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Bridal Bliss: Keva and Leonard's Bahamian Wedding Was A Photographer's Dream - EssenceTuesday, August 13, 2019
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 pay for a lot of necessities,” they tell ESSENCE.Scroll through and enjoy the best photos from Keva and Leonard’s beautiful Bahamian wedding.Want to see your wedding featured in Bridal Bliss? Send your story and a link to your wedding photos to [email protected] for consideration.01 Meet The CrearysBride: Keva Kenrell Minus, Teacher + Photographer, 27Groom: Leonard Lloyd Creary, Jr., Web & Graphics Developer + Photographer, 27Theme: Tropical rustic DIY weddingVenue: Gateway Outreach Ministries, Bimini, BahamasReception: Blue Waters Resort, Bimini, BahamasWedding Planner: Ana RolleWedding Gown: David's BridalGroom's Suit: ASOSBest Man & Groomsmen Attire: Alain DupetitMatron of Honor & Bridesmaid Attire: JJ HouseBride Hairstylist: Hair by Averie (HBA)Makeup: Beauty for AshesWedding Invitations & Programmes: Shan’s Creative InvitesCake: Take A Bite BahamasCaterer: Skillett’sFlowers & Decorations: Lings MomentMusic: DJ SycoPhotography: Scharad Lightbourne 02 The ProposalLeo traveled to Nassau, Bahamas to visit Keva on a spur of the moment trip. Little did she know, he had quite the surprise up his sleeve. "Leo took me to dinner. Before the meal, he asked to take my photo on the rooftop. It was challenging getting me up there but I finally gave in. When we arrived, I saw was my aunt. Then I saw a few more of my friends and family holding balloons. I was so dumbfounded and went numb for a moment. Leo guided me to this beautiful seat overlooking the island. There were flowers, the weather was so beautiful, and my friend Gabrielle sang 'One and Only' by Adele. Leo got dow... https://www.essence.com/love/weddings/bridal-bliss-keva-and-leonards-bahamian-wedding-was-a-photographers-dream/
Prince Charles And Camilla's Wedding Almost Canceled Due To These Unfortunate Events - Latin TimesTuesday, August 13, 2019
Philip didn’t attend the civil wedding ceremony of Prince Charles and Camilla because, as per reports, it was a sign that Her Majesty disapproved of the arrangements due to religious reasons. The union was going against church teachings, and she doesn’t want to be part of it. Clarence House official handout photo of the Prince of Wales and his new bride Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle after their wedding ceremony, April 9, 2005, in Windsor, England. Hugo Burnand/Pool/Getty Images... https://www.latintimes.com/prince-charles-and-camillas-wedding-almost-canceled-due-these-unfortunate-events-441797
Stinnett: Henderson floral shop marks 90 years - The GleanerTuesday, July 23, 2019
HENDERSON, Ky. - In late 1977, Larry Dixon was a journeyman union bricklayer who had also been trained in welding and blueprint reading. He had a good job with a company in Evansville. He was not intending to go to work for his father-in-law’s florist shop, Shaw’s Flowers. Except that the Tri-state was in the midst of one of two historic back-to-back winters that dumped prodigious amounts of snow, making outdoor construction work temporarily scarce. Walter Shaw, father of Dixon’s wife, Cynthia, needed help and promised him a steady paycheck. “He said, ‘Cindy someday is going to take over the business. You need to learn it.’ ” Dixon agreed to try it, but said if the work didn’t suit him, he wouldn’t stay. More than 40 years later, Larry Dixon is still working at the shop with his wife (who started there full-time in 1972) and their veteran staff. But even that doesn’t begin to touch the full history of Shaw’s Flowers, which traces itself back to 1928 and this month celebrates its 90th anniversary, making it the oldest florist — and one of the oldest businesses — in Henderson. The Shaw history of gardening and selling flowers goes back at least six generations to 19th-century Germany, when the family name was spelled Zschau. Three Zschau brothers who had learned the trade immigrated to America in the early 20th century, finding work as gardeners for wealthy Chicago famil... https://www.thegleaner.com/story/news/2018/11/15/stinnett-henderson-floral-shop-marks-90-years/1996720002/
Ordering flowers online and funeral home upselling: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet - CBC NewsTuesday, July 23, 2019
