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Deaths for the week of June 14, 2019 - The Jewish News of Northern CaliforniaTuesday, June 25, 2019
ID papers, returning to Germany for work and eventually spending the last months of the war in Vienna, Austria, which was liberated by Soviet troops. Her parents and countless extended family members perished.The three sisters immigrated to the U.S. after the war, living at first in New York, where Ruth found employment as a hair washer in a Helena Rubenstein salon. Following her sisters westward, she relocated to San Francisco and met Julius, whom she married in 1952. First renting a flat where Larry was born in 1952, they purchased a house in Laurel Heights prior to the birth of Bob in 1955.Ruth’s greatest joy was her family. She also found time for various other pursuits, including her own interior decorating business. Despite having only a seventh-grade education, Ruth was fluent in seven languages.Ruth will be missed by her family and many friends. She is preceded in death by her husband Julius, parents Hermann and Simcha Goldberg, and sisters Hella Margolin and Estelle Kiefer.A graveside service was held on June 12.Donations in Ruth’s memory can be made to Shelters for Israel, 228 S. Crescent Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 and Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C., 20090.Pearl J. ZeimerPearl J. ZeimerPearl J. Zeimer passed away peacefully in Corte Madera, California three months before her 102nd birthday. She was the beloved wife of the late Danny Zeimer, who predeceased her in 1995. Loving and cherished mother to her daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Jonathan Fink, and her twin sons, David and Gilbert Zeimer, their wives, Renée Zeimer and Ellen Young. Loving aunt to Devorah Joseph. Adored “Baba” to her grandchildren Courtney Fink, Whitney Fink and Ben Shalant, Jamie and Adam York, Hilary and Sara Zeimer. Great-grandmother of twins Danny and Layla York and Eponine Shalant.A native San Franciscan, Pearl’s passion was always her family, keeping them close and watching them grow and prosper. Family vacations included summers in Sonoma, winters in Palm Springs, Hawaii and Mexico. Pearl loved entertaining and was the consummate hostess, known for her brisket and chopped liver. We commend her long and remarkable life as the matriarch of our family. We are very thankful for the care she received to help maintain her dignity and independence over the last three years.A private family service was planned in San Francisco. Donations can be sent to Hospice By The Bay in Marin County, 17 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Larkspur, CA, 94939, the American Cancer Society or your favorite Jewish charity.Michael Evan ZlotJuly 1, 1974–June 10, 2019Michael Evan ZlotMichael was born at Mount Zion Hospital in San Francisco. He is the third son of Mary and Harold Zlot of Ross, California, and youngest brother of Andrew and Jefferey Zlot of Marin County. Michael grew up in the town of Ross and graduated from Ross School and Redwood High School.Despite being born with cerebral palsy, Michael became an... https://www.jweekly.com/2019/06/14/deaths-for-the-week-of-june-14-2019/
Flowers help tell the story in new UF playTuesday, July 31, 2018
The Day is Long to End' opens Thursday at the Black Box Theatre. Playwright Catherine Yu’s newest play “The Day is Long to End” will explore political unrest in Vienna before World War II in 1934 starting Thursday night at the University of Florida.The play will have its premiere performance at the Black Box Theatre in UF's McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and will continue with four additional performances Friday through Sunday.It is the second play this summer for the UF School of Theatre and Dance’s summer repertory program, which focuses on new play development and brings in a guest playwright and director to be in residence, said Jerry Dickey, director of the School of Theatre and Dance.Yu is in residence along with Danny Sharron, a UF alumni and the director of the play, to bring “The Day is Long to End” to life, Dickey said. “When I read it, I was really struck by the playwright’s sense of historical period in the 1930s in Austria,” Dickey said. “I was especially in love with the fact that she drew really interesting characters each with their detailed persona... http://www.gainesville.com/entertainmentlife/20180718/flowers-help-tell-story-in-new-uf-play
Michigan woman accused of stealing cemetery flowers, objects to decorate home - Las Vegas Review-JournalTuesday, June 13, 2017
VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Michigan woman is accused of stealing a handmade bench, flowers and other objects from local cemeteries that were later used to decorate her home.Lisa Corcoran of Vienna Township was arraigned Wednesday on a larceny charge.Authorities say more than 100 items were taken earlier this year from 24 gravesites at two cemeteries.Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell described the thefts Thursday to reporters as a “new low” and said “to steal from the dead is an unimaginable act that defies description.”The 44-year-old Corcoran was arrested after someone saw a car full of flowers leaving one of the cemeteries.She was jailed Thursday on bond and has requested a court-appointed attorney.A June 8 probable cause conference was scheduled.
Police say woman stole bench, flowers, other objects from cemeteries to decorate home - FOX 29Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Lisa Corcoran of Vienna Township was arraigned Wednesday on a larceny charge. (Photo: Associated Press)VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Michigan woman is accused of stealing a handmade bench, flowers and other objects from local cemeteries that were later used to decorate her home.Lisa Corcoran of Vienna Township was arraigned Wednesday on a larceny charge.Authorities say more than 100 items were taken earlier this year from 24 gravesites at two cemeteries.Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell described the thefts Thursday to reporters as a "new low" and said "to steal from the dead is an unimaginable act that defies description."The 44-year-old Corcoran was arrested after someone saw a car full of flowers leaving one of the cemeteries.She was jailed Thursday on bond and has requested a court-appointed attorney.A June 8 probable cause conference was scheduled. http://foxsanantonio.com/news/offbeat/police-say-woman-stole-bench-flowers-other-objects-from-cemeteries-to-decorate-home
Sending Flowers Has Become Easier than Ever With The Blossom Shoppe Florist &Gifts - MENAFN.COMTuesday, November 29, 2016
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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/