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Turkey Trot:  The annual 4 mile Turkey Trot and Mashed Potato Mile will be held on Thanksgiving morning.  Both courses begin and end at Aurora Farms Premium Outlets.  Registration begins at 7:00am with the Mashed Potato Mile beginning at 8:00am and the Turkey Trot beginning at 8:30am.  Call HMA Promotions at 216-752-5151 or the Aurora Parks Dept. at 330-562-4333 for more info and to register.  You can also register in person at the Aurora Parks & Rec Dept.  located at 129 Pioneer Trail.

Aurora Farms Premium Outlets:  November is a busy month at The Farms as they gear up for the busy holiday shopping season.

Deer Widows Weekend:  Please visit Aurora Farms for their Deer Widows Weekend November 11th through November 13th.  While the men are away (hunting), Aurora Farms’ favorite “Deer Widows” come out to play (…er shop!)  This fun shopping event features food, prizes, entertainment and more.  Enjoyed in packs and herds, this event marks “Open Season” for our favorite Deer Widows.

Thanksgiving Weekend:  Don’t forget to visit Aurora Farms during the Thanksgiving Weekend for shopping and savings galore!  Most stores will have extended hours for the weekend:

Thanksgiving, Nov. 24th8:00pm until 2:00am

Black Friday, Nov. 25th6:00am until 10:00pm

Saturday, Nov. 26th8:00am until 10:00pm

Sunday, Nov. 27th9:00am until 8:00pm

Business Spotlight: Mad Jack’s Grill and Pub

I had the pleasure of visiting Mad Jack’s in October for dinner.  Mad Jack’s is located in a renovated colonial home that is cozy and warm.  They feature craft beers, fine wines, and comfort food with a twist.  From slow braised short ribs, crispy chicken marsala (which I highly recommend), to cedar plank salmon-they serve tasty and creative entrees.  Plus, they also serve pizzas, sandwiches, salads, and daily specials.  Wednesday features meatloaf, and it is delicious.  They are open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner.  They are located at 204 South Chillicothe Road.  Please visit www.MadJacksPub.com  for more info.

We hope you and yours have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!