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Flowers are a passion for Hannah Warfield at Brown's Floral Design - ThetribunepapersSunday, February 11, 2018
By Dasha Morgan – Hannah bought Brown’s Floral Design almost a year ago and is continuing to provide the community with a full-service, creative, artistic florist in downtown Weaverville. Brown’s Floral Design is well established and has been in the area since 1926 and at its current location on Main Street since 1976.Having grown up farming and gardening, Hannah Warfield finds that Western North Carolina is an ideal place to grow the flowers she loves. She gained her love of gardening from her mother and grandmother and remembers tending old fashioned cutting gardens as a small child. She is drawn to heirloom flowers like zinnias, anemone, love-in-a-mist, peonies, sunflowers, antique roses and native wildflowers. Hannah now grows many of these in her home garden in Reems Creek Valley, which she bought in 2012 because of the fertile, creekside soil. She now brings home-grown greenery and blossoms to 25 North Main Street in Weaverville to use in her floral bouquets. She calls herself a “Farmer/Florist,” a... http://www.thetribunepapers.com/2018/02/01/flowers-are-a-passion-for-hannah-warfield-at-browns-floral-design/
Meghan Markle: Prince Harry bride to 'break tradition' with THIS flower in wedding bouquet - Express.co.ukSunday, February 11, 2018
May is the prime season for peonies, and I would not be at all surprised if they feature heavily in the floral content,” said florist Anna-Liisa Evans.Peonies are known to be Meghan’s favourite bloom, featuring heavily on her deleted Instagram account.It is also said Meghan will carry myrtle on her wedding day, which is a royal tradition.But will Meghan break royal tradition on her wedding day? It is said her wedding bouquet will have a crucial difference from brides before her. Tradition in the royal family is for brides to have a wedding bouquet of all white flowers.'White, the symbol of purity and fidelity has featured in all recent royal weddings, from Queen Elizabeth II, through to Princess Diana and Kate Middleton.However, Anna-Liisa predicts rather than sticking to white peonies, Meghan will choose peonies in “a fabulous array of colours” instead.Anna-Liisa compared this choice to previous royal brides, like Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge.“Kate’s choice was less structured, although still very fragrant, instead eschewing the previous trend for orchid heavy bouquets for something created out of fabulous delicate home grown seasonal flowers, such as hyacinth and lily of the valley.”She described Princess Diana’s bouquet as “a cascading cacophony of heavily fragrant flowers including gardenias, stephanotis, freesia, lily of the valley”.Meghan is breaking another royal tradition on her wedding day to Prince Harry.
Joanna Gaines Follows These Money-Saving Rules for Gorgeous Floral Arrangements All Year - The Cheat SheetSunday, February 11, 2018
It’s no secret that Joanna Gaines is the ultimate plant lady. That said, her green thumb doesn’t stop at houseplants. In fact, if she wanted, she could double as Waco’s most sought-after florist, too.Curious to know how Joanna Gaines creates unique floral arrangements for her farmhouse? We share her budget-friendly tips for DIY floral arrangements, ahead.1. Shop for seasonal flowers at your local market The freshest flowers are the ones in season. Onnes/iStock/Getty ImagesAccording to Joanna Gaines, one of the best places to look for fresh flowers is at your local market. To save money on florals, Gaines suggests shopping for blooms that are in season.2. Pick greens from your backyard Don’t be afraid to pick greenery from your own backyard. DragonImages/iStock/Getty ImagesAnother way to save money on floral arrangements? Instead of purchasing your greenery at the grocery store, gather greens from your garden or bushes in your yard.3. Use an old pitcher or glass jar to hold your arrangement Try a glass jar...
