Thursday, February 7, 2013
Are you and your partner the epitome of cute in Parkville-Overlea? Enter our contest to win a gift card to Pappas restaurant.
Do you and your spouse still hold hands after all these years? Do you exemplify commitment, loyalty and friendship? Then enter Parkville-Overlea's Cutest Couple Contest. If you and your partner even would make Saint Valentine blush, enter your photo now for a chance to win. Just upload your photo by 11:59 p.m. Feb. 14 and don’t forget to include your names in the tagline. (You need to be a registered Patch user, log into the site, click on this story, then select "Upload Photos.") Winners will be based on reader votes in the comments and announced on Feb. 15. Contest dates for Parkville-Overlea are Feb. 7-Feb. 14. The winning couple will receive a $50 gift card to Pappas Restaurant on Taylor Avenue. Please click here for 2013 giveaway …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Pat and Thom Stevenson, Parkville-Overlea's cutest couple, have been performing as clowns for a total of almost 20 years combined.
For Pat Stevenson the clowing business began when a friend asked her to paint faces at a child's birthday party. She'd been a painter, and said she figured that if she could paint canvas, she could paint faces. "The person who had asked me showed up in clown, and I thought clowning looked a lot more fun than sitting there painting faces," Pat said. That was back in 1996. But ever since, 58-year-old Pat Stevenson has spent at least part of her time as the clown Patty Cake. "Now I can say it's definitely more fun clowning," Pat said. "It's great doing silly magic and bringing smiles to kids' faces." Her husband Thom Stevenson, a 60-year-old retired Verizon Communications engineer, got into clowning much more recently — he's only been at it …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
You submitted your photos and cast your votes — congratulations to the winner of the inaugural cutest couple contest.
The votes have been tallied, and we're ready to declare this one a no-contest — fourteen couples entered but Skootchee and Patty Cake, everyone's favorite clown couple, took first place in this year's cutest couple contest with a total of 44 votes. Congratulations guys — contact Parkville-Overlea Patch editor Nick Gestido (firstname.lastname@example.org) to claim your Bill Bateman's Bistro gift card. Behind Skootchee and Patty Cake it was pretty close: All in all, 134 comments were counted as votes — discounting one comment that was a vote for every couple. Thanks to everyone who participated in the contest, and better luck next year!