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Hurricane Irma impact floral industry - KVOA Tucson NewsTuesday, September 26, 2017
South America produces 70 percent of all the flowers sold in the United States. The product is flown from South American to Miami Florida, and then shipped to florists such as Sav On Flowers and Mayfield Florist in Tucson.Sav On Flowers planned ahead, and once they knew the hurricane was headed towards Florida they quickly got on the ball and ordered the flowers they needed for upcoming weddings.Kalyn Stith said, "That's the only way honestly that we can cover all the needs and to make sure the bride doesn't have her day ruined because of a natural disaster.”Across town at Mayfield Florist, seven brides will also have the flowers of their dreams this weekend. Greg Coleman said, their vendors chartered a flight from Bogota to Los Angeles. The flowers were then placed on a truck and delivered to Tucson on Monday.The recent natural disasters have also been disastrous for the floral industry said Coleman."Earthquakes in Mexico, hurricanes in Houston and Florida, fires in the west from Washington state all the way through Oregon and to California it has disrupted the floral industry." So for now, the floral industry has its challenges. The product is there it's the shipping that's the thorn in their side. http://www.kvoa.com/story/36351793/hurricane-irma-impacts-floral-industry
Grey Skies and Bright Flowers: 2017 Rose Parade Goes Off Without a Hitch - Pasadena NowTuesday, January 17, 2017
Colorado Boulevard.Rose Queen Victoria Cecilia Castellanos and her court—Audrey Mariam Cameron, Blair High School; Maya Kawaguchi Khan, Arcadia High School; Shannon Tracy Larsuel, Mayfield Senior School; Autumn Marie Lundy, Polytechnic School; Natalie Rose Petrosian, La Cañada High School; and Lauren ‘Emi’ Emiko Powers, Arcadia High School—began their reign over the parade at 8:10 a.m., waving bravely in the cold weather.Twenty-four of the floats in the 127th Rose Parade presented by Honda received official honors from the Tournament of Roses in a variety of categories and specifications. The entire process is another one of the Tournament’s components implemented over a greater part of the past century.This year’s judges – Carol Togneri, Phil Rulloda, and Ronnie Siegel– reviewed each float during judging sessions that take place during the decorating stages before the parade. The judges used their scores from the judging sessions to determine the trophy recipients.Two judging sessions took place during the decorating stages before the parade. Scores from each judging session were then combined to determine the trophy recipients. Results were released to the media immediately prior to the start of the Rose Parade. Banners for each trophy-winning float were carried in the parade by select members of the Tournament of Roses Eagle Scout and Gold Award Girl Scout Troops.Dole Packaged Foods took home the Sweepstakes Prize for the “most beautiful” entry with its ‘Spirit of Hawaii” float.Among the other winners were the longest float ever entered in the parade—Lucy Pet’s Grarnly Krankin’ Wave Maker, which featured dogs surfing machine-generated waves on a float decorated with surfers and surboards.China Airlines was awarded the International Trophy for its float, “Return to the Beauty of Taiwan.”A full list of the winning floats is available here.The formal parade was trailed by a noisy but peaceful protest organized by native American groups protesting the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline.Following the parade, the floral and animated masterpieces will be parked along Sierra Madre and Washington boulevards, beginning at 1 p.m. Monday, and closing for admission at 4 p.m. The post parade venue is als... http://www.pasadenanow.com/main/grey-skies-and-bright-flowers-2017-rose-parade-goes-off-without-a-hitch/
Lincoln Riley Should Let Flowers Bloom - Crimson and Cream MachineTuesday, November 15, 2016
Texas Tech, I couldn’t help but reflect on the game. Everyone is talking about the record-setting lack of defense and historic abundance of offense. Once again, the performances of Baker Mayfield, Dede Westbrook and Joe Mixon are the stuff legends are built on. However, there is one play that sticks out in my mind, that I see most others overlooking. Late in the 3rd quarter, Baker Mayfield was able to extend a play and found full back Dimitri Flowers in the end zone for a 35 yard touchdown pass.What is so special about that play you ask? For starters, this was not a typical touchdown pass to a fullback. Typically, the only pass a fullback sees is a last resort check down pass in the flats, yet this was a 35 yard bomb to the back corner of the end zone. Secondly, most full back touchdown passes that go for more than 5 yards are generally due to a breakdown in coverage, leaving the fullback wide open. In this case, Flowers was covered by Texas Tech defensive back Kisean Allen. When I say covered, I mean Allen was all over him; enough to warrant a well-deserved pass interference penalty. In a move that stunned me, Flowers went up for the contested pass, fought through pass interference, and came down with the ball in a fashion that... http://www.crimsonandcreammachine.com/2016/10/27/13441384/lincoln-riley-should-let-flowers-bloom
