Thursday, November 22, 2012
Share a photo showing of the great things in your life, and tell us about it in the comments.
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Thursday, November 22, 2012
Thanksgiving is upon us — and while you bury yourself in turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy don't forget about the other great things in your life you have to be greatful for. Local Editor Lyssa Beyer has lots to be thankful for — among them, her boyfriend, Nick, and dog Mara; her friends, some of whom are shown in the photo from a recent trip to Las Vegas; and the big blue ocean. What are you thankful for? Share your photos and tell us in the comments.
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, …
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.
Saukville Community Food Pantry provides Thanksgiving meals to area families, with the help of Port auto dealership.
On Nov. 17, the Saukville Community Food Pantry provided 90 Thanksgiving meal boxes to residents of Ozaukee County. The effort was accomplished in large part due to the generosity of Mike and Jim Schmit from the Schmit Bros. auto dealership, according to Mark Gierach, Saukville Community Food Pantry executive director. Schmit Bros. donated 76 turkeys toward the cause and also donated funds from their “Go Further With Ford” night on Nov. 15, Gierach said. In addition, their service department is also collecting food items for the food pantry. "In recognition of Schmit Bros. having gone the extra mile in reaching out to the surrounding community to help those in need, the Board of the Saukville Food Pantry wishes to thank them for their …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Not every business is shutting down for the holiday. If you're looking for somewhere to dine out or need to pick up last-minute supplies in the area, check out these places.
While Thanksgiving may mean crashing on Grandma's couch after a plate full of turkey, stuffing and you name it — that's not how everyone spends the holiday. If you're looking for somewhere to dine out or need to pick up last-minute supplies in the area, have no fear: these local places are open for business during the holiday. Do you know of another local business that's open for the holiday, but not on this list? Add it in the comments.
Better Business Bureau offers tips on how your holiday bash can come off without a hitch.
Holiday season is just around the corner, and those who like to host successful events are now in the planning stages. And for some party-givers, that means leaving the details to the professionals, whether they’re throwing parties at favorite restaurants or events catered at homes or offices. If you haven’t already done so, now is the time to reserve your caterer and venue. Keep in mind that there are two types of caterers: Those who work solely for specific venues, such as hotels and country clubs, and those who bring food into your event location wherever it may be. To choose a caterer, BBB advises: For a list of local caterers, visit the Patch directory. Tell us in the comments.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
With November kicking off on Thursday, the holiday season will soon be in full-swing — so it's not too early to start thinking about getting that shopping done.
Shop 'til you drop — it's that time of year, anyway. With November's arrival, holiday shopping will soon take a priority. Though many big box stores have had holiday displays set up for some time now (think, Christmas in July?) now is about the time businesses will start switching to longer hours. Here's when the big box stores nearest to you are open: Are you a business owner in Port Washington or Saukville? Patch is working to create a guide of holiday hours for small businesses, too. Please e-mail Local Editor Lyssa Beyer with your hours so we can make it happen.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
While Thanksgiving means large meals, football and giving thanks — there was also a time when Thanksgiving meant controversy.
As we hunker down to celebrate another Thanksgiving holiday, we get to watch as a turkey day tradition again rears its ugly head. Although Thanksgiving also has the reputation of bringing family together for a celebration feast, and sometimes driving them apart after too much “family-time,” the holiday has a history of bringing people together and stirring up political divisiveness. In Wisconsin, we get to watch the family bicker, again, as opponents of Gov. Scott Walker initiate the recall process against our governor. We all know the back story of Thanksgiving. It was originally a holiday shared between the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians in celebration of a bountiful harvest in 1621. All later tensions aside, the two peoples joined …
Patch columnist invites everyone to a Thanksgiving for Strays and Dislocated Persons event and dinner at Java Dock — just bring a dish to pass.
In 1971, I was home from the war, out of the army, and living alone in Buffalo, NY. My good buddy introduced me to “Jane” who worked as stage manager of the Studio Arena Theater, a place where many shows have worked out the kinks before moving to Broadway. Jane was typical of most stage managers at that level; fiercely driven, highly competent, disinterested in excuses and obsessed with staying on top of things. In other words, she was great at her job. It was November, and Jane decided to orchestrate a Thanksgiving celebration for all of the motley and disconnected people in her life; actors, lighting designers, technicians and prop people. “Come to Thanksgiving at my place,” urged Jane. “Bring a dish to pass. I’ll do the turkey, …
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…