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Thanksgiving Feast Leftover Recipes

Thanksgiving dinner may have come and gone, but the Tupperware containers full of food remain. Our friends at The Chew has some excellent recipe ideas to help get rid of those leftovers.  The best part – there isn’t one sandwich on the list! Get full recipes at the links below Bacon Stuffing Bites Leftover Stuffing Croquettes Roasted Yam Tarts Turkey Cannelloni Thanksgiving Pasta Leftover Turkey and Stuffing Pie Mushroom and Corn Spoon Bread:    Have a sweet tooth?  We have you […]

Family Welcomes Home Army Soldier from Luzerne County for the Holidays

LEHMAN TOWNSHIP –  Dozens of family members surprised a 20-year Army veteran earlier this week at the airport in Luzerne County. Tonight, they all sat down together for a Thanksgiving feast. In a spacious and cozy room, 35 family members gathered near Lake Silkworth for a lavish Thanksgiving feast. This impressive family get-together had a heartwarming twist. The smiles on everyone’s faces were a permanent fixture because they were celebrating the return of Chief Warrant Officer, Ned Walsh. Walsh just returned home […]

Salvation Army in Tamaqua Hosts Thanksgiving Dinner

TAMAQUA — The Salvation Army in Tamaqua hosted a Thanksgiving meal for families in the area. The Salvation Army in Tamaqua gives out about 400 meals in just a matter of hours. Some of those are delivered, while others come to a dinner at the Salvation Army set up by volunteers. “It’s excellent,” Daisy Valentine of Tamaqua said. “It’s helpful. The children love it. I love it.” But, it’s not just the food that draws the families to the event. […]

Black Friday Game Plan: Shopping Tips from a Bargain Mom

If you’re among the many in our area planning to shop on Thanksgiving or Black Friday, Newswatch 16 has some inside tips from bargain mom Jenna Urban to help you bag bargains. Jenna joined Newswatch16’s Ryan Leckey Thanksgiving morning to offer some “news you can use” ideas to help you maximize your time and money while you’re out and about. If you’re planning to shop at our area’s brick and mortar stores, Jenna suggests downloading the free smartphone app “Flipp.” Essentially, […]

Football & Thanksgiving: An American Tradition

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — In Schuylkill County, nothing goes better with Thanksgiving than football. Newswatch 16’s Chase Senior shows us the holiday happenings at Wednesday night’s Schuylkill League all-star game. Football and Thanksgiving. For many of us, it’s an American staple that goes together like turkey and gravy. After devouring hefty plates, many families sit down, relax, and take in some football. At Schuylkill Haven High School, players who took the field in the North vs. South all-star game on Thanksgiving […]

Notre Dame Elementary Donates Thanksgiving Dinners

EAST STROUDSBURG Thanks to an elementary school in the Poconos, more than two dozen families in Monroe County will have a Thanksgiving feast this week. Boxes upon boxes and plenty of turkeys filled a room inside the Monroe County Children and Youth Services building in East Stroudsburg. All of it was donated by young boys and girls and their teachers from Notre Dame Elementary School. “We are very fortunate to have what we have and we need to do what […]

Large Businesses Giving Back for Thanksgiving

DUNMORE — A car dealership in Lackawanna County is trying to make Thanksgiving a happy one for those in need. That includes turkeys and the trimmings for single moms and a lot more. When you hear “car dealership” you think of the place you go to purchase a new set of wheels, but Tom Hesser Nissan in Dunmore wants to be much more than that. The dealership has used its platform as a large business to help out in the […]

Average Prices for Thanksgiving Fixings Down This Year

TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP — With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, shopping lists are getting more and more specific as folks gather their ingredients for the holiday. “Apples for apple pie. Cabbage for coleslaw, green beans for green bean casserole and eggs for deviled eggs,” said Bernice Ludwig, Tunkhannock. And as the side dishes come together, so do the Thanksgiving plans. “We’re going to be traveling down to my son’s house. The rest of the family will be down there. We’ll just get together […]

Exercise As An Appetizer: Thanksgiving Event To Help Kids

It’s a way to really build your appetite and give back to kids at the same time! On Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, Leverage Fitness Studio in Forty Fort will hold its third annual Turkey Trot. Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey previewed the 5-mile trek Thursday morning. The race donates a portion of its money to the Wyoming Valley Children’s Association. The nonprofit in Forty Fort helps kids with developmental delays. WVCA also provides physical, occupational and speech therapies all under one roof. […]

Family to Family Feeds Thousands for Thanksgiving

SCRANTON — Depending on the amount of people at your table, all the ingredients for a Thanksgiving dinner can get pretty pricey. An organization in Lackawanna County has been helping families afford Thanksgiving for three decades now. There’s a method to the madness as more than 3,000 people file into the ballroom at the Scranton Cultural Center. Volunteers help them fill bags with all the fixings. “I like seeing young people help out like that,” said David Skumanick. “You don’t […]