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How not to fry a turkey this Thanksgiving

How not to fry a turkey this Thanksgiving »Play Video
Portland Fire and Rescue Lt. Damon Simmons explains why you never put water on an oil or grease fire.

Fried turkey is a delicious way to prepare the bird for Thanksgiving, but it can also pose some serious fire risks if it is done incorrectly.

From Turkey Creek to Lower Turkeyfoot: Thanksgiving, by the numbers

From Turkey Creek to Lower Turkeyfoot: Thanksgiving, by the numbers »Play Video

In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims — early settlers of Plymouth Colony, held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest. This event is regarded by many as the nation’s first Thanksgiving. The Wampanoag  Indians in attendance played a  key role. Historians have recorded ceremonies of thanks among other groups of European settlers in North America. These include the British colonists in Virginia as early as 1619.

The legacy of thanks and the feast have survived the centuries, as the event became a national holiday 151 years ago (Oct. 3, 1863) when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of November as a national day of thanksgiving. Later, President Franklin Roosevelt clarified that Thanksgiving should always be celebrated on the fourth Thursday of the month to encourage earlier holiday shopping, never on the occasional fifth Thursday.

Crafting, Thanksgiving Style

Crafting, Thanksgiving Style
Local Malia Karlinsky has tons of ideas on her blog, Yesterday on Tuesday. (Image: Malia Karlinsky)

If you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year - the slow creep of anxiety in preparation for the big day is already upon you. Never fear! Local blogger Malia Karlinsky has some quick, easy and adorable crafting ideas. Bonus? The kids can do them!

 

Photos: Value Village celebrates 60 with two fashion shows

Photos: Value Village celebrates 60 with two fashion shows
Value Village is celebrating their 60th anniversary with a one day event, two fashion shows, and an Eco Fashion Week partnership. The two businesses have worked together before, but the two shows in Pioneer Square last night were their first in the U.S. The Thrift Chic Fashion Show looked back at the last 60 years of fashion, featuring stylists Fiona Siao, Marianne Hale and Benicia King. Each were given a $500 allowance to create 10 outfits using only Value Village finds. The 68 Pound Challenge Show is made up of literally - 68 pounds of recycled textiles that fashion designers Evan Ducharme and Tammy Joe worked into their pieces. (Image: Joshua Lewis / Seattle Refined)

Value Village is celebrating their 60th anniversary with a one day event, two fashion shows, and an Eco Fashion Week partnership. The two businesses have worked together before, but the two shows in Pioneer Square last night were their first in the U.S.

 

 

 

Meet 'Normal Barbie': She now has added cellulite, stretch marks and acne

Meet 'Normal Barbie': She now has added cellulite, stretch marks and acne

Most of us know that if the iconic Barbie doll were real she'd be forced to walk on all fours and would be physically incapable of lifting her over-sized head!

Brooke Shields: 'Liam Neeson proposed to me'

Brooke Shields: 'Liam Neeson proposed to me'
Brooke Shields
Model-turned-actress Brooke Shields has confessed movie star Liam Neeson asked for her hand in marriage after only three months of dating.

Photos: Models don chocolate creations at 'Salon du Chocolat'

Photos: Models don chocolate creations at 'Salon du Chocolat'
The first 'Salon du Chocolat' in Cologne is a 3 day event held from the 14th of November to the16th of November 2014 at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany. For its first German edition of the Salon du Chocolat, visitors enjoy traditional activities such as a daily parade of dresses in chocolate, chocolate from duos and German and French designers, cooking demonstrations, pastry workshops, and lectures. Featuring: Atmosphere Where: Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany When: 14 Nov 2014 Credit: Christoph Hardt/Future Image/WENN.com

New York psychedelic farmhouse: 'It will only get weirder'

New York psychedelic farmhouse: 'It will only get weirder'
When artist Kat O'Sullivan and her partner Mason Brown bought a run-down, nondescript farmhouse in the middle of the woods near High Falls, New York in 2009, they knew they had to breathe some life into the old building to reveal its true charm. Featuring: Atmosphere. High Falls, New York, United States. 13 Nov 2014. Supplied by WENN.com
When artist Kat O'Sullivan and her partner Mason Brown bought a run-down, nondescript farmhouse in the middle of the woods near High Falls, New York in 2009, they knew they had to breathe some life into the old building to reveal its true charm.

Daydream: 'Dramatic' $5.9 million mansion by river

Daydream: 'Dramatic' $5.9 million mansion by river
This amazing $5.9 million mansion is described as dramatic and elegant on the river and has it all. Secluded with a gated entry, large pool and an outbuilding, it's also in a convenient location. Built in 2005, this home has five bedrooms, seven baths and about 9,000 square feet and about 700 feet of river frontage. The property sits on 4.1 secluded acres, completely landscaped for a park-like setting. In-ground pool accentuate this lovely setting. For information, contact Kathie Nahas 208-890-0274 or via email at KBNahas@aol.com
This amazing $5.9 million mansion is described as dramatic and elegant on the river and has it all. Built in 2005, this home has five bedrooms, seven baths and about 9,000 square feet and about 700 feet of river frontage.

Photos: French Bulldogs frolic at the Frenchie Frolic

Photos: French Bulldogs frolic at the Frenchie Frolic
Not to be outdone by Goldendoodles, local French Bulldogs have their own group that meets several times a month. Over 750 self-proclaimed Frenchie Fanatics converge to help socialize their pups, and ogle over their cuteness, of course. (Image: Joshua Lewis / Seattle Refined)

Not to be outdone by Goldendoodles, local French Bulldogs have their own group that meets several times a month. Over 750 self-proclaimed Frenchie Fanatics converge to help socialize their pups, and ogle over their cuteness, of course. 
 

 

Photos: Costumed critters on Halloween

Photos: Costumed critters on Halloween
Pets around Washington are donning their best costumes today in celebration of Halloween. KOMO viewers shared their festive photos on Facebook. Share your photos with us using the hashtag #KOMOPix or send to photos@komonews.com. (Photos: Facebook.com/KOMONews) October 31, 2014.

Lindsay Lohan stumbles out of nightclub; pal fears for her well-being

Lindsay Lohan stumbles out of nightclub; pal fears for her well-being
Lindsay Lohan (WENN.com photo)
Lindsay Lohan's pop star pal Tom Parker expressed his concern for the actress' well-being after seeing pictures of her stumbling out of a London hotspot.