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Becky’s Flowers In Roseville Bombarded With Hate, Mistaken For Shop Owned By Capitol Rioter - Good Day SacramentoWednesday, March 31, 2021
LLE (CBS13) — A Roseville flower shop is caught in the middle of a fight that’s not even theirs. Now Becky’s Flowers wants to set the record straight.The Roseville store is taking heat for someone in Midland, Texas who’s accused of taking part in the Capitol riots.READ MORE: Police: Man, Woman Found Passed Out Drunk In Winters Drive-Through With Child In CarAssistant manager Kali Mitchell described the stress of simply answering the telephone.“I said, ‘Becky’s Flowers how can I help you?’ And it was immediately met with, ‘Are you the b**** that stormed the Capitol?'” said Mitchell.“I even had one guy say a lot of things I can’t say on TV, obviously,” said owner Aaron Alberti.Those words were aimed at Jenny Cudd. Cudd was arrested Wednesday and charged with a misdemeanor accused of taking part in the Capitol riots.She could be seen smiling and waving at cameras as she left a virtual hearing. She told media outlets she’d, “do it again, and I’d have a gas mask next time.”Here’s where the Roseville store comes in. Cudd also owns a Becky’s Flowers, but it’s an entirely separate shop in Midland, Texas.“We’re getting attacked from the left, from the right, from people who really don’t care. Peop... https://gooddaysacramento.cbslocal.com/2021/01/14/roseville-beckys-flowers-threats-riot/
Small Business Spotlight: E. Stephen Hein - www.smileypete.comSunday, February 28, 2021
Heritage Antiques’ Main Street location at the time. When that property was sold in 2008, he pulled up stakes and headed to Winchester Road at Midland, where the shop was located for a decade.
In December of 2018, however, the florist company took root in a new spot – one from which he hopes to eventually retire. The building is at 380 E. Second St., on the corner of Eastern Avenue about a block down from Martine’s Pastries. Hein is leasing to buy, with plans to fully take ownership of the building by the end of 2023.
“Of all the buildings I have been in, I love this building best,” he said. “It’s a beautiful two-story, interesting, neat building. The neighbors all thank me for being here.”
Though it lacks some of the “drive by” visibility of his former locations, the quiet, neighborhood-oriented building offers plentiful parking and an ease of coming and going that the busy thoroughfare locations lacked.
With abundant natural light and exposed interior brick walls, the space is full of charm – and flowers, of course. Hein’s selection of flesh blooms range from anemone, delphinium and freesia to calla lilies, pink Tabledance lilies and gerbera daisies, with dahlias, irises and tulips in between.
“I could go on,” Hein said. Small bulb gardens – landscaped with moss and decorated by hand by Hein with miniature garden critters – are popular with his customers this time of year, as the flowers can be planted during the summer and will come back every year.
Almost all his lilies come from Little Miami Flower Co., a wholesaler near Cincinnati.
“We buy a lot from the local wholesalers,” Hein said. “I try to do most of it pretty locally.”
When he opened shop in 1987, he was asked to handle floral arrangements for such charitable events as the Lexington Ball, the Steeplechase Ball in Cincinnati and Beaux Arts Krewe Ball in Birmingham. In more recent years, his work has been seen at the annual Fabby Abbey Ball, a benefit for KET held at Spindletop Hall.
