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Brotherly Love: The Happy Flower Day Project - CBS PhillyTuesday, September 24, 2019
Gallagher.“I’m walking down the hall and she’s like, ‘Hi, I’m Trish,’ and gave me a big hug!” Vanbrug said.Gallagher makes sure the staff gets flowers too.Brotherly Love: Camden County Man Refurbishing Old Computers, Donating Them To Students In Need“Take something home!” she said as she handed a bouquet of roses to one staffer.“The wife will love you for that,” he said.Gallagher’s mother passed away in 2014, but she kept the Happy Flower Day Project going. Her grandchildren sometimes help. She estimates she has given away 50,000 bouquets and plants.Lois Landis said, “She’s always smiling and brings the happiness out of everybody.”When Gallagher started six years ago, her car was brand new. Now it has 160,000 miles.“I guess I’m addicted to it. I always say, ‘I’m going to stop. This doesn’t make sense, filling up my gas tank twice a week,'” she said, “but I keep on going. Keep on flowering.”For more on the Happy Flower Project, click here. https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2019/09/18/brotherly-love-the-happy-flower-day-project/
Five Couples Escape the Familiar for Destination Weddings - Louisville.comTuesday, April 16, 2019
David’s Bridal and white high-top Converse. Khaki Tommy Hilfiger blazer, khaki Calvin Klein slim-fit pants, navy Roundtree and Yorke leather suspenders, chestnut Crevo Camden leather boots.Makeup: Maggie Bellamy with Makeup by Maggie and the Browtique“You don’t have to have a destination elopement to elope,” Hannah says. “You can elope somewhere cool in public in the town that you live in and skip the cost of a venue and save an incredible amount of money. If you choose somewhere in nature, you don’t even need to buy decorations. If you’re worried about celebrating with or including friends and family, just have a reception after the elopement. Your wedding day and wedding planning are both as hard and as stressful as you make them be.”Kaitlan Bondurant & Robin HerringtonWed on October 20, 2018?Cliffview Lodge, Red River Gorge, Campton, KentuckyPhotographer: Mickie WintersFlowers: Bel-Air Florist, Versailles, KentuckyAttire: Dress from Madison James. Suit from Wildfang.?Hair: Lavish Looks, Sparkle BeelerKaitlan is from Cincinnati and Robin is from Louisville, so Red River Gorge was a good meeting point between the two locations. “Standing in front of the beautiful gorge with all of our friends and family was magical,” Robin says. “We had 60 guests and it was the perfect amount for us. We were able to give all of our guests personal attention, and by the end of the weekend everybody felt like one big family.“(Instagram is) great for initial inspiration, but we started to second-guess our planning decisions after seeing a gorgeous escort card table or fun food station. Trust your instincts and believe in your vision. And get a wedding planner. For real. Jeannie Smith, our planner and coordinator (AshBy Wedding & Event Planning), knew what vendors would be appropriate for what we wanted and, more importantly, knew the vendors that would be willing to trek out into the wilds of Kentucky.”This originally appeared in the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of Louisville Bride. To subscribe... https://www.louisville.com/content/five-couples-escape-familiar-destination-weddings
Arkansan florist shows how she helped decorate the White House for Christmas - KATVMonday, December 17, 2018
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KATV) — Judy Brooks, owner of Judy's Flowers and Gifts in Camden, was one of thousands to be picked to help decorate the White House for Christmas. Judy was the only Arkansan volunteer and recalls her time and experience at the White House. She shows Ansley Watson how to make the bows she created for the mantle, in which she decorated. http://katv.com/community/good-afternoon-ark/whats-on-good-afternoon-arkansas/arkansan-florist-shows-how-she-helped-decorate-the-white-house-for-christmas
5-year-old brings cheer to neighbors with flower deliveries - The Bellingham HeraldTuesday, December 04, 2018
This year, the deliveries expanded a little more, to the Parkers' whole block and some neighbors on the next block in the Camden County enclave of mid-century homes. The timing of the poinsettia gifts, just a few days after Thanksgiving, is deliberate. First, Jeff gets great Black Friday deals on the flowers. Also, it builds Lilly's excitement for the holidays. "It's the kickoff to her of the holiday season," Lynn said. "Everything is really centered around making this part of her holidays." There's a routine to Lilly's deliveries, all made pulling a little red wagon topped with a wood panel to keep the poinsettias steady. "She doesn't care how cold it is. She says, 'Let's go! Let's go!'" Lynn said. "She runs up, puts the card down, and puts the poinsettia on top of it," Jeff said. In most cases, neighbors aren't home at the time of Lilly's visits, so they return to a surprise gift. One recipient posted on a Facebook community page for Stratford residents, wondering if the poinsettia plant was left by mistake: "My husband just came home from work to a poinsettia on our porch with a Christmas card that only has the name Lillian inside. I'm thinking this got dropped off to the wrong house." That's when Lynn jumped in to explain Lilly's tradition. "That is the greatest and sweetest tradition!" another neighbor replied. "Maybe there's a Christmas elf in Stratford," read one of many more comments thanking Lilly for the delivery. Lynn read the comments to her daughter, who she said doesn't look for any recognition or reward for her efforts. "She is just a very loving, giving child," she said of Lilly, who enjoys crafts, dance class and going for walks in the neighborhood where she's quickly becoming a celebri... https://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/business/national-business/article222521970.html
FISHER,, William C. - Roanoke TimesTuesday, March 14, 2017
Va. In addition to his sons, he is survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Randy and Kathy Fisher of Roanoke, Va., and Don and Karen Fisher of Mosca, Colo.; grandchildren, Cody, Emily, Camden, Davis and Morgan; special nieces and nephews, James and Kelly Fisher, Kelly and Randall Cox, Kristina and Greg Dodd and Trella Fisher; great-nieces and nephews, Kayla, Hunter, Kelsie, Kara, Lucas, Kamryn, Nathan, Connor, Sophie, Davion and Zeke; great-great-niece, Aubree; and long-time friend, Steve Durham. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses at the VA Medical Center and Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. William was a United States Army Veteran of the Vietnam War and will be missed by all who loved him. Graveside Services with Military Honors will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at Old Dominion Memorial Gardens, off Route 604, in Cloverdale, Va., in the Field of Valor. Visitation will be held from 4 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at Oakey's Vinton Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to any Veteran's cause in his memory. Online condolences may be made at www.oakeys.com.Photo Gallery... http://www.roanoke.com/obituaries/fisher-william-c/article_6a5265f5-48cc-5028-bdd3-ac97162add66.html
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/