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Brookdale Riverwalk seniors, staff hand out flowers, kindness - The Bakersfield CalifornianTuesday, February 27, 2018
I think they’re more apt to do the same for others if it happens to them.”Diane Ashburn, director of financial services at Brookdale, helped hand out the flowers this year. This is the first year that management has been able to participate in Random Acts of Kindness Day, as it was just a residents-only activity last year.Only about 100 flowers were given out in 2017. The event grew into a communitywide activity this year.“It was wonderful. People really responded positively,” she said. “It was a really neat experience to be able to do that and see them light up.”At the Park at River Walk on Stockdale Highway, Daniel Cepeda was playing with his 4-year-old son, Isaac, when several residents and associates from Brookdale Riverwalk came up to them and each handed them a flower.“It’s really nice. It shows that there are some good people in this world,” he said.Desiree Armendariz was reading a book while her husband was fishing at the park. She said she was pleasantly surprised by the gesture.“It made my day. I’m sure it’ll make other people’s days, too,” she said.While making people’s days a little brighter was a major focus of the event, resident Juanita Blackwell said getting out of Brookdale Riverwalk also does a lot of good for the residents’ health, physically, emotionally and spiritually.“We need to be out with other people. We need to be out doing something,” she said. “You can feel pretty hemmed in if you just stay here all the time. You can get to feeling old. Just because I’m 90 doesn’t mean I need to feel old.”Newman said participating in events like Random Acts of Kindness Day makes the residents feel that they are making a difference in the community, even if it’s a small, short-lived one.“It isn’t just the recipient who feels better. I think the giver is rewarded even more,” she said. “To think you’ve made someone, even if for a very brief time, enjoy the day more and feel better about themselves is a great thing.”Brookdale Senior Living Inc. operates senior living communities throughout the United States. The company operates independent- and assisted-living ce... http://www.bakersfield.com/news/brookdale-riverwalk-seniors-staff-hand-out-flowers-kindness/article_27f66b80-1367-11e8-b4fa-8b9f862d8db6.html
When Mom Cancels Appointment to Take Care of Sick Son, Company Sends Her Flowers - Good News NetworkTuesday, February 27, 2018
Sometimes it’s the smallest good deeds that mean the most to us. In Lindsay Pualoa’s case, it was a bouquet of flowers that was delivered to her door on Monday.The mother from Ashburn, Virginia had spent most of the might taking care of her son AJ. The toddler had been feeling sick, and by the time the sun came up, he wasn’t feeling any better.“He was still a hot mess (in the) morning so I cancelled an annual furnace check I had scheduled with our HVAC company,” Pualoa wrote on Facebook. “I just apologized for the late notice, said I had a sick kid at home, and didn’t think much more about it. Three hours later, my doorbell rings and there is a florist at my door.”The HVAC company, AllTech Services from Sterling, had sent Pualoa flowers with a note saying that they hoped AJ felt better soon.“I’m floored! I’ve never had something like this happen before,” she added.WANT TO READ MORE STORIES ABOUT BUSINESSES DOING GOOD? CHECK OUT THESE OTHER ARTICLES FROM OUR GNN ARCHIVES… (Photo by Lindsay Pualoa)When Girl Asks For a Day Off For Dad, Google Gives Her Something Better #TBTCompany That Turns Tire Scraps into Shoes Employs Single Mothers Living in Pove...
The versatile DC investor with a buzzy nonprofit - Washington Post - Washington PostTuesday, August 01, 2017
About half a dozen full-timers run the day-to-day operations from an office in Ashburn, assigning 75 staffers to clients. Price bought a Virginia franchise in 2016 for about $350,000, including working capital. He expects it to earn around $2 million in revenue this year and double that by 2019, throwing off a 10 percent profit. The Rockville native gets his entrepreneurial bug from his grandfather, who sold whiskey from a still he had hidden in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina.His great-grandfather was an Italian immigrant and roadbuilder who coined the family aphorism that it’s “better to sell apples on the corner than work for The Man.”Price’s father ran an excavating firm in Washington, where Price worked before attending the University of Maryland. He graduated summa cum laude in 1980 with an accounting degree.The guy was ambitious. Upon entering Maryland, he set his...
