Floral arrangements featured on show

Information on caring for floral arrangements, making mini-desserts with citrus fruits and making knitted jewelry will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Michelle Robertson, a floral designer, will share some tips on making sure your beautiful arrangement stays that way for as long as possible. She is […]

Portales Past: April 10, 1960

April 10, 1960: Hestand Floral, at 813 W. Second, encouraged customers to order “baskets full of Easter flowers to make your Easter bright and gay.”

Dec. 13 Honors

McAlister Aileen McAlister, a Texas master florist and owner of Butterfly Floral in Portales, was pinned New Mexico master advanced florist at the New Mexico State Florist Association Convention in Albuquerque on Sept. 9. Aileen is one of six New Mexico floral designers chosen to go to Pasadena, Calif., to work on the New Mexico […]

Sorority, floral shop support foundation

PNT Staff Zeta Tau Alpha sorority is set to help Hestands Floral and Gifts deliver purchases on Valentine’s Day. The fee for each delivery the sorority makes is earmarked for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Information: Michele at 356-6951

Hestand under new ownership

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Hestand Floral and Gifts, a Portales business that’s been around for nearly 60 years, is under new ownership and management. Rosalie Richards and her husband, J. Mark Richards, are the new owners. They purchased the business in late November from Trish and Richard Lovorn, who owned the florist shop […]

Business blooms during Valentine’s Day

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By Kevin Wilson Shane Caraway of Portales walked into Hestand Floral just a little after 1 p.m. Monday, and was quick to admit his fatal flaw. “I’m one of those late shoppers,” Caraway said to the employee, Bernice Weems. “I could kick you,” Weems responded with a laugh. Caraway, a dryer operator for DairiConcepts, selected […]