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Princess of Yucatan: Cave of Stone Flowers II - Yucatan LivingMonday, March 06, 2017
The little band of wanderers made far circuits to avoid all contact with places inhabited by men, for they had no strength to be wasted in battle with the savage tribes that occupied these lands beyond civilized bounds. Sometimes, though, they approached a jungle habitation almost before they knew it.A Chance EncounterOnce in the stifling heat of midday travel, as the panting Nakah parted the brush for a forward stp, she leaped back with an exclamation of amazement at what she saw before her. There in a wilderness clearing was set a village of tiny huts, neat brush-and-wattle affairs scarce five feet in height. In the open space before the dwellings were some small crude earthen pots, gourd jars, little foot-long cradles of bark, and a group of naked black toddlers that looked more like toys than children.Even as the Itzans stood gazing in wonder, a troop of dark, big-headed little pygmy mothers burst through the brush, scattering implements of toil as they ran -- sharpened stick diggers, gourds of fresh roots and nuts -- and seizing their offspring, fled away into the jungle, emitting shrill wailings of rage and fear."Hist you --- fly!" raspec Calcingo to his Itzans."The Bulongo - the pygmy cannibals of the poisoned darts! The women will have set their men upon us in the space of ten breaths."And fly the Itzans did! A blindly desperate flight into they knew not what, seeking only to leave behind the blood-lusting, misshapen tribe they had stumbled upon. Soon the wilderness reverberated to the dull whine of beaten wood drums. Shrill animal-like calls that made the flesh creep pursued them nearer and nearer. Suddenly there burst into view a horde of dark, pygmy monkey-men, swinging themselves swiftly along through the treetop thoroughfare of matted bough and vine. Great wooden bows, twice the length of these three- and four-foot warrior savages, swung from each dusky form. With a weirdly nimble use of toes as well as hands, the pygmies loose... http://www.yucatanliving.com/literature/princess-of-yucatan-cave-of-stone-flowers-ii
Shop Talk: ribs ramp-up; vanishing florists; kids' coding school - Palo Alto OnlineTuesday, November 22, 2016
School of Rock and theCoderSchool," Lynn said.Heard a rumor about your favorite store or business moving out, or in, down the block or across town? Daryl Savage will check it out. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. http://paloaltoonline.com/news/2014/08/04/shop-talk-ribs-ramp-up-vanishing-florists-kids-coding-school
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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Falling for Flowers - Argonaut OnlineThursday, May 02, 2019
The Unlikely Florist is sweeping Venice off its feet with rustic bouquets and a van named UnthoBy Christina CampodonicoPassersby find it difficult to resist Falls’ striking floral arrangements sold from a vintage VW VanagonPhotos by Fanny ChuIt’s hard not to fall for The Unlikely Florist’s beautiful bouquets. Spilling from a 1980 VW Vanagon, the rustic arrangements of blushing protea, ruddy South African pincushions and mustard-yellow billy balls attract people like spring blossoms charm honey bees. Small children run to the modified camper van parked outside the beachy Great White café on Pacific Avenue as if it were hawking ice cream; parents wrangle them to get a family picture. Aspiring social media influencers flock to the flora, burying camera-ready faces into bouquets that make for inspired accent pieces in requisite photos of the Venice Sign instantly shared to “the Gram.”Maybe the world has gone super bloom crazy. Perhaps people are just dizzy with the joy of springtime. More likely, it’s... https://argonautnews.com/falling-for-flowers/
Dozens Gather in Washington to Lobby for Key Industry Issues - PerishableNewsThursday, May 02, 2019
The most important thing to me is that I got to go in there and make the case in person for my business.”This week, more than 90 retail florists, wholesalers, suppliers and growers came together during the Society of American Florists’ 39th annual Congressional Action Days to meet lawmakers and key congressional staff, discuss important issues, learn from subject matter experts, reaffirm connections and forge new relationships. In a time of deep partisanship, SAF members from 28 states, including 16 first-time attendees, used civility, personal stories and data from their individual businesses to lobby Democrats and Republicans for common sense solutions in the immigration system and to advocate for research funding and a critical federal crop report. Like Fountain, they also expressed their opposition to the effort to raise the federal minimum wage to $15.“Lobbying can be a force for good,” said Cheryl Denham, AzMF, of Arizona Family Florist in Phoenix, an SAF volunteer leader and longtime CAD participant who introduced many of the expert speakers for the two-day event.To read the rest of the story, please go to: Society of American Florists ... https://www.perishablenews.com/floral/dozens-gather-in-washington-to-lobby-for-key-industry-issues/
The 5 best florists in Kansas City - HoodlineThursday, May 02, 2019
Looking to explore the best florists in town?Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top florists in Kansas City, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're in the market for florists. [embedded content] 1. The Fiddly FigPhoto: kelly b.YelpTopping the list is The Fiddly Fig. Located at 22 W. 63rd St. in Morningside, the florist and floral designer is the highest rated business of its kind in Kansas City, boasting 4.5 stars out of 35 reviews on Yelp.2. Beco FlowersPhoto: courtney x./YelpBeco Flowers, located at 1922 Baltimore Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the florist and event planning spot 4.5 stars out of 21 reviews.3. Toblers FlowersPhoto: randy m./YelpToblers Flowers, a florist in Wendell Phillips, is another go-to, with four stars out of 30 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2010 E. 19th St. to see for yourself.4. Trapp And CompanyPhoto: trapp and company/YelpOver in Old Westport, check out Trapp And Company, which... https://hoodline.com/2019/04/the-5-best-florists-in-kansas-city
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