Sunday, February 17, 2013
The deadline for our weekly photo contest is 5 p.m. Monday.
Cupid has come and gone, but he has likely left behind proof of his visit. If you haven't entered our Valentine's Day photo contest yet, it's not too late. The deadline to upload photos in the contest is 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18. Want to show us what you received or gave for Valentine's Day? Have some cute couple photos or pictures of the kids? If you haven't entered yet (or, if you'd like to enter more photos), simply click on this link and follow the easy instructions to upload. (Please make sure to follow the above link to enter the contest; while you are welcome to upload pictures here, this is not the contest page and therefore your photos won't count as an official entry.) The winner gets a $25 gift card to a local business. Good luck…
Thursday, February 14, 2013
From a sewing machine to a can of air, women have received all kinds of bad gifts.
Depending on your view, Valentine's Day is either a fantastic holiday to show someone how much you care about them or a Hallmark holiday created to increase card sales. Whatever you think of the holiday, don't dare forget to give something to your loved ones. Last year we asked readers about the best Valentine's gift they ever received . Answers included a hand-cut silhouette and a favorite childhood book. This year we want to know what was the worst gift you ever received. A story posted on iVillage includes gifts such as a sewing machine, tickets to a death metal concert and even a poinsettia. Tell us what the worst gift you ever received was on the comments. What could have made t better?
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Show us your Valentine—or what Valentine's Day means to you—and you could win a gift card.
It's the month that hosts Valentine's Day. Whether you embrace the holiday, feel obligated to recognize it with your special someone, or would prefer it didn't exist: this contest is for you. Photos that illustrate Valentine's Day include a spread of flowers, chocolates, and other gifts associated with Feb. 14, your special someone, a photo of a great couple, or something else that illustrates love. Get creative! Or not! We want to see your photos, either way. All entries will have a chance at winning a $25 gift card to a local business. Photos must be uploaded by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, Feb. 18. If you like a particular photo, voice your support for it in the comments. The winner, chosen by Patch editors, will be announced on …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Valentine's Day is upon us, so we thought we'd ask: and share some stories with you!
About 12 years ago, before online dating had really taken off, Jennifer Luke, MSW LCSW, decided she would give it a whirl. She found love, and marriage, eventually, after going on about 13 dates. "He was very sweet and we chatted for a few weeks before we met," said Luke, who is from Shrewsbury. "While we were chatting online, we realized that we actually grew up in the same town. Rob was very sweet and picked me up for our first date. He had flowers waiting for me and was quite the gentleman, opening car doors for me. We hit it off right away and I knew he was the one. We were engaged on our two-year anniversary and married a year and a half later. We have now been married almost 10 years and have two children and I couldn't be happier." …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Share your best Valentine's Day Story right here and we could help you share it with our readers.
With the most romantic of holidays nearly upon us, Patch is hoping to share one of your Valentine's Day stories with our readers. Did someone finally tell you how they feel? Were you reunited with someone you care about? Did someone propose to you? Or, do you simply know an amazing couple whose story is just begging to be told? If you have a Valentine's Day story to share, leave us a comment below. If we like your story best, our video producer, Justin Saglio, will come by to speak with you and share your tale on Patch. So tell us below: What's your best Valentine's Day story?
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Here is a look at a few places offering Valentine's specials this evening.
It's the day of love, and you've waited until the last minute to find the perfect gift. Your spouse is tired of cooking and cleaning, and simply wants to spend time with you. Where do you take her? Fear not, we have made a list of the places still available for the perfect night out or a special gift for a romantic night in. Here are our top picks: 1. Does she love wine, cheese and being pampered? Pecorino is offering a Valentine's Love Box for $45. The box includes French Blanc de Blancs, Local Triple Creme, crisp wafers, two fresh chocolate covered strawberries,and one long-stemmed red rose. Call to reserve yours now and watch the magic happen. 2. Wong's Restaurant is offering a free gift with purchase if you spend more than $25. You …
Friday, February 10, 2012
Here is a look at how much a dozen roses will cost you in various locations around town.
- VALENTINE'S DAY GUIDE
- Faith Mayer
Friday, February 10, 2012
Roses are red and violets are blue but buying roses for Valentine's Day is going to cost you some green. Here is a list of your local florists and their prices: Floral Elegance will happily deliver a dozen, long stem, red roses to the home of your beloved, arranged in a vase for $89.99. Delivery is extra, but if you pick them up and hand deliver the final tally is $89.99 plus tax. A single rose with filler and greenery wrapped is also an option for $9.95. If red is not your choice of color, fear not, a variety of colors is available. Sweetbriar Florist will send your loved one a dozen, long-stemmed red roses arranged in a vase for between $60 and $65. For $6 more they can arrive on the doorstep of a Grafton home. Sweetbriar also offers a …