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Hunting Park: First Haunted Hayride Brings Together Community And Police

Hunting Park: First Haunted Hayride Brings Together Community And Police

The 25th Philadelphia Police District and Hunting Park United (HPU) partnered to host the first Haunted Hayride event on Oct. 30 in Hunting Park. The Halloween event, created by Ryan Barksdale and Albert Cruz, the 25th District community relations officers, Captain Javier Rodriguez and HPU President Leroy Fisher, featured an inflatable corn maze, trailer hayrides, […]

 

Center City: Release Your Inner Child for Halloween

Center City: Release Your Inner Child for Halloween

Goblins and ghouls are back again! The Center City Spirit Halloween store is open for business. Kids aren’t the only ones running around looking for costumes. Adults are, too. Store manager, Nicole Durkson said the most popular adult costumes this year have a 70’s theme, along with popes, nuns and gladiators. Many people, like Ayse Yasa, are […]

 

Whitman: Fright Factory Gains Attention with New Talent

Whitman: Fright Factory Gains Attention with New Talent

Tucked away in an aging building at Front and Jackson streets in the Whitman section of South Philadelphia, devoid of the typical bells and whistles that accompany haunted attractions, Fright Factory is easy to miss. But after being featured as one of the “Scariest Haunts in America” by the Travel Channel, the South Philly factory […]

 

Chestnut Hill: Theater Treats Community to Spooky Tales and Mystery Magic

Chestnut Hill: Theater Treats Community to Spooky Tales and Mystery Magic

A theater in Chestnut Hill, tucked behind a long driveway off of Germantown Avenue, has united residents through its performances for 85 years. Stagecrafters Theater is a nonprofit organization with early beginnings. The organization dates back to 1929 and was established by a group of women from the Germantown Women’s Club. While the friends started the theater as an […]

 

Cedar Park: Neighborhood Named One of Philly’s Best Trick-or-Treating Spots

Cedar Park: Neighborhood Named One of Philly’s Best Trick-or-Treating Spots

Halloween is creeping right around the corner and candy-loving kids are in luck. The city was named the fourth-best in the country for trick-or-treating by Zillow. If that wasn’t good enough, Cedar Park earned the title of fourth-best neighborhood in Philly to take the little the ones door-to-door. In Cedar Park, Halloween has become a staple for […]

 Jim Sauls & Brittany Hahn

Graduate Hospital: Residents Hesitant to Decorate Due to Vandalism

Graduate Hospital: Residents Hesitant to Decorate Due to Vandalism

Everyone knows the phrase that pays this time of the year, “trick or treat.” But some people around the Graduate Hospital area have taken the “trick” part a bit too literally by destroying and stealing residents Halloween decorations. There’s nothing like getting your Halloween decorations stolen, especially after spending a lot of time and money […]

 By Dominique T. Johnson and Alexis Sachdev

Olney: Fifth Street Businesses Celebrate Halloween With Community

Olney: Fifth Street Businesses Celebrate Halloween With Community

Parents and children of the Olney community filled the sidewalks of the North Fifth Street business corridor as business owners and members of the North Fifth Street Revitalization Project celebrated Trick or Treat on Fifth Street. “I go to all of the business and ask them if they would like to participate and most of […]

 By Christine Mattson and Aaron Stevens

Mount Airy: Earth Shows Spooky Chemistry

Mount Airy: Earth Shows Spooky Chemistry

In Mount Airy at Earth – Bread + Brewery, patrons young and old were tricked and treated to a spectacle seemingly supernatural. Fred Schaefer, a chemistry professor from University of the Sciences, is a regular at the restaurant, recently showing patrons how physics and chemistry can be used to produce fun results. One of Schaefer’s […]

 By Tim Brennan

Fairhill: Teaching Latin American Culture

Fairhill: Teaching Latin American Culture

The sight of an altar honoring people who have passed away and marigolds being placed around it can be an odd sight next to face painting, costumes, candy and other elements more typically associated with Halloween. But then again, that was the point. Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas, located at 1417 N. Second St., used its monthly […]

 By Hattie Cheek and Grace Dickinson

Germantown: Organized Halloween Events Keep Children Off the Streets

Germantown: Organized Halloween Events Keep Children Off the Streets

With Halloween approaching, many children are getting ready to dress up and fill their bags with candy. In Germantown, many churches and community centers are also starting to prepare for Halloween events designed to keep the children off the street. “It’s not like when we were growing up,” said Amber Knight who is helping to […]