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Liz Cooper & The Stampede Debut Album 'Window Flowers' Receiving Rave ReviewsTuesday, August 14, 2018
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 like a car whirring past a field of trees, the light shining through.”Cooper grew up in Baltimore, MD later attending Towson University on a full athletic scholarship for golf, but after her freshmen year left to pursue a musician’s path in Nashville. It was there that she discovered her sound and singular voice through a new creative community, which includes the likes of Ron Gallo, Rayland Baxter, Okey Dokey, Erin Rae, Cage the Elephant, The Weeks, The Wild Feathers, Jamestown Revival, Desert Noises, Future Thieves and Caroline Rose.WINDOW FLOWERS TRACK LISTSleepyhead2. The Night3. Outer Space4. Mountain Main5. Kaleidoscope Eyes6. Dalai Lama7. Motions8. Fondly & Forever9. Lights10. Hey Man11. Walls of WhiteLIZ COOPER & THE STAMPEDE TOUR DATESAugust 18—Columbia, MO—Fortune FestAugust 24—Fishers, IN—Nickel Plate Amphitheater*August 26—Evanston, IL—Out of SPACE: Big Evanston Block PartyAugust 28—Athens, GA—Georgia Theatre†August 29—Savannah, GA—B&D Beer Garden†August 30—Asheville, NC—The Orange Peel†August 31—Charlotte, NC—Neighborhood Theatre†September 1—Charleston, SC—Charleston Music Hall†September 9—St. Louis, MO—LouFestSeptember 20—Nashville, TN—Musician’s CornerNovember 8—New Orleans, LA—One Eyed Jacks‡November 9—Austin, TX—Emo’s‡... https://guitargirlmag.com/news/music-news/liz-cooper-the-stampede-debut-album-window-flowers-receiving-rave-reviews/
Homecoming magic created in mums - Victoria AdvocateTuesday, October 10, 2017
What motivated Katie Hernandez Martinez to walk Oct. 2 for the first time after two years of battling an illness was the thought of shopping for homecoming mum supplies."God just does certain things and puts certain people in your path as they come along," said Katie's mother, Dee Hernandez, of Victoria. "My daughter got sick two years ago, and this is her first time to go to homecoming. It's a big moment for her."Sabrina Hampton, a Nursery resident, contacted Hernandez because she wanted to make the Victoria West High School sophomore's mum for free after seeing the social media video about their shopping trip."I was short on money, and it was going to cost the same to buy one pre-made," Hernandez said.When her daughter was given the finished product Wednesday, she screamed with joy at the sight of the red, black and white chevron mum, Hernandez said."She loves chevron," she said. "To me, it's awesome somebody would want to help me out. This is the highlight of her teenage years. It meant the world to me."Hampton put e...
Florist achieves highest ranking - Jamestown SunMonday, December 17, 2018
I have heard other florists describe the AIFD as 'getting your doctorate in floral design,'" Prescott said. "That about sums it up."The American Institute of Floral Designers is an international professional development resource for the floral design industry with six chapters in North America. The AIFD offers a certified floral designer program in addition to the more intensive accreditation program.An accreditation designation requires mastery of floral arrangements and handling of fresh flowers, according to the AIFD accreditation materials. There is training and testing on care of fresh flowers along with interpretation, scale, balance, line, color, creativity, unity, focal emphasis and depth of floral arrangements.Design involves an understanding of balance, rhythm and depth, she said. It's what makes any arrangement look elegant and pretty, Prescott said."When the elements and principles are working properly then everything is in line for an arrangement to turn out," she said. "Even someone who doe... https://www.jamestownsun.com/business/retail/4493753-florist-achieves-highest-ranking
California Bountiful Magazine: Pomegranate Perfection - Sierra Sun TimesMonday, December 17, 2018
She chooses holiday colors and adds touches of gold, which she said complement the deep red of the pomegranate. Although she suggests people work with a florist to create more elaborate designs, there are plenty of easy, DIY options."Decorating with pomegranates can be as simple as washing them, adding shine and placing them into a clear glass bowl or along a runner down the middle of a table," she said.For a more rustic look, Kasparian-Cleveland suggests combining the fruit with greenery such as cedar or Douglas fir, and adding pine cones and berries. It's a design that will last all winter.Pomegranates can even be preserved by drying. To dry, place whole pomegranates in a single layer on a rack and keep in a cool place a few weeks. Rotate the fruit periodically to prevent flattening on one side. Once dried, pomegranates can be used as décor for many years.Adding pomegranates and other fruits and foliage of the season to holiday décor helps "bring a little bit of the outside in, in a very charming way," Kasparian-Cleveland said.Fresno