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Kenya's Flower Industry Grows - Voice of AmericaTuesday, February 27, 2018
U.S. market, Kenya’s flower industry can only grow.I’m Kelly Jean Kelly.Daniel Schearf reported this story for VOA. Kelly Jean Kelly adapted it for VOA Learning English. Ashley Thompson was the editor. We want to hear from you. Write to us in the Comments Section or on our Facebook page._____________________________________________________________Words in This Storydominate - v. to be the most important part offreight - n. goods that are carried by ships, trains, trucks, or airplaneslivelihood - n. a way of earning money in order to live...
100+ Things: A Valentine's Day visit to the florist - Buffalo NewsSunday, February 11, 2018
Buffalo Club and the Garret Club, following a day-by-day schedule florists surely followed in the McKinley administration.In a table in the front window, Ashley Pokorski was trimming and arranging flowers, as snowflakes drifted down outside."A guy wanted a bouquet for his girlfriend, who is retiring after 30 years," she said.Maureen's Buffalo Wholesale Flower Market employee Ashley Pokorski makes a bouquet. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)Maureen had back-to-back appointments all day with brides planning their wedding flowers. Conferences take place at a beautifully weather-beaten wooden table, next to a tree adorned with thank-you cards from happy customers. Everyone sits on chairs covered with, of course, flowered pillows.Courtney Rust was there with her fiance, Nick Batson. Coming to Maureen's was his idea."I come here all the time to buy roses f... http://buffalonews.com/2018/02/09/100-things-a-valentines-day-visit-to-the-florist/
Ho-Ho-Kus Flower Shop Owner 'Died A Hero' At Point Pleasant Beach - Northern Highlands Daily VoiceTuesday, January 30, 2018
Ocean Medical Center. “This man went into the water to save another woman who got pulled out by the current. This man gave his life to save a complete stranger. He died a hero,” shared Ashley Renna, who said she was at the beach Sunday. Carullo and his wife Margaret owned the Ho-Ho-Kus Florist and Gift Shop for over 35 years. In addition to Margaret, Carullo is survived by his son Thomas and his wife Christina, son Kevin and his wife Candice and daughter Alissa Frascatore and her husband Paul. He is also survived by his brother Jesse and his wife Janet. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Luke's RC Church, 340 N. Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Luke's RC Church with interment to follow at St. Luke's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Carullo may be made to St. Luke's Church. Click here to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts. http://northernhighlands.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/ho-ho-kus-flower-shop-owner-died-a-hero-at-point-pleasant-beach/722587/
Open Studios to spotlight 145 local artists at 93 locations around Greenville this weekend - Greenville NewsTuesday, November 28, 2017
Genna GrushovenkoCindy HammondStarr Haney Kim Hassold Michelle JardinesBrad Johnson Deborah Morrow Johnson Diarmuid KellyMarsha R. Kennedy Patricia Kilburg J. Ashley KirbyLouisa Pyle Kirk Cathy Zaden LeaCham Little Laura Lynn LuceDabney Mahanes Garland MattoxGretta McCallSunny Mullarkey McGowan Susannah Mele Glen MillerDumah MorganLaura NanceJacki NewellTeri PenaJulia PetersMeredith Piper Melanie PuchBetsy PowellCraig RagsdaleJim ReelTeresa Roche Cindy RoddeyHolly RollinsMarie ScottJulie Hughes ShabkieTim SpeakerBarbara St. Denis Katy StanberryBarbara Stitt Jess Stone Jo Ann TaylorGrey ThompsonCarole Knudson Tinsley Katie WalkerKristin WencDan WilliamsLu WixonGerry Wubben Marcy Connors YerkesMatthew Zedler ClayDavid YoungPhotographyPolly GaillardPhilip GarciaDiane Hopkins-Hug... http://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/entertainment/2017/11/08/greenville-open-studios-spotlights-145-artists-93-locations/843700001/
Using an iPhone, former Houston florist grows her photography line to include home goods - Houston ChronicleTuesday, October 24, 2017
Photo: Rustic White Photography, Â Rustic White Photography, LLC Image 1of/6CaptionCloseImage 1 of 6Storm wallpaper by Ashley Woodson BaileyStorm wallpaper by Ashley Woodson Bailey Photo: Rustic White Photography, Â Rustic White Photography, LLC Image 2 of 6Into the Garden (blue) wallpaper by Ashley Woodson Bailey. Her prints start at $255, and wallpaper is $12 per square foot at ashleywoodsonbailey.com.Into the Garden (blue) wallpaper by Ashley Woodson Bailey. Her prints start at $255, and wallpaper is $12 per square foot at ashleywoodsonbailey.com. Photo: Rustic White Photography, Â Rustic White Photography, LLC Image 3 of 6A model wears clothing from Ashley Woodson Bailey's Dutch Love collection with wallpaper by Bailey as a backdrop.A model wears clothing from Ashley Woodson Bailey's Dutch Love collection with wallpaper by Bailey as a backdrop. Photo: Rustic White Photography ... http://www.houstonchronicle.com/life/style/luxe-life/article/Using-an-iPhone-former-Houston-florist-grows-her-12282650.php
Rick Tuttle, the Chicago artist who ran an artful Michigan bookstore, dies at 66 - Chicago TribuneMonday, May 07, 2018
