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Coon Rapids florist takes top prize at Home and Garden Show - ECM PublishersTuesday, May 01, 2018
It was essentially an unconventional “Project Runway” challenge that catapulted Randi Wielinski, of Ramsey, to become the 2018 Floral Designer of the Year at the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show earlier this month. +1 Randi Wielinski, of Ramsey, was named the 2018 Floral Designer of the Year at the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show April 7.Photo courtesy of Koehler & Dramm Wholesale FloristWielinski and Heidi Brady, who took third place in the competition, both work at Forever Floral in Coon Rapids and qualified as finalists in the Koehler & Dramm Wholesale Florist’s annual competition.They submitted arrangements back in October to qualify.Brady, of Coon Rapids, used pieces of tree bark and long cascading succulent plants in her arrangement.“It was very earthy looking,” she said.Wielinski created her arrangement in a drawer.“I did a lot of textures, and I did a lot of orbs,” she said. Overall, there was a lot of “putzy detail,” which is her style, she said. +1 Heidi Brady, of Coon Rapids, took third place in the “Flowers are always in Fash...
April 2, 2018: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Choose Fashion Industry Florist for Royal Wedding, Live Nation ... - BizBashWednesday, April 11, 2018
Ticketmaster. The company’s chief competitor, AEG, has told the officials that venues it manages that serve Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Oakland, Minneapolis, Louisville and Las Vegas, were told they would lose valuable shows if Ticketmaster was not used as a vendor, a possible violation of antitrust law. ... 'You have a disgruntled competitor that is trying to explain their loss around the boogeyman that there were threats made that nobody can document,' said Daniel M. Wall, Live Nation’s antitrust lawyer. The bloodletting between Live Nation and AEG has grown fierce in recent years and rippled through the industry. Last month, another of Mr. Wall’s clients, the heavy-metal icon Ozzy Osbourne, sued AEG on antitrust grounds, saying that it tried to bar him from playing its O2 arena in London, unless he played its Staples Center in Los Angeles. AEG said its policy was a response to Live Nation’s steering concerts to its Los Angeles rival, the Forum. The Justice Department’s inquiries into possible antitrust violations have gone beyond the bitter rivalry, with regulators in the past year looking into reports of Live Nation threats at venues that AEG does not manage: at the H-E-B Center outside Austin, Tex.; and at Boston’s TD Garden, according to executives familiar with the federal review." https://nyti.ms/2uIOK3O3. WHITE HOUSE ADDS LAWN BOWLING TO EASTER FESTIVITIES: Thousands of people are expected to attend the 140th White House Easter Egg Roll, which takes place today. The event has added new activities, including lawn bowling. CNN: “Orchestrated by the East Wing, the festivities are Melania Trump's second crack at the Egg Roll as first lady and her first as a full-time White House resident. Last year, Trump, who was living in New York through the completion of the school year, oversaw the event, which marked a scaling-down and return to basics for the annual eggstravaganza. But this year's Egg Roll will showcase a first lady who has more fully embraced the role of White House hostess, just weeks before the White House holds its first formal state visit with France. This year's Egg Roll will feature activity stations, including the first lady's new addition of lawn bowling, as well as the egg rolling, egg and cookie decorating stations, a state egg display, cards for troops and costumed characters. The White House is expecting nearly 30,000 attendees at the event, which will feature entertainment from the US Marine, Army, Air Force and Navy Bands. Readers at the reading nook will include the first lady, director of national intelligence Dan Coats, Secretaries Elaine Chao and Betsy DeVos, and director of legislative affairs Marc Short. ... In addition to the thousands of hard boiled eggs on the South Lawn, guests will receive an official wooden White House Easter Egg, which this year features a presidential seal on the front and the President and First Lady's signature on the back. The Incredible Egg, which provides all 30,000 real eggs for rolling, dyeing, and eating, also provides the first lady with a commemorative egg gift of her own. The 2018 Commemorative Egg, the 41st of its kind, was designed by Master Egg Artist Deborah Grassel, who holds a Masters in Egg Art from the International Egg Art Guild." https://cnn.it/2GuBPba* LOCAL NEWS *AUSTIN: This year’s Moontower Comedy Festival, which runs April 18-21 at venues downtown, has announced its full lineup. New additions include performances from Amanda Seales, Dulce Sloan, and Martha Kelly, along with a screening of the season two premiere episode of Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here. CHICAGO: This year’s Spring Awakening electronic music festiva...
