Thursday, February 14, 2013
A group of seventh-grade students stayed after school Wednesday to decorate fellow students' lockers for the special day.
Seventh-graders at Stone Middle School were in for a pleasant surprise on Valentine's Day. Fellow students Lily W., Kelly M. Raven R. and Lisa C. stayed after school Wednesday to decorate every single 7th-grade locker with Valentine’s candy and a Valentine note card. The students decided to decorate the lockers because “some kids hate Valentine’s Day because they do not get anything, so we wanted to give everyone candy for this Valentine’s Day so everyone can be happy.” Sweet!
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
There's something for every budget.
Scrambling to find a nice bouquet of romantic red roses Thursday for Valentine's Day? Chantilly has several options and it's not too late: Rhonda's Flowers: If you're serious — looking for a vase, an artful arrangement and delivery — go to the pros. (Flowers from florists generally hold up longer and are better quality, according to the Society of American Florists.) You can purchase a dozen red roses at Rhonda's for $94.95, which includes greenery and baby's breath. There is an extra charge of $15 for delivery. The shop is taking orders Wednesday and opens at 10 a.m. on Valentine's Day and will be taking orders throughout the day. For more information, call (703) 488-9911. Aldi: Look for deals on red roses. We heard that you can purchase …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Kären Rasmussen and Barb Brehm, both longtime Fairfax County residents, attempted to apply for a marriage license at the Fairfax County Courthouse on Valentine's Day.
Annandale residents Kären Rasmussen and Barb Brehm didn't walk into the Fairfax County Courthouse on Tuesday afternoon with high hopes. They knew Virginia law denies same-sex couples the right to marry and, despite the fact the partners have committed themselves to each other for the past 27 years, Valentine's Day proved no exception. Fairfax Circuit Court Clerk John Frey met Rasmussen and Brehm in the lobby of the courthouse and escorted them to a conference room. The women filled out paperwork necessary to obtain a marriage certificate and Frey provided a letter explaining why state law would not permit him to issue one. "Mr. Frey was incredibly gracious," Brehm said. "That doesn't mean it was wrong to ask and to keep asking." Nearly 300…