Thanksgiving

  • coronavirus Apr 24

    Plymouth 400's #IlluminateNOW Campaign

    Shine bright! Inspired by the annual Illuminate Thanksgiving, Plymouth 400’s #IlluminateNOW campaign encourages people to shine light on all the positive in their communities. To get involved post on social media someone who has made your day brighter and use #IlluminateNOW.

  • Massachusetts Dec 7, 2019

    Friendsgiving Celebration Sparks Controversy at Worcester Elementary School

    What some say was just intended to be a fun Friendsgiving celebration for the pre-K through sixth-grade students at a Massachusetts school has sparked a debate within the Worcester School Committee. Staff at Worcester’s Goddard School of Science and Technology were asked to dress up as a pilgrim, a Wampanoag, a Mayflower voyager or a blacksmith. “They’re asking educators...

  • Massachusetts Dec 6, 2019

    Worcester School Friendsgiving Controversy

    There is a controversy over whether an idea for a Thanksgiving celebration at a Worcester school was culturally insensitive.

  • Weather Dec 4, 2019

    Schools, Offices Close as Long-Lived Storm Clobbers US East

    A seemingly endless winter storm that bedeviled holiday travelers across much of the country dumped over a foot of snow on parts of the East. More than 660 flights into or out of the U.S. were canceled, with more than 4,000 delays. Forecasters say the storm could drop 10 to 20 inches of snow from Pennsylvania to Maine. Governments closed...

  • Vermont Dec 4, 2019

    Southern Vermont Digs Out From Early-Season Snow

    Parts of southern Vermont could see two feet of snow by the time this week’s slow-moving storm wraps up Tuesday. The towns reporting the highest totals were through the Route 9 corridor and along the Massachusetts border, including Readsboro, Woodford, and Wilmington.

  • NBC News Dec 2, 2019

    Dwyane Wade Dismisses Criticism of Son's Appearance as ‘Stupidity'

    Dwyane Wade responded to social media users who criticized the appearance of his 12-year-old son, Zion Malachi Airamis, in a recent family photo. The retired NBA star dismissed what he described as “post-Thanksgiving hate” in a tweet over the weekend. “Stupidity,” Wade wrote, is a part of “this world we live in — so I get it.” “But here’s the...

  • spokesman Dec 2, 2019

    Former ‘DWTS' Dancer Slams Substitute Teacher Lecturing His Child for Having 2 Dads

    A substitute teacher berated a Utah fifth grader after he said during a pre-Thanksgiving lesson that he was thankful he’s finally going to be adopted by his two dads, the parents said. The boy’s classmates said the teacher told him, “that’s nothing to be thankful for” and lectured the 30 kids in the class about her views on homosexuality. She...

  • Massachusetts Dec 2, 2019

    What to Know About the Big Multi-Day Snowstorm

    A significant winter storm slowly making its way toward New England is set to arrive Sunday, impacting people hoping to get home after Thanksgiving during the year’s busiest travel weekend. It will be a long-duration nor’easter, with the region under its grip for 24 to 36 hours. Here’s what you need to know about the powerful storm:

  • NBC News Dec 1, 2019

    Hunger on Campus: The Fight Against Student Food Insecurity

    While most Americans will be grateful for second and third helpings this Thanksgiving, there’s one surprising group who struggle to find a first helping every day: students at some of the nation’s top universities, NBC News reports. “I can’t go to the grocery store to buy breakfast because if I use this money I’m not going to be able to...

  • United States Dec 1, 2019

    Pat Sajak Makes First Public Appearance Since Undergoing Emergency Surgery

    Pat Sajak is back in action! The 73-year-old “Wheel of Fortune” host made his first public appearance since undergoing emergency surgery in early November to enjoy a night out. Sajak was seen at the Washington Capitals game on Friday alongside his 24-year-old daughter, country singer Maggie Sajak. The game show host was sporting a red Capitals jacket to show his...

