Florists in Beacon, NY
Find local Beacon, New York florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Beacon and surrounding areas. Choose from roses, lilies, tulips, orchids, carnations and more from the variety of flower arrangements in a vase, container or basket. Place your flower delivery order online of call.
Beacon Flower Shops
474 Main St
Beacon, NY 12508
Beacon NY News
Sep 7, 2020
Robert Mercer, CEO who helped win Goodyear War, dies at age 96 - Akron Beacon Journal
I tried to tell him [Goldsmith] that he was not just fooling with another company, another takeover target," Mercer said in "Wheels of Fortune," the Beacon Journal book on the history of the city’s rubber and tire industry. "We’ve got 132,000 employees who want to see you go home. You bring nothing to the party."Mercer, Goodyear and Akron prevailed against Goldsmith.Rick Reiff, part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Beacon Journal reporters covering the attempted takeover, recalled speaking with Mercer the night the company agreed to pay "greenmail" to be rid of Goldsmith.Reiff said when they talked it was obviously the end of a long ordeal for the CEO.Mercer wanted to speak freely and let the Akron community share in the news, he said. One detail Mercer disclosed was that Goldsmith could not find the Goodyear stock certificates he owned when it came time to close the deal, Reiff said."It was very candid. It was honest," said Reiff, who recently retired as editor of the Orange County [California] Business Journal.Mercer "was a dyed in the wool Goodyear guy," Reiff said. "They don’t make CEOs like that any more. Or very few. He was a Goodyear lifer."Doug Oplinger, also part of the Beacon Journal’s coverage of the takeover and the paper’s retired managing editor, recalled Mercer talking about using his mechanical engineering background when he was a young Goodyear salesman. A client, Maytag, was having problems with a washing machine model. Apparently a tiny pulley that used a Goodyear belt wasn’t working properly. Mercer took a look and realized the pulley system required a notched, not smooth, belt."He designed it and saved the day for Goodyear and for Maytag," Oplinger said. "He took great pride in being an engineer who understood sales."The greenmail Goodyear paid to Goldsmith came at a high price, not counting the tens of millions of dollars the raider received to walk away. Mercer, who spent much of his time and energy to diversify Goodyear from slow-growth tires into areas such as oil and gas production and a $1 billion oil pipeline, was forced to spin off significant parts of the company to pay for the fight, which had saddled Goodyear with billions of dollars in debt.And where a top goal had been to create a more diversified corporation, Goodyear was forced to refocus on its core, tire making — something that Goldsmith had said the company needed to do. Goodyear Aerospace went to Loral Corp. for $588 million, and the Motor Wheel division was sold for $175 million to Lemmerz. Other non-tire subsidiaries were also sold off. Goodyear eventually sold the Celeron oil and gas business to a Texas company in 1998 for $420 million.Under Mercer, Goodyear introduced its first run-flat tire and also radial racing tires that debuted at the 1987 Indianapolis 500.Decrying takeov... Jun 19, 2020
Farm donates flowers as thank you - The San Diego Union-Tribune
A “Cheer Gram Caravan” led by community members with disabilities along with families from Carlsbad-based Beacons Inc. and the Surf Cities Chapter of National Charity League will be delivering yard signs with an uplifting message through May 31 in North County. The group will deliver 18” x 24” signs that read, “You are Loved!” and “A Hero Lives Here.” Donors can purchase signs to lift the spirits of a health care worker, firefighter, caregiver, co-worker, family member, teacher or family friend. Signs are $50 and the caravan will place them on the front lawn along with a honk, a song, a smile and a wave. Visit https://tinyurl.com/y8ybjnyy.Great Plates program provides mealsEligible seniors age 60 or older can apply for the Great Plates Delivered: Home Meals for Seniors program, a temporary program through June 10, that delivers meals to older adults who meet age and other eligibility criteria. Participants are assigned a restaurant that provides details on the date of first delivery. To apply, call the Aging & Independence Services from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at (800) 339-4661 and select option 7. Visit https://tinyurl.com/y89y4hpw.Free weekly webinar
on stress managementLeap to Success is offering Self Care in Stressful Times at noon Tuesdays via Zoom. Each 30-minute webinar includes a short guided meditation to bring calm to your day along with a practical tool to better navigate these challenging times. Email email@example.com for registration information or visit bit.ly/self-care-online for past episodes.Nominations soughtfor ‘Military Makeover’
Community members can nominate a veteran family to appear on the award-winning home improvement series hosted by veteran Montel Williams and WWE star Lacey Evans, a Marine Corps veteran who also guest stars on “Military Makeover.” You can nominate yourself or friends and family (veteran or active duty) to receive a home renovation. “Military Makeover” chronicles the renovation of a home owned by a military veteran and their family. The series also tells the family’s backstory, detailing the sacrifices and challenges experienced by military families. Application submission deadline is May 31. Visit militarymakeover.tv/tagahero.Young PlaywrightsContest seeks entriesPlaywrights Project is seeking submissions for its 2020 California Young Playwrights Contest for Californians younger than 19.
