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Audrey Cleary Bailey, 76, advocated for military families - Port City DailyWednesday, December 02, 2020
Mrs. Bailey was born Aug. 31, 1944, in Paterson, New Jersey, daughter of the late Edward Aubrey Cleary and Evelyn Grande Cleary.Mrs. Bailey was a proud U.S. Navy spouse, reporter for WDSU T.V. in New Orleans, worked for Admiral Rickover in his last days and she was an advocate on Capitol Hill, sometimes political, but always with the aim of improving the lives of military families. Mrs. Bailey had been active in support for military families as a young wife and mother, as only a Navy wife can be, while the ship was away at sea for six or more months at a time. As her husband rose in rank, her responsibilities to the military family grew until she was able to affect change at the national level.She was an early advocate for the Vietnam era Prisoners of War (POW) and those missing in action, wearing a bracelet with a POW’s name on it for years until his return to the United States. She was a working mother in the days when it was a rarity. She was active in the Rotary Club in Winston-Salem as well as a volunteer in the Neonatal Intensive Care unit.Her overriding passion in her life was her husband. He was her hero. After Capt. Bailey had finally retired, he was afflicted with Alzheimer’s. Mrs. Bailey was tireless in her care for him and in her search for new and different treatment options. One of the more unique treatments she found was an actual service dog trained in PTSD support from Paws for Vets, Gracie, who would center Capt. Bailey’s last years. Gracie would go on to serve... https://portcitydaily.com/obits/2020/11/30/audrey-cleary-bailey-76-advocated-for-military-families/
Luxury Blooms in the Florida Keys - Luxury Travel AdvisorMonday, April 27, 2020
Irma.There’s the only soft sand beach in the Keys and a New Orleans chef will stand by your side as you clean and cook your catch of sustainable fish, caught in the morning in partnership with the Docks to Dish program.Conservation has an emotional appeal in the Keys, and Baker’s Cay serves as the benchmark for sustainability within the Curio family. There are no single use plastics; the laundry bags are reusable; the rooms sport pencils instead of pens; many of the vegetables and peppers used in the restaurant are grown on the roof.Come bedtime, retire to any of the 10 one-bedroom waterfront suites with their views of Florida Bay — but opt for the corner rooms, 400 (in the quieter Hammock Wing) or 456 (in the more vibrant Coconut Wing), which have wrap-around terraces. For families, consider the Baker’s Cay Suite, which has a kitchen.The food is hot in more ways than one; executive chef Andy Papson brews 100 bottles a week of his famous hot sauces, makes his own seafood sausage and decorates his Key lime pie wedding cakes with edible flowers. Grab a swing at one of the tables overlooking the beach and try the short ribs with vanilla beans and honey.If you’re a Hilton Honors member, check out the special reception every Thursday.With 100 brides a year coming to Baker’s Cay, the onsite Aveda salon offers hair, massage and full bridal styling. Advisors can reach out to spa director Melissa Wood ([email protected]).For other special activities, contact Rhonda Whitfield ([email protected]), travel advisor liaison; or front office manager Rana Alshami ([email protected]).The Perry Hotel Key WestIf you watch reality TV, you might have caught a glimpse of The Perry Hotel Key West.Opened in 2017 and undamaged by the storm, the Perry just completed Phase 3 of its construction. The marina, the deepest in the Keys, now has larger slips, for boats up to 430 feet. There is also an event lawn w... https://www.luxurytraveladvisor.com/continental-united-states/luxury-blooms-florida-keys
JIMMY "HEY HONEY, HEY" ELAM | West Virginia | herald-dispatch.com - Huntington Herald DispatchSunday, January 17, 2021
Jimmy is survived by his older sisters, Kay Johnson and Paula Mays; baby sister, Lynette Kinser; aunt, Betty Parsons and her boys; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Jimmy worked as the Head Florist at Archer’s Flowers in Huntington, W.Va., and was a proud member of the LGBTQ community. There will be a Celebration of Life service scheduled at a later date. Henson & Kitchen Mortuary, Huntington, W.Va., is caring for the family. Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family by visiting www.hensonandkitchen.com. https://www.herald-dispatch.com/obituaries/wv/jimmy-hey-honey-hey-elam/article_82249564-526a-5e44-8695-30c3e729d752.html
Longtime owner of Continental Florist dies - Vestavia VoiceSunday, January 17, 2021
Longtime owner of Continental Florist Barbara Orr died Wednesday, Sept. 2 at the age of 85.
