Wednesday, November 21, 2012
What are you thankful for?
The idea of taking a day off of work and gathering around a feast with family and friends is such a nice idea, isn't it? So tell us, what are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Take our poll below or let your neighbors know in the comments section below. Happy Thanksgiving!
Friday, November 16, 2012
Where are you buying your gobbler this holiday?
It's just about turkey time, but how much are you willing to spend on this year's Thanksgiving bird? Expect turkey prices to be slightly higher this year, reports the American Farm Bureau Federation, rising from $21.57 to $22.23 for the average 16-pound turkey. The 66-cent price increase is attributed to a slight rise in demand, rather than a supply shortage. For most American families, the turkey remains the main attraction and most expensive part of the meal, according to the AFBF. Check out our roundup of turkey prices at stores in and around McLean. Prices were gathered from the store's weekly circulars and calls to sales associates. Some prices require minimum purchases and quantities are limited. Contact store for details. Giant, …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Chain Bridge Cellars is hosting a free Thanksgiving wine selection festival.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
More than 38 million people expected to drive to their Thanksgiving destination this year.
With Thanksgiving less than 48-hours away, AAA is projecting that more than 42 million people will travel 50 miles or more for the holiday. According to a AAA release, the projected numbers are a four percent increase from the more than 40 million people who traveled for Thanksgiving in 2010. Lon Anderson, a spokesman for AAA said some improvement in the economy has triggered the increase in travel for the holiday this year. “The economy has improved enough that people are saying ‘That’s it, we’re traveling for Thanksgiving this year’,” Anderson said. Anderson said AAA has done national polling as recent as a couple weeks ago to get an idea of how many people will be traveling for the holidays. More than 38 million people are expected to …
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Thanksgiving is a week away but students will have turkey option on Thursday.
Thanksgiving is still a week away, but students at Fairfax County Public Schools will sit down to a turkey dinner tomorrow, Thursday. The lunch will include mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, green beans and cranberry sauce. There won't be pumpkin pie, but lunchrooms will serve a frozen pumpkin yogurt cup. FCPS charges $2.65 to elementary school students for lunch and $2.75 to middle and high school students. Students who qualify for reduced-cost meals pay 40 cents. Families who earn less than 130 percent of the poverty level are eligible for free meals and those with incomes between 130 and 185 percent of poverty level qualify for reduced price meals. Approximately 24 percent of the student enrollment at FCPS qualify for free and …