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Carolyn Singer: Gathering winter greens for a natural holiday season - The Union of Grass ValleyMonday, December 17, 2018
For at least three Christmas seasons, it was the center of our wreath-making.Douglas fir branches and cones, and the soft-red berries of a Cotoneaster were in plentiful supply on our Sonoma County property. The local "dime store" had a good supply of ribbon, and our father donated flexible wire. Coat hangers formed the base since they were easy to shape into circles (and cheap!).I don't remember how long it took us to make a single wreath, but I remember the wonderful fragrance of the fir and the lush wreaths we sold in our neighborhood for 75 cents apiece. For me, creating them was more fun than going door to door to sell the beautiful wreaths, but I do not recall anyone declining to purchase.Bringing a bit of foliage and berries inside to celebrate winter seems natural.Recommended Stories For YouMost years I have honored this memory, and the memory of my mother gathering greens and Cotoneaster berries for the mantle above the fireplace. In my own garden, I now have a wealth of plant material from which to choose.Douglas fir is, of course, still my favorite for the wreaths. It's tradition. Incense cedar has a strong fragrance too, and is my first choice for the sprays on the mantle. But this is only the beginning. The accents for the wreath tak... https://www.theunion.com/entertainment/carolyn-singer-gathering-winter-greens-for-a-natural-holiday-season/
California Bountiful Magazine: Pomegranate Perfection - Sierra Sun TimesMonday, December 17, 2018
For a more rustic look, Kasparian-Cleveland suggests combining the fruit with greenery such as cedar or Douglas fir, and adding pine cones and berries. It's a design that will last all winter.Pomegranates can even be preserved by drying. To dry, place whole pomegranates in a single layer on a rack and keep in a cool place a few weeks. Rotate the fruit periodically to prevent flattening on one side. Once dried, pomegranates can be used as décor for many years.Adding pomegranates and other fruits and foliage of the season to holiday décor helps "bring a little bit of the outside in, in a very charming way," Kasparian-Cleveland said.Fresno County farmer Jeff Simonian, right, checks on pomegranates prior to harvest. The fruit is known for its arils, or seeds, left, and sweet-tart juice. A Simonian family favorite is pomegranate jelly, top left, which is given to friends and customers during the holidays. Photos: © 2018 Tomas OvalleA holiday jewelOf course, pomegranates are equally at home adorning dishes on the table as they are adorning the table itself."Pomegranates are unique and can set your presentation apart from your neighbors' and friends'," said Pomegranate Council Manager Tom Tjerandsen.The fruit, which possesses anti-inflammatory properties and is high in antioxidants, makes a versatile ingredient. California farmers grow about 150 million tons of fresh pomegranates annually. Roughly half of the crop is sold fresh and the remainder is processed into juices, flavored teas and marinades, or used in dyes and cosmetics. The arils are also sold in popular ready-to-eat cups.Pomegranate arils pair nicely with turkey and work well with lamb, Tjerandsen said, and the juice can be used to make a flavorful marinade. Another way to enjoy pomegranate arils is "sprinkled over green salads, which provide much color and flavor," he said.For holiday beverages and spirits, Tjerandsen suggests dropping a few arils into a glass of champagne, which adds flavor and visual appeal."The bubbles attach to the arils and they float to the top of the glass. When the bubble pops, the arils sink down to the bottom, like a lava lamp," he explained.Some bartenders also freeze pomegranate juice in an ice cube tray and place the red cubes into a clear drink."It is really fascinating to watch those tendrils of color as it starts to thaw," Tjerandsen said.Pomegranate harvest in California typically begins in September and continues through January. Photo: © 2018 Tomas OvalleFamily traditionsPomegranate farmer Jeff Simonian, co-owner of the family business Simonian Fruit Co., a grower, packer and shipper of fresh fruit in Fowler, is also an enthusiastic consumer of the fruit."A pomegranate is sweet, yet tart, with a burst of flavor," he said. "Each aril contains a fibrous seed and some people spit that out, but I eat the whole thing—just down the hatch. That's where a lot of the nutrients are."Holiday demand for pomegranates revs up almost immediately after harvest begins in September, said Simonian, who grows about 200 acres of fresh pomegranates and packs fruit for other growers. For example, customers purchase pomegranates to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which falls between early September and early October... https://goldrushcam.com/sierrasuntimes/index.php/news/local-news/16606-california-bountiful-magazine-pomegranate-perfection