Orr purchased the popular Rocky Ridge floral business in 1986 and was named the 2004 Florist of the Year by the Alabama State Florists' Association, according to her obituary.
Orr is preceded in death by her husband, Herbert L. Orr; son, John Michael Orr; brother, Gray Garner Jr.; sister, Faye Gardner; father, Edward Gray Garner Sr.; and mother, 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.
Calif. flower shop with no connection to Capitol riot flooded with threats, negative reviews - SFGateSunday, January 17, 2021
Not long after pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday, the angry yet puzzling calls started rolling into Becky’s Flowers, a florist in Roseville.But it didn’t end there. Over the past week, the family-owned business in Placer County has been subjected to hundreds of negative reviews on Google and Yelp, in addition to countless threatening comments on Facebook and Twitter. All of them were directed toward Jenny Cudd, a woman who was arrested Wednesday in connection with the riots and charged with two misdemeanors for entering a restricted building and disorderly conduct. Cudd was identified after she posted a video on Facebook bragging about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office being broken into during the riot, reports the AP. She also happens to be the proprietor of a florist called Becky’s Flowers in Midland, Texas — the source of the confusion for Aaron Alberti, who has owned and operated the Roseville Becky’s Flowers since 2004. Now, he’s trying to clear the air in order to save his business. https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Beckys-Flowers-Roseville-mistaken-Capitol-rioter-15871654.php
Houston's top 4 florists, ranked - KPRC Click2HoustonSunday, January 17, 2021
Looking to visit the best florists in town?Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top florists in Houston, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're in the market for florists.Hoodline offers data-driven analysis of local happenings and trends across cities. Links included in this article may earn Hoodline a commission on clicks and transactions.1. Valentine FloristPhoto: Valentine Florist/YelpFirst on the list is Valentine Florist. Located at 6009 Richmond Ave., Suite 125, in Mid West, the florist is the highest-rated florist in Houston, boasting five stars out of 171 reviews on Yelp.2. Trader Joe'sPhoto: marjorie s./YelpNext up is Greenway's Trader Joe's, a location of the chain, situated at 2922 S. Shepherd Drive. With 4.5 stars out of 415 reviews on Yelp, the grocery store and florist has proved to be a local favorite.3. The Cutting GardenPhoto: taylor m./YelpThe Cutting Garden, located at 9039 Katy Freeway, Suite 211, is another top choic... https://www.click2houston.com/features/2020/06/23/houstons-top-4-florists-ranked/
Can flowers live through a pandemic? | Herald Community Newspapers - liherald.comSunday, January 17, 2021
By Alexandra Whitbeck Flowers only last for so long after being cut. The inventories of some local florists, including those in Baldwin, Freeport and Oceanside, were greatly affected when shops were forced to close in late March because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Roses, lilies and daisies tend to live longer than hyacinths, tulips and lilacs, however, the maximum lifespan of cut flowers is still about a week with maximum care. Since Phase One of New York’s reopening plan began May 27, florists were able to open in a limited manner with hopes of restocking as much as possible. Face masks and a limited capacity were requirements made by New York State that Imperial Florist in Baldwin, Flowers by Mike in Oceanside and Duryea’s Flower Shop in Freeport are all following in order to continue peddling petals. Ann Marie Pierce at Imperial Florist in Baldwin has been operating her shop with only one in-store employee and one delivery driver since late May, accepting curbside and delivery orders. According to Pierce, for “at least six weeks we didn’t work at all.” Imperial Floris... https://www.liherald.com/merrick/stories/can-flowers-live-through-a-pandemic,126506