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Coastinista: Your Daily Cup of Coastal Conservation (Green Post-Halloween)
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Coastinista: Your Daily Cup of Coastal Conservation (Green Post-Halloween)

Last night was fun! I went back to my roots for a hometown Halloween celebration with long-time friends and new-found favs. Halloween, after all, is one of my favorite holidays (one behind Earth Day, of course). Halloween is creepy funtastsic! The scariest thing about Halloween is the waste! Costumes that you might only use once, candy that comes in individual wrappers, and pumpkins only used to carve scary faces on them and then tossed, all these things add up.  The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service states that Americans have a demand for around 1.1 billion pounds of pumpkins per year. According to Ecouterre, around 85 percent of Halloween costumes end up in our landfills.  That is a lot of wasted for just one night! […]

Fire Stations to Open for Halloween Trick-or-Treating

Fire Stations to Open for Halloween Trick-or-Treating

New Hanover County – New Hanover County Fire Rescue and Wilmington Fire Department will open their fire stations for trick-or-treating on Halloween from 5:30-8 p.m. Come visit the fire station, meet the firefighters, and get a Halloween treat. Please also remember these safety tips when trick or treating with your family. Pedestrians Children under 12 should trick-or-treat and cross the street with an adult. Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Parents should remind children to watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking […]

Ghost Ship Cancelled Saturday, October 27, 2012

Ghost Ship Cancelled Saturday, October 27, 2012

WILMINGTON — Due to the threat of sustained winds from Hurricane Sandy, the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA will cancel Ghost Ship for Saturday, October 27, 2012. Ghost Ship will remain open Friday, October 26, 2012 and the Battleship General Tours remain open today as well. A determination of Battleship NORTH CAROLINA normal tour operations for October 27, 2012 will be evaluated Saturday morning. The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is self-supporting, not tax supported and relies primarily upon admissions to tour the Ship, sales in the Ship’s Store, donations and investments. No funds for its administration and operation come from appropriations from governmental entities at the local, state or federal levels. Located at the junction of Highways 17/74/76/421 on the Cape Fear River.  Visit […]

Halyburton Park’s Halloween Spooktacular STILL ON FOR TONIGHT!

Halyburton Park’s Halloween Spooktacular STILL ON FOR TONIGHT!

STILL ON FOR TONIGHT! Halyburton Park’s Halloween Spooktacular Friday, October 26, 2012 5 pm to 9 pm Free Event Halyburton Park – 4099 S. 17th Street Enjoy a night at the park “trick or treating” on our Trick or Treat Trail with booths from local businesses and organizations. Other activities include games, costume contests, hayrides, “Creatures of the Night” featuring live Barred Owls and an opossum, food and more! Call 341-0075 for more information.

Enjoy a night at Halyburton Park “Trick or Treating”

Enjoy a night at Halyburton Park “Trick or Treating”

TOMORROW! Halloween Spooktacular Friday, October 26 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Halyburton Park, 4099 S. 17th Street |341-0075 This event is free. Enjoy a night at the park “Trick or Treating” on our Trick or Treat Trail with booths from local businesses and organizations. Other activities include games,costume contests, hayrides, “Creatures of the Night”- live animal presentation featuring owls & , food and more!

AlertID Helps Families Keep Their Kids Safe On Halloween

AlertID Helps Families Keep Their Kids Safe On Halloween

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA AND PALO ALTO, CALIF. (Oct. 23, 2012) ― Halloween is one of the most anticipated nights of the year. AlertID™ offers these tips on how families can stay safe while out trick or treating:   Parents should be familiar with homes and occupants on their child’s trick-or-treat route. Parents may register for FREE at AlertID.com, enter their address and instantly see an easy-to-read map showing sex offenders residing or working in the vicinity as well as view sex offenders wherever they are with the AlertID free mobile app. Members also receive alerts when new sex offender data becomes available.   Children should wear reflective tape on their costumes and carry flashlights or glow sticks when trick-or-treating during […]

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College of Charleston Offers FREE Ghost Tour of Campus

College of Charleston Offers FREE Ghost Tour of Campus

Ghost Tour will be Held on October 30 at 7 p.m. Charleston, SC – The College of Charleston is celebrating Halloween with a spooky ghost tour of campus on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Student tour guides will tell tales of the ghosts and goblins that are a part of the College’s 242-year history. Tours will leave from the Admissions Courtyard at 65 George Street.   The tours are free and open to the public (children are welcome!), but space is limited, so advance registration is required. Register by emailing admissionsevents@cofc.edu with your name and the number of people in your party.   These tours are for entertainment purposes only. It does not cover information about the College […]

Red Cross Says Have a Happy and Safe Halloween

Red Cross Says Have a Happy and Safe Halloween

Take Steps to Keep Everyone Safe While Trick or Treating WILMINGTON, NC, October 22, 2012 — Halloween is just around the corner and youngsters will soon be out trick or treating. As they get ready to collect their Halloween treats, the American Red Cross has tips to make this a fun and safe Halloween.   “Halloween is a fun time, especially for the little ones,” said Autum Mihm, Communications Director for the Red Cross. “The Red Cross has steps everyone can take to make sure their Halloween is also a safe one.”   COSTUME SAFETY There are steps parents can take to keep their little ghosts and goblins safe in their disguises: Add reflective tape to costumes and trick-or-treat bags. […]

Win a trip to the set of AMC’s The Walking Dead

Win a trip to the set of AMC’s The Walking Dead

All presenting blood donors at participating Red Cross blood donor centers or blood drives from September 24 through October 22, 2012, can enter to win a trip to the set of The Walking Dead. The American Red Cross is partnering with AMC leading up to the much anticipated Season 3 premiere of the critically acclaimed show, The Walking Dead, to raise awareness about the ongoing need for blood donations. As a thank you, AMC will award one lucky participant with a once in a lifetime, behind the scenes trip! Find a blood donation opportunity Enter for a chance to win now! View special Public Zombie Announcement! View the complete contest rules and information American Red Cross Biomedical Services plays a critical […]

7th Annual Halloween Howler Costume Contest Bar Crawl

7th Annual Halloween Howler Costume Contest Bar Crawl

Friday, October 26th in Charlotte, NC CarolinaNightlife.com, Corona Light and Skyy Vodka are hosting another Uptown Charlotte Halloween Bar Crawl this year. The event will take place Friday, October 26th from 6pm-2am. Participants will check-in at Dixie’s Tavern (301 E. 7th St) anytime from 6-7pm the evening of the 26th. They will then join a group of hundreds of other costume clad Charlotteans and be lead by CarolinaNightlife.com staff from bar to bar around Uptown Charlotte’s most popular venues.   This is the seventh year CarolinaNightlife.com has hosted a Halloween bar crawl in Charlotte and the event has continued to grow over the years. Venues around Uptown are eager to be involved in the event and offer special drink prices […]

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