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By MARLO BARNHART | April 8, 2007
BOONSBORO-It was an opportunity Chris Doyle couldn't pass up. When The Flower Cart in Boonsboro closed about a year ago, the community was left without a florist. Already running Mountainside Gardens just east of town for the past 10 years, Doyle figured it was time to open his own flower shop on site. Concerned because he said he knows nothing about flower arranging, Doyle began exploring the possibility. The key was hiring Carol Wilt as floral designer. "We opened on Jan. 29, just in time for Valentine's Day," Doyle said.
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By DON AINES | December 1, 1998
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Most vandals resort to spray paint or rocks, but Bob Chaney said his business was damaged over the holiday weekend by a possum. Yes, the tree-dwelling marsupial familiar to motorists as road kill and to TV viewers as a favorite entree of the Clampetts. Chaney, owner of Bob's Florist and Gifts at 9 E. Baltimore St., said he believes three juveniles left the possum in his shop on Wednesday afternoon. Over the next three days, the animal made a shambles of the shop before being spotted by a passer-by and captured by a professional animal handler.
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by RICHARD F. BELISLE | August 29, 2004
waynesboro@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, PA. - One business, two families, 110 years, nearly 70 years in the same location. That's the history in a nutshell of Eichholz Flowers, possibly Waynesboro's oldest retail business. Today, the shop at 133 E. Main St. is owned by John Ingels, 56. He bought it from his father, Earle Ingels, on Jan. 1, 1984. John Ingels started working in the shop in 1963 when he was 15. He left to join the Navy in 1966 and served until 1969.
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June 9, 1999
By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Pa. - Robert Aument said he sometimes can't figure out how his flower shop does so well, being, as he puts it, "in the middle of nowhere. " Last year, Aument and his partner, Jim Wagaman, arranged flowers for 77 weddings. "We have two weddings this week," Aument said. "We did over 200 deliveries for Mother's Day. " Even the TV show run by famous arbiter of taste Martha Stewart has found its way to the flower shop, Aument said.
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By ERIN JULIUS | November 20, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - A burglar who broke into a florist shop Monday morning twice answered the business' phone, the shop's co-owners said Monday afternoon. The man also wrote in blood on a white sofa inside the Village Florist, co-owner Douglas Hutzell said Monday afternoon. "He wrote things on our white sofa with his blood," he said. " 'I (heart)' and what we assume was a girl's name," was written in blood on the sofa, Hutzell said in a phone interview Monday afternoon. Derek Evan Little, 24, of 4012 Spruill Drive in Kensington, Md., was charged with burglary, malicious destruction of property and other crimes in connection with the morning incident at the florist shop, court records show.
NEWS
November 23, 2008
SMITHSBURG - Donna Peacher was looking for a change in 1998 when she purchased a flower shop along Jefferson Boulevard. Ten years later, Four Seasons Florist & Gifts has blossomed into much more. The business offers not only floral arrangements and plants, but features greeting cards, candles, figurines, plush animals, balloons and more. The shop, at 22024 Jefferson Blvd., will customize arrangements for all occasions. Peacher said she and her staff have been asked to personalize arrangements with playing cards, angels, tractors, cars and other items.
NEWS
August 26, 2005
Man robs flower shop in Berkeley County INWOOD, W.Va. - A man stole money from a flower shop Thursday, then ordered two employees into a cooler before he left, police said. The Berkeley County Sheriff's Department said the robbery happened at about 10 a.m. at Denielle's Flowers & Fine Gifts at Sulphur Springs Road and W.Va. 51. Police said the same man might have committed other robberies recently in a four-state region. The man entered the flower shop and forced two female employees into a back room, police said.
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by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | September 21, 2004
gregs@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Business and City of Hagerstown officials on Monday announced a project in which a newly formed nonprofit organization would buy land on an aging portion of East Baltimore Street for the purpose of building 20 to 30 new homes. The plan was good news for one couple who lives on that street and owns a business there. Betty Hann, 71, who lives with her husband, Gerald Hann, 77, midway between South Potomac and Locust streets, said they have no neighbors because of all the businesses there.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | January 10, 2008
It's not enough that the Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater was tasked with converting the large-scale Broadway production of "Little Shop of Horrors" to its smaller, three-sided stage. The talking plant - the man-sized prop at the crux of the play's plot - fell off the back of a truck and was destroyed days before opening night and had to be rebuilt by the Playhouse's resident construction guy, Earl Moreland Jr., who is cast as the dentist and at least five other supporting characters.
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By ARNOLD PLATOU | arnoldp@herald-mail.com | June 17, 2012
Pat O'Brien was a long-haired college hippie driving a flower delivery truck on weekends in 1973 when opportunity came. Ben Bostion, the longtime manager of the flower shop where they both worked, decided he wanted to open his own florist business and offered to partner with the much younger O'Brien. “I was 20 years old. Ben was probably 50. I'm sure people told him he was crazy,” O'Brien recalled last week. But together, they made Ben's Flower Shop a success in downtown Hagerstown and now, 39 years after it opened, Ben's is about to begin a new adventure.
