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This Virginia Farm Will Have Thousands of Tulips in Bloom This Weekend - Washingtonian.comTuesday, May 01, 2018
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These 16 Local Companies Can Help You Throw the Best Party Ever - Washingtonian.comTuesday, March 27, 2018
Local laws mean that you’ll have to buy the alcohol. Rates start at $1,250.DC Rental. In business since 1986, this Arlington party-rental company works on big events such as the Kennedy Center Honors, but it also rents out supplies for smaller affairs. It can provide the tablecloths (including glitzy sequined ones), mod china patterns, and colorful glassware, plus chairs, tables, and service equipment including punch bowls. For orders of $400 or more, it will deliver for an additional fee, or you can pick items up at its warehouse. Showroom, 2625 S. Shirlington Rd., Arlington; warehouse, 2617 S. Shirlington Rd., Arlington; 703-671-7300.A Grand Event Party Rentals. This full-service company stocks simple glassware (including Mason jars for $1 each), coolers, table linens, chafing dishes (great for keeping cocktail-party food warm), chairs, tables, and tents. A jumbo showroom offers delivery, or pickup is available. 5020 Nicholson Ct., North Bethesda; 301-231-8368.Perfect Settings. Bars, glassware, plates, and table linens for rent, plus 20 kinds of chairs and barstools with dozens of interchangeable seat fabrics to fit whatever theme you want. (Hippie tie-dye? Fluffy orange flowers? It has both.) Th...
Shout Out: Michael Brown, owner of The Eiffel Flower in Arlington Heights - Chicago TribuneTuesday, February 27, 2018
On a recent bleak and blustery morning in downtown Arlington Heights, longtime resident Michael Brown's new shop, The Eiffel Flower, offered visitors a cozy enclave to escape the winter chill.Brown, 51, said he is enjoying the third act of a life that has included serving as a director of day programs at Glenkirk, followed by two decades as a stay-at-home dad, and since last September, the co-owner of The Eiffel Flower, 11 W. Campbell St., alongside his wife, Denise Brown.Pioneer Press recently visited with Brown, who as a florist and purveyor of high-end coffees, teas and chocolates, was busy stocking his shelves in anticipation of Valentine's Day.Q: For starters, how did you come up with the name, The Eiffel Flower?A: Well, it's kind of a long answer. But I used to design the centerpieces for the St. James (Catholic Church) Jubilation events, which are their annual fundraiser. They sent me a thank-you note with the Eiffel Tower on it, and I started to think 'Eiffel Flower' would be a great name for a business. I had a brief stint own... http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/arlington-heights/news/ct-ahp-shout-out-mike-brown-tl-0208-20180201-story.html
Crystal City Florist's Business Blooms Around Valentine's Day - ARL nowTuesday, February 27, 2018
Much of their business comes from party work for the businesses and hotels in Crystal City.Flowers With Love is one of only a few florists in Arlington, according to Hossini, but having competition from elsewhere in the county is actually a good thing around Valentine’s Day, when there are sometimes just too many orders to fill at the last minute for one store.“We can only do so much, and everyone wants flowers,” said Hossini.
Hometown Holidays Open House revives downtown tradition - North County OutlookTuesday, December 05, 2017
The city of Arlington and local businesses helped to revive an old downtown tradition featuring fire pits, s'mores and holiday cheer on Olympic Avenue with the Hometown Holidays Open House on Nov. 25.A portion of the downtown street was closed off for fire pits while the Arlington High School band provided holiday music during the evening and many downtown businesses opened their doors for extended evening hours.The event was a joint effort between the city of Arlington, the Arlington Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Arlington Business Association.Local businesses also chose Nov. 25 to hold the Hometown Holidays Open House because it was Small Business Saturday, a national day meant to celebrate small businesses.Many merchants on Olympic Avenue were open for the event, despite it being later than usual for them."I've talked to a couple of the stores and they've been busy all day," said Christy Brubaker, secretary and treasurer for the Downtown Arlington Business Association. "The... http://www.northcountyoutlook.com/loadstory/11685
WKU to close down the WKU Floral Shop next week - College Heights HeraldTuesday, May 01, 2018
WKU, said the charge to close the Floral Shop was led by Warren County Judge-Executive Michael Buchanon. Buchanon, according to business registration information filed with the Kentucky secretary of state's office, is the president of Deemer Floral Co., a local floral shop on Lehman Avenue in Bowling Green. Buchanon publicly commented on McKinney's status and said all the privately owned florists in the region have opposed WKU and "their publicly funded Flower Shop competing against privately funded taxpaying businesses." He said this feud has been ongoing and dates back to former President Gary Ransdell who, he said, often dismissed the objections of local flower shop owners. "WKU’s Flower Shop has had the use of publicly owned building facilities, floral products, equipment and supplies paid for with mine and your tax dollars, and delivered in University owned delivery vans with Official State license tags. - all paid for with taxes you paid.," Buchanon said in his comment. The Floral Shop is a revenue dependent program and these programs generate funds independently from the university. For the 2017-18 fiscal year, the shop was budgeted to generate and spend $275,000, according to the university budget.Buchanon also pushed back on the assertion made by McKinney that the shop's closure came as a result of Buchanon asking a favor of Governor Matt Bevin to pressure the university to close the shop. Buchanon said Bevin had nothing to do with the situation. The Herald has filed an open records request for email correspondence between Buchanon and the governor, as well as those in the governor's office, and reached out to his office for comment. "If you wa... http://wkuherald.com/news/wku-to-close-down-the-wku-floral-shop-next-week/article_bdd2cfe2-4cb3-11e8-aff6-9f549d85f2c2.html
