Be sweet to your sweet

Published 9:58 am Monday, February 13, 2012

As the most romantic day of the year approaches, the time to choose that perfect gift or getaway dwindles. Have no fear – by way of a website poll, Star-News staffers have asked what is it that your special someone is looking for this Valentine’s Day. As of Thursday afternoon, 57 percent of those voting agreed their ideal gift would be a date night; 37 percent chose “other gift,” while 3 percent each are looking for flowers or candy.

For those who are stumped about what to get or where to go, here’s an easy go-to selection of local options:



A night on the town?

Ophelia’s Italian Restaurant will feature a Valentine’s special all weekend long and on Tuesday.

The restaurant’s namesake, pictured above as she manned her kitchen Thursday during the lunch rush, will be cooking up choice cuts of prime rib and rib-eye steak.

She is open for lunch today and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and nightly for dinner beginning at 5 p.m. through the week. Reservations are not needed.

Enjoy a wonderful meal, and then return home for movie selection from Video Warehouse. Not sure what to show? Try these favorite romantic movies:

1. Dirty Dancing;

2. Titanic;

3. Princess Bride;

4. Gone With the Wind;

5. Pretty Woman;

6. Legends of the Fall;

7. A Room With a View;

8. Sleepless in Seattle;

9. Bridget Jones’s Diary; and,

10. 50 First Dates.


Looking for a kiss?

I f so, a Hershey Kiss candy sundae, or one of the the multitude of other candy varieties, found at the Meredith’s Miracle’s Sweet Shoppe can help you accomplish that mission.

Volunteers, like Keitha Gunter from the YES Program, have been working hard to make sure the shoppe is fully stocked for everyone’s Valentine’s needs. Gift basket items are also available.

Sundaes are $15 each, or $20 with a balloon. Deliveries are available for a $2 charge. To place an order, stop by the Court Square storefront or call 222-3265.


Say it with a song

T ell that special someone just how you feel with a song by the Andalusia High School theater department, who will deliver singing grams for $15. The group also has additional items available for delivery. Half of all proceeds going to Relay-For-Life. Call AHS-222-7569 for details or email


If it’s a show you’re after…

T hen, it’s a Sunday showing of Valentine Dances by the Andalusia Academy of Ballet that your Valentine wants. Curtain rises at 2:30 p.m. at the LBW Dixon Center. Admission is $10 for the performance featuring ballet, jazz, tap, modern and hip-hop.

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