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2014-10-31 00:20:30

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO HALLOWEEN Profile America -- Friday, October 31(st). There's an excellent chance that today is an occasion deeply revered by young children and the nation's candy makers. According to ancient Celtic tradition, Halloween -- the evening before All Saints Day -- is a time of haunting by ghosts....

2014-10-30 23:11:01

Kristen Yarker, a well-established expert on childhood nutrition, shares her advice with parents on how to manage kids’ candy intake at Halloween in order to ensure a balanced diet—without taking the fun out of the day. (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Halloween is naturally an exciting day out of the year for kids to get dressed up and have fun. However, most health-conscious parents don’t appreciate the mass consumption of sugary candy associated with the holiday. Every year, Registered...

2014-10-30 23:07:30

First Responder Team is treated as celebrities for a day in surprise Halloween visit (#4yearOldCEOGivesBack) Pompano Beach, Florida (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Timothy, InstaKNOT’s 4-year-old CEO, plans a surprise Halloween visit to Pompano Beach firefighters, showing that you are never too young to give back to your community. Timothy met firefighters Tracey and Carl at the 2013 Santa Arriving By Helicopter event, sponsored by Galuppi’s Restaurant and the Pompano Beach Chamber of...

2014-10-30 16:20:26

Mercury Insurance offers tips to protect your property from ghouls, goblins and pranksters LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pumpkins are an autumn staple, with uses ranging from jack-o'-lanterns to pies. However, Mercury Insurance reports that, in the wrong hands, pumpkins can lead to nothing but trouble, noting a substantial increase in property damage during the week of Halloween compared to an average week. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130521/LA18581LOGO "Last year, we...

2014-10-30 08:29:50

When thinking about Halloween, many people consider a holiday that is troublemaker. However is these an actual correlation between crime and the holiday. BALTIMORE, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Halloween in the United States is a holiday that is seen as an amusing and entertaining. Children dressed up in their favorite monster, superhero, or fantasy outfits collecting candy door to door. All of this can come to a screeching halt when you hear about a murder or an act of...

2014-10-30 04:20:48

Halloween costumes and decorations spread fear in the real world while Halloween ecards with horror essentials, from 123Greetings.com, continue to terrify people virtually. NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trick or treating, carving pumpkins and adorning scary costumes remain popular activities on Halloween. The National Retail Foundation indicates an expected spending of $7.4 billion on Halloween 2014 and that 35.9% of celebrants will send Halloween greeting cards this year....

2014-10-29 23:12:56

Physician and author Dr. Sanjay Jain shares 10 tips on how to keep kids safe this Halloween. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 Halloween is one of children’s favorite time of year. Complete with costumes and candy, in honor of this upcoming holiday, physician and author Dr. Sanjay Jain has recently provided the following tips on his website on how to make it safer for your child. 1. Never let a child go alone; send them with older friends or an adult. 2. Give your child a glow...

2014-10-29 23:12:55

Physician and author Dr. Sanjay Jain shares some information about how to keep your pets safe on Halloween Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 Halloween can be a scary time for pets. In honor of this upcoming holiday this Friday, Physician and author Dr. Sanjay Jain has recently provided the following tips on his website to help make it a safer holiday for pets: Don’t dress up your pet for Halloween, unless they are actually ok with you doing so. If your pet isn’t used to...

2014-10-29 23:12:53

Physician and author Dr. Sanjay Jain shares some information on how adults can help make Halloween safer for their entire family. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 Halloween is a time that children and adults alike can enjoy trick or treating, pumpkin picking and festive parties. It’s also a time that precautions need to be made to make sure that homes and the little ones are safe at all times. In light of this holiday, physician and author Dr. Sanjay Jain offers some tips from...

2014-10-29 23:11:00

Simple Tips to Stay Safe While Trick-or-Treating Las Vegas, NV; San Francisco, CA; Arlington, VA (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 Halloween is one of the most anticipated nights of the year for kids. AlertID, the fastest growing free-to-use neighborhood safety network, and the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC), home of McGruff the Crime Dog®, offer tips on how families can stay safe while trick-or-treating. “With all of the excitement that Halloween brings, it’s easy to let your...


Latest Halloween Reference Libraries

Jersey Devil
2013-11-04 10:48:27

The Jersey Devil is a creature in folklore that dates back to early Native American legends. It is claimed to roam the area in Southern New Jersey around the Pine Barrens. But, reported sightings, especially in the early 1900s, have been from all over New Jersey. Descriptions of the creature vary, but the most common is that it has the head of a goat, kangaroo-like body, bat-like wings, horns, small arms, clawed front hands, hooves on the rear legs, and a forked tail. The origin of this...

Halloween Pennant, Celithemis eponina
2013-07-15 13:17:27

The Halloween pennant (Celithemis eponina) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in North America. Its range includes eastern and central areas of North America, where it emerges at different times during the year. In northern areas of its range, it can be seen between the months of June to August, but in other areas of its range, like Florida, it can be seen throughout the year. Its range also includes areas just south of Canada and New Mexico. It can be found in marshy habitats around...

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2008-05-04 22:30:19

The Halloween Crab (Gecarcinus quadratus or Gercarcinus ruricola), also known as the moon crab, should not be confused with the Halloween hermit crab. They dig burrows in rainforest habitat and are native to Central America. It lives in the forest at least some of its adult life. They have lungs that need to be moist all the time. If not, they could dry out and die. The Halloween crab is very territorial and will fight back if threatened. Photo Copyright and Credit

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Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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