Maine Flower Shop News
'Dancing with the Stars' judge Julianne Hough weds in North Idaho, features local caterers at her festivities - The Spokesman-ReviewTuesday, July 18, 2017
There were two kinds of salads, too – Late Summer Wedding Salad, with local greens, grilled peaches, crispy pancetta, candied pecans, feta and sherry vinaigrette; and Chopped Salad, with greens, romaine, tomato, red onion, cucumber, shredded carrot, herbed croutons and feta.Friday’s beach day included a gourmet salad station, Grand Marnier fruit cups, Tim’s Cascade kettle-style potato chips, and house-baked cookies and brownies.Saturday’s wedding day breakfast featured a yogurt bar – with Greek, coconut, lemon and vanilla beat yogurts – and assorted toppings, including fresh berries and house-made granola. There were scrambled eggs, too – with creme fraiche, chives and sharp cheddar cheese; thick-cut, hickory-smoked bacon; sausage links; Idaho roasted potatoes; bagels, biscuits and pastries; and fresh fruit.Flowers were done by Kristen Griffith-VanderYacht of Wild Bloom in Seattle, who said, “It was a really beautiful wedding, full of garden roses, and lush blooms that billowed from the vase.” After the event, the flowers were donated to the nonprofit Full Bloom which repurposes flowers from events into bedside bouquets for local patients in nursing homes and hospice care.The couple donated all their flowers after the wedding to Full Bloom. “I asked beforehand if they would like to donate and they happily did,” founder and florist Shaun Chamberlain said. “Volunteers were organized and (Monday) they made 400 bouquets from the wedding flowers to gift to area patients. Pretty awesome!”... http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/jul/10/dancing-with-the-stars-judge-julianne-hough-weds-i/
Florist closes shop after 4 decades - My Citizens NewsTuesday, June 27, 2017
Rubber Avenue in Naugatuck, talks about his 45 years in business on June 15. Raimo closed his business that has been a staple in the community. -JIM SHANNON/REPUBLICAN-AMERICANNAUGATUCK — All that remained of Flowers Plus, the business Terry Raimo ran for more than 40 years, was a line of three blue tents in a parking lot on Rubber Avenue. And a few plants, most of which Raimo sold on a breezy Thursday last week.After his son dropped him off, Raimo trudged to a chair under one of the tents. He had forgotten his cane that day, and had a hard time walking. Once settled in the chair, he lit a cigarette and pulled out an 8-by-10 inch photo that looked to be at least 15 years old. It showed the business in full bloom, right before Halloween one year. Striped tents and racks of pumpkins took up the entire parking lot on the long-ago October evening.Raimo said the business used to have a cop stationed there on Fridays and Saturdays to direct traffic coming out of the parking lot.“That’s how busy it was,” he said.Raimo figured he would sell the remaining plants by the end of the day and close for good.“This is one of the saddest days of my life,” he said, squinting his blue eyes.Raimo is a big man with thick silver hair, but ...
Feola's Flowers reels off impressive victory to take over lead in Bob Cupp Memorial Golf League - Record DeltaTuesday, June 20, 2017
Loudin Insurance, who claimed a 23 ½-16 ½ decision over First Community Bank.First Community Bank plummeted all the way from second to seventh place.Sam’s Pizza remained in third place with a 24-16 triumph over Hank Ellis Insurance, and Highland Landscaping eked out a 21-19 verdict over Lisa Cain-Edward Jones to stay in fourth.Fisher Auto squeezed past High Point Construction by a 20 ½-19 ½ margin to edge from sixth to fifth.Heading into the quarter’s final week, only 9 ½ points separate the top seven teams.Bob Post of Lisa Cain-Edward Jones claimed Low Actual honors with a 36, with First Community Bank’s Lynn Helmick and Kyle Lane of Sam’s Pizza following with 37 and 39, respectively.Post and Bud Mick of Sam’s Pizza shared Low Net laurels at 32, with Highland Landscaping’s Don Nestor carding a 33.The standings, top individual performers and this week’s schedule:STANDINGS Team Points1. Feola’s Flowers 892. Loudin Insurance 873. Sam’s Pizza 86 ½4. Highland Landscaping 83 ½5. Fisher Auto 836. High Point Construction 827. First Community Bank 79 ½8. Lisa Cain-Edward Jones 749. Custom Cabinets 6910. Hank Ellis Insurance 66 ½Low Actual – Par 36Bob Post, Lisa Cain-Edward Jones, 36.Lynn Helmick, First Community B...
Denver Wholesale Florist Breaks Ground In Harmon Business Park - PerishableNews (press release) (registration)Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Exchange, Denver Wholesale Florist determined the Rossford location will be ideal for its operation. The Denver-based company acquired TFE inn 1998 from Chris and Mike Hensien. Mike Hensien has remained with DWF and spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony. To read the rest of the story, please go to: Sentinel-Tribune ... http://www.perishablenews.com/index.php?article%3D0060788
CBP Reports Results Of Mothers Day Floral Enforcement Effort - MilTechTuesday, June 13, 2017
Mother’s Day period,” said Hector Mancha, CBP Director of Field Operations in El Paso. “Nevertheless a threat remained and vigilant CBP agriculture specialists discovered violations and assessed penalties associated with these imports.”CBP agriculture specialist issued $1,125 in penalties associated with the attempted import of prohibited plant materials including two travelers who were cited for importing commercial quantities of floral goods through passenger processing lanes. Commercial goods need to be processed through the cargo facilities.CBP agriculture specialists performed almost 900 vehicle exams, more than 300 bus inspections, and checked the goods of almost 4,000 bus passengers and more than 62,000 pedestrians during the six-day effort. They inspected more than 7,600 flower stems and recorded 480 quarantine material interceptions (prohibited plants, meats, etc) and identified 34 pests.CBP strongly encourages the public to consult the CBP website before they import floral arrangements so they know which flowers are permissible and which are prohibited or restricted. CBP suggests those who plan to import flowers and plants from Mexico to advise their florist that the arrangements are destined for U.S. delivery. Some flowers and plant materials commonly found in floral arrangements at southwest border ports of entry are prohibited. Those include gladiolas, chrysanthemums and choysia (a floral filler) due to pest risk.Traditionally, Mother’s D... http://www.military-technologies.net/2017/05/20/cbp-reports-results-of-mothers-day-floral-enforcement-effort/