Maryland Flower Shop News
Edward Hubbard Stewart - The Star DemocratWednesday, April 11, 2018
Coast Guard’s Chesapeake Bay patrol.In the 1950’s, Ed pursued a dual career in church music and home contracting in Florida. In the early 1960’s, when his marriage ended, he returned to Maryland, settling in Oxford. He continued his home building work and also his musical career, becoming the Director of Music for the newly formed Presbyterian Church, where he met and married Mary Trader Dyott, a member of the choir.After Mary’s passing in 2001, while living in Easton, he remained active in the church, was a member of the St. Andrew’s Society and the Miles River Yacht Club. In 2013, he moved to Deerfield Beach, FL, spending his final years with his daughter Patty.Ed is survived by his children: Ned, of Austin, TX; Jane, of Floral City, FL; and Patty, of Deerfield Beach, FL. He is also survived by a step daughter, Lynn Dyott Zerbe, of New Cumberland, PA; four grandchildren; four step grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.A Service of Celebration will be held at the Presbyterian Church of Easton on April 7 at 11 a.m. A reception will follow the service. Interment will be private.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to: The Presbyterian Church of Easton Music Dept., c/o Becky Wilson, 617 N. Washington St., Easton, MD 21601 and/or The Chesapeake Center, c/o Donna Harrison, P.O. Box 1906, Easton, MD 21601. http://www.stardem.com/obituaries/edward-hubbard-stewart/article_da8e54da-1939-579f-b9c5-75bdc5e68906.html
These 16 Local Companies Can Help You Throw the Best Party Ever - Washingtonian.comTuesday, March 27, 2018
Perkins Pl., Silver Spring; 301-589-5008.Booze in BulkCostco. The price-club store requires membership to buy beer, wine, and liquor (and most of its Maryland stores don’t sell the harder stuff), but many items cost 20 percent less than traditional retail. It also sells its own Kirkland label of wine, beer, and spirits. Multiple area locations.DC Kegs. More than 800 beers, wines, and ciders by the keg, delivered to you cold on the day of your bash.First Vine. This direct importer specializes in European wines from small Spanish, French, and Italian producers. Many bottles cost less than $20 each. The company delivers to your door.Total Wine & More. This local chain boasts hundreds of wines, from cheap to collectible, plus spirits and beer. You’ll get discounts for ordering by the case and can order online and have items delivered. Multiple Virginia and Maryland locations.Other HelpBarSphere. Hire a mixology pro—or wine-pouring wiz—for your next gathering. Ball-capped bartenders show up with supplies and ice; they’ll provide the liquor for events with a cash bar. 855-277-4373.Bialek’s Music. In business almost 40 years, this family-run company pairs party hosts with live-music pros such as DJs, steel drummers, or a Beatles cover band. Photo booths and lighting can also be arranged. By appointment, 932 Hungerford Dr., Suite 3, Rockville; 301-340-6206.McCallum Sauber Wholesale Florist. This longtime wholesaler sells its rainbow-hued selection of flowers to pros and the DIY-savvy public at low, if not cheap, prices. It recently moved to new digs in Lanham. 5001 Forbes Blvd., Suites A and B, Lanham; 202-526-5253.Middle Atlantic Wholesale Florist. In a warehouse setting, this floral provider equips both pro and amateur bloom arrangers. A small stock of flower supplies (foam, baskets, vases) helps wannabe Martha Stewarts. 4406 Wheeler Ave., Alexandria; 703-370-1092.TaskRabbit.com and Thumbtack.com. These two gig-economy giants can put you in touch with local independent contractors—a bartender for your cocktail party, a guitarist to play during a holiday bash, a tarot-card reader. Enter your party dates and needs, and multiple vendors (with customer ratings) bid on your business.This article appears in the March 2018 issue of Washingtonian.
Chamber of Commerce to install planters in downtown Towson - Baltimore SunTuesday, March 27, 2018
Chamber membership coordinator Joan Sellers said they plan to start installing the rest on Thursday.The planters are being funded in part by a $75,000 Community Legacy grant from the Maryland Office of Housing and Community Development, said the department’s communications director, Sara Luell.The grant, awarded in fiscal year 2017, supports streetscape improvements in the downtown area.“Part of the Community Legacy program’s goal is to support revitalization in aging communities,” Luell said. “We decided that this was a good investment for the community.”“I think it’s a great idea,” said Daniela Troia, owner of the cafe Zia’s on Allegheny Avenue. “It can’t hurt if things look nice and our town looks nice.”Hafford said the chamber purchased the plants from local business Radebaugh Florist and Greenhouses.The boxwoods were chosen because they are green year-round — in the winter, Hafford is exploring the possibility of installing Christmas lights on the planters.In the warmer months, the chamber will swap out seasonal flowers, she said.Though the grant will help with installation, the chamber will pay for maintenance, watering and replacing the perennials, Hafford said.The chamber director hopes that the planters are “contagious,” that local business see them and decide to install their own greenery in front of their shops.“It really just brightens the area up,” Hafford said. “It doesn’t take a lot of money, it just takes a little effort.”... http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-county/towson/ph-tt-planters-0329-story.html
What does the one you love really want for Valentine's Day; how much do most people spend? - WYFF GreenvilleSunday, February 11, 2018
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
Johnson's Florist and Garden Center in Tenleytown to close, cites raised rent - Washington TimesSunday, February 11, 2018
Humanitas Global.Mr. Williams said that Johnson’s plan is to vacate the Wisconsin Avenue space by Jan. 30. Its locations in Kensington and Olney, Maryland, will remain open.