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Thanksgiving

Retails sales rise in November as shopping picks up

WASHINGTON — Holiday shoppers are off to a solid but unspectacular start as retail sales registered a modest gain in November.The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent to $448 billion last month. This marks an...

Date: 12/11/2015 | Business Wire


Piecaken!

The pie-in-a-cake dessert has gone viral

Date: 12/08/2015 | Whats Up With That?


United CEO visits workers during leave after heart attack

Oscar Munoz, the chief executive officer of United Continental Holdings Inc., interrupted his recuperation from a heart attack to visit workers at the airline’s operations center on Thanksgiving.

Date: 11/28/2015 | Business Wire


Black Friday begins to fizzle out

NEW YORK — The annual ritual of Black Friday, as we know it, is over.Gone are the throngs of frenzied shoppers camping out for days ahead of the big sales bonanza on the day after Thanksgiving. And forget the fisticuffs over flat-screen TVs.

Date: 11/27/2015 | Business Wire


States boost REI's Black Friday 'OptOutside' plan

Exactly one month ago, outdoor retailer REI announced its campaign to get its employees and customers outside for the day. And a number of states jumped on board.All 143 REI stores are closed for the day, though its 12,000 employees are still being paid, according to the...

Date: 11/27/2015 | Business Wire


Kids explain it: ‘Thanksgiving is all about turkeys’

SULTAN — Feasting, finding turkeys, family traditions — here are some little-known facts about Thanksgiving, as told by Sultan Elementary School students in Karen Harper’s first-grade and Kaitlyn McCall’s second-grade classes.Second-gradersBlaze Turner, 7

Date: 11/11/2015 | Local News


Americans hit the road for Thanksgiving

LOS ANGELES — The big Thanksgiving getaway went into full swing Wednesday with drivers delighted by the lowest November gas prices in years and many airline passengers undaunted by terrorism fears and long lines at security checkpoints.

Date: 11/26/2015 | Nation & World


President Obama pardons a pair of turkeys

President Barack Obama spared two turkeys named for one of the nation's most admired presidents, continuing a White House tradition that provides a refreshing sense of amusement and bipartisan cheer no matter how troubled the times.Obama...

Date: 11/26/2015 | Nation & World


This holiday season, keep your drinks just right

Whether you’re camping, tailgating or just sitting in front of an outdoor fire, having a temperature-controlled cup is a good thing. The Yeti Rambler Lowball, which is made from stainless steel and holds 10 ounces, keeps coffee piping hot and cocktails nice and cool with specially designed...

Date: 11/25/2015 | Hops & Sips


So, a turkey wants into a church ...

ORLANDO, Fla. — Days before Thanksgiving, a wild turkey chose an opportune time to show up on the doorstep of an Orlando church, appearing to seek shelter.

Date: 11/25/2015 | Nation & World


Kids explain Thanksgiving

Our annual Turkey Talk interviews (video)

Date: 11/25/2015 | Local News


More than 400 will die on roads this weekend

WASHINGTON — The National Safety Council says 433 people will die in car crashes over the Thanksgiving holiday and another 52,300 will be seriously injured. It's safe to assume that some of the dead and injured will be back-seat passengers who opt not to wear seat belts.

Date: 11/25/2015 | Nation & World


Reasons to shop on Saturday

Despite announcements by several retailers that are bucking the trend of stores opening on Thanksgiving for the start of the holiday shopping season, including REI, Nordstrom and Costco, it can seem like a losing battle when Macy's, Sears, Target, Walmart and other major retailers no...

Date: 11/25/2015 | Editorials


Google hides Star Wars Easter eggs all over the place

While many people are counting down to this week's holiday (or maybe to Black Friday), there's a whole fandom out there that is probably most interested in what's happening Dec. 18: the premiere of the new "Star Wars" movie."The Force Awakens" is only...

