Auburn Flower Shop News
Former Citrus Heights Flower Shop Damaged In Suspicious Early Morning Fire - CBS SacramentoWednesday, October 28, 2020
Citrus Heights.Surveillance video shows what appears to be a man trying to set a 8200 block of Auburn Boulevard building on fire with a blow torch. Hours later, flames took over as crews worked feverishly to contain it.“It’s just something unusual,” said Michael Goble as he walked by.As the morning went on, people were stopping to take a look at the damage.This isn’t the first time the building has caught their eye.“I saw a gentleman walking up and down the sidewalk with a sandwich board saying something about ‘Shame on Mom’s’ and ‘What about Mom’s not paying their rent?’” Goble said.The building housed Mom’s Florist for two decades. Dan Devries, the owner of the building, says in the last year the tenant failed to pay rent repeatedly.In March, Devries started the eviction process.“Since then, she’s been running her business without a business license,” said Devries.He says she was living in the building illegally and renting out space. He documented conditions inside in cell phone video he showed to CBS13.“It’s like hoarders living there,” Devries said. “Basically trails going through the ro... https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2020/10/28/citrus-heights-former-florist-building-suspicious-fire-camera/
Looking Back on Aug. 21 | Lewiston - The Bethel CitizenMonday, August 24, 2020
Years Ago: 1920Mysterious lights flashed on and off and weaved back and forth over the Courthouse lawn in Auburn Thursday night. A small girl going home with her parents from the movies was afraid the prisoners were escaping and couldn’t understand when her father told her some men were going fishing tomorrow and were out catching “nightwalkers’ —which are the best of Maine’s worms.50 Years Ago: 1970A survey crew is working in the Turner and Center Streets, Auburn area preparing data for the planning of the Union Street Bypass project. The State Highway Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposal on Aug 25 at the Auburn City Council chamber.25 Years Ago: 1995A tradition at Sherwood Heights School is to have each student become a gardener and plant flowers in the center courtyard. This activity reminds students the importance of planting trees and plants are for their environment. Second, students are engaged in a hands-on activity which brings to life concepts learned in the classroom. Third, the garden becomes a symbol to students who will greet It again in the fall and to those... https://www.sunjournal.com/2020/08/21/looking-back-on-aug-21-3/
Appreciation: Remembering the life of Richard A. Lynds lifelong East Boston resident - East Boston Times-Free PressThursday, March 12, 2020
Saratoga St., East Boston. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, March 9 at 10 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church, 65 London St., East Boston. Immediately following the Mass committal will be held at Mt. Auburn Cemetery Chapel, 580 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Richard A. Lynds to support cancer research and patient care at: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via www.dana-farber.org/gift. Gifts may also be sent to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. tag. * * If you do not want to deal with the intricities of the noscript * section, delete the tag (from ... to ). On * average, the noscript tag is called from less than 1% of internet * users. */-- ... https://eastietimes.com/2020/03/06/appreciation-remembering-the-life-of-richard-a-lynds-lifelong-east-boston-resident/
Obituary: Charlotte G. Poulin - Lewiston Sun JournalSunday, February 09, 2020
Charlotte G. PoulinAUBURN – Charlotte Greenleaf Poulin, 82, of Lisbon Falls, passed away Feb. 3, 2020 with her family by her side. She was born Oct. 7, 1938 in Lewiston, the daughter of Carlton Faunce and Fanny (Saunders) Greenleaf.She graduated from Lewiston High School, class of 1956, where she remained an active member of her class reunion committee. She furthered her education at Mount Ida Junior College in Newton, Mass., Doris Remis’ School of Floral Design in New York, and Henry I. Simmons School of Floral Design in Boston alongside her sister Mary. She worked in the family business of Saunders Florist for many years and was a participating floral designer at design schools in both Maine, and at the Boston Flower Exchange.As a teenager, under the tutelage of Mrs. Thurston, she concentrated her love of horses in the competitive show ring and won the Maine State Equitation Championship, among many other awards. She enjoyed her summers at the family cottage on Orr’s Island, especially the boating trip... https://www.sunjournal.com/2020/02/06/obituarycharlotte-g-poulin/
Meet the Florida fans who sent get-well cards to Feleipe Franks - Tampa Bay TimesTuesday, November 19, 2019
My whole life, I always wanted to be a quarterback at UF,” Ramsey said.A few weeks later, he got to meet one again: Franks. They talked for a minute or two outside The Swamp before the Auburn game, and Franks posed for a picture on his scooter.RELATED: College marching bands banding together after multiple fan attacks“It’s pretty awesome, getting to talk to him,” Ramsey said.Hays also had a personal encounter with Franks, one that changed the way she felt about Florida’s lightning-rod passer.As the Gators strolled from the bus to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium before the LSU game last year, Franks walked past — then turned around and backtracked 10 steps just to give Hays’ husband a high five. Hays, regrettably, couldn’t snap a photo of it fast enough.“From that moment on,” Hays said, “you really couldn’t not like the guy.”Florida Gators fan Li... https://www.tampabay.com/sports/gators/2019/11/15/meet-the-florida-fans-who-sent-get-well-cards-to-feleipe-franks/
Longtime owner of Continental Florist dies - Vestavia VoiceSunday, January 17, 2021
Continental Florist Barbara Orr died Wednesday, Sept. 2 at the age of 85.
