Saturday, February 12, 2011
Give the gift of sweets to Indulge your sweetheart's sweet tooth.
A shared love of sweets has inspired Huntington Woods residents Sherry and Mel Foster to track down each other's favorite treat on special occasions for the past 30 years. On Friday, Sherry Foster could be found at Sweet Essentials in Berkley picking up the couple's signature candy: Sydney Boggs' dark chocolate honey nougat. "This is a wonderful place," Foster said as she browsed boxed chocolates and confections on display in a glass case. The candy shop on 12 Mile Road was a hive of activity as it ramped up for Valentine's Day on Monday, which co-owner Lisa Peasley said is probably Sweet Essentials' third-busiest holiday behind Christmas and Easter. She said the most popular item among Valentine's Day customers are the turtles: "A bed of …
Friday, February 11, 2011
The Berkley Public Library suggests some titles that celebrate the holiday; a sweet bake sale is planned Saturday.
Do you and your sweetheart enjoy quiet time together by curling up with a good book and a crossword puzzle? If the answer is yes, then the Berkley Public Library may be just the place for you to celebrate Valentine's Day weekend. The Friends of the Berkley Public Library plan a bake sale Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon in the lobby, so you can grab a sweet treat before you pick up a book and settle in by the fire. Yes! The library has a cozy fireplace in the adult reading section. To help you select a steamy tale to get you in a romantic mood, or something a bit more family friendly that will let the kids get in on the holiday fun, library Director Celia Morse and her staff have compiled a list of titles that celebrate Valentine's Day:
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Catching Fireflies has collected more than 500 handmade Valentines, which they will take to DMC Children's Hospital this week.
April McCrumb and the staff of Catching Fireflies believe that love can be the best medicine. That's why they have been encouraging customers of the downtown gift shop to bring in handmade Valentine's Day cards, which they will distribute to patients at the DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan. So far they have collected more than 500 cards at their Rochester and Berkley locations, mostly from school groups, church groups and sororities. “Sometimes it’s easy to forget that doing something small can really make a big difference,” McCrumb said. “Even though we’re not doctors or nurses, we still can prescribe some of the best medicine there is — love.” Handmade cards will be collected through the end of Thursday at the shop. And, you still …