Thursday, November 22, 2012
Some local restaurants and stores are open on Thanksgiving.
Need some whipped cream for the pumpkin pie? Want to go to a movie after the big feast? Prefer to let someone else do the cooking? Some stores, restaurants and entertainment places around Largo are open on Thanksgiving Day: 1. Grocery Stores 2. Restaurants 3. Movies 4. Drug Store 5. Mini-Golf 6. Bakery Stay connected by signing up for our free email newsletter or "liking" us on Facebook. Know of something that's open, which we missed? Please add it to the comments.
The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Community Policing Unit helped distribute holiday food to families in need.
Inside the Publix on Indian Rocks Road, customers were busy shopping Wednesday. Behind the store, deputies, fire rescue personnel, grocery employees and church volunteers stuffed cruisers and trucks with turkey dinners for 60 families in the community. In its ninth year the community effort provided holiday meals by identifying families in need, donating money and distributing the food. Pinellas County Sheriff's Community Policing deputies, Pinellas Suncoast Rescue personnel and volunteers from Calvary Episcopal Church in Indian Rocks Beach loaded up sheriff's office vehicles with turkey dinners. The line of trucks and cruisers headed to community centers and dozens of homes in neighborhoods around Clearwater, Largo, Madeira Beach, …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
If you don't feel like cooking this Thanksgiving, you can stay close to home and have dinner at a restaurant right here in Largo.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Thanksgiving Eve is one of the five busiest days of the year for pizza sales, according to Market Watch.
While pumpkin or apple may be the pie of choice on Thanksgiving, the Wednesday night before the holiday may find "pies" with pepperoni, sausage and cheese on many Largo tables. While preparing for the lavish Thanksgiving feast with turkey and all the fixings, the last thing many cooks want to do is cook another meal for Wednesday's Thanksgiving Eve supper. Ordering pizza on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is a popular choice. In fact, Thanksgiving Eve is one of the top five pizza sales days, according to Market Watch. Santo Sardo, owner of Largo's Sardo Pizza, said both the days before and after Thanksgiving are busy days for pizza sales at his Ulmerton Road store. "The day before Thanksgiving everybody is gearing up for the …
The garbage pickup schedule is changed this week because of Thanksgiving.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Check out these creative crafts that are good for all ages.
Whether you're a superfan of the holidays or a kid who needs a creative outlet, Largo Patch has rounded up some fun ideas that promise to bring a boost of fall vibes. Add some holiday cheer to your home decor with one of the many craft options below. Ehow offers a number of crafting experiences, but we picked two of our favorites: Sheknows Parenting offered some tips for parents during this crafty time of year. Here are two of our favorites:
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Largo has many great places to buy pie; which one is your favorite?
Pumpkin? Pecan? Apple? Key lime? Chocolate silk? Mmmm, pie options are endless, and Largo has some wonderful places to purchase pie for Thanksgiving. Here's a look at several options around town. Do you have a favorite place to purchase pie that we left off our list? Follow the links below to rate your favorite pie place in the Largo Patch business directory, and let us know why you think they have the best pie in the comments. Amish Country Store Cafe de Paris Bakery Frida's Cafe & Bakery Toucan's Coffee House and the Pie Factory Village Inn Stay connected by signing up for our free email newsletter or "liking" us on Facebook.
A cheesy potato casserole and delicious cranberry sauce are sure to light up your Thanksgiving dinner table.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Here are some tips to help the four-legged members of the family have a safe holiday. Plus, where to get a pre-cooked Thanksgiving dinner for your dog in Largo.
Thanksgiving is a time for friends and family to gather. For many people, pets are part of the celebration. At Largo's Open Air Market this Saturday, the All Natural Treats for Dogs booth will have pumpkin pies and Thanksgiving dinners for dogs for sale. Munchies Natural Pet Foods and Largo Feed & Garden Supply Inc are a couple other local businesses that also sell products for your pets. As you celebrate Thanksgiving here are some tips from the ASPCA on feeding Fido and Fluffy:
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Stretching the budget to put on a turkey feast can be costly, but it doesn’t have to break the bank.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and that means it’s time to stock up on turkey, yams, cranberries and all things festive. Stretching the budget to fit in that pumpkin pie with extra whipped cream is the hard part for many. With food prices through the roof and many household budgets already flexed to the breaking point, it can be difficult to work in the extra expenses. There are some steps families can take now to help stretch their dollars and make certain there’s no reason to skimp on the spread. Let Patch save you time. Get great local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone everyday with our free newsletter. Simple, fast sign-up here. Here are a few tips for making that budget go the distance for …