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Halloween

Halloween
A collection of news and information related to Halloween published by this site and its partners.

Top Halloween Articles

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  • Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

    Cut Your Own Christmas Tree
    Like always, Christmas seemed to bombard us this year. As soon as Halloween passed, yup, there they were in the foyer of Home Depot. Sparkly, shining, blinking decorations. Just as the turkey was digested, the carols came on the radio and the stockings...
  • Religion column: Take the time to reflect on your spiritual journey

    It was a hot summer day, one of the hottest days in August, as I recall. I was amazed when I saw it. On display at the front of the store were shelves of Halloween candy. "It's August!" I thought. "Who's thinking about Halloween?" I certainly wasn't....
  • Waging a noble, solitary war against retail Christmas Creep

    Waging a noble, solitary war against retail Christmas Creep
    Already in the CVSes of this world they have begun and completed their unholy work, stripping the shelves of their cheery weight of candy corn and filling them with green and red foil boxes of seasonal truffles. Yes, Halloween is over. But they were...
  • Florida man accused of opening door naked on Halloween

    Florida man accused of opening door naked on Halloween
    A Vero Beach man accused of opening the door naked to trick-or-treaters on Halloween night is contesting the charge, VeroNews.com reports.  Frank Rosado, Jr., 42, told VeroNews.com he was not naked when opening the door, but rather wearing a pair of...
  • Laurel police cruisers were welcome sight on Halloween [Letter]

    Although it seemed to start slowly (we had only 77 trick-or-treaters in the first hour), it turned out to be another banner year for Halloween on old Montgomery Street. We had 253 visitors by the time we ran out of ammunition and had to close down....
  • Donald Duck traffic trap sparks criticism

    Donald Duck traffic trap sparks criticism
    A crackdown on pedestrian safety in a New Jersey town is drawing criticism after police used a Donald Duck costume to ticket motorists for not yielding, WABC reports.  The costumed cop was part of a decoy program on Halloween to catch drivers who are...
  • Brownie troop provides 950 pounds of candy for military troops

    Brownie troop provides 950 pounds of candy for military troops
    The third-grade girls in Brownie Troop 41167 aren't just good with cookies. They're rather impressive when it comes to Halloween candy, too. The 22 girls at Horace Mann School in Oak Park decided to send their leftover Halloween candy to troops...
  • Christmas-themed haunted house faces resistance in Lombard

    Christmas-themed haunted house faces resistance in Lombard
    Blood-stained elves jumping out to scare visitors with their piercing screams might not be everyone's idea of the way to celebrate Christmas, but it is the way a community group in Lombard hopes to keep teens engaged leading up to the holiday. Lombard...
  • Why are fairy tales so white?

    Why are fairy tales so white?
    For months, night after night, my husband has read the Harry Potter series to our 6-year-old son. After finishing each book, they watch the corresponding movie, and they're now on the fourth book, "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire." Suffice it to say,...
  • Christmas Creep is ruining the holidays

    Christmas Creep is ruining the holidays
    Already in the CVSes of this world they have begun and completed their unholy work, stripping the shelves of their cheery weight of candy corn and filling them with green and red foil boxes of seasonal truffles. It's Christmas Creep. Christmas comes but...
  • Nine things for shoppers to watch this holiday season

    Halloween? That's done. Now the holiday shopping season kicks into high gear. So, what's hot this year? And what changes should shoppers expect during the busiest time of the year? Here are nine things to watch: THANKSGIVING AFTERNOON SHOPPING Will...