Princeton Flower Shop News
Community blossoms at Princeton's Vaseful Flowers and Gifts - Community News ServiceTuesday, July 09, 2019
Robert Stack, president and CEO of Community Options and a Princeton resident. “So let’s just say you have a person that happens to be high on the autistic scale and he can’t speak, maybe he can wash the refrigeration units down. Maybe he wants to count the vases and do inventory.”The aim is eventually to hire 12 employees with disabilities at the store, all under the watchful eye of a program manager, Nicole Young, and a professional florist, Kathleen Angelinovich.Above, employees at work in the store, which plans to hire a total of 12 employees with disabilities.Kanjani works at the shop five days a week, from Monday to Friday, as a floral trainee. He called working there “pretty good” and said his duties include feeding the flowers, putting them in vases, and sweeping the floors. Jose Saez, another employee, felt it was exciting to be a part of a new business.Employees work part-time, 20 hours a week, and get paid at the state minimum wage. Their tasks run the gamut, like working the cash register, keeping the store clean, and making deliveries — all intended to build job skills that they can take to their next employer.“This is a stepping stone for them, so we’re looking for them to gain competitive employment outside of here,” Young said. “So this is their training ground. This is where it all gets started. This is where they get the taste of what employment is.”They work with the flowers too, said Angelinovich, who has spent 30 years in the flower business. Before this job, she was a floral manager for a ShopRite in Neptune.“They’re learning about processing the flowers, cutting them, hydrating them, the different names, different varieties,” she said. “I think for me walking into this, it was a flower shop, but it was so much more. It was just so much more of an opportunity for me to get to do this and get a sense of purpose.”Community Options purchased the current Vaseful site five years ago and first used it as temporary offices. Stack said his vision was always to make it a flower store, a step that required getting a variance from the town and renovating the building.At a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the s... https://communitynews.org/2019/07/01/community-blossoms-at-princetons-vaseful-flowers-and-gifts/
Florist to hand out bouquets Oct. 24 for 'Petal It Forward' - Bureau County RepublicanTuesday, April 16, 2019
Julia CainPRINCETON — On Wednesday, Oct. 24, Flowers by Julia will be hitting the streets of Princeton, handing out bouquets of flowers to random people, as part of the Society of American Florists’ “Petal It Forward” program.Flowers by Julia is joining hundreds of florists across the country in this random-acts-of-kindness effort. This effort is in response to the release of data by SAF, showing the positive emotional benefits of flowers.After receiving their flowers, recipients are asked to spread the happiness by gifting their extra bouquet to share with a loved one, co-worker, or even a stranger.“We see the positive impact, day in and day out, when we make our flower deliveries,” said Julia Cain of Flowers by Julia. “People love to get flowers ‘just because,’ so we wanted to create random smiles on Wednesday, and give people a chance to do the same for someone else,” Cain said.“The impact of giving or receiving flowers is powerful and memorable. It can turn an ordinary day into an extraordin... http://www.bcrnews.com/2018/10/19/florist-to-hand-out-bouquets-oct-24-for-petal-it-forward/a7gtylc/
Florist to hand out bouquets Oct. 24 foPetal It Forward - Bureau County RepublicanTuesday, January 22, 2019
Julia CainPRINCETON — On Wednesday, Oct. 24, Flowers by Julia will be hitting the streets of Princeton, handing out bouquets of flowers to random people, as part of the Society of American Florists’ “Petal It Forward” program.Flowers by Julia is joining hundreds of florists across the country in this random-acts-of-kindness effort. This effort is in response to the release of data by SAF, showing the positive emotional benefits of flowers.After receiving their flowers, recipients are asked to spread the happiness by gifting their extra bouquet to share with a loved one, co-worker, or even a stranger.“We see the positive impact, day in and day out, when we make our flower deliveries,” said Julia Cain of Flowers by Julia. “People love to get flowers ‘just because,’ so we wanted to create random smiles on Wednesday, and give people a chance to do the same for someone else,” Cain said.“The impact of giving or receiving flowers is powe... http://www.bcrnews.com/2018/10/19/florist-to-hand-out-bouquets-oct-24-for-petal-it-forward/a7gtylc/