  • Massachusetts Dec 1, 2019

    Snowstorm Not Yet to New England But Already Impacting Peoples' Travel Plans

    A significant storm headed for New England is expected to bring heavy snow to the region. When there’s snow in the forecast, rock salt, shovels and all things winter are the hottest items at hardware stores. “Got some oil for my snow blower,” one woman said. “Loading up on my rock salt” said Mike Caribo. “I’m picking up a couple...

  • New Jersey Dec 1, 2019

    Mom-And-Pop Retailers Gear Up for Small Business Saturday, as Towns Try to Stoke Excitement

    Independent retailers are gearing up for Small Business Saturday, a day used to promote mom-and-pop retailers, and many towns are doing their best to support the effort. In 2018, an estimated 104 million consumers shopped at independent retailers and restaurants on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. They spent $17.8 billion, the most since the shopping event was created by American Express...

  • United States Nov 30, 2019

    Merry Clickmas: Black Friday Online Sales Hit Record $7.4B

    This year’s Black Friday was the biggest ever for online sales, as fewer people hit the stores and shoppers rang up $7.4 billion in transactions from their phones, computers and tablets. That’s just behind the $7.9 billion haul of last year’s Cyber Monday, which holds the one-day record for online sales, according to Adobe Analytics. Adobe measures sales at 80...

  • Christmas Nov 30, 2019

    Black Friday Kicks Off Scramble in a Shorter Shopping Season

    Black Friday shoppers fought for parking spots and traveled cross-state to their favorite malls, kicking off a shortened shopping season that intensified the mad scramble between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The shopping season is the shortest since 2013 because Thanksgiving fell on the last Thursday in November — the latest possible date it could be. That means customers will have less...

  • BOSTON Nov 30, 2019

    High Wind and Rains Before Thanksgiving

    It was a wild weather day in New England. We started the day off at 60° in Boston. By lunchtime the temperatures were tumbling into the 50s as winds shifted from the south to the west. Winds were howling out of the west with gusts to 50 MPH. Those wind gusts were enough to cause some minor damage across the…

  • NBC Nov 30, 2019

    Good Bulldog: Thor Bulldozes His Way to Best in Show at National Dog Show

    In a crowded field of canine candidates, “Thor” the Bulldog nabbed the Best in Show title at the 2019 National Dog Show. The 2-year-old pup, whose registered showname is GCHG Diamond Gold Majesu Pisko Bulls, bested 2,000 dogs representing 194 breeds to win the prestigious title at the Kennel Club of Philadelphia. “I love this dog,” said trainer Eduardo Paris...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Nov 30, 2019

    'Tonight': Hometown Bar With Jason Aldean

    Country singer Jason Aldean and host Jimmy Fallon pay tribute to their hometown bar with a song as they head to their hometown for Thanksgiving.

  • Kaitlin McKinley Becker Nov 30, 2019

    Christmas Tree Shortage Leads to Higher Prices

    The day after one holiday, plenty of people are already preparing for the next. Following Thanksgiving, Christmas tree shopping is a first on many to do lists. But this year, those in the market for a tree will see an increase in price thanks to a decrease in supply. Brody Flynn’s family tree lot sees a lot of customers on...

  • Kaitlin McKinley Becker Nov 30, 2019

    Christmas Tree Shortage Leading to Higher Prices

    Brody Flynn says his customers here and everywhere will be paying more for a Christmas tree, roughly a $10 increase thanks to a decrease in supply.

  • BOSTON Nov 30, 2019

    Brawl Breaks Out at Needham-Wellesley Football Game on Thanksgiving Day

    It is a historic rivalry that is supposed to be family-friendly, but the Needham-Wellesley football game turned ugly on Thanksgiving Day. Wellesley, the home team, was up 27 to nothing when fists started flying with two minutes left in the game. Officials decided to call the game before the clock ran out due to the bench-clearing brawl, leaving some fans...

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