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By Lita Solis-Cohen | February 9, 1992
St. Valentine wrote a letter to his jailer's daughter on the eve of his execution in Rome in the third century A.D. and signed it "from your Valentine."Ever since we have sent loved ones affectionate messages on Feb. 14 "from your valentine."By the fifth century, the mid-February Roman fertility festival Lupercalia was called St. Valentine's Day, said to be the day that birds chose their mates. Love birds remain faithful to that ancient ritual. "It is still traditional for a proposal to be made on St. (P Valentine's Day and for the couple to marry in June," said Evaline Pulati of Santa Ana, Calif.
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By Susan Reimer and Susan Reimer,Sun Columnist | February 13, 2007
Just in time for Valentine's Day, this news: Romance is dead. If you get flowers, candy or a card tomorrow, it will be an act of rote. A habit, or somebody's idea of what to do to keep the peace. "It's not a nice picture out there," says Gerald Celente, founder of Trends Research and publisher of The Trends Journal. He keeps track of demographics and cultural behaviors. "It is everywhere we look," he said. "People aren't treating each other lovingly. Romance is off limits." What can you say about the nature of love in this country when "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" receives an Oscar for best song, he argues.
NEWS
By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2013
It's not too late. You can still make dining plans for Valentine's Day. Some restaurants are extending their special Valentine's Day menus and offerings through the weekend. Even places that aren't offering fixed-price options are packing their menus with lovey-dovey selections like oysters, lobster and exploding chocolate cakes. 13.5% Wine Bar (1117 W. 36th St., 410-889-1064, 13.5winebar.com) is offering a four-course Valentine's Day menu with main-course options of Roseda beef short ribs and seared scallops.
ENTERTAINMENT
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, damimmo.com) in Little Italy are offering complimentary limousine service and promising long-stem roses for their female customers.
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By Elaine Tait and Elaine Tait,Knight-Ridder News Service | February 10, 1991
As my favorite holiday approaches, thoughts turn to the candy-filled Valentines so dear to my own heart and to questions on the buying and giving of these frankly sentimental gifts. They begin with:*When is Valentine's Day?That's a man's question. Every woman born knows that Valentine's Day is, was and probably always will be Feb. 14, which happens this year to fall on a Thursday. For reasons that are probably genetic, a great number of men can't hold this date in their memories, annoying the women in their lives who can't understand why they can't.
TRAVEL
By Stephanie Citron, Special to The Baltimore Sun | January 27, 2011
Whether you are tempted to take the plunge or you're just trying to turn up the thermostat on your relationship, think outside the candy box this Valentine's Day. Steal your beloved away from the boring "bonbons and roses" routine to a glamorous getaway. Here are some deals and excursions guaranteed to impress. (Unless noted, rates quoted are double occupancy, valid Valentine's Day weekend and do not include tax.) Maryland •Gramercy Mansion (Green Spring Valley)
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By Sloane Brown and Special to The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2012
Wedding Date: June 23, 2012 Her story: Christina Schoppert, 30, grew up in Homeland and now lives in Hampden. She is a lawyer with Community Law Center, Inc., which represents organizations working on neighborhood revitalization efforts. Her father, Gary Schoppert, is a retired general dentist. Her mother, Joan Schoppert, is a recently retired assistant professor of English at Notre Dame of Maryland University, although she is still teaching there part-time. His story: Andrew Devereux, 38, grew up in Charlottesville, Va., and now lives in Los Angeles, where he is finishing a post-doctoral fellowship at UCLA.
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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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By Rob Kasper | February 7, 1996
SOME PEOPLE, I am told, book tables months in advance for romantic Valentine's Day dinners in dark restaurants.Some home cooks, I have read, plan elaborate Valentine's Day seduction dinners that begin with raw oysters and end, more or less, with souffles.Just the other day I learned that the hot item this Valentine's Day is chocolate body paint. You call up an 800 number, and order an 8-ounce jar of sweet milk chocolate and a brush.Such Valentine's Day doings are fascinating, but foreign to me. I feel pleased with myself if I remember before sundown Feb. 14th that the day is Valentine's Day.I find Valentine's Day a slippery, hard-to-keep-track of holiday.
NEWS
February 2, 1999
Valentine's Day is that perfect time to make up to your sweetie for going cheap at Christmas. Our advice? Make 'em pay. Give us a call and tell us about your dream of dreams for a Valentine's Day surprise. The only limit we put on your dreaming is that you keep it in the metropolitan area. Give us your neat ideas, funky ideas, dreamy ideas, funny ideas and unusual ideas. We might be able to use them all. Leave a message at 410-315-8933 or e-mail AAburo@aol.com.Pub Date: 2/02/99
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