Thursday, February 14, 2013
Would you go on a first date on Valentine's Day? If so, would you pay for the date?
Needless to say, Valentine's Day is a popular holiday for couples everywhere. The day offers a chance for couples to take a breather from the daily grind and head out for a romantic evening, or, alternatively, enjoy a romantic evening at home. But what about those who aren't in a committed relationship? As it turns out, a recent singles study indicates that first dates on or around Feb. 14 are actually on the rise. In fact, more than 2,400 Boston men are going as far as paying women for a first date on Valentine's Day, according to the study, conducted by dating-auction website WhatsYourPrice.com. Nationally, 369,282 first-date offers were made on the four weeks preceding Valentine's Day, the most of any one-month period of the year, …
Artists Carig McConnell and John Grieve carved the holiday decoration on Wednesday afternoon.
A group of ice sculptors took to Canton's Village Shoppes on Wednesday to carve a special decoration for Valentine's Day. The sculptors, Craig McConnell and John Grieve, carved a large heart out of ice in front of Especially for Pets. Together with chain saws in hand they formed the perfect heart where later on in the afternoon children and adults could come and pose for a photo with the sculpture. Learn more about McConnell and Grieve at Imagesinice.us. Taking a photo in front of the sculpture? Upload it here!
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Restaurant and business owners: share your Valentines Day specials on Canton Patch.
Valentine's Day is fast approaching. Flowers are being ordered, presents being wrapped, and restaurant reservations booked. Here at Canton Patch, we want to help local business owners get the word out about Valentine's Day specials and promotions. Maybe you're offering a discount on Valentine's Day items, or featuring a special menu for a romantic dinner. Or, perhaps your on the other end of the spectrum--hosting an anti-Valentine's Day party. Either way, let us know what you're doing to celebrate Valentine's Day in the comments, and we'll feature your business in a roundup as the holiday nears!
Saturday, January 26, 2013
From Charlotte's Web to Where the Wild Things Are, share these classic books with your children and encourage their love for reading.
- PATCH READS
Saturday, January 26
“Where’s Pa Going with that Axe?” The Enduring Quality of Children’s Classics By Anita Silvey Courtesy of James Patterson's Read Kiddo Read Foundation The opening line of E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web— “Where’s Pa going with that axe?”—has now been read by adults to eager young listeners for more than 60 years. Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time and Ezra Jack Keats’s The Snowy Day have been picked up with enthusiasm for more than 50 years. For 75 years, parents have shared The Hobbit, and this year Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are turns 50. These books and others like them (Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Virginia Lee Burton’s Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, and L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables) bring …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
What are your feelings about the red, white and pink holiday? Vote in our poll below.
Happy Valentine's Day, Canton! For some, today is just another day. For others, it is a day to shower a significant other with cards, candy, jewelry and gifts. Many feel passionate about hating the commercialized-Hallmark Day, and others love to spread the love. What are your thoughts on V-Day? Vote in our poll below and and share your comments in the comments section.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
A few suggestions to help make shopping for your sweetheart simple.
Valentine's Day is only three days away. Love it, or hate it, most folks tend to partake in the annual hearts/candy/flowers/love tradition. So, to help make Tuesday a bit easier, here are a few tips for picking up those perfect gifts for that special someone. 1. Think spring. Most folks, unless allergic, enjoy a fresh bouquet of their favorite flowers. They are pretty, cheery and make everyone think of warmer weather to come. Trying to figure out what color roses to buy? Click here for a quick guide. 2. Lay on the Sparkle. You know your gal best. But, not many ladies would say no to something glittery. Depending on the level of your relationship, pick up a little jewelry to show your like/love/affection. Take a look at the jewelry and gift…
Friday, February 10, 2012
The National Weather Service is predicting snow for Saturday.
If you love snow, you are in luck. The National Weather Service is forecasting three to five inches of snow to hit the area on Saturday. With a high temperature of 33 degrees in Canton, the Saturday snowfall will end before 5:00 p.m. and dump an estimated three to five inches, according to the National Weather Service. Although Saturday night will dip to a chilly 14 degrees, with wind chills as low as zero, it looks like the snow will let up in time for folks to take their sweeties out for a pre-Valentine's Day night out. Bundle up, folks!
Selecting the right flowers for your sweetie is important. Here's a hint: roses are usually a good idea.
While some people go all out for Valentine's Day, all you really need is a box of good chocolate and a bottle or two of wine to keep many women happy. But Valentine's Day is on a Tuesday, which means that all the other women in her office will be receiving bouquets of flowers at their desks. So, even women who aren't big fans of Valentine's Day (such as this writer,) always liked receiving flowers at the office. There are plenty of places in town to buy flowers. Here's our listing of florists in Canton: According to ProFlowers.com the color of your roses is important. Give your girlfriend yellow roses might seem like a good idea if her favorite color is yellow, but not if you want to keep her as a girlfriend. Here's a simple guide: Red …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Shaw's provides budget-friendly Valentine's Day ideas.
- VALENTINE'S DAY GUIDE
Thursday, February 9, 2012
In celebration of Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month, Registered Dietitian for Shaws Supermarkets Jennifer Shea has created a list of romantic ideas to help you plan a special day for your Valentine, keeping your love, hearts and budgets in mind. o Savor dark chocolate dipped strawberries, a classic romantic dessert that is quick and simple to make at home. o Sip spicy and sweet Mexican hot chocolate made with low-fat milk, dark chocolate chips, vanilla extract, chili powder, cinnamon and a bit of sugar. o Indulge in light vanilla bean ice cream. Top with sliced strawberries and shaved dark chocolate. Have two spoons for this one. -Press release by Shaws Supermarket.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Boston Bruins star will continue partnership with a Canton-based Dunkin’ Donuts and participate in a “Romance/Bromance” lunch with lucky fans on Monday, February 13.
- VALENTINE'S DAY GUIDE
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Boston Bruins star Tyler Seguin will continue to run on Dunkin’. Canton-based Dunkin’ Donuts, announced a renewed sponsorship deal with Seguin in which he will continue to serve as a spokesperson for the brand through September 2012. To celebrate the renewed partnership and Valentine’s Day, Dunkin’ Donuts will host a Romance/ Bromance meet and greet lunch with Seguin on Monday, February 13. Male and female fans can show their love for #19 by entering for a chance to win The Romance & Bromance Tyler Seguin Sweepstakes by clicking on the ”Tyler Seguin Sweeps” tab on the Dunkin’ Donuts Facebook page through February 9. Six lucky fans will win lunch with Tyler Seguin for themselves and a friend, a $19 Dunkin’ Donuts card and Boston Bruins gear…