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'HOOSIERS WE'VE LOST': Lifelong florist never hesitated to help those in need - The RepublicWednesday, March 31, 2021
Sheets Editor’s note: This is one of a continuing online series of profiles of the more than 12,000 Hoosiers who have died from COVID-19. The stories are from 12 Indiana newspapers, including The Republic, who collaborated to create the collection to highlight the tremendous loss that the pandemic has created. The series appears daily at therepublic.com.Name: Dawn SheetsCity/Town: IndianapolisAge: 93Died: April 16Dawn Sheets never hesitated to help a friend in need.Sheets, a lifelong florist, had no formal medical training, but when her friend Maxine Hessong needed kidney dialysis treatment, Sheets taught herself how to operate a dialysis machine so Hessong’s husband Dale could continue working.For more than a year, Sheets made three to four trips a week to Methodist Hospital to care for her friend, offering support and companionship during Hessong’s procedures. Eventually Hessong came home, and Sheets continued to run her machine, even showing Dale the necessary steps in the process.“She cared about people,” daughter Lori Arment said. “She cared about people’s feelings and their well being.”“That’s one of the highlights of her life to be able to... http://www.therepublic.com/2021/03/30/hoosiers-weve-lost-lifelong-florist-never-hesitated-to-help-those-in-need/
Washington court rules against florist in gay wedding case - Albuquerque JournalSunday, February 28, 2021
The case thrust the great-grandmother into the national spotlight and she testified before state lawmakers in Indiana and Kansas.Michael Scott, a Seattle attorney who worked with the American Civil Liberties Union to represent Robert Ingersoll and Curt Freed — the couple denied the flowers — had previously told justices he didn’t believe Stutzman’s floral creations constituted speech. By providing flowers for a same-sex marriage, he argued, “she’s not endorsing same-sex marriage. She’s selling what she sells.”Ferguson had said the state’s argument rested on longstanding principle, and uprooting it would weaken antidiscrimination law.After the arguments in the Supreme Court case last November, at a packed theater at Bellevue College, a large crowd of Stutzman’s supporters greeted her outside, chanting her name and waving signs that said “Justice For Barronelle.”In a February 2015 ruling, Benton County Superior Court Judge Alexander Ekstrom found that Stutzman’s refusal to provide flowers because of sexual orientation violated Washington’s anti-discrimination and consumer protection laws. The following month, Ekstrom ordered Stutzman to pay a $1,000 penalty to the state and $1 in costs and fees.Stutzman entered the florist business 30 years ago, when her mother bought a flower shop.At a press conference following the ruling, Ferguson said that under Washington law, a business is not required to provide a particular service, but if it does so for couples of the opposite sex, it must provide that service equally to same-sex couples. Ferguson noted that Stutzman is not currently selling wedding flowers, but if she were to resume that side of her business, she would not be allowed to sell to only heterosexual couples.“The state Supreme Court has made that very clear,” he said.___AP writer Gene Johnson contributed from Seattle. ... https://www.abqjournal.com/951260/washington-court-rules-against-florist-in-gay-wedding-case.html
Obituaries for October 8 - Hawaii Tribune-HeraldSunday, February 28, 2021
Papaaloa died Sept. 11 at home. Born in Hilo, she was an anthurium grower for Puna Florist, sugar cane grower and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Private services held. Survived by daughters, Diana Ponsonby of Nevada and Bernadine Nentwig of Florida; sons, Albert (Shirley) Araujo of Michigan, Gordon Araujo and Robert Araujo of Hilo and Douglas (Faith) Araujo of Minnesota; brothers, Michael Souza and Lawrence Souza of Hilo; sister, Marie (James) Souza of Nevada; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.Ralph Rogelio Cordoban, 72 of Honokaa died June 20 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired truck driver. Private services at a later date. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by son, Ryan (Christina) Cordoban of Honokaa; daughter, Royalan Cordoban of Colorado Springs, Colo.; companion, Linda Anahu of Honolulu; sisters, Loretta (Doug) Whitaker of Charleston, S.C., and Alona (Alan) Kondo of Kohala; seven grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.Eric Moani Hori, 55, of Kailua-Kona died July 26 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he was a heavy equipment operator and cook for Meals on W... https://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/2020/10/08/obituaries/obituaries-for-october-8-6/
Small Business Spotlight: E. Stephen Hein - www.smileypete.comSunday, February 28, 2021
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 ice skating instructor in Terre Haute, Indiana. Then he was hired by Crystal Ice Palace, located in Lexington’s new Gardenside Shopping Center, in 1961. The developers of the center, Pierson-Trapp Co., operated the outdoor skating facility in winter and had a swim club called Cabana Club during the summertime, both of which closed around 1964.
Those same developers invited Hein to join as a managing partner in the Villager Gift Shop, he said. For several years, Hein ran the retail store: a bridal registry shop with gifts, antiques, an art gallery and framing department. The Villager Gift Shop was advertised in national magazines like House & Garden and House Beautiful, and gave Hein his first experience buying beautiful silk flowers, which had become available to the gift market “just after the horrible episode of awful plastic flowers for homes,” he recalled. By the time he changed the name of the shop to E. Stephen Hein, Inc., customers were coming in requesting silk flower arrangements en masse.
“I had to do an arrangement like I knew what I was doing,” Hein said with a laugh, recalling his early foray into floral arranging.
Over the next two decades, the gift shop in Gardenside closed and Hein became involved with a couple of other businesses and jobs, including a stint at W.P. Pemberton & Sons Greenhouses.
“I didn’t know what was going on with that shop, but I thought I wouldn’t mind going in to learn the flower shop business,” he said. It turned out that they were looking for a manager. Building off his experience with silk flower arrangements, he soon learned how to work with natural flowers and plants, and in 1987, he left Pemberton’s to open his own shop.
