Friday, May 24, 2013
Who’s NOT planning a BBQ this weekend? If the weather holds and you’ve got propane or charcoal, chances are, you’re grilling something with your friends and family. Here, new ideas for keeping your costs down. Sponsored by Home Depot.
Here at Patch, we like to be thrifty, so we talked to two barbeque experts and uncovered some really good ideas to help you save money on your next outdoor party. 1. Start with a marinade. This means planning ahead. But it’s worth it, says Rick Browne, host of Barbeque America on PBS, because you can pass up that well-marbled ribeye steak and buy a less tender and less expensive choice to grill like a flank steak or chuck steak. Just marinate it or brine for one or two days and then cook long and slow on the barbeque grill to break down tissues but maintain moisture. “You need to include an acid in the marinade, perhaps juice, vinegar or soy sauce, but avoid cola which is so acidic it can turn meat into a soggy mess.” Try these marinade…
From Memorial Day parades to holiday fender benders, this live map shows delays and diversions on Smyrna-Vinings area roads right now.
If you're on a mobile device, click here to view the map. When you're done getting gas and packing the car, check out the live results from MapQuest above to see what's standing between you and the start of your three-day weekend. Mapquest scans for parade routes, ongoing construction, block parties and traffic jams. If your route is green, your good. If it's red, you may be headed into a line of rubbernecking fools. Good luck!
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Support your local veterans by participating in the Distribution of Poppies and the 2013 Smyrna Memorial Day Ceremony.
This Memorial Day weekend, help support local veterans and their families by participating in the Distribution of Poppies organized by the Auxiliary of Smyrna's American Legion Post 160 and the Memorial Day Ceremony held by the City of Smyrna. The Memorial Day Ceremony will kick off at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 27 at the 20th Century Veterans Memorial located at 800 King Street in downtown Smyrna. Following the ceremony, there will also be a barbecue cook-out open to the public held at the Post 160 office located at 160 Legion Drive. This Saturday, Sunday and also at the Memorial Day Ceremony, members of the Auxiliary at the American Legion Post 160 will be distributing poppies at the following locations: "[People] can get involved and …
Monday, May 28, 2012
Check out photos from Smyrna's Memorial Day ceremony and share photos of your own Memorial Day festivities.
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Monday, May 28, 2012
Members of Smyrna's American Legion Post 160 remember those who gave all.
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Monday, May 28, 2012
Memorial Day. That solemn day of the year when we, as a Nation, pause to remember, mourn, and honor those men and women who have made the supreme sacrifice on our behalf. More precisely, it is a day when we should be reflecting on those who have made that sacrifice. Too often, we do not, except in small measure. Memorial Day used to be a day when businesses closed. Towns held parades often ending at the local war memorial, cemetery, or sometimes the county courthouse, where speeches and prayers were offered up on behalf of the fallen and their survivors. Local civic organizations, veterans’ organizations, the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, took time to clean the gravesites and plant flowers or flags to honor the casualties of our wars. And …
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Check out some of this week's top headlines from Smyrna-Vinings Patch.
Here's a roundup of some of the week's top stories from Smyrna-Vinings Patch including the close of election qualifying and a public hearing for the city of Smyrna's proposed 2013 budget.
The money donated in exchange for the poppies directly benefits veterans in VA hospitals.
You see them twice a year. Each Memorial Day and Veterans Day, the Poppy Ladies of the American Legion Post 160 Auxiliary take up baskets of red, crepe paper poppies and station themselves outside grocery stores and shopping centers to pass out tiny reminders of those who made a huge sacrifice. “I personally don’t feel that enough is done for our men and women that have served and suffered for the good of our country and keep us at peace,” said Marilyn Roy, chair of the poppy distribution. “That’s my personal feeling.” Most of these women know the impacts of that sacrifice firsthand. Members of the American Legion Auxiliary have to be veterans or related to a veteran—a spouse, sister, mother, grandmother, daughter or granddaughter. It …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Whether you're staying in town or hitting the road, we've got news you can use.
Smyrna-Vinings is heading in to a long weekend and we’ve got some important information you’ll need whether you’re staying in town or hitting the road. Remember there will be no trash pickup on Memorial Day, Monday May 28. Here’s the modified schedule: · Monday routes picked up on Tuesday. · Tuesday routes picked up on Wednesday. · Thursday and Friday routes unchanged. · No yard waste collection during holiday schedule weeks And of course there’s no mail and banks are closed in observance of Memorial Day. If you’re looking for your own way to honor America’s military men and women who gave their lives in service come to the Smyrna Memorial Day ceremony. Last year’s event attracted more than 1,000 people to …
Monday, May 30, 2011
Monday's Memorial Day service was attended by more than 1,000 people.
The sun shined brightly for the attendants of Smyrna’s Memorial Day Service Monday where more than 1,000 people attended the ceremony at the 20th Century Veterans Memorial. Highlights of the event included a presentation of the colors by the 94th Airlift Wing Honor Guard, speeches by veterans of the armed forces and a wreath ceremony honoring veterans who lost their lives in each of the United States’ combat missions. The 116th Georgia Army Guard Band and the Tara Winds Community Band also performed. Wade Lnenicka, Smyrna city councilman and chairman of the Memorial Day service, honored the three Cobb County servicemen killed since last Memorial Day: Ranger Sgt. Jonathan K. Peney, 22, Spec. Jacob A. Dennis, 22 and 1st Lt. Scott. J. …
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Monday's ceremony begins at 10 a.m. About 1,400 people attended last year's Memorial Day service.
Smyrna residents can honor their fallen veterans with a series of festivities beginning with a Memorial Day Ceremony at the 20th Century Veterans Memorial, 800 King Street, on Monday morning. The ceremony kicks off at 10 a.m. and will be the ninth Memorial Day service hosted by the Veterans Memorial Association of Smyrna, the City of Smyrna and the American Legion Post 160. Wade Lnenicka, Ward 6 councilman, is a member of the Veterans Memorial Association of Smyrna and chairman of the Memorial Day ceremony. The service will include a presentation of the colors, a rifle salute and music by the 116th Army Band, Georgia Army National Guard. Guest speakers will be Retired United States Army Col. Michael D. Steele, a Georgian and veteran of …