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Deaths for the week of June 14, 2019 - The Jewish News of Northern CaliforniaTuesday, June 25, 2019
Sinai Memorial Chapel.Stephen Corbin BeckerStephen Corbin BeckerStephen Corbin Becker died unexpectedly on May 29, 2019. Preceded in death by parents Arthur S. Becker and Virgina Becker. Survived by beloved wife Jill Becker, sister Susan (John) Klein, daughter Julie (Ryan) Colby, son Joshua Becker, stepson Jonathan (Jenny Gheith) Levy, stepdaughter Beth (David) Sacks, grandchildren Sajun, Lowell, Malachi, DarbyAbraham, LouAlexander, Shmuli, Rina, Shaya, Hudi, Moshe and Rivki.Born Dec. 22, 1943 in San Francisco, Stephen practiced law in New Jersey and California and served proudly in the Army and then as a Colonel in the CSMR. Stephen also served on several nonprofit boards, including Sinai Memorial Chapel, Hebrew Free Loan Association and the San Jose Jewish Film Festival. His passions were prolific, and his reverence for film and history was admired by all who enjoyed his company. However, he will be best remembered for his quiet wisdom and total commitment to the people he loved. He will be missed dearly by all who loved him. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to Congregation Shir Hadash in Los Gatos, Beth Israel Judea in San F... https://www.jweekly.com/2019/06/14/deaths-for-the-week-of-june-14-2019/
Love in Full Bloom: The Wedding of Elle Leonsis & Toby Helme - Washington Life MagazineTuesday, April 16, 2019
And that, perhaps, is a different sonnet for another day.NOTABLE GUESTS:José and Patricia Andrés, Rorbert Altman and Lynda Carter, Mark and Sally Ein, Don Graham and Amanda Bennett, Arthur and Hannah Weiland Guinness, Mark and Judy Lerner, John and Gina Carlson, The Right Honourable James Stourton, and Chris and Lorraine Wallace.DETAILSBride’s First Dress: Romona Keveza Second Dress: Elie Saab Wedding Planner: Arney Walker Caterer: Susan Gage Cake: Fleur and Flour Flowers: Victoria Clausen Music Coordinator: Elan Artists Linens: Fermoie DJ: Chris Styles Photographer: Aaron DelesieShare this:Related ... http://washingtonlife.com/2019/04/05/love-in-full-bloom-the-wedding-of-elle-leonsis-toby-helme/
Marie Johnson “The flower lady”Tuesday, August 28, 2018
The weather is gorgeous and there are plenty of jobs.”In the state capital, Marie excelled. Competing shops vied to employ such an inspired designer. There she met and married Adelbert Arthur Johnson and they had three children, Beth, Mark and Todd. The couple divorced in 1965. In an era when single moms were rare, she moved to Grass Valley, loving the town and thinking it would be a safe place to raise children. Her oldest child was 7.In 1966 Marie began her own floral shop by renting the Gold Rush-era building at Main and Auburn streets for $200 a month. “It was a lot in those days,” she remembered. She drove her Volkswagen bus to the shop each day from a modest house in Cedar Ridge, worked on a picnic table and had only a small refrigerator for her flowers. From a makeshift start, she developed a leading downtown business. She eventually bought the building.Over her life, Marie faced hardship and tragedy. Her daughter Beth, a Nevada Union junior, died in a car accident in 1976. Marie responded by becoming the “official mother”of the class of ’77. She stayed in touch with Beth’s classmates and many of them visited “Momma Johnson” in her shop.Marie provided the flowers for class reunions in Beth’s favorite colors. It was, said a classmate, “like a part of Beth being there with us.” At last Marie and Beth are reunited. In 1984 the brick building housing her shop was gutted by fire. Marie persevered, and during the 11 months of rebuilding and remodeling, she continued her business in the basement of the Old Post Office on S. Auburn St., crafting her floral designs again in makeshift conditions.“The fire led to a transformation,” Marie said. With the help of her son Mark, Marie redesigned the building to add a balcony over the showroom and a state-of-the-art workspace for the designers she employed.The renovated building was designated an historic landmark and recognized in 2013 by the California Heritage Council for exemplary historical preservation. “The interior was replaced with great sensitivity,”... https://yubanet.com/regional/marie-johnson-the-flower-lady/
Grieving families protest 'duplicitous' website that reposts death notices to sell flower deliveriesTuesday, July 17, 2018
What would be fraudulent (in the ethical sense) would be omitting the family’s explicit request not to have flowers,” said Arthur Schafer, founding director of the Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics at the University of Manitoba.“Certainly it’s duplicitous.” ... http://www.thewhig.com/2018/07/10/grieving-families-protest-duplicitous-website-that-reposts-death-notices-to-sell-flower-deliveries
Pomeroy Alumni hold banquetTuesday, June 19, 2018
