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Arkansas gallery features art, classes, peace - Arkansas OnlineWednesday, July 05, 2017
Aug. 25 at the Governor's Mansion in Little Rock. On display and for sale are 40 paintings by Nina Baker, Carolyn Baker, Parilee Croft, Jay Ewing, Linda Flake and Sheila Parsons.Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, the University of Central Arkansas in Conway and Conway Corp. are just a few of the public spaces that are now home to works from Art on the Green.Among commissioned works by the gallery's artists is sculptor Bryan Massey's 2,000-pound, stainless steel bear. For a glimpse of it, drive by Donaghey Hall at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, where the huge bear appears to be looking over its shoulder as it climbs up the brick building.[EMAIL UPDATES: Get free breaking news alerts, daily newsletters with top headlines delivered to your inbox]Perhaps the best known artist featured at the gallery is C. Ford Riley, known as "the Winslow Homer of the South," McClain said. Riley lives in Florida and Georgia. His landscape paintings reflect nature, even duck-hunting season in Stuttgart."He really has elevated our opportunities by believing in us," McClain said.Riley's painting Spring Morning hangs near the gallery's front door. A visual feast of browns and greens, the painting shows two turkeys in a forest. Nearby is his Deer in Fog Break. Brown is again a dominant color.Nina Baker's works are varied. There's 8 Piece Special, a watercolor of blue, red, white and orange chickens. Sheep from Pisgah, a sheep farm she and her husband own, show up in other paintings. Pisgah is the Hebrew word for mountains."The sheep farm for us is a gift from God, combining tranquility, biblical lessons from the sheep, endless plein air painting opportunities and physical exercise," Baker is quoted as saying on the gallery's website.Many of Baker's works reflect nature, from flowers to birds to a nest with three pale blue eggs. In Joy, a little girl in blue holds a lamb.Some of the gallery's art reflects the city... http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2017/jul/05/gallery-features-art-classes-peace-2017/?f%3Dnews-arkansas
Fantastic flower show held at Hallow Parish Hall - Worcester NewsTuesday, April 18, 2017
Robin Pearce, who took the Hallow Horticultural Society Medal and Certificate for the highest number of points gained for daffodils and best specimen bloom daffodil, and the Leslie Parsons Championship trophy for the best exhibit in class one. Meg Elcocks took the Crystal Vase for the highest points gained in classes other than daffodils, while Joan Philpott took the Dennis Amphlett Cup for the highest number of points gained in the floral art section. The Members Cup trophy, the exhibitor gaining the most points in the show overall, was awarded to Enid Caldicott, while the Kate Richardson cup, for best junior exhibit, went to Archer Beech. Anne Stark, show secretary, said: “It was a big show, a very popular one. “In previous years I can remember snow being on the ground, so the weather really helped us this year. “The village was bustling, and both members and non members took part. “I want to thank the community for their support of the show.” The next event being organised is Hallow’s county fair, taking place on Sunday, June 4, before the society’s autumn fair this year, scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 9. http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/NEWs/15182850.Fantastic_flower_show_held_in_Hallow/
Lary's Florist & Designs - Community Impact NewspaperTuesday, February 21, 2017
Lary’s Florist & Designs owner Stacy Mendenhall Parsons said the most rewarding part of her job is when all of the hard work can be justified with a comment from a satisfied customer. “I love being able to bring a girl’s dream wedding to life,” she said. “When a bride and mother of the bride come up to me in tears and say, ‘It’s everything I imagined and then some,’ that is worth all the stress.”Mendenhall Parsons bought the floral shop in 2012. Since then, she has worked to carry on the 50-year legacy of a business rooted in the Friendswood community.Prior to taking ownership of Lary’s, Mendenhall Parsons had a conversation with then-owner Lynn McLean. She told McLean when she was ready to sell the flower and event planning business in Friendswood, she would be ready to buy.Mendenhall Parsons earned a degree in interior design, but worked as an event planner and was also the CEO of a Kentucky-based liquor company. She said Lary’s was the perfect way to leave her fast-paced lifestyle behind.“It was a great experience, but I realized...
Notable business opening of 2016: Lary's Florist & Designs - Community Impact NewspaperTuesday, February 07, 2017
What we reported Lary’s Florist & Designs owner Stacy Parsons bought the floral shop in 2012. Parsons and her staff offer everything from wedding flowers to full-service wedding day planning.What’s next Parsons purchased a plot of land next door to her current location with plans to expand her shop. The flower shop broke ground on the expansion plan in December and expects to complete the project this year.315 S. Friendswood Drive,Friendswood • 281-482-7070www.larysflorist.comThis story is one update from The January Issue. View the full list of 4 notable business openings here.
