“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”—Charles M. Schulz.
Leave it to Charlie Brown’s alter ego to bring a little reality with a dash of levity to the holiday celebrating love.
And, of course, you can count on the author of the best children’s stories ever written, in my opinion, A.A. Milne, the creator of the lovable “Winnie the Pooh,” to cut to the essence of love: “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”
Happy Valentine’s Day to all!
Water Mill has a few places where you can get some sweet gifts for your sweetheart. Check out Water Mill Cupcake in the Blockbuster shopping center or Hampton Coffee Company, both of which will have holiday-themed treats. Avanti Market might be a great place to pick up a stay-at-home romantic dinner, or head to any one of the amazing restaurants in our downtown.
In other local news, we hear that artist Oliver Peterson, who I just learned now lives in our lovely hamlet (and formerly worked here at The Press as a reporter), has one of his works on display at a Riverdale art gallery show about comic book heroes. In the show, some popular comic book heroes are getting a “contemporary” makeover in a new exhibit at the Elisa Contemporary Art gallery in Riverdale. In “My Hero–Superheroes in Contemporary Art,” five artists reimagine such comic legends as Superman, Wonder Woman and Captain America, among others. The show will remain on view through March 31. For more information about Oliver and his work, visit elisacontemporaryart.com or call (212) 729-4974.
The Water Mill Community Club will host its annual Winter Soup and Game Night this Saturday, February 11, starting at 6 p.m. at the Community House. This adults only event includes homemade soup, bread, salad, dessert and beverages at a cost of only $5. Those attending should bring their favorite game (can we all just bring our iPhones and play Words with Friends?) or a deck of cards. If you plan to attend, call Pat Sliwienski at 516-885-4001.