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Weekend Fun–October 26th!

Halloween Overload… Spooktacular Oct. 28, 2012 Where: Downtown Royal Oak Times: 2-4 p.m. Cost: free Sixty local downtown businesses will decorate the area and give out goodies. Plan on letting your kids take their time collecting candy, getting their faces painted and more. http://www.downtownroyaloak.org/calendar.html?id=447&category=   Halloween Party at the University of Michigan Museum of Natural…

Treats for Troops

I know you’re trying to pry your kids’ hands from the gobs of candy they received yesterday trick-or-treating. If you get them to agree to sending their sweet surplus to the US soldiers waiting to come back to their families, perhaps you’ll over look the stash they’ve got hidden under their pillows and inside their…

What’s your last-minute Halloween costume idea?

Some people just seem to have a knack for coming up with a great Halloween costume idea year after year. I can still recall a few of the best I’ve seen at Halloween parties past – the California Raisin who surely sweated his way through the night but earned rave reviews. The creative girl who…

Treat pets to a safe, not scary Halloween

With Halloween just around the corner, our thoughts often turn to costumes, trick-or-treating and candy apples. Don’t forget, this time of year can mean scary stuff for the family pet. With strangers traipsing up to the front door one after the other masked and covered in makeup, Fido won’t quite know what to make of…

I’m Jack! The Pumpkin King!

The smell of hot, buttery popcorn, fresh oranges and slices of watermelon filled the Saturday morning air. Every since I’ve known, it has been a tradition in our family to frequent the Eastern Market on Saturday Morning, taking in the aromas of freshly picked fruit and gently picked flowers. The feel of the crowd rushing…

Halloween costume ideas

The older you get, the harder it is to come up with an exciting costume for your Halloween festivities. So here are a few of my suggestions in no particular order that don’t include a nurse or french maid outfit. 1. Lady Gaga. With so many different looks to choose from, it’s easy to put…

Rethink ‘Evil Dead.’ Catch the musical at City Theatre

As an avid horror movie fan, I’ve long wondered how you turn the Sam Raimi-directed cult-classic Evil Dead into a hilarious comedy set to song. But the creative characters behind Ferndale’s Who Wants Cake theatre company figured it out. And the outcome is enjoyable and utterly hilarious. Who Wants Cake are currently presenting Evil Dead:…

Enjoy Every Season

As we bid goodbye to summer, some of us, including myself, feel a little tug of sentimentality.   It’s getting dark way too early, the windows are only open for a few hours a week, and while I didn’t send any little ones back to school, I myself headed back to the classroom.   Gone…

Top picks for Halloween in Kalamazoo

So, Halloween is officially just weeks away. The trees are changing into their harvest costumes and kids are fantasizing about which superhero is worthy of accompanying them on their quest for candy. If you are busying yourself with thoughts of how to have completely biodegradable decorations outside and what recipes to choose for organic, vegan,…

The First Day of Fall

As Autumn approaches, memories come flooding to the surface. But not just memories, magical aromas of cinnamon, oven baked pumpkin pie, and sounds, maple leaves dancing across the pavement, crunching under my feet, falling from the sky. An Autumn in Michigan is one that captivates and takes hold of every laugh, every scent, every memory…