Delray Beach Flower Shop News
105-year-old honored for volunteer work in Delray Beach - WPTV.comWednesday, April 03, 2019
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- A very special Palm Beach County senior made national news Friday when he was featured on the Today show.Charles Carroll, who’s 105-years-old, was featured for his volunteer work.“I feel honored really,” said the World War II veteran.At almost 106 years of age, he still volunteers at Delray Beach Medical Center helping deliver mail and flowers to patients. He started volunteering after doctors there saved his life after suffering a heart attack 12 years ago. “Here I am, I’m still going,” said Carroll proudly. Hospital staff were thrilled about his debut on national television. “He’s a very important part of our team and he’s part of our family,” said Becky McCoy, director of volunteer services at Delray Medical Center.Carroll’s daughter, Judith Stern, says she’s proud of her dad and would have never imagined he’d still be this healthy. “It’s really amazing it’s a phenomenon actually,” said Stern.As for Carroll, there's no stopping him anytime soon. “I love the peo... https://www.wptv.com/news/region-s-palm-beach-county/delray-beach/105-year-old-honored-for-volunteer-work-in-delray-beach-featured-on-the-today-show
Winter Park brides blindsided by abrupt flower shop closure - Central Florida News 13Tuesday, March 19, 2019
I just don’t know’ and he hung up,” she said.In a similar situation last year, brides were left scrambling after international bridal company Alfred Angelo, of Delray Beach, Florida, abruptly closed all of their stores in July 2017 without notice. The Better Business Bureau says there are several things consumers can do when faced with a company that suddenly closes.The BBB suggests:Contact your credit card company – If your purchase was made using a credit card, contact your credit card company and file a chargeback.Gather your receipts and documents – This will help in preparation for any opportunities to obtain a resolution.Contact third party retailers – If you made your purchase from a third party retailer, look into their refund policy and contact them to see if they can help.Be careful with discounts – If you decide to take advantage of these discounts make sure you understand any applicable terms and policies, especially if you don’t have time for errors.Beware of online donations and crowd funding pages – When unfortunate events occur, it opens the door to potential scammers who are looking to take advantage of the situation. Beware of any person who claims they can help you retrieve your items from the store for a fee, or any crowd funding pages looking to raise money for items lost. Only communicate with a designated bankruptcy attorney, if assigned. https://www.mynews13.com/fl/orlando/news/2018/04/12/winter-park-brides-blindsided-by-abrupt-flower-shop-closure
Indulge in Mango Flowers and Cotton Candy Bonsai at The Tree Cafe & ICE NYTuesday, October 16, 2018
South Florida in 2015. Sopochana was looking for change from the Big Apple, and he found it right here in Boca Raton, opening the doors to authentic Thai outpost Eathai in Delray Beach.He then teamed up with Chanhthamaly, who originally hails from Laos, to create a cafe where people could enjoy new foods inspired by their home cuisine. Other items on the menu include fruit-topped waffles, matcha parfait, tropical mojito mocktails, Thai coffee, and savory sandwiches.Roast pork sandwichThe cafe had a soft opening two weeks ago, but on Sept. 22 from 1 p.m. to Midnight it will be making its grand debut to the community. Guests will be able to make their own cotton candy to top their bonsai trees with, jam out to music, and buy-one-get-one Thai rolled ice cream or 20 percent off their bill.The Tree Cafe & ICE NY, 80 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton; 917/543-7176; facebook.com/icenybocaHungry for more food news? Visit our food page, and subscribe to the magazine for the most delicious coverage of Boca and beyond. https://www.bocamag.com/the-tree-cafe-ice-ny/
Homegrown and beautiful: Photo show makes a case for Florida native plantsTuesday, August 14, 2018
Afraid. He’s also the photographer for many quick-reference Florida wildflower field guides. Among his images is a photo of a beach spiderlily with cascading petals and fiery red anthers.Delray Beach resident George Gann is the lead author for the Natives for Your Neighborhood website, a resource for identifying natives that will thrive in specific Florida neighborhoods. If you’ve been to the Everglades, you’ve probably seen living versions of his photo of a stiff-leaved wild pine, a colorful epiphtye that likes to cling to trees.Lake Worth resident Rufino Osorio is the author of A Gardener’s Guide to Florida’s Native Plants, widely considered the bible on the topic. Among his images is a striking green-on-black closeup of a bloodberry. Though a state-endangered species in the wild, the bloodberry is a favorite of butterfly gardeners.The show’s educational mission will continue beyond its Aug. 4 closing.The Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society has received a grant from the Chastain Foundation to produce a catalog featuring images from the show as well as information about the plants. It’s expected to be available through the photo center or the native plant society by mid-August. If You GoWhat: Renewal: Going NativeWhen: through Aug. 4Where: Palm Beach Photographic Centre, 415 Clematis St., West Palm BeachFor information: Call 253-2600 or visit workshop.orgNote: If you’d like to find out more about sustainable landscaping, visit the University of Florida/IFAS Extension’s Florida Friendly Landscaping website at ffl.ifas.ufl.edu/ ... https://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/news/local/homegrown-and-beautiful-show-makes-case-for-florida-native-plants/UGAGaMxraCfNzqgB0MY4CP/
Friendship Through FlowersTuesday, August 14, 2018
James (Sungi), encouraged George Sukeji Morikami to donate land to Palm Beach County in 1973, which eventually became the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach.
