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The various types of chocolate

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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commercializing chocolate as well. Hershey began as a caramel maker, but experimented with covering the caramels in chocolate in 1894. Hershey would go on to develop one of the most successful brands of chocolate in the United States, which included the famous Hershey bar. In 1907, Hershey launched production of tear-drop shaped “kisses.” (The chocolates were given their unusual name because of the “smooching” noise made by the chocolate when being manufactured.) The kisses became wildly popular and made for affordable chocolate gifts on Valentine’s Day.

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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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white daisy. This can be the perfect pick for new, young love.

• 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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stem after it is initially cut. This can reduce the flower’s uptake of water. To alleviate this, cut the stems once the flowers are home. A 45-degree What would Valentine’s Day be angle allows for the absorption of without a beautiful bouquet of the most water. You can recut them flowers? In addition to chocolate, at each water change as well. cards and dining out, flowers — particularly roses — are among Clean vases of bacteria the most popular gifts. According Be sure that vases or other vessels to a survey by the National Retail you use to hold flowers are Federation, 58 percent of American completely clean. Bacteria can men and 16 percent of American cause the flowers to decompose women were projected to buy prematurely. Use a diluted bleachflowers for Valentine’s Day 2017, and-water solution to clean vases spending a total of $1.9 billion. thoroughly between uses. Similar spending is predicted for in 2018. Watch flower placement Sunlight and heat may dry out the Flowers of all shapes, sizes, colors, blooms. Prolong the life of flowers and aromas can make popular gifts by placing them in the darkest, this February. Prolonging the life coolest area of the home. of beautiful blooms is a priority for those who want their Valentine’s Treat the water Day arrangements to endure for as To preserve flowers, do your best long as possible. Florists and other to reduce bacteria, provide a food experts differ with regard to the source for the flowers and manage best methods of preserving flowers. the pH so that the uptake of water Here are some ideas to try. will continue to be strong. Sugar can be an adequate food source. Trim stems before immersing in water Gardenista, a floral arrangement The natural emollients and sap in and gardening resource, tested a the stems of flowers may cause a variety of methods for preserving film to form over the bottom of the

flowers and found much of the same results across the board. These included vinegar and sugar, conventional flower food, bleach, aspirin, and a penny. The bleach, aspirin, copper penny, and vinegar work as antibacterial agents. The sugar and the plant food help nourish the blooms. In the trials, most of the blooms remained strong for three to four days. Purchase immature blooms Although many desire an arrangement of all opened flowers, bouquets that have some closed buds or those that are just beginning to peek out will likely last longer than bouquets that have already bloomed. The flowers will continue to open and wilting flowers can

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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.

• Activity night: Couples who are naturally competitive or devoted sports fans can enjoy the evening by engaging in some healthy competition. Some restaurants host trivia nights, or couples can head to the nearest arcade and battle it out. Panic and escape rooms are cropping up in towns across the country. These employ 60-minute real-life experiences in which participants must solve clues to escape the room. This can be a great bonding experience for fun-loving couples.

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• Chef lessons: Although some couples may dine out on Valentine’s Day, men and women who like to dabble in culinary arts can prepare their own meals from the comforts of their own kitchens. Others

Valentine’s Day might be a time for romance, but couples should not hesitate to buck tradition and spend the day together engaging in activities that accommodate their interests.

