Rose Society member receives Deep South honor

alt

At the recent presentation are, from left, Jim Small, DSD Horticulture Judges’ Chair; honoree Lee Hale; and Jim Harrell, DSD Arrangements Judges’ Chair. 


South Metro Rose Society member Lee Hale was recently chosen for the 2013 American Rose Society Deep South District Outstanding Judge's Award.

Hale is a longtime ARS member, an Emeritus Master Rosarian, past president of the Middle Georgia Rose Society, and a recipient of the ARS Bronze Honor Medal from both the South Metro and Middle Georgia Rose Societies.

She has been an ARS accredited Horticulture and Arrangements Judge since 1983. In Japan she studied the art of Ikebana (oriental flower arranging), receiving her teaching certificate from the Sogetsu school. She later became a Master in the Ichiyo school. She belongs to three local Ikebana groups. Her first love is the Oriental Manner type of rose arrangement and she has taught numerous Oriental Manner workshops all over the U.S.

The South Metro Rose Society is a local affiliate of the American Rose Society. Meetings are held on the fourth Mondays of January-April and August-October at 6:30 p.m. at the Heritage Bank, 440 N. Jeff Davis Drive in Fayetteville. All rose enthusiasts are invited to attend meetings at no charge. Call 770-631-3885 for more information.



More Close Up

Weekender: See & Do

• Southern Ground Social Club, 18 Main St., Senoia, Fri., Aug. 22, features the return of Nashville group Jerry Castle and the Arrivals ... Read More


Movie Review

12 years in making, ‘Boyhood’ one of year's best

So many things could have gone wrong while making Boyhood. And it’s possible that many things did go wrong, but you wouldn’t kno ... Read More


Food & Dining

Homemade hot sandwiches

Now that school is back in session, finding a quick and easy meal to prepare for dinner is essential. A hot sandwich is great way to feed th ... Read More


Consumer Q’s

Raw okra is safe, Mortgage Lifter tomato is from ‘30s

Consumer Q’s is distributed by the Georgia Department of Agriculture, Gary W. Black, Commissioner. For questions about services or pro ... Read More


Food & Dining

Dine Out For Kids event today

Communities in Schools of Coweta is partnering with several area restaurants today for a benefit to help Coweta students achieve success in ... Read More

'Gone With the Wind' collector

Bridges to be remembered at Athens event

Herb Bridges, the Sharpsburg mail carrier who made a name for himself as a collector of “Gone With the Wind” memorabilia, will b ... Read More