Hollis Flower Shop News
Hollister flower shop under new ownershipMonday, October 01, 2018
On Aug. 1, Precious Petals of downtown Hollister came under new ownership. Now known as Expressions Floral, Lisa Filice and her husband Michael bought the business after the previous owners let them know they would be retiring.Lisa, who originally worked in a pediatrician’s office, came into the floral industry after a patient’s father asked her to work for him in his wholesale flower business.Stating that she “fell in love with everything” about the profession, more than 10 years later The Filices own their own wholesale flower company, wedding and events division, as well as Frank’s Garden Florist shop in Gilroy.Working within San Benito County for weddings and knowing people in the area, purchasing Precious Petals felt like the next step for the Filices.“Hollister is a growing area and it felt like a natural addition,” Lisa stated. “We are excited to become more involved in the community and work with local organizations.”The new owners plan to get to know the communi... https://benitolink.com/features/hollister-flower-shop-under-new-ownership
Business in bloom - Hollister Free LanceWednesday, March 14, 2018
The shop is a perfect addition to the little town. I am so proud of her and her undertaking—she is fearless.”The San Jose native, who has lived in Hollister since 1997, always had affinity toward event planning. As a stay-at-home-mom, she took pleasure in planning school fundraisers and parties for her children, Bradley and Amanda, now 22 and 21.“I just love putting parties together,” she says.Working in restaurants, and at the Santa Clara Convention Center, gave her the hospitality experience she needed to begin coordinating events for Fox Creek Ranch, which is owned by Laurie and Florian Barth.“I helped Laurie with a couple of weddings that she already had set up,” Christin explains. “After that first year, she said, ‘I don’t want to do any of this—I just want you to do all of it.’”Christin accepted the challenge.And by taking it, a new business opportunity opened up for her at The Lemon Grove, which was recently opened on Southside Road in Hollister, and owned by Ty and Janet Lompa.Christin says, at the request of the Lompas, her company has taken over their events as well.And now, she has a new business with The Flower Girl—a shop with something for everyone.For locals, she has fresh flowers in bunches, where people can pick out flowers they want in an arrangement. And for the tourists visiting the town, she sells plants and homemade items.She also has arranged bouquets in cellophane to take home, and balloons for birthdays or cheer-me-ups.She also carries cards—but not just ordinary cards.Christin has gone to great lengths to ensure they aren’t ones you find at the nearest drugstore.“I put a thing out on Facebook saying I was looking for local people that make cards and want to sell them,” she says.“I got a whole bunch of responses on that; it was fantastic. Right now I have four different people that I am showcasing—they have very unique, very beautiful cards. And they’re all $5 or less, which is nice for handmade card.”As for her future goals, Christin and Greg plan on offering La Casa Rosa as an event venue, with her flowers being part of the “package.”“I really just want to be Leal,” she laughs. “I actually just want to follow behind him and pick up his little crumbs. I just want to be a kind of mini Leal.”All joking aside, Christin is serious with her ultimate business vision within the town of San Juan Bautista. And part of that vision entails the renovation of La Casa Rosa.“This town really needs more restaurants,” she says. “There are four different places in town that serve alcohol and don’t have food. We really want to do a venue that’s easy to deliver; we’re going to do tapas plates and gourmet sliders, and salads, something that’s totally different for this town, and also easy to do a delivery service to the other places here on Third Street that need food.”Margot Tankersley, owner of Margot’s Ice Cream Parlor in San Juan Bautista, has been impressed with Christin’s drive to succeed.“She’s gonna be a really good asset to San Juan Bautista,” Tankersley says.“She just seems like a real go-getter and willing to put the extra effort in. And that’s what’s gonna make her great.”Tankersley is not the only person in town who is excited to have Christin and her shop in town.The day before she first...
