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Ben Flowers eclipses Jersey school record with seventh-place finish at Peoria - RiverBender.comTuesday, October 04, 2016
Landon said. “We would have liked it to be closer to 4:50. His goals are to be in the 14:30s in four weeks at the state meet.” The Panthers finished 30th of 37 teams in the field with 809 points; Granite City was 26th at 729 and Alton was 31st at 815 points. Will and Andrew O'Keefe finished 43rd and 45th respectively for the Warriors, Will O'Keefe turning in a time of 15:30.20 and Andrew O'Keefe a 15:32.20. Arie Macias was the leading Redbird runner, finishing 112th in 16:15.50.LaGrange Lyons took the team title with 65 points, with the individual championship going to York's Charlie Kern in 14:21.50.Brent Feeney also contributed to this storyIf you have a EdGlenToday or Riverbender.com news, human interest or sports idea, e-mail Danbrannan@riverbender.com or call or text 618-623-5930. Follow Dan Brannan on Facebook and Danbrannannews on Twitter.Purchase photos from this article Print Version...
Flowers recognized as Edward Jones Jersey Athlete of Month - RiverBender.comTuesday, October 04, 2016
Flowers with the first Edward Jones Athlete of the Month. Medford is an Edward Jones rep in Jerseyville.Flowers had significant accomplishments in September, capturing first place individually in the Granite City Invitational, Edwardsville Invitational, Alton Invitational and the JCHS Havens Invitational. He placed high in the First to the Finish Invitational in Peoria on Sept. 10 and is running again at Peoria this weekend.Flowers, a senior, is a runner any coach would love to have, and not just for his cross-country skills.“Ben is not only a great runner but also a great person,” his coach Harold Landon said. “I have not once since Ben was a freshman heard someone say anything bad about him.”Landon said Flowers works as hard and is as dedicated as any runner Landon has ever had on his Jersey team.“He had a great summer of running, he put in some weightlifting and he is even doing some yoga,” Landon said. “He doesn’t want to have any regrets about this season. He really pushed Jack Aho of Grays Lake Central in the Peoria meet and he will be running against two who have beaten Aho this weekend in Peoria. It should be a big test this weekend.”Landon said Flowers is focusing on finishing long runs with strong kicks at the end in training sessions.“Ben is maturing more and growing into his body,” Landon said. “He is getting stronger all the time.”Flowers is...
Grieving residents pour into Boulder flower shop to show support for victims - The Denver ChannelWednesday, March 31, 2021
BOULDER, Colo. — Flowers arrangements and roses are moving fast at Boulder Gardens Florist as people pay their respects for the lives lost in the King Soopers mass shooing in Boulder Monday.Joshua Dusk is a florist at Boulder Gardens Florist. He’s been there for about a year but has 22 years of experience. He moves quickly with each arrangement, but behind every perfectly placed flower, there is intention.“You know, you can’t take it [the pain] away, but I get to be in a position where I can help that healing process with creative energy,” Dusk said. “I like using different colors to heal.”Calls have been pouring into Boulder Gardens Florist for arrangements and deliveries to the police departments, the memorial and the families of the victims.Heidi Lunsford, an employee at the flower shop, says flowers help people showcase their support and cope with the tragic loss at a time when many feel helpless.Aaron Pilling dropped by the shop and picked up ten red roses — one for each victim — and two bouquets of flowers. He plans to attend a vigil with friends.“I think I fee... https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/grieving-residents-pour-into-boulder-flower-shop-to-show-support-for-victims
New floristry firm launches in time for Mother's Day - The Northern EchoWednesday, March 31, 2021
THOSE looking to buy flowers as a Mother’s Day gift this March can shop local and order from the recently established florist, Sword Blooms. Offering a range of beautiful hand-tied bouquets available in a range of styles and sizes, shoppers can request arrangements using flowers of their choice or ask the florist for recommendations. Based from her home at Dalton, near Richmond, Sword Blooms is independently ran by Emma Sword. Raised on a farm near Gainford, when leaving Barnard Castle School Ms Sword trained as a florist, and then embarked on a 13-year career in the care sector. This winter, she left the care industry at director level to follow her passion for flowers and create Sword Blooms, based from an outbuilding at her home. She said: “I have always loved floristry, it's been an ongoing hobby for many years, during the pandemic to lift the spirits of family and friends I began creating arrangements for those nearby. "The joy the arrangements brought to people gave me the confidence to create Sword Blooms, as it has always been a dream of mine." “Sword Blooms focuses on using the seasons... https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/19136649.new-floristry-firm-launches-time-mothers-day/
