Thursday, February 14, 2013
If you're single on Valentine's Day, the world is your oyster!
Thursday, February 14
If you haven’t been shot with Cupid’s arrow yet or your Valentine is yet to be found because he or she is still hiding under a rock, fear not. Rather than celebration Valentine's Day, celebrate Singles Awareness Day on either Feb. 14 or Feb. 15. In years past, singles have celebrated on the big holiday of love, but according to some groups, Feb. 15 is the big day. But, who cares? Just celebrate your independence. Here's how: It’s great to be single on Valentine's Day because you don’t have to please anyone or care about anyone’s opinion of what you want to do. Go see that horrible or cheesy movie you’d never go to on a date at Southdale AMC Theaters. You can also really enjoy being with your friends. Get a group together and go to a fun …
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 …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
In the spirit of Valentine's Day, vote for your favorite area love story.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
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
Surprise your sweetheart with a shout out on Patch and you could win dinner on us.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
And you could win dinner out on us!
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.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
From Charlotte's Web to Where the Wild Things Are, share these classic books with your children and encourage their love for reading.
“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 …
With Valentine's Day coming up, this You Review It asks for your thoughts on this local floral shop. How's the service? The product? Review it in the Richfield Patch Directory.