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. Kari G. My husband and family, the opportunity to attend nursing school, and the willpower to quit smoking as of Oct. …
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 …
A very warm Thanksgiving will give way to a cold and blustery Black Friday.
Call it global warming, call it coincidence, but as we head towards the end of November we are instead seeing temperatures that look more like outdoor-sports weather than the seasonal snow. If your Thanksgiving Day plans involve football in one of Oswego's many parks or your own backyard, you will likely be enjoying some quite warm weather for the season. You could probably try barbecuing the turkey if you had a mind to! On the flip side, Black Friday is promising colder, windier temperatures that we're more used to seeing. If you're planning to get a head start on your holiday shopping, best to bring out the jacket again. Here's the weather for the holiday weekend, courtesy of AOL weather: Wednesday, Nov. 21: As you run around buying …
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.