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Longtime owner of Continental Florist dies - Vestavia VoiceSunday, January 17, 2021
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.
Holiday Plants Brighten the Season - Lincoln SentinelWednesday, December 02, 2020
The poinsettia was named after Joel Robert Poinsett, an amateur botanist and the first American ambassador to Mexico. He sent some poinsettia plants home to Greenville, South Carolina in 1825. Poinsettias are now the number one potted flowering plant grown in the United States. The large colorful parts of the plant are not true flowers, they are modified leaves called `bracts’ . The true flowers are the small yellow/green buds in the center of the bracts. When choosing a poinsettia to bring home, look for tightly clustered yellow buds and crisp, bright, undamaged foliage.To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition https://etypeservices.com/Lincoln%20Sentinel-RepublicanID387/... https://www.lincolnsentinel.com/opinions/holiday-plants-brighten-season
'For the community': Dunn volunteers deliver flowers to nursing homes during pandemic - The Fayetteville ObserverWednesday, December 02, 2020
Raleigh and Charlotte. The man who made the donation from Charlotte, Surles said, has a mother who used to live in the Carolina Inn assisted living community in Fayetteville, and he wanted to ensure patients there had flowers delivered. 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/
Businesses brace for 'slow go' this winter - Portland Press Herald - pressherald.comWednesday, December 02, 2020
More people are buying flowers because they can’t see each other in person, he said.In Bridgton, Nate Sunday co-owns Tasteful Things, a specialty grocery store, at 8 Depot St. with his wife, Carol. They opened a second, seasonal location in Naples in May of this year.Sunday and his wife “thought long and hard” about opening a second store during a pandemic, but ultimately felt they had no other choice because they had been planning for the new store for over a year and were paying a premium for its Causeway location.“We financed everything out of our own pocket. We kind of decided that we’re so far into this anyway, what’s going to be the harm,” he said.Both stores were deemed essential and able to stay open in the spring, but things were “very, very slow,” and profits didn’t even hit 50% of last year’s numbers.The drop in out-of-state summer tourists was certainly a threat to their business, Sunday said, but an increase in local customers and a slight boost from the second location, now closed for the season, put them back on track.Bridgton Books co-owner Justin Ward said that locals and others moving into their second homes in the area was also a boost. He and his wife, Pam, opened the bookstore at 140 Main Street in 1993.Blossoms, Tasteful Things, and the bookstore didn’t qualify for PPP loans.But, Ward said, “there’s light at the end of the tunnel with the vaccine.”The winter season “is going to be a slow go,” said Sue Mercer, the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce executive director.Mercer herself was on furlough from May to August and the office manager was laid off.Unlike the other businesses, Heaven and Earth Day Spa and Wellness Center in Windham depends on in-person interactions between patrons and employees.Maura Malia has owned the spa at 108 Tandberg Trail for the last 14 years and said that the $65,000 PPP loan “helped tremendously.”She’s still waiting to hear if the loan will be forgiven.“It’s frustrating. If that doesn’t get forgiven, that’s a different conversation we’re having,” she said.The spa is busy but memberships are down about 25% and revenues are only at $170,000 through the end of September. Last year, the spa made about $450,000.“We just have to get through every day. That’s the mode we’re in,” she said.Comments are not available on this story.« Previous Towns have eye on Little Falls-South Windham VillageNext »Casco could still be months from hiring new town managerfiled under: Related StoriesLatest Articles... https://www.pressherald.com/2020/12/02/businesses-brace-for-slow-go-this-winter/
Denver Junior Flowers | Obituaries | wvgazettemail.com - Charleston Gazette-MailWednesday, December 02, 2020
Sarah Cline (Paul) of Winfield, stepson Timothy Williams of Charleston and stepson Danny Williams of Charleston, daughter Linda Leib and her three sons Allan, Adam and Zack of North Carolina. Grandchildren Sadie, Emma and Katie Cline, Alexandria Williams, and Bryce Williams. His siblings Betty Bashor (Jerome) of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Shelba Midkiff of Huntington, Richard Flowers of South Carolina, Gary Flowers (Margie) of Alum Creek, and Greta Turner of Alum Creek. He was loved by his many nieces and nephews and will be missed by a host of friends and family.Per Denver's wishes, there will be no service. He will be cremated, and part of his ashes will be scattered on John (his longtime friend) and Cheryl Casto's property where he hunted many years. The remainder of his ashes will be interred in the Casto cemetery.To honor Denver, the family suggests memorial donations to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd W, Charleston, WV 25387-2536.Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro is assisting Denver's family and you may send condolences to the family at www.cookefuneralhome.com... https://www.wvgazettemail.com/obituaries/denver-junior-flowers/article_daf8fed8-f539-5282-aee2-9d6d6045f5c5.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/
