Wednesday, February 13, 2013
If you haven't already, it's time to start thinking about a Valentine's Day gift for your sweetheart. Here are some creative ideas that can be bought at Huntley shops.
It's better late than never when it comes to Valentine's Day gifts. Here are a couple creative ideas for gifts—including some that you can pick up locally and others you can order online. 1. SOMETHING TO WARM UP THOSE COLD WINTER NIGHTS... Consider a fine sipping liquor for your gentleman. Huntley Food & Liquors, 10729 Huntley Road in Huntley, Binny's Beverage Depot, 844 S. Randall Road in Algonquin, and Cardinal Fine Wine & Spirits, 305 W. Virginia St. in Crystal Lake, can recommend something great. Village Vintner, 2380 Esplanade Drive in Algonquin, and Exclusively Napa, 35 N. Williams St. in Crystal Lake, has a wide selection of fine wines. 2. AHHHH! Consider the gift of relaxation and stress relief with a 60-minute gift certificate …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Did we leave out your favorite romantic restaurant? Let us know in the comments' section.
Valentine's Day is quickly approaching. If you are looking for a romantic setting — or, perhaps, a more laid-back and cozy atmosphere — we have got some ideas for the best restaurants to check out in the area this Valentine's Day. Be sure to make your reservations early for your Feb. 16 dinner as area restaurants are sure to be packed. Which area restaurant do you think is the best for a romantic dinner? Let us know in the comments' section. Address/Phone: 1491 South Randall Road in Algonquin, (847) 458-0505 Getting 4.5 out of five stars from reviewers on Open Table, Montarra is praised for its fantastic food, excellent service and ambiance. Montarra has wines from 10 different countries and features a menu with dishes that include a …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The event will be held on Feb. 11.
Wednesday, February 6
Huntley Bingo will be hosting a Valentine Pajama Party on Feb. 11 at the American Legion, 11712 W. Coral St. in Huntley. Those who wear their pajamas or lounge wear will receive three free cards for 11 games and a free potluck-party breakfast will be served, according to a Huntley Bingo press release. There will also be a $1,500 jackpot game. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games start at 7 p.m. Proceeds will benefit pediatric cancer.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Simple ways to put the kids to work and still have a Romantic evening at home
No babysitter for Valentine’s Day this year? Don't worry about it! You can still have a fun and romantic evening at home, even with the kids. When our kids were young, we could never get a babysitter for Valentine’s Day. But we recovered by putting the kids to work. That’s right. Putting the kids to work. I asked my kids if they could help put together a romantic evening for Daddy and I. Even though they were 7 and 9 years old, they took it on as a challenge and were quite creative. Here's how it worked. 1. Decide whether you are going to cook a romantic meal or order in from one of your favorite restaurants. We enjoy cooking but if you don’t, treat yourself and get carry out. Fancy food, not a big mess to clean-up, and a much less …
Monday, February 13, 2012
How do you feel about this romantic holiday?
Valentine's Day. It can be a romantic dream come true — a nice night out, holding hands with your companion, maybe some wine and candles. And it can be irritating, regardless if you're alone or not. If you're alone you can feel like you're less of a person. Yes, you can join a group of single people for an anti-Valentine's Day gathering, hating everything pink and telling nasty stories about relationships. But let's be honest, you'd take a romantic holiday over a mean one any day, right? If you're not alone the pressure can be too much. Your wife has friends at work that got flowers and candy. Her sister was treated to a show and expensive dinner. Nuts! You have a pizza delivery menu and you rented Die Hard. How do you feel about Valentine…
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Let us know by commenting what restaurant in McHenry County is the best for a romantic date.
Valentine's Day is right around the corner. With that in mind, this week's Chowdown Showdown will be focused on finding the most romantic restaurant in McHenry County. This is the place you turn to when you want to impress a date. Where you take your significant other when you are celebrating an anniversary. Let us know which restaurant in the county you think fits this bill by commenting below. We will take votes through 5 p.m. Tuesday. From there, we will select finalists to square off in the finalist's Showdown. Voting will start Wednesday morning for the finalists' Showdown and continue through noon on Friday. The weekly champion will be announced in an article on the McHenry County Patch.com sites Saturday morning. This is all about…
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
8 fun ways to surprise and show your love for your family this Valentine's Day.
- VALENTINE'S DAY GUIDE
- Sue Kirchner
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Since having kids, Valentine's Day has changed from trendy restaurants with candlelight dinners to making heart shaped pancakes for the kids. That's OK with my husband and I because after all, our kids are the biggest expression of our love. So, instead of just one night of romance, we enjoy several days of doing little things that tell the kids "We Love You." There are an endless number of small ways to show your family love this Valentine's Day but here are a few fun and creative ideas to inspire you. The Power of a Flower Every year on Valentine’s Day, my daughter gets 1 rose from her Dad, which puts the biggest smile on her face. The first year he brought one to her at daycare, she showed it to everyone in the building. Read more …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
American Heart Month: The Kane County Health Department says heart disease and stroke and No. 1 and No. 3 leading causes of death here. February is the month to do something about it.
- VALENTINE'S DAY GUIDE
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Valentine’s Day is a celebration of the heart, which is why we recognize American Heart Month during the month of February. Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 3 leading causes of death in Kane County, and the Kane County Health Department will be emphasizing heart health throughout February. The recently completed Community Health Assessment shows that heart disease is the leading cause of hospitalization in Kane County, accounting for 23 percent of total patients; further, as much as 4 percent of the population reported ever having a heart attack. Throughout February, the Health Department will be emphasizing five themes via social media: This article is courtesy of the Kane County Health Department.
Monday, February 14, 2011
A day set aside for love is a good thing in today's busy society.
I was always a sucker for Valentine’s Day. The frilly boxes of chocolate, the cute cards, the flowers and the idea of having a forever Valentine lulled me into this Hallmark generated “holiday.” Then I got married. The romantic Valentine’s Day took on a whole new meaning. The first few years, I went out and bought a little something. I looked forward to getting roses and a card. I didn't expect a lot, although I liked getting a little extra something. Then we had kids. Last year, my husband gave me a card and flowers. I don't think we did anything special. The last 18 months have been fuzzy. If I remember, we had cold steak with a crying baby on each of our laps. But Valentine’s Day hasn’t had the same impact on me as it did. It just seems…
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Huntley floral shop prepares for its biggest day of the year.
The colors of roses can vary. Each color has a different meaning that seems to be redefined over time. But, a red rose has just one meaning. “A red rose always means love,” said Debbie Schmidt, owner of Huntley Floral. There are lots of red roses filling Schmidt’s flower shop on Route 47 this week as she and her staff prepare for Valentine’s Day. February 14 remains the number one holiday for florists, according to www.aboutflowers.com. An estimated 198 million roses were produced for Valentine’s Day last year, the site states. Schmidt received countless red roses from her vendor who gets the flowers from Columbia. The flowers sit soaking in water in her cooler as she starts filling orders this weekend. A florist for 18 years, Schmidt …