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VIDEO: Witches, psychics and tarot card readers crowd Layton event

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Oct 25 2013 - 9:24pm

LAYTON - Those who made it to the Black Hat Society Witches Tea, Bootique and Psychic Fair at the Courtyard Marriott in Layton on Friday may be luckier than they know."Mercury is in retrograde and Scorpio, so I'm surprised everyone actually made it here alive without getting into a fistfight or road rage on the way," said Angelique Collins, Head...

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Halloween can be particularly spooky for black cats

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Becky Cairns
Oct 25 2013 - 8:24am

Black cats have their own spooky woes when it comes to pet adoptions, particularly at Halloween.Some Top of Utah shelters and rescue groups curtail adoption of black cats during October out of concern for their safety.

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Lure kids to the table with themed feast on Halloween

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Pasta Pirates

Valerie Phillips
Oct 21 2013 - 12:58pm

In the rush and excitement of Halloween night, families sometimes don't take the time to sit down to a decent dinner. The result is that the kids fill up on nothing but their trick-or-treat candy the whole night. So it's nice to have a Halloween-themed meal to lure the kids to the table.

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Help kids make healthy choices on Halloween

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Jamie Lampros
Oct 21 2013 - 12:54pm

Halloween is a holiday known for its chocolaty goodness and yummy sweet treats. But with one in three children suffering from obesity, trading sugar-filled candy for more healthy alternatives might be a better idea. "You can set a good example by choosing healthier trick-or-treat goodies to hand out for Halloween," said Jessica LaRoche, registered...

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And the O’scare goes to ...

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Haunted Kays Cross in Kaysville earns the top award for Best Gorilla Costumes, Best Setting, Easiest Maze, Best Use of Black Light, Best Wait and Scariest Character.

TX. correspondents
Oct 21 2013 - 10:01am

Nothing like a freaky clown, creepy zombie or some crazy black lights to kick the Halloween fun into high gear.Our TX. staffers experienced it all as they went out into the night in search of what's best about the Top of Utah's many haunted attractions.And that means we're now ready to present the TX. O'scares awards for 2013. May we have the...

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TRENDING WITH TX: 'Fox' fame, frights and football

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Ylvis, made up of two brothers, went viral on YouTube. In less than a month, the video received more than 70 million views.

TX. correspondents
Oct 21 2013 - 9:52am

Crazy lyrics from a silly viral video stuck in your head?You're not the only one, as we learn in our newest installment of Trending With TX., which takes a look at "What Does the Fox Say?", Halloween traditions and "entertainment" at school football games.'Fox' maniaIt's not a totally inaccurate question. From the time most of us are little, our...

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VIDEO: Ghost hunters get busy at Sleepy Millcreek Hollow

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Oct 20 2013 - 9:57pm

MARRIOTT-SLATERVILLE  -- The spirits weren't exactly restless Saturday night for the Sleepy Millcreek Hollow Ghost Investigation, as Oquirrh Mountain Paranormal Investigators used EMF (electromagnetic field) meters, K2 meters, and digital voice recorders to suss out any paranormal activity on a farm in Marriott-Slaterville that has been owned...

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VIDEO: Living dead, survivors flesh out a night of fun in Ogden

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Oct 27 2013 - 10:10pm

OGDEN -- Exposed brains, gnawed limbs and hungry moans filled Ogden's Historic 25th Street on Saturday night as Ogden's Zombie Crawl celebrated its fourth year. The zombie virus was an indiscriminate re-animator of everyone from nuns to Superman to a disproportionately large number of pregnant women.

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VIDEO: Artist Cuts Into 380 Pounds of Pumpkin

Benjamin Zack
Oct 27 2013 - 12:05am

Lots of people carve pumpkins for Halloween, but not many people take it to the level of Adam Smith. Smith, an art student at Weber State University, spent the Saturday before Halloween on the sidewalk along 25th Street in downtown Ogden carving a 380 pound pumpkin into the face of Michelangelo from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.Watch the...

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VIDEO: Witches, psychics and tarot card readers crowd Layton event

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Oct 25 2013 - 9:24pm

LAYTON - Those who made it to the Black Hat Society Witches Tea, Bootique and Psychic Fair at the Courtyard Marriott in Layton on Friday may be luckier than they know."Mercury is in retrograde and Scorpio, so I'm surprised everyone actually made it here alive without getting into a fistfight or road rage on the way," said Angelique Collins, Head...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Oct 28 2013 - 6:28am


VIDEO: Ghost hunters get busy at Sleepy Millcreek Hollow

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Oct 20 2013 - 9:57pm

MARRIOTT-SLATERVILLE  -- The spirits weren't exactly restless Saturday night for the Sleepy Millcreek Hollow Ghost Investigation, as Oquirrh Mountain Paranormal Investigators used EMF (electromagnetic field) meters, K2 meters, and digital voice recorders to suss out any paranormal activity on a farm in Marriott-Slaterville that has been owned...

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VIDEO: Dinner with the Wolfman a new Frightmares twist

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Sep 28 2013 - 6:39pm

FARMINGTON -- Can you imagine the dinner table conversation?It likely would go something like this: "Hey, Wolfman, pass me a chicken strip."Wolfman's response: "Eat your mud pudding."

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VIDEO: You can be part of 'Utah’s last defense against zombies'

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Sep 22 2013 - 7:37pm

WEST HAVEN -- Twilight creeps toward night. The low rumble from the engine of an M1 Army truck is occasionally pierced by screams and revving chainsaws. A 7-year-old's hand reaches for the butt of a gun.A paintball gun, that is.Haunted Hollow, at 1550 S. 1900 West in West Haven, has unleashed a new kind of terror in Utah this Halloween season, and...

