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Hither Green burglar death flowers 'an insult' - BBC NewsWednesday, April 11, 2018
Mr Vincent's cousin Phoebe Smith, 34, said whoever had torn down the flowers "should be ashamed of themselves". "It's terrible - they don't understand that it's somebody's child. They're a memory of a son and a friend," she said.A coroner returned Mr Vincent's body to his family during an inquest opening at Southwark Coroner's Court on Tuesday.Assistant coroner Sarah Ormond-Walshe told two of his female relatives: "I know you are having a dreadful time."A 33-year-old neighbour, who did not want to be named, told the BBC he felt "intimidated"."I think that it's really sad that someone's died and I think it's not their fault that he's died and it's up to them to grieve for him however they want to do it."It is quite stark and you can't help but feel it looks a bit confrontational."It's a massive, massive display right in front of the house. If the family want to lay flowers that's fine but it feels weird. "It feels a bit aggressive to be honest."At the scene: Hamish Mackay, BBC news onlineMany residents in Hither Green have interpreted the large tribute to Mr Vincent as an aggressive act.One neighbour said they saw a car circling the block while the tribute was being erected, which they believe was an attempt to intimidate locals. If intimidation was the aim, it appears to have worked. Most neighbours are reluctant to talk publicly for fear of being drawn into a dispute that may not be over. While those living on South Park Crescent have all been quick to offer condolences to Mr Vincent, they argue his is not the only life that has been ruined. Mr Osborn-Brooks and his family have not returned to their house since the burglary and their windows have now been boarded up for fear of reprisals.Another neighbour, Theresa Webb, described the tributes as "inappropriate" and of "poor taste".Speaking about Mr Osborn-Brooks, she added: "One minute he is in his house and the next his life is turned upside down. "Everyone around here sends their best wishes to him."Police had been called to Mr Osborn-Brooks's property at about 00:45 BST on 4 April over reports of a burglary when they found Mr Vincent collapsed in nearby Further Green Road.A witness said an accomplice dragged Mr Vincent toward a van before leaving him for dead.On Monday, the Met Police said 28-year-old Billy Jeeves was wanted in connection with the burglary.Mr Jeeves's white Vauxhall Astra van was found burnt out and destroyed in Star Lane in Orpington, Bromley, on Saturday evening.Detectives want to hear from anybody who may have seen the van - with the registration GU52 AXT - in the days and hours before and after the burglary.In January, Mr Jeeves and Mr Vincent were named and pictured by Kent Police in connection with an investigation into a distraction burglary on a man in his 70s. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-43710526
Bernard Silver, business entrepreneur and floral designer, dies at 80 - SILive.comWednesday, April 11, 2018
Rachel Mansfield), and Garrett Carpenter.Funeral arrangements are being handled by Menorah Chapels, New Springville, with a service Sunday, March 18, at noon.To honor Bernard Silver's memory, donations are being directed to the National... http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2018/03/bernard_silver_of_flowers_by_b.html
6 Royal Wedding Bouquets To Use For Your Own Wedding Inspiration - Elite DailyMonday, May 07, 2018
It's tradition that royal brides carry a sprig of myrtle in their bouquets, because the flower stands for marriage and love. According to Town & Country, the royal couple-to-be committed to florist Philippa Craddock, and Markle will carry white garden roses and peonies (in addition to some other elegant varieties). I looked to Kate Middleton's stunning flowers for some inspo on these seven wedding bouquets for your big day, as well as the flowers we might see Markle carrying in just a few short weeks. You deserve to look like royalty when you walk down the aisle, am I right?1LiliesPascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty ImagesAccording to The Guardian, Kate Middleton's bouquet was filled with lily of the valley that was in season at the time. You might want to consider including lilies for your big day, too. The white flower comes across as elegant and graceful, and is often a sweet addition to any wedding bouquet. Your guests will be in awe of how romantic you look walking down the aisle.2White RosesAdam NixonIt doesn't get much more elegant than carrying a bouquet of white roses on your wedding day. Especially when they're in full bloom, this flower radiates beauty and will surely make you look like one of the royals. Your flowers will at least get a very regal moment on your Instagram feed, if they don't make it into a major wedding magazine. I think it's safe to say Meghan Markle might even approve. After all, she's incorporating white garden roses into her bunch, too.3PeoniesAndrew YaremchukPut some peonies in your bouquet if you truly want to channel major princess vibes on your way to your very own happily ever after. These flowers will feel romantic and will be a regal addition to your look y...
