Winnebago Flower Shop News
UPDATE: Sister says missing florist has been found - Redding Record SearchlightWednesday, April 11, 2018
Bax, of Vista, missing about 5:15 p.m. Saturday. Randall said Bax was headed to Bellingham, Washington, and left her home March 26. He described her vehicle as a white and gray Winnebago with a silver Mercedez-Benz logo on the grill. Deputies learned that Bax had stayed overnight at the Hirz Campground, Randall said, though he didn't specify how they developed that lead. Crews searched the campground and the surrounding area but still hadn't found Bax's RV as of Monday afternoon, Randall said. This is the 2017 Mercedes RV Penelope Bax was driving when she went missing in the Redding Area in late March. (Photo: Shasta County Sheriff's Office)Burrows Monaco was asking Shasta County residents to be on the lookout near Fenders Ferry, Gilman and North Salt Creek roads. NBC San Diego reported that Bax is blonde and about 5 feet 9 inches tall. The report said her vehicle is from 2017, though the plate number was not specified. Anyone with information on Bax is asked to call the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office at 530-245-6025. Penelope Bax of Vista, California, went missing in the Redding area in late March. (Photo: Shasta County Sheriff's Office) Read or Share this story: https://reddingne.ws/2q3VbZN...
Flagstad Flowers to become a salon, Schenk's Corner Suites - Madison.comMonday, July 11, 2016
Flagstad Flowers location on Madison's near east side. Schenk's Corner Suites, owned by Jessica Ward and Thorps salon owner Liz Glynn, will have space for 10 independent stylists at 1965 Winnebago St. Ward and Glynn have been friends since they were kids. The two saw a need for a business model like this, in which stylists who want more flexibility with their hours and clientele could own their own businesses but work in a shared space. "It will allow stylists to be more independent of the salon environment," Ward said. "When stylists get to a certain age and ... need flexibility, it appeals to be an independent contractor." A few stylists have expressed interest, but most wouldn't sign a lease until the space is done. Major renovations on the interior begin next week, with an eye toward a "clean, industrial look, something that will fit the neighborhood," Ward said. Flagstad closed in December 2014. Ward said they plan to donate the Flagstad Flowers sign to a historical society, but she wasn't sure yet which one. "I grew up on the east side of Madison, and we’re both passionate about local business," Ward said. "We saw Flagstad went out of business, and thought we could turn that space into something useful."... http://host.madison.com/ct/entertainment/city_life/flagstad-flowers-to-become-a-salon-schenk-s-corner-suites/article_4d516a9c-d988-56a8-9284-fe653e2ecc08.html
Flagstad Flower Shop on Madison's east side gets facelift for future retail - Madison.comWednesday, December 23, 2015
For months, sheets of brown paper have covered the windows of the old Flagstad Flower Shop near the corner of Winnebago Street and Atwood Avenue on Madison’s east side, the neon sign dark above the faded green awnings.Inside, building owner Troy Rost is working on gutting the building, rewiring it, installing new plumbing and adding drywall with hopes of attracting a new retail tenant.“The building just sat vacant longer than we wanted to,” Rost said.Flagstad Flower Shop closed in December 2014 after more than 70 years at 1965 Winnebago St.When they purchased the property about a year and a half ago, Rost and his partners were in the middle of renovating the historic Stamm House in Middleton into a new restaurant. Originally anticipated for opening as early as spring 2014, the new 1847 at the Stamm House restaurant didn’t open until May 2015.“We basically went for two years killing ourselves with that restaurant,” Rost said. “We were tired.”In recent months, Rost has turned his attention to the Flagstad property, gutting it down to the studs and putting it back together.The first-floor spaces... http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/govt-and-politics/flagstad-flower-shop-on-madison-s-east-side-gets-facelift/article_4e45b544-7962-5b77-a0ad-d5da5f9104bf.html
Wanda Rose Crom - Mason City Globe GazetteSaturday, October 17, 2015
Bruce, who stayed in California to live and work after serving in the Navy and graduating college.Wanda worked at the Lutheran Retirement Home, Carroll George, and then spent 12½ years at Winnebago in the Stitch craft building, until she and Dwight retired together in 1989.Wanda had an amazing sense of humor and quick wit. She was able to see the best in others and always had a positive attitude, even in trying times. Raising her family was her greatest joy. Wanda loved keeping a daily journal. She also loved flowers, bird watching, wildlife, arts and crafts, sewing, and letter writing. Her stationary was delightfully hand-created, and her cards and letters were always fun to read. Wanda brought much joy to this world. She was an inspiration to many and she will be missed by all those who knew and loved her.She is survived by her four sons (listed above); two sisters, Irene Beard of Rio Rancho, N. M. and Margaret Christiansen of Osage; and one daughter-in-law, Cindy (Bruce). Wanda is also survived by many nieces and nephews, Lane Ballandby and Lana Ballandby—children of sister Dorothy; Larry Kroneman, Lorraine Kroneman, Linda (Kroneman) Toemay, and Lorna (Kroneman) Gerk—children of brother Raymond Kronemann; Roger Koschmeder—son of sister Margaret (Kronemann) (Koschmeder) Christiansen; and Jim Tobiason and Linda (Tobiason) Vanderbosch—children of Dwight’s sister Maxine (Crom) Tobiason.Wanda was preceded in death by husband Dwight in 2010; her parents; sister Dorothy (Kronemann) Ballandby; and brother Raymond Kronemann. http://globegazette.com/mcpress/obituaries/wanda-rose-crom/article_699b077a-5fa3-507e-b10f-d65e600de6b9.html
Wanda Rose (Kronemann) Crom - Mason City Globe GazetteMonday, October 12, 2015
Cindy (Bruce). She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.Wanda worked at the Lutheran Retirement Home, Carroll George, and then spent 12½ years at Winnebago in the Stitchcraft building, until she retired 1989.Wanda had an amazing sense of humor and quick wit. She was able to see the best in others and always had a positive attitude, even in trying times. Raising her family was her greatest joy. She loved flowers, bird watching, wildlife, arts and crafts, sewing, and letter writing. Her stationary was delightfully hand-created, and her cards and letters were always fun to read. Wanda brought much joy to this world. She was an inspiration to many and she will be missed by all those who knew and loved her.Graveside services are planned for Oct. 16 at 10 a.m. at Sunset Rest Cemetery, followed by a reception at the Northwood United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Wanda’s name to the Mayo Clinic Health System Hospice program in Albert Lea. http://globegazette.com/news/local/obituaries/wanda-rose-kronemann-crom/article_978d5707-9927-505d-8cde-6efd84a391cb.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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/
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