Frisco Flower Shop News
Patti Ann's Flowers' owners committed to shop, supporting downtown Frisco - Community Impact NewspaperTuesday, April 18, 2017
Patti Ann’s Flowers since it first opened in 1982. The couple said since taking over the flower shop in April 2014, they have been committed to the business and to the city of Frisco.Patti Ann Hale first opened the flower shop in a different building on Main Street, but she built a new building at 7043 Main St. in 1985 where Patti Ann’s Flowers has operated ever since, Mark said.“We looked at business opportunities that didn’t really work out, but then we were presented with Patti Ann’s. With Frisco growing quickly as it was, [Patti Ann’s] seemed like something we could continue to grow,” Mark said.Patti Ann’s Flowers offers custom arrangements for any season and event throughout the year. Prices vary depending on a customer’s needs and specifications.Spring arrangementSpring arrangement Courtesy Patti Anne’s FlowersFall arrangementFall arrangement Courtesy Patti Anne’s FlowersWinter arrangementWinter arrangement Courtesy Patti Anne’s FlowersMark said it was important to keep the original business name.The flower shop “has been here since 1982, and anybody who has been in Frisco for a length of time knows of Patti Ann’s,” Mark said.Mark and Caryl lived in Richardson when they purchased t...
A rose by any other name: Celina flower shop ready for big day - Star Local MediaTuesday, April 04, 2017
McLeod just the right balance to run a successful florist. What is the shop’s coverage area?We deliver to Celina, Prosper, north Frisco, Gunter, Pilot Point, Aubrey and Little Elm. But for Valentine’s Day we have to narrow our delivery area to Celina, Prosper and Gunter. What has been your favorite part of owning a local business? In the flower business you learn a lot about different people in the community. I’ve made many new friends over the last 15 years that I would have never met if I had not purchased Celina Flowers and Gifts. What are your strengths?I’ve always been good at guessing what is coming next and making my events run smoothly. What has been the most challenging part? Educating the public about how much the internet flower gathers are costing them. The local florist will never see the $20 wire fee, the $10 expedite fee, and sometimes the Internet companies will hold the $10-15 delivery fee, so a $100 flower order the local florist may only see $55-60 of that money. And the sales tax they collect is usually ending up in Los Angeles or Chicago. The local florist will always have a local address on their website. What is the busiest time of year for your shop? Homecoming, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, cheerleading tryouts and prom. We also do a lot of weddings!What is your favorite flower arrangement? I like all flowers, but love arrangeme... http://starlocalmedia.com/celinarecord/a-rose-by-any-other-name-celina-flower-shop-ready/article_546ea86c-efcd-11e6-8809-f3d5af7ef5a2.html
Flowers ends stellar career at Sam Houston - ETFinalScore.comTuesday, December 13, 2016
North Dakota.The other semifinal matches Youngstown State (11-3) against Eastern Washington (12-1) at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Roos Field in Cheney, Washington.The national title game will be Jan. 7 in Frisco.“If they play the lights out game like they did tonight that have a chance” to win the national title, Flowers said of JMU.Flowers was a first team all-district wideout and cornerback at JT. He caught 69 passes as a senior and 64 as a junior, and had 40 tackles and three interceptions as a senior.With the loss at JMU the college career for Flowers came to an end.“Honestly it has not sunk in yet,” he said moments after the game ended. “To go out this way … I know my team put all they could into it. Nobody left anything out on the field.”What will Flowers remember the most of his time at Sam Houston?“I made a lot of good memories with great guys around me,” he said. “I learned a lot of things for life, not just football. Being around great guys who like to win, who like to do the right thing; it was just a great experience for four years.”David Driver is a free-lance writer and Virginia native who can be reached atThe Flowers FileName: Darion FlowersHigh school: John TylerSport: FootballSchool: Sam Houston StateYear: SeniorPosition: CornerbackDid you know?: He was all-Southland Conference first-team this season … He had a team-high 11 tackles on Dec. 3 as the Bearkats beat Chattanooga in the FCS playoffs … Flowers had interceptions in three straight games this year, including the clincher against McNeese on Nov. 5 … Flowers began his college career at linebacker. http://www.etfinalscore.com/ET-Football/260467/flowers-ends-stellar-career-at-sam-houston
Amazon's online grocery delivery service hits Dallas - TechCrunchTuesday, October 18, 2016
Mesquite, University Park, Garland, Duncanville, Lancaster, DeSoto, Cedar Hill, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Farmers Branch, Carrollton, Richardson, Piano, The Colony, Frisco, Lewisville, Flower Mound, Southlake, Irving, Fort Worth, Watauga, Burleson, and elsewhere.The service is live now in these regions.Featured Image: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images...
