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Pandemic projects: Spokane crafter Shelly Fry scares up ideal Halloween treat

In March, most of us were anticipating Easter, but Shelly Fry was thinking about Halloween. Her son had sent her a felt-and-sequin Halloween wall-hanging kit for Christmas. Fry had tucked it away, thinking she’d work on it whenever she got some free time. Suddenly, she had ample time to tackle the intricate project.

‘Halloween: A Drive-Through Spooktacular’ a safe option for weekend in CdA

TDS Telecom and the Hayden Chamber of Commerce have teamed up with a number of area sponsors to present "Halloween: A Drive Through Spooktacular," two nights of Halloween fun all from the comfort of your car. The event runs Friday and Saturday at the Lake City High School parking lot, 6101 N. Ramsey Road, in Coeur d'Alene.

These caramel apples are all treat, no tricks

When you've been with someone as long as my husband and I have, you end up with a lot of running jokes. One of ours is how I always ogle the caramel apples in specialty shops and then never actually buy them. You know the type: Big, dripping with caramel, chocolate and obscene amounts of candy or cookies.

Color me spooked: Pumpkin coloring contest winners

It was a colorful harvest this year. Nearly 200 area children (and a few adults) turned in some pretty spooky squashes. It was a tough job, but the judges at The Spokesman-Review picked their favorite pumpkins.  In the 0-4 category, Grace Blair charmed judges with her dotted pumpkin. Grace is 3 and lives in Mead.

Family Fun: Take a spooky walking tour downtown and in Browne’s Addition

Ghost stories are a year-round experience at the Spokane Public Library. Not only are books and movies about ghosts always on the shelf, but a lot of people also come to the library's Northwest Room to learn about the ghosts that share their homes, said librarian Vanessa Strange.

Water Cooler: Family-friendly Halloween reads

If you have children who love to celebrate Halloween but aren’t such big fans of being scared, here are some books they can read with silly and kid-friendly stories about Halloween festivities, flying brooms, magic scarecrows, spooky buses and scaredy cats.

Raise your Halloween spirits with these glowing slime creatures

Give your home a spooky vibe this Halloween season by creating glow-in-the-dark slime creatures. While making slime is a fun activity on its own, transforming it into shapes such as pumpkins, ghosts and bats is a bright, ghoulish delight.