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, …
Pucker up, lovebirds, and head to Qdoba on Valentine's Day for a free entree.
Customers at the Qdoba at Mansfield Crossing can get free food on Valentine's Day, 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 midnight on Feb…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
From Charlotte's Web to Where the Wild Things Are, share these classic books with your children and encourage their love for reading.
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Thursday, January 24
“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 …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Where will you be taking your honey this Valentine's Day?
Valentine's Day is coming up soon, and you don't want to go to just any restaurant. You have to make the right romantic impression, but how would you do it? It does, usually, depend on your special someone's taste. Do they like cozy and quiet, or big and lavish? Or maybe their idea of a romantic evening involves beer and a big screen with the Bruins avenging the Patriots against the Rangers. So where will you be taking that special someone this Valentine's Day? What's the most romantic spot in Mansfield?
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Looking to send flowers to that special someone? We've got you covered.
The big day is just over a week away, and you're nowhere near 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 Valentines Day special for that very special someone. Today we'll give you a few options for flowers. Tomorrow 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 flower shops to consider. Click on the links for more details on the shop.
Monday, February 6, 2012
What was the worst gift you ever gave or received?
Wit Valentine's day quickly approaching, it can be very easy to get lazy and get a gift that your intended recipient may not like or enjoy. This year will probably be no different, as there are a plethora of bad gifts to choose from. From getting spitting cockroaches named after your loved one, Chocolate-covered insects and even bad romance novels with each of your names penciled in for the main characters, there is a host of terrible gifts available to anger somebody in time for the big day. So, what is the worst Valentine's Day gift you ever got? Help us fill out these mistakes so that these Titanic icebergs will be warning enough for the rest of us. What's the worst Valentine's Day gift you ever received (or praying you'll never receive…
Monday, February 14, 2011
Chocolates, flowers, dinner part of the package.
Mansfield Patch Facebook fan, Stacey Lavoie Maydak received a Valentine's Day surprise from Patch today. Maydak opened her door today to flowers from Stobbarts, truffles from the Old Country Store and a gift certificate to her favorite local eatery, Chipotle Mexican Grille. Maydak is the winner of our Valentine's Day Facebook contest. We asked you to "like" us, and you did! In the past week, 44 new fans joined our pages, commented on Valentine's Day and received an entry into our drawing. Stacey, a loyal fan since Mansfield Patch launched back in December had three chances to win under the terms of the contest. Old Country Store employee Nicole Malinosky drew the winning name, at 1 p.m. today. "I am so excited," said Maydak, upon …