Wednesday, November 21, 2012
If you've got wit, add your punchline to Patch's weekly comic and win a personalized print.
Are you blessed with insight and good humor? Or just bored today? Share your wit with your south suburban neighbors by entering Patch's comic caption challenge. Just add your dialogue for today's comic in the comment section of this post. Our only requirement is that you keep it clean! At week's end, we'll pick the winning punchline based on how many of us here at Patch giggle and smile at your contribution. The user who produces the winning punchline will get a personalized proof of the comic, with the winning words and a credit line, from cartoonist Chuck Ingwersen and Patch. Congratulations to Dm, who provided the winning punchline to last week's Thirsty Horse comic: You looked a lot younger on your profile picture.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
You've got the turkey, all the trimmings and more, or do you? If you missed that one must have food item for your feast, know where you can run to to pick up that last minute must-have ingredient or side dish.
Plan ahead for Thanksgiving, when there's inevitably something you'll need to go grab at a local store. Here's a list of Thanksgiving Day hours for grocery stores and convenience stores in Oak Forest, Orland Park and Tinley Park that will be open during the holiday. Oak Forest Orland Park Tinley Park
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Canadian Turkeys, carving the lobster and a turkey the size of a dog.
No need to worry about conversation topics around the Thanksgiving dinner table. Let your guests fill up on these Thanksgiving fun facts.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Patch gives you some ideas to help you put together a wonderful Turkey Day. Have your own tips? You can share them, too!
If you haven’t been planning for Thanksgiving dinner for the past four weeks, you're already behind according to the food site Epicurious. We, on the other hand, are a bit more more practical. With two weeks left until the big day, we think there's plenty of time to get a jump on your meal planning and prevent holiday stress. We're here to help keep you on track with some planning tips so you can pull off the perfect meal for friends and or family. Have tips of your own on how to tackle the Thanksgiving meal? Or, have a special recipe you’d like to suggest? Share them in comments. Two Ways to Stay Connected to Tinley Park Patch:
Friday, December 2, 2011
Need to brush up on Tinley Park's holiday happenings? Want to keep tabs on the Big Guy's whereabouts? We've got it all wrapped up in the Tinley Park Patch Holiday Guide. Drop in and visit throughout the holiday season for the latest on local festivities.
Orland Township’s Youth Commission spent their November meeting assembling Thanksgiving food packages for area people in need.
Jimmy Gradowski found that spending some of his free time away from school working on community service projects was fun. The Carl Sandburg High School sophomore joined the Orland Township Youth Commission about a year and a half ago, at the behest of Aaron Grudowski, another avid commission member. Gradowski was interested in earning the Cook County Sheriff’s Office Youth Service Medal, a distinction given to teens participating in community service. But in time, he found other reasons to keep attending the monthly commission meetings. “This was a way to have fun doing the work,” Gradowski said. “There are great experiences to be had. You really don’t ever leave unhappy.” On Nov. 9, he and about 35 other teenagers from the area spent …
Monday, November 28, 2011
Volunteers sacrificed part of their holidays Thursday to serve clients of local food pantries.
Most spent last week's holiday with family, seated comfortably around a table piled high with food. And thanks to our local Texas Roadhouse, that majority included clients of food pantries at Together We Cope in Tinley and Respond Now in Chicago Heights. The restaurant opened its doors Thursday morning exclusively to 125 people in need. "It's a generous gift they give," TWC spokeswoman Marge Seltzner said, adding that Texas Roadhouse has fed pre-selected pantry clients for the past couple of years. "Last year, there was one man who said it was the first time he'd ever taken his family to a restaurant." Servers volunteered their time and preceding the holiday, managers solicited for donations that paid for the turkeys. Living in a …
Thursday, November 24, 2011
If you've got wit, add your punchline to Patch's weekly comic and win a personalized proof.
Are you blessed with insight and good humor? Or just bored today? Share your wit with your south suburban neighbors by entering Patch's comic caption challenge. Just add your dialogue for today's comic in the comment section of this post. Our only requirement is that you keep it clean! At week's end, we'll pick the winning punchline based on how many of us here at Patch giggle and smile at your contribution. The user who produces the winning punchline will get a personalized proof of the comic, with the winning words and a credit line, from cartoonist Chuck Ingwersen and Patch. Congratulations to Norma Schulfer, who provided this winning punchline to last week's comic: I agree with Michelle, we need to eat more fruits and vegetables.
From Palos Park Police Commissioner Dan Polk
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Thanksgiving Day has more than double the number of home cooking fires than an average day according to the U.S. Fire Administration. In fact, each year more than 4,000 fires occur on Thanksgiving Day. To help prevent home fires this Thanksgiving, the Red Cross suggests the following tips: Even with the best preparation and precautions, accidents can happen. Thanksgiving is high time for cooking related burns. Minor burns can be treated easily if you remember to save the butter for the rolls and not a burn. For a superficial burn, cool the area by running it under cold water until the heat eases and then loosely cover the burn with a sterile dressing. Another danger that can interrupt a good turkey dinner is choking. The most common …
Monday, November 21, 2011
Meijer’s dietitian Shari Steinbach offers suggestions for how to safely indulge with the holiday staple.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Monday, November 21, 2011
Thanksgiving cooking does not have to be stressful. With a few simple touches, a great turkey will serve as the cornerstone of a pleasing and sleep-inducing meal. Meijer’s Registered Dietitian Shari Steinbach put together advice and a few techniques to make a Thanksgiving turkey safely and with a lot flavor. The bird can induce a great Tryptophan coma among all of your relatives, including the ones you like. Buy the Right Size Turkey Safety Tip – Proper Temperature to Cook a Turkey Optional Ways to Prepare a Turkey