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Liz Cooper & The Stampede Debut Album 'Window Flowers' Receiving Rave ReviewsTuesday, August 14, 2018
Phosphorescent and Houndmouth on tours this fall. These shows follow the band’s busiest touring year-to-date, which featured performances with Lord Huron, Deer Tick, Rayland Baxter, Ron Gallo and Blitzen Trapper. See below for full tour details.Recorded at Welcome to 1979 in Nashville with co-production from TJ Elias, Window Flowers is the culmination of a yearlong dedication in which Cooper pushed herself to spend every single day creating in at least one medium and saying “yes” to everything she was asked to do. Of the recording, Cooper reflects, “Our first time working with an outside producer and our first time in a proper recording studio was when we recorded Window Flowers. TJ Elias’ mad scientist ideas, an abundance of hot dogs, and lack of sunlight pushed us outside of our comfort zones to work more cohesively as a unit than we ever had before.” Joined in the studio by bassist Grant Prettyman and special guests Leah Blevins, Will Brown, Steve Dawson, Emily Kohavi, Michael and Ben Ford and Gianni Gibso, the new album follows Cooper’s earlier self-released EPs—Monsters (2014) and Live at the Silent Planet (2016). Alongside Cooper, “The Stampede” consists of Prettyman and drummer Ryan Usher.Photo credit: Shervin LainezAlready known in Nashville for their electric live shows, Liz Cooper & The Stampede experienced their first breakthrough in 2016 with the release of their Audiotree Live session, which has attracted over 220,000 views on YouTube, and over 1,000,000 streams on Spotify. Additionally, the band placed as one of NPR Music’s runners-up during their 2016 Tiny Desk Contest. Of the submission, NPR Music’s Benjamin Naddaff-Hafrey hailed, “‘Mountain Man’ is a catchy, simple love song written with the clarity of a good cut of Nashville country. Liz Cooper guides the song with her percussive, fingerpicked guitar and her crackling voice…a seamless balance of muted rhythmic sounds and propulsive drive that feels so good…It sounds l... https://guitargirlmag.com/news/music-news/liz-cooper-the-stampede-debut-album-window-flowers-receiving-rave-reviews/
Flower business blooms for generations - Chicago TribuneTuesday, December 13, 2016
Business Name: Phillip's Flowers & GiftsAddress: 1007 E. Ogden Ave., NapervilleContact info: 630 357 5235, www.phillipsflowers.comOwner's name: Baxter Phillip (executive vice president)Number of years in business: 93 years, 20 years in NapervilleWhat does this business sell? "Phillip's is a full-service, family-owned florist with eight shops offering fresh flowers, bouquets, arrangements, plants, holiday decorations, custom wedding flowers and event decor, with delivery available throughout Chicago and suburbs. The company also has a commercial interior plantscaping division, a bulk wholesale flower company, and is ranked among the top 1 percent of North American florists for nationwide flowers by wire delivery," Phillip said.How many full-time and part-time workers do you employ? "More than 150. I was actually talking to our Naperville manager, Brad Behrens. He's been there for 32 years. That's longer than I have been part of the business. And he's just an example of how, in our case, it's not about one or two owners, but about all the other people working with us. And I think they love flowers at least as much as we do. I ca... http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-business-phillips-flowers-st-1211-20161209-story.html
Flowers dominates Granite City Invitational field, Alton, East Alton runners also post solid performances - RiverBender.comTuesday, September 20, 2016
Alister, Waterloo (16:56.63); Casmir Cozzi, Mascoutah (16.57.70); Christian Cazier, Jersey (17:05.65); Brendan Fahey, Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin (17:10.41)OTHER AREA RUNNERS EDWARDSVILLE: Todd Baxter, 14th (17:15.38); Jacob Davis, 33rd (17:51.81); Jonah Durbin, 42nd (18:12.91); Joseph Brooks, 53rd (18:27.42); Henry Gruben, 64th (18:41.20); Josh Perry, 76th (19:01.81) ALTON: Cassius Havis, 30th (17:47.39); Zak Wilson, 68th (18:48.86); Issac Evans, 93rd (19:52.08) PIASA SOUTHWESTERN: Carden Bohn, 17th (17:22.63); Grant Seniker, 65th (18:42.74) CIVIC MEMORIAL: Drake Stevenson, 66th (18:42.74); Will Davis, 96th (19:56.53) ROXANA: Joel Woodruff, 112nd (20:15.94); William Cotter, 114th (20:19.78); Jarrett Warmack, 115th (20:20.35) GRANITE CITY: Jeremiah Perry, 91st (19:41.97); Jr. Harold, 123rd (20:36.43) JERSEY: Grant Morgan, 82nd (19:13.56) EAST ALTON-WOOD RIVER: Andrew Noack, 84th (19:17.65) If you have a EdGlenToday or Riverbender.com news, human interest or sports idea, e-mail Danbrannan@riverbender.com or call or text 618-623-5930. Follow Dan Brannan on Facebook and Danbrannannews on Twitter.Purchase photos from this article Print Version...