Hillard Donner, Annapolis businessman and philanthropist, dies at age 94 - Baltimore SunTuesday, January 16, 2018
Donner told The Capital in 2006.The business did very well, and Donner spent his later years giving back to the community he loved.“He loved this city and loved doing things for Annapolis,” Rotner said. “We were looking back, and we figured over his life he gave about $5 million to good causes.”When the community sought to build a new hospital, he got involved in the fundraising effort to build Anne Arundel Medical Center, and then donated $1 million to the cause.The hospital’s Donner Pavilion is named for his parents, Joseph and Rose.After witnessing the care given by hospice workers, he championed that cause. When he chaired the Hospice of the Chesapeake’s campaign, he pledged $250,000 to set a good example.Donner also lent his efforts to the Naval Academy, helping build a dome on its Uriah P. Levy Center and Jewish Chapel.And he aided St. John’s College, The Key School and scores of other efforts.“He could not say no,” Rotner said. “He really lived the golden rule. He treated people as he wanted to be treated.”Tom Marquardt, former editor of The Capital who still pens a weekly wine column, remembered Donner as a great master of the wine business and the snappiest dresser in town.“Producers would come from France because they recognized Mills more than any other store. He was a magnet for people who collected fine wines.”He continued, “Hillard’s personality attracted the best wine producers in the world. People would come from far away to buy wine at Mills they could not find anywhere else. And that was all Hillard driven.”Chuck Farrar, owner of Bay Ridge Wine and Spirits, was technically a business competitor of Donner’s, but he “did not think of him as such,” Farrar said. “The first thing that comes to mind is Hillard Donner was a gentleman. He was an icon. He was a really hard-nosed businessman, an ethical businessman, always fair and honest. And a great citizen.”Donner was born Jan. 5, 1924, in Baltimore, son of Joseph and Rose Donner.He graduated from City High School in Baltimore and entered the Navy during World War II.Donner was stationed in Cuba during the war assigned as a radio man aboard a blimp that would set aloft ov... http://www.baltimoresun.com/ac-cn-hillard-donner-obit-20180113-story.html
Thousands attend vigil for California mudslide victims - The TelegraphTuesday, January 16, 2018
Santa Barbara, they carried flowers, lit candles and prayed for the families who have lost loved ones. The victims were their friends and neighbors, they said."Our whole community is devastated," Hannah Miller said at the Trinity Episcopal Church. "There isn't anyone who doesn't know someone who has been affected by this disaster. It is truly awful. We can just pray they find those poor missing people."In the disaster area, firefighters went door to door to check the structural stability of the houses damaged by a powerful rainstorm that preceded the mudslides and scoured what's left of toppled homes and mangled cars as they searched for the missing."I don't know about you, but I'm scared of Mother Nature right now," Santa Barbara Mayor Cathy Murillo told the attendees at the vigil.Search and rescue operations ended Sunday and authorities transitioned to a search and recovery phase, Brown announced. The move allows officials to release resources that are no longer needed and allow search operations to slow to a safer pace, he said.The storm sent flash floods cascading through mountain slopes that were burned bare by a huge wildfire in December. Workers used backhoes, jackhammers and chain saws to clear away masses of mud, boulders and toppled trees.Crews have made it a priority to clear out debris basins and creek canals before another rainstorm. Long-range forecasts gave the crews about a week before the next chance of rain — and potential new mudslides — although the precipitation was expected to be disorganized and light. Another system was possible two days later.The mudslides on Jan. 9 ravaged the tony community, destroying at least 65 homes and damaging more than 460 others, officials said. They also forced the indefinite shutdown of U.S. 101, the only major freeway between Santa Barbara and points east.The rest of the community's infrastructure also was damaged. Some streets were cracked in half, and authorities closed bridges and overpasses because they were unstable. Amtrak said it was adding rail cars to each of its five daily roundtrip trains between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara to accommodate commuters grappling with the ongoing closure of U.S. 101.But despite the damage in the neighborhood, Montecito residents still have hope their community will recover."They're exhausted but they find ways to try to live life as normally as they can," Williams said.Sutthithepa, whose body was discovered Saturday, immigrated from Thailand, leaving behind his wife and two children bu... http://www.macon.com/news/business/article194628964.html