Today, Hein’s floral shop has turned into a true family affair, with his granddaughter, Kelsey Hein Smith, having worked alongside him since graduating from Eastern Kentucky University in 2017. A floral designer and the store’s social media manager, Smith calls her grandfather PoPo – except during business hours.
“It’s weird to call him Steve,” she admitted.
Thoughtful, artistic expression has always been appreciated in the floral business, and remains a staple of Hein’s business model. While centerpieces and corsages are less common than they were at the start of his business, sending flowers across town – or even across the country – remains a popular action, and Hein can help with both. Some of his loyal clients utilize his services not only for local flower delivery but also to coordinate out-of-state arrangements for funerals or special occasions.
“We know what to say to the other florist, the dos and don’ts of what to use and what not to use,” Hein said, explaining that his clients appreciate his specific aesthetic. His penchant for communicating the specifics of that aesthetic when “calling out” orders to other florists hasn’t gone unnoticed, as the shop has often been lauded for orders that Hein helps coordinate across the country.
Former and fellow florists have also expressed their gratitude to Hein over the years.
“They have told me that when I set up shop in Lexington in 1987, I raised the bar for what florists do to make a show with their flower arrangements,” he said. “I thought that was a very nice compliment.”
E. Stephen Hein Florist is located at 380 E. Second St. More info is available at www.estephenheinflorist.com.
Businesses brace for 'slow go' this winter - Portland Press Herald - pressherald.comWednesday, December 02, 2020
I don’t know what every day is going to bring,” said Robert Mills, who co-owns the kitchen and home supply store Mills & Company at 778 Roosevelt Trail with his wife, Diana.“Maybe I’m not supposed to admit that I worry but I do,” he said.The business, which opened in 2002, has done relatively well so far because of what Mills said is people’s “natural desire to upgrade” their tools and gadgets as everyone stays home and cooks more. Still, it is impossible to make up for the four months they were closed in the spring, he said.If it weren’t for the Paycheck Protection Program loan they received, “I would have been in a difficult situation,” he said.The biggest challenge is significant supply chain distribution disruptions, which has made it difficult to get imported goods from Europe and Asia.“It broke the routine of how things are being done,” Mills said.Sebago Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Robin Mullins said that “businesses are going to have to continue to look at things a little differently in order to be successful.”Over at 725 Roosevelt Trail, Blossoms of Windham owner Dwayne Harris said the flower shop has held about even with last year’s sales.He was “one of the lucky ones,” he said, because the lockdown came just after Valentine’s Day and ended right before M... https://www.pressherald.com/2020/12/02/businesses-brace-for-slow-go-this-winter/
Becky’s Flowers In Roseville Bombarded With Hate, Mistaken For Shop Owned By Capitol Rioter - Good Day SacramentoWednesday, March 31, 2021
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. People say, ‘I’m just ... https://gooddaysacramento.cbslocal.com/2021/01/14/roseville-beckys-flowers-threats-riot/
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Texas Florist Who Admitted to Being in Pelosi’s Office Wants Case Moved from D.C. Because of ‘Cancel Culture’ - Law & CrimeWednesday, March 31, 2021
Washington, D.C. because of “cancel culture.” The defense for Texas florist Jenny Louise Cudd, who was on video happily admitting to being in the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, asserted authorities were creating the “illusion” of a conspiracy between her and Eliel Rosa by linking their cases.“According to the Government’s Statement of Facts, the two were seen on security footage walking into the building, walking around, and walking out,” attorney Marina Medvin said in a filing Wednesday. “There is no evidence of communications or a plan between the two to enter the Capitol. Instead, the evidence is purported to be that they were at the same place, at the same time, followed a crowd into the open doors of the Capitol building, then walked out. They didn’t take anything, they didn’t break anything.”Cudd was among rioters raiding the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6, after then-President Donald Trump continued to lie that he actually won the 2020 presidential election. The invaders postponed but did not prevent Congress for counting electoral college votes weighing in favor of the real winner, Preside... https://lawandcrime.com/u-s-capitol-siege/texas-florist-who-admitted-to-being-in-pelosis-office-wants-case-moved-from-d-c-because-of-cancel-culture/
Love in Bloom | Valentine's Day coming up roses for local florists - Texarkana GazetteSunday, February 28, 2021
Valentine's Day is to a florist what Black Friday is to other businesses. It is my biggest day of the year," said Leenetta Tyler, owner of Ruth's Flowers at 3501 Texas Blvd.The most popular flowers for Valentine's Day are red roses, most florists agree.But Tyler and her staff are looking into several glass globes, predicting a long-lasting rose inside each globe will be a popular gift item for this holiday of love."Ladies love them, absolutely love them. They are sometimes called infinity roses. We have people who have had theirs for three years and some customers collect them," Tyler said.The rose, which comes in an array of colors, is preserved with a special fluid and is encased in round or heart-shaped glass.The rose globes are available year-round but Valentine's Day is a great way to start or add to your sweetheart's collection, Tyler said.Ruth's Flowers has several balloons, plush animal and snack options as well.With Valentine's Day falling on a Sunday this year, Tyler said they have been delivering flowers and gifts since Monday and will continue delivery through this week. The availability of delivery vans is scarce this year because of the pandemic.Also, Tyler said women are wanting their gifts early this year, particularly if its flowers, so they can enjoy them through the week.Persnickety Too offers a wide array of Valentine's Day gifts, including stuffed animals and gift baskets, floral arrangements featuring seasonal fl... https://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/texarkana/story/2021/feb/10/love-bloom-valentines-day-coming-roses-local-florists/859541/