Albany Flower Shop News
Jasmine Rae Floral Design offers flowers and more at new main street shop - Eagle News OnlineWednesday, March 31, 2021
CAZENOVIA — In January, Central New York native Jasmine Rae opened a new floral design and gift shop at 61 Albany St. in Cazenovia.In addition to selling flowers in-store, Jasmine Rae Floral Design delivers arrangements throughout Cazenovia and the surrounding area.“I provide [flowers] for weddings and events, every day/holiday needs, and weekly hotel and restaurant accounts,” Rae said. “I also sell a variety of house plants and succulents, candles, greeting cards, essential oils, crystals, etc.”Rae officially opened for business on Jan. 23, after working since August to remodel the interior of the store, which was previously occupied by Blushing Rose Boutique.According to Rae, the renovation involved painting the walls, installing new floors and trim, updating the checkout desk and office, and removing the dressing rooms to make room for a flower cooler.“So far, everyone has been extremely warm and welcoming,” she said. “My favorite part of it all is meeting everyone and getting to know them as customers. I already have a handful of loyal customers who have been coming in a few times a wee... https://eaglenewsonline.com/new/business/2021/03/15/jasmine-rae-floral-design-offers-flowers-and-more-at-new-main-street-shop/
Where to get wedding flowers in the Capital Region - Albany Times UnionSunday, February 28, 2021
Cross Hill Heirlooms116 France Lane, Cobleskill518-369-1414crosshillheirlooms.com Danker Florist658 Central Ave., Albany518-489-5461dankerflorist.comEmil J. Nagengast Florist169 Ontario St., Albany518-434-1125nagengast.comFarmhouse Floral Design315 Main St., Middleburgh518-701-4964farmhousefloraldesign.comFelthousen's Florist & Greenhouse1537 Van Antwerp Road,Schenectady250 Columbia St., Cohoes518-374-4414felthousensflorist.comFleurtacious Designs492 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham518-608-5618fleurtaciousdesigns.comFlowers by Suzanne433 Mohawk St., Herkimer315-866-0206flowersbysuzanne.netThe Floral Garden340 Delaware Ave., Delmar518-478-7232thefloralgarden.netFrank Gallo & Son Florist 1601 State St., Schenectady518-463-3377frankgallo.comThe Posie Peddler 92 West Ave., Saratoga Springs518-587-8273posiepeddler.comRenaissance Florist 1561 Western Ave., Albany518-464-6002renaissancefloraldesign.comSurroundings Floral145 Vly Road, Schenectady518-464-1382surroundingsfloral.com More from the 2021 Vow Magazine Stories of love and wedding planning tips from across the Capital Region img class="... https://www.timesunion.com/weddings/article/wedding-flowers-15925281.php
Albany florist makes changes for Mother's Day - WNYTFriday, May 29, 2020
They also allowed for curbside pickups. "We've opened up our garage/tent that we usually work and prepare the flowers in," said Shanelle.Stephen Landy of Albany bought a little something for his wife, Tina. "To show her some love and appreciation," said Landy. "She turned out to be a great mom!"Though, this holiday wasn't like any other."Just staying isolated, one day at a time and hope this pandemic comes to an end," said Landy.Shanelle and Mark said providing this option was something they wanted to do."Somebody's gotta' take care of the Moms!" said Shanelle. "It's my pleasure." ... https://wnyt.com/capital-region-comeback/albany-florist-makes-changes-for-mothers-day/5725928/
Tulip Fest had to be canceled, but Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm finds new life for flowers - OregonLiveMonday, April 27, 2020
