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Vic Leipzig and Lou Murray | November 22, 2011
Food, family, friends, and giving thanks for our many blessings. That's what today is all about. Rather than focus on football and Black Friday shopping, Vic and I would rather focus on the food. Slow food, local food, good food. "Slow food" is a recent buzzword that refers to any dish that is made from scratch. It's the opposite of fast food. Thanksgiving may be the one day left where large numbers of Americans still eat slow food. Look at your dinner table today and see how many things were made from scratch versus made from a mix or store-bought.
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By Candice Baker | November 26, 2008
One of the Hebrew Academy’s oldest Thanksgiving traditions involves elbow grease and lots of canned yams. The Huntington Beach school’s Parent Teacher Organization works with each classroom to assemble baskets of Thanksgiving staples, which benefit needy families in the area. “We’ve probably been doing this for more than 10 years,” longtime school secretary Melanie Alkov said. “It teaches children the meaning of mitzvah.” The term “mitzvah” originally referred to the commandments listed in the Torah, but now can mean any expression of human kindness, or good deed.
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By Britney Barnes | November 25, 2009
Shirlee and Harry Wilson have spent their Thanksgivings for almost a decade delivering holiday meals. The Wilsons volunteer not only their turkey day, but have spent their Christmas, Fourth of July, Easter and Valentine’s Day holidays delivering meals to the frail and elderly who can’t shop or cook, or are alone on the holidays. “We just felt it’s time to do something like that,” Shirlee Wilson said. The Wilsons are two of many volunteers who take time out of their holidays for others.
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November 23, 2000
After reflecting upon the meaning of Thanksgiving and how I can celebrate the holiday in a way that is compassionate, healthful and environmentally sensitive, I've come to a conclusion. Thanksgiving is about life and liberty, but the 330 million turkeys killed in the United States each year experience neither. Thanksgiving is also about good health and bountiful harvest. Consequently, I will join other Americans who will celebrate this Thanksgiving holiday with a guilt-free, wholesome, delicious feast that may include tofu "turkey," lentil or nut roast, stuffed squash, corn chowder or chestnut soup, candied yams, cranberry sauce, pumpkin or pecan pie and carrot cake.
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By Henry Redfield | November 19, 2008
Barack Obama has risen from humble beginnings to the power of the presidency. But, every one of us has the presidential power to pardon a turkey on Thanksgiving. In fact, here are some reasons to skip the turkey this Thanksgiving: •?You are what you eat. Who wants to be a butterball? •?You won’t have to call Poultry Hotline to keep your family alive. •?You won’t sweat the environment and food resources devastation guilt trip. •?
NEWS
November 21, 2002
SOUL FOOD It's now just 34 days until Christmas and one week since the start of Advent -- a 40-day period of abstinence, fasting, prayer, charity and reflection practiced by many Christians worldwide. Advent is a time of anticipation and preparation for the Feast of the Nativity -- the annual Christian celebration of the Incarnation, the coming of God in the flesh, in the person of Jesus. The fast arrives for Christians in the U.S. just as our national day of Thanksgiving comes into calendar view, meaning that, where the paths and practices of both traditions cross, something has to give.
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November 18, 2004
JERRY PERSON Next week, millions across the nation will sit down with their families to enjoy a hearty Thanksgiving feast. Be it a huge turkey with all the trimmings or a humble meal made by someone who is homeless, one thing is certain -- the memories that the occasion provokes. Thanksgiving has always been special here in Huntington Beach. For many longtime residents, one special Thanksgiving will always be remembered. The week leading up to Thanksgiving of 1947 began much as it does today, with people running to the grocery store to stock up for the day's feast.
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November 11, 2008
The Family Resource Center of Huntington Beach will bring together several community partners to help families in need this Thanksgiving by providing all that they need for a special holiday dinner. Along with the Family Resource Center, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley and Huntington Beach Surf City Rotary and Fountain Valley Kiwanis Club will all pitch in to make boxes full of Thanksgiving treats and food staples for 75 families at 5 p.m. Tuesday at 2309 Delaware St, Huntington Beach.
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By JERRY PERSON | November 22, 2007
?Hope for a lasting peace. There?ll be bluebirds over the white cliffs of Dover, tomorrow, just you wait and see.? ? These are the starting words of the popular British song that captured the feelings and united the people on both sides of the Atlantic during World War II and would become a symbol that when the war was over, a new day would dawn. This week we?ll be looking at four Huntington Beach sons who served in World War II and how they lived through that trying time.
