Thursday, February 14, 2013
See who won the contest below.
Without further ado ... Richfield's Kyah Hanzal and Mike Hayek are the winners of Patch's Greatest Love Story in Minnesota contest, receiving nearly 50 percent of the vote. Their story was one of eight submitted to the contest. The couple not only gets bragging rights for the greatest love story in the state, but also a $50 gift card to D'Amico and Sons from Patch. Kyah submitted the couple's story and the following was how she told it: Once upon a time there was a girl named Kyah Hanzal from Richfield, MN who started going to school in Richfield with Mike Hayek in 3rd grade. Growing up they crossed paths many times, including gym classes in middle school and social studies classes in high school. It may have seemed that they would have …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Cast your Valentines vote for a love story from Fridley or one of four other cities
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Wednesday, February 13
Friday, February 8, 2013
The following area lovebirds submitted their unique love stories in the Patch Greatest Love Story Contest.
After taking loving submissions over the past couple weeks, it's time for you to choose your favorite local love story in Patch's Greatest Love Story Contest. Below you'll find contestants' stories in their own words. In addition, you'll find faces to go with the names in the photo box above. To cast your vote for your favorite, write the couple's names in the comments section below. Voting ends at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. Couple: Greg & Diana Town: Richfield We met 4 years ago on Facebook by our mutual love of hockey. I think we have the greatest love story in Minnesota because we found each other at a time when we both were probably at our lowest and somehow we found each other on Facebook. I knew from the first kiss we shared …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
You could win a $50 gift certificate to D'Amico & Sons in time for Valentine's Day.
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Thursday, February 7
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Looking for ideas to surprise your sweetie? Ask local experts for their advice in the comments section of this article.
Whether or not you believe Valentine's Day is a ploy by retailers, it's never a bad idea to show someone you love them. In that spirit, this week's Ask the Patch Pro features two local bloggers who boast knowledge of current trends, holiday arts and crafts, romantic dining and much more. Whether you'd like to bounce a gift idea off someone, looking for tips on local romantic restaurants, or searching for ways to get the kids involved in making Mommy or Daddy a valentine, ask away in the comments section below. Also, if you have any loving suggestions for readers, please feel free to share, too.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Check out and sign up for some of the upcoming events Feb. 10-16, 2013 in the Three Rivers Park District.
The following information was provided by Three Rivers Park District. Reservations may be required. Visit the Three Rivers Park District website for more information. Preschool Drop-off: Kits & Cubs: Valentine’s Day Party Monday, Feb. 11, from 1-3 p.m., at Eastman Nature Center, in Elm Creek Park Reserve, Dayton. Drop off the kids to celebrate Valentine’s Day, nature-style. Create beautiful Valentine’s cards for your family. Go on a heart scavenger hunt through the woods. Make a tasty Valentine’s treat for the birds and enjoy a special treat of your own. Cost is $10 and reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference activity number #112216-28. This program is for ages 4-5. Doodlebugs Tuesday, Feb. 12, …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Planning your evening for Feb. 14? Want to celebrate Valentine’s Day earlier? Three Rivers Park District hosts a variety of activities Feb. 9-14, 2013.
Information provided by Three Rivers Park District. Victorian Valentine’s Dinner Saturday, Feb. 9, from 6-9 p.m. at The Landing-Minnesota River Heritage Park, Shakopee, for a “Victorian Valentine’s Dinner.” Listen to a pianist play romantic melodies as you have hors d’oeuvres and dinner in the intimate Town Hall. Then set out for an evening stroll in the candlelit Town Square where you visit several buildings, each offering a different dessert. Dinner will be served from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Bring your own bottle of wine if you wish — must be 21 or older. Cost is $35 per person and reservations are required by Feb. 6. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference activity number #138417-01. This program is for ages 18+. Valentine’s …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Schaaf Floral and Bachman's are going all out for Valentine's Day
At Schaaf Floral and Bachman's , Valentine's Day is one of the biggest days of the year, and employees work extra shifts to ensure there are enough arrangements to meet demand.
Some schools are keeping sweets out of the classroom.
What's Valentine's Day without candy? Some kids are finding out, as schools extend bans on classroom sweets to holiday celebrations out of concern for students' health. A Massachusetts school's decision to keep candy out has drawn national and international attention and criticism, as well as praise. Parents in Minneapolis, where a policy to promote better student health started last year, see messages like: "Students can bring valentines, but as you are shopping for valentines, please DO NOT purchase valentines with candy or send candy to school for the party." Our 11-year-old broke the news to me a few days ago: The general ban on sugary snacks at her school applies to Valentine's Day. "It's ridiculous," she said. "Fruit snacks are about…
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
How do you make Valentine's Day fun without red roses, Godiva chocolates and Hallmark cards? Here are a few homemade ways to make Valentine's Day special and economical.
How do you celebrate a family Valentine's Day and still save money? I tend to shy away from spending much when it comes to holidays, especially with a freelancer's unstable income and two children—not to mention two mortgages. But this year I learned that my 3-year-old daughter Vi loves holidays and wants to celebrate with presents, decorations, the whole hog. I was surprised when she started asking when we would be putting up the Valentine's Day decorations (the what?), but we were able to distract her with a couple of cut-out hearts. Now that the event is getting closer, she wants even more—and I realized that by making a homemade Valentine's Day, we not only could save some money but have some good, indoor projects to pass the weekend …