Melbourne Florists Feel the Force of the Pandemic - PRNewswireWednesday, March 31, 2021
MELBOURNE, Australia, March 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- One industry that has been severely affected by prolonged and snap lockdowns is Australia's florists. Local Melbourne flower shops, such as Amazing Graze Flowers, have been forced to discard blooms they could have otherwise sold.Continue ReadingFlower Delivery in MelbourneWhile other industries have also been affected, the florist industry, in particular, is a slave to the nature of its product. Once flowers have been cut, they have a short shelf-life where they either need to be sold or discarded. Lockdowns have put Amazing Graze Flowers and many florists into a less-than-desirable situation as they were forced to get rid of stock ordered in anticipation of flower delivery in Melbourne.The halt of events and weddings also had repercussions for local florists, reducing one of their most profitable revenue streams for close to a year. Now that gatherings are permitted, there are those who are making big orders again. However, local florists say that many have decreased their budget for flowers, opting to have a scaled-back version of the event they'd once imagined.On the other... https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/melbourne-florists-feel-the-force-of-the-pandemic-301243018.html
Florist brightens her city with gorgeous floral installations - Aleteia ENWednesday, March 31, 2021
Anne Dickson is working hard to bring joy to the residents of Pittsburgh with pop-up flower displays.Florists have been hard hit by the pandemic. With major events being canceled, a lot of work and profit has dried up. However, one Pittsburgh florist, Anne Dickson, has decided to put her skills and time to good use.Inspired by fellow florist, New Yorker Louis Miller, who’s been creating some stunning “flower flashes” to brighten up New York City, Dickson decided she wanted to spread some floral joy in her own community, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.She started by sharing her gratitude with health workers for all their hard work. So the owner of Fox and the Fleur florists went along to Shadyside’s Family House, where patients and their families can stay together. She brought some bright blooms to decorate the facade of the house with an impressive installation. She also tagged her work “F&F [Heart] Pittsburgh #flower power” in chalk on the sidewalk in front of the home, and added it to her Instagram account to spread a little more joy.From there Dickson created more imp... https://aleteia.org/2021/03/24/florist-brightens-her-city-with-gorgeous-floral-installations/
Earth Within Flowers A Florist in Missoula MT, Announces Valentine's Day Promotion - PR WebWednesday, March 31, 2021
February 02, 2021 Earth Within Flowers, a flower shop in Missoula, Montana, is pleased to announce its Valentine’s Day flower promotion. Melissa the florist, is encouraging local residents to begin the season by planning the best Valentine’s Day gifts for your loved ones. Earth Within Flowers customers can enjoy savings on flowers this Valentine’s day by visiting the website https://earthwithin.com to order ahead of time. Nothing will make one’s sweetheart’s day complete quite like a bouquet of flowers. No matter if a person opts for dried flower bouquets or locally grown flower arrangements, a Valentine’s Day flower delivery is an excellent way to tell someone how much they love you.Earth Within Flowers is a flower shop that provides wedding arrangements and flower delivery services to send gifts to anyone in Missoula and surrounding areas. The flower delivery services are elegant, and use the regional beauty of Montana. Customers will be thrilled on this upcoming special day of the year to receive a beautiful arrangement or bouquet of flowers. The flower shop invites everyone to feel the dreamy atmosphere of love and make the month of February a celebratory day to spend with their loved ones. According to Melissa Lafontaine, “To celebrate the coming Valentine’s Day, Earth Within Flowers – Missoula’s biggest supplier of freshly sourced flowers – is proud to provide an assortment of flower and gift ideas that will add beauty and joy to you and your special someone’s Valentine’s experience.”Interested people can check out their official website for available flowers... https://www.prweb.com/releases/earth_within_flowers_a_florist_in_missoula_mt_announces_valentines_day_promotion/prweb17701384.htm