Hein first came to Lexington in 1961 from his home state of Indiana. While attending Evansville College (before it became the University of Evansville) in the late ’50s, he got an offer to become an i... https://smileypete.com/community/small-business-spotlight-e-stephen-hein/
Judge Says Florist Charged in Capitol Riot May Travel to Mexico - The New York TimesSunday, February 28, 2021
Riviera Maya, south of Cancún, from Feb. 18 to Feb. 21.A grand jury has indicted Ms. Cudd, of Midland Texas, on five counts, including disorderly conduct in a Capitol building and obstruction of an official proceeding, according to documents filed in federal court.Ms. Cudd streamed a live video of herself inside the Capitol on Jan. 6, the F.B.I. said. In the video, Ms. Cudd said she had been watching President Donald J. Trump speak before she “charged the Capitol today with patriots.”“Hell, yes, I am proud of my actions,” she said on the video.In the video, she also said, “We did break down the Nancy Pelosi’s office door and somebody stole her gavel and took a picture sitting in the chair flipping off the camera and that was on Fox News.”Ms. Cudd, wearing a “Women for Trump 2020” cap, later said in an interview with a television station that she would “do it again in a heartbeat.” She ran unsuccessfully for mayor of Midland in 2019.Ms. Cudd has been allowed to remain free while she awaits trial, according to federal court records. A magistrate judge ordered that she stay away from Washington and said that any travel plans must be approved by the court, according to the conditions of her release.In court documents, Ms. Cudd’s lawyers said that she had no criminal record, that she had complied with the conditions of her release and that a pretrial service officer assigned to her case had “no objection” to the travel request.Pretrial service officers are assigned to defendants to make sure they do not commit a crime while they await trial and return to court when they are ordered to.David Kent, a federal prosecutor assigned to Ms. Cudd’s case, has told her lawyers that “the government takes no position on Ms. Cudd’s request” to travel to Mexico, Ms. Cudd’s lawyers wrote in a court filing.Two of Ms. Cudd’s initial lawyers in the case, Farheena Siddiqui and Marina Medvin, did not return requests for comment. Mr. Kent and the Department of Justice did not respond to messages this week. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/05/us/politics/cudd-texas-florist-mexico.html
Opinion: Florist charged for participating in Capitol riot should be denied trip to Mexico - Houston Chronicle Sunday, February 28, 2021
Regarding “Senate agrees to hear case against Trump,” (A1, Feb. 10): Jenny Cudd, a Midland florist, asked a federal court not to inconvenience her by preventing her from taking a weekend trip to Mexico. Cudd is a white woman initially charged with “misdemeanor counts of entering and remaining on restricted grounds and disorderly conduct or violent entry” during the Jan. 6 attacks on the Capitol. She has been released without bond. Violently breaching the Capitol is just a misdemeanor; similar to a minor traffic violation? Since when? Contrast that with Crystal Mason, an African American woman, who a Texas state court sentenced to five years in prison for illegally casting a provisional ballot because she had not yet completed her term of supervised release from prison. The African American woman gets five years for not understanding voting rules regarding probationers, and a white woman has only traffic citation-like charges for rampaging through the Capitol. If that’s called justice; justice is upside down. Patrick J. Killman, Houston... https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/letters/article/Opinion-Florist-charged-for-participating-in-15939943.php
‘Are You The B**** That Stormed The Capitol?’: Florist Bombarded With Hate, Mistaken For Shop Owned By Capitol Rioter - CBS ChicagoSunday, February 28, 2021
LE (CBS13) — A California flower shop is caught in the middle of a fight that’s not even theirs. Now Becky’s Flowers wants to set the record straight.The Roseville store is taking heat for someone in Midland, Texas who’s accused of taking part in the Capitol riots.READ MORE: Man Shot Dead In Brainerd NeighborhoodAssistant manager Kali Mitchell described the stress of simply answering the telephone.“I said, ‘Becky’s Flowers how can I help you?’ And it was immediately met with, ‘Are you the b**** that stormed the Capitol?'” said Mitchell.“I even had one guy say a lot of things I can’t say on TV, obviously,” said owner Aaron Alberti.Those words were aimed at Jenny Cudd. Cudd was arrested Wednesday and charged with a misdemeanor accused of taking part in the Capitol riots.She could be seen smiling and waving at cameras as she left a virtual hearing. She told media outlets she’d, “do it again, and I’d have a gas mask next time.”Here’s where the Roseville store comes in. Cudd also owns a Becky’s Flowers, but it’s an entirely separate shop in Midland, Texas.“We’re getting attacked from the left, from the right, from people who really don’t care. People say, ‘I’m just here to troll you.’ It just s... https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/01/15/capitol-riot-beckys-flowers-president-trum/