Floral artistry at National attributed to Quaker Oats founder - The Augusta ChronicleMonday, April 11, 2016
The blooming azaleas. Ah, the flowers. But who’s responsible for the flower arrangement at Augusta National? According to Augusta Chronicle archives, credit should be largely given to Henry Parsons Crowell, a deeply religious business man from Illinois. Crowell, of Chicago, founded the Quaker Oats Company in 1901 and was renowned nationwide for his philanthropy, as well as popularizing oatmeal across the U.S.In Augusta, he was known for gardening. Like many wealthy northerners in the 1920s, Crowell spent summers in Chicago before venturing to Augusta from December to May. The businessman purchased a home on Cumming Road, a short distance from Walton Way and Augusta Country Club, and it was here Crowell became intrigued with growing flowers.Crowell’s personal garden was so magnificent that S.A. Thompson, the secretary of the National Rivers and Harbors Congress, visited Cumming Road in 1931 and said, “Why any man who lives here would want to go to any other heaven, I can’t see. For Henry Crowell has heaven at home.”Crowell’s garden caught the eye of Augusta National co-founders Bob Jones and Clifford Roberts, who asked Crowell to be a landscape artist for the course grounds. He was officially given th... http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2016-04-06/floral-artistry-national-attributed-quaker-oats-founder
Arlene's Flowers v. Washington - Cato InstituteTuesday, October 22, 2019
Yet the U.S. Supreme Court precedent against compelled speech is strong. In West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette (1943), the Court ruled that school children could not be forced salute the flag and recite the pledge of allegiance. And in Wooley v. Maynard (1977), the Court found that New Hampshire could not require drivers to display the state motto (“live free or die”) on their license plates. (That case is why, if your jurisdiction has a default slogan—for example, “taxation without representation” in D.C.—it has to offer you an alternative if you ask.) In a pair of 2018 cases, NIFLA v. Becerra, and Janus v. AFSCME, the Court found that states could not force a pro-life clinic to read a script advising patients on how to get an abortion, and that non-union members of a collective bargaining unit could not be forced to pay for union speech with which they disagree, respectively.The Court had the opportunity to tackle the issue of whether states may force wedding vendors to create cakes for same-sex weddings in Masterpiece. But the Court didn’t reach the issue of whether the First Amendment—speech or religion clauses—protects a refusal to provide a product or service for a particular occasion, if so how to draw the line between professions that are and aren’t sufficiently expressive to gain that protection, or any other major controversy that continues to roil lower courts. Justice Clarence Thomas wrote a concurrence offering some guidance, but post-Masterpiece state and circuit courts have diverged.As it has in previous stages of this litigation, Cato has filed an amicus brief supporting Arlene’s Flowers—again joined by Reason Foundation and Individual Rights Foundation—urging the Supreme Court to take up the case and settle these issues and ambiguities after all. Cato is the only organization in the country to have filed briefs in support of both Jim Obergefell (lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage case) and Jack Phillips (owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop). It shouldn’t be so hard to see the difference between government action and individual conscience, to have official equality while letting a thousand flowers bloom. https://www.cato.org/publications/legal-briefs/arlenes-flowers-v-washington-2
A Closer Look at 15 American Floral Endowment Scholarship Winners - Greenhouse GrowerTuesday, September 10, 2019
Michigan Horticulture Education Foundation, horticulturist at MSU AgBioResearch, and researcher at MSU Floriculture.Harold Bettinger Scholarship Recipient: Rhiannon Newton, West Virginia UniversityNewton is entering her senior year completing her agricultural science degree with a major in horticulture and a minor in entrepreneurship. She hopes to be a greenhouse grower after graduation and would like to eventually own a business.BioWorks IPM/Sustainable Practices Scholarship Recipient: Sage Drohan, Orange Coast CollegeDrohan is a junior majoring in Landscape Architecture at Orange Coast College, where she focuses on sustainable design and horticulture. Since 2016, Drohan has owned Sage Succulents and Cacti.James Bridenbaugh Memorial Scholarship and Mike and Flo Novovesky Scholarship Recipient: Alexis Ramstine, Colorado State UniversityRamstine is a junior majoring in horticulture business management, with a focus on ornamental plants, fresh cut flower production, and horticulture as an instrument of public health. For the last few years, Ramstine has been employed full-time at Longmont Florist in Longmont, CO.CalFlowers Scholarship Recipient: Helene Dondero, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis ObispoA senior majoring in agricultural science with an emphasis in ornamental horticulture and a minor in agricultural business, Dondero grew up in the floral industry. In addition to working in her family’s business, Fiore Floral and Gifts, Dondero is active in numerous student and industry organizations with CalPoly and FFA.John Carew Memorial Scholarship Recipient: Mary Lewis, University of GeorgiaLewis expects to complete her master’s degree program in horticulture in December 2019. Her focus is on ornamental plant breeding, specifically eight native Asclepias species.Earl Dedman