Monday, November 19, 2012
There is a special schedule for trash and recycling pick-up.
The Radnor Township Municipal Building will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 in observance of Thanksgiving Day. Trash and recycling will be collected according to a holiday collection schedule for the week of November 19 to 23. Monday - District 1 Trash Tuesday - District 2 Trash Wednesday - Recycle District 1 Thursday - Twp. CLOSED Friday - Twp. CLOSED Click here for the 2012 Trash and Recycling Calendar.
Most of those people will be on the road. See what other predictions AAA is making about those joining you in holiday travel this week.
Information provided by AAA: AAA projects 43.6 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, an increase of 0.7 percent over the 43.3 million people who traveled last year. This increase marks the fourth consecutive year of growing holiday travelers since 2008 when Thanksgiving travel fell by 25 percent. The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, Nov. 21 to Sunday, Nov. 25. Highlights from this year’s 2012 AAA Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Forecast include: “Thanksgiving travel hit a decade low in 2008 when only 37.8 million Americans traveled,” said AAA President and CEO Robert Darbelnet. “Since that year we have seen a steady increase in the number of travelers …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
The house will be filled with family or maybe you'll be stuck in a hotel. How do you keep your kids entertained?
Thanksgiving is days away. You may be preparing to host family in your home and cook up the holiday feast or you may be planning on packing up the family and moving out to a hotel or a relative’s for the big day. Whatever you’re doing, you’re taking your kids and they’re going to likely need some form of entertainment. We’re preparing to head north to New York state to visit my in-laws and we’ve already begun the hunt for potential attractions to keep my 19-month-old son entertained, since the hotel room and a house filled with grown ups will only offer limited interest. Obviously for us, going to see a movie is out, since my son’s attention span isn’t yet that long, but this is a big weekend for movies. Are you planning on heading out to …
These DIY Thanksgiving crafts will lend festive fun to your holiday decor.
Before the turkey is in the oven, the dining room table is set and your family is on their way, making Thanksgiving and fall crafts is a fun way to pass the time. Thanksgiving crafts will keep little hands busy and provide family-friendly fall decor to your home. Try any of these crafts to add fun to your Thanksgiving table. OREO TURKEY WHAT YOU NEED: 2 Oreo cookies 1 miniature Reeses Peanut Butter Cup 6 candy corns 1 Whopper Yellow, red and black small tubes of frosting 1 container chocolate frosting (optional) WHAT YOU DO: 1. Take a small amount of frosting (I used chocolate frosting) and place it on one of the Oreos, where the tail feathers will go. 2. Put five candy corn tail feathers on top of the frosting - the frosting will help …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
An optional four-course prix fixe menu is offered.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Paramour is serving Thanksgiving dinner. Chef de Cuisine Kyle Johnson has designed a four-course prix fixe menu in addition to the a la carte menu that will be offered on Wednesday, November 21 and Thursday, November 22. Options: Ginger and Butternut Squash or Chestnut Soup Petite Wedge Salad or a crisp Classic Caesar Roasted All Natural Turkey Breast with sage stuffing, roasted root vegetables and celery root puree or Venison Loin with roasted brussels sprouts, parsnip mash and burgundy bordelaise Pumpkin Cheesecake or sweet Chocolate Caramel Tart The Thanksgiving menu is $65 per person with optional wine pairing for an additional $30 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. The menu will be offered Wednesday, November 21 from 5 to 9 p.m…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Sit back and relax. Find out how to get someone else to do the cooking for you this Thanksgiving.
Are you short on time, don't like to cook, or just want to sit down and enjoy Thanksgiving dinner for a change? The area stores and caterers below can prepare a fully cooked Thanksgiving dinner for you. Weaver's Way Co-op Choose from traditional turkey or non-traditional items like salmon, chicken parmesan, or grilled polenta. Food For All Market Butternut squash soup, cranberry orange bread, and herb roasted turkey are just a few of the many options available. JPM Catering and Events A gourmet style menu with fresh, local and organic ingredients, including turkey from Lancaster Farm Fresh and dairy from Trickling Springs Creamery, delivered to your door in environmentally friendly packaging. Wild Blue Creative Catering In addition to…
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Thanksgiving isn't the reason for the high price of this turkey. Find out what makes this bird so pricey.
As Thanksgiving draws closer by the day, you may be preparing to buy your bird and wondering what the turkey will cost you. In Chestnut Hill, they have a very special turkey that will cost you $28,000. At the Philadelphia Print Shop, an 1860 chromolithograph of a turkey by John James Audobon titled “Wild Turkey. Male. American Cane" hangs prominently on the wall. Even though the print is a second edition, it is actually more rare than the first edition, according to Jane Toczek, who works in the shop. "The first edition in the same size was made in London. The second was made in New York in 1860, but the printing was never completed because most of the clients for this type of print lived in the South," Tozcek said. "New York couldn't do …
Friday, November 25, 2011
Thanksgiving is the time of year when people talk about what they are thankful for.
There are the big categories of what many people are thankful for, family, friends, health and more and there are the smaller things. This past weekend, I was thankful for the fact that I was close enough to the King of Prussia Costco that I could replace the still frozen turkey in my refrigerator with three cooked rotisserie chickens for my family members who were coming for an early Thanksgiving dinner. A quick look around Twitter shows some other things people are thankful for: Lisa Garman, of Media, tweeted: I am thankful for a weekend with people in my life that I have known for years but getting to know better. Jay Royster, of Plymouth Meeting, tweeted: “Be thankful for what you have” Michelle K, of Wayne, tweeted her blog post: She …
Thursday, November 24, 2011
The diner is closing early Thursday.
Minella's Diner in Wayne, which is normally open 24 hours a day, is closing at 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving. It will reopen at 6 a.m. according to the sign in its door. Vote for best diner in Radnor here.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
From different terms to different ways of celebrating, people have different ways of giving thanks.
Thanksgiving traditions vary by region and by family. I grew up spending my Thanksgiving with family in one part of the Philadelphia area or another: Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy, Haverford, Havertown, Wayne, Paoli or Media. To my family, Thanksgiving was about being together. The Thanksgiving gatherings started out a little bit like a cocktail party, but it was about connecting and catching up with family members who we didn’t see frequently. My family didn’t turn on the TV and watch the football game. That just wasn’t part of our tradition. Now, I’m married and frequently spend Thanksgiving with my in-laws, where the TV is frequently on and they call stuffing “dressing.” The food on the table is a lot more starch-based than I’m used to, but …