Thursday, February 14, 2013
Would you go on a first date on Valentine's Day? If so, would you pay for the date?
Needless to say, Valentine's Day is a popular holiday for couples everywhere. The day offers a chance for couples to take a breather from the daily grind and head out for a romantic evening, or, alternatively, enjoy a romantic evening at home. But what about those who aren't in a committed relationship? As it turns out, a recent singles study indicates that first dates on or around Feb. 14 are actually on the rise. In fact, more than 2,400 Boston men are going as far as paying women for a first date on Valentine's Day, according to the study, conducted by dating-auction website WhatsYourPrice.com. Nationally, 369,282 first-date offers were made on the four weeks preceding Valentine's Day, the most of any one-month period of the year, …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Hearts, Teddy Bears and Chocolate Roses fill the shelves at Hilliard's.
Hilliard's House of Candy, located right across the Sharon border at Cobbs Corner, is all ready for Valentine's Day. If your sweetheart has a sweet tooth then you are in the right place. Featured for Valentine's Day, Hilliard's has chocolate roses, solid chocolate hearts, Hilliard's special solid chocolate bear wearing a heart, stuffed animals and cards. Is your business having Valentine's Day specials this year? If so, let us know here.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Restaurant and business owners: share your Valentines Day specials on Sharon Patch.
Valentine's Day is fast approaching. Flowers are being ordered, presents being wrapped, and restaurant reservations booked. Here at Sharon 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 a roundup as the holiday nears!
Sunday, January 27, 2013
From Charlotte's Web to Where the Wild Things Are, share these classic books with your children and encourage their love for reading.
- PATCH READS
Sunday, January 27
“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, February 14, 2012
Here's a last-minute guide to local flower shops, jewelry shops, candy shops and restaurants to help make Valentine's Day 2012 a special day for that special someone.
Valentine’s Day is Tuesday and you still need to find that perfect gift and you still have to make dinner reservations. No need to panic. Here’s a last-minute Valentine’s Day guide that can help make Tuesday a special day for your special someone, and make it seem like you took weeks planning it out. Best part—this last minute guide offers local options to your Valentine’s Day needs. You won’t have to fill up the gas tank and you won’t have to call an 800 number or pay extra for overnight shipping. Click on the links below for a selection of local flower shops, candy shops, jewelry shops and restaurants:
Monday, February 13, 2012
Sweethearts Three's offerings include edible chocolate heart-shaped jigsaw puzzles.
Some visitors to Sharon's Sweethearts Three will convey their affection to their valentine in pieces. Edible chocolate hearts crafted into jigsaw puzzles are among the goodies the Pond Street chocolatier offers as Valentine's Day approaches on Tuesday. "It's four pieces of chocolate that spell out 'I love you' in the shape of a heart," says Jill Schwab, who runs the shop with her mother, Karen. "Sometimes, we sell them all put together, and other times we take them apart, since it's a puzzle and people want to put it together." "Because we're not located in a mall," Sweethearts Three sees "sort of spur of the moment, last-minute purchases for Valentine's Day," Schwab says. Handmade chocolates are the most popular, she says. "A lot of …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
The 60-member band performed several selections today.
A Valentine's Day-time tradition in Sharon wrapped up for 2012 today with a goodbye for now. The Sharon High School Concert Band received heartfelt applause after performing, as it has in recent years, during the Sharon Adult Center and Council on Aging's annual Valentine's Day party, in the Sharon Community Center ballroom. "I have two pieces of bad news," Sharon High Band Director Timothy McGee told the crowd after he and his 60 students took their bows. "The first is, the concert's over. The second piece of bad news is, the kids have to go back to school. "We enjoy being here. We trust we'll be back here again next year at this time, too." Music to the audience ears.
Here are local jewelry options to consider on Valentine's Day.
With less than a week until the big day, we're here to help you find that special gift. This week, we'll be giving you all of the local information you need in order to make Valentine's Day special for that very special someone. Earlier this week, we gave you a few options for flowers, some local candy options, and some ideas for a Valentine's Day night out. You still need to buy that sparkling piece of jewelry. Here are some ideas. Click on the links for more details on the store. About this column: A guide to local flower shops, jewelry shops, restaurants and candy shops to help you make Valentine's Day 2012 a special day for that special someone.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Here are local restaurants and dessert options to consider on Valentine's Day.
Less than a week and counting, and you're still not prepared. Don't worry! We've got you covered. This week, we'll be giving you all of the local information you need in order to make Valentine's Day special for that very special someone. Earlier this week, we gave you a few options for flowers, and some local candy shops. Today we'll give you some options for dinner during the special day, and tomorrow we'll show you where to buy that sparkling piece of jewelry. Here are some dinner options (and dessert options) to consider. Click on the links for more details on the restaurant. Dinner is over and you want to continue the evening. Here are some options for dessert: About this column: A guide to local flower shops, jewelry shops, …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Looking to buy candy for that special someone? We've got you covered.
One week and counting, and you're still not prepared. Don't worry! We've got you covered. This week, we'll be giving you all of the local information you need in order to make Valentine's Day special for that very special someone. Yesterday, we gave you a few options for flowers. Today we'll show you where to get that box of chocolates, and later this week we'll tell you where you can book reservations for Valentine's Day dinner and buy that sparkling piece of jewelry. Here are some local candy shops to consider. Click on the links for more details on the shop. About this column: A guide to local flower shops, jewelry shops, restaurants and candy shops to help you make Valentine's Day 2012 a special day for that special someone.