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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Safety tips for parents, trick-or-treaters and homeowners.
Halloween is fun and trick or treating for free candy, as any child will tell you, is just plain awesome. However, there are risks and we must do what we can to make the holiday as safe as possible for the little ghouls and ghosts roaming the neighborhoods. Some streets may still show signs of Hurricane Sandy. Despite that, Brookline's tradition of trick-or-treating around the various neighborhoods will go on. Here are some safety tips from security consultant and Patch blogger David Cullen. Check them out and go over the trick-or-treating safety tips with any child heading out in search of candy tonight. It will only take a few minutes and could make a big difference. FOR TRICK-OR-TREATERS: 1. Carry a flashlight and walk, don't run. 2. …
Upload photos of your creative costumes from trick-or-treating.
Happy Halloween! Princesses, ghouls and superheros will be roaming the streets tonight, and we want to see pics of all the great costumes. Upload a photo of your artistic skills with your pumpkins, creativity with your house decorations or outstanding costumes. Click the big, green "Upload Photos & Videos" button at the top of the screen, select your photos and share them with us. You can also vote in our Pet Halloween Costume Contest here.
Check out ReadKiddoRead's list of the best Halloween books for kids.
All of us—adults, teens and children—enjoy a scary chill. What better time of year than Halloween to indulge in stories that make our spines tingle? It's the perfect time for your family to share some spooky stories each evening. To get you started, here are some Halloween books filled with ghosts and ghouls, wizards and witches, haunted houses and black magic that everyone can enjoy together. Children ages 2-6 love the fun of Halloween: costumes, trick-or-treating and gentle tales of ghosts and goblins. Here are some books for this age group: New readers ages 6-9 are ready for some scary stuff mixed with humor, handled with a light touch, and happily resolved. There’s a bit of an “I dare you to scare me” attitude as kids ages 9-12 in …
Halloween will go on tonight, although it may be a little wet. That and more items of interest in today's Five Things.
1. Temperatures between 64ºF and 44ºF are in the Brookline weather forecast from the National Weather Service. They are also calling for a 40 percent chance of showers during the day, and a 20 percent chance in the evening. Which means, if you're trick-or-treating tonight, pack an umbrella. 2. Trick-or-treating is expected to go on despite damage from Hurricane Sandy in some parts of town. The DPW hopes to have the hard-hit Payson and Meadowbrook Roads cleared up by mid-day. Let us know where you plan to trick-or-treat tonight! Also, check back with Patch before you head out to trick-or-treat for some Halloween safety tips. 3. If you're interested in Chabad Chai Center's JBabies, Musical Mommy and Me with a Jewish Twist program, they are …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Don't want to give out candy? Check out some other ideas.
Tired of giving out the same fun-sized bags of candy on Halloween? Looking for a perhaps healthier or non-food idea to hand out on the upcoming holiday? Patch Picks today provides some ideas, a week ahead of the Oct. 31 holiday. I'll start with a disclaimer that I'm not to be blamed if your house gets egged or toilet papered by little ghouls or goblins whose sweet tooth you angered by handing out pencils or raisins. That said, you might be looking for some Halloween candy alternatives. Here's some inspiration: Most of these items can be found at Sudbury Farms, Shaws, Rite Aid or other local stores. Plus, your kids can stock up on eggs and toilet paper while you're forgoing the candy aisle (we're kidding, of course). Do you have other non-…
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Not sure how to trick your little ghosts and ghouls into eating a real meal on Halloween night? Here are some recipes that are sure to be a treat (and won't take too much time or effort) - for you and your hungry hobgoblins!
On Halloween night, many parents struggle with getting their kids to eat something besides sweets while fulfilling their own adult responsibilities and having fun themselves. All of the recipes that follow can easily be completely prepared or fully prepped either before trick-or-treating or while answering the door and handing out goodies. Alternately, most of these recipes are simple enough to allow for little helpers to assist in the preparation while they wait for it to get dark enough to go out. Ingredients: Directions: Green Goo Dip (Arugula-Basil Pesto) Ingredients: Directions This recipe comes from the website “Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke.” Ingredients: Directions: Note: These can be baking while you are doing the stovetop …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Brookline's Five Things leading up to the pre-halloween Weekend.
1. 66ºF highs and 51ºF lows predicted by the National Weather Service. You should also see decreasing clouds leading toward a mostly clear evening. 2. This halloween, meet The Witch Who Wasn't. A young witch seemingly doesn't have the ability to do anything scary. Follow her journey today, starting at 10:30 a.m. at Puppet Showplace Theatre, and a few other times during the weekend. Pick up tickets for $12. 3. If you are a fan of music and medicine, then perhaps you would like a live band playing at hospitals. Today, you can join in the effort of Fundraising for Mass. General Friends of Music and Medicine. Donations are tax deductible, and they're starting on Cambridge Steet in Boston at 1 p.m. today. 4. Osaka has a new bar, and is …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
A few homemade Halloween costume ideas to try.
Halloween is quickly approaching. Have you decided on your costume for the upcoming haunted holiday? In my opinion, the best Halloween costumes are the ones that are homemade. It's fun to make your own costume, and can be an affordable option if you stick to items you already have around your house. Not to mention, you get to put your creative genius (or kids) to work. Here are my picks for the best homemade Halloween costumes: I'm sure there are tons of other homemade Halloween costume ideas out there. What was your best easy-to-do, do-it-yourself Halloween costume? Add yours in the comments!
Friday, October 19, 2012
Win money, money, money with Patch's Halloween contests!
Do you like money? Who doesn't?! Try your hand at winning one of Patch's Halloween contests this October. Do you love to dress up for Halloween? Then you will want to enter the national Patch contest for humans. The winner will receive $5,000! The contest deadline has extended until Nov. 5 at 11:59 p.m. How about your pets? Have you voted in our Patch Pet Costume Contest? We're down to ten finalists, who's it going to be? The pumpkin pug, Supergirl, the shark dog, or perhaps the Angry Bird dogs?