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WINT ER 2 0 1 8 zation in the Webster/Dudley area. Masonic Lodges strive to teach the tools that “make good men better.’ Storytime With The Tooth Fairy For more information, please visit: DUDLEY - The Tooth Fairy and her http://massfreemasonry.org. friends Ollie the Dog and Magic the Dragon will visit the Pearle L. Craw- February 20th ford Memorial Library on Saturday, Local Amnesty International February 17 at 11am for a special Group #356 Meeting storytime. This program is typically geared for children ages 2-8 and WEBSTER - Local Amnesty Intertheir parents. In addition to read- national Group #356 meets on Tuesing a story, she will educate children day, February 20 from 7pm to 8pm about proper brushing and flossing at Booklovers’ Gourmet, 55 East and everyone gets a new tooth- Main Street, Webster. New membrush! No registration required. bers are welcome to attend. Write Children must be accompanied by letters for human rights worldwide. Call 508-949-6232 for more inforan adult. mation. February Group Art Show WEBSTER - WINTER PALETTE, February 22nd featuring work by local artists that “Alice’s Ordinary People” depict the theme of winter, either literally or figuratively, in vari- Screening with Filmmaker Craig Dudnick ous media including photography, painting, drawing, collage, fabric OXFORD - Please join the Oxford and mixed media will be on display Free Public Library on Thursday, and for sale February 1st-28th at February 22 from 6pm to 7:45pm Booklovers’ Gourmet, 55 East Main for a screening of “Alice’s Ordinary Street, Webster, MA. A meet the People” with Filmmaker Craig artists reception will take place on Dudnick for Alice’s Ordinary PeoSaturday, February 17 from 2pm to ple is a documentary DVD about 4pm. Free and open to the public. Alice Tregay, an unsung heroine of Gallery hours: Tue-Fri 10-6:30, Sat the Civil Rights Movement. Her 10-5. Call 508-949-6232 for more remarkable story spans the historic period from the marches of information. Dr. King to the election of Barack Obama. And her great contribution February 19th in the field of politics is the thread which connects the two. Webster Masonic Lodge Dinner and Meeting WEBSTER, MA – Webster Lodge March 1st A.F. & A. M.’s next regular meeting is Monday, February 19, 2018, at Virtual Garden Tour with author, Jana Milbocker the Masonic Building, 27 Brandes Street, Webster. Dinner is at 6:30 OXFORD - Join the Oxford Free PM and the meeting follows at 7:30 Public Library on Thursday, March PM. All members of Webster Lodge 1 from 6pm to 7pm in the meeting are urged to attend. Anyone inter- room as they welcome author, Jana ested in Free Masonry is welcomed Milbocker to OXPL! She will take to be our guest for dinner. Free- us on a virtual garden tour of 25 masonary was founded in London, properties she profiled in her book, England in 1717. In 1733 it was for- “The Garden Tourist”. Chase away mally organized in Massachusetts, the winter blues and watch this making it the oldest Masonic group beautiful presentation filled with viin the Western Hemisphere and the brant spring colors! third oldest in the world. Webster Lodge, 160 years strong in 2018, is DWC’s Make and Take Sign Party the oldest active fraternal organi- WEBSTER - The Dudley Womans Club will sponsor a “Make &

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WINT E R 20 1 8 Take”sign painting party at 7pm on Thursday, March 1 at Point Breeze Restaurant in Webster. You will make one 4” by 24” wooden sign of your choice from over 50+ quotes and sayings. Guided by Claire Fitzgibbons Harper from Life Expressions Décor, you will select from 48 trendy paint colors to compose your special ready to hang sign. Talent is NOT required! Entry fee is $30 per person. Follow this link to register and select your sign’s message: https://lifeexpressionsdecorbycla. regfox.com/make-and-take-signparty-fundraiser-with-the-dudleywomens-club. So bring a friend, have some fun and support a great cause!

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March 8th Movie Night! OXFORD - Join the Oxford Free Public Library on Thursday, March 8 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm for a MOVIE NIGHT, the movie “Roman J. Israel, Esq” will be shown in the Meeting Room. Popcorn will be served and be sure to bring a friend! Rated PG-13.

March 24th INDOOR FLEA MARKET TO BE HELD IN OXFORD OXFORD - An INDOOR FLEA MARKETS will be held on Saturday, March 24 (no snow date) from 8am to 2pm at the First Congregational Church of Oxford, 355 Main Street (Route 12) in Oxford. Expected to be on sale are household items, books, toys, clothing, crafts and more. Morning coffee and donuts and lunchtime hot dogs, beverages and snacks will be available. Reservations from vendors are now being accepted. Each space is $25 and must be paid in advance. Vendors may not sell food and must remove their own trash at the end of the day. Space is limited. For more information or to reserve a table, contact the church office at 508-987-2211 or at officeadmin@oxfordfirstucc.org or Fran at 508-987-8961.

