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Herbert Gustav Ludwig - Cadillac NewsSunday, February 11, 2018
Road Scholar programs, going on over 40 trips. A life member of the Caberfae Ski Club, he also held memberships in the Elks and American Legion. He served as a Scout Master in the Farmington Hills, Michigan.Herb is survived by his wife of 70 years, Beverly; his three children: daughter, Shelly Maifarth of Littleton, Colorado; son, Gunnar (JoAnne) Ludwig of Tucson, Arizona; son, Steven (Donna) Ludwig of Petoskey, Michigan; and six grandchildren.In lieu of flowers, suggested donations — The Villages Hospice House, 601 Casa Bella, The Villages, FL 32162 or the Boy Scouts of America (www.scouting.org). http://www.cadillacnews.com/obituaries/herbert-gustav-ludwig/article_22fe452e-48d5-53f6-a930-d3e54e5ebb12.html
Former White House florist talks presidents in Livonia - Hometownlife.comMonday, March 28, 2016
House, and there was a spread on the table with champagne glasses and champagne,” he said. “And we as a staff toasted on the roof of the White House for 2000. That was pretty special.”Getting closeFarmington Hills resident Clare McAuliffe said she enjoyed the discussion, though had a bit of a hard time hearing and seeing from her seat in the back.She said she hadn’t thought about all the extra work it took to get flowers in and around the White House on a weekly basis. Scanlan said many flower arrangements are switched out twice a week to keep them fresh.“I didn’t know it was on such a grand scale,” she said. “I had no idea.”Whenever an administration changed, Scanlan said, there was always some unease among the staff, since the new president could want others in their roles. But during both transitions, Scanlan and many others remained, being told to continue doing the work they had been doing with some changes made from the previous presidency. He remembered that feeling the day before the Clinton administration ended.“Part of it for me was I was told that we had to sign this paper (saying) that we could be let go if the new administration decided they wanted to bring in new staff,” he said. “On the other side of it, I kept thinking, ‘well, at least I’ve had a couple of good years.’”He got close with many of the families, doing events for them and receiving personal notes from many of them. One of the more special events Scanlan recalled helping with was the wedding of Jenna Bush in 2008 in Texas. He was flown down on Air Force One (at the expense of the president, he added), and assisted with setup and arranging the wedding.“It was magical,” he said. “It was so perfect.”The Livonia Town Hall series will begin up again in October.firstname.lastname@example.org 734-678-6728 Twitter: @DavidVeselenakDownload our free apps for iPhone, iPad or Android!Read or Share this story: http://www.hometownlife.com/story/news/local/livonia/2016/03/19/former-white-house-florist-speaks-livonia/81964320/... http://www.hometownlife.com/story/news/local/livonia/2016/03/19/former-white-house-florist-speaks-livonia/81964320/
It's Tulip and Daffodil Season—Here's Where to Order Flowers in Seattle - TheStranger.comSunday, January 17, 2021
Seattle. Central Cafe and Juice BarThe eco-conscious cafe gets tulips and mixed bouquets delivered from Fall City florist Sweet Blissful Blooms every Tuesday and Saturday. Stop by in person to scoop up a bundle (and a pastry to go, while you're at it). CureFrom Wednesday-Saturday, you can add pastel-hued daffodils and tulips from local farmers to your charcuterie, sandwich, and/or cocktail kit order, either online or by phone. Note: These have limited availability, and they tend to go fast. Hill City Tap House & Bottle Shop Want something nice to look at while you drink beer from your Hill City growler? Text Sunshine by Tuesday at 916-396-2166 to reserve a $15 Cha New Life Garden bouquet for pickup on April 30, from 1:30-7:30 pm. Kubota GardenThe local Japanese garden will move its annual spring plant sale fundraiser online. Stock up on house plants and pick them up in your car on May 8-9. Order by 1 p.m. on May 7. Lantern BrewingOrder $15 bouquets from Pike Place vendors Blong's Garden and pick them up from the brewery on Thursday-Friday from 4-7 p.m. Left BankTo soothe your stuck-inside-during-springtime-blues, the South Park natural wine shop's standing Friday Night Wine pickup and delivery program now includes the option of adding a $30 bouquet from Bleedfoot Florals. London PlaneStarting on May 8 and continuing every Friday, the Melrose Market joint's flower shop will make springtime flower deliveries. If you're someone who likes to freshen your vase every week, opt for their four-week subscription, or consider their at-home floral arrangement class on May 15, which comes with flowers and a vase. They're also putting together special arrangements for Mother's Day, which will be delivered to moms on May 9. Neighborhood Farmers MarketsMany of the flower vendors you usually buy from at your neighborhood farmers market continue to offer their services while the majority of markets remain closed. The Neighborhood Farmers Markets Shopper Sourcing Guide contains everything you need to know about ordering from places like Alm Hill Gardens, Blong’s Garden, Chao Cheng, Choice Bulb, and others. Peony BakeryThe remote Peony Bakery (aka "just a teacher who likes to bake") has Pike Place flowers and DIY cookie kits available for a limited time. All proceeds from flower sales will ... https://www.thestranger.com/things-to-do/2020/04/28/43529672/its-tulip-and-daffodil-season-heres-where-to-order-flowers-in-seattle
Longtime owner of Continental Florist dies - Vestavia VoiceSunday, January 17, 2021
Longtime owner of Continental Florist Barbara Orr died Wednesday, Sept. 2 at the age of 85.
