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October 19, 2009
Hagerstown Community College's Robinwood Players will perform, "A Midnight Dreary: An Evening with Poe" and "Night of the Living Dead," Friday, Oct. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 31. "A Midnight Dreary: An Evening with Poe," was written by HCC Theater Technician Jason Buhrman, who spent a year working with adjunct faculty member Dave Dull on a unique, one-of-a-kind play that could be performed on Halloween. "I started researching Poe plays early this summer and found that the majority of the plays available (consisted)
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By JEFF RIDGEWAY / Special to The Herald-Mail | October 16, 2009
Autumn is the time for ghost stories. With the death of sunny summer and a foreboding of winter to come, dark and windy nights are on our minds. Almost every community possesses tales of hauntings and other strange happenings. South Mountain has phantom cannon that are rolled uphill by unseen hands. The luminarias at Antietam National Battlefield bear an almost ghostly witness to the casualties of tragic, long ago deaths. Gettysburg, Pa., has ghosts on the battlefield. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park has ghosts that appear on stairs in park buildings.
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By GRETCHEN McKAY / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | October 14, 2009
Halloween is a favorite holiday for kids, in great part because there are so many decadent, sugary treats free for the taking. And with Mom's approval! But what if your child is among the 4 million kids in the United States and Canada who wear braces or a retainer? That's really scary when it comes to tricks and treats. Along with strict directions to brush and floss well and often, orthodontic patients are warned against sticky, crunchy or chewy foods that could harm their delicate (and expensive)
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | October 11, 2009
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- It doesn't seem to fit. Debbie Pletz comes across as an easygoing, lovely, sweet woman. She lives in an aging, white stucco Victorian on East Washington Street and, like many people, she likes to display her "creativity" on her front lawn. But Pletz's creativity careens to the macabre when Halloween rolls around. Her yard becomes home to zombies, witches, warlocks, severed heads and body parts strewn about with bloody stumps and innards exposed. Plus, there are skeletons and monsters galore.
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By MARTY MEITUS / Scripps Howard News Service | October 7, 2009
Sure, Halloween means haunted houses and spooky costumes and things that go bump in the night, but what is it really all about? The candy, of course. So here's a look at some things candy, including sweet ideas for the holiday. Goodies that will make kids skip your house for the neighbors': o Fruit o Salty snacks o Toys o Baked goods such as cookies/granola bars Goodies that will make yours the most popular house: o Full-size chocolate bars o Candy by the handful Non-candy goodies instantly traded to a younger, naive sibling: o Apples or raisins o Popcorn balls o Homemade treats wrapped in cellophane o Pennies o Halloween pencils and erasers Items parents steal from unsuspecting children: o Snack-size chocolate bars o Candy-coated chocolate pieces o Caramels o Gum (National Confectioners Association)
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October 5, 2009
GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- Trick-or-treaters in Greencastle will hit the streets on Oct. 31 this year, after a narrow vote by the Greencastle Borough Council on Monday night. After years of hosting the sugary night on the Thursday before Halloween, the council decided to move the date to coincide with the actual holiday. "It makes no sense," said Ericka Nelson, a resident of Antrim Township who wrote to the board asking for the change. "Families from neighboring towns, even as far away as West Virginia, come to Greencastle to have their kids trick-or-treat in our neighborhoods.
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By DAVE McMILLION | September 2, 2009
Smithsburg to celebrate Halloween on Oct. 29 SMITHSBURG - Town officials said during a Smithsburg Town Council meeting Tuesday night they have started getting calls from residents about when the town will celebrate Halloween. As a result, council members were polled and they agreed to celebrate Halloween on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. Surgery keeps police chief away from office SMITHSBURG - Smithsburg Police Chief George L. Knight Jr. has been away from his office following surgery to address a disk problem in his neck, Mayor Mildred "Mickey" Myers said Tuesday night.
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November 5, 2008
SMITHSBURG - During Smithsburg's trick-or-treat night Oct. 30, Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services (SEMS) personnel were out in force to help ensure the safety of trick-or-treaters, according to Assistant Chief James Ulrich. While some company members handed out candy at the station or were on standby in Whispering Hills, other personnel staffed bicycles and chase vehicles around town. EMS bike team members maintained radio contact with their chief officers, who could be in contact with the Smithsburg Police Department if needed.
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November 3, 2008
Following is a list of winners in the Hancock Halloween Parade: Majorettes First place -- Silver Starlettes Marching units Rankin Gymnastics Cheerleaders First place -- Hancock Raiders Cheerleaders Second place -- Hancock Pee Wee Panthers Classic cars First place -- Charles Embley, '56 Sunliner Second place -- John Demarinis, '63 Ford Falcon Third place -- Fred Adams, '57 Nomad...
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By ERIN JULIUS | November 1, 2008
WILLIAMSPORT - News flash: Kids like Halloween because they get lots of candy. At least, that was the consensus Friday night in Williamsport. Six-year-old Reese Sharff, who was dressed as a cheerleader in a red-and-white uniform, was explaining that she liked Halloween because of trick-or-treating and eating candy when her stepbrother interrupted. "That's what I'm doing right now, eating candy," said Nathan Myers, 6, who dressed as a ninja for the occasion. Juliette Bragunier, 2, was an Oompa Loompa sporting bright green hair and being carried by her father, who dressed as Willy Wonka in a purple coat and facepaint.
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