Pomeroy Alumni hold banquetTuesday, June 19, 2018
Bankes of Melbourne, Fla., Robert Parker of Marietta, Larry Curtis and Florence Bearhs Wood both of Coolville, Jerry Fields, Marcia Grueser Arnold, Thelma Davis Jeffers, Robert Chaney and Patricia Douglas Arnold, all of Pomeroy;1959 — Gene Romine, Eldon Sauters, Gary Freeman and Kathryn Slack Johnson, all of Pomeroy;1960 — Paul Roush of Tuppers Plains; Sharon Douglas Swindell of Shade, Nancy Brown Strauser of Columbus, Howard Parker of Marietta, and Barbara Eskew Fields, Vince Knight and Phil Harrison, all of Pomeroy;1961 — Michael Roberts of Akron, Norman Price, Paula Sayre Welker, Wallace Hatfield, and Bill Young, all of Pomeroy, and Keith Barnitz of Kingston;1962 — Jean Casto Hilton of Parkersburg, W.Va., Mike Werry of Belpre, and Christine Faber Sauters of Pomeroy;1963 (55th anniversary) — Jerry Shamblin of Madison, Tenn., Mary Jane Douglas Daggett of Fairfield, Ohio, Sandra Wells McCallister of Cutler, Ohio, David Borden of Senoia, Ga., Tracy Schrinsher of Crossville, Tenn., William Murray of Columbus, Douglas and Sandra London Moore of Piketon, James Gilbert of Springfield, Donald Brown of Columbus, Jennifer Lohse Sheets, Charlene Diehl Rutherford, Rosetta Lisle Redovian, Judy Wehrung Sisson, Allen Downie and Roger Young, all of Pomeroy, George Starcher of West Columbia, W.Va., and Rick Crow of Syracuse;1964 — Jennifer Crew Solomon of Chester, S.C., Keith Whaley of Lancaster, Karen Miller Gilbert of Springfield, Danny Smith of South Point, Don Mayer, Yvonne Young and Donna Hatfield, all of Pomeroy;1965 — Hazel Phelps Cleland of Dupont, Ind., Susanne Arnold Fitzgerald of Olathe, Kan., Carla Werry of Belpre, Don Cullums, Donna Hauck Carr, Linda Darnell Mayer, Joan Hewetson Anderson, all of Pomeroy, George Harris of Middleport, and John Curd of Holly, Mich.;1966 — Gail St.Clair of Middleport, Mary Klein of Point Pleasant, W.Va., Dottie Phelps Will of Pomeroy, Bill Francis of Reedsville, and Don Napper of Pataskala;1967 — Ron Logan of Middleport;1968 (50th anniversary) — Beverly Beaver Smith of Marcellus, Mich., Pam Crew Napper of Pataskala, Carla Norton King of Mason, W.Va., Hilda Young Roush of Mason, W.Va., Maurisha Durst Nelson of Pickerington, Penny Hayes Holcomb of Lithopolis, Robert Murphy of Racine, Shelia Faulk Hollon of Chester, Jim and Becky Nease Anderson of Racine, Jennifer Menchini Kirby of Middleport, Sandy Bailley Mathews of Athens, Jane Wells Mitchell of Ravenswood, W.Va., Becky Hawley Ellis, Don Lambert, Jane Quivey, Janet St.Clair Peavley, Jerry Well, Paulette Hudson Harrison, John Goodwin, Sally Globokar Erwin, Loring Vaughan, Bonnie Banks Lightfoot and David Carr, all of Pomeroy.Officers elected for 2019 are William Young, President; William Francis, Vice President; Marcia Grueser Arnold and Thelma Davis Jeffers, secretary-treasurers.The executive committee elected includes Mary Scott Wise, April Shasteen Smith, Judy Wehrung Sisson, Lila Terrel Mitch, Charlene Diehl Rutherford, and Carol Strauss Kennedy.The advisory committee elected includes Norman Price, Carolyn Sisson Teaford, Jean Caston Hilton, Ed Kennedy and JoAnne Jones Williams.Ted Scott, Class of 1953, who lives in Westland, Michigan, was given a free ticket to next year’s banquet. The ticket was given by Madalyn Pickett Markham of Plantation, Florida. https://www.mydailysentinel.com/features/community/27230/pomeroy-alumni-holds-banquet
Florist invites selfies in window for ACLU donations - The Detroit NewsWednesday, April 11, 2018
Buy PhotoLisa Waud, right owner, of Pot + Box Flower Shop, on Saturday prepares portrait replica backdrop of former President Barack Obama with Tara Douglass, horticulturalist, at her Detroit shop located in the Fisher Building.(Photo: Max Ortiz, The Detroit News)Buy PhotoDetroit — A florist at Pot + Box has turned her storefront window in the Fisher Building into backdrops inviting passersby to take photos for any donation to the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan. Lisa Waud, owner of Pot + Box flower shop, is well known for her designs, activism and as the producer of Flower House in 2015. She said for her next project, she was inspired when she saw Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald's national portraits of former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. "In the flower shop, we work in this fishbowl-type area where people can see us working as they walk by...kind of like an open kitchen," said Waud, 40. "I used that window for this project where I challenged myself to reproduce their backdrops." Waud said the displays were just supposed to be used as art "but then someone wa...
