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October 6, 1998
If you won't be spending Thanksgiving with relatives, who will you be with and why? Send essays of no more than 200 words to Community Voices/Thanksgiving at the addresses listed in the Where to Write box above. The deadline is Oct. 23. Questions? Call Cynthia Henry, assistant editor, at 215-854-2959.
FOOD
November 21, 2014 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Townsend "Tod" Wentz was growing up in Palmyra, Burlington County, his family's Thanksgiving table varied depending on who was cooking dinner. When his German-English relatives hosted, the holiday meant turkey, gravy, green beans, and stuffing. But when his Polish grandmother was in charge, it was a feast of ham, stuffed cabbage, and coleslaw. Now that Wentz is the one doing the cooking, he does the only logical thing: He makes all of the above. Only he refines the dishes with the classical French techniques that have become the hallmark of his six-month-old restaurant, Townsend, on East Passyunk Avenue's booming restaurant corridor.
NEWS
November 21, 1995 | By Kay Raftery, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
To commemorate the Thanksgiving holiday, many churches and synagogues will host Thanksgiving interfaith community services tomorrow. Among them are: West Chester community service, 7:30 p.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Church, 1325 Boot Rd. Rabbi David Glanzberg-Krainin of Kesher Israel Congregation will be one of the speakers. Marple-Newtown Clergy Association service, 8 p.m. at St. Anastasia Roman Catholic Church, 3302 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square. Rabbi Barry Blum will deliver the sermon.
NEWS
November 29, 2004 | MICHELLE MALKIN
My 4-year-old daughter recently learned to say grace at mealtimes. I taught her the same little prayer my mom taught me in childhood: God is great, God is good. Let us thank Him for our food. By His hands we all are fed. Give us Lord our daily bread. Amen. At first, my daughter questioned the need for reciting this strange passage. "Why do we have to thank God?" she wondered. "To show that we are grateful for our daily bread," I explained. " 'What is 'grateful?' " she asked.
LIVING
November 24, 1996 | By Ellen O'Brien, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Before the toasts, before the stuffing, sometimes even before the kickoffs, comes the grace. At Thanksgiving tables far and wide this week, parents and grandparents will rise and offer their blessings to the assembled. This can be an awkward moment in households unaccustomed to praying aloud. In many other homes, though, the blessings are joyous and freely offered. From the first, Thanksgiving has been set apart as a prayerful day, and it has brought a rich trove of blessings.
SPORTS
April 10, 2007 | By Shannon Ryan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Villanova has learned the rest of its possible competitors for the Old Spice Classic basketball tournament over Thanksgiving weekend in Orlando, Fla. The field also will include Penn State, George Mason, Kansas State, Central Florida, North Carolina State, Rider, and South Carolina. The Old Spice Classic games will be televised by ESPN2 and ESPNU from Nov. 22 to 25. All eight teams will play three games in a bracketed-tournament format at the Milk House at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex.
SPORTS
November 20, 1989 | By Kevin L. Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Just as they share at the dinner table on Thanksgiving, many families share football - on TV or in a stadium of high school fans. Especially fathers and sons, some of whom have suited up in the uniform of the same school to play Thanksgiving games. At least six families share the distinction of having played, or participated, in the same Thanksgiving game. In one case, four generations have played for the same school. Interestingly, all these combinations of fathers and sons - the Pettines, the Millers, the Deckers, the Baurs, the Gilberts and the Morgantis - have passed the same first name down at least one generation.
NEWS
November 21, 1989 | Inquirer photographs by Michael S. Wirtz
The Jaindl farm in Orefield, Lehigh County, is a family affair in the fullest sense. On one side are Fred Jaindl, his four sons and three daughters. On the other are about 1.1 million turkeys who are bred, hatched, grown and processed at the farm each year - including 200,000 that get gobbled up for Thanksgiving. The Jaindls even grow their own crops for feed on the 10,000- acre operation, which has been a going concern for about 50 years.
NEWS
December 1, 1991 | By Stephanie Banchero, Special to The Inquirer
The students - some outfitted in American Indian and Pilgrim attire, others dressed as turkeys or cranberry bushes - enthralled their standing-room-only audience. Flash bulbs popped and video cameras hummed, while parents offered last-minute stage direction - "Tilt your feathers," "Straighten your hat" and "Comb your hair down" - from the audience. It's not all turkey and stuffing at Thanksgiving. At least not for the 200 youngsters who attend Conshohocken Elementary School. As part of a special Thanksgiving celebration, the students spent last month focusing on the origin of the holiday and on being thankful.
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NEWS
November 29, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
The McBride family from Northeast Philadelphia started their Christmas season with a trip to Christmas Village on Thanksgiving Day. By 5:30 p.m., Dylan, 6, and Danny, 3 - both of whom are on Santa's "nice" list - were with their parents in the Macy's lobby on Juniper Street, waiting for the store to open. "Since we were here walking around, we figured we'd wait since the opening was at 6," said Robert McBride, the boys' father. Their mother, Jamie, had the day off for the first time in years.
