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By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | February 8, 2011
Every few years, Valentine's Day falls on a Monday, which is very good news for restaurants. Think about it: It's only when Feb. 14 falls on Monday that restaurants can stretch the big dining-out occasion into a four-day, long-weekend dating extravaganza. This time, restaurants appear ready. High-end restaurants like Da Mimmo (217 S. High St., 410-727-6876, in Little Italy are offering complimentary limousine service and promising long-stem roses for their female customers.
By Angela Gambill and Angela Gambill,Staff writer | February 14, 1991
One new husband plans to paint hearts all over his body as a Valentine's present.Another eager swain ordered two 36-inch balloons (with arms and legs) dressed up in bride and groom costumes.A third bought a tree to plant in the front yard for his earth-loving fiancee.Young women slipped bottles of champagne into packages for their boyfriends, along with glow-in-the-dark boxer shorts with red hearts."I'll probably fill (the shorts) with caviar, hard salami, cheese and oysters, sort of a care package," said one.Earlier this week, a lusty woman walked into Flowers by James, an Annapolis florists, and handed over her apartment key. She ordered a large balloon -- key attached -- to be delivered to her sweetheart.
By Jean Marbella and Jean Marbella,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | February 11, 1999
MIAMI -- Overhead, the cargo planes come one after the other, tracing the same flight path that will be followed about 35 times a day, more than twice as often as normal. On the ground, trucks stand ready for dispatch to the fronts.It is an airlift of massive proportions, equal parts military campaign and romantic folly.All may be fair in love and war, but come Valentine's Day, it takes the techniques of the latter to celebrate the former.The goal of this particular mission: to deliver millions of flowers from Colombia and Ecuador into the hands of Valentines across America, all on the same day."
By SANDRA PINCKNEY | February 4, 2007
We show our love on Valentine's Day by indulging our loved ones with lots of good things to eat and drink. With a special Valentine's dinner, the more courses the better. It usually includes a super-rich dessert, and don't forget the big box of chocolates! But richer and bigger is not always better, especially when it comes to your heart. According to the American Heart Association, we eat too much of the wrong foods and too little of the right ones. Too much fat, sugar and salt and too few lean meats, whole grains, veggies and fruits.
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2013
Customers lined up outside Rheb's Candy early Monday, even before owner Wynn Harger opened the doors of the Southwest Baltimore shop his family has run for three generations. People, mostly men, crammed into the tiny, cottage-like store for much of the morning for one purpose - securing the handmade chocolates for Valentine's Day. "It's what my wife wants," said Dennis Eder, who traveled from Dundalk to Rheb's on Wilkens Avenue to purchase a two-pound box of assorted chocolates for his wife, Isabel.
By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2012
Patrick Dahlgren is busy. The Baltimore native is helping to launch a beer-themed restaurant near Harbor East and is about to revamp his own restaurant in Federal Hill. "I've always been around good food," Dahlgren said. "I grew up running around Sisson's. " Dahlgren's stepfather is Hugh Sisson, who established Baltimore's first microbrewery in Federal Hill back in 1989 and went on to found Clipper City Brewing Co., producers of Heavy Seas beers. Dahlgren is part of the team behind the eagerly awaited Heavy Seas Alehouse, scheduled for a Feb. 15 opening in the Old Holland Tack Factory.
By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 10, 2000
SUSAN GALLI recalls her first performance in a Sweet Adelines Valentine's Day quartet: It was at police headquarters in Howard County, where the barbershop group was making an 8 a.m. call to serenade an office worker. The visit ended in embarrassment when the performers learned the keys had been left locked in their car. It took help from the detective in charge of auto theft, who expertly popped the lock, to get the songbirds on the road to their next appointment. Galli, an independent computer programmer, is president of Chesapeake Harmony, a relatively new Sweet Adelines chapter in Severna Park.
By Sherry Graham and Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 15, 2000
HEARTS, FLOWERS and candy may be the familiar gifts of Valentine's Day, but not the only ones a group of area women had in mind this year. Love and caring was the message spoken with each bud vase of flowers arranged and delivered by members of Sheen's Colleens of St. Joseph's Catholic Community yesterday and Sunday to residents of area nursing homes and retirement communities. Some members of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus (Sheen's Colleens) spent most of Saturday gathering supplies, making bows and filling about 400 bud vases with flowers for residents of more than a half a dozen nursing home facilities in South Carroll.
By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman | January 25, 2010
WASHINGTON Guests can "Remember Romance" at The Gaylord National with a package that includes room, breakfast for two, parking, resort fee and 20 percent discount on select spa services. Rates start at $269. Also, if you celebrate your anniversary in February, the hotel offers the "Unforgettable Anniversary Weekend" package with the second night free. The Willard InterContinental offers the "Heart to Heart" package starting at $379. The package includes one night's accommodation for two, American breakfast in bed, valet parking and champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries.
By Kevin Cowherd | February 10, 1993
Valentine's Day used to be a wonderful time in the heady days before romance entered into its sordid relationship with Big Business.Back then a man could dash into a drug store after work and pick up a sappy Hallmark card and cheap box of candy, and be relatively certain that the woman in his life would just about turn cartwheels at this incredible thoughtfulness.Then, I don't know . . . something happened.Suddenly, it wasn't enough to burst into a Rite-Aid 10 minutes before closing time and bark at the startled Whitesnake freak with the nose ring behind the register: "The little, y'know, chocolates in the, uh, sampler thing . . . YOU GOT ANYMORE OF THEM?
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