Newest Moscow flower shop achieves couple's ambition - The Daily EvergreenTuesday, January 16, 2018
CloseTony Niccoli, a Little Shop of Florals owner, explains his excitement with the shops recent popularity Thursday in Moscow at Little Shop of Florals.LUKE HOLLISTER The Daily EvergreenLUKE HOLLISTER The Daily EvergreenTony Niccoli, a Little Shop of Florals owner, explains his excitement with the shops recent popularity Thursday in Moscow at Little Shop of Florals.Marco McCray, Evergreen reporterJanuary 12, 2018Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailClose Modal WindowHang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.CloseClose Modal WindowEmail This StorySend EmailCancelNew flower shop recently opened in downtown Moscow, fulfilling the lifelong dream of a passionate local couple.Owned and operated by Tony and Heather Niccoli, the Little Shop of Florals, located at 111 2nd Street in Moscow, opened Jan. 1.Heather has worked in several flower shops over the years in both the U.S. and Europe. Tony said he always enjoys surprising Heather with flowers and watching her rearrange them to her liking. He also had Heather teach him different flower arrangements so he could do it on his own after they opened their shop.Heather grew up in Moscow, while Tony spent his childhood in Ohi...
PHOTOS: Fresh flowers for Ashland Farmers Market - MetroWest Daily NewsTuesday, September 26, 2017
MetroWest Daily NewsPHOTOS: Fresh flowers for Ashland Farmers MarketMetroWest Daily NewsBrittany Overshiner, owner of Upswing Farm on the Ashland Holliston line, loads her truck with flowers after picking and cutting Friday morning. Friday's batch is destined for sale at Saturday's Ashland Farmers Market. [Daily News Staff Photo/Ken McGagh].and more »... http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/photogallery/WL/20170908/NEWS/908009981/PH/1
Livingston's digitally painted flowers are real and unreal - Local XpressTuesday, March 28, 2017
Zola's Le Ventre de Paris. A huge wall drawing of a nest of feathers will only last for the duration of the show.The gallery, 1273 Hollis St., Halifax, is open Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ...
The inspiring story of the woman who made the flowers for Alabama's most talked-about wedding - AL.comTuesday, March 05, 2019
I passed out and woke up with no hands and legs,” she says.Diagnosed with sepsis, she was in a coma for two weeks, given a 15 percent chance to live. Her parents came from Oklahoma, thinking they might be saying goodbye to her. But, after six months in the hospital and with the help of Dr. Darren Mason, she survived. His decision to amputate her limbs saved her life, she says. To this day, whenever she sees him, she cries tears of joy in appreciation for him. The doctor told her she was lucky to have sought medical attention when she did.Following her stay in the hospital and rehabilitation, she ended up moving to Norfolk, Va., to live with her sister, then to Oklahoma City, where her parents live, for two years. While she was there, she helped take care of her now-9-year-old nephew, her brother’s son, who has cerebral palsy. After meeting Michael, a photographer, online, she eventually moved to California to be with him. When they decided to get married, he really wanted a traditional wedding, but Jackie is too practical to spend too much money on things like flowers.While she was stressing out, she happened to see an episode of “Shark Tank” featuring a product called Eco Flower – sustainable, recyclable floral arrangements made of wood and other materials. “How cool is that?” she thought. She ordered a bouquet from the company and held it when she walked down the aisle in Berkeley, Calif., on June 25, 2017.She also catered her own wedding and made all the decorations herself.Living in California was expensive, though, so after their wedding Jackie suggested they move to Mobile. “I had a really big support system” during her ordeal, she says. “That’s why I love Mobile so much and why I’m back.”They bought a cute fixer-upper cottage and transformed one of the bedrooms into her neatly organized craft room. Prosthetic hands never worked for her, she says, so she uses a battery strap around her wrist to hold an array of tools such as paint brushes to dye and paint her balsa wood flowers, making them look as real as possible. Then, with the help of a wooden chopstick, she arranges them in tiny terra-cotta pots and dainty tea cups. “I’m addicted to miniature things,” she says.Last March, she decided to start selling some of her creations at the monthly ArtWalk event in downtown Mobile. “It was scary as all get-out,” she says. “But I’m one of those people who always jump off the ledge.”Big dayShe took another risk in September, when she splurged on a booth at the Daphne Jubilee Festival. But it was there that she met Tracy Roberts and her daughter, Mary Bourne, who was planning a wedding to James Butts on Dec. 29, 2018.“Wh... https://www.al.com/life/2019/02/the-inspiring-story-of-the-woman-who-made-the-flowers-for-alabamas-most-talked-about-wedding.html
