Monday, November 25, 2013

Black Friday Shopping Guide 2013: The Best Bargains of the Season!

 Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and for many, that means relaxing, and spending some extra time with friends and family. For others however, it means the official start to the holiday shopping season is here - the Friday after Thanksgiving, known as Black Friday, has traditionally been the busiest shopping day of the entire year, with retailers offering a wide variety of incredible discounts and sweet sales to entice shoppers to get started on their holiday shopping.

If you're not sure where to start looking when it comes to these seasonal sales, then you're in luck - we've got the scoop on all the Best Black Friday Sales happening right here on Long Island, and we've put together a handy guide featuring the scoop on what stores open when, and highlights of the Steals & Deals you'll find this Black Friday. 

If you're ready ready to get out there and get saving, then you won't want to miss's Annual Black Friday Shopping Guide - click here for details!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tasty Turkey Tips: How to Prepare a Perfect Bird this Holiday!

Let's face it - preparing and carving the perfect turkey on Thanksgiving is a task that many of us find daunting - the turkey is the centerpiece of one of the biggest meals you and your family will enjoy the entire year! This year, to help you enjoy a more stress-free holiday, we've put together some great tips and tricks for selecting, preparing, and serving your Thanksgiving Turkey, including insights from industry pros who know how best to prepare the bird.

Whether you're hosting Thanksgiving at your home for the first time this year, or you're simply looking to refine your cooking and carving skills, we've got some great tips that are sure to make this holiday's meal mouthwatering, and simpler than ever before! 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Black Thursday: Should The Shopping Frenzy Trample Thanksgiving Dinner?

 For years now, retailers have been opening their doors earlier and earlier for Black Friday Sales. This year, numerous big box chains across the country have made the decision to open up during dinnertime on Thanksgiving - a move that has proven to be controversial with consumers and retail employees alike. In this Black Friday exclusive, we've spoken with local retail employees, small business owners, and consumers - find out what Long Island has to say about this new shopping trend that many feel has begun to trample Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Give Thanks by Giving Back to Long Island Food Pantries this Holiday Season

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and as we enter the holiday season, it is important to remember that across Long Island, there are locals who may not be as fortunate this year, and could use a helping hand from their neighbors. Thankfully, there are numerous food pantries in Nassau and Suffolk that are here to support Long Islanders in their time of need, and this holiday season, they're asking for your help when it comes to collecting food and supplies. With the recent cut in SNAP benefits for many Long Islanders, it's more important than ever before to give what you can, and help out those in need.

For the scoop on how you can get involved with one of these local food pantries, and to find out how you can make someone's holiday season a bit more bright, check out Today's Top Ten - we've got the scoop on the local organizations you'll want to work with this holiday season, as well as the scoop on what they're in need of in terms of donations.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Honoring Long Island Vets with Local Veterans Day Events Across LI

This upcoming Monday, November 11th, is Veterans Day, and across Long Island, there are numerous events happening this upcoming weekend, as well as on the holiday itself honoring local veterans for their service in the United States Armed Forces, and protect our country, and way of life. Whether a member of your family has served, or you're simply looking to honor local heroes, you'll have plenty of opportunities not only to honor Long Island Veterans this weekend, but to give back, and support numerous Veterans Causes, ranging from assisting retired veterans, and active military.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Turkey Trot 2013: Get in a Jog Before You Get Gobblin'

 Across Long Island, a new Thanksgiving tradition has taken hold - Turkey Trots! Before it's time to chow down on turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing, and all of your holiday favorites, why not join locals across Long Island for one of the many Turkey Trots happening early Thanksgiving morning this year. Many of the trots raise money for a good cause, or registration fees go to keep the local parts and towns clean and looking great! 

Before you dive into that big meal this year, think about heading out for a trot, and make room for that extra slice of pie you've been eying! 

For the scoop on Long Island's 2013 Turkey Trots, click here!