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Petal to the metal: Man steals Kittelberger Florist van while employee delivers flowers - Rochester Democrat and ChronicleTuesday, January 22, 2019
He said the two occupants of the car appeared to be looking into houses. When the resident went outside, the men drove away. BROCKPORT Trespassing: On Jan. 6, a 17-year-old Brockport girl was arrested for trespassing. Officers didn't reveal where the alleged incident occurred. CHILI Petit larceny: Between Jan. 10 and 11, three vehicles parked on West Ham Circle were rummaged through. All of the vehicles were unlocked. Prescription medicines, an HP gold laptop, Bose headphones and loose change were taken. Grand larceny: Between Jan. 11 and 12, someone entered a gray 2018 Chevrolet Silverado by "unknown means" and stole a "scope lever action .44 magnum Marlin rifle," a Carhartt jacket and Burton winter boots from the vehicle's backseat. The victim was "adamant" that he locked his truck, but he discovered the passenger door open and ajar in the morning. GREECE Burglary: On Dec. 20, a woman reported that while she was sleeping in the bedroom of her apartment on Whitehouse Drive, someone removed the screen and opened the kitchen window. The suspect reached in and stole her purse from a table. Attempted robbery: On Dec. 22 in the 3800 block of West Ridge Road, the victim was threatened with a knife and then shot five times with a BB gun by people known to him. Criminal possession of a controlled substance: On Dec. 22 during a traffic stop at Rumson and Marwood roads, a driver was found to be in possession of four ounces of cocaine and a scale with residue. He was also charged with intent to sell. The Greater Rochester Area Narcotics Enforcement Team assisted. Criminal tampering: On Dec. 24, someone turned a Rochester Gas and Electric Corp. power switch off. That caused a power outage in the area of Mt. Read Boulevard. Criminal mischief: On Dec. 26, someone slashed four vehicle tires and carved an expletive into the victim's rental car on Affinity Lane. Menacing: On Dec. 27, a man said that w... https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2019/01/19/monroe-county-ny-crime-rochester-suburbs-brighton-chili-greece-ogden-irondequoit-victor/2599141002/
Changeable weather could help, hurt Texas wildflower displays - Your Houston NewsThursday, March 10, 2016
San Antonio along I-37, just north of Pleasanton. Near Corpus Christi, two good places to see wildflowers include the cemetery off Picton Lane in Rockport and the Linda S. Castro Nature Sanctuary in Fulton.Shepherd’s needles are blooming along Buffalo Bayou trails just west of downtown Houston, along with scarlet sage, Indian blanket and tall poppy-mallow, or winecup. Carolina jessamine blooms can be seen along Kingwood Drive in north Houston.The Big Bend area saw early spring rains and abundant Big Bend bluebonnet plants began blooming as early as late January, particularly along River Road. Those should be bursting into bloom now that temperatures are warming up. Scattered desert marigold, green false nightshade, and bicolor fanmustard bloomed along River Road starting in early February. Around Alpine, Gordon's bladderpod are putting on a great show, and Wright’s verbena has been spotted in bloom since mid-February.Last summer’s drought could be a blessing in disguise in some areas, DeLong-Amaya noted, opening up niches for early spring wildflowers such as bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush by causing other species to die back.Any possible cold snaps are also unlikely to damage native wildflowers already putting out buds, said DeLong-Amaya. She said most early bloomers can handle a frost, and only an unusually late and hard freeze will knock back flowers, and those can be replaced by others that bloom in their place.Wildflower sightings provided by: Andrea DeLong-Amaya, horticulture director at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center; Patricia Manning, professional botanist, Alpine; Lu Hollander, Brenham/Washington County Convention & Visitors Bureau; Suzzanne Chapman, Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens; and Rhoda Poenisch, Olivia Sievers Ross, MJ Hansen, and Jerry Morrisey, chapters of the Native Plant Society of Texas.Wildflower SightingsFor wildflower bloom updates, visit sites such as http://www.wildflowersightings.org, http://www.wildflowerhaven.com and http://bluebonnetlove.com.Helping Texas’ WildflowersTo learn what seeds you can sow to boost wildflowers statewide, visit: http://bit.ly/1OIDukF. To learn details about wildflowers nationally, visit the center’s native plant guide: http://www.wildflower.org/plants. http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/pearland/living/changeable-weather-could-help-hurt-texas-wildflower-displays/article_5c91692d-5381-550b-a859-fb269025025b.html
