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Commentary: Enjoy Flowers while you can - The OracleTuesday, November 28, 2017
Even one regular season loss would’ve been a letdown, but two?Unheard of. Especially how the losses came. USF failed to beat a single opponent that’s bowl eligible in 2017, while defeating Tulsa (2-8) by only a touchdown at home on senior night.The Bulls were destined to be Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl bound, with senior leaders such as quarterback Quinton Flowers and linebacker Auggie Sanchez leading the way. Not Military Bowl bound against Wake Forrest (7-5), as Sports Illustrated and ESPN projected the Bulls bowl game destiny would be in an article Sunday.Regardless of where USF plays, however, Bulls fans should watch the game in some capacity, whether it be traveling to the game or watching it on TV.Why?There’s only 60 minutes of Flowers in a USF uniform left.Easily the greatest USF player in history to watch, Flowers has put up video-game numbers throughout his four-year career as a Bull on paper. Juking and jiving throughout the backfield, Flowers evaded rushers effortlessly in 2017 and in five out of 11 games, amassed more yards of total offense than his opponent’s entire team did.Against the Knights on Black Friday Flowers shined, throwing for 503 yards and four touchdowns, while adding another 102 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Both the passing yardage and total yardage totals were program records for a single game.“A lot of people always say I can’t throw, I can’t do a lot of things,” Flowers said. “I was prepared for it and I just told myself, ‘Make it happen. This is the moment you’ve been waiting for. They aren’t going to expect you to pass the ball a lot like that.’ I just came out and I just gave my guys a chance.”As far as career-long records go, Flowers can be found all throughout USF’s record books.He’s currently tied with Marquel Blackwell for career passing touchdowns with a game still to go. He’s the lone leader for career rushing touchdowns and total yards. His 107 career touchdowns are 20 higher than the next Bull up.It could be a long time before USF ever fields a player as special as Flowers again. So, regardless of whether it’s the Military Bowl, Boca Raton Bowl, Birmingham bowl or even the Independence Bowl, Flowers deserves your attention. http://www.usforacle.com/news/view.php/1031108/Commentary-Enjoy-Flowers-while-you-can
Abstract Art 'Flowers' Planted At Tulsa's Whittier Square - News On 6Tuesday, August 01, 2017
TULSA, Oklahoma -
Part of the Kendall-Whittier neighborhood is more colorful thanks to some hard-working volunteers. For years, visitors to Whittier Square enjoyed the sight of dozens of rose bushes.But a disease forced community leaders to remove those rose bushes. This weekend, volunteers stepped in to plant colorful abstract "flowers" as a neighborhood art project."We thought, well, we're going to have a whole summer without any color in our flower beds, so why don't we create a little temporary art installation and provide a little bit of color that way," said Ed Sharrer, Kendall Whittier Main Street.The decorative pieces will stay up until a new landscaping plan takes shape this fall. http://www.newson6.com/story/35897443/abstract-art-flowers-planted-at-tulsas-whittier-square
Free Flower Friday spreads cheer across Greater Cincinnati - WLWT CincinnatiWednesday, March 14, 2018
Do you roll over and go back to sleep, or do you write down the idea to later bring it to life? Advertisement. Matt Hiatt of Hiatt's Florist and Gifts ... http://www.wlwt.com/article/free-flower-friday-spreads-cheer-across-greater-cincinnati/19378303
Cook Florist celebrates 75 years - The CountyWednesday, March 14, 2018
When Sidney and Edna Cook opened Cook Florist on Main Street in Presque Isle on Oct. 1, 1943, the Presque Isle Air Force Base brought numerous individuals to Aroostook County and local businesses thrived in the region. PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — When Sidney and Edna Cook opened Cook Florist on Main Street in Presque Isle on Oct. 1, 1943, the Presque Isle Air Force Base brought numerous individuals to Aroostook County and local businesses thrived in the region. Sidney Cook already owned a gas station, which included a bike rental shop, that had many soldiers from the Air Force base as customers.The Cooks had always enjoyed growing and cutting flowers and after a while people began asking them to make floral arrangements for special occasions. The couple realized that they could create a great business out of that community need and so one year Edna Cook attended the Gorney School of Floral Art in Boston. She and her husband opened Cook Florist not long afterward.Today the Cooks’ granddaughter Karen Duncan is the third-gener...
