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Tributes as well-kent Largs florist and former fireman passes away - Largs and Millport Weekly NewsSunday, January 17, 2021
TRIBUTES have been paid to a much-loved former Largs florist after he passed away at the age of 74. Stuart Kennedy, who served the town for decades as owner of S Kennedy Florist, was also a retained firefighter locally for 12 years and one of the founding members of the Viking Festival. Born in a tenement in Glasgow, Stuart was the eldest child of Willie and Betty Kennedy and brother to Alan, Marion and Jeanne. After school, Stuart went to work as a fruit and veg buyer and soon rose up the ranks to become one of the youngest members of the executive staff at the Malcolm Campbell's where he worked. It was while employed there Stuart met wife-to-be Liz, a florist, at a staff dance. On November 1 1969 the couple married at Mossvale Church in Paisley - and in 2019 celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Both Stuart and Liz were blessed with the birth of daughter Elaine in 1972 and in 1974 the family was complete after the birth of son David. In 1975, Liz’s mum and dad Bessie And Robert took them to Largs as it was Bessie's favour... https://www.largsandmillportnews.com/news/18972459.tributes-well-kent-largs-florist-former-fireman-passes-away/
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.
Are florists open in Tier 4 in England? - HeartSunday, January 17, 2021
December 2020, 10:03 Tier 4 restrictions have closed all non essential shops. Picture: Getty Images Are florists considered essential? Here's what we know about the Tier 4 rules... On Saturday Boris Johnson announced much of the south of England would be heading into stricter coronavirus restrictions. London, Essex, Kent and Hertfordshire are just some of the counties now in Tier 4 after a new strain of Covid was detected. But with all non essential shops closed for the foreseeable future in these areas, people have been wondering whether florists are allowed to open their doors. Are florists open in Tier 4?Florists are not considered an essential business, and have therefore been told to close in all Tier 4 areas. Florists must close in Tier 4 in England. Picture: PA Images However, while they cannot open their shops to the public, they can still organise delivery and collection services.Read More: What are the Tier 4 rules, how long will they last, and how will they affect Christmas?This means you can still order flowers from your local florist for collection or delive... https://www.heart.co.uk/news/florists-open-tier-4-england/
A devoted florist gives each 9/11 victim a white birthday rose - The GazetteSunday, January 17, 2021
NEW YORK — Every Sept. 11, Michael Collarone, a Brooklyn-bred florist who goes by Mikey Flowers, has the same routine. In the hours before 8:46 a.m., the time the first plane struck the World Trade Center 19 years ago, he parks his truck in downtown Manhattan and, bearing buckets of angelic white roses, walks to the site where he once helped scour for victims’ remains in the twin towers’ smoldering wreckage.There, the burly 62-year-old meets up with “my guys” from the Port Authority police. This year, he will be wearing a mask for the first time and, for social distancing reasons, the victims’ names will be played from recordings on a loudspeaker rather than read aloud from a stage, but little else will change for him. “I’m going to hug my friends,” he says. “I’m going to hug my guys.”Collarone’s steadfast devotion to honoring the victims of 9/11 isn’t a once-a-year kind of thing, though. He’s been the de facto volunteer florist to Ground Zero since it was known around the city as the Pile or the Pit. And that didn’t change when the novel coronav... https://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/a-devoted-florist-gives-each-911-victim-a-white-birthday-rose-20200911
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