Thursday, November 22, 2012
Your Patch editor sends his best wishes during this day of thanks.
I feel lucky to be where I am this Thanksgiving. This year, 2012, has been a time of change for me. I packed up my life in the western suburbs and ventured to the Southland. The move is welcomed, of course, and I'm quickly growing to love the life in the south suburbs. The best part, by far, is the reaction I've received from the people in the Palos area. "Welcoming" doesn't begin to describe it. I know that a large part of comes from the work done here before I arrived. My predecessor did a fantastic job — and the people in Palos Heights, Palos Park, Palos Hills and the surrounding town know that. What's remarkable and tremendous is the response I've received from the Palos community. Being new to an area carries certain challenges. But I…
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
ATI Physical Therapy offers tips to stay healthy while cooking that big meal
Next week, it's time to cook the turkey and all the fixins that go with a Thanksgiving feast. All that cooking is hard work. Chefs, even those working in a home kitchen, need to take steps to make sure that all that cooking does not take its toll on his or her body. ATI Physical Therapy have some tips that can help keep you pain-free. “Activities such as standing too long while cooking, meal preparation, and lifting heavy objects like turkeys and boxes can cause back, shoulder and neck pain,” says Tara Smith, physical therapist at ATI. “There are simple things that can be done to help decrease the effects of the added stress on our bodies.” In addition to muscle aches and pains, injuries to the hand are all too common during the holidays. …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Patch has updated its list of different charitable efforts around Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Evergreen Park, Oak Lawn and Palos this holiday season.
As the holiday spirit settles over the area, several annual food, toy and monetary charitable efforts are kicking into high gear to help the less fortunate in our community this holiday season. We've rounded up several holiday drives that will allow you to give back locally. If you know of others, please share them in the comments. Christmas Care The Worth Township Youth Commission is sponsoring its annual Christmas Care program for families experiencing financial difficulties. In the past, Worth Township has helped hundreds of families through donations. New toys and “gently used” coats will be accepted by the Youth Commission at its office, 11601 S. Pulaski, Alsip, beginning through December 21. Families in need can apply for the …
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
Every week leading up to Thanksgiving Palos Patch will share tips and ideas to help you plan for the perfect holiday.
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—and we want 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. By Ryan Fitzpatrick Let Patch save you time. Get more local stories like these delivered right to your inbox or smartphone with our free newsletter. Fast signup …
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 …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Don't want to tackle a turkey this Thanksgiving? Check out these local spots for help.
Turkey. Stuffing. Cranberries. Potatoes. Pumpkin Pie. As we approach Thanksgiving, these foods should make your mouth water in anticipation for Thursday's imminent feast at the dinner table. These staples of a traditional Thanksgiving meal ring true around the country. But if you're not willing or able to prepare a Thanksgiving meal this week, there are plaenty of local options Patch stopped by Papa's Fresh Foods in Palos Heights to get a look at what they are cooking, but check out any of these local spots for more pre-made holiday goodies. Prime Choice Honey Baked Ham Dominick's Jewel in Palos Heights Jewel in Palos Park
Monday, November 21, 2011
Share your favorite Thanksgiving recipes, traditions and menu items.
There are few holidays as steeped in tradition as Thanksgiving Day. Practically every table consists of turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce. In honor of Thursday's holiday I thought it would be the perfect time to share some of your Thanksgiving favorites. If you have a favorite holiday recipe share it in the comments section. Do you have any special traditions that your family participates in? Let us know. Or if you prefer to let someone else do the cooking tell us what restaurant serves the best meals or pre-made dinners. I have a few favorite recipes of my own: Turkey with Herbs and Citrus Turkey Sausage and Cornbread Dressing Fresh Cranberry Sauce Irish Soda Bread