Tom Smith, Harley Johnson, Carol Kennedy and Stacie Arnold, all of Pomeroy;1956 — Carolyn Brown Charles of Columbus, Mary Scott Wise of Middleport and David Riggs of Pomeroy;1957 — Arthur Arnold of Prosperity, N.C., Janet Struble Williamson of Rutland, Lila Terrell Mitch, April Shasteen Smith, Carolyn Sisson Teaford, Dan Morris and Carol Curtis Riggs, all of Pomeroy;1958 (60th anniversary) — Vickie Clark Shreve of Burlington, Ky., Marilyn White Bankes of Melbourne, Fla., Robert Parker of Marietta, Larry Curtis and Florence Bearhs Wood both of Coolville, Jerry Fields, Marcia Grueser Arnold, Thelma Davis Jeffers, Robert Chaney and Patricia Douglas Arnold, all of Pomeroy;1959 — Gene Romine, Eldon Sauters, Gary Freeman and Kathryn Slack Johnson, all of Pomeroy;1960 — Paul Roush of Tuppers Plains; Sharon Douglas Swindell of Shade, Nancy Brown Strauser of Columbus, Howard Parker of Marietta, and Barbara Eskew Fields, Vince Knight and Phil Harrison, all of Pomeroy;1961 — Michael Roberts of Akron, Norman Price, Paula Sayre Welker, Wallace Hatfield, and Bill Young, all of Pomeroy, and Keith Barnitz of Kingston;1962 — Jean Casto Hilton of Parkersburg, W.Va., Mike Werry of Belpre, and Christine Faber Sauters of Pomeroy;1963 (55th anniversary) — Jerry Shamblin of Madison, Tenn., Mary Jane Douglas Daggett of Fairfield, Ohio, Sandra Wells McCallister of Cutler, Ohio, David Borden of Senoia, Ga., Tracy Schrinsher of Crossville, Tenn., William Murray of Columbus, Douglas and Sandra London Moore of Piketon, James Gilbert of Springfield, Donald Brown of Columbus, Jennifer Lohse Sheets, Charlene Diehl Rutherford, Rosetta Lisle Redovian, Judy Wehrung Sisson, Allen Downie and Roger Young, all of Pomeroy, George Starcher of West Columbia, W.Va., and Rick Crow of Syracuse;1964 — Jennifer Crew Solomon of Chester, S.C., Keith Whaley of Lancaster, Karen Miller Gilbert of Springfield, Danny Smith of South Point, Don Mayer, Yvonne Young and Donna Hatfield, all of Pomeroy;1965 — Hazel Phelps Cleland of Dupont, Ind., Susanne Arnold Fitzgerald of Olathe, Kan., Carla Werry of Belpre, Don Cullums, Donna Hauck Carr, Linda Darnell Mayer, Joan Hewetson Anderson, all of Pomeroy, George Harris of Middleport, and John Curd of Holly, Mich.;1966 — Gail St.Clair of Middleport, Mary Klein of Point Pleasant, W.Va., Dottie Phelps Will of Pomeroy, Bill Francis of Reedsville, and Don Napper of Pataskala;1967 — Ron Logan of Middleport;1968 (50th anniversary) — Beverly Beaver Smith of Marcellus, Mich., Pam Crew Napper of Pataskala, Carla Norton King of Mason, W.Va., Hilda Young Roush of Mason, W.Va., Maurisha Durst Nelson of Pickerington, Penny Hayes Holcomb of Lithopolis, Robert Murphy of Racine, Shelia Faulk Hollon of Chester, Jim and Becky Nease Anderson of Racine, Jennifer Menchini Kirby of Middlepor... https://www.mydailysentinel.com/features/community/27230/pomeroy-alumni-holds-banquet
Capital - Why are flowers so expensive? - BBC NewsTuesday, May 21, 2019
Jeanie McKewan, who has been growing flowers for 13 years in the US states of Illinois and Wisconsin, points to insect damage as a big challenge, saying there’s a “zero tolerance” policy: “It is through constant vigilance and the use of integrated pest management that we keep the little buggers from getting the best of our crops,” she says.Then the flowers have to bloom on schedule. In the case of Mother’s Day tulips planted in January or February, they have to bloom by early May in time to be picked and shipped.Labour costs are already high – according to the 2012 US Agricultural Census, contract and hired labour accounted for 10% of total agricultural operating expenses in the US, but that number soared to 40% for greenhouse, nursery and floriculture production because of a tighter farm labour market and rising wages. Then you add extra costs for peaks.McKewan hires extra hands during peak periods but says cutting flowers “requires experience and cannot be done by just any part-time employee”. Chris Drummond, a Philadelphia-based florist, says wages average around $13.25 (£10.16) per hour in the US. “In order to ramp up production to meet holiday demand, growers are required to pay far above that average,” he says.In developed countries like the Netherlands or Germany, Stewart says that there are greenhouses with automated technology like sophisticated watering machines or robot transplanters and harvesters, where fewer workers are needed. But in poorer nations with cheaper labour, there’s less use of technology. Then it’s time for shipping. While flowers are waiting on the runway or in the back of a lorry, temperatures can’t be too cold (for Valentine’s Day) or too hot (for Mother’s Day). When they arrive at the wholesaler, they must look perfect. That means no bug bites, no missing petals, no dead buds. Otherwise, they get thrown away. “It has to be flawless,” Stewart says.Complicated logisticsChris Drummond, the florist, estimates that the holiday volume “is usually nearly 20 times the everyday volume”. He says many farmers nurture flowers all year long to ensure enough blooms for the handful of holidays. During the other months on the farm, he says, flowers are sold at cost, below cost or discarded and turned into mulch.“So, of course farm price increases as demand increases,” he says. “Consumers are paying a premium to make sure that grower is compensated for their expense and effort to maintain the plants year-round, thus ensuring the wide variety of flowers is available at each holiday.”He highlights costs across the supply chain, saying industry participants must “rent temporary space, pay fuel surcharges, find space on airlines, hire independent drivers, find more refrigerated trucks, pay overtime to staff” and more. Roses flown from Bogota to Miami are hit with a 15-cent (£0.12) importer’s fee to clear customs and inspection. Domestic refrigerated shipping can vary, but that’s another eight cents (£0.06) per rose.It also depends on what kind of flower you’re shipping – Drummond says 300 carnations can fit into the same box as 150 roses, so the transport price per stem is halved. Transit time from field to florist can be up to a week (though it can wildly vary depending on where the flowers are coming from), and the blooms must be carefully handled every step of the way.Hans Larsen is a cut flower grower in the US s... http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20190507-why-are-flowers-so-expensive