Shark Tank winner Alice's Table's flower arranging parties - WLS-TVSunday, February 11, 2018
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Vermilion's Tiffany's Flowers is sprouting history amid old town hall - The Morning JournalSunday, February 11, 2018
Vermilion. Before coming to Vermilion after meeting her husband in New Orleans, Louisiana, Sekeres was an Illinois native. Her husband moved back near his hometown of Sandusky for his job, while she transitioned from going to school for education into the floral business. And after helping a friend a with their floral business, she said she realized she had an artistic knack for it and soon developed her own shop, Tiffany’s Flowers, in the city.After at least 25 years of experience and having her own business evolve between different locations in the city, she landed at her current shop of Vermilion’s old Town Hall, 736 Main St. about five years ago. She said her newest location has given her the opportunity to expand with merchandise and participate in local and non-local events. Tiffany’s Flowers also offers merchandise such as handmade soaps, men’s line of toiletry items, teas, jewelry, some clothing items and accessories made from other companies to support their businesses, she said. She added she always had the idea to go into the gift shop line in order to keep people moving around town and filling a need for residents, and sis also looking into selling more items in the future.Advertisement“I would ne... http://www.morningjournal.com/article/MJ/20180126/NEWS/180129563
What does the one you love really want for Valentine's Day; how much do most people spend? - WYFF GreenvilleSunday, February 11, 2018
Alaska: Engagement ringsArizona: RosesArkansas: RosesCalifornia: RosesColorado: RosesConnecticut: ChocolatesDelaware: Engagement ringsFlorida: RosesGeorgia: ChocolatesHawaii: RosesIdaho: RosesIllinois: RosesIndiana: SunglassesIowa: RosesKansas: RosesKentucky: RosesLouisiana: RosesMaine: RosesMaryland: ChocolatesMassachusetts: RosesMichigan: ChocolatesMinnesota: RosesMississippi: ChocolatesMissouri: RosesMontana: Box of chocolatesNebraska: RosesNevada: Box of chocolatesNew Hampshire : Diamond braceletNew Jersey: Box of chocolatesNew Mexico: Bouquet of rosesNew York: RosesNorth Carolina: Flower bouquetNorth Dakota: Flower bouquetOhio: Wedding bouquetOklahoma: Teddy bearOregon Flower: BouquetPennsylvania: Bouquet of rosesRhode Island: Aquamarine ringsSouth Carolina: Chocolate trufflesSouth Dakota: Gold stud earringsTennessee: Bouquet of rosesTexas: Flower BouquetUtah: RosesVermont: Men’s ringsVirginia: Flower bouquetWashington: Box of chocolatesWest Virginia: SunglassesWisconsin: Bouquet of rosesWyoming: PerfumePro Flowers... http://www.wyff4.com/article/what-does-the-one-you-love-really-want-for-valentines-day-how-much-do-most-people-spend/16573899
Steven Avery Guilters Send Sheboygan Judge Flowers In Murder Case - Patch.comTuesday, December 19, 2017
Steven Avery is guilty, despite the widespread allegations of planted evidence and prosecutorial misconduct outlined in the Halbach case. Those allegations have been raised by Downers Grove, Illinois attorney Kathleen Zellner, the world-famous exoneration lawyer who is highly respected across the country, but not necessarily around Manitowoc and Sheboygan, the area where Avery and his family call home. This week, Patch reported that Zellner celebrated another momentous legal victory as murder charges against another client, James A. Bates, were dropped. The Arkansas case drew national attention after prosecutors demanded access to audio from Bates' Amazon Echo smart home device, claiming it may contain evidence of a crime.RELATED: Zellner Successful In Amazon Echo Hot Tub Murder CaseBack to the Avery case.Several weeks ago, Judge Sutkiewicz, in a brief written ruling, rejected Avery's request for a new murder trial. The judge made her decision without even conducting an evidentiary hearing on Zellner's post-conviction motion that was more than 1,200 pages in length. This week, Judge Sutkiewicz issued a follow-up ruling that informed Zellner that she will not change her mind and rule otherwise. Zellner will now take up Avery's crusade before one of Wisconsin's appeals courts. Judge Angela Sutkiewicz of SheboyganBut what happened next stunned everyone, most notably the judge.On Thursday, Judge Sutkiewicz issued a letter to Zellner as well as Assistant Wisconsin Attorney General Tom Fallon and Manitowoc County District Attorney Jacalyn C. LaBre. She informed the lawyers for both sides about the gift she received as a result of her judicial rulings in the Steven Avery post-conviction process. The person who sent the judge flowers used Hoffman's Flowerland in Sheboygan.The company's website states that "Harry and Sarah Hoffman opened Hoffman's on October 30, 1929 at the start of the Great Depression ... Today, the third generation is in charge, and ensuring that the Hoffman name is synonymous with quality and service. That is why our slog...