Count me among those who find the "Elf on the Shelf" just a bit creepy. That said, wouldn't it make more sense to have a slightly spooky creature keeping an eye on your kids around Halloween instead of Christmas?
Edgar Allan Poe and Halloween are enmeshed like cobwebs on a lamppost.
This Halloween, lighten things up with luminaries. There are lots of quick, do-it-yourself projects to make the flickering lights that welcome partiers or trick-or-treaters.
Te n years ago, Jim Haupert (right) of Algonquin put out a few tombstones at Halloween, a string of skeleton lights, when a neighbor joked that he was setting the bar pretty high.
Living at the four homes featured in an upcoming Service League of Crystal Lake Housewalk is like being on a permanent vacation, event organizers say.
A wide range of artwork including pottery, painting, art glass, jewely, photography and mixed media will be displayed during the2014 Studio Art Tour.