Arlene Earl, Flower Lady of the Great Lakes, dies at 78 - Detroit Free PressTuesday, March 28, 2017
I’ve ever met in my life," she said. "She was so well-loved by everyone … just made people laugh. Very spunky. Never a dull moment in mom’s life."Earl's sister, Linda Engel Washburn, said she was grateful Earl is now at peace.“She was just amazing and remarkable and had perseverance for being a dynamic business women, a giver, a heart of gold,” Washburn said. "Just a golden girl."?Related: Freighters sound a salute, Flower Lady sends her thanksEarl's great-grandfather founded Chris Engel's Greenhouse in 1883 in southwest Detroit. The shop was handed down through the generations, and Earl grew up in the business. She ran the shop until recent years, traveling the 90-minute route daily from Harsens to Woodmere Street.In the '80s, Earl wrote letters to captains asking them to sound a salute as the ships passed her house. She did so for a very special reason.When the ships began honoring her request, she showed her thanks by sending bouquets from her flower shop."I was brought up in a world that if somebody gave you something, you thanked them," she said in 2014. "How many people are out there today who will give you anything?"This giving quickly grew beyond a one-time deal. Before long, Earl was sending flowers through the J.W. Westcott mail boat about five times a year, around the major holidays. Folks at the Westcott, a business in the shadow of the Ambassador Bridge that has been around even longer than the flower shop, were happy to accommodate."We would probably put flowers on as many as 50 or 60 vessels, when she brought in the batches, like at spring fit out and Father's Day and Thanksgiving," said Paul Jagenow, a longtime Westcott employee.The mail boat would motor out to the center of the river, sidle alongside the massive freighters and hand up the bouquets just like the mail — by putting them into a bucket that would then be hoisted high above to the towering ships.The flowers "always put a smile on their face," Jagenow said in 2014. The sailors flooded Earl with letters and thank you notes.In recent years, the flower deliveries slowed as Earl struggled with her health. Her sister believes the last time Earl was able to send bouquets was around Father's Day 2015.Earl overcame breast cancer, but then contracted brain cancer. She lived alone on Harsens Island after her husband, Dick, died in 2010. The couple was known for legendary parties with family and friends. Besides Kapanowski, they had two sons, Chris and Richard Jr.The Interlake Steamship Co., which owns nine freighters that haul iron ore and coal on the Great Lakes, posted ... http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2016/12/21/arlene-earl-flower-lady-great-lakes/95700266/
DIY holiday gift ideas and the classes to take to make them - Philly.comTuesday, December 06, 2016
The key is using greens and natural materials, said Bryn Ashburn, graphics and media coordinator for Greensgrow in Kensington and West Philadelphia. "Our audience in particular wants to know where their food comes from, cares about sustainability, and doing it yourself means you aren't dealing with all the packaging and the things that go along with what you buy."The experience also allows you more than the chance to check an item off your to-do list. "You can come to the farm, see the pig, go to the farm stand. You're in a place that's really green - it's a nicer atmosphere," she said.Though it helps to have an eye, the professional florist will share insider tips on balance, textures, and arranging.Holiday centerpiece workshop, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Greensgrow West, 5123 Baltimore Ave., 267-244-4441, www.greensgrow.org.Herbal remedies. Give your loved one the know-how and materials to beat the winter blues or flus with personally crafted herbal remedies. Rather than having the gift-giver create the blends and tinctures, Terra Luna, a smal... http://www.philly.com/philly/home/20161202_DIY_holiday_gift_ideas_and_the_classes_to_take_to_make_them.html
Be Local when preparing for prom - Uniontown Herald StandardTuesday, May 01, 2018
March and April being the busiest time — especially for seamstresses who make alterations. Lovat said her shop, which also carries silk flowers, receives customers from as far away as West Virginia and Ohio.This year’s trends for prom include mermaid gowns with a fluffy bottom as well as a two-piece gown that includes a separated bodice and skirt.“Some like the plain but more like the bling,’’ said Lovat. “Then they get the accessories: shoes and jewelry. It all has to blend in.’’Popular jewelry pieces include rose gold and blue sapphire, Lovat said, while popular colors for gowns this year include black, gray, white and champagne.Regarding tuxedos, Ptak said, “Basic black is still used but many are going for fashionable colors in the blue family: navy, cobalt and indigo. Slim-fitting pants are almost a must for those who like and can wear it. Slim-fitting tuxedos are extremely popular. It’s the look you see on TV: a shorter coat and slim fit is very popular.’’Ptak said many youths want to coordinate with their date’s outfit but some want their own looks. Matching vests are as popular as colored vests.“What’s really popular are bow ties,’’ said Ptak, noting some even choose plaid and multi colors.He observed that where youths came in alone or with their dates in the past, today it becomes a family event with lots of photographs taken.Photographs are also popular at hair salons where many youths are experiencing their first formal hairstyle.“Braids are in at the moment,’’ said Morriston. “But it’s usually an updo where you curl and pin everything.’’Morriston said hairdressers can add glitter or a piece the youths bring in, such as a broach, to accessorize the young lady’s hair.Don’t wait too long to order flowers as Steve Neubauer, of Neubauer’s Flowers in Uniontown, noted many proms are taking place over Mother’s Day weekend, already a busy time for florists. Order early to find the best selection of flowers.When you do order, there’s a variety of choices.“Hand-tied nosegays are the most popular this year,’’ said Neubauer, “followed by wrist corsages and arm bouquets.’’As for colors, Neubauer said, “With technology, everybody has plenty of colors. The colors are as varied as the dr...
