Warsaw Flower Shop News
'For the community': Dunn volunteers deliver flowers to nursing homes during pandemic - The Fayetteville ObserverWednesday, December 02, 2020
Another donor wanted to make sure bouquets were also sent to the nurse’s station to thank them for their work. Stops included nursing homes in Warsaw, Clinton, Fayetteville, Eastover, Apex, Fuquay-Varina, Benson, Dunn, Coats, Angier, Lillington and Newton Grove. Plainview area resident Bonnie Byrd was among the volunteers helping. She said she came because she knows Surles and his mother. And her husband had an aunt in a nursing home with Alzheimer's. “It's just a heartfelt thing that we wanted to reach out because with this COVID, people can’t go see their families and we wanted to do something,” Byrd said, pausing between making arrangements. JoAnn McLaurin of Wade has a 94-year-old aunt in a nursing home in Garner. She said her cousin has not been able to see her since March. “There are so many good people that want to do good things,” McLaurin said of why she was encouraged by community members coming together to do something for those in the nursing homes. Oliva Thompson, 10, Ben Thompson, 9, Wyatt West, 8, and Brandt West, 9 — who live in Dunn and Buies Creek — also wanted to help. When Surles told them about the flowers, all said in unison that “cards” go with flowers.“So the four amigos, AKA us, put together Project Cards to help Project Not Forgotten,” Brandt said. The kids made videos on Facebook asking other children to help make the cards. “The four of us can’t make 800 cards, but the whole community can,” Brandt said. “We’re all doing this for the community,” Ben said. And it’s the community who Surls said made the initiative possible. Jernigan’s Nursery & Trading Post donated vases, as did churches and others. Broadstreet Deli & Market donated co... https://www.fayobserver.com/story/news/2020/09/04/dunn-community-others-make-special-delivery-during-covid-19-pandemic/5719277002/
Families upset after flowers removed from graves in Duplin cemetery - WRAL.comMonday, April 11, 2016
Warsaw, N.C. — The owner of a company that manages a Duplin County cemetery apologized Friday after learning that all flowers had been removed from graves in the cemetery.Families complained in recent days about empty vases on grave markers at Devotional Gardens cemetery in Warsaw."It’s sad," said Linda Jones, whose mother and brother are buried at Devotional Gardens. "You drive by here, you used to see flowers. If they were faded, they were faded. But now it’s empty.""I think it’s disrespectful," Karen Whaleyhouse said. "This is a cemetery. It’s a place where we show respect to people we loved. If you’d seen all the flowers, you would see these people were loved."Some people found the flowers in a trash bin at the cemetery, which upset them even more."It truly feels like someone walked into your home and took your belongings right in front of your face," said Latasha Moore, whose parents and grandmother are buried in the cemetery."At least what they could’ve done is send us a letter a... http://www.wral.com/families-upset-after-flowers-removed-from-graves-in-duplin-cemetery/15567247/
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/