Stories tagged: Thanksgiving
Sun., Nov. 19, 2017
Science backs it up: Political divisions are impacting Thanksgiving
Politically divided families cut their Thanksgiving dinner short by 20 to 30 minutes in 2016, according to a draft paper by Ryne Rohla, a doctoral candidate in economics at Washington …
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017
Ann McFeatters: Here’s what not to talk about this Thanksgiving
Around many tables there is a great probability that turkey legs will be thrown, gravy bowls overturned, monkey bread flung in all directions and pie smeared on the walls. Here …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 2:32 p.m.
Keep kids busy at Thanksgiving gatherings with a craft table
The Thanksgiving gathering stretches for hours in many families. Give the kids something to do by creating a craft table.
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 3:35 p.m.
Mama Bear Moxie: Why Thanksgiving is better than Christmas
The long Thanksgiving weekend provides the time together as a family that I crave. The colder weather and the special food mush together to encourage lazy mornings, lots of game …
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 9:41 a.m.
Drivers pulled over for violations get holiday turkey
Some Montana traffic enforcement officers gave out Thanksgiving turkeys instead of tickets.
Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 9:17 a.m.
Target to offer shoppers a breather after Thanksgiving
Target is offering shoppers a breather after holiday shopping on Thanksgiving.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 12:55 p.m.
Mall of America will close on Thanksgiving
The largest shopping mall in the country is again pushing back on early Black Friday sales by closing on Thanksgiving – but this time, it plans to take it a …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 1:10 p.m.
Airlines see Thanksgiving travel rising 3 percent
Get ready for bigger airport crowds over Thanksgiving this year.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 5 a.m.
Paul Turner: Mike Leach is preparing Cougar fans for politics at the Thanksgiving table
We in the Inland Northwest have had a dress rehearsal for sports at the Thanksgiving table already, thanks to Washington State University football.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 7:15 p.m.
Cyber Monday transforms as shoppers are more connected
The Monday after Thanksgiving is still a time when millions of Americans pause to check out online deals and check off items from their gift list – but a one-day …
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 3:33 p.m.
Our creation of Thanksgiving offers reflections of how to co-exist
The stories we tell ourselves about our past both shape and reflect us. The most powerful are the creation myths.
Thu., Nov. 24, 2016, 7:28 p.m.
Some gobble down turkey, then shop to start holiday season
Thanksgiving Day, rather than the day afterward, has become the start of the holiday shopping season in a shift that delights some and disgusts others.
Thu., Nov. 24, 2016, 12:40 p.m.
Turkey day goes to the dogs for good cause
Dogs and their people took part in a 2-mile walk Thursday morning at High Bridge Park to raise funds for the dog park there.
Thu., Nov. 24, 2016, 6:30 a.m.
Thankful for Spokane’s revered, underrated and ignored blessings
The people who study this stuff say that expressing gratitude can make you experience gratitude – that you can literally create a sense of thankfulness and appreciation about your life, …
Thu., Nov. 24, 2016, 6 a.m.
What our readers are grateful for this holiday season
We asked our readers what makes them grateful this holiday season.
Thu., Nov. 24, 2016, 5:30 a.m.
Gratitude, ‘the greatest of virtues,’ improves your life
Four Inland Northwest residents discuss the role of gratitude in their lives. It helps them recognize the kindness of others, promotes forgiveness, makes them aware of others’ needs and brings …
Thu., Nov. 24, 2016, 5:23 a.m.
Rob Curley: Thanksgiving, serendipity and why today’s front page looks like it’s from 1910
The Spokesman-Review’s front page looks different today; that’s on purpose.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 7 p.m.
Perfect soundtrack for cooking the feast can be found on Broadway
For years, Spokane Public Radio’s Verne Windham has played Broadway show tunes on Thanksgiving morning. The tradition continues this year.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
How to talk about race and politics at Thanksgiving dinner
With Thanksgiving upon us, the inevitable dinner discussion about politics, race, Donald Trump, race, what’s wrong with America – and race – are bound to bring some uncomfortable drama to …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 2:41 p.m.
In decades-old tradition, Gonzaga Prep students deliver food to Spokane’s neediest
In the space of a week Gonzaga Prep students gathered more than 100,000 pounds of food. Wednesday they delivered some of that food to families throughout Spokane.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 9:37 a.m.
Thanksgiving travel expected to be heaviest since 2007
Americans took to the roads, air and railways Wednesday for what is expected to be the busiest Thanksgiving travel period in almost a decade.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 7:46 a.m.
Thanksgiving comes a day early in Idaho
Joshua McQueen, executive chef of Vandals Dining, and a few members of his staff spent Tuesday peeling about 300 pounds of potatoes, preparing 150 pounds of green beans, 30 turkeys, …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 6 a.m.
Gardening: Cranberries in the spotlight on Thanksgiving table
Our Thanksgiving dinners are often all about tradition. Family traditions centered around whose recipe for the green bean casserole will be featured. Is it corn bread or bread stuffing? Do …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 5:48 a.m.
Cranberries bubble from bog to Thanksgiving table
Cranberry bogs in Washington state produce solid hues of vibrant red each fall as one of the state’s lesser-known crops is harvested in the months before Thanksgiving.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 5:30 a.m.
Black Friday will be soggy and chilly
Black Friday looks like it will be soggy Friday
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 5 a.m.
Don’t feel like cooking Thanksgiving meal? Eat out instead
Some local restaurants will be open Thanksgiving. Just saying…
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 4 a.m.
Front Porch: Political divides may corrupt Thanksgiving meal
I wish I had it in me to believe that this Thanksgiving will turn out to be what we all hope for – a big joyous meal shared with family …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 3:28 a.m.
Humans have changed industrial turkeys so much they can’t even mate without our help
The colorful turkeys we drew in kindergarten don’t resemble the fowl on our modern Thanksgiving tables. Our popular idea of what a turkey looks like seems to be stuck in …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 3 a.m.
Weathercatch: Thankful for our weather – here’s why
Bad weather is hitting parts of the country as millions of people are driving or flying during the Thanksgiving holiday. Here in the Inland Northwest, we’re sitting pretty. Sure, we’ve …
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 4:09 p.m.
SpokAnimal hosts Thanksgiving Day dog walk
If you’ve got a four-legged friend and want to get some exercise before Thursday’s big dinner, SpokAnimal is looking for you.