Flowers Carries Sooners to Victory - Soonersports.comTuesday, November 15, 2016
Sports.comNOVEMBER 04, 2016Thursday night brought more of the same from the Oklahoma football team. There was another victory over Iowa State and another aerial display from Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield and record-setting wide receiver Dede Westbrook.However, OU's 34-24 victory before 50,662 fans at Jack Trice Stadium also bared witness to something for the first time.After more than 2? seasons as the Sooners' fullback, Dimitri Flowers finally had his first official rushing attempt. Flowers did so well, he wound up carrying the ball 22 times for 115 yards (5.2 per carry). It was the fifth 100-yard rushing performance by an OU back this season. Flowers also had four catches for 34 yards and a 17-yard touchdown reception."I'm exhausted, but every snap was worth it," a smiling Flowers said afterward. "It meant a lot that the coaches trusted me and put me in that type of situation, but I knew I couldn't let my team down and tried to do the best I could every snap. It was a blast. It was just one of those things I dream of."As a result, one of college football's most lopsided series in history continues to flow in the same direction:OU has now beaten the Cyclones 23 straight times in Ames.Sooners coach Bob Stoo... http://www.soonersports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID%3D31000%26ATCLID%3D211273414
Flower shop 'petals' it forward with joyful campaign - NorthJersey.comTuesday, November 01, 2016
Oct. 19, some even landed in borough hall and another 110 bouquets made it to Hackensack University Medical Center at Pascack Valley.Two of the flower shop's employees — Lisa Mayfield and Elizabeth McGowan — spent three hours that day, between noon and 3 p.m., walking around the borough's shopping district pushing carts filled with bouquets."It feels great handing them out and the looks on peoples' faces is priceless," McGowan said, adding that one woman became teary-eyed when receiving them unexpectedly because it was her birthday.According to SAF's website, the study, which was conducted by Rutgers University, found that the "best reason to receive flowers is 'just because.' ""Flowers bring light to people who are already feeling happy and cheer to those who aren't feeling too good," Paal said. "They can be used for all occasions or for no occasion at all."Essie Buren was enjoying her Starbucks coffee with her husband on the outdoor seating available on Center Street when McGowan approached her with two bouquets. Buren was in town from Ocean Township visiting her daughter and grandchildren."This is a really nice idea," she said with a smile as she held two bunches of colorful flowers. "The flowers are beautiful. I think I'll give [the second one] to my daughter."In the Rutgers study, 80 percent of Americans said receiving flowers makes them feel happy, while 88 percent said giving them creates that feeling of happiness, according to SAF.Last year, the campaign reached 44 cities in 27 states and created a conversation on the topic on social media using the hashtag, #PetalItForward. This year, the efforts reached 50 states and 235 cities, including nine in New Jersey.As McGowan continued to hand out the flowers, many recipients' reactions were similar with wide smiles and comments such as, "this made my day" and "this is lovely."Denine Reagan was walking to her office after picking up lunch from Goldberg's Famous Bagel when she was given her flowers."This is very cool. I thought I was on a TV show at first," Reagan said jokingly.Councilman Christopher Montana also happened to be walking downtown that warm autumn day when temperatures reached the low-70s."Everyone's walking around with flowers and a big smile on their face. This is fantastic," Montana said, and then he handed his second bouquet to a woman who was... http://www.northjersey.com/community-news/flower-shop-petals-it-forward-with-joyful-campaign-1.1683408?page%3Dall
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 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
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/