WRAL Small Business Spotlight: Fallon's Flowers celebrates 100 years in Raleigh - WRAL.comWednesday, March 31, 2021
By Jessica Patrick, WRAL multiplatform producerRaleigh, N.C. — Fallon's Flowers isn't just the oldest florist in Raleigh -- it's very likely the oldest in North Carolina, owners say. It was recognized by the public as the best, winning the best florist category in the 2020 WRAL Voters' Choice Awards.The company has been around for more than 100 years, since the Fallon family migrated to Raleigh in 1919 and began growing their own flowers in a series of greenhouses near Oakwood Cemetery.In 1920, the Fallons opened a retail shop on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh, where they sold flowers for decades until they moved into the current building at 700 Saint Mary's St., which was originally a Piggly Wiggly.The business was eventually sold to the Brown-Wynne family and is now owned by the McCarthy family. The longest-working employee started helping in the greenhouses 45 years ago and still works at the Saint Mary's Street location.Frank Campisi has managed that location for 20 years. He said, while the ownership has changed, the family focus remains the same."I talk to customers who say, 'You did my mother's wedding 50 years ago,'" Cam... https://www.wral.com/wral-small-business-spotlight-fallon-s-flowers-celebrates-100-years-in-raleigh/19595753/
Time for early garden plantings - Mount Airy NewsSunday, February 28, 2021
My mother proved this legend to be false because she was the biggest snow lover in eastern North Carolina. It did not take a huge snowfall in eastern Carolina whether it was the first or the last for her to whip up a batch of “snow cream.” She would find snow where it had blown into drifts and dig down and find undisturbed fresh, clean snow. The first snowfall of the years did not seem to have any ill effects on her or her offspring. She lived to be over 90 years old and enjoyed life. Love you, mom, we remember you every time it snows, and we whip up some “snow cream.” You are still alive every season when we make snow cream.The wonderful fragrance of the hyacinths. The freshness of the near approach of spring is emitted by the fragrance of the dainty blooms of the hyacinths. Their pastel colors of red, pink, blue, purple, lavender, white, and yellow stand out and salute the nearness of spring.Cabbage can be planted now. Cabbage plants are now being sold at most hardware stores, seed shops, and garden departments. They can in six and nine packs. You can choose from many different varieties. Plant then in a furrow about three to four inches deep. Fill the furrow with a layer of peat moss and apply a layer of Plant-Tone organic vegetable food. Set plants about two to two-and-a-half feet apart. Hill up soil on both sides. Side dress with Plant-Tone every three weeks and hill up soil to cabbage.Hoe-Hoe-Hoedown: “Downward spiral” – A man started up the stairs and he stopped about halfway up, and he could not remember what he was going upstairs for. He decided to sit down on the step until he could remember. After he thought for a while, he could not remember whether he was going upstairs or downstairs. ... https://www.mtairynews.com/opinion/94908/time-for-early-garden-plantings
Denver Junior Flowers | Obituaries | wvgazettemail.com - Charleston Gazette-MailWednesday, December 02, 2020
Flowers, his daughter 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
As virus spreads, some local funerals shift online - WakeweeklyThursday, April 02, 2020
Gordon said. “We are practicing social distancing and are keeping everything thoroughly sanitized.”As cases of COVID-19 continue to grow in North Carolina, florists may see fewer of the types of events they service — not just funerals, but also weddings, high school proms and graduations.Ann Calus, owner of Annie’s Flowers in Oxford, is hopeful that the outbreak will have a minor impact on her sales.“Business was slow at the first part of the week, but we started a curbside service and things have picked up quite a bit,” said Calus this week. “I guess people decided that flowers would help brighten up the day.”Kuhn, the funeral director, said while industries may feel the effects of coronavirus, he hopes that won’t include health effects.“Our greatest hope in all of this is just that as many people stay as safe as possible,” Kuhn said. “This includes our community, the families we serve, my staff, and the families that we have at home waiting for us to return to them each night both healthy and safe.“It’s more than a little bit scary that I could be going out and helping others while at the same time bringing this virus home to my wife and small children. So with this in mind, I am happy to adapt to all the changes and safety precautions that are being instituted.” ... http://wakeweekly.com/stories/as-virus-spreads-some-local-funerals-shift-online,204494