Happy Valentine’s Day!
I’ll take “Things I Never Knew Until Yesterday” for $800, Alex.
“The little paper banner that protrudes from the foil wrapper of a Hershey’s Kiss”
Ummmm…..”What is a NigglyWiggly”
Insert cheer of the crowd.
Seriously, though, did you ever know that?
I did a bit of research and many sites confirm that is indeed the name, but sadly I found no information telling me so on Hershey’s own website. So….. who knows?
If you’re interested in the history of Hershey’s Kisses, read here…being Valentine’s Day and all.
And…from an article on abc.com, I learned this:
- 70 million Hershey’s Kisses are produced everyday at the factory;
- The machines run 24 hours a day, seven days a week;
- Enough Kisses are produced annually to form a line more than 300,000 miles long.
Audrey’s Flower Shop Is Cranking Out….”I’m In The Doghouse Valentine Flowers” Today …Are you one of them? Are you in the doghouse today?
It was quite a scene at Audrey’s flower shop last night when I stopped by to deliver Valentine Treats to dear friends working in the shop. The store was full of patrons picking up and placing last minute Valentine orders. Their phone was ringing off the hook, while designers were hustling around their stations creatively putting together dozens of gorgeous floral arrangements. My BFF Dee is, Audrey’s customer service/store manager. She remained busy working the phones taking orders, and scheduling Valentine deliveries throughout the North Shore, a task she had been doing all day. Thursday’s predicted snow storm and winter mess literally tried to put a bump in the road for Valentine deliveries on Thursday and Friday. But Dee, known to her friends and coworkers as, ” Ms. Organized,” and “Ms. Get It Done” kept Audrey’s “Operation Valentine”, running smoothly like red velvet frosting the past few days. Today the Audrey’s crew is back at it again, taking special care of all their “In The Doghouse” customers, with~ Forgive Me, I’m late & Love You Valentine Floral Arrangements!
No Confessions needed, call Audrey’s today and get yourself outta the doghouse!
The Rhumb Line
The Cripple Cove Quintet featuring The Goddesses
The Rhumb Line (40 Railroad Avenue, Gloucester)
Friday, February 14th (Valentine’s Day) starting at 9:30pm – 12:30am
Some people enjoy fine dining on Valentine’s Day. Some people like to
stay in with their loved one….and we have no truck with either
activity. But if you like to dance to rock and roll music BEFORE either
of those activities, come to The Rhumb Line for The Cripple Cove Quintet
featuring the Goddesses on Friday Feb. 14th. from 9:30pm to 12:30am.
Three sets of love rock and pub rock from the golden era.
Those fast heart beats that we use to know…
Make your reservations now for Valentines Day. Dog Bar Grill Chef Eric Smith has put out an exciting and delicious 3 course prix fixe menu for your dining pleasure, while Mr Romance himself, Vito Ferrara, spins classic Frank Sinatra. All this for only 36.99 pp. Dog Bar Grill – Where you can be romantic and thrifty
Giuseppe’s Ristorante and Piano Bar
The Franklin Cafe
Hello, Young Lovers – VALENTINE’S FRIDAY @ Franklin Cafe with Jane Potter on keys, Thomas Hebb and Linda Amero on bass and Love Songs. Come join us for an evening of delicious dining and romance. 7-10 Downstairs. 978-283-7888.
What do you give your lover for Valentine’s Day?
Why, a Shaque D’Amour, of course!
Where can you purchase your Love Shack?
Originally posted January, 2013.
Participating artists include: Charles Francis, Annie Ziergiebel, JP Ware, Deb Shradieck, Susie Fiels, EJ Lefavour, Camilla Macfayden, Beth Williams, Donna Ardizzoni, Phil Cusumano, Marty Morgan, Thi Linh Wenau, Kathy Roberts, Elynn Kroger, Nina Goodick, Mary Ann DeLouise, Conrad Roeske, Catherine McGeary, Karen Tibbets, Tory and Ally Voner, Eileen Oliver, Amanda Cook, Mary McCarl, Theresa Testaverde, and the folks from Cape Ann Giclee.
Thanks to the Gloucester House Restaurant for sponsoring this art event for the community and North Shore artists! Hope to see all of you there.
I have a few promo items to send you. We are hosting a Valentine’s Day event at Pop on Feb. 8th. 3-7. All details are included on attached pdf, also included jpeg.
We are also selling “VALEN-TINS” which are our take on “gift baskets” for the season of love.
Janet Rice Submits-
A great time was had by all ,including Stubby!
(Don’t forget to get/renew your membership at the Maritime Gloucester this year. Stubby looks forward to greeting you!)
Velvet chocolate cake cookies with white chocolate frosting and lemon sugar cookies with dark chocolate frosting–don’t ask which I preferred because they are both out-of-this-world-super-delicious!
Last night I had an origami class at The Hive, with a Valentine’s Day theme. Although I had a variety of models ready to teach, we ended up focusing on just making a rose, which is a somewhat complicated model. There were two other meetings going on in other rooms, from which we benefitted by getting spillover snacks!
Snacks, a finished rose, and a rose in the making
We added origami leaves and a stem to the rose at the end, which you can partly see in this photo with David Brooks:
David Brooks with his finished rose
I will be teaching another class in March, although the date is yet to be determined. The theme is yet to be determined, but some possibilities are:
- boats and ships (not the typical newspaper sailboat – ones with more variety of shape, maybe some that float, but maybe also some with more detail but less functionality)
- Origami spirals (kind of abstract but really cool)
– Fr. Matthew Green
I’ll be back at The Hive for another origami class this Thursday!
I am still picking out exactly what models I will teach, but I will probably focus on Valentine’s Day-related models – depending on who comes, we will might make a heart bookmark, a rose, and maybe a gift box (a nice box with a lid from one sheet of paper, which we didn’t have time to make during the last origami class).
The rose and the box are more complex models, so we’ll have to see what the participants are ready to take on. I’ll have a few other models ready just in case. Also, I can try to accomodate specific requests, if someone wants to let me know ahead of time.
The class will be on Thursday, February 7, 7-9pm, $15 student/$20 adult. If possible, please register ahead of time, so we know how many plan for. Call 978.283.3889 or email email@example.com
Happy Valentine’s Day Gloucester!
Birth of Pop Art
In 1962 Jim Dine’s (1935- ) work was included, along with Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Robert Dowd, Philip Hefferton, Joe Goode, Edward Ruscha, and Wayne Thiebaud in the historically important and ground-breaking New Paintings of Common Objects curated by Walter Hopps at the Norton Simon Museum. This exhibition is historically considered one of the first Pop Art exhibitions in America. – wiki
Images courtesy Google image search.
Found this morning, created by The Bean.
My Favorite Valentine Card.
Happy Valentines Day Y’all!
Daddy, Daugther Valentine’s Dance!
Saturday, February 12th
Please join us at the Cape Ann YMCA on Saturday, February 12 from 6:00-8:00pm for our annual Daddy Daugther Valentine’s Dance! Dress up for your favorite Valentine for a night full of dancing, great fun, and most importantly, love for your family. Light refreshments will be served.
YMCA Members- $15 per couple
Community- $20 per couple
Additional Daughter Fee:
YMCA Members- $4
Okay, if they grow hearts on trees in the Fort, where can we find a tree that grows $$? On Eastern Point?