The small southwestern Michigan town of Three Oaks — 1,500 permanent residents, give or take — is filled with galleries, theaters, people who appreciate art and those who make it.The gifted Chicago writer Blue Balliett, who spent time living there while researching her bestselling 2010 book, “The Danger Box,” fell in love with the village and used it as the setting for that book. She says, "Three Oaks is a magical place."But it has been less so recently because on March 28, one of the town’s most active and artful residents died after a short battle with lung cancer. His name was Rick Tuttle. He was 66 years old, his life spent in passionate creativity and enthusiastic living.David Fink, founder and owner of the town’s Acorn Theater since 2002, says, “Rick Tuttle was the epicenter of the town. He created spaces that, like Rick, were full of hyphens. His buildings were bookstore-gallery-party space-salon-florist shop-poetry center-whatever. Like a lot of peo... http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-ent-rick-tuttle-memorial-0417-story.html
Baraboo florist named trade group's best - Baraboo News RepublicTuesday, May 01, 2018
A regional trade group has recognized what Baraboo customers have known for years: Wild Apples Floral is a treasure.The Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Florist Association named Wild Apples owner Missi Blum its Retailer of the Year this month during a convention at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells.“I was just honored,” Blum said. “I let out a ‘Get out of here.’”Blum has owned the Eighth Street flower and gift shop for 10 years. The trade group recognized her for service to the organization and to customers. Before handing Blum the award, secretary Diane Schulte said she “puts her heart and soul into each and every design, customer and staff member.”Schulte also praised Wild Apples for cultivating a reputation as a top wedding florist. “Each bride is treated like a sister and they genuinely care about each one so that they represent her in the best way possible,” she said.The corner of Eighth and East streets has housed a flower shop for decades. Last year it expanded by incorporating Michelle Tirrel’s business, Red Shed Garden & Gifts, into the operation.Blum said being recognized by fellow florists carried special m... http://www.wiscnews.com/baraboonewsrepublic/news/local/baraboo-florist-named-trade-group-s-best/article_fb2403ba-f67e-5420-9582-1d70e0178504.html
Out of Flowers? Flour? Businesses Contend With Supply Crises - Memphis Daily NewsTuesday, May 01, 2018
Pliska, owner of Planterra, a commercial florist and owner of a wedding venue where the decor is all about flowers and plants.Pliska, whose company is located in West Bloomfield, Michigan, could have substituted other flowers but wanted to deliver customers' first choices. So he and his employees tinted white roses by hand.Supply shortages can be the bane of a small company's existence. Severe weather and disasters can cause shortages, as can a manufacturer shutting down or stopping production of ingredients, components or raw materials. And shortages can force owners to be creative in finding substitutes or workarounds to mitigate damage to revenue and customer relationships.Shortages can hit companies of any size. Hundreds of KFC stores in Britain had to close in February when they were unable to get shipments of chicken and other supplies. The problem started when KFC switched to a different delivery company that couldn't handle the volume of food the company needs at its 900 British outlets.But small businesses can have an advantage over larger ones in a supply crisis, says Sunder Kekre, an operations management professor at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business. They don't have the bureaucracy of large companies, and that gives them more flexibility in coming up with a solution, he says.Small companies are also better able to stay in touch and negotiate with customers."You might convince them, 'You don't need it now, why not get it in two weeks,'" Kekre says.When Hurricane Irma forced Miami International Air...
Florist invites selfies in window for ACLU donations - The Detroit NewsWednesday, April 11, 2018
A florist at Pot + Box has turned her storefront window in the Fisher Building into backdrops inviting passersby to take photos for any donation to the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan. Lisa Waud, owner of Pot + Box flower shop, is well known for her designs, activism and as the producer of Flower House in 2015. She said for her next project, she was inspired when she saw Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald's national portraits of former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. "In the flower shop, we work in this fishbowl-type area where people can see us working as they walk by...kind of like an open kitchen," said Waud, 40. "I used that window for this project where I challenged myself to reproduce their backdrops." Waud said the displays were just supposed to be used as art "but then someone walked in and asked to sit in the chair and out of nowhere I said 'only if you donate to the ACLU." This week only, Waud invites guests into her storefront window to take photos from outside or inside the display for a donation of any amount to the ACLU of Michigan. "In the political climate we're in, rather than complain about bad things, I wanted to interpret and incorporate the community to participate in something positive with meaning," Waud said. "The ACLU does a lot of great work. It feels both universal but not too broad of a nonprofit."The florist said she only planned on ...