Your parcels may still be stuck in the Canada Post backlog, but the federal government is trying to change that. The Liberals have begun the process to force postal workers back on the job, but the union representing the carriers says that's a violation of their constitutional rights. The labour minister says the government still hopes for a negotiated settlement, but that people in rural and remote communities are relying on mailed cheques to pay bills. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says back-to-work legislation will be used if the two sides in the Canada Post dispute can't come to an agreement. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press) Why some experts argue we need pharmacare Do you find yourself reducing spending in order to pay for drugs prescribed by your doctor? New research from the University of British Columbia says Canadians are going into debt to pay for their medications. The study found those going into debt tended to be younger, had lower household income, chronic medical conditions and no prescription drug insurance. Younger Canadians and those without private insurance were more likely to take on debt, researchers from the University of British Columbia found. (Shutterstock) Cloth vs. disposable diapers Have you considered a greener alternative to diapers for your infant? Some Canadians have started using cloth diapers in order to avoid sending thousands of diapers to landfills. But it can take a lot to get a cloth diaper clean, and another option is recycling disposables. The City of Toronto has been turning parts of disposable diapers into compost since 2002. Each year, billions of disposable diapers make their way to landfills across North America. (Lindsay Bird/CBC) What else is going on? Loblaws is ramping up self-checkout with new technology called "shop and scan." Customers can scan items while shopping with a phone app — part of an effort to streamline the shopping experience and reduce labour costs. Some shoppers are rejecting the idea because they prefer interacting with a cashier. An online glitch left a retiree on the hook for an Air Canada flight he didn't book. Claude Neblett spent months trying to get a refund from Air Canada. He eventually got his money back after CBC's Go Public contacted the company. Whirlpool refused to honour this Oakville, Ont., man's 10-year fridge warranty. Naji Alimam's seven-year-old fridge hasn't worked since August. He wanted to warn others about companies not living up to its warranties. This week in recalls This plastic doll and furniture toy set could pose a chemical hazard; these vaping products do not meet requirements of the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations; this play tent could pose fire and burn hazards; this air compressor could cause injury. Watch this week: Flower Delivery & Death Inc. Part 2 We tested one of the biggest online florists by ordering five bouquets for ourselves. Experts call what we received "embarrassing." Plus, we're back on the case checking in on funeral h... https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/marketplace-cheat-sheet-1.4917466
Dawn Talley-Fogleman - County 17Tuesday, July 23, 2019
As a rancher’s daughter, her heart was never far from home. The UT Ranch in Opal, South Dakota, holds very special childhood memories for Dawn. She attended all but one of her Opal Class reunions and maintained special friendships with her childhood friends throughout her life, such as Toby, Connie Peters, Pearl Strong, and Judy and Dave.Dawn’s greatest love was for her husband of fifty years, Jim whom she lovingly said “I do” to on May 29, 1969. Dawn stood by Jim’s side in every aspect of their life and marriage. Jim and Dawn were proud to call Gillette their home for the last 40 years, making numerous strong friendships with memories that will last forever. This past May, Jim and Dawn celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary surrounded by family and friends.Of special significance is that in every position she worked during her lifetime, Dawn’s joy came from serving others. She enjoyed being a pharmacy technician and assisting people with their medicines to alleviate their discomfort. As a florist, Dawn especially loved delivering flowers because, “The deliveries [she] made always brought smiles to everyone’s faces.”Dawn wished to be remembered in her passing as she was in life, celebrating her favorite holiday, Christmas, with those she cherished most. She was and will remain as unique as the snowflake that first fell the night of her birth seventy years ago.Dawn’s family would like to extend a thank you to Campbell County Home Health and Hospice for their outstanding care and support of Dawn and her family.Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Walker Funeral Home, 410 Medical Arts Court, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.walkerfuneralgillette.comOur County 17 obituaries database is a free service to the community of Campbell County. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if there is an obituary you’d like for us to add.Advertisements Leave a comment ... https://county17.com/2019/06/26/dawn-talley-fogleman/
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
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/