Valencia Flower Shop News
Steve's Valencia Florist closing after 45 years - Santa Clarita Valley SignalTuesday, April 16, 2019
When you enter Steve’s Valencia Florist, a small business off Lyons Avenue in Newhall, the door always chimes a cheery “Ding dong.” In recent years, it has chimed a little longer. On repeat, on repeat, on repeat — mostly because Penny the pit bull, the resident pet, likes to sit in an exact spot a foot from the door that will cause the sensor to keep pulsing.Penny will greet anyone on a quest to find the best flower with a droopy look in her eyes, and a slight, friendly pant of her tongue, enjoying the company each time a customer walks through to find the best pot, the best plant, the best bloom to suit their occasion.“She gets mad if she doesn’t get to come here,” her owner, Jan Hanauer, said with a chuckle.But Penny is the last to know that, on Saturday, she will lie there for the last time as Steve’s Valencia Florist closes its doors after 45 years of business.“Penny doesn’t know we’re closing,” Hanauer said on Wednesday, three days before the last day of operations and three days before she’ll sell the ... https://signalscv.com/2019/01/steves-valencia-florist-closing-after-45-years/
Santa Clarita Florist, Community Fixture Dies After Complications From Fall - KHTS RadioTuesday, August 15, 2017
By Pearl ObispoLongtime Santa Clarita resident Steve Hanauer – the “Steve” in Steve’s Valencia Florist – died Wednesday night from complications stemming from a fall he sustained the previous day.Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking KHTS Santa Clarita News Alerts delivered right to your inbox.Not just a florist, Hanauer was also a fixture in the Santa Clarita community, known for his generous support of local charities including the SCV Senior Center and the SCV Boys and Girls Club.“He was very proud of this valley,” said his widow, Jan Hanauer. “He loved the people. He was very prominent with the ‘old-school Santa Clarita’ community and was always willing to help.”The local entrepreneur owned and operated Steve’s Florist since 1974 – which makes it the oldest full-service flower shop in Santa Clarita. Prior to the Santa Clarita location, Hanauer owned flower shops in San Fernando and Brentwood.The business expanded at one point to three locations in the Santa Clarita Valley, but Jan Hanauer said they later decided to dwindle it down to one – the original and current locati... http://www.hometownstation.com/santa-clarita-news/community-news/santa-clarita-florist-community-fixture-dies-after-complications-from-fall-200557
Santa Clarita florist Steve Hanauer dies at 76 - Santa Clarita Valley SignalTuesday, August 15, 2017
Florist and community leader Steve Hanauer died Wednesday at age 76, due to complications from a fall. He opened Steve’s Valencia Florist on Lyons Ave. in 1974.Steve and his wife Jan’s paths had crossed long before they started dating in 1986. Steve had been a friend of Jan’s father, and Jan had been a student in a Regional Occupational Program floral design class at John F. Kennedy High School in Granada Hills.In 1986, Jan called to order flowers, “and we were both newly single,” Jan said. “He had a certain charm, a way of joking with people. And he was tall, and I’m tall, so that helped.”When they started dating, Steve sent Jan a single rose the first day, two the second day, and more each day until she received a dozen.Steve Hanauer, owner of Steve’s Valencia Florist, died Wednesday at age 76. Courtesy photo.By that point, Steve Hanauer had been running the shop on Lyons Ave. for twelve years, having moved up from San Fernando, where he’d also run a flower shop.Hanauer got started in the flower business in junior college, when he and a friend got jobs driving a florist’s delivery truck. The friend end...
Santa Clarita Facebook Group Organizes Gift Basket Collection For First Responders - KHTS RadioTuesday, April 11, 2017
Scanner),” is a closed Santa Clarita online group that allows citizens to post and ask questions concerning local news, held a gift basket collection event on Saturday, April 8 at Meadows Park, Valencia.The gift baskets were assembled and given to the SCV Sheriff’s Station and California Highway Patrol officers stationed at the Newhall Office.“We are collecting donations for baskets that we are putting together for the sheriff station to say thank you for their hard work,” according to Jenn Dumars, an administrator for the online community group. Christine Hart-Horwitz created and organized the event, which was hosted by the admins, she added.The collections are starting up again next month, Dumars added.“Beginning May 1, we will begin pro-actively collecting donations for the (Los Angeles County) Fire Department,” she said.“Helicopters, Lights & Sirens” is a 12,000-plus-person social media group that shares information about emergency situations as they’re occurring.The group also allows regional news articles and self-posts concerning community news and events that affect local residents. http://www.hometownstation.com/santa-clarita-latest-news/santa-clarita-facebook-group-organizes-gift-basket-collection-for-first-responders-188620
Feature Film Florist Jenny Tobin Joins Queen Victoria's Festival of Flowers Voyage - PR Newswire (press release)Tuesday, April 11, 2017
VALENCIA, Calif., March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Luxury travel brand Cunard has today announced leading film and TV floral designerJenny Tobin will join its first-ever Festival of Flowers voyage this summer on Queen Victoria, giving guests the opportunity to explore some of the Atlantic Isles' most awe-inspiring gardens and floral landscapes. Jenny Tobin is renowned for her work on blockbuster films such as "Allied" and "Fantastic Beasts, and Where to Find Them," as well as for her floral arrangements at the most soughtafter hotels around the world and even for the British Royal Family. Jenny will be imparting her knowledge, tips and insight into her career during the voyage, which departs following Queen Victoria's refurbishment this June. Jenny Tobin and her original bouquet created for Cunard.
Cunard bellman showcasing Jenny Tobin bouquet in London.
