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Obituary of Donald McNaught - The Union of Grass ValleyTuesday, March 05, 2019
Grass Valley to build their dream home, Don worked for several pharmacies in the area. Pharmacy was in his blood.Don was also a former member of the Los Altos Golf and Country Club, Fairbrae Tennis, Palo Alto Elks, CA Pilots Association, CA Pharmacist Association, Alta Sierra Country Club, Music in the Mountains, and a Nevada County Volunteer Deputy Sheriff.He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Priscilla; children Jeffery and Lisa; grandson Brycen; and several nieces and nephews.The family wishes to thank Golden Empire Nursing and Rehab Center for their wonderful care. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.Arrangements are under the care of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. https://www.theunion.com/news/obituaries/obituary-of-donald-mcnaught/
Volunteers band together to revive recycled-bouquet program - Palo Alto OnlineTuesday, January 08, 2019
Random Acts of Flowers) and decided to reach out and let the volunteers know we planned to do the same mission here," said Jyllian Halliburton, volunteer program manager at Avenidas in Palo Alto.
"We started to get contacted by the volunteers and we got about 30-plus volunteers reaching out to us. They were just so excited."
For now, Avenidas has made space for flower sorting and arranging in a large classroom at its Cubberley Community Center site every Wednesday, but workers are already agitating for more days of the week. Some said they additionally volunteer at one of two other known spinoffs of Random Acts of Flowers: Blossom Buddies in Menlo Park and Flowers of Comfort in San Jose.
Many of the volunteers have maintained their earlier relationships with local donor retailers, florists and markets.
"There's nothing that excites us as much as a bucket of day-old or week-old flowers," said Palo Alto resident Barbara Levin, as the group cheered the arrival of a new bucket of leftovers from Mills Florist. Levin is a longtime volunteer who routinely collects cast-offs from Trader Joe's in Palo Alto. Others pick up from Trader Joe's in Menlo Park and a branch of Whole Foods.
"We never know what flowers or vases we're going to have to work with, so every time we come in it's a new and interesting experience and it's a way of showing off our creative side," Levin said.
The women have no trouble unpacking funeral wreaths and other event-specific arrangements to "create something more interesting," Klause said. But in some cases the used flowers are not fresh enough for a second life and must be discarded.
Volunteer Sandra Bachman, a Woodside resident, said her favorite place to deliver is Stanford University Hospital.
"To go in and see patients that do not have any flowers or visitors and walk in with a bouquet and for five minutes they forget about their problems," Bachman said. "They open their eyes and to get that smile, and to hear through that family what a difference that can make for healing ... A lot of the nurses say it helps them heal. It brings the outside in, the sunshine in."
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Arizona Family Florist Supports UMOM New Day Centers by Donating 50% of Tulip Sales This Mother's Day Holiday - Yahoo FinanceTuesday, May 21, 2019
Mother's Day by stopping in to buy Tulips or you can make a donation directly to UMOM online by visiting their website https://umom.thankyou4caring.org/donate. Arizona Family Florist will have extended hours on Friday/Saturday/Sunday May 10, 11, 12 from 7am-6pm for your convenience. " data-reactid="11" PHOENIX, May 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- This Mother's Day Week, Arizona Flower Market is supporting UMOM New Day Centers by donating 50% of the purchase price of any 10 Stem bunch of Tulips to UMOM. Arizona Flower Market will make a donation on behalf of every customer who comes into the Flower Market Monday, May 6th thru Sunday, May 12th and purchases a 10 Stem Bunch of Tulips for only $6 each. In addition, to brighten this holiday, Arizona Flower Market is donating 150 Tulip Arrangements to all the mothers who reside at the UMOM New Day Center. Help us support UMOM's mission to end homelessness this Mother's Day by stopping in to buy Tulips or you can make a donation directly to UMOM online by visiting their website https://umom.thankyou4caring.org/donate. Arizona Family Florist will have extended hours on Friday/Saturday/Sunday May 10, 11, 12 from 7am-6pm for your convenience. UMOM is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose goal is to end homelessness here in the valley. Founded in 1964, UMOM is located in Phoenix, Arizona and is an innovative provider of temporary shelter, long-term housing and other much needed services for people experiencing homelessness. Every night they provide safe shelter and supportive services for over 170 homeless families. They also offer nearly 300 units of affordable housing across the Valley, each with special Program Centers for residents.Cheryl Denham, owner & CEO of Arizona Fam... https://finance.yahoo.com/news/arizona-family-florist-supports-umom-123500173.html
