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February 19, 2013



— Tony Mullins, New Albany


Reader supports local florists

To my dear friends Dan and Becky Christensen:

In your recent letter to the editor regarding supporting your local florist, I couldn’t agree with you more. 

Buying from you local florist, you get the personal touch that chain stores don’t offer, nor can they give you flowers based on special requests. I have ordered flowers for every occasion and my local florist offers love and care that you do not get from the chain stores. Buying from your local florist also bonds you with that florist. They know your likes and dislikes and most always you can place your order by phone and don’t forget the delivery that chain stores don’t offer.

I have been dealing with my local downtown florist since 1991 and I have never been disappointed and I pay less than the chain stores. I’m greeted by my first name and often my flowers are double what I ordered and flowers are not the only thing they have in stock. This is a true statement based on many orders from my local florist.

If you don’t have a local florist, I would like for you to try one versus a chain store where you have to pick from what they have to offer rather than something special or color that you wanted.

— Candy Wilson, Jeffersonville


Library archivist honors Dr. Hess

We at the New Albany-Floyd County library were saddened to hear about the passing of Dr. P. Patrick Hess.

Dr. Hess, as a long term library board member, played an integral role in the shaping of the library that you know today. What you may not know is that Dr. Hess was both a prolific artist and lover of the arts. As a board member, he played a crucial role in laying the groundwork to help bring the sculpture “The Search” by Barney Bright to the library’s steps. 

In appreciation of his work, a painting by Dr. Hess titled “I Was About to Play One More Hand” is on display in the library as part of the “History of the Search” bicentennial exhibit. While the staff at the library will miss Dr. Hess as a longtime patron and benefactor, more importantly, we will miss him as a friend.

— Matt Eidem, Indiana Room archivist, New Albany-Floyd County Public Library

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