Thursday, February 14, 2013
We asked Patch readers to share their love stories for Valentine's Day. Mary and Jeson met through a dating service online. She knew he was special when he asked her 14-year-old daughter to come along on the first date
For 14 years, Mary Bauer was a single mom. She knew her now husband Jeson was special when he insisted her daugther come along on their first date. "We met on one of those dating services onlie and hit it off right away," Mary said. "I knew he was a special guy when, on our first date, he insisted that my 14 year old comes with us. He didn't think it was fair that she was left out." Mary said that Jeson has shown his love over and over again. "When I got a bad back injury, he was there for me. When we had our first baby together, and it turned out to be an urgent C-section, he stayed calm through the whole thing to protect me," she said. "He is an awesome guy who loves his family so much." Mary said she is "truly blessed to have such a …
We asked Patch readers to share love stories for Valentine's Day. Joyce Kulp shared the love story and photo of her parents, Leo aka Sonny and Dee Szymanski, who celebrate 60 years of marriage today
There's nothing better than marriage on Valentine's Day. Reader Joyce Kulp, of Lansdale, shared a love story, but it wasn't her own. This love story was of her parents, Leo (Sonny) and Dee Szymanski, of Lansdale. "My parents are celebrating 60 years of marriage today!" Kulp said. "They are the best two parents and grandparents in the whole, wide world." Kulp said Sonny and Dee met in Ford City, Pa., located an hour outside Pittsburgh. "That was 60-plus years ago," she said. "The rest is a storybook of love!" Share your love story and photo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
New app, KillSwitch, launches on Feb. 14.
Just in time for the most romantic day of the year, KillSwitch launches in the App Store and GooglePlay today, Feb. 14. According to Mashable, KillSwitch "makes it easy to eliminate your ex's entire presence on your Facebook timeline," however, you must still be Facebook friends with your ex. Identify the Facebook user from your friends list and the "app then crawls your profile for content." You can choose to delete all status updates, photos, videos, everything of your ex or just specific posts and pictures. All deleted pictures are saved "in a hidden album on your Facebook" according to the KillSwitch website. Learn more about KillSwitch here.
Valentine's Day is tomorrow, pick up your flowers, chocolates and more at Whole Foods North Wales 'Lover's Lane.'
Forgot Valentine's Day? No problem! Fresh flowers, including beautiful roses, chocolates, cakes, and gifts are available at Whole Foods North Wales in register 1, their "Lover's Lane."
Monday, February 11, 2013
Looking for a last minute, unique Valentine's Day gifts for your significant other? Check out these picks around Montgomery County
Green Street Luxuries 617 W Main St., Lansdale All products are made with natural and organic ingredients with essential oils and healing ingredients. For Valentine's Day, Green Street Luxuries is offering pampering services, such as massage therapy, reflexology, permanent makeup, facials and more. Green Street Luxuries also has gift items perfect for Valentine's Day, such as their perfume scents, Forever Red body wash and body lotion, soaps, and gift items. Land of Olive Oil and Balsamics 4039 Skippack Pike, Skippack A newcomer to Skippack Village, The Land of Olive Oils and Balsamics has a number of infused olive oils and balsamics to choose from if your significant other loves to cook. Special for Valentine's Day, pick up chocolate …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Men's shopping parties and fun ways to spend a romantic evening.
Need a unique Valentine's Day gift or something fun and different to do to celebrate the romantic holiday? There's a number of businesses in the Montgomery County area that are helping out the men this year with Men's Shopping Days and ways to spend the evening. Blooming Affairs Men's Shopping Day Wednesday, Feb. 6, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This all day event will help men "plan the perfect Valentine's Day" according to the Blooming Affairs Facebook page. Men can order flowers, as well as chocolates, stuffed animals and more and get free delivery on Valentine's Day. There will also be snacks provided for the men as they shop. Chamaeleon Boutique's Men's (don't) Panic Party Wednesday, Feb. 13, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Men can enjoy complimentary beer and…
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Save big by shopping after-season sales.
Find steals on everything, just by buying out-of-season. That $50 Halloween costume? Get it for $25 on Nov. 1. A $10 pack of detailed Valentines will be $2.50 on Feb. 15. And the $90 leather boots will be a mere $22 come spring. Spend less money just by waiting it out. After Holiday Sales The day after a big holiday, like Valentine's Day, Halloween or Christmas, stores mark down everything, sometimes as much as 75 percent off, to clear the shelves for the next holiday. After Valentine's Day, stock up on Valentine's cards and envelopes for next year. They're paper, the never go bad. Pick up a few bags of heart-shaped or pink-wrapped candy to snack on. After Halloween, of course, you'll find discounts on costumes and decorations at big box …
Monday, February 13, 2012
February 14 need not always be about dinner, flowers and chocolate
Do you watch “The Middle” on ABC? I love it. I loved it more this week, when Mom Frankie and Dad Mike sit down to explain to their youngest son Brick what love is, by highlighting their Valentine’s Day plans for him (while taking down the Christmas tree, mind you). The couple goes back and forth on options of going out to eat (too crowded), the movies (they could sleep at home for free), so decide on a bucket of chicken on the couch in their sweats. To take it further, Mike likes sports, so they decide on a bucket of chicken, in separate rooms, on separate televisions, in sweats. It is a perfect Valentine’s Day plan, if you ask me. I’m just that kind of girl. I’m not a big fan of flowers or chocolates. I generally wonder even as I’m …
Friday, February 10, 2012
North Montco Technical Career Center's new bakery is open for business twice a week. This week marked its special Valentine's Day concoctions
North Montco Technical Career Center was baking with love this week. Wednesday and Thursday marked the grand opening days of the school’s weekly bake sale. In fact, every Wednesday and Thursday, from 8:45 a.m. to 10 a.m., and again from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., the new bakery will be open to the public to purchase cookies, cakes, pies, bread and the like. This week, however, concoctions were of the special Valentine kind – heart-shaped cookies, cupcakes and pink and white swirled cookies. “We did it purposely because Valentine’s Day is coming,” said head instructor Alan DeLong. “We also sell them on the lunch line. Every week is something different, depending on what the kids are working on.” The bakery and restaurant is part of the school’s …
Monday, February 14, 2011
It's not too late for a great V-Day bouquet for your loved one
It’s Valentine’s Day – the one day of the year when you don’t want to upset your significant other. There’s still a chance to make it the best. So here’s some local flower shops for that last-minute long-stem rose or bouquet for your Valentine. Chantilly Floral, 29 W. Main St., Lansdale, 215-855-9258 Emily at Chantilly Floral said the place is in stock with roses and all types of flowers. Chantilly Floral is open until 7 p.m. Emily said the store is “real busy,” and then she slammed down the phone. Lansdale Florist, 861 W. Main St., Lansdale, 215-855-3289 Lansdale Florist will be open until 6 p.m. It has arrangements, cut flowers and plenty of roses. “We’re pretty slow right now,” said one employee at lunchtime. “Eventually, we will be …