Friday, November 23, 2012
Melrose beat Wakefield 28-15 on Thanksgiving in Wakefield.
The Melrose High School football team beat Wakefield Memorial 28-15 on Thanksgiving Day in Wakefield. Did you attend the game and take photos? Upload them to this post, and please make sure to provide the photographer's name and a full-sentence caption for each photo submitted.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Find out what will be open and closed in Melrose for Thanksgiving.
Friday, November 25, 2011
Stefan Ceccherini celebrated his birthday on Sunday by serving Thanksgiving meals to hundreds of people at the Boston Rescue Mission.
Tell us how your Thanksgiving dinner was and if there were any new recipes that were a hit.
Now that you've had time to, um, digest everything that happened yesterday (ahem), we want to know what you savored most. Namely: Who brought the good stuff? Sure, Aunt Carol always brings the same green bean casserole, or your Uncle Pete insists he makes mashed potatoes just the right way. And we still don't know who brings those puff pastry hors d'oeuvres that appear year after year—or what that filling really is. (Duxelles? If you say so.) If you're lucky, though, somebody might have tried something new this year and knocked it out of the park. Or maybe you tried a new recipe yourself and it was out of bounds. Share your favorite dishes from yesterday in the comments below!
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Tell everyone how you plan to spend the rest of the day once you're filled with turkey.
We spend so much time talking turkey (ahem) and about food leading up to Thanksgiving, it can be easy to forget what really makes the day special: Getting together with family and friends and the time spent together. Usually during the meals, everyone's a little busy shoveling food into their mouths, asking "please pass the gravy" or leaning back and undoing the top button on their pants. (That was always my Papa's classic move.) Because of that, the quality time is usually spent after the meal, when everyone's fat and happy. But not everyone spends their post-meal time the same way. Take our quick click poll below and let us know how you're spending your post-meal time today. Then, wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving in the comments!
Scott Macaulay didn't want to spend Thanksgiving alone one year. Now he spends the holiday each year cooking and serving anyone who wants to join him for dinner.
In 1985, Scott Macaulay's parents split up and he said, "Oh gee, nobody's speaking to each other, everyone’s mad—" he pauses to laugh "—what’s going to happen for Thanskgiving? "I don’t like to eat alone—it stinks!" he says, laughing again. "You really don’t want to read the real estate paper on Thanskgiving, eating your own food ... So I put an ad in the Free Press there for 12 people. "That’s what I got. Been doing it ever since." On Nov. 24, 2011, for the 26th year running, Macaulay will host, cook and serve a Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving, although it's a bit bigger now than it was back in 1985 when 12 people joined him. He requires reservations so he knows how much food to buy, and the dinner is now held at First Baptist Church…
Check the traffic out there before heading out the door! Today is Thursday, Nov. 24—152 years ago today, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, a groundbreaking scientific work by British naturalist Charles Darwin, was published in England—and here are Melrose's five fast facts for the day: 1) Goodbye, blue sky: Sunny, with a high near 48. Northwest wind between 6 and 10 mph. Mostly clear, with a low around 35. West wind between 5 and 7 mph. (Forecast by the National Weather Service.) 2) That was absurd, let's eat dead bird: My favorite Thanksgiving (and possibly holiday season) movie—Holly Hunter and Robert Downey Jr. in the same film. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! If you missed it, we have a list of what's open and …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The day before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the year—how far are you going?
The day before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest—if not the busiest—travel days of the years, as millions of Americans make their way back to their childhood homes, to friends' homes and more to celebrate the holiday. Compounding matters this year is a band of heavy rain making its way through the northeast (and, to the north of Melrose, they're expecting snow). We here at Melrose Patch hope that your holiday travel is as safe and stress-free as possible—"You're going the wrong way!"—and would like to know: How far are you traveling for Thanksgiving? Take our poll and tell us in the comments where you're going. And check out our travel tips, including the MBTA schedule this week. Happy Thanksgiving!
What's open and closed for the holiday today and travel tips for the rest of the week.
Here's the general list of what's open and closed on Thanksgiving Day—help out your neighbors by adding any stores you know are open for that last-minute item in the comments section below. Check Melrose Patch's live interactive traffic map to see traffic conditions before leaving your home. Visit MassDOT's online traffic camera webpage with more than 90 live traffic cameras throughout the highway system. The cameras refresh every 10 seconds to provide real time traffic views. The 511 traffic alert system will include messages to alert customers to traffic advisories throughout the holiday weekend. MassDOT will suspend highway construction projects on major roadways across the state from 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23, through normal start …
Melrose Schools and the library close early today in advance of Thanksgiving break.
Check the traffic out there before heading out the door! Today is Wednesday, Nov. 23—75 years ago today, the first issue of the pictorial magazine Life is published, featuring a cover photo of the Fort Peck Dam by Margaret Bourke-White—and here are Melrose's five fast facts for the day: 1) I run like lightning, pass like thunder: How the heck did Steve Fuller get his own verse here? Rain and possibly a thunderstorm today. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 53. Breezy, with a north wind between 14 and 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible. Tonight, showers likely mainly before 11 p.m. Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low …