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Garden event’s been Bloomin’ for 10 years An idea to bring community together has blossomed

That Bloomin’ Garden Show and Art Sale, which started with a focus on back alleys in 2007, is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this May.

“It started from a revitalization working group,” said Karen Mykietka, the producer of the show. A group of like-minded people sat down 10 years ago and brainstormed a project that brought beatification to back alleys.

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Delicious and fresh from the oven Calico Baking Company offers locally-sourced baked goods

“We are all about stuff that’s just so good to eat, so good for you,” said Laurel Ferster, co-owner of The Calico Baking Company based in McCauley. Together with co-owner Zinovia Hardy, the partners believe their connection to the land makes their baked goods part of a bigger cycle.

They’ve had their share of challenges, like when the delivery driver dropped their oven off the back of the truck in 2014, significantly delaying when they opened their business, and putting extra financial pressure on them.
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