Food flowers - Illinois TimesThursday, May 02, 2019
Do not eat any plant if you’re not totally sure what it is, and ask an expert like the folks at University of Illinois Extension Service if you have any questions. Some flowers, like daylily (which are in a different plant family than the toxic true lilies) can act as a diuretic and should be eaten in moderation. Make sure that the flowers you eat or cook with have not been sprayed or treated, and never eat roadside flowers or those purchased from a florist. Flower jelly 2-3 cups loosely packed flower petals, such as violet, rose, sunflower, dandelion or nasturtium. (Be sure to pinch off only the petals and discard the base of the flower, as it can give the jelly a bitter taste.) Juice of one lemon2 ½ cups boiling water 1 package of Sure-Jell pectin (you can certainly use a different kind of pectin, but you may need to adjust the recipe method according to the package directions) 3 ½ cups sugar Sort through the flower petals and rinse them gently under running water to remove any dirt or bugs. Place the flower petals in a heat-proof bowl and pour the boiling water over them. Let the flower “tea” steep for at least two hours or overnight. Prepare a water bath canner and have ready six half-pint jars with new lids and bands. After the mixture has steeped, strain it through a fine meshed sieve into a nonreactive saucepan and discard the flower solids. Add the lemon juice (this may cause the color of your tea to brighten or change hue). Slowly stir in the pectin and bring to a full rolling boil. Boil for one minute, then add all the sugar at once. Stirring continuously, return to a boil and cook for one minute. Ladle the hot mixture into the clean, hot jars. Wipe the rim of the jars, then place a lid on top and gently screw on the band (do not put it on super tight). Process in the water bath for five minutes, then remove from the water and set out onto a towel to cool overnight. As the jars cool you should hear an occasional “pop” coming from the jars, indicating a good seal has been achieved. *for rose jelly, add a tablespoon of rose water to the rose petal tea to enhance flavor **add a ½ tablespoon or so of crushed red pepper flakes to nasturtium jelly for savory kick Ashley Meyer is a Springfield-based food writer, cook and avid gardener. https://illinoistimes.com/article-21169-food-flowers.html
Brighton florist achieves title of certified designer - AdVantageNEWS.comThursday, May 02, 2019
Leanne Muenstermann, owner of Leanne’s Pretty Petals in Brighton, has earned the title of Illinois certified designer during the Illinois State Floral Association’s annual floral design show March 14-18 in Champaign, Ill.
She was assessed in theoretical knowledge of advanced design styles and techniques. She was required to create three “advanced design” arrangements during a timed test.
Internationally recognized floral industry professionals evaluated these advanced designs. Muenstermann is one of only five florists in Illinois to earn this accreditation.
She earned her title of Illinois certified professional florist during last year’s annual floral design show. She is one of 58 florists in the state to earn this distinction. She is working toward her national certified floral designer accreditation through the internationally recognized American Institute of Floral Designers.
To maintain the Illinois certified designer accreditation, the designer must continue to accumulate continuing education credits each year and maintain his or her membership in the ISFA and ICP... https://advantagenews.com/news/business/brighton-florist-achieves-title-of-certified-designer/
Contrasting Soupman (SOUPQ) & FTD Companies (NASDAQ:FTD) - Fairfield CurrentTuesday, January 08, 2019
The company was formerly known as UNOL Intermediate, Inc. FTD Companies, Inc. was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois.About SoupmanSoupman, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells soups in the United States. It markets and sells its products to grocery chains, school systems, and franchisees under The Original Soupman brand name. The company also franchises Original Soupman restaurants and mobile unit; and other high-traffic locations, such as casinos, airports, theme parks, and other tourist locations. It has 9 franchise locations, including co-branded locations. The company was formerly known as Passport Arts, Inc. and changed its name to Soupman, Inc. in January 2011. Soupman, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is based in Staten Island, N... https://www.fairfieldcurrent.com/news/2019/01/03/comparing-soupman-soupq-ftd-companies-ftd.html