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I Found the Incredible Hulk on Bridge Street — Photographic Evidence


Again- It’s comic book day! LOL

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I heard The Incredible Hulk was on Bridge Street, but where could I find him?


I saw Wonder Woman at Reads Book Store and Coffee Shop on Bridge Street– but she had no idea where The Hulk was. They were also getting ready for Indies and Authors Day. Hope Mary Cook was not taken by Superman!


Was he hiding behind these real branch gates at The Floral Boutique?


Erica told me she had seen him and he was nearby. Suddenly the sky darkened….


Was that a rustle of Batman?


Deana said very little at The Granary— almost like she knew something- but I was mesmerized by the new addition she has created! Amazing!


Has he swung on her new chandeliers?


Hmmmmm… was he hiding up there. Look at the original tin ceiling!


Whoops.. I saw a flash of green and he was out of there…


No one knew where he went that day but he left his mark in town! See you at Comic Book Day in downtown Carleton Place

And don’t forget Murray’s Furniture and Flea Market too!

To celebrate Super Hero Saturday on May 2nd from 10 am until 2 pm
Free Comics and prizes for all kids 12 and under who come dressed up. Halloween in May!
525 High Street
Carleton Place, Ontario
(613) 253-1804

The Carleton Place Goddess of Greenery — Erica Zwicker



Life itself is a most wonderful fairy tale, and so is Ercia Zwicker. It’s the greenness that hits you as soon as you enter The Floral Boutique. In the vein of many trendy west coast floral shops Erica has a houseplant for almost every single person in Carleton Place. Names like Jasmine, Fittonia, and China Doll are whispered by the plants throughout the store. Sprigs of cotton plants reminiscent of Gone With the Wind are waiting to last forever in your home. It’s all about the environment, and outdoors, right inside her shop.

You wouldn’t open a flower shop if you didn’t know anything about flowers. After Erica began her journey as a social worker she realized there might be something else for her in life. When she completed the floral course at Algonquin she worked at several stores including one in Westboro. It wasn’t until she met her husband, who at the time was a floral wholesaler, that she realized the flowers of tomorrow were the seeds of today.

They had family who lived in the area, and with the new highway they knew it was easier for everyone to commute. Opening a business in town here was a natural. Are flower shops taken for granted? Does anyone really know what goes into making a bouquet, or making sure the selection of flowers is just right for the customer? Erica likes a challenge! She loves it when someone brings in something unexpected like cowboy boots for an arrangement. As she said,

“Bring anything you want to me, I can do it!”

It’s been a bad winter for everyone, but have you ever as a customer looked inside the looking glass of a business? Erica told me that one customer came in and told her she had been walking past her store for 2.5 years, but she had just noticed her. As a business person, you can’t predict what each day will bring, but coming in and saying HI would be a start to a perfect Main Street in Carleton Place. Ideally, as Erica said, it would be great if our Main Street stores were condensed, but we don’t live in a perfect world, so we need to make an extra effort and walk that street!

When I was in there a gentleman told me a story of buying his wife roses years ago only to find out she was allergic to them. So he called up the next door neighbour’s husband and asked if he could give his wife the flowers. Now, he just buys her plants.

We may have forgotten how to feel. Nobody is teaching us how to live happily ever after, but the Floral boutique has comfort plants and flowers for us all. Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful. They are nothing but sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. As Walter Hagen said: You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.

The Floral Boutique

Located at : 77 Bridge Street, Carleton Place, K7C 2V4, Ontario, Canada

Please call us : 613 253 2424

Please email us : info@thefloralboutique.ca

On Facebook : The Floral Boutiqueww.facebook.com/www.thefloralboutique.ca

Carleton Place- The Happiest Damn Town in Lanark County

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Tilting the Kilt, Vintage Whispers from Carleton Place by Linda Seccaspina is available at Wisteria at 62 Bridge Street, the Carleton Place Beckwith Museum in Carleton Place, Ontario and The Mississippi Valley Textile Mill in Almonte.  available on all Amazon sites (Canada, US, Europe) and Barnes and Noble