Petersburg Flower Shop News
'Shark Tank' investment Alice's Table blossoms in Cape Coral, Southwest Florida - The News-PressTuesday, April 16, 2019
Beck is the second in Florida to sign on, the other in St. Petersburg. Peggy Davis, of Bonita Springs, celebrated her birthday with two daughters, Tara Adragna of Naples and Danielle Maiero of Bonita Springs, at the ice cream shop. "I'm a flower fanatic," she said. "This was fantastic." Alice's Table joins the ranks of painting on canvas, jewelry making and personalizing wine glasses among the friends nights out in Southwest Florida. The franchises of national chains set up at homes, restaurants, bars and community centers for nights out where they provide instruction and all the needed materials to create art. "I saw Alice's Table on 'Shark Tank' when it aired in January," Beck said. "And when I wanted to take a class, I went onto the website and noticed there wasn't a single class listed for Florida. Since I was really interested, I sent an email to Alice and less than a month later, I became the Southwest Florida event exec." She is pleased with the initial response, with classes at Anthony's on the Boulevard in Cape Coral, private classes at Shell Point in Fort Myers and bookings for bridal showers, holidays and even themed events. Petals and Pilates is a pilates class on May 11 followed by the Alice's Table floral arranging class with snacks sponsored by Kind. A second one will be held an afternoon on May 12 at Lynq restaurant called "Mom's Day Out at the Lynq," which includes a complimentary glass of Champagne. A return to Tipsy Cow is set for May 20. "People are looking for more relaxing activities to do around town — and this one really uses the sense of touch, sight and smell," Beck said. The attendees don aprons to protect their clothing, and get a brief introduction to flower arranging, with tips liberally sprinkled in along the way. They can do arrangements, wreaths and flower crowns for flower girls or other festivities. "I love the fact that many of the instructional tips you learn can help someone create an arrangement at home the next time they run into their local grocery store for flowers like a pro," Beck said. From how much water the flowers need and the water temperature, stripping the leaves off to keep them above the water level, and marking the container off in a tic-tac-toe grid with tape to keep proportions right, she kept the class on track. A mishap with hydrangeas had... https://www.news-press.com/story/news/2018/04/28/shark-tank-investment-alices-table-blossoms-cape-coral-southwest-florida/510159002/
Carrollwood Florist Helps Celebrate the New Arrival with New Baby Flowers - Press Release - Digital JournalTuesday, April 16, 2019
Carrollwood florist in Tampa FL also offers custom, hand-crafted floral arrangements for any occasion upon request. They deliver fresh flowers, plants, gifts, and more to Tampa, Odessa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Largo, Palm Harbor, Oldsmar, Dunedin, New Port Richey, Trinity, Land O' Lakes, Wesley Chapel, Lutz, Odessa, Brandon, Riverview, Zephyrhills, and Dade City.“We receive a fresh, seasonal assortment of flowers every day and will only send out the highest quality blooms. Because of this, some minor substitutions may be made to your floral arrangement,” added the spokesperson.One of their happy customers stated, “Carrollwood florist is my go-to destination for all flower matters in the past few years. They have done an excellent job every time, and you will get a more attentive and caring service here than anywhere else.”About Carrollwood Florist:With over 28 years of experience in the floral industry, Carrollwood Florist supplies fresh flowers and floral arrangements for all occasions including wedding, new baby arrivals, birthdays, and more. Visit https://www.carrollwoodflorist.com/ for more information.Media ContactCompany Name: Carrollwood FloristContact Person: Larry MontesanoEmail: Send EmailPhone: 813-962-1917Address:11745 N Dale Mabry Highway City: TampaState: FloridaCountry: United StatesWebsite: www.carrollwoodflorist.com/... http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/4241654
'Shark Tank' investment Alice's Table blossoms in Cape Coral, Southwest Florida - The News-PressTuesday, May 01, 2018
Beck is the second in Florida to sign on, the other in St. Petersburg.Peggy Davis, of Bonita Springs, celebrated her birthday with two daughters, Tara Adragna of Naples and Danielle Maiero of Bonita Springs, at the ice cream shop."I'm a flower fanatic," she said. "This was fantastic.""Shark Tank" investors play with flowers for Alice's Table. (Photo: Courtesy photo)Alice's Table joins the ranks of painting on canvas, jewelry making and personalizing wine glasses among the friends nights out in Southwest Florida. The franchises of national chains set up at homes, restaurants, bars and community centers for nights out where they provide instruction and all the needed materials to create art."I saw Alice's Table on 'Shark Tank' when it aired in January," Beck said. "And when I wanted to take a class, I went onto the website and noticed there wasn't a single class listed for Florida. Since I was really interested, I sent an email to Alice and less than a month later, I became the Southwest Florida event exec."She is pleased with the initial response, with classes at Anthony's on the Boulevard in Cape Coral, private classes at Shell Point in Fort Myers and bookings for bridal showers, holidays and even themed events. Petals and Pilates is a pilates class on May 11 followed by the Alice's Table floral arranging class with snacks sponsored by Kind. A second one will be held an afternoon on May 12 at Lynq restaurant called "Mom's Day Out at the Lynq," which includes a complimentary glass of Champagne. A return to Tipsy Cow is set for May 20. "People are looking for more relaxing activities to do around town — and this one really uses the sense of touch, sight and smell," Beck said.The attendees don aprons to protect their clothing, and get a brief introduction to flo...
