Central City Flower Shop News
The 5 best florists in Phoenix - HoodlineWednesday, March 06, 2019
Home Road. With five stars out of 73 reviews on Yelp, the florist, gift shop and floral designer spot has proven to be a local favorite.3. Arizona Flower MarketPhoto: arizona flower market/YelpCentral City's Arizona Flower Market, located at 2050 S. 16th St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the wholesale store, florist and arts and crafts spot 4.5 stars out of 87 reviews.4. Camelback FlowershopPhoto: michelle k./YelpOver in Camelback East, check out Camelback Flowershop, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 83 reviews on Yelp. You can find the florist and floral designer at 4214 E. Indian School Road, Suite 101.5. PJs Flowers and EventsPhoto: tony m./YelpAnd then there's PJs Flowers & Events, a South Mountain favorite with 4.5 stars out of 38 reviews. Stop by 3021 S. 35th St., Suite B-3, to hit up the next time the urge strikes. https://hoodline.com/2019/02/the-5-best-florists-in-phoenix
Ethanol producers Green Plains, KAAPA prosper as they snap up plants sold in bankruptcy - Omaha World-HeraldTuesday, August 30, 2016
VeraSun. The group now owns or has a stake in five plants in Nebraska, Minnesota, Ohio and North Dakota. Green Plains wound up with VeraSun’s former plants in Ord and Central City, Nebraska.“It’s pretty much how we started out,” Kenney said, of KAAPA’s out-of-state expansion via buying where others had failed. “No one knows what the future holds, but we are always on the lookout.”Todd Sneller, administrator of the state-run Nebraska Ethanol Board, said Cornhusker ethanol producers have among the lowest costs in the U.S. industry, which works in their favor even as others in the business struggle. The advantages include sales to nearby feedlots, operating amid the third-largest U.S. corn crop, and proximity to California’s incentive-laden green energy economy and its overseas export terminals.As for mopping up the failed plants of others in bankruptcy, KAAPA and Green Plains have experienced management and “they spot opportunities and know how those available assets can strengthen their core businesses if purchased for the right price.”When it comes to the bigger picture, ethanol will probably always be the subject of political debate. The American Petroleum Institute trade group made up of oil refiners runs advertisements decrying ethanol as bad for the environment and for small engines, and critics say the lower price for ethanolized gas is canceled out by its lower energy content.Ethanol is nonetheless a big business in the Midwest. Nebraska is the second-largest ethanol producer behind Iowa. The 25 plants in Nebraska have an annual economic impact of about $5 billion, according to a University of Nebraska analysis; while even large plants only employ a few dozen people, the analysis concluded that large multiplier effects spread out through farms, equipment suppliers, ethanol plant suppliers and research and development efforts designed to get more starch from each kernel of corn.Becker, the Green Plains CEO, said the corn-based motor fuel is likely here to stay regardless of some opposition. Almost all U.S. gas now contains at least 10 percent ethanol, so even if renewable fuels requirements enforced by the EPA were to disappear, it wouldn’t matter much, Becker said. Ethanol, he said, has become the preferred octane-boosting additive by gasoline companies, because it is the cheapest.“Look at it this way: There are now E15 pumps all over Omaha,” Becker said, referring to blends of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent clear gas. “They said just a few years ago it would never make it to the retail pump, but chains nationwide are adding it every day.”Another telling signal: The third-largest U.S. ethanol producer is now Texas-based Valero Energy. One of the nation’s largest oil refiners — the historical enemies of all things ethanol — Valero owns 11 ethanol plants, including one in Albion, Nebraska, and four in Iowa.“The combined production of denatured ethanol from our plants in 2014 averaged 3.4 million gallons per day,” the oil refiner proudly states in its 2015 annual report to shareholders.While higher blends mean greater ethanol demand, investing in the sector can grate on the nerves. Volatile like the commodity, Green Plains shares have ranged between a high of about $50 in 2006 to as low as $2 during the recession of 2008.Shares hit a low this year of about $13 in January, but have reb... http://www.omaha.com/money/ethanol-producers-green-plains-kaapa-prosper-as-they-snap-up/article_dea944e4-acf4-55f7-aa6b-c0e96de4a57a.html
Davidson: All sunshine for 18 members of Central City's 2016 class of Flower Girls - The Denver PostMonday, July 18, 2016
The 2016 Flower Girls and their escorts in front of Central City’s historic opera house.“The sun always shines on Central City Flower Girls.”And if Pat Pearce says so, it must be true.Even if rain is falling as he speaks.Pearce, the Central City Opera’s general/artistic director, was right, because late afternoon showers gave way to sunshine June 25 when the Flower Girl Class of 2016 was introduced in Central City’s Teller House Garden.A tradition that began in 1932, the Flower Girl presentation is both a prelude to the opera’s annual Summer Festival and a means of introducing teens to the art of opera with the hope they will become the audience of tomorrow.Eighteen young ladies who, come fall, will be seniors in high school were introduced by J. Landis Martin, chairman emeritus of the Central City Opera board of directors.They included Maeve Kearney, whose forbears donated the land that we now know as the Garden of the Gods to the city of Colorado Springs, and whose great-great-grandmother was a close friend of Buffalo Bill Cody; Lynds... http://www.denverpost.com/2016/07/01/all-sunshine-for-18-members-of-central-citys-2016-class-of-flower-girls/
'Garden on Mars' replaces blight with flowers, vegetables - The New Orleans AdvocateMonday, March 28, 2016
Bell contributed to the effort by planting flowers in pockets along the then-desolate stretch. Later, when a large vacant lot on her block of Baronne Street in Central City became available, she worked through the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority to acquire it. Her goal? To remove the cast-off tires, the brambles, the empty beer bottles, and install a garden. Today, the original garden joins one in Gert Town and two in the Lower 9th Ward under the umbrella of “Garden on Mars.” “It’s named for Mars Place in Gert Town where one of the lots is located,” said Bell. “Someone told me recently that they liked the name because it implied we are growing flowers and vegetables on an otherwise barren site and making it come to life.” Bell operates the enterprise with program director Erin Zimmer, the former marketing manager for the local “Good Eggs” venture. While their project awaits its 501(c) 3 status approval, HandsOn New Orleans acts as its umbrella nonprofit. “I contribute most of the gardening expertise, and Erin is a genius at organizing and handling the technical aspects of things,” said Bell. “We make a great team.” Early this year, Garden on Mars hosted its first series of free gardening workshops aimed at introducing locals — especially Lower 9th Ward residents — to the concept of gr... http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/features/15210096-55/garden-on-mars-replaces-blight-with-flowers-vegetables
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/