A hundred years of flower power as show celebrates centenary - The CourierWednesday, August 10, 2016
Scotland.This year, to mark the centenary, a special guest will open the show in the form of the Beechgrove Garden’s Carole Baxter, while a special booklet has been penned by villager Ron Stuart.Asked if the event could continue for another hundred years, Miss Bell said: “We need to get people on the committee.“We have three leaving this year and we’re all getting older.“The young ones don’t want to come in and that has an impact.”However, any fears for the future were tempered by Mrs Cobb, who said that the event had a unique part to play in Kingsbarns life.“On a show day what really gets you is that you feel a part of the village,” she said.“It brings everyone together.“During the year you can wonder where the village has gone, but at the show you know everybody and people come together.“You feel a part of an enlarged family.”The centenary show takes place in the Kingsbarns Memorial Hall on Saturday August 13 from 1.30pm – email@example.comShare this:...
Roseville community gifts homeless couple a wedding - KCRA SacramentoFriday, February 26, 2016
The couple clung to each other in those times and decided to get married at the Community Covenant Church in Rocklin, where they worshipped.One of the first people they told there was Suzi Baxter, an active volunteer with the church."I was like, ‘Oh my goodness. I could give them a wedding,’” Baxter said.Not just any wedding, but the wedding every bride dreams of. Baxter began calling local businesses in Rocklin and Roseville, who were eager to step in.Suddenly, the flowers, the food, the honeymoon suite, were all taken care of. Baxter even got donations from other church members to purchase C.J.’s dream dress.“It tickled me right from the beginning, and I didn't even have to bat an eye,” said Teri Hafvenstein, who owns Abstractions Florist in Rocklin. She donated flowers for the wedding. “It makes me feel really warm; I was able to do something for someone I didn’t even know.”“It’s something you don't see every day. I felt like I needed to be a part of it,” said Thomas Dike, General Manager of Tahoe Joe’s in Roseville, which donated dinners to the couple.When C.J. and Danny Dodson finally saw what the community put together for them, they were brought to tears."It was just so amazing, it was overwhelming and then we had our first dance,” C.J. Dodson said. "I can't put it into words.""I never thought I would meet a woman like this or have a wedding like this or in a place like this,” Danny Dodson said.Baxter said this gesture was the least she could do for a couple who serves their church and brings so much light to those around them."We all go through stuff, I've never been homeless but I've had stuff happen,” Baxter said. “You help when you can so we could help or we could bless them.PHOTOS: Couple gifted wedding, thanks to Roseville community 1 of 16Kaylynn Ann PhotographyA couple that met at a Roseville homeless shelter, the Gathering Inn, was given an amazing present -- a wedding. Community Covenant Church volunteer Suzi Baxter called businesses in the region to donate their services for C.J. and Danny Dodson's wedding. Photographer Kaylynn Ann donated ... http://www.kcra.com/news/roseville-community-gifts-newlywed-couple-a-wedding/38097724
From flowers to festivals Judges picked to evaluate 2019 Rose Parade floats have unique backgroundsMonday, October 01, 2018
