Augusta Flower Shop News
Lewiston police say woman's death in florist's parking lot not suspicious - Lewiston Sun JournalTuesday, May 01, 2018
The woman was from the greater Lewiston area. Her body was discovered in the parking lot near one of the greenhouses at Roak the Florist.The Maine Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta was expected to conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death, Lewiston police Lt. David St. Pierre said.Maine State Police were at the scene collecting evidence, but turned the case over to local detectives before 11 a.m., after homicide was deemed unlikely.Advertisement... http://www.sunjournal.com/body-discovered-at-roak-the-florist-in-lewiston/
Woman whose body was found in florist parking lot took her own life, police say - Press HeraldTuesday, May 01, 2018
Roak the Florist has been ruled an apparent suicide.The woman was from the greater Lewiston area. Her remains were expected to be taken the Maine Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta for an autopsy, where the official cause and manner of death will be determined, Lt. David St. Pierre said.Maine State Police crime scene investigators had been at the scene collecting evidence in case the death had been ruled suspicious. They turned over the scene to local detectives before 11 a.m., after homicide was deemed unlikely.< PreviousStaff Photo of the Day: Wednesday, April 11Next >Yarmouth may hold event to collect unwanted gunsfiled under:Related Stories...
Woman whose body was found in florist parking lot took her own life ... - Press HeraldWednesday, April 11, 2018
Roak the Florist has been ruled an apparent suicide.The woman was from the greater Lewiston area. Her remains were expected to be taken the Maine Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta for an autopsy, where the official cause and manner of death will be determined, Lt. David St. Pierre said.Maine State Police crime scene investigators had been at the scene collecting evidence in case the death had been ruled suspicious. They turned over the scene to local detectives before 11 a.m., after homicide was deemed unlikely.< PreviousStaff Photo of the Day: Wednesday, April 11Next >Yarmouth may hold event to collect unwanted gunsfiled under:Related StoriesLatest ArticlesLife & CultureNation & WorldLocal & State...
Staunton Florist to close; area tourism grants — The buzz - Staunton News LeaderTuesday, March 27, 2018
The store has become like home to her and her customers, family. Some customers have come and gone — she even remembers helping the cadets from Staunton Military Academy and Augusta Military Academy back in the day. She remembers a little boy who would come in after he'd get his hair cut around the corner. He'd buy a flower for his mother."He still comes in today," she said. Buy PhotoStaunton Florist on Central Avenue in downtown Staunton will close at the end of March. (Photo: Laura Peters/The News Leader)She worries about leaving her customers."We made of lot of people happy," she said. "But you worry about when you leave ... who's going to take care of your customers?""We're going to miss our customers," Tedd Straw said."We'd like to thank them for their business and their friendship," Margaret Straw added.Buy PhotoEmma Kennedy, 17, and Rachel Locke, 17, of Bristol pose at a photo station long enough for friends to take their photograph. They pretend to be a wanted poster from the world of Harry Potter during the Queen City Mischief & Magic festival in downtown Staunton on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. The three-day festival celebrating Harry Potter ends Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (Photo: Mike Tripp/The News Leader)h3 cl...
Heart 'n' Soul quartet to deliver singing Valentines - Kennebec Journal & Morning SentinelSunday, February 11, 2018
The Heart ‘n’ Soul quartet will deliver singing Valentines and roses, courtesy of Augusta Florist, on Valentine’s Day as part of the chorus’ annual fundraiser.The quartet, members of the Maine-ly Harmony chorus, are Anne Danforth, Jan Flowers, Sue Staples and Cathy Anderson. They have shared their love of barbershop harmony throughout Maine and are the recipients of the Image of Harmony award for their community outreach.The singing Valentines cost is $35, and the deadline is Feb. 12.To order this service for a loved one at home or work, call 293-4779 or email [email protected].
