Albin Flower Shop News
Families gather at Ground Zero for 9/11 ceremony - Daily EgyptianTuesday, September 12, 2017
September 11th terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center site in New York, New York, NY, USA on September 11, 2017. (Albin Lohr-Jones/Sipa USA/TNS)TNSTNSThe name of a victim of the 9/11 attacks is seen adorned an American flag on the perimeter of a reflecting pool at a ceremony commemoratoing the 16th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center site in New York, New York, NY, USA on September 11, 2017. (Albin Lohr-Jones/Sipa USA/TNS)By NewsdaySeptember 11, 2017Filed under NationalSixteen years after the 9/11 attacks, emotions were still raw Monday as victims’ relatives and public officials gathered in lower Manhattan on the anniversary of the worst terrorism on U.S. soil.Shortly after 8:46 a.m., the moment when the first plane struck the north tower of the World Trade Center, pairs of relatives began reading the long list of those who were killed, name by name, in alphabetical order.Bells tolled, marking the moments of the 2001 assault on the two towers and the Pentagon, the crashing of United Airlines Flight 93 in a Pennsylvania field, and the astonishing collapse of the Twin Towers.AdvertisementAs they reached the end of their section of names, the relative...
Albina Biz Mob to bloom at Beaumont Florist in June - Hollywood Star NewsTuesday, June 20, 2017
Beaumont Florist will host an Albina Community Bank BizMob on Tuesday, June 20. (Ted Perkins)By Ted Perkinsofni.1497998847swen-1497998847rats@1497998847snikr1497998847epdet1497998847On Tuesday, June 20, Albina Community Bank will resume its innovative BizMob program with an event at Beaumont Florist in Beaumont Village. Albina’s BizMob program is designed to promote the bank’s neighborhood business customers and reinforce connections within the communities they serve.From 11:00 a.m. to noon, Albina associates will pass out flowers to anyone walking or driving by the flower shop at 4201 N.E. Fremont St. The flowers will come with cards attached that can be dropped off at the bank’s Beaumont branch, or at the florist, and one card will be drawn to win a Beaumont Florist gift certificate. Neighbors can also enter the raffle by stopping by the Beaumont branch anytime throughout the week.“We always strive to be interactive with our clients and this program is a great way to demonstrate that capability,” said Mike Hager,... http://star-news.info/2017/06/12/albina-biz-mob-to-bloom-at-beaumont-florist-in-june/
Caledonia florist Mary Ann Schmitz is ready to retire after 65 years - La Crosse TribuneTuesday, December 13, 2016
Welscher said of working at a flower shop.“I have to thank the people from places like Caledonia, Brownsville, Hokah, Houston, Spring Grove, Etizen, Freeburg and New Albin,” said Schmitz, who has three part-time employees. “They’ve all been very good to us. Without their help, we’d have never made it.”Schmitz said she always has loved flowers, and their smell. Pink roses are her favorites.“I like everything but sunflowers,” Schmitz said. “I’ll put them in (if asked), but I don’t like them because they tip their heads and look shabby.”Roses, carnations and lilies have been the shop’s biggest-selling flowers, Schmitz said.Mother’s Day is the shop’s busiest season, and Valentine’s Day is second.Besides cut flowers, Mary Ann’s Floral & Gift sells cemetery urns, plants, seeds, insecticides, fertilizer, other gardening supplies and party balloons.Schmitz still has the first item that her shop ever sold – a small ceramic planter in the shape of a woman. Her aunt, Tillie Ernster, bought the planter.“She always kept it on display in her house,” Schmitz said. “When she died (in 1968), her kids gave it to me.”Get news headlines sent daily to your inbox... http://lacrossetribune.com/business/local/caledonia-florist-mary-ann-schmitz-is-ready-to-retire-after/article_8b06e1cf-2fa6-5dc1-832e-744d35eeb25c.html
How an Ecuadorian rose makes the journey to your American sweetheart for Valentine's Day - The Denver PostSunday, February 11, 2018
Wholesale Florist in north Denver. Amato broke into the wholesale business in January 1974. (The company started as a carnation grower in 1958.) It ships flowers across Colorado, but also to Kansas, Wyoming and Nebraska.President and CEO Heather Weickum was born in that first year. She grew up roller skating on the warehouse’s concrete floors after hours. Her father was a co-founder and eventually became the sole owner of the business.“This place was my only sibling growing up,” she said.Now Weickum runs the company and employs 70 people. Amato projects it will sell 130,000 stems of flowers over the Valentine’s holiday, tallying up hundreds of thousands of dollars in profit. The most popular varieties of roses can cost a retailer more than $70 a bunch.Amato can stock several hundred varieties of flowers at a time in the warehouse, and more than half of those are roses. They come in a rainbow of hues and gaggle of names, many inspired by the flower breeder’s daughter, mother or lover. Some names, such as Hot Nina, Lola and Jessika, call to mind an old flame. Others read like perfume ads tucked in a magazine: Pearl Avalanche, Sweet Unique, Cool Water. And then there are the names that beckon to whom they’re selling: Sweetness, Engagement, Soulmate. Rose breeders trademark these names and can receive royalties from other plantations that grow their variety.Most roses are natives of Ecuador. The year-round sunshine and high-altitude...
