Riverside

Editorial: Prepared?

Valentine’s Day is this Sunday. Are you prepared? These days, when we think of Valentine’s Day we think of flowers, greeting cards and chocolates. (Don’t get us wrong, we love all those things and will be getting them for our significant others.) This holiday, as most holidays do, actually has its origins in religion, in this case as a liturgical celebration of one of the early Christian saints named Valentinus. Valentine’s Day first became associated with romance and love during the time of Geoffrey Chaucer in the late Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love first flourished. By the time of 18th century England, it had evolved into an occasion in which lovers, and hopeful lovers, expressed their affection by presenting flowers, offering candies and sending amorous cards. That tradition carries on today. Hence, the “are you prepared” question. read more...

Junior League’s Food Drive to Benefit Neighbor to Neighbor

The Junior League of Greenwich will be holding its annual Food Drive benefiting the Neighbor-to-Neighbor food pantry on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Junior League members will be on hand at three locations in Greenwich to collect non-perishable food items from shoppers – Whole Foods Greenwich at 90 East Putnam Avenue, Stop & Shop at 161 West Putnam Avenue, and Acme at 1261 East Putnam Avenue, Riverside. The Neighbor-to-Neighbor food pantry is located at Christ Church and services families in Greenwich. Junior leaguers will also accept cash donations from shoppers to help Neighbor-to-Neighbor purchase additional items they need. read more...