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Wellington florist chosen as national ambassador for flowers week - Stuff.co.nzTuesday, November 19, 2019
White Tree Floral Design (Auckland), Kath Parkes from Mrs Bottomley's Flowers (Christchurch), Linda McKenzie from Fallow & Fox (Dunedin), Samantha Trott from Samantha Rose Flowers (Ashburton), and Kerri Murphy from The Twisted Willow (Wellington).p class="sics-component__html-injector sics-component__story... https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/capital-life/capital-day/117348367/wellington-florist-chosen-as-national-ambassador-for-flowers-week
Wise County grand jury indicts 58 - Kingsport Times NewsTuesday, September 10, 2019
April 12 attack on an ex-cohabitant. The charge carries a maximum 12 month jail term and a $2,500 fine.— James Burton Eldridge, 36, 317 Cedar St., Benham, Kentucky, was indicted on six felony and two misdemeanor charges of embezzlement in connection with a series of alleged incidents against Norton business Cassell Electric. Each felony charge carries a maximum 10 year prison term and the misdemeanor charges 12 month jail terms on conviction.— Victor Eugene Flowers, 46, Pikeville, Kentucky, was indicted on two grand larceny charges for allegedly stealing property valued at $500 or more from Lowe’s in Wise. Each count, upon conviction, carries a 20-year maximum prison term.— Clinton Alden Hale, 39, 1014 Carico Ridge Road, Coeburn, was indicted on six felony counts each of forgery and uttering, six misdemeanor charges each of obtain by false pretense and petit larceny and one misdemeanor charge of financial exploitation of an elderly person for a series of incidents in October 2018 involving allegations of forged checks. The felony charges each carry maximum 10 year prison terms and the misdemeanors 12 month maximum jail terms.The grand jury handed down indictments against 47 other people for various charges including shoplifting and 29 drug case-related indictments. http://www.timesnews.net/Law-Enforcement/2019/08/24/Wise-County-grand-jury-indicts-58
Roses — in full bloom - Financial TimesTuesday, September 10, 2019
Miuccia Prada’s witty and twisted examination of the light and dark of romance. The “gown full of ‘em” is surely one of the show-stopping dresses by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen, where scarlet, pink and white silk taffeta explode like a rose in full bloom.There are more, for the rose is a talented muse and she can encapsulate many moods. One of her more reflective moments during fashion month came at the Chanel show, the first since the death of Karl Lagerfeld, when the actress Penélope Cruz walked the catwalk in white, wearing a black bow in her hair and carrying a single white rose in honour of her late friend. Alexander McQueen AW19 But the rose is, perhaps unsurprisingly, used more frequently in reference to love and romance this season. Flirty, spriggy rosebud prints appear on sexy satin skirts at Paco Rabanne. At Valentino, roses are a recurring theme on prints in a show that could not have been — with its specially commissioned poetry by Greta Bellamacina — more loved up. London designer Richard Quinn, a rapidly rising star, went loud and splashy with his overblown roses, where modern day ball gowns are subverted with latex gloves and boots like some champagne-blasted punks charging the Chelsea Flower Show. Marc Jacobs applied generous amounts of Miracle-Gro to his silk rose sashes, corsages and chokers; so gigantically do they swell off his satiny dresses and blouses, they morph later in his collection into rose dresses, turning those who wear them into a woman-sized bloom. 'Bouquet of Flowers in a Glass beside a Tobacco Pot', by Jean Baptiste Camille Corot © Bridgeman Images And the roses keep on coming. Some 26 of Dries Van Noten’s catwalk looks bore a rose motif. The Belgian designer and passionate gardener often employs floral prints and embroidery. Last October, he took late-season cuttings from his own garden — where he grows more t... https://www.ft.com/content/9a85adf0-a23b-11e9-a282-2df48f366f7d
Petal to the metal: Man steals Kittelberger Florist van while employee delivers flowers - Rochester Democrat and ChronicleTuesday, January 22, 2019
Grand larceny: Between Jan. 11 and 12, someone entered a gray 2018 Chevrolet Silverado by "unknown means" and stole a "scope lever action .44 magnum Marlin rifle," a Carhartt jacket and Burton winter boots from the vehicle's backseat. The victim was "adamant" that he locked his truck, but he discovered the passenger door open and ajar in the morning. GREECE Burglary: On Dec. 20, a woman reported that while she was sleeping in the bedroom of her apartment on Whitehouse Drive, someone removed the screen and opened the kitchen window. The suspect reached in and stole her purse from a table. Attempted robbery: On Dec. 22 in the 3800 block of West Ridge Road, the victim was threatened with a knife and then shot five times with a BB gun by people known to him. Criminal possession of a controlled substance: On Dec. 22 during a traffic stop at Rumson and Marwood roads, a driver was found to be in possession of four ounces of cocaine and a scale with residue. He was also charged with intent to sell. The Greater Rochester Area Narcotics Enforcement Team assisted. Criminal tampering: On Dec. 24, someone turned a Rochester Gas and Electric Corp. power switch off. That caused a power outage in the area of Mt. Read Boulevard. Criminal mischief: On Dec. 26, someone slashed four vehicle tires and carved an expletive into the victim's rental car on Affinity Lane. Menacing: On Dec. 27, a man said that while delivering pizzas at the Glenora Gardens apartment complex, a man in a tan van pointed a handgun at him after he pulled up alongside him. The