Friday, October 26, 2012
Patch has some ideas for celebrating the haunting season.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Are you looking to have the best Halloween party on the block? Then look no further because Patch has everything you need to know to throw a killer Halloween bash. Angel of Death Cheese Combine roasted garlic with cream cheese and beat until smooth. Add Gorgonzola, cream, sage, salt and pepper. Press into a serving dish and sprinkle with pistachios. Serve with crackers or pita crisps. Makes 8-10 servings. Creatures from the Deep (Peppered Shrimp) In a bowl, combine the shrimp, worchestershire sauce and white wine. Heat oil in a skillet over a medium high heat; add garlic and cook for a minute. Remove shrimp from bowl, reserving liquid. Return shrimp to skillet, toss in …
Monday, October 15, 2012
In addition to all the bloody, gory and gruesome Halloween items, there are some things that are just, well, creepy.
It's one thing to make a list of the bloodiest, goriest and most gruesome Halloween items available at the local Halloween store, but we looked for the items that were just plain weird and creepy. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) We checked the Spirit Halloween store, which has hundreds of square feet of Halloween spookiness, and found a variety of weird and creepy things. Spirit Halloween has hundreds of locations across the country, usually occupying otherwise vacant storefronts in local shopping centers. In the St. Louis area there are stores at Gravois Bluffs in Fenton, Arnold Crossroad in Arnold, in Dardenne Prairie, Bridgeton, Ellisville, Hazelwood, O'Fallon, MO, Concord, South County and St. Peters. …
Monday, October 31, 2011
Halloween is here and "Patch" has rounded up some of the kookiest costumes available in your local Patch.
Here's a look at some of the strangest costumes you may see out and about this Halloween. Lady Gaga Description: Lady Gaga is the controversial pop star who inspires comments every time she changes her outfits. Where/Pricing: Lady Gaga accessories including gloves, masks and wigs range in price from $5.99 to $19.99 at Party City. The complete outfits at Party City range in price from $44.99 to $59.99. Accessories like gloves, wigs and masks range in price from $8.99 to $22.49 at Halloween Express. The complete outfits range in price from $54.99 to $59.97, also at Halloween Express. Angry Birds Description: Don't confuse Angry Birds with Hitchcock's The Birds. Angry Birds is a video game released by Apple in 2009. Since then it has become …
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Patch’s Little Pumpkin Costume Challenge with Heidi Klum needs your entries now.
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Sunday, October 30, 2011
Which kid in America has the most creative Halloween costume in the pumpkin patch? That's what we intend to find out with your photos and the help of celebrity judge Heidi Klum, who will select the Grand Prize winner. The Grand Prize? Patch will whisk the winner to New York or Los Angeles for a three day, two night trip for two that includes a meet and greet with Heidi, plus a donation of $1031 to a local charity of the winner's choice. Nine runners up will also get a $1031 donation from Patch to a local charity of their choice. Entering is easy. Just upload a photo of your kid, 12 years of age or younger, in his or her Halloween costume. Entries must be made by the parent or legal guardian of the child photographed. Full rules are here. …
Friday, October 28, 2011
MERS/Goodwill offers spooktacular halloween costumes that cost less.
The MERS/Goodwill store in Manchester, 14373 Manchester Road, is offering cost-conscious options for Halloween costume shoppers this year. MERS/Goodwill staffers have picked five costume ideas to spark parents creativity in creating unique and fun costumes for trick-or-treaters this year. Also available at all Goodwill locations are a variety of prepackaged, ready-to-go costumes. Premade children’s costumes start at $3, while adult costumes start at $6. To complete the holiday, MERS/Goodwill offers a variety of spooky decorations. Other MERS/Goodwill’s picks for this year range from classic get-ups to pop culture icons. All 40 MERS/Goodwill locations in Missouri and Illinois have the clothing items needed for the costumes. New accessories…
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Patch offers a tips for fun and safety on Halloween, as well as a round-up of local, family-friendly events.
Why didn’t the skeleton cross the road? Because he didn’t have the guts, of course! That’s right, it’s almost Halloween, and in some St. Louis-area neighborhoods, you won’t get a treat without a trick. You can sing or dance or tell a funny joke, but unless you’re a super-cute toddler, you might need to do a little something special to get your treat. Savvy trick-or-treaters can prepare their acts in advance by finding plenty of good, clean Halloween jokes at GuySports.com. Stay Safe on Halloween Along with the fun of trick-or-treating, parents need to be concerned with their kids’ safety. While Halloween can provide hours of entertainment and serious candy benefits, approximately four times as many kids between the ages of 5 and 14 are …
Monday, October 24, 2011
Country Acres holds its fifth annual Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest.
This weekend, Country Acres Rescue held its fifth annual Howl and Yowl, a three day Halloween event for pets and people alike. This year's Howl and Yowl featured booths, games for people, games for pets, food, live music, pumpkin painting, face painting, a haunted house, and the highlight of the weekend- the annual Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest. Nicole Thompson, Country Acres Rescue President and Founder, estimates that between 1,500 and 2,000 people visited the Howl and Yowl this year. The free event did feature pay-to-play games and food, with all proceeds going toward the rescuing of animals. Country Acres Rescue is a rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption service for abused and neglected cats and dogs. Country Acres Rescue identifies …
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Families gathered at Longview Farm Park on Saturday for a morning of Halloween festivities.
Longview Farm Park was filled with costumed children on Saturday morning for the City of Town and Country Parks and Recreation Department Fall Festival. Families enjoyed the music of Babaloo, played with bubbles from the Bubble Bus, painted pumpkins courtesy of the Community Relations Comission, had fun with geode smashing courtesy of the Conservation Comission, rode ponies with Equine Assisted Therapy, and made crafts with Lucky Lane Nursery School. Click through the gallery for photos of the fall fun.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Westminster Christian Academy celebrates its sixth annual Wildcat Weekend.
Town and Country's Westminster Christian Academy Wildcats are celebrating their sixth annual Wildcat Weekend this weekend. It is the first Wildcat Weekend on the new campus. Friday evening featured a powderpuff football game, a community dinner, an all school spirit assembly and a concert by alumnus Sandra McCracken. Saturday, Westminster Christian Academy invites families out for a day of Wildcat fun. Following is the Saturday scedule of events. 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Soccer Friendlies 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Campus Tours 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Community Carnival 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Alumni lunch 11 a.m. - Pumpkin seed spitting contest 12 p.m. -Pie-eating contest 12 p.m. - Varsity soccer vs. Priority 2 p.m. - Varsity football vs. Jennings 5 p.m. - Pizza …
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
September marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season with the arrival of temporary Halloween stores, but temporary locations may begin to get more pricey.
Pop-up retail stores are nothing new. Shoppers are no longer suprised to see vacant retail spaces fill up during the holiday season with specialty stores, such as the Halloween Express now open in a former Kincaid Home Furnishing Store on Manchester across the street from Manchester Highlands. It takes a lot of planning to make a store as large as Halloween Express magically appear for the frightfully short Halloween shopping season. According to a store employee, the store’s locations are scouted out at the beginning of summer, and employees set up merchandise in August. “We start ordering for Halloween after last Halloween,” one employee said. Halloween Express plans to stay open for a few days after Oct. 31, depending on how much …