Mihori, 84, has been involved with the Morikami ever since then, first helping to fill the museum with Japanese art and then leading activities like kabuki dance and the Japanese tea ceremony. Today, however, she's most likely to be found teaching ikebana at either the Morikami or the Boca Raton Museum Art School.
"Ikebana is really three-dimensional flower sculpture," she explains. "It's not just putting flowers into a vase."
Today, she is the coordinator of the Eastern Branch of the Sogetsu School, a contemporary branch of ikebana, which she founded here in 1969 - 23 years after it was founded in Tokyo. When Mihori decided to teach sogetsu, she returned to Japan to study and attain the highest leadership rank, riji. Sogetsu differs dramatically from other schools of ikebana in that it's more flexible and reflective of a contemporary lifestyle.
"Sogetsu emphasizes creativity and originality," Mihori explains, adding that the name combines the Japanese words for "grass" and "moon." "That combination means that sogetsu is not only for Japanese people but for people anywhere."
When Mihori came to the United States in the 1950s, her husband was a graduate... http://bocaratonobserver.com/observed/la-vida-boca/2018-08-friendship-through-flowers/
Royer's Flowers and Gifts CEO talks about returning to the family business - Reading EagleTuesday, August 13, 2019
The only thing I buy from the U.S. is some of our greens that we use to make arrangements. We get stuff from the west coast, the northwest of the United States, and we get some stuff from Florida. In the summer, we use a lot of locally grown flowers, like sunflowers. There's an Amish family that we've worked with for like 15 years that grows a lot of our sunflowers that we use during the summer. We don't get any greenhouse-grown flowers anymore."BW: How often do you or someone from Royer's travel out of the country to inspect flowers? TR: "At least two or three times a year. I go to all the farms that I buy roses from to go inspect them. While they're in the process of cutting them, harvesting them, I'm there seeing what they're doing to make sure that the cut point on the rose is right: it's not too far open, it's not too tight, I check on the head size to make sure the size of the flower is the right number of centimeters and also to make sure they're fresh. After I do that inspection, I'm there for two or three days, and then I fly into Miami where we fly our flowers and they clear customs there, and I inspect them again to make sure everything is OK, then we load them on our refrigerated trucks to ship them up here to Pennsylvania."BW: How has the internet changed the flower business? TR: "I would say about half of our business runs through the internet. It's been very helpful for us for communication and showing people what we have. One of the biggest issues we had at Valentine's Day before the advent of the internet, we couldn't handle the volume of business on Valentine's Day because we didn't have enough infrastructure to be able to deal with it. We needed 100 phone lines instead of 12. We just didn't have enough structure. People waited until the last minute. It's been a wonderful thing."BW: Are there any plans for additional Royer's locations? TR: "We're always looking at potential growth through acquisition. There are always things out there that we're aware of, nothing that I can report. We're always looking to grow."BW: Do you think your grandparents would have ever imagined the company would get as big as it is? TR: "No. My dad told me when he was younger he wanted to be the largest florist in Lebanon County. Back then, there was a lot of flower shops in Lebanon. It was very competitive. There was a lot of really good family businesses that were florists. It was a constant struggle with competition, but he eventually realized his goal of being the largest florist in Lebanon County and now we're probably the largest florist in the country because of our size. They never had an idea that it would grow to the size it is today."BW: Are you indeed the largest florist in the country? TR: "I'm pretty sure about that, because I know all the biggest florists in the country, and we're bigger than all of them. Grocery store chains sell a lot more flowers than I do by sheer numbers. But a traditional retail flower shop, we're the largest in the country."— Interview by Brad RhenFYIAge: 63Residence: Hummelstown, Dauphin CountyEducation: Penn State, 1977, business; Lebanon High School, 1973Work History: After college worked at a Whataburger in Texas for two years. Returned to Pennsylvania in 1980 and started at Royer's as a painter. Was also a store manager in Lancaster, distribution manager for about 25 years, chief operating officer and senior vice president for about 20 years, and he became CEO in January.Best Piece of Management Advice: "Six P" rule: prior proper planning prevents poor performanceFamily: He and his wife, Cindy, have six kids — five girls, one boy — who range in age from 10 to 32Hobbies: golf, yard workRoyer's Flowers and GiftsAddress: 810 S. 12th St... https://www.readingeagle.com/business-weekly/article/royers-flowers-and-gifts-ceo-talks-about-returning-to-the-family-business
