Don’t miss this year’s 4th Annual Running of the Turkeys, set to kick-off at John DeBella’s Annual Turkey Drop on Sunday, November 24th! The event is a unique 1-mile run around West Chester’s business district, starting and ending at the corner of Chestnut and Church streets. Participants in the run dress up and carry frozen turkeys to be donated to City team Philadelphia, a nonprofit company that donates food, diapers, formul, and other household items to families in need.
All you need to participate is one frozen turkey. Registration begins at noon on the day of the event, at Kildare’s Irish Pub. The first 150 people to register will receive a free Running of the Turkeys T-shirt. To learn more about the event or to learn how to donate at DeBella’s Turkey Drop on Nov. 24, visit http://www.wmgk.com.
I have recently become aware of the demolition plans involving more than 750 acres of woodland and farmland west of 202/Concord Pike on the Pennsylvania/Delaware border. The area, known locally as “The Valley” but formally as “Beaver Valley” is located just minutes outside of Downtown West Chester and offers a great outdoor escape with magnificent beauties.
The land at stake adjoins the newly recognized National Monument in Delaware and Chester County. Developers are attempting to purchase this land and change zoning laws so that it may be bulldozed and built upon before the remainder of the land joins our new National Monument. This land is currently owned by the Woodlawn Trustees. Don’t let the name fool you. The Woodlawn Trustees have every intention to develop this land. The only thing stopping the development is the current zoning. However, these developers are trying to change the zoning so that they may bulldoze the land and build almost a thousand houses and a big box retail store.
Concerned citizens have created a website, wwww.savethevalley.org, to better inform people of the matter at hand. Savethevalley.org aims to put a stop to the development plans on the remaining land held by the Woodlawn Trustees and to preserve the land permanently for recreational use. Join in the fight for saving this precious land before it is too late. For more information visit www.savethevalley.org and check out this informative Youtube video. Also, sign the petition by clicking here and join in the protest on May 14th at 7pm at the Concord Twp Board of Supervisors Rezoning Meeting to show your support.
Faced with a holiday cooking conundrum? There’s undoubtedly an app for that. But if you’re a little more old school, there still are numerous hot lines you can call when a kitchen crisis hits. Most companies now offer tons of tips, advice and how-to videos on their websites and via Facebook and Twitter. Below are some numbers and websites to consider in case you are in need of some help this holiday season!
• Crisco Pie Hotline: 877-367-7438
• Butterball Turkey Talk-Line: 800-BUTTERBALL, www.butterball.com or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
• Empire Kosher poultry customer hot line: 717-436-7055 or www.empirekosher.com/
• Fleischmann’s Yeast Baker’s Help Line: 800-777-4959 or /www.breadworld.com/default.aspx
• Foster Farms Turkey Helpline: 800-255-7227 or www.fosterfarms.com/cooking/index.asp
• King Arthur Flour Co.’s Bakers Hotline: 802-649-3717 or e-mail questions to email@example.com
• Nestle Toll House Baking Information: www.verybestbaking.com/Resources.aspx