This Virginia Farm Will Have Thousands of Tulips in Bloom This Weekend - Washingtonian.comTuesday, May 01, 2018
Dawley calls it “the great tulip tragedy of 2018.” But don’t let that deter you from what could be a pleasant outing in the country, and some colorful Instagram posts.Every year, Burnside Farms in Virginia plants one million tulip bulbs for its pick-your-own spring festival. It’s an idea that Dawley, a former florist who once owned Hedgerows in McLean, germinated—and she says it’s now one of the largest pick-your-own tulip farms in the world. But after the Haymarket farmland Dawley was using was sold by the owner to developers, Dawley and her son, Mike, had to find new land for their flowers. They found it in Nokesville, about an hour’s drive from DC.Moving a farm, as you can imagine, is no easy task. You don’t know the land intimately, nor the vagaries of the growing conditions. The one million bulbs went into the ground. By January, all looked rooted and well. Then, says Leslie, the spring rains came. And came. Half the field, it turned out, was too low-lying and the standing water wouldn’t drain. The bulbs in that section were lost—around 400,000 of them, she says. Almost half.Some 600,000 tulips in bloom—almost four acres—is still a lot. They’re due to peak this coming weekend, May 5 and 6. Visi...
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The Rundown: Florist licenses, bulletproof backpacks, animal abuse and more news in Louisiana politics today - The AdvocateWednesday, April 11, 2018
Hn0LyvDemocratic Party: Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will headline the Louisiana Democratic Party's True Blue Gala in May. http://bit.ly/2qhI4EVFoster care: A proposal to use BP oil spill reparations to extend foster care from 18 years to 21 years of age is advancing in the Senate. http://bit.ly/2GPfOnCCongress: U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise continues to downplay talk about possibly replacing Speaker Paul Ryan. http://bit.ly/2Exui5BGet more updates here:http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/Happening today The Senate comes in at 2 p.m., and the House convenes at 3 p.m.House Committees Appropriations meets at 8 a.m. in Room 5. Public testimony is expected to begin around 10 a.m.Transportation, Highways and Public Works meets at 9 a.m. in Room 3.Civil Law and Procedure meets at 9:30 a.m. in Room 4.Ways and Means meets at 9:30 a.m. in Room 6.Commerce meets at 10 a.m. in Room 1.Senate Committees Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Rural Development meets at 9:30 a.m. in Room C.Judiciary A meets at 9:30 a.m. in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room.Judiciary B meets at 9:30 a.m. in Room E.Judiciary C meets at 9:30 a.m. in Room F.Governor's Public Schedule10 a.m. Capital Area Regional Training Academy Graduation at Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge.12:30 p.m. American Association of University Women (AAUW) Lobby Day Luncheon at the Capitol.2 p.m. Gov. Edwards, Health Secretary Rebekah Gee and economist Jim Richardson unveil findings of Medicaid expansion economic report.Tweet beatPro- @JohnBelforLA group has a new ad pushing back on anti-Edwards @TruthInPolLA campaign, though not directly by name (note there is a "the truth is" reference in there). #lalege#lagovhttps://t.co/N2ihl753Mx— Elizabeth Crisp (@elizabethcrisp) April 9, 2018Senators say goodbye to @HelenaMorenoLA. Alario: "We're gonna miss you around here." #lalege#lagovpic.twitter.com/iFXSIoQyai— Elizabeth Crisp (@elizabethcrisp) April 9, 2018Proud to call @HelenaMorenoLA a friend. She’s is one of the most respected members of #lalege. It’s been my honor to work with her, and I look forward to working with her in her... http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/legislature/article_d6c68bce-3c5a-11e8-b130-1f64349659a5.html