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

Newton’s mayor-elect focuses on outreach

Ruthanne Fuller has been organizing neighborhood meetings across the city to talk to residents.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Family trees return to Concord Museum

The Concord Museum’s perennially popular “Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature,” opens on Wednesday, Nov. 22, and runs through New Year’s Day.

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BUSINESS PLAN

Helping East African artisans find a market for their products

Ritah Nakandi of Newton launced Afri-root Collective to help East African women support their families through artisanal skills passed down for generations.

UP CLOSE

Teen becomes ambassador for diabetes awareness

Now a junior at Belmont Hill School, Francis Selldorff acts as a spokesperson for Joslin Diabetes Center.

In Natick, a chapter closes on a family football tradition

The Ramstrom family’s link to Natick football will end, at least for a while, Thanksgiving Day against longtime rival Framingham when Tim Ramstrom, a senior, plays his last game.

SJC shuts the door on Newton housing complex

The state’s highest court ruled against a developer’s bid to build a 334-unit housing development on Wells Avenue.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Family trees return to Concord Museum

The Concord Museum’s perennially popular “Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature,” opens on Wednesday, Nov. 22, and runs through New Year’s Day.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Wellesley College senior diver Maura Sticco-Ivins was honored as the NEWMAC Diver of the Week for the 18th time in her college career.

In Uniform: Globe West

News about members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard in our communities.

INFORMER

A video game workshop, a free Thanksgiving dinner, and a Christmas celebration

Comings and goings of businesses and other organizations in the suburbs west of Boston.

LOCAL FARE

LeDu Thai Eatery is a restaurant for all seasons

LeDu’s compact space in Newtonville lends itself to a simple, back-to-basics menu reimagined for quick-service customers.

NATICK

Natick to participate in ‘Coats for Kids’ drive

Starting the week of Monday, Nov. 20, residents can drop off coats at donation bins around town.

CONCORD, LEXINGTON

Battle Road Trail undergoing extensive work

The project is expected to take place from Monday, Nov. 20 through Dec. 31.

ARLINGTON

Arlington police launches online community crime map

The Arlington Police Department has a new online community crime map that officials say will help prevent crime, improve public safety and enhance community-police partnerships.

Globe West Sports

For top Wayland pair, a newfound row, row, row

Kyra Patterson and Jaime Cook of the Wayland-Weston co-op rowing program are the best in their class in the country, but they’ve only been competing together for about a year.

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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)

Plymouth house frequented by Thoreau is for sale

The question is whether a public entity, such as the town of Plymouth or a nonprofit historical preservation group, would acquire Hillside for the sake of preserving the town’s connection to the Concord Transcendentalists.

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See the number of concussions reported by area high schools with a sortable table.