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Safety First Tonight! Motorist's Beware of 'Trick-or-Treaters' & Parents, Dress Kids For Success!

October 31st, 2014 by master

Don’t Let the Spookiest Night of The Year Be the Scariest for the Thousands of Kids that will Be going Door to Door for Treats and maybe a little Tricking!

Not only should motorist be mindful of the kids, Parents can help their kids by going over street-safety rules and making sure their child’s costume passes a safety check.

Courtesy of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, this poster illustrates some important tips such as:

  • Make sure costumes are visible to drivers
  • Make sure masks offer large enough holes for seeing and breathing
  • Trim any fabric that might be a hazard for walking stairs
  • Don’t send kids out with open flames (duh!!)
  • Watch out for treats (toys) with choking hazards for small children

But most Importantly, have fun, enjoy the costumes and when it’s all over, brush your teeth double!

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Safety First Tonight! Motorist’s Beware of ‘Trick-or-Treaters’ & Parents, Dress Kids For Success!

October 31st, 2014 by master

Don’t Let the Spookiest Night of The Year Be the Scariest for the Thousands of Kids that will Be going Door to Door for Treats and maybe a little Tricking!

Not only should motorist be mindful of the kids, Parents can help their kids by going over street-safety rules and making sure their child’s costume passes a safety check.

Courtesy of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, this poster illustrates some important tips such as:

  • Make sure costumes are visible to drivers
  • Make sure masks offer large enough holes for seeing and breathing
  • Trim any fabric that might be a hazard for walking stairs
  • Don’t send kids out with open flames (duh!!)
  • Watch out for treats (toys) with choking hazards for small children

But most Importantly, have fun, enjoy the costumes and when it’s all over, brush your teeth double!

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Last-minute Halloween shopping

October 30th, 2010 by master

Story by Daron Anderson

Halloween is here, and if you’ve left costume shopping as a last-minute errand, a few stores on the Ave are prepared to help you out. You can find anything from devil horns to movie characters simply by taking a walk on the Ave. Most of the vintage-clothing stores have Halloween items in stock, and retailers like American Apparel have a limited selection as well. And, of course, Gargoyles Statuary has Halloween costumes. They’re also hosting a “Halloween Social” tonight (10/30) from 5-8 p.m., which will feature cider, doughnuts, classic Poe readings, local short stories and a costume contest at 7 p.m.

*These are mostly adult costumes.

Buffalo Exchange

Used: $2-35

New: $5-40

Most interesting costumes: fruit (watermelon, berries), Where’s Waldo, Peter Pan, Jedi

Buffalo Exchange

Gargoyles Statuary

$9-18 stick-on horns

$20-64 masks

$12+ hats

Gargoyles Statuary

Goodwill

Used: $2.99-30, $10 avg.

Most interesting costumes: Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland characters

Red Light

$2-189

Most popular costumes: pirates and sailors

Red Light

Lucky Vintage

Used: $10-45

Favorite costumes: fringy, cabaret, saloon girl dresses

*Collected by Hayat Norimine from The Daily

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Roosevelt and Ravenna named best 'hoods for trick or treating

October 19th, 2010 by master

When it comes to the best neighborhoods in Seattle for trick-or-treating, Roosevelt and Ravenna score high. They’re number four and five according to the online real estate site Zillow.

Zillow looked at several factors when determining the top neighborhoods for kids to get Halloween loot. They looked at walkability, population density, the Zillow Home Value Index and local crime data from Relocation Essentials. Here are the top five ‘hoods:

1. Wallingford
2. Ballard
3. Queen Anne
4. Roosevelt
5. Ravenna

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Roosevelt and Ravenna named best ‘hoods for trick or treating

October 19th, 2010 by master

When it comes to the best neighborhoods in Seattle for trick-or-treating, Roosevelt and Ravenna score high. They’re number four and five according to the online real estate site Zillow.

Zillow looked at several factors when determining the top neighborhoods for kids to get Halloween loot. They looked at walkability, population density, the Zillow Home Value Index and local crime data from Relocation Essentials. Here are the top five ‘hoods:

1. Wallingford
2. Ballard
3. Queen Anne
4. Roosevelt
5. Ravenna

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