Include your florist in planning - Powell TribuneSunday, January 17, 2021
Other holidays, too can impact the cost of the blooms; rose prices are often more volatile around Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.The second step, as important as the first, is finding your wedding florist. Communicating with your florist is paramount because when they understand what you want, it is far easier to accomplish the look you are seeking. To make a selection, check out previous work the business has done and read their reviews. Like most businesses, florists have specialities and a style all their own. “We like to have a month’s notice,” said Kerri Kolb, from Rayven’s Flowers and Gifts in Powell. She said some of the farms that sent flowers to her suppliers had stopped production during COVID lockdowns, so some particular species might need to be changed a bit.When you are researching everything else, take note of arrangements you like on wedding sites, Pintrest. Take photos of those to your florist while remaining flexible and allowing the florist to guide you. Try and be familiar with popular wedding flowers, and decide if you want them to be just beautiful or fragrant as well. Kolb said she really likes to see the photos brides have selected.“I always tell them to bring in the pictures, like if they use Pintrest. Then we work from that, within their budget,” Kolb said. Drawing on your wedding colors to develop the theme of your floral arrangements can help narrow down the overwhelming number of choices. Not all flowers come in all colors, eliminating some options.Remember the bride’s bouquet sets the tone for the other flower arrangements, and will appear in the photos. The attendants’ flowers should incorporate some of the same flowers, to create a pulled together look. Trends in th... https://www.powelltribune.com/stories/include-your-florist-in-planning,28880
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
JIMMY "HEY HONEY, HEY" ELAM | West Virginia | herald-dispatch.com - Huntington Herald DispatchSunday, January 17, 2021
Jimmy is survived by his older sisters, Kay Johnson and Paula Mays; baby sister, Lynette Kinser; aunt, Betty Parsons and her boys; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Jimmy worked as the Head Florist at Archer’s Flowers in Huntington, W.Va., and was a proud member of the LGBTQ community. There will be a Celebration of Life service scheduled at a later date. Henson & Kitchen Mortuary, Huntington, W.Va., is caring for the family. Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family by visiting www.hensonandkitchen.com. https://www.herald-dispatch.com/obituaries/wv/jimmy-hey-honey-hey-elam/article_82249564-526a-5e44-8695-30c3e729d752.html
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.
Houston's top 4 florists, ranked - KPRC Click2HoustonSunday, January 17, 2021
Looking to visit the best florists in town?Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top florists in Houston, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're in the market for florists.Hoodline offers data-driven analysis of local happenings and trends across cities. Links included in this article may earn Hoodline a commission on clicks and transactions.1. Valentine FloristPhoto: Valentine Florist/YelpFirst on the list is Valentine Florist. Located at 6009 Richmond Ave., Suite 125, in Mid West, the florist is the highest-rated florist in Houston, boasting five stars out of 171 reviews on Yelp.2. Trader Joe'sPhoto: marjorie s./YelpNext up is Greenway's Trader Joe's, a location of the chain, situated at 2922 S. Shepherd Drive. With 4.5 stars out of 415 reviews on Yelp, the grocery store and florist has proved to be a local favorite.3. The Cutting GardenPhoto: taylor m./YelpThe Cutting Garden, located at 9039 Katy Freeway, Suite 211, is another top choic... https://www.click2houston.com/features/2020/06/23/houstons-top-4-florists-ranked/