So far, the farm has delivered 6,000 pots of tulips to assisted living centers in Mount Angel, Molalla, Canby, Albany and Eugene.“The farm will never see back the lost revenue from the festival,” said Iverson. “The $15 covers just a bit of the costs it takes to do this delivery. But this is not about money, this is about goodwill.”Criscola said a person can request tulips be delivered to a specific assisted living center or let farm officials figure out where the tulips would bring a bit of joy.“We reach out to a center and figure out the protocol for a delivery,” she said. “We make sure everyone in the center gets a pot. We deliver them to the front door, and then step back.”Iverson estimates all the tulips will be given away within the next couple weeks.“It makes us feel like we are doing something for the community,” she said.[embedded content]-- Tom Hallman Jr; firstname.lastname@example.org; 503-221-8224; @thallmanjrSubscribe to Oregonian/OregonLive newsletters and podcasts for the latest news and top stories. https://www.oregonlive.com/hg/2020/03/tulip-fest-had-to-be-canceled-but-wooden-shoe-tulip-farm-finds-new-life-for-flowers.html
Sad to see her forced to move, Berkeley community steps in to build flower shop owner a new space - BerkeleysideWednesday, April 03, 2019
The community is against this,” said da Silva, who immigrated from Brazil in 1995. “But I have the community. I have the love.”That’s one signal she’s received loud and clear. The Albany resident has been a neighborhood institution since opening the shop in 2002. She’s also the sole caretaker of husband Roy Bleiweiss, a former publishing attorney who has Alzheimer’s. As he has grown sicker, da Silva has found it increasingly difficult to care for him and work enough in the store to afford the rent.Da Silva is moving into a much smaller space. Which is OK, because it’s a gift.Todd Jersey is a Berkeley architect who heard da Silva was closing her doors, looked down Gilman Street, and came up with an idea. A block east, under the elevated BART tracks and across the street, sat the burned-out husk of a former kiosk, at Gilman, Santa Fe and Masonic. It was destroyed by fire in the early 2000s.Jersey went to work Sunday refurbishing the kiosk with two friends, while da Silva hurried to get out of her space up the street. The goal – for which they’re looking for additional volunteers – is to spend the next five Saturdays rebuilding the 120-square-feet kiosk into a place where da Silva can continue her business.Jersey not only has the blessing of the property owner to refurbish the kiosk. He also got him to waive da Silva’s rent for two years, so she can get back on her feet.Todd Jersey (standing) and Chris Delphey building a new kiosk for Ana Flowers and Gifts. Photo: Tony Hicks“This was Heidi’s Flowers,” said Jersey about the previous tenant as he took a break from stripping charred wood and wiping off years-old black ash from his hands and forearms. “She was Persian. Urban myth says someone firebombed it after 9/11. When Ana had to leave, I thought ‘Why don’t we redo the shed?’ (Owner Robert Kelso) gave her two years of free rent. That’s Berkeley. There’s no rapacious developer involved.”Sunday’s work crew was three strong, which they hope will increase. A question about the structure’s size drew quizzical looks.“I don’t know,” said Jersey, grabbing a tape measure. “Let’s find out.”The verdict was about 120-square feet, which may or may not require city involvement, according to an... https://www.berkeleyside.com/2019/04/03/sad-to-see-her-move-berkeley-community-steps-in-to-build-flower-shop-owner-a-new-space
Small Business Spotlight: E. Stephen Hein - www.smileypete.comSunday, February 28, 2021
Pemberton’s to open his own shop.
Today, Hein’s floral shop has turned into a true family affair, with his granddaughter, Kelsey Hein Smith, having worked alongside him since graduating from Eastern Kentucky University in 2017. A floral designer and the store’s social media manager, Smith calls her grandfather PoPo – except during business hours.
“It’s weird to call him Steve,” she admitted.
Thoughtful, artistic expression has always been appreciated in the floral business, and remains a staple of Hein’s business model. While centerpieces and corsages are less common than they were at the start of his business, sending flowers across town – or even across the country – remains a popular action, and Hein can help with both. Some of his loyal clients utilize his services not only for local flower delivery but also to coordinate out-of-state arrangements for funerals or special occasions.
