| 14 Feb 2019 | 06:51

    It's Valentine's Day already. Still need to buy a gift? Wondering to how find something that's perfect, or different? Here's a list of local and regional ideas for a Valentine’s Day, that are sure to be appreciated.
    Valentine’s Day Spa Deals
    -To purchase through Saturday, Feb. 16 - Ultima Salon & Spa, Gazebo Center, 253 Newton Sparta Rd., Andover Township, 07860.
    Couples treatment packages are $80 per person, and include chocolate and candlelight. Valentine’s Day gift card specials are also available.
    Details online at or call 973-579-1199.
    -On sale now – Mancuso Salon & Spa, 12 Woodport Rd., Sparta, 07871.
    Valentine’s Day specials: Three-pack of gift cards for Swedish Massage or Signature Hydrafacial- 25% off each bundle.
    Order online at
    -February Specials - Spavia, 8 Town Center Dr, Sparta, 07871.
    Buy any two essential treatments for couples’ massage, get two hand and foot treatments free.
    Book a package deal and find more specials online at
    -February Specials - Salon di Panache, 51 Trinity St., Newton, 07860.
    Specials on spa packages, nail treatments, hair styling and more! Visit or call 973-940-8886.
    Appointments must be booked for February.
    Ultima Hair Designers and Spa, Gift card sale through Feb. 16.
    253 Newton-Sparta Rd., Gazebo Plaza. 973-579-1199 or visit
    Valentine’s Day Getaways
    - Month of February- Crystal Springs Resort of Sussex County.
    romantic getaways at the resort’s lodges, spa and golf gifts, and more available at Purchase in February to ensure Valentine’s Day pricing.
    - Book anytime – The Whistling Swan Inn, 110 Main St., Stanhope, 07874.
    Private luxury close to home, with plenty of romantic extras to personalize your stay.
    Visit online FOR MORE INFORMATION AT at or call 973-347-6369
    - Book anytime - The Wooden Duck Bed and Breakfast, 140 Goodale Rd, Andover Township, 07860.
    Quiet estate offers private rooms, homecooked meals, and a variety of add-on packages to make your stay romantic and unique.
    Book online at or calling 973-300-0395.
    - Book anytime - The Tamaracks Country Villa, 85 Tamarack Rd, Byram Township, 07821. Italian-style villa offers private rooms and suites and complimentary breakfast. Book online at or call 973-448-8770.
    -Purchase a night out at the Newton Theatre, 234 Spring St. in Newton, for your friend or loved one to see his or her favorite band. For information visit Due to a sudden loss in the family, LeAnn Rimes is regretfully rescheduling tonight’s show to THURSDAY, MAY 2ND. All tickets are valid for the rescheduled date. We apologize for this inconvenience and our thoughts are with LeAnn’s family. Please call the box office at 973-940-NEWT for further information.
    Valentine’s Day Treats
    - Through Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 - The Chocolate Goat Gift Shoppe, 103 Rt. 15, Lafayette, 07848.
    Mention “Special Olympics” and 10% of purchase total will be donated.
    Loads of Valentine’s Day gifts and chocolates to choose from.
    More details online at or find the The Chocolate Goat Gift Shoppe on Facebook.
    - Candy - The Village Sweets, The Shoppes at Lafayette, 75 Rt. 15, Lafayette, 07848.
    Pre-order boxed assortments and chocolate-covered strawberries, or check out their wide variety of truffles, molded chocolates, and non-pareils, hand-made on premises. To pre-order, stop by or call 973-579-2203.
    - Available to order now - Black River Candy Shoppe, 44 Main St., Chester, 07930. Over 900 varieties of penny candy, novelty treats, and more- Valentine’s Day treats and candies for every color scheme. Shop in person (the red barn building), call the shop at 908-879-1233, or visit online at
    - Visit early for best selection - Tracey’s Candy Shoppe, 210 Main St., Hackettstown, 07840.
    A variety of made-on-premises chocolates and novelty favorites for every budget. Call the store at 908-651-5210 for info on Valentine’s Day ordering and availability.
    Valentine’s Activities
    - Thursday Feb, 14,, Friday, Feb. 15, & Saturday Feb. 16, 6:30-10 p.m.- Weehawken, NJ or Chelsea Pier, NYC- Spirit Cruises Valentine’s Dinner and Dancing Tours. Pricing begins at $99 per person; book tickets online at
    - Friday, Feb. 15, 1-2 p.m.: Cooking for Two: Healthy Meals for You & Your Boo, Sussex County Library- Main Branch, 125 Morris Turnpike, Newton, 07860. Program is free to attend, but pre-registration is required at
    - Saturday Feb. 9 at 11 a.m. and Sunday Feb. 10 at noon - The Painted Barn at the Shoppes at Lafayette, 75 Rt. 15, Lafayette, 07848
    -Itty Bitty Valentine Sign Workshops, $15 per participant; register/pre-pay online at Family/kid friendly.
    - Through Friday Feb. 15, (times vary) - The Painted Grape, 3640 Rt. 94N, Hardyston, 07419 has
    Valentine’s Day and heart-themed projects for all ages. Prices vary; register/pre-pay online at
    Any time, all day long, drop in at the Sparta Library Children's Department and make a Valentine's Day Craft. 22 Woodport Rd., Sparta. For information call 973-729-3101.
    Whether it's for a date, or to enjoy an evening out with friends or family, there are fine restaurants in the area.
    Mohawk House, 3 S. Sparta Ave., Sparta.
    Fireplaces, cozy atmosphere, delicious farm-to-table dining.
    For information or to make a reservation call 973-729-6464 or visit
    Village Saloon. Rte. 181 Sparta. Featuring the Jersey Girls at 7-10 p.m. on Feb. 14, Valentine's Day. Special sweetheart menu, including lobster, surf & turf, veal, stuffed shrimp and more. Call for reservation. Address: 712 Woodport Rd, Sparta Township, NJ 07871. Call 973-529-5110.
    Andres Lakeside Dining, Four courses, $55. Five courses, $65. Choices in each course. Enjoy Andre's 6-course tasting menu, $80. 112 Tomahawk Trail, Sparta. 973-726-6000.729-9901 for Valentine's Day reservations.
    Bella Vista Ristorante, 11 Moquis Trail, Oak Ridge. Call 973-697-3004.
    Il Porto on Lake Mohawk. 7 The Boardwalk. Call 973-729-9901.
    Casa Bellisima, 269 Newton Sparta Rd., Andover. Offering special Valentine's Day menue. Call 973-579-7711 or visit
    Essential Massage Therapists, 83 Woodport Rd., Sparta. Call 973-729-2400.
    Redshaw's Flower Shop, 2 Conestoga Trl, Sparta. Classic roses, romandic hyndrangea, or tropical flowers. Visit or call 973-729-5300.
    Blooms of Love from Blooms of Elegance. Roses, chocolates, balloons, bears, and more. Open Valentine's Day. 300 Newton-Sparta Rd., Andover.