[caption id="attachment_981" align="alignleft" caption="Gourmet Popcorn (My Dad's Favorite!"][/caption] Happening Now!  Right now the locals are talking about Kathy's Kandies, where local owner Kathy spends 12 to 18 hours a day making 12 different kinds of candy in over 80 different flavors. Valentine's Day is tomorrow!  This day means Hallmark cards, homemade local sweets and smiles.  Every year growing up my Mom always had a special Valentine's Day present for my Dad, Sister and I.  My Mom would choose our favorite chocolates, sugary sweets and pick out a silly, yet sweet, Hallmark card.  And we always received socks with little hearts all over them.  I am in my 20's and she still puts together themed packages, only now she has husbands and grandkids to add to the mix! If you are looking for delicious, homemade candy to add to your own Valentine's Day present, Kathie's Kandies is the perfect place to visit.  Visitors have the choice of 12 scrumptious truffles, 32 flavors of rock candy, including 9 sugar-free, fudge, chocolate covered nuts or fruit, crème filled chocolates, gourmet popcorn, bark, pastries, and/or her newest treat, pucker powder.  And the list goes on! This candy shop is a what kids (and lets be honest, adults) dream about!  Visitors walk into a bright, airy room filled with every candy one could imagine.  Kathy is behind the counter with a smile on her face greeting guests and fulfilling their sugar cravings. Take a quick tour of Kathy's Kandies & Chocolate Lounge! Share with us your favorite chocolate or sugary treat?!  What special snack puts a smile on your face? Whether you are looking for delicious dining, interesting attractions and shops, enticing events or home away from home lodging—a getaway to Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana, is sure to satisfy. For more information about Kathy's Kandies and other wonderful restaurants in the area visit our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com