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Chilliwack Floral Arts Club hosts 12th annual floral demonstration fundraising event - Chilliwack ProgressWednesday, December 11, 2019
It really is an art form and it fulfills the creative feelings (many of us) have,” said long-time club member Lesley Goodbrand.So in 2006, Dorothy Belfry and Jane Keding founded the Chilliwack Floral Art Club to meet the artistic need of fellow floral lovers. And now, 12 years later, the club is still going strong with monthly meetings from January to November, with the exception of July and August, which are used for garden visits and other activities.READ MORE: Internationally-known floral artist coming to ChilliwackHowever, during this time of year, the club organizes its annual fundraiser, which is a public workshop featuring a well-known floral designer. This year, the Chilliwack Floral Arts Club has invited Susanne Law to exhibit some of her exceptional floral abilities.After spending more than a decade as a wedding consultant, Law developed an interest in flower arrangements and began enrolling in classes to learn more before fully committing to the career change. Currently an active member of the American Institute of Floral Design (AIFD) and holder of the European Mater Certificate—two of the most prestigious floral design associations in the world—Law will share tips of the trade that she’s picked up during her more than two decades in the industry.[embedded content]People “will be absolutely awe... https://www.theprogress.com/home/chilliwack-floral-arts-club-hosts-12th-annual-floral-demonstration-fundraising-event/
GARDENFEST!: Plant enthusiasts can flex their green thumbs - TCPalmThursday, February 04, 2016
John Odom of Odom's Orchids11 a.m.: "Herbs Garden to Table" with Dennis Gretton of D&D Growing12:30 p.m.: "Garden Pollinators" with Shari Blisset-Clark of the Florida Bat Conservancy/Bat Belfrys2 p.m.: "Shade Gardening" with Kathy Roberts of Central Florida Ferns3:30 p.m.: "Caladiums" with Merry Savoy of Fancy Leaf CaladiumsSUNDAY10 a.m.: "Florida Natives" with Janice Broda of the Florida Native Plant Society- Eugenia Chapter11:30 a.m.: "The History, Benefits and Uses of Old Growth Cypress Wood" with Dee and Jesse Vance of Nature's Relics1 p.m.: "All About Orchids" with Paul Price of the Treasure Coast Orchid Society... http://www.tcpalm.com/entertainment/tcpalmsocial/family-fun/gardenfest-attracting-plant-enthusiasts-to-vero-beach-feb-6-and-7-2ab996f7-04c9-02c1-e053-0100007f8f-367257691.html
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.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
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/