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Community unites to brighten up Upper Gornal with flowers - Worcester NewsTuesday, September 24, 2019
THE community in Upper Gornal has rallied together to inject some colour on to the streets thanks to the addition of flower boxes. Councillors Keiran Casey and Adam Aston joined forces with the Oval and Tudor Tenants and Residents Association to install the flowers boxes at the The Arcade Shopping Precinct on Kent Street and on former derelict land on Eve Lane. It is the first time such a project, called 'Upper Gornal in Bloom' has been launched in the area, and it is hoped the project can be rolled out to Woodsetton soon. The community joined together to plant the flowers, with local residents, members of the TRA and members from 1st Upper Gornal Scouts and Cubs lending a hand. Joan Porter from Oval and Tudor Tenants and Residents Association said: "The new flower boxes look fantastic all planted up and will add some much needed colour to the local shopping arcade throughout the colder and darker winter months. "We are very happy that we have been able to work with Adam and Keiran on this project and it was brilliant to see the whole community come together including the local scouts and cubs group in Upper Gornal." Councillor... https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/17923217.community-unites-brighten-upper-gornal-flowers/
Hodges, Herbert H., Sr. - The ChattanooganTuesday, July 23, 2019
Pursley Hodges; grandchildren, Lindsay (Rob) Forgey, Scott (Sarah) McConnell, Josh (Rhea) McConnell, Bethany (Adam) Dilich, Brad Rife, Chris (Miranda) Rife, Seth (Beth) Harper, Ryanne (Greg) Taylor, Casey (Chelsea) Harper, Haley Harper and Samantha Hodges; 16 great grandchildren; siblings, Jean Zurmuhlen, Betty (Mac) Franklin and Rudy (Joy) Hodges; brother-in-law, Kerney Moses; many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will follow at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the North Chapel with Rev. Michael O’Bannon and David Hall officiating. Burial will be at Hamilton Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made towww.honorflight.org. Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com ... https://www.chattanoogan.com/2019/6/27/392541/Hodges-Herbert-H.-Sr..aspx
Mary E. Allgor, 90 - Coastal PointTuesday, July 23, 2019
Elizabeth A. Allgor of Ridley Park, Pa., and Catherine Allgor and her husband, Andrew Jacobs, of Marblehead, Mass.; four grandchildren, Danielle Allgor and her fiancé, Justin Ernst, Casey Allgor, Kiley Allgor and Jackson Allgor; and two close friends who helped take care of her, Peggy Avanzato and Fran Penn, both of Millsboro, Del.A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., with visitation starting at 10 a.m., on Monday, July 8, 2019, at Mary Mother of Peace Catholic Church, 30839 Mt. Joy Road, Millsboro, Del., 19966. Interment will follow at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to Mary’s House, c/o St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church/Mary Mother of Peace Catholic Church; 202 Edward St.; Georgetown, DE 19947. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com. http://www.coastalpoint.com/45951/feature/mary-e-allgor-90
Obituary Notices: Week of July 29, 2018 - Big Island NowTuesday, April 16, 2019
Homelani Memorial Park 388 Ponahawai St, Hilo, HI 96720. Online condolences may be sent to: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.comArrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary-Hilo. Donations can be mailed to:Casey KaliloaATTN: Major JelsmaPahoa Police Department15-2615 Keaau-Pahoa Rd, Pahoa, HI 96778... http://bigislandnow.com/2018/07/29/obituary-notices-week-of-july-29-2018/
Southern California Will Soon See Another Booming Superbloom - Smithsonian.comTuesday, March 05, 2019
Jenna Chandler at Curbed Los Angeles has been fielding reports from around the region, and so far all signs point to conditions favorable for a massive bloom. Casey Schreiner, editor of Modern Hiker tells Chandler that the burned areas from the Woolsey fire are full of new growth. Paramount Ranch, Circle X Ranch, Chesebro Canyons and other burned areas are ripe for greenery. Joshua Tree National Park has greened up too and already has some early species blooming. “Malibu Creek State Park will be really, really hot, because it burned quite a bit, and there’s a high diversity of species there,” Mendelsohn says. “That will be the crème de la crème.” That is, if the rain continues on and it doesn’t get too hot too quickly. That flush of growth could wither away without blooming if the weather changes for the worse. But flower lovers are remaining optimistic that the blossoms will arrive shortly. In 2017, the superbloom began in desert areas in early March and ran through April. According to J. Harry Jones at The Los Angeles Times, the bloom, which could be seen from space, brought with it hundreds of thousands of extra tourists to small towns, like Borrego Springs, that weren’t prepared for the influx of people. This year, however, restaurants and area stores are stocked up and ready to serve petal peepers if and when the blooms show up for “Flowergeddon 2.” Like this article?SIGN UP for our newsletter... https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/southern-california-cusp-another-jawdropping-superbloom-180971466/
Nexus Capital Management Acquires FTD's Consumer and Florist Businesses - PRNewswireTuesday, September 10, 2019
I look forward to working with the FTD leadership team and all of our employees to take FTD to new heights."FTD headquarters will remain in the Chicago, Illinois area.About FTDFTD has been a leader in the floral industry for over a century. We are a private equity-backed company with one of the largest florist networks in the world, supported by the iconic Mercury Man® logo displayed in over 30,000 floral shops in more than 125 countries. We partner with local florists to hand-craft floral arrangements available for same-day delivery on FTD.com and ProFlowers.com. In addition to delivering flowers, we support locally-owned retail florists by providing technology, marketing, and digital services to members of our florist network. For all of life's occasions and everyday moments, visit FTD.com, ProFlowers.com and ProPlants.com, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @ftdflowers. We love helping our customers #sayitwithflowers.About NexusNexus was formed in 2013 to make opportunistic investments in a broad range of companies and industries. Nexus employs a flexible investment mandate that focuses on long-term value creation by partnering with leading management teams and businesses. For more information on Nexus, please visit www.nexuslp.com. Contact: Emily Bucholz FTD, LLC 630-724-6692 l firstname.lastname@example.orgSOURCE FTD; Nexus... https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/nexus-capital-management-acquires-ftds-consumer-and-florist-businesses-300906422.html
America in Bloom judges coming to Mansfield - Mansfield News JournalTuesday, July 23, 2019
Awards will be announced Oct. 3-5 at AIB’s National Symposium & Awards Celebration, this year in St. Charles, Illinois. America in Bloom 2018: Judges see flowers, historic sites, more email@example.com 419-521-7223 Twitter: @LWhitmir... https://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/2019/07/22/america-bloom-judges-coming-downtown-mansfield/1793243001/
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
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/