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Businesswoman retires

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Carol Baker Leither bought Redwood Gardens Florist from her mother in 1980. The flower shop, which has been in her family since 1952, will close its doors later this week. Del Norte Triplicate / Jessica Cejnar
Family interest in flowers led to 64-year business, Redwood Gardens Florist 

Carol Baker Leither has done flowers for nearly seven decades.

Learning the art from her father, who grew dahlias in Fort Dick, Leither isn’t impressed by flowers in a vase. There’s no character to it, she says. Instead, she gravitates toward arrangements with vertical lines and maybe a stargazer lily or two.


Cory's People: Mary Rogers, taking nothing for granted

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Mary Rogers moved to Crescent City in 1956. Del Norte Triplicate / Cory Mitcham
“I had been lying on the couch for two weeks and I couldn’t move. If I needed to get up, I had to crawl on my hands and knees. I said ‘God, if you let me live, I’ll never drink again.’ That evening, Jan. 29,1999, I was able to get up from the couch, walk into the kitchen and I never drank again,” adding “Prayer got me better.” 

For good measure, she stopped smoking that day, too.

Mary Rogers was born in Mena, Arkansas in 1938.


Beachfront Cleanup

Take a Bite out of Blight volunteers Teresa Wenger, left, and Jake Smith remove a recently dumped bicycle and cabinet door from the exit wash at the Crescent City Wastewater Treatment plant on Saturday during the weekly cleanup along Howe Drive, at the harbor. Volunteers meet every Saturday morning at the parking lot of the Battery Point Lighthouse to remove accumulated trash. The effort to keep the area pristine will run through Sea Cruise weekend in October.


Birth: Wer-erp Sally Jeanine Green

Wer-erp Sally Jeanine Green was born June 24, 2016 at Sutter Coast Hospital in Crescent City, California. She weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces and measured 21 1/2 inches. Wer-erp’s parents are Lillian Eve Green and Anthony Eugene Green, of Crescent City. HEr siblings are Phoenix Dowd, Denise Dowd, Eli Dowd and Anthony Eugene Green Junior. Wer-erp’s grandparents are Daniel Green, of Redding, Belinda Green, of Redding, Tim Thompson, of Crescent City, and Glena Thompson-Mendez, of Klamath. Her great-grandparents are Barbara Smith, of Redding, Richard Mendez, BE Smith, of Redding, and Sally Mendez, of Klamath.


Birth: Alice Catherine Johnson

Alice Catherine Johnson was born July 18, 2016 at Sutter Coast Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds 12 ounces and measured 19 inches. Alice’s parents are Matt Johnson and Crystal Metz, of Crescent City. Her brother is Andrew Ross Johnson. Alice’s grandparents are Erin and Stanley Webb and Sharon and Jeff Johnson, all of Crescent City. Her great-grandparents are Bud and Berry Johnson and Barbara Anderson.


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