SPORTS
November 28, 2014 | BY BRENT BAUM, Daily News Staff Writer
IT HAS BECOME a rich football tradition to have rivalry games on Thanksgiving Day; regular-season records are buried and the competitive nature is unleashed. However, Imhotep Charter was the one doing the unleashing, blanking Martin Luther King, 52-0, yesterday morning at Benjamin L. Johnston Memorial Field. Senior D.J. Moore (two catches, 58 yards, TD) became the all-time Public League career receiving leader with 2,046 career yards on a 58-yard strike by senior QB Andre Dreuitt-Parks (6-for-8, 231 yards, three TDs)
NEWS
November 28, 2014 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
AS MANY AMERICANS were polishing off a heaping helping of turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce and watching the Eagles polish off the Cowboys, an eager Kim Reed was at Willow Grove Park Mall trying to beat the Black Friday rush. "You feel like if you miss out [on Thanksgiving shopping], you're going to miss out on all the good deals," said Reed, an Abington resident, as she browsed the merchandise at Macy's with her 11-year-old daughter. "By [Black Friday] morning, a lot of stuff is already picked over from Thursday, so you're getting like the leftovers.
NEWS
November 28, 2014 | BY LAUREN McCUTCHEON, Daily News Staff Writer mccutch@phillynews.com, 215-854-5991
AT 4 A.M. yesterday, security guards arrived at the bleachers in front of the Art Museum. By 6 a.m., spectators with tickets to the 95th annual 6ABC/Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade started to fill those seats. By 7, Mike Avello - the "No. 1 Rocky lookalike in the world," he says - posted himself 100 feet from the original's statue and high-fived fans. The less-than-2-mile parade route gave onlookers plenty: performances by singer Lance Bass, "American Idol" winner Candice Glover, and fresh-faced Radio Disney and Disney Channel stars, person-pulled giant balloons (an injury to My Little Pony made her a last-minute scratch)
SPORTS
November 28, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
DETROIT - Thanksgiving Day festivities are foreign to some of the Flyers, especially Paris-raised Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, a 29-year-old forward who is in his first NHL season. "I've heard of it, but I don't know the traditional way to celebrate it," he said the other day. "As a French kid growing up, you learn about it through the movies instead of actually experiencing it, so this will be the first time. I'll be with my fiancee and we'll have a couple of friends over. " At this time of the year, many of the players said they take a moment to reflect and give thanks.
NEWS
November 28, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
Carlos Meekins, 75, sat down to rest in the lobby of South Camden's Neighborhood Center, a heavy bag of groceries at his feet. "My wife's dead and gone," the Riverview Towers tenant said. "I'm going to try and cook the turkey myself. " A retired roofer's helper ("I was a kettle man for 25 years"), Meekins is among nearly 3,000 Camden residents for whom Thanksgiving might not happen this year without the center. The faith-based nonprofit helped about 200 senior citizens and 500 five-member families fill bags with donated groceries and fresh food Tuesday.
NEWS
November 27, 2014 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
If you were looking for a last-minute excuse to stay home on Thanksgiving, Wednesday's forecast could be a rock-solid justification. Anywhere from one to eight inches of snow is expected to drape the Philadelphia region on the busiest travel day of the year, when AAA predicts more than 500,000 area residents will hit the roads. A nor'easter will first bring overnight wind and rain, which will be heavy at times, before dumping wet snow as soon as late Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service said.
NEWS
November 27, 2014 | By Marcus Biddle, Inquirer Staff Writer
What does it take to make Thanksgiving dinner for 1,000 people? About eight volunteers, and about 700 pounds of turkey, and equal portions of mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potato pies and green beans. On Monday evening, a group from the Salvation Army of Greater Philadelphia began preparing homemade dinners they'll serve this Thanksgiving holiday. By Tuesday afternoon, they were finishing their prep work, which will be presented Thursday at the Salvation Army's Soups On!
SPORTS
November 27, 2014 | By Rick O, Inquirer Columnist
Pennridge and Quakertown will meet for the second time this season, after the Route 309 neighbors squared off in the first round of the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA football playoffs. The Rams, seeking payback for a 14-10 loss to the Panthers, will return to newly refurbished Alumni Field in the continuation of a storied Thanksgiving Day rivalry. On Nov. 7, Alec Vera's 20-yard, fourth-quarter touchdown pass to Tyler Kishbaugh was the difference. Pennridge, 7-4 and ranked No. 21 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, leads the all-time series by 53-27-5.
NEWS
November 26, 2014 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
PLANNING TO travel today? We hereby grant you permission to kick off your shoes, crack a beer, ignore your in-laws and postpone your Thanksgiving journey until tomorrow morning. It might be safer. AAA Mid-Atlantic is predicting that about 580,000 Philadelphia-area residents will travel 50 miles or more away from home between today and Sunday - the heaviest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2007. But a coastal storm is expected to move in this morning and could create major traffic problems throughout the day. Fantastic.
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