Date: 11/24/2015 | Business Wire


Heading out? Travel tips for the Thanksgiving holiday

Planes, trains and automobiles — and ferries, too. Some travel tips for the Thanksgiving holiday.Automobile

Date: 11/24/2015 | Street Smarts


Students, Rotary bring Thanksgiving meals to Everett’s needy

MUKILTEO — Dozens of students and Rotary Club members turned out Sunday morning to bring Thanksgiving Day dinners to families who can’t afford to buy their own.

Date: 11/24/2015 | Local News


Turkey made easy

Four recipes you'll want on your Thanksgiving table

Date: 11/22/2015 | Light for Life


Nine wines to pair with Thanksgiving meal

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, it’s not too early to think about what wines you might serve with this fall’s feast.

Date: 11/22/2015 | Northwest Wines


Teaching children a joy that lasts longer than a calorie buzz

I want to teach my kids that the holidays are about more than an excuse to pig out. When I think back to past things I have said, I shudder.“Pumpkin pie counts as a vegetable.”“If we were Shakers, we would eat apple pie for breakfast. This is a history lesson.”

Date: 11/22/2015 | I Brake for Moms


How much food do you need to serve? We’ll tell you

Perhaps you’ve browsed the recipes and know just what to make for The Big Day, or maybe you’re waiting until the last minute and improvising. Whatever your method, you need to know how much food to make.

Date: 11/22/2015 | Life


Pair of cookbooks take pies to the next level

I’d happily eat the guts of any pie. But the crust? That’s another story. Nasty, floppy, soggy things — barely excusable pastry envelope for a pie’s tasty innards.Let me eat cake.

Date: 11/22/2015 | Life


What’s the best day to shop for gifts online?

The holiday shopping season is about to begin in full force. But you may not want to wait until Black Friday to start hunting for deals — especially if you’re shopping online.

Date: 11/20/2015 | Business Wire


Thanksgiving meal will cost the most ever

The average cost of Thanksgiving dinner this year will rise to a record, topping $50 for the first time, as turkey prices jump 6.4 percent after the worst outbreak ever of avian influenza wiped out millions of the birds, a farm group said.The 12 items typically served during...

Date: 11/20/2015 | Business Wire


Use your garden to bring holiday cheer inside

My job gets really tough this time of year. Trying to motivate folks to get out into the garden and clean up the beds, replant the containers, plunk some bulbs into the ground along with spreading mulch everywhere to control weeds and insulate the soil is no easy task.

Date: 11/19/2015 | Home and Garden


Pilgrim primer

How they learned, with help, to live off the land

Date: 11/19/2015 | Home and Garden


Need fine china pieces? Replacements, Ltd., here to the rescue

Have you recently inherited an old set of family china or silver with some pieces missing?Perhaps you just bought some dishes at a garage sale and a few of the plates are chipped or have lost their shine.

Date: 11/18/2015 | Life


There’s gold to be mined in the holiday bread basket

As soon as November rolls around, I start thinking about Thanksgiving. Sure, I daydream about the pies, casseroles and turkey with all the trimmings, but, maybe surprisingly, the part of the dinner I look forward to most is the bread basket.

Date: 11/18/2015 | Life


Forget the turkey, make the perfect roast chicken for Thanksgiving

Roast chicken just might be the quintessential dinner at home. The aroma, the luxurious flavor and the warmth of the oven draw family and friends to the table like magic. Perhaps that’s the reason so many food writers and cookbook authors go on and on about the topic. My take: Roast chickens often...

Date: 11/18/2015 | Life


Talk of the table

Five side dishes that will uplift your Thanksgiving feast

Date: 11/18/2015 | Life


Food banks ramping up

Number of people being served is level, but money doesn’t go as far

Date: 11/16/2015 | Local News


Share this crustless pumpkin pie with friends

Thanksgiving Day is an opportunity to reflect on all the gifts in our life and gather with people we love. Counting your blessings is a very good exercise for both the mind and heart, so why not expand the act to encompass more days and more people?

Date: 11/11/2015 | Light for Life


Why the REI co-op can skip Black Friday

Jena McGregorThe Washington Post

Date: 10/29/2015 | Business Wire




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