Grocery delivery service AmazonFresh arrives in North Texas - Dallas NewsTuesday, October 18, 2016
Mesquite, University Park, Garland, Duncanville, Lancaster, DeSoto, Cedar Hill, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Farmers Branch, Carrollton, Richardson, Plano, The Colony, Frisco, parts of Allen (but not McKinney), Lewisville, Flower Mound, Southlake, Irving, Fort Worth and Burleson. Consumers can place an order in the morning and have it delivered as early as that same evening, or order before going to bed and have the items on the doorstep in time for breakfast the next day. Available items include fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, seafood, baked goods, and dairy products, along with pet supplies, baby items, beauty products and prepared foods such as Tyson Tastemakers Meal Kits, and products made exclusively for AmazonFresh like the Single Cow Burger, a new high-end beef patties. The program also will offer selections from several North Texas retailers through the Local Market program, including Local Yocal, V+V Apothicaire, and Scardello Cheese. All Local Market items are delivered as part of customers' AmazonFresh orders. The AmazonFresh program marks the second food delivery program Amazon announced this year for North Texas. In June the company announced a partnership in which consumers can order items from a Sprouts Farmers Market store in Dallas through the Prime Now program. Grocery deliverers popped up like daisies in the tech boom of the '90s and withered almost as quickly. This time around both tech companies and traditional retailers are looking at solutions that involve bricks and clicks. "The grocery retail landscape continues to evolve," said Kroger spokeswoman April Martin Nickels. "Kroger is focused on the introduction of our new ClickList service -- order online, pick up curbside -- in cities across the U.S., including Dallas-Fort Worth."The market is still trying to find the sweet spot that marries program profitability with consumer acceptance. Services such as Instacart deliver groceries from established retailers including Target and Whole Foods Market. Livingston said some services use Uber drivers. Looking ahead, "maybe a driverless Google car will bring your groceries" one day, Livingston joked.That means all players will have to be nimble. "I think Amazon is going to try this and see if it works out," he said. Related articles: In the bag: Amazon partners with Sprouts for grocery delivery in North Texas Amazon opens pop-up stores in Texas, other states... http://www.dallasnews.com/business/retail/2016/10/12/amazonfresh-makes-shopping-delivery-serviceavailable-north-texas
No time to stop and smell the roses: Dream leads local florist to Rose Parade - Steamboat Pilot & TodaySaturday, January 18, 2020
Rose Parade.“It was always a dream of mine,” Bostrom said of working on the floats that will roll just over five miles down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena on New Year’s Day. “Fifteen years ago, I went to the Rose Parade because I was on board of directors of FTD for our district. They took the district representatives, and we were carted around in limousines. We got to go behind the scenes and meet all the main designers and went to the parade.”But even before that, Bostrom, who owned Alpine Floral & Atrium until she closed the business in 2012, dreamed of being a part of the New Year’s celebration. Last April, she learned she had been selected to work with Fiesta Parade Floats, one of the companies that build the nearly 30 floats in the parade. When she got the news, one of her first calls was to her former boss Roy Borodkin, who opened Alpine Floral in its first location at the Harbor Hotel in 1974.“I called him and said I’m working on the floats in the Rose Bowl Parade this year,” Bostrom said. “He said, ‘Finally.'”Bostrom hitchhiked from Boulder to Steamboat in 1975 and arrived with $78 in her pocket and no job. But by the end of her first day in town, she had lined up jobs as a lifeguard at the swimming pool, waiting tables at El Rancho and working at Alpine Floral.Her job at Alpine Floral proved to be a perfect fit for the girl who graduated with degrees in ornamental horti... https://www.steamboatpilot.com/news/no-time-to-stop-and-smell-the-roses-dream-leads-local-florist-to-rose-parade/
Redding woman will use 23,000 flowers to bring Rose Bowl float to life - Chico Enterprise-RecordSaturday, January 18, 2020
Rose Parade float. (Tom Zasadzinski — Cal Poly)At the end of it all, there’s nothing like seeing the final product with everyone else as it makes its way down Pasadena’s Colorado Boulevard, Toney said.“Seeing that whole process from, like, a piece of paper and then it standing in front of you is very gratifying,” she said. https://www.chicoer.com/redding-woman-will-use-23000-flowers-to-bring-rose-bowl-float-to-life
La Cañada Flintridge, Burbank take home awards at Rose Parade - Los Angeles TimesSaturday, January 18, 2020
