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by Thomas MacMillan | Nov 28, 2013 10:29 am | Comments (1)
For the first time since 1888, the first day of Chanukah lands on Thanksgiving. For the first time ever, Chabad of Westville celebrated the Jewish holiday by making a menorah out of packages of food—provisions that will go to feed the hungry.
by Thomas MacMillan | Nov 27, 2013 10:00 am | Comments (5)
This Thanksgiving, people getting by on food stamps are being hit by a double whammy: On top of recent cuts to the federal assistance program, the holiday comes late in the month, so people have fewer dollars left to get a turkey for their table.
by Melissa Bailey | Nov 27, 2013 7:51 am | Comments (1)
Fire Lt. Steve Durand, who grew up in Fair Haven and descended from an Italian immigrant fruit-peddler, returned to his neighborhood school Tuesday to help the next wave of newcomers put food on the Thanksgiving dinner table.
by Allan Appel | Nov 25, 2013 1:57 pm
Marshmallows, graham crackers, marinara sauce, and pasta.
Patrons brought those non-perishable food products along with their tickets to the Shubert Theater Friday night as they entered the lobby and ascended to their seats to see Mamma Mia!.
by Allan Appel | Nov 20, 2013 5:14 pm | Comments (13)
Robert Roberts listened to visitors talk about big plans for a one-acre farm right by his house—and wondered where the cookouts and Easter eggs will go.
by Staff | Nov 15, 2013 6:59 am
Dixwell volunteers, in conjunction with the cops, are gearing up for a massive distribution of meals to hungry people on Thanksgiving, in memory of recently departed community leader Mae Ola Riddick.
by Allan Appel | Nov 14, 2013 11:36 am
As the bitter cold sets in, the homeless need ...
Hot food? Check.
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by Gilad Edelman | Nov 13, 2013 3:13 pm
The hot peanut oil bubbled raucously as Ide Ehigiato lowered in the turkey. Then he screwed the heavy lid shut, quieting the din enough for him to explain some basic turkey physics.
by Paul Bass | Nov 5, 2013 4:03 pm | Comments (2)
Part way through Election Day, the white bean chili and Georgia-Hot, shrimp & rice soup were battling for first place in the hotly contested election for top parent-baked soup.
by Staff | Oct 25, 2013 10:22 am
In memory of a matriarch of Dixwell, volunteers are gathering provisions to keep 1,000 families warm and fed this Thanksgiving. They need your help.