Friday, November 23, 2012
Cold, windy weather didn't keep shoppers from flocking to mall for big bargains.
When Mayfair Mall opened at midnight Friday, many retailers had long lines, but the crowd overall was orderly. Although many teenagers attempted to gain entry to the mall, security personnel strictly enforced the rules prohibiting unaccompanied minors during certain times of day.
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
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.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Wine bar is catering in turkey and trimmings this afternoon to teach patrons how match Thanksgiving dinner with the perfect wine.
The Ruby Tap is catering in a preview Thanksgiving dinner Sunday afternoon to allow patrons to sample wines that go best with the holiday feast. The event will be from 2 to 4 p.m., with wine experts joining the owners to help pair wine with the traditional turkey and trimmings, including stuffing, cranberries, mashed potatoes and pumpkin cheese cake. And, yes, the Green Bay Packers game will be on tap as well. The wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres-style Thanksgiving dinner, catered by Sendik's, is $15 per person. RSVPs are appreciated, via email, at email@example.com. However, walk-ins are welcome, too. The Ruby Tap is located in the village, just around the corner from Root Common Park, at 1341 Wauwatosa Ave.
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!