Hope and Friendship Foundation volunteers packed, distributed turkeys and all the trimmings to nearly 80 homes in time for Thanksgiving dinner.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
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 …
Law enforcement reminds drivers and passengers to Click it or Ticket and Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
Police and safety officials in Lemont remind residents to fasten their seat belts over the Thanksgiving holiday period or run the risk of receiving a ticket. “Whether you’re going across town or across the state this Thanksgiving, please make sure you and everyone riding with you are wearing their seat belts,” said Lemont Police Sergeant Joe Miller. “You may be enjoying the holiday, but rest assured that police will still be out in force, as part of this year’s Click It or Ticket campaign, making sure motorist road trips are as safe as possible.” The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is proud that Illinois has a 93.6 percent daytime safety belt usage rate. However, far too many drivers and passengers still do not buckle up. In …
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
Popular turkey line helps talk Thanksgiving cooks through holiday food prep drama.
They work faster then Santa's elves on Christmas Eve and prevent more disasters than Superman on his best day. They are the 50 turkey aficionados working the Butterball Turkey Talk line, located in a top secret location in a discreet office building on Diehl Road in Naperville. On Thanksgiving day alone, this highly trained team of home economists and nutritionists, all graduates of "Butterball University," will answer the call, or gobble, of more than 10,000 consumers facing severe turkey trauma. Over the course of 12 hours, that's about 200 callers per expert. Jan Allen, a home economist from Elk Grove Village, has been smoothing the ruffled feathers of stressed out Thanksgiving chefs for 29 years. She estimates she has logged in about 8…
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Patch has all the information you need to form a strategic plan this Black Friday, including links to local ads.
As if you needed an introduction, Nov. 25 marks one of the busiest shopping days of the year—Black Friday. The day often brings out the best and worst in shoppers. Some shoppers have been known to wait in line for hours before doors open; blistering cold weather has proved no match for the avid Black Friday deal-hunter. Black Friday Cheat Sheet CBSNews highlights some of the deals from these retailers below. Best Buy Macy's Toys R Us The toy giant plans to open its doors earlier than competitors, at 9 p.m. Thanksgiving. Target All Black Friday deals start at midnight on Thanksgiving. Sam's Club These prices will be valid for members in stores November 25 starting at 5 a.m. Wal-Mart Starting at 10 p.m. Starting at midnight: Starting at…
From Thanksgiving until the New Year law enforcement agencies will increase patrols looking for impaired and distracted drivers.
While today is Black Wednesday, a time when bars are packed full with those celebrating their return home for the holidays, this is also the time when law enforcement officials increase holiday patrols. From Thanksgiving through the New Year, law enforcement patrols looking for questionable drivers are stepped up in an effort to keep the roads safe. The Illinois State Police said that Thanksgiving is expected to be the busiest travel day over the long holiday weekend and drivers are asked to follow the rules of the road, particularly when drinking and driving are involved. “Although the number of crashes involving impaired drivers has significantly decreased over the years, a single life lost to drunk driving is one life too many and we …
Get your turkey in gear! Check out our tips for Thanksgiving day.
Looking for a turkey recipe? Check out our recipe for Rosemary & Herb Roasted Turkey Breast. If you are one of the lucky ones who will be enjoying Thanksgiving dinner elsewhere and won't need to dirty your kitchen or break out the good china, then good for you! Enjoy your week and don't forget to pick up a hostess gift. However, for those of us who will be the recipient of the aforementioned hostess gifts – it's show time people! Not to put you in a planning panic, but it's time to get cooking. According to a Thanksgiving timeline suggested by Williams-Sonoma, by one or two hours ahead of time you should plan your menu, table setting, serving dishes and decorations, shop for the appropriate cooking tools and equipment and bring the table …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
The Hope and Friendship Community Dinner will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, at the Lemont Township Office, 1115 Warner Ave.
What started off as a Thanksgiving meal shared by about 20 people more than five years ago has blossomed into a feast for 100. The first Hope and Friendship Ministries Community Dinner was held in 2005. “We seated 12 and fed another 10,” said Terri O'Neill, founder of the organization and director of community/human services for Lemont Township. “Last year we fed 100. It was just wonderful.” She expects around the same amount of people for this year’s dinner, which will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, at the Lemont Township Office, 1115 Warner Ave. The meal is not only for those who are struggling financially, O'Neill said, but also for those who just don’t want to sit home alone on a day known for gathering with loved ones, or …
Meijer’s dietitian Shari Steinbach offers suggestions for how to safely indulge with the holiday staple.
Thanksgiving cooking does not have to be stressful. With a few simple touches, a great turkey will serve as the cornerstone of a pleasing and sleep-inducing meal. Meijer’s Registered Dietitian Shari Steinbach put together advice and a few techniques to make a Thanksgiving turkey safely and with a lot flavor. The bird can induce a great Tryptophan coma among all of your relatives, including the ones you like. Buy the Right Size Turkey Proper Cooking Time Turkey Thawing and Safety Tips Safety Tip – Proper Temperature to Cook a Turkey Optional Ways to Prepare a Turkey