BBB receives more complaints about florists than airlines, car dealers - Edmonton SunTuesday, May 21, 2019
The Better Business Bureau received more complaints about retail florists in 2018 than it did about airlines, car dealers or home contractors. The Better Business Bureau received more complaints about retail florists in 2018 than it did about airlines, car dealers or home contractors.Flower sellers were the target of close to 150 complaints registered with the BBB Serving Southern Alberta and East Kootenay last year, while airlines were the subject of 135 complaints. The BBB received 84 complaints about new car dealers.“So many things can go wrong with florists, especially in busy periods such as Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day,” Mary O’Sullivan-Andersen, president and CEO of BBB Serving Southern Alberta and East Kootenay, said in a news release.The Better Business Bureau — which aims to promote trust in the marketplace by educating consumers and businesses, offering a business accreditation program, tracking scams and providing a forum for customer reviews — accepts consumer complaints as long as they are related to the products or services a bu... https://edmontonsun.com/business/local-business/florists-top-list-for-customer-complaints-in-southern-alberta-better-business-bureau/wcm/fdfb63d7-533b-42c1-8018-50a14f5926dd
Thieves target beach enclave’s valuable flowers - The Mercury NewsTuesday, May 21, 2019
A large plant in the ground could go for $200 to $400, he said.A San Jose woman whose camellia bush was hacked speculated that the culprit might be an unscrupulous florist looking to make a quick buck or a desperate bride seeking free foliage for wedding arrangements. Get Morning Report and other email newsletters Sign Up ... https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/05/10/thieves-loot-valuable-camelia-clippings-in-la-selva/
Not all floral arrangements are created equal: what you need to know - Surrey Now-LeaderTuesday, May 21, 2019
Do you know where your floral arrangement has come from?Even the savviest purchasers might be surprised, especially if they’re ordering online.Some online floral sites are adept at mimicking local florists, meaning you might think you’re calling a shop across town, when in fact you’re re-directed to a far-off call centre.And because that call centre takes a percentage of the cost of the arrangement, the florist who’s preparing your flowers can actually receive an order valued at much less than you paid, meaning what you paid for is not what you get, explains Tracy Bell, owner of Surrey’s La Belle Fleur Floral Boutique.“When you’re sending flowers to your mom, partner or anyone special, it’s really important to contact the florist directly,” Bell says. “Ask for their address – if they have a brick-and-mortar shop, they’ll be able to provide one.”Other sites will ship days-old cold-stored flowers in a flat pack – not the professionally designed floral arrangement you might believe you’ve purchased.With Mother’s Day coming up, the message is especially important. Unlike Valentine’s Day, when we typically give flowers in person, on Mother’s Day we’re often sending arrangements acros... https://www.surreynowleader.com/marketplace/not-all-floral-arrangements-are-created-equal-what-you-need-to-know/
Backstage Florist relocates to new Richardson location - Community Impact NewspaperTuesday, May 21, 2019
Backstage Florist relocated in early May from 2010 N. Plano Road, Ste. 107, Richardson, to 2050 N. Plano Road, Ste. 100, Richardson. The business sells fresh flowers, plants, keepsake gifts, gourmet baskets, sympathy and funeral flowers, baby gifts, anniversary flowers and centerpieces. Floral arrangement services for parties and special events are also available. 972-644-6666. www.backstageflowers.net Back to all impacts... https://communityimpact.com/local-news/dallas-fort-worth/richardson/features/business/2019/05/20/backstage-florist-relocates-to-new-richardson-location/