Thursday, February 14, 2013
Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours! If you're viewing this on a mobile device, please switch to desktop to see the playlist.
Sniff, sniff... Yep, love is in the air. Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! Last week we asked you to send us your Valentine's Day love song dedications and promised we'd create a Spotify playlist for your listening pleasure. Click here to see who dedicated the songs to their loved ones. To listen to the playlist above, click the "play" button in the widget. If you already have Spotify open, it will starting playing the playlist right away. If not, it will launch your Spotify application and you might have to click play again. You must be a Spotify user to listen to this playlist. We hope you have a great, romantic evening with your loved one!
Find out who won our Cutest Couple contest and a little about them and our runners up.
Patch is excited to share with you the cutest couples of Northeast Ohio -- according to you. We'll be delivering the $100 Legacy Village Gift Card to the winner. And the winner is.... Krissie W. & Alex N. of Ohio City Q: How did you meet? A: Through friends. We started dating on New Years Day in 2011. Q: Tell us about the photo you entered. A: This photo was taken at the 2012 Cleveland Tweed Ride that happens every spring. Alex and Krissie are both avid cyclists, and Krissie loves fashion/getting her photo taken. Alex owns a bike shop. We both have these beautiful 1940s bicycles that were made in Cleveland that were brought out special for the Tweed Ride. Q: Any tips for keeping a relationship romantic? A: Still figuring that out. We …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Are you and your partner the epitome of cute in Northeast Ohio? Enter our contest to win a $100 gift card from Legacy Village!
Do you and your spouse still hold hands after all these years? Do you exemplify commitment, loyalty and friendship? If you and your partner would even make St. Valentine go "Awwwwww," enter your photo in Patch's Cutest Couple Contest and you could win a $100 gift certificate to Legacy Village. Just upload your photo between Feb. 1 and 13 and don’t forget to include your names in the tagline. (You need to be a registered Patch user, log into the site, click on this story, then select "Upload Photos." If you win, we'll contact you through your email address.) The winner will be selected based on readers making positive comments about the couple (by naming the couple) they like in the comment section of this article through midnight Feb. 13 …
Monday, February 13, 2012
Know of an interesting event going on this week? Add it in the comments.
Brecksville’s Recreation Commission will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday in City Hall to begin discussing the proposed master plan for Blossom Hill. Check Brecksville Patch on Tuesday for a look at some of the ideas that are being discussed. Tuesday is Valentine’s Day! If you still need gift ideas—or just want to check out some fun features for the holiday—check out our Valentine’s Shopping Guide page. The World War II group will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Human Services Center. The meetings are open to anyone, and they offer the chance for people to socialize and to learn more about that time period. On Thursday, the elementary schools are hosting open houses for parents who want to learn more about the district’s all-day kindergarten …
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Surprise your Valentine with one of these unconventional gift ideas.
Are you still searching for that perfect gift for your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day? There are plenty of places around Brecksville where you might find a less-than-traditional gift for the holiday. Here are just a few suggestions: Don’t see the perfect place to find a gift for your significant other? Take a look through our business directory for some inspiration. You’re sure to spot something!
Friday, February 10, 2012
Tell us your favorite love song and we'll add it to a Spotify playlist.
Editor's Note: This is your last chance to send us a song for our Spotify Patch Valentine's Day Mix Tape. See the details below. Deadline is Monday 5 p.m. Love is in the air, the birds are singing, and Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Your special evening wouldn't be complete without a little romantic music, and we want to be your maestro. But we need your help. Tell us your favorite love songs in the comments, and we'll add it to a Spotify playlist that we'll share with you on Valentine's Day. So send us your Barry White, your Marvin Gaye, Frank Sinatra and, heck, even the Backstreet Boys. We'll add it to the list, but remember, this is a family website, so keep it PG. Prime time Patch has yet to be created. We can't wait to see…
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Here are some options in Brecksville.
If you think there’s no better way to mark the holiday than enjoying a nice meal out at your favorite restaurant, you’re in luck—a number of Brecksville eateries have some specials planned. Most of these specials are listed on the restaurants’ websites, but you still might want to call ahead to make sure there’s a reservation open for you.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Here are a few Valentine's Day facts and figures.
Valentine's Day isn't just for lovebirds. It's also a big day for those in romance-related businesses—as evidenced by these numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau. Candy Flowers Jewelry Do you need some more gift ideas? Brecksville Patch will be giving you local gift guides all week—just check our Valentine's Shopping Guide for the latest. The top gift ideas in our unscientific survey were unique or offbeat finds, fresh flowers or a nice dinner out. Our flower gift guide is up first, and you can look for it later today.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Share your memories and add your photos from the event.
More than 125 daughters, fathers and grandfathers filed into the Brecksville Community Center in their finest on Saturday for the annual Father-Daughter, Grandfather-Granddaughter dance, said Kelly McNeill, special events coordinator for the center. The center has been hosting the dance for the past five years, McNeill said, and it has always landed on the Saturday before Valentine’s Day. The room the dance was held in was decorated appropriately in pinks and reds to match the holiday. The young girls in attendance seemed to be having a good time, whether they were dancing with their dads to the Macarena, participating in a round of limbo or playing catch with the balloons scattered around the room. And, McNeill said with a smile, she …
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Brecksville residents can stop by their neighborhood florist for those last-minute Valentine's Day gifts.
With Valentine's Day approaching soon, the staff at Brecksville Florist is working hard to provide a one-stop shop for this special occasion. "During Valentine's Day, we work late and work overtime to ensure all floral arrangements are ready on-time," said owner Patricia Penland. Brecksville Florist first opened its doors in 1952, and Penland has owned and run it since September 2009. Penland said they contribute their longevity to their top-notch designers and a wealth of industry experience. Their location is also a plus. "Brecksville Florist is the only floral shop in the community," Penland said. "The location is central to everyone in Brecksville and easy to locate." But customers don't necessarily have to locate Brecksville Florist …