10/26/18 4:30pm

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS
Costumed kids in last year’s Halloween parade.

Halloween is creeping up on Wednesday, October 31 and there’s no shortage of Island festivities for kids and parents alike. So throw on a costume, carve some pumpkins and get ready for some freaky fun. 

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10/21/18 8:00am

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Long Island cheese pumpkins.

Have you noticed how Halloween is marked these days?

Or should I say the Halloween season? After all, the official date for ghosts and goblins is October 31, the day before All Saints Day on November 1. But the season of pumpkins begins around the last week in September and runs through the month of October. (more…)

10/19/17 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Kathy Najimy, Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker in Disney’s ‘Hocus Pocus.’

COURTESY PHOTO |
Kathy Najimy, Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker in Disney’s ‘Hocus Pocus.’

Come one, come all! The Shelter Island Educational Foundation invites kids and adults to a “Fall Carnival and Outdoor Movie” on Friday, October 20 at the home of Jimbo and Mary Theinert, 54 North Menantic Road.

The fun starts at 4:30 p.m. and kids are invited to paint pumpkins, make a popcorn treat, get their faces painted, play games and try for prizes. There will also be a raffle. The movie, Disney’s “Hocus Pocus,” begins at 6:30 p.m. Rated PG, the film portrays the adventures of two teenagers who explore an abandoned house and find a surprise. (more…)

10/07/17 11:00am
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | I think the pumpkin shine’s fairly apparent here. It boosts all the color values as well as keeping the birds away.

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | I think the pumpkin shine’s fairly apparent here. It boosts all the color values as well as keeping the birds away.

I wish for once I could be in charge of something that really matters, the calendar for example; it needs redoing. The winter is too long and so is the summer. I’m always sick of either one and they’re still going on. And on and on! (more…)