Thursday, November 22, 2012
Share your gratitude with your friends and neighbors on this day of thanks.
Thanksgiving. A holiday steeped in American tradition. A day not only to test the limits of what should and should not be deep fried in a vat of boiling oil, but to also give thanks. At Patch, we’re most thankful for our readers and the communities we serve. Without you there would be no Patch, and we’re truly grateful for the opportunity to serve you. But we want to know what you’re most thankful for this Thanksgiving. We asked our Facebook friends last week the same question and below are some of their responses. We’d like to hear from you, too. So, please leave your thoughts of gratitude in the comments section below. Here is what some Patch Facebook followers are thankful for: Pat L. Husband is still working, a roof over our heads …
Thanksgiving Day is upon us. What is your favorite food on the dinner table?
Thanksgiving Day has been celebrated for centuries here in America. The holiday dates back to 1621 when the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared a harvest feast that has long been acknowledged as the first Thanksgiving. In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November. The first Thanksgiving meal included wild turkey, waterfowl, venison, fish, lobster, clams, berries, fruit, pumpkin and squash. Some of those foods continue to be Thanksgiving staples, but over time, the meal has evolved. So tell us, Patch readers, what is your favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner? Cast your vote in the poll below!
Charter One Bank, with ATM machines in area Speedway locations, offers the following tips.
This year, if you want to take advantage of the Black Friday deals, you don't even have to get up early on Friday morning. You can just have one or two extra slices of pumkin pie and head out to area retailers just after midnight. Heck, Wal-Mart is opening its doors at 8 p.m. on Thursday for the shoppers who just can't take another minute of Aunt Martha. For a list of more stores opening early, click here. But, all those great deals can still have a terrible effect on household budgets. So, the folks at Charter One Bank, who have ATMs in area Speedway locations, including 4032 Us Highway 34., put together the following tips: Build a budget – To manage your holiday spending, an important first step is to create a realistic budget that will…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
If you've got wit, add your caption to Patch's weekly comic challenge and win a personalized print.
Are you blessed with insight and good humor? Or just bored today? Share your wit with your neighbors by entering Patch's comic caption challenge. Just add your dialogue for today's comic in the comment section of this post. Our only requirement is that you keep it clean! At week's end, we'll pick the winning punchline based on how many of us here at Patch giggle and smile at your contribution. The user who produces the winning punchline will get a personalized proof of the comic, with the winning words and a credit line, from cartoonist Chuck Ingwersen and Patch. Congratulations to LW Sagan, who provided the winning punchline to last week's Thirsty Horse cartoon: I don't think going dancing later is such a good idea. I really do have 2 …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Canadian Turkeys, carving the lobster and a turkey the size of a dog.
No need to worry about conversation topics around the Thanksgiving dinner table. Let your guests fill up on these Thanksgiving fun facts.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
A brief list of village restaurants serving meals today. If you're looking for a stress-free holiday dinner, here's where to find it.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. Just in case you missed this earlier in the week, or the turkey goes horribly wrong today and can’t be saved, here is a list of Montgomery restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner. If you need them (or just want a stress-free holiday meal), here they are. Elmer's Doghouse ADDRESS: 1250 S. Broadway, Montgomery THANKSGIVING HOURS: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. MORE INFO: Visit Elmer's Doghouse's listing in our directory, or call 630-844-1115 Grandma's Table ADDRESS: 1700 Douglas Road, Montgomery THANKSGIVING HOURS: 5:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. MORE INFO: Visit Grandma's Table's listing in our directory, or call 630-892-1100 River View Diner ADDRESS: 1420 SE River Road, Montgomery THANKSGIVING HOURS: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. MORE INFO: …
Monday, November 21, 2011
Demand at both the Kendall County and Aurora Interfaith food pantries is increasing, but so is community support this holiday season.
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Monday, November 21, 2011
While the need in the Fox Valley area is great this holiday season, so is the generosity of the community, who has stepped up with both food and monetary donations. Kendall County Food Pantry in Yorkville has seen its usage increase by 300 percent in the last two years, and pantry officials expect the percentage to stay the same, if not grow, next year. “We’re hoping we’re wrong and those numbers are very inflated, but I’m afraid they aren’t,” said Judy Pacheco, executive assistant for the pantry. She attributes some of the increase to the economy’s woes. “People are losing their jobs, or are underemployed, or their hours have been cut,” Pacheco said. For the Thanksgiving holiday, the Kendall County Food Pantry will be giving turkeys to …
Sunday, November 6, 2011
The Thanksgiving turkey hasn't even been carved, but the holiday selling season already seems to be here.
Cartoon by Charley Krebs.