Newton, MA., 11/06/17, Siva Koumar, owner of Walnut Grille, holds his vegan Thanksgiving meal. Siva Koumar, who is from India, opened the Walnut Grille, a vegan and vegetarian restaurant, in Newton Highlands five years ago; he also began a family tradition back then, a vegan Thanksgiving for family and friends, held at his home. This year, he'll be preparing a vegan Thanksgiving meal at his restaurant the day before the holiday and repeating the drill the next day at home. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff)

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Siva Koumar holds a plate of vegan seitan — also called “wheat meat” — at his Newton restaurant.

The many flavors of Turkey Day

From vegan to food from around the world, tables will be filled with the spice of life this Thanksgiving.By Hattie Bernstein

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Can we still be Todd Rundgren fans?

The multifaceted artist who hit it big in the ’70s will be appearing in Beverly on Thursday, Dec. 7, at The Cabot.

INFORMER

A festival of trees, a retro billboard, and a fishy documentary

Methuen’s annual Festival of the Trees will feature over 240 decorated trees and wreaths throughout the next two weeks.

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UMass Lowell student hopes to engineer Miss Massachusetts crown

Rachel Miller, a civil engineering major at the UMass Lowell, will compete Nov. 19 for the title.

Beverly baker earns sweet success in Food Network cookie contest

Aime Pope won $10,000 in the Christmas Cookie Challenge.

Celtics’ game plan is to break down barriers among students

Coach Brad Stevens and several players, including Al Horford, Marcus Smart, and Abdel Nader, will meet for workshops with 60 students, 30 each from Lawrence and neighboring North Andover.

The many flavors of Turkey Day

From vegan to food from around the world, tables will be filled with the spice of life this Thanksgiving.

INFORMER

A festival of trees, a retro billboard, and a fishy documentary

Methuen’s annual Festival of the Trees will feature over 240 decorated trees and wreaths throughout the next two weeks.

MARBLEHEAD

Marblehead group to discuss what it means to be white and an ally

The community forum on Monday, Nov 20, at the Abbot Public Library is part of an ongoing series of informal “Conversations on Race.”

MALDEN

Holiday parade to precede tree lighting in Malden

The Parade of Holiday Traditions will start at the Salemwood School at 2 p.m. on Nov. 25.

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Can we still be Todd Rundgren fans?

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ANDOVER

Construction begins at new Andover municipal services facility

The $28.5 million project on Campanelli Drive will replace the current town yard on Lewis Street.

DANVERS

Property taxes are going up in Danvers

The owner of an average single-family home valued at $445,000 will pay $6,025 in taxes in fiscal 2018, or $244 more than in fiscal 2017.

IPSWICH

Ipswich approves residency requirement for town managers

Special Town Meeting voted to ask the state Legislature to approve a charter change requiring residency in their second three-year term.

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MARBLEHEAD

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SALEM

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xxsohouse - Hillside, the Gothic Revival house built in Plymouth in 1845 by Benjamin Marston Watson, a friend of Thoreau and the Transcendentalists. (Sheri Eubanks/Tarantino Real Estate)

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