Video: Bool’s brightens strangers’ days by gifting bouquets for ‘Petal it Forward’

first_img Tagged: bool’s flower shop, Petal it Forward ITHACA, N.Y. — If you happened to be in the downtown Ithaca area last Wednesday, you may have noticed a peculiar sight: people all over were carrying bright bouquets of flowers. The Ithaca Voice tracked down the source of the floral spectacle to Bool’s Flower Shop of North Aurora Street, which is celebrating 125 years since owner Henry Bool first opened its doors to the public. Jacob is a videographer & digital media contributor for The Ithaca Voice. More by Jacob Mroczek Bool’s current owner, Doreen Culver-Foss, decided that since they were celebrating such an historic birthday, they should participate in ‘Petal it Forward’, an international gift-giving program lead by the Society of American Florists. When asked, personally, why she wanted to hand flowers out to strangers, Culver-Foss replied, “I hope they smile, and I hope they’re very happy and it makes their day… a little brighter, their week a little brighter.”The Society of American Florists reported that “650 floral teams in all 50 states plus Canada, Colombia, and Puerto Rico surprised passersby in their local communities with two free bouquets each—one to keep, and one to share with a friend, family member, co-worker, or even a complete stranger.”Check out the video below, and please share it with a friend!Video by Jacob Mroczek/The Ithaca Voice Your Arts & Culture news is made possible with support from: Jacob Mroczek last_img read more

Norwich chairman Alan Bowkett steps down

first_img Press Association On Saturday the Canaries suffered a 2-0 defeat at Watford, which was a sixth in the last eight league games for Alex Neil’s side to leave them in 16th place, but out of the relegation zone only on goal difference. Bowkett joined the Norwich board in 2009, and in a statement the Norfolk club – in which celebrity chef Delia Smith is the joint majority shareholder, alongside her husband, Michael Wynn Jones – confirmed they were hopeful of naming a new chairman shortly. Norwich chairman Alan Bowkett has stepped down and left the board of directors, the Barclays Premier League club confirmed on Monday.center_img “The directors and all at Norwich City Football Club would like to place on record their thanks to Alan for his contribution,” Monday’s statement read. “The club has been working recently to refresh the board of directors and an announcement about new directors and a new chairman will be made in the next few weeks. “The ownership of the club will be unaffected by these changes. “The new directors will bring additional expertise and fresh ideas about growing the business, as Norwich City continues its commitment to maintaining Premier League status and developing the football club on and off the pitch.” Despite his team’s predicament, Neil remains confident the squad, promoted via the Championship play-off final at Wembley last May, has what it takes to stay in the top flight – with fixtures at home against Everton then away to both Manchester United and Tottenham next. “We need to have a look at ourselves and get back to our standards,” said the 34-year-old former Hamilton player-manager. ”Anybody who is used to winning games and being successful – in the limited time that I have managed – it is a sore one to take. ”There is huge disappointment there, but it is how you respond and how you react that makes us the team that we want to become.” last_img read more