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10 great romantic movies

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Written by Joan Kostiuk Sunday, February 09, 2014 10:34 pm

Loretta falls for Ronny in 'Moonstruck.' Loretta falls for Ronny in 'Moonstruck.' Valentine’s Day is here, and movie theaters are trotting out the studios’ latest romantic releases.

Scheduled to open Friday, Feb. 14 are “Winter’s Tale” with Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe and Will Smith; “About Last Night” starring Kevin Hart and Joy Bryant, a remake of the 1986 Demi Moore-Rob Lowe flick of the same name, and “Endless Love” with Gabriella Wilde and Alex Pettyfer, a remake of the 1981 teen romance starring Brooke Shields and Martin Hewitt. We'll know soon if any of them are worthy of joining the long list of romantic film classics.

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French company offers 30 over-the-top marriage proposal packages

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Written by Joan Kostiuk Tuesday, February 04, 2014 03:17 pm

For about $6,745, ApoteoSurprise can provide an out-of-this-world marriage proposal. For about $6,745, ApoteoSurprise can provide an out-of-this-world marriage proposal.

Founder Nicolas Garreau, 35, helps cupid take aim by setting up the target in an elaborate romantic setting

In this era of Grand Romantic Gestures – when even prom proposals are floated up on balloons and spelled out in lights, you might think the sky is the limit when it comes to popping the big question.

It’s more like outer space.

A French entrepreneur has made it his job to provide men and women around the world with elaborate settings in which to propose marriage. All take place in Paris, long considered the City of Love.

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Valentines share their love

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Written by Mandee McCullough Thursday, February 14, 2013 09:09 pm

In honor of Valentine’s Day and social media’s Throwback Thursday, The Current asked readers to share a romantic or nostalgic photo with us for a slideshow. A big thank you to all who contributed photos, and happy Valentine’s Day. Click slideshow to enlarge.

   

Gifts that say ‘I love you’

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Written by JAMES FITZPATRICK Monday, February 13, 2012 01:55 pm

SLAP watches, found at Paper Chase in Margate, come in a variety of bright colors. SLAP watches, found at Paper Chase in Margate, come in a variety of bright colors.

Men at The Current share their Valentine’s Day gift picks

Shopping for Valentine’s Day gifts can be a daunting task if you don’t have a plan. For men especially, the pressure is on to come up with a gift that sends the right message.

So we went in search of some Valentine’s Day gift ideas for most price ranges and situations. While our list is not the last word on where and how to shop for your special someone, it should give you some ideas about where to begin your quest for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.

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Gifts that say 'I love you

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Written by Rick Travers Friday, February 10, 2012 02:56 pm

Men at The Current share their Valentine's Day gift picks

Publisher Rick Travers holds a ceramic Valentine’s Day picture frame he made at Glazed Over Pottery. Publisher Rick Travers holds a ceramic Valentine’s Day picture frame he made at Glazed Over Pottery.

Valentine’s Day gift-giving is not a job for the amateur. It’s not like Christmas, where you can wait until the last minute. It is never too early to look at cards, roses, or to sample chocolate. You’re looking for whatever works best for your favorite valentine.

Choosing the right gift requires a lot of thought and research, but a word of advice: Try to steer away from looking at too many Victoria’s Secret catalogs under the excuse that you are searching for gift ideas.

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Readers of The Current suggest gifts for him

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 10, 2012 01:26 pm

Our request for reader suggestions for men’s and boys’ Valentine’s Day gifts yielded just a couple of responses, but we’re grateful to those women who took the time to write.

Paula Madison of Galloway said a good gift for gradeschool kids starts with a trail of hearts from their school bus stop to their home.

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Love Notes contest winners announced

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Written by STAFF REPORTS Wednesday, February 16, 2011 01:53 pm

Following are the winners of The Current’s recent Valentine’s Day Love Notes contest and their prizes.

Thanks to all of our readers who sent in stories about the people they love.

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Love Notes!

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Written by SUBMISSIONS Friday, February 04, 2011 03:05 pm

The Current asked our readers to write about that special someone in their life for Valentine’s Day.

Marie Moschella of Absecon and Matthew Wyllie of Egg Harbor Township Marie Moschella of Absecon and Matthew Wyllie of Egg Harbor Township enjoy a moment while viewing fireworks from the Absecon bulkhead July 4, 2010.

Matthew was put here just for me

I am blessed to be spending this Valentine’s Day with my better half, Matthew Wyllie of Egg Harbor Township. Matt is the world to me and together we make a perfect couple. When I am cold, he is warm. When I am in need, he is always there for me. Whenever I see him I am flooded with happiness and he brings new hope to my days. According to family and friends, we are always smiling and laughing together.

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