Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Eleanor Pupa, 90, got into the spirit of Valentine's Day at the Milford Senior Center Tuesday.
In a Valentine's Day tea, at the Milford Senior Center, Eleanor Pupa drew the most outrageous fan — a red feathered creation that she agreed to pose with for a photograph. About 60 women gathered at the center Tuesday for the tea, which included a performer in 1908 period dress, who explained how fans were used to communicate in courtships of the Victorian era.
The Milford Senior Center prepared a Valentine's Day tea, which drew about 60 women who enjoyed tea and sandwiches, and who learned about courtship in the 1890s.
The Milford Senior Center isn't normally associated with romance, but courtship and how to express love were in the air on Tuesday. The center invited Rita Parisi, a performer with Waterfall Productions in Amesbury, who wore period dress from 1908 and explaied how a woman would have been courted by a suitor in the 1890s. She also explained how a young woman held a fan, and used it, sent signals to her suitors.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
What do you most appreciate receiving?
According to Hallmark, more than 140 million Valentine's Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine's Day the second-most popular greeting-card-giving occasion. And, this total excludes packaged kids valentines for classroom exchanges. A card is nice, but on Valentine's Day you may need more than just that for the special person in your life. Sixty-two percent of American adults will celebrate Valentine’s Day, according to History.com. So what is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift? If your favorite is not listed in the poll, tell us in the comments below.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
The deadline is 5 p.m. to take out papers for public office, and all signatures and forms have to be collected and returned by Monday.
Our weekday morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations. 1. If you are interested in running for public office in Milford, time is running out. Today is the last day to take out papers at Town Hall to run for elected seats, and everything must be signed and returned by the end of the day Feb. 13. The town election is April 2, and already, races exist for selectman and library trustee. 2. Kohl's is still seeking applications for $1,000 college scholarships for college freshmen and high school seniors. 3. Are you interested in writing as a blogger on Milford Patch? We'd like to increase the number of independent voices on our …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Valentine Cards for kids have come a long way since you were a kid, baby.
The exchange of Valentine cards at school is a tradition that goes back a long time, but like everything, it's changing with the times. The simple cards have given way to not-so-simple ones, which include little treats of candy, pencils, tattoos, foam bracelets and other trinkets. With the smallest children, Valentines featuring puppies and kittens remain popular, and this year, the latest children's movies are appearing in the aisles: the Muppets, Cars, Transformers, etc.. In the Milford Public Schools, candy and other food items are not allowed to be brought into classes, under an existing food policy, so Valentine cards that contain food treats or candy should be exchanged after-school. Elementary school teachers plan to have an …
Find out what people spend to celebrate Feb. 14.
For some romantics, Valentines Day is one of the best days of the year. For others, it's considered a creation of the greeting card companies. What do you think? Take our poll.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
It's the season for displays of love.
February means Valentine's Day, and people in Milford are starting to display their affection for this day of affection.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Heart-shaped pancakes and decorations can add a special twist to your holiday.
As Valentine's Day draws near, this is a great time to let know those who are special to you that you are thinking of them. Boxes of chocolates, flowers and cards are always a good option. However if you have some time, homemade treats and decorations are always fun and add an extra personal touch to any gift. Here are a few ideas for your Valentine's Day: