Check out our roundup of things to do in Northeast Ohio this weekend.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Happy Thanksgiving! To celebrate the holiday, tell us what you're thankful for in the comments.
Sure, there’s the turkey and pumpkin pie. And there’s football for sports fans and parades for the kids and early morning shopping for the deal-seekers. But Thanksgiving is also a day about reflection. It’s a day to stop and think about all the good in our lives. So we want to know: when all is said and done, what are you giving thanks for this year? It can be silly or sweet, simple or profound. We just want to hear it.
That's your annual turkey consumption, according to U.S. Census
In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims, early settlers of Plymouth Colony, held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest, an event many regard as the nation’s first Thanksgiving. Today, we're still feasting. Here are some facts about the holiday from the U.S. Census Bureau. 13.3 pounds The quantity of turkey consumed by the typical American in 2009, with no doubt a hearty helping devoured at Thanksgiving time. Per capita sweet potato consumption was 5.3 pounds. 248 million The number of turkeys expected to be raised in the United States in 2011. That’s up 2 percent from the number raised during 2010. The turkeys produced in 2010 together weighed 7.11 billion pounds and were valued at $ 4.37 billion. 1.1 billion pounds Total …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
We rounded up the big-box sales near Beachwood
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These DIY Thanksgiving crafts will lend festive fun to your holiday decor.
Before the turkey is in the oven, the dining room table is set and your family is on their way, making Thanksgiving and fall crafts is a fun way to pass the time. Thanksgiving crafts will keep little hands busy and provide family-friendly fall decor to your home. Try any of these crafts to add fun to your Thanksgiving table. OREO TURKEY WHAT YOU NEED: 2 Oreo cookies 1 miniature Reeses Peanut Butter Cup 6 candy corns 1 Whopper Yellow, red and black small tubes of frosting 1 container chocolate frosting (optional) WHAT YOU DO: 1. Take a small amount of frosting (I used chocolate frosting) and place it on one of the Oreos, where the tail feathers will go. 2. Put five candy corn tail feathers on top of the frosting - the frosting will help …
We rounded up a few things to do this weekend before and after you carve the turkey.
Once the main event is over, many families still have restless kids and grown-up guests for three more days Thanksgiving weekend. But we’ve got you covered. Check the list below for great things to do over Thanksgiving weekend. Annual Thanksgiving Brunch Bunch What: This charity auction features guest auctioneers from Kent State Athletics and all the free coffee, cider and doughnuts you can eat. Prizes/auction items include memorabilia from the 2012 College World Series and tickets to see the Golden Flashes play in the MAC Championship game and a ride on the Goodyear Blimp. When: Nov. 22, 8 am-Noon Where: Kent American Legion (Underwood Hall) Cost: $3 Donation at the door More: Annual Brunch Bunch Auction Supports Charities Free Admission …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
We rounded up the hours for you so you can start planning your Black Friday shopping.
For some, the day after Thanksgiving is a time to relax, spend time with family and digest that bird they gobbled down yesterday. For many others, it's a day to get the best bargains on gifts and, often, the electronics and big-ticket items they have been eyeing for themselves all year. We rounded up the hours for Legacy Village and the Beachwood Place Mall so you can start planning your bargain shopping early. Click the links to go to each store's website. Beachwood Place: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m with the following extended hours: Opening at midnight Thanksgiving night: Opening at 3 a.m. Opening at 4 a.m. Opening at 5 a.m. Opening at 6 a.m. Legacy Village closes at 9 p.m. The shopping center will provide free Black Friday Survival Kits that will…
Monday, November 19, 2012
Tips for you, your pet and guests.
A typical Thanksgiving gathering is no longer out of a Norman Rockwell painting: Family structure has changed, dietary preferences are accepted, and pets have often reached people status. No matter if you are the host or are going to visit, here are some tips to start the holiday season off on the right paw. Manners Do's Safety-Do's and Dont's Don't: Don't forget to have a good time with your best friend. Curl up on the couch and watch the NBC broadcast of the National Dog Show after the Macy's parade. A walk afterwards might not be a bad idea, it will help you make room for leftovers!
It's November and that means it's time to think about all the little details that go into Thanksgiving
It's a shame that many of us stress ourselves out to the point of exhaustion around holiday time, when we should be in a joyous and relaxed mood. For those whose lives are moving at warp speed, here are a few reminders as we approach the holiday dedicated to giving thanks. • Thaw the Bird! If you purchased or plan to purchase a turkey weighing 21 pounds or less, you should make sure that you've moved that bird from the freezer to the refrigerator because it's going to need time to thaw. Here's some information from the United States Department of Agriculture: Refrigerator Thawing Times Whole turkey: A thawed turkey can remain in the refrigerator for one or two days before cooking. • Guests! Is there anyone in your circle of friends and …