Flower & Craft Warehouse In Blue Ball Closing

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Flower & Craft Warehouse, which draws thousands of shoppers from across the region, is closing.

The sizable Blue Ball store, established in 1991, is seeking a license from East Earl Township to hold a going-out-of-business sale.

“They’re definitely closing,” said Connie Gross, the township’s secretary-treasurer and office manager. “Their verbiage to us was, ‘This is it.’ ”

According to Gross, the 196 Broad Street store first contacted the township for a license about two weeks ago.

Read more: http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/833836_Flower—Craft-Warehouse-in-Blue-Ball-closing.html#ixzz2PbPwKHff

Archbald Woman Has An Easter Decorating Legacy

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This image was selected as a picture of the week on the Czech Wikipedia for th week, 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Editor’s note:  Here’s a seasonally appropriate story 🙂

ARCHBALD, PA – With a pastel purple house, purple highlights in her hair and a zest for the creative, 73-year-old Jean Calabro was destined to be the “egg lady.”

A resident of Archbald for more than 50 years, she has been decorating her home for Easter and Christmas for almost as long – and people can’t help but take notice.

Her front lawn is covered in an assortment of neon plastic eggs, interspersed with wooden bunny cutouts, larger eggs and inflatable Easter decor.

But according to Mrs. Calabro, this isn’t her best work. She didn’t even bring out her 7-foot bunny this year.

Read more: http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/archbald-woman-has-an-easter-decorating-legacy-1.1296677#ixzz1rMxPMnRL