Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Here are a few local places offering some fun treats or specials.
Whether you love it or hate it, Valentine's Day is right around the corner. No matter what your plans are—a romantic dinner at home, heading out on the town, or planning on skipping the day entirely—here are a few fun and easy ways to celebrate the holiday. Stay in and order a heart-shaped pizza from Papa John's Enjoy a Valentine's-themed cupcake at Kahve Get a discount on special-themed cupcakes from LilyRose Get a heart-shaped biscuit at Chick-fil-A Head to Sweet Frog for a froyo treat What are your plans for Valentine's Day? Tell us in the comments.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Nineteenth-century love letters and modern sweet tweets prove that communication for couples is timeless.
By Allison Goldstein, Capital News Service When U.S. Navy Surgeon David Shelton Edwards was serving at the Washington Navy Yard in the late 1830s, he kept the spark in his marriage alive by writing eight love letters home to his wife, Harriet Eliza Henry. "Your letters are a sweet cordial to this loving heart of yours, for there can be no substitute for them until I have your own dear self here," Edwards wrote in a July 1835 note to Henry. Over a 13-year span from 1835 to 1848 working in Washington, Pensacola Navy Yard, FL, and aboard several Mexican-American War naval vessels, Edwards wrote his “dearest Eliza” more than 40 notes now part of the National Postal Museum’s collection of thousands of letters in Washington. Today, Skype and …
Friday, January 6, 2012
We thought it was a little over the top to have Valentine's Day items on display before the 12th Day of Christmas. But St. Patrick's Day items were spotted Thursday at Safeway.
Is it me, or do holiday items seem to hit store shelves earlier and earlier? This year Christmas decor was on sale before Halloween was over. I even saw fresh cut Christmas Trees for sale in early November. Can a live tree even make it through to Christmas if it is put up in November? I can't imagine cleaning up those needles. But, the trend continues. Christmas is done and those items are packed up or drastically reduced in price to make way for Valentine's Day, and even St. Patrick's Day wares. Do you think retailers are savvy to market things so early? Tell us your thoughts on seeing Halloween displays on Fourth of July.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Maryland Express barbershop quartet sings "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" for longtime Glen Isle resident.
Helen Aspeslagh’s daughter Linda has been living back at the family home in Riva for the past few months, far away from her home in Denver. But Linda is taking care of her mom Helen after cancer surgery, and transporting her to and from doctors appointments and her visits to the South County Senior Center. There, she catches up with friends and has lunch twice a week. Monday was a regularly-scheduled day to visit the Senior Center on Stepney Lane in Edgewater. It was also the day that Linda had scheduled the Maryland Express barbershop quartet to stop by and sing a couple of songs for Helen, who is 83. "I just wanted to do something special," Linda said. Linda said that her dad died a little over two years ago. "He was so romantic with her…
Sunday, February 13, 2011
South county residents grieving the loss of a loved one can feel a heightened sense of pain during this time of year.
Chocolates, flowers, expensive dinners and romantic notes are synonymous with Valentine’s Day. A stroll down the aisle at local stores flood the senses with shades of red and material expressions of love. While many celebrate the Hallmark holiday in a variety of ways, an entirely different demographic exists—one that seeks to personally redefine the day altogether. Suicide survivors and others dealing with extreme levels of grief acknowledge Valentine’s Day as a particularly difficult time, said Sarah Montgomery, coordinator of child and family programs at the Life Center at the Hospice of the Chesapeake. Located in Annapolis, the Life Center serves to address the need of grief and transition, both for the hospice and the greater community…
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Galesville art exhibit showcases unique jewelry and art pieces.
Galesville's River Gallery will be celebrating Valentine's Day by offering works of art with a romantic theme during the first two weekends in February. The art will all be for sale and will include paintings, mixed media, glass, jewelry and more. The exhibit, entitled, "Let me Call You Sweet Art," was suggested by local artist Donna Rhody. "We wanted to remind folks that we are here even in cold February and have lots of wonderful things appropriate for Valentine's gifts," said Rivery Gallery co-owner Laura Dixon. She said the gallery will be doing two things—highlighting items that are always available and showcasing new items with a romantic theme. Some of the items typically on hand at River Gallery include handmade ring holders of …