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By Beau Nicolette | November 26, 2013
As students in Marina High School's Endeavors program sat down to a turkey feast on Friday, they gave thanks for family, friends and a Thanksgiving meal that almost wasn't. The 22-pound turkey, mashed potatoes and green bean casserole steamed on the serving table ready to be eaten after a Grinch-like burglary about three weeks earlier had nearly robbed the students of their holiday celebration. Mike Rumford, a teacher in the special-education program, which is for students with autism, said his classroom and at least four other bungalows where the program is housed were broken into.
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Vic Leipzig and Lou Murray | November 22, 2011
Food, family, friends, and giving thanks for our many blessings. That's what today is all about. Rather than focus on football and Black Friday shopping, Vic and I would rather focus on the food. Slow food, local food, good food. "Slow food" is a recent buzzword that refers to any dish that is made from scratch. It's the opposite of fast food. Thanksgiving may be the one day left where large numbers of Americans still eat slow food. Look at your dinner table today and see how many things were made from scratch versus made from a mix or store-bought.
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By Mona Shadia | November 22, 2011
Frank Tahvildari has spent each Thanksgiving for the last 16 years serving dinner to others. And he's not bored yet. He's doing it again this year. The owner of Tumbleweeds Bar & Grill, 21094 S. Beach Blvd., and two other restaurants in Huntington Beach and Seal Beach could easily take the day off, relax, eat and watch football with family and friends. But he chooses to give. "It's a day of appreciations - appreciating people and appreciating life," he said. "Life is not just about taking.
NEWS
November 22, 2011
While President Obama is pardoning two turkeys for Thanksgiving, every one of us has that same presidential power by choosing a nonviolent Thanksgiving observance that spares a turkey's life. And here are some good reasons: •You are what you eat. Who wants to be a "butterball"? •Your kids can tell their friends about their cool "Tofurky. " •You won't have to call the Meat and Poultry Hotline to keep your family alive. •Fruits and vegetables don't have to carry government warning labels.
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By Elle Harrow and Terry Markowitz | November 16, 2011
"The funny thing about Thanksgiving, or any huge meal, is that you spend 12 hours shopping for it and then chopping and cooking and braising and blanching. Then it takes 20 minutes to eat it and everybody sort of sits around in a food coma, and then it takes four hours to clean it up. "   - Ted Allen   We all know that it's difficult enough to put Thanksgiving dinner together for 10 or 20 people, but imagine if you were cooking for 500. That's what we did every year for 18 years when we owned A La Carte in Laguna Beach, a small gourmet take-out restaurant and catering business.
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By Michael Miller, michael.miller@latimes.com | November 24, 2010
There won't be any turkeys in the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving in Huntington Beach. But as far as organizer Harvey Saarloos is concerned, thanks will be in order — and not just for the holiday meal ahead. The Seal Beach resident is a member of Causelife, a Virginia-based nonprofit dedicated to providing clean water wells in developing countries. He and other local residents plan to start Thursday with a 5- to 10-kilometer walk around Huntington Beach, with all proceeds going to wells in Uganda, Guatemala or Haiti.
NEWS
November 17, 2010
Fountain Valley is hosting a senior pre-Turkey Day meal with food, prizes and entertainment. The Center at Founders Village Senior and Community Center is hosting a Thanksgiving luncheon for those 55 and older. The luncheon will include a Thanksgiving lunch, raffle prizes and entertainment. The event is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Center at Founders Village Senior and Community Center at 17968 Bushard St. Tickets are $7 each and can be bought at the center.
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By Britney Barnes | November 25, 2009
Shirlee and Harry Wilson have spent their Thanksgivings for almost a decade delivering holiday meals. The Wilsons volunteer not only their turkey day, but have spent their Christmas, Fourth of July, Easter and Valentine’s Day holidays delivering meals to the frail and elderly who can’t shop or cook, or are alone on the holidays. “We just felt it’s time to do something like that,” Shirlee Wilson said. The Wilsons are two of many volunteers who take time out of their holidays for others.
NEWS
By Candice Baker | November 26, 2008
One of the Hebrew Academy’s oldest Thanksgiving traditions involves elbow grease and lots of canned yams. The Huntington Beach school’s Parent Teacher Organization works with each classroom to assemble baskets of Thanksgiving staples, which benefit needy families in the area. “We’ve probably been doing this for more than 10 years,” longtime school secretary Melanie Alkov said. “It teaches children the meaning of mitzvah.” The term “mitzvah” originally referred to the commandments listed in the Torah, but now can mean any expression of human kindness, or good deed.
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By Henry Redfield | November 19, 2008
Barack Obama has risen from humble beginnings to the power of the presidency. But, every one of us has the presidential power to pardon a turkey on Thanksgiving. In fact, here are some reasons to skip the turkey this Thanksgiving: •?You are what you eat. Who wants to be a butterball? •?You won’t have to call Poultry Hotline to keep your family alive. •?You won’t sweat the environment and food resources devastation guilt trip. •?
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