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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
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
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
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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Hutto Flower Market opens on FM 1660 - Community Impact NewspaperSunday, February 09, 2020
Taylor Jackson Buchanan is the editor for the Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She has a bachelor's and master's degree from The University of Texas. ... https://communityimpact.com/austin/round-rock-pflugerville-hutto/business/2019/11/12/hutto-flower-market-opens-on-fm-1660/
You Can Pick-Your-Own Strawberries At A Magical Flower Farm Near Houston This Spring - NarcitySaturday, January 18, 2020
Spring is coming a lot sooner than we think so that means it's time to start looking into what cute plans we want to make as soon as the flowers start blooming again. Texas is home to many beautiful fields of flowers and here in Houston, there is a flower and strawberry farm with pick-your-own fruit and bouquets.Atkinson Farms is located just outside of Houston and is about to open back up on March 1. It is a "Pick-Your-Own" farm where you can go out to the strawberry and flower fields and pick your own pail of fresh berries or your own bouquet of colorful flowers... or both!While you're there, you can also pick up the freshest produce possible in their market so you don't have to worry about grabbing groceries later.The strawberry fields open back up on March 1 but we recommend keeping up with their Facebook for updates so you know when flowers will be ready for picking, which opened back up in May last year.Visiting their sprawling strawberry and flower fields is the best way to spend a sunny spring day.It would be such a cute date, picking fresh strawberries to take home and use to make a yummy strawberry cake, chocolate-covered strawberries, or... https://www.narcity.com/things-to-do/us/tx/houston/a-houston-flower-farm-has-pick-your-own-strawberries-this-spring
Taos event planner helps make holidays, weddings about you - taosnewsWednesday, December 11, 2019
Palmer.Palmer has worked with wedding parties who come from all over the world for a destination ceremony in Taos. She coordinated weddings for residents from Texas, Colorado and Africa, among other places. Many of her clients favor garden weddings, and Palmer enjoys such events because of the color and texture they provide.An interesting challenge in this realm includes a wedding at Old Martina's Hall in which the couple requested an outdoor garden theme in an indoor setting. "When I receive such a request, I strive to rely on visions of nature, especially the forest, for various types of flowers. I keep in mind whether people have allergies, especially sage," Palmer related.Palmer rightfully earned the name Taos Floral Diva, and under this title one may seek her website. Her business also uses the title Margaret Palmer Floral Design. Some of the brides and grooms become her friends and they invite her to their wedding as a guest.FamilyPalmer experienced some firsts in her genealogical lineage. Her late father Giuseppi Vitulli arrived in this country from Italy, thus making his children first generation Italian American. Her late mother, Evelyn, on the other hand, was a first-generation citizen herself because her parents came to the United States from Calabria, Italy.Her father worked as a Merchant Marine and came to this country with a strong work ethic. He arrived in America illegally, to escape Mussolini's Italy during World War II, and later became a naturalized citizen.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?
HER | Local decorator helps get homes ready for holidays - Texarkana GazetteWednesday, December 11, 2019
Marie Barfoot graduated from the Frankie Shelton School of Design in Houston, her intention was to own a flower shop, and for the next six years she owned Atlanta Floral on Main Street in Atlanta, Texas. In the early 1980s she sold the store to Benita's Blossoms and moved her business to Texarkana.She went from florist to interior decorator and opened a store in McKnight Center until she outgrew it. For the past 25 years Marie's Interiors and Gifts, on the corner of McKnight and Pleasant Grove Road, has grown to fill every corner of every room with delightful seasonal finds and upscale home interior items.Besides the store, where she sells unique items, she also goes to homes and decorates for clients - even working with contractors on new homes from the ground up.Marie works with the clients on color schemes and patterns, and orders everything from carpet to furniture to custom drapes. Once the house, or room, is designed, she decorates it with items she finds at market in Dallas."The key to being a good decorator is to visit with the clients first," Marie said. "Once you get to know them well, then it's easy to make them happy."Each winter she and her team decorate 35-40 homes in... https://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/her/story/2019/dec/03/her-local-decorator-helps-get-homes-ready-holidays/806564/