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?
Today is Valentine's Day. Did you forget a gift? Here are ideas for both him and her.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Now that the roads are usable following the blizzard last weekend, it might be time to start thinking about the Valentine's Day gifts that need to get bought before tomorrow.
Sure, the historic snow storm that teared through the region could be used as an excuse to why you didn't get a superb Valentine's Day gift for your significant other, but, it's a stretch, and why bother going through the hassel? Head downtown this morning as soon as the stores open and net a perfect, one-of-a-kind gift for your Valentine. GIFTS FOR HIM 1. SOMETHING TO WARM UP HIS COLD WINTER NIGHTS Consider a fine sipping liquor for your gentleman. Busa Wine & Spirits and can recommend something great, including old favorites, new finds, and a few distilled locally. 2. THE WRITE IDEA Paradise Pen offers fine pens for all his important hand-written documents, which with any hope will include a love letter or two – to you! 3. AHHHH! …
For Valentine's Day, tell us what you love most about the town you call home.
Whether it’s the local schools, the bakery, or the proximity from home to a great hiking trail, everyone has something they love about their community. Since it's nearly Valentine's Day, we want to hear from you about what you love most about Burlington and what makes it so special. Please post comments and pictures here to show us all your favorite things about Burlington!
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Restaurant and business owners: share your Valentines Day specials on Burlington Patch.
Valentine's Day is fast approaching. Flowers are being ordered, presents being wrapped, and restaurant reservations booked. Here at Burlington 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.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
A chance of morning snow and showers, edible art at the library and voter registration deadline.
Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. Today is Wednesday, Feb. 15. Here are 5 things you need to know:
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Add your favorite things about the town to our incomplete list.
Valentine's Day doesn't just have to be about couples and candy. It's a love holiday, and we all know there's lots to love about Burlington. To start, there's: Can we get to 10 things we love about the town? 20? Leave your answer in the comments section. Let's give Burlington the Valentine it deserves!
Friday, February 10, 2012
Five places to buy flowers for your Valentine.
Valentine's Day is just over a week away, and you're nowhere near prepared. Don't worry! We've got you covered. Flowers are a traditional and much-loved way to show your special Valentine that you care. Today we will highlight five local florists that can help you make this a romantic occasion. But don't procrastinate any longer, many florists ask that Valentine's Day orders come in sooner than the night before! Here are some local flower shops to consider. Click on the links for more details on the shop. A Whole Bunch is a European-style flower market located in the LaCascias Bakery Plaza. Products featured include over-sized and full-sized bunches of flowers and hand-tied bouquets. This store prides itself in having fresh cut products …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Many couples enjoy a romantic evening on February 14 and Burlington has many options.
Valentine's Day is next Tuesday and its a likely bet that couples will be looking for the perflect place to share a romantic dinner to celebrate the occassion. We thought we'd try and help by listing some suggestions of places where people enjoy dining. The following are five suggestions: Pappa Razzi is a high-end Italian restaurant, trattoria and bar located across from the Wayside Commons. They feature some traditional Italian dishes on the menu, include crepes, melon and prosciutto; antipasti; and pollo piccata. Pappa Razzi also offers an extensive wine list that allows the patron to taste the wine before ordering. 781-229-0100 The Capital Grille is a high-end chain restaurant in the Wayside Commons. This location provides private fine…
Monday, February 6, 2012
Get your sweety some sweets for Valentines Day.
The following is a release from the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts: Make this Valentine’s Day extra sweet and treat your loved one to a box of Girl Scout Cookies. At only $4 a box, Girl Scout cookies show that special someone how much you truly care. Girl Scout Cookies not only convey the message “Be Mine,” but buying a box also helps build girls of courage, confidence and character. Through the cookie sales and other activities, Girl Scouts learn life skills and realize how to live up to their full potential. All proceeds from cookie sale support Girl Scouting in your community. With eight tasty varieties that include Thin Mints and Caramel DeLites to Peanut Butter Patties and Thanks-A-Lots, it’s guaranteed your Valentine’s taste …