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Jury finds Austin man guilty of murdering florist delivery driver - KXAN.comTuesday, January 16, 2018
Swist was shot and killed stemming from an argument with Dixon over a $5 bill dropped inside a convenience store.Surveillance video from March 1, 2016 showed Dixon following Swist down Springdale Road. Police say Dixon shot at Swist’s work van numerous times.When Swist was shot in the head, he ended up crashing the van. A detective with the Austin Police Department testified that at the time of the crash, Swist still had his foot on the accelerator. The detective said the van’s continuously spinning tires caught the brush on fire underneath the vehicle.According to an arrest affidavit, Swist’s girlfriend said before the crash, he called her to tell her about an altercation he had with a man at the corner store. The clerk told police he remembered Swist and an unknown man, later identified as Dixon, 46, were arguing over money that had fallen on the floor.Dixon’s sentencing phase started immediately after the jury found him guilty. He could face five to 99 years in prison.Share this:Related PostsAdvertisement...
Planting The Seed - NWAOnlineMonday, April 11, 2016
Siloam SpringsSiloam Springs Farmers Market — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays and 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays starting April 26 at City Park. siloamsprings.locallygrown.net.SpringdaleSpringdale Farmers Market — 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays starting May 7 at the Jones Center. springdalefarmersmarket.org or 751-3352.Mill Street Market — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays and 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays starting April 30 on Emma Avenue downtown. 966-3255 or millstmarket.com.West ForkWest Fork Garden Market — 7:30-noon Saturdays starting April 2, 3-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting June 1. 225-1611.— Deb Harvelldharvell@nwadg.comTurning 43Founded in 1973, the Fayetteville Farmers' Market has nearly doubled in size since she moved to Northwest Arkansas in 1991, says Teresa Maurer, its vendor coordinator."I've been a customer since Day 1," she says. "It was such a great market but a much smaller market -- about 40 vendors, maybe. I don't think any streets were closed. East Avenue was the first one closed in 2000 or 2001."This Saturday, the market will open at 7 a.m. with 70 vendor spots full, offering everything from asparagus to jams and jellies to arts, crafts and coffee.What makes the market the standard by which others in the region are judged is the atmosphere that eclectic mix engenders."It sort of crosses the line between farmers' market and entertainment venue," Maurer says, with music, arts and crafts, jugglers, conversations, dog walking and special events all happening at any given time. This year, she says, the "big new thing" is cooking demonstrations on the first Saturday of each month, May through October, at the entrance to the Town Center plaza."It'll be a chance for people to actually see somebody preparing things available at market that day and giving recipes," she says. "We had that on special event basis, but this year, we're able to do it once a month. Our emphasis is something anyone can do. It will be fun to have a chef talk about it -- and we'll have different chefs -- but it will be something people will see and think, 'Oh, I can make that!'Of course, the weekday markets will also continue, starting at 7 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; Kids' and Seniors' Day will be June 16; and the Salsa Fest is set for July 16 -- at the beginning of tomato season, Maurer says.There is only one aspect of the Fayetteville tradition that Maurer can't explain."I don't know how the dog thing got started," she says, "but they're part of the character of the market."Brand-NewTiffany Selvey won't say the new Mill Street Market in Springdale -- debuting April 30 -- was modeled on the Fayetteville Farmers' Market.She won't say it wasn't, either."Springdale has had a market for years and years, and it was a great place to get produce," says the new market manager. "But the Mill Street Market really came from wanting more of an event type market in Springdale -... http://www.nwaonline.com/news/2016/apr/01/planting-the-seed-20160401/?features
Labor of love: How do florists get ready for their big day? - Lexington Herald LeaderWednesday, March 14, 2018
Dozens of truckloads of flowers will hit Lexington streets on Wednesday, but for local florists, the preparations have been ongoing for months.Starting Monday, Ashland Florist on East Main Street received over three hundred orders for flowers, said Jane Willoughby, who owns the shop with her sister. On Valentine’s Day itself, the shop usually delivers five times the normal amount of orders.Some customer’s aren’t quiet sure what to send their loved ones at first, but many go with a tried and true staple of the holiday.“We usually start out asking what the recipient’s favorite flower is, what their favorite color is, but usually on Valentine’s it’s the red rose,” Willoughby said.At Ashland Florist, preparations start a year in advance with evaluations of what flowers sold well, and the shop starts ordering before Christmas, Willoughby said. Along with the rose, stargazer lilies and carnations are popular choices this year.While delivery orders are certainly elevated on Valentine’s Day, flower shops also see many come by the store on the holiday, said Robin Michler, whose f... http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/counties/fayette-county/article199966579.html
