Midland Flower Shop News
Flower seller: 'We need a Brexit deal' | News UK Video News - Sky NewsTuesday, April 16, 2019
Paul is a flower wholesaler at Midland Flower Company in Birmingham and he says he and others in the business need a Brexit deal. a class="sdc-trust-project__link" href="https://news.sky.com/info/policies-and-standards... https://news.sky.com/video/birmingham-flower-wholesalers-brexit-fears-11518119
Life in prison for Ridgefield florist in partner's murder - Rutherford Daily VoiceTuesday, March 19, 2019
Battinelli during the trial as a “cold, calculating” hunter who killed Murphy, his partner of 20 years, with a .22-caliber rifle in their G&M Wholesale Flowers shop on Midland Avenue in January 2010. Murphy was on the verge of discovering that Battinelli had stolen $81,883 from him — in part, by taking payments in cash — when he was killed, she said. Neary insisted authorities rushed to judgment and got the wrong man — and pointed instead to one of their drivers. A delivery man for the business found Murphy’s body on Jan. 6, 2010 and “literally ran across Midland Avenue to Garfield Police headquarters across the street,” Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said at the time. Neary told the jurors that the driver had immigration issues and was in hot water with Murphy for a series of flat tires. Murphy had questioned him about the flats that morning before he left to take a delivery to Glen Rock, he noted. Battinelli not only had “motive, means and opportunity” — he was the only person left in the building with Murphy when the driver and another left that morning, Grootenboer countered. After the shooting, she said, Battinelli drove across town to the City Hall on a “non-emergency errand” to buy parking passes, she said. “By his own admission, Thomas Battinelli was the last person to see Michael Murphy,” the prosecutor said. “It didn’t take long for Battinelli, an experienced hunter, to kill his unsuspecting friend.” A Garfield police dispatcher later testified that Battinelli was still at the City Hall when they called him to report that Murphy had been found dead. The murder weapon was found in the walk-in refrigerator at G&M under a pile of decorative branches, Grootenboer said. Battinelli bought the Browning .22 lever-action rifle at Ramsey Outdoor, she told jurors. When a Garfield police sergeant found it, she said, “the trigger was in the locked back position indicating it had been fired. It had one spent .22 caliber shell casing inside, and one .22 caliber bullet. “The bullet had a “B” stamp on the bottom of it. On January 6, 2010 when investigators searched Thomas Battinelli’s house, they found the same ammunition there.” Subsequent testing turned up Battinelli’s right, middle fingerprint on the gun. During his closing arguments, Neary ( left ) told jurors: “The fact it is Tom Battinelli’s gun and fingerprints isn’t proof.” STORY / PHOTOS: Mary K. Miraglia RELATED: Garfield florist convicted of murdering partner YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Jurors in Hackensack today convicted Ridgefield flower salesman Thomas Battinelli of shooting his business partner in the back of the head as he sat at his desk in their Garfield shop. READ MORE…. Prosecutors got ‘wrong man’ in Garfield florist partner’s murder, defense attorney says YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Money was the motive for Ridgefield flower salesman Thomas Battinelli to shoot his business partner in the back of the head as he sat at his desk, reading the Bergen Record, in their Garfield shop, a prosecutor told jurors in Hackensack during opening arguments in the murder trial this morning. But Battinelli’s attorney insisted they got the wrong man — and pointed instead to one of their drivers. READ MORE…. Son of slain Garfield florist speaks well of accused killer CVP EXCLUSIVE: The son of a man shot dead at his wholesale flower business in Garfield had nothing but nice things to tell jurors today about his father’s business partner, who is standing trial for his murder. READ MORE…... https://dailyvoice.com/new-jersey/hackensack/police-fire/life-in-prison-for-ridgefield-florist-in-partners-murder/628687/
Bring springtime indoors with beautiful arrangements from Flowerland - Midland Reporter-TelegramTuesday, March 27, 2018
Go by Flowerland today—and again soon—and see how spring goes forward.Flowerland is located at 413 Andrews Highway in Midland. The phone number is 682-1634. Flowerland is an FTD and Teleflora florist. Their web address is www.flowerlandmidland.com.
Your Easter lilies & mums are ready for you at Flowerland - Midland Reporter-TelegramTuesday, March 27, 2018
One thing you can be sure of: the artists at Flowerland will send an amazing arrangement that will please the person you’re sending it to!Flowerland is located at 413 Andrews Highway in Midland. The phone number is 682-1634. Flowerland is an FTD and Teleflora florist. Their web address is www.flowerlandmidland.com.
Warm her heart for Valentine's Day with a fresh bouquet from Flowerland - Midland Reporter-TelegramSunday, February 11, 2018
Flowerland—and then imagine the smile on her face and the joy in her eyes when she sees it’s from you. Beauty this deep and engaging is only available at Flowerland, 413 Andrews Highway in Midland. lessTake a moment to gaze at the beauty of this amazing Valentine’s Day bouquet from Flowerland—and then imagine the smile on her face and the joy in her eyes when she sees it’s from you. Beauty this deep and ... more Photo: Paul Wiseman Warm her heart for Valentine’s Day with a fresh bouquet from FlowerlandBack to GallerySometimes there are words. “I love you.” “Let’s go somewhere, just the two of us.” “I was thinking of you today.”Other times there are no words. A thoughtful gift. A remembered anniversary.Flowers.More truly, an exquisite bouquet bursting with warm sunshine, fragrant breezes and endless nuances of color.Someone said, “A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.” Flowers for her, when given joyfully, can take that sunshine and transform it into the most beautiful love.You’ll see it in her eyes; her smile. You’ll hear it in her voice. “You thought of me!”And by ordering flowers from Flowerland you can choose from among the brightest and most beautiful arrangements in town.To every design, Flower...