Holiday traditions continue with The Nutcracker at Bridges - Claremont CourierTuesday, November 28, 2017
You don’t want to miss these inspiring dancers who all bring fresh and unique qualities to their roles.”The Nutcracker was first presented in 1892 at the Maryinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia. The ballet was an adaptation of the 1816 story, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, by E.T.A. Hoffman. The ballet was choreographed by Lev Ivanov with music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Marius Petipa, the reigning choreographer at the Maryinsky, fell ill, so the job passed to Ivanov. Tchaikovsky only reluctantly accepted the commission to compose the score which, when completed, he considered “infinitely worse than Sleeping Beauty.”At the premiere, the ballet was deemed a complete failure. More than 60 years and many productions would pass before The Nutcracker would become a staple of the repertoire in ballet companies around the world and one of the universal traditions of the holiday season.IPB’s educational outreach program, “A Young Person’s Guide to the Ballet,” is back this season for students from local area schools. Students are encouraged to participate in simple movement activities in their seats and then view the professional ballet performance, followed by a question and answer session. Teachers also have access to a free study guide to continue the conversation back in the classroom with pre- and post-performance activities aligned through the California State Content Standards for Dance, California Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and the California English Language Development Standards. For many of these students, this will be the first time they get to experience live performance art, being in a theater and learning about ballet.Children’s tickets for IPB’s The Nutcracker start at $23, senior tickets start at $38 and adult tickets start at $41, with premium seats at $59. Group discounts are available.Performances take place from December 9 and 10 at 2 p.m. and December 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Bridges Auditorium at Pomona College, 450 N. College Way, in Claremont.Additional regional performances are offered on December 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. and December 16 and 17 at 2 p.m. at Lewis Family Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga; and December 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and December 23 at 2 p.m. at the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside.For more information or to purchase tickets, visit ipballet.org.
Flamenco Flowers Is Now Open in the Loop - Riverfront Times (blog)Tuesday, July 18, 2017
It is her baby, through and through. "I've been thinking about all of this for a long, long time," she confides.Indeed, for Heit, a native of St. Petersburg, Russia, the store is the promised answer to a long-ago dream. "I walked into a floral shop in Russia and said, 'This is exactly what I want,'" she recalls. "That was 27 years ago."click to enlarge
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Elisheva Heit at work in her preferred medium: flowers.
She kept plenty busy in the intervening years. Heit emigrated to St. Louis in 1992 and raised seven children as a single mother. Ten years ago, she started a floral business, handling weddings and other special events, but it wasn't until she got hired at Fleur de Lou that she was in-house. The kids are now (mostly) grown; it was time.And when the shop's owner decided she was done with the business, Heit quickly saw the opportunity. "I just felt like I couldn't leave things to change any more," she says. "I didn't want to die regretting something."For Heit, that means being a part of the Loop, a part of St. Louis that reminds her of St. Petersburg. "Ever since I first visited the Loop, I loved it," she says. "I hang out here when I'm not working! The people here are the ones I can connect with and understand. In Town and Country, I'd probably feel a little more intimidated. But these are my customers."Flamenco Flowers & Sweets is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. click to enlarge
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Heit says she may start selling the striking pipe-based lamps she has on display at the store.
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Chocolates are kosher and wrapped for gifting.
