Lifestyle

Flexible mummies for Halloween decor

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?


Quoth the raven, ‘Happy Halloween’

Edgar Allan Poe and Halloween are enmeshed like cobwebs on a lamppost.


Last-minute DIY decorations

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.


Kerth: Days that never happened; hours that come again

By all rights, Groundhog Day should fall in early November, and it should only last an hour.

Algonquin home offers delights, frights

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.


MCDH: Health department monitoring Ebola

The current Ebola outbreak is the largest in history. It is larger then every previous outbreak combined.

Kerth: It’s time to have zero tolerance for zero-tolerance rules

Several years ago, when I coached high school varsity girls’ soccer, one of my players was caught at a police-raided party where alcohol was present. Because the school had a zero-tolerance policy regarding alcohol, Nancy G faced both academic and athletic punishments that included missing one-third of her senior soccer season.

Bull Valley resident's pumpkins raise breast cancer awareness

Mary Moltmann is trying to raise breast cancer awareness one pumpkin at a time.


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