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Copland, Rodgers, Ellington, Gershwin and the soaring music of John Williams. The cost is $59 per person for the 8pm concert with reserved second balcony center seating and motor coach transportation. Departure is 5:30pm from the RMV, La Rochelle Way in Southbridge. Always sold out, so please reserve early.

concert with Fr. Pat, the singing priest, the International Museum of Nativities, Gift and Book Shop, Chapel of Light, a Bistro for refreshments and snacks, a Carousel for the children, optional trolley Ride to view the display of over 400,000 lights, and a complete inclusive luncheon at Wright's Farm Restaurant. Cost is $49 per person; $39 for children; under 3 years free. Reservation deadline is December 6th. Departure is 10:45am from Southbridge and the returns is about 7:45pm. As in the past, departure from Webster is a possibility.

Three day excursion and the performance of “Jesus” at the Sight and Sound Theatre in Lancaster, PA, Amish Country Tour and historic Philadelphia and more. Two nights at the Crowne Plaza Hotels, 4 Meals, wine and cheese reception, a post dinner show, trip insurance, all gratuities included Sunday at Tanglewood (2 local guides, escort and driver). July 15th A 12 noon luncheon at the Red Cost is $519 per person. A budget Lion Inn followed by the 2:30pm payment plan is available. concert with reserved seating in the Koussevitsky Music Shed. Do As You Wish Day – New Andris Nelsons, conductor, leads York City the Boston Symphony Orchestra November 17th with music of Mendelssohn and Enjoy a day of sightseeing, visit Beethoven, the Tanglewood Festival a museum, shopping, dine at Chorus, James Burton, conductor a special restaurant, attend a and guest pianist, Yuja Wang. Cost Broadway matinee performance, or is $125 per person (transportation, any number of possible activities. concert and all inclusive luncheon). Departure from Southbridge at A payment plan is available. 6:30am and return departure from Reservation deadline is July 1st. New York City is 6:30pm. Cost is Departure is 9am, RMV parking $57 per person. Always sold out, lot, Southbridge. early reservation is recommended.

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Please may I talk to you? I'd like to be your friend. I'd like to come and live with you until the very end. Is your home a quiet home with love and caring in it? I'd like to come and play with you for minute after minute. I'm only 3 or 4 years old and very, very pretty. My grey bits and my white bits make me a gorgeous kitty. My long white whiskers, lovely face and calm and friendly eyes. Make me a little cat who will appeal to girls or guys. So come and fetch me please! To make your life complete and make me happy too. The CCC is in need of supplies, especially litter (Scoop Away), bleach, laundry detergent, dry and wet cat and kitten food (Purina/Friskies), paper towels, trash bags, and treats! Any help is very much appreciated! We are located at 289 Thompson Road in Webster and are open Thursday through Sunday 12pm-3:30pm. You can see more of our adoptable cats on Petfinder and Adopt-a-pet and we would love it if you would follow us and share our kitties on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com /pages/Community-Cat Connection/18375625177438. Please email us at info@ccatconnect.org for any questions!

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Bousquet's Appliance Charity Ice Fishing Derby THOMPSON, CT – Mark your calendars for the Bousquet's Appliance Ice Fishing Derby! On Sunday, February 18th Bousquet's Appliance located in Danielson, Connecticut is hosting a Charity Ice Fishing Derby from 8am to 1pm. On Sunday morning fishermen from all over will descend upon Valley Springs Sportsmans Club, 65 Valley Road, North Grosvenordale, Connecticut. The weather is looking promising for this ice fishing derby. Valley Springs Sportsman's Club is located in the quiet corner of Connecticut just minutes from the Massachusetts and Rhode Island borders. Valley Springs Sportsmans Club's private three and a half acre pond is stocked certain times throughout the year with Rainbow, Brown and Brook Trout. The entry fee is $50 per person and must be paid at the time of registration. Every fisherman gets two holes and all the holes will be pre-drilled so there is no need to bring your auger. Three fish may be kept from your catch. Catch and release is allowed but only with artificial lures. We ask that you please refrain from drinking alcohol until 11am. A breakfast buffet will be served for $7 per person. WINY Radio Station will be on hand doing a live remote broadcast. The event is open to the public, so invite your friends and family and see who can catch the biggest fish!

