Friday, November 4, 2011
The winners of the Patch's Little Pumpkin Costume Contest, judged by Heidi Klum.
The nation-wide Patch's Little Pumpkin Costume Challenge winners have been announced! More than 2,700 photos were submitted across the 800 Patch sites in America, and a panel of judges, including Heidi Klum, decided on their favorites. We are proud to say that Danvers' own Saoirse Fitzgerald was chosen as one of the ten finalists in Patch's Little Pumpkin Costume Contest! Each of the finalists will receive $1031 to donate to a local charity of their choice. Along with his prize donation, the winner will also receive a free trip to meet supermodel Heidi Klum. Scroll through the winning photos, and let us know your favorite costume in the comments!
Nearly 2,700 entries from over 800 Patch sites across America were submitted into Patch's Little Pumpkin Halloween Contest.
Nearly 2,700 entries from over 800 Patch sites across America were submitted into Patch's Little Pumpkin Halloween Contest. We are so pleased to announce Danvers resident Saoirse Fitzgerald as one of the ten finalists in the contest! The Fitzgerald family, along with the other nine finalists, will receive $1031 to the local charity of their choice. Saoirse Fitzgerald is currently undergoing her eigth round of chemotherapy treatment, and the family has created the Fitzgerald Cancer Fund to help offset her medical costs. Saoirse's parents, Mike and Kezia, dressed their 17-month-old up for Halloween as Uncle Fester, because of her "cutest little bald head!" Congratulations, Saoirse!
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Danvers homeowners greeted the young and old trick-or-treaters on their front steps in Halloween costumes.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Bob Roche
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
With temperatures in the mid 40's, it was a great fall evening for the trick-or-treaters in Danvers to collect their door-to-door candy. For a complete list of our Halloween coverage this year, check out our Halloween 2011 Topic Page.
Monday, October 31, 2011
How are you celebrating Halloween today? Share your photos with Danvers Patch!
Happy Halloween! Just because the kids will be collecting candy during trick-or-treating tonight, it doesn't mean they're the only ones who like to dress up and celebrate this spooky holiday. Are folks at your business dressing up today? Does your pet have a costume? We want to see how Danvers celebrates All Hallows Eve. Upload your photos, or send submissions to editor firstname.lastname@example.org. To check out our Halloween coverage throughout the month, check out our Halloween 2011 Topic Page. Tomorrow we'll have an image gallery from tonight's trick-or-treating.
Tips from the Danvers Police Department for a safe trick-or-treating Halloween.
Trick-or-treating will take place tonight, from 5 until 8 p.m. in Danvers. The Danvers Police Department has issued a series of ten tips to ensure a safe and fun trick-or-treating night. 1. Be sure children are accompanied by an adult or responsible teenager while going door-to-door. 2. Instruct children never to eat anything until they are home and the treats have been examined. Discard anything unwrapped. 3. Check wrappers of commercial treats for signs of tampering. 4. Call police if there are any suspicious treats. 5. Make sure costumes fit and the child can see well. Wear face make-up instead of a mask. Wear light colored clothing or reflective tape for visibility. 6. Tell children to trick-or-treat in their own neighborhoods, on …
Safety tips for Halloween, a costume contest reminder, and more in today's special Halloween 5 Things.
Happy Halloween! Here are five things you need to know today, October 31 in Danvers. 1. Today is your last opportunity to enter our Halloween Costume Contest. We have had some GREAT submissions, and would love to see a local charity receive the grand prize. You have until tonight at 9 p.m. to upload your photos! 2. Starting at 9 a.m. today Connors Farm is hosting its annual Halloween Kids' Days. The $10 admission cost includes the corn maze, hayrides, bounce house, costumed characters and trick-or-treat candy. Parents of children are free. 3. Snowtober is behind us! If you have some photos from Saturday's historic snow, be sure to upload them here. The National Weather Service is forecasting mostly sunny skies, with a high near 50 degrees …
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Heidi Klum will choose the Grand Prize winner from our favorite photos of your creative kids' costumes
Sunday, October 30, 2011
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 …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Hindsight: Laura Hinds reflects on growing up in Danvers
In the late 1960’s and early 1970’s kids went out around their own neighborhood to trick or treat on Halloween evening. There were not activities at the mall or in other stores, and parents didn’t drive their children around town to get more treats. You stuck to your own neighborhood where everyone knew each other well, and it was considered safe. We weren’t aware of stories about people hiding razor blades in homemade treats; it was all about good times and fun. We usually got store-bought costumes with flimsy plastic facemasks. Girls would be Cinderella or a ballerina; boys were often Batman or cowboys and Indians. One year though, brothers who were neighbors of ours dressed up like the hippies of the era. Since I don’t have a photograph…
Local sites offer a fascinating glimpse into a dark period of local history.
As usual, tourists from around the country are flocking to Salem this October to celebrate Halloween and get a first-hand look at some of the city's historic sites – especially those connected to the infamous witch trials of 1692. Did you know, however, that the events of that dark chapter of history first began in Danvers? Sorry Salem. The initial accusations spread from a group of local girls in Salem Village (present-day Danvers) against other residents of that parish and most of the examinations during which the victims were publicly condemned as witches took place in the church meetinghouse, which once stood off Hobart Street. Today, a historical sign in front of the First Church of Danvers, which is located at the corner of Hobart …
Friday, October 28, 2011
Not sure what to do this weekend? Here are our picks for things happening in and around Danvers.
Not sure what to do this weekend? There is a LOT going on in town, so be sure to check out our picks for local events, and head over to our Events Calendar for a complete list. Haunted Corn Field at Connors Farm Haunted Happenings in Salem Saturday Movie Matinee: Psycho North Shore Fair Trade Bazaar All Hallow's Choral Concert