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  • Fall seasons give hunters one last shot at wild turkey dinner

    Hunters bent on having an ultratraditional feast still have time – and a season – to bag a wild turkey for Thanksgiving. General turkey seasons re-opened this week in Washington …


  • Butterball investigates underweight gobblers

    NEW YORK – Butterball apparently has a big fat mystery on its hands: The company says it doesn’t know why some of its turkeys wouldn’t plump up in time for …


  • Churches team up for Thanksgiving donations

    Eight Spokane Valley churches are teaming up to collect money for the Spokane Valley Partners Food Bank to be matched by Thrivent Financial. In previous years churches have collected turkeys …


  • Turkey features bourbon-maple glaze, gravy

    Thanksgiving is a distinctly American holiday. And bourbon is distinctly American booze. With its balance of flavors – smoky, spicy and sweet – and hints of caramel and vanilla, it …


  • Thanks, but no sale: Local retailers won’t be open on holiday

    While some consumers are signing Facebook pledges to refuse to shop on Thanksgiving, several Spokane store owners are keeping their doors shut on Nov. 28 to underline the same message: …


  • Holiday of sharing deserves thanks

    I was pondering what to write for a post-Thanksgiving column, and it occurred to me to look at some of our major holidays and categorize them. Not as easy a …


  • Doug Clark: Professor Pilgrim is back for another round

    Drop your forks, folks, and make ready for the sixth annual serving of Ask Professor Pilgrim. Since 2006, this forum has been devoted to answering Thanksgiving questions that an Iron …


  • Meal helps unify high school

    When people think about Thanksgiving, they often think about tradition. At Spokane Valley High School in the West Valley School District, students and staff have their own tradition: a meal …


  • Coeur d’Alene classes taught about food safety

    Instead of posing the eternal question to Thanksgiving Day cooks – “When do we eat?” – some local eighth-grade students are equipped with a more technical line of inquiry this …


  • Vestal: Enjoy all you’re thankful for on Friday

    Sleep in. Stay home. Take the dog for a walk. Read a book. Watch TV. Pick hunks of turkey off the carcass, standing in the kitchen in your sock feet, …


  • Free or low-cost holiday meals

    Many organizations offer free or low-cost Thanksgiving meals, or food baskets for people to prepare their own holiday feast: Thanksgiving Turkey Baskets - The Salvation Army will be distributing baskets …


  • Holiday travel will see snow over mountain passes

    There is likely to be rain – lots of it – in the days leading up to Thanksgiving with a mix of snow over Snoqualmie Pass through Wednesday. At lower …


  • Thanksgiving noted by area churches

    A few Spokane Valley churches are holding events this week in observance of Thanksgiving, offering a chance for people to pause and give thanks. • The congregations of Advent Lutheran …


  • Religion Notes: Service part of Thanksgiving tradition

    Before you sit down with your family next week to give thanks, First Church of Christ, Scientist, 310 E. 14th Ave., will offer its annual Thanksgiving Day service Wednesday at …


  • A celebration of side dishes

    Traditional Thanksgiving dinner is hard enough – just making sure that everyone’s favorite dish is on the menu is enough to make even a seasoned cook’s head spin. Add a …


  • Scandinavian Bazaar set for Saturday

    The Central Lutheran Church will hold its annual Scandinavian Bazaar on a new day – this year’s bazaar will be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Lefse, meatballs …


  • Serving those who serve

    Hundreds of Fairchild Air Force Base airmen unable to go home for the Thanksgiving holiday celebrated with a different family Thursday – their military compatriots. “It’s not family, but it’s …


  • Family’s holiday feast includes birds bagged by father, son

    Marc Divens gently nudged his drowsing son, 13-year-old Adam, as the eastern sky lightened. “The turkeys are awake,” he said. “Hear them?”


  • Doug Clark: But what will Mayflower Mary put on her turkey?

    Gather round, gobblers. It’s time again for the Thanksgiving tradition that is even more ubiquitous than congealed gravy and indigestion. Welcome to the sixth installment of Ask Professor Pilgrim.


  • Front Porch: Fortitude never tasted so delicious

    Today is Thanksgiving, a day for gratitude, for gathering around the dinner table in large and small numbers and for reflection on the many gifts of our lives. I am …


  • Free holiday dinners today

    • Spokane • Hugo’s on the Hill, 3023 E. 28th Ave. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by six community groups and businesses. Free transportation. (509) 991-5120.


  • Getting There: AAA expects increase in holiday drivers

    Last week’s early round of snow and ice may have drivers nervous about venturing out this Thanksgiving. But officials said there is no reason to fear if you are prepared …


  • Holiday brings special meals, services

    As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, some Spokane Valley churches are planning special services or meals to celebrate the day. • Zion Lutheran Church will hold a Thanksgiving eve service at …


  • Religion Notebook: Thanksgiving services set

    One week from today, Americans will sit down for a meal and take a moment to give thanks for their blessings. If you would like to attend a service of …


  • Restaurant plans to serve 1,200 free holiday meals to needy

    Into how many pieces a pan of pumpkin dessert can be divided may not be a concern at an ordinary family Thanksgiving Dinner, but the Women’s and Children’s Free Restaurant …


  • Ready… set… gobble

    With all the mashed potatoes flying, the big bird to carve and gravy to finish, it’s a wonder anything is still hot when it hits the table for the Thanksgiving …


  • Kootenai County food bank needs turkeys

    The Community Action Partnership — Kootenai County’s food bank — put out an urgent call this morning for turkeys.


  • Front Porch: Choosing stress-free way to spend Thanksgiving

    I’d like to revisit Thanksgiving for a moment. I know, it’s already fading in the rearview mirror, even though it was just a week ago, and everyone is in the …


  • Wrong date turns out right for family’s holiday

    It was dark and it was cold and it was Thanksgiving Day. Marry Garcia had packed her children, 10-year-old twins Eloisa and Abdias, in the car and taken them downtown. …


  • Volunteers prepare hundreds of full-course Thanksgiving dinners

    Carl Perron hustled around the kitchen at Mid-City Concerns on Thanksgiving morning. He inventoried trays of turkey, checked the green bean casserole’s progress and kept Meals on Wheels dinners moving …

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