Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Does your sweetheart have a sweet tooth? Local bakeries can help you woo your loved one this Valentine's Day.
Love is in the air in Matawan and Aberdeen with Valentine's Day right around the corner. Whether your Valentine's heart beats for cupcakes or they get weak-in-the-knees for cookies, local bakeries have fresh-out-of-the-oven treats made with love. Abbate Bakery Abbate Bakery is a family operated business that was originally established in Brooklyn in 1976. The shop's current owner is Victor Abbate, whose parents first opened the bakery. Abbate's carries a wide variety of baked goods and homemade breads, and they have a myriad of sweets to offer your sweetheart. Papa Ganache Papa Ganache is one of the newest additions to Main Street in Matawan. They offer mostly organic, vegan baked goods that are free of cholesterol, eggs, dairy, trans-fats…
Local florists have bouquets from the heart for your Valentine.
This Thursday is Valentine's Day and local florists are busy crafting hundreds of gorgeous bouquets and floral arrangements to be shared between lovers, friends and family members. But what is it that makes certain flowers more romantic than others? Watch the video clip above to see Melanie Straniero of Flowers By Melanie in Aberdeen share some tips for selecting the perfect Valentine's Day arrangement for your loved one. Make sure to place your order at your local florist soon, however, as Feb. 14 is the busiest day of the year, according to Straniero. "Valentine's Day is the biggest time of the year. Everybody has a Valentine, whereas on Mother's Day, not everybody has a mother or mothers don't always want you to spend money on them. …
Saturday, February 9, 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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Saturday, February 9
“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
Today is the holiday of love - so do you love it or hate it?
Of all the holidays I think Valentine's Day gets the most mixed reviews. Some say the holiday is romantic and a significant holiday in a relationship, while other people say that Valentine's Day is well-marketed by the greeting card companies to make saps spend money on chocolate and single people feel bad about being alone. So, where do you stand? Do you think Valentine's Day is a cheesy, trivial holiday, or do you think it is wonderful to have one day set aside to tell the significant people in your life just how much you love them? TELL US IN OUR POLL! And lest we think that only single people hate the holiday of love, if you are in a relationship and still refuse to celebrate with your significant other because you think today is not a…