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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.
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.
NEWS
November 25, 2015 | Jenny DeHuff, Daily News
Thanksgiving this year with Patti LaBelle promises to be quite the party. Sharing the table at Patti's Wynnewood home will be none other than the Los Angeles YouTube blogger known as James Wright Chanel , whose ode to Patti's Pies, the sweet-potato pie she's selling exclusively at Walmart, have had the desserts flying off store shelves. The video had more than 3.2 million views as of yesterday. "My new friend James Wright took this fierce video and it took my pie over the top, and people are losing their minds over this pie," the famed local songstress told Fox 29. Also at Patti's table will be Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson , of the Roots , who she said has been ribbing her for years about not inviting him over to sample her cooking.
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.
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, 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
July 12, 2016 | By Colt Shaw, HARRISBURG BUREAU
HARRISBURG - Changes in how Pennsylvania sells wine will go into effect next month. However, consumers might not see wine in the likes of Wegmans and Acmes until Thanksgiving - if then. The sheer logistics of getting a new system up is going to be a challenge, according to those involved in both the licensing and retail sides. That process has been complicated by how quickly the measure moved through the legislature. Changes to how alcohol is sold have long been controversial in Pennsylvania, where liquor laws date to the end of the Prohibition and the state Liquor Control Board has held an iron monopoly over the sale of wine and spirits.
NEWS
January 29, 2016 | By Dana DiFilippo, Staff Writer
Police have arrested two men suspected of gunning down a Port Richmond man early Thanksgiving Day during a street robbery gone awry. David Ramos Jr., 18, of the 5900 block of Torresdale Avenue in Wissinoming, and Keanan Glenn, 21, of Middleton, Del., were charged with murder, robbery and related offenses in the slaying of Ryan Kelly. Police nabbed Ramos on Jan. 16 in East Frankford, and Glenn last Friday in New Castle, Del. Kelly, 21, was walking home from a nearby Wawa early Thanksgiving morning when two gunmen jumped out of a car and shot him as they tried to rob him, police said.
NEWS
January 24, 2016 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there Ali stood in a crowded Old City bar when a tall, handsome guy caught her eye. She smiled at him, then turned her attention back to her friends. Later, Mr. Tall and Handsome walked up beside her. "Hi, I'm Matt," was all he said - and all he needed to. Within the swarm of young people gathered that night in December 2008, Matt, a software engineer at Orion Systems Inc. in Huntingdon Valley, and Ali, then in her senior year at Temple's Fox School of Business, managed to have a real conversation.
NEWS
December 20, 2015 | By Carolyn Hax
Question: My brother and his family no longer spend Thanksgiving or Christmas Day with me and my parents. They just fly down after Christmas to my parents' place and don't seem concerned about making sure their dates line up with when I can fly down. It has been hurtful to me, and I find it heartbreaking as to how my parents must feel, though they would never say. My brother's wife has no immediate family, and all her relatives live where she is. My family is very small, and my parents pay for my brother's family's flights and private suite in paradise.
NEWS
December 6, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police released surveillance images Friday of two men suspected of a Thanksgiving homicide in the city's Port Richmond section and several armed robberies in the area. Ryan Kelly, 21, was shot in the chest shortly after 5 a.m. Nov. 26 in the 3500 block of Almond Street and was pronounced dead a short time later at Temple University Hospital. Lt. John Stanford, a police spokesman, said it was unclear whether Kelly, who lived nearby and may have been on his way home, was the victim of an attempted robbery that turned deadly.
NEWS
December 6, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
ALL RYAN KELLY wanted was a late-night snack at Wawa. So, despite his mom's protests, he walked less than a mile to the convenience store on Aramingo Avenue from his Port Richmond home. It was about 5 a.m., not long before the sun would rise on an unseasonably warm Thanksgiving Day. As time passed, his mother, worried, called the 21-year-old's cellphone. He told her he was fine, that he was walking down the street toward their front door on Almond Street near Venango, according to police sources.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 2015
IT WAS the day after Thanksgiving, and the leftovers cried out from the fridge. These weren't ordinary leftovers, either. No, these were the leftovers of the gods, prepared by my mother, my aunt and my wife, LaVeta. These were the foods of my childhood, and they included every unhealthy dish that made the movie "Soul Food" a staple for DVD bootleggers. But I wasn't planning to live my food fantasy through some grainy reproduction of the Vanessa Williams classic. No, I would eat my soul food in person, but I knew I wouldn't have much time.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 1, 2015 | Daily News Staff
Speaking of turkeys! Sorry, Beliebers. While you were Tweeting your sincere concerns for  Justin Bieber's  well-being after he canceled on the  Macy's Thanksgiving Parade , the Beebs was out comporting himself in a most un-Pilgrimlike manner, according to E! News. Wednesday, he hit up a "historic biker bar" in Orange County, Calif., according to an E! eyewitness. Friday, he pregamed at a University of Southern California campus bar in Los Angeles prior to attending a concert by  The Chainsmokers  at the Shrine Auditorium.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 1, 2015 | By John Timpane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Saturday night at Chris' Jazz Café, guitarist Pat Martino leaned into his set-opening solo on Wes Montgomery's "Full House" as if he and his quintet had been playing at full rage for two hours already. Epochal is too small a word. Minute after minute, Martino, 71, explored a universe of expressive treasures, playing loud, taking it down, bringing it back up, with melody, wit, delicacy, precision, and wisdom. Not only is it physically forbidding to play as he does, it also takes a deep soul, years of living, of playing, imagining, understanding.
NEWS
November 27, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
CHRISTINE THIEME knew that if she wanted prime seating for Philly's Thanksgiving Day Parade, she'd have to sacrifice a few hours of sleep. So at 6:30 yesterday morning, she stepped out of her home in Southampton, Bucks County, and made the trek into Philly, settling on the curb across from Suburban Station. Hours later, that's where she sat with her cousin Janet and Janet's daughter Madigan, on camp chairs, bundled in scarves and jackets, as Santa Claus rode by, officially ending the city's 96th 6ABC Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade.
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