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 fun 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 forget to give something to your loved ones. But be careful: you don't want your gift to end up on the receiver's "worst gift list." A story posted on iVillage includes "worst" gifts such as a sewing machine, tickets to a death metal concert and even a poinsettia. I even know someone who had to talk their friend out of buying a lamp for his sweetie for Valentine's Day. So on this Feb. 14, we want to know what was the worst gift you ever received on Valentine's Day? Tell us in the comments. What could have made it better?
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know on Feb. 14 in Concord.
1. What Do You Love Most About Concord? ICYMI yesterday, we asked readers what they loved best about Concord. Among the early responses were local businesses, farms and the love Concordians have for the town. What would you say in a Valentine to the town? 2. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, public meetings posted for today include the Finance Committee at 7:30 p.m. and the Board of Appeals at 7:30 p.m. 3. Valentine’s Day Card Making: At the Discovery Museums over in Acton, families can drop in at 10 a.m. for some fun Valentine's Day crafts for kids. 4. Do You Get Daily, Weekly and Breaking News in Your Inbox? If the answer to that question was "No," then you're missing out and need to click here to sign up for the …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
For Valentine's Day, tell us what you love most about town.
Whether it’s the local schools, your favorite place to eat, or the proximity from home to a great trail, everyone has something they love about their community. (Maybe how much snow there is right now?) Since it's Valentine's Day tomorrow, we want to hear what you love most about Concord, and what exactly makes this place so special. Is it the open spaces? The people? The small-town vibe? Please post comments and pictures here to show us all your favorite things about Concord.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
From flowers to sweets to one-of-a-kind jewelry, the merchants of West Concord have got it covered.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, some West Concord businesses will be making it real easy to show your shop local love. Next Saturday, Feb. 9 six stores in West concord will be hosting a “Valentine’s Day Crawl,” featuring free food and drink, special deals and a raffle for a $100 West Concord gift basket. Here’s a breakdown of the offerings, according to a press release provided by noa: Many of the gifts continue through Valetine’s Day, according to the press release, just show a dated receipt from one store at the others and receive a free gift with purchase.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Restaurant and business owners: share your Valentine's Day specials on Patch.
Valentine's Day is fast approaching. Flowers are being ordered, presents being wrapped, and restaurant reservations booked. Here at Concord 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 our roundup to post before Valentine's Day.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Love is in the bear.
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone. Don’t you just love this bear? Also a very happy birthday to Amy Gagne, a total sweetheart who was born on Valentine’s Day. Amy, Gloria Pinkham and I celebrated over a sinful slice of red velvet cake from Main Street Market & Cafe. Queen of Hearts Diid you know that Anita Tekle, our very own Town Clerk, officiated a marriage and four vow renewals this past Saturday? That’s right. For the second year in a row, Anita, who is also a Justice of the Peace, participated in the Colonial Inn’s Valentine’s Day Special of free wedding ceremonies on Feb. 11. The Inn donated $50 for each set of vows to a local charity of the couple’s choice, Gaining Ground, or Minuteman Arc. Anita said she officiated the marriage of “…
A joint school committees meeting and Valentine's Day are among things to know about.
"Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Happy Valentine’s Day! 1. Temperatures will be a bit warmer to start the day, with a high of 46 under mostly cloudy skies, but tonight will find a mixture of rain and snow with an overnight low of 27. 2. If you’re looking to see what romantics in Concord have been up to over the last week or so, be sure to check out our special Valentine’s Day page. 3. A joint meeting of the Concord and Concord-Carlisle School Committees will take place at Concord Carlisle Regional School at 500 Walden Street. 4. Remember, you can claim your business listing in Patch Places. Learn how you can take control of you business listing and…
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Valentine’s Day can be more than just a day about Hallmark cards and chocolates.
I started talking about Valentine’s Day with some friends recently and the looks I got could have wilted a rose. Turned up noses, snarky comments about husbands dropping the ball and a few shrugged shoulders were about all I got. I realize that we have all been bombarded with Hallmark and Ferrero Rocher chocolate commercials the past few weeks, but I am determined to turn this holiday from superficial to super fabulous, at least at my house. For starters I thought of my official answer for “Mom, what is Valentine’s Day anyway?” My answer, drum roll please, “It’s a day to celebrate Love (yes, Love with a capital L).” It doesn’t have to be a day filled with commercial influences but a day when we go the extra mile to remind those we love …