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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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ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | February 9, 2012
Valentine's Day is coming to the Avenue, and Hampden restaurants are posting their love menus. Galen Sampson at The Dogwood has come up with a special Valentine's menu, available as either a $62 four course dinner or piece by piece. The special Valentine's menu which is available beginning Friday, begins with American caviar on corn blini and baked Chesapeake oysters stuffed with crabmeat. The main course is a surf and turf, featuring a whole-roasted Creekstone beef tenderloin and a butter-poached lobster tail.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 8, 2012
On Valentine's Day, customers who purchase an entree at any Baltimore-area Qdoba restaurant will receive a second entree of equal or lesser value for free when they share a kiss with "a significant other, friend, family member or even an understanding stranger at the cash register. " The promotion is called BOGO for a Kiss. (BOGO is industry talk for "buy one, get one free. ") This is the second time around for Qdoba's Valentine's Day kissing promotion. According to a company press release, "all guests need to participate is a pair of lips and a willing kissing partner.
FEATURES
By McClatchy News Service | February 14, 1992
OK, you know the traditional gifts for Valentine's Day. Candy, flowers . . . But you can vary the gifts; and it's never too late to send a gift of affection. Here are some ideas:Something hot. If you don't mind being late (say a couple of days), try heart-shaped wreaths made from fiery habanero chilies. Frieda's, importer of specialty produce, is selling a 13-inch wreath shellacked to last indefinitely and is packaged with a bag of dried habaneros and recipes to spice up the home kitchen.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2012
Bluegrass has posted its Valentine's Day menu. The February menu is up and running, too, at the South Baltimore restaurant. Ray Kumm's Valentine's menu begins with an amuse bouche and canapes before launching into the meal proper. Appetizer choices include tuna tartare, venison carpaccio, wild-boar scrapple and Cherry Glen goat ricotta. Entree options are seared scallops with chorizo, Maine mussels and saffron risotto, red snapper with Russian tea broth, chocolate braised sort ribs with turnip-green porridge and rack of lamb with sauce Robert.
TRAVEL
By MICHELLE DEAL-ZIMMERMAN and MICHELLE DEAL-ZIMMERMAN,TRAVEL EDITOR | February 5, 2006
Everyone knows Virginia is for lovers. And Hershey, Pa., claims to be the "sweetest place on Earth." We don't doubt that, having gotten a whiff of the heavenly chocolate air. Then there's the town of Valentine in New Jersey - now that's a state that doesn't get a lot of love. But what about Maryland? Do we have any claim to romance? While the state may be known for its hard-shell crabs, Maryland has a softer side. You just have to know where to look. With Valentine's Day rapidly approaching, we asked readers to tell us the most romantic places in Maryland.
NEWS
By Chicago Tribune | February 14, 1992
CHICAGO -- It's the season of love, and the spy-on-your-lover business is hopping.While card shops net secret admirers and restaurants serve cuddling couples, detective agencies are busy looking out for suspicious sweethearts.Valentine's Day and the days before and after it, according to some Chicago-area investigators, keep detectives busy tracking illicit lovers and videotaping them in compromising positions.Many clients consider the season prime time for catching mates and spouses in the arms of secret paramours, detectives said.
NEWS
By Betty Rosbottom and Betty Rosbottom,Tribune Media Services | February 1, 2004
Research tells us that 14 out of every 10 individuals like chocolate, according to Sandra Boynton. I wholeheartedly agree with the celebrated cartoonist, illustrator and writer. Who doesn't like chocolate? In my cooking classes I've watched as students who claim to be dieting daintily pick their way through several courses, then abruptly abandon their regimes the minute a chocolate dessert appears. I've also noticed when dining out with others that more than half of each group always seems to order a chocolate finale.
NEWS
By SANDRA PINCKNEY | February 5, 2006
IT MAY TAKE MORE time to plan a romantic dinner for two at home than to make dinner reservations at a fancy restaurant, but there are many advantages. There is something quite wonderful about cooking a special meal for the one you love and enjoying it together. No traffic, no parking, plus both you and your valentine can enjoy as much wine as you like, then move right onto the after-dinner festivities in the comfort of your own home. But this will only work if you are organized. You want to be relaxed, not stressed, on the big night.
NEWS
By Lorraine Gingerich and Lorraine Gingerich,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 14, 2002
LIKE EVERYONE else, western Howard County residents are scrambling to surprise their loved ones with messages and gifts in celebration of Valentine's Day today. Many people give cards, candy, flowers and other gifts to their sweethearts, friends and family members. Others opt for a night out at a restaurant. But when Valentine's Day falls on a weekday, it's a little more difficult to plan. Board members of Western Howard County Soccer Inc. meet on the second Thursday of the month, and that's where you'll find Joan Orcutt tonight.
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