What does the one you love really want for Valentine's Day; how much do most people spend? - WYFF GreenvilleSunday, February 11, 2018
California: RosesColorado: RosesConnecticut: ChocolatesDelaware: Engagement ringsFlorida: RosesGeorgia: ChocolatesHawaii: RosesIdaho: RosesIllinois: RosesIndiana: SunglassesIowa: RosesKansas: RosesKentucky: RosesLouisiana: RosesMaine: RosesMaryland: ChocolatesMassachusetts: RosesMichigan: ChocolatesMinnesota: RosesMississippi: ChocolatesMissouri: RosesMontana: Box of chocolatesNebraska: RosesNevada: Box of chocolatesNew Hampshire : Diamond braceletNew Jersey: Box of chocolatesNew Mexico: Bouquet of rosesNew York: RosesNorth Carolina: Flower bouquetNorth Dakota: Flower bouquetOhio: Wedding bouquetOklahoma: Teddy bearOregon Flower: BouquetPennsylvania: Bouquet of rosesRhode Island: Aquamarine ringsSouth Carolina: Chocolate trufflesSouth Dakota: Gold stud earringsTennessee: Bouquet of rosesTexas: Flower BouquetUtah: RosesVermont: Men’s ringsVirginia: Flower bouquetWashington: Box of chocolatesWest Virginia: SunglassesWisconsin: Bouquet of rosesWyoming: PerfumePro Flowers... http://www.wyff4.com/article/what-does-the-one-you-love-really-want-for-valentines-day-how-much-do-most-people-spend/16573899
Smith's Florist in Gloucester Courthouse area changes ownership - Daily PressSunday, February 11, 2018
Richardsons said they visited secretly and asked nearby residents for recommendations on where to get flowers.“Everyone said Smith’s,” said Michael Richardson, who hails from Kentucky.So far, the couple has been learning from the twins and the staff over the past four weeks and are preparing for Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.The new owners have been fielding questions from residents, and Michael Richardson said Smith’s will continue to participate in community events like the Daffodil Festival and will continue traditions like the Christmas open house. He said he eventually would like to host workshops or classes.Regular customer Sarah Finney, who lives nearby, said she likes picking out flowers and visiting with the staff. She recently met the new owners.“I’m delighted,” Finney said. “I know the girls worked hard to get the right people here.”Smith said the business has succeeded because she’s honest and fair with her customers and tries to please them. Her late husband, Ken Smith, was an accountant who supported her through starting the business and helping her learn bookkeeping, she said. The Smiths were married 57 years.As for the future of Smith’s Florist, Smith said folks always will need flowers, whether it’s for a birthday, anniversary, graduation or funeral.“Flowers just say a lot,” Smith said. “They say that you love a person so much.”For more information, call Smith’s Florist at 804-693-2010.Bozick can be reached by phone at 757-247-4741. Sign up for a free weekday business news email at TidewaterBiz.com or follow @TidewaterBiz. http://www.dailypress.com/business/dp-tidewaterbiz-smiths-florist-20180125-story.html
Support piling up in Arlene's Flowers request for Supreme Court review - Tri-City HeraldTuesday, September 26, 2017
Briefs also were filed with the Supreme Court by 14 states or their governors. They include Arkansas, Alabama, Arizona, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.Among the groups that filed friend-of-the court briefs were the Cato Institute, Becket Fund for Religious Freedom, the Restoring Religious Freedom Project and the Thomas More Society.Stutzman and her corporation were sued by Washington state’s attorney general, Bob Ferguson, and the American Civil Liberties Union, on behalf of Robert Ingersoll and Curt Freed, who were refused flower arrangements for their wedding.Stutzman, a Southern Baptist, said she declined her services not because of Robert Ingersoll and Curt Freed’s sexual orientation, but because of her religious views on marriage. She argued that arranging flowers is artistic expression protected under the First Amendment.“As a Christian, weddings have a particular significance,” she wrote in an op-ed for The Seattle Times. “I just couldn’t see a way clear in my heart to honor God with the talents He has given me by going against the word He has given us.”But the state Supreme Court justices affirmed the 2015 ruling in Benton County Superior Court. They unanimously agreed that the owner of Arlene’s Flowers violated Washington’s anti-discrimination law and the Consumer Protection Act by declining to provide services based on sexual orientation.If the U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear the florist’s case, friends-of-the-court briefs also are likely to be filed in support of the couple denied service. Many briefs were filed supporting the couple and the state of Washington when the case went to the state Supreme Court.“Religious freedom is a fundamental part of America,” said Kathleen Taylor, executive director of ACLU of Washington. “But religious beliefs do not give any of us a right to ignore the law or to harm others because of who they are.”When people experience discrimination, they feel they are not full and equal members of our society, she said. http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/article169702567.html