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Brookfield florist marks 20th anniversary | Articles | News - Riverside Brookfield LandmarkMonday, December 17, 2018
Osco drug stores — when she decided to strike out on her own.This weekend, she'll mark her 20th anniversary as the owner/operator of Betty's Flower and Gifts at 9138 Broadway Ave. in Brookfield. In honor of the milestone, the store will host an open house on both Dec. 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. "It was a fast 20 years," said LeClere. The impetus to start her career as a retail florist had its roots in Osco's decision in 1998 to move its corporate office from Oak Brook to Salt Lake City. With a move to Utah out of the question, LeClere took advantage of Osco's policy of paying tuition for employees who wanted to further their educations. She signed up to attend the American Floral Art School in Chicago and got hands-on experience working at a flower shop in Berwyn. One year later, she and her husband Paul took the leap, buying the former Ardon's Flower Shop on Broadway Avenue. LeClere said she had eyed a store in Western Springs but was convinced by her husband that Brookfield was the right place for the new family business. After all, the LeCleres had lived in the village for almost 30 years at the time. Paul, who died in 2009, worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad and served as a village trustee. They also scouted locations on Ogden Avenue but found a h... http://www.rblandmark.com/News/Articles/12-4-2018/Brookfield-florist-marks-20th-anniversary/
Best Bets On Buying A Mother's Day Gift Bouquet Near Mount Vernon - Patch.comMonday, May 08, 2017
Westchester1. Joseph Richards Florals, 384 Main Street, Armonk2. Rubrums Florist Ltd., 154 South Highland Avenue, Ossining3. East Meets West Flowers, 17 Brookfield Place, Pleasantville4. Hollywood Flower Shop, 7 Kirby Plaza, Mount Kisco5. Art of Flowers, 144 King Street, Chappaqua6. Whispering Pines, 83 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua7. Blossom Flower Shops, 275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains8. Bedford Village Florist, 641 Old Post Road, Bedford9. Sunshine & Clover, 122 Grand Street, Croton-on-HudsonPutnam1. Carmel Flower Shop, 1908 Route 6, Carmel2. The Flower Boutique, Route 6 and Veschi Lane, Mahopac3. Putnam Valley Florist, 15-A Morrisey Drive, Putnam Valley4. The Brewster Flower Garden, 14 Main Street, Brewster5. Whispering Pine Garden Center & Florist, Mahopac6. Carolyn's Flower Shoppe, 126 Main Street, Cold SpringMid Hudson Valley1. Millbrook Floral Design, 3272 Franklin Avenue, Millbrook2. The Annex Florist, 28 Charles Colman Blvd, Pawling3. Flower Barn & Greenhouse, 261 Violet Avenue, Poughkeepsie4. Colonial Flower Shop, 20 New Paltz Plaza, New Paltz5. Green Cottage, 1204 State Route 213, High Falls6. Osborne's Flower Shop, 30 Vassar Road, Poughkeepsie7. Hyde Park Florist & Gifts, 4204 Albany Post Road, Hyde ParkRockland1. Bassett Flowers and Gifts, 305 South Main Street, New City2. Petals and Stems, 55 Lafayette Avenue, Suffern3. West Nyack Florist, 726 West Nyack Road4. Dykstra Florist & Greenhouse, 165 North Middletown Road, Pearl River5. Tappan Zee Florist, 176 Main Street, Nyack6. Pine Knoll Florist, 85 Lafayette Avenue, Suffern7. Rockland Florist, 8 Old Haverstraw Road, Congers Get free real-time news alerts from the Mount Vernon NY Patch.
Police suspect arson, burglary at burned Tecumseh florist, coin shop - MLive.comThursday, May 02, 2019
Monday, April 8.Police responded about 4:20 a.m. to a structure fire at 116 S. Evans St., which houses a florist and a rare coins business, Tecumseh police spokesman Officer Chad Rogers said in a statement released Tuesday.“The Tecumseh Fire Department arrived within minutes and began fire suppression operations,” Rogers said. “During the investigation into the cause of the fire later that morning, it was determined that valuables were missing from the businesses.” The affected businesses included Tecumseh Coins and Grey Fox Floral.A firefighter at the scene said the businesses were “pretty much a total loss,” the Monroe News reports.MLive couldn’t immediately reach representatives of either business for comment. State police were assisting with the arson investigation and the suspects remained at large.Anyone with information is asked to call Tecumseh police at 517-423-7494. https://www.mlive.com/crime/2019/04/police-suspect-arson-burglary-at-burned-tecumseh-florist-coin-shop.html
St. Paul honors boxing club, German-style brewery, fourth-generation florist and bread deliverers - St. Paul Pioneer PressThursday, May 02, 2019
Paint artists’ materials and framing, Eyes All Over eye care, Securian Financial, Tongue in Cheek restaurant, the Hmong Elders Center and and the Highland Business Association.A. Johnson & Sons Florist at 1738 Grand Ave. was recognized in the “Traditions” category, which honors a business that has been active in St. Paul for at least 20 years. The florists, now in their fourth generation, have operated a family-run shop on Grand Avenue since 1936. The store donates 10 percent of its sales to good causes, and proprietor Tom Johnson has been involved in the local district council and other civic efforts.“It’s really fun to see us go on and become a legacy,” Johnson told the council. “We also have a lot of customers that are second- and third-generation.”Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery at 445 Smith Ave. N. won the “New Kid on the Block” category, which recognizes a business that opened in St. Paul within the Past five years. After a historic building restoration that took five years, Tom Schroeder opened the brewery and restaurant in a former German lager saloon that dates back to 1857 — six months before Minnesota became a state.Schroeder thanked city staff and former City Council Member Dave Thune, who helped him navigate 14 public hearings and rewrite city code to allow a commercial use within a historic building on a residential street. “Dave, without your support, we would not have opened,” Schroeder said.Brake Bread at 1174 West Seventh St. won the “Good Neighbor” award, which honors a business that shows a dedication to improving the community. The bakery and cafe, which opened in 2014, uses local ingredients and delivers baked bread to subscribers by bicycle. Owners Nate Houge and Micah Taylor frequently participate in charitable fundraisers and offer a “Share the Loaf” program where subscribers can buy bread for others.Information on how to nominate a business for recognition is online at stpaul.gov/bizawards. https://www.twincities.com/2019/04/14/st-paul-honors-boxing-club-german-style-brewery-fourth-generation-florist-and-bread-deliverers/
Brighton florist achieves title of certified designer - AdVantageNEWS.comThursday, May 02, 2019
Internationally recognized floral industry professionals evaluated these advanced designs. Muenstermann is one of only five florists in Illinois to earn this accreditation.
