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The Haunted Village Was A HUGE Success

The Haunted Village Was A HUGE Success

“Obviously it was an idea whose time had come”, Bruce Hobley, one of the original founders of the Haunted Village reflects on the origins of the event. “We didn’t know if anyone would come, that year we had 600 people”. With shrieks that can be heard from the parking lot and a line-up several hundred

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Fact or Treat: Halloween Trivia

Halloween is almost here. Soon ghosts, goblins and ghouls will be knocking on doors looking for their share of yummy treats. Why not wow them with your Halloween knowledge – perhaps a Fact for a Treat, rather than a trick! Check out these fun and interesting historical Halloween facts. • Orange and black are Halloween

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Halloween Playdough

When I was a kid my mom always made our own Play-dough at home with me. She was always wary of pre-packaged everything. I can still hear her say ‘Why would we buy it, when we can make it ourselves?” I’m glad she did. Now when I need a quick hands-on project for my kids,

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Hallowe’en in the Kawarthas

The word ‘Hallowe’en’ is derived from All Hallows’ Eve, the evening before All Saints Day, which was created in medieval Britain by the Catholic Church to honour any Saints who did not already have a designated day of their own. The origins of Hallowe’en, though, can be traced back to the ancient Celtic festival Samhain,

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