Sunday, February 17, 2013
The deadline for our weekly photo contest is 5 p.m. Monday.
Cupid has come and gone, but he has likely left behind proof of his visit. If you haven't entered our Valentine's Day photo contest yet, it's not too late. The deadline to upload photos in the contest is 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18. Want to show us what you received or gave for Valentine's Day? Have some cute couple photos or pictures of the kids? If you haven't entered yet (or, if you'd like to enter more photos), simply click on this link and follow the easy instructions to upload. (Please make sure to follow the above link to enter the contest; while you are welcome to upload pictures here, this is not the contest page and therefore your photos won't count as an official entry.) The winner gets a $25 gift card to a local business. Good luck…
Thursday, February 14, 2013
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 Valentine's Day, we want to hear from you about what you love most about Medfield and what makes it so special. Please post comments and pictures here to show us all your favorite things about Medfield!
Here's a history of Valentine's Day as told by the Medfield Historical Society.
The following article, by co-authors Jo Ellen Collins and Cheryl O'Malley, was taken from The Portal, the newsletter of the Medfield Historical Society. Do You Know the Origins of Valentine's Day? Every February 14, across the United States and in many places around the world, loved ones exchange candy, flowers, gifts, and especially, cards, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint, and where did our present-day traditions come from? The history of Valentine's Day--and the story of its patron saint-- is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine's Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. But…
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Show us your Valentine—or what Valentine's Day means to you—and you could win a gift card.
It's the month that hosts Valentine's Day. Whether you embrace the holiday, feel obligated to recognize it with your special someone, or would prefer it didn't exist: this contest is for you. Photos that illustrate Valentine's Day include a spread of flowers, chocolates, and other gifts associated with Feb. 14, your special someone, a photo of a great couple, or something else that illustrates love. Get creative! Or not! We want to see your photos, either way. All entries will have a chance at winning a $25 gift card to a local business. Photos must be uploaded by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, Feb. 18. If you like a particular photo, voice your support for it in the comments. The winner, chosen by Patch editors, will be announced on …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
An interview with local florist Lorraine D'Angelo Lee of Designs by Lorraine.
Valentine's Day is the busiest day of the year for Designs by Lorraine, the florist shop on the Medfield/Millis town line owned by Medfield resident Lorraine D'Angelo-Lee. "I'm every guy's best friend on Valentine's Day," says D'Angelo-Lee, adding that the trend is always roses. "It's just what men want; I think it's a mindset with them that roses mean love," she said. But she tries to mix it up for the customers (and the recipients at home). "I try to have them think about more spring flowers like freesia, tulips, lilies and calla lilies then add some roses because I think you should buy roses when they're not in high demand -- the quality's better and the price is lower -- but it's hard to convince them to try something different," …
Valentine's Day is Thursday, Feb. 14.
It's that time of year again: Valentine's Day. Some people look forward to it, some people dread it, some people aren't quite sure what to do about it, and that's where we come in. Patch is here to help you make the most out of February 14th. First, do you know what you're getting your significant other, if anything? Do you know what he or she wants? Do you have any idea, or are you guessing? While flowers are usually appreciated, they are not always preferred. Some folks prefer jewelry, sweets (maybe a vase filled with her favorite candy), gift certificates, a nice bottle of wine, or just a quiet night in. But some people prefer a more practical gift like clothes (maybe something in red or pink), a helpful household item, or even a car…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Share your best Valentine's Day Story right here and we could help you share it with our readers.
With the most romantic of holidays nearly upon us, Patch is hoping to share one of your Valentine's Day stories with our readers. Did someone finally tell you how they feel? Were you reunited with someone you care about? Did someone propose to you? Or, do you simply know an amazing couple whose story is just begging to be told? If you have a Valentine's Day story to share, leave us a comment below. If we like your story best, our video producer, Justin Saglio, will come by to speak with you and share your tale on Patch. So tell us below: What's your best Valentine's Day story?
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Some things you may or may not know about today's romantically-themed holiday.
- VALENTINE'S DAY GUIDE
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Happy Valentine's Day from us here at Medfield Patch. Here are a few V-Day fun facts to know about this day of love. So Medfield we want to know ... Today's question: Are you celebrating Valentine's Day today? Tell us your plans for the day in our comments section below!
Homemade Valentine's for special people.
Extend extra love this Valentine's day by having the kids make cards for others. Feb. 13-19 is Random Acts of Kindness Week, and in this spirit, see what you can do. Everyone loves getting Valentine's! Are there people in your life or community that would love a homemade valentine? Sure are, maybe a neighbor or the seniors at an elderly home. If you have grand parents at a home maybe bring some extras to hand out to their friends. Hand-make valentines for relatives living at a distance to let them know your are thinking of them. Children at the Jimmy Fund Clinic or Children's Hospital would love Valentine's from other kids, or if you know of a family or friend that may be going through a tough time, make them a special Valentine to …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Members of the Medfield Garden Club prepared 20 mini Valentine's Day arrangements for the seniors in town who receive Meals on Wheels.
The Medfield Garden Club continues to show its community spirit by giving back to the town's seniors. At its Feb. 7 meeting, members of the club prepared 20 mini Valentine's Day arrangements for the seniors in town who receive Meals on Wheels delivered to their homes. "This is part of the ongoing programs we have designed to bring cheer to the seniors in town, some of whom are at home, and others who are at The Thomas Upham House," said Nancy Tella, president of the Medfield Garden Club. The Medfield Garden Club provides the materials and helping hands to make these seasonal arrangements, bringing them to the Meals on Wheels program at the Senior Center for delivery and also provides mini workshops to make floral arrangements several times…