Perspective | This D.C. florist's secret to surviving 114 years and four generations - The Washington PostThursday, May 02, 2019
They lease 2,600 feet across two buildings separated by a driveway instead of owning the buildings. “People say, ‘Gosh, why don’t you put a shop in Virginia? Why don’t you put one in Maryland?’” Mike said. “The thing about this is we like to have control over the product and the employees and everyone. That way, you can take care of your quality. If you start branching out more and more, then you have more headaches.”Boxes of flowers come in the back door, and beautiful arrangements fly out the front. Besides the trucks, they have some refrigerators and a computer. “With flowers, you want to move those out two, three days after you get them in,” Mike said. “It’s not like food where you can put it in the freezer. You want to keep that product moving.”The Washington economy does its part.“You are insulated by being in D.C., between the government, the individual businesses and the law firms,” he said. “We have been at this location since 1968. The rents keep escalating. I try to get in as long a lease as I can. I signed one a couple of years ago for 10 years.”[A first lesson on the stock market: Don’t run from a good sale]Mike’s brothers, Tim and Steven, split responsibilities. Tim takes care of technology and billing. Steve handles hard and soft items such as vases and fruit. Phil orders most of the flowers and is the ambassador and face of the company.Everything about Phil is flowers. He lives in a Montgomery County neighborhood called (I am not making this up) Flower Valley. His house is on Jasmine Drive. He wore a green flower-print Brooks Brothers silk tie when I saw him.Phil doesn’t take a salary. He and Peg, his wife of 63 years, live on Social Security and stock investments.“We bought a new truck with my salary [instead],” Phil said. “I like to see my name floating around town.”Cheryl Diaz MeyerFor The Washington PostPhil Caruso sports a floral tie every day when he shows up for work at 4 a.m.Cheryl Diaz... https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/this-dc-florists-secret-to-surviving-114-years-and-four-generations/2017/08/18/ee1a0152-836e-11e7-b359-15a3617c767b_story.html
Julia Briones McCollum, 79, employed as a nurse with Sentara Norfolk General for 18 years - Southside DailyThursday, May 02, 2019
God’s love to all.Julia is survived by her husband of 16 years, David; brothers, Anthony, Andreas and Rolando Briones; sisters, Virginia Bondad and Rosemarie Aplosen; children, Rex and Judy Aycud, Felisa Aycud, Imelda Bernstein and Jeffrey Keiter, Florence and Mark Hanssen, Lillibeth Aycud and Marc Stuart; grandchildren, Daniel, Mathew, Isabella, Zachary, Noah, Sera, Tristan and Koyo; great-grandchildren, Aiden and Bennett; and the extended Briones family. She was preceded in death by siblings, Henry and Johnny Briones; and grandchild, Michael Hough.The family held visitation Thursday, April 4, at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 6, at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park. For flowers, please consider ordering from Julia’s friends at Walker Florist, Virginia Beach.Share online condolences with the family at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home.Always be informed. Get the latest news and information delivered to your inbox... https://southsidedaily.com/obits/2019/04/05/julia-briones-mccollum-79-employed-as-a-nurse-with-sentara-norfolk-general-for-18-years/
Dozens Gather in Washington to Lobby for Key Industry Issues - PerishableNewsThursday, May 02, 2019
When Karen Fountain, AAF, of Flowers ‘n’ Ferns stepped into the office of Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) on the morning of Tuesday, March 12, she was ready for a challenge. Earlier this year, Kaine joined with 30 senators to introduce a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2024 —an increase that Fountain said will devastate her small retail flower shop in Burke, Virginia. “I showed him real numbers from our store — our costs, our profits — and walked him through how this kind of change would affect all of us,” Fountain said. “I didn’t change his mind, and I wasn’t expecting to do that in one meeting, but he thanked me for bringing actual numbers to our meeting and for such a good conversation. The most important thing to me is that I got to go in there and make the case in person for my business.”This week, more than 90 retail florists, wholesalers, suppliers and growers came together during the Society of American Florists’ 39th annual Congressional Action Days to meet lawmakers and key congressional staff, discuss important issues, learn from subject... https://www.perishablenews.com/floral/dozens-gather-in-washington-to-lobby-for-key-industry-issues/
Flower Delivery Vancouver: Marketing to the millennials - Augusta Free PressTuesday, April 16, 2019
Just like the other businesses, you might think about establishing loyalty programs and subscriptions.Like this:Like Loading...Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is now available at a special pre-sale discounted price of $20. The book is expected to ship by May 15, 2019, and expected to retail for $25. Pre-order for $20: click here. The book, with additional reporting by Scott Ratcliffe and Zach Pereles, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018, and how coach Tony Bennett and his team used that loss as the source of strength, through to the ACC regular-season championship, the run to the Final Four, and the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history. ... https://augustafreepress.com/flower-delivery-vancouver-marketing-to-the-millennials/