Thursday, November 10, 2011
The winners of the Patch's Little Pumpkin Costume Contest, judged by Heidi Klum.
The nation-wide Patch's Little Pumpkin Costume Challenge winners have been announced! More than 2,700 photos were submitted across the 800 Patch sites in America, and a panel of judges, including Heidi Klum, decided on their favorites. We are proud to say that Danvers' own Saoirse Fitzgerald was chosen as one of the ten finalists in Patch's Little Pumpkin Costume Contest! Each of the finalists will receive $1031 to donate to a local charity of their choice. Along with his prize donation, the winner will also receive a free trip to meet supermodel Heidi Klum. Scroll through the winning photos, and let us know your favorite costume in the comments!
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
The grand finale to a month of Halloween madness in Salem.
Fireworks, concerts, costume contests, and a whole lot of tourists: it was the grand finale to Salem's Haunted Happenings. For all things spooky in Salem this month, head back to the Halloween 2011 topic page. Are you happy this chaotic season is over, or are you already looking forward to next year? Let us know in the comments.
A look at the culmination of Haunted Happenings festivities through the eyes of the Salem Police Department and participating agencies.
On Halloween night, officers from various agencies served as a united force with the Salem Police to keep residents and visitors safe on the final night of Haunted Happenings activities. We had the opportunity to view the evening from the perspective of Salem's officers. Watch our video for a look at the evening from beginning to end. We started at the department's 4 p.m briefing in which Chief Tucker swore in officers from other departments as honorary Salem Police officers and ended when the Plymouth County Mounted Unit guided the final revelers out of the city. For more on how the evening was organized, read our article, here. A special thank you to the Salem Police Department for a behind the scenes look at the evening.
It's Nov. 1 — this image caught at the tail-end of Haunted Happenings festivities seemed like the perfect analogy for the end of the spooky season.
Welcome to photo of the day. When we have a standout photo, we'll share an image that caught our attention here. Have any suggestions or photos of your own to share? Email Editor Aubry Bracco. Nov. 1, 2011 On Oct. 3, we ushered in Haunted Happenings with this Photo of the Day and a "change of atmosphere." Today, we usher it out with this one. We caught this image of a forgotten mask Monday night while covering the Halloween celebration with the Salem Police. This mask was found in the crosswalk just outside Engine House Pizza. Only one more year to go until Halloween!
Monday, October 31, 2011
Important information from the MBTA and Destination Salem.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Here is some pertinent information for tonight's Halloween Haunted Happenings events in Salem. For an MBTA route advisories, click here. Attached is a map courtesy of Destination Salem with complete information on venue locations and porta-John venues.
Essex Street Dental participates in national Halloween Candy Buy Back program to raise cavity awareness and bring the spirit of Halloween to U.S. troops oversees.
Halloween candy — two inseparable words that inspired a national effort to raise cavity awareness. On Nov. 1, as peace returns to the cobblestones of Salem, Essex Street Dental Medicine will host a Halloween Candy Buy Back event to exchange excess candy for cash and flashing toothbrushes. "Kids today can rake in four to five pillowcases of candy nowadays. The quantity is obscene. There's no need for that kind of excess. By picking out favorites to last a couple weeks, instead of tossing the rest, kids can put it to a legitimate use," says Jeffrey Casiglia DMD. The goal is to collect at least 250 lbs ($1/lb) of candy to be sent to U.S. troops oversees along with tooth brushes, flossing kits and personal notes created by those who attend …
Add your photos of the Halloween festivities here.
It's the big day. Add your own photos of the celebration to this gallery throughout the night to share your Halloween experience with residents and visitors. Simply click on the big green button below the article that reads: "Submit Your Photos & Videos." You can also interact with us via Twitter and Facebook during the event. Enjoy your Halloween and stay safe!
The man behind the mask of Hollywood horror icon Michael Myers spends a 3-day stint in Halloween Town USA.
The man behind the legendary horror movie icon Michael Myers from John Carpenter's 1978 film Halloween now spends his October holidays trick or treating with his two children. This Halloween, the notorious babysitter-stalker will next return in the form of a 10 year-old girl. Like father like daughter. A day after receiving an award for Best Actor at the Rhode Island International Film Festival for his latest horror film, Beg (which also received Best Picture), Tony Moran returned to Salem's Nightmare Gallery for his third year in a row. "I love this. I love it here. Salem is a great a city!" Tony said in between signing autographs and taking pictures with visiting horror fans from all over the world on Sunday. Michael Myers concludes a …
A look at a bizarre, but memorable Halloween weekend in the Witch City.
From the buzz about snow on Saturday to some snow early Sunday morning, this weekend certainly was a memorable one. On Sunday, Pioneer Village guides welcomed visitors who came for history and trick or treat Sunday. The living history museum will hold the again today from 2 to 5 p.m. Enjoy the last day of the Halloween Season, and feel free to add your own photos to our gallery.
Tell us what you'll be up to for the big day in our poll.
Well, the big day is finally here — it's Halloween. Are you trekking downtown or cuddling up with horror movies at home? Answer our poll and share some celebration ideas in the comments. We're curious about what you will (and what you won't) be doing to ring in the spookiest night of the year. Whatever you choose to do today, have fun and stay safe!