The trio that will decide which floats are best in this year’s Rose Parade consists of a celebrity wedding planner, the Kentucky Derby Festival CEO and a florist who used to design floats herself.The Tournament of Roses each year selects several people to judge the 45-or-so floats based on criteria including design, floral craftsmanship, animation, thematic interpretation and color presentation. This year’s theme is “The Melody of Life.”This year’s judges are wedding planner Preston Bailey, Kentucky Derby Festival CEO Michael E. Berry and floral designer Kimberly Oldis.Bailey’s lavish celebrations heavily feature floral design. His clients have included Oprah Winfrey, Ivanka Trump and Liza Minnelli. He says he tries to create drama with natural beauty in his wedding and event designs — seemingly a prime fit for the Rose Parade’s celebration of all things floral.“My favorite way to wow the guest is to create something they’ve never seen before,” he said in an interview with The Knot. “Any wedding or any event is about transporting the... http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/from-flowers-to-festivals-judges-picked-to-evaluate-2019-rose-parade-floats-have-unique-backgrounds
Schaefer Wholesale Florist Launches New & Improved Website For Better Customer ExperienceMonday, October 01, 2018
Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. “SWF is continually seeking ways to fulfill our client’s needs with the highest-quality fresh-cut flowers, special event supplies, and more, and the new website does just that. With the new website, we not only expanded our customer reach with a clean, modern look, but deliver easy to access direct buying options that improve customer selection and offer expanding buying power with outstanding costs savings. In addition, we are excited about the new informational video tutorials on the new site.”- Sherry Schaefer, Buyer/Owner, Schaefer Wholesale Florist. The new website allows Schaefer Wholesale Florist to better serve their clients and continue the tradition of delivering the highest quality products with competitive prices. At Schaefer Wholesale Florist, the new site promises a fresh, up-to-date look that is easily navigated, to make selecting and purchasing the finest, freshest florals and accessories with value packed pricing, cost saving shipping solutions, and excellent service. Visit Schaefer Wholesale Florist (https://www.SWFlorist.com) today, experience the ease of the new client-centric website and find your favorite fresh florals and supplies! Bio: In 1958, Schaefer Wholesale Florist began providing stunning fresh cut flowers to florists, wedding and floral designers, retail and wholesale merchants, and special events planners. Their business has grown successfully due to guaranteed on-time delivery of premium fresh flowers and foliage to customers throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Today their longstanding tradition of quality, service, and value continues with the South American Direct Program, the Holland Fresh Cut Direct Program, Quick Buy online ordering, and Dutch-Direct Online/Ecommerce Auction. As always, Schaefer Wholesale Florist continues to meet their longstanding goal of delivering the freshest fresh cut flowers anywhere along with foliage, plants, supplies, and accessories. Source: Schaefer Wholesale Florist ... http://www.perishablenews.com/index.php?article=0070771
Growing with the Times: How Local Plant and Garden Companies Adapt to ChangeTuesday, July 03, 2018
A lingering winter chill squeezed the busy spring season for Central Kentucky’s plant and garden businesses into a few short yet robust weeks this year. But Lexington’s local garden centers, greenhouse nurseries and landscaping companies, many of which are multigenerational family businesses, are well-versed at adapting to changing conditions, whether they be market or nature-driven. A few have been doing so for more than a century.
“It was like we went straight from winter to summer,” said Janna Pemberton Schmidt, who runs Pemberton Greenhouses with her siblings, Ashley Pemberton Herndon and Colin Pemberton, and her husband, Jeff Schmidt. “It’s been a strong but fast year, because of the late freeze.”
The plastic-covered greenhouses at Pemberton, located off Georgetown Road, are loaded with cascading hanging baskets and long rows of bright geraniums, begonias and other popular blooming stock this time of year, along with packed tables of tropical palms, orchids and ferns. In July, the nursery will begin tendi... http://smileypete.com/business/growing-with-the-times/
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