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'Shark Tank' investment Alice's Table blossoms in Cape Coral, Southwest Florida - The News-PressTuesday, May 01, 2018
Beck is the second in Florida to sign on, the other in St. Petersburg.Peggy Davis, of Bonita Springs, celebrated her birthday with two daughters, Tara Adragna of Naples and Danielle Maiero of Bonita Springs, at the ice cream shop."I'm a flower fanatic," she said. "This was fantastic.""Shark Tank" investors play with flowers for Alice's Table. (Photo: Courtesy photo)Alice's Table joins the ranks of painting on canvas, jewelry making and personalizing wine glasses among the friends nights out in Southwest Florida. The franchises of national chains set up at homes, restaurants, bars and community centers for nights out where they provide instruction and all the needed materials to create art."I saw Alice's Table on 'Shark Tank' when it aired in January," Beck said. "And when I wanted to take a class, I went onto the website and noticed there wasn't a single class listed for Florida. Since I was really interested, I sent an email to Alice and less than a month later, I became the Southwest Florida event exec."She is pleased with the initial response, with classes at Anthony's on the Boulevard in Cape Coral, private classes at Shell Point in Fort Myers and bookings for bridal showers, holidays and even themed events. Petals and Pilates is a pilates class on May 11 followed by the Alice's Table floral arranging class with snacks sponsored by Kind. A second one will be held an afternoon on May 12 at Lynq restaurant called "Mom's Day Out at the Lynq," which includes a complimentary glass of Champagne. A return to Tipsy Cow is set for May 20. "People are looking for more relaxing activities to do around town — and this one really uses the sense of touch, sight and smell," Beck said.The attendees don aprons to protect their clothing, and get a brief introduction to flo...
Holiday traditions continue with The Nutcracker at Bridges - Claremont CourierTuesday, November 28, 2017
You don’t want to miss these inspiring dancers who all bring fresh and unique qualities to their roles.”The Nutcracker was first presented in 1892 at the Maryinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia. The ballet was an adaptation of the 1816 story, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, by E.T.A. Hoffman. The ballet was choreographed by Lev Ivanov with music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Marius Petipa, the reigning choreographer at the Maryinsky, fell ill, so the job passed to Ivanov. Tchaikovsky only reluctantly accepted the commission to compose the score which, when completed, he considered “infinitely worse than Sleeping Beauty.”At the premiere, the ballet was deemed a complete failure. More than 60 years and many productions would pass before The Nutcracker would become a staple of the repertoire in ballet companies around the world and one of the universal traditions of the holiday season.IPB’s educational outreach program, “A Young Person’s Guide to the Ballet,” is back this season for students from local area schools. Students are encouraged to participate in simple movement activities in their seats and then view the professional ballet performance, followed by a question and answer session. Teachers also have access to a free study guide to continue the conversation back in the classroom with pre- and post-performance activities aligned through the California State Content Standards for Dance, California Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and the California English Language Development Standards. For many of these students, this will be the first time they get to experience live performance art, being in a theater and learning about ballet.Children’s tickets for IPB’s The Nutcracker start at $23, senior tickets start at $38 and adult tickets start at $41, with premium seats at $59. Group discounts are available.Performances take place from December 9 and 10 at 2 p.m. and December 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Bridges Auditorium at Pomona College, 450 N. College Way, in Claremont.Additional regional performances are offered on December 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. and December 16 and 17 at 2 p.m. at Lewis Family Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga; and December 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and December 23 at 2 p.m. at the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside.For more information or to purchase tickets, visit ipballet.org.
