Local Flower Shop News
Paying tribute to loved ones with Beretania FloristMonday, October 01, 2018
HONOLULU (KHON2) - Picking the right flowers for serious occasions can be difficult, but the folks at Beretania Florist are there to help. For the last 80 years, Beretania Florist have helped families create beautiful tributes to those they love when it's time to say goodbye. Sales & Marketing Director Reece Nakamoto Farinas is a 4th generation member of the florist company. He shares why creating these tributes is the most rewarding parts of the job."Every week we help hundreds of people in Hawaii and around the country send flowers for birthdays, babies, and romance. However, when families ask us to help create the perfect final tribute for the loss of their loved one, it's especially rewarding," explained Farinas."For the families, this is a very difficult and exhausting time and we take a lot of care when guiding them through this process. During this time there's often a lot of decisions to make but selecting flowers that capture your loved... https://www.khon2.com/living808/paying-tribute-to-loved-ones-with-beretania-florist/1432913965
Maui Obituary Notices: Week of July 29, 2018Tuesday, July 31, 2018
KainoaOctober 28, 1934 – July 22, 2018 ADVERTISEMENT Isabelle Leina‘ala Chartrand Kainoa, of Waiehu, Maui passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 22, 2018. Isabelle was born in Honolulu, HI on October 28, 1934, to John Frances and Edith Kalawai’a Chartrand. She retired from the State of California Department of Rehabilitation after 18 years. She was predeceased by her husband Royal Joseph Kainoa, Sr. She is survived by her children, Joyce Kuuipo Mandracken, Roy Ernest Kalaeloa Robins, Royal Joseph Kainoa, Jr., John Alan Kainoa, and David Kaipo Kainoa; grandchildren, Garrick, Damian, Joselyn, Joseph, Jessica, Kalaeloa, Ashley, Brandon, Kiana, & Kalei; great grandchildren, Braden, Neveigh, Jocelyn, Micah, Taylor, Terri, Jared, Braelyn, Keonilei, Tausili, Tasi, Onyx, Gracy, Emily and Kalaeloa; sister, Edith Kahoalii, and predeceased by brother Harold Chartrand. Also extended Chartrand Ohana.Visitation will be held at Norman’s Mortuary on Friday August 3, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with service to begin at 11:00 a.m. Burial service will follow at Maui Veteran Cemetery at 1 p.m. Isabelle’s ‘Ohana would like to extend a special heart felt gratitude to the staff of Hospice Maui and Hale Makua Neighborhood C for their compassionate care of their mom during this time.Susan SchwabSusan SchwabDecember 16, 1953 – July 22, 2018In 1977, Suzie came to Maui to die. She had been diagnosed with Terminal Cancer of the Kidneys so she opened an Atlas, closed her eyes and pointed. Fate led her to Maui.The whole story is on the website of The Boo Boo Zoo, but alternative medicine and her love of nurturing animals gave her over 40 years of unexpected life. With her husband, Sylvan, they dedicated those years to establishing the life-saving work of the East Maui Animal Refuge. Suzie is survived by her loving & devoted husband, Sylvan J. Schwab; parents, Al & Jo Hawck; brother, Robert Hawck; and her children=hundreds of animals.Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at Ballard Family Mortuary in Kahului with service to begin at 1 p.m. and burial... https://mauinow.com/2018/07/29/maui-obituary-notices-week-of-july-29-2018/
Effort to eliminate florist licenses in Louisiana becomes a thorny issue - Fox NewsTuesday, January 08, 2019
BATON ROUGE, La. – In Louisiana, florists must know the proper storage temperature for plants, wiring methods for various flowers and how to construct a cascade bouquet. They pay $100 a year.The Pelican state is the only state in the country that requires a license to sell flowers, a distinction that has become a point of contention among florists who say it legitimizes their trade and state lawmakers who feel Louisiana is too overwhelmed with a dizzying number of professional license requirements.State lawmakers wanted to cut back on the number of licenses by eliminating the floral one. That has drawn the ire of florists who take pride in regulating their profession – by weeding out people who know little about floral arrangements. Orchids sit on display at Red Onion in Baton Rouge. Several florists throughout the state say they want to keep a licensing and testing requirement in place. Louisiana is the only state in the country that requires florists to be licensed. (Fox News)Part of the licensing p... https://www.foxnews.com/politics/effort-to-eliminate-florist-licenses-in-louisiana-becomes-a-thorny-issue
