Thursday, November 22, 2012
Some of your neighbors weigh in on what they feel blessed to have on Thanksgiving.
Do you ever wonder what your neighbors are thinking? Well, here at Patch we love to hear what people in Wilmington are thinking. Today, in honor of Thanksgiving, we thought it would be fun to talk to a few residents and share what, exactly, they are thankful for this year. For many people here in town, family tops the list when it comes to Thanksgiving. Eileen Mota sums it up in one sentence, “I am thankful for my beautiful daughter's and my amazing husband.” Former resident Patty Buckley Hersey added, “I am thankful for my two children. They are the two best things that ever happened to me.” Sometimes, as Colleen Fox pointed out, it’s your mom that you need to be the most thankful for. “I am very thankful for my wonderful family,” she …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Need to run out for something while you prepare your meal on Thursday? Be sure to check and see our list of what will be open.
Happy Thanksgiving! Schools, banks, Wilmington Town Hall, the post office, Wilmington Memorial Library and most retail stores are closed on Thursday in honor of Turkey Day. But not everything is closed on Thanksgiving in Wilmington. If we have missed any of what's open or closed, please add them in the comments section below. Here is a list of some businesses and whether they are open or closed on Thursday:
The owners of Lucci's Supermarket and Elia's Country Store said they see plenty of customers during the Thanksgiving rush.
This week, there is plenty to be thankful for. For a pair of Wilmington business owners, a boost in business before Thanksgiving is one of those things. Melissa Elia of Elia’s Country Store and John Lucci of Lucci’s Supermarket both said Thanksgiving week is one of the busiest times of the year as customers flock to fill their tables with last minute needs. “The place is extremely busy this week,” said Lucci, whose store includes Susan’s Kitchen where customers can purchase homemade dishes that are ready to eat. “I think what’s different now compared to a few years ago is that we sell a lot more prepared foods. If you can cook a turkey at home, Susan’s Kitchen can help you out with all of the sides. There’s a big crew back there and they …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Celebrate next week's holiday by reading some of these Thanksgiving-themed books.
Although it's not as famous as Halloween or Christmas, the Thanksgiving holiday does have it's fair share of literature dedicated to it. Whether you're young and still reading picture books, or an adult, we have a little something for everyone in our Patch Reads book list. So grab your turkey and enjoy some books as side dishes! To find out more about these and other holiday reads, head over to Wilmington Memorial Library. Younger readers: 'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving—In a switch on the classic Clement Moore poem, some boys and girls have an eventful Thanksgiving eve. If You Lived In Colonial Times—This book outlines what the lives were like for the Pilgrims and Colonists from 1565 to 1776. The First Thanksgiving—Geared toward …
Christmas is right around the corner, but it's important to stop and remember just what we're thankful for on Thursday.
These days it often seems like time passes more and more quickly. Family life is hectic, parents and kids are busier than ever and, oftentimes, there just don’t seem to be enough hours in the day. Unfortunately, that sometimes means that we, as moms, don’t always make the time to enjoy the same traditions that we did when we were kids. Holidays come and go quickly and, sometimes, Thanksgiving seems to have become nothing more than the day before the “silly season” of Christmas shopping begins. Let’s face it, Christmas decorations seem to be going up earlier and earlier every year and, by the time Thanksgiving rolls around, we often seem to be so programmed into the upcoming holiday stress that we forget exactly what we should be giving …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Troopers from all over New England want to help local drivers stay safe and prevent crashes during the holiday season.
The holidays are upon us, and many residents will be traveling this week to see family and friends all across New England. State Police are doing their part to help ensure these visits don't end in tragedy because of impaired or distracted driving. The Massachusetts State Police joined forces with other New England State Police divisions at headquarters in Framingham to explain their C.A.R.E program. Increased patrols this week will be cracking down on impaired/drunk driving, texting while driving and seatbelt law violations, among other things. "We aren't trying to discourage people from going out and enjoying themselves," Massachusetts State Police Col. Timothy P. Alben said. "We just want to make sure they are being safe and responsible…
A group of volunteers hosted a Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday on Deming Way organized by the Wilmington Police Patrol Officers Union.
Thanksgiving isn’t officially until Thursday. But on Saturday, residents of Deming Way were plenty thankful for members of the Wilmington Police Patrol Officers Union and other volunteers. Union members continued an annual tradition that has gone on for nearly a decade when they invited Deming Way residents to the community room and served them a fresh turkey dinner with all the fixings. “Let’s face it. The people are down here because they are not wealthy. They’re in need of service or care,” said Patrol Union president Butch Alpers. “Thanksgiving is about sharing your time with friends and family, and that’s what we’re here for.” The Deming Way residents enjoyed a turkey dinner cooked and delivered by Rocco’s. After arriving in the …
Friday, November 16, 2012
If you need a new recipe for your Thanksgiving turkey, give one of these non-traditional twists a try.
Friday, November 16, 2012
There are many ways to cook everyone’s favorite holiday bird. Each family has its own special technique for cooking a turkey, whether it's using an old family recipe, adding a secret ingredient or shopping at a certain store in town that helps make the turkey taste all the better. Where do you go in Wilmington to get ingredients for your turkey? Is there anywhere in Wilmington you can buy a pre-made turkey from? Let us know in the comments section below. If you're hosting Thanksgiving this year, you can try any of the recipes below to add a new kick to your feast. If you're attending someone else’s dinner, hopefully their turkey will taste as good as one of these! Just the name of this recipe makes my mouth water. An Allrecipes.com user …