Florists in Allen, TX
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Allen Flower Shops
410 N Greenville Ave Ste 106
Allen, TX 75002
201 W Main St Ste B
Allen, TX 75013
1545 E Main St Ste 260
Allen, TX 75002
102 W Belmont Dr
Allen, TX 75013
Allen TX News
Feb 1, 2020
Sad, surreal scene in Los Angeles before Lakers' first game since Kobe Bryant's death - San Angelo Standard Times
Bryant. Chris Huitron said he felt he owed it to Kobe because of how he helped him through a challenging childhood of moving around to different schools. Wearing his Kobe jersey to school helped him break the ice with strangers.
“I was making friends because of that,” said Huitron, who drove down from Nipomo, about two hours north. “I was the new guy in school and had no friends. People saw I was a Kobe fan and a Lakers fan, and it helped me make new friends.”
He said tickets for the game were too expensive, but Friday was their only day off. “We made a trip just to pay our respects,” he said.
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Others wore their Lakers jerseys, wrote messages on poster boards and observed piles of memorabilia and gifts on the ground outside, including shoes, photos, candles, flowers and basketballs.
This is the next step in a long wake for Los Angeles, whose loving bond with Kobe was unlike that of any other celebrity. It was almost like he was a city superhero, having started his pro career here in 1996 at age 18 and then growing up, up and away but never leaving. He played for only one NBA team, the Lakers, for an entire generation — 20 straight years — and won five NBA championships, generating countless indelible memories for fans.
By contrast, in baseball, the Angels in Anaheim and the Dodgers in L.A. haven’t won a championship since 2002 and 1988, respectively. The NFL’s Rams didn’t return to L.A. until 2016 — after 21 years without any NFL football in Los Angeles. The Kings in hockey won an NHL title in 2014 but don’t capture the public’s attention the way the Lakers do when they’re winning.
“He was a cocky young man, but he always backed it up,” said Jason Nguyen, who brought a floral arrangement in purple and gold and stood it up next to the growing pile of gifts on the ground outside the arena. “We’ve just seen him grow and grow and grow. And you’d see progress and maturity. He just exploded. He just took over and brought us championships.”
Before Kobe, Lakers legends Magic Johnson, 60, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 72, were among the few who might have occupied the same stratosphere in terms of success and tenure in Los Angeles. Perhaps that’s why news of Kobe’s death reminded some of Johnson’s shocking announcement in 1991 that he was retiring immediately because he had tested positive for HIV.
Like Kobe, Johnson then was in the prime of his life and a transcendent star in "The City of Angels." He was only 32 at the time, when HIV was considered a death sentence. Back then, it seemed like a sad warning that his days were especially numbered. But in this case, there was no warning, and everybody’s still trying to process it. Kobe was only 41. He leaves... Feb 1, 2020
Local flower shop continues to bloom | News - Fauquier Times
We have a big yard. I like perennials,” but, “I never thought I’d be a florist. I knew it was going to be a challenge, but so far every challenge that’s presented itself has led to a workable solution,” Gerrish said.She said she’s typically the first to arrive in the morning and the last to leave, but says, “My goal is not to work so many hours.”The store’s hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon... Feb 1, 2020
In one of Seattle’s most threatened neighborhoods, a flower shop still blooms - The Seattle Times
Yet Wesley’s story serves as a microcosm of the shifting demographics and challenging landscape for Black business owners in the Central District.
In 2014, the first bloom began to come off the rose for Wesley. Her longtime customer, Southwest Mortuary — one of the last Black-owned funeral homes — was purchased by Bonney-Watson, which led to a decline in her funeral flower business.
The second hit came in 2015, when a city construction project disrupted traffic on 23rd Avenue and created so much chaos Wesley said she lost tens of thousands of dollars in business over nearly two years. While the city eventually gave her $25,000 (from federal dollars) to mitigate the lost business, the damage had already been done.
After that project finished, Wesley got another blow — her building was going to be razed to create new apartments. She would have to move.
In April 2018, her shop was relocated with help from the apartment developer to a smaller location on the corner of 23rd and Cherry, across from the Garfield Community Center. With little parking or foot traffic, her business struggled.
“I’ve been suffering ever since we moved here,” Wesley said from her shop. “Continually losing money.”
