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
We have suggestions for the perfect gift of wine or beer for your sweetheart.
Valentine's Day is about sharing time with the one you love and displaying that love through gifts. When it comes to tokens of appreciation, wine and beer have been long standing favorites. We asked Rick Lombardi, owner of the Vin Bin, to weigh in with his picks of wine and beer for you to get your sweetheart. Matilda Barbera $12.99 Known affectionately as the "Cat" wine because of the painting on the label of a cat. The Barbera is lush and rich, with great gobs of juice, spice and berry flavors. It goes well with food or it can be served as a cocktail. Fidelity Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend $16.99 The blend is ripe, aromatic and has a long finish, and the name on the label lends itself to Valentine's Day. Tullum Rosso from Italy $…
Wednesday, February 13, 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…
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 …
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?
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Find the right price for breakfast staples and a Valentine's centerpiece idea!
- VALENTINE'S DAY GUIDE
- Lois Black
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Marlborough families have many grocery shopping choices and many opportunities to save money. Within the past year a new supermarket chain has opened a store in our area and our local big box stores have now started offering fresh groceries. The drug stores also sell grocery items. With all this abundance comes the need to shop very carefully and understand prices. On Monday I took a ride to the larger stores near my home to find out what the prices are this week for the breakfast staples that my family enjoys. The stores I visited were Hannaford, Target and Price Chopper in Marlborough and Walmart in Hudson. Below are my findings. I realize that not everyone would choose to buy these items, especially if you have a food allergy or a …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Whether you're staying in or going out in Marlborough this year, these gifts are sure to make your Valentine happy.
1. Guys, what could be better for your better-half than some pampering? Stop by Serene-Scape sometime this week. 2. Allora Ristorante is taking reservations for Valentines Day dinner. Choose from the specials on the night's full menu or order your favorite go-to dish. 3. Ladies, is your best guy difficult to buy for? Try a Jack Black Shave-in-a-Bag which includes three shaving products. It's $52 at Sephora inside JCPenney. 4. Sticking with a traditional favorite? You can pick up a 6-Stem "Peckoubo/Movie Star" Combo Rose Bunch at Price Chopper for $14.99 with your AdvantEDGE card through Saturday, Feb. 11. You can also place a floral order through Price Chopper's partner www.myfloralplace.com. 5. Are you opting to stay in? Chances are your…