Saturday, November 17, 2012
Tips to help avoid aches and pains this holiday
Editor's note: The following is a press release issued by ATI Physical Therapy. Family, food and festivities — the ingredients for great Thanksgiving memories! But, if you’re not careful, these memories may turn into aches and pains. As America gets ready to give thanks and kick off the holiday season, the physical therapists at ATI Physical Therapy have some tips that can help keep you pain free. “Activities such as standing too long while cooking, meal preparation, and lifting heavy objects like turkeys and boxes can cause back, shoulder and neck pain,” said Tara Smith, physical therapist at ATI. “There are simple things that can be done to help decrease the effects of the added stress on our bodies.” While cooking, be sure to stand on …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Drivers advised to buckle up, watch their drinking over the holiday.
Editor's note: The following is from press releases issued by the Plainfield Police Department and Will County Sheriff's Department: Thanksgiving can be a dangerous time for motorists, especially unbelted ones — during the day or at night. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Plainfield police are reminding everyone who will be out on the roadways this holiday season to drive carefully and defensively, do not drive impaired and, most importantly, buckle up. To lose a loved one is a terrible thing to experience, especially during the holidays. But to lose one’s life, when it might have been saved by taking two seconds to buckle a seat belt, is truly senseless, Plainfield Traffic Sgt. Eric Munson said in a press release…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Don't let your holiday turn into a disaster; follow these precautions to celebrate safely.
Editor's note: The following is a press release issued by the Plainfield Fire Protection District. More home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving Day than on any other day of the year, according to statics from the National Fire Protection Association. With that in mind, the Plainfield Fire Protection District would like to offer some kitchen fire safety tips to help prevent a cooking fire from ruining your holiday celebration. If you plan to fry your Thanksgiving turkey in a turkey fryer there are some specific turkey fryer safety precautions to keep in mind: For a video and more tips on turkey fryer safety please visit this UL webpage: http://www.ul.com/global/eng/pages/offerings/perspectives/consumer/productsafety/turkeys/. For more …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Avoid making your Thanksgiving guests ill by following these precautions recommended by the Will County Health Department.
Unless you have some ulterior motive, in which case you may end up in Plainfield Patch's police news, the goal when cooking a Thanksgiving feast is for your guests to enjoy the meal rather than be sickened by it. Nearly 8,000 Americans died from foodborne illnesses in 2011 and many thousands more were hospitalized, according to the Will County Health Department. To avoid that fate with your guests, the health department offers these precautions to keep your holiday meal safe: 1. Never thaw frozen foods at room temperature, and never thaw anything in the sink or on the counter unless you want to create an environment for bacterial growth. Instead, the safest method is in a refrigerator set at 41 degrees or below. 2. When thawing a frozen …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Canadian Turkeys, carving the lobster and a turkey the size of a dog.
No need to worry about conversation topics around the Thanksgiving dinner table. Let your guests fill up on these Thanksgiving fun facts.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Every week leading up to Thanksgiving Patch will share tips and ideas to help you plan for the perfect holiday.
If the food website Epicurious is to be believed, if you didn't start planning for Thanksgiving six weeks before the Nov. 22 feast, you are already behind. (I must be doomed) Not to fret: We're here to share some planning tips leading up to Thanksgiving Day to help you pull off the perfect meal for friends and or family. Thanksgiving is about the food, but it’s also about the kind of meal you hope to serve. Will it be a casual event or more formal? This is decision No. 1, according to Epicurious. Once you’ve nailed down the feel for your Thanksgiving meal, you need to create your invite list and send out invitations. You need to know how big that turkey needs to be, right? In Plainfield, you can find invitations and stationery for all your…
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Hams, turkeys, door prizes at annual event.
Friday, November 25, 2011
Those who waited till the sun was up to go Christmas shopping found easy parking, shorter lines -- and plenty of bargains.
Maybe the biggest winners of the Black Friday midnight shopping marathons weren’t the brave souls who waited in long lines outside, but those who embraced shorter lines later in the morning – and still got the good deals. The biggest day of the holiday shopping season, Black Friday is synonymous with early morning store openings, long lines, limited parking and unbelievable deals. Although elements of the overnight post-Thanksgiving buying frenzy appeared during the early daylight hours Friday, the check-out lines and parking spots were surprisingly and easily accessible and relatively painless. Whether that was due to the wavering economy, online shopping or the controversial trend of kicking-off sales late Thanksgiving night, consumers …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
According to our poll,
We asked readers to tell us what they thought about Black Friday and stores opening on Thanksgiving night to give shoppers an even earlier jump on their Christmas shopping. Surprisingly -- or maybe not -- more than 50 percent said they had no intention of doing any shopping on Thanksgiving or the day after and another 10 percent said shopping online is the place to go for deal. Nearly 30 percent said they planned to go shopping but drew the line at starting on Thanksgiving Day. Here's how the poll numbers shook out: ** I wouldn't go shopping on Black Friday if you paid me -- 53 votes (54%) ** I don't mind getting up early, but starting sales on Thanksgiving is too much -- 22 votes (22%) ** Black Friday is passe -- the best deals are online…
From Thanksgiving until the New Year law enforcement agencies will increase patrols looking for impaired and distracted drivers.
The Illinois State Police said Thanksgiving is expected to be the busiest travel day over the long holiday weekend and drivers are asked to follow the rules of the road, particularly when drinking and driving are involved. “Although the number of crashes involving impaired drivers has significantly decreased over the years, a single life lost to drunk driving is one life too many and we know that alcohol is a factor during the Thanksgiving holiday period,” said Illinois State Police Director Hiram Grau in a news release. “Troopers and local police officers will saturate the roads and interstates with targeted patrols to enforce ISP’s Fatal Four mission - with a special emphasis on impaired driving.” The Illinois State Police is targeting…