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Local florists and restaurants work against shortages for Mother's Day - Desert SunFriday, May 29, 2020
Mother's Day also face challenges.Both LG's Steakhouse locations in Palm Springs and La Quinta are reopening for carryout. Manager Daniel Phelps said they plan to be open on Sunday and are still putting together a Mother's Day special, adding "We're a little late to the party, but we're also a little late to the delivery game as well." The restaurant will offer cooked options and are looking into offering raw options customers can grill or broil at home, but are looking into attaining adequate supply to maintain demand after coronavirus outbreaks closed several American meatpacking facilities in recent weeks. "The supply of prime beef is constricted because prime beef goes to restaurants and high end grocery stores as opposed to fast food chains of the world, so the supply and demand for prime beef has been hit hard," Phelps said. "We're looking at 20%-25% of what we order showing up. The distributors are looking for hundreds of cases and getting less than 100 to meet a Tuesday delivery." LG's has relationships with other distributors, but Phelps said it remains more of a challenge than back in February. Prices of beef have also gone up in an uncertain economy. "As a prime steak restaurant our prices are higher anyway and we're exploring ways to bring our prices down during this time to make ourselves open to the family consumer," Phelps said. "It's definitely a struggle and we entered into this with having a lower price menu, and inventory and pricing makes it difficult." TRIO in Palm Springs is offering a choice of chicken marsala, prime rib or wild mushroom linguini that includes the house salad and the TRIO brownie for Mother's Day. Owner Tony Marchese said the restaurant is receiving orders but is usually busier during Mother's Day. "We're getting a good response, but nothing like it was Mother's Day. We usually serve over 500 people," Marchese said. Marchese said that the prime rib specials the restaurant offers are popular year round and it would hurt his business if it wasn't on the menu. He has 150 orders for the entree this weekend. "Those (prime rib specials) have been really successful for me," Marchese said. "Today was the first time I've heard there might be an issue, but (the supplier) assured me it's coming." But despite shortages of specific items, Hall said that customers have been "insanely understanding" when it comes to the global situation businesses face. "The customers we've talked to, we've had to make a lot of date changes on deliveries because we've had a reduced staff based on (social distancing) rules," Hall said. "Everyone has been understanding, whereas in the past we have had customers call after we've sent out pictures of what their arrangement looks like beforehand, and they might call and say 'The flowers are orange and not yellow.' We're not getting any of that. I think people are happy we're open and doing our best." Desert Sun reporter Brian Blueskye covers arts and entertainment. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @bblueskye. Support local news, subscribe to The Desert Sun.*A previously published version of this article said florists are essential. Cities and counties in California have differing rules in place. https://www.desertsun.com/story/life/2020/05/06/local-florists-and-restaurants-work-against-shortages-mothers-day/3082359001/
Pomeroy Alumni hold banquetTuesday, June 19, 2018
Solomon of Chester, S.C., Keith Whaley of Lancaster, Karen Miller Gilbert of Springfield, Danny Smith of South Point, Don Mayer, Yvonne Young and Donna Hatfield, all of Pomeroy;1965 — Hazel Phelps Cleland of Dupont, Ind., Susanne Arnold Fitzgerald of Olathe, Kan., Carla Werry of Belpre, Don Cullums, Donna Hauck Carr, Linda Darnell Mayer, Joan Hewetson Anderson, all of Pomeroy, George Harris of Middleport, and John Curd of Holly, Mich.;1966 — Gail St.Clair of Middleport, Mary Klein of Point Pleasant, W.Va., Dottie Phelps Will of Pomeroy, Bill Francis of Reedsville, and Don Napper of Pataskala;1967 — Ron Logan of Middleport;1968 (50th anniversary) — Beverly Beaver Smith of Marcellus, Mich., Pam Crew Napper of Pataskala, Carla Norton King of Mason, W.Va., Hilda Young Roush of Mason, W.Va., Maurisha Durst Nelson of Pickerington, Penny Hayes Holcomb of Lithopolis, Robert Murphy of Racine, Shelia Faulk Hollon of Chester, Jim and Becky Nease Anderson of Racine, Jennifer Menchini Kirby of Middleport, Sandy Bailley Mathews of Athens, Jane Wells Mitchell of Ravenswood, W.Va., Becky Hawley Ellis, Don Lambert, Jane Quivey, Janet St.Clair Peavley, Jerry Well, Paulette Hudson Harrison, John Goodwin, Sally Globokar Erwin, Loring Vaughan, Bonnie Banks Lightfoot and David Carr, all of Pomeroy.Officers elected for 2019 are William Young, President; William Francis, Vice President; Marcia Grueser Arnold and Thelma Davis Jeffers, secretary-treasurers.The executive committee elected includes Mary Scott Wise, April Shasteen Smith, Judy Wehrung Sisson, Lila Terrel Mitch, Charlene Diehl Rutherford, and Carol Strauss Kennedy.The advisory committee elected includes Norman Price, Carolyn Sisson Teaford, Jean Caston Hilton, Ed Kennedy and JoAnne Jones Williams.Ted Scott, Class of 1953, who lives in Westland, Michigan, was given a free ticket to next year’s banquet. The ticket was given by Madalyn Pickett Markham of Plantation, Florida. Markham graduated from Pomeroy High School in 1936. A second free ticket given by the alumni association went to Carolyn Brown Charles (1956), who comes to the banquet every year.Sara Hawk Cullumns (1938) celebrating her 80th anniversary and Belva Glaze (1943) celebrating her 75th anniversary were given purple and white flower arrangements.Many door prizes were given out and the ladies were given potted purple and white petunias at the conclusion of the meeting.Scholarship winners were also announced. (The winners will appear in a separate article).Singing of the Alma Mater and the benediction by Joe Kennedy closed the event. Group photos were taken of the reunion classes.Submitted by Marcia Arnold, secretary-treasurer. RECOMMENDED FOR YOU Load comments ... https://www.mydailysentinel.com/features/community/27230/pomeroy-alumni-holds-banquet