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Please don't forget the reasons for Decoration Day and Memorial Day - Kingsport Times NewsTuesday, May 21, 2019
Popie eventually shared. These cemetery photo shoots were a great curiosity to my former co-worker Jo Ellen Werking Weedman. Especially since we continue to take them. Jo Ellen was from Indiana. Maybe they don’t do things our way up there.The cemetery visit (with photos) and perhaps going to church, are about the only part of “Decoration” that continue unchanged for some of us who are left. The meal has evolved over the years. After Popie passed, we moved the meal to the home of my aunt and uncle, Venus (Wallen) and Carson Lawson. But age made it more and more difficult for some to attend. For others, it was life and careers elsewhere. In recent years the picnic is on Saturday here in Kingsport, at Eastman Cabins. We’re planning that again this year. Last year a lot of us ventured out that evening to the Carter Fold. It was Mom’s first visit. It was also her first visit as the last survivor of her ten siblings. Aunt Mary (Wallen Roller) went to heaven just a couple of months prior. In honor of her first visit, the band dedicated a song to Mom. We all had a great time. Some of us plan to go back to the fold next Saturday night.“Decoration” at Flower Gap Cemetery usually falls the same weekend as Memorial Day, the federal holiday for remembering veterans who died in service. But not always. The church’s annual memorial service (for members who have passed) is always the Sunday after the fourth Saturday in May. So it doesn’t always fall on Memorial Day weekend. If my calculations are correct, in 2021 Memorial Day — always the last Monday in May — will be May 31. But the fourth Saturday that year will be May 22, making Flower Gap’s memorial service Sunday May 23. Other churches and/or cemeteries have their own memorial services and decoration days. Many are in May and June. But others are in other seasons.It was these types of events which preceded Memorial Day, according to multiple sources. Memorial Day is a week from tomorrow. For many, this national holiday creates a three-day weekend that is the unofficial start of summer fun. But as I’ve covered Memorial Day ceremonies over the years, I’ve often heard U.S. military veterans remind crowds that Memorial Day is a solemn day of remembrance .... It’s not about cookouts and boating. It is to honor and remember those American soldiers who died while serving their country.According to multiple sources, Memorial Day grew out of Decoration Day in the 1860s shortly after the Civil War, as communities held ceremonies to honor the war dead and place flowers on their graves. By 1900, May 30 was recognized as Memorial Day by state legislatures across the nation. After World War, I the day was expanded to honor those who have died in all American wars. In 1968, Congress declared the last Monday in May as Memorial Day.So next weekend have fun, but don’t forget the true meaning of Memorial Day. And when it’s “Decoration” where your people are buried, go visit and take a few stick flowers (and don’t forget your camera). In any case, Saturday night is always a good time to go to the Fold.J.H. Osborne covers Sullivan County government for the Times News. Email him at [email protected]... https://www.timesnews.net/Blog/2019/05/19/Please-don-t-forget-the-reasons-for-Decoration-Day-and-Memorial-Day.html?ci=stream&lp=8&p=1
Man Says Indianapolis Florist Denied Him Service Over Gay Marriage - NewsweekTuesday, May 21, 2019
A man is claiming a floral shop in Indiana refused to help him find flowers for his wedding after the store discovered he was marrying a man.David Elliott told WRTV that he went to Avon Florist in Avon, Indianapolis, on Thursday to order flowers for his upcoming nuptials. Elliott said he was having a normal conversation about the wedding with the owner until he mentioned that he needed two boutonnieres, one for him and one for his partner. "She said, 'What do you need?' I said, 'I need two boutonnieres.' She then said, 'What does the bride need?' I said, 'Well, there is no bride.' And then she said, 'Well then I'm going on vacation and I can't help you.' I then said, 'Okay,' and I walked out," Elliott told the news station. Avon Florist in Avon, Indianapolis. A man claims he was denied help for his wedding from the florist on Thursday because he is marrying a man. Google Maps/Screenshot Elliott told Newsweek that the manager's demeanor changed after he mentioned his partner, who he has known since he was 18... https://www.newsweek.com/man-denied-service-florist-gay-marriage-1040569
Same-sex couple claims Indiana florist denied them service - WNDU-TVTuesday, February 05, 2019
AVON, Ind. (WNDU) A same-sex couple claims an Indiana florist denied them service while they were preparing for their wedding day. David Elliot ran into some trouble last Thursday when he stopped into a flower shop in Avon, Indiana. That's just west of Indianapolis. Elliot says he told the shop's owner the date of the wedding and that she agreed to help, but she reportedly changed her tune when she learned that two men were getting married. "She said, 'What do you need?' I said, 'I need two boutonnieres.' She then said, 'What does the bride need?' I said, 'Well, there is no bride.' And then she said, 'Well then I'm going on vacation and I can't help you.' I then said, 'Okay,' and I walked out," Elliot explains. Some small businesses in Indiana have made national headlines over the last 3 years for their refusal to serve members of the LGBT community. ... https://www.wndu.com/content/news/Same-sex-couple-claims-Indiana-florist-denied-them-service--488894061.html
Three join Cancer Services board | Thestar | kpcnews.com - KPCnews.comTuesday, February 05, 2019
FORT WAYNE — Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana has announced that Laura Lefever, Marc Leveridge and Wesley Russell have joined its board of directors.Lefever is a community volunteer who previously served on Cancer Services’ board from 2011-2016.Leveridge retired after 19 years as the chief financial officer of Sweetwater Sound. He has been serving on the Cancer Services Finance Committee for the past year.Russell is a physician and radiation oncologist at Radiation Oncology Associates. He has been practicing in the community for five years.The three join current board members John Bloom, Brad Bertsch, Don Bender, Cory Swagger, Denise Anderson, Diane Calinski, Deb Durnell, Dave Fee, Daryl Flowers, Tom Horton, Julie Nill, Margaret Rodenbeck, William Schroeder, William Seidel, Sharon Simmons and Ed Souers.Continuing to serve as officers for 2019 are Bloom as chairperson, Bertsch as vice chairperson, Bender as treasurer and Swagger as secretary.Cancer Services’ mission is to enhance the quality of life of those aff... https://www.kpcnews.com/thestar/article_327749fd-202f-5a4f-8d58-f2a8884262ed.html