Let Love Warm Your Heart

Ready for a little romance? Let’s embrace the sentiment of Valentine’s Day all month by showering those who surround us with love. Whether that is your spouse, your significant other, your co-worker, boss or friend, let’s all find a way to do something special for ALL those who brighten our days! February is the month to love and to be loved. 


Are you single and looking for that special someone? Find that special someone in our “Singles in the City” section. These nine men and women have opened up about who they are and what they are looking for in that special someone. Browse pages 30 to 37; you never know, the love of your life could be within these pages! 


On pages 38-42, you will read three love stories that will warm your heart. These couples, each different and special in their own way, share their story from how they met to walking down the aisle. These relationships are complete with chance meetings, friendship turning into romance and the value of perseverance. These reads are the perfect feature stories to remind us the true meaning of finding the “right” one and living happily ever after. 


Our Dining Guide is the perfect catalyst to planning your special evening out this Valentine’s Day. These chefs and business owners, in their work, share their love for what they do with you each and every day. They prepare the most delicious appetizers and main courses and provide an atmosphere where you know you are special. I could not think of a better place to share a good meal with someone you love than with local business owners who love what they do.  


Was Christmas and New Year’s extra special this year? Did you get THE proposal? If so, come to Bridal Bash 2015 on February 22 from 11 am to 3 pm at the Roxy Event Center and get a kick start to your wedding planning. See page 43 for more details. While there, stop by to see us and pick up a copy of our wedding guide filled with everything you need to create your dream wedding. Also, you will have the opportunity to register to win roses from Countryside in the City and dinner at Mythos! We hope to see you there!


Remember to not only love yourself this month, but your health as well. February is National Heart Month and our feature stories on pages 78-91 will share great information for maintaining a healthy heart. From 5Ks, heart health events and our medical and dental professionals, we have you covered. February 6 is National Wear Red Day. Wear red and remember, we must love our heart first before giving it away to another! 


SMTO team wishes you a very Happy Valentine’s Day. Each and every one of our readers, advertisers and supporters are loved and appreciated!



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Lee Radcliff

Editor/ Publisher