Edward Hubbard Stewart - The Star DemocratWednesday, April 11, 2018
City area. Ed was predeceased by his sister, Linda Stewart Eklof.Ed was born in Baltimore on May 26, 1914. He attended Ohio Wesleyan University and transferred to the Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. He earned a BA in Vocal Performance and a Master’s Degree in Musicology and Hymnology. He felt privileged to have sung in the Westminster Choir, touring with the New York Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestras led by prominent conductors of the time, including Arturo Toscanini and Leopold Stokowski. Ed also sang with the Westminster Choir during the recording sessions for the 1940 Disney movie “Fantasia.”During WWII, Ed worked as the director of music for churches in Philadelphia and Baltimore and served in the Coast Guard’s Chesapeake Bay patrol.In the 1950’s, Ed pursued a dual career in church music and home contracting in Florida. In the early 1960’s, when his marriage ended, he returned to Maryland, settling in Oxford. He continued his home building work and also his musical career, becoming the Director of Music for the newly formed Presbyterian Church, where he met and married Mary Trader Dyott, a member of the choir.After Mary’s passing in 2001, while living in Easton, he remained active in the church, was a member of the St. Andrew’s Society and the Miles River Yacht Club. In 2013, he moved to Deerfield Beach, FL, spending his final years with his daughter Patty.Ed is survi... http://www.stardem.com/obituaries/edward-hubbard-stewart/article_da8e54da-1939-579f-b9c5-75bdc5e68906.html
County Florists ready to help you “Say It With Flowers” - Kittson County EnterpriseSunday, February 11, 2018
Thief River Falls if the weather is too frigid.Jenn Durkee was trained on a government program almost 35 years ago at Princeton Floral. She later worked at Elk River Floral, 3 Keys Floral in Fargo, and owned her own business, ‘Flowers by Jennifer.’ In addition, she’s “done weddings and other special occasions for friends and family through the years.”Today she works part-time as the preschool teacher for Marshall County Central Schools at Viking Elementary School and has arranged flowers at Nordisk Hemslöjd for two and one-half years.Nordisk Hemslöjd also purchases their flowers from Len Busch. Jenn has this to say about the supplier: “My brother-in-law used to work for Len Busch about 30 years ago when they were a much smaller operation. Now they have 15 acres of greenhouse in Plymouth, Minn. They also source flowers from around the world.”She says a small lily, the alstroemeria, is her favorite flower. “It is the flower of friendship and comes in many colors,” she explains.Her favorite part of being a florist is “choosing the flowers and putting them in a variety of arrangements…I also like the opportunity to speak to the customers and get a feel for what they would like to order.”Does Jenn have any suggestions for Valentine’s Day gift giving besides the obvious roses? “Besides roses for Valentine’s Day, I would recommend a mixed arrangement, perhaps with stargazer lilies, alstroemeria and roses.”What advice does she offer to Valentine’s Day shoppers? “I think flowers are the obvious choice for Valentine’s Day! If your budget allows, go big! But, if not, just a single flower or a wrapped bouquet will still say, ‘I love you.’ Be sure and keep flowers wrapped well when transporting them outside in the cold.”What changes has Jenn seen in the floral business over the years? “For many years, we used wedding bouquet holders, and now bridal bouquets are usually hand-tied. Silk wedding and prom flowers had kind of gone out of vogue for some time, but are now making a comeback.”Jenn is pleased that customers today don’t just buy flowers for special events. “I think flowers should be enjoyed all year long and not just on special occasions,” she says, “Even though I work with flowers, I don’t think I’ll ever stop enjoying them; they’re such a beautiful expression of God’s creativity.”Both Austin Flowers and Nordisk Hemslöjd sell a variety of other items, besides flowers, for Valentine gift giving, such as balloons, plants, candy, and plush animals.Both shops deliver in their local communities and surrounding areas.Say it with flowers this Valentine’s Day! Contact Dawn Austin at 843-2848 or Jennifer Durkee at 436 – 4500.
