Alamogordo Flower Shop News
Davis' Work on Rose Parade Floats - Alamogordo Daily NewsTuesday, January 24, 2017
Joe.Richard Davis works on a Rose Parade float in Pasadena, California. (Photo: Courtesy Photo)Esther has been in the floral business for 38 years. She has owned flower shops in Florida and in Alamogordo, NM. She currently does freelance work for weddings and other special events in the Cloudcroft area as EMD Designs and she is the current President of the NM State Florist Association. Esther is also very active in her community. She is a Past President of the Sparky’s Boot Fund and is currently on the board of the Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce where she is the chairwoman for Mardi Gras, July Jamboree and Lumberjack Days.This year was Esther’s third year working on rose parade floats.“We work long hours and it is hard work, but it is also very, very rewarding,” she said.Esther’s husband Richard, is an excellent worker and all the crew chiefs want him on their team.It is always a treat to watch the parade each year on television. Most of us can only imagine what it would be like to see the parade in person and actually work on a float.Only natural material can be used to decorate the floats. Flowers, fruits, mosses, grasses, spices and seed come from all over the world.“There were numerous semi- tractor trailers full of flowers of every type backed up to the huge hangers where the floats are assembled,” Esther said. “They were not only beautiful, but the aroma was amazing.”Plans have already begun for the 2018 Rose Parade.“If I leave it up to Richard, we will go back again this year to work on the floats,” Esther said.Read or Share this story: http://a-dnews.co/2k1Pc2X... http://www.alamogordonews.com/story/news/local/community/2017/01/18/davis-work-rose-parade-floats/96746954/
Taos event planner helps make holidays, weddings about you - taosnewsWednesday, December 11, 2019
Margaret Vitulli married her high school sweetheart, Richard Palmer, 30 years ago. The couple raised two children. Daughter Paisley, 27, received her B.A. from the University of New Mexico-Albuquerque and her M.A. at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. She is an archaeologist for an environmental company and plans to marry Matthew De Freese in Hawaii on Dec. 16. The Palmers' son, Allen, 25, completed his bachelor's degree at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. In April, he wed his wife, Serenah. The couple lives in San Antonio, where he serves in the Air Force as a commissioned officer.Personal interestsPalmer prefers to live in the moment, and loves sharing stories. The frequent volunteer helped with hockey, soccer, tennis, drama, fundraising and many activities in the schools, including substitute teaching. She supports the Taos County Chamber of Commerce as a member and an ambassador. "I like to stay involved with town things, and that includes political campaigns," said Palmer.As frequent travelers, the Palmers visited Europe and Russia and have gone American river boat cruising. The couple enjoys traveling with family. Anticipated future vacation spots include Alaska, Machu Picchu and Africa.In this season of Thanksgiving, Palmer said she is grateful. "I give thanks for another day in paradise. I live in a wonderful place. Our children received a good education in the Taos schools and they continue to come to Taos whenever possible. I love to spend time with family and travel the world. The Taos sunsets are the best. I love my life here with my husband - who's my best friend." ... https://www.taosnews.com/stories/know-your-neighbor-margaret-palmer,60914?
How Much Does a Wedding Cost on Average?Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Geography matters, too. Getting married in New Mexico only costs, on average, $17,000 according to The Knot. But if you get married in New York City (Manhattan), expect to pay around $76,944. Your head-count matters regardless of budget. The cost of a larger wedding, with 100 people or more, is significantly more than that of an intimate wedding. According to the website CostofWedding.com, 50% of couples keep their wedding costs below $15,000 by opting for an intimate wedding. Yet invite 100 or more guests for a larger wedding, and you're looking at costs totaling twice as much (or more, if you're getting hitched in a big city like San Francisco or New York City). Traditional Wedding Cost Splits Wedding traditions, at least from a financial point of view, haven't changed much over the years. Exhibit "A" is having the bride's family pay the most for the wedding. According to The Knot, the bride's family pays 45% of all wedding costs. Right behind the bride's mom and dad are the actual newlyweds, who contribute 41% of wedding costs. The groom's family pitches in, too, paying 13% of total wedding costs. While traditions remain strong, figuring out who pays for a wedding can be somewhat complicated, given that so many people are getting married (and remarried) later in life. Historically, here's a list of who pays for what in a traditional wedding. It's an important piece of knowledge, considering that you'll need to set up a wedding budget beforehand, and you'll want to know who's paying for individual wedding costs. What the Bride's family traditionally pays for: The reception, complete with drinks, food, music and a wedding cake The wedding ceremony, including flowers and any special decorations The bride's wedding gown The photographer and videographer Limousine or special transportation to the wedding and reception What the Groom's family traditionally pays for: The wedding rehearsal dinner Wedding gifts for the bride and groom What the Bride traditionally pays for: The wedding ring for the groom Any wedding gift for the groom The bride's hairstyling and make-up Wedding gifts for her bridesmaids What the Groom traditionally pays for: The bride and groom's marriage license The bride's engagement ring The honeymoon Any wedding gift for his groomsme... https://www.thestreet.com/personal-finance/education/how-much-does-wedding-cost-14693474
3rd day of Eddy County Fair features flowersTuesday, August 14, 2018
Eddy County Fair Community Center, where children designed floral arrangements to be judged the next day by a panel of nationally-accredited horticulture judges from around New Mexico. Members of the Artesia Garden Club, mostly elementary school students, were hard at work Wednesday to craft their creations in hopes of winning the contest. The Artesia Garden Club was awarded first place in both national and regional horticulture competitions last year, hosted by National Garden Clubs Inc. and New Mexico Garden Clubs. President Julie Foster said getting children involved in the craft is more important than ever in the modern age. And designing the arrangements provided a constructive break betw... https://www.currentargus.com/story/news/local/2018/07/25/day-3-eddy-county-fair/837799002/
Head-To-Head Survey: FTD Companies (FTD) versus Inergy (CEQP) - Macon DailyWednesday, April 11, 2018
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