There will be various prizes including one $3,000 prize for special tagged trout, a big screen television for special tagged trout, and prizes for first, second and third longest trout. Anyone interested in participating in this February 18th event can register at Bousquet’s Appliance or Valley Springs Sportsmans Club or for more information please call Bousquet’s Appliance at 860-7745821 or Valley Springs Sportsmans club at 860-923-2121. Proceeds from this event support the Thompson Historical Society's mission to save the Ellen Larned Memorial Building. In 1902, Ms. Ellen Larned, Windham County's most famous historian and a native of Thompson, CT, dedicated a small library building on Thompson Hill. Now, a century later, that library building has been given a new lease on life thanks to the Thompson Historical Society. Society members Beth Greene and Barbara Weaver led a team of energetic volunteers for the better part of a year to create a wonderful addition to the Thompson scene. Beth Greene's creative spirit, hard work and determination to see the job through coupled with Barbara Weaver's outstanding administrative abilities have brought forth a museum worthy of Thompson's illustrious past. The museum opened officially September 6, 2003 and is located on Historic Thompson Common, Rte. 193, in Thompson CT.

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It's probably safe to say handing cash to Uncle Sam does not top the list of your favorite things. When it comes to filing taxes, making a small mistake can mean delays in processing refunds, paying more taxes than you need to or forking over cash to cover penalties.

Mistake: Not reporting all income. Reporting your income is easy if your employer sends you a wage statement (called Form W-2) documenting what you made throughout the year. But what about the money you earned from any freelance work? Unfortunately, many people forget to report extra Fortunately, there's an easy way income from side jobs such as to make sure your tax return is photography shoots, design projects mistake-free: just take a little extra and Etsy shops. time to double check that you have all your paperwork. A professional How to avoid the error: Depending Tax Preparation Specialist can help on how much you earned, you in letting you know exactly what may receive an "information you will need to bring with you for return" called Form 1099 from the your personal situation. institution that paid you. There are numerous 1099 forms that report Offer good until 2/16/18.

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different types of income earned during the year, but in some cases you may not receive the document. For example, if you earn less than $600 as a freelance writer, the institution is not required to send you Form 1099-MISC. However, you still need to include the amount earned in your total annual income so it's important to keep your own records of each transaction.

return. "If you need help figuring out account information, don't be afraid to ask your bank for assistance," Jaeger says.

"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.

Mistake: Incorrect calculations. When the IRS receives your tax return, one of the first steps the agency takes is to check the figures to make sure they add up. Unfortunately, it's easy to miscalculate numbers - especially if you're in a rush or aren't sure what to add or subtract.

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money donations. Keep a list of items and the values you assigned them along with the receipts for any household goods, toys and clothing donations. If you volunteer, keep a record of your mileage and other expenses. 5. 1098 forms. Homeowners can deduct mortgage interest. Also deductible are student loan interest and tuition paid to colleges and universities. 6. If you have a home office, you can deduct some of your rent, mortgage, utilities and so on. Bring any relevant receipts. 7. If you’ve been looking for work, bring receipts for whatever the search has cost you—transportation, paying to join a job search website, hiring a résumé writer or taking relevant courses. This list should get you started, but a tax expert such as an enrolled agent (EA) will let you know about any additional documentation needed to complete your return. Enrolled agents are the only federally licensed tax practitioners who specialize in tax matters and have unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the IRS.

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