Thursday, February 14, 2013
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With Valentine's Day here, we'd like to know: What is the best Valentine's Day gift you have received? Did your husband buy you flowers? Did a child make you a decorative and meaningful card? Let us know what your favorite Valentine's Day gift was by posting a comment below.
Diane DeSimone, a Melrosian and owner of Winchester-based Pondview Florist, has seen sales jump recently with Valentine's Day Thursday.
A Melrose woman's floral business in Winchester may have done well before Valentine's Day Thursday, but sales may grow to be even stronger on the holiday. It may not come as a great surprise that flower sales typically pick up around the time of Valentine's Day, but if you have aspirations of buying roses on the holiday from Pondview Florist you might want to call ahead and see if there are any left in stock. “I have not looked at the numbers yet, but business has been fabulous really,” said Diane DeSimone, a Melrose resident and owner of Winchester-based Pondview Florist. “We’re pretty much sold out of roses right now. It’s been a great holiday.” Marc Picariello, a Stoneham resident and floral designer for Pondview Florist, said says the …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
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Melrose High School students will be running a Peanut Butter Valentines collection drive in February to benefit the Servant's Heart Food Pantry at Faith Evangelical Church.
Melrose High School students will be running a Peanut Butter Valentines fundraiser in February to benefit the Servant's Heart Food Pantry at Faith Evangelical Church. For the entire month of February, the Peanut Butter Valentines group is asking Melrosians to donate containers of peanut butter and jelly, canned fruit and vegetables and other currently dated canned goods. Items can be dropped off at any of the collection sites, including: Peanut Butter Valentines Event Melrose High School students will have a Peanut Butter Valentines donation table in the lobby of Shaw’s from noon to 4 p.m. at the Shaw's Supermarkets, 34 Essex St. About the Cause "A Servant’s Heart Food Pantry provides groceries to over 200 hungry families and provides a …
Friday, February 10, 2012
Valentine's Day stuff this weekend; MHS deadline for March SAT exam is today.
Get Melrose Patch each morning in your inbox with our daily newsletter! 1) NOOOOOO: That cry—which should never have been put in Jedi; George, knock it off—is because our mostly snowless winter may be coming to an end. Today will be sunny with a high near 46 and tonight there's a low around 32 and a chance of rain and snow showers, but snow is likely tomorrow. (Forecast by the National Weather Service ... George, Han shot first. REALLY KNOCK IT OFF.) 2) I gave her my heart ... and she gave me a pen: There's a lot of Valentine's Day stuff to do this weekend. Check them out in our Get Out weekend planner. 3) In a champagne supernova: Speaking of Valentine's Day, Beacon Hill Wine & Gourmet has free tastings tonight and tomorrow, for you 21+ …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Editor returns from vacation; School Committee meets tonight; special intimate seven-course Valentine's Day Dinner at Busy Bee Bakery.
Check the traffic out there and local gas prices before heading out the door! Today is Tuesday, Jan. 24—77 years ago today, the first canned beer went on sale—and here are Melrose's five fast facts for the day: 1) If we could stay all day in the sun? A chance of showers, mainly before 9 a.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. West wind between 8 and 10 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Tonight, mostly clear, with a low around 29. West wind between 8 and 10 mph.(Forecast from National Weather Service.) 2) I will return—beso bo: *waves* Hey there! Remember me? Your editor has returned from vacation. (See photo. Annnnddd ... cue sigh.) Bear with me as I get caught up to speed and try to sift through the…
Friday, November 25, 2011
For this week's Patch Picks, we want to know: Who are your favorite local florists?
It's almost obligatory to buy roses or other flowers for your significant other on Valentine's Day. They're also a nice touch for your romantic dinner at home at the dining room table. So for this week's Patch Picks, we want to know: Who are your favorite florists in Melrose? (Nearby is OK, too.) Tell us your picks in the comments section below and we'll compile everyone's suggestions in Thursday's column.