School shooting prompts vigils and protests across Florida - Sun SentinelTuesday, February 27, 2018
As the rain poured down, a rabbi mourned with the crowd for 17 students shot dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.“God is crying with us,” she said.Rabbi Marci Bloch at Temple Beth Orr in Coral Springs spoke to several hundred people who held candles Monday evening to remember the victims and pledged to do what they could to prevent another tragedy.Elected officials voiced grief and anger during the event, one of several statewide sponsored by the Florida PTA. They repeated the phrase “never again,” a rallying cry used by Stoneman Douglas students to demand stricter gun control measures.“We need to take our grief, anger and sadness and channel that into action,” Coral Springs Commissioner Dan Daley said. “This was one of the worst mass shootings in our nation’s history, but we can make this the last mass shooting in our nation’s history.”School Board member Robin Bartleman said she had hope that these students will be able to persuade lawmakers to make changes.“Unfortunately, the adults who represent us on the state and national level have not gotten the job done,” she said. “B... http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/parkland/florida-school-shooting/fl-florida-school-shooting-monday-vigil-20180219-story.html
Citizen of the Year: Catlins fantastic florist - Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteTuesday, January 08, 2019
Danville, where she met her husband, Tim, then a manager trainee.She and Tim married in May 1987. That October, Tim's job with the department store took them to Iowa and then Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming and Minnesota. In Nebraska, Welsh — who continued to work as a florist out west — directed community theater, served on the Miss Nebraska Pageant board of directors and directed the pageant for three years. In Wyoming, she was involved with the Cheyenne Frontier Days, billed as the world's largest outdoor rodeo and western celebration.In 2004, the couple and their young son, Tanner, moved back to Catlin to be near family. A couple of years later, Welsh opened Floral-n-Flair, a flower shop and event-planning business, in the same downtown building she started out in. She and business partner Kay Smoot also own and operate a gift boutique called Pauline's Attic.Welsh was working one evening when Stutsman popped in."Who got it, and how are we going to decorate?" she asked, thinking he'd stopped by to discuss the Citizen of the Year banquet at the Methodist Church, which she decorates.She was floored by his answer."It still hasn't sunk in," she said, the day before the banquet.While honored, Welsh was quick to acknowledge her "crew," including local high school students and residents who help her set up for community events, weddings and parties — and family. Tanner, who turns 21 this month, has autism, and Tim is his full-time caregiver and still finds time to help out at work."I wouldn't be able to do any of this without him," she said."It's always been a team effort," she continued, adding she learned that from her dad who helped out in many ways at the shop and home before he passed away a couple of years ago.Welsh recalled sitting at the family table years ago after her brother became a 1,000-yard rusher on his high school football team."My dad pointed to his picture on the front of the sports page and said, 'He wouldn't have done that without his line that blocked for him.' I've always remembered that. You can't do it alone. You have to surround yourself with good people and work as a team."... http://www.news-gazette.com/noelle-mcgee/2018-11-01/citizen-the-year-catlins-fantastic-florist.html
Carmen's Flowers & Gifts has been area staple since 1926Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Carmen’s florist on yoming Ave in Exeter. Aimee DilgerTimes Leader - - Aimee Dilger Sunday Dispatch EXETER – Carmen’s Flowers and Gifts on Wyoming Avenue has been an area staple since 1926.Helen Mauriello, along with her children Andrea and Carmen Mauriello, own the business, with emphasis both on tradition and continuing growth.The secret to the business’ success, the owners say, is catering to the needs of their customers, offering both time-honored favorites and contemporary arrangements.“It’s like all businesses,” Carmen Mauriello said. “It’s a lot of hard work and knowing the needs of customers.”The business was started by Carmen’s grandparents Carmen and Catherine Mauriello, Italian immigrants who came to America for a better life.“My grandfather was working in a flower show for a short time, and he wanted to provide for his family,” he said. “So he opened his own flower shop.”From the beginning, the shop offered flowers for funerals, weddings and holidays, which remain much the same to this day.Other offerings have been introduced in response to customers’ needs and requests.“One thing that is really popular are the balloons,” said Mauriello. “We do a lot of creative things, including archways for weddings and other events.”Andrea Mauriello also emphasized the business consistently keeps up with current trends.“For example, we also carry plants,” she said “Perfect to send if someone is opening a busines... https://www.psdispatch.com/news/local/64209/carmens-flowers-gifts-has-been-area-staple-since-1926
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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...