Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Did you spend Valentine's Day alone? Don't do that again. Bring Trixie home today.
- VALENTINE'S DAY GUIDE
- Jennifer P.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Happy belated Valentines Day! Do you dream of someone who will look lovingly into your eyes? Melt in your arms in a tender embrace? Love you unconditionally? Great you with a smile when you walk through the door? Watch all the same TV shows as you and agree with everything you say? Well then, my name is Trixie and I'm your purrfect valentine! Please stop by Small Miracles today and take me home so everyday can be Valentines Day! Small Miracles Cat Rescue is a nonprofit, no-kill cat shelter in Ellicott City. Each week we will feature a cat that needs a home. If you happen to pick up one of these lovelies, post a picture and let us know! Visit the Cat of the Week blog to see which cats have been adopted and which are still looking for a …
Monday, February 13, 2012
The office of Tourism and Promotion will roll out its redesigned website on Valentine's Day.
Howard County's office of tourism is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and on Valentine's Day, the agency will unveil a new attraction—its updated website. Howard County Tourism and Promotion (HCTP) will launch a redesigned website on Tuesday featuring aesthetic and experiential improvements, according to Rachelina Bonacci, HCTP's executive director. The new look is being rolled out on Valentine's Day so that people will remember the date and because "we put a lot of love into that website," said Bonacci. "We love how it looks (and) functions and are sure users will too..." The county hotel tax—which went into effect this year and doubled HCTP's funding—made the project possible, according to Bonacci. "The additional funding …
Fifth graders developed skills planning a Valentine's Day party for Elkridge seniors.
At Colonial Landing in Elkridge, Valentine's Day came a few days early this year. Residents of the older adult community off Rowanberry Drive were showered with cards and crafts during a Feb. 11 holiday party hosted by Girl Scouts from Rockburn Elementary School. Grace, 10, Riley, 10.5, Mary, 11, and Kyra, 10, had been planning the get-together for months as part of their Bronze Award. The highest recognition a Junior Girl Scout can receive, the Bronze Award requires at least 20 hours dedicated to a project bettering one's surroundings. According to troop leader Karen Keagle, the four Girl Scouts decided they wanted to work with seniors and set up a meeting with the manager of the Colonial Landing to brainstorm what to do. At first, they …
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Holiday offerings from local businesses.
The average person will spend $126.03 on Valentine's Day this year, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation (NRF). Candy, flowers and an evening out are the top gifts, according to the survey. If you'd like to shop local, here are some ideas in Elkridge: Did we miss your go-to for Valentine's Day shopping? Tell us in the comments!
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Three ideas in and around Elkridge for a Valentine's Day that will go down in history.
Are you still making plans for a special Valentine’s Day meal? Here are three ideas for tried-and-true, more-than-a-century-old establishments near Elkridge. 1. The Elkridge Furnace Inn has been listed as one of Open Table's Top 100 romantic spots. The building has been around since 1744, when it was first used as a tavern. To this day, the restaurant has a very extensive wine list. Its prix fixe Valentine's Day menu for 2012 includes dishes like shrimp and scallops in saffron sauce and passionfruit creme brulee. There's a path winding around the inn for a romantic stroll. 2. Over in Catonsville, try the Candle Light Inn, housed on a country estate from the 1800s. In the 1920s, people used to eat light fare outside on the porch and in the…