North Dakota Florist Association to host public classTuesday, August 28, 2018
SHOW ARTICLE -- The Minot Convention and Visitors Bureau welcomes the North Dakota Florist Association to Minot, Sept. 7-9. The ND Florist Association is hosting a public class at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Minot on Friday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m.Participants are invited to work alongside members of the Florists Association to create and take home a mixed fall floral arrangement. Partakers will learn tips and tricks on how to create a beautiful arrangement throughout the year from the comfort of their home. This year’s class titled “Setting the Scene” will allow participants to design a nature-inspired centerpiece showcasing fall mums and embellishments. Charge for the class is $25 per person and the individual must pre-register. For more information, or to pre-register for the class, contact Michele Dean, Executive Director of the North Dakota State Florists Association, by Wednesday, Sept. 4 by 5 p.m. Dean can be emailed at NDStateFloristAssoc@hotmail.com. For more information about conferences and events in Minot, call the Minot Convent... http://www.minotdailynews.com/news/local-news/2018/08/north-dakota-florist-association-to-host-public-class/
Former Robben Florist and Garden Center business owner dies at 90Tuesday, August 28, 2018
DELHI TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- George Robben Junior, who owned Robben Florist and Garden Center on Pedretti Road in Delhi Township and served in the Army during the Korean War, died Saturday morning around 3 a.m.He was 90 years old.Robben was the second-generation owner of the garden center after his father, George Robben Sr., built a greenhouse near the corner of Pedretti Road and Delhi Pike in 1931. He and his wife Carroll, who is also very sick, shared a hospital room so they could be spend more time together.Jeff Lefler, secretary of the Delhi Township Veteran's Association, asks that you keep Robben's friends and family in your prayers.Visitation for Robben will be Sunday, August 19, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Vitt, Stermer and Anderson Funeral Home at 4619 Delhi Pike. Mass and burial will be Monday, August 20, at 10 a.m. at St. Dominic Church at 4551 Delhi Ave. ... https://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/hamilton-county/delhi/former-robben-florist-and-garden-center-business-owner-dies-at-90
College floristry department in running for national awardsTuesday, August 28, 2018
A college floristry department is celebrating being nominated for two national awards. East Durham College is thrilled that due to an incredible year it has been nominated for two awards in the British Floral Association (BFA) Industry Awards 2018.We really have had an amazing year in the floristry departmentSue LeeThe college, which offers floristry courses at the Houghall campus in Durham, has been nominated as floristry Training Provider of the Year.Rebecca Hough, floristry lecturer at East Durham College, has also been nominated for Floristry Tutor of the Year.Earlier this year, lecturer Rebecca, from Peterlee, won the highly prestigious title of Chelsea Florist of the Year 2018 at the Chelsea Flower Show.The college’s students have also seen great success, with two students also competing for the Chelsea Florist title.Students have attended competitions including NECTA and the Harrogate Show.At NECTA, students achieved three gold, three silver and three bronze medals, w... https://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/news/college-floristry-department-in-running-for-national-awards-1-9294309
Florist Sends Bouquets of Flowers to Every Single Staffer at Local School to Welcome Them BackTuesday, August 28, 2018
LOOK: Hundreds of People Bring Backpacks Instead of Flowers to Woman’s FuneralWilliams’s co-workers reached out to WSBTV earlier this week saying that the florist has been working on the arrangements nonstop for several days.In total, the shop delivered 150 arrangements to the school this week – and they were greatly appreciated.“Thanks to April’s Rose Garden Flowers for sending our staff members these flower arrangements! How thoughtful and encouraging!” wrote the school. “Your kindness is very much appreciated!”Plant Some Positivity With Your Friends By Sharing The Good News – Photo by Walnut Grove Elementary School... https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/florist-sends-bouquets-of-flowers-to-every-single-staffer-at-local-school-to-welcome-them-back/
For Campus Florist owner, the bloom is finally off the roseTuesday, August 28, 2018
Purchase a Print More)" Photo by: Robin Scholz/The News-Gazette Anne P. Johnston talks about her 77-year run as owner of Campus Florist on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, at the business at 609 E. Green St., C. She plans to close by the end of October. Other Related Content CHAMPAIGN — In the years since it opened, Campus Florist has survived two fires, student protesters smashing its windows and a burglary in 1997 that left owner Anne P. Johnston in a coma for a week.A mainstay at 609 E. Green St., C, it has outlasted countless Campustown stores that have either moved or closed.But after 77 years, Johnston said, "I think it's time."She's planning to close the shop at the end of October."I always told them I wasn't going to retire, and I had no intentions of retiring until this mess came up about the high-rise, and it just seemed the time to call it quits," she said. "I wanted to make it to the 80th birthday (of the s... http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2018-08-23/campus-florist-owner-the-bloom-finally-the-rose.html