County farmer Jeff Simonian, right, checks on pomegranates prior to harvest. The fruit is known for its arils, or seeds, left, and sweet-tart juice. A Simonian family favorite is pomegranate jelly, top left, which is given to friends and customers during the holidays. Photos: © 2018 Tomas OvalleA holiday jewelOf course, pomegranates are equally at home adorning dishes on the table as they are adorning the table itself."Pomegranates are unique and can set your presentation apart from your neighbors' and friends'," said Pomegranate Council Manager Tom Tjerandsen.The fruit, which possesses anti-inflammatory properties and is high in antioxidants, makes a versatile ingredient. California farmers grow about 150 million tons of fresh pomegranates annually. Roughly half of the crop is sold fresh and the remainder is processed into juices, flavored teas and marinades, or used in dyes and cosmetics. The arils are also sold in popular ready-to-eat cups.Pomegranate arils pair nicely with turkey and work well with lamb, Tjerandsen said, and the juice can be used to make a flavorful marinade. Another way to enjoy pomegranate arils is "sprinkled over green salads, which provide much color and flavor," he said.For holiday beverages and spirits, Tjerandsen suggests dropping a few arils into a glass of champagne, which adds flavor and visual appeal."The bubbles attach to the arils and they float to the top of the glass. When the bubble pops, the arils sink down to the bottom, like a lava lamp," he explained.Some bartenders also freeze pomegranate juice in an ice cube tray and place the red cubes into a clear drink."It is really fascinating to watch those tendrils of color as it starts to thaw," Tjerandsen said.Pomegranate harvest in California typically begins in September and continues through January. Photo: © 2018 Tomas OvalleFamily traditionsPomegranate farmer Jeff Simonian, co-owner o... https://goldrushcam.com/sierrasuntimes/index.php/news/local-news/16606-california-bountiful-magazine-pomegranate-perfection
Roberts Floral: A 4th generation business with roots in honey - KFYR-TVMonday, December 17, 2018
BISMARCK, N.D. - A Bismarck florist has been in business for 60 years. Roberts Floral is a fourth generation family business with a goal to spread happiness. A milestone for the family behind this floral shop. It all started in the 30s with the honey business. And then became the shop we all know today. A shop with roots stemming from a greenhouse made for their honey business. "The flower shop got started because if you have a greenhouse, you might as well have a flower shop," said Mary and Herb Roberts, who have been in the florist business for 60 years. Herb grew up learning about the business, and his daughter Laura started young, too. "I have been here since I was a little girl. Like even before I was in grade school I was working in the flower shop playing," said Pat and Laura Rus... https://www.kfyrtv.com/content/news/Roberts-Floral-A-Fourth-Generation-Business-With-Roots-In-Honey-493203681.html
Clinton's German Christmas Market is Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 - Worcester TelegramMonday, December 17, 2018
The fair will also feature classes on making your own boxwood tree for the season. These classes will be provided by Janice Roseberry from the Occasional Florist. One class will be on Friday, Nov. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. and one on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2 to 4 p.m. The cost for the class is $50 and includes all supplies needed to create your own boxwood tree. Call Janice at (978) 660-7818 to register; class size is limited.The fair will feature bratwurst cooked outside on a charcoal grill and served with sauerkraut along with hot mulled cider. In the café, there will be waffles, handmade cookies, stolen, gingerbread and a new item - apple kuchen. On Sunday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m, there is a community Christmas carol sing. ... https://www.telegram.com/item/20181127/clintons-german-christmas-market-is-nov-30-and-dec-1
Arizona Flower Market Encourages Random Acts of Kindness by Giving Away Free Flower Bunches - PR NewswireMonday, December 17, 2018
Wednesday October 24th. The free flowers are being given away in celebration of Petal it Forward, a floral industry event that spans all 50 states created by SAF (Society of American Florists). Florists all over the country are excited about sharing the feel-good proposition of giving away free flowers in their communities and encouraging the recipients to "pay it forward" by giving away flowers. Arizona Flower Market is giving away not one, but two FREE Daisy bunches to the first 300 customers who come in the flower market on Wednesday October 24th. No purchase necessary. Continue Reading Arizona Family Florist hosts their 4th annual Petal it Forward Free Flower Giveaway. Every customer receives 2 free daisy bunches, one to keep, one to "Petal it Forward" to someone else just to brighten their day!