Century-Old Nunziato Florists Closes, Building Sells for $3.6 M - Sunnyside PostTuesday, January 08, 2019
Nunzato Florists at 51-28 Roosevelt Ave. (Queens Post)Dec. 26, 2018 By Nathaly PesantezWoodside’s Nunziato Florists has closed, with the Roosevelt Avenue building it called home recently selling and marking the end of an era for the neighborhood.The florist, located at 51-28 Roosevelt Ave., closed up shop in recent months after operating out of the one-story building on the busy corridor for nearly a century.Property records show that the shop, along with the two-story home next door at 51-24 Roosevelt Ave., were sold for about $3.68 million in late November.The property at 51-24 Roosevelt Ave., next to the flower shop, which sold as part of the same transaction. (Google Maps)The buyer is listed simply as “52 Roosevelt Ave Inc,” but shares an address with AA Realty First, a Flushing-based real estate management company.The developer has yet to file new building or demolition plans, and did not immediately respond to questions about its plans for the property.Nunziato Florists... https://sunnysidepost.com/century-old-nunziato-florists-closes-building-sells-for-3-6-m
Edible Arrangements opens in Spring Hill - Tampa Bay TimesTuesday, January 08, 2019
CorrespondentSPRING HILL – On a recent Tuesday, immersed in fancy fruits, her apron smudged in chocolate, Christy Morrow was too busy to chat.She’s a produce handler-cum-artist-cum-florist at Edible Arrangements, which brought its celebratory comestibles to Hernando County in June. In corporate parlance, Morrow is a fruit specialist.The company's decoratively arrayed fresh fruits are artsy, clever and who’d-have-imagined? Add to that, healthy and refreshing, said owner Victoria Wilson.Edible Arrangement’s twist on celebrating and gifting is for people “who want something different, rather than flowers that you look at, then (they) die,” said Wilson, franchisee of the shop north of Timber Pines.Wilson, 30, who’s owned an Edible Arrangements outlet for a year in the city of Hernando in Citrus County, said most of her customers came from Hernando County, prompting her to open a shop here.Her corporation, based in Atlanta, encourages successful operators to snap up more than one store in their corner of the country, saying small business owners on-site do better than far-off managers, according to a report by Forbes. Such franchise owners also can d... https://www.tampabay.com/news/hernando/edible-arrangements-opens-in-spring-hill-20181011/
Volunteers band together to revive recycled-bouquet program - Palo Alto OnlineTuesday, January 08, 2019
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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Roots in Bloom entrepreneur returns to her roots - The GazetteTuesday, January 08, 2019
ION — Cassie Hammarmeister’s new business is rooted in her pursuit of wellness.Long Para:1 Long Pra Total: 17 Total Para Total: 23-- On Aug. 1, Hammarmeister opened Roots in Bloom, a florist and wellness business in a historic Marion home.Long Para:2 Long Pra Total: 17 Total Para Total: 23-- “It’s all very personal,” Hammarmeister said of the path that led her to the new business. “It’s scary to put it out there, but maybe it will help set someone else free.”Long Para:3 Long Pra Total: 17 Total Para Total: 23-- After Hammarmeister completed a floriculture program at Kirkwood Community College, she worked at a couple smaller flower shops before taking a manager position at a large florist in the Corridor.Long Para:4 Long Pra Total: 17 Total Para Total: 23-- “I was running a business and dealing with personal stuff in my 20s,” she said. “I didn’t appreciate working with nature.”Long Para:5 Long Pra Total: 17 Total Para Total: 23-- It was those personal issues, including chronic back pain and struggles with anxiety and depression, that drew her to a new career as a wellness practitioner. In 2011, she attended Carlson College to become a licensed massage therapist.Long Para:6 Long Pra Tota... http://thegazette.com/subject/news/business/roots-in-bloom-marion-iowa-florist-wellness-corridor-cbd-yoga-20180827