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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 […]

Boos and Brews

Weekly agenda Oct. 24-30: All things Halloween and plenty of fall festivals

Here’s highlights of what is going on around Lake Norman this week.  Oct. 25 Artist talk with Sabine Gruffat 4:30 – 5:30 pm Oct. 25 | Sabine Gruffat is a digital media artist and award-winning filmmaker. Davidson College, Visual Arts Center VAC-117 Semans Lecture Hall. Environmental Justice Study outreach session 6-8 pm | Oct. 25. […]

Ha-Ha-Halloween jokes and puns to amuse and lift your spirits

Oct. 19. Here are some jokes and puns, courtesy of the Farmers’ Almanac, from well-known verbalist Richard Lederer to help scare you into the Halloween spirit. What do ghosts serve for dessert? I scream. What do you get when you drop a pumpkin? Squash. What’s a ghost’s favorite snack? A bagel with scream cheese Where […]

Amazing Maize Maze

Weekly Agenda Sept. 26-Oct. 2: Dog show, corn maze, music, art, festivals

Trying to figure out what to do? This calendar can point you to some of the best options in Lake Norman. Check back on Mondays for the Weekly Agenda and Thursdays for the Weekender. For events that repeat weekly, we’ve created an ONGOING category; scroll down and you’ll find it.  Through-Nov. 6 The Amazing Maize […]

Registration open for trick-or-treaters on Halloween Treat Trail

Sept. 23. Cornelius Parks & Recreation will host the 2nd Annual Halloween Treat Trail on Saturday, Oct. 29 at Bailey Road Park. Designed for children up to age 12 and their families, participants should dress up in their costumes to collect pre-packaged candy from local businesses along the trail. Trick-or-treaters must register. Other activities New […]