Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Busy lives typically leave little time to find that special someone, but one online service, in particular, made a difference in these Patch readers' lives.
Technology continues to make inroads into our lives and dating is no different. For these Patch reader couples, the online dating service eharmony.com led them to lifetime love. Mount Pleasant Patch reader Lisa Graney Carlson was just getting over her second divorce and abusive relationship when she signed up for eharmony in Feb. 2003 just to find a friend. Given her health issues - she was losing her sight - and her son's ADD and behavior problems, Carlson said she didn't think there was anyone out there who could, or would want to, deal with what she was bringing to the table. "I really didn't think I was ready for anything more serious," she said. "And I mean, who was going to be interested in someone going blind with a son with …
Monday, February 13, 2012
Upload a photo, leave a comment and tell us what (or who) has your heart this Valentine's Day.
Happy Valentine's Day! Take a moment or two and upload a photo of you and the object of your affection, no matter what it may be. I'll start things off with pictures of my children. I can't stop smiling at my 4-month-old daughter and 4-year-old son. She's a delightfully happy little girl whose smiles melt my heart, and he's showing me every day what a loving nature he has in how he wants to take care of her.
Students are following policies limiting in-school affection to hand-holding and hugs.
Everyone remembers the couples who were always together at break times, lunch and before and after school. The ones who were caught kissing in corners, and who walked the halls with their hands in each others' pockets. It seemed someone was always pushing the limits of acceptable public displays of affection. With Valentine's Day this week, Patch checked in to see what the prevailing trends are in some area high schools. The policies are fairly consistent across districts, with hand-holding and hugging allowed—but officials frowning upon much more than that. Greendale High School's policy is that students "shall not" engage in physical displays of affection inappropriate for a public setting. School personnel use their "professional …
Remember wanting that little trinket -- a homemade Valentine, a heart-shaped sucker, a carnation? Anything...it could have been a box of green beans for all you cared, but you just wanted someone to like you other than your parents.
Truth be told, I began chasing after boys in the first grade on the playground at the Homer Nash Kimball Elementary School in Madison, Ohio. One day after school, I burst through the door of my house, ran into the kitchen while my mother was cooking dinner and declared, "I caught one! I caught one!" I explained to her that "the one" was a boy named Shane and I had been chasing after him on the playground for at least two months. Finally, I had caught him, I said. After this matter of the heart had occurred, I was convinced that I was going marry this boy. He had already asked. We just needed our parents’ blessing and we would live in bliss in the tree house his parents were building for him. That bliss would include riding the teeter-…
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Di Carlo's takes top honors in our poll, with more than 60 percent of the votes. Leave your rating/review here.
Monday, February 6, 2012
Which of these is the best place for a date in Oak Creek?
Patch asked, and you answered, in comments on Facebook, stories and restaurant reviews. From our original field of restaurants, we've narrowed it down to these. Mike La Susa's This Italian restaurant offers a full range of appetizers, salad, pasta, pizza and more, with specialty items including calamari, bruschetta burger, fried eggplant and Italian nachos. Market Place Cafe With large portions and daily specials, this is a favorite spot for people also looking to explore shops at the quaint Market Place Shopping Village to the north. Di Carlo Trattoria Catering The menu at this Italian restaurant features chicken marsala, gourmet lasagna, linguini and tortellini, in an elegant atmosphere.
Friday, February 3, 2012
Valentine's Day is almost here. Have you made your plans yet?
If you're still looking for a place to treat your sweetie, Patch is here to help you out. We've pulled together a list of some of the best places for a Valentine's Day dinner in Oak Creek. Now we need your help choosing a winner. Between now and 5 p.m. Monday, leave a review or a rating on the Places page for your favorite local place for a date. We'll pull together a list of finalists on Tuesday, and give everyone a day to vote on the best date night option in town. We'll feature the winning businesses in a final article next week. Mike LaSusa's This Italian restaurant offers a full range of appetizers, salad, pasta, pizza and more, with specialty items including calamari, bruschetta burger, fried eggplant and Italian nachos. Market …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Patch gives you three ideas for Valentine's Day crafts to do with the kids - or by yourself. Share photos of your projects, and your craft ideas, too!
Start your own love story, by sitting down at the craft table with a child. My 4-year-old son and I spent the afternoon with his grandmother this week making a variety of Valentine's Day crafts. I found all the ideas online. Take a look at the pictures, and check out the links. If you've got a great idea for a Valentine's Day activity, share a photo and the directions with us. Feel free to enter information in the photo gallery or the comment section. Here are the activities we did: 1. Door hanger from Toddler Toddler Supplies needed: Piece of cardboard or other stiff material, foam heart stickers, yarn/ribbon/tulle. I made a mistake at the craft store and bought foam hearts that weren't stickers, so we glued those ones on. It worked …