Orr purchased the popular Rocky Ridge floral business in 1986 and was named the 2004 Florist of the Year by the Alabama State Florists' Association, according to her obituary.
Orr is preceded in death by her husband, Herbert L. Orr; son, John Michael Orr; brother, Gray Garner Jr.; sister, Faye Gardner; father, Edward Gray Garner Sr.; and mother, Tressa Allen Garner.
She is survived by her sons, James Steven Orr and David Garner Orr; daughter, Nancy Orr Athnos; grandchildren, Chelsea Marie Orr and Emily Louise Orr; and sister, Carolyn Bullard.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2020 from 10 a.m. to noon at Currie-Jefferson Funeral Home in Hoover.
Florist Starts ‘Flowers for Black Men' After George Floyd's Death, Sharing Random Kindness - NBC Southern CaliforniaSunday, January 17, 2021
She got even more famous after appearing on the HBO show "Insecure." All because, she says, she wanted to stay true to who she is, and where she lives."When you see a florist that looks like you and represents you I think that representation is so important," Brown said. After working in digital marketing, Brown decided it wasn’t for her. She wanted to get out of the office. She wanted to do something with her hands. Then came the idea of flowers.Her popularity grew as she posted with her flowers at familiar local spots. Soon, she was doing pop ups at places like Hilltop Coffee.Last summer, she took it a step further. Realizing that the killing of George Floyd and the protests that erupted had particular resonance for one group of people. So she started “flowers for Black men,” encouraging friends and followers to send bouquets to many who weren’t expecting them."And they automatically assumed I got the wrong address or it was for their wife or something like that and I said, 'Oh no this is for you." And they’re like, 'me? What?'" she said. As the world watched the breach of the U.S. Capitol in shock, many couldn’t help but wonder why the underwhelming police response to President Trump’s rioting supporters was so different from the massive show of force seen this summer at a Washington D.C. Black Lives Matter protest following the death of George Floyd. NBCLX’s Fernando Hurtado talked to Frank Straub, an expert... https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/view-park-mallory-with-the-flowers/2504159/
Turning a new Leaf: Flower/gift shop helps to revitalize Akron's West Hill neighborhood - Akron Beacon JournalSunday, January 17, 2021
Katie Byard For the Beacon JournalMushrooms, blueberry vines and even small not-yet-ripe tomatoes have ended up in Akron florist Matthew Caleb Moore’s designs.Now he’s arranging for his flower/gift shop — Leaf Home and Blooms — to bloom in a much bigger space, and hopefully, he says, help to revitalize the stretch of West Market Street in West Hill.“There is a lot of potential here,” Moore said, noting the more developed Highland Square commercial strip just a little west on West Market.Leaf, previously called Every Blooming Thing, will move in early November to 449 W. Market St. in the site of the former longtime Stagecoach Antiques store.For now, while that space is being renovated, Leaf is operating out of the bottom of a house tucked behind the onetime antiques shop. Leaf moved to West Market from 1079 W. Exchange St., a little more than a mile away, late last year. Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan plans to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the new location Nov. 10.“We are hoping we spark development here... connect this part of West Hill with Highland Square more an... https://www.beaconjournal.com/story/news/local/2020/09/30/leaf-flower-gift-shop-helps-revitalize-west-hill-akron/3561752001/
JIMMY "HEY HONEY, HEY" ELAM | West Virginia | herald-dispatch.com - Huntington Herald DispatchSunday, January 17, 2021
Jimmy is survived by his older sisters, Kay Johnson and Paula Mays; baby sister, Lynette Kinser; aunt, Betty Parsons and her boys; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Jimmy worked as the Head Florist at Archer’s Flowers in Huntington, W.Va., and was a proud member of the LGBTQ community. There will be a Celebration of Life service scheduled at a later date. Henson & Kitchen Mortuary, Huntington, W.Va., is caring for the family. Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family by visiting www.hensonandkitchen.com. https://www.herald-dispatch.com/obituaries/wv/jimmy-hey-honey-hey-elam/article_82249564-526a-5e44-8695-30c3e729d752.html