A Closer Look at 15 American Floral Endowment Scholarship Winners - Greenhouse GrowerTuesday, September 10, 2019
Michigan Horticulture Education Foundation, horticulturist at MSU AgBioResearch, and researcher at MSU Floriculture.Harold Bettinger Scholarship Recipient: Rhiannon Newton, West Virginia UniversityNewton is entering her senior year completing her agricultural science degree with a major in horticulture and a minor in entrepreneurship. She hopes to be a greenhouse grower after graduation and would like to eventually own a business.BioWorks IPM/Sustainable Practices Scholarship Recipient: Sage Drohan, Orange Coast CollegeDrohan is a junior majoring in Landscape Architecture at Orange Coast College, where she focuses on sustainable design and horticulture. Since 2016, Drohan has owned Sage Succulents and Cacti.James Bridenbaugh Memorial Scholarship and Mike and Flo Novovesky Scholarship Recipient: Alexis Ramstine, Colorado State UniversityRamstine is a junior majoring in horticulture business management, with a focus on ornamental plants, fresh cut flower production, and horticulture as an instrument of public health. For the last few years, Ramstine has been employed full-time at Longmont Florist in Longmont, CO.CalFlowers Scholarship Recipient: Helene Dondero, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis ObispoA senior majoring in agricultural science with an emphasis in ornamental horticulture and a minor in agricultural business, Dondero grew up in the floral industry. In addition to working in her family’s business, Fiore Floral and Gifts, Dondero is active in numerous student and industry organizations with CalPoly and FFA.John Carew Memorial Scholarship Recipient: Mary Lewis, University of GeorgiaLewis expects to complete her master’s degree program in horticulture in December 2019. Her focus is on ornamental plant breeding, specifically eight native Asclepias species.Earl Dedman Memorial Scholarship and National Greenhouse Manufacturers Association (NGMA) Scholarship Recipient: Gergely Motolai, Kansas State UniversityGergely Motolai is a senior majoring in horticulture science and minoring in entomology. His focus is on in greenhouse production and entomology. Motolai is working at Bird’s Botanicals and at the Kansas State University Greenhouses.Long Island Flower Growers Association (LIFGA) Scholarship and Long Island Flower Growers Association Bob Gunther Scholarship Recipient: Cassandra Castano, Farmingdale State CollegeA senior in landscape development at Farmingdale State College majoring in horticulture technology management, Castano is planning further education to become a landscape architect, working on urban projects.Richard T. Meister Scholarship Recipient: Emily Teng, University of Hawaii at ManoaTeng is obtaining her Ph.D. in tropical plant and soil sciences, and plans on working in floriculture production and variety improvement research. In her dissertation research, she is analy... https://www.greenhousegrower.com/management/a-closer-look-at-15-american-floral-endowment-scholarship-winners/
Schaefer Wholesale Florist Launches New & Improved Website For Better Customer ExperienceMonday, October 01, 2018
Schaefer Wholesale Florist offers high quality florals and supplies for current and new clients in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. “SWF is continually seeking ways to fulfill our client’s needs with the highest-quality fresh-cut flowers, special event supplies, and more, and the new website does just that. With the new website, we not only expanded our customer reach with a clean, modern look, but deliver easy to access direct buying options that improve customer selection and offer expanding buying power with outstanding costs savings. In addition, we are excited about the new informational video tutorials on the new site.”- Sherry Schaefer, Buyer/Owner, Schaefer Wholesale Florist. The new website allows Schaefer Wholesale Florist to better serve their clients and continue the tradition of delivering the highest quality products with competitive prices. At Schaefer Wholesale Florist, the new site promises a fresh, up-to-date look that is easily navigated, to make selecting and purchasing the finest, freshest florals and accessories with value packed pricing, cost saving shipping solutions, and excellent service. Visit Schaefer Wholesale Florist (https://www.SWFlorist.com) today, experience the ease of the new client-centric website and find your favorite fresh florals and supplies! Bio: In 1958, Schaefer Wholesale Florist began providing stunning fresh cut flowers to florists, wedding and floral designers, retail and wholesale merchants, and special events planners. Their business has grown successfully due to guaranteed on-time delivery of premium fresh flowers and foliage to customers throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Today their longstanding tradition of quality, service, and value continues with the South American Direct Program, the Holland Fresh Cut Direct Program, Quick Buy online ordering, and Dutch-Direct Online/Ecommerce Auction. As always, Schaefer Wholesale Florist continues to meet their longstanding goal of delivering the freshest fresh cut flowers anywhere along with foliage, plants, supplies, and accessories. Source: Schaefer Wholesale Florist ... http://www.perishablenews.com/index.php?article=0070771
Be Local when preparing for prom - Uniontown Herald StandardTuesday, May 01, 2018
Christmas with 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...
Head-To-Head Survey: FTD Companies (FTD) versus Inergy (CEQP) - Macon DailyWednesday, April 11, 2018
Processing segment provides gathering and transportation services and processing, treating and compression services to producers in unconventional shale plays and tight-gas plays in North Dakota, West Virginia, Texas, New Mexico, Wyoming, Arkansas, and Louisiana. The Storage and Transportation segment includes COLT Hub, which is crude-by-rail terminal serving Bakken crude oil production. The Marketing, Supply and Logistics segment includes West Coast operations, our supply and logistics operations, our storage and terminals operations, our crude oil and produced water trucking operations, and U.S. Salt, LLC. The company was founded on March 7, 2001 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.Receive News & Ratings for FTD Companies Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for FTD Co...