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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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Floral design and gift shop is Colorado Springs native's dream - Colorado Springs GazetteTuesday, May 21, 2019
She decided, after a lot of soul searching, to instead pursue her lifelong dream of owning her own business.On June 30, she opened Carriage House Designs, 723 N. Nevada Ave., a full-service florist and gift shop.The charming 1899 house she bought probably was never a carriage house, but the name hearkens back to Berdon's childhood, when she and her siblings played in a friend's carriage house in the Old North End - not far from her new shop. "I just love this part of town. It's a great location," she said. "From here we can attract students from Colorado College and residents from the North End. We also have a ton of clients from Mountain Shadows, Peregrine and The Broadmoor neighborhoods."Berdon said she knew a downtown or shopping center site wouldn't be right for her vision. She sought out the quaint multi-room home with a large rear parking lot and filled several cozy rooms with items to browse."I wanted to rig my inventory the way I like to shop, and that is organized," Berdon said.Individual displays sport baby items, faith gifts, guy gifts, Mr./Mrs. objects, candles, home accents, jewelry, pet supplies and food. One room rotates inventory for holidays."This is really my way of putting all of my loves together under one roof," she said. "So far it's been working ou... https://gazette.com/life/floral-design-and-gift-shop-is-colorado-springs-native-s/article_480fe80d-37e6-515c-b78d-de049d4293f6.html
Here are the newest businesses to open in San Diego - HoodlineTuesday, May 21, 2019
Divine FlowersPhoto: Divine Flowers/YelpHead over to 3095 Clairemont Drive in Bay Park and you'll find Divine Flowers, a new florist. The flower shop offers a wide selection of floral arrangements and flower boxes.Local H2OPhoto: Local H20/YelpNow open at 1380 Garnet Ave. in Pacific Beach is Local H2O, a water store. According to the website, the business transforms water into mineral-infused Alkaline water that is 99.9 percent free of toxic contaminants through a reverse osmosis system. Livkraft Performance WellnessPhoto: Livkraft Performance Wellness/YelpNow open at 7710 Fay Ave. in the La Jolla is Livkraft Performance Wellness, a sauna, float spa and cryotherapy spot. The business provides luxury performance wellness in a spa environment, offering services such as whole body and local cryotherapy, infrared sauna, float therapy and Normatec compression. Shawarma GuysPhoto: Omar D./YelpStroll past 3012 Grape St. in South Park and you'll find Shawarma Guys, a food truck and Middle Eastern and Mediterranean spot. So far, it's been a popular addition, with Yelpers awarding it five stars out of 122 reviews. It offers authentic Mediterranean food such as Wagyu beef shawarma, falafel, chicken cream chop and chicken shawarma in a plat... https://hoodline.com/2019/04/here-are-the-newest-businesses-to-open-in-san-diego
Passengers Surprised With Train Full of Flowers – and Their Reactions Are Bloomin' Beautiful - Good News NetworkTuesday, May 21, 2019
SWNSThe “flower express” display, which was created by London-based florist Jamie Aston Flowers, featured 1,850 hydrangeas, 220 wisterias and 1,000 stems of fresh sea lavender.The mix of real and artificial flowers were attached to the ceiling and walls using suction grips and hooks while the plants in the luggage racks were held in place by foam.It took the 8-person team several months to plan and 4 hours to install.SWNSAround 18,000 passengers are expected to use the transfer service today across its 150 journeys.Train representatives are also handing out free flowers for the passengers to take home.Jamie Aston said: “We’ve created all manner of flower displays but have never had the chance to create one on board a train.“We wanted to create something which would bring a smile to passengers’ faces and help them to unwind ahead or following their flight.”SWNSFor a chance to win two tickets to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show on Saturday May 25th, share your snaps of the flower carriage on Twitter or Instagram, tag the @HeathrowExpress account and use the hashtag #FlowerExpress.The competition closes at midnight on Wednesday May 22nd.Heathrow Express customers will also have until Wednesday to experience the flower express installation.(WATCH the video below)Be Sure And Share This Beautiful Bouquet Of Photos With Your Friends On Social Media… Let's block ads! a href="https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable. https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/chelsea-passengers-surprised-with-train-full-of-flowers/
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/
Where to Find Fresh Flowers in Birmingham - StyleBlueprintTuesday, May 21, 2019
Place. Image: FarmStand by Stone HollowMagic City Flower MarketBrand new to the city, the Magic City Flower Market is open to the public each Monday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This market fills local florist Holly Carlisle’s gorgeous Avondale studio, Rosegolden, with unique, locally grown flowers that are available both by the stem and in arrangements. Stop by each Monday to find a fresh bouquet for your home.The Magic City Flower Market sets up shop each Monday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Rosegolden in Avondale. Image: Magic City Flower MarketRELATED: Florally Inspired? This is the Event Series for You!GARDEN SHOPSWild ThingsAt Wild Things, in Homewood, you can create stunning, bespoke floral arrangements for any upcoming event, including weddings. But while you can easily order your fresh flowers online, we suggest stopping by the storefront to explore their wide selection of darling home goods, coffee table books, beauty buys, gifts for the pup and more. Wild Things also offers floral workshops throughout the year, each centered around a seasonal theme and perfect for building a beautiful bouquet while learning more about the art of arrangement. Learn more about Wild Things here.“I just want Wild Things to be a place where people can come and learn and be creative — a place for people to come and enjoy being themselves,” owner Carolyn Harbert says.Grab a friend or two, and sign up for one of Wild Things’ flower arranging workshops for your next girls’ night out.Leaf & PetalWith multiple local locations, including a dreamy — and relatively new — storefront on Crosshaven, Leaf & Petal is a local favorite for flowers, plants of all varieties, and home decor items. Peruse the lines of fresh and seasonal blooms, or find the perfect potted plant for your home. Either way, you’ll be impressed by their consistently beautiful and vast selection.p id="caption-attachment... https://styleblueprint.com/birmingham/everyday/where-to-find-fresh-flowers-in-birmingham/