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among the masses. Dutch chemist Coenraad Johannes van Houten invented the cocoa press, which could turn extrude cocoa butter, Valentine’s Day is a popular time to paving the way for the modern age indulge in sweets. In fact, according of chocolate as a confectionary to Nielsen, more than 58 million ingredient and gift. pounds of chocolate candy will be sold during the week of Valentine’s Choosing the right type of Day. chocolate may require gaining an understanding of various chocolateChocolate wasn’t always the sugarrelated terms. sweetened dessert people consume today. The history of chocolate • Cocoa powder: This is the dates back to 1900 BC, when unsweetened raw form of cocoa Aztecs believed the cacao seeds made from partially defatted were the gift of Quetzalcoatl, the chocolate liquor. Dutch-processed god of wisdom. Chocolate was (alkalized) cocoa powder is milder made into fermented beverages, and less acidic than natural cocoa and the cacao beans also were used powder. as a form of currency because they held so much value. • Unsweetened chocolate: “Bitter” or “baking chocolate” are other According to the History Channel, names attributed to unsweetened some ancient civilizations chocolate. It is best used in baking considered chocolate to be a when it can be combined with sugar mood enhancer and aphrodisiac. and other ingredients. It is also the Chocolate was believed to have base ingredient of most forms of mystical properties and was revered chocolate, with the exception of so much that it was reserved for white chocolate. rulers, warriors and priests. It was not until centuries later that edible chocolate became popular

and lecithin is considered dark chocolate. No milk solids are added in. The higher the percentage on the wrapper, the more bitter the chocolate.

• Ganache: Ganache is a whipped filling, glaze, icing, or sauce that is used in various desserts. It is made by heating cream and pouring over chocolate of any kind. When cooled, it is malleable but not runny, • Bittersweet and semi-sweet: which is why ganache is often used These chocolates are milder than in making candies or fillings. dark chocolate, but not as sweet as milk chocolate. Many chocolate • Truffle: A chocolate truffle is manufacturers derive their own made from a ball of ganache rolled formulations for these types of in cocoa powder. Truffles can be chocolate, varying the amount of made from any variety of chocolate. cocoa solids they include. Chocolate is a favorite on • Couverture chocolate: An Valentine’s Day, making it a perfect expensive chocolate, this is gift or dessert. coveted by professional bakers

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How chocolate became tied to Valentine’s Day Heart-shaped boxes filled with decadent treats are coveted gifts on Valentine’s Day. Chocolate lovers typically have a favorite type of chocolate, whether it’s creamy filled truffles or chocolate pieces with fruit or nut fillings. The tradition of gifting chocolate is anything but new. Chocolate and other sweet treats have been offered for centuries as prized gifts. Even ancient Aztecs and Mayans celebrated chocolate and saw it as a hot commodity. Drinks made of cacao beans would be given as presents to people of high status. Chocolate also would be offered to the gods as a token of appreciation. Cacao beans were even used as a form of currency at one point.

across Europe. Chocolate houses cropped up in London, and the French elite often indulged in chocolate. Chocolate’s popularity continued to grow, but the dessert was not linked to Valentine’s Day until nearly 200 years later. In the mid-1800s, an enterprising individual named Richard Cadbury was looking for a way to make chocolate even more popular than it already was. He sought out a method to make drinking chocolate more palatable and created “eating chocolates.” These chocolates were packaged in decorative boxes. Eventually, Cadbury saw the benefit of putting images of cupids and roses on the boxes. Cadbury even designed chocolate boxes in the shape of hearts that could be saved as mementos. These chocolates soon became intertwined with Valentine’s Day celebrations.

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Chocolate has long been tied to Valentine’s Day gifting. Whether one believes that chocolate symbolizes heightened status, acts as an aphrodisiac or is just a special treat, chocolates will likely always be associated with the day of love.

Traditionally, men have gifted women with boxes of chocolate for Valentine’s Day. However, that role is reversed in other areas of the world. For example, in Japan, women give gifts — namely chocolates — to the men in their lives to express love, courtesy or social obligation. This tradition first began in 1936 when confectioner Morozoff Ltd. ran the first ever Valentine’s Day ad in Japan through a local English newspaper. By the 1950s, other Japanese confectioners were following suit.

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Understanding the meanings behind various flowers can help Valentine’s Day celebrants more accurately express their feelings Flowers are popular come toward the special people in Valentine’s Day, as various blooms their lives. Read on to learn more can signify love and affection. about what certain blooms may Roses are one of the most popular symbolize. flowers to gift on Valentine’s Day. • Amaryllis: This flower Some gift-givers may want to symbolizes splendid beauty and deviate from the standard bouquet can be given to indicate worth of roses and offer flowers that are beyond beauty. more in tune with their recipients’ preferences. • Aster: The popular aster symbolizes wisdom and devotion. Flowers have long been used to • Bird of Paradise: The interesting convey certain feelings in many shape and rarity of these blooms cultures. Folklore, poetry and symbolizes joyfulness and mythologies have played a role magnificence. It can be an exciting in defining the various meanings associated with certain blooms.