FTD Companies, Inc., Introduces New Mother's Day Floral, Gourmet Sweets Collections - PR Newswire (press release)Monday, May 07, 2018
Fresh floral arrangements hand-crafted and delivered by an FTD florist make a lasting impression."FTD has a 108-year-old heritage of delighting customers through luxurious, florist-designed flowers and has a deep understanding of how to make Mom feel special through flowers. It's simple for gift givers to say what they mean this Mother's Day in a beautiful and authentic way through FTD's premium bouquets, ProFlowers' farm-fresh flowers and Shari's Berries delectable treats. Bring Color to Her EverydaySeeing or hearing from those closest to us is a sure way to brighten our day. Add a little color to her life, like she repeatedly does for you, with one of these colorful floral gifts from FTD and ProFlowers:Deliver the Ultimate Royal TreatmentThe ones we love deserve only the best—and then some. Shower your "queen" with fresh cut blooms worthy of royal recognition or take inspiration from traditional afternoon teatime. These gifts are sure to have that special someone beaming atop her throne:Reward Those with a Major Sweet ToothMom may have always said that dessert didn't count as dinner, but these delicious treats from Shari's Berries may change her mind: Timeless Display of AffectionThese classic gifts warm her heart year after year and bring joy to her special day. You can also give Mom the gift that keeps on giving through ProFlowers' new Bloom Refresh™ program and receive a second bouquet 12 days after the first bouquet to refill her vase. See these products and more at www.ftd.com, www.proflowers.com, and www.berries.com. About FTD Companies, Inc.FTD Companies, Inc., is a premier floral and gifting company. Through our diversified family of b...
Rick Tuttle, the Chicago artist who ran an artful Michigan bookstore, dies at 66 - Chicago TribuneMonday, May 07, 2018
Acorn Theater since 2002, says, “Rick Tuttle was the epicenter of the town. He created spaces that, like Rick, were full of hyphens. His buildings were bookstore-gallery-party space-salon-florist shop-poetry center-whatever. Like a lot of people here, Rick was a man of many talents and none defined by his jobs. He was generous and committed to making Three Oaks the community he envisioned.“He was a wry, cynical optimist who did everything with passion. His anger at injustice was overshadowed by his love for simple pleasures in life. A drink, time with a friend, a dance (and he would dance without shame and with zest), a tight and serious hug, and regular verbal affirmations were regular parts of Rick’s life. He loved his wives and his friends with a sincerity that made us feel more important and loved than anyone could imagine.”Charles Osgood / Chicago Tribune
Artist and former Chicagoan Rick Tuttle holds "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, with a book cover Tuttle created.Artist and former Chicagoan Rick Tuttle holds "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, with a book cover Tuttle created. (Charles Osgood / Chicago Tribune)Richard Daer Tuttle was born in Chicago on July 1, 1951. His father, Richard, was an artist and designer and his mother, LaVerne, instilled in him a lifelong love of books. He was a free spirit who, after graduating high school, moved to Costa Rica where he married for the first time, had a child and discovered the painting and literature of that area.Back in Chicago, he began his career as a graphic artist, working for some of the city’s large advertising agencies before starting his own firm, RT2 Design, which had clients in the business and cultural worlds, among them Southport Records for which he made its eye-catching logo. He also did design work for the Blue Rider Theater Company.That was the troupe founded by writer/director/a... http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-ent-rick-tuttle-memorial-0417-story.html
Target 2 Consumer Alert: Mother's Day flower shop scam and Microsoft popups - WBAYMonday, May 07, 2018
If you're buying them online, there are some important questions to ask before you buy. The Director of Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection says you may think you're selecting a local florist, but you are actually contacting a business in another state that just coordinates the purchase and delivery. Consumer protection says when you do an online search, follow up with a call. If the business answers with something generic such as, "flower shop," ask for a specific name, where it's located and get an address.Also, ask specific questions about the flower arrangement. How many roses versus carnations and if there are any tacked on fees for a vase or extras. If the people on the other end don't give you that information, hang up. There are plenty of local florists to get an arrangement from. Another costly scam we want to warn you about are the Microsoft Tech Support Scams. Usually there is a popup on your screen telling you there's a problem with your computer and to call a phone number for help right away. Some new information shows just how much this scam is spiking. Microsoft IT had 153,000 customers calling into its Microsoft customer support telling them they were scammed. That's a 24 percent jump from 2016 to last year. Of those, 15 percent of people lost, ... http://www.wbay.com/content/news/Target-2-Consumer-Alert--481873001.html
Coon Rapids florist takes top prize at Home and Garden Show - ECM PublishersTuesday, May 01, 2018
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 Fashion!” competition at the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show earlier this month. Both Brady and the contest winner, Randi Wielinski, work at Forever Floral in Coon Rapids.Photo courtesy of Koehler & Dramm Wholesale FloristWhen the two were announced as two of seven finalists, they had no idea what they were in for.Two weeks before the April 7 competition, they learned they would be working with mannequins.Draped in a black jersey fabric, the florists were allowed to attach florals, foliages and hard goods to th...