Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Pick from these choices or add your own.
It's Valentine's Day, and many of you will be heading out to dinner. So we'd like to know which local restaurant you find to have the most romantic atmosphere. Whether it's having oysters by the fireplace at Joe Fish, or sipping martinis at Jaime's, or anywhere else that makes you think of romance, take our poll and let us know.
Monday, February 13, 2012
And some places you can find them.
It's the day before Valentine's Day, and maybe you haven't gotten your significant other a gift yet. Don't panic, there is still time. Here are five Valentine's gifts and places in town to get them. Have more suggestions? Let us know in the comments! 1. Flowers A timeless classic, flowers are a staple of Valentine's Day. Some places to find creative bouquets locally are Forgetta's Flowers & Gifts, Rennie's Flower Shoppe and McLay's Florist. 2. Pastries What flowers do for the eyes, pastries do for the taste buds. Locally, you can find decadent baked goods at DeFusco & Son Italian Bakery, Frederick's Pastries and Cookie Central. 3. Candy Speaking of taste buds, Valentine's Day is practically synonymous with candy. Try Ye Olde Pepper Candy …
Friday, February 10, 2012
As Valentine's Day approaches, what's your favorite film d'amour?
Valentine's Day is almost here, so we thought it would be fun to ask you what your favorite romantic movies are. Here are 15 (in no particular order), and if yours isn't on the list just add it in the comments.
This week's nostalgic clip is of a local proposal.
In honor of Valentine's Day, this week's North Andover Nostalgia video clip features a creative romantic moment in 2006 when local resident Scott Bowman livened up the holiday season by popping the question. As he mentioned on a recent Patch post, Bowman was at his then-girlfriend's family Christmas party and rigged the Yankee Swap so that she had the last number. Her Yankee Swap gift was a proposal. "And no, she didn't trade it," Bowman wrote.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Do you go all out, or keep it low key?
Valentine's Day is approaching, and couples (and singles) will be celebrating in various ways. Some go all out and go for an overnight romantic getaway. Others go out for a nice romantic dinner. And still others are content with staying home and eating the candy their significant other bought them. What do you typically do for Valentine's Day?
One local couple shares their story.
Anne and David Webster of North Andover will celebrate their 18th wedding anniversary in June. "So far it's been a wonderful journey.," Anne Webster said. "Not always easy, but nevertheless worth every minute!" The Websters have traveled the world together. They met at Cadet Summer Boot Camp at Ft. Bragg in North Carolina, while they were both in ROTC there. David was a student at the Citadel, and Anne was a cadet at SUNY in Cortland, N.Y. "I like to tell everyone we met in a foxhole but it wasn't quite that simple," Anne said. "It wasn't love at first sight since we were both highly competitive soldiers competing for the best scoresand evaluations at boot camp, but our struggle to out-do each other brought us face to face!" The two …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
How did you or your significant other pop the question?
It's almost Valentine's Day, and couples everywhere will be celebrating thier love and reminiscing. So all you married and engaged couple, tell us... How did you or significant other propose? Leave a comment, and let's start a thread of romantic (or not so romantic) proposal stories.