Thursday, February 14, 2013
For Valentine's Day, tell us what you love most about the town you call home.
Whether it’s the local schools, the bakery, or the proximity from home to a great fishing spot, everyone has something they love about their community. Since it's Valentine's Day, we want to hear from you about what you love most about Trenton and Grosse Ile and what makes them so special. Please post comments and pictures here to show us all your favorite things about Trenton and Grosse Ile! For the latest Trenton and Grosse Ile news and information, "like" Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and sign up for our daily newsletter.
Here's a guide to great Valentine's Day gifts to purchase in Trenton and on Grosse Ile.
To help you think outside the (chocolate) box for Valentine’s Day gifts for your sweetie, here’s a list of places to go shopping, wine, dine, and be merry in Trenton and on Grosse Ile! Joanne Cole Therapeutic Massage on Grosse Ile Therapeutic Massage by Don & Kerri in Trenton Timber's Salon in Trenton Macomb Place Hair & Body on Grosse Ile Elliott's Bakery and River Q's Pastry Pantry in Trenton Grosse Ile Bakery on Grosse Ile Riverside Treasure Shoppe in Trenton Olds' Flower Shop in Trenton Savannah's, Sibley Gardens, Roundhouse BBQ and Cafe West in Trenton Vitale's Restaurant & Pizzeria, Lloyd's Bar & Grill and Perdino's Continental Cuisine & Cocktails on Grosse Ile Diamond Creations and Trenton Jewelers in Trenton Help out your fellow …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Try these tips for Valentines that are creative and kind to the environment.
Valentine’s Day can be lovely for sweethearts—but with tons of candy to consume and generic, store-bought cards that will be tossed rather than treasured, it can be a holiday to dread for parents. Here are 10 tips to make your child’s 2013 Valentine’s Day celebrations more memorable—and kinder to the environment. 1) Consider ditching the candy and handing out something small, special and fun. This year, my son will be giving his classmates Ninja pencils and Fuzzy Wuzzy pencils, available from Amazon.com, instead of cheap candy. Other options include stickers, pens or fun erasers from West Grange Pharmacy. 2) Make chunky, recycled crayon hearts to give to classmates. Follow directions here, or you can buy them at Lil' Artist Crayon …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Tell us the best places to kiss in Trenton and on Grosse Ile in the comment section.
Is there a certain beach, park, bench, lane or other spot in Trenton or on Grosse Ile that’s more romantic than the rest? Help out couples all over Trenton and Grosse Ile getting ready for their Valentine’s Day dates by pointing out those sweet and romantic areas to add more fun and spontaneity to their outings. Let us know where they are by simply telling us your favorite spots to smooch in the comments below! For the latest Trenton and Grosse Ile news and information, "like" Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and sign up for our daily newsletter.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Sibley Gardens has been around for over 60 years and remains one of the most popular places Downriver for lovers to enjoy Valentine's Day.
After more than 60 years, Sibley Gardens continues to be one of the most popular restaurants in Trenton on Valentine’s Day. Reservation slots are rapidly filling up and Sibley Gardens owner Nick Piunti said those wishing to spend an intimate evening together beneath their trademark Tiffany stained-glass light fixtures better hurry. Nick has been at the helm of one of Downriver’s oldest restaurants since 1976, though the restaurant itself has been around since his grandfather, Sam Piunti, built it in 1949. The Piunti family sold the business temporarily in 1955 to 1961, but regained control in 1961. Sibley Gardens has been owned and operated by the Piunti family ever since. Today Nick and his father, Sam Piunti, run the day-to-day …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Try these favorite dishes to make you fall in love all over again.
When my husband and I were dating some 20 years ago, I decided to try to impress him with a home-cooked meal for Valentine’s Day. The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, right? I knew my man’s stomach was no exception. So off to the market I went for fresh shrimp, wine, flowers and more. I’d seen my mom make a deviled shrimp dish for my dad through the years, and the two always seemed to be happier when tucking forks into this delicious seafood-starring meal. The same was true with my then-boyfriend and me the night I made it for him, and I’ve been creating deviled shrimp for us for Valentine’s Day ever since. Culinary prowess and affairs of the heart go hand-in-hand for several Metro Detroit and nationally known chefs. Here are…