Thursday, February 14, 2013
Your local Valentine's Day guide.
Happy Valentine's Day, North Andover! Today is when many couples -- as well as friends and families -- will be celebrating love. The holiday actually stems from the Feast of St. Valentine, a celebration of Valentinus, a third century Christian saint. Bishop Valentinus is said to have performed forbidden weddings for soldiers and was executed in Rome on Feb. 14. His name has been associated with romantic love since the Middle Ages, and a modern secular celebration emerged in the 19th century. Here is your local guide for the day. There is still time to grab some last-minute gifts locally. Whether it's flowers, candy, cupcakes or spa treatments, North Andover has you covered. Rennie's Flower Shoppe is promoting gift baskets, according to …
For Valentine's Day, tell us what you love most about the town you call home.
Whether it’s the local schools, the bakery, or the proximity from home to a great hiking trail, everyone has something they love about their community. Since it's Valentine's Day, we want to hear from you about what you love most about North Andover and what makes it so special. Please post comments and pictures here to show us all your favorite things about North Andover!
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Share the love!
Valentine's Day is this week, and that has a lot of people thinking about love. It's not always about the candy, flowers, jewelry or other gifts (OK, sometimes that is a big part). It's also about memories and being with the one you love. So we're wondering, what are your favorite Valentine's Day memories? They can be funny, romantic, or just plain weird. Maybe your significant other bought you an odd/beautiful/thoughtful present that made you smile/laugh/cry. Maybe you went somewhere memorable or didn't go where you planned but still had a memorable day. Share in the comments below.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
And some local places you can find them.
Valentine's Day has crept up on us, and maybe you haven't gotten your significant other a gift yet (this year you can blame it on the blizzard). 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 and Pipe Dream Cupcakes. 3. Candy Speaking of taste buds, Valentine's …
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. Maybe it's "Casablanca" -- that 1940s classic that pairs Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in World War II intrigue and an unforgetable midnight airport farewell. Or maybe you prefer something more modern, like Channing Tatum as a soldier in love in "Dear John." Or "The Notebook" with Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams which seems to make many must-see lists on Valentine's Day. Then there are the not-so distant classics: Hearing Tom Cruise (pre-Katie Holmes drama) in "Jerry Maguire" insist to Renee Zellweger "You complete me." Or watching Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore somehow make pottery sculpting erotic in "Ghost." Or seeing …
Monday, February 4, 2013
What is your business promoting?
February is here, and that means Valentine's Day -- that special romantic day in which couples express their love for each other -- is coming up. Love is in the air, and that means money. Whether buying flowers, candy, weekend trips or romantic dinners, people are shopping. So why not help them shop local? Local businesses, it's your turn to tell us what deals and promotions you're offering for Valentine's Day. Leave a comment and get the word out! Also, you can upload photos of your promotions to this article.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
North Andover Patch wants to know what your favorite Valentine’s Day Destinations are.
North Andover Patch wants to know what your favorite Valentine’s Day Destinations are. Where did you dine last year? Was it for the food, ambiance, or both? Did the restaurant meet your romantic expectations? These are all things that we would like to know in order to help North Andover residents make their Valentine’s Day perfect. Perhaps your style is to stay in and cook for your sweetheart. Do you have a romantic recipe? Would your culinary expertise benefit your fellow North Andover Patch readers? Patch is here to aggregate all of your Valentine’s Day ideas and offer ideas to all of the hopeless romantics reading our site. Email us with your restaurant suggestions, recipes, and even your favorite florist so we can share it with our …
Monday, February 14, 2011
It is not too late.
It’s Valentine’s Day, and there is still time to pick up a token of your love for that special someone in your life. Valentine’s Day gifts need not be big, grandiose gestures. Sometimes the smallest gifts are the ones that express the most thoughtfulness and are most appreciated. Don’t procrastinate any longer. Here are five last minute Valentine’s Day gift ideas that will help keep your romance alive. 1. The Gift of Art – A beautiful piece of artwork can be special and meaningful. Art & Frame Source at 1097 Osgood St. has a wide selection of framed artwork to create a fond memory. Whether it is a painting of your sweetheart’s favorite flower or a unique piece of sculpture, this artsy Valentine’s gift can be a welcome surprise to be …