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• Black-eyed Susan: These vibrant blooms represent justice and can be ideal for the person who works in the legal profession.

• Freesia: Those wanting to evoke passionate feelings can choose freesia, which is also said to mean “joy.”

• Carnation: A less expensive alternative to roses, carnations represent pride and beauty. Furthermore, the colors of carnations represent different meanings. Red symbolizes love, while pink is for a mother’s love and white represents innocence and pure love.

• Hydrangea: Hydrangeas symbolize heartfelt emotions and can be used to express gratitude for being understood. This may be the perfect “making amends” flower. • Lilac: Couples seeking tranquility and passion can turn to lilacs. The calming lavender hues also can be a welcome change in floral arrangements.

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• Rose: Of course, no Valentine’s flower roundup would be complete without roses. Roses represent love and passion, and, like carnations, their colors symbolize different things. Red roses represent desire, pink roses suggest happiness and white roses symbolize worthiness. Avoid yellow roses, which suggest fading love.

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Valentine’s Day is an opportunity for couples to celebrate their • Paint and sip: Couples can love for each other, whether their take part in a growing trend this relationship is relatively new or has Valentine’s Day. At paint-and-sip endured through many years. events, people are guided stepby-step through the process of The National Retail Federation painting their own masterpieces. estimates that Americans are Breaks are provided through the expected to spend close to $20 evening to indulge in beverages and billion on Valentine’s Day this year. snacks of choice. Couples can bring While chocolates and champagne along a bottle or two of wine and are high on the list of mosta platter of cheeses, chocolates or purchased items for February 14th, other Valentine’s Day fare. Those couples should not feel beholden interested can inquire at their to tradition on Valentine’s Day. nearest paint and sip location, such This year may be the perfect time as Pinot’s Palette, for Valentine’s to try something new, even if it’s Day specials.

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"To help accurately report your income, review last year's return and match your income sources item by item," says TaxAct Director of tax development, Mark Jaeger. "If you discover you haven't received a 1099 for your work, last year's return will serve as a reminder to ask about it. Keep in mind, all freelance or side-gig income is reported on Schedule C as part of your Form 1040."

How to avoid the error: Electronic filing (e-filing) is the quickest and most accurate way to file your tax return. In fact, the IRS typically processes e-filed returns within 48 hours. If you're due a refund, you'll get it quicker if you e-file and choose direct deposit. Your tax professional can help with this, to get you your refund as fast as possible

Mistake: Mistyping bank accounts and personal information. Believe it or not, incorrect bank account numbers or personal information like Social Security Numbers - is one of the main reasons tax returns are rejected. Using a nickname or a shortened version of your legal name also lands near the top of the list.

Mistake: Not e-filing. While 91 percent of tax returns were e-filed in 2016, there are still filers who file a paper return. Going the pencil and paper route often means longer tax return processing times.

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Crafty Wednesday Every Wednesday SOUTHBRIDGE - Stop by the Children’s Room of the Jacob Edwards Library any time on Wednesdays to do a special craft. This is a drop-in program that runs all day. Simply stop by the Children’s Room desk to get your craft supplies, and take home a masterpiece.

Film Screening - Everybody Loves Somebody SOUTHBRIDGE - The Jacob Edwards Library will hold a film screening on Thursday, February 8 from 6pm to 7:30pm. Everybody Loves Somebody will be shown. A Mexican-American woman attends a family wedding, and takes along a white coworker as her date. How- February 15th ever, the situation gets more comConcert with the Southbridge plicated when an old flame of hers High School Band shows up at the event. Rated PG-13. SOUTHBRIDGE - Dr. Arthur Running time 100 min. Thovmasian and the Southbridge High School Band will perform Tinkering Thursdays SOUTHBRIDGE - Stop by the Ja- at the Jacob Edwards Library on cob Edwards Library Every Thurs- Thursday, February 15 from 6:30pm day from 3pm to 4pm for a STEM- to 7:30pm. All welcome! Light rerelated hands on activity using freshments will be served, comeveryday and recycled items to de- pliments of the Friends of Jacob Edwards Library. Sponsored by sign your own creations! Friends of Jacob Edwards Library.

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Informational Meeting on PANAMA 2019 World Youth Day Pilgrimage SOUTHBRIDGE - You are invited to the Panama 2019 Worth Youth Day pilgrimage from January 20th28th with St. John Paul II Parish of Southbridge, MA. Pope Francis will be participating in this international Catholic event focused on religious faith and youth. We will be having an information night to be held on Monday, February 12 at 7:00pm at the Ministry Center, 279 Hamilton Street in Southbridge. Space is limited - Register today! For more information, contact Matt Hart, Tel. 508-765-3701 (Ext.38) or email him at MattH.stjp2@gmail.com

February 14th Monthly Writers Group WEBSTER - Monthly writers group meets on Wednesday, February 14 from 5pm to 7pm at Booklovers’ Gourmet, 55 East Main Street, Webster. New members welcome! Open to all genres and styles. Bring a piece to share or just come listen. Free. Call 508-949-6232 for more information.