Florist refused to deliver flowers to grieving mum who lost her baby because they were 'too scared to go to her ... - The SunWednesday, March 14, 2018
AN online flower delivery service failed to send out an order to a grieving mum whose baby had died — because the florist did not want to go to a travellers' site.Online retailer eFlorist told Lindsey Roberts, 36, that her £50 order to a close friend had been refused because because staff "did not feel comfortable" visiting the address.SWNS:South West News Service eFlorist customer Lindsey Roberts said her £50 order for a grieving friend could not be delivered because they lived in a travellers' siteLindsey, a mum of five, believes that the act is discriminatory against people from travelling backgrounds.She said: “I placed the order on February 22 as a small gesture to my friend.“It included some flowers and a teddy, and I never thought that there would be any issues when I submitted the order and entered the address, part of a permanent site near Bicester, Oxfordshire.“I was shocked and disappointed when I was told that I would have to go and collect my money because the local florist didn’t want to carry out the order."SWNS:South West News Service Lindsey, 36, said eFlorist had shown discrimina...
Bloom where you're planted: Bancroft's Flowers is oldest Iowa flower shop - Waterloo Cedar Falls CourierWednesday, March 14, 2018
Joseph Bancroft, his wife Elizabeth, and other memorabilia.At 144 years old, Bancroft’s Flowers & Greenhouses is the oldest flower shop in Iowa, according to the Florist’s Review magazine, a trade publication. It is the second oldest florist west of the Mississippi and the 11th oldest in the United States.The shop was established in 1874 at 416 W. 12th St., in Cedar Falls. That also makes it the oldest business still at the same location in Cedar Falls, says current owner Batchelder. It was owned by three generations of the Bancroft family until 1988.“It’s an amazing history,” says Batchelder, who has owned the business for 20 years. “It’s impressive to think that in the 1870s, this was really the middle of nowhere for a successful floral business.”He expressed surprise that only two Iowa flower shops appear on the list of floral companies in business for 100 years or more. Decorah Greenhouses Inc., was founded in 1876.In the late 19th century, Bancroft’s operated as a wholesale florist, shipping flowers across the country. Flowers were carefully packed into sturdy boxes that were then loaded onto a wagon or carriage for the short trek to the Rock Island train depot at 422 Main St.Flowers and nursery plants were listed by number making it easier for a florist from the East Coast, for example, to order from Bancroft’s via the telegraph. “You’d order a No. 6, for instance, instead of using the name of the flower or arrangement to keep down the cost of the telegram,” says Batchelder.Bancroft’s and its multiple greenhouses once occupied a half block of property, making it the “largest and b... http://wcfcourier.com/lifestyles/bloom-where-you-re-planted-bancroft-s-flowers-is-oldest/article_d92d61fb-6d05-5251-98b5-b0853bb7335a.html
Alicia Vikander wanted to become a florist - Cleveland AmericanWednesday, March 14, 2018
Alicia Vikander dreamed of being a florist as a child.The Academy Award-winning actress - who stars as Lara Croft in the new 'Tomb Raider' movie - has admitted to harbouring a number of professional ambitions during her youth, saying that at one stage she wanted to sell flowers for a living.Asked what she wanted to do as a child, Alicia shared: "My God, I wanted to be everything, from a florist to a dancer and an actress. I wanted to be a singer or a dancer, and it was not until ... it was actually a clip that was found of me on Swedish television not long ago that I don't have any memory of. But apparently in this interview at seven years old, I said that I wanted to be an actress. I actually had no clue I wanted to do that."The Swedish actress was a huge fan of adventure movies, such as 'The Mummy' and the 'Indiana Jones' franchise, during her younger years.And Alicia, 29 - who is married to fellow Hollywood star Michael Fassbender - has admitted that Bruce Willis was her "first crush".Quizzed about her obsession with... http://www.theclevelandamerican.com/lifestyles/entertainment/alicia-vikander-wanted-to-become-a-florist/article_2303a68f-6cbb-5cb1-bec9-25d51a379264.html