Thursday, May 13, 2010


Thanks to Keller Williams Realty
By  Millicent K. Brody

Thanks to Keller Williams Realty Inc., David Williams of Williams Nursery,
and the Downtown Westfield Corporation, the North Avenue Train Station has a
new rose garden.
The Westfield office of Keller Williams Realty celebrated National Red Day,
(Renew, Energize, and Donate) by funding and planting 50 Double Knock-Out
Red Roses bushes.

"We chose plant materials that could easily be maintained and sustained for
many years to come," adds David Williams who also provided plantings for
Keller Williams to plant in downtown Summit . "Our goal is for the roses to
bloom yearly with as little maintenance as possible by the Department of
Public Works.  We appreciate the efforts of the Town of Westfield Department
of Public Works in preparing the garden area before Keller Williams planted

"RED (Renew, Energize and Donate) Day is a Keller Williams Realty service
initiative dedicated to improving local communities. With 700 offices across
the United States and Canada, Keller Williams Realty associates donated
their time on May 13, 2010 to renewing and energizing aspects of their local
communities" stated Amy Tenny, Team Leader and Managing Broker of the
Westfield office.

"We're grateful to Keller Williams. They worked with us and had the vision
to enhance our North Avenue Train station." said Sherry Cronin Executive
Director of Downtown Westfield Corporation. "This project is part of our
America in Bloom project (locally known as the Westfield in Bloom
initiative). These knock-out roses are beautiful and should be in bloom just
in time for the judging of 'The America in Bloom' Contest scheduled take
place on July 12 and 13."

David Williams of Williams Nursery added "We are appreciative of Fafard Soil
which is located in South Carolina and is sponsoring our downtown hanging
baskets and soil for our Westfleld in Bloom projects".  Westfield residents
and friends are encouraged to become part of the America in Bloom Project.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Be a Part of Westfield in Bloom

Westfield, NJ – The Town of Westfield is gearing up for the second annual “America in Bloom” competition.  Co-leading the efforts are the Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC) and Williams Nursery.  Working together, their focus is the 2010 America in Bloom award.

Nationwide, Westfield is among 28 towns to compete this year.  Westfield has the distinction of being the only town in the state of New Jersey to participate in the 2009 and 2010 competitions. 

A team effort, the Downtown Westfield Corporation and Williams Nursery are working in concert with the Town of Westfield and its residents, as well as local businesses and organizations to hopefully garner the grand prize. Along with an array of colorful hanging flower baskets, decorative planters containing an assortment of flowers will be adorning storefronts, restaurants and shops in the downtown district.  As patrons and visitors drive through our town, beautiful flowering baskets will be installed on the historic utility poles. 

Be sure to welcome America in Bloom judges, Bruce Riggs and Marlboro Packard as they travel around Westfield on July 12 and 13 viewing and critiquing our various landscapes, homes, business fronts, schools, houses of worships, parks and recreational facilities.   Final results will be announced in October at the national symposium.  In 2009, Westfield received a four-bloom rating out of a possible five bloom rating (a significant achievement for a first-year competing community) and special mention for the Floral Displays category.

Be a part of Westfield in Bloom.  Volunteer and participate by submitting stories and photos of your Westfield residence or businesses.  Let us know about your outdoor beautification efforts.  Contact Sherry Cronin at the DWC or Dave Williams at Williams Nursery at To inquire about the national program, contact America in Bloom at 614-487-1117 or visit

For immediate release
Contact:  Millicent K. Brody
writer - photographer
public relations consultant
For: Downtown Westfield Corporation
America in Bloom Contest
Judging Begins: July 12, 2010