DC-based flower delivery service UrbanStems teams with Vogue - Technical.lyTuesday, January 16, 2018
Vogue. The arrangement lets customers of the D.C.–based flower delivery service choose from eight seasonal collections designed by Vogue editors, including Sally Singer, Nicole Phelps, Selby Drummond, Hamish Bowles and Anna Wintour.The limited-edition bouquets are seasonal and cost $138.Here’s the three inaugural arrangements, according to Vogue:Designed by Vogue Digital Creative Director Sally Singer, the collection includes terra-cotta carnations, peachy shimmer roses, blush ranunculus and a succulent.Nicole Phelps, the director of Vogue Runway, created a romantic red bouquet, with Mayra’s roses, crinkly scabiosas, and bursts of Queen Anne’s lace.Vogue Accessories Director Selby Drummond arranged snow-white ranunculus, eucalyptus greenery and an ombré of purple: pastel scabiosa blooms, clouds of trachelium, and sprigs of dried lavender.The Selby // Created by Vogue Accessories Director, @SelbyDrummond, this arrangement will bring a touch of Provence in the summer to your desk, nightstand, or dinner table. Consider it Selby’s must-have accessory this season. Check it out here –> https://t.co/0Ym42RqbQppic.twitter.com/KdteEbeIiu— UrbanStems (@SendUrbanStems) January 12, 2018The...
Equipped with florist, salon, McDonald's - WDIV DetroitTuesday, August 30, 2016
CNN hours after arriving in Brazil."But instead of a bunch of students, it's the greatest athletes in the world, in every sport. So it's incredible to be here."The likes of Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps will call this place home for the next fortnight as they make their bids for Olympic history, staying alongside Olympians who are happy just to be here at all.In front of the huge residential complex is an area that serves as a de facto town square. There's a grocery store, a dry cleaners and the aforementioned fast food restaurant with a queue stretching out of the door.And for those who want to make a fashion statement in front of the world's television cameras, there are separate men's and women's salons to help athletes cultivate their Olympic looks.Flag bearers are encouraged to pay a visit before their moment in the spotlight.And just one day before the Olympics officially begin with the Opening Ceremony at the Maracana Stadium, the mood is light and positive, a sharp contrast to the recent headlines that called into question the readiness of the accommodation.The Australian Olympic Team initially refused to move into its block saying problems with gas, electrics and plumbing made the rooms untenable.Despite these setbacks, Australians are now settled in the village, in the same building as Evelina Afoa and Irene Prescott, swimmers from Samoa and Tonga respectively.And both are happy to report none of the problems faced by Australian athletes upon their arrival."Our rooms were fine," Prescott, who's competing in 50 meters freestyle, ex... http://www.clickondetroit.com/sports/olympics/athletes-village-a-salon-a-florist-even-a-mcdonalds
Flowers a Thing of the Past at the Olympic Medal Ceremonies - The ... - New York TimesWednesday, August 17, 2016
The Magnificent Seven gymnasts got them in 1996. Ben Johnson got them in 1988, before he was disqualified.But instead of the traditional bouquet along with their medals, Michael Phelps and those who manage to finish in the top three of their events at this year’s Summer Games are getting small sculptures of the Rio 2016 logo.Flowers are “not very sustainable,” said Christy Nicolay, the executive producer of the victory ceremonies, who is working on her eighth Olympics. “We give it to an athlete, and very often they just throw it away.”Despite the talk of sustainability, the sculptures are made of resin, polyresin and PVC.Organizers are fond of pointing out that the logo of the Rio Games has been designed in three dimensions for the first time, so the idea of a representation of it as a gift for the athletes seemed natural.More care is taken over every aspect of the medal ceremony than might be expected. Even the design of the trays that hold the medals is considered carefully, Nicolay said.The International Olympic Committee has a strict protocol for the ceremony but allows local tweaking for each Games. In Athens, for example, winners were crowned with laurel wreaths in a nod to the ancient Games.Nicolay said that starting with Salt Lake City, the I.O.C. agreed to switch the order of presentation from gold, silver, bron... http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/14/sports/olympics/no-flowers-at-medal-ceremonies-rio-games.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.
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/