Five Things for Wednesday: Thanksgiving Day HS Football Rivalry, Turkey Stories & More

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East Providence Weather:

  • Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 53. Northeast wind 8 to 11 mph.
  • Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. North wind around 7 mph.

Thanksgiving Day Football: For the 84th time, the oldest intra-state Thanksgiving Day football rivalry will kickoff between East Providence High School and LaSalle Academy at 10 a.m. at East Providence’s Pierce Field on Thursday morning. Tickets can be purchased at East Providence High School today at the main office.

Turkey Stories: Share your favorite Thanksgiving Day story with Patch readers. You must have at least one favorite yarn from a Thanksgiving past. Right? You ended up eating out instead when your oven decided to call it quits in the middle of cooking your turkey? Your dog helped itsef to a turkey leg when you set it aside for carving.

Post to Patch Yourself; Try Blogging: It's ridiculously easy for to post an event or make an announcement on East Providence Patch. Blogging is simple, too. Just click here and read how easy it is.

This Day in History: On this day in 1980, 350 million people around the world tune in to television's popular primetime drama "Dallas" to find out who shot J.R. Ewing, the character fans loved to hate. J.R. had been shot on the season-ending episode the previous March 21, which now stands as one of television's most famous cliffhangers. The plot twist inspired widespread media coverage and left America wondering "Who shot J.R.?" for the next eight months.  The November 21 episode solved the mystery, identifying Kristin Shepard, J.R.'s wife's sister and his former mistress, as the culprit. 


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