Orr purchased the popular Rocky Ridge floral business in 1986 and was named the 2004 Florist of the Year by the Alabama State Florists' Association, according to her obituary.
Orr is preceded in death by her husband, Herbert L. Orr; son, John Michael Orr; brother, Gray Garner Jr.; sister, Faye Gardner; father, Edward Gray Garner Sr.; and mother, Tressa Allen Garner.
She is survived by her sons, James Steven Orr and David Garner Orr; daughter, Nancy Orr Athnos; grandchildren, Chelsea Marie Orr and Emily Louise Orr; and sister, Carolyn Bullard.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2020 from 10 a.m. to noon at Currie-Jefferson Funeral Home in Hoover.
‘The power of flowers’: Alabama’s florists cope with pandemic, recovery - AL.comMonday, August 24, 2020
Volume dropped to almost nothing except what I could do,” Morris said.Morris’ experience was much like other industries, but it illustrates the particular challenges felt by florists around Alabama. The life events where people expect flowers - hospitalizations, funerals - were suddenly in the news, but the demand for them was all but extinguished.Cameron Pappas at Norton’s Florist in Birmingham said the lockdown, and the reopening that followed, has reminded him of the “power of flowers.”“We’ve had a lot of reminders of how important flowers are to everyone,” he said. “They keep people sane.”The pandemic hit America right in a peak season for florists - the rush before Easter, proms and spring events. Pappas said business began to slowdown by about 40 percent one week before his shop closed for two weeks on March 23. The store laid off all of its employees for that period.Cameron Pappas delivered flowers to Birmingham-area restaurants during the coronavirus shutdown.Thousands of floral businesses around America were left with perishable goods that they couldn’t sell. Just three days before Norton’s closed, it had received a shipment of about $5,000 in flowers. Rather than throw them out, Pappas said, they made bouquets to give away at restaurants and nursing homes that would accept them. In some cases, he hand delivered them.“We wanted the flowers to still do their job, to bring joy to bad situations,” he said. “We wanted them to say that we’re not going to let this virus take away the heart of our city.”Morris, 86, said he was reduced to little better than a one-man operation for about five weeks, with his nephew keeping the books. Most of the business coming in ... https://www.al.com/business/2020/06/the-power-of-flowers-alabamas-florists-cope-with-pandemic-recovery.html
HER | Local decorator helps get homes ready for holidays - Texarkana GazetteWednesday, December 11, 2019
Marie said, "including four banks, a phone company, some cell phone businesses and lodges at Beaver's Bend."But Oklahoma isn't as far as she is willing to go. "Every July I go to Dauphin Island, Alabama, where I have several clients. They get decor 'refreshers' each summer," she said. "When I go down there I also go deep-sea fishing for Red Snapper, so it's an annual vacation for me."When she isn't decorating for others, she and her husband Jerry reside on the Louisiana side of Caddo Lake where they enjoy entertaining. They are also very active at Trees Baptist Church. They have four children: Tony Campbell of Queen City, Dee Dee Wells and Misty Lutton of Atlanta, and Damon Donnell of Athens, Texas.Marie says she has never gotten too busy to take on more clients."I never turn anyone down," she said. "I just hire more people to do the work. We will do what it takes to make people happy." n... https://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/her/story/2019/dec/03/her-local-decorator-helps-get-homes-ready-holidays/806564/
Wild Honey Flower Truck is Birmingham's florist on wheels - Alabama NewsCenterTuesday, September 10, 2019
It’s an idea that bloomed when Kelsey Sizemore and her husband, Josh, saw similar flower operations outside of Alabama.“We had seen a couple of similar businesses in other cities and we thought it was something that Birmingham would really love,” Kelsey Sizemore said.If you’re going to have a flower truck, it has to start with the truck.“We started by looking at trucks on Craigslist and eBay,” Sizemore said. “We decided on the kind of truck that we liked.”[embedded content]Wild Honey Flower Truck is blooming in Birmingham from Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo.When they found a potential truck in Ohio, Sizemore sent her father-in-law to check it out. When it earned a thumbs-up, they had the truck towed to Birmingham.“We started the process of really transforming the truck into something that could house the flowers,” she said.That meant a paint job, building out the back to carry flower vases and adding an awning.Next came procuring flowers by working with wholesalers, flower markets and other dealers.With the truck ready and outfitted with flowers, the only decision was where to go to sell them.“We just sought out the places that we really like to go,” Sizemore said.That could mean being outside of the Pizitz building one day and in Woodlawn the next.You can also find Wild Honey Food Truck at the West Homewood Farmer’... https://alabamanewscenter.com/2019/06/28/wild-honey-flower-truck-is-birminghams-florist-on-wheels/