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By ARNOLD PLATOU | arnoldp@herald-mail.com | June 17, 2012
Pat O'Brien was a long-haired college hippie driving a flower delivery truck on weekends in 1973 when opportunity came. Ben Bostion, the longtime manager of the flower shop where they both worked, decided he wanted to open his own florist business and offered to partner with the much younger O'Brien. “I was 20 years old. Ben was probably 50. I'm sure people told him he was crazy,” O'Brien recalled last week. But together, they made Ben's Flower Shop a success in downtown Hagerstown and now, 39 years after it opened, Ben's is about to begin a new adventure.
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November 23, 2008
SMITHSBURG - Donna Peacher was looking for a change in 1998 when she purchased a flower shop along Jefferson Boulevard. Ten years later, Four Seasons Florist & Gifts has blossomed into much more. The business offers not only floral arrangements and plants, but features greeting cards, candles, figurines, plush animals, balloons and more. The shop, at 22024 Jefferson Blvd., will customize arrangements for all occasions. Peacher said she and her staff have been asked to personalize arrangements with playing cards, angels, tractors, cars and other items.
NEWS
By TIFFANY ARNOLD | January 10, 2008
It's not enough that the Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater was tasked with converting the large-scale Broadway production of "Little Shop of Horrors" to its smaller, three-sided stage. The talking plant - the man-sized prop at the crux of the play's plot - fell off the back of a truck and was destroyed days before opening night and had to be rebuilt by the Playhouse's resident construction guy, Earl Moreland Jr., who is cast as the dentist and at least five other supporting characters.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | November 20, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - A burglar who broke into a florist shop Monday morning twice answered the business' phone, the shop's co-owners said Monday afternoon. The man also wrote in blood on a white sofa inside the Village Florist, co-owner Douglas Hutzell said Monday afternoon. "He wrote things on our white sofa with his blood," he said. " 'I (heart)' and what we assume was a girl's name," was written in blood on the sofa, Hutzell said in a phone interview Monday afternoon. Derek Evan Little, 24, of 4012 Spruill Drive in Kensington, Md., was charged with burglary, malicious destruction of property and other crimes in connection with the morning incident at the florist shop, court records show.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | April 8, 2007
BOONSBORO-It was an opportunity Chris Doyle couldn't pass up. When The Flower Cart in Boonsboro closed about a year ago, the community was left without a florist. Already running Mountainside Gardens just east of town for the past 10 years, Doyle figured it was time to open his own flower shop on site. Concerned because he said he knows nothing about flower arranging, Doyle began exploring the possibility. The key was hiring Carol Wilt as floral designer. "We opened on Jan. 29, just in time for Valentine's Day," Doyle said.
NEWS
August 26, 2005
Man robs flower shop in Berkeley County INWOOD, W.Va. - A man stole money from a flower shop Thursday, then ordered two employees into a cooler before he left, police said. The Berkeley County Sheriff's Department said the robbery happened at about 10 a.m. at Denielle's Flowers & Fine Gifts at Sulphur Springs Road and W.Va. 51. Police said the same man might have committed other robberies recently in a four-state region. The man entered the flower shop and forced two female employees into a back room, police said.
NEWS
by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | September 21, 2004
gregs@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Business and City of Hagerstown officials on Monday announced a project in which a newly formed nonprofit organization would buy land on an aging portion of East Baltimore Street for the purpose of building 20 to 30 new homes. The plan was good news for one couple who lives on that street and owns a business there. Betty Hann, 71, who lives with her husband, Gerald Hann, 77, midway between South Potomac and Locust streets, said they have no neighbors because of all the businesses there.
NEWS
by RICHARD F. BELISLE | August 29, 2004
waynesboro@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, PA. - One business, two families, 110 years, nearly 70 years in the same location. That's the history in a nutshell of Eichholz Flowers, possibly Waynesboro's oldest retail business. Today, the shop at 133 E. Main St. is owned by John Ingels, 56. He bought it from his father, Earle Ingels, on Jan. 1, 1984. John Ingels started working in the shop in 1963 when he was 15. He left to join the Navy in 1966 and served until 1969.
NEWS
June 9, 1999
By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Pa. - Robert Aument said he sometimes can't figure out how his flower shop does so well, being, as he puts it, "in the middle of nowhere. " Last year, Aument and his partner, Jim Wagaman, arranged flowers for 77 weddings. "We have two weddings this week," Aument said. "We did over 200 deliveries for Mother's Day. " Even the TV show run by famous arbiter of taste Martha Stewart has found its way to the flower shop, Aument said.
NEWS
By DON AINES | December 1, 1998
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Most vandals resort to spray paint or rocks, but Bob Chaney said his business was damaged over the holiday weekend by a possum. Yes, the tree-dwelling marsupial familiar to motorists as road kill and to TV viewers as a favorite entree of the Clampetts. Chaney, owner of Bob's Florist and Gifts at 9 E. Baltimore St., said he believes three juveniles left the possum in his shop on Wednesday afternoon. Over the next three days, the animal made a shambles of the shop before being spotted by a passer-by and captured by a professional animal handler.
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