Florists in Bridgeport, IL
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Bridgeport Flower Shops
101 E State St
Bridgeport, IL 62417
Bridgeport IL News
Oct 26, 2018
Mum dreams: Chico florist paying 'mum-ories' forward
Wise County schools celebrate their annual homecomings. Decatur, Boyd and Paradise celebrated last week. This week is homecoming in Bridgeport. Next week, Alvord and Northwest are up.
Chico’s homecoming is set for Oct. 26 and Burgess, the owner of Chico Florist and Gift Shop, is readying to once again pay forward the memory she holds so dear to the lives of others.
Burgess has spent the past 25 years making mums in Chico. Her passion for flowers and arrangements has touched the lives of students for years, with mums hanging on walls and immortalized in photos and memories.
“It’s special,” she said. “I’ve seen generations.”
Burgess said the mum game has changed over the years.
When she was growing up, it was all about the fresh flowers. Now, it’s about silk, ribbons and trinkets.
Currently, she’s building mums with fiber optics and lights. Some prefer teddy bears, others rock Dragons on their mums and garters.
Burgess routinely goes to seminars to learn about the latest trends.
Just like the football game that accompanies them, mums are a big deal in Texas.
“I have people that come from other states and ask, ‘what is this mum stuff?'” she said. “It’s a southern thing, a Texas thing I guess.”
Mum culture is real, and it varies by region in Texas and Wise County.
Burgess said in Chico, students prefer their mums short and sweet. In Bridgeport and Decatur, the style is long and robust.
“It really changes by the city,” she said. “In Bridgeport and Decatur, they hit the ground.”
Burgess was a teacher at Chico High School for 41 years and taught floral arrangements.
“I’ve always picked wildflowers since I was a little girl,” she said. “And I always dreamed of becoming a florist one day.”
When the florist in Chico at the time was selling her business, Burgess received a call. Her childhood dream became a reality.
She took over the shop with her daughter and began working with flowers and mum... Aug 17, 2018
Four Floral Businesses To Receive The Century Award In Palm Springs
St. Michaels cemetery in Stratford, eventually opening up a storefront in Bridgeport, which sat on the city line of Stratford, leading to the name, City Line Florist.
In 1975, Charles' son Bob and his grandchildren, Susan and Carl, decided to move to a new location in Trumbull, where they turned an old horse barn into a charming new florist shop. Bob received the Connecticut Florist of the Year Award in 2005.
City Line, located in a quaint New England town of 30,000 people, has been voted "Best Florist in Fairfield County" for several consecutive years and won the 2018 Small Business Success Award in Trumbull. They're a top 100 member of Teleflora and have received the Connecticut Business & Industry Association Family Business Award. The business is very active in the local community with churches, schools and area organizations. They are dedicated participants in SAF's Petal It Forward campaign.
Today, Nicole Palazzo represents the company's fouth generation, helping to run the shop alongside her mom and uncle, handling daily work and bringing the florist to a new level with marketing and social media. Nicole has been named to Florists' Review's "Top 35 under 35" list and she is on the board of the Connecticut Teleflora Unit, president-elect of the Connecticut Florists Association and a founding member of the SAF Next Gen Floral Pros Facebook group.
Gould's Flowers Lockport, New York
In 1878 John H. Gould left his career as an English Gardener to come to America and planted his first crop of vegetables in Middleport, New York. From veggies, he later tried his hands at flowers. Calla Lilies being his first floral crop. It was his Son, John B. Gould who opened the first of the family's flower shops in Middleport, Albion and Medina. Then came the first location in Lockport, on Locust near Main St.
The shop relocated to 83 Locust St. where Gould's has been servicing customers since 1952. John B. & Barbara Gould have spent years making the shop a family tradition. Their four children spent many years in the shop.
Janet Gould, the youngest of the fourth-generation time-honored tradition, manages day to day operations of the shop. She works alongside her Mother, Barbara, Niece, Kylee (Gould) Peters (who is a fifth generation Gould) and loyal staff.
Janousek Florist & Greenhouse Inc. Omaha, Nebraska
Now in their fourth generation, Janousek Fl... Mar 8, 2018
Royal Wedding Flowers: the Duchess of Cambridge
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Obituary: William (Bill) K. Lane Jr., 72, of Easton
Saint John’s Cemetery in Norwalk, with full military honors.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Thomas Merton Center of Bridgeport, Notre Dame of Easton, or the National Rifle Association. The Gregory F. Doyle Funeral Home is in care of arrangements. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.gregoryfdoylefuneralhome.com— by the Family... (Easton Courier)May 25, 2017
OBITUARY: David M. Paparella
Apple Valley, CA, formerly of Shelton, CT died peacefully on April 11, 2017 at home with his family by his side. David was born in Bridgeport, CT on January 4, 1958, one of four children to the late Michael J. Paparella, Jr. and the late Georgia P. Paparella. David M. PaparellaHe is survived by his partner of more than 30 years Maurice Gruner, whom he married in December 2014, and their son Ethan. He is also survived by his brothers Michael Paparella, III of Great Falls, MT and Paul Paparella of Paradise Valley, AZ and by his sister Roseanne Simanavage of Crown Point, NY as well as his nieces and nephews Suzanne, Steve, Katie, Matthew, Wendy, John, Josh and Joe. He is also survived by his beloved Aunt Gigi (Virginia) Smith of Schenectady, NY, and cousins Mandy, H.J., Gemma, Amanda, Robert, Michael, Mark and Joseph. David was a member of Huntington Fire Company #3. Through high school he worked as a volunteer at Griffin Hospital in Derby. David became a truck driver soon after graduating Shelton High School in 1976 which led to him buying his own rig and traveling over the road. In 1980, he got off the road and drove a school b... (Shelton Herald)Dec 28, 2016
Calendar of events for Tuesday
City of Bridgeport offices closed: For Christmas holidays. Close at noon Dec. 23, all day Dec. 27 and 27. Offices reopen 7:30 a.m. Dec. 28.
Clarksburg Water Board: 2:30 p.m., regular meeting canceled.
Homework help on Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 3-4 p.m., at Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library.
Sun Valley PSD: 5 p.m., regular board meeting canceled. Will not be rescheduled. Cathy Sparks, (304) 623-9609.
Wednesday, Dec. 28
BNI Prosperity Chapter meeting: 7:45-9:15 a.m., at Hilton Garden Inn, 606 Emily Drive. Visitors welcome. Marvin, (304) 276-1208 for details, reservations.
Reading Buddies meet Wednesdays: 10-10:30 a.m., at Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library. Read stories, crafts, sing songs, lay games. (304) 627-2236.
Naming ceremony: 12:30 p.m., for H. Laban White Memorial Bridge, Clarksburg Baptist Church, 501 W. Pike St., Clarksburg. White was a statesman, veteran, lawyer, husband, father and distinguished West Virginian.
Homework help on Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 3-4 p.m., at Clarksburg-H... (The Exponent Telegram )