The Times - Serving Waitsburg, Dayton and the Touchet Valley

By Dena Wood
The Times 

Spend Time with Your Valentine, Close to Home


If you’re looking for something special to do on Valentine’s Day, you won’t have to travel far. Many local businesses are offering Valentine’s deals that are sure to please that special someone in your life.

The WhoopemUp Café in Waitsburg will open at 5 p.m. to offer a special Valentine’s Day Love Feast of creole steamed mussels and a decadent seafood etoufee. All the regular menu items will also be available and there will be plenty of chocolate for dessert!

Whiskey Canyon Sports Bar & Grill is offering a special meal of marinated flank steak, sautéed green beans, choice of baked or mashed potato, and choice of soup or salad for $20 per person, in addition to regular menu items.

The Dayton Eagles is offering a surf and turf special ofbacon-wrapped steak, sauteed shrimp in garlic butter, baked potato, dinner salad, and Garlic Toast.. Dinner will be served from 5-9 p.m. and is $21 per person. Call (509) 382-2112 for tickets. Open to Eagles members and guests.

The Weinhard Café is partnering with the Liberty Theater (see below) and will give diners a free dessert with a dinner entrée or two lunches, when guests present a ticket to The Diaries of Adam & Eve.

Follow dinner with a romantic evening at the theater. The Liberty Theater will present Mark Twain’s The Diaries of Adam & Eve on Valentine’s Day evening. The performance, starring Matt & Nyssa Zanger, captures the remarkable and enduring love story of Twain and his wife. The evening begins with a 7 p.m. reception, featuring wine, tea, and coffee, served with complimentary chocolate desserts. Admission is $12/each or $20/couple. Order online at or at the box office.

It’s hard to go wrong with candy. Mary’s Candies, located at Blue Mountain Station, is offering 20% off any heart or flower-shaped chocolate with the purchase of a gold gift box. They are also offering a special on select ice cream combinations on Valentine’s Day. Mary’s Candies is open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at 700 Artisan Way in Dayton.

Elk Drug has your sweet tooth covered as well. Bring in your sweetheart for an ice cream sundae, short shorty, or banana split during the week of Feb. 13-17 and receive a second one free.

Snapdragon Floral and Gifts in Dayton offers Valentine’s gifts including flower arraignments, chocolates, love lotions, balloons and stuffed animals. Receive 10% off when you purchase $100 or more of Valentine’s gifts.

The Weinhard Hotel is offering Cupid a helping hand with their Sweetheart Special. Guests who reserve a room and mention the Sweetheart Special will receive a bottle of champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries complimentary with the room rate.

The Weinhard Hotel also offers an ongoing Romantic Getaway package: For $285 (plus tax), guests can spend the night in the room of their choice (excluding rooms 10 and 12), and will receive a dozen roses and dinner for two at their choice of Manila Bay, The Weinhard Café, or Patit Creek Restaurant. Call (509) 382-4032 to make reservations or for more information.

Guests who book a room with Best Western Plus in Dayton between Feb. 10 and Feb. 14 will receive a 14% discount and a gift of candy when they request the Valentine’s Special.

For those who really want to “get away from it all,” The Last Resort KOA on the Tucannon River is offering a special where guests who spend February 14th in a cabin get a second night, either before or after, for free. Not only that, but they will receive a free bottle of champagne or sparkling cider as well. Make reservations by calling 1-800-562-3417 (leave a message if no answer and your call will be returned) or reserve online at by clicking the dropdown menu in the upper right corner of the web page.


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