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?
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 Needham, 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 Needham.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Gentleman, this one’s for you. Ladies, if you’d like to drop hints to the boy, that maybe, just maybe, he might want to have a quick peek at this column, that’s ok.
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 Needham 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
Share your favorite things about Needham this Valentine's Day...
There's not denying that Needham is a great place to live. So this Valentine's Day, show your hometown some love and tell us why it's the best place to be. Add your sweet nothings in the comments below, and make sure to pass this along to friends and family who may have moved out of town but could have something to add. We'll start it off... Can we get to 10 things we love about the town? Twenty? Leave your answer in the comments section. Let's give Needham the Valentine it deserves!
Needhamites share their love stories and talk about what makes a marriage work.
As Valentine's Day approached, Needham Patch sat down with couples and individuals around town who have been married 30, 40 even 50 years to talk about relationships—how they met their significant others, how they knew it was right and what has made their marriages successful. Click on the video to hear what they had to say. Featured in the video are: Got a great love story of your own? Do you still remember that first date, the moment she caught your eye, the day he proposed? Share your memories in the comments section below. Happy Valentine's Day!
Happy Valentine's Day, Needham!
“Five Things You Need to Know Today” is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. 1. Cloudy: The day will be mostly cloudy with a chance of rain between 5 and 9 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. The high will be around 47 degrees and the low will be around 30 degrees. There is also a slight chance of snow between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. 2. Happy Valentine’s Day! Looking for a last-minute gift idea, a good recipe or tips for making the day special with the kids? Check out Needham Patch’s Valentine’s Day page. Tell others about your favorite romantic restaurant, vote for your favorite love song or share a picture of the object of your affection (mine’s my adorable three-year-old nephew, …
Friday, February 10, 2012
Where will you be dining this Valentine's Day?
There are lots of aspects that make a restaurant romantic—elegant décor, a great wine list, cozy corners, amazing meals, good music or just a generally date-night-friendly atmosphere. Needham has no shortage of great restaurants, but which ones are the most romantic? Where do you go on date night, and where will you be dining out on Valentine's Day (which is fast approaching, on Tuesday, Feb. 14). Tell us in the comments below about your favorite romantic restaurant in Needham—where is it and what makes it special? Does it require reservations? Offer a not-to-be-missed dish? Share your tips below.
Three Valentine's Day pros in Needham offer their tips for making it a happy holiday.
If you haven’t been paying attention to all the red and pink window displays, the shiny paper hearts taped to walls around town or the rush of advertisements encouraging you to “buy your sweetheart something special,” here’s a reminder: Valentine’s Day is just a few days away. The candy-colored holiday with its longstanding tradition of showing the ones you love just how much you love them falls on a Tuesday this week (and a half day of school for the young ones in Needham), and that means those still looking for that perfect gift by Feb. 14 have limited shopping opportunities left. If the prospect of picking out a symbol of your love (or extreme liking) has you feeling a little panicked, you’re in the right place. Needham Patch recently …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The holiday 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 was 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…