Local Flower Shop News
Brighton florist achieves title of certified designer - AdVantageNEWS.comThursday, May 02, 2019
Internationally recognized floral industry professionals evaluated these advanced designs. Muenstermann is one of only five florists in Illinois to earn this accreditation.
She earned her title of Illinois certified professional florist during last year’s annual floral design show. She is one of 58 florists in the state to earn this distinction. She is working toward her national certified floral designer accreditation through the internationally recognized American Institute of Floral Designers.
To maintain the Illinois certified designer accreditation, the designer must continue to accumulate continuing education credits each year and maintain his or her membership in the ISFA and ICPF program.
This program is designed to give ICPF graduates the opportunity to develop and broaden their knowledge of the floral industry and enhance the professionalism of Illinois florists.
Leanne and her husband, Bruce, own Leanne’s Pretty Petals in Brighton. They are a full-service florist serving Brighton, Alton, Godfrey, Jerseyville, Bethalto, Medora, Shipman, Piasa and Bunker Hill. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Illinois State Floral Association.
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Floral-shop killer has behaved in prison. The parole board wasn't impressed. - SILive.comThursday, May 02, 2019
ISLAND, N.Y. – Despite a positive prison record that includes a clean disciplinary history for the past 15 years, a state parole board has again denied the release of the killer of a Mariners Harbor florist.In rejecting Steven Morales, 57, the panel cited the “tragic, senseless nature” of the nearly three-decades-old crime, along with a “strong statement of official opposition” to Morales’ request to be set free. “Discretionary release on parole shall not be granted merely as a reward for good conduct or efficient performance of duties while incarcerated,” the board wrote. “The panel was … concerned about inconsistencies in your statements about the specifics of the crime itself and your motivations before and afterward.”“With all factors weighed and considered, the panel concludes that your rehabilitation is still incomplete, and therefore, release at this time would be inappropriate as it would so deprecate the serious nature of the crime and undermine respect for the law,” said the board.Morales is serving 25 years to life for the Mother's Day 1991 murder of retired police detective Jasper (Jerry) DeMarco in the victim's Mariners Harbor floral shop.DeMarco, 46, was shot once in the c... https://www.silive.com/news/2019/04/floral-shop-killer-has-behaved-in-prison-the-parole-board-wasnt-impressed.html
Man charged after alleged shootout with Riverdale florist delivery driver - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionThursday, May 02, 2019
A Clayton County man was arrested Thursday afternoon following an alleged shootout with a delivery driver at a popular Riverdale florist, police said. Justin Daniels, 25, was taken into custody after shooting at an employee of Riverdale’s Floral Boutique off Ga. 85 in the Riverdale Plaza, Riverdale police Capt. Nicole Rabel said. Investigators said the employee was approached by Daniels behind the store and shot at just before 11:45 a.m. Police said no one was injured by gunfire, but the employee suffered minor injuries when he fell trying to get inside the back door of the shop. The delivery driver reportedly ran into the shop, grabbed his own gun and returned fire when Daniels came around to the front of the store, police said. “It was very scary,” employee David Sorrows told Channel 2 Action News. “There were six employees in the shop and he kept shooting at different places.”The gunfire shattered one of the store’s front windows. -- The part of the shopping center near Upper Rive... https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/breaking-detained-after-shootout-riverdale-florist/O8QDMS18IwzkuNMcxpopJO/
Brinkley, Cynthia Ann "Cindy" - The ChattanooganThursday, May 02, 2019
National Kidney Foundation at www.kidney.org/support. Arrangements are under the care of the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com ... https://www.chattanoogan.com/2019/4/22/388822/Brinkley-Cynthia-Ann-Cindy.aspx
Buying flowers for Mother's Day? Florists say do your research - WHECThursday, May 02, 2019
Here's how it works.You find a florist online that you think is local but they take a fee. Then they send your order to a middle man who also takes a cut. The florist you thought you were contacting in the first place then finally receives your order. However, because both parties take fees, the big bouquet you thought you were sending winds up not being so big."They spend $100, they get a $50 arrangement," said Melanie Longhitano, florist. "They're literally just there to take your order and after that, they have nothing to do with it." Flower shop owners say if you want to order online, make sure it's from a reputable site or go to the florists' actual website. ... https://www.whec.com/news/buying-flowers-for-mothers-day-florists-say-do-your-research/5334311/