Halloween

Best Bets: Halloween haunts the Old Pueblo

October 29, 2015

Compiled by Nick Meyers It’s Halloween in the desert once again, and Tucson’s creepiest and crawliest emerge for some fun. Whether you want to take part in Southwest tradition, find ghosts or just get your drink on with some friends, find out what you’re doing this All Hallows’ Eve. Nightmare on Congress Oct. 29-31 Hotel […]

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Trick-or-treat means cha-ching!

October 29, 2015

by Valerie Turcios You know Halloween is near when Starbucks starts serving Pumpkin Spice Lattes and “Spirit Halloween” stores are on every corner. It’s the one night a year that children and adults get to dress up and pretend to be something or someone they’re not. The whole month of October is filled with festivals, […]

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Best Bets: Oktoberfest, opera and outfits galore!

October 1, 2015

Compiled by Audrie Ford With the season of pumpkins and ghouls just beginning, Tucson is already rolling out the Halloween festivities. If you’re hoping to be scared out of your wits or simply want to enjoy time with your family in the warm autumn air, this month is ripe for the picking. Mt. Lemmon Oktoberfest: […]

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Best Bets: Scares range from mild to terrifying

October 16, 2014

Compiled by JAMIE VERWYS Looking to loosen your mummy gauze and monster mash through Halloween festivities? Fear not. There are only so many cheesy Halloween one-liners I can summon from beyond the grave. On second thought, though, be afraid. Be very afraid. Nightfall Through Oct. 31 Old Tucson, 201 S. Kinney Road, tranforms into a […]

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Halloween best holiday of year

October 16, 2014

BY TANISHA KNUTZEN Every year, the holiday season has a sneaky way of showing up before we’re ready and leaving before we’ve fully accepted its presence. Although most people get all jolly and excited about Thanksgiving and Christmas, I find myself feeling like a little kid on Halloween. Now, I’m not saying that Thanksgiving and […]

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Halloween: By the Numbers

October 17, 2013

Halloween: By the Numbers  Complied by Katie Stewart 1,810 The weight in pounds of a pumpkin grown in 2010. 46 Percentage of American adults who carve a jack-o-lantern each year. 500 Approximate number of seeds that each pumpkin contains. 36 million Number of children in the United States between the ages of 5 and 13 […]

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Best Bets: Halloween events

October 25, 2012

‘Halloween’ stabs back into Tucson theaters Compiled by Bruce Hardt The bogeyman is back this Halloween. Horror classic “Halloween” will play at select theaters across the country, including three theaters in Tucson on Oct. 25 and 30. “Halloween” is the king of all slasher flicks — an atmospheric, bleak masterpiece that birthed many a horror […]

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Visit Bogleech.com for Halloween

October 25, 2012

By THOMAS F. JOHNSON If you’re feeling not-so-spooky this October, get in the Halloween spirit by visiting Bogleech.com for a cavalcade of creatures and creativity. Run by Jonathan Wojcic, a self-professed agnostic monster nut with a few articles for Cracked.com under his belt, Bogleech offers a variety of eccentric attractions. One is a strange biology […]

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TOP 10: Best Halloween candy treats

October 25, 2012

By CELESTE ORENDAIN   1.     Mary Jane Peanut Butter Kisses These are my No. 1 pick because they are not too sweet and come in orange and black wraps.   2.     Candy corn This candy is the best to represent Halloween. Without candy corn, Halloween would have no taste.   3.     Tootsie Rolls These are […]

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By the numbers

October 25, 2012

Compiled by Bruce Hardt   41 million Estimated number of potential trick-or-treaters ages 5 to 14 across the United States in 2010.   116.7 million Number of occupied housing units across the nation in 2010 — all potential stops for trick-or-treaters.   92% Percentage of households with residents who consider their neighborhood safe.   1.1 […]

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Horoscope

October 25, 2012

By CELESTE ORENDAIN   Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Do something interesting with your boring routine, Scorpio. Find something that is just right for you, if there is anything. You’re not sweet, but you’re not mean. You’re not the best monster fighter, either.   Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec 21) Stop trying to be a ghost, Sagittarius. We […]

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The Word: What’s Your Favorite Halloween Candy?

October 14, 2010

The sugar rush is on! Conrad Pursley roams PCC East Campus in search of confection perfection.

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