February 17th February Group Art Show WEBSTER - WINTER PALETTE, featuring work by local artists that depict the theme of winter, either literally or figuratively, in various media including photography, painting, drawing, collage, fabric and mixed media will be on display and for sale February 1st-28th at Booklovers’ Gourmet, 55 East Main Street, Webster, MA. A meet the artists reception will take place on Saturday, February 17 from 2pm to 4pm. Free and open to the public. Gallery hours: Tue-Fri 10-6:30, Sat 10-5. Call 508-949-6232 for more information.

February 20th Local Amnesty International Group #356 Meeting WEBSTER - Local Amnesty International Group #356 meets on Tuesday, February 20 from 7pm to 8pm at Booklovers’ Gourmet, 55 East Main Street, Webster. New members are welcome to attend. Write letters for human rights worldwide. Call 508-949-6232 for more information.


WINT E R 20 1 8 Jay Mankita’s Traveling Maker Space SOUTHBRIDGE - Teaching artist Jay Makita will be at the Jacob Edwards Library on Tuesday, February 20 from 2pm to 3pm to present the hands-on workshop for kids and families, Traveling Maker Space! Mini-zip lines. Ping pong ball catapults. Exploding popsicle stick snakes. Domino pyramids, walls & rallies. Rube Goldberg Machines & mechanical doodads. Swivels, pulleys, levers, ramps & archimedes screws. STEM fun for all ages!

February 21st Author Talk by Sandra Hinds “I Love You Every Second� SOUTHBRIDGE - You are invited to attend a presentation by Sandra A. Hinds, author of the book “I Love You Every Second� at the Jacob Edwards Library in Southbridge on Wednesday, February 21 from 2pm to 3pm. This sweet and beautifully illustrated book is simply about LOVE-the love of parents and caregivers for children. The themes of the book are love, building self-esteem, and education.

February 22nd Releasing Chronic Pain: Understanding the Brain and Pain Connection presented by Brad and Pamela Thompson SOUTHBRIDGE - Do you find yourself thinking, “When will this pain end?â€? “Why do I still have this pain?â€? or “How can I get rid of this pain?â€? These, or questions like them are on the minds of countless people who suer from chronic pain. This workshop at the Jacob Edwards Library on Thursday, February 22 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm will introduce some of the most recent breakthroughs in our understanding of pain. Brad and Pamela Thompson will dispel three important myths about pain and will introduce a powerful and natural pain-reducing technique that has proven eective in reducing or even eliminating pain. Participants will be able to immediately use this self-help technique toward improving their pain experience.

All welcome! Light refreshments will be served compliments of the Friends of Jacob Edwards Library. Sandra A. Hinds considers herself Sponsored by Wellness Within and to be an “island� lady. She was born The Friends Of Jacob Edwards Lion the island of Jamaica, grew up in brary. Bermuda, and since living in Massachusetts, she has fallen in love with February 23rd Martha’s Vineyard. She received Magic at the Library her Masters of Social Work degree from Boston University, and has a SOUTHBRIDGE - If you play Magdeep passion for teaching. Sandra is ic: The Gathering, stop by the Jacob very active in her church and com- Edwards Lirbary on On Friday, Febmunity. She shares her life with her ruary 23 at 3pm to play with others! husband Ray (her Prince), and their Other games (Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon) also welcome! All skill levels! children Raesa and Marcus. Sponsored by Friends of Jacob Edwards Library.

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WINT ER 2 0 1 8 February 24th PAINT A SNOWMAN FROM A WORM’S EYE VIEW SOUTHBRIDGE - Learn perspective in this fun, FREE, Class taught by Miss Dolores at The Arts Center 111 Main Street, Southbridge on February 24 from 9am to 10:15am for ages 5-8 years, 10:30am to 12 Noon for ages 9 years & UP. Call Miss Dolores, starting February 8 to reserve a spot. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED! SEATING IS LIMITED! Call MISS DOLORES (starting Feb. 8) at: 508-987-1476.

February 26th The Friends of the Jacob Edwards Library Meeting SOUTHBRIDGE - The Friends of the Jacob Edwards Library will hold their next meeting on Monday, February 26 at 6pm. The Friends extend an invitation to all library patrons to join their group. To learn more, please visit FOJEL’s page on www. jacobedwardslibrary.org.

February 27th Board of Trustees Meeting SOUTHBRIDGE - The Board of Trustees of the Jacob Edwards Library will next meet on Tuesday, February 27 at Noon in the Mills Room. All meetings are open to the public.

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