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
The Better Business Bureau has steps to stay financially safe while dating online.
With Valentine's Day upon us, the Better Business Bureau is saying people need to take steps to protect themselves while dating online. Bad dates are a risk everyone undertakes while trying to find a relationship. Those risks can escalate to extreme levels, such as having to take out a restraining order as happened to one Shrewsbury woman before she finally found a steady relationship. However, the Better Business Bureau is warning of the financial threats that can come from online dating. Scammers can pose as anyone online, they say. The BBB and Western Union have partnered to offer consumers tips on how to avoid scams. Here are some ways to stay safe from relationship scams: The BBB has or more information on scams, check out BBB Scam …
Julio's Liquors holds a wine tasting Thursday.
A bottle of wine says “I love you” on Valentine’s Day, literally. “Je T’Aime is one of the nicest wines, I think, for the holiday, just because it’s ‘I love,’” Julio’s Liquors Wine Director Abraham Lerner said Tuesday. Valentine’s Day is the theme of the latest weekly wine tasting at Julio’s, at 140 Turnpike Road, from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Lerner said he will present about 10 wines, “a cross section” of the options. “These events that we do are great ways for people to taste things that they might not normally do because they have to pay for an entire bottle.,” he said. “And the price range we usually taste from is anywhere from $7 up to $150 a bottle.” Besides Je T’Aime, Lerner recommends for Valentine’s Day a Rosa Regale Brachetto, “…
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
There's even an online dating site exclusively for farmers.
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?
Monday, February 13, 2012
Here are some ideas that go a little beyond the go-to gift.
1. The New Leaf Salon and Spa is having a Valentine’s Day Pampering Event on Friday, Feb. 10 from 6-9 p.m. The best part of this surprise is that you can relax right along with your Valentine. There is a $20 cover charge which includes $20 in gift cards and door prizes. Choose from facial treatments, chair massages, hair design consultations and more. There are refreshments too. Call 508-351-9009 to register. 2. Make a reservation for a romantic dinner at Bistro Limoncello. You can even do that online. This ristorante has all of your favorite Italian dishes, plus some that you can only find here. There's also an extensive wine list and tempting desserts. 3. Staying in? Stop by Wegmans' and pick up some warm water lobster tails and …
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
For Valentine's Day, try these deals on homemade Valentines, Mary Kay, hair clips, jewelry and exercise.
1. CORE CONNECTION Deal: Bring a friend who is new to the Core Connection to class on Valentine's Day and you both get the class free. Also, get 20 percent off Core Connection logo shirts. Good through: Feb. 14 only; shirts on sale until Feb. 15 2. NORTHBOROUGH LIBRARY Deal: Make a Valentine with your kids in the children's room -- for free! Good through: Feb. 11, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 3. EPIPHANY CHILDREN'S BOUTIQUE Deal: Valentine's Day-themed girls' handmade felted wool hair clips from Red Chirpy Bird from $7.50 to $8.50 Good from: Feb. 10 until supplies last 4. MARY KAY Deal: Northboro resident Pam Hodge is running a Mary Kay sale -- Kissable lips for Valentine's Day. For $25, get a lip mask, a lip balm and the lip color of your choice…
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Each week, we'll tell you about one great idea to give you a much deserved break, and make your life a little easier -- maybe a whole lot easier.
Escaping on a regular day is challenging enough, but when it's Valentine's Day, you've got a real challenge. Sitters are scarce, restaurants are crowded and coming up with a unique idea is a tall order. Until now. Acupuncture Connections and New Leaf Salon have partnered to bring you and your loved one a night of pampering just in time for Valentine's Day -- but better, because their event is one weekend early. On Friday, Feb. 4 from 6-9 p.m., head over to 290 West Main St. to indulge in mini-acupuncture treatments, chair massage, microcurrent facials, paraffin hand dips and refreshments. R.S.V.P. to email@example.com. Isn't a little free romance worth the price of a sitter?