Flower shop target of online harassment after Shinkle abstains from Michigan vote - Detroit Free PressWednesday, December 02, 2020
Ashley Nerbovig Detroit Free PressPeople threatened the life of a Republican on the Michigan canvassing board and tanked the online reviews of his brother's flower shop as the board voted to certify state election results Monday. Republican Norm Shinkle abstained from the vote, alluding to election issues in Detroit, while fellow Republican and Vice Chair Aaron Van Langevelde voted with the board's two Democratic members. The board certified the state election results, which showed Joe Biden earned about 154,000 more votes than President Donald Trump. The next step in the process is for Michigan's electors to cast the state's 16 Electoral College votes on Dec. 14. "I don't know about my Democrat colleagues, but I know Aaron and I received quite a few comments, outright threats, nasty emails telling me my family's at risk," Shinkle said. "I had one person even suggest simply, you got to vote yes to certify for the safety of your family."More: Michigan board votes to certify election results despite GOP calls to delayMore: Mich. Suprem... https://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/11/24/michigan-board-state-canvassers-shinkle/6401546002/
10 Northern Michigan Florists - MyNorth.comWednesday, July 29, 2020
February and whether yours is a newly budding relationship or a blossoming one, let your significant other know they’re special to you with a Valentine’s Day bouquet from a Northern Michigan florist.These 10 Northern Michigan florists (from Traverse City to Ludington!) are great to keep in mind for Valentine’s Day, but they also create arrangements year-round for weddings, funerals, anniversaries, parties and more!Beads and Blooms Florist78 N. Jebavy Dr. Ludington, MI 49431, 231.845.6537 or 231.425.4133A local florist that delivers on a personal level, “all flower arrangements are artistically arranged in a vase and hand-delivered to the recipient.” Flower’s From Sky’s the Limit413 Michigan St. Petoskey, MI 49770, 231.347.7770Pick out the perfect pair of posies (or whatever suits your fancy) online and choose from a wide variety of arrangements that can be delivered in Petoskey or nationwide. Flower Station341 W. Front St., Traverse City, MI 49684, 231.946.1742, toll free:Located a short walk from the heart of downtown Traverse City, the Flower Station is a family owned store that offers a selection of imported and locally grown fresh flowers.Hagstrom’s Flowers... https://mynorth.com/2015/01/10-northern-michigan-florists/
Plymouth flower shop closes after four decades as owner retires - Hometown LifeWednesday, July 29, 2020
Museum, the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce and volunteering with Angela Hospice with flowers."We're always trying to do for others," she said.Then earlier this year, the coronavirus pandemic hit Michigan, forcing her to close her doors temporarily. During that time, she looked ahead to what doing business in a world occupied by COVID-19 looked like. She said she did not want to operate like that and risk her health. So she's decided to retire."While we were closed, every day in the news was something different," she said. "I just said, 'I think that it's time.'"'I'm going to miss the customers'Ribar, who still lives down the street from the floral shop, said she was sad to hear the shop still bearing her name would close, but understood why Morrison would decide to do it.She said meeting Morrison decades ago was an important point in her professional life."It would've been a monumental task (to stay open). She's a hard worker, always has been," Ribar said of Morrison. "She does anything you need to do and happy to do it. We did a good thing when we met Lori."Morrison planned to be out of the space by the end of the month. While Morrison said she's looking forward to spending time with family and friends or traveling near Christmas instead of working, she said she will miss the loyal customers that came in all the time looking for that personal touch in flowers. She said she hasn't ruled out helping out in other flower shops in the future; she said she's already had some people inquire if she wants to help during a busier season in the future."I'm going to miss the customers," she said. "I'm certainly not going to miss the long hours or smelling like sap. "I am going to miss the people I see every Christmas."... https://www.hometownlife.com/story/news/local/plymouth/2020/06/25/plymouth-floral-shop-closes/5306585002/