Livermore Flower Shop News
2018 Best of the East Bay: WeddingsTuesday, July 03, 2018
A.S.Place for Prewedding PamperingEditor Pick: The Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort and SpaFeeling stressed before walking down the aisle? Unwind at this award-winning Livermore destination, where you can treat yourself to a relaxing massage, skin-brightening facial, or s... http://www.diablomag.com/July-2018/2018-Best-of-the-East-Bay-Weddings/
Spring flower and garden shows - Lewiston Sun JournalTuesday, March 14, 2017
Marquis, ABI survivor.DEAR SUN SPOTS: We would like to thank that sweet little girl who paid for our meal at Kentucky Fried Chicken on Saturday, Feb. 25 in Lewiston. Thank you very much! — The Pares, Livermore.ANSWER: Thank you for sharing. Random acts of kindness make the world a happier place for sure. Please consider paying it forward next time you are ordering a meal — spread some joy to others the way this girl did for you.This column is for you, our readers. It is for your questions and comments. There are only two rules: You must write to the column and sign your name (we won’t use it if you ask us not to). Please include your phone number. Letters will not be returned or answered by mail, and telephone calls will not be accepted. Address letters to Sun Spots, P.O. Box 4400, Lewiston, ME 04243-4400. Inquiries can be emailed to email@example.com, tweeted @SJ_SunSpots or posted on the Sun Spots Facebook page at facebook.com/SunJournalSunSpots. This column can also be read online at sunjournal.com/sunspots. ... http://www.sunjournal.com/news/sun-spots/2017/03/10/spring-flower-and-garden-shows/2088993
Couple celebrates Valentine's Day wedding at Modesto chapel - Modesto BeeThursday, February 18, 2016
Mrs. Galvan. “Usually for grocery shopping.”Both bride and groom work long hours – she as a nurse in San Leandro, he for a company that does detailing for car dealerships in Livermore.They took a moment for themselves Sunday to pledge their lives together in the courtyard of the downtown Modesto wedding venue.In addition to being a day dedicated to romance, the date also has special resonance for the couple, as Sunday was the first anniversary of their first date.There almost wasn’t a second one.“I told him I have 11 kids,” she said. “I had to spell it out for him. Then he said, ‘Guess what? I have eight.’ ”Umanzor, whose children include twins and triplets, said it took some convincing for her to go out with Galvan again.“I thought he was kidding about the kids,” she said, laughing.For his part, Galvan, 36, wasn’t about to let Umanzor go. He said he was smitten almost immediately.“I had been traveling everywhere,” he said. “I found her here (in Modesto).”Galvan and Umanzor weren’t sure what they would find when they showed up at the chapel. They thought they might be part of an assembly-line ceremony, one of several couples getting married. Instead, they had the courtyard to themselves.“Now I wish we would have brought the kids,” Umanzor said.Living with 17 children – two of Galvan’s live with his former wife – might be complicated, but the couple said they make it work. And all of the children, who range in age from 2 to 17 ... http://www.modbee.com/news/article60396786.html
California Wine of the Week: Murietta's Well The Whip a floral yet dry white blend - Santa Cruz SentinelMonday, October 12, 2015
The Whip, a white blend from Murrieta’s Well winery in Livermore, has recently taken Best of Region White and Best of California awards at the California State Fair Wine Competition. As soon as you sip the floral yet dry blend, you know why. The winemaker blended 28 percent semillon, 24 percent chardonnay, 14 percent sauvignon blanc, 11 percent each orange Muscat, viognier and Gewurztraminer and 1 percent white riesling in a tribute to white blends of the world. It’s aromatic and creamy with well-balanced acidity.The winery >> Frenchman Louis Mel founded Murrieta’s Well as a winery in the 1880s, named for Joaquin Murrieta’s favored spring. The Wente family purchased the property in the 1930s and in the 1990s Phillip Wente partnered with winemaker Sergio Traverso to resurrect the winery.Why like it >> This wine is like a garden in bloom at twilight; soft, fresh and redolent of flowers. The aroma is honeysuckle, gardenia, fruit and citrus with a hint of sweetness. On the palate, a luscious mouth feel gives way to flavors of pear,... http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/lifestyle/20150811/california-wine-of-the-week-murrietas-well-the-whip-a-floral-yet-dry-white-blend
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/