Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Daniel Piatnitsky, 19, of Willow Springs and Kristina Nadtochayuv, 22, of Rogersville laugh while discussing their plans for the evening at Sequiota Park on Tuesday, February 14, 2012. “This is my first Valentine’s Day that I don’t get to complain that I’m alone,” Piatnitsky said. The pair have been dating for about six months and had just exchanged gifts--Reese’s Pieces because it’s her favorite and homemade fortune cookies with Hershey’s Kisses. Last year they happened to spend the holiday together as friends at Cold Stone Creamery, where they shook on a deal to stuff their faces with ice cream on every lonely Valentine’s Day. Now that they’re together, the deal is off. “But we’ll probably still have ice cream,” Nadtochayuv said.