Monday, December 3, 2012
Duck, rabbit and cauliflower among alternatives to traditional holiday dishes.
Thanksgiving is one of Keith Tianen’s favorite holidays, but not always because of the glistening turkey roasting in the oven. He enjoys experimenting with many different foods and cooking styles during the holidays. One time friends and family were served a Thanksgiving meal that included authentic Cuban dishes. Other times fish and pork have been the main entrees. This Christmas, Tianen plans to make free range pork and duck the star of the holiday meal. “We like to do different things and have fun,” he said. This Thanksgiving, however, Tianen and his guests enjoyed a fresh turkey that was brined and roasted in the oven. He was one of many people picking up a fresh, free range turkey at Turk Farms in Fenton a few days before Thanksgiving…
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Here is a look at what happened at Fenton Patch this week.
Sunday, Nov. 18 Fenton Patch let you know how you can help shape Fenton’s future. City officials are holding a Community Visioning Forum in December, and readers can find out the details here. Looking for a job? Fenton Patch is here to help, with employment postings on Sundays. Last Sunday, we shared the following area listings. Monday, Nov. 19 We shared memories from friends who miss Fenton teen Audrey Seigle, who passed away in July after being struck by a train. Fenton Patch had an update on local author Ilene Stephanie Lasco, who owns Lasco Ford in Fenton with her husband. She will have two book signings this week for the Christian children’s book she wrote, Lasco shared. And the Sheriff’s Department asked Patch readers for help in …
Here is a look at five of the most interesting stories from this week.
1. As big-name national retailers hoped to draw lots of shoppers for Black Friday, local businesses around the Fenton area and the U.S. looked for support on Small Business Saturday. The Hartland Patch had a story about Small Business Saturday, described by the U.S. Small Business Administration as a “day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities.” 2. Gov. Rick Snyder will discuss plans for a second Detroit-Windsor bridge during a trip to Canada, said an Associated Press story printed in The Flint Journal. In the general election earlier this month, voters spurned a proposal to give them a say on whether state money can be used to build international border crossings. 3. In a nationwide fungal …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Looking for something for your little ones to do after dinner? Print out our coloring pages.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Fenton area residents share why they give thanks.
Centuries after the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared a fall feast in 1621, Thanksgiving is still a big occasion in America. It was President Abraham Lincoln who proclaimed it a national holiday in 1863, in the middle of the Civil War. Today, area residents share what they’re thankful for. Fenton Fire Chief Robert Cairnduff said he’s thankful for his family, with four boys who all have good health. “That’s the most important thing,” Cairnduff said. Fenton High School senior Caila Ryan also named her family as what she’s most thankful for. Area resident Sandra Davies said she’s glad to be alive. “We’re all staying in good health over here, I hope,” said Davies, a member of the Loose Senior Center in Linden. Susan Allen, of …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Here's the scoop on when local schools and government offices will be closed this week.
City of Fenton offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Payments to the city can be made on this website and at the drop box at the Fenton Police Department. The Fenton Police Department will be open throughout the holiday. Fenton Township’s offices also will be closed on Thursday and Friday. In addition, Fenton Area Public Schools students will be on Thanksgiving break on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday will be a half day for students in Lake Fenton Community Schools. It will not be a late start day. Lake Fenton students will be on break Thursday and Friday.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
No inclination to cook? On your own for the holiday? Try these picks.
1. A Thanksgiving Day brunch buffet is offered at The French Laundry, 125 W. Shiawassee Ave. in Fenton, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; cost is $24.95 for per person; it's $12.95 for children ages six through 12 and free for children under the age of six. Tickets must be purchased at the restaurant or by calling 810-629-8852 for regular seating. No reservations are taken for the bar seats, so those are available on a first-come, first-served basis for brunch. 2. Fenton Hotel Tavern and Grille, 302 N Leroy St. in Fenton, has seatings from noon-6 p.m.; reservations only for regular seating; bar seating is first-come, first-served. Call 810-750-9463 to reserve your spot. 3. Ruby Tuesday, 19005 Silver Parkway in Fenton, serves up its regular menu between…