28, we will celebrate Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) in honor of the day Jerusalem was reunified during the Six-Day War in 1967.

    An Original Word

    Etymology – this means "the origin of a word," or where the word came from. For instance: the word...

  • Yeladim

    By Abby Gilad

    April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Inch by Inch, Row by Row!

    This week's Torah portion, Tazria, means: "If a woman gives birth," but it can also mean "plant." And so, being the beginning of spring, that is exactly what it is time to do!

    Mitzvah Goreret Mitzvah – One Mitzvah Creates Another

    It's time to plant...

  • B’nai Mitzvah Planning 101

    By J. G. Friedman

    March 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    So you're going to have a mitzvah -- whether it is a bar or a bat, the planning begins early. Way before Hebrew school age, you will hear at least one grandfather wistfully thinking aloud at about age 5, "In eight years, we will have a bar mitzvah."

    From there it continues directly...

  • Flowers Make the Wedding Bloom

    By Diana Edel

    July 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Flowers are often a big part of anyone's wedding day, from the bouquets the bride and her attendants carry to the chuppah decorations and the table centerpieces at the reception hall. Many times the flowers are what the guests remember about the wedding (unless a minor disaster...

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