Saturday, February 2, 2013
Sample and vote for your favorite treats in the fourth annual Cupid’s Confections Challenge at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Plymouth Public Library,
1. Sample and vote for your favorite treats in the fourth annual Cupid’s Confections Challenge at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Plymouth Public Library, located at 132 South St. The Junior Friends will be offering many delicious treats. Past challenges have included cookies, cupcakes and chocolate dipped fruit. There will be a guessing jar filled with Hershey’s Kisses to raise money for the Young Adult collection at the library. One guess for $1 or six guesses for $5. The person closest to the total number in the jar without going over will win the entire jar. Should there be any concerns about food allergies, contact the Manomet Branch librarian with your questions; each Junior Friend competitor will provide an ingredient list upon …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Restaurant and business owners: share your Valentines Day specials on Plymouth Patch.
Valentine's Day is fast approaching. Flowers are being ordered, presents being wrapped, and restaurant reservations booked. Here at Plymouth Patch, we want to help local business owners get the word out about Valentine's Day specials and promotions. Maybe you're offering a discount on Valentine's Day items, or featuring a special menu for a romantic dinner. Or, perhaps your on the other end of the spectrum--hosting an anti-Valentine's Day party. Either way, let us know what you're doing to celebrate Valentine's Day in the comments, and we'll feature your business in our roundup later this week.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
If you forget everything else, don't forget the chocolate.
It's Valentine's Day, and if you've been under a rock and haven't made plans yet, here are a few last-minute ideas for you 1. Get the chocolate. Heart-shaped boxes are OK, but if you really forgot, you'd better spring for the good stuff. 2. The flowers. Ever female in her office is getting flowers today. If you don't have them delivered, make sure they're in the passenger seat when you pull in the driveway. 3. Most restaurants are taking reservations, but there might be a few places you can take her. 4. The first three fail? You'd better pull out the plastic and head to the jewelry store. 5. If you can't get a table, too broke to buy jewelry, she doesn't like flowers, and she's allergic to chocolate, be ready to do something outrageous. …
Monday, February 13, 2012
Looking for the right place for your Valentine's date? Here are five Plymouth restaurant and their romantic menus. Make those reservations early. It will most likely be the busiest night for Plymouth restaurants so far this year.
Bert's Landing has a special Valentine's Day menu. Lobster Bisque, NE Clam Chowder and Ceddar Ale soup. Apps are Shrimp Bruschetta, Scallops and Bacon, Portabella Mushroom Cap and Beef Teriyaki. Entrees are: Land and Sea which is a filet mignon with a maine lobster tale, Parmesan Pesto Tortellini, Chicken Scampi and Baked Haddock and Scallops Hyannis Port. Assorted Desserts. Call 508-591-7321 for reservations Hearth n' Kettle is running dinner for two, share an appetiser, two entres, and a special desert for $30. Appetizer - Choose any appetizer on the menu to share Dinner Specials - choose 2: Shrimp Puttanesca - Lightly breaded large shrimp with a savory and spicy Puttanesca sauce made with olives, anchovies, capers, tomatoes and garlic. …
Sunday, February 12, 2012
A few suggestions to help make shopping for your sweetheart simple.
Valentine's Day is only three days away. Love it, or hate it, most folks tend to partake in the annual hearts/candy/flowers/love tradition. So, to help make Tuesday a bit easier, here are a few tips for picking up those perfect gifts for that special someone. 1. Think spring. Most folks, unless allergic, enjoy a fresh bouquet of their favorite flowers. They are pretty, cheery and make everyone think of warmer weather to come. Trying to figure out what color roses to buy? Click here for a quick guide. 2. Lay on the Sparkle. You know your gal best. But, not many ladies would say no to something glittery. Depending on the level of your relationship, pick up a little jewelry to show your like/love/affection. Take a look at the jewelry and gift…
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Selecting the right flowers for your sweetie is important. Here's a hint: roses are usually a good idea.
While some people go all out for Valentine's Day, all you really need is a box of good chocolate and a bottle or two of wine to keep many women happy. But Valentine's Day is on a Tuesday, which means that all the other women in her office will be receiving bouquets of flowers at their desks. So, even women who aren't big fans of Valentine's Day (such as this writer), always liked receiving flowers at the office. There are plenty of places in town to buy flowers. Here's our listing of florists in Plymouth. According to ProFlowers.com the color of your roses is important. Give your girlfriend yellow roses might seem like a good idea if her favorite color is yellow, but not if you want to keep her as a girlfriend. Here's a simple guide: Red …
Shop for Valentine's Day early at the Winter-into-Spring Market, or head to a spoken word and music show today.
1. Gather round the hearth-fire with farmers and local food-makers for “Wine, Chocolate and Thou” Winter Market at Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave, Plymouth, Thursday, February 9th from 2:30 till 6:30 inside the visitor’s center. sample small production artisan chocolate; learn more about southeastern Mass. farm wineries; and stay to enjoy a first run film at Plimoth Cinema. 2. An evening of spoken word and music with the legendary jazz radio broadcaster Ron Della Chiesa will take place at 7 p.m. The event will take place in the recently opened eclectic bookstore The Book Shack located in the Independence Mall. 3. This week we're collecting the best places to go for Valentine's Day, as well as what to do and what not to do on Valentine'…
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
It's Hump Day, there's a blood drive in Manomet, an art show Downtown, and an independent film at Plimoth Cinema.
1. The Plymouth Moose will host a community blood drive in its lodge home at 601 State Road in Manomet, from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8. Walk-in donations are accepted, but appointments are recommended; you can schedule an appointment through the American Red Cross Web site www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code 7756, or you can call 800-GIVELIFE (800-448-3543). 2. Got a romantic story about how you got engaged? Share it with Patch. We're collecting them and working on a couple of surprises next week. 3. This week we're collecting the best places to go for Valentine's Day, as well as what to do and what not to do on Valentine's Day. Stay tuned. 4. More than 200 pieces of artwork are on display in the Plymouth Center for the Arts' …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Did you make reservations for your favorite restaurant months ago? Or are you flying by the seat of your pants on the day? Take the poll and add your comments.
Valentine's Day is on Tuesday, February 14. One week from today. You have been warned. There's still plenty of time to make reservations at a restaurant, order flowers, write a poem, or organize a scavenger hunt for the love of your life. The size or price (or lack of) isn't always important. Macaroni necklaces are some of the most cherished gifts ever, but probably if you haven't been married to the person for 40 years... Check out Patch all week for Valentine's Day ideas and suggestions. And let us know what you're doing for Valentine's Day in the comments section.
Monday, February 6, 2012
Chocolate is healthy! At least some types are, so here's a little information about chocolate's health benefits and where to get that healthy stuff in Plymouth.
Chocolate is a staple of Valentine's Day, and for good reason. It's a sinfully sweet treat, of course, but it also contains flavonoids, a type of antioxidant that has been shown to have health benefits for the very target of Cupid's arrow—the heart. But not all chocolate products are created equal: they can vary wildly in flavonoid content, fat and calories, and quality of ingredients. So how can you be sure you're expressing your love with the most healthful chocolate option? According to dietitian Gloria Tsang, many products you might find in the chocolates section of your grocery store or gift shop have much more sugar and fat than real chocolate. "It's always a good idea to stick to real chocolate rather than candies and bars with …