Thursday, December 6, 2012
Celebrate the Festival of Lights in JP with fun events and delicious recipes.
This year, Hanukkah begins on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 8, and ends a week later on Sunday, Dec. 16. According to Chabad.org, Hanukkah starts on the Hebrew calendar date of 25 Kislev and lasts for eight days. For those of us who aren't attuned to the Jewish calendar, that translates to sundown on Saturday, Dec. 8. Nehar Shalom Community Synagogue is advertising a Hanukkah party Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, commemorates the story of the Maccabean Revolt against Syrian rulers in present day Israel 2,300 years ago. The Maccabees wanted to rededicate Jerusalem's main temple but had only enough oil to kindle the Eternal Light for one day. The oil lasted for eight days, according to the story, …
The Lawsons of South Huntington Avenue are hoping the community can help them pay for their ailing dog’s knee surgery.
Jenn Lawson remembers when her dog French Fry would chase rogue tennis balls by the pond in the summer. She recalls when she would gallop happily in the dog park across the street. Now, French Fry can barely stand. Lawson said French Fry came home from the MSPCA-Angell dog park one day last summer with a limp. She and her husband, Chris, thought it was a minor injury sustained after a particularly active romp, but when they brought the spry 5-year-old Springer-lab mix to the vet in September, it turned out she’d torn the anterior cruciate ligament in her right hind leg. “She likes to jump and do crazy things,” Lawson said. “I think after overworking herself for so many years she ended up tearing her ACL.” Though she toughed it out for a …
The trolley tour comes to JP.
1. The Mayor's tree lighting tour is on its way to Jamaica Plain. 2. Along with the tree lighting, look for numerous events to take place in town. The JP Branch Library will host an opening for the community mosaic Saturday at the Loring-Greenough House from 6 to 8 p.m. 3. Also, look for a "pop up" book sale at the library branch this Saturday. 4. Speaking of library books, did anyone else notice a book giveaway across from the branch Tuesday night? Reader Belen Zuniga (@ellokitty5) posted a photo of books with a roof over them on her Twitter page 5. Looking for a Christmas Tree? Head to St. John's.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Make these brisket, latke, and sufganiyot recipes for Hanukkah. Or, get them to-go from local spots in Jamaica Plain.
This year, Hanukkah begins on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 8 and ends on the evening of Sunday, Dec. 16. Observing the Festival of Lights goes hand-in-hand with making special Hanukkah foods. Before you light the menorah, make sure you have all the ingredients for some great brisket, latke, and sufganiyot. Although there are many recipes, below are a few to try during the eight nights. Hate cooking? Potato Latkes Ingredients Instructions Once they are ready to eat, try them with some apple sauce mixed with sugar & cinnamon, sour cream or just a sprinkling of salt. Brisket Ingredients Instructions Sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts) from chabad.org Ingredients Instructions TELL US: What are your favorite things to eat during Hanukkah? Do you …
Four businesses will donate 15 percent of sales to the Curley School Dec. 11.
Shopping for the holidays? Of course you are. This year, know that if you shop at certain Jamaica Plain businesses, you’ll be helping a local school fund some of its programs. Boing! Toy Shop, Kitchenwitch, On Centre Gift Shop and Street Car Wine and Beer will donate 15 percent of Dec. 11 sales to the Curley School. Each shop had designated specific hours in which this promotion will be on, according to a Curley School flier. Boing and Kitchenwitch will donate 15 percent of proceeds collected between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. On Centre and Street Car Wine will donate 15 percent of proceeds collected between 5 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Test your guests with a bit of Thanksgiving-related trivia.
How much do you really know about this day of turkey, football and family? Care to test your knowledge with our Thanksgiving Quiz? Better yet, are you looking for something to keep your family occupied for a few precious minutes? Print out the PDFs associated with this article and pass them out to your guests. We're just here to offer a bit of holiday entertainment, so you don't have to do all the work. One PDF is the quiz itself and the other is the answer key with links to additional information. Good luck on the quiz and let us know in the comments if you have a Thanksgiving trivia tidbit to share.