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Sunday, November 4, 2012
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Upload photos of yourself, your kids or pets in costume from Wednesday's night of Halloween fun.
Residents young and old donned their Halloween costumes on Wednesday night, hitting the streets of Wilmington for Trick-or-Treat. And now, we want to see your photos. Upload your best Halloween shots directly to this gallery, and show off your threads to your fellow readers. Hope you had a great Halloween, Wilmington!
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Lt. Joe Desmond said police are taking steps to assure a safe and happy Halloween.
There will be plenty of treats tonight around Wilmington. The Wilmington Police Department hopes that, like in recent years, the tricks will be at a minimum. Halloween arrived on Wednesday and despite Hurricane Sandy, Trick or Treat will go on as planned in town. Wilmington Police Lt. Joe Desmond said that his expectations for the evening are the same as in years past. “We will have some extra patrols out, but Halloween is not what it used to be in years past,” said Desmond. “We used to have a large number of calls for people egging houses and such. Thankfully that seems to have waned in recent years. Usually it’s a quiet and well-behaved night. I’m sure there will be some calls, but not at the level that we used to get.” Though the …
What area is known for going 'all out' for Halloween? Where can a kid with an insatiable sweet tooth clean up?
In any town, there are always those streets and neighborhoods known for great trick-or-treating – “King-Size” candy (which actually no longer exists), high participation rate among houses, doors close together, decorations, lots of other kids and maybe a haunted house or two. What are these streets and neighborhoods in Wilmington? Let us know by posting a comment below. Post a photo of you trick-or-treating here.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Wilmington Recreation Department hosted the Horribles Parade on Sunday.
Though rains prevented children from marching in the Horribles Parade, hundreds of costumed came to Wilmington High School on Sunday for some pre-Halloween Trick or Treating. You can upload your own photos from the event directly to this gallery, and be sure to check out our video coverage of the Horribles Parade.
Late Tuesday afternoon, the town confirmed that despite Monday's hurricane,
Get the little ones' costumes ready. Despite Hurricane Sandy's wrath, Halloween is happening in Wilmington. Wilmington Assistant Town Manager Kendra Amaral confirmed to Patch late Tuesday afternoon that Trick Or Treat will go on as planned on Wednesday. Earlier Tuesday afternoon, Town Manager Jeff Hull said he needed to confirm with the Wilmington Police Department that the roads and sidewalks would be safe for children to walk on. Crews have been working throughout Tuesday to clean up the damaged trees and wires left behind by Hurricane Sandy. This is the second straight year Trick Or Treat has been in doubt for weather related reasons, but it's also the second straight year it happened as scheduled. In 2011, a rare Halloween weekend …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
The Wilmington Recreation Department event is set for Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
Sunday is going to be a horrible day. And for hundreds of Wilmington children, that’s a good thing. The Wilmington Recreation Department is hosting the town’s 45th annual Horribles Parade this afternoon as more than 500 children are expected to walk down Church Street decked out in their Halloween costumes. “This is one of our favorite events of the year,” said Recreation Director Debbie Cipriani. “A lot of families come to the parade together, which is really nice. It’s become a family event where different generations can come and socialize. It’s a great community event.” Families are encouraged to arrive at the Public Safety Building prior to 4:30 p.m. That’s when the group of costumed children will leave to walk down Church Street, led…
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The anonymous way of spreading Halloween cheer shows that the spooky holiday isn't only for children.
As Halloween approaches and you prepare for the scariest night of the year there is one simple question to be answered. Have you been Boo-ed? Obviously if you have been hanging out at karaoke lately this might be a bit of a touchy question. If, however, you’ve had your doorbell ring only to find nothing but a Halloween surprise waiting for you when you answered, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Not your usual game of “ding, dong, ditch,” this new “trick” that’s taking place in neighborhoods all over town is all about having fun and spreading a little Halloween cheer. Earlier this week I started seeing posts on Facebook from friends who had been “Boo-ed” and I decided to see what, exactly, was going on. According to “You’ve been …
Friday, October 19, 2012
We want to see your pet's finest Halloween costume.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Halloween is just around the corner, and from decorations to costumes it's important to keep in mind all the neighborhood's trick or treaters.
With Halloween just around the corner and kids as well as parents out shopping for costumes, decorations and crafts, it's hard to not get just a little bit excited. Last year, when an early season snowstorm struck the Northeast just before Halloween, it left towns scrambling to find a way to make the beloved trick or treat tradition happen. I’ll never forget my son’s second Halloween. He had just turned two years old and, as an inexperienced mom, I had no idea whatsoever that Halloween costumes are best purchased far in advance. Much to my surprise buying a Halloween costume turned out to be similar to buying a bathing suit in April. Shop early or risk not finding what you want. Fortunately, he was too young to argue when the only …