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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
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
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
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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Business owners tell state lawmakers they are ready to reopen - Dayton Daily NewsSunday, July 05, 2020
A local florist was one of several business owners from across Ohio who told state lawmakers Monday that the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has brutalized their businesses and they are eager to reopen with safety precautions in place. “All my employees are furloughed and filed for unemployment and have yet to get unemployment,” Tom Hamilton, owner of Beavercreek Florist, told the Ohio House of Representatives’ 2020 Economic Recovery Task Force. “My business is struggling since there is no income,” Hamilton said. Coronavirus: Complete coverage from the Dayton Daily NewsClosed by government decree since March 24, he said they missed out on proms, secretaries week and Easter and look forward to reopening at the beginning of May in time for Mothers Day. “Who was it who first taught you how to wash your hands? Mom,” he said. But he and other people in his industry are concerned that if they are forced to stay closed they will lose employees to other companies that were allowed to stay open. And if... https://www.daytondailynews.com/business/business-owners-tell-state-lawmakers-they-are-ready-reopen/pl8zPjPLw8ZGBR5C7GwHRN/
Local florist offering delivery specials to nursing homes - 13abc Action NewsSunday, July 05, 2020
SYLVANIA, Ohio (WTVG) - Ohio Governor Mike DeWine ordered the closure of all dine-in restaurants, bars, theaters, and gyms, making it an uneasy and sure time to own a small business or to be planning large events. However, one Sylvania florist is trying to make the best of an awful situation. Jen Linehan owns the flower shop Beautiful Blooms by Jen in Sylvania, which has already seen its fair share in wedding cancellations. "Brides are all calling to apologize, and I tell them it's not your fault, we'll do the best we can to reschedule," says Linehan. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, nursing homes are also closed to visitors. That's when Jen had the idea for "Blooms for the Blues" -- a special delivery rate to send a bud vase with some fresh blooms to lift the spirits of nursing home residents. ... https://www.13abc.com/content/news/Local-florist-making-smiles-bloom-568863591.html
Flower growers see sales wither as planting season launches - CBC.caMonday, April 27, 2020
Canadian production stems from Ontario. Neighbouring New York and Ohio have also forced garden centres to lock their doors, while Michigan and Vermont have banned retailers from selling non-essential products, including home gardening items. "If they don't open, the damage is going to be astronomical," said trade group head Andi Kuyvenhoven, noting garden centres' crucial role for bedding plants in particular. British Columbia — the second-biggest flower and plant producer — Alberta and Manitoba and have allowed garden centres to keep running, while Quebec deemed them essential along with nurseries as of April 15, though not in time for Easter. Kuyvenhoven, who with his wife co-owns a $2.5-million business selling potted Chrysanthemums and indoor calla lilies — largely to U.S. distributors — on a pair of farms west of Toronto, says clogged supply chains south of the border remain a problem. 'I haven't slept in five weeks' "U.S. customers for a time closed their distribution systems to floral and so the main grocery chains were not purchasing plants," he said, which was hard on growers of cut flowers such as roses and tulips. "If a truck can take 24 skids and four skids were flowers, the flowers came off the trucks and they put more food on the truck — which we completely understand. The only challenge is, when you're growing flowers as we do, they also have a shelf life," said Kuyvenhoven, who bought his business from his parents in 1990. "Now we're now facing liquidity issues...I haven't slept in five weeks." Flowers Canada Growers says exports to the U.S. make up about one-third of greenhouse flower and plant sales, which hit $1.6 billion in 2018, according to Statistics Canada. Nursery sales topped $500 million. While garden centres can continue to operate across much of the continent, growers wonder whether bouquets and flower pots will remain on the shopping list of consumers struggling to make rent amid soaring unemployment numbers and a looming recession. Kuyvenhoven is hoping that families confined to their homes for most of the day will choose to spend what they've saved from unpurchased vacations and lattes on plants for their vases and flower beds. "That's part of what's carried us through downturns in the past," he said. Growers associations are in talks with federal and provincial governments over potential financial relief, with Flowers Canada Growers asking for a "cash injection" as well as extended debt repayment plans secured in part by Ottawa, Kuyvenhoven said. So far, the federal government has extended a stay of default for eligible farmers until Oct. 31, giving flower and potted plant producers an extra six months to pay off federal loans that would have been due at the end of April. Ottawa has also granted exemptions on air travel restrictions to temporary foreign workers and invested $50 mi... https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/flower-growers-hamilton-1.5546023
Family Over Flowers - The New York TimesMonday, April 27, 2020
You find out what’s most important when you start removing things from your wedding day,” said Ms Fagan, who received a bachelor of fine arts degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Master of Education from Fordham.“I came to learn, more than anyone, that the things that are most important are your family,” she said. “Like the flowers and the other stuff, you don’t need that, you just need family.”Mr. Bogle, 44, who teaches fourth graders at John B. Russwurm School (P.S. 197) in Harlem, said his wedding to Ms. Fagan provided a lesson for him as well.“It’s all about commitment,” said Mr. Bogle, the son of Lucena Jackson of Montego Bay, Jamaica, and the late Raymond Bogle.“Unless you are uncertain about marrying someone, you need to get what you have got to get done, done,” said Mr. Bogle, who received both a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in international relations from the University of the West Indies and an Master of Education from the City College of New York.Despite the silver linings, the couple, who met in 2017 through mutual friends at the Carmel Hill Foundation’s party for Harlem District 5 teachers, admitted that they were both a bit disappointed as to how the coronavirus reshaped their wedding.“I could seriously say I was disappointed, but what can you do in that situation,” said Ms. Fagan, whom Mr. Bogle surprised with an engagement ring in April 2019 at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.“You just have to hope that everyone else is safe and OK,” she said. “You just have to hope for the best, and just count your blessings.”... https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/25/fashion/weddings/family-over-flowers.html