Friday, November 23, 2012
Black Friday brings out shoppers on a cold and windy November day.
Customers began lining up at Bayshore Town Center early as 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving to take advantage of discounts on electronics items at the mall's Sears store. While Sears opened at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, the rest of the retail center wasn't open for business until 7 a.m. on Friday. Morning foot traffic was light, but steady as shoppers ventured out despite the cold and windy weather.
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.
Friday, November 16, 2012
A procrastinator's guide to preparing Thanksgiving dinner – or finding a restaurant to cook it for you.
If you're planning on cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year, make sure you stock up early, because most stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Sendik's and Penzy's Spices will both be closed on Thanksgiving. You can make a last-minute run to Pick 'n Save or Sendik's in Shorewood, which are both open until 3 p.m. Also, if you're not much of a chef, you can reserve a fresh turkey and a fully-cooked holiday meal from Sendik's. If you feel like enjoying Thanksgiving away from the house, Jack Pandl's Whitefish Bay Inn will continue its annual Thanksgiving dinner tradition. The 97-year-old Whitefish Bay restaurant will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, serving turkey, as well as duck, schnitzel, whitefish, lamb shanks, …
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Even if you don't cook Thursday, Jack Pandl's Inn is offering turkey dinners so you can get your fill.
The classic picture of Thanksgiving is one of hectic family cooking and long hours at the dinner table, but not everyone chooses to spend their evenings this way. Some don't celebrate the holiday at all, others order food and some go out to eat. At Jack Pandl's Whitefish Bay Inn, hostess Anita Truitt estimated they will serve about 360 turkey dinners Thanksgiving night. They will be open 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and are already filled almost to capacity with reservations. "Sometimes families are just reduced to a couple people, families move away, and they are not always able to get together, so it's nice to come out to dinner," Truitt said. Truitt said they also get larger groups of families, and the atmosphere is lighthearted. "There's a lot…
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…
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!