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November 28, 2013

Stroll Around Newfane

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Happy Thanksgiving! However you spend your day, and wherever you go, take a moment to count the real blessings in your life, the ones that last. Last night was the first night of Hanukkah for our Jewish friends, and the first of eight candles on the Menorah was lit for their Festival of Lights. Blessings to all families who gather to uphold family traditions.

If you are heading out to shop, remember that this is Small Business Saturday, so patronize the small shops and businesses that are there for you all year. When folks need donations for events, they flock to local businesses who always find ways to support their communities. How many of those same folks return to support those businesses? They really need, and appreciate, your patronage. Ready, set, shop!

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Turkey trivia is on today’s menu. Americans will eat more than 530 million pounds of turkey today. The average weight of a turkey purchased at Thanksgiving is 15 pounds and at that weight a turkey usually has about 70 percent white meat and 30 percent dark meat. The heaviest turkey ever raised was 86 pounds, about the size of a large dog. The five most popular ways to serve leftover turkey is as a sandwich, in stew, chili or soup, casseroles and as a burger. Turkey has more protein than chicken or beef. Commercially raised turkeys cannot fly. Male turkeys gobble but hens do not; they make a clucking noise. Turkeys can have heart attacks. The United States Air Force was doing test runs and breaking the sound barrier, and nearby turkeys dropped dead with heart attacks.

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In need of a hot meal or some fellowship? Olcott United Methodist Church offers a Community Kitchen that is open to the public, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Sundays and Tuesdays.There is no fee and everyone is welcome. If you know someone who would like some soup, call the church at 778-8879 and they will deliver some to them. The church’s “Everything Christmas” sale will continue each Sunday and Tuesday until Dec. 21. Stop and shop for Christmas gifts, decorations and more. Shopping hours will be the same as the community kitchen. For more information, call the church at 778-8879.

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