GREECE, N.Y. (AP) — It may not be a suit you’d want to take a hot iron to — but it is interesting. The suit is made by Rosa Ferrigno — and it’s knitted from more than 300 of those plastic grocery bags. Ferrigno is 75, and lives in the western New York city of Greece. And she spent the winter knitting a skirt and jacket from loads of those brown bags. The bags are cut into thin strips, then tied together to make yarn. To finish it off, the garment is lined with cotton fabric. And, despite what you might think about a suit of sacks, the finished garment looks good; it has a tweedy appearance to it, thanks to the green printing on the bags. Last summer, Ferrigno saw a purse made from repurposed plastic bags and started her own projects, making two purses before the suit.
SAP BUCKET THIEF
ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — What kind of person would swipe sap buckets from a man who uses those buckets to collect award-winning maple syrup? Fred Hopkins would sure like to know — as would authorities in St. Albans, Vermont. Hopkins tells MyNBC5 someone made off with 140 of his buckets, leaving him short of containers — smack-dab in the midst tapping season. The theft will also affect Hopkins’ family and friends; he gifts a lot of his maple syrup to them.
ORLANDO VS. ORLANDO
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — If you’re flying into Orlando, how do you know you’re flying into the Orlando airport near Orlando, Florida — or the Orlando airport that is 70 miles southeast of that airport? A lawsuit that has been filed this week seeks to make that clearer. The agency that runs Orlando International Airport is suing the agency in charge of the Orlando Melbourne International Airport on Florida’s Space Coast. The lawsuit claims the smaller rival’s name misleads passengers into thinking they’re heading to the Orlando airport near Disney and other theme parks. The suit seeks to have the Melbourne facility lose the Orlando reference.
MAN DONS BUNNY SUIT — AGAIN — TO IMPRESS HIS BRIDE
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Many bunny returns? For one New Hampshire man, one good getup deserved another. Londonderry resident Mark DeAngelis asked his wife Jolene to marry him on Easter in 1998 — and decided to pop the question while wearing a bunny suit. So, how did he mark their 20th anniversary? By hopping into another bunny suit — this time, showing up at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport to meet his wife and daughters as they returned from a trip. He did more than just don the rabbit suit — he bought a new ring for his wife Jolene, one that was larger than the one he gave her two decades ago.
by Oscar Wells Gabriel II