"With the increasing popularity of gardening and flower arranging, we felt it was important... http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/feature-film-florist-jenny-tobin-joins-queen-victorias-festival-of-flowers-voyage-300428119.html
At Carolina Herrera, wildflowers bloom on the Hudson River - Lethbridge HeraldTuesday, September 10, 2019
The designer said his inspiration was the California super bloom, a phenomenon that leads to an unusually high proportion of wildflowers blossoming at once.That’s what happened on Gordon’s runway under a tent overlooking the water at the tip of Manhattan. He sent out a succession of dresses both very long and very short with dramatic bursts of florals. One typical print was a bright yellow background populated with large blue flowers. Another striking look was a belted minidress with an impressionistic mix of flowers in hot pink, green and purple.Gordon was also fond of polka dots – big and bold, and in black and white. And he sent a number of plaids down the runway, for example in a miniskirt and jacket with billowing sleeves, or in a long strapless belted number in blue and tan plaid.Glam eveningwear finished out the collection, and here too Gordon indulged his fondness for both colour, as in a shimmering green number, and for those polka dots. One of the most striking designs consisted of a sheer layer of black polka dots on white, over a light pink layer underneath – all adorned with a black bowtie sash, and a bow-like flourish on one shoulder.The evening styles managed to be both luxurious and playful; the final number resembled a skirt but with the waist at the shoulder line, again with a sheer layer of black polka dots on white, this time over a bright yellow layer underneath.“I am a big fan ... https://lethbridgeherald.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/09/09/at-carolina-herrera-wildflowers-bloom-on-the-hudson-river/
A Closer Look at 15 American Floral Endowment Scholarship Winners - Greenhouse GrowerTuesday, September 10, 2019
For the last few years, Ramstine has been employed full-time at Longmont Florist in Longmont, CO.CalFlowers Scholarship Recipient: Helene Dondero, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis ObispoA senior majoring in agricultural science with an emphasis in ornamental horticulture and a minor in agricultural business, Dondero grew up in the floral industry. In addition to working in her family’s business, Fiore Floral and Gifts, Dondero is active in numerous student and industry organizations with CalPoly and FFA.John Carew Memorial Scholarship Recipient: Mary Lewis, University of GeorgiaLewis expects to complete her master’s degree program in horticulture in December 2019. Her focus is on ornamental plant breeding, specifically eight native Asclepias species.Earl Dedman Memorial Scholarship and National Greenhouse Manufacturers Association (NGMA) Scholarship Recipient: Gergely Motolai, Kansas State UniversityGergely Motolai is a senior majoring in horticulture science and minoring in entomology. His focus is on in greenhouse production and entomology. Motolai is working at Bird’s Botanicals and at the Kansas State University Greenhouses.Long Island Flower Growers Association (LIFGA) Scholarship and Long Island Flower Growers Association Bob Gunther Scholarship Recipient: Cassandra Castano, Farmingdale State CollegeA senior in landscape development at Farmingdale State College majoring in horticulture technology management, Castano is planning further education to become a landscape architect, working on urban projects.Richard T. Meister Scholarship Recipient: Emily Teng, University of Hawaii at ManoaTeng is obtaining her Ph.D. in tropical plant and soil sciences, and plans on working in floriculture production and variety improvement research. In her dissertation research, she is analy... https://www.greenhousegrower.com/management/a-closer-look-at-15-american-floral-endowment-scholarship-winners/
Boat Fire Victims Mourned As Rescue Operation Continues Off Ventura Coast - CBS Los AngelesTuesday, September 10, 2019
Santa Barbara where the Conception Charter Boat was scheduled to return Monday night.In what is now one of the worst boating tragedies in California history, the United States Coast Guard has confirmed that 25 people are dead and nine are still missing.The five crew members who survived — two with leg injuries — were brought to safety by a pair of good Samaritans who happened to be anchored nearby.“I heard ‘Help,'” Shirley Hanson said. “And my husband got up, and I followed him and he opened the door and saw the flames.Shirley and her husband Bob said some of the crew members who were able to get to safety attempted to return to the burning vessel to help those still aboard, but were thwarted by the sheer size of the flames.“And he cried, because he said they celebrated three birthdays that night, and one of them was a 17-year-old girl who was there with her parents,” Shirley said.As word of the fire got out, families with loved ones on the boat rushed to the harbor, including a heartbroken couple whose son they said was on the boat.Diane McCullough who lives in Santa Barbara fears that she will know someone who was on the boat, but she said the com... https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2019/09/03/boat-fire-victims-mourned-as-rescue-operation-continues-off-ventura-coast/
Speculation tax forces sale of Greater Victoria's iconic 'Tulip House' - Maple Ridge NewsTuesday, September 10, 2019
Victoria regulars, Bob and Jan Fleming are selling their famous Tulip House on Beach Drive.The couple are Americans who split their year between Oak Bay (near downtown Victoria) and Marin County, California. They’ve spent many months here every year since they bought the home in 1989. And they’ve worked tirelessly on the home, especially the flower beds, reaching a point of local fame.“It’s been quite a pleasure being part of the community,” Fleming said. “It’s been very satisfying to see so many people being pleased with the flowers. People take pictures and send them to us, with thank yous, and we’ve had people knocking on the door, thanking us.”READ MORE: Famed ‘Tulip House’ goes for new record But the future of the flower beds are now in question as Bob Fleming blames B.C.’s new speculation and vacancy tax for forcing them out of the country. As a foreign owner, the couple are charged a two per cent tax on the assessed value of the house. B.C. Assessment’s 2019 assessment for the property is $1.368 million, which amounts to $27,360, annually.Bob Fleming prepping the flower beds in the fall of 2018. (Keri Coles/News Staff)“I’m sorry to say it, but it puts us in an unfortunate position,” Fleming sa... https://www.mapleridgenews.com/news/speculation-tax-forces-sale-of-greater-victorias-iconic-tulip-house/