What does the one you love really want for Valentine's Day; how much do most people spend? - WYFF GreenvilleSunday, February 11, 2018
Alaska, Indiana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Evening though chocolates and roses dominated the list, in Wyoming, gummy bears made the top five, while Oreos were big in Iowa and North Dakota. The first-place choices for Valentine’s Day gifts in each state were: Alabama: ChocolatesAlaska: Engagement ringsArizona: RosesArkansas: RosesCalifornia: RosesColorado: RosesConnecticut: ChocolatesDelaware: Engagement ringsFlorida: RosesGeorgia: ChocolatesHawaii: RosesIdaho: RosesIllinois: RosesIndiana: SunglassesIowa: RosesKansas: RosesKentucky: RosesLouisiana: RosesMaine: RosesMaryland: ChocolatesMassachusetts: RosesMichigan: ChocolatesMinnesota: RosesMississippi: ChocolatesMissouri: RosesMontana: Box of chocolatesNebraska: RosesNevada: Box of chocolatesNew Hampshire : Diamond braceletNew Jersey: Box of chocolatesNew Mexico: Bouquet of rosesNew York: RosesNorth Carolina: Flower bouquetNorth Dakota: Flower bouquetOhio: Wedding bouquetOklahoma: Teddy bearOregon Flower: BouquetPennsylvania: Bouquet of rosesRhode Island: Aquamarine ringsSouth Carolina: Chocolate trufflesSouth Dakota: Gold stud earringsTennessee: Bouquet of rosesTexas: Flower BouquetUtah: RosesVermont: Men’s ringsVirginia: Flower bouquetWashington: Box of chocolatesWest Virginia: SunglassesWisconsin: Bouquet of rosesWyoming: PerfumePro Flowers... http://www.wyff4.com/article/what-does-the-one-you-love-really-want-for-valentines-day-how-much-do-most-people-spend/16573899
Lathrup Village flower shop owner killed outside Detroit home - The Oakland PressTuesday, October 10, 2017
WWJ radio.Deantai Box, 32, reportedly owned Something Unique Floral Boutique, 26710 Southfield Road, south of 11 Mile Road.Box was headed to work when he was shot in his driveway in the area of Wyoming and McNichols in Detroit at about 7:20 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25.It’s unclear whether Box was targeted or if this was a random shooting. Police have no suspects.AdvertisementAnyone with information should call Detroit police at 313-267-4600. http://www.theoaklandpress.com/general-news/20170926/lathrup-village-flower-shop-owner-killed-outside-detroit-home
'Trashcan Takeover:' waste bins bloom, beautify on First Friday - Scranton Times-TribuneTuesday, September 26, 2017
Sunday, with a passing morning shower. Things will warm up Monday, with a high of 79 degrees and sunny conditions. 3. A Mass in Italian is scheduled at the Cathedral of St. Peter, 315 Wyoming Ave., at 10 a.m. Sunday. 4. Dozens of performers are scheduled to entertain those in attendance, including Dean Martin impersonator Andy DiMino of Las Vegas. DiMino will perform Sunday at 6 p.m. 5. La Festa is not the only thing going on in downtown Scranton this weekend. Fights4Vets presents Street Fights, an amateur boxing card, today inside the Hilton Scranton and Conference Center, with doors opening at 6 p.m. on Saturday. Railfest 2017 is set for today and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Steamtown National Historic Site. http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/trashcan-takeover-waste-bins-bloom-beautify-on-first-friday-1.2237919