halloween

October 30, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Nine Tips to Keep Pets Safe this Halloween

Halloween can be a stressful time for families with pets. Montgomery County public safety personnel provide the following nine tips to keep pets safe on Oct. 31. Keep pets inside. Pets, especially cats, can be vulnerable targets for pranksters on Halloween night. Keep them safe indoors to avoid possible trouble. More chocolate is sold on […]

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October 31, 2017 | Staff Writer

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County Public Safety Agencies Provide Halloween Safety Tips

With Halloween quickly approaching, the Montgomery County Police and Fire and Rescue Services offer some important tips for a safe Halloween. Plan a safe route: The most important safety tip is to “trick-or-treat” only in neighborhoods and at homes known to your family. Only visit homes with a porch light on, accept treats at the […]

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October 31, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Oct. 31 in Montgomery County

Happy Halloween! Here’s five things to know today, Oct. 31, in Montgomery County: 1. Council Session: The Montgomery County Council will meet today at 9:30 a.m. Proclamations recognizing National Cyber Security Awareness Month and the Silver Spring Zombie Walk; confirmations of the County Executive’s appointments; and a bill that would exempt certain public pools from the […]

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October 26, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Halloween Happenings Around Town

Halloween is less than a week away and there are numerous events happening all over the county. Whether you’re looking to participate in a murder mystery or a fun costume party for the kids, there’s something for everyone. Check out a list of events, below. Oct. 26th Field of Screams. Oct. 27th  Halloween A Holiday […]

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November 1, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Got Leftover Halloween Candy?

Wondering where to donate your leftover Halloween candy? The Manna Food Center is encouraging residents to donate their candy to Operation Gratitude, an organization that sends care packages to the troops. After most holidays, Manna receives an influx of leftover treats, including candy, cakes and cookies, and the donations result in more non-nutritious food than […]

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October 31, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Spooky Scenes: DeGraba Family Goes All Out for Halloween (PHOTOS)

It all started with a witch crashing into a tree. That’s how Carol DeGraba remembers her family’s foray into decorating for Halloween. Years ago, when her children were young, she found instructions for the bewitching Halloween decoration in Family Fun magazine. “She crashes into the tree every year in early October and the neighbors have […]

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October 31, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 31, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 31, in Montgomery County: 1. MoCo Vote: You can vote early from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at ten locations across Montgomery County today. Early voting continues thru Nov. 3rd.  The Presidential General Election is just one week from tomorrow on Nov. 8. 2. Safe Track: Metro’s Safe Track […]

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October 28, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

15 Songs to Add to Your Halloween Party Playlist (VIDEOS)

Halloween is just around the corner and the best way to set the mood for a party is music. So, I’ve compiled a list of 15 songs to listen to during this spooky time of year. The list includes an eclectic mix of music, old and new.  Just the right mix to turn your average party into a […]

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October 28, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Top Halloween Costumes for 2016

You may see more children dressed up as Superman or Batgirl instead of Princess Elsa this Halloween. According to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) 2016 Halloween Consumer Top Costumes Survey, princess costumes have fallen to number two this year to superheroes after reigning at the top for eleven years. NRF also noted that spending on Halloween […]

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October 28, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Halloween Events Around the County

Halloween is just around the corner and there are a ton of events happening all over the county to celebrate the occasion. Whether you’re looking to participate in a murder mystery or a fun costume party for the kids, there’s something for everyone. Check out a full list of events, below. Oct. 20th Gaithersburg Arts […]

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