Friday, February 15, 2013
The group Valentine's Day wedding celebration, officiated by the Pinellas Clerk of the Circuit Court, gathered 30 couples to take the plunge into matrimony, although the ceremony had to be moved indoors due to rain.
Thirty couples gathered together in the conference room of the Florida Botanical Gardens to exhange vows of matrimony this past Valentine's Day. The Pinellas County tradition has been going on for seven years, but it was a little different this time around. Normally, the mass wedding takes place among the beautiful foilage of the botanical gardens, but the ceremony was moved inside due to the rain. While some couples did the wedding on a whim after years together, some did the wedding because of the efficiency of having the wedding planned and inexpensive. To watch the couples tie the knot, check out our video above. Sign up for the Largo Patch email newsletter to stay connected to your community.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Let Patch help you out with a day at Healthy Being Wellness Center to be pampered.
Do you need a break from your hectic schedule? Let Patch help take care of that for you because you deserved to be pampered. Tell us why you need a day at the Healthy Being Wellness Center in St. Pete. To enter, post a comment on this Patch story about why you should win. Maybe you're a busy mom, or perhaps you're an athlete who could use a deep tissue massage to get ready for the next big game. The winner receives a $25 gift certificate to Healthy Being. Healthy Being is offering several Valentine's Day spa packages for both singles and couples. Options range from a dark chocoloate moisturizing facial—$55 for a 50-minute session—to rose petal body wrap, a couple's romance massage or a side-by-side treatment for $350 a couple that lasts …
Monday, February 4, 2013
From Charlotte's Web to Where the Wild Things Are, share these classic books with your children and encourage their love for reading.
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Monday, February 4
“Where’s Pa Going with that Axe?” The Enduring Quality of Children’s Classics By Anita Silvey Courtesy of James Patterson's Read Kiddo Read Foundation The opening line of E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web— “Where’s Pa going with that axe?”—has now been read by adults to eager young listeners for more than 60 years. Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time and Ezra Jack Keats’s The Snowy Day have been picked up with enthusiasm for more than 50 years. For 75 years, parents have shared The Hobbit, and this year Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are turns 50. These books and others like them (Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Virginia Lee Burton’s Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, and L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables) bring …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Ready for some Valentine's Day fun? Here are several upcoming events in the Largo area.
Ready for Cupid's big day? Here's a look at several Valentine events in the Largo area. Preschool Valentine Party - Cupid's Cuties Antique Alley Valentine Stroll My Little Valentine Get Married on Valentine's Day in Largo Is your event missing? Please add community events to the Largo Patch calendar. Related Coverage: Valentine's Day Gift, Outing Ideas in Largo Sign up for the free Largo Patch email newsletter to get more headlines about what's happening in your community.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
If you're looking to spend locally and give whole-heartedly, this is the list of ideas for you.
Cupid's big day is less than a month away, and Largo Patch is here to inspire some unique options to choose from around the area. Whether it's a handmade gesture or a fine dining experience at a Largo-area restaurant, keeping your dollars local will please your valentine and your neighbors. Plus, Largo offers the unique opportunity to get married right on Valentine's Day in the beautiful Florida Botanical Gardens. Ideas Around Largo Make dinner reservations at one of the Largo area's finest establishments. Cafe Largo, E&E Stakeout Grill, Salt N Pepper Bistro, Villa Gallace, and Cafe Pont are all promising choices. For a more laid-back vibe, visit Gunslingers, Sports Shack, German Bistro 2, and Untouchables Pasta & Pizza. Visit one of …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Pinellas County's Clerk of the Circuit Court will be holding its annual group wedding ceremony on Valentine's Day at the Florida Botanical Gardens. If you want to participate, you're encouraged to sign up now.
Ken Burke, Clerk of the Circuit Court, announced that couples will be joined together for a group wedding ceremony on Valentine’s Day, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at the romantic Wedding Garden at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo. This is the seventh year the Clerk’s Office is hosting this event, which has become a county tradition. Once again, the single ceremony uniting multiple couples in marriage will be held in the beautiful Florida Botanical Gardens’ Wedding Garden. Forty couples participated in the sixth annual Valentine’s Day Group wedding ceremony. The ceremony was performed under a beautiful picture-perfect blue sky in the romantic Wedding Garden at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo. As part of the ceremony, the couples …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Forty couples said "I do" at a special Valentine's Day ceremony at the Florida Botanical Gardens.
For the sixth year, the Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court hosted a group wedding at the Florida Botanical Gardens. This year, 47 couples signed up for the wedding, and 40 couples had checked in by the start of the 2 p.m. wedding. Sixth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Thomas Minkoff officiated and called marriage "supreme sharing." The couples enjoyed musical serenades by the Charmonizers Barbershop Quartet. Deputy Clerk Linda Brian sang the "Wedding Song." Couples picked the group wedding for various reasons. Engaged for six years, Patricia Morgan and Charles Wetmore of Largo decided it was about time to get married, and they thought a group wedding looked like a lot of fun. "With our kids grown and moved away from the area, it is …
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Where can you buy roses and chocolates in town? Patch points the way.
Valentine’s Day is here, and that means many people will be scrambling to find a flower arrangement or box of candy. Luckily for those last-minute gift givers, there are a number of florists and sweets shops right here in the Largo area. Flower Shops: Candy Shops:
Friday, February 10, 2012
With Valentine's Day approaching, Patch asks which places are the best to wine and dine your significant other in the Largo area.
Just as you’ve put the hustle — and hassle — of the holiday season behind you, one of the biggest gift-giving days of the year is about to hit you smack dab on the lips. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, a time when restaurants, flower shops and candy stores go into overdrive to keep up with the demand of lovestruck customers everywhere. Here’s a list of five spots in Largo where you can spend a romantic evening eating, drinking and enjoying the company of your loved one. E&E Steakout Grill. Recently remodeled, this Belleair Bluffs eatery is known for its terrific food and cozy atmosphere. It's a perfect place for a sizzling steak or fresh seafood, served with a bottle of wine or a couple of cocktails. Untouchables Pizza. …