suspect then drove away without saying anything. Harassment: On Dec. 27, someone threatened an employee at an automobile repair business in the 2300 block of West Ridge Road after he became upset over the service. The suspect told the employee, "If I come back here, I'm putting a knife to your throat." The suspect was not prosecuted. Counterfeit money: On Dec. 28, someone passed a counterfeit $100 bill at a store in the 2800 block of West Ridge Road Petit larceny: On Dec. 28, a 15-year-old boy was arrested after stealing an $80 BMX bike from the 2800 block of Dewey Avenue. Menacing: On Jan. 2, a customer menaced a store manager at a business in the 3600 block of Dewey Avenue with a silver handgun and then tried to run over the manager in her red Toyota SUV. Endangering the welfare of a child: On Jan. 4, a mother left her 5-year-old child unattended in the play area at the Mall at Greece Ridge while she shopped at a nearby store. She was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child after an investigation. Grand larceny:&nbs... https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2019/01/19/monroe-county-ny-crime-rochester-suburbs-brighton-chili-greece-ogden-irondequoit-victor/2599141002/
Volunteers band together to revive recycled-bouquet program - Palo Alto OnlineTuesday, January 08, 2019
We heard about (the closure of Random Acts of Flowers) and decided to reach out and let the volunteers know we planned to do the same mission here," said Jyllian Halliburton, volunteer program manager at Avenidas in Palo Alto.
"We started to get contacted by the volunteers and we got about 30-plus volunteers reaching out to us. They were just so excited."
For now, Avenidas has made space for flower sorting and arranging in a large classroom at its Cubberley Community Center site every Wednesday, but workers are already agitating for more days of the week. Some said they additionally volunteer at one of two other known spinoffs of Random Acts of Flowers: Blossom Buddies in Menlo Park and Flowers of Comfort in San Jose.
Many of the volunteers have maintained their earlier relationships with local donor retailers, florists and markets.
"There's nothing that excites us as much as a bucket of day-old or week-old flowers," said Palo Alto resident Barbara Levin, as the group cheered the arrival of a new bucket of leftovers from Mills Florist. Levin is a longtime volunteer who routinely collects cast-offs from Trader Joe's in Palo Alto. Others pick up from Trader Joe's in Menlo Park and a branch of Whole Foods.
"We never know what flowers or vases we're going to have to work with, so every time we come in it's a new and interesting experience and it's a way of showing off our creative side," Levin said.
The women have no trouble unpacking funeral wreaths and other event-specific arrangements to "create something more interesting," Klause said. But in some cases the used flowers are not fresh enough for a second life and must be discarded.
Volunteer Sandra Bachman, a Woodside resident, said her favorite place to deliver is Stanford University Hospital.
"To go in and see patients that do not have any flowers or visitors and walk in with a bouquet and for five minutes they forget about their problems," Bachman said. "They open their eyes and to get that smile, and to hear through that family what a difference that can make for healing ... A lot of the nurses say it helps them heal. It brings the outside in, the sunshine in."
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COVID-19 devastated flower shops. Local florists hope Valentine's Day starts resurgence - Hometown LifeSunday, February 28, 2021
That was the case for Bob Kupfer and Tiffany Florist in downtown Birmingham last spring. When he was closed for several weeks when COVID-19 was first detected in Michigan, he was left with a cooler full of flowers that couldn't be sold. So he would take them outside his shop at 784 S. Old Woodward and leave them in a bucket for those taking a walk and looking to get out of the house during quarantine. "When we shut down, every day I would come here and put a bucket of flowers in the street," he said. "There's a ton of people who walk by here every day. We were giving away flowers for a long time."Unknown factorsThat won't be the case in February. Kupfer said he is confident those looking to buy their sweetie some flowers — including the traditional red roses associated with the holiday — will be able to, whether they order a week early or walk in the afternoon of Feb. 14.Still, he said, it's best to order ahead to make sure customers can get exactly what they're looking for, since it's a guessing game this year as to how sales will go."The big unknown is, who's going to be buying for Valentines Day?" Kupfer said. "Do we need 10,000 of something or 1,000 of something?"More: Lottery awaits Golden ticket call from $1 billion Mega Millions winner, teachers or notMore: Many families eager to get back to in-person schooling. See what your district has plannedDonna Podpora, who co-owns Donna & Larry's Flowers in Northville with her husband Larry Podpora, said they are starting to get more clarity about what to expect for Valentine's Day, but there were still plenty of questions in late January as they got their shop at 1063 Novi Road decorated with hearts a stuffed bears."Even the suppliers are saying they don't where they're going to get the flowers from at this point. They've got the orders placed. They don't know what's going to come in," said Donna Podpora, who's owned the shop north of Eight Mile for nearly 37 years. "They don't know what to charge us because they don't know what they're going to have to pay because they don't know what they're going to get. It's just so different."Valentine's Day and Mothers Days are widely considered the two biggest days for giving flowers, and flower shops across the region have prepped since before Christmas. It's a big holiday for deliveries, though those look vastly different this year compared to previous years.One issue with Valentine's Day this year isn't the result of COVID-19 but of the calendar: Feb. ... https://www.hometownlife.com/story/money/business/2021/02/03/order-valentines-day-flowers-early-year-florists-say/4226899001/
