November 30, 2002
Molly Shore Thanksgiving is not always a Norman Rockwell moment of friends and family feasting at an oversized table overflowing with food. For many seniors and shut-ins, it is a lonely time. But this year, as in past years, the Beverly Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and the Joslyn Adult Center joined forces to bring a home-cooked meal to elderly residents. Joslyn recruited community volunteers to take holiday dinners to people who would otherwise not have a traditional Thanksgiving meal, said Renee Crawford, the center's social services supervisor.
December 26, 2007
The First United Methodist Church of Glendale opened its doors on Christmas morning to provide sustenance instead of a sermon. Through the 13 annual Food for Body and Soul Christmas morning breakfast, more than 60 homeless and less advantaged residents from Glendale, Burbank and nearby cities got a full meal in the church?s cafeteria. Food for Body and Soul is a 13-year-old nonprofit program that provides Sunday lunch and then a sermon to those in need. The church also operates The Lord?
November 13, 2004
You've probably heard that red wine goes with meat and white wine goes with poultry -- and that summertime calls for chilled, white wines while wintertime necessitates the warmth of reds. While these "rules" can be helpful, consider pairing wine and food based on weight, texture, and flavors. Gina Gallo, third-generation winemaker for Gallo of Sonoma, encourages wine drinkers to enjoy different varietals throughout the year and to try unexpected pairings.
November 27, 2004
Jacqui Brown Local businessman Richard Raad enjoys giving back to the community and has found a way in which to do it. For the past eight years, he's been coming to the Salvation Army in Burbank as a volunteer to help serve Thanksgiving dinner to more than 400 local residents who come each year to enjoy this meal. "I was asked to come here and serve meals the first time," Raad said. "After spending Thanksgiving Eve here, I went home and told my wife 'When we worry about things and we see what's going on out there, things aren't as bad as we thought,' and then I asked her to join me the next year."
November 26, 2005
Jocelyn Center and Boy Scout Troop 209 team up with a local catering company to feed seniors this Thanksgiving Day. Louis Emilio, owner of Command Performance Catering, arrived in his kitchen at 4 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning. He faced a mountain of food, enough to provide more than 90 Burbank seniors with turkey, stuffing, ham, yams, mashed potatoes and all the fixings. "I've been doing this since I got my business," Emilio said. "My employees come early, everyone gets involved like a family."
December 8, 1999
Annie Bettelli LA CRESCENTA -- 'Tis the season to be jolly, not stressed out over what to give as a present for the holidays. I can't think of a more welcomed gift than one that would get me off the hook from cooking. Breakfast In Bed, delivers the gift ofsmiles as well as beautifully appointed, custom-made breakfasts right to your home. Owner and chef, Juli Jenewein prepares hearty, four-course homemade breakfasts which also include juice and coffee that are cooked to order.
November 11, 2009
Salvation Army has Thanksgiving dinner The Salvation Army, Burbank Corps, will have its annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 25 at the Salvation Army Corps, 300 E. Angeleno Ave., Burbank. Many Burbank companies, service organizations and individuals contribute time, money and services to help the army provide a complete Thanksgiving dinner for more than 400 people each year. The Thanksgiving Committee works hard to see that people who are alone and entire families will be able to sit down to a full meal served by many caring volunteers.
April 19, 2008
As the sun sets tonight, millions of Jews around the world will engage in the time-honored tradition of Passover, a holiday in which the telling of a 3,000-year-old story sometimes turns into conversations about current events, and where eating a meal is less a means to consumption than a celebration of history. For Rabbi Richard Flom of Burbank’s Temple Emanu El, Passover is an opportunity to address some of the ills that plague developing nations, including poverty and hunger.