Friday, November 23, 2012
Black Friday is typically the busiest shopping day of the year, and at Southridge Mall it lived up to those expectations.
Southridge Mall was a hopping place late Thursday and throughout Black Friday shoppes swarmed to the mall to get some great deals. The lines formed outside the mall well before midnight and the deals offered by retailers brought people in droves despite the dropping temperatures and heavy winds.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
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 …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Want to get some exercise in before your Thanksgiving feast? Head to Oak Creek High School Thursday morning.
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- Mark Schaaf
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Before devouring your Thanksgiving meal Thursday, you can get some preemptive exercise in at Oak Creek High School. As part of his Weight Loss Challenge, Mayor Steve Scaffidi will host a one-hour walk around the high school track at 8 a.m. Thursday. Scaffidi said anyone is welcome to join, regardless of whether they signed up for the challenge. The initiative started Nov. 10 with 465 people attending a kick-off event at the high school. Organizers are tracking how much weight participants can collectively lose before the challenge ends Feb. 10.
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…
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
The local organization will feed 62 families in need this year.
The Rotary Club of Mitchell Field annually contributes thousands of dollars and many hours of service to humanitarian programs in the surrounding area. Over the weekend, the group carried out one of its most important projects - providing area families in need with a proper Thanksgiving meal. When asked why this program was so important to Rotary, project coordinator Rob Bassett gave a simple yet powerful reply, "because people are hungry." The project, which was done in conjunction with the Rotary Amigos de Milwaukee club, aims to provide and deliver Thanksgiving meals to 50 families every year. This year, the number of families went up to 62 - about 290 people, Bassett said. On Saturday morning, nearly 30 volunteers crowded the Concourse…
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!