Thursday, November 22, 2012
On what may be the biggest drinking "holiday" of the year, Cook County announces a new plan for roadside DUI death memorials.
The night before Thanksgiving is known as the biggest party night of the year. Almost a holiday unto itself with a name of its own, Black Wednesday is a night to rival New Year's Eve and St. Patrick's Day for overindulgence in alcohol. xx In many communities, extra officers will be on patrol and local officials warn bar owners not to overserve their patrons. So it's not a coincidence that Cook County this week announced a new DUI Memorial Program. For $150, families of anyone killed in a DUI fatality can purchase a roadside memorial marker to be placed alongside any highway under the county's jurisdiction. The marker includes a “Please Don’t Drink and Drive” sign and an optional commemorative plaque with the deceased loved one’s name and …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Public health officials offer safety tips to properly prepare poultry and store leftovers.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
In all the excitement and chaos of putting on a large spread for family and friends, it’s easy to misjudge and take turkey out of the oven before it is fully cooked, or forget how long food has been left out at room temperature. Build these basic, food safety steps into your holiday food prep routine to keep your family healthy and safe this holiday season. And if you're wondering if it's too late to defrost a 20-pound turkey in time for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow the answer is yes. Basic steps to preventing most food poisonings: Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold: Cook meat, poultry and eggs thoroughly. Using a thermometer to measure the internal temperature of meat is a good way to be sure that it is cooked sufficiently to kill …
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Evergreen Park Patch blogger Chef Kate Bradley will be bringing you holiday recipes all week. Get some culinary inspiration!
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Fun facts and trivia for Thanksgiving.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Patch has updated its list of different charitable efforts around Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Evergreen Park, Oak Lawn and Palos this holiday season.
As the holiday spirit settles over the area, several annual food, toy and monetary charitable efforts are kicking into high gear to help the less fortunate in our community this holiday season. We've rounded up several holiday drives that will allow you to give back locally. If you know of others, please share them in the comments. Christmas Care The Worth Township Youth Commission is sponsoring its annual Christmas Care program for families experiencing financial difficulties. In the past, Worth Township has helped hundreds of families through donations. New toys and “gently used” coats will be accepted by the Youth Commission at its office, 11601 S. Pulaski, Alsip, beginning through December 21. Families in need can apply for the …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The Nov. 24 run/walk is the perfect post-Thanksgiving workout.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Spaces are quickly filling up for the 4th annual Beverly Turkey Trot. The 5K is open to both runners and walkers and participants of all ages. What better way to shake off some of that Thanksgiving feasting than with a nice family walk? The race will make its way through the historic North Beverly neighborhood on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 9 a.m. Things kick-off at Kellogg School, 9241 South Leavitt St. The cost is $30 for adults, $20 for kids and $60 for an unlimited family pass. Proceeds will benefit the the John McNicholas Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and the 19th Ward Youth Foundation. To register visit the event's page. A map of the route is included with this post, as well as some helpful tips for getting to the race. Follow us on …
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 breakdown of some of the national production efforts that help make it possible for you to enjoy Thanksgiving year after year.
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. Historians have also recorded ceremonies of thanks among other groups of European settlers in North America, including British colonists in Virginia in 1619. The legacy of thanks and the feast have survived the centuries, as the event became a national holiday in 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of November as a national day of thanksgiving. Later, President Franklin Roosevelt clarified that Thanksgiving should always be celebrated on the fourth Thursday of the month to encourage earlier holiday shopping, never on the …
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Are you blessed with insight and good humor? Or just bored today? Share your wit with your south suburban 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 Norma Schulfer, who provided this winning punchline to last week's comic: I agree with Michelle, we need to eat more fruits and vegetables.