Bettye Myers, retired professor and dedicated community member, dies at 92 - Denton Record ChronicleTuesday, March 05, 2019
Watts said. “Her dedication and her heart were infectious. She could motivate people and bring out the best in people, and was such a powerful force in our community.”Born in Heavener, Oklahoma, Myers attended TWU when it was known as the Texas State College for Women, earning her bachelor’s degree in 1946 and her master’s the following year, both degrees in health, physical education and recreation. In 1960, she earned a doctorate in counseling psychology at the University of Michigan. In 1961, she rejoined TWU as a faculty member.After so many years at the institution, Myers was a guiding light in helping Feyten understand TWU — and for laughs, regularly using a collection of one-liners and phrases like “It’s great to be me!”“She, to me, really symbolized the saying ‘TWU is a campus with a heart,’” Feyten said. “To me, she epitomizes that. She’s a caring face to the campus, the students, the staff and faculty. That’s who she was, and she wanted to make sure I knew that about TWU. She made that very real.”It wound up being Feyten who encouraged Myers to retire in 2015, asking that she dedicate her time to helping lead the community in other ways.“I think everyone was worried about how it would go,” Feyten said. “And she said, ‘You know what, honey bunny, that’s a fabulous idea.’” Bettye Myers, secretary for the United Way of Denton County board of directors, poses with the nonprofit agency's CEO, Gary Henderson, in its renovated building on Teasley Lane on Nov. 14. Jeff Woo/DRC file photo At the time of her death, Myers was still active in her community engagement. She was vice chairwoman of the MHMR board, on the Serve Denton board and still serving as a lifetime member of the United Way of Denton County board. United Way gives an ... https://www.dentonrc.com/news/denton/bettye-myers-retired-professor-and-dedicated-community-member-dies-at/article_4336216f-e6c9-531e-a0bc-fc0e4dc817e8.html
CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Man seen burglarizing florist shop with toddler - TriStateHomepage.comTuesday, February 05, 2019
A man can be seen on surveillance video burglarizing an Oklahoma florist with a toddler in tow.Tulsa Police officers are still stunned whenever they watch the surveillance video.You can see the child in a pink coat.Police are unsure if the little girl is the suspect’s child.The man eventually found a way into the shop and stole a toolbox.The florist wasn’t even upset about the tools, just for the safety of the girl.“As a father, seeing how he treated a child that he would even bring along with him during this incident. It just broke my heart seeing how many times that girl reached up to her daddy, I'm assuming. It was really troubling.”The man finally acknowledges the little girl, picking her up and carrying her away.Police are hopeful the quality of the video leads to the man’s arrest.For the latest breaking news and stories from across the Tri-State, follow Eyewitness News on Facebook and Twitter. (This story was originally published on January 18, 2019)... https://www.tristatehomepage.com/news/national-news/caught-on-camera-man-seen-burglarizing-florist-shop-with-toddler/1710617570
Spa City flower shop plays big role in Belmont Stakes - WNYTTuesday, January 22, 2019
Belmont Stakes so what could be better," said Susan Garrett of Dehn's Flowers. The Belmont is the run for the white carnations.Meantime, at the Oklahoma Track at Saratoga Race Course, one of the owners of a horse that had a chance for the Triple Crown, Funny Cide in 2003, made a stop before heading down for the Belmont. Fifteen years ago, Jack Knowlton and his "Sackatoga Stables" were the talk of the racing world until a sloppy track gave Empire Maker the title. "Every year that you've got a horse coming into Belmont with a chance to win the Triple Crown, that's a big deal," said Knowlton.Also at the Oklahoma track was Eric Guillot, a trainer who has been texting "Justify's" trainer, Bob Baffert. Baffert won the Triple Crown with American Pharoah in 2015. Guillot says Belmont with its sandy surface can be a taxing race -- a mile and a half."It's whether or not the sixth race in four months gets to him late on Big Sandy. That's going to be the trial and error for [Saturday]," said Eric Guillot."Justify" will be in the National Racing Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs someday. But, will he go in as a Triple Crown win... https://wnyt.com/news/belmont-stakes-saratoga-flower-shop-blankets-dehns-flowers/4942269/