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
Valentine's Day is today and many of you are doing something special with the person you love.
Sometimes it's just a single sentence. Sometimes it's an entire song. And sometimes you can't really put a finger on what exactly it is. The Huffington Post has put together a list of 14 of the best romantic lines from movies. Valentine's Day is today so we want to know: What is the most romantic thing anyone has ever said to you? Tell us in the comments section below.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
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, February 12, 2013
We asked your opinion on Facebook, and here are some of your suggestions.
Valentine's Day is Thursday. Hopefully, most of you have already bought your significant other a gift, but odds are that many people are procrastinating and still don't know what to buy. We asked for suggestions on our Facebook Page and received several suggestions that we thought we'd share with you here. One suggestion for a gift to give the special person in your life is to get them a massage. There are several places in Natick where you can get a massage, including Zia Day Spa, The Littlest Spa and Vanessa Day Spa. Another person suggested baked goods from The Sleepy Baker. Original jewelry from Simply June and gifts from Zeal Aesthetic were also recommended. Another suggestion that someone made was a nice bottle of wine. You can get …
Monday, February 11, 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." …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
From Charlotte's Web to Where the Wild Things Are, share these classic books with your children and encourage their love for reading.
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Wednesday, January 23
“Where’s Pa Going with that Axe?” The Enduring Quality of Children’s Classics By Anita Silvey Courtesy of James Patterson's Read Kiddo Read Foundation The opening line of E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web— “Where’s Pa going with that axe?”—has now been read by adults to eager young listeners for more than 60 years. Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time and Ezra Jack Keats’s The Snowy Day have been picked up with enthusiasm for more than 50 years. For 75 years, parents have shared The Hobbit, and this year Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are turns 50. These books and others like them (Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Virginia Lee Burton’s Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, and L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables) bring …
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?