Faux can be fun in design, but go natural when it comes to floral - Palm Beach Daily NewsTuesday, July 18, 2017
At The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, Va., for instance, I had columns in the Main Dining Room faux-painted in the vein of the green malachite versions in St. Petersburg’s Hermitage museum in Russia. I also am no stranger to using faux marble and faux wood grain, when the project demands it.But fake flowers and plants in Palm Beach? Well, let’s just I am not a devotee.If you don’t have a thumb green enough — or a garden of your own — to grow your own flowers, take heart! Palm Beach is filled with live plants that can be purchased during the season at the Saturday and Sunday greenmarkets and year-round at local florists and even Publix. Have you seen the grocery store’s selection of flowers and even orchids?You don’t have to spend a fortune to bring the beauty of live plants into your home, although to say that all orchids are inexpensive would be misleading. Many of the colorful hanging varieties that are sold in the weekend green markets can be costly.Still, my advice is to go for the live when it comes to plants. And that’s why I’m no fan of plastic and “silk” floral door wreaths. Whether for Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day or simply for year-round decoration, these artsy-crafty phenomena often are for sale at craft fairs around the country. Stay away from them. A live wreath during the winter holiday season says “welcome” in a much more authentic way. And my advice for other times of the year is to use a wreath of dried flowers, grains or herbs if you hear your door desperately calling you for decoration.In the same vein, there are some fakes that I particularly dislike, both to the eyes and to the touch.* Roll-out plastic grass: I someti... http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/lifestyles/faux-can-fun-design-but-natural-when-comes-floral/U1rRGkVedJwSXRvM7gsPXM/
Flamenco Flowers Is Now Open in the Loop - Riverfront Times (blog)Tuesday, July 18, 2017
It is her baby, through and through. "I've been thinking about all of this for a long, long time," she confides.Indeed, for Heit, a native of St. Petersburg, Russia, the store is the promised answer to a long-ago dream. "I walked into a floral shop in Russia and said, 'This is exactly what I want,'" she recalls. "That was 27 years ago."click to enlarge
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Elisheva Heit at work in her preferred medium: flowers.
She kept plenty busy in the intervening years. Heit emigrated to St. Louis in 1992 and raised seven children as a single mother. Ten years ago, she started a floral business, handling weddings and other special events, but it wasn't until she got hired at Fleur de Lou that she was in-house. The kids are now (mostly) grown; it was time.And when the shop's owner decided she was done with the business, Heit quickly saw the opportunity. "I just felt like I couldn't leave things to change any more," she says. "I didn't want to die regretting something."For Heit, that means being a part of the Loop, a part of St. Louis that reminds her of St. Petersburg. "Ever since I first visited the Loop, I loved it," she says. "I hang out here when I'm not working! The people here are the ones I can connect with and understand. In Town and Country, I'd probably feel a little more intimidated. But these are my customers."Flamenco Flowers & Sweets is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. click to enlarge
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Heit says she may start selling the striking pipe-based lamps she has on display at the store.
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Chocolates are kosher and wrapped for gifting.
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Art In Bloom: Flowers Mimicking Art - WUSF NewsTuesday, April 11, 2017
Florida is green pretty much year-round. So, it's difficult, sometimes, to mark the change of seasons. But a sure sign of spring in St. Petersburg is the annual Art in Bloom exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE.And there’s a chance to talk with the floral designers Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.This year, the special event is celebrating its 20th anniversary. It all began when a St. Pete museum supporter and member of the Stuart Society visited a similar exhibition up north.“Mary Perry – she encountered Art in Bloom at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and she was a flower enthusiast,” said David Connelly, communications director at the St. Pete museum. “And she said, ‘Why don’t we do Art in Bloom at the museum?’”Now it’s one of the most popular exhibits at the MFA St. Petersburg. But fragility of the flowers means it’s only open for five days. The exhibit is scheduled this weekend through Monday.“The goal is to connect the flowers to works in the collection,” Connelly said.The “floral artists” were given a list of artworks and they could pick which one they wanted to interpret in blooms, buds and branches. http://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/post/art-bloom-flowers-mimicking-art
Narcotics professor, florist found faith - Arlington Catholic HeraldTuesday, January 08, 2019
