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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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  • A look at origins of Halloween

    What are some of the first things that come to mind when you think about Halloween? I think of witches. Not only because so many children dress in pointy hats and carry brooms when they trick-or-treat, but because witches are a bridge between the original...
  • Funny how much Halloween, election day have in common

    It’s probably just me, but has it occurred to anyone else how much Halloween and election day, both of which will occur in the next week, have in common? For example, they both involve people asking you to do something and promising that something...
  • Stephanopoulos finds his balance on 'Good Morning America,' ABC News

    Every Halloween the anchors on ABC's "Good Morning America" come out from the behind their desk and try to outdo each other with wild costumes straight from the pop culture zeitgeist. This past year Robin Roberts dressed as an elegant Elsa from "Frozen....
  • Wedded: Ashley Citrano and Chris Shanklin

    Wedded: Ashley Citrano and Chris Shanklin
    Date: Oct. 18 Her story: Ashley Citrano, 28, grew up in Nottingham. She is an animal care technician at Defenders of Animal Rights Inc. in Phoenix, Baltimore County. Her parents, Vera and Michael Citrano, live in Nottingham. His story: Chris Shanklin,...
  • 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...
  • Last-minute Halloween costume ideas

     Last-minute Halloween costume ideas
    Twas the week before Halloween, when all through the house, not a costume could be found, not even a mouse. Let's say you've suddenly decided you want to go to that Halloween party after all, or your kids don't like the costume they originally chose. No...
  • Halloween Safety Tips

    Halloween Safety Tips
    FOR PARENTS: - Ensure an adult accompanies children as they trick-or-treat. - Plan and discuss the route children will take, and their return time, and make sure they stick to it. - Make younger children stay in familiar areas. - Have...
  • Trick out that pumpkin without a carving knife

    Trick out that pumpkin without a carving knife
    What’s more terrifying: Handing a child a knife to plunge into a pumpkin, or wielding a hot glue gun yourself? For us at Just Kidding, it’s a draw. But this Halloween, we decided to set aside our irrational fears of crafting — along with...
  • Teal pumpkins signal safe Halloween treats for kids with allergies

     Teal pumpkins signal safe Halloween treats for kids with allergies
    Halloween can be scary for children with severe food allergies. But this year families in Chicago and beyond are reaching out to kids who can't eat peanuts, milk or other common allergens by putting a teal-colored pumpkin on their front porches as a...
  • Strategies to attract or deter trick-or-treaters

    Strategies to attract or deter trick-or-treaters
    Seasoned trick-or-treaters in Coppell, Texas, already have Jeff Logan's house on their route. To lure the uninitiated, Logan flashes a strobe light down the street and uses a boombox to emit groans and screams. Count Logan and his wife, Linda, among the...
  • Halloween costumes that work for couples, families

    Halloween costumes that work for couples, families
    It's easy and fun to knock out your entire family's Halloween ensemble with one great idea. Go with a theme and you'll look organized and connected without being too matchy-matchy. "We are increasingly seeing Halloween transition to a traditional family...