Stories tagged: Halloween
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017
Terror close to home: Post Falls Lions Haunted House has provided frights for 41 years
It was a shade before midnight Friday, as a dozen Post Falls Lions Club members sipped Kokanee around a table inside a wooden workshop.
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
New Orleans museum Halloween tour highlights the macabre
Talk about spooky: a Halloween-themed tour of New Orleans’ grisly history opens next week and it’s not for the squeamish.
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 4:10 p.m.
Clowning around with Halloween decor
Films , TV shows and stories, including the current hits “It” and “American Horror Story,” have long imagined a dark side to circuses and side shows. No surprise then that …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Front Porch: Pumpkin purist fights white pumpkin trend
Halloween and fall decor comes out with bats, witches, spider webs and jack-o’-lanterns appearing on porches and lawns. But the past few years I’ve noticed a rather alarming trend – …
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 10:41 a.m.
Jennifer Lawrence as a picnic table? Celebs and Halloween
When it comes to Halloween, you’re either a hardcore fan or not so much. You can go ahead and count Dua Lipa in, along with other celebrities who shared their …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
Zombies to pop culture icons top Halloween favs for Spokane costume shops
What’s popular in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene this Halloween? You’ll likely see zombies, scary political figures, and the latest pop-culture characters.
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017
Blood, brains and buckets of fun: Get ready for Scarywood 2017
ATHOL – Scarywood special effects director Chris Russell stood up on the balls of his feet Thursday as he layered makeup on a 7-foot, 350-pound zombie. Prepping the final dress …
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
Supreme Court throws out sentences in Halloween robbery case
The Washington state Supreme Court on Thursday threw out the lengthy sentences of two men who were teenagers when they used a revolver to steal candy and cellphones on Halloween …
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016
100 years ago today in Spokane: Girl shot by Halloween pranksters
Halloween prank complaints were “relatively few,” said the paper — yet “relatively” was the operative word, and several “pranks” were shockingly serious.
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016
Here’s what some prominent Inland Northwest residents give to trick-or-treaters
For many people, Halloween candy is personal. You buy your favorite – or you buy your least favorite, so you aren’t tempted to eat it.
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016, 2:14 p.m.
Collaboration, costumes nab Civic Theatre’s Kearney Jordan a nomination for arts award
Kearney Jordan is one of nearly 25 nominees for the Spokane Arts Heroes awards, which will be announced in a ceremony Nov. 5. She runs the Spokane Civic Theatre’s costume …
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 11 a.m.
Campbell House boosts spook factor for Halloween
The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture will capitalize on the house’s natural spookiness by hosting a family-friendly open house Monday for the second year.
Wed., Oct. 26, 2016, 7 p.m.
Halloween fans go all in on the holiday
Drive through some of Spokane’s residential neighborhoods and you’re sure to see at least a couple of “those houses” – where the budget for Halloween decorations may be the highest …
Wed., Oct. 26, 2016
Weathercatch: Unruly Halloween weather, past and present
Last Halloween, whether you ventured outside to attend a party or your little ones strolled house to house, you may remember superhero capes flapping in the wind and Harry Potter …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, noon
Meals for monsters
Just in time for Halloween, ‘The Monster’s Cookbook’ offers ghoulish recipes to satisfy your sweet fang
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 3:11 p.m.
Choke hazard prompts Target recall of 127K Halloween window decorations
Target is recalling about 127,000 decorative Halloween gel window “clings” because they pose a choking hazard to children.
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016, 10 p.m.
Murder most foul - and fun - in Coeur d’Alene
The typical fairy tale ending gets thrown by the wayside at Coeur d’Alene Murder Mystery Theatre’s “Fairy Tale Murder Show,” a murder mystery show just in time for Halloween.
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016, 4:16 p.m.
Seeking Halloween haunts for online map
Visit our Halloween haunts map at www.spokesman.com/maps/halloween-haunts/ and enter the coordinates in our mapping program. If you have a specific address, great. If you only know cross streets, that’ll work, …
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016, 4 p.m.
A fall trip to Greenbluff for pumpkins and apples is practically obligatory. But, it’s not the only place to go to find your perfect jack-o’-lantern.
Fri., Oct. 14, 2016, 7 p.m.
I told my daughter she can’t dress up as a Native American for Halloween. Here’s why.
My 8-year-old daughter is obsessed with American Girl dolls. She knows every doll’s name, pet’s name and horse’s name. And she’s particularly obsessed with a doll named Kaya, which is …
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016
Young artists, get ready to color
Annual Halloween coloring contest is open to ages 12 and younger.
Sun., Oct. 9, 2016
Being scary has become big business across the nation’s theme parks
The theme park industry’s biggest trick might be the way it earns so many treats for itself each year during the Halloween season.
Fri., Oct. 7, 2016, 5 p.m.
St. Ignatius in Colfax finding new life as a haunted hospital
St. Ignatius Hospital in Colfax has been abandoned since 2003; the historic structure has become a popular destination for ghost-hunters, however, and Colfax city officials are capitalizing on it.
Sat., Oct. 31, 2015
100 years ago in Spokane: Police chief declares Halloween pranks off-limits on Oct. 31
From our archives, 100 years ago It was Halloween morning, yet Spokane was already recovering from a rash of Halloween pranks from the night before. Because Halloween fell on a …
Fri., Oct. 30, 2015, 8 p.m.
Teal pumpkins signal safety for kids with food allergies
There’s a new pumpkin on the block tonight. Next to the familiar shades of orange, yellow and occasionally white, trick or treaters may spot a teal pumpkin. The organization Food …
Fri., Oct. 30, 2015, 3:54 p.m.
No tricks: Halloween all the rage in Japan as costume play
For the usually reserved Japanese, Halloween has become the perfect excuse to act wild in strange outfits.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 30, 2015, 11:24 a.m.
A dry alternative for the predicted gloomy Halloween
Weather this weekend: “Not ideal for outdoor activities,” says the National Weather Service in Spokane.
Thu., Oct. 29, 2015, 8:06 p.m.
Haunted house’s volunteer monster unmasked as child sex offender
A child sex offender working as a volunteer monster at a charity haunted house was uncovered when he removed his mask to calm frightened children and an alert dad recognized …
Thu., Oct. 29, 2015, noon
Tunes, contests and brews for Halloween fun
Halloween won’t fall on a weekend again until the year 2020, so you’d better make the most of it. After the kids are done trick or treating, put on your …
Wed., Oct. 28, 2015, 3:54 p.m.
Dogs with busy social lives dress up for more than Halloween
The National Retail Federation estimates that 20 million pet owners will dress their pets this Halloween, spending $350 million on the costumes.