Local Flower Shop News
For love and for money, more seniors are staying employed - Midland Reporter-TelegramTuesday, October 24, 2017
Earlier this year, he opened a bed and breakfast."I never really wanted to retire," said Forrest, a 1954 graduate of Marshfield High School in Coos Bay. "I looked around when I was growing up, and anytime someone retired, they were dead in a couple of months; that's the way it seemed."Seniors are living far longer than past generations, and many of them still show up for work well past expected retirement age. Some work for themselves and others punch the clock, too busy to let aches and pains spoil their fun. Others find themselves back in the workforce to fill retirement plan gaps.The post-World War II baby boom between 1946 and 1964 produced 74.1 million births. Oregon Employment Department research by regional economist Guy Tauer reveals the percentage of people 55 and older in the Oregon labor market rose to about 40 percent in 2016 from about 30 percent in 1997. In the fourth quarter of 2016, nearly 18 percent — or about 15,500 — Jackson County workers ranged from 55 to 64 years old. Another 7 percent were older than 65.Tauer suggests as fewer people collect pensions after working for one company or organization throughout their career, workers are staying on the job longer."Housing costs are rising much faster than income; health care and insurance are going up," Tauer said. "All those things keep people engaged in the labor force longer, because they... http://www.mrt.com/news/article/For-love-and-for-money-more-seniors-are-staying-12242790.php
Marshfield Dana-Farber patient featured in floral fundraiser - Wicked Local MarshfieldMonday, March 06, 2017
Mary Whitfill The Patriot Ledger
MARSHFIELD – Customers shopping for flowers at Stop & Shop in three states will be able to see the artwork and read stories of Marshfield resident Tommy Scardina, a 10-year-old with NUT midline carcinoma.The Dana-Farber patient was chosen as a Jimmy Fund Clinic Patient Partner for the Ambassador Kids Flower Bouquet fundraiser, and will be featured on in-store floral display boxes in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island through April 19. His drawings, as well as information about his cancer diagnosis and hobbies, are included on the boxes.“He was one of two children chosen for this and they wanted to do a spring portrait, so he did some flowers and rainbows,” Tommy’s mom Tamika Scardina said. “He really wanted to be able to give back.”Scardina started a treatment plan for his rare cancer last summer, and went through 27 weeks of chemotherapy and six weeks of radiation. He had his first clear scan at the end of December after being diagnosed in June of 2016. He returned to sch... http://marshfield.wickedlocal.com/news/20170306/marshfield-dana-farber-patient-featured-in-floral-fundraiser
Business in bloom - Hollister Free LanceWednesday, March 14, 2018
And one that quite literally can save the day.As an event coordinator who offers clients “packages” by finding vendors for special events, Christin realized finding a florist for her brides was becoming a frustrating task. So she allowed them to choose their own florists.One day, however, Christin was hit with an unexpected challenge. On her way home after setting up a wedding, she received a phone call from her assistant.“She said, ‘The flowers are supposed to be here,’” Christin recalls. “I said, ‘I don’t even know who their florist is!’”Feeling helpless, Christin decided to do the flowers herself.It ultimately became a game-changer in her event planning.“I kind of put together a price list for myself, and I thought well, would somebody ask me to do their flowers for them?”Christin, who owns Fox Creek Events, has been the event planner for Fox Creek Ranch for the past three years.Now, she has ventured out by opening her own flower shop, The Flower Girl, in San Juan Bautista on Feb 1.With the help of consultant, Michelle Roberson, Christin has learned the “tricks of the trade,” she says.But she hasn’t needed much help with the business aspect of her store.Both Christin and her husband, Greg Burda, have been owners of La Casa Rosa in San Juan Bautista for more than a year.And in the process of completing the restaurant renovations, Christin had a vision of putting a flower shop behind the restaurant. Greg, however, suggested to open a sh...
Yelp: Best floral shops in time for spring - KITV HonoluluWednesday, March 14, 2018
Cindy's compared to a similar lei at another big box storeLooking for that wow factor? Yelper Nicole M gives 5-stars to Fujikami Florist in Nu'uanu. Her same day arrangement came out stunning! With amazing quality, exotic beautiful flowers, their creative arrangements give you more bang for your buck!For more flower power, check out the Yelp mobile app and write reviews or posts photos of your favorite local buisnesses! Watch for my Local Yelp mail tomorrow and catch Yelp every Tuesday and Sunday on Island News! See you on Yelp!... http://www.kitv.com/story/37725486/yelp-best-floral-shops-in-time-for-spring
Alicia Vikander wanted to become a florist - Cleveland AmericanWednesday, March 14, 2018
Alicia Vikander dreamed of being a florist as a child.The Academy Award-winning actress - who stars as Lara Croft in the new 'Tomb Raider' movie - has admitted to harbouring a number of professional ambitions during her youth, saying that at one stage she wanted to sell flowers for a living.Asked what she wanted to do as a child, Alicia shared: "My God, I wanted to be everything, from a florist to a dancer and an actress. I wanted to be a singer or a dancer, and it was not until ... it was actually a clip that was found of me on Swedish television not long ago that I don't have any memory of. But apparently in this interview at seven years old, I said that I wanted to be an actress. I actually had no clue I wanted to do that."The Swedish actress was a huge fan of adventure movies, such as 'The Mummy' and the 'Indiana Jones' franchise, during her younger years.And Alicia, 29 - who is married to fellow Hollywood star Michael Fassbender - has admitted that Bruce Willis was her "first crush".Quizzed about her obsession with... http://www.theclevelandamerican.com/lifestyles/entertainment/alicia-vikander-wanted-to-become-a-florist/article_2303a68f-6cbb-5cb1-bec9-25d51a379264.html
Slow Flowers - Sacramento MagazineWednesday, March 14, 2018
Why one florist got behind a movement to purchase local flowers.First came the slow food movement, which promotes regional food systems and traditional cooking as an antidote to the ubiquity of fast-food chain restaurants. Now there’s the slow flowers movement, which aims to reconnect florists and consumers to regional flowers and the farmers who grow them.Sacramento florist Shannon Cosgrove-Rivas of Flourish, an adherent to the slow flowers movement, says that for years she has made a point of buying as many local blooms as possible. She says local flowers not only hold up better in bouquets because they haven’t had to travel long distances, but also that “you want your flowers to look like the season” in which they were used. “It seems simple, but it’s kind of a revolutionary idea.”In fact, Cosgrove-Rivas feels so strongly about seasonality that she planned her wedding date so that she could carry Sarah Bernhardt peonies down the aisle. “I think it’s important that our flowers have a sense o... http://www.sacmag.com/Sacramento-Magazine/March-2018/Slow-Flowers/
Morning Bulletin: A Florist's History, Creatures that Glow - westsiderag.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
To date, only $100,000—or about one percent—of the $10 million fund has actually been spent, The Eye has found.”Q Florist, on Columbus Avenue between 81st and 82nd Street, has a long history in the neighborhood. “Gus Bazas emigrated from Nafpaktos, Greece, and he got his start in 1966 by selling flowers from a cart on Central Park West. He bought his flowers from the flower district in Chelsea and stored them in the space that’s now Q. Peter Jennings, the former anchor of ABC’s “World News Tonight” who lived in the neighborhood, became a frequent customer and, according to Nick, encouraged and advised his father when he decided to open a storefront in his storage space.”The Museum of Natural History is creating a floor-to-ceiling installation showing “creatures that glow” as part of its upcoming Unseen Oceans exhibition.Tenant groups are pushing for new state laws to close “loopholes” they say make it easier for landlords to push people out.SHARE THIS...