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Hearts, Flowers and Chocolate

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By Chef Anne Feinman thechefsexpress@aol.com Valentine’s Day or Saint Valentine’s Day, is a holiday celebrated on February 14th. It is a day of tradition steeped in chocolates, flowers and cards. In the tradition of courtly love in the Middle Ages, the name was associated with romantic love among numerous early Christian martyrs of the name Valentine. Some love stories are immortal. And one of my most memorable is that of Antony and Cleopatra. The true story of these two historical characters has been dramatized by William Shakespeare and is still staged all over the world but the relationship between Antony ... Read More »

Fiddler’s Creek Prepares for a Busy Upcoming Season

From travel inspired poolside parties featuring exotic international cuisine to family-style buffet barbeques providing fun and games for kids of all ages, there will be lots for residents of the luxury master-planned residential community of Fiddler’s Creek to do this upcoming season. The staff at Fiddler’s Creek is preparing an extensive social calendar for homeowners, including many traditional holiday favorites around Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Passover, Easter, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day. Residents can look forward to the annual Passport Party, which treats residents to a diverse buffet of international cuisine ... Read More »

VALENTINE’S DAY: Where and when did it begin?

By Jane A. Marlowe The custom of sending love letters and tokens of love is generally believed to have originated in Medieval England and France. Folklore recounts a belief that on February 14, half way through the second month of the year, birds begin to pair. Chaucer’s Parliament of Foules relates, “For this was sent on Seynt Valentyne’s day Whan every foul cometh ther to choose his mate.” French and English literature of the 14th and 15th centuries refer to the custom of proposals and messages of love to one’s beloved on that special day. There were three St. Valentines ... Read More »

COASTAL COMMENTS

Donna Fiala donnafiala@gmail.com This past week Collier County sent representatives to the Florida Association of Counties 2012 Legislative Day in Tallahassee to call upon our Legislators to present the county approved State Legislative Priorities. As the elected (by the BCC) commissioner to the Florida Association of Counties, I was honored to represent Collier County. Among the priorities we advocated were the overall principles of preserving the Home Rule authority of local governments, opposing state Preemption, Opposing Unfunded Mandates, and protecting against Trust Fund Diversions. We asked the Legislators to oppose legislative or Constitutional restriction on County authority to determine local ... Read More »

St. Valentines day – a holiday for lovers, and a lovely day for everyone

By Virginia Carlin Many legends have blossomed forth to explain the practice of sending thoughts of love with cards and gifts on February l4 – a holiday for lovers and for those we hold most dear! A priest named Valentine who lived in the third century is credited with the name of the day. He became a martyr on February 14, 269 AD when the Roman emperor, Claudius II, the Goth had him beheaded because he refused to worship pagan gods and had gained popularity with lovers who came to him to be married. Valentine’s Day serves a good purpose. It ... Read More »