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VIDEO: Black Island Farms carries on without Farmer Charlie

Becky Cairns
Sep 20 2013 - 1:06am

SYRACUSE -- A Cow Belly Bouncer jumps onto the scene at the Black Island Farms Harvest Festival this season, along with some scary new encounters in the haunted Nightmare Acres.But the biggest change at the annual Syracuse attraction is not what has been added -- it's what is missing.This is the harvest festival's first year without its founder,...

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Black Island Farms treats Halloweeners to 'Twilight' maze

(ERIN HOOLEY/Standard-Examiner) From left, fourth-graders Natalie Sanchez, Annette Jensen, Lismer Carmona and Farhiya Hussein hold corn, pumpkins and carrots on a hayride at Black Island Farms in Syracuse on Tuesday. Students from Backman Elementary School in Salt Lake City visited the farm to pick vegetables and check out the “Twilight”-themed corn maze.

Loretta Park
Sep 20 2011 - 11:22pm

SYRACUSE -- Did you know there are more than 3,000 known uses for corn? But at Black Island Farms in Davis County, one of the most popular uses is the annual corn maze. This year, the annual Black Island Farms Harvest Festival, which runs seven days a week from Friday to Halloween, offers not only tours through the fields, but the chance to get...

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GALLERY: Ogden Zombie Crawl

Hundreds of costumed walkers took part in the annual Ogden Zombie Crawl down 25th Street on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

Benjamin Zack
Oct 26 2013 - 9:56pm

Photo Gallery from the Ogden Zombie Crawl on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Contact photographer Benjamin Zack at 801-625-4291, bzack@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @benjaminzack

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VIDEO: Living dead, survivors flesh out a night of fun in Ogden

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Oct 27 2013 - 10:10pm

OGDEN -- Exposed brains, gnawed limbs and hungry moans filled Ogden's Historic 25th Street on Saturday night as Ogden's Zombie Crawl celebrated its fourth year. The zombie virus was an indiscriminate re-animator of everyone from nuns to Superman to a disproportionately large number of pregnant women.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Oct 28 2013 - 5:45am


VIDEO: Artist Cuts Into 380 Pounds of Pumpkin

Benjamin Zack
Oct 27 2013 - 12:05am

Lots of people carve pumpkins for Halloween, but not many people take it to the level of Adam Smith. Smith, an art student at Weber State University, spent the Saturday before Halloween on the sidewalk along 25th Street in downtown Ogden carving a 380 pound pumpkin into the face of Michelangelo from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.Watch the...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Oct 27 2013 - 12:05am


GALLERY: Ogden Zombie Crawl

Hundreds of costumed walkers took part in the annual Ogden Zombie Crawl down 25th Street on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

Benjamin Zack
Oct 26 2013 - 9:56pm

Photo Gallery from the Ogden Zombie Crawl on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Contact photographer Benjamin Zack at 801-625-4291, bzack@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @benjaminzack

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Oct 26 2013 - 9:56pm


VIDEO: Witches, psychics and tarot card readers crowd Layton event

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Oct 25 2013 - 9:24pm

LAYTON - Those who made it to the Black Hat Society Witches Tea, Bootique and Psychic Fair at the Courtyard Marriott in Layton on Friday may be luckier than they know."Mercury is in retrograde and Scorpio, so I'm surprised everyone actually made it here alive without getting into a fistfight or road rage on the way," said Angelique Collins, Head...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Oct 28 2013 - 6:28am


VIDEO: Ghost hunters get busy at Sleepy Millcreek Hollow

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Oct 20 2013 - 9:57pm

MARRIOTT-SLATERVILLE  -- The spirits weren't exactly restless Saturday night for the Sleepy Millcreek Hollow Ghost Investigation, as Oquirrh Mountain Paranormal Investigators used EMF (electromagnetic field) meters, K2 meters, and digital voice recorders to suss out any paranormal activity on a farm in Marriott-Slaterville that has been owned...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Oct 21 2013 - 7:18am


VIDEO: Dinner with the Wolfman a new Frightmares twist

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Sep 28 2013 - 6:39pm

FARMINGTON -- Can you imagine the dinner table conversation?It likely would go something like this: "Hey, Wolfman, pass me a chicken strip."Wolfman's response: "Eat your mud pudding."

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Sep 28 2013 - 6:47pm


VIDEO: You can be part of 'Utah’s last defense against zombies'

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Sep 22 2013 - 7:37pm

WEST HAVEN -- Twilight creeps toward night. The low rumble from the engine of an M1 Army truck is occasionally pierced by screams and revving chainsaws. A 7-year-old's hand reaches for the butt of a gun.A paintball gun, that is.Haunted Hollow, at 1550 S. 1900 West in West Haven, has unleashed a new kind of terror in Utah this Halloween season, and...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Sep 23 2013 - 6:30am


VIDEO: Black Island Farms carries on without Farmer Charlie

Becky Cairns
Sep 20 2013 - 1:06am

SYRACUSE -- A Cow Belly Bouncer jumps onto the scene at the Black Island Farms Harvest Festival this season, along with some scary new encounters in the haunted Nightmare Acres.But the biggest change at the annual Syracuse attraction is not what has been added -- it's what is missing.This is the harvest festival's first year without its founder,...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Sep 20 2013 - 1:06am


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