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Creativity, color inspire winning Garden Club Flower Show winners - Palm Beach Daily NewsTuesday, April 11, 2017
Garden Club of Palm Beach)Best Novice in Par Class Award:* Pam Williams (Garden Club of Palm Beach)*The JoJo Walton Memorial Trophy:* Marilyn Beuttenmuller (Garden Club of Palm Beach)The Frances Archbold Trophy:* Kit Pannill (Garden Club of Palm Beach)*DIVISION III – PHOTOGRAPHYWilliam G. Pannill Photography Trophy:* Jo Anne Rosen (Seattle Garden Club)... http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/lifestyles/creativity-color-inspire-winning-garden-club-flower-show-winners/0i5XjzKtYo0e2RLTqMOXWL/
Theft spree by 'Flower Bandit' may have been nipped in bud - Washington PostMonday, May 23, 2016
On May 24, 2014, U.S. Park Police Officer Robert Rowlett, in an unmarked cruiser and dressed in plainclothes, arrested Sandouka during covert surveillance at the Glover Archbold Park Community Garden. The takedown came at 5:19 a.m., a half-hour before sunrise, when Rowlett noticed someone’s head “moving quickly between the rows of the garden.”The man ran but halted when the officer yelled, “Police! Stop!” The affidavit states that “when Sandouka left the woods, he was still in possession of the flowers. Rowlett identified the flowers as peonies.”Sandouka could not be reached for comment, and his attorney did not return calls. Much of his personal information in court documents is unverified. He told police that he was born in Jordan and has lived in the D.C. area for 38 years.Gresham said files on the Flower Thief have been passed down over the years. “From the outside, it may look like it’s just flowers,” the commander said. “But we take all crimes seriously.”Sandouka’s next court appearance is June 14, and authorities plan to ask the judge to bar him from garden areas.Berry, who said she was furious at the thefts, has a new perspective. She even thought of giving the suspect his own community plot to grow flowers.“In my heart of hearts, I think that everything can be solved if everybody has a garden,” Berry said by telephone from her new home, 50 miles from the District.The case, she said, “makes you angry and makes you sad at the same time. I wish him the best. I hope he gets some help. A part of me has grown a little older, a little wiser and a lot more compassionate.”Martin Weil contributed to this report.
Vermilion's Tiffany's Flowers is sprouting history amid old town hall - The Morning JournalSunday, February 11, 2018
Lake Erie, many couples come from out of town to hold their weddings in the city. So, her shop will be working on a bridal show and hosting it at her venue with people coming from all over in Ohio. Her building, the old Town Hall of Vermilion that was built in 1887, lies in the heart of the annual Woollybear Festival, Fish Festival, Ice-A-Fair and other city events where the shop participates in, offer sales and invite vendors into her shop. She said there’s no way better to promote your business. “For me it’s about helping lift up my fellow business owners and really working towards making this a destination, not just for people who are out of town, but the people who are in our area who are rediscovering what a great place this is to be,” she said. “That’s what I think the key in Vermilion and all theses little towns are; I’m helping my business owners and myself. We’re all in this together.” Recognized by the United States Department of the Interior on the National Register of Historic Places, the former town hall is an advantage for Sekeres because what used to be a large council chamber is now a room where she holds events or rents out to others for showers, parties and more. Concerts welcoming local and upcoming artists have also been held on the first floor of her shop, she said, adding, a music video for Wakeman-native and The Voice contestant Emily Keener was shot in the upstairs of the historic building. When Sekeres was looking for the site of her newest building, she thought the old town hall building looked very gloomy inside and she did not want her shop to be there. But her friends fixed cleaned it up, she learned of the building’s character, potential and personality. She said that during festivals or events she holds many people and older citizens come in and share their stories of the building.One slight disadvantage with the historic building is that people come in to only look at the building and don’t realize what she is selling, Sekeres said. However, she uses color, decoration of flowers, smell and merchandise, to help showcase her business. “We are happy here and are blessed,” she said. “The biggest thing is helping other business owners and the town. It comes back.” With the building, Serekes said she plans to have more weddings and other events come to her after hopefully working to refurbish more of the opera house in order to use all of the building. Don’t Miss>> Kiedrowski’s Bakery preserves history in sweet way>> Vaughnteriors operates Amherst store, runs in-home sales... http://www.morningjournal.com/article/MJ/20180126/NEWS/180129563
Halstead Floral marks 45 years - The KansanSunday, February 11, 2018
At the age of 84, Flask is the oldest florist operating in the United States."I will never retire," Flask said. "I can't imagine sitting at home in a rocking chair."Flask grew up in Ohio, where he learned life is not all about making a profit."I was raised in a blue-collar family," Flask said. "We had everything we needed. We didn't have anything extra."Flask's father quit school in the sixth grade to help at home and wound up working in a steel mill. Though his father decreed Flask and his sister had to graduate high school before going out to get a regular job, that didn't stop Flask from becoming an entrepreneur. In high school, Flask would grow flowers and bring in truckloads of Christmas trees and watermelons to sell on the side of the highway."I never had a job, but I was learning how to make money," Flask said.His flower arrangements for family and neighbors soon caught the eyes of others."When I was in the ninth grade, I did the high school secretary's wedding out of our living room," Flask said.During Flask's senior year, he went to a floral shop and told them he wanted to work there. They turned him down, so he decided to go every day to watch and learn."I wanted to get my hands in it. I wanted to be a part of it," Flask said. "I went every day for about a month before they were in a bind with a lot of funeral work."The shop owner asked him if he could green the arrangements and make bows. Flask said he could, and thus began his career in the flo... http://www.thekansan.com/news/20180102/halstead-floral-marks-45-years
Everyday People: Teacher shares her passion for flowers - The Bozeman Daily ChronicleSunday, February 11, 2018
Leisa Cook inherited a love of flowers from her grandmother in Ohio.In high school, Cook swept floors and cleaned buckets at a florist’s shop to break into the business.For years she worked in every part of the retail floral industry — managing, owning, designing arrangements. She loved it. Still, she thought, “There’s got to be more to this.”AdvertisementCook found the missing piece when she began teaching floral design classes to adults. Her favorite thing is teaching workshops for the elderly and people with disabilities.“It’s been amazing,” she said. “I’m giving something back, helping people.”She has brought her workshop to the state hospital at Warm Springs. Men and women with mental disabilities walk in looking sullen, but when they see buckets of flowers, their faces brighten. When she tells them they can make small bouquets to take back to their rooms, they get excited and forget their troubles.“Most had someone they were going to give the flowers to,” Cook said.Teaching the elderly, she likes to ask about their favorite flowers and what...
Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp Opened Huge Ftd Companies, Inc Position - BZ WeeklySunday, February 11, 2018
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