She earned her title of Illinois certified professional florist during last year’s annual floral design show. She is one of 58 florists in the state to earn this distinction. She is working toward her national certified floral designer accreditation through the internationally recognized American Institute of Floral Designers.
To maintain the Illinois certified designer accreditation, the designer must continue to accumulate continuing education credits each year and maintain his or her membership in the ISFA and ICPF program.
This program is designed to give ICPF graduates the opportunity to develop and broaden their knowledge of the floral industry and enhance the professionalism of Illinois florists.
Leanne and her husband, Bruce, own Leanne’s Pretty Petals in Brighton. They are a full-service florist serving Brighton, Alton, Godfrey, Jerseyville, Bethalto, Medora, Shipman, Piasa and Bunker Hill. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Illinois State Floral Association.
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Floral-shop killer has behaved in prison. The parole board wasn't impressed. - SILive.comThursday, May 02, 2019
ISLAND, N.Y. – Despite a positive prison record that includes a clean disciplinary history for the past 15 years, a state parole board has again denied the release of the killer of a Mariners Harbor florist.In rejecting Steven Morales, 57, the panel cited the “tragic, senseless nature” of the nearly three-decades-old crime, along with a “strong statement of official opposition” to Morales’ request to be set free. “Discretionary release on parole shall not be granted merely as a reward for good conduct or efficient performance of duties while incarcerated,” the board wrote. “The panel was … concerned about inconsistencies in your statements about the specifics of the crime itself and your motivations before and afterward.”“With all factors weighed and considered, the panel concludes that your rehabilitation is still incomplete, and therefore, release at this time would be inappropriate as it would so deprecate the serious nature of the crime and undermine respect for the law,” said the board.Morales is serving 25 years to life for the Mother's Day 1991 murder of retired police detective Jasper (Jerry) DeMarco in the victim's Mariners Harbor floral shop.DeMarco, 46, was shot once in the c... https://www.silive.com/news/2019/04/floral-shop-killer-has-behaved-in-prison-the-parole-board-wasnt-impressed.html
Fleur Social wants to make Nuriootpa the brunch capital of the Barossa - InDailyThursday, May 02, 2019
Barossa their home.“One of Sarah’s life goals was to open a flower shop in the Barossa,” Ryan says.“We figured out maybe a florist isn’t going to work on its own, but… we’d always had this concept in the back of our heads of doing a coffee shop with it.”Ryan and Sarah could see there was room in the local market for the kind of considered café fare they wanted to offer.Fleur Social sources “about 90 per cent” of its menu from the Barossa – coffee is sourced from Barossa Coffee Roasters at Seppeltsfield; milk comes from Jersey Fresh Milk from Greenock; “all of our meat from within 20 kilometres, our eggs as well,” Ryan says.The shop opened in mid-January 2017, and was an immediate hit.“We opened the door and we actually had a line up out the door and down the laneway for the first eight hours of the first three days of trading. It was insane,” Ryan says.The café’s brunch fare is the kind of food we take for granted closer to the city – smashed avocado, bruschetta, pancakes, and a list of specialty bagels – and with it, Ryan and Sarah hope will begin to attract a younger demographic to Nuriootpa.“It’s all stemmed from that one idea of ‘How can we build the Barossa and how can we help make our mark on this region?’” Ryan says.“What we want to do long term is see the traffic and the visitation to the Barossa more in line with what you’re seeing in the Hills and what you’re seeing in McLaren Vale.”Fleur Social’s Laneway Brunch Series will happen next door to the shopFor this year’s Barossa Vintage Festival, Ryan and Sarah decided to make the most of the increased traffic into the region by putting together the... https://citymag.indaily.com.au/habits/plate-and-cup/fleur-social-barossa-vintage-brunch-series-rasa-wines/