“We know what to say to the other florist, the dos and don’ts of what to use and what not to use,” Hein said, explaining that his clients appreciate his specific aesthetic. His penchant for communicating the specifics of that aesthetic when “calling out” orders to other florists hasn’t gone unnoticed, as the shop has often been lauded for orders that Hein helps coordinate across the country.
Former and fellow florists have also expressed their gratitude to Hein over the years.
“They have told me that when I set up shop in Lexington in 1987, I raised the bar for what florists do to make a show with their flower arrangements,” he said. “I thought that was a very nice compliment.”
E. Stephen Hein Florist is located at 380 E. Second St. More info is available at www.estephenheinflorist.com.
Florist Who Bragged About Entering Nancy Pelosis Office Charged - Patch.comSunday, January 17, 2021
KOSA. Death threats have been left for Cudd at her flower shop, she told KOSA. Other businesses with similar names to "Becky's Flowers" across the country have also been targeted. In Kentucky, Becky's Flower Basket has received backlash even though its business has no affiliation with Cudd's Texas shop, according to a WKYT report. Amber Sergent told the Kentucky television station her family has been swamped with angry calls from people who are confusing them with Cudd's business. "Very violent language, I'll put it that way," Sergent said. The FBI had not listed the exact charges Cudd faces as of Wednesday afternoon. To request removal of your name from an arrest report, submit these required items to email@example.com.Florist Who Bragged About Entering Nancy Pelosi's Office ChargedThe rules of replying: Be respectful. This is a space for friendly local discussions. No racist, discriminatory, vulgar or threatening language will be tolerated. Be transparent. Use your real name, and back up your claims. Keep it local and relevant. Make sure your replies stay on topic. Review the Patch Community Guidelines.Reply to this articleReplyReplies (1)Show 1 previous reply... https://patch.com/texas/across-tx/florist-who-bragged-entering-nancy-pelosis-office-charged
Calif. flower shop with no connection to Capitol riot flooded with threats, negative reviews - SFGateSunday, January 17, 2021
Alberti’s business appeared to have been removed from the platform. However, Cudd’s business also has a 4.6 rating.) Two other florists bearing the same name in Kentucky and Scotland were burdened with similar harassment. Alberti said all of them have given up on deleting the comments, and are instead attempting to respond to each one in order to set the record straight. “I offered to send some people maps of the United States,” joked Alberti. “Most people apologize and then they reverse, but some are steadfast. My thing is, I understand the need to vent and get rid of that hostility, but just spend an extra five seconds of time to see that we’re not in Texas. The very platforms that these people are using to type these rants and tirades … it would take them less time to find out we’re not that business than it would take for them to write the post.” He’s concerned about what the future holds for his business, which has been around since 1973 and spans four generations. “We’re just trying to survive,” said Alberti. “Being a florist is hard enough. We don’t have a high profit margin. We do it because we love it and love flowers. To already be suffering through COVID and add this on top of it, it’s stressful.” source srcset="https://s.hdnux.com/photos/01/16/13/46/20494742/3/700x0.jpg 1x, https://s.hdnux.com/photos/01/16/13/46/20... https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Beckys-Flowers-Roseville-mistaken-Capitol-rioter-15871654.php
Audrey Cleary Bailey, 76, advocated for military families - Port City DailyWednesday, December 02, 2020
Survivors include her three children, retired U.S. Cmdr. Navy Todd E. Bailey, and his wife, Anita, of Norman, Oklahoma, Deborah B. Stakelum, and her husband, Kevin, of Prospect, Kentucky, and Leigh Ann Cumberland, and her husband, Jeff, of Chaplin, Connecticut; and seven grandchildren, Ali, Tyler, T.J., Brigid, Molly, Eddie and Caelan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, retired U.S. Navy Reserve Capt. Harry E. Bailey.At her direction, no local services will be held. A service and interment will be held in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Paws4People/Paws4Vets.Share online condolences with the family at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service. https://portcitydaily.com/obits/2020/11/30/audrey-cleary-bailey-76-advocated-for-military-families/