Jackie Lacey, AAF, AIFD, CFD, PFCI, Is Named National President of American Institute of Floral Designers - PerishableNewsTuesday, August 13, 2019
BloomNet offers to flower shop owners and floral designers. He assisted in the launch of Floriology® Institute located in Jacksonville, Florida and he serves as an instructor at the Institute. Floriology® Institute is recognized as one of the country’s foremost centers for innovative floral design and florist-related education. Mr. Lacey also engages florists and shares his knowledge throughout the floral industry at state and regional trade shows, company sponsored events, and Floriology® “on the road” educational events.During his distinguished career, Mr. Lacey has owned flower shops in Tennessee, Texas and South Carolina and he is one of the nation’s leading authorities on retail floral operations and best practices. He has also won numerous awards and earned many accolades through floral design competitions at the national, state and local levels. He is also renowned internationally for his leading-edge approaches to design and his imaginative floral creations. In addition, he has shared the principles, elements and artistry of his craft during memorable stage presentations, wowing audiences around the world. His floral designs and educational insights have been featured in many magazines, including Floriology®, Flowers &, Modern Bride and Inside Weddings. He has provided his talents to such notable events as the Tournament of Roses Parade, and many celebrities have also called upon his expertise.“I am honored at being named President of such a prestigious industry organization as the American Institute of Floral Designers,” said Mr. Lacey. “The journey to becoming President has been educational, enlighteni... https://www.perishablenews.com/floral/jackie-lacey-aaf-aifd-cfd-pfci-is-named-national-president-of-american-institute-of-floral-designers/
Armstrong, Charlie Hugh - The ChattanooganTuesday, August 13, 2019
Charlie Hugh Armstrong, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019, in Jacksonville, Florida. Charlie dedicated more than 50 years to the pharmacy profession, as an owner/pharmacist of Lakeside Pharmacy in Chattanooga; as a pioneer in the treatment of decubitus ulcers; and as a leader in Tennessee hospice development in the mid-80s. He was a longtime PCCA (Professional Compounding Centers of America) member, former PCCA pharmacy consultant, and most recently, PCCA treasurer, serving on the board of directors. Charlie went home to be with his Lord on Monday, August 5, 2019. He joined PCCA as a member in May 1984, began helping out with pharmacy consulting calls in the early 1990s, became a major PCCA shareholder and treasurer in November 1998, and then officially joined the PCCA team in September 1999. He retired from PCCA in January 2004, but continued to serve as a consultant and on the board of directors until March 2019. His son, Charles H. Armstrong, Jr., known by all as “Chick,” continued his father’s legacy by joining the PC... https://www.chattanoogan.com/2019/8/8/394276/Armstrong-Charlie-Hugh.aspx
Bridal Bliss: Keva and Leonard's Bahamian Wedding Was A Photographer's Dream - EssenceTuesday, August 13, 2019
Leonard are a young God-fearing couple that wanted their wedding to be both rustic and spiritual.The couple met online in 2017 while Leo pursued his master’s degree at the University of Central Florida while working at Bethune-Cookman University. Both of them are photographers, and Keva admired his work enough to inquire about him taking some birthday photos for her. “Initially, Keva wanted to shoot in Nassau,” Leo explains, “but I was persistent insisting about shooting in her hometown Bimini because I’ve always wanted to visit.” Their connection was instant, and there were many signs from the Lord up above that told Leo he should make Keva his wife. With the help of Keva’s pastor, family and close friends, he pulled off a memorable engagement that is wife will cherish for eternity. “I felt his words with every fiber of my being and I said YES! ,” Keva remembers. “There were no tears on the outside, but inside, my heart was crying and leaping for joy.”Thanks to the help of their inner circle, Leo and Keva received help with their DIY accouterments which allowed them to stay on budget. “We were blessed with numerous family and friends who supported our union, so we didn’t have to ... https://www.essence.com/love/weddings/bridal-bliss-keva-and-leonards-bahamian-wedding-was-a-photographers-dream/