Target 2 Consumer Alert: Mother's Day flower shop scam and Microsoft popups - WBAYMonday, May 07, 2018
WBAY) -- Mothers Day one week away and one of the most popular "go-to gifts" are flowers. If you're buying them online, there are some important questions to ask before you buy. The Director of Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection says you may think you're selecting a local florist, but you are actually contacting a business in another state that just coordinates the purchase and delivery. Consumer protection says when you do an online search, follow up with a call. If the business answers with something generic such as, "flower shop," ask for a specific name, where it's located and get an address.Also, ask specific questions about the flower arrangement. How many roses versus carnations and if there are any tacked on fees for a vase or extras. If the people on the other end don't give you that information, hang up. There are plenty of local florists to get an arrangement from. Another costly scam we want to warn you about are the Microsoft Tech Support Scams. Usually there is a popup on your screen telling you there's a problem with your computer and to call a phone number for help right away. Some new information shows just how much this scam is spiking. Microsoft IT had 153,000 cust... http://www.wbay.com/content/news/Target-2-Consumer-Alert--481873001.html
Baraboo florist named trade group's best - Baraboo News RepublicTuesday, May 01, 2018
A regional trade group has recognized what Baraboo customers have known for years: Wild Apples Floral is a treasure.The Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Florist Association named Wild Apples owner Missi Blum its Retailer of the Year this month during a convention at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells.“I was just honored,” Blum said. “I let out a ‘Get out of here.’”Blum has owned the Eighth Street flower and gift shop for 10 years. The trade group recognized her for service to the organization and to customers. Before handing Blum the award, secretary Diane Schulte said she “puts her heart and soul into each and every design, customer and staff member.”Schulte also praised Wild Apples for cultivating a reputation as a top wedding florist. “Each bride is treated like a sister and they genuinely care about each one so that they represent her in the best way possible,” she said.The corner of Eighth and East streets has housed a flower shop for decades. Last year it expanded by incorporating Michelle Tirrel’s business, Red Shed Garden & Gifts, into the operation.Blum said being recognized by fellow floris... http://www.wiscnews.com/baraboonewsrepublic/news/local/baraboo-florist-named-trade-group-s-best/article_fb2403ba-f67e-5420-9582-1d70e0178504.html
What You Need to Know about Milwaukee's Newest Flower-powered Startup - Milwaukee MagazineWednesday, April 11, 2018
Steven Dyme founded an innovative, flower-powered startup in 2012, while enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The idea was simple – he figured he could sell a few hundred floral bouquets to parents for a local high school graduation ceremony, donating half the money he made to charity and keeping the other half to cover some of his college costs. But soon families at other high schools caught wind of the project and wanted to buy bouquets too. Eventually, Dyme was able to turn his college side hustle into a fully fledged company, keeping charity a central component of its mission.Now the company, Flowers for Dreams, operates out of Chicago and Milwaukee and is slated to open a brick and mortar store in Walker’s Point in less than a month. In anticipation of the event, we sat down with marketing manager Lindsay Leinenkugel to ask her about the company and its charitable focus. How is Flowers for Dreams unlike a traditional florist?First and foremost, we give back 25 percent of profits to charity every month. And we’re actively putting on events with the charities and partnering with them. Flowers for Dreams i...
8 hotels for a Valentine's Day getaway in Wisconsin - Milwaukee Journal SentinelSunday, February 11, 2018
Sundara Inn & Spa in Wisconsin Dells offers couples massages.(Photo: Sundara Inn & Spa)Devin Remiker considers himself a bit of a romantic guy. So for Valentine’s Day last year, the 25-year-old La Crosse resident surprised his girlfriend, who lives in Madison, by taking her for a getaway to Eau Claire’s hip Oxbow Hotel. He scored big points with dinner at the boutique hotel’s Lakely Restaurant and champagne delivered to their room. They also had a retro Lakely cocktail or two, which he described as one of the highlights of the visit. “It was a great time and we saw Grammy Award-winning musician Sean Carey of the band Bon Iver playing there that night,” Remiker said. The special dinner-and-stay package included a four-course dinner. For Valentine’s Day 2018, they returned in late January for another visit as part a special Supper Club dinner at the Lakely. On Feb. 14 they plan to see Bon Iver in Milwaukee, which Remiker said is “Eau Claire-related.”This year, th...