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Bernard Silver, business entrepreneur and floral designer, dies at 80 - SILive.comWednesday, April 11, 2018
Flowers by Bernard has remained loyal to its mom and pop business roots since it opened its doors to Staten Islanders in 1975.In speaking of her husband, Judie Silver stated: "I've been living in a garden with Bernard -- colorful, joyous, invigorating and full of life. His enthusiasm for all of this will stay with me and his children forever."Said his daughter, Elissa Carpenter: "My dad was our positive, fearless leader who led by example, and showed us how to live life to its fullest both in sickness and in health, always with our mom by his side. He loved to travel extensively. As a child, it was not uncommon for our family to spend summer months traveling by car throughout the United States and Mexico.""He also loved European vacations, our last family vacation was a European cruise celebrating my parents 50th anniversary [with] his children and grandchildren. His love of golf prompted him to have a second home at Hemlock Farms in the Poconos, where he exposed his children and grandchildren to the game. We are all avid golfers and have shared rounds with all three generations," she added.'ZEST FOR LIFE'Said Elizabeth David, his daughter: "My dad had such a zest for life. Our family has always been on the go, exploring new neighborhoods, dining at a new restaurants, and traveling across the country. We'll cherish those memories and aim to emulate his joie de vivre for generations to come."Hi grandson, Jordan Carpenter, commented: "My fondest memories are the stories my grandpa told about his childhood where his meager beginnings forced him to work at a young age. His principles of hard work and perseverance enabled him to become an entrepreneur and run several successful businesses. Despite suffering a stroke that left him disabled, he maintained these principles and kept trying until the day he passed. I try to live my life and build my career by the same principles."Said Garrett Carpenter, a grandson: "One of my fondest memories is the first time my grandpa took me to play golf at our country house in the Poconos when I was 8 years old. I remember him teaching me about the game, the etiquette of the game and showing me how to read the breaks in a putt. He also told me that the first thing you do after a round is 'go into the bathroom and wash your hands.' It was the springboard for my golf career. I got hooked on the game after that day with him. That day had such a meaningful impact on my life. Being out on the course with him taught me the importance of family."He was also adored by his employees."Bernard was more than a boss to me, he was family and I was like his third daughter," said Michele Durkin, a floral designer at Flowers by Bernard for more than 40 years. "When people came into the shop, they would think I was his daughter, and I would not even bother to correct them. He was one of the kindest men I had the pleasure of knowing. Through his guidance, I learned the ins and outs of the flower business and nurtured the career I love."'A KEY PART OF THE MOST IMPORTANT TIMES'He was also well-respected in the community and retained many longtime friends."For many years, Flowers by Bernard arrangeme... http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2018/03/bernard_silver_of_flowers_by_b.html
Hidden Gems in the CLE: Love, Anji Paper Florist makes a colorful gift last - fox8.comWednesday, April 11, 2018
The perfect flowers for every Valentine - Spectator.co.ukSunday, February 11, 2018
Valentine’s Day: a dozen for his wife – and two dozen for his mistress.Call me soppy, but I like flowers on Valentine’s Day – and I suspect I’m not alone. So to avoid looking like an unimaginative philanderer on February 14, here are some suggestions for other flowers to send to your one true love – whatever their personality. And a tip: don’t feel like you must choose flowers from the ‘Valentine’s section’ – if anything, these are best avoided, as they will inevitably be more expensive and less attractive.The busy valentineNot everyone can be at home when flowers are delivered. To avoid any problems, send flowers which can be put through the postbox. Freddy’s Flowers or Bloom&Wild both offer this service.The ethical valentinePetalon deliver seasonal hand-tied bunches across London by bike – and now offer postal service to the rest of the UK. They offer two choices of bouquet each week and it’s worth booking early to avoid missing out. For every bunch delivered, they donate £1 to Bee Collective, a charity for bees. If you’d like to support an independent florist, Floom is the best option – it showcases bouquets from around the country that can be ordered for same and next-day delivery. There’s also Bread and Roses, a social enterprise that trains refugee women in floristry.The hipster valentineThere are lots of ultra-cool florists around nowadays. Three of the best are the Flower...
Exhibit uses flowers to tell powerful stories of First World War - CTV NewsTuesday, November 28, 2017
Victorian era. The exhibit, which took four years to create, is a deeply touching and personal glimpse into war. Cantlie, who served with the Royal Highlanders of Canada, signed his short notes to his “wee Celia” with “much love and lots of kisses from Daddy.” “The goal of the exhibit was to make history intimate and to make history intimate you have to surround people by the experience and that means, I believe, touching all their senses,” said Melki. The exhibit uses daisies to represent the lost innocence of Victoria Cross winner Jean Brilliant who died in battle. Stitchwort is used to remind viewers of the mental and physical wounds of soldiers. The English daisy symbolizes mother's love and the story of Julia Drummond, who created the Canadian Red Cross Information Bureau so families could more easily find out about loved ones recovering in military hospitals overseas after her son died at Ypres in 1915. Visitors can push a button to release a scent at each station that is designed to evoke personal memories. “I would suspect being a solider in the war, the scent of a rose, would evoke love of the loved one at home,” said museum visitor Kathy Hamer. Sculptor Mark Raynes Roberts incorporated flowers into every piece of art. “Beauty transcends war and transcends that pain,” he said. “I think it has a richness and a vitality to it that draws people in.” The exhibit, which includes personal photos, artifacts and stories, also features a black back drop into which many of the names of Canadian casualties are etched. According to the Canadian War Museum, 61,000 Canadians were killed and another 172,000 were injured during the war. Melki’s exhibit has 68,000 names of the fallen -- a number based on her own research that includes injured soldiers who died after peace was declared. The names are presented on a black backdrop. “I think there's power in history when you say someone's name,” said Melki. The exhibit will be on display in Ottawa until Jan 7, 2018 and at the Campbell House Museum in Toronto from Jan. 23 to March 25. It will then travel to the Canadian National Memorial in Vimy, France from April 9 to Sept. 9 and the Museum Chateau Ramezay in Montreal from Oct. 4 to March 31, 2019.With a report from CTV’s Kevin Gallagher in Ottawa... http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/exhibit-uses-flowers-to-tell-powerful-stories-of-first-world-war-1.3663494
Winter in Bloom brightens the season - Worcester MagTuesday, November 28, 2017
Winter can, at times, feel like it will never end. After the holidays are over, many New Englanders are over the frigid weather and persistent snow. By the end of January, most people are ready for spring to kick in, except they want to skip the awkward in-between filled with mud and rain, and jump right to the sunshine, vibrant green grass and blossoming flowers. Tower Hill Botanic Garden’s Winter in Bloom offers just that. It allows visitors to prematurely experience the sweet-smelling, colorful season to give them a break from the cold winter months. The event includes five weekends of flowers that are full of fun plant-related activities. Winter in Bloom starts in early February and runs through early March. The event works to connect people with the environment, mainly plants. Each weekend offers knowledgeable guest speakers, hands-on workshops, film showings, tours of the conservatories and much more. A different flower show is featured during each weekend. Also, during February break, Tower Hill hosts fun and educational activities for the kids to enjoy during school b...
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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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