The Coolest Wedding Flower Inspo from New York Fashion Week FW18 - Brides.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
C-O-V-E-R-E-D. Whenever a fashion week comes around, there's something besides the new collections that we're falling over ourselves to see. Season after season, the genius set designers and florists manage to amaze and inspire us with their over-the-top, fantastical runway designs (see: the iconic Dior Autumn/Winter 2012 Couture show). And of course, all we can see when we look at said runways are ways you could take these whimsical ideas and turn them into something unique for your wedding! From floral pillars to "rambling rose hedges," prepare to get inspired.They've done it again. The Putnam's never cease to amaze us with their crazy-creative, lush, modern designs and this is no exception. Try using simple square pillars as aisle markers and having your florist create much smaller versions of these down the aisle. Bonus points for color-blocking as shown here.Absolutely dreamy, this runway was created by Miranda Brooks (a contributing editor at Vogue), using thousands of pink carnations. We don't want to say we told you so...but...we told y'all carnations are cool now! Not only that, they're one of the most cost-effective flowers you can use, and make an impact when used en masse. Translate this to your wedding by having your florist create a mini garden of carnations (not by planting, but by placing in foam) as a ceremony "structure," with an empty circle in the middle for ...
Frank Kreutzer, florist for 47 years, trades roses for retirement - WCPOWednesday, March 14, 2018
NEWPORT, Ky. - It's the end of the line at Kreutzer & Dorl Florist.After more than 65 years, the family-owned busiess is closing its doors for good.The owner, 73-year-old Frank Kreutzer, says he's trading in roses for retirement. Kreutzer has been working six days a week for the past 47 years."My parents started it in 1953. I grew up in it,” Kreutzer said.He's seen the highs and lows."I have a lady who was a customer for 50 years. Customer for my parents. She did all her daughter's weddings." But times have changed, he said."When you think about it and look around, you don't see many of them any more. There's just not a lot of floral shops here," he noted.Kreutzer said he's no match for big businesses like amazon. And it's a shame. He says local businesses provide an opportunity to know your community. "I think that's what's missing when you get them from a mass marketer - that's just shipping them in a box,” he said. “That's all it is. Flowers shipped in a box. I think the end of an era is coming from that standpoin...
Free Flower Friday spreads cheer across Greater Cincinnati - WLWT CincinnatiWednesday, March 14, 2018
Do you roll over and go back to sleep, or do you write down the idea to later bring it to life? Advertisement. Matt Hiatt of Hiatt's Florist and Gifts ... http://www.wlwt.com/article/free-flower-friday-spreads-cheer-across-greater-cincinnati/19378303
Havana florist and doll shops are among businesses prohibited for American shoppers - Miami HeraldWednesday, March 14, 2018
November in a move designed to keep financial resources out of the hands of enterprises owned or controlled by the Cuban military. Also on the prohibited list are a Mercaderes Street florist shop where buckets of yellow, lavender, pink, coral and red roses and small floral arrangements await customers, and several other picturesque Old Havana stores that were launched by the Office of the Historian of the City of Havana to increase Old Havana’s charm factor.Except, Cuban officials say, it’s a mistake. The Muñecos de Leyenda (Legendary Dolls) store, the florist shop, and the other gift and souvenir stores aren’t controlled by the military or the military’s sprawling conglomerate GAESA (Grupo de Administración Empresarial).A boy passes Muñecos de Leyenda, a doll store in Old Havana that is on the restricted list. Mimi Whitefield mwhitefield@MiamiHerald.com The State Department’s list includes all the stores, restaurants and hotels that used to fall under the umbrella of Habaguanex, a corporation that belonged to the Office of the Historian and generated revenue to finance historic preservation in Old Havana and social projects in the neighborhood.In 2016, Habaguanex was absorbed by GAESA and the hotels and restaurants became part of the Gaviota Tourism Group, which belongs to the military. Habaguanex, GAESA and Gaviota are all on the restricted list.Orlando Ramos Blanco, the president of the San Cristobal Tourism Agency, said the stores shouldn’t be on the list. They remained with the Office of the Historian, which is directed by historian and preservationist Eusebio Leal, he said. San Cristobal is the Historian Office’s touri... http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/cuba/article201834119.html