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Downingtown’s Petals Please recycles wedding and funeral flowers into free bouquets for lonely seniors - The Philadelphia InquirerWednesday, July 29, 2020
Malvern. Amelia Wondrasch especially enjoys that task. A 15-year-old student at Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square whose family is close to the Adamses, she has been a volunteer pretty much from the beginning. “I’ve always been a big one for recycling and composting,” she said. “And I love the idea of being able to r... https://www.inquirer.com/life/petals-please-recycled-flowers-downingtown-20200720.html
Police in Yardley 'petal it forward' - News - Bucks County Courier TimesTuesday, November 19, 2019
Edgewood Elementary School for the teachers there; they in turn, gave their extra rose to teachers at Charles Boehm Middle School, Gorka said.Others went to a networking group in Newtown to share, and were given to commuters at the Yardley train station."Through the positive effects of flowers, we hope to make someone’s day brighter and provide a much-needed moment of calm amidst the hectic pace of life," Gorka said.The campaign’s focus is on the stress-reducing power of flowers. The "keep one, share one" concept came after research studies showed the emotional benefits of both giving and receiving flowers.Student workers at the floral shop helped pack each individual rose, nipped of thorns, in its own water-filled holder and wearing a tag saying, "Science proves flowers make people happy."Walking along the street in the bright sun, passersby seemed to appreciate the impromptu gifts and the gesture that went with them."Isn’t it lovely," said Desay Stoumpas, of Langhorne, obviously shocked that Golden handed her two flowers.Ten-month-old Sydney Burke tried to munch on a yellow rose as her parents, Mike and Logan Burke, of Newtown, thanked the police and floral workers. "It’s pretty neat," Mike said.Drivers Alissa Young, of Washington Crossing, and Patricia Durante, of Sussex, New Jersey, didn’t mind being stopped by the police officers bearing roses.Helping Golden and Gorka with distributing the flowers were Officer Nicholas Cacace and police intern Ryley Potts as well as flower shop employee Sharon Centofanti and volunteer Donna Brastad, both of Yardley. Brastad had been pictured in a national ad for the event a couple of years ago.Also helping was Yardley Police Chief Joseph Kelly. "Any time we can meet with people in a non-enforcement role, we seize those opportunities to establish trust and build relationships with the people who live and work here," he said."It’s beautiful," said Jim McDonald, a co-owner of the borough’s popular "Vault" restaurant, as he carried off two roses. ... https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20191024/police-in-yardley-rsquopetal-it-forwardrsquo
Can flowers live through a pandemic? | Herald Community Newspapers - liherald.comSunday, January 17, 2021
By Alexandra Whitbeck Flowers only last for so long after being cut. The inventories of some local florists, including those in Baldwin, Freeport and Oceanside, were greatly affected when shops were forced to close in late March because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Roses, lilies and daisies tend to live longer than hyacinths, tulips and lilacs, however, the maximum lifespan of cut flowers is still about a week with maximum care. Since Phase One of New York’s reopening plan began May 27, florists were able to open in a limited manner with hopes of restocking as much as possible. Face masks and a limited capacity were requirements made by New York State that Imperial Florist in Baldwin, Flowers by Mike in Oceanside and Duryea’s Flower Shop in Freeport are all following in order to continue peddling petals. Ann Marie Pierce at Imperial Florist in Baldwin has been operating her shop with only one in-store employee and one delivery driver since late May, accepting curbside and delivery orders. According to Pierce, for “at least six weeks we didn’t work at all.” Imperial Floris... https://www.liherald.com/merrick/stories/can-flowers-live-through-a-pandemic,126506
BUSINESS OF THE MONTH: Sinicropi Florist & Gift Shop in Seneca Falls - FingerLakes1.comSunday, January 17, 2021
The Seneca County Chamber of Commerce and Hampton Inn Seneca Falls recognized Sinicropi Florist and Gift Shop of Seneca Falls as the December 2020 Business of the Month.Founded in 1975, Sinicropi Florist is now celebrating its 45th anniversary. Although this hobby-turned-dream-turned-success was not made overnight. Owner Joyce Sinicropi reflected on the journey and successes. “In all the years that we have been open, we did not have one business day go by that we did not have sales,” she said. It’s a testament to the great first impression Sinicropi Florist made on the community that has turned into a reputation of excellence and reliability. This achievement is thanks to the diligent work of the entire team to provide superb quality in their service and in their creative, full-value designs.The floral shop offers fresh flowers supplied by the area’s finest wholesale sources. The large, enchanting gift boutique offers products from around the world – including many local specialty goods. Reliable same-day service is available to all of Seneca Count... https://fingerlakes1.com/2020/12/19/business-of-the-month-sinicropi-florist-gift-shop-in-seneca-falls/
Budding florists get day in the sun in new reality series - Your ValleySunday, January 17, 2021
P) — They designed epic floral statements in limited time with some very intense judges, but the contestants on the new reality competition series “Full Bloom” did not wilt under pressure.Ten budding florists from around the United States compete in wildly creative floral design challenges on the eight-episode HBO Max series. It debuts Thursday on the streaming service.Contestants accept two themed challenges per episode -- with the luxury of choosing from the best blooms -- and spin flowers into art. The show lifts the curtain on the high-pressure world of floral design and what it takes to be successful. It’s not as easy as it may seem.“It’s not just about who’s making the most beautiful bouquet. That is part of it. We all have to make beautiful things for our clients. But it is so much about the journey of being in the floral industry, which people just do not understand," judge Elizabeth Cronin said.While it may appear that florists just “play with flowers,” she said, the work can and does lead to injuries, and the show reveals “the real deal of what it is to be a florist.”Cronin is one of the show’s three judges, along with Simon Lycett and Maurice Harris, all well-known in the floral design world and with some famous clients. https://www.yourvalley.net/stories/budding-florists-get-day-in-the-sun-in-new-reality-series,200666
Longtime owner of Continental Florist dies - Vestavia VoiceSunday, January 17, 2021
Longtime owner of 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.
How a Milwaukee florist knew Giannis Antetokounmpo would likely sign his supermax contract with the Bucks before the rest of the world - Milwaukee Journal SentinelSunday, January 17, 2021
Sophie Carson Milwaukee Journal SentinelShow Caption Hide Caption Florist Emily Neubauer keeps Giannis Antetokounmpo floral arrangement a secretWhen florist Emily Neubauer was asked to create Greek-themed and deer antler arrangements. She knew it had to do with the Bucks Giannis AntetokounmpoMike De Sisti, Milwaukee Journal SentinelFlorist Emily Neubauer knows how to keep a secret.As owner of Belle Fiori on Milwaukee's east side, she often gets the inside scoop about surprise birthday parties and marriage proposals from clients who want flowers to accompany their special occasions.But recently, she learned a secret the whole world was clamoring to find out.Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo was likely signing his supermax contract extension. He'd stay in Milwaukee five more years.More: 'This is my home, this is my city': Giannis Antetokounmpo is now the pride of MilwaukeeMore: Giannis Antetokounmpo commits to Milwaukee and the Bucks: What it means for everyoneWhen an event planner asked her shop for two table centerpieces for a... https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/2020/12/16/milwaukee-florist-had-inside-scoop-giannis-antetokounmpos-contract/3916678001/