There is no entry fee, and each writer who requests feedback on their script receives an individualized letter with accolades on the strengths of their script and suggestions for future revision.The submission deadline is June 1. Entry forms are at playwrightsproject.org/programs/contest.Free online music,art and writing lessons
The Picerne Family Foundation is offering free live online one-on-one art, music and writing instruction in a new project called Shelter-in-Place: Face-to-Face. Volunteer professional artists provide instruction in painting, drawing, collage, stitching, art with stories, origami, keyboard/piano, guitar, singing, sewing, crafts, and writing short stories and folk tales for all ages and skill l... Feb 1, 2020
Plants not seen in Ohio in decades found in Summit, Portage counties - Akron Beacon Journal
It seems like every couple years, we find something new."Contact reporter Emily Mills at 330-996-3334, firstname.lastname@example.org and @EmilyMills818.
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Floral Inspirations to hand out flowers in Lewes Oct. 23 - CapeGazette.com
Floral Inspirations is a full service floral design studio in Lewes at 524 East Savannah Road next to the Beacon Hotel lobby. Owner/operator Ken Norman, AIFD, PFCI, is a third-generation floral designer. He was recognized and inducted into the American Institute of Floral Designers in 2002. In 2012, Norman achieved membership with Professional Floral Communicator International. He is a respected instructor at the prestigious New York Botanical Garden. He has participated in the renowned Philadelphia Flower Show and as an exhibit chairman for AIFD.
For the past several years, Norman has been a winning contestant and demonstrator at the flower show’s Designer’s Studio. His work has been published in several bridal magazines and the blog Style Me Pretty. Norman has won best ceremony and best reception categories in Florists’ Review Picture Perfect Wedding contest.
Sep 19, 2019
Brotherly Love: The Happy Flower Day Project - CBS Philly
Flower Day Project was born.
Several times a week, friendly (and anonymous) florists fill Gallagher’s car.
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“And then I just say, ‘God, where do you want these flowers to go to? Who needs them?'” Gallagher said. “And a thought will enter in my mind, like an AIDS hospice, a nursing home.”
On this day, they’re destined for Wesley Enhanced Living in Germantown. It’s one of her favorite drop-off spots.
“Annie, I met you the other day!” Gallagher said cheerfully.
She delivers the bundles of bouquets personally with a smile and a song, “Happy Flower Day to You,” to the old birthday tune.
“And I never give people just one,” Gallagher said.
Amy Vanbrug, director of therapeutic recreation, said she remembers the first time she met Gallagher.
“I’m walking down the hall and she’s like, ‘Hi, I’m Trish,’ and gave me a big hug!” Vanbrug said.
Gallagher makes sure the staff gets flowers too.
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“Take something home!” she said as she handed a bouquet of roses to one staffer.
“The wife will love you for that,” he said.
Gallagher’s mother passed away in 2014, but she kept the Happy Flower Day Project going. Her grandchildren sometimes help. She estimates she has given away 50,000 bouquets and plants.
Lois Landis said, “She’s always smiling and brings the happiness out of everybody.”
When Gallagher started six years ago, her car was brand new. Now it has 160,000 miles.
“I guess I’m addicted to it. I always say, ‘I’m going to stop. This doesn’t make sense, filling up my gas tank twice a week,'” she said, “but I keep on going. Keep on flowerin... Sep 19, 2019
Cooking With Edible Plants And Flowers In Abergavenny, Wales - Countryliving (UK)
Abergavenny in Wales and you'll be surrounded by nothing but green, rolling hills, dog-walkers and the faint outlines of the Brecon Beacons – and this is what makes it the perfect setting for an edible flower cooking course.Amy Mackenzie-Mason, the brainchild behind The Gourmet Gardener, started a gardening course following conversations at her local farmer's markets. "Lots of people are eager to grow but just don't know where to start or get disheartened when things don't go well," Amy tells Country Living.Situated in a two-acre Victorian walled garden, Amy's gardening course gives visitors the chance to have a go at planting and cooking edible flowers. "The course evolved because we wanted to make people aware that edible flowers aren't just for pretty garnishes but they can be used in a variety of dishes, such as stuffed courgette flowers or cordials. Many people already have edible flowers in their gardens but are unaware of the variety of flavours they can add to dishes."
What should you remember when collecting edible flowers? Anyone can gr...