Thursday, November 22, 2012
Patch asked people around town what they are thankful for this holiday season.
Sure, there’s the turkey and pumpkin pie. And there’s football for sports fans and parades for the kids and early morning shopping for the deal-seekers. But Thanksgiving is also a day about reflection. It’s a day to stop and think about all the good in our lives. So we want to know: when all is said and done, what are you giving thanks for this year? It can be silly or sweet, simple or profound. We just want to hear it. What are you thankful for this year? Tell us in the comments.
How I found my place at the table.
Since I became a vegetarian 21 years ago, I've consistently found myself left out of the Thanksgiving meal. Aside from my obvious disinterest in the main dish, many of the sides are cooked with meat or a chicken-broth base. My Mom has never been big on cooking, so we always went to a relative's house where I had little to no control over what went on in the kitchen. I often felt too shy or too silly to ask about the ingredient list for nearly every dish on the table. So, I would suffer the strange glances at my plate of cranberry sauce and dinner rolls. Once I grew old enough to care about my weight, I started joking that it's the one day of the year when everyone gains weight, while I lose it. I think it was my way of making light of the …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Whether you need a grocery store or a quick run on the treadmill, Patch has you covered.
If you want to exercise, dine out or buy the sugar you forgot on Thanksgiving, Patch has you covered. Here's a list of what's open and closed around Annapolis on turkey day. If you know of a restaurant that will be open and it's not on this list, leave the name in the comments along with any special holiday hours. Government: The city of Annapolis government offices will close on Wednesday at 2 p.m. and remain closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Anyone wishing to make a payment at City Hall during the holiday should use the drop box at the front door. The city asks that people not make cash payments when using the drop box. Trash and Recycling: The city's normal Thursday collections will occur on Friday, and the Friday…
Monday, November 19, 2012
AAA Says 43.6 million travelers expected over the holiday weekend, the fourth consecutive increase.
Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner the countdown is on for the most congested roads and crowded airports of the year. AAA is predicting the fourth consecutive increase in the number of Thanksgiving travelers this year, albeit on smaller budgets. The travel group expects 43.6 million Americans will hit the highways and airports over the holiday, a 0.7 percent bump over last year, reports USA Today. But whereas travelers spent on average of $544 last year, they will spend only $498 this year. Ninety percent of the holiday’s travel will be done by car and seven percent in the air, The Washington Post reported. Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel Marcus Brown responded to the increased traffic by ordering increased patrols …