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, …
Cards made by the children at Butterfly Landing Family Child Care in Foxborough were delivered to area seniors on Valentine’s Day.
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Thursday, February 14
Editor's note: The following release was submitted by Laura J. Feeney of the Butterfly Landing Family Care at 182 North St., Foxborough. The children at Butterfly Landing Family Child Care in Foxborough have been busy making Valentine's Day greeting cards for local seniors. With help from child care provider Laura Feeney, the children who attend her program aging from 13 months through 3.5, made hand-crafted “valentines” for distribution to seniors at the Foxborough Senior Center, as well as those who receive lunch through the Rodman center and Meals on Wheels programs. The activity, according to Feeney, was a way to foster community outreach while developing some vital early education skills. The children painted, used stickers, dot …
Pucker up, lovebirds, and head to Qdoba on Valentine's Day for a free entree.
Customers at the Qdoba Mexican Grill at Patriot Place in Foxborough can get free food on Thursday, if they don't mind a little PDA. The nationwide restaurant chain is now in its third year of a special Valentine's Day promotion: "Buy one entree, share a smooch with someone special -- or someone willing -- and get a second entree for free," says Qdoba. All kissing has to happen at the cash register, and no coupon is necessary. The promotion is happening nationwide. And this year, there's even a new twist to the promotion -- the Qdoba Kiss Cam. Snap a pic of the moment and share it via Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and you'll have a shot at winning one of three prizes, including free burritos for a year. The deadline to submit your photo is…
Here's five things you need to know in Foxborough for today, Feb. 14.
Editor's note: Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. If you know of something happening in town that did not make our list, please add it in the comment section! Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for mostly sunny, with a high near 42. North wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon. Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. South wind 3 to 5 mph. Today is Valentine’s Day – a holiday that celebrates love, romance and the story of St. Valentine. According to History.com, “The history of Valentine's Day--and the story of its patron saint--is shrouded in mystery. We …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Residents are asked to wear red on Friday, Feb. 8 for the "Healthy Hearts" Family Valentine Dance from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The Hockomock Area YMCA invites area residents to wear red on Friday, Feb. 8 for the ‘Healthy Hearts’ Family Valentine Dance on Friday, Feb. 8th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Y's Bernon Family Branch (45 Forge Hill Rd., Franklin) and Invensys Foxboro Branch (67 Mechanic St., Foxborough) and 6-8 p.m. at the Y's North Attleboro Branch (300 Elmwood St., North Attleboro). This free event guarantees a good time for all with a DJ and lots of dancing, including 20 minute intervals of line dances for teens and follow-the-leader songs for preschoolers. Many other activities are planned including a nail salon, arts and crafts, scooter relays, fruit and vegetable fondues, healthy snacks, and more for members and non-members alike. The North Attleboro …
Sunday, February 12, 2012
What would be your perfect Valentine's Day gift?
Valentine's Day is almost upon us and there are lots of ways to show your loved ones you care. Whether it is in the form of flowers, chocolate, spa days, a touching card or a low-key dinner at home, the National Retail Federation is anticipating Americans will spend huge amounts of money this year on Valentine's Day treats - 17.6 billion to be exact. So it seems that the gift-giving aspect of the day is predicted to be bigger than ever this year. If you could pick out your perfect Valentine's Day gift, what would you ask Cupid for on Feb. 14? If your favorite is not listed in the poll, tell us in the comments below.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
In honor of Valentine's Day, share your 'how we met stories'
Valentine's Day is almost upon us. In honor of this day devoted to love, we want to hear your 'how we met stories.' How did you meet your significant other? Are you High School or college sweethearts? When people ask how you met, what is the story that you tell them? Share your story with Foxborough Patch! Photos are always welcome! Email Courtney.Jansson@patch.com.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Local chefs have created special menus to delight diners in the mood for romance.
Love is in the air and there are lots of places in Foxborough to fully embrace it this Valentine’s Day. Area chefs have been working hard to woo you in with their creative menu planning. Here is a list of some of our favorites. Tasting's Wine Bar & Bistro Friday, February 10th - Sunday, February 12th: A 3 & 5 course prix fixe tasting menu in addition to our regular menu. Tuesday February 14th: A special Valentine's Day 3 & 5 course prix fize menu. They will also be featuring the classical guitar sounds of Steve Marchena live from 6pm - 9pm Make your reservations today! Call 508-203-9463. Tavolino Indulge in your favorite Italian foods this Valentine's Day! Tavolino is serving up a special menu starting on Feb. 10 though Feb. 14. Click here…
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
Want to make your valentine an easy but delicious gift? Learn how to make chocolate ganache truffles using this recipe.
Here is a recipe that will send your valentine straight into your arms! Who doesn't love a box of chocolates? This recipe is not only easy but can modified to suit your chocolate needs! Ingredients: -12 ounces of Ghiradelli chocolate or chocolate chips of your choice -Heavy Cream -Any toppings and extracts of your choice (I used almond extract and finely chopped hazlenut, red and pink sugar powder, white chocolate, and cinnamon hearts as my ganache toppings. ) Directions: 1.) Heat 1/4 cup of heavy cream in a double broiler. Add chocolate chips and stir until the mixture is melted. 2.) Stir in any extracts now if you like. I used almond extract for my chocolate. 3.) Cover ganache mixture with plastic wrap and cool for at least an hour in …