After many setbacks, she got behind on rent and in November her landlord gave her a 14-day eviction notice. As news of Wesley’s potential eviction spread, the business development arm of Africatown Seattle jumped into action. They set up a GoFundMe in mid-December to raise $10,000 to cover $6,000 in back rent and utilities and get her back in the black.
The community responded in a huge way. Within a week, the campaign blew past its target, raising twice the goal and is now at $26,000 and counting. Wesley couldn’t believe it... Feb 1, 2020
Flowers for Drew: Remembering the life of an editor, writer and friend - Delaware State News - Delaware State News
Drew Ostroski wrote about the oddities and interesting people along “the Dual” for the Delaware State News.
DOVER — The first few words of a David Allen Coe country song was all it took.
Drew Ostroski joined a co-worker in song, growing louder as the chorus neared.
“But you don’t have to call me darlin’ … darlin’
You never even called me by my name“
Music crossed over cubicles and smiles filled the newsroom. That happened often when Drew was around here.
We have been reminiscing about his personality and prose.
The longtime Delaware State News and Delaware Today writer and editor died of health complications last weekend. He was 52.
For the past 15 years, he was managing editor of Delaware Today.
“He was the glue in our editorial department,” said Mark Nardone, a former editor of Delaware Today and one of his college buddies. “He kept everybody on track.”
The same was true at the Delaware State News for many years. He was every bit as cantankerous as he was funny.
So much of what he did was behind the scenes. Inside the office, we’ll remember the talent he had in mentoring reporters, shaping stories and firing off witty headlines — som... Feb 1, 2020
Figures, Flowers And Fire - South Pasadena Review
I started to build a figure-painting portfolio and work with models in my garage. I have always loved working from the figure — it is incredibly challenging and deeply personal. My most favorite paintings growing up were figurative. I loved Toulouse-Lautrec, Egon Schiele, John Singer Sargent and Manet.”
Sobieski presented her work to the Sarah Bane Gallery in Fullerton, quit her job and showed for the next 10 years at the gallery, where she sold more than 100 of her paintings. She remained there until 2009, then returned to school to earn an MFA in painting from Claremont Graduate University.
“After that, my work shifted into being curated for group shows,” Sobieski said. “I worked with different curators and was in multiple shows, and that’s what I’ve been doing up to this point.”
Sobieski’s paintings depict a variety of subject matter, ranging from figures and animals to elements of nature. Her work uses lush oils on linen canvas to explore the formal elements of painting, with sincere imagery that speaks to the notions of beauty, abundance and loss.
“In 2005 I began a series of flower paintings to change up my practice,” Sobieski said. “Much of my concentration had been tied to trying to grasp the human physical form, and I wanted to freely explore more of the formal elements of paint. I played with composition, color and paint surface. I used flowers because they are a forgiving structure to render and are also loaded with content.”
“Debutante,” oil on paper, 2003.
Another subjects Sobieski enjoys portraying is fire, which has played a significant role in her life. When she was 17, her childhood home in Pasadena burned down due to an electrical blaze. Sobieski’s two sons, James, 22, and Ollie, 20, work as emergency medical technicians, and her latest project, commissioned by the L.A. County Department of Arts and Culture, involved designing windows for a new fire station in Santa Clarita.
“It was very serendipitous when they approached me for the project, because I’d had some fire paintings in my MFA show for graduate school,” Sobieski said. “I really enjoyed doing the collaboration, and I felt like I had a lot of kinship with the project. The thing I loved about this project was the purpose and the positive impact it has on the community. I feel like the project picked me.”
For the Santa Clarita fire-station project, Sobieski enlisted fellow ArtCenter graduate Tim Carey and Judson Studios in South Pasadena, who fabricated windows featuring Sobieski’s colorful images that capture the tradition and reflect the life of a firefighter. In the near future, there will be a dedication ceremony that honors the firefighters and unveils the windows to the community. Sobieski also is working on a related coloring book for kids that will be given out at the dedication.
Her May 17 solo show at Plan:d Gallery in Frogtown will combine her two main bodies of work — figurative paintings and florals — wi... Feb 1, 2020
Deaths for the week of Jan. 10, 2020 - The Jewish News of Northern California
Francisco Campus for Jewish Living (formerly Jewish Home for the Aged), 302 Silver Ave., SF, CA 94112 preferred.
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Allen Marvin Dekelboum
May 21, 1930–Dec. 7, 2019
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