Leonardo da Vinci’s helicopter.As the main entry blasted Kravitz’s song from its speakers, the satellite float darted all over Colorado Boulevard honking at the crowd and those who dared to cross the parade route.Cory Hill, a first-time volunteer with the La Cañada association, worked on the animations on the float and said he was pleased with how it all turned out and was grateful the animations were all in working order. Advertisement Hill, a scientist at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said dealing with animations on a float is a fairly involved process but admitted that he has a lot to learn from the volunteers who have spent years with the organization.“I’ve spent weekends starting in June all the way through today working with the mechanics, getting measurements and making sure everything works,” Hill said.La Cañada was also represented in the parade by Rose Princess Emilie Risha, a resident of the city and a senior at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, who rode on the Tournament of Roses Royal Court float with Rose Queen Camille Kennedy. Rounding out the court were Princesses Cole Fox, Rukan Saif, Reese Rosental Saporito, Mia Thorsen and Michael Wilkins.Princess Emilie said when she was chosen for the court that she recognized she’d be engaging in a whirlwind of activities — about 100 appearances, including Wednesday’s Rose Bowl Game — and that she was “definitely looking forward to making the most out of this experience.” Another local, Brenda Gant was one of 100 walkers who accompanied the Pasadena Celebrates 2020 float titled “Years of Hope. Years of Courage,” which celebrated the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution — giving women the right to vote.Gant, who lives in Glendale, was sponsored by the La Cañada Junior Women’s Club. She has been a member of the organization, which helps women and children in need, for six years.When she was younger, Gant said she remembers attending the parade and seeing the floats up close afterward.On Wednesday, she had the opportunity to walk the 5.5-mile route and celebrate with 99 other women a cause that is near and dear to her. Advertisement “I’m looking forward to representin... https://www.latimes.com/socal/burbank-leader/news/story/2020-01-01/la-canada-flintridge-burbank-take-home-awards-at-rose-parade
Taos event planner helps make holidays, weddings about you - taosnewsWednesday, December 11, 2019
Palmer.Palmer has worked with wedding parties who come from all over the world for a destination ceremony in Taos. She coordinated weddings for residents from Texas, Colorado and Africa, among other places. Many of her clients favor garden weddings, and Palmer enjoys such events because of the color and texture they provide.An interesting challenge in this realm includes a wedding at Old Martina's Hall in which the couple requested an outdoor garden theme in an indoor setting. "When I receive such a request, I strive to rely on visions of nature, especially the forest, for various types of flowers. I keep in mind whether people have allergies, especially sage," Palmer related.Palmer rightfully earned the name Taos Floral Diva, and under this title one may seek her website. Her business also uses the title Margaret Palmer Floral Design. Some of the brides and grooms become her friends and they invite her to their wedding as a guest.FamilyPalmer experienced some firsts in her genealogical lineage. Her late father Giuseppi Vitulli arrived in this country from Italy, thus making his children first generation Italian American. Her late mother, Evelyn, on the other hand, was a first-generation citizen herself because her parents came to the United States from Calabria, Italy.Her father worked as a Merchant Marine and came to this country with a strong work ethic. He arrived in America illegally, to escape Mussolini's Italy during World War II, and later became a naturalized citizen.Margaret Vitulli married her high school sweetheart, Richard Palmer, 30 years ago. The couple raised two children. Daughter Paisley, 27, received her B.A. from the University of New Mexico-Albuquerque and her M.A. at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. She is an archaeologist for an environmental company and plans to marry Matthew De Freese in Hawaii on Dec. 16. The Palmers' son, Allen, 25, completed his bachelor's degree at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. In April, he wed his wife, Serenah. The couple lives in San Antonio, where he serves in the Air Force as a commissioned officer.Personal interestsPalmer prefers to live in the moment, and loves sharing stories. The frequent volunteer helped with hockey, soccer, tennis, drama, fundraising and many activities in the schools, including substitute teaching. She supports the Taos County Chamber of Commerce as a member and an ambassador. "I like to stay involved with town things, and that includes political campaigns," said Palmer.As frequent travelers, the Palmers visited Europe and Russia and have gone American river boat cruising. The couple enjoys traveling with family. Anticipated future vacation spots include Alaska, Machu Picchu and Africa.In this season of Thanksgiving, Palmer said she is grateful. "I give thanks for another day in paradise. I live in a wonderful place. Our children received a good education in the Taos schools and they continue to come to Taos whenever possible. I love to spend time with family and travel the world. The Taos sunsets are the best. I love my life here with my husband - who's my best friend." ... https://www.taosnews.com/stories/know-your-neighbor-margaret-palmer,60914?