IslanderView Digital Magazine FEBRUARY 2018

IslanderView February 2018 February, The Month of LOVE tells us: Every February 14, across the United States and in other places around the world, candy, flowers and gifts are ex- changed between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valen- tine. But who is this mysterious saint, and where did these traditions come from? Find out about the history of this centuries-old holiday, from ancient Roman rituals to the customs of Victorian England. THE LEGEND OF ST. VALENTINE The history of Valentine’s Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestig- In This Issue • February, The Month of LOVE—cover • Holiday Celebration of Love—pg 4 • Faith & Love— George & Corinne, Plumas Lake, CA— pg 5 • Love Story— Armando & Lauren, Norwalk, CA—pg 6 • Celebrating 25 years —pg 14 • Appreciation—17 • Contact us—pg 17