Wondering how a small group of volunteers in Corning and Painted Post manages to serve 700 free meals throughout the region on Thanksgiving Day?
Or where to go out to eat if cooking a big Thanksgiving meal isn’t in the cards this year? Maybe you’re planning how to get away from digital checkouts and shop local this holiday season.
Perhaps you’re already wondering about 2024 and how a crucial election year could affect your hometown and nation.
The manager has you covered.
Our special Thanksgiving edition will be packed with stories that focus on Thanksgiving, along with a look ahead through the rest of the holiday season and beyond. You’ll also find the usual selection of ads and special offers that retailers are offering to get your Christmas shopping off to a good start.
The Leader’s Thanksgiving edition will be delivered on Wednesday, before the hustle and bustle of holiday travel, cooking and visits from family and friends. On Thursday, The Leader will be available to subscribers via our e-edition at the-leader.com. It will have more stories plus our daily puzzles and cartoons.
If you don’t feel like cooking this Thanksgiving, we have a list of area restaurants that will be open on Turkey Day.
Wednesday’s special will also profile Act-N-Do, a group of volunteers that lives up to its name every Thanksgiving. The organization expects to serve 700 free meals this year from home bases at Frans Landing in Painted Post and Christ Episcopal Church in Corning. Hear from the volunteers who make it happen and how it brightens the holidays for the recipients.
Ryan McFall is also quite busy this holiday season. The Corning entrepreneur is preparing to open Empire Sports of the Southern Tier in the former Trinity Church in downtown Elmira. The impressive transformation is almost complete. We want the scoop on all the activities McFall brings to the facility. Spoiler alert: There will be a lot of fun in Empire Sports.
Thanksgiving means Christmas is right around the corner, and Wednesday’s edition will feature guides to holiday events happening in the Elmira and Corning areas throughout the rest of 2023. Santa is coming to town and you won’t want to miss him.
We’ll also have shopping guides for Market Street businesses hoping for big crowds on Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday.
Looking toward the nation’s capital, 23rd District Congressman Nick Langworthy will discuss his first term and what lies ahead in 2024. Hear how legislation in Washington will affect the Southern Tier.
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In addition to these stories and more, the Thanksgiving edition will also have a special bonus section featuring:
- A guide to sports viewing for the holiday weekend.
- Two full pages of recipes plus the numbers for food-related hotlines in case you overcook those sweet potatoes.
- The Giant Thanksgiving Crossword. It will be two opposing sides across to test your and your family’s puzzle-solving skills.
- Coloring and games for children as well as other games and puzzles for adults.
- The folks at Reviewed, part of the USA TODAY Network, will be giving their ratings for hot items this holiday.
- More stories about how Americans give thanks for this holiday, as well as a list of important dates to remember throughout the season.
The Leader’s Thanksgiving content will also be available online throughout the week, along with other local stories aimed at getting you through the holiday season.