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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 is 'blooming' at Park Avenue Florist & Gift Shop - Clay Today OnlineWednesday, December 02, 2020
McCleod said.“I’ve just started coming here,” said Orange Park’s Marlene Revella. “My parents and most of my family live up in Ohio, and obviously I won’t be going home for the holidays this year. So I decided to maybe send them a plant. But I came in and saw the different flower arrangements and plants, and I ended up being here for over an hour. The salespeople were so helpful and patient with me.“I ended up deciding to send a plant and flowers. I think it’s something I’ll probably do again in the future. It’s not too expensive, and it’s a pretty timely gift to let someone know you’re thinking of them.”McCleod says that the florist is doing mostly contactless deliveries and pickups on orders, as people are trying to maintain suggested health and safety protocols.“Usually within 24 hours,” said McCleod when asked about the turnaround time of delivery and pickup orders. “That way, if they pick out something special, we can order it in. We have a wide variety on hand, so we can usually fill it [the order].” McCleod hasn’t seen any particular demographic doing most of the buying.According to her, it’s across the board. Although, she says she’s seen more men than usual – doghouse buys, she calls them – assuming that quarantine has caused them to irritate the women in their lives.“We’re doing more centerpieces right now, especially for Thanksgiving,” said McCleod. “Scented with candles, something festive for their holiday table. Christmas is usually about the same thing. We have ornaments in the specialty type containers as well.” ... https://www.claytodayonline.com/stories/business-is-blooming-at-park-avenue-florist-gift-shop,25109
Looters Ransack Streeterville Florist Shop That Opened Just A Few Months Ago - CBS ChicagoMonday, August 24, 2020
It was difficult to see the shop like this,” Nima Manhas said.The refrigerators were shattered, the computers were broken, and the new small business at 209 E. Ohio St. was totally ransacked.“All of us are trying to get back to normal, and it’s just so difficult,” Nima Manhas said.They did deal with some theft.“Just garbage and trash everywhere,” said Gur Manhas.But for the most part, City Scents Flowers was destroyed for the sake of destruction – almost eerily so.You can see the flowers behind the broken refrigerators still arranged in place.“It seemed like the purpose was just to damage,” Gur Manhas said.Their purpose since taking over in April is supporting their community, even when it meant closing down during the protests in May after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.“We handed out daisies and white roses to protestors to show support for the protesters,” Nima Manhas said.“We do not believe that the violence that occurred this morning had anything to do with any kind of social justice theme,” Gur Manhas said.Now, as they process and finish picking up the pieces, things that can be replaced.“We don’t want people to move away from the city,” Gur Manhas said.Their focus is on a feeling throughout the city right now that’s not as easily replaceable.“I think it’s important for everyone to feel safe in our community,” Nima Manhas said.City Scents is hoping to open back up soon in Streeterville. And on Monday night, like other businesses in this area, big and small, all hit in the early morning, they’re asking for one thing – protection from the city. https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/08/10/looters-ransack-streeterville-florist-shop-that-opened-just-a-few-months-ago/
Ham Lake couple trust God as they grow family flower farm business - The Catholic SpiritMonday, August 24, 2020
Jonah grew up on a farm. High school sweethearts, the 30-year-olds met at the parish they still attend, St. Paul in Ham Lake. They went to college together at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio and married in 2012.Six years ago, they rented a farmhouse near Ham Lake, on 20 acres with a field bordered by pines. After it sat fallow for a few seasons, they approached their landlord and arranged to begin farming it. This spring, they planted a plot with 50 different types of flowers. Kristen cuts, arranges and sells bouquets.Kristen and Jonah are convinced that God has led them to begin this venture, but they wear no rose-colored glasses about the challenge they’ve taken on. When asked July 30 what he sees when he looks over the field, Jonah chuckled and said, “a lot of labor.” In the spring, he and Kristen ordered mounds of compost to prepare the field’s otherwise “sandbox” soil, spreading it over layers of salvaged cardboard to help retain moisture and quality. He built a fence to keep out deer, like the five he observed grazing across the road that evening, as well as an irrigation system.Jonah holds a master’s degree in counseling, but decided the career wasn’t for him. He works as a house inspector, but is an entrepreneur at heart. The flower farm by far is the biggest risk he and Kristen have taken, he said. They hope that eventually it could become their full-time business.When they began researching farming, they planned to grow organic food. They were inspired by the writings of Joel Salatin, a Christian farmer in Virginia who has become the godfather of a movement favoring small-scale, sustainable, family-based farming. The Carlstroms were thinking produce and chickens when, in the winter of 2019, Kristen came across a book titled “The Cut Flower Garden” by Erin Benzakein, a florist farmer in Washington.“Basically, I just fell in love with it,” Kristen said. “It was kind of out of the blue for me.”She had always kept a small flower garden with sunflowers and zinnias, but nothing large-scale. But once she began to think about flowers, she became convinced that was the direction she wanted to move.“I knew we were going to take on something really big,” she said. “It was really important for me to be really passionate about it. And so, this was something that just really took a hold of me. And I had so much energy with thinking of doing really hard stuff to make it happen.”She and Jonah took Benzakein’s online course on flower farming, and dove into researching what would grow well in Minnesota’s climate. “Before we knew it, we’re like, we’re really doing it,” she said.Jonah gives Kristen all the credit for the flower focus. “I never thought I would be a flower farmer — I don’t think many men do think of that,” Jonah said, sitting near the field. He agreed to the online course, “and I was just sort of open with the Lord; ‘Wherever you lead us.’”“Ever since leaving school, I wanted to do something in nature. I love working outside. I’ve been praying along the way” for God’s guidance, he said. “Basically, I want to come home and I want to work from home.”The Carlstroms don’t know any other young farmers, but they’re not alone among Catholic millennials. Jim Ennis, executive director of St. Paul-based Catholic Rural Life, said there are like-minded young Catholics across... https://thecatholicspirit.com/news/local-news/ham-lake-couple-trust-god-as-they-grow-family-flower-farm-business/
Local florist brings joy to Clevelanders with massive floral installation at Edgewater Park - News 5 ClevelandMonday, August 24, 2020
At the same time, Mayesh, who is the largest flower wholesaler in Northeast Ohio, had a significant amount of inventory on hand as they prepared to close through April. Bob Fenner Flower display at Edgewater Park. So Thomas loaded up as many flowers as he could, approximately 5,000 stems, onto the bed of his pick up truck.Working after dusk, plucking and arranging each flower with intent, Thomas created an 8-foot tall floral billboard at Edgewater Park.At the base of the installation reads, “Individually, we are one flower. Together we are a beautiful garden,” — a message Thomas hopes reaches as many people as possible during this difficult time. Cleveland Metroparks/Kyle Lanzer. Floral design at the Cleveland Metroparks. Cleveland Metroparks/Kyle Lanzer. “Having flowers is a luxury for most people who think twice about having them even when the economy is good. I had all these flowers and thought this would be a great way to bring joy into as many homes as possible,” he said.Every visitor is encouraged to take a flower or two home to remind them of better times ahead."I designed it so it's easy for visitors to grab flowers," Thomas said.The Cleveland Metroparks, who operates the area where the display is located at, encourages visitors practice social distancing.Spreading joy and hope through flowers is something that runs deep for Thomas, who, for as long as he can remember, has been surrounded by flowers and plants.For generations, his family has been in the flower business, o... https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/made-us-smile/local-florist-brings-joy-to-clevelanders-with-massive-floral-installation-at-edgewater-park