Sale’s cheerful personality and eventhe metallic sequins on her white jacket. Putting in the extra effort is how the 66-year-oldapproaches her work as an adjunct professor at Northern Virginia CommunityCollege, and how she treated her patients as a nurse and how she mentored womenin jail. Her wide-ranging interests became pieces that all fit together whenshe found the Catholic faith two years ago, said Sale. “Putting faith with my experience and myknowledge and my passions is crucial for me,” she said. “I waited a lifetime toget to where I am.” Sale grew up in Philadelphia and has oneyounger brother, Robbie. They were baptized in the Lutheran faith, but as shegrew up, Sale said she never connected with one particular Christiandenomination. She earned a degree in nursing in 1979 and started work at PrinceGeorge’s Hospital Center in Cheverly in the intensive care nursery, often caringfor drug-addicted infants. She also cared for addicted mothers who wereencouraged to abort. “I said, ‘Why are you making these women feel so bad?’ Ifwe want them to stop using drugs, then don’t make them feel bad — lift them up.”Sale loved the work, but after a while was laid off. Her friend encouraged her to work withdetoxing adults at Fairfax Hospital. She told her friend, “I work with babies;I don’t know how to work with adults.’ She said, ‘Same t... https://www.catholicherald.com/News/Catholic_Living/Narcotics_professor,_florist_found_faith/
Perspective | This D.C. florists secret to surviving 114 years and four generations - The Washington PostMonday, December 17, 2018
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... 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
Modesto has nation’s largest garden club. It shows in 140 downtown flower pots - The Modesto BeeTuesday, December 04, 2018
The club also takes care of the flower clock outside Modesto Centre Plaza, the George Lucas plaza at Five Points, the garden at the Bodem Street senior center and rose gardens on the Virginia Corridor Trail and at College and Briggsmore avenues. The club educates the public about growing plants and has nine styles of landscaping on display at its office, 622 14th St. These kids can spell Stanislaus County has its entrants in statewide spelling bees for elementary and junior high school students next May. Sixth-graders Varun Murali of Lakewood School and Joseph Yakligian of Fair Oaks School topped the countywide bee for elementary students. They will compete at the state bee in Stockton. Fifth-grader Taetum Cardenas of Connecting Waters Charter School won honorable mention and will go to Stockton if one of the others cannot. ... https://www.modbee.com/latest-news/article222463475.html
How plants bind their green pigment chlorophyllTuesday, October 30, 2018
Japanese colleagues, have partially solved this riddle. The team of Professor Harald Paulsen at the JGU Faculty of Biology used the so-called Water-soluble Chlorophyll Protein of cauliflower and Virginia pepperweed as a model protein. This protein possesses only a single chlorophyll binding site per protein molecule and is able to bind both chlorophyll versions. Upon variation of the amino acids near the chlorophyll binding site, the preference of the protein for one chlorophyll or the other changed. In one case, exchanging a single amino acid altered the relative binding strengths by a factor of 40. "This does not explain everything about Chl a/b binding specificity in the photosynthetic apparatus," said Paulsen, "but our results yield useful hypotheses that now can be tested with photosynthesis proteins. In the longer run, this may help to improve light harvesting in new photovoltaic devices or in artificial photosynthesis."One of the lead authors of this publication in Nature Plants is Dr. Alessandro Agostini. He received his doctorate for his thesis on Water-soluble Chlorophyll Protein jointly from Mainz University (Paulsen group) and the University of Padova in Italy (group of Professor Donatella Carbonera). "This is a nice example of a successful international collaboration," added Paulsen, "not only in terms of research but also by jointly advising a graduate student." This work was funded by the German Research Foundation. advertisement Story Source: Materials provided by Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz. Note: Content may be edited for style and length. Journal Reference:Daniel M. Palm, Alessandro Agostini, Vivien Averesch, Philipp Girr, Mara Werwie, Shigekazu Takahashi, Hiroyuki Satoh, Elmar Jaenicke, Harald Paulsen. Chlorophyll a/b binding-specificity in water-soluble chlorophyll protein. Nature Plants, 2018; DOI: 10.1038/s41477-018-0273-z Cite This Page: Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz. "How plants bind their green pigment chlorophyll: Water-soluble protein helps to understand the photosynthetic apparatus." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 18 October 2018. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181018105325.htm>. Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz. (2018, October 18). How plants bind their green pigment chlorophyll: Water-soluble protein helps to understand the photosynthe... https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181018105325.htm