Halloween in Albany

Smile with the Halloween Candy Buy Back Program

by Sandra Foyt

Operation Gratitude Halloween Candy Buy Back Program The day after Halloween, the glow fades over the sweeeet haul, and tummy aches and sore teeth give painful testimony that perhaps you don’t need THAT much candy. Fortunately, there is a way for kids to trade in […]

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Things That Go Bump In The Night at the Farmer’s Museum

by Denise Gagnon

If you’re looking for a spine-tingling way to celebrate All Hallows Eve, then a trip to the Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, New York is a must!  Our 1 1/2 hour drive on scenic Rt. 20 West brought us through several historic and haunted towns, but […]

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Apple Bobbing, Apple Dooking, Apple Ducking or maybe Snap Apple?

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Apple bobbing, also known as bobbing for apples, is a game customarily played on Halloween. The game is played by filling a tub or a large basin with water and putting apples in the water. Because apples are less dense than water, they will float […]

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Capitol Hauntings: Halloween Tour of the NY State Capitol

by Sandra Foyt

Deep in the heart of Albany is the creepiest, scariest spot in the entire Capital Region. No, it’s not a corn maze or haunted house. Even more frightening than Freddy Krueger in suburbia, experience true terror on a Capitol Hauntings Special Halloween Tour of the […]

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Jack of the Lantern and Stingy Jack

by Cie McCullough Buschle

This week, we’ll be hauling home the biggest, fattest, heaviest pumpkins prior to making an unholy mess carving a Jack O’ Lantern. Imagine how much easier this tradition would be if we carved a smaller, less messy veggie instead. Jack of the Lantern and Stingy […]

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The Costumer, It Is More Than Just a Costume Store

by Sandra Foyt

I don’t make Halloween costumes anymore. Been there, done that, and have the scars to prove it. Either we buy a costume, or I force the kids to find something in the house that they can use. With all the dress ups and fabric in […]

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