Thursday, November 22, 2012
Here's a breakdown of which businesses are open this holiday.
Restaurants, bars: Some will be open. Check for special hours. Convenience stores: Many are open, check for special hours Supermarkets: Closed Retail stores: Most are closed, some are opening tonight with special pre-Black Friday sales. Liquor stores: Closed City, Town, State and Federal offices and facilities are closed: This includes schools, libraries and the Postal Service. Only emergency services are available. Except in the case of city, town, state and federal offices, many establishments in the categories listed above will reopen on Friday, Nov. 23. In addition, the Postal Service will resume mail delivery on Friday, Nov. 23. Other government offices will reopen on Monday, Nov. 26.
Planning to watch the big game in person? Upload your photos to share your experience.
One of the things that makes the State of Massachusetts special is its traditional Thanksgiving Day football games. And what better way to make it more special than to share your pictures with the rest of your neighbors? Patch is designed so readers can upload photos and video for free. You don't have to email them and ask your trusty editor. Just click on the Pics & Clips link at the top of the page and start uploading. When you are done, email Robert.Fucci@patch.com so we can then highlight them on the homepage. Enjoy the game and have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Thursday, November 15, 2012
If you're not one to cook the holiday bird, here are some other options for you and your family.
Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixins' ready for you to take home and enjoy & enjoy. You can get a full dinner for as few as four people or as many as a hundred and everyone in-between. We also have single dinners, a la carte items and delicious pies! Please don't wait to place your order as we have a limited number we can prepare. Click here for the Thanksgiving menu. If you are an Acton restaurant owner and you plan to be open for Thanksgiving, tell us in the comments section. What are your hours? What's the menu? Are you having any specials? Let Acton residents know in case they are looking for another option for the holiday dinner.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Food ideas for people whose Turkey Day involves no turkeys.
In one week, we'll be doing the Thanksgiving scramble: running to the inlaws' house, hitting the store for some last minute cranberry sauce, or checking on the bird in the oven every five minutes. What some consider the best meal of the year, fit for kings and gluttons, is centered around meat. Not all of us, for varying reasons, choose to eat meat, though. What is one supposed to prepare for those who don't eat turkey on Turkey Day? The answer is easy, and the options are many. Whether you're cooking for a vegetarian guest, or are a vegetarian yourself, Patch helps you out this week with five tasty recipes for a vegan/vegetarian Thanksgiving. 1. Tofurky: Funny sounding name, seriously tasty substitute. What you need: 1 Tofurky Roast (…
Whether by plane, train or automobile, traveling this time of year can be stressful. Here are some tips to make your trip easier.
Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel time of the year. Whether by plane, train or automobile, traveling can be stressful. Here are some tips to make your trip easier. Hitting the road? Try these tips: Load up the iPod: Download your kids’ favorite songs and have a sing-a-long as you drive along the road. Plan to make stops: Before you hit the road, map it out and see what interesting sights are along the way. Why not stop and take a picture in front of the World’s Largest Ball of Twine? Or check out the great view of the mountains? This will break up the trip and let the kids have a chance to get up and run around for a little bit. Play some games: I-Spy is a roadtrip classic, other ideas like Car Bingo, scavenger hunts or making …
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Let's talk turkey in Turkey.
Number of places in the United States named after the holiday's traditional main course. Turkey Creek, La., was the most populous in 2010, with 441 residents, followed by Turkey, Texas (421), Turkey Creek, Ariz (294), and Turkey, N.C. (292). There are also 11 townships around the country named Turkey, three in Kansas. (Courtesy infoplease.com) There is no historical evidence that the first Thanksgiving included turkey, which is, of course, the centerpiece of today's Thanksgiving meal? There was, however, mention of wild turkeys in a book written by Pilgrim Governor Bradford. (Courtesy holidays.net) The number of people employed in the turkey industry. (Courtesy mint.com) Pardon turkeys have traditionally been sent to live out their …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Test your guests with a bit of Thanksgiving-related trivia.
How much do you really know about this day of turkey, football and family? Care to test your knowledge with our Thanksgiving Quiz? Better yet, are you looking for something to keep your family occupied for a few precious minutes? Print out the PDFs associated with this article and pass them out to your guests. We're just here to offer a bit of holiday entertainment, so you don't have to do all the work. One PDF is the quiz itself and the other is the answer key with links to additional information. Good luck on the quiz and let us know in the comments if you have a Thanksgiving trivia tidbit to share.
Monday, November 21, 2011
The Acton Lions Club recently donated $2,500 to the Acton Food Pantry.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
At this point, there aren't many from which to choose.
If you're looking to avoid preparing a meal on Thanksgiving, your options are quickly dwindling. Here's our list of local restaurants that are open Thanksgiving Day. We've noted the restaurants that still had reservations available, according to OpenTable.com. - Monsoon Indian Bistro, 273 Great Road, Acton Open and still accepting reservations - Legal Seafoods, 50-60 Worcester Road, Framingham Open and still accepting reservations - Sel De La Terre, 1245 Worcester St., Natick Open and still accepting reservations - BokX 109 American Prime, 399 Grove St., Newton Open and still accepting reservations - Coach Grill, 55 Boston Post Road, Wayland Open but booked. Walk-ins will be accommodated as possible, though it isn't recommended.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Try these recipes if you want to go beyond the typical cold sandwich.
Thanksgiving week is upon us. If you’re cooking or hosting, the preparatory work has already begun. If you are travelling to spend the day with family or friends, your mouth is undoubtedly watering already. After dinner, football, dessert and napping have all been successfully completed, the annual parade of leftovers begins. Now, let the record state there is no better use of leftovers than the construction of the traditional gobbler sandwich. Turkey, stuffing and cranberry between two slices of hearty bread (a little mayo if you like) cannot be beat. But with a little creativity, there are some other options out there to extend your enjoyment of the annual feast. Below are featured three alternatives: Both the croquettes and the …