Augusta Flower Shop News
Woman whose body was found in florist parking lot took her own life, police say - Press HeraldTuesday, May 01, 2018
Roak the Florist has been ruled an apparent suicide.The woman was from the greater Lewiston area. Her remains were expected to be taken the Maine Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta for an autopsy, where the official cause and manner of death will be determined, Lt. David St. Pierre said.Maine State Police crime scene investigators had been at the scene collecting evidence in case the death had been ruled suspicious. They turned over the scene to local detectives before 11 a.m., after homicide was deemed unlikely.< PreviousStaff Photo of the Day: Wednesday, April 11Next >Yarmouth may hold event to collect unwanted gunsfiled under:Related Stories...
Lewiston police say woman's death in florist's parking lot not suspicious - Lewiston Sun JournalTuesday, May 01, 2018
The woman was from the greater Lewiston area. Her body was discovered in the parking lot near one of the greenhouses at Roak the Florist.The Maine Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta was expected to conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death, Lewiston police Lt. David St. Pierre said.Maine State Police were at the scene collecting evidence, but turned the case over to local detectives before 11 a.m., after homicide was deemed unlikely.Advertisement... http://www.sunjournal.com/body-discovered-at-roak-the-florist-in-lewiston/
Woman whose body was found in florist parking lot took her own life ... - Press HeraldWednesday, April 11, 2018
Roak the Florist has been ruled an apparent suicide.The woman was from the greater Lewiston area. Her remains were expected to be taken the Maine Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta for an autopsy, where the official cause and manner of death will be determined, Lt. David St. Pierre said.Maine State Police crime scene investigators had been at the scene collecting evidence in case the death had been ruled suspicious. They turned over the scene to local detectives before 11 a.m., after homicide was deemed unlikely.< PreviousStaff Photo of the Day: Wednesday, April 11Next >Yarmouth may hold event to collect unwanted gunsfiled under:Related StoriesLatest ArticlesLife & CultureNation & WorldLocal & State...
Staunton Florist to close; area tourism grants — The buzz - Staunton News LeaderTuesday, March 27, 2018
The store has become like home to her and her customers, family. Some customers have come and gone — she even remembers helping the cadets from Staunton Military Academy and Augusta Military Academy back in the day. She remembers a little boy who would come in after he'd get his hair cut around the corner. He'd buy a flower for his mother."He still comes in today," she said. Buy PhotoStaunton Florist on Central Avenue in downtown Staunton will close at the end of March. (Photo: Laura Peters/The News Leader)She worries about leaving her customers."We made of lot of people happy," she said. "But you worry about when you leave ... who's going to take care of your customers?""We're going to miss our customers," Tedd Straw said."We'd like to thank them for their business and their friendship," Margaret Straw added.Buy PhotoEmma Kennedy, 17, and Rachel Locke, 17, of Bristol pose at a photo station long enough for friends to take their photograph. They pretend to be a wanted poster from the world of Harry Potter during the Queen City Mischief & Magic festival in downtown Staunton on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. The three-day festival celebrating Harry Potter ends Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (Photo: Mike Tripp/The News Leader)h3 cl...
Heart 'n' Soul quartet to deliver singing Valentines - Kennebec Journal & Morning SentinelSunday, February 11, 2018
The Heart ‘n’ Soul quartet will deliver singing Valentines and roses, courtesy of Augusta Florist, on Valentine’s Day as part of the chorus’ annual fundraiser.The quartet, members of the Maine-ly Harmony chorus, are Anne Danforth, Jan Flowers, Sue Staples and Cathy Anderson. They have shared their love of barbershop harmony throughout Maine and are the recipients of the Image of Harmony award for their community outreach.The singing Valentines cost is $35, and the deadline is Feb. 12.To order this service for a loved one at home or work, call 293-4779 or email [email protected].
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
Christian Florist: Gay Couples Have 'Every Right to Live the Way They Believe,' Christians Want the Same Freedom - Christian PostTuesday, September 26, 2017
Blaine Adamson, owner of t-shirt company Hands On Originals in Lexington, Ky., recently won in the Kentucky Court of Appeals, which allowed him to refer gay pride t-shirts to another vendor.When asked what advice he would give other business owners, Adamson said:"We all at some point in our lives will find ourselves at crossroads, where we have an issue of conscience, where we know there's something that we need to do. But whether it's out of fear or because it's the easy road, we decide to go against our conscience."When we make that choice, we lose something — in my case, what would have been freedom. We can't just kick the can for the next generation."Carl and Angel Larsen of Telescope Media Group, who refuse to use their video and film production company to document gay weddings, explained that they want to use their talents to capture truth."For us as storytellers, we want to tell the truth as we see it through the Bible. From the beginning to the very end," Carl Larsen said, conveying their belief that marriage is between one man and one woman.The Christian business owners on the panel emphasized on a number of occasions that they are not discriminating against gay people, but want to be afforded the freedom to live out their beliefs.Stutzman said at the conclusion of the hour-long panel:"If we lose this case, we lose everything. We lose our business, our retirement, our life savings, everything we've worked for for our kids and grandkids, because the attorney fees are going to be well over seven figures."Our employees lose their job, the city loses its taxes, our suppliers lose our business, simply because we don't have the same idea of marriage that Curt and Rob have."Stutzman expressed that when her grandchildren ask her what happened to her flower shop, or the Christian faith, she doesn't want to say "I did nothing."Follow Stoyan Zaimov on Facebook: CPSZaimov... http://www.christianpost.com/news/christian-florist-gay-couples-have-every-right-to-live-the-way-they-believe-christians-want-the-same-freedom-199027/