Friday, November 23, 2012
Black Friday brings out shoppers on a cold and windy November day.
Customers began lining up at Bayshore Town Center early as 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving to take advantage of discounts on electronics items at the mall's Sears store. While Sears opened at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, the rest of the retail center wasn't open for business until 7 a.m. on Friday. Morning foot traffic was light, but steady as shoppers ventured out despite the cold and windy weather.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
In his weekly radio address, governor thanks Wisconsin's volunteers, especially those who helped out victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Here is a transcript of Gov. Scott Walker's weekly radio address, which aired on Wednesday. Hi, this is Scott Walker. This year, Tonette and I are glad to have our oldest son, Matt, home to join with our other son, Alex, and our parents as we enjoy the blessings of our family on Thanksgiving Day. We are so very thankful for our family and friends. It is also a time to again say thank you to the many people in our state who volunteer to help others in our schools, at senior and community centers, in places of worship and so many other locations across Wisconsin. And a special thanks to those who went east to help recover from Hurricane Sandy. Finally, we say thank you to all of our men and women who proudly serve in the military. To them, …
Share your stories of gratitude with us, and read about the things warming others' hearts this season.
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. We usually spend it with my family — which has grown from the five it was when I was little to 12 with spouses and babies. It's a homey holiday, one filled with good food, and laughter. With the stuffing my mother always makes that I never want to eat. With people poking fun at my distaste for mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. With cranberry sauce, and beans with bacon. With bounty. There is much to be thankful for in our lives. Despite disagreements, the foundation of love upon which our relationships are built is a gift that has been passed down for generations. My grandparents started it, with neverending generosity and abundant love. They helped others, even when they couldn't afford to. My…
Giving thanks, giving back, eating food, exercising, and staying sane are part of the Shorewood Thanksgiving.
Happy Thanksgiving! If you’re home for the holidays or have guests this weekend, enjoy the beautiful weather, the local shops that are open today and Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and the walkable community here in Shorewood. I have gathered wisdom about Shorewood traditions that I now share with you, dear reader, about giving thanks, giving back, eating food, getting exercise and staying sane. Giving thanks I am thankful for my family (though the kids are off a full day early (?), for the health of family and friends, and for my role here at Patch as your local columnist keeping up on our fair village. I appreciate all of you very much. I’m working on having everyone in my family give this some thought to discuss at the table tomorrow. …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Regular DMV hours will resume again Monday.
All Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicle service centers will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance with Thanksgiving. The DMV’s automated phone system will remain active so motorists can schedule road appointments and have access to recorded information. The department’s website will also be active during the extended holiday weekend. Titling a registration services are offered by some police stations, grocery stores and financial institutions, with a complete list found on the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s website. All DMV offices will open again Monday and resume regular business hours.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Even if you don't cook Thursday, Shorewood's Bakers Square and Whitefish Bay's Jack Pandl's Inn are offering turkey dinners so you can get your fill.
If you’re not so savvy on seasoning the stuffing or trained on basting that turkey, there are a couple options locally to get your fill on Thursday. Most local restaurants’ doors will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but City Market and Baker’s Square will open with limited hours. Bakers Square at 1305 E. Capitol Dr. is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., and is offering a turkey, pot roast or pork chop dinner with traditional Thanksgiving sides. The meals run $12.99. The restaurant will open back up at 7 p.m. and stay open all night for Black Friday. On the other hand, City Market will open from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will offer its regular menu with a few seasonal additions including holiday pies and other desserts. However, the additions don't …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Traffic could be busiest on Sunday, as gun deer season comes to a close.
A few significant road construction projects present the promise of slower traffic over the busy Thanksgiving weekend. Be prepared in order to make the best of it. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, here are some of the more significant projects that could impact the trip to grandma’s house: Those who are staying in Milwaukee in order to bring Black Friday to its knees should note these two sticky spots: Weather should not slow you much, as highs are expected mostly in the 50s in southeastern Wisconsin, with chances of just light rain. More challenging could be the expected heavy traffic on Sunday, when the gun deer season also wraps up and hunters are on their way home. Highways should be slightly more congested this…
Monday, November 14, 2011
Turkey gets all of the attention at the Thanksgiving feast, but we all know it's the sides that make the annual November feast. What's your favorite? Vote in our poll and add your favorite twists to the classics in the comments.
Think Thanksgiving and the taste of turkey - be it grilled, roasted or fried - isn't far behind. And deservedly so. Who doesn't love a well-prepared bird? But the not-so secret secrets to Thanksgiving are in the sides. Traditional feasts require some traditional dishes, but we all have our favorite twists and accents to classics like stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, beats, carrots, rolls and on and on. So what's your favorite? Vote in the poll and then whet our appetites with your favorite twists to Thanksgiving mainstays or side dishes we left out of the poll. What's the strangest thing you've ever had for Thanksgiving? Anything new you're trying this year? We want to hear about it all!