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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.
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NEWS
By Sherrie Ruhl and Sherrie Ruhl,Staff Writer | November 1, 1992
Mike Kowalewski came to the Halloween parade determined to win."My costumes never get any prizes," he lamented, trudging through the cold drizzle yesterday morning.He carefully navigated his life-size outhouse costume, his vision restricted to a half moon cut into the cardboard door, and moved to the front of the crowd of costumed kids, awaiting his chance to wow the judge.The folks at the Festival Shopping Center in Bel Air certainly were impressed.Almost no one could resist opening the cardboard door and peering inside where Mike, 12, stood with a pair of boxer shorts around his ankles.
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.
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.
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
By Staff report | October 24, 1990
The principals of two Columbia elementary schools tried to take the controversy out of Halloween by urging parents to avoid costuming their children as ghosts, goblins or violent characters but instead have found themselves involved in a debate over individual rights of dress.Dasher Green Elementary Principal Philip L. Arbaugh suggested in a newsletter early this month that parents avoid "costumes that portray witches, goblins, Satan, etc."At Thunder Hill Elementary School, Principal C. Anthony Yount made a similar newsletter suggestion, urging parents to choose costumes that avoid violence, the supernatural or the occult in favor of more creative and amusing costumes.
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.
FEATURES
By Cox News Service | October 30, 1992
ATLANTA -- On Halloween, Tasia Katapodis will dress as a witch to thrill young trick-or-treaters in her neighborhood. Ross Marland plans a resurrection as "dead Elvis" in sideburns and a sheet. And Ron Watson will transform himself into a singing Hank Williams Jr. -- with the help of a Stetson, some shades and a beer.In Atlanta and across the country, Halloween has become an excuse for adults to party."In the mid '80s, we began seeing a trend for adults and teens," says Betsy Helgager, a spokeswoman for Hallmark Cards.
NEWS
October 28, 1998
The Baltimore SAFE KIDS Coalition and University of Maryland Medical Center are urging parents to take precautions to make sure children have a safe Halloween.Parents are being urged to accompany children who are under 10 years of age, to use light, brightly colored costumes that are more visible, to teach children not to dart into streets from between parked cars and to keep candles, lighted jack-o-lanterns, matches and lighters out of their reach.Pedestrian injuries, burns and falls account for the majority of injuries on Halloween, which safety experts say is one of the most dangerous nights of the year for children.
ENTERTAINMENT
By TIM SMITH | October 20, 2005
The U.S. Naval Academy Choir's Halloween extravaganza, directed by Monte Maxwell, chapel organist and assistant director of music at the academy, arrives in Baltimore this week. The concert, which draws thousands to its Annapolis performancae each year, adds lighting and special effects to accompany a Fright Night kind of program, including Bach's spooky Tocatta and Fugue in D minor and music from Phantom of the Opera. The concert is at 8 p.m. Friday at Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul St. Tickets are $15. Call 410-663-3052.
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