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Archive for November, 2009

Pre-schoolers enjoy a meal on the Mayflower

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

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Kids at a local pre-school got to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast Wednesday – aboard the Mayflower.

Child Development school kids and their families got to chow down in an empty Mayflower moving trailer, donated by Murray Transport and Storage.

The kids grabbed their Thanksgiving favorites (the veggies weren’t a big hit) and told us what they are thankful for this year.

“I am thankful for my family and friends,” said kindergartener Vesnea Alavez.

Bellamy 2nd grader Macon Sumner said, “They call it the Mayflower, but it’s a Mayflower truck and this is how we celebrate for how America’s been discovered and celebrate with food over here.”

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Kids at a local pre-school got to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast Wednesday – aboard the Mayflower.

Child Development school kids and their families got to chow down…

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Air travel busy at ILM this Thanksgiving holiday

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

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While some drivers are struggling to leave Wilmington by ground, others are turning to the air for the busiest travel day of the year.

AAA expects almost 40 million people to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday; about one million more people than last year. Most airports will see a decline in passengers, but ILM has seen an increase in the number of people traveling by plane.

“They can get in – it’s very easy to go through our check point versus a much larger airport,” said ILM director John Rosborough. “You don’t have the hassle. We’ve got plenty of close parking, and our air fairs are very competitive.”

Those who were willing to spend the money on a plane ticket did their best to cut travel costs.

“They’ve made checked bags somewhat of a hassle and it’s what 50 to 75 dollars extra. I’m only going for 5 days, so I can cram it all into a little bag,” said traveler Michael Brown.

Whether flying or hitting the road, travelers were worried about weather delays on this busiest travel day of the year.

Brown added, “I was a little concerned because the weather hasn’t been so good, but it seems everything is working out well.”

While the day got off to a smooth start, travel officials warned of increasing delays. Rosborough said, “As the day goes on that time line will get a little bit longer. Once it starts, it’s kind of like a domino effect.”

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videoWhile some drivers are struggling to leave Wilmington by ground, others are turning to the air for the busiest travel day of the year.

AAA expects almost 40 million people to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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RBC Bank in Hanover Center hit; serial robber suspected

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

By Shannan BowenShannan.Bowen@StarNewsOnline.com

Wilmington police detectives believe the man who robbed the RBC Centura bank on Wednesday also robbed the nearby Bank of America branch Nov. 3, a Bank of America branch Nov. 10 at 3500 College Road and possibly a BB&T bank at 6830 Market St. on Sept. 23.

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Weather delays Philadelphia flights at ILM

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

By Patrick Gannon and Gareth McGrathStaff Writers

Weather in the Northeast delayed air travelers at Wilmington International Airport on the busiest travel day of the year Wednesday, while road construction on Interstate 40 delayed motorists.

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Reduce the waste this Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

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Thanksgiving is day full of food, family, friends, and waste.

“I don’t like the word waste. I think we need to get rid of it. I think of these products as surpluses. We call it a waste because we just don’t know what to do with it yet. But all of these things applied appropriately can turn a surplus into a money-maker,” said Matt Collogan of the Airlie Gardens.

As it turns out, there are many ways we can do our part and pitch in to reduce the amount of trash on turkey day. It starts with meal prep. It can be tempting to just throw all of our food scraps down the drain, but that can be the worst thing to do.

Dwayne Kincaid of Signature Plumbing said, “My theory is, if you do not eat it – do not put it down the garbage disposal. The reason for that is different garbage disposals work at different capacities, they can break down things better or worse.”

A better alternative – compost it. That soggy bag of spinach, those mushy grapes – don’t put them down the garbage disposal, learn how to compost at home and then you will make a valuable humus rich soil organic amendment you can put in your potting soil.

If you like your turkey fried, a big problem can be what to do with leftover frying oil when you are done. Throwing it down the drain can create big clogs and major headaches, but the oil can be recycled.

Eco-Collection Systems is a great place to recycle this oil in Wilmington. They turn this oil into valuable bio diesel that can power any diesel engine.

If you would like to donate your used frying oil to the cause, put it back in the container you bought it in, and bring it to Eco-Collection Systems on N. Kerr Avenue.

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videoThanksgiving is not only a day where we enjoy an abundance of food. More often than not, it also produces a lot of trash. Meteorologist Tim Buckley has some tips on how to reduce your waste this Thanksgiving.

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