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By Lorraine Gingerich and Lorraine Gingerich,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 26, 2000
AUTUMN IS here and Halloween right around the corner. Here are some fun-filled events for you and your family. Catch some bargains at the Howard County Cat Club Yard Sale from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Clarksville Elementary School on Route 108. The Cat Club has a variety of items for sale, including children's toys and clothes, furniture and books. Gourds and Indian corn will be available, as will Halloween costumes. Cats and kittens will be available for adoption. Vendors may rent spaces for $15. Proceeds will benefit homeless cats and kittens.
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NEWS
November 24, 1993
Howard County police have arrested four Columbia youths they say mugged and robbed trick-or-treaters of their candy in Long Reach on Halloween.The boys, ages 13 to 17, were each charged Saturday with three counts of robbery, assault and battery, and theft. The youths were released into their parents' custody.No serious injuries were reported in the three attacks, in which the victims were struck and robbed of their candy.The robberies occurred at the intersection of Lambskin Lane and Bronze Bell, in the 4900 block of Footed Ridge and in the 9100 block of Helaine Hamlet Way.Builders win approval of 2 Long Reach plansThe county Planning Board approved site plans yesterday for 175 residential units in two Long Reach subdivisions.
FEATURES
By JACQUES KELLY | October 28, 2000
NO MATTER how many adult Halloween parties I've been invited to, I can't help thinking that this festival really should be left to children. It's the time of year to hear stories of black cats and noises in the night, then settle your nerves with a Goetze's caramel creme. My favorite Halloweens were those of 40 years ago, when, under the guidance of a couple of adults, we took off for the darkest corners of the old neighborhood. Our haunted house in Charles Village was a fine, empty mansion called the Vineyard, an 18th-century mansion with its own ballroom and plenty of lore.
FEATURES
By Bill Messenger | October 31, 1993
When I was a kid, nothing except opening Christmas presents held more excitement for me than the Highlandtown Halloween Parade. An endless procession marched, crept or slithered up Eastern Avenue from what was then called City Hospitals to what is still called Patterson Park. There, on a high wooden platform, four masked men passed judgment on the weird gathering below, handing out 10-dollar bills to the kids wearing the most unusual costumes.If those costume parades held a few thrills for me, they held much more for Tony Jacobs.
NEWS
By Lisa Breslin and Lisa Breslin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 5, 2001
ON A CRISP fall night last week, more than 500 people marched down Westminster's Main Street in the 57th annual Halloween Parade. Fairies, spiders, brides, butterflies, Indian princesses, Westminster resident Greg Williams walking as a "chick magnet" and many other characters took the traditional stroll for hundreds of onlookers. More than 20 members of the GFWC Junior Woman's Club of Westminster perched on a rollback truck (donated by Leckron's Towing employee Bobby Westerfield) and wrestled with decisions such as which costume was the most original, the most comical and the most elaborate.
NEWS
October 30, 1994
Several Halloween events have been planned for youngsters today and tomorrow in Glen Burnie.* The Annual Halloween Safety Party in downtown Glen Burnie will begin at 1 p.m. today at Crain Highway and Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd.Activities include entertainment, crafts and a costume parade at 2 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to children in age groups up to 12 years old. Participants must sign in before the parade at the registration tables behind the Arundel Center North. Categories include prettiest, most original and scariest and ugliest.
NEWS
November 3, 1999
Last time, we asked: Should Halloween be observed on the last Saturday of October? Some people think so. When Oct. 31 falls on a weekday, children and parents must squeeze trick-or-treating and festivities in after school and work, often after dark, raising a safety issue. Celebrating on Saturday would allow earlier trick-or-treating and give families time to schedule other Halloween events, such as parties. What do you think?I definitely don't think that they should switch it to the last Saturday.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 19, 2000
Be afraid. Be very afraid. Of ghosts and goblins. Of witches and black cats. Of Frankenstein's monster. Of things that go bump in the night. Halloween is nigh, and all manner of macabre events await the unprepared. So get a clue by reading this roundup of frightful Halloween events. But fear not; we've also included many happenings of a gentler nature, such as trick-or-treating, pumpkin-carving and apple-bobbing for kids of all ages. Anne Arundel County Halloween celebration. Oct. 28, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Historic Annapolis Foundation, William Paca Garden, 186 Prince George St., Annapolis.
FEATURES
By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | October 28, 1994
It's not exactly "Night of the Living Dead" or anything, but in addition to the usual Halloween-themed series episodes tonight, there's a prime-time guest appearance by Phyllis Diller.* "Family Matters" (8-8:30 p.m., Channel 13) -- The trick, in this Halloween episode, is that most of it takes place as a vampire story, with the Winslow parents as vampires and Urkel (Jaleel White) as a castle guest in danger of joining the undead. An eternal Urkel? Now THAT'S scary, boys and girls. ABC.* "Tales From the Crypt" (8-9 p.m., Channel 45)
FEATURES
October 4, 2005
We're looking for "high-concept" Halloween costumes - ones that are more abstract than literal. Dressing like a "Freudian slip" or as "static cling," for instance, takes a bit more imagination than going as an M&M. Think more in terms of ideas or states of mind than the usual ghosts, goblins and politicians. The most clever costumes will be considered for inclusion in an article in The Sun's Modern Life section. E-mail jpg photos - with your name, phone number and a brief explanation of your costume - to sun.features@baltsun.
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