Romance is alive and well in Rochester, according to a local florist.RUTH CLAYTON February 19, 2013 4:33am
Rochester Nursing Home resident Alf Mead with his partner Marion Gloger. The couple celebrated Valentine's Day with a special afternoon tea alongside five other couples from the nursing home.
Romance is not dead if reports from Valentine’s Day last week are anything to go by.
Rochester Flowers’ Jodie Lister said there were many nice stories about people showing acts of love to others this year.
One man, who knew he would be overseas for Valentine’s Day, pre-ordered gifts for his girlfriend worth hundreds of dollars, and organised for it to be delivered to her.
Then there was an anonymous person who arranged to have single roses delivered to girls at the Commonwealth Bank.
Another anonymous person discovered a girl working at the chemist was having a bad day and arranged to have a rose sent to her.
The florist itself donated small vases of big head roses to the Rochester Nursing Home for a special Valentine’s Day afternoon tea.
Activities co-ordinator Karen Tognolini said six nursing home couples celebrated Valentine’s Day at the event, which included a heart-shaped cake made by hospital catering staff.
‘‘The residents and their partners reminisced about how they first meet, their wedding day and where they spent their honeymoon,’’ she said.
Ms Lister said the day itself was very busy and on par with business last year.
‘‘We had an awesome day,’’ she said.
Customers were walking through the door at 7am to organise flowers and gifts for their valentines and did not stop coming in until 6pm when the store closed.
Ms Lister said she had about 200 customers on the day.
She said everyone who walked through the door was happy.
‘‘Romance is definitely not dead,’’ she said.
One person is dead after a collision between a car and a truck on the Murray Valley Highway and Waaia Bearii Rd. Traffic is being diverted around the scene.
The first preliminary final on Saturday saw the Tungamah seniors start their campaign against Waaia at the Rennie Recreation Reserve.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
CLAIRE Murphy came home the other day.
BE LIKE Barry — the video by Campaspe Shire to educate children about recycling — was launched at St Mary’s Primary School on Monday.
WYUNA’s Memorial Hall was filled with over 80 people for the recent launch of the Wyuna History Group’s third book by Wyuna History Group researcher Noel Thompson – Wyuna Honour Roll 1914-1918.
Avenel win over Nagambie to take top spot
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
WINE is meant to be enjoyed with good food and good friends.
The preparations for the 10th Cobram Swap Meet have been given a boost with a brand new line marker. The Rotary Club of Cobram, which organise the swap meet, applied for a volunteer grant from the Federal Government, from which it received $4600.
Deni’s Debutante Ball gurus Vicki Ackers and Deb O’Connor love working with youth.
Tuesday, August 16
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.