Memorial Scholarship and National Greenhouse Manufacturers Association (NGMA) Scholarship Recipient: Gergely Motolai, Kansas State UniversityGergely Motolai is a senior majoring in horticulture science and minoring in entomology. His focus is on in greenhouse production and entomology. Motolai is working at Bird’s Botanicals and at the Kansas State University Greenhouses.Long Island Flower Growers Association (LIFGA) Scholarship and Long Island Flower Growers Association Bob Gunther Scholarship Recipient: Cassandra Castano, Farmingdale State CollegeA senior in landscape development at Farmingdale State College majoring in horticulture technology management, Castano is planning further education to become a landscape architect, working on urban projects.Richard T. Meister Scholarship Recipient: Emily Teng, University of Hawaii at ManoaTeng is obtaining her Ph.D. in tropical plant and soil sciences, and plans on working in floriculture production and variety improvement research. In her dissertation research, she is analy... https://www.greenhousegrower.com/management/a-closer-look-at-15-american-floral-endowment-scholarship-winners/
Schaefer Wholesale Florist Launches New & Improved Website For Better Customer ExperienceMonday, October 01, 2018
Schaefer Wholesale Florist offers high quality florals and supplies for current and new clients in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. “SWF is continually seeking ways to fulfill our client’s needs with the highest-quality fresh-cut flowers, special event supplies, and more, and the new website does just that. With the new website, we not only expanded our customer reach with a clean, modern look, but deliver easy to access direct buying options that improve customer selection and offer expanding buying power with outstanding costs savings. In addition, we are excited about the new informational video tutorials on the new site.”- Sherry Schaefer, Buyer/Owner, Schaefer Wholesale Florist. The new website allows Schaefer Wholesale Florist to better serve their clients and continue the tradition of delivering the highest quality products with competitive prices. At Schaefer Wholesale Florist, the new site promises a fresh, up-to-date look that is easily navigated, to make selecting and purchasing the finest, freshest florals and accessories with value packed pricing, cost saving shipping solutions, and excellent service. Visit Schaefer Wholesale Florist (https://www.SWFlorist.com) today, experience the ease of the new client-centric website and find your favorite fresh florals and supplies! Bio: In 1958, Schaefer Wholesale Florist began providing stunning fresh cut flowers to florists, wedding and floral designers, retail and wholesale merchants, and special events planners. Their business has grown successfully due to guaranteed on-time delivery of premium fresh flowers and foliage to customers throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Today their longstanding tradition of quality, service, and value continues with the South American Direct Program, the Holland Fresh Cut Direct Program, Quick Buy online ordering, and Dutch-Direct Online/Ecommerce Auction. As always, Schaefer Wholesale Florist continues to meet their longstanding goal of delivering the freshest fresh cut flowers anywhere along with foliage, plants, supplies, and accessories. Source: Schaefer Wholesale Florist ... http://www.perishablenews.com/index.php?article=0070771
Be Local when preparing for prom - Uniontown Herald StandardTuesday, May 01, 2018
Christmas with March and April being the busiest time — especially for seamstresses who make alterations. Lovat said her shop, which also carries silk flowers, receives customers from as far away as West Virginia and Ohio.This year’s trends for prom include mermaid gowns with a fluffy bottom as well as a two-piece gown that includes a separated bodice and skirt.“Some like the plain but more like the bling,’’ said Lovat. “Then they get the accessories: shoes and jewelry. It all has to blend in.’’Popular jewelry pieces include rose gold and blue sapphire, Lovat said, while popular colors for gowns this year include black, gray, white and champagne.Regarding tuxedos, Ptak said, “Basic black is still used but many are going for fashionable colors in the blue family: navy, cobalt and indigo. Slim-fitting pants are almost a must for those who like and can wear it. Slim-fitting tuxedos are extremely popular. It’s the look you see on TV: a shorter coat and slim fit is very popular.’’Ptak said many youths want to coordinate with their date’s outfit but some want their own looks. Matching vests are as popular as colored vests.“What’s really popular are bow ties,’’ said Ptak, noting some even choose plaid and multi colors.He observed that where youths came in alone or with their dates in the past, today it becomes a family event with lots of photographs taken.Photographs are also popular at hair salons where many youths are experiencing their first formal hairstyle.“Braids are in at the moment,’’ said Morriston. “But it’s usually an updo where you curl and pin everything.’’Morriston said hairdressers can add glitter or a piece the youths bring in, such as a broach, to accessorize the young lady’s hair.Don’t wait too long to order flowers as Steve Neubauer, of Neubauer’s Flowers in Uniontown, noted many proms are taking place over Mother’s Day weekend, already a busy time for florists. Order early to find the best selection of flowers.When you do order, there’s a variety of choices.“Hand-tied nosegays are the most popular this year,’’ said Neubauer, “followed by wrist corsages and arm bouquets.’’As for colors, Neubauer said, “With technology, everybody has plenty of colors. The colors are as varied...