Local florist delivers donated flowers to seniors - Fox17Sunday, February 28, 2021
ALLENDALE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A surprise just in time for Valentine's Day for dozens of seniors in West Michigan.Simplicity Floral Design and Events delivered flowers to the Allendale Nursing and Rehabilitation Community on Friday. The idea came from Nikki Schindler, who posted on Facebook, asking for people to donate money to the cause.The response was unlike anything she dreamed of. $2,165 rolled in. That covered not just one community, but two. Flowers also went to Saint Ann's home in Grand Rapids.Follow FOX 17: Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - YouTube... https://www.fox17online.com/news/local-news/lakeshore/ottawa/local-florist-delivers-donated-flowers-to-seniors
Longtime CEO of Wedel’s Nursery remembered for love of faith, family, fishing and flowers - mlive.comSunday, February 28, 2021
Andy Wedel said.He shared his love for plants and flowers in every way he could think of, his son said. He helped found the Michigan Certified Nurseryman Program in 1980. And he also spent 42 years on the air for WKZO 590 AM, delivering “Over the Garden Fence” on Saturday mornings.George Wedel picked up the mic from father Harley Wedel in 1963, before passing it to Andy Wedel 15 years ago. One of Southwest Michigan’s longest-running radio shows, it has stayed in the family in a similar way the nursery and garden center has, Andy Wedel said.Four generations of Wedels have put their hard work, sweat and love into the business Harley Wedel started more than seven decades ago. George Wedel was the company’s longest leader, though, the family says. His wife of 61 years, Joyce Wedel, who survives George, was also involved for many years in running the family business.Related: Sunny weather provides Kalamazoo-area gardeners respite amid coronavirus outbreakAll three of George Wedel’s children, including daughter Bonnie Russell, work there. He also has three grandchildren who work for Wedel’s. His brother Roger Wedel, now the last surviving child of Harley Wedel’s four children, is also still involved in the business, Schwartz said.That only scratches the surface of cousins, aunts and uncles who work at the nursery, now located in Texas Township, as well as the family’s farm and other related businesses, she said.Who will take over the business with George Wedel now gone is unknown, Schwartz said. But one thing is for certain — it will stay in the family.Known for his joy of bringing people together for picnics and BBQs on Sunday afternoons, George Wedel also loved fishing and the Detroit Tigers — his two biggest passions outside of his faith and love for plants, his children said.Each year, he would look forward to trips to Drummond Island to go perch fishing, Lake Erie to fish for walleye and an annual trip to Detroit for a ballgame, Schwartz said. Andy Wedel recalled trips to the South Haven pier as a child to catch perch.In addition to fishing, Andy Wedel recalled growing up in “gardens so big a child could get lost in” them and “Detroit Tiger baseball blaring over the little AM radio sitting out on the post.”“I think he has been part of making this county more beautiful,” Schwartz said. “All the trees, shrubs and plants that have been put in all over Kalamazoo County. Our business is 74 years old, just think how many things have been planted around here.“He had a work ethic was like no other and it’s really just why I feel our business has survived and done so well.”A visitation for Wedel will take place from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at Country Christian Evangelical Free Church, 9286 36th St. in Scotts. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 29, at the church. Wed... https://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/2020/06/longtime-ceo-of-wedels-nursery-remembered-for-love-of-faith-family-fishing-and-flowers.html
Eastern Floral launches subscription plans - GR|MAGSunday, January 17, 2021
Courtesy Eastern FloralEastern Floral announced two new subscription programs: plant of the month and a customizable flower subscription, available at all of its West Michigan locations.With these new subscriptions, holiday promotions and Michigan-made gift baskets, the family-owned florist said it hopes to inspire the community to shop local this holiday season.“We wanted to offer a unique gift-giving opportunity that would truly spread joy throughout the year, said Bing Goei, president of Eastern Floral. “Not only can you give the gift of flowers year-round to loved ones, but you can also support and celebrate local businesses with a variety of Michigan-made gift options.”New membership detailsPlant of the monthMembers receive a new blooming plant every month at any Eastern Floral location$55 for 12 monthsIncludes a 4-inch decorative containerMembers receive 20% off merchandise when they stop in for their monthly plantFlower subscriptionMonthly flower arrangement deliveryChoose from three, six or 12 monthsChoose package level: standard ($60 bouquet), deluxe ($75) or premium ($100)Other options are available upon requestAll subscriptions placed in December receive free shippingEastern Floral also is offering 40% off all merchandise and othe... https://www.grmag.com/look-feel/eastern-floral-launches-subscription-plans/