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Trick-or-treaters must register.

10 ways to keep trick or treaters safe

Oct. 30. Halloween is tomorrow and little superheroes, cartoon and television characters will be out. The American Red Cross has tips parents can follow to help keep the kids safe while enjoying the festivities. Trick-or-treaters need to see and be seen. Use face makeup instead of masks which can make seeing difficult. Give trick-or-treaters a […]

Hugh Torance House Halloween event Oct. 29

Hugh Torance House Halloween event Oct. 29 is steeped in history

Oct. 24. The Hugh Torance House and Store is hosting a free family-friendly Halloween Spirit Day event Oct. 29 from 1 pm to 4 pm. There will be pumpkin rolling races, crafts, an age-appropriate Spooky Trail, and some 19th-century Irish yard games that harken back to the misty legends of warriors and fairy tales. The […]

It's pumpkin-picking time at Carrigan Farms in Mooresville.

Scarrigan Farms and Haunted Trail kick off at end of month

Sept. 22. Pumpkin picking at Carrigan Farms in Mooresville begins Sept. 30 and lasts through the end of October. Pumpkin picking at Carrigan Farms with tractor-drawn hayrides is the authentic pick-your-own experience and includes picking a pumpkin right off the vine. Advanced reservations are required. The cost for pumpkin picking is $15 per person and […]

Calling all playwrights to submit short, original work

July 11. Submissions are open for the 7th Annual Boos and Brews 10-Minute Play Festival in October. The festival will be held at the Davidson Community Players  Actor’s Lab Black box theater in Cornelius on Oct. 26, 27 and 28. Plays will be accepted from NC, SC, Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia. Playwrights of all levels […]

An easy rule of thumb is to toss any remaining Halloween candy by the time Easter comes.

How long is Halloween candy good for?

Nov. 1. The National Confectioners Association has sweet advice on the shelf-live and storage suggestions for all that Halloween candy. An easy rule of thumb is to toss any remaining Halloween candy by the time Easter comes. Specifics on longevity Soft chocolates, like milk and white chocolate, last eight to 10 months. Dark chocolate lasts […]

Spooky stats and fun facts for 2022 Halloween

Oct. 31. It’s the spookiest time of the year, when superstition runs rampant and treats always come with the potential for a trick. But like with anything else, the more you know about Halloween, the less scary it seems. The Origins of Halloween Halloween is actually a 2,000-year-old celebration of the Celtic New Year (called […]


Halloween tips: Seasonal illness safety  

Oct. 28. This might be the most normal Halloween yet since the COVID-19 pandemic began. While children and families are looking forward to some normalcy, Atrium Health says don’t forget about flu and other respiratory illnesses that can be just as harmful and contagious. “If there’s one good thing to come out of the pandemic, […]

Parents can give their child a blue bucket or display a blue pumpkin to let others know their child has ASD or that your house is friendly to children with ASD.

Halloween tips:  What to do if your child has autism spectrum disorder

Oct. 28. Here are tips from Atrium Health Levine Children’s experts on how to make this Halloween inclusive and fun for all. Dr. Yasmin Senturias, division chief of Atrium Health Levine Children’s Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, sees many children with ASD in her practice. About 1 in 44 children has been identified with ASD according to estimates […]

Teal pumpkins tell a story

Halloween tips: What about kids with food allergies?

Oct. 27. According to Dr. Ekta Shah, medical director and pediatric allergist with Atrium Health Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, food allergies should not be taken lightly. They affect 1 in 13 children in the United States. “They’re not simply food preferences and can make children very sick,” Shah says. Alternatives Of course, there are ways to […]

Halloween tips: Trick-or-treat safely

Oct. 26. Halloween is fun for all ages. But this holiday can be worrisome for some parents. While Halloween is all fun and games, the truth is it can be dangerous for your little trick-or-treaters if certain precautions aren’t taken. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, children are more than twice as likely to be hit […]