Saturday, November 5, 2011
Thanks to everyone who submitted photos to Patch’s Little Pumpkin Costume Challenge” Here are the winners.
Patch’s first Halloween Costume contest was a big success, thanks to Marple Newtown Patch readers and Patch fans from coast to coast. Special thanks to all those who submitted photos on Marple Newtown Patch. Nationwide, Patch’s more than 850 local sites received 2,700 entries. It wasn’t easy to pick a single winner, but that winner is Wyckoff Patch’ s Headless Boy Jack Hagan. Here are the 10 top runners-up. Did you take photos on Halloween? The contest is over, but we'd love to share your favorite photos with other Patch readers. You can continue submitting your Halloween photos here.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
The 47th Annual Delaware County Halloween Parade took place on Oct. 30 in Media with the area's high school bands and businesses all participating.
Carebears, superheroes, Angry Birds, Devo, and many, many zombies all showed up on State Street in Media last Sunday at the Delaware County Halloween Parade. Hundreds of kids and families lined the streets to watch local bands (unfortunately Paxon Hollow Middle School's band was not present), local businesses like Kehler's Gymnastics, local fire companies and antique cars stroll down State Street, despite a canceled parade on Saturday due to the weather. See the photo gallery above for some snapshots from the event. For more Halloween coverage, click here.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Heidi Klum will choose the Grand Prize winner from our favorite photos of your creative kids' costumes
Which kid in America has the most creative Halloween costume in the pumpkin patch? That's what we intend to find out with your photos and the help of celebrity judge Heidi Klum, who will select the Grand Prize winner. Patch will whisk the winner to New York or Los Angeles for a three-day, two-night trip for two that includes a meet and greet with Heidi, plus a donation of $1,031 to a local charity of the winner's choice. Nine runners up will also get a $1,031 donation from Patch to a local charity of their choice. Full contest rules are here. We have stopped accepting entries for the contest, but we'd love for you to continue sharing your Halloween photos on Patch! Simply click the green Submit Your Photos button (above or below), and …
All four of the elementary schools in the Marple Newtown School District held their annual Halloween festivities on Oct. 28 and Oct. 31.
The four elementary schools in the Marple Newtown School District participated in Hallowen festivities to celebrate this spooky, sugar-filled, fun holiday. From harvest festivals with pumpkin painting to Halloween parades, Culbertson, Loomis, Russell and Worrall elementary schools each had their own annual celebration. View the photo gallery above to see what these kids are dressing up as for Halloween this year and to see how some of these schools celebrated Halloween. Have your own photos from these celebrations? Submit your photos to the gallery here! Also, don't forget–time is running out to enter your child in our Halloween contest with Heidi Klum.
The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that 41 million children between 5 and 14 years old trick-or-treated in 2010.
Halloween began with Celtic rituals thousands of years ago and has been associated with scary and spooky images for many years, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Halloween customs have changed drastically over time, and the holiday is celebrated in many different ways—including trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, haunted houses and more. Here's a look at Halloween by-the-numbers: • 1.1 billion pounds – The amount of pumpkin products made in 2010 among top pumpkin-producing states. • 41 million – The estimated number of trick-or-treaters in 2010 among children ages 5-14 in the U.S. In 2010, there were 4,690 residents in Marple Township under the age of 18, while in Newtown Township, there were 2,584. • 92 percent – Percent of households …
Patch went out to the community to ask some young locals their take on a topic.
What exactly is Halloween about that makes kids go crazy? You guessed it–most of the kids we interviewed talked about the candy and trick-or treating that makes Halloween so great. What are your kids going to be for Halloween this year? Make sure to submit their photos in for a chance to meet Heidi Klum in our Halloween contest. Your Kids Say is a video feature for Marple Newtown Patch. Each week, we’ll seek answers from local kids to see what they have to say on a certain topic. Our last topic, we asked Worrall students about jack-o-lanterns.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
We know there are some ghoulishly decorated homes in the Marple Newtown community. We want to know which house
We know there are some ghoulishly decorated homes in the Marple Newtown area, and we want to share your devilish decor inspirations with the rest of the community–especially those trick-or-treaters who will be mapping out which homes to hit for candy on Monday. So we're asking you to submit photos of your home decked out in Halloween decor. If you've got a yard full of decorations, upload a picture of your whole house. If you've got one decoration that you're really proud of, submit that. Did your kid carve a wicked jack-o-lantern? Upload those! And if you didn't decorate your home but know of a Halloween-themed home in the community, feel free to add them here too. In the caption field please tell us what street the home in the photo is …
Friday, October 28, 2011
WPVI-TV meteorologist Cecily Tynan will kick off Delaware County's annual Halloween parade in Media, which has been postponed to Sunday at 2 p.m. due to weather conditions.
MEDIA–Due to possible cold and wet weather on Saturday, the Halloween Parade has been rescheduled for Sunday. Floats, antique cars, school bands, scouts, and hundreds of locals in costumes will be just some of the sights at Sunday's Delaware County Halloween Parade, which will be kicked off by WPVI-TV meteorologist Cecily Tynan. This is the parade's 47th year in Delaware County. School and community groups from across the county will be participating in Sunday's event, according to a press release from parade coordinator, Town Talk Newspapers. Paxon Hollow, Penncrest, Strath Haven and Chichester High School Bands, the Chichester Alumni Community Band, and Springton Lake, are some of the bands that will keep things lively, and The …
Find four local attractions you can visit on one tank of gas.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Looking to save money? Try one of these four trips you can enjoy on just one tank of gas: the Great Pocono Pumpkin Fesitval in Lehighton, the Act II Playhouse in Amble, Main Line Billiards in Frazer and Fayette Street in Conshohocken. Address: The street runs the length of the borough, but most of the nightlife is between Elm Street and 11th Avenue, Conshohocken, PA How Far From Broomall? About 17 minutes or 11 miles. Admission: Free to walk Summary: While older residents might remember Conshohocken as a working-class industrial town, the borough has reinvented itself in the last 20 years as an up-and-coming restaurant destination. Diners and drinkers of all stripes can find something on Fayette Street, from sports bars like the Great …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Here's some wallet-friendly ways to save on your Halloween party this year with do it yourself decorations and craft activities.
BROOMALL–Halloween can get pricey–from costumes to candy and decorations, it's hard to have a happy Halloween without thinking about how much you spent. Local craft store A.C. Moore in Broomall is offering their top DIY (do it yourself) decorating and craft ideas to get the party started this weekend without leaving you feeling guilty. View their suggested step-